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by ReadyMan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Re: Video card recommendations

The Asus 1070 Strix arrived and I installed it with no issues. Took me a few minutes to figure out that the 6+2 power connector from my Corsair 750w PSU would work in the 8 slot connector on the card (my nvidia 670 used 2 6 slot connectors). Seems to be running well now. Gotta do some tests to see h...
by ReadyMan
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Re: Video card recommendations

ok thanks.
I turn off my machine at night/when I'm not at home.
I think I'm sold on the asus 1070 here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HDUVJ1I/re ... 9HLMM?th=1

and when one of my monitors dies, I'll upgrade to the monitor you mentioned above :-)
by ReadyMan
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Re: Video card recommendations

so a couple display port to display port cables, and a display port to hdmi?....and forget the DVI I'm using? Found these on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Gold-Plated-DisplayPort/dp/B005H3Q59U/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1480292312&sr=1-3&keywords=displayport and https://www....
by ReadyMan
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Re: Video card recommendations

I'm sold on the 1070, just need to find the right one. However, I noticed that these cards come with 2 display ports, 1 DVI and 2 HDMI I'm currently (with my 670) using a triple monitor setup connected to my card with with 2 DVI cables and 1 HDMI cable. My LA2405wg monitors have a DVI-D port, and a ...
by ReadyMan
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Re: Video card recommendations

Good idea.
I'm still with the triple monitor setup (3 24" @ 1920x1200)
Not sure how that new monitor would fit in with what I have....
by ReadyMan
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Re: Video card recommendations

Thank you for the recommendations. I'll watch for the 1070 8gb over the weekend sales!
by ReadyMan
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Video card recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1679

Video card recommendations

Thinking of upgrading my current video card, a GTX 670 with 4GB of memory if I see some good sales this weekend. Had it for about 6 years, which is the longest I've gone without upgrading. I havent kept up with the video card progression, so wouldnt know what the "sweet spot" to target is (a 1070 or...
by ReadyMan
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: Mouse/KB time for a change?
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Mouse/KB time for a change?

Same here. I had to use the mouse to get Overload working. I found that I had MUCH greater accuracy with the mouse. My flying with the 3dpro is much better, so I'm far more defensive, but the accuracy isnt there. Thus my dilemma. I'm so used to the 3dpro/kb, but seem to be MUCH better with the mouse...
by ReadyMan
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: Mouse/KB time for a change?
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Mouse/KB time for a change?

I've been a joystick user for Descent since the initial D1 release (during the demo it was all kb only...but the sore wrists was too painful to continue with). Been with the 3dpro since just after the $50k tournament. I'm wondering if it's time to switch to KB/Mouse...? I know Overload is a long way...
by ReadyMan
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windows 10 and the 3dpro converter
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: windows 10 and the 3dpro converter

I tried plugging the 3dpro into another USB spot and that seems to have fixed the problem!
Sometimes it's just the simplest solution that works...
by ReadyMan
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: We need a Descent: Overload forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2379

Re: We need a Descent: Overload forum

Thanks Krom!
by ReadyMan
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: We need a Descent: Overload forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2379

Re: We need a Descent: Overload forum

Heh!
:D
I'm far too much of a superhero to be a moderator.
I'd have to apply my righteous hammer of goodness upon far too many people, which might cause unrest in
the neutral vacuum of the DBB that allows for intelligent debate on both sides.
by ReadyMan
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: We need a Descent: Overload forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2379

We need a Descent: Overload forum

Overload is on it's way, and it's ALREADY fun!
Can we get a forum dedicated to Overload? Its the future of Descent :D
by ReadyMan
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: OVERLOAD Playable Demo
Replies: 47
Views: 5857

Re: OVERLOAD Playable Demo

Hope to see Pyrogrlyphic and the bottom level of Apparition (best MP lvls for dogfighting IMO) soon after the level editor is released.
Who knows, maybe even PowerShed will make an appearance :)

the new "harder" mode is a great challenge.
by ReadyMan
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: OVERLOAD Playable Demo
Replies: 47
Views: 5857

Re: OVERLOAD Playable Demo

It's going to make it.
The demo is A LOT of fun!
MP has to happen....the demo has that *feel* of Descent...MP will be incredible again!
by ReadyMan
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windows 10 and the 3dpro converter
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: windows 10 and the 3dpro converter

Hrm....I did the upgrade.
Should be some type of fix tho...
by ReadyMan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windows 10 and the 3dpro converter
Replies: 6
Views: 876

windows 10 and the 3dpro converter

I have my 3dpro connected to the USB converter, and had no issues with win7. After the upgrade to Windows 10, my 3dpro is always unrecognized due to a driver error. However, if I remove it from devices, then disconnect and reconnect the USB cable, it is recognized as a 3dpro. Does anyone else have t...
by ReadyMan
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Descent 3 50k Tournament...
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: The Descent 3 50k Tournament...

Lots of "old school" pilots around....just they are super good at lurking :)
by ReadyMan
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Overload
Topic: Overload Kickstarter
Replies: 83
Views: 9695

Re: Overload Kickstarter

Already pledged and SUPER happy to see Matt and Mike back! They got the band back together, so they've got all the pieced to make an AMAZING game. Glad to see the MP stretch goal also. Hopefully they include some of the elements that made D3 so addictive and fun. D1 was fun, and for SP very addictiv...
by ReadyMan
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?
Replies: 71
Views: 9044

Re: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?

You're right. It's inevitable. Cant hold onto Win7 like I did with XP :( I do like most of the visual setup of win10. I've got my request for the upgrade in the queue. any recommendations for the upgrade (was planning on letting it upgrade instead of doing a clean install), or things to do after the...
by ReadyMan
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?
Replies: 71
Views: 9044

Re: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?

Got it!
Thanks Krom!
That makes things a bit different...wondering if I should upgrade my home system....

So what do you think? Is Windows 10 a better choice for gaming/desktops than Win7?
by ReadyMan
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?
Replies: 71
Views: 9044

Re: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?

I have Windows 10 on my surface pro 4 tablet and its pretty good. Not as good as Windows 7. Buuuuuuut, it has this feature of automatically updating windows whenever it feels like it. You cant set a time for it to update, you cant tell it no, dont update. You're stuck with it updating right in the m...
by ReadyMan
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?
Replies: 71
Views: 9044

Re: What do "we" think about upgrading to Win10?

I REALLY like win7....have it on my main machine, and win 8.1 on my surface pro2 tablet.
Was thinking of upgrading the tablet to start with and holding off for a year on my desktop.
Is there a limit on the free upgrade? and is the upgrade a poor idea (like when upgrading from xp to win7)?
by ReadyMan
Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: My first system build
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: My first system build

That's a nice build TG.
I'm looking to build a pc for my brother DatGuy for the Descent Underground release.
Looking forward to your pics and report....may just copy your build for him!
by ReadyMan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Wallpaper
Replies: 24
Views: 3843

Re: Wallpaper

Its close, but they GOTTA do something about those two eyes....bleh! :shock:
by ReadyMan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Questions about Descent: Underground?
Replies: 145
Views: 19790

Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

After such a hectic few weeks, I doubt they have done anything since Friday. In fact, WM said they were going to take the weekend off and then hit the ground running. So no word yet is very understandable. It's very generous of you to offer your abilities and expertise! Looking forward to your contr...
by ReadyMan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent Underground - Kickstarter goal reached!
Replies: 24
Views: 6504

Re: Descent Underground - Kickstarter goal reached!

The fact that the devs are widely known, and have a solid reputation, likely brought in many of the large backers. That bodes well for the future of the project. D:U has really taken shape over the last few weeks, and once more game footage is available, there will be a HUGE influx of pilots. The la...
by ReadyMan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent Underground - Kickstarter goal reached!
Replies: 24
Views: 6504

Re: Descent Underground - Kickstarter goal reached!

I think it was just one backer, who had pledged a large sum (probably a $10k pledge), and was subtracting money each time the count grew well past the $600k mark. Makes sense, cause as I was watching, it would go down $5000, then down $500, etc. It wasnt going down in small increments, like people w...
by ReadyMan
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent Underground - Kickstarter goal reached!
Replies: 24
Views: 6504

Re: Descent Underground - Kickstarter goal reached!

I'm not as interested in the prequel as the eventual sequel to D3. Let's cross our fingers and hope this is a successful franchise reboot. There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding this alien virus. THIS +1 I enjoyed D3 FAR more than D1 or D2. I really liked the faster pace of D3, as ...
by ReadyMan
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: The Clock Is Ticking...
Replies: 32
Views: 8287

Re: The Clock Is Ticking...

Post on gaming sites that you like.
I posted on all the Flight Sim sights that I read regularly, as well as BluesNews (gaming news site).
Also, any pilots that you keep in touch with. Once I told DatGuy, he immediately backed the project.
by ReadyMan
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Questions about Descent: Underground?
Replies: 145
Views: 19790

Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

The new trailer is AMAZING!
Whether you are a backer, decided not to back it, or are on the fence, this trailer will DEFINITELY blow you away!

The reactor fight is GREAT!

$100k to go, and we're definitely going to hit the goal, and push toward the stretch goals.
by ReadyMan
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

Yes, that trailer is AMAZING! really looking forward to a new DESCENT! Datguy pledged for the Commander ($150) and I pledged for the Alpha access (no commander logo for me :( ) We only have 100k to go, before we start hitting the stretch goals. Keep in mind the "anarchy" mode, which will be just lik...
by ReadyMan
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

They just posted this video detailing the SINGLE PLAYER Design and story outline:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydnQQ_JC14Y


3 days to go....
by ReadyMan
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

A new descent, based on arguably the most popular Descent ship flight dynamics (I personally preferred D3s faster pace, but that's just me), for $30? Time to jump into the fray and back this KickStarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/descendentstudios/descent-underground It will be good to fi...
by ReadyMan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

Here's a new update with some Oculus Rift footage.
Very cool!
Turn the Youtube settings up to 1080p for best view.
How cool is it that this is pre-alpha and the devs are flying around with the OR and in multiplayer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=769FJzQ ... e=youtu.be
by ReadyMan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

Here's a video posted today of the first multiplayer match. Keep in mind this is pre-pre-pre-alpha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-jCoP9HJkNg --EDIT--I would have put the url in as a youtube window, but there's no option to do that.... what's the code/symbol to do that? [yo...
by ReadyMan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

It'll be funded.
It's a good premise, it's interesting, it has classic (original descent) mode, and it's backed by an excellent team.
No need to worry.
by ReadyMan
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

Well, it doesnt really matter what they think at PD. And it doesnt matter what the collective "we" think here at the DescentBB either. Here's the core issue: Descent as an IP has a new life . That's taking the issue to the core. Will Descent: Underground be as good as D1? or D3? Maybe. Who can say? ...
by ReadyMan
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

I'm skeptical. Not in this groups ability to produce a quality game, but in the idea that a Descent game would be as successful as it was in the past. Joysticks were a much more common peripheral back in the day. True, however because of the success of Star Citizen, as well as Elite, joysticks are ...
by ReadyMan
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?
Replies: 166
Views: 22894

Re: Descent : Underground. Did anyone here knew about this?

It'll hit it, and go far beyond, no worries. The key number to watch is the # of backers. I'm surprised there arent more descenters jumping on board yet, but I'm thinking they'll jump in soon enough. This has everything from Descent except the names and robots...which can be modded in. It wouldnt su...