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The Official 'Post Your Desktop & Specs' Thread

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Vendor-Lazarus said:
I would love for there to be a Freelancer 2. With modding built in, and the same personal server setup.
I wouldn't count on it. Microsoft's game development division in general has just been absolute garbage these days. I don't know who the hell's in charge of making these incredibly moronic decisions, but whoever they are, they need to get fired.

Ironically enough though, the Xbox One is shaping up software wise to be the best console you can buy in terms of that alone.
 

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Arnox said:
Vendor-Lazarus said:
I would love for there to be a Freelancer 2. With modding built in, and the same personal server setup.
I wouldn't count on it. Microsoft's game development division in general has just been absolute garbage these days. I don't know who the hell's in charge of making these incredibly moronic decisions, but whoever they are, they need to get fired.

Ironically enough though, the Xbox One is shaping up software wise to be the best console you can buy in terms of that alone.
I don't count on it. Just wishful thinking. ,)
At least there is a slightly better hope for something very similar, by another developer. Just not by the name of Freelancer.
I dare anyone to try and find another space-trade-combat-sim with static-chase third person cam! (That works..)

Maybe Microsoft shifted all their gaming personnel to their X-Box division?
Consoles is gaming only..mostly. Though I won't touch consoles at all.
To me, PC Gaming is both superior and supreme.
 

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Vendor-Lazarus said:
Maybe Microsoft shifted all their gaming personnel to their X-Box division?
Consoles is gaming only..mostly. Though I won't touch consoles at all.
To me, PC Gaming is both superior and supreme.
They're in a panic, trying to pump out worthwhile exclusives for the Xbox One. But they keep rushing games out the door before they're ready.
 

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Arnox said:
Also post your screen desktop so I can judge you.
Not sure the best way to do that fairly. I have a rotation of about 100 pictures in a desktops folder. Want me to find my "favorite" (quotes because I'm not sure how I'm going to value one over the rest...) and then cap that?
 

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Signa said:
Want me to find my "favorite" (quotes because I'm not sure how I'm going to value one over the rest...) and then cap that?
 

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Not at home now, but I figured I'd bump the thread so I don't forget later.


Speaking of screenshots, anyone ever use the tool Greenshot? It's like windows snipping tool simplified and amplified. Totally worth installing on any pc.
 

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You didn't say which computer desktop background to post, so I just posted them all.
 

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Signa said:
You didn't say which computer desktop background to post, so I just posted them all.
Question: Why are you still using Windows 7? (On your desktop I mean)
 

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There was some scary shit with Windows 10 spying on you that I just didn't want to get into. I do have a separate boot drive for Win10.

That said, when it comes down to it, there's a few things that just does not work on Windows 10 (or at least time I tried it) like Jedi Knight with some HD mods. Nothing about 10 will be an improvement if I'm losing functionality.

Also, I'm running a GTX 760, so I can't really take proper advantage of Vulkan anyway. I can't remember if DX12 was a thing or not.
 

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Ah, the required e-peen thread.


There's also a Blu-ray optical drive, but that's not on there cuz my dad got it for me for free I think. He's a computer technician, so he's often got spare parts lying around.

I want to upgrade the CPU for my study/work programs, but that has to wait until I graduate school and start earning a real income, finances are gonna be tight until then (it's gonna be at least half a thousand dollars, because I'll need to upgrade the motherboard too, and I'm gonna want a bigger tower because my current one only just barely fits my graphics card). The other major upgrades I'd like would be getting a real computer monitor (I'm using a TV as my primary monitor right now, and the colors could be... better), and setting up a good sound system.
 

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SupahEwok said:
Ah, the required e-peen thread.


There's also a Blu-ray optical drive, but that's not on there cuz my dad got it for me for free I think. He's a computer technician, so he's often got spare parts lying around.

I want to upgrade the CPU for my study/work programs, but that has to wait until I graduate school and start earning a real income, finances are gonna be tight until then. The other major upgrades I'd like would be getting a real computer monitor (I'm using a TV as my primary monitor right now, and the colors could be... better), and setting up a good sound system.
Arnox will judge you for not posting your desktop background. I had to go all out just to make sure I wasn't judged poorly
 

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Judge away, I'm a lazy man who doesn't spend time paying attention to his desktop.
 

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I should upload my folder of desktops that I scraped from the windows 10 lock screens. that way you don't have to have that default blue windows logo.
 

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SupahEwok said:

Judge away, I'm a lazy man who doesn't spend time paying attention to his desktop.
Post your specs too. And holy hell, what is that mess?

 

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Arnox said:
SupahEwok said:

Judge away, I'm a lazy man who doesn't spend time paying attention to his desktop.
Post your specs too.
Specs were in the spoiler box of my first post.

Arnox said:
And holy hell, what is that mess?
IT'S ORGANIZED THE WAY I LIKE IT
I mainly live by the pinned programs in my task bar, so my desktop organization is largely irrelevant. Games at the top, most used programs along the bottom starting with the Office suite, stuff that put itself on my desktop along the left in their default positions cuz I don't use those shortcuts, bottom right is game storefront shortcuts I don't use cuz they're on my taskbar, along with some programs that go with the motherboard I don't ever look at but am afraid to uninstall so they're right next to the recycling bin.

It's my taskbar that's my real organization: left to right, internet browsers and Windows Explorer, Office, calculator, Steam and GoG, emulators, Discord chat client, PowerDVD, programs for school which are ArcMap and ArcCatalog, Pyscripter, and Matlab. Then after that it's kinda temp programs. I have Icewind Dale on there next to save editor since I needed to stop and start it a bunch for that editor for a while.

Signa said:
I should upload my folder of desktops that I scraped from the windows 10 lock screens. that way you don't have to have that default blue windows logo.
If cared about the default Windows logo, I'd have changed it by now. Lack of access to images is not the problem here, it's my will to change it.
 

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SupahEwok said:
Specs were in the spoiler box of my first post.
Oh there it is. Let's see now. Home Premium?



But yeah, you should play Neverwinter Nights if you haven't already. Enhanced Edition is on Steam now for cheap.
 

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Arnox said:
SupahEwok said:
Specs were in the spoiler box of my first post.
Oh there it is. Let's see now. Home Premium?
A penny saved is a penny that can be spent on something else.

Arnox said:
But yeah, you should play Neverwinter Nights if you haven't already. Enhanced Edition is on Steam now for cheap.
Oh.

Oh dear.

How should I put this delicately...

Neverwinter Nights sucked, an opinion I had when I played it at release and have maintained everytime somebody in the last 16 or so years has fooled me into trying it again?

(I know, I know, the multiplayer community, but I came to the internet rather late due to a somewhat sheltered upbringing and missed its heyday by a wide margin)

I have played through the expansions, but those were just okay, not great. Probably nothing is ever going to beat Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout: New Vegas from the top of my CRPG list.
 

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SupahEwok said:
Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout: New Vegas from the top of my CRPG list.
BG2 had crap combat compared to NWN though and furthermore, it didn't have the selection of class options that NWN had due to being low-level. Maybe the story was better. But you know what? I don't know if that's worth suffering through the combat. I'd play it if it was ported to NWN and 3.0 rules, but I liked NWN's story. Main campaign. Yeah, I liked it. It didn't break any records but it had a lot of great notable moments for me. It was just a great standard fantasy adventure. I also didn't have to fucking babysit my team members. I hate that shit in other RPGs. Having to make sure they got the right gear equipped and they're doing the right attacks and they're taking their potions and BLEH. FUCK OFF. I work alone.
 

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Signa said:
Ok, got my desktops folder uploaded

https://we.tl/fdZseWB80H


Some nice nature porn in there, but none of it's tagged properly. It's all numbers.
 

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Arnox said:
SupahEwok said:
Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout: New Vegas from the top of my CRPG list.
BG2 had crap combat compared to NWN though and furthermore, it didn't have the selection of class options that NWN had due to being low-level. Maybe the story was better. But you know what? I don't know if that's worth suffering through the combat. I'd play it if it was ported to NWN and 3.0 rules, but I liked NWN's story. Main campaign. Yeah, I liked it. It didn't break any records but it had a lot of great notable moments for me. It was just a great standard fantasy adventure. I also didn't have to fucking babysit my team members. I hate that shit in other RPGs. Having to make sure they got the right gear equipped and they're doing the right attacks and they're taking their potions and BLEH. FUCK OFF. I work alone.
...I have the exact, polar opposite opinion for literally, not figuratively, everything you said right there.
 

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SupahEwok said:
...I have the exact, polar opposite opinion for literally, not figuratively, everything you said right there.
You know what, I take back a lot of what I said about the combat. At least for BGII specifically anyway. Looks like there does seem to be a lot of options.
 

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Here's my boring desktop with my solid black wallpaper:
Spoliered: 4K image

The left is a 1080 monitor, and the other is a "4k" 3840x2160 monitor

Specs:
i7-6800K
16GB RAM
4GB Nvidia 1080 (two of them on SLI)
2TB storage + 1TB SSD

It wasn't worth it.
 

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Houseman said:
It wasn't worth it.
1080. Nice. And black is nice and practical. Definitely could be worse. Why wasn't it worth it though?
 

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Arnox said:
Houseman said:
It wasn't worth it.
1080. Nice. And black is nice and practical. Definitely could be worse. Why wasn't it worth it though?
4K gaming is a myth and SLI support is dying. With 4K, you have to lower the graphics down to medium to get a constant 60fps, which defeats the purpose.

For SLI, in many games, my extra card is just wasted.
 
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