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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3750 on: November 04, 2018, 07:55:24 pm »

Dumb question(s)...

What are you running MM6 in?  Dosbox? VirtualPC? VirtualBox? Bochs?  ... Native?

Are you using any slowdown patches? (like MoSlo?)

What is your typematic rate set at?


You might try changing the typematic rate in Windows first.
https://bltt.org/windows-10-keyboard-repeat-rate/
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3751 on: November 05, 2018, 09:47:10 am »

Steam (It came free with MMX)

No mods, although I might install the fix (I believe graymane's )

I will have to check tonight.

Will F/U tonight. Thank you. :)
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3752 on: November 05, 2018, 09:08:46 pm »

And the follow up:

I actually learned what a typematic rate was, thank you.

That was not the issue though. I set it to "long" and slow" and all sorts of other things. Overall, I am still having the same issues with MM6.

I press the arrow key once (left or right) and I turn 45 degrees.

I do very much appreciate the idea though. Any others would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Truean

P.S. What if it were something unique to MM6's settings? Is there an Init file there? (1998 I know but asking).
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3753 on: November 05, 2018, 09:42:16 pm »

Good news, I figured out the MM6 portion of the issue in the ini file, or at least a part of it.

I still can't get mouselook, but the smooth scroll works. Thank you man. I haven't modded anything is so long the obvious escaped me for a moment.
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« Reply #3754 on: November 05, 2018, 09:47:15 pm »

As you said it applied to other games,  I had assumed (and nearly replied myself) that the problem was not in the game itself, but somewhere in the nest of HALs between hardware and game-engine. Much as others have been trying to track down.

I would normally assume that even if a press of the left-cursor spawned just enough repeated left-cursors to knock upon the door of the engine itself (to which it enacted your described eighth-turn) different core engines would require a different number of cloned event-repetitions to do the same, according to the designed-in sensitivity.

I also find it strange that if it were a "upon (single) cursor, rotate 45 degrees" config setting at the game-level that it would be set somewhere shared between such different (and certainly differently-era of design philosophy) games. Really, some Accessibility option directly associated with the games (the DirectX module dedicated to peripheral inputs? Is DirectX still a thing, these days?) might be the place to cover your described symptoms. Shared-enough to cover it all, integrated-by-design to get a consistent (if erroneous) behaviour in everything that its API is called by.



But that's very much a wild guess, . Very little chance that I've got this anywhere near the right answer. Just something else to maybe look at and then dismiss as irrelevant to your predicament. But then at least we know it isn't it, right?


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« Reply #3755 on: November 05, 2018, 09:49:03 pm »

looking at gameplay videos of MM6 they also seem to jump at 45 degree angles. I guess that was seen as an improvement of the 90 degree views of earlier games (from Bards Tale to Eye of the Beholder). Maybe there's a mouselook option, but I think the 45 degree thing was just how they made that game. Some games just feel unplayable by modern standard until you get used to their limited controls and movement "modes".

I'm not sure how Skyrim fits into that however.

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« Reply #3756 on: November 07, 2018, 02:35:26 pm »

My pc stopped working last Friday, and I can't believe I have not bought stuff to rebuild it sooner. 
Oldest part is from 2006, and latest part was from 2014. 
Here's the closest I can put together to represent what I have.

I think the motherboard is dead, but maybe not.  The speaker does not beep, but power and fans and power switch works. 
I'm thinking of upgrading anyway.  No signal to monitor, and I tried old GPU and integrated graphics to no avail.

I just play DF, some XCOM/XCOM2.  BattleTech game was crappy, but I think it was the game. 

Anyway, 8th gen i5 or i7? which means I would need new mobo and minimum of 16gb ram. 

Maybe new power supply since that one I got is from 2009.

I wonder if my Windows 7 to 10 upgrade keys will work on new rig.  It would save ~$100

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« Reply #3757 on: November 07, 2018, 02:45:49 pm »

I should probably slide this one over here:
Trying to replace the thermal paste for an old netbook. It's something I've put off for way too long.

First, only video on Youtube even remotely useful was one about replacing the hard drive and RAM, immensely useful since it showed me how to open the thing. Only thing else was a video in Russian where I learned I have to completely disassemble the netbook to get to the CPU.

Next problem, screws inside are mismatched, and some where actually loose. The only maintenance I've had done was having a professional replace the screen. I noticed this while watching the first video above right as the guy doing the video was looking at the exact same screws and complaining that they were worn despite buying it new and never opening it.

EDIT: Found out why there was a difference in screw sizes. That'll help putting it back together.

EDIT2: And an hour after I wanted to be done with this, I finally get to the heatsink and there appears to be absolutely nothing wrong with the thermal paste.

Okay, I took a close look, and there's two pads of thermal paste here. One is sitting on the CPU, another on the heatsink panel itself. Neither touch, and the motherboard has a spot marked for the heatsink's pad, and the heatsink has a marker for the other pad's point of contact, so I guess that's normal. I've got the replacement thermal paste in front of me, should I replace it anyway? If it wasn't the paste, I don't know what was causing the overheating.

There's some dust under the fan, but I can't see it being too much to keep the fan from working, gonna clear that anyway.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3758 on: November 07, 2018, 10:09:13 pm »

I should probably slide this one over here:
Trying to replace the thermal paste for an old netbook. It's something I've put off for way too long.

First, only video on Youtube even remotely useful was one about replacing the hard drive and RAM, immensely useful since it showed me how to open the thing. Only thing else was a video in Russian where I learned I have to completely disassemble the netbook to get to the CPU.

Next problem, screws inside are mismatched, and some where actually loose. The only maintenance I've had done was having a professional replace the screen. I noticed this while watching the first video above right as the guy doing the video was looking at the exact same screws and complaining that they were worn despite buying it new and never opening it.

EDIT: Found out why there was a difference in screw sizes. That'll help putting it back together.

EDIT2: And an hour after I wanted to be done with this, I finally get to the heatsink and there appears to be absolutely nothing wrong with the thermal paste.

Okay, I took a close look, and there's two pads of thermal paste here. One is sitting on the CPU, another on the heatsink panel itself. Neither touch, and the motherboard has a spot marked for the heatsink's pad, and the heatsink has a marker for the other pad's point of contact, so I guess that's normal. I've got the replacement thermal paste in front of me, should I replace it anyway? If it wasn't the paste, I don't know what was causing the overheating.

There's some dust under the fan, but I can't see it being too much to keep the fan from working, gonna clear that anyway.

Yes. Remove the old pads, then clean both the heat spreader and the tops of the chips with isopropyl alcohol on q tip. Then, apply a small (rice sized) amount of thermal compound on the top of each chip, then reseat the heat spreader, and tighten the lockdown screws.

We have to replace because we broke the pads seals. Good paste will perform better than the pads anyway. 

Remove all the dust from the heatsink and fan while you are there.

If safely possible, assess function before reassembly.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3759 on: November 11, 2018, 01:29:49 am »

Trying to get Survival Crisis Z running in a virtual machine - Virtualbox as it happens. Unfortunately, just like in the Survival Crisis Z thread, I can't run the game even on the Virtual Machine - I keep getting a beige screen and an "Automation Error".

I don't suppose anyone might be able to tell me what the issue is here?

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« Reply #3760 on: November 11, 2018, 02:08:24 am »

Since it's freeware I'll try running it, see if anything comes up. I have VMWare Workstation installed.

EDIT: I got it running ok under Windows 10. My video card is a Radeon 6670. I followed the advice at the bottom of this post:
https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Survival_Crisis_Z
This, plus setting compatibility mode to Windows XP sp3 got it to work.

(Now, I'll go off see if I can get it running in a VM).

EDIT2: Running it in VMWare, using the same procedure from the wiki leads to the same beige screen, and an error message "Run-Time Error 5: invalid procedure call or argument". Compatibility mode doesn't seem to help.
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« Reply #3761 on: November 11, 2018, 11:44:19 am »

The problem is that I can get the program to work under Windows 10, but it runs very slowly - often freezing up for a bit when you shoot a zombie or recieve damage.

Following that advice and setting compatability mode didn't seem to help any.

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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3762 on: November 21, 2018, 03:46:51 pm »

So I did a thing.

Honestly just looking for input as to if I'm missing anything or if there's any real glaring flaws in my new computer build. It's meant to essentially be an upgrade over the system I have now which is a third generation i5 and an R9 280x with 8gb of RAM. The only thing I really see myself upgrading in the future is the graphics card for VR gaming when I get to the point I can afford it.

The monitor's set to $0 because it's something I'll want down the line, and the storage is $0 because I already own them. Nothing like free storage space.

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« Reply #3763 on: November 21, 2018, 05:02:42 pm »

I made my own drama dilemma.

I bought RTX 2070 for $500 off Newegg on Nov 19. 

Come Nov 20, all RTX cards get a free game Battlefield V. 

I called Newegg to get the promo code, but they wont budge. 

So I RMA my order that I have not received yet. 

Now wondering if I should keep the RTX 2070 for $500 without BFV,

Or shop around for another RTX 2070 (sold out) with BFV, 

Or may find a GTX 1080 for less than $500. 

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« Reply #3764 on: November 22, 2018, 03:47:34 am »

The promo code may be through NVIDIA and it may be a physical slip of paper in the box. Unless it really was a Newegg special?
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