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Change output path in Wolf Whisperer (5 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 07:12 CDT, 27 September 2016 - iMsg
I could just reinstall on the larger drive, but I can never remember which combination ofversions and settings worked. Thenm there's that missing shader I had to find, but now can't remember where I found it, so....can't I just change the render path? I see no way to do it in the Wolf Whisperer GUI, but surely it can be done with a console command?
I just wanna render 1920x1080 HUFFYUV video at 60fps. If I find where to....whoooooah. Horses! Hold them! Deja vu! Have I asked this before? Do I know how to do this or am I thinking about CS demos? Nevermind. If anyone knows, please assume that I haven't remembered something in the meantime.
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What's with all the Hax lately? (145 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 15:58 CDT, 16 July 2016 - iMsg
Is it cus of the school holiday? I barely saw a hacker the first 3 months I played. But in the last 2 days, I've played against three full 5-"man" pre-made teams of hackers. All 5 guys with exactly the same number of hours, and a comments page full of angry opponents warning others about their cheats. The first time, one even got an overwatch conviction in the game. (though, right at the end when it was too late)
And these were all prime matches. Does valve think it's hard to borrow a friends phone long enough to receive one code by text?

Can you get a cooldown for killing yourself every round? Cus if I'm stuck in a game with a bunch of morons who think it's fun to have a piece of software destroy enemies on their behalf, I'd rather just deny them that pleasure and get the game over with.
I don't feel like wasting my time giving pleasure to these "people", and I'm sure they will be banned and any lost Elo restored soon enough
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Resolution vs FPS (28 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 07:05 CDT, 15 July 2016 - iMsg
I have a pretty old GFX card, so I have pretty much everything turned quite low. I'm also using 1280X720 and I get a stable 300fps. I don't set the max any higher than that, because it jumps all over the place, but would only get me 20 fps extra or so anyways.
I'm thinking about going back to 1920X1080 so things are less fuzzy. I think I was getting around 260fps at that res before.
What do y'all think? Is more than doubling the effective resolution worth a drop of 40 FPS?
Now that I've played this game for a few months, I'm starting to think seeing clearly at distance is more important than a few milliseconds advantage when some guy surprises you.

Your thoughts?
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How to render a video of a demo (5 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 19:43 CST, 10 March 2016 - iMsg
Like...I don't mean by just watching the demo and using a screen capture tool to record the screen in real time. But, neither do I particularly want to mess around with separate configs for making pretty movies.
I just wanna take a demo file, and render out a video at the frame-rate and video specs of my choosing, and if my PC wants to take 30 seconds over each and every frame, so be it.
I've been watching Youtube videos, but...haven't found a good one. And now that Youtube's search algorithm favours bright colors and high production cost over the opinions of those who have seen the's become a pretty poor resource for learning anything beyond idiotic flat-earth conspiracies.
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Bad FPS suddenly... (3 comments, locked)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 16:12 CST, 9 March 2016 - iMsg
So, I noticed today that I get like 210 fps on a totally empty DM6, but more like 170 or less once some players join. Even if I add a few bots, as soon as I can see them, the FPS tanks. I was messing around with a test config last night, playing with lighting and such, but I deleted it,. When I got the problem I assumed some setting had been changed, since I don't really have defaults in my cfg, so execing it wouldn't restore everything. So...I removed my cfg, deleted know the score.
Oh, and my steam cloud is not active, and hasn't been for ages.
So, I can be pretty sure I have all my settings back.
I also cleaned out my heatsinks, benchmarked my GPU and CPU and both are working as normal, scanned my system for malware, viruses and annoying memes, can't see any weird processes that weren't running yesterday.
Oh, and camperstrike runs at around 200fps, same as always. I haven't changed any settings in my gfx driver software or anywhere else for that matter.
It's driving me nuts. The fact that everything works okay except Quake makes me think it's my config. The fact that it's the same config as yesterday, makes me think it's not.

Here's the chunk of my config with most of the relevant stuff in:
seta r_mode "23"
seta r_gamma "0.86"
seta r_picmip "8"
seta r_fastsky "1"
seta r_lodBias "-2"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_vertexlight "1"
seta r_lightmap "0"
seta r_texturemode "GL_NEAREST_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
seta r_enableBloom "0"
seta r_texturebits "32"
seta r_colorbits "32"
seta r_ambientScale "10"
seta r_dynamiclight "0"
seta r_windowedMode "23"
seta r_overBrightBits "1"
seta r_teleporterFlash "0"
seta r_mapOverBrightCap "255"
seta r_mapOverBrightBits "2"
seta r_enablePostProcess "0"
seta r_enableColorCorrect "0"
seta r_ext_compressed_textures "1"
seta r_displayrefresh "144"

Idlesleep is off
Locked by Teen Queen at 16:59 CST, 9 March 2016 - 1568 Hits
What would you work on improving first? (22 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 15:20 CST, 3 February 2016 - iMsg
Sooo...finally figured out how to make a half decent demo, and now Youtube's aggressive compression is the only thing keeping the quality low.

Come summer, I'll have been playing this game for a year, so I wanna get a bit better.
Oh, and...don't say my positioning! I'm well aware that I'm often attacking 5 guys while my teammates hide around a corner, hoping an enemy on 1HP walks by. That's mah own demon to slay. And, honestly...some days I quite like that I play like that. Maybe I'll just have to figure out how to stay in the enemy's face and not always be the first to die, but without the cactus fucker +back shit (read the description)
From watching the demo, I'm thinking my rockets have gotten pretty poor, and I'm tending to aim a bit low for some reason. And I think I'm totally not using rail enough.
But, if I were a Quake Yoda, or Mr Miyagi, then it would be you posting this shiz, and me answering it.
"Always too aggressive you are. Hide where your teammates are cowering, you must"
Anyways...apart from the obvious stuff...oh and "Stop using the damn jumppads when you know there's guys up there whoring their LG stats". Yeah...I know. It's just hard to not attack.
So...hit me with that Yoda wisdom! No mystical shit, though, please. :D
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Re: Is wolfcam fully fixed now? (3 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 15:36 CST, 31 January 2016 - iMsg
Ahh..changed to the quake 3 HUD in the wolf whisperer interface, and it's kinda fixed. Black boxes are gone, and the scoreboard shows when it should
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Crazy ghosting. Seeing 5 of everything (57 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 11:25 CST, 30 January 2016 - iMsg
I THINK it's always been a problem since I got this monitor. It's supposed to be 60hz, but I don't buy that. I don't think I'm seeing 60hz at all. Looks like half that or less.
If I pan even moderately quickly, I see 3 of anything vertical, including enemies. I just aim for the one in front.
I can't tell if previous frames are leaving a ghost image on the most recent, or if it's just my brain still seeing the last few frames..
Is there any way to see the actual monitor refresh rate? I checked the monitor seettings, and it's set to 60, and I'd assume that, if it can display 60hz at a given resolution, then nothing else would affect that as long as the GFX card were sending 60 or more.
I get steady 250fps, but there's no way that what I'm seeing is 60hz. I don't even know how I can test to see whether it's actual ghosting that's actually on screen, or just how it looks to my brain. I don't have a camera that's fast enough to accurately film it and a demo is not gonna show what I'm seeing

Anyways...I think I'm gonna get a 120 or 144hz monitor so..any recommendations if I do? would a 120 at the same price be better if the input lag were lower? I don't even know the lag on my current monitor, but the nearest model I could find has 20ms so...not terrible, but not great
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Is wolfcam fully fixed now? (6 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 05:40 CST, 30 January 2016 - iMsg
I ain't used it for a while. The version I had could play the new demos, but there were black boxes on the screen. I can't remember what used to be, ammo, something like that.
Anyways, the newest version I can find is 11 test 6. I tried that and get an error message. "Invalid playerstate. Something about player count. Some numbers. Possibly 54." (sorry. Should have written it down)
That was with a recent demo, though it wasn't in the demo folder. I just opened it with wolf whisperer.
Isn't there an 11 test 13? I read that somewhere. Is that the newest version?
Also...Do I really need to keep moving Quake demos to the wolfcam folder? Is there no option to have them saved there in the first place? Or have wolfcam find them in the steam folder?
And...since all my programs are on an SSD and I don't wanna keep writing huge video files to it, where's the option to change the destination of rendered video?
Or, if no such option exists, can I just move the wolfcam folder (well, wolf whisperer with wolfcam inside it) to my storage drive without breaking a load of paths and screwing it up? If not, I guess I'll just reinstall it there. Especially if I need to reinstall anyways

Anyways, whoever writes these things...thankyou for all the work
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Logitech surface tuning causes spinout? (22 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 11:07 CST, 23 January 2016 - iMsg
So, I decided to finally have a go at learning to rocket jump. Been playing like 9 months and never got round to it. So sue me. I kinda suck at it too. Sue me again..

But things weren't helped by finding myself suddenly looking at the floor or roof. Hell, at the end of the video, I started spinning and just kept spinning and looking at the floor. I think I've had this issue before and it went away when I went back to the default surface setting.
Anyone else had problems with surface tuning? Is this a thing, or is it just me?
I tried blowing out the sensor with compressed air. I can go back to the default surface setting, but it raises the LOD significantly. :(

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Bind to change name in-game? (3 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 07:16 CST, 16 December 2015 - iMsg
I'm not sure if this would work, now...I think it might have on the standalone, but don't we have to use our steam profile page to change nicks in-game now?
Anyways...IS it possible to make a bind to change name with one keystroke? After playing on a server for a few hours, it's nice to take a short smoke break, but if you sit in spec, anybody joining thiunks they can jump into the game, and...well you've all seen this endless cycle for yourselves, so an AFK name is cool, but a bind for it would mean less time typing and more time to savour the sweet sweet nicotine.
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Quake Live forum archive? (14 comments)
Posted by Riot_Grrl @ 22:23 CDT, 28 October 2015 - iMsg
They kinda sprung the removal on us. I don't see why they needed to remove the forum the instant the made the switch, but... meh. Don't play anymore anyway.
But before they did, a few people were talking about saving the whole forum somewhere...did anyone do it. I found a few bits and pieces of it here and there, but mostly just parts of sticky threads.
I specced a few games but saw nothing that made me feel like playing again. It sucks. I had a few good times. It's kind of sad :(
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