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  1. I've tried OBS and it isn't working. First I had a problem that was easily fixed - it wasn't recording video. Now it does record video but with very odd results. I tried to record 8 bit armies and there was no movement on the screen. I could see the mouse pointer and in the game I was clicking on the mini map and I was moving the mouse to the screen edge to scroll. Somehow, the OBS recorded stuff did not render the scrolling of the map. Also I could hear shooting and the voices of my units, but in the recorded video the units are not moving or shooting. They are stuck still.
  2. Nvidia seems to think that my graphics card is junk and doesn't want to install the recording tool. I'll buy another PC next year and try this out.
  3. I've got a budget card worth only $50 so I am guessing that this feature only exists on more expensive cards?
  4. So these things pickup the HDMI data that goes through the system and it records to the hard drive? How does it link with other PC components?
  5. Sup folks, I'm probably going to buy a new PC next year and I want to make promotional material for games. I want to record footage then edit out the boring parts, and then upload. On Playstation 4 (when I had one) there was a record feature and you could upload directly to Youtube, but only in really bad quality "HD" which wasn't true HD. Is it better to record with hardware instead of software? I believe there is a way to record the data from the HDMI cable and maybe this would be the best way. Next year I'd like to make videos of 8-bit Armies and 0 AD. Also what video editing package should I use? I'm not aware of any except Cyber Link software. It would be nice to add in audio at specific moments, or have a text box.
  6. I have an ASUS wired mouse and next year I'd like to get another wired mouse - one which is comfortable. The current mouse is not very good because my ring finger and pinky are often on the side of the mouse and this odd posture doesn't feel good. I think that what I need is an "ergonomic" mouse. I have a Logitech Orion G610 keyboard with "brown" switches and this has been excellent. Now I just need to replace the mouse. I think my left-click is dead anyway, so it's nearly time to throw it away. For a new mouse, it must be wired, must work on Linux and it must be good for RTS games!
  7. Rule your own island! Oppress your subjects! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J448fXXVFI I'll never be able to run this on my current PC but it will be a great game. It uses Unreal 4 and the publisher has moved the development work to another company, that way the game is fresh. The previous company was good but they made 3 games that were basically all the same - Tropico 3, 4 and 5. Tropico 6 will be good for anyone who likes RTS/simulation. I hope the humour is similar to the previous games.
  8. When I find stable employment I will buy a faster PC and get this AOE game. I think they should make a new AOM too, but do it from scratch even if much of it is similar. First priority on RTS games though, is to donate to 0 a.d. Why do so many people dislike Windows Store? Do they think that it is a conspiracy to block Steam? lmao
  9. In 2010-2012 I played Age Of Mythology on an out-dated machine and I managed to get good at playing the different factions. I am familiar with RTS but I suck at 0 AD. I installed the game (not from source this time) and I managed to advance into the 2nd age, then I was gathering resources and building more stuff when I was attacked, which stalled my progress to the point that I decided to quit. What is the best way to defend? Should I prioritise the blacksmith upgrades, guard towers or should I build a specific mixture of infantry? Different games have different rules. In Command & Conquer 3 buildings cost a lot of money, so it pays to only build one war factory. 8-bit Armies is different, because each additional motorpool (war factory) gives you a 1x bonus, so you can stack the bonus and get 4x unit production. 8-bit Armies relies on unit spam. CnC 3 relies on slow base expansion and units are strongly biased: being anti-infantry or anti-tank ... you cannot mob enemy units because of the strict balance, unit spam is awful in CnC 3 and doesn't work very well. I'm not sure where I'd rank 0 AD on these things.
  10. Earlier in the week I bought a ViewSonic VX2778 which has a 2560x1440 resolution. I found out only after buying it that I also needed an HDMI 2.0 cable http://www.audioholics.com/hdtv-formats/understanding-difference-hdmi-versions whoops! Oh and I needed a new graphics card too. My AMD integrated graphics can only manage 1,200px but the new graphics card (a cheap one) can handle 1,600px maximum (required for 1440p). If I had known this, then I would have bought a cheaper screen but it's too late now. I've got the expensive 27" which weighs 6kg, I don't know if my existing mount would hold the new screen but nevermind, it's so big that you can always see it no matter what viewing angel. Happy coding! I didn't realise there was a dancing banana on this forum. Update: another thing to be aware of is the presence of Display Port cables - if your graphics card doesn't have a socket for Display Port, then you'll need to buy an HDMI cable and use HDMI instead. When I bought this monitor it only came with a Display Port cable, and my existing HDMI cable most likely didn't have the bandwidth for the 1440p! Watch out lads.
  11. I got the SSD installed, I did it myself. I was surprised at how slim and light-weight they are. It seems almost stupid, to try to screw it into a slot. I just left mine hanging - the data cable and power cable were too stiff anyway, I didn't want to muck around. Heaps of people on Tom's Hardware don't put their SSD into the HD bay, they just tape it or shove it somewhere, where it won't cause trouble. Also: the computer store recommended an A-Data drive, though Samsung and San Disk are good brands too
  12. Hello there, I managed to fix my issue by installing the latest source. At the time of this thread (3 months ago) I was attempting to build a "fixed" version, which had a version number. The best way to install is to use the latest source from SVN. If that causes you grief, then wait a few weeks and get the latest source again and hope it works. Nothing beats the latest source in my opinion!
  13. Can't register for new account in-game

    I'm in the pacific/Auckland time zone, PM me if anyone wants to play. I will probably lose but okay Just search on any search engine: what is the time in Auckland and you will see my time zone.
  14. Cannot create multiplayer account

    So when I try to register an account it says error the client does not have sufficient privileges to remove an account. But I'm not removing an account, I'm creating one
  15. In Windows I'm sure that many applications can do that, but in Linux the partitioning would mean that all applications are on one disk, I don't think you can put x application on the SSD and y application on magnetic disk in Linux. Once I sell my car I'll buy the 256GB for peace of mind - an extra $50 isn't much