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Re: Another rant

Postby [Creep]-Tyrant on Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:19 pm

Thanks everyone for the encouragement, this fight has a long way to go still, I have managed finally make an arrangement with someone so I can afford to live somewhere. I have one of those little campers that you stick on a pickup truck that I am putting out in their back yard by the woods, they have a massive yard so it will at least feel like my own space without really feeling intrusive on anyone else, and I'll have power and set my rig up in there so I won't be living in my van very much longer, that will be really nice, I can't wait to sleep on a bed again, even if it is just the built-in one in the camper. I haven't slept on a bed since February, and although I make the van pretty comfortable at night, it's still no bed and I have to take time to rearrange tools and junk to make the room every night, then put everything back so I can get to my tools for work. I'm sure you can imagine that's a pain in the ass every day. I still haven't figured out how I am going to get ahead and save any money for the future, but at least it will afford me the opportunity to have some peace and quiet, and a small semblance of 'home' in which to think on it and figure something out. Like anything else, I just have to take it one step at a time, I can't tackle everything at once so I just have to settle for solving the things I can and maybe after that I can solve the next problem. Gas in the van is kicking my ass at $3 a gallon so after I get that camper set up I am hoping I can find some little rice-burner 4 banger to run back and forth to work with when I don't need all my tools. That would save me a good chunk of money each week since the van costs me about $80 a week to drive just in gas alone. Anyway, I will soon be able to get online more often since I'll be in camper with nothing else to do anyway (oh poor me, I'll just be forced to sit and play video games at night, oh cruel fate...).

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Re: Another rant

Postby HangOver on Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:31 pm

one day at a time man. one day at a time.

and it will be nice to have you back online to kill. i miss killing you :P

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Re: Another rant

Postby Mahony on Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:18 am

If only more people in this world had you're attitude Tyrant, this world would be a hell of a better place.

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Re: Another rant

Postby [Creep]-Tyrant on Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:04 am

heh, Hang I play INS a little bit each night starting maybe 2 days ago, I haven't set up my camper yet but my computer is set up in Dyzzi's room on an extra desk he has, it's really small and I have no mouse room, I'm using a really crappy 17" monitor cuz my son is using my 19" at his house since 1. I didn't have my rig set up anyway and 2. His 17" blew up for no apparent reason, but it was like 7 years old anyway so I gotta dig up a better monitor, and my god this video card is killing me, it is the worst P.O.S. I think I have ever seen, never, I REPEAT, NEVER use an Nvidia fx5700 LE/Optima if you actually want to enjoy your games in the least way possible. Either way, I'll still try but I won't be much of a challenge, even with my glasses I can't see shit on this screen. I can alway just get drunk and play tho, then it won't matter anyway. Speaking of drunk....

Mahony, thanx man, but I would wish my life on no one and I damn sure don't want my kids to have to relive it either, it's simply time to find a way to break the cycle. I need to figure out how to market my talents and somehow make some decent money instead of this check-to-check living barely making ends meet, my computer is a shambles P.O.S., well not completely, but if I made the money I know I am worth I could easily deal with all my issues and finally have something to improve my children's lives, I need to own a piece of land somewhere, I don't really give a shit where as long as I can be paid fairly for what I do, I can't believe 20 years of construction experience just doesn't really mean jack shit and without the capital to put out to replace all my now sold-off tools (thanx Mom-in-law, love ya too) I can't compete at all, the whole construction market is screwed with all the immigration we have, many of which are illegal but the fat cats sure are turning a blind eye to an awful lot around here. I don't mind what I am doing right now, but I don't want to be the laborer for the rest of my life, I know my shit, and I know it well. I mean seriously, I can build this house, although I didn't frame this particular one, but all the wood you see, the entertainment center and so forth, yea, that was me, most of it alone.
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I can't believe my skills can't make me a living, not trying to brag up on my work, but I know that is a really nice job because I just won't do it any other way, all they care about these days is speed and cheap, if it falls apart in five years they'll fix it then and let the insurance company pay for it.

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Re: Another rant

Postby Mahony on Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:50 am

Tyrant, what do you need for you're rig? I think I have an extra hard drive, extra monitor, etc. Some shit that is just sitting in a box. IF you need anything, let me know. Its not much and its pretty out of date (2 to 3 years old) but its new shit that is still in its box.
That house looks amazing!! That is some freakin nice wood work man. Iv made a fishing pool out of a stick before, thats the best I can do with wood (unless I have porn and lotion).

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Re: Another rant

Postby [Creep]-Tyrant on Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:09 pm

My rig is OKAY for the most part, nothing to brag about, it's crippling factor is the video card more than anything else, I have plenty of hard drive space considering I have a 80gb in it that is still completely empty so no worries there. In fact, here is what I have at the moment:

Abit Av8 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (single core)
1 Gb Corsair Value Select Ram (2x512)
120 GB Western Digital IDE HDD
120 GB Western Digital IDE HDD
80 GB Western Digital HDD
Dual Layer 8x DVD RW
5.1 Onboard AC97 Codec for sound
Logitech G5 Mouse
Logitech Multimedia Keyboard
Nvidia fx5700 LE/Optima 128Mb Video Card
Logisys 17" Monitor

The main issue I have is the monitor and video card.
I bought the 19" I was using about 2 years ago at a yard sale for $5 and it works great, but I let my son use it when his died, and now he likes it a lot and I don;t want to take it back, this 17" is WAY over bright than it should be, the screen twitches and flickers and does some weird stuff and is blurry, I have a hard enough time seeing shit on a smaller screen as it is without the quirks.
The Video is the main problem, it's just horrible, before I went to jail I had just figured out how to tweak things enough to get 30+ or so FPS in Source, dropping into the low teens depending on whats happening. I have no complaints with the rest of my rig beyond the monitor/video card. I know it isn't the hottest system around, but I always tend to live a couple yeas behind the new technology anyway, mainly because it is soooo much cheaper to do so, and usually a 2 year old system will still play the latest games, just not at the highest settings, which is fine by me so long as I can make things smooth and playable I don't need to have all the bells and whistles going to make me happy. For example, playing Source, if I can get 1024x768 and keep the framerate above 30, I'd be happy, I don't need AA and AF and all the reflections and highest model detail. Right now I play in 800x600 and the card will struggle to keep playable framerates, I have a custom config with about 100 or so commands tweaking the graphics engine plus custom drivers for the video card and still I see 13 and 14 FPS very often. In a closed room with one or two people I will have maybe 35 or 37 FPS, out in the open (especially if more than 2 people are around and visible) I am usually stuck around 22 FPS which makes it very hard to play. The motherboard is quirky as well, apparently it will not use anything except an Nvidia video card, I've tried several ATI cards and they refuse to work on this board. I had a buddy give me a 6800GS but it is apparently burned out or something, it actually does work, but the colors are all psychodelic and trippy and it shows major artifacts all over the screen until eventually the screen is almost completely full of artifacting to the point you cannot make out WTF it is drawing.

So basically I am looking for a better video card, hoping to find a bargain $5 6800 or better and maybe dig up another 19" somewhere, but money is a major issue, and $5 is literally very hard to come up with.

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Re: Another rant

Postby PCMILPH on Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:23 pm

Damn ty that is nice work. If i could afford an entertainment center you would be my man. In the meantime tho I have an extra video card if you are interested. I replaced it cuz i thought it died but it ended up being the mobo and i didnt have the retail box to return the replacement card. If you can use a SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 its yours just pm me the addy and ill send it along.

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Re: Another rant

Postby [Creep]-Tyrant on Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:41 am

I so wish I had PCI-e but this mobo is AGP 8x.
So far I tried 3 different ATI cards on it, none of them would work at all, I can't even boot the thing up with any of them, I have an x800 pro but since this mobo won't boot with it it leaves me stuck using the best Nvidia card I have and that's this PNY Fx-5700 LE-Optima 128 Mb which turns out to be slower than the much older Ti 4200 ( go figure ).
What I need is an AGP card, I am guessing that for whatever retarded reason it should be an Nvidia Card since so far 3 out of 3 ATI cards refuse to function at all, even though the cards work perfectly fine in other systems.

So the x800 is going in my daughter's computer since her rig needs serious help and that card should help boost her performance considerably from that piece of crap card she is currently stuck with.

I am hoping to get hold of a 6800 (or better perhaps) but so far no luck and fighting all this court crap and trying to survive is taking every penny of my money so I'm pretty much stuck hoping somebody has a free-bee laying around somewhere, I borrowed a 6800 GS for a week from a buddy of mine just to test it out and it worked fantastic, the performance was insanely better, made my system actually feel like a halfway decent machine. My FPS in Source went from the range of 20-50 FPS with a custom config and all settings at low in 800x600 to 90-140 FPS (very consistently) in 1280x1024 with all settings at high and HDR on so that tells me all I need to know.

Anything in the range of the performance of a 6800 or better will do extremely well, maybe not the best I could get, but hella better than what I got now.

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Re: Another rant

Postby 3s.WyldGoat on Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:11 pm

I have an old ATI 9700 Pro if you could use that.

Think you could use that?

I'm probably gona get a cheap 10$ card and put it in.. just for a fileserver :)

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Re: Another rant

Postby captmorgan on Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:07 pm

Be careful, last time Goat offered me anything the fine print said I needed to take anal from him for 2 years at his whim...

Thank god he has a small dick, or it might bring back painful memories just typing this...

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Re: Another rant

Postby kelston on Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:13 pm

captmorgan wrote:Be careful, last time Goat offered me anything the fine print said I needed to take anal from him for 2 years at his whim...

Thank god he has a small dick, or it might bring back painful memories just typing this...


holy shit you're alive.

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Re: Another rant

Postby -wicked-toon-X on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:47 pm

there are so many trolls on this site, its amazing haha

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Re: Another rant

Postby [Creep]-Tyrant on Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:40 am

HAHA, glad to hear you're still around capt!
I haven't seen that name in ages, makes me think of the old GW #1 and #2 days, hehe.

I wonder whatever happened to all those guys, Roastbeef and the like?

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Re: Another rant

Postby 3s.WyldGoat on Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:21 pm

Thank god he has a small dick, or it might bring back painful memories just typing this...


Of course I'm gona seem small. Not my fault your used to taking on 20" elephants dicks!

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Re: Another rant

Postby HangOver on Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:52 pm

3s.WyldGoat wrote:
Thank god he has a small dick, or it might bring back painful memories just typing this...


Of course I'm gona seem small. Not my fault your used to taking on 20" elephants dicks!


elephants have 20'' dicks? why have i been wasting my time with this horse?

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