Jump to content

Cptmold

Editor
  • Content Count

    21
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    Cptmold reacted to Wolfinston in Who is user Expack3?   
    Thank you for the detailed explanation Aemony, that's all I needed to hear, I'll revert the changes now.
  2. Like
    Cptmold reacted to Aemony in Who is user Expack3?   
    Expack3 is a staff member, as can be seen on https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Staff
     
    In regards to the Essential improvements section, per the Editing Guide, it's meant for, well, "essential" improvements that we can assume is of a noteworthy addition to most players:
    From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Essential_improvements
    Other non-essential mods goes below the Other information section:
    From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Other_information
     
    The gist of Expack3's undo's is that the mod, while of interest to some players, isn't seen as being relevant or "essential" to most players due to it ultimately being just a content unlocker for content meant to be unlocked through regular play. Like it or not but the developers have consciously locked the levels behind difficulty levels for one reason or another, and a mod that bypasses said restriction isn't essential just because a few players disagrees with that design decision. And so, the mod -- the content unlocker -- isn't essential either as a result. It's a nice mod for some users that cares about it, and deserves listing, but not "essential" enough to be included under the "Essential improvements" section at the top.
  3. Thanks
    Cptmold reacted to Andytizer in Announcement: A Refocus and Rebrand to AppleGamingWiki in 2021   
    The events of the last year have been very tough for the entire world, but none have suffered more than the average PC gamer. Over the past 12 months we have seen PC gaming components like GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3070 rise exponentially in price due to the surge of cryptocurrency mining and price scalping, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Unfortunately our analysis shows that PC gaming will become completely unviable by 2022, with the price of a single average gaming GPU to exceed that of the US median annual salary in 2023. Once a PC gamer's components start to fail, it'll become impossible to replace one's CPU, GPU or motherboard or any other part, as PC gamers scavenge and compete for the last remaining working parts.

    *Prediction based on a fundamental misunderstanding of economics
    Traditionally PC gamers have been skeptical of gaming on Apple's line of Mac computers due to the perception that Apple computer design has favoured form over raw performance, and that games perform poorly on the Mac platform as a result. In addition, Apple computers tend to be relatively expensive and so it is no wonder that most gamers tend to gravitate towards the Windows operating system. Subsequently this is the reason that game developers have historically published their games on Windows rather than macOS.
    However this has now all changed - Apple's brand new ARM platform - the impressive M1 chip - signals a new era of gaming graphics performance that is set to overtake GPU performance of the average affordable PC desktop and laptop at a fraction of the price point, tipping PC gaming over on its head. The raw performance of the SoC M1, at a mere 10W of power, offers unparalleled performance rivalling high end CPUs, but also high end GPUs as well on a 20+ hour battery life.

    The M1 Apple silicon Mac linup: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, starting at just $699
    Not only is Apple's line of Apple silicon desktop computers some of the most powerful in this bracket, this lineup will also become the cheapest by mid-2021 and will become the ONLY viable desktop gaming platform by 2023. Our prediction shows that Apple computers will dominate the desktop market share within the next 12 months and that developers of AAA games will follow suit - porting their new releases onto macOS on a hypothetical successor to the M1 chip. This rumoured M2 chip will utilise 32 cores, 24 performance cores, 12 high efficiency cores, 64 GB RAM and will overtake in price and performance any close rival released by NVidia or AMD in the next decade.

    Can it run Crysis? This M1 chip can run this 14 year old game flawlessly! Therefore PCGamingWiki will respond to the new demand and refocus its attention onto Apple's ARM platform. We are excited to announce that we will be rebranding into AppleGamingWiki and we will solely focus on gaming on Macs, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs. As of April 1st 2021, we will begin the process of removing redundant Windows/Linux game articles and retooling them into M1 ARM compatibility articles instead. Eventually we will move to the domain https://www.applegamingwiki.com - we hope you will join us there soon. 
    Here's a summary of some of the many changes you can expect to see going forward:
    Rebranding of all logos from PCGamingWiki to AppleGamingWiki Overhaul of System Requirements boxes to only support ARM devices Transition to new AppleGamingWiki domain Siri Integration for search and user PC upgrade suggestions Removal of all Microsoft Store exclusive listings due to new contractual obligations Retiring of all articles for games that do not support macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or newer due to shifting market trends
    We know that this change will come to a shock for some users, but we are taking actions to ensure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible; as such, logos will soon see drastic redesigns to better accommodate the Apple-oriented future of AGW.  We make this shift knowing that it will help us better reach our audience of gamers and truly capture the vision of a bolder and better future for gaming fixes. Let's fix Apple gaming!
    PS: This post is a joke, but the website is real! Visit https://www.applegamingwiki.com to help contribute to a new website dedicated to gaming on Apple's ARM platform.
  4. Like
    Cptmold got a reaction from SirYodaJedi in Game executable names to articles   
    I actually think this is a solid idea.  I would take this a step further and use this to point out if the EXE is in a subfolder as well (example: {{P|game}}\Binaries\Danielle\x64\Release\Prey.exe)
    Normally I would also say that Installation Folder isn't all that helpful, but there are some edge cases that are... unreasonable.  Most notably, you may have trouble finding Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 in your Steamapps\common folder.  That's because it's called Suzy.  I could see it being standard practice to have an {{ii}} under game data if the folder has a strange name such as this, or note that every game in a collection has its own data stored in a dedicated subfolder.
    It would probably be best as a table in #Game_data as @SirYodaJedi suggested, with Mac/Linux file names directly below the Windows EXE.
  5. Like
    Cptmold reacted to Pridit in Subjective key points   
    I wholeheartedly agree and I've always been a strong advocate against including subjective key points. These should purely be objective, and using adjectives in a statement such as this is seldom warranted. This is also made clear in the Sample article as you linked. The only scenario where it could be permitted is if it's backed up with reputable sources. The whole point of our articles is to provide objective, factual information so we should not be stating anything subjective without backing it up and with good reason.
     
    In regards to the featured article there is a bit more leniency on this as, obviously, it's a featured article, so we need to pad the content out a bit which means including key points that aren't exactly key points by our standard. Instead, leaning more to why this particular article is being featured. That is something regular editors will not be able to manipulate, so there are not any stated rules for this particular content.
     
    Removing or tweaking subjective key points, especially ones without a source, is warranted. If it results in an edit war please either discuss this with the editor in question where possible, and if that fails then raise this with us and we can take a firm stance. We have had multiple threads and discussions in the past regarding this, and our viewpoint hasn't changed.
  6. Like
    Cptmold reacted to Mars icecream in Subjective key points   
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Key_points_and_General_information#Key_points
     
     
    examples in articles (note that usernames in revisions aren't related):
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Watch_Dogs_2&oldid=310275
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Gears_of_War_4&oldid=313741
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Forza_Horizon_3&oldid=309888
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Prince_of_Persia:_The_Sands_of_Time&oldid=322326
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Half-Life&oldid=312250
    https://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Viva_Pi%C3%B1ata&oldid=310797
    https://pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Black_%26_White_2&oldid=412793
     
    I think that certain subjective key points such as "a good PC port", "great performance" and "lots of options" shouldn't be added - users can make their own conclusions based on the available information. I try to remove them from articles, but some users keep reverting my edits and I won't engage in "editing wars".
    There has been some quite incomprehensible ones such as "Doesn't suffer the issues of previous Ubisoft PC ports" for Watch Dogs 2 (still on the front page as the featured article information is perhaps only fetched once).
  7. Like
    Cptmold got a reaction from Marioysikax in 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.
  8. Like
    Cptmold reacted to Blackbird in Estimated File Size?   
    I only correct it when there is obvious typo ie. 3 TB RAM etc., but otherwise it's up to dev.
  9. Like
    Cptmold got a reaction from Mirh in 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.
  10. Like
    Cptmold got a reaction from Mars icecream in 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.
  11. Like
    Cptmold got a reaction from Mars icecream in 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.
  12. Like
    Cptmold got a reaction from Blackbird in 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.
×
×
  • Create New...