Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Bulletstorm video complete, Borderlands next

Thats right, and Borderlands is next but it won't be as quick as last time, might even take me a week or so.....
but i'll make sure it is good.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Bulletstorm gameplay coming soon

(some excuse why I haven't been posting in ages)

I am currently working on a new gameplay video of Bulletstorm. I started this work late last night, after having to reinstall adobe CS4 (because I reinstalled my OS a while back and hadn't got around to it yet). It runs pretty well on the 5830 but not as well as I hoped it would, not managing 1680x1050 or any antialiasing, so really for this game its no better than my 8800GT.  I hope to get the video up on Youtube later today.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

After neglecting the blog for quite a long time, here I am again.
I finally got a new (secondhand) video card, the AMD HD5830. It is "Amaze" brand which i am not too happy with but it looks OK with a red pcb and dual fan aluminium cooler and seems to play my games very well.
I'll just do a quick review of the performance I found so far.

System: Phenom II 955 BE, 4GB DDR2 800 4-4-4-12, M3N78-EM motherboard, Enermax NAXN 450W PSU.

Skyrim at 1680x1050 is PERFECT with consistent 40-50+ fps. Unreal Tournament 3 is easily maxed with 62 fps. COD Black Ops and MW2 run perfectly maxed as well. Bad Company 2 also runs well maxed but maybe not max fps. Crysis is a funny one because it runs well but only at 1440x900 or lower and no AA. other settings are on high or very high and probably gets 30-40 fps. Only game it doesn't play well so far is Fable 3 and I don't know why but it lags quite badly no matter what settings its on. Crysis 2 runs well but i'm not too sure of fps, it was on advanced settings I think. On the Windows Experience Index it scores 7.3's. Temperature wise it idles at 45-50 and goes to about 58-60 under load. Measurements taken with speedfan 4.45 and FRAPS, all fps are estimations only based on what I remember seeing when playing.

I notice my computer is significantly louder since I got it though and I put that down to mostly the cpu fan, the dual gpu fans and the increased load on the power supply making the fan go faster. my case fans are hardly silent either so they don't help with noise.

So overall I'm pretty happy with it. Good value too at only $140 NZD (~$110 USD).

Thursday, 29 September 2011

I got my new power supply today, after selling my old one. It looks very similar but obviously superior so I should be able to get my computer going at least with low graphics for now and maybe i'll use the 7900GT to at least play some decent games. i'm still wondering if it is worth buying a new graphics card now or wait for the AMD 7000 series to come out next year or maybe even before the end of this year because they will be so much better with the 28nm process. I think i'll probably get a cheap second hand gtx 260 or 275 if I get any money and can't wait any more.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

I know, I've been really lazy and totally neglected my blog, which I always knew would happen anyway. With that out of the way, I have only just got the latest Turok game for PC and already my mum has spent longer on it than me. I will try to make a gameplay video of it sometime but I fear I may have to upgrade my hard drive first. At the moment i'm looking at a 2TB Seagate green (yes, green but apparently it doesn't sacrifice too much speed). For that i need to sell my laptop though, and also I may be selling my main computer's PSU and 8800GT to upgrade, which will further drain me of money. I will try to update more often!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Fable 3 gameplay video complete

Check out t34master's Youtube channel for a new Fable 3 PC gameplay video!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Fable 3 gameplay video update

Fable 3 gameplay video now coming very soon. estimated 80% done.
Battlefield 2 gameplay video 3 estimated 95% done.
Battlefield 2 gameplay video 4 development started.

update: battlefield 2 video 4 now cancelled, but I now have the EOD mod so I'll try to make a gameplay vid of that.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Coming soon: Fable 3 PC gameplay video

As soon as I can be bothered to get off my lazy arse and edit the video then I can get it out there but I am just having so much fun playing then damn game at the moment that I don't have time to make a video about it. I have some good footage to start with; inside the desert temple place including boss fight.

Also in the pipeline is another Battlefield 2 gameplay video. I have basically finished it apart from a small gap between the last bit of footage and the end of the music/credits and I just need something to fill it.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (retextured)

I did a bit of experimental retexturing (or a feasibility study) to see if it would be possible to start a turok retexturing project (replacing original textures with improved HD textures). This took a while because I was using a slow computer!!

Anyway I have some before/after screenshots. (actually they are after/before because of the order I uploaded them)

The results were relatively impressive but I didn't want to continue with the project for several reasons. 
It was fun getting it working anyway, a real learning experience.

The Start

so yah i just got my blog goin, been wanting to do that for  while... because i'm so bored all the time and blogging
is a way to pass time without actually achieving anything plus you get to share your experiences with everyone on the internet.

For people who don't know me (everyone), i'll quickly summarise my favourite things/personal preferences or whatever...

I'm a computer gamer and computer technician in training, I like metal/power metal/progressive metal music, I live in New Zealand, and play guitar/drums in my spare time.