DirectX 11 & Crysis 2

With consoles being so old and developers still slowly milking the gaming community for every last penny.

PC again has been left with either it’s a dying platform or it’s the beginning of great things soon to come! Every developer says something that either dismisses the personal PC or confirms it’s power to actually make real changes in the gaming world.

With that said Crysis 1 was originally a PC only title because the consoles just couldn’t produce the power needed to even run the game at lowest settings. Thier hardware just could not perform the technology in the PS3 or 360 by PC standard is about 5 generations old now and soon will be 6. As a matter a fact when the PS3 and 360 were originally realeased they were already a generation behind the personal computer. Thier hardware was basically set to use DirectX 9.1 which really doesn’t exist in the PC world but it was slightly modified for the next generation game consaoles ..360/PS3. Example the PS3 uses the g70 core from Nvidia which powered the anchient old 7800 series DirectX 9 video cards for PC. The 360 uses a same generation type video card custom made from ATI for the xbox 360. I used 2- 7800GT Video  cards in SLI on my PC  back in late 04 early 05.

In 2005 Microsoft released Windows vista which introduced DirectX10 which was a step forward graphically but not much used because developers were to busy developing for consoles which could not use DirectX 10. Thus leaving DX10 games on PC few and far inbetween Crysis 1 being one of the games and a few other maybe 20-30 other games.

At the end of Vistas short lived  stay on the market DirectX 11 was introduced now DirectX 11 is a huge step forward but again consoles still stuck in th early 2000’s

Developers like Crytek decided to go ahead and downgrade Crysis 2 for the old consoles so they too could make console money like all the other developers who used to drive Toyota’s can now drive BMW’s and Lamborghini’s.

Shortly after them realizing what a horrible mistake it was to downgrade Crysis 2 to work on consoles they released a proper patch to implement DirectX 11 for PC gamers. But issue is the game should have been built from the ground up on DX11 tech not old console tech.

Here’s a few PC screen shots of Crysis 2 running DX11 with the graphics maxed out running at true 1080P unlike the consoles that use DirectX 9 & less than 720p but are upscaled to fit a 1080 screen source.

Click on the pictures for larger image.

The Screenshots were taken in game from my personal PC.

Windows 7 Ult x64

AMD Quad core 3.2 Ghz CPU Phenom II

4 gigs DDRII 1066 memory

Geforce 560Ti Superclocked.

Geforce 8200 as PhysX card

 

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450 RC Helicopter finally repaired.

Had major issues with the helicopter not getting lift.

Even with the pitch at +10 degrees which is what it’s supposed to be at.

Earler this year I replaced the blade holder bearings  due to getting heavy vibration and the movement was stiff. Then after replacing the bearings decided I needed more power so upgraded the motor to a Scorpion the motor is insane!! LOVE it..no really I love it.

Then after changing the motor It started to have trouble startiung to spin up. After this happening for quite some time it finally just stopped working at all:( decided to replace the main gear which actually ended up being the main shaft sleeve that was completely shredded into small fragments. So thinking since the mainshaft sleeve was beat figured the main gear was just fine I replaced the sleeve and popped the old gear with the new sleeve back into the Helicopter.

Bad idea! While the helicopter did get lift it took 100% throttle to even lift it off the ground 3 ft! NOT GOOD! Plus added a vibration that could give a 5 year old child shaken syndrome. SO I sat on it for a week or so and continued to just fly my trainer to keep my skills up to par which isn’t all that great since a trainer Helicopter is tiny and fixed pitch there for inverted flight and trick flying is out of the question meaning while my normal flight skills are `100% my stunt flying has decreased to almost beginner status:(

Last night around 1-Am decieded I would replace that main gear that should have been replaced when I changed the main shaft sleeve out. Low and behold took it out for a test spin and what do ya know it is at full power and could decapitate someone without issue yay!!!! When I heard it spin up almost scared me for a second forgot how much more power the 450 has compared to my trainer heli’s.

My son decided he wanted to learn how to fly so I gave him a 300 Trainer heli pretty sweet ride perfect for hover training and basic nose in and side in training. Just requires a very low wind day outside otherwise he would struggle way to much learning. It’s hard enough to learn to even hover tail in without wind no less with some wind.

Like I say to all beginners gotta take it very slow because you will never be able to just pick up a RC helicopter and start hovering it that day or even the 1st month. When I hear people buying these $1,200 helicopters for a starter I always laugh because I know the 1st second they try and fly it will be in pieces, And I love thier faces when theres a thousand dollars worth of helicopter all over the ground and then they instantly say it was defective!!! LOL that is the best.

Once sold a helicopter to a dude he came back 10 minutes later dude you sold me a broken helicopter it doesn’t fly! I turned it on and started flying around  and he was like but it didn’t do that for me?! I was like I know because you have to learn if you wanna get a RC and start to compete that day get a car or truck even a plank AKA Plane. Because RC Helicopters have the highest learning curve.

Another favorite of mine is when someone tells me ohh ill be fine I play video games great! lol Vgames have nothing to do with real physics and wind compensation and quick recovery.

Update:

15:19 Little Sal tried flying for the 1st time he did quite well:) A few crashes but that’s to be expected tomorrow is another day well go at it again then:)

Think I will modify it a bit for hover practice tonight this way tomorrow he may have it a bit easier.

I have 2 days off so may as well pass something I know over to my son and why not it be a hobby that I love. And hopefully one day he will fall in love with the same hobby as I have.

New PC build!!!

My son’s PC is starting to have issues with power.

So I decided I will do a quick repair but ultimately want to built a new bad ass PC!!!!!!!!

This is my thoughts so far.

This’s right I build  my own PC’s  “ONLY a TOOL”  buys pc’s from BestBuy or some lame ass PC shop!!!  And I really just wanted to say TOOL for some reason maybe it’s because i’m a TOOL?!”)

Here’s my initial thoughs’s I only threw this together within a few niutes this will change drastically before I actualy buy and build:)

CPU-
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX Maybe a 6 core??

Mainboard-

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

Memory-

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
x2 (16) Gigs make me horney)

Video Card-

EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

BluRay-
LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi WH12LS30 LightScribe Support – OEM

Harddrive-

Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive