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Puzzle shit just doesnt appeal to me.

Game costs like two bucks. Considering all the shitty games most of us buy during Steam sales that we'll never play, that's a bargain.
 

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Wont ever touch it. Not worth the 60 seconds of grabbing my cc and putting my info in.
 

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Wont ever touch it. Not worth the 60 seconds of grabbing my cc and putting my info in.

You're missing out. Easily one of the better games ever made. Worth it for the story and voice acting alone.
 

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Does Zelda also not appeal to you? How about Uncharted?

Haven't really played much Uncharted although my PS4 came with the latest one, so I'm gonna give it a try.

Haven't played a Zelda since Wind Waker, which was okay. Ocarina was great, played that when I was about 9 though.

To add on, I'm not sure either of those games are parallel enough to Portal to say it's impossible to like one and not the other, though. :chuckle:
 

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Haven't really played much Uncharted although my PS4 came with the latest one, so I'm gonna give it a try.

Haven't played a Zelda since Wind Waker, which was okay. Ocarina was great, played that when I was about 9 though.
I'm the pc guy and I got a ps4 pretty much to play uncharted.
 

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To add on, I'm not sure either of those games are parallel enough to Portal to say it's impossible to like one and not the other, though. :chuckle:

I tend to think great games are great games. Even if you're not a huge fan of puzzle games, you're probably a fan of games with great writing and stories, and Portal 2 checks both of those boxes. Do you like Pixar movies? Because Portal 2 is about as close to one of those as any game has yet gotten. Have you liked other Valve games? Because while Portal 2 is a lot different than Half-Life 2, they have a lot in common as well (and even exist in the same universe, although their tones are wildly different).

But seriously...the game is two bucks. Just buy it and play it immediately. You'll thank me later.
 

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Meh. I might like it, but I have games I know for a fact I like that are taking up the currently very little gaming time I have. That is a bigger concern than the $2. Someday I may try it.
 

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Portal 2 really is amazing. It isn't just puzzle solving. It's got great action, dialogue, and characters. The game is also genuinely funny and a thrill to play when you complete the sequences. It also has great music. It's about as perfect as you can get when it comes to a game.
 

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Portal 2 really is amazing. It isn't just puzzle solving. It's got great action, dialogue, and characters. The game is also genuinely funny and a thrill to play when you complete the sequences. It also has great music. It's about as perfect as you can get when it comes to a game.

Wheatley is an all-time great sidekick/villain.
 

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We've all made some mistake purchases. The more painful ones were when you're were a kid and you spent your limited money on a turd. You did everything you could to try and convince yourself the game is good.

Ugh. Finally found the right set of tweaks for the game today while on a conference call at home. A patch, using only one core, and capping frame rate at 60FPS. If I get a chance tonight, I'll give it a run.
 

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Ugh. Finally found the right set of tweaks for the game today while on a conference call at home. A patch, using only one core, and capping frame rate at 60FPS. If I get a chance tonight, I'll give it a run.
What are you using to cap your framerate? Riva tuner statistics server? Nvidia inspector? Does the game have built in limiter?
 

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What are you using to cap your framerate? Riva tuner statistics server? Nvidia inspector? Does the game have built in limiter?

RTSS. It works pretty well. The game does not have a limiter.

You definitely would want to install the patch -- easy to find on the steam forums. The single core change was what finally did it.

One side effect of doing all that is that some of the conversations cut out. It's still a fun game with a great atmosphere.
 

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RTSS. It works pretty well. The game does not have a limiter.

You definitely would want to install the patch -- easy to find on the steam forums. The single core change was what finally did it.

One side effect of doing all that is that some of the conversations cut out. It's still a fun game with a great atmosphere.

It's the best other than in engine solutions. Do you have a gsync monitor or do you use vsync or no vsync?
 

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RTSS. It works pretty well. The game does not have a limiter.

You definitely would want to install the patch -- easy to find on the steam forums. The single core change was what finally did it.

One side effect of doing all that is that some of the conversations cut out. It's still a fun game with a great atmosphere.
Blur busters is going to do an in-depth vsync guide later this year. For now there still has been al ot of testing from users. What we know for now is the best way to ensure minimal input lag and smooth gameplay you want to use rtss to cap your framerate .007 fps below your monitors refresh rate at minimum. You can actually set decimal values on the newest rtss:

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Vsync does not actually cap the frame rate. This is a popular misconception about vsync. What it does is syncing the output of new frames to the monitor's "vblank" signal (the point between the monitor having finished scanning out the current frame and is preparing to scan out the next.) The frame rate not exceeding the refresh rate is just a side effect of that. There's no actual frame capping involved.

Because there is no frame cap, the game is preparing new frames as fast as it can. Once all possible frame buffers and all pre-render queues have been filled, only then will the game stop queuing more frames to be displayed. That means when all these buffered and queued frames are displayed later on, they're based on old input. Meaning input lag.

Setting pre-rendered frames to 1 means less queued work is waiting to be processed. The game stops trying to output more frames sooner. Meaning you get less input lag. However, this doesn't help with queued frames that have already been rendered but have accumulated in the output buffers. You still get more input lag that needed.

You can fix this issue by using a frame cap that's set at almost the exact same value as your refresh rate. Just 0.007FPS below it works fine (RTSS is accurate enough to allow for this.)

(Please note that all this is for vsync. You don't need to do any of this when using G-Sync or FreeSync. For those two sync methods, just cap to 2FPS below max refresh and you're done.)

Step 1: Find out your real refresh rate

Nope, your real refresh rate is in the majority of cases not 60 nor 59. It's usually fractional. Most monitors use 59.94Hz for "60Hz" and 119.982Hz for "120Hz". You can detect your real refresh rate here:https://www.vsynctester.com It's important to use a browser that works (Chrome and Firefox should be OK), and that if you're using Windows 7, Aero must be enabled (the test needs Aero's vsync in order to detect your refresh rate.) It's also recommended to make sure that GPU acceleration is enabled in your browser.

You only need the first three decimals of the detected number.

Step 2: Use RTSS's new fractional frame cap feature

In recent versions of RTSS, you can set a denominator for the frame cap. For a 59.940Hz monitor, you'd cap to 59.933FPS. For a 119.982Hz monitor, you'd cap to 119.975FPS.

(At least RTSS version 6.5.1 is needed. Older versions will not work.)

Do do this, you need to edit the profile file of RTSS (to set this globally, you need to edit the "Global" file inside the "Profiles" folder of your RTSS installation directory.) There's no GUI for this. For a 119.975FPS cap, you would need this in the profile file:
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[Framerate]
Limit=119975
LimitDenominator=1000
For a 59.933FPS cap, you'd use:

Code:
[Framerate]
Limit=59933
LimitDenominator=1000
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