Friday, November 12, 2010

COD Black Ops PC - possible tweaks to fix stutters

These Tweaks/fixes may or may not work for you.

Freezing possible fixes.
Disable Steam Cloud sync:
Right click on Black Ops Multi in steam games
Go Properties -> Updates -> Untick Enable steam cloud sync.

Disable Ingame Steam:
Steam > Settings > In Game > uncheck “Enable Steam Community In-Game”

Lower the CPU Priority on Steam process:
open your CTRL, ALT, DELETE and get in Task Manager
click the "processes" tab - then click "steam.exe"
go down to "set priority" and set to "low".

Change these 2 in the config file...
seta r_multiGpu "0" should be set to 0 if you have one video card.
seta r_multithreaded_device "1" Should be set to 1 if you have a multicore CPU (eg. core duo/quad core)

Connection Tweeks, Open your config_mp file in wordpad, make a backup if you are unsure!.
(D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\call of duty black ops\players)
cl_maxpackets 100
snaps 30

FPS Tweeks.
cg_drawfps 1 - Displays your FPS in-game.

r_blur_allowed

This setting enables Blur shader effects. If you have a strong shader card, this setting may be negligible. Otherwise, just go ahead and set this to "0".

r_distortion

This setting enables Distortion shader effects. If you have a strong shader card, this setting may be negligible. Otherwise, just go ahead and set this to "0".

r_dof_enable

This setting enables Depth of Field shader effects. If you have a strong shader card, this setting may be negligible. Otherwise, just go ahead and set this to "0".

r_glow_allowed

This setting enables Glow (HDR?) shader effects. Normally, this should have a negligible performance impact. HOWEVER, this setting seems to be buggy! Performance improved DRAMATICALLY when I set this option to "0".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

STEAM summer video game sale!

STEAM is selling a lot of great games for big discounts until July 4th.

This is just a glimpse at what you can find in the store.

Every 2K game for $89.00
$49.99 for the THQ complete pack
$74.99 for all Star Wars games aside from the LEGO titles
66% off all Atari games 
1C collection: $19.99
25% off all Square/Eidos games  
25% off all Rockstar games 
25% off all  2k  games
33% off all Viva Media games
33% off Globel Agenda
TellTale Everything pack for $49.99
55% off id Super Pack  
50% off all Epic games
33% off all Capcom games. 
Call of Duty Collection for $29.99 (all PC COD games except Modern Warfare 2) 
33% off all Ubisoft games
33% Off Valve Complete Pack
75% Off all Meridian4 games
50% off all Rebellion games
50% off all Paradox games
30% off all PopCap games
50% Off Torchlight 
66% off all Kalypsp games
50% off all Focus games
50% off all Novalogic games
introversion complete pack: $5.00
50% off all SouthPeak games
33% off all nc soft games
50% off all JoWood games
X-COM complete pack: $11.24

Thanks to EpicSteve @ giantbomb.com for making me notice this earlier today.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dragon Age - Morrigan Ritual Song

So I've gotten quite a few comments on youtube looking for the song that was on this video.



Well i extracted the song from the game files and I am now posting a link where you can download it.

http://www.filefront.com/16919495/marz_morrigan_ritual.mp3/

http://cid-901df558a145512b.office.live.com/self.aspx/Public/marz^_morrigan^_ritual.mp3

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Project Natal is named Kinect

As reported on several gaming sites, there was an advertisement for the new xbox slim that said it had support for Kinect. USA Today also revealed a list of games with the Kinect name on them but pulled the story because it has not officially been announced. E3 is tommorow so it's highly likely this is quite official.

Here's the article that links to the story.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Notable Games Released This Week of June 7th 2010

Green Day Rock Band - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - PSP
Disgaea Infinite - PSP
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

Green Day: Rock Band PlusMetal Gear Solid Peace WalkerDisgaea InfiniteTiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Since i missed last week, I've actually been playing Alpha Protocol which was released last week. Which is available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Alpha Protocol

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Notable Games Released This Week of May 24th

Backyard Sluggers: Sandlot Sluggers - Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PS3
Blur - Xbox 360, PS3
Modnation Racers - PS3
Tetris Party Deluxe - DS, Wii
UFC Undisputed 2010 - Xbox 360, PS3

Backyard Sports: Sandlot SluggersBlurModNation RacersTetris Party DeluxeUFC Undisputed 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Games Released This Week of May 17th 2010

A couple of game of the year candidates this week.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Wii
Alan Wake - Xbox 360
Red Dead Redemption - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS
Trauma Team - Wii
Split/Second - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Shrek: Forever After - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow - DS

Super Mario Galaxy 2Alan WakeRed Dead RedemptionPrince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsTrauma TeamSplit / SecondShrek Forever AfterBlue Dragon: Awakened Shadow

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Portal video game free for PC and Mac

Valve is giving away a free copy of Portal for all PC and Mac users.  You just need to have a free STEAM account.  More information can be found at their website. http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/

You have until May 24th to redeem this free game.

Portal

Monday, May 10, 2010

Notable Game Releases This Week Of May 10th 2010

3D Dot Game Heroes - PlayStation 3
Lost Planet 2 - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Skate 3 - PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 - PSP

3D Dot Game HeroesLost Planet 2Skate 3Naruto Shipuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3

A Quick Look At Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason

Cryostasis is a game you probably never heard of but it has a "cool" atmosphere and has some decent mixed mechanics between first person shooting, puzzle solving, and exploration that bring it to life. Here's a quick ten minute look at it.



Cryostasis