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by Varsity
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: It's all in your head, Part 14
Replies: 50
Views: 77025

Re: It's all in your head, Part 14

So when I’m firing my ar15 carbine at the zombies in left4dead, the half-life engine is (almost certainly) doing a ray-hit-versus-triangle test, testing the line out of the barrel of my gun against the triangle mesh that is the zombie in front of me. When it detects a hit (and it will, because I’m ...
by Varsity
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: It's all in your head, Part 12
Replies: 70
Views: 144942

Confirmed: Subversion is not about streets!
by Varsity
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: Platform Preferences
Replies: 56
Views: 57437

Re: Platform Preferences

More to the point, the whole demo integration thing with the 360 is wonderful – downloading demos is as easy as it could be. No installation issues, no bittorrent, no searching for a download mirror that doesn’t cover my screen in adverts and make me click “yes download this file now” and “no I don...
by Varsity
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Lobby sounds play during games: Vista / Realtek HD Audio
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

This is still an issue with 1.71. Hasn't anyone else run into this?
by Varsity
Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: Survival of the Flattest
Replies: 120
Views: 98718

I can never watch any of these videos. I've got XVID installed but the file never plays: I can drag the slider along, but it won't move of its own accord and never get any audio or video. Is there anything wrong with providing a WMV version too?
by Varsity
Wed May 02, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steam version 1.5.10 - WOW!
Replies: 8
Views: 3702

There doesn't seem to be a 1.5 for the standalone version yet..?
by Varsity
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Lobby sounds play during games: Vista / Realtek HD Audio
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Lobby sounds play during games: Vista / Realtek HD Audio

Driver version 1.65, the latest. The menu "music" never fades out and plays behind the in-game sound. No obvious issues apart from this! :)
by Varsity
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Darwinia Vista version released
Replies: 83
Views: 78217

DX10?
by Varsity
Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Read our new Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 16699

Could you guys set up a feed for blog posts? They aren't widely-reported enough for me to be able to rely on news sites. And I'm never going to remember to check by myself. :P
by Varsity
Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: [TIP] Catalyst AI and Defcon
Replies: 3
Views: 974

[TIP] Catalyst AI and Defcon

A warning to anyone with the same issue as me (and a word in IV's ear!): Defcon does not like Catalyst AI when set to Advanced - at least on mobility X1800 cards.

If your screen looks like this, move the Catalyst AI slider, found under the 3D menu option, to Standard.
by Varsity
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: High CPU load
Replies: 19
Views: 3373

Steam makes no difference. This affects all of IV's games on my system, standalone or Steam.
by Varsity
Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Defcon eats my freakin memory
Replies: 11
Views: 2220

I just caught Defcon using 100MB+ of memory, when I hadn't even started a game. I'd closed it from the taskbar on account of the poor performance and it duly disappeared - but didn't actually terminate and kept eating more and more MB.
by Varsity
Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Black screen on launch
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

If you are talking about my rolling demo, then no. I was referring to framerate.

Edit: dear god, even Uplink crawls! What did I do to deserve this?
by Varsity
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Black screen on launch
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

Things have improved for no apparent reason. The menu still runs at with single-figure FPS, but it is far more responsive and I was even able to start a rolling demo - at which point everything collapsed again, but it still wasn't as bad as it had been at first. Only change has been the recent Steam...
by Varsity
Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Black screen on launch
Replies: 10
Views: 2042

I can run the games if I forced windowed mode. However, neither scratch even 1FPS on the lowest settings. There is no way Defcon's menu is this demanding - it's all down to CPU overload anyway, even for Darwinia. There was a thread about this sort of thing on dual core systems last time I was here, ...

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