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The Dog & Duck / Re: What happened to the front page
« on: February 02, 2017, 07:02:31 AM »

The Dog & Duck / Re: Windows 10 upgrade deadline looming
« on: July 07, 2016, 06:56:25 AM »
I guess that confirms it for me then. I think I'll let my dad run out his Vista experience until next year on his laptop as well. We were considering bumping him up to Windows 7 and then 10. He can always get a cheap new laptop with Windows 10 next year since he only uses a browser and the occasional Word document anyway.

There's a tool by a well known security expert that makes it easy to change/remove a registry key that will prevent Windows 10 from downloading/installing:

Download button half way down the page on the right. Security expert. Definitely not a usability expert.
Also: sound warning when using the tool. Turn down your volume.

Turns out the girlfriend has been paying more attention than me. I already had 6,3GB worth of Windows 10 files on my laptop ready to be installed! Her laptop was clean. Damn it.  :'(

Removed that shit and disabled it with Never10 with two clicks. 

The Dog & Duck / Windows 10 upgrade deadline looming
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:28:28 PM »
So assuming Microsoft actually pulls the plug on the free upgrade on 29th July 2016...

What say ye? Upgrade from Windows 7/8: yay or nay?

Personally I'm still trying to make up my mind. Privacy settings in Windows 10 can be toned down manually. And surely Microsoft has been collecting plenty of our data for the past 20 years. That's not my biggest concern. I'm not too fond of the constant updating and rebooting it seems to force on you. Or can that be completely disabled as well?

My laptop is from 2011. Definitely planning to get new hardware before Windows 7 becomes obsolete in 2019. So I'm tempted to just stick it out. No telling which of my current programs will stop working or what might go wrong with an upgrade. Or if you need to do a full reinstall. Had a few months a while ago where my graphics drivers and Windows versions were causing a lot of BSODs, but they fixed that. Other than that I've been happy with Windows 7.

But you're one serious cease and desist letter away from the private server being shut down like And losing everything "instantly". Admittedly there's always the risk of a dev pulling the plug on a game and official servers, but most of the time you can see that coming by constant server merges and overall dropping player base.

The Dog & Duck / Re: Story driven turn based team rpgs
« on: April 14, 2016, 11:30:03 AM »
Thanks! I have those but didn't try them yet. Reinstall time.

The Dog & Duck / Story driven turn based team rpgs
« on: April 13, 2016, 07:10:11 PM »
So... I was wondering if anyone can recommend more games like Wasteland 2. Where you level up and customize a team of characters and not just one character. Preferably with a similar graphics level or better, so no oldy timey 8bit stuff like the original XCOM games. And turn based combat.

There's the newer XCOM, which always felt a bit more base managing-y interrupted by constant alien attacks to me. I guess there was some storyline, but not like there is in Wasteland 2 or older games like Neverwinter Nights for example. It felt like upgrading your base and gear and managing the satellite network so you could murder the boss alien was the main goal instead of advancing a wider storyline.

Is XCOM 2 different from 1 in that specific sense? Or is it now managing your stolen ship and leveling up to defeat the main alien boss?

Other titles?

Lord of the Rings Online / Re: Snowbourne to Close
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:05:25 PM »
Sorry to hear that dude. Stuff like this makes it sound like the game is heavily circling the drain?

Lord of the Rings Online / Re: Snowbourne to Close
« on: August 06, 2015, 09:52:49 PM »
Thanks for explaining it in two sentences!

It seems I never recovered from losing my previous dwarf rockstar and his beer goat. I currently only have a goatless level 15 minstrel.

Lord of the Rings Online / Re: Snowbourne to Close
« on: August 06, 2015, 12:40:52 PM »
So since I murdered my killer guitarist last time they changed things by not taking action... does an individual player need to do anything special to keep what they have? Or will the guildleader move all the players along with the guild?

Reading through all the official messages and reinstalling now. Been busy with swtor 12x xp.

The Dog & Duck / Re: It works.
« on: May 02, 2015, 10:23:54 AM »
Grats, gg, wp.

But does the baby have a boaby?

General Gaming / Re: Homeworld Remastered
« on: March 01, 2015, 03:21:46 PM »
Yeah TB said they did well on this one.

I recall having super pink spaceships many years ago so I could actually see them on my screen.

General Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 1 the re masterd
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:22:16 PM »
Too much of a pussy for scary games. Still have L4D flashbacks.

General Gaming / Re: Elite 4 dangerous
« on: November 20, 2014, 08:38:32 PM »
Link for the lazy:

I'm waiting for Star Citizen and just got Warlords and Mordheim, so nein. Unless of course more people hop on the bandwagon. Then I'll mindlessly join.  :-*

The Dog & Duck / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:50:30 PM »

The Dog & Duck / Re: World of Warcraft
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:50:30 PM »
Never got my Flight Masters license before. Flying over Stormwind is neato.

All these youngsters with their glowing dragon mounts at level 22. Seems like you look like a neon sign very early on now. Very little sense of accomplishment. I still recall the endless amount of cloth and silk I handed over to Ironforge for the privilege of being allowed to ride my white goat.

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