Where My PC Gamers At?

grandgnu

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Anyone else out there still PC Gaming? I picked up a bunch of games on Steam Sales and now have a backlog of stuff to play. Generally try to wait for a game to have been out for awhile and be battle tested, patched and have pretty good reviews before I'll jump into the fray (plus wind up paying less than $10 to get legendary/complete editions)

MY RIG

Intel Core i5 3.2Ghz
8GB DDR3 RAM
500GB Western Digital Raptor 10K Hard Drive Primary
500GB Western Digital Blue Secondary Hard Drive
Radeon 7870 2GB Graphics


CURRENTLY PLAYING

Total War Rome II - Emperors Edition

I had originally gotten into the Total War series back when they first released Medieval TW. Then played Rome, then played Medieval II (I got a LOT of life out of that one thanks to the modding community, including the Stainless Steel and Third Age Lord of the Rings conversion mods)

But, I became disenfranchised with the series due to the continued weak AI and I swore I wouldn't get another game after MTWII. Then I wound up getting Empire anyway and it was a horrible mess and I swore off the series, skipping everything since (including Rome II initially, and thankfully since there were tons of issues at launch and after)

A year had passed and I saw I could snag it for 15 bucks and read reviews and they seemed to say the game had significantly improved so I gave it a go. While there are still things that irk me about the series, I am enjoying Rome II and found it plenty stable without lag, even with maxed graphics and roughly 10,000 troops on screen at once.

I have since downloaded some mods (to enhance the music during battles, etc) and I'm playing a campaign on the hardest difficulty (Legendary, you can't save or go back and reload, it auto-saves each turn and that's it, live with your mistakes) as Rome.

I was just about to open up a can of whoop ass on the Iceni, who have pushed the Averni out of what is modern day France, when the Selucids (and their huge contingent of Satrapy's) declared war on me. It's too bad because I could've steam-rolled the Iceni who overextended and exhausted themselves against the Averni, but I prefer not to fight on the two fronts if I don't have to.

Carthage is long since gone, having tangled with myself and my Syracuse allies. Syracuse had been doing well, keeping the south out of my area of concern. But then they ran afoul of the Persians (a satrapy of the Selucids) and have been getting pushed back significantly. And now I'm being drawn into the fray. Dispatching two full legions plus two full fleets (essentially another two legions worth of troops) to begin the long campaign to push them back.

This is resulting in what is essentially a world war because there are multiple alliances fighting the Selucids and their Satrapy's and I expect the arrival of Roman Cohorts will shift this conflict significantly. I have kept a decent number of legions to secure my home territories, and might still consider a conflict against the Iceni since they're relatively weak and it's probably best to strike while the iron is hot rather than risk allowing them to solidify their holdings. Then again, the Lustani, occupying the Iberian peninsula have just recently declared war on the Iceni and that should keep them both occupied while I deal with the larger threat.

BACKLOG TO PLAY

The Banner Saga
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Directors Cut
Galactic Civilizations III (still in beta)
Grand Theft Auto IV (+ episodes from Liberty City)
Metro 2033
Payday 2
Prison Architect (still in Alpha or Beta)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhancement


RECENTLY PLAYED

Telltale Games The Walking Dead Seasons 1 & 2 (LOVED these games, great characters, writing, really draws you in, unlike the show)
Ultimate General Gettysburg - pays homage to the great Sid Meiers Gettysburg game from the 90's, and made by one of my favorite Total War modders
Tropico 4: Sim City with despots!
Skyrim: Needed to mod it so it didn't look so crappy. But eventually became bored because there's TOO much to do in this game
Fallout 3: Was able to mod this to make it comparable graphics-wise with todays games, again too big a game, eventually got bored and uninstalled
Fallout New Vegas: Completed this awhile back before I realized there were mods to make it pretty like today's games.
 

Krony

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I still play a bit tho not bought any new games recently.

MY RIG

Intel Core i7 4930K 4.2GHz
32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3
256Gb Samsung 840 Pro (OS)
240Gb OCZ Vertex 3 (Steam)
2x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black (Raid 1)(Storage)
2x 3Gb GTX 580

CURRENTLY PLAYING

F.E.A.R. + Expansions

Old 1st person with dated graphics but love the game, decent AI and can get involved in some great gun fights.

RECENTLY PLAYED

Skyrim - Still no where near finished it just needed a break really.
Metro 2033 - Got a bit bored of this too so still not finished it but will go back to it i think after F.E.A.R. and the expansions.
 
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atomiktoaster

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My rig is from about 2007. Still works ok for the sort of indie games I've been playing lately:

RIG:
Intel LGA 775 2.8 GHz dual core (can't remember the model for the life of me)
8 GB Corsair DDR2
WD 1GB HDD
8800 GT

Recently Played:
The Binding of Isaac
FTL: Faster Than Light

Playing Soon:
Prison Architect
 

grandgnu

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I knew there was something I forgot. Faster Than Light. It was addicting but incredibly hard at first, but I've managed to figure it out and won it a few times with different ships. Prison Architect I believe is still in Alpha or Beta? Although I got one hell of a kick out of their promo:


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I still play a bit tho not bought any new games recently.

MY RIG

Intel Core i7 4930K 4.2GHz
32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3
256Gb Samsung 840 Pro (OS)
240Gb OCZ Vertex 3 (Steam)
2x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black (Raid 1)(Storage)
2x 3Gb GTX 580

That's way too much rig for old games!
 

Mr. Cheese

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Its hard to believe but my rig is pretty ancient in terms of computers. I believe I built it in early 2010. I built it so I could play MWLL which used Crysis and later Crisis Wars.

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb Quad Core 3.0 GHZ
8 GB DDR3
500 GB Seagate Barracuda HD
640 GB WD Black HD (Raid 1)
Saphire Radeon HD 5770 1 GB


Playing: Civilization 5 lol
 

Puggy

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Not playing anymore. Just sometimes old classics. Btw, I have all Baldur's Gates and Icewind Dales for sale if interested. For PC naturally.

I'm just TapaTalking
 

Mesnik44

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Intel Core i7 3.5Ghz
16GB DDR3 RAM
250GB ADATA SSD 530MB R/W
3x4TB Secondary Drives for storage
Radeon 7870 2GB Graphics
Radeon R9 270 2GB Graphics
1xASUS 1920x1080 24" Monitor
4xSamsung 2048x1148 23" Monitors

I mostly quad-box (play 4 characters at once) D3.

Here is a link for FREE older MS-Dos games
https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2
 
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