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  1. help me troubleshoot my crash problem... . im trying to deal with the old nvidia780 crash problem... i dont last very long on the WOL server before i get "connection to server lost" and booted out of the server. after reading some advice on the forum thread about how to deal with the nvidia problem, i installed "reshade" (seems to be some pgm to adjust graphics settings)... is WOL ok with this pgm? am i being booted because of it?
  2. I really hope the "oily goggles" goes away, or is greatly diminished at least.
  3. heh heh. congrats to the eagles...saw 'some' of the game (it was on tv while I was playing BoS)....my real regret was missing the ads...I was prepared to turn the tv off if I saw one of those spoiled out-of-place America hater 'protesters'. well, I left the tv on, but had already committed to getting my butt kicked in the multiplayer servers on BoS. anyways, the end result was the same as Jason - I broke even. . ps...I didn't bet anything (never do).
  4. waited to post for a couple more days of experiments/checking...that was it ami, windows snuck up and updated the driver when I wasn't looking twice.
  5. installed 337.88 (ami7b5's link)...no crashes one day (some problems with lighted areas -runway,hangar,yak cockpit) ....today constant crashes 5-10mins in. sheesh.
  6. if I buy it, will I get to play it? something has happened since the last time I played (couple months ago) and game crashes 5-15mins. kinda worried about that. yeah I have the 780 card, but so do a lot o f other folks. sure wish coders, whoever/wherever they are, would fix this.
  7. I could fly for a couple hours before crash UNTIL yesterday .... I've been away for (guessing) month or two, came back, saw the sale and BoBd announcement - went and added to cart (did not preorder yet - thought id make sure all is well 1st). ... now I get about 10 or 15 minutes before crash. D3D (same as render errors above mentioned), sometimes just no message. tried different power mgmnt settings, different nvidea graphics settings (according to a poster here on forums). still same -crashes. ROF works fine. ... 780gtx card. ...I could play with a 2 hour-before-crash window, but 10-15minutes is not playable. what changed?
  8. I was excited because of the excellent media reviews. I was not so excited after I saw it in IMAX. I give it a 6/10 rating. "meh". watch it again? - yes. liked it: yes. after theater feeling: "why am I feeling sort of underwhelmed?" . CONS: I don't understand the desire to make a realistic war movie, but avoid any blood, especially considering modern SFX methods. this was a haunting realization throughout the whole movie. it actually dissuaded much of the fear and immersion that was apparently trying to be conveyed. for instance, the opening scene when the soldier gets shot in the back right in front of the fence, but no blood spatter on the fence. next we see the star jump the fence and shells ripping the wood to pieces. I immediately began to feel like I was watching an original B&W lone ranger episode. this continued. even after watching the bombs hit the beach and pier. no blood, no body parts. and the body getting lifted by the explosion on the beach seemed to have a hauntingly unrealistic delay. while Quentin Tarantino mode may not be necessary, bloodless war scenes are unrealistic. the pianist, Gibson, eastwood could have had some valuable input to this movie. after it was all done, I felt like I didn't see much. the same scenario with different POV's was interesting somewhat, but it was done so much that I began to "know" what was going to happen. instead of seeing "more", I began to feel like I was seeing a lot of "less". the germans were ghosts, except for the planes. and there were only a few planes. only at the end, when the pilot is captured, do we see an actual german soldier. despite the 'action' scenes, I still began to feel like the enemy wasn't really there. I should have been made to feel overwhelmed by his presence and the desperate urgency. maybe this was a realistic POV? may be, but a soldier on that beach had different experiences than I did sitting in my comfy theater seat. I found the center of attention to be interesting, but only for a time. too much time was given to sitting on the stars' shoulders. imho, the same effect could've been accomplished with less time. and some of that time could've been given to more diversity of intense action scenes. PROS: loved the spitfire scenes. wished there were more scenes and more spitfires. the 111 was nice to watch, too. but just 1? the 109's, being buchons, didn't look realistic to me. overall I wanted to see more of this action. no romance. im SO sick of watching war movies that are nothing more than a romance cloaked in a war setting. good camera work. good props.
  9. There are many, like myself, that prefer MP to a great degree. personally, I would probably lose interest altogether without MP. ive flown SP for various reasons, but it eventually bores or frustrates me. real live human beings add a huge amount of dimension to the experience. . so, assuming MP is a given for this discussion,... . the lobby system is stark and really needs improvement. surely do hope its being worked on as mentioned. I hope it doesn't require a 3rd party tool (such as discord). would be nice to be able to have user-configurable notifications (text,email,screen,chat,?) at desired intervals for server populations and player 'waiting'. the WoL idea works. the numbers prove it. game/server has problems. other servers have good ideas, but some are not so easy to just jump right into and play. missions or requirements are complicated. these are good ideas, imho, but the majority of MP seems to favor the jump-in-and-join-the-fight scenario. some of the MP server options that sort of emulate the WoL model make the mistake of creating the same scale of operations, not accounting for the difference in population. it is a mistake to build a large scale theater map when the server count is historically low. not only in sheer mileage/Km size, but also in the size of the targets (how many buildings/objects must be destroyed). when I join a server like this, it becomes obviously pointless as I am flying around a vast space looking for a very few other players, or I am flying SO many bombing missions just to try and destroy a single objective. AND that objective has AA that now has all its attention focused on me alone. my advice: if you are trying to attract players and you have no momentum, START SMALL.
  10. . this is one of the great mysteries in life. . for the US (low ping), new wings wargrounds would be an excellent alternative, but it remains deserted every time I look at it. and it remains available still. I don't know what the ping of that server is outside the US, and maybe that is a part of the issue? many players are outside the US, and MP servers are liked when there are a lot of players involved. . this kind of game would really benefit from some sort of lobby system that would notify subscribers (email or text) about planned and currently active sessions/servers. gotta wonder how many ppl look at the MP server list for a brief window of time and, if they don't see any activity, go away. could be 100 ppl looking at the server list and seeing a 0/84 for the server they would be interested in, so they leave.
  11. can I suggest dropping the 15sec delay when ending a flight? it takes long enough to start these planes...not sure why time is added...doesn't work same as rof.
  12. . whaaAAAAaa....?..?? . a..hem....<cough> goering<cough>
  13. . which is what Jason appears to be doing... (stall speed = max speed)
  14. sounds like its time for some VR 'environments' - like the full motion sim equipment. crud, just when I thought things were getting cheaper. ...of course, VR sickness is prolly bcause our brains have learned to coordinate the multiple sensory perceptions by experience - however, what if we raised a generation on VR from early on?!? eegads! we are prolly in for a nightmare of a generation of folks that cant even physically function in real life (even wosre than millenials)!
  15. heh heh...well, if you are from florida, you would worry if the pilot did NOT wear flipflops
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