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  1. 14,031 downloads

    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Silent_Hill_4:_The_Room Sources: ps2wide.net/other/sh4.7z, ps2wide.net/other/sh4.zip Includes both Wrapper by Nemesis and experimental 60 FPS mods, with modified dinput8.dll by Vetle to avoid problems with antivirus softwares. (Virustotal dinput8.dll: Original, Modified)
  2. Those are usually called user surveys which every single company makes, if you have Windows 10 with default settings or Origin running, even they pop up surveys from time to time. Problem is that people usually do not want to take surveys, because they take time and are boring. This is why those sometimes offer something at the end, was it free stuff, discounts or being able to take part of raffle. One other way to do things would be "give feedback" button, but being wiki site, what's the point with that when you can edit stuff yourself or open up discussion. Feedback button is also pre
  3. If there was essentially broken feature, as in it has much more major impact on frame rate than it should have, then it's most definitely worth mentioning. However something like SSAA it's up to user to know it has frame rate impact, because with 2xSSAA you could be running the game rendering at 2880x1620 (if the 2x means double pixel count, with some games it means double the dimensions, if it means dimensions then 4x would be near whopping 8K numbers) when played with standard 1920x1080 display! This isn't console, so optimal settings may vary according to users hardware and software
  4. We really do need some kind of system to handle files that are being flagged. There's no doubt that this kind of things keep happening in the future and it's pretty stupid for the fix for the game to be taken out from page when the wiki should be about those fixes. After googling a bit it seems like for some reason that particular fix has only been available trough here, even if it's hotlinked. http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Silent_Hill_4:_The_Room#Wrapper_by_Nemesis_4860
  5. That does happen really often with some games config files and is reason enough to suggest use of anything else than regular windows notepad, even if it does the job most of the time for regular user. But I mean really?? Is it really necessary to teach users how to use programs search function? Also problem with suggesting specific editors is that they are like browsers so everyone has their favorite, all will do the job, some are available only for specific OS and may have differences from approaching things and functionality. That's why "open X with preferred text editor." should be eno
  6. Chrome says nothing, but it does seem like the file may actually be infected or at least have something that triggers red flags everywhere: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e5c763b3fd0cff644ed620781459a217f0da5b5ef367699868737bfde9eaf668/analysis/1453659644/ (seems to be dinput8.dll specifically, also curious about that note to not download WSGF files that are they identical perhaps?) I'm only seeing that file needed for Windows 10 certain earlier build, so at that point that fix can be replaced with simply "update your bloody windows" and with other parts "sh4tools" seems to be altern
  7. Oh wow, I should open my mouth more often. That's already 18 times better than current system and will cover majority of users.
  8. http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=DuckTales:_Remastered&curid=9476&diff=221961&oldid=220246 Basically, uplay sucks really hard when talking about storefront. If you link other country code link, you'll get redirected to front page, however manually switching the country code from url (e.g. from it_IT to fi_FI) it magically works and shows games page (...really ubisoft?) So this basically means that most of the uplay links are pretty much useless when they redirect to uplay home page instead for majority of users. And then there happens this kind of situations where
  9. That would be useful information. With some cases information why there aren't updates or if the game is cancelled isn't visible on store page, but game itself can be playable and do have players to some degree. Well, my opinion on this was to keep them, was it for historical value, for informing users that the game is no longer (if user tries to boot the game way after games closure, missed the news and can't get in), in case someone crafts up custom server software or if miracle happens and game gets up again. ...and then the Epidemic article got removed.
  10. True, but it seems like especially PCMR is going on about 4K specifically right now, so it does at this point make sense to just keep the value as 4K instead of arbitary resolutions. Also WSGF has it that way.
  11. And this is why paid AV solutions like F-Secure and Norton has become these computer health programs like I said in my earlier message which not only block viruses, but also are able to detect those PUPs, where regular user would need something like malwarebytes to do that (and defraggling and registry cleaning and checking programs hogging resources and etc) I have seen how avarage person uses computer and this is why majority will need AVs now and in the future. We live in youtube tutorial age where people tell you to download this "totally not virus" packs to fix the issues and disabl
  12. Problem is that there's so many differend ways to make 2D games that it's really hard to even think about setting that would cover the whole thing. But to start with and narrowing down my earlier post, scaling field with direct (1:1, neighbor, max res, vector), blurring (e.g. bilinear) and smoothing (e.g. eagle) as value would cover majority and make it much much easier to actually fill the table (because it's would be near impossible to ask editor to distinguish Bilinear from Lanczos or XBR 3x from hq3x). And of course all three could be used as some games offer several methods and the fiel
  13. Also, I really do feel like even minimal implementation would be really good, even simplier like scaling option true/false with note field to state it. After all there seems to be more and more emulated games being sold on Steam (Metal Slugs, Bubsy) and emulators do give tons of customization in terms of sprite upscaling which may not translate into sold game. Then there's Final Fantasys which Square seems to love porting to iOS/Android and from there to PC (V and VI specifically), which has SNES sprites upscaled using bilinear filtering and mods made to use nearest neighbor instead.
  14. I would also LOVE to know if there's method to force nearest neighbour or any other filtering methods to game is using low resolutions, but sadly I don't. That would indeed be really useful with tons of situations. I do remember my old machine letting me to choose display for scaling device which did use far better scaling method instead of blurring everything. I'm mostly pitching this idea, haven't gotten any solid idea on my head, but scaling sounds pretty solid name for it with possible values and hidden if unknown and possibility to several values: Limited resolution/GPU scaling 1:1
  15. As I have been editing and creating more and more articles, I have started to stumble upon one thing: 2D games. If we talk about majority of 2D games, they are usually made with sprites which has certain size. This means they have to be either upscaled, downscaled or scaled with 1:1 pixel ratio to fit the selected resolution. Just glad that in most cases, games are done for current and last console standards, which are 720p and 1080p and most users on PC will have 1080p or lower resolution display, so with bigger titles this usually isn't major issue. There's tons and tons of differend
  16. inb4 Mirh "who needs AV anyways?" Basic Windows Defender is best of keeping quiet and not interrupting with anything stupid, but I personally felt like it was being far too quiet and found out that cleaner tools like ccleaner may actually make it stop working entirely because some temp files that shouldn't be in use get deleted... >_> Avast with game HDD whitelisted (all stuff put there goes trough virus check and then malwarebytes from time to time) and ads (including the one that invades your gmail signature) disabled and running malwarebytes monthly has been most pleasant exp
  17. That's why I said it's bit weird, because keys are still sold and can still be activated and downloaded from EA servers which doesn't shout "abandoned". But then again, that's EAs own system seperate from the game itself which is only in place for customers who can still buy the games so they wouldn't just buy fancy frisbees. If game isn't updated, game components like online is broken and publisher is OK with game installers floating on the internet, then one would assume that game itself is abandoned. From Wikipedia: "Abandonware is a product, typically software, ignored by its owner
  18. Version 1.0

    1,077 downloads

    Source: http://blog.metaclassofnil.com/?p=725 Source code: https://github.com/PeterTh/d4launcher Alternative launcher for D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die which includes support for all available resolutions.
  19. It's a bit weird as you can still activate keys to those games on origin and download and install them without problems, but it does seem like they really are abandonware. I can even see links to download those games on official EA forums, the place where you would think that mod would clean them out pretty hastily.
  20. Wrong forum section, but anyways: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Glover http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/G-Darius http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Darius_Gaiden http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Dariusburst Np, now go and make me proud! :p
  21. Lists already have their category, but having them under similar namespace would make them even easier to find and more consistent for sure. I have kinda already done games with dualshock prompts in Dualshock 4 article (also DS3 with huge disclaimer), mostly because most games require that controller to even show the prompts and also trying to maintain list of games with that particular controller support without prompts, etc. Controller articles do need some consistency and update on formatting and information at some point. As for metacritic, it's true that many do hate it, I also
  22. Capture card is most definitely good choise if needing to record really demanding games and/or console stuff as well. I do know some friends who stream stuff have dedicated recording/streaming machine to avoid any frame rate loss with PC games. That's interesting. My USB3 variant, AverMedia GC550/Live Gamer Extreme, does come with it's bloatware which uses it's own lossy codec for recording, but I can just use VirtualDub instead of that and record with lossless codecs. Also supports up to 1080p/60, which is weird as this seems to be cheaper than that HD variant :o
  23. That does pretty much summ it up. If you want high quality video 60 FPS footage then Shadowplay does its thing pretty efficiently and after turning it on there's no need to touch the nvidia experience much. However there's difference between "high quality" and "lossless". Reason why I can't use shadowplay for some stuff is that it's not lossless and it captures maximum of 60 FPS, I do some frame rate testing with 120 FPS recording and those require to be lossless and with zero frame drops to be accurate. However still use it for simple gameplay footage recording and desktop capturing
  24. So basically just put it in a zip or 7z. Guessing that's default filetypes for IP.Board stuff.
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