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PCs / Simple PC Joystick?
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:00:50 PM »
So I have been doing retro games of all sorts lately and thought a joystick would be nice for some of them. I glanced a bit at some sites and found a huge amount of choices and some that were hundreds of dollars.

So, is there any simple but decent joystick for a PC anyone recommends? I assume USB would be best? I would like it to work with DOSBox and be usable maybe for some more modern games but I don't plan on doing any real time flight simulators where I need a dozen buttons.

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PCs / A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:19:43 PM »
Well I finally replaced my old desktop computer that was over 11 years old. I found a really good deal on this and I had bought a gaming monitor around Christmas to go with it. Obviously there is a big difference in performance.  :)

Dell XPS 8930
9th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 9400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660Ti 6GB GDDR6
Special Edition Silver Plastic Bezel Chassis (460W)
8GB 1x8GB DDR4 2666MHz
256GB PCIe x4 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Integrated with WAVE MAXXAudio Pro 1

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0"
Optimal resolution: 2560 x 1440 at 144Hz
Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1 (typical)
Brightness:350 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time:1 ms FAST Mode
Viewing Angle: 160° vertical / 170° horizontal
Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare with 3H hardness
Audio Output:1 x Audio line-out, 1 x Headphone port
Connectivity 1 HDMI 1.4 connector, 1 DP 1.2 connector, 4 x USB3.0, 1 x Audio Line-out), 1 x Headphone port
Stand Tilt. Height Adjustable, Swivel, Pivot and built-in cable management

 
I saw the post about anti virus and have been using Panda. I bought and am using Malwarebytes. I have been happy with it catching a lot of things before both on the computer and my phone.

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Gaming General / Anyone Tried Bard's Tale 4?
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:27:29 AM »
I played the original Bard's Tale long ago and it looks like they kept a lot of the game like it was just modernized.

Anyone tried it or plan to?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/566090/The_Bards_Tale_IV_Barrows_Deep/

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Gaming General / D2 Beginning Character Gear
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:34:16 AM »
As I mentioned I have been dabbling a bit in 1.09 again. I was looking at how much stuff I have especially for lower levels. I stockpiled about everything you can think of including charms, jewels, rare rings and amulets.

Just wondering for something different.
1. Do you have 'typical' starting gear you use with a new character?

2. Do you have some godly low level items for characters?

3. I hosted a level 9 PvP tournament ages ago. It was using only what you found. I was wondering about how close I could get a charcter like this to perfection with all the junk. Stuff like reistances, weapon damage, magic find, health, mana etc. Would you want to try and post your charcter for whatever version?


I will post more of my answers a little later but here are a few items I found forgotten in my stashes.

Gemmed Superior Rondache
Defense: 17
Chance to Block:  35%
Smite Damage: 2 to 8
Durability: 34 of 35
(Paladin Only)
Required Strength: 26
Required Level: 6
Item Level: 90
Fingerprint: 0x65555466
All Resistances +54 + (2 flawed diamonds for +60)
Increase Maximum Durability 15%
Socketed (2: 2 used)


Gemmed Short War Bow
Two-Hand Damage: 6 to 14
Required Dexterity: 55
Required Strength: 35
Bow Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Level: 90
Fingerprint: 0x881af0f3
Adds 3-4 fire damage
Adds 1-8 lightning damage
Adds 1-3 cold damage over 1 seconds
+20 poison damage over 2 seconds
28% Damage to Undead
Socketed (5: 5 used)



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