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post #2191 of 9059
I like the Panda pic its just too fine!

Followed the 7Forums Sysprep install with the unattended xml file and all is Sweet!
Users directory and Program Data now live off the SSD.

600 meg of updates on their way down the pipe, thank god for Firefox sync and SRWare Iron sync.
Now to put the foobar back on and start the slow reloading process... A lot of stuff won't make the jump as I havn't used it in a long time, such as all the IDE's for my development boards and such. I'll probably put the Arduino stuff back on as it's a fun little board.

Gotta shut of the indexing, reduce the pagefile size, kill hibernation etc...

Any other tips for prolonging longevity of the SSD oh wise one?

SSDLife guesstimates 8 years of use for this drive, however accurate that is...
post #2192 of 9059
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Aww yiss.

Thanks to WoT, I'm a master at Roman numerals lol

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I like the Panda pic its just too fine!

Followed the 7Forums Sysprep install with the unattended xml file and all is Sweet!
Users directory and Program Data now live off the SSD.

600 meg of updates on their way down the pipe, thank god for Firefox sync and SRWare Iron sync.
Now to put the foobar back on and start the slow reloading process... A lot of stuff won't make the jump as I havn't used it in a long time, such as all the IDE's for my development boards and such. I'll probably put the Arduino stuff back on as it's a fun little board.

Gotta shut of the indexing, reduce the pagefile size, kill hibernation etc...

Any other tips for prolonging longevity of the SSD oh wise one?

SSDLife guesstimates 8 years of use for this drive, however accurate that is...
TRIM

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

Follow his guide, go down to where he starts instructions for optomizing SSD;s
post #2193 of 9059
Thank you good sir I am off to Optimize!
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post #2194 of 9059
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Thank you good sir I am off to Optimize!
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Read the guide slowly and well, he makes notes of some things you don't have to do and are optional.
post #2195 of 9059

Noted and will heed well!

post #2196 of 9059

Well all setup... Not too bad for a really old box and a Kingston SSD... (The price was right.)

post #2197 of 9059
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Well all setup... Not too bad for a really old box and a Kingston SSD... (The price was right.)

what do you mean by box? Computer Case? The case shouldn't really have much to do with performance for most computer systems in the world.
post #2198 of 9059
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what do you mean by box? Computer Case? The case shouldn't really have much to do with performance for most computer systems in the world.

He meant the whole build. tongue.gif
post #2199 of 9059
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He meant the whole build. tongue.gif
As long as nothing is hampering or is a bottleneck to the running of that program or what not, the SSD should get the results it needs.
post #2200 of 9059

Box... Singular of Boxen carry over from the old days...

 

Before everything became "PC" a service call to the university would result in usually showing up at a Prof's secretaries office and saying that "You were there to have a look at her Box" or "Having a little trouble with your Box?" but one had to be careful which old battle axe you said that to... very_evil_smiley.gif

 

You'd be standing tall before the man for saying that to any of them these days.

 

The boss will still text with a "Stop by such and such car dealership and have a look at the so and so's box", which usually gets a "Not bloody likely, as there's not a stick long enough to..." biggrin.gif

 

So to me Box is the computer as a whole, a case is what it's wrapped in... At least I don't call it a HardDrive like some customers do:

"So you want me to bring in the HardDrive?"

"No mam I'll need the whole Box"

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post #2201 of 9059
Starter playing The Witcher 2... controls (with the gamepad... Xbox) is kind of "iffy"...
post #2202 of 9059
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Starter playing The Witcher 2... controls (with the gamepad... Xbox) is kind of "iffy"...
Use PC controls

Like with anything, it takes a bit to get used to it. The Witcher controls are a bit more complicated.

The Wticher 2's controls are actually more complicated than Dark Souls on the PC
post #2203 of 9059
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I posted this somewhere else, but basically, I bought DS and feared having to buy a controller, but after using PCGaming wiki, and my own little fixes. I seriously can not believe why nobody ever came back to tell people that if you resetup everything, there is little to no problem with mouse and keyboard with the game.

I have absolutely NO problems with Dark Souls on keyboard+Mouse after reconfiguring everything and using many fixes and what not. I use DSFix and DSMouseFix. This allowed me to set my graphics resolution properly, and it mounted the R controls to the mouse instead of the keyboard.
Then I used cursorlock to lock my cursor onto just one monitor so it doesn't keep closing my game.
After that, we are almost there. I went into key bindings and reconfigured the menu to ESC and exit to the BACK key. Then I configured the button A(use) to my E key and item to the Q key.

Some small tweaks with mouse sensitivity, utilizing AMD CC to keep the game running at good performance (there is known problem where AMD cards will not run at full power due to the port, utilizing custom profile forces the card to run at full processing)
And the game runs VERY well with keyboard and mouse.

Seriously, if everyone took the hour it took me to set this all up, you wouldn't need the controller.
These controlls are very intuitive and easy to use. They actually feel native. Mouse 5 to block, mouse 4 to parry, middle mouse to target, left mouse to quick, right to heavy. WASD, Q to use item, E to interact. CVRF corespond to the HUD and switching isn't actually that hard.
The only problems are the need to switch from one side of the keyboard to the other sometimes to move menu's or close them.
Follow these guys, and you will have no problems with mouse and keyboard for Dark Souls.

Where to find more in depth instructions? PCGaming Wiki, I took the parts I needed to optomize the game from the wiki, and then did key bindings, edited DSFIX.Ini and GUI options and BOOM.

Link: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Dark_Souls:_Prepare_to_Die_Edition[1]

USe DSFix to setup your graphics, DSMFix to setup your mouse. Use the DSMFIX GUI to remap mouse keys. If you have a 5 buton mouse, you do not need to. Then go into game and map the keys to what I have.

Walk around, play around, and remap CVFR keys if you want, otherwise, this almost feels native.
If you already have a controller, more likely than not, that would be better as this doesn't require full precision that a FPS game may require. But for those without, use these instructions. The game plays like the Wither 2 after you do them.



Update:
It seems you need a high DPI gaming mouse for this to work though sadly. I have one but it seems you need one
post #2204 of 9059

Hey guys,

   I just got a couple of PC FPS games on a discounted '2 for 1' sale:

  • Call o' Doody (Hero's Doody, anyone?) Black Ops 2
  • Metro: Last Light

 

   Both were installed on my dad's PC (yeah, he wants those kinds of games to push his PC's performance. I mean, what's the use for that much power then?), while I also got Faster than Light (thanks Tangster!) on my desktop PC, and I played at least 10 games...and I died on each try...I'm such a noob.

 

   The FPS games are pretty annoying because the sound isn't working no matter what I do. At least I have FTL. biggrin.gif

post #2205 of 9059
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Hey guys,
   I just got a couple of PC FPS games on a discounted '2 for 1' sale:
  • Call o' Doody (Hero's Doody, anyone?) Black Ops 2
  • Metro: Last Light

   Both were installed on my dad's PC (yeah, he wants those kinds of games to push his PC's performance. I mean, what's the use for that much power then?), while I also got Faster than Light (thanks Tangster!) on my desktop PC, and I played at least 10 games...and I died on each try...I'm such a noob.

   The FPS games are pretty annoying because the sound isn't working no matter what I do. At least I have FTL. biggrin.gif
BO2 doesn't push anything
Metro Last Light DOES push it though. I think its one of the hardest games out to run on maximum settings. And also one of the best looking games currently out.

Does the sound work before you enter into the game?

Windows Sound Settings?

BO2 is fun for a run through in the sense of just gunning stuff down. MLL was a fun game smily_headphones1.gif
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