UPDATE: This fix has been confirmed by CDPR to be bunk. I just doesn’t do what we think it does. They suggest that the placebo effect it created might have been from needing to reboot the machine after making the changes which did allow the game to run better. Too bad; really good placebo because I was seeing some significant improvements after implementing.
Just a quick note: I’ve started playing Cyberpunk 2077 and it’s pretty good. Not “This is an amazing RPG that makes me feel like I’m in the world” good but still could be worse.
What I wanted to mention is a Reddit post here (https://redd.it/kccabx) that talks about improving performance on older equipment. I have an i7 2600k paired with a GTX 1070TI graphics card that are both a bit long in the tooth. Still working fine but getting into Cyberpunk made me realize how old they are.
When I first started playing, my machine could not handle the native resolution of my monitor, 2560X1440. I had to drop down to 1920X1080 to get decent frames (>40 fps) at the medium preset. Now with the changes I’ve made to the config files using the information provided in that post in the link above, I’ve been able to get back into native resolution AND run in a high preset with standard frames (>= 60 fps). I’ve already put almost 30 hours into the game and to now finally be playing with a great graphics.
If you’re not rocking the latest CPU and GPU and are experiencing poor performance, you owe it to yourself to visit the link above and give the fixes a try. Backup the original file first in case something bad happens so reverting is quick and easy!
Sly bought me a Secret Labs Titan chair for my birthday and I’m quite happy with it so far. Very comfortable, it was easy to put together and it will recline back to almost vertical if I really wanted to. Also comes with a cool pillow that will allow me to lay my head back instead of it rolling forward giving me whiplash and shocking me awake.
The chair comes with a three year warranty which the company will extend by two years if you’re willing to do a little ‘advertising’ for them through social media. See below:
I don’t feel too badly about stumping for Secretlabs; seems like a good trade off for a few extra years of warranty. If the chair makes it to the 5 year mark (and it should based on the construction I witnessed as I put it together) I would probably consider purchasing a brand new one.
My previous chair was a Leap version 2 I purchased from a guy that did office renos. I’m pretty sure he resold the old chairs he scavenged to make some money on the side, not that I’m complaining. I had that chair for over 10 years and it served me well. This new chair is already making my spine do things it hasn’t done in a while and I’m quite happy with the new-found levels of support.
I would definitely suggest anyone that spends a significant amount of time in front of a computer to get something similar. You have to spend a good chunk of change on a good chair that will support your body while you destroy it from inactivity.
Reading through Reddit the other day, I discovered a very cool piece of software called Pi-hole that acts as DNS for your home network to black hole all DNS requests for known advertiser and/or privacy-destroying domains.
I installed it last weekend on a Raspberry Pi I had laying around the house, made a few changes to my internal network (more on that later) and then hardwired the Pi to my router.
I’ve been playing MMO’s since Everquest (EQ) but I never got into Ultima Online (UO). It had a huge following and lasted a very long time.
This video talks to Richard Garriot about how they anticipated their players interacting with the world and how they had to create sharding or instancing in order to keep the ecology working on each shard.
Apparently, humans enter an ecology and kill everything they possibly can, regardless of if there are rewards or resources that can be gained. Who would have thought it?
Short, interesting watch for those of us into MMOs.