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Moses
21-04-2020, 12:23
Lads, this is not a drill. Remastered Command and Conquer and Red Alert on the horizon :iamfat:. Am a Mac wanker so only have an iMac and iPad... cba faffing with Parallels or whatever. What windows laptop should I buy?

https://www.ea.com/games/command-and-conquer/command-and-conquer-remastered

Oswald
21-04-2020, 12:35
is it out now?

ive been playing wow during isolation
lvl 30 priest now

Moses
21-04-2020, 12:35
is it out now?

ive been playing wow during isolation
lvl 30 priest now

5th June.

https://www.ea.com/games/command-and-conquer/command-and-conquer-remastered

Oswald
21-04-2020, 12:49
5th June.

https://www.ea.com/games/command-and-conquer/command-and-conquer-remastered:picard:
ill be dead from covid 19 or suicide by then hopefully

Malcolm Tucker
21-04-2020, 13:04
just dual boot you idiot

Moses
21-04-2020, 13:09
just dual boot you idiot

:dolefrog:

I'd forgotten about that. Was just off watching a Youtube video about the VERY SIMPLE process. My iMac is 3.3 Ghz quad core i5, 24 (lol) GB of DDR3 Ram, AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4GB... so presumably it'll work fine :chin:. How big a partition? Have a 1TB drive so have space to play with.

Malcolm Tucker
21-04-2020, 14:14
Well if its solely for that game, Windows10 minimum + red alert minimum * 1.5 for some headroom then divide by fuck off moses

Moses
21-04-2020, 21:11
Ffs Windows takes ages to think about loading up and then goes to a blue screen saying it fucked up and needs to restart (not like the old school blue screen of death). HELP.

Frank Castle
22-04-2020, 13:10
MBP

u idiot

Visage
26-04-2020, 14:28
MBP. Got one with my new job, so Im now a full on :macwanker:

Mind you, you could cook a fryup on it.

Oswald
26-04-2020, 15:34
MBP. Got one with my new job, so Im now a full on :macwanker:

Mind you, you could cook a fryup on it.:tumbleweed:

Moses
26-05-2020, 19:01
Installed WINDOWS via BOOTCAMP and it just goes to the Windows loading screen for a while then spacks out and goes to a blue failure screen and says Driver PNP Watchdog error.

REEEEEE. How do I fix this?

Malcolm Tucker
26-05-2020, 23:31
change boot mode to legacy and see if it works then

Moses
27-05-2020, 13:34
How can I do that if I can't get into Windows at all? It doesn't load fully and then fail after a while... it fails before getting past the loading screen.

APOLOGIES FOR BEING RETARDED.

Malcolm Tucker
27-05-2020, 13:41
in the bios, I'm just guessing mostly but I know if it's fresh install of windows and not a hardware issue it will be the very basic drivers fucking up. Usually if it's booting in a way it doesn't like.

Oswald
27-05-2020, 14:47
Lvl 45 on my priest now
Haven’t played for a few days

Oswald
27-05-2020, 14:48
Will we be able to play 4v4 multiplayer when this comes out

Moses
27-05-2020, 15:10
Will we be able to play 4v4 multiplayer when this comes out

I've only seen images with four players in a match.

Oswald
27-05-2020, 15:21
I've only seen images with four players in a match.

Sounds shite
Needs maximum destruction and maximum damage
Will nukes be banned in multiplayer again since they ruin the game

Visage
28-05-2020, 15:21
Bought a NUC the other day. Verr shiny.

Moses
28-05-2020, 19:02
Bought a NUC the other day. Verr shiny.

Link? Model and purpose?

Visage
28-05-2020, 19:20
https://www.ebuyer.com/959104-intel-nuc-10th-gen-i7-10710u-frost-canyon-tall-barebone-mini-pc-bxnuc10i7fnh3

Paired with https://www.ebuyer.com/875045-samsung-970-evo-plus-v-nand-m-2-500gb-ssd-mz-v7s500bw

And https://www.ebuyer.com/772045-valueram-16gb-2666mhz-ddr4-cl15-sodimm-hx426s15ib2k2-16

Just for dicking around, really.

Oswald
28-05-2020, 23:57
What the fuck is an NUC
did someone at the water cooler tell you to buy it?

Visage
30-05-2020, 09:52
Next time Mummy and Daddy let you use the computer, click on the first link in my post.

Frank Castle
30-05-2020, 19:49
Lol who the fuck uses a PC nowadays

FUCKING JEW CAMPING GEEK CUNT

Frank Castle
30-05-2020, 19:50
I do iptv on my firestick and everything else on my old iPhone 8+

Visage
30-05-2020, 21:17
Surely you can get your rig and weighted gaming mouse back now your missus no longer has your balls in her handbag?

Malcolm Tucker
31-05-2020, 21:14
Lol who the fuck uses a PC nowadays

The master race. :ssparrot:

Consoles are fine for fifa and spiderman but tf2 and csgo belong on pc

Frank Castle
01-06-2020, 06:49
Surely you can get your rig and weighted gaming mouse back now your missus no longer has your balls in her handbag?

It’s not 2008 anymore mayte

Oswald
01-06-2020, 14:46
Is this game going to be free?

Moses
01-06-2020, 19:05
Something like £18. So pretty much free.

Oswald
04-06-2020, 20:54
WATCHED some vids on youtube, it looks shit
its gonna be same old, will be nostalgia for about 15 mins then boring

ChemicalKicks
06-06-2020, 13:11
Buy a PS5, PC nerds are having meltdowns about its capabilities ��

Malcolm Tucker
06-06-2020, 18:46
Doubt it, unless you splash out on a 4k tv you're still stuck at 1080p

If you have the money, a PC will always deliver the best resolution and fps, and the best controls for the games PC gamers enjoy the most, like shooters and strategy like CIMMAND N CONKER

I'm not even a fanboy, I have a ps4 and I have had every previous version as well as your mum

Visage
06-06-2020, 18:59
In terms of what you get for your money, consoles are better.

The PS5/Series X will do 8k at 60fps, for 500 quid.

How much you splash out on a PC to do that? Double?

Malcolm Tucker
06-06-2020, 19:14
Yep, that's why I said 'if you have the money' not 'on a budget'

Plus anyway it's not 500 quid to do 8k unless you happen to already own an 8k tv, it's 500 quid + new 8k tv

ChemicalKicks
06-06-2020, 19:34
Nah seriously the PS5 is from the ground up a different beast, constructed around the SSD and it's capabilities something that PC in its current form cannot do. There's excellent technical discussions on YouTube if you fancy nerding out.

Article about it

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-ssd-is-so-fast-developers-need-to-redesign-their-games

ChemicalKicks
06-06-2020, 19:38
Also Linus admitting he's an idiot on the subject

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ehDRCE1Z38

Technical talk https://youtu.be/KasVMOMWM-4

ChemicalKicks
06-06-2020, 19:40
Also can I have page breaks back please lol

Frank Castle
06-06-2020, 20:22
You absolute fucking cretins :loool:

You’ll all be eating cold baked beans soon you spastics

ChemicalKicks
06-06-2020, 20:28
Wow wow wow wow wow

Moses
06-06-2020, 23:28
You absolute fucking cretins :loool:

You’ll all be eating cold baked beans soon you spastics

The joke’s on you because I love cold beans :sv:. The five bean Heinz ones of course.


But won’t be screwed anyway because I’ve got a super safe civil service job :sv:.

Frank Castle
07-06-2020, 08:14
Lol Tory cuts will see you off, u cunt

ChemicalKicks
07-06-2020, 14:52
I've been told to expect to work from home until January 2021 how awesome is that

Moses
07-06-2020, 16:01
Same here LOLLLLL. They’ve just finished a shiny new office in the very centre of Edinburgh as well.

ChemicalKicks
07-06-2020, 17:47
Same here LOLLLLL. They’ve just finished a shiny new office in the very centre of Edinburgh as well.

It's quality and I have 0 worries about my job. I'm safe! I think when we return a lot of us are gonna be enquiring about working from home more often. I never even considered it before, all I do is finance related and I don't need to be in the office to do it. As Luke would say MINT!!!

Moses
07-06-2020, 19:46
It's quality and I have 0 worries about my job. I'm safe! I think when we return a lot of us are gonna be enquiring about working from home more often. I never even considered it before, all I do is finance related and I don't need to be in the office to do it. As Luke would say MINT!!!

yeah same, i’m lucky in that it’s fairly secure. i had been trying to get more and more wfh because my commute was an hour each way. but this new office is a fifteen minute walk so I don’t mind too much. will still gun for a decent amount of wfh though. maybe two days a week or whatever. i do miss being in the office now!

ChemicalKicks
07-06-2020, 20:26
I've got a 5mo here so the lockdown has been a blessing, I'll hold off returning as long as possible!!

Malcolm Tucker
07-06-2020, 23:23
It'll never be the same again for offices I don't think, it's disarmed the entire argument bosses would have had for years to their employees that they can't work from home, it's too much hassle, it's not practical etc. They've had to set it all up now, laptops, VPNs, Teams etc.

It's still good to meet up with coworkers every so often obviously but rigidly having people trudge in to sit at a desk Mon-Fri now looks rather pointless.

The government should encourage it too, it'll help hit climate targets, ease congestion massively, probably free up space in the long-term to bin off big expensive office parks and build houses there instead

Moses
07-06-2020, 23:41
All true. Loads of people will still want to work in offices every day though, and obvs there will be a significant number of people who don’t really have the space to work from home (with a decent desk/chair setup). I’m pretty lucky in that I have a home office, but most don’t.

Was lol seeing stories about how developers are now thinking about future proofing by putting office space in flats etc (not necessarily a separate office with the smaller ones obvs). After years and years of new build flats being pumped out without that being considered at all. Friend who bought a new build flat down the road has to have his set up in the kitchen/lounge because the bedrooms are tiny. In the past not a massive problem, but he’d be screwed if it was him and someone else working from home for example (which is possible given he wants a lodger). A ridiculous proportion of ‘starter homes/flats’ built in recent times won’t have space for two people to work from home long term.

Moses
07-06-2020, 23:41
All true. Loads of people will still want to work in offices every day though, and obvs there will be a significant number of people who don’t really have the space to work from home (with a decent desk/chair setup). I’m pretty lucky in that I have a home office, but most don’t.

Was lol seeing stories about how developers are now thinking about future proofing by putting office space in flats etc (not necessarily a separate office with the smaller ones obvs). After years and years of new build flats being pumped out without that being considered at all. Friend who bought a new build flat down the road has to have his set up in the kitchen/lounge because the bedrooms are tiny. In the past not a massive problem, but he’d be screwed if it was him and someone else working from home for example (which is possible given he wants a lodger). A ridiculous proportion of ‘starter homes/flats’ built in recent times won’t have space for two people to work from home long term.

Moses
07-06-2020, 23:42
The posh garden office pod business is gonna fucking boom.

ChemicalKicks
08-06-2020, 08:38
God I hadn't even thought about the environmental benefits of not travelling to work. Hopefully there will continue to be a big push from the top down for change to continue.

Malcolm Tucker
08-06-2020, 09:27
I worry if doesn't happen after this, it'll never happen. This has reset the way we do things by force, and the "but it'll crash the economy" bit is done, over, it's crashed. Our GDP this year is in the pan, why not get something worthwhile out of it?

Visage
08-06-2020, 10:37
I'm saving about 1800 quid a month by not commuting. Work expect to reopen our London offices by September 1st,but anyone who doesn't want to commute can continue to WFH until 2021.

Nice.

Oswald
09-06-2020, 21:28
so is the game good?

ChemicalKicks
09-06-2020, 22:56
Love me some C&C

Oswald
25-06-2020, 12:13
so hows the game
does everyone still just chain build tesla coils in battles

Malcolm Tucker
25-06-2020, 13:35
dunno bean playing battlefeeled 4 again

ChemicalKicks
25-06-2020, 21:05
so hows the game
does everyone still just chain build tesla coils in battles

LITERALLY THE BEST THING SETTING UP YOUR LIL CAMP AND CREATING A CHOKE POINT OF TESLA COILS

ChemicalKicks
25-06-2020, 21:05
dunno bean playing battlefeeled 4 again

They better come out with a proper successor to BF4. BF1 and V can FUCK OFF

Moses
26-06-2020, 08:17
so hows the game
does everyone still just chain build tesla coils in battles

Haven't played it because my Mac didn't in fact just work :waiting:. Saw some videos from a streamer and it seems like online it's just about spamming tanks and then the game ending with tank battles after the ore runs out. Boring AF. I imagine the campaigns are decent fun and worth it for £20.

We need a Red Alert 2 remaster.

Malcolm Tucker
26-06-2020, 13:25
They better come out with a proper successor to BF4. BF1 and V can FUCK OFF

I quite like bf1, nice break from just being fodder for jets and choppers but it is close quarters a lot, feels more like cod sometimes, bf2 was the best, it had everything balanced quite nicely and you don't have to hit people a ridiculous amount of times with the basic guns to score a kill, it's just dominated by nerds now who absolutely rape the maps with every possible little gap and angle they've found after playing it nonstop for 10 years aka stag

Moses
26-06-2020, 15:46
Yeah, BF2 was epic. Sometimes it'd get pretty bad if they had good people in jets and helicopters just spawn raping. I liked playing infantry only on BF2. Used to reeeee when people had stupid 'no fighting commanders' rules... because I could do that role whilst also fighting on the ground because I'm not a spacker... and didn't want to just resign as commander/not take up that role because if it's done reasonably well it's hugely influential.

Personally quite enjoyed BF1. The stuff I hate is all the high tech bullshit on some of the COD games where there can be constant UAVs and jumping round with rocket packs. BF2 felt about right in that regard.

Oswald
26-06-2020, 16:01
Haven't played it because my Mac didn't in fact just work :waiting:. Saw some videos from a streamer and it seems like online it's just about spamming tanks and then the game ending with tank battles after the ore runs out. Boring AF. I imagine the campaigns are decent fun and worth it for £20.

We need a Red Alert 2 remaster.

Looks like I was right then, as usual

ChemicalKicks
27-06-2020, 15:59
Anyone tried Stadia, I got the founders edition, it's actually really good. I'd say graphically better than PS4 Pro but limited games at the moment.

Visage
28-06-2020, 22:15
Got it on launch day. Played it for a few weeks, havent touched it since.

ChemicalKicks
29-06-2020, 00:41
Got it on launch day. Played it for a few weeks, havent touched it since.

I really liked Dig Underworld. It's the games that's killing it at the moment, love the concept. Hopefully it can evolve and grow.

Any games you're waiting on? I'm wanting Battle Field and maybe GTA V

ChemicalKicks
29-06-2020, 00:49
The Turing Test was fun, I really liked the story.

Zombie Army 4 is fun and doesn't require any engagement of your brain haha