TiberiusBravo87

5 days ago  Tech Talk

@destraht The RP2+ is very interesting since it's something you can readily fix or modify and has a touch screen to boot. Main reason I did not buy it yet was unexpected real life expenses.

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destraht

5 days ago  Tech Talk

@TiberiusBravo87 Something will come around that interests me.

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TiberiusBravo87

5 days ago  Tech Talk

@destraht Next-gen stuff is starting off with decent prices at least. I was worried the RP2+ was a one-off at $100 because it was an incremental upgrade on an old frame that was already mass produced. Don't worry, give it a few months we will likely have some great firmware come out for these. Remember that the market was stuck on the RK3326 chipsets for a very long time.

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destraht

5 days ago  Tech Talk
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TiberiusBravo87

6 days ago  Tech Talk

@destraht If I wasn't doing it in the game I'd be doing it in real life. That's way more expensive and dangerous. My uncle is into stock racing and a minor bump from another drive took his shoulder out of the socket. Everyone has hobbies, I found a digital version of mine that saves me tons of time and money. Not to mention saving all that dinosaur juice from being burnt which liberals claim is a cardinal sin.

destraht

6 days ago  Tech Talk

@TiberiusBravo87 All of that time that you spent virtually driving in circles you could have been used for learning how to pirate Windows games and how run them ideally under Linux. Also if you would have gone with an AMD GPU instead of nVidia then you'd have something to post about at Wallstreet Bets instead of just "jagging ... with lots of micro-corrections".

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TiberiusBravo87

6 days ago  Tech Talk

@destraht A lot was changed from FH3 to FH4. Mostly a larger map, more efficient code, and bumped graphics. More cars as well, physics were mostly the same with very slight improvements. FH5 has a slightly larger map than FH4 and even better graphics with a slight performance hit (runs ~100fps and looks a little better at same settings that ran FH4 at 120fps) but the biggest change is the physics. They are more accurate and RWD cars now handle much more realistically instead of losing traction so excessively. Used to if you wanted to seriously compete you would do an AWD conversion to every car. Now you can even rally race in a FR-RWD setup effectively with some tuning on the differential.

Between FH2-FH4 you could apply a mathemetical formula for a baseline suspension/ARB tune:

Weight% X (slider max setting - slider min setting) + min slider setting

That formula stopped working in FH5 because of the vastly improved physics that also allowed FR-RWD cars to properly grip and maintain control. Steering input for controllers and various other input devices has also been made a lot smoother. Now you can choose your angle and smoothly take a corner instead of jagging the steering wheel around with lots of micro-corrections. You still do that a little but it's nowhere near as much for me with the same XBoxOne wired controller on the same exact PC.

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destraht

6 days ago  Tech Talk

@TiberiusBravo87 Forza 5 has very good graphcs, but has anything changed from a PS3 era racer? It seems even more the same than the differences in first person shooters. That is why Nintendo has been doing so many weird things over the last fifteen years.

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TiberiusBravo87

6 days ago  Tech Talk

@destraht Add extra cooling. For starters get a decent paste, I use the Noctua NT-H2 and it will instantly improve temps over stock paste on anything from consoles to GPU's and CPU's. If a tube of NT-H2 doesn't give you enough of a change then add an extra fan. Yes, I drilled into cases before. I think you are smart enough to wire an 80mm or 120mm fan or even make some holes to custom mount one in a choice spot to induce positive air pressure.

Forza Horizon 4/5 are one of the better games out there, I usually buck AAA titles and trends but that is one that makes car people into gamers and gamers into car people. They don't run well because they are Microsoft products. It wasn't until very recently that FH4 hit Steam and it had lots of extra bugs that the Microsoft Store version did not have.

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destraht

6 days ago  Tech Talk

@TiberiusBravo87 I think that the issue here is not Linux or WINE, but that I have perhaps the tiniest Ryzen nettop that you can buy. With Injustice 2 it's at the point where any kind of a hiccup like a warm room would cause it to give out. It can also run as much better on the other side with ideal non-my situations such as better ventilation, overclocking, and tweaking game config files.

In regards to games like Forza, it's very likely that Linux users just find it to be boring. I'd rather play Streets of Rogue than that. The game is wild with two players.

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