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Cptmold

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  1. Cptmold

    Should Year Name be included in a title?

    Hi, At the moment, I am preparing to create a page for Serious Sam Fusion 2017, which released recently in beta. However, since this name may change to "Fusion" or a different year in the future, should I leave the year in the name off when creating the page? For reference, here is the game in question: http://steamcommunity.com/app/564310/
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    Primal Prey (Problems

    Garrett has the right idea. Star Wars: Dark Forces II had the same issue on Nvidia graphics cards that tried to use 3D acceleration back when the game first launched on Steam. If all else fails, try a Software renderer (if the game has one).
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    New graphics options under video settings table

    I would go for Head Bobbing (or some other name, like "Movement Animation") and combine the rest into Extra Effects. Much like Antialiasing, the Notes box can be used to specify Chromatic Aberration, Bloom, Motion Blur, Vignette. I'm just not sure that the effects in that category really need to be separated. EDIT: A box for Enabling/Disabling HUD would also be a nice addition.
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    Generic Troubleshooting Page

    To add to what's here already, two fixes that have been of great use in the past to me: BAD WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE PERFORMANCE​ (Multiple Games, e.g. Shadow of Mordor) - The Windows 10 Upgrade can really reduce performance. Make use of the "Reset Your PC" option in Settings > Recovery or complete a Fresh Install to resolve this problem. It will take a bit of time, though. All your old programs will be under Windows.old, though I'd recommend backing up the actual data portions of this (e.g. saves that store themselves in the game directory, custom INIs, Steam\userdata, Steam\music) before doing it... just in case. You should also back up Documents, Pictures, etc. FIRST RESORT TO 'UNFIXABLE' BUGS (Example: Grim Fandango Remastered) - Restart your computer. I'm dead serious. It's stopped an unavoidable crash in the past for me, the most recent case being the end of the Sea of Despair in Grim Fandango Remastered.
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    List of PCGW issues

    Quick question: how about SLI/Crossfire? ​It seems a bit mixed, the way we talk about this now. Sometimes it's a {{--}}key point, other times it's left as a FixBox. I think a dedicated Video Settings spot for Multi-GPU configurations may be a good addition to the normal Video Settings chart, right next to 4K and Windowed. A clear Native/Hackable/No might be a good addition to this chart, to make talking about multi-GPU setups a bit more standardized.
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    Estimated File Size?

    Perhaps it's time to add an area to the system requirements where the actual size of the game is mentioned? This may help for games like Overwatch, where the game recommends a good 30GB of space on the box then only has a 6.1GB file size. Yes, Overwatch really is that small. It may get updates over time, but 30GB won't fill itself.
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    List of PCGW issues

    Can't say much about most of these points, but perhaps it's time to add icons for more DRM systems? For example, a dedicated SafeDisc icon, a SecuROM icon, a Tages icon, a picture of an optical disc drive with a question mark for "Disc must be in system," etc. I can see this being particularly helpful, especially when SecuROM and Starforce are thrown into the mix.
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    Multiple Configurations?

    Thanks, I'll update the wiki page to properly use this.
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    Multiple Configurations?

    For the game "Afterlife" by LucasArts, there are three configuration files; the one for the DOS version, the DOSBox.conf file, and the Win95 version. How can I format this to make two paths under the same OS family?
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    AA, AF, Vsync and forcing through GPU

    I believe "Hackable" should range from anything between an INI tweak to external program with Batchfiles. It only gets to be "true" if the game supports it, with either an option in-game (Settings Menu), console command (if the console can be opened without tweaking the game), or keyboard shortcut (e.g. Alt-Enter for Window/Fullscreen toggle). Drivers, external programs, INI tweaks, and all other kinds of tweaks that involve changing the game in a way that the game itself wasn't meant to be changed counts as "Hackable." For example, using AMD Crimson to force Vertical Sync in Borderlands doesn't mean the game supports Vsync. INI tweaks don't count, either. If someone were on Intel HD, they can't tweak like that, and you have to open up the whole thing with a notepad editor (or NotepadPlusPlus if you value your sanity) to get the option working.
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    Is this article up to standards?

    Alright, then. Thanks for the clarification. While I'm here, another quick question: if a game has subtitles but is almost entirely text-based, do we mark subtitles as true with notes, or false?
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    Is this article up to standards?

    Suggestions noted, thanks for the tips. As far as SteamID goes, I think I might have accidentally grabbed it from Steam's properties instead of from the store page. Whoops. :\ Rebuild 3 doesn't have a Wikipedia page, so I figured it would be best to remove the page altogether than have a broken link or one that leads directly to the home page.
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    Is this article up to standards?

    Hi, I started occasionally contributing to this website a few months ago, but after being contacted by a few members for concerns regarding the rules I was accidentally breaking, I left editing alone for a while to get a better idea of how to work with the site. Today, I came back to edit for the first major edit since being contacted. I wanted to know if the following article I've written is up to standards, or if I'm still botching it in one way or another. Since no existing article was on the site for Putt-Putt 4, I've created a new article from scratch. http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Putt-Putt_Travels_Through_Time​ What do you all think? Is there anything I'm still doing wrong here? Edit: Since then, I've also written an article for Rebuild 3. I'm done for a good long while, but I'll still make edits if I messed this one up. http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Rebuild_3:_Gangs_of_Deadsville​
  14. While the FarCryConfigurator.exe seems to be completely worthless once you've installed the game for the first time, the in-game options worked when I set the game to High Lighting instead of Very High. With that and the 64-bit/ECU patches, it works at a solid 90-170 FPS. There's something odd about the water reflections, but it's nothing game-breaking. Oh, and I also had to switch back to DirectX 9. On the 32-bit version, DX9 gave me a black screen, and OGL gave me the display I linked earlier in the thread. It seems you need to run OGL at least once before DX9 works. Thanks for all the help, everything's fixed now.
  15. I didn't know there was a 64-bit version, thanks for the heads-up. Wait, this game's from 2004, that means it was meant for... [gag] Windows XP 64-bit... [vomit]
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