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  1. Offline Testing Mode for DayZ

    I'm genuinely surprised to see this level of engagement with the SP build. I can't seem to play it for more than 30ish minutes before I crash and since there's no hive to save to, it's back to the coast.
  2. General Discussion

    I'm sorry....what? How?
  3. Status Report - April 25 2018

    Too bad I didn't catch a video of it, because this screenshot doesn't really capture the essence of the sheer terror I was experiencing at the time. You can't see how it kept see-sawing back and forth smashing into the ground and making screeching demon sounds just as it burst into flames. I still have bad dreams sometimes.
  4. General Discussion

    I am, for the first time, truly amazed at the game's performance. This is far more of an improvement than the initial renderer implementation that everyone raved about, at least for me. I have a GTX 1080 and an i7-4790k. I am able to max every single setting the game has to offer and I see about 75% max usage on my GPU @ 1080p60hz, Vsync on. The graphics look absolutely stunning. That said, it's extremely unintuitive, the way that actions must be performed and, to be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of all the changes. I know it needed to change and I accept that. But having to quickly double click RMB and then hold it to switch to ironsights? Not a fan. Constantly having to go into and out of the inventory screen to do things gets kinda old, especially since I can't interact with my inventory while moving anymore. For example, I used to be able to chamber a weapon by tapping the quickslot key for the corresponding ammo to the weapon in my hands. I couldn't get that to work. So instead of chambering while on the run, I need to stop moving, open my inventory, drag the ammo pile to the weapon in my hands on the combine side, then hold LMB to chamber the weapon. Combat feels a little wonky but from the blog post pertaining to the stress testing, I think it's understood what needs fixing. I'm guessing I experienced desync, but I got killed while inside the base of the Green Mountain tower with the door shut and no one on the ladder. I was a little bewildered by that one. We'll see how it holds up when/if vehicles, infected, wildlife, and camps are reintroduced.
  5. Make guns recoil control a soft skill

    They'll never go for this. The devs have stated without qualification that soft skills will never be implemented in such way that it subverts player skill. The design philosophy is such that, in the end, the actual human being behind the keyboard is always the deciding factor in who lives and who dies, or at the very least, that's what they'll strive for.
  6. Status Report - 12 September 2017

    I'd give a one hundred dollar bill for an offline playable copy of 0.55. I feel ya.
  7. Object Quality

    I need to do some more testing.
  8. Object Quality

    What's your object quality set to?
  9. Object Quality

    Not at all trying to bash, but I'm very curious if there is something coming down the road that will fix this. I'm no expert, but it seems like whatever it is that makes this a reality, it's deeply rooted. The renderer didn't do much for it and I haven't heard anyone talk about it at all at any point in development. I can't even find recent community discussions on the topic. It worries me that since this wheel isn't squeaking, it's not going to get addressed. I hope I am wrong. I currently think I'm likely wrong. But I'm concerned nonetheless. Let's see if I can get Baty to pass along the request: @Baty Alquawen
  10. Object Quality

    I have both the game and my OS on an SSD. I've tried it on the same SSD and I've tried it with the game on one SSD and the OS on another. In total, I have 750GB of SSD space and 1TB of HDD space currently. Also, I see the same issue whether I'm on the 64-bit client or the 32-bit client. I'm very, very familiar with the game's settings. I don't have to run it the way I did last night and likely won't in the long term, I was just putting the new card through its paces in one of my favorite titles. I've spent countless hours playing the game with Rivatuner OSD running and messing with the settings. I've never been able to maintain 60 FPS in any city with any Object Quality setting other than Very Low. This is important because you can't see into windows at even a medium distance when the Object Quality is set this low.
  11. Object Quality

    When I started playing DayZ, I had an i5-4690k and a Gigabyte GTX 970. Now I have an i7-4790k and an Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 OC 8GB VRAM 11Gbps. Yesterday I booted up DayZ with my newest config to see how it fares. I am surprised to be honest. On the plus side, I can now set every single setting to maximum at 1080p except for one: Object Quality. On the old renderer with old CPU and GPU, I had to set Object Quality manually through the config file to a super low value to retain a playable minimum FPS (45ish) in cities. On the new renderer with old CPU and GPU, I had to set Object Quality to Very Low through the in-game options to retain 60 FPS in cities. So slight improvement. On the new renderer with my new CPU and GPU, I have to set Object Quality to Very Low through the in-game options to retain 60 FPS in cities. Anything higher than Very Low results in FPS fluctuations. The common knowledge on this has been that cities are CPU bound and that individual core strength is the most important. I upgraded to a CPU that is ranked #3 for single core score by Passmark and yet I still have this issue. So my questions are as follows: What CPU do I need for Very High Object Quality and 60+ FPS? Or are the underlying assumptions wrong? Is multithreading more important now? I kinda doubt it, but I don't have any other CPUs to use for testing to figure it out myself and I can't find anyone doing legit benchmarks for this game, post Enfusion renderer.
  12. Same topic , new thread

    Wait. Are you trying to upgrade the media center PC or build a new one?
  13. FPS Problems Preventing Gameplay

    I second the recommendation to switch to Windows 10. In addition to the RAM limitations, you are one of those that will most likely benefit from Game Mode. Also, the GTX 660 is not enough to run this game well. You might try setting your Video Memory to something like 1024 in the meantime. I know that sucks, but it could allow your system to instead make use of some more of your RAM. As it stands, you are very likely hitting your page file like crazy which is slow as balls, even on an SSD, when compared to typical RAM read/writes.
  14. Same topic , new thread

    I really hate to say this but $500 is too little to run DayZ well. It would take a combination of refurbished or used parts and a few strokes of insane luck. PM me. I may have a part or two to donate to the cause.
  15. new live for old scopes

    Would you mind explaining this a little more? Are you saying that the AK-101 that is in game is not the correct model for a real life AK-101? I read up on this weapon a while back and it seem like the AK-101 does indeed exist and is really only different from the 74M in that it fires 5.56 instead of 5.45, as I'm absolutely positive that you already know. Why wouldn't they leave in an AK that accepts 5.56? I'm sure I'm missing something here....