GoldenEye: Source v5.0 Released

GoldenEye: Source just had its first major update since 2013. Version 5.0 features:

New levels: Aztec, Bunker, Dam, Depot and Caverns – Overhauled visuals for the “neo” maps. – Most of the “neo” levels were redone from scratch. – 25 levels in total. -New weapon models – 2 new gamemodes (A View to a Kill, Gun Trade) – Game mechanics rebuilt. Invulnerability system works as designed. – Strafe running is now possible and increased player speed slightly Weapon Overhaul And MORE!

Read more about what is new here. You can download the game for free from ModDB.



Spec Ops: The Line Missing Text Issue Solved

A while back I was playing Spec Ops: The Line when the game crashed. Upon starting the game back up I was greeted by missing and placeholder text. Uninstalling the game and reinstalling was (surprisingly) no help. I did some searching online and found others with the issue, but no one was able to solve the problem. I reached out to 2K support, and they wanted me to do a lot of nonsense like disable all the services running on my PC and turn off all the startup apps.

My suspicion was that the text I was seeing was placeholder text to be replaced later for localization purposes, and I figured that the correct text must be somewhere in the game files for it to read. So I figured that either the setting that tells the game where to find the file was messed up, or the localization file itself was corrupt. I did some digging and located a file in “C:\Users\<Your Username>\Documents\my games\SpecOps-TheLine\SRGame\Localization\INT\” called “SRGame.INT”. I opened it up and found that the contents were indeed corrupt. After deleting the file and launching the game, it created a new SRGame.INT file with the proper contents. Bingo, issue solved.

Hopefully this information will be of use to others.



System Shock vs System Shock Remastered: What’s Different?

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The original System Shock is getting remastered and Jean-Luc compares the Kickstarter demo to the original game to see what’s changed.



System Shock Kickstarter

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The System Shock Kickstarter is now live. System Shock is a complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans. If you missed the initial teaser video, go fill yourself in. Now go give the demo a try and then give them all of your money. That is all, thanks.



PC Upgrade Time 2016

3dmark Results

The last time I made a significant PC upgrade was back in 2014. Since then I have added storage, added ram, picked up a new video card and a new monitor. I also picked up a new mouse. Here is the current state of my gaming rig:

Processor: Intel Core i7-5930K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800
Primary Hard Drives: 256 GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Other Drives: Over 10TB of traditional storage (various drives)
Optical Drive: LG Blu-ray Burner
Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX OC Edition
Dedicated PhysX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Primary Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU Black 27″ 144 Hz HDMI Widescreen IPS NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor w/ Overclocking to 165 Hz
Second Monitor: Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Monitor
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset
Speakers: Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Mouse Surface: Corsair MM600
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS X99-DELUXE
Computer Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T
Power Supply: Corsair HX Series HX750
Card Reader: NZXT Aperture M
LED Lighting: NZXT Hue

Some photos of the new components, plus some bonus photos of some of my old video cards I have used over the years.

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