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Space Monkey

Member Since 16 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 12 2014 02:55 PM

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In Topic: South Park worth a whole $60?!

04 March 2014 - 10:43 PM

It's fucking great. Granted, you really need to be a fan of the show to love it as the gameplay isn't going to break any boundaries. You basically play/star in the show. It looks exactly like it, all the voices are there, and the writing as well.

*yeah, look around for deals if you're going the PC route. It's kinda silly to pay full price for anything on PC. I luckily bought my SP key for $22 pre-release from a guy on NeoGaf, but I can't seem to find any similar deals now.

In Topic: Pros and cons of playing FPSers competitively with kb/m vs controllers, what...

16 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

I posted this in the Neverwinter thread too, but I think it's worth posting here as well:
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I'm telling you guys, if you have or can get a PS Nav controller on the cheap, do it. It's changing the way I play most PC titles. Just use Xinput Wrapper for DS3 to make Windows recognize it as a 360 pad, and then use Joy2Key to map keyboard commands to it.

In Topic: Neverwinter MMO Open Beta

15 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

OK, I'm late to this party because I basically swore off MMOs after playing 2 characters in WoW up to level 40ish and was let down by every other MMO I tried after that (SWTOR for instance). My buddy convinced me to give this a go and I'm kinda blown away by it. The arcade-ish combat makes a world of difference and this finally feels like the 3D version of Diablo I had hoped WoW would be. After putting in a few hours and deciding that I'm likely going to be playing this one for a while I went ahead and made it comfy couch compatible last night, and I wanted to share in case others might want to do the same thing.

I'm using a Logitech G700 wireless gaming mouse which gives me about 13 buttons:

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It's a great mouse, although I wish it had better range or less interference. I'm about 12-15 feet from my computer and it works great as long as I move my computer desk chair out from between me (in my living room area) and my computer.

Now the cool part. Instead of teeter tottering a keyboard on my knee or using a TV tray, I decided to use a controller that wasn't doing much other than collecting dust. The PlayStation Navigation controller:

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This beautiful device uses bluetooth, which you can use to sync it to your computer with the XInput Wrapper for DS3. Now, one caveat is that you will need a dedicated Bluetooth dongle for this. No other Bluetooth device can use it. There's a list of compatible devices at that link. Luckily I had previously purchased a TRENDnet Micro Bluetooth USB Adapter (TBW-106UB) a while back since my built in Bluetooth adapter was not supported for this sort of thing. One I got XInput functioning with the Nav controller (you can test it in Steam: Hitting the PS Button should switch to Big Picture Mode if you have your library page selected) it was time to map the Neverwinter key binds I wanted to it.

For this I used the free program Joy2Key. It's pretty barebones but it gets the job done. You'll need to select the "Others" tab in JoyToKey and check mark "Use Axes other than X and Y." and "Use POV switches." Also, I suggest setting "Threshold for input (Useful for analog devices)" somewhere between 20 and 50% (I'm still experimenting a little bit). Once you've done that go back to the Joysticks Tab and then click "Create" to make your first controller map. Here is what each item corresponds to on the PS Nav controller:

AxisX(<0), AxisX(>0), AxisY(<0), AxisY(>0) : Analog stick (left, right, up, down respectively)
Axis3(>0) : Trigger
Button 1 : X Button
Button 2 : O Button
Button 5 : Bumper
Button 9 : Analog Stick Button (Click Down)

Leave everything else on "Disabled"

In Topic: Looking to buy an iMac in the next month. Looking for suggestions?

10 January 2014 - 09:25 PM

I'm not sure if the latest iMac i5 processors have hyperthreading or not, but all i7s do and it makes a drastic difference (basically doubling the number of processors). On top of that, the i7s have 8mb of cache while the i5s have 6mb of cache. For your needs it sounds like you would be fine with an i5.

The biggest difference between the 2 standard models is the integrated GPU. The 775M is about double the power of the 755M. I would actually suggest taking the plunge and customizing the order for the GTX 780M 4GB as this is a factor you cannot upgrade in the future. Either that or abandon the entire idea of buying an iMac and instead building a PC that can boot into OS X. You are a gamer after all. Check out Hackintosh.com for more info.

In Topic: Guys... Team America was a documentary

10 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

How is this a real story? Am I still sleeping?