Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Gaming 144Hz Monitors

New gaming monitors will be coming soon. It seems 27" size and 144Hz become standard for gamer but i recommend 24" size if you sit close. Also the best gaming monitors is made by Japanese Eizo i recommend them in fist place. For best color quality i recommend IPS panel, TN panel will not show colors and view angels good.

For the first time Dell is making new 27" gaming monitors:
- Dell S2716DG Gaming TN Panel G-Sync 144Hz (TBA Okt)
- Dell SE2716H VA Panel (TBA Sep)

And Eizo will release a new 27" gaming monitor it's similar Eizo Foris FS2434:
- Eizo Foris FS2735 IPS 27tum 144Hz AMD Freesync (TBA 2015)

And Asus too will release a new monitor:
- Asus ROG Swift PG279Q WQHD 144Hz IPS Panel with G-sync (TBA Okt)

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

new content is coming to Zombie Army Trilogy


There was no announcement for "Left 4 Dead 3" at Gamescom it's up to Valve to make it and it seem there will be none. I'm disappointed. Thank fully there is other talented game developers like Rebellion that made Zombie Army games it's similar Left 4 Dead some sort.

I've got a newsletter from Rebellion that:
FREE new content is coming to Zombie Army Trilogy on August 20. Head to the Steam forum to discuss what it could be! here 

Update:
The free update was: The entire cast all 8 of the Left 4 Dead games are now available to play in Zombie Army Trilogy more info and launch trailer 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Windows 10


Windows 10
Starting on July 29 today, Microsoft has start rolling out Windows 10 to Windows Insiders, They will start notifying reserved systems in waves, slowly scaling up after July 29th. You need have patience it take time also their servers are busy.

Windows 10 upgrade will be free for those that have genuine Windows 7 & 8. Remember you must first upgrade via windows update for your windows product key to get registered then you can use USB or ISO DVD to install a Clean install with a media creation tool more info here. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated.

The Bad stuff in Win10:
- Win Update without users knowledge use internet bandwidth like P2P, it can not be turned off only limited to local network
-  Backward compatibility older program and games can not run
-  The new start menu is a joke and messy. No aero. you can not customize many things.
-  Automatic install both for drivers and other from windows update cause problems!
-  Microsoft collects your personal data they have keylogger app Cortana, and other apps that may spy
-  Windows 10 generates a unique advertising ID for Advertisers
-  You will have no privacy (Microsoft can disclose your data when it feels like it)

The Good stuff in Win10:
 - DirectX 12
-  Microsoft’s new Xbox to PC cross-platform multiplayer
-  Virtual Desktops
-  Faster power on boot

Microsoft do it again same mistakes as before, first security hole Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 it shares your passkeys. Microsoft need to get back to drawing board.lol


Monday, July 27, 2015

Gamescom and upcoming games


Gamescom like E3 will be open soon in august and many new games will be announced there.

I'm looking forward only for 2 important games "Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West " and "Left 4 Dead 3"

There is Rumors that Red Dead Redemption 2 To Be Announced at Gamescom During Microsoft’s Press Conference. Also Take-Two Interactive is listed to be at Gamescom. It's just rumors it means there is no real official statement by Rockstar or Take-Two yet.

Left 4 Dead 3 looks be coming for PC, XboxOne ? Maybe
"been confirmed that Turtle Rock Studios has once again gone independent leaving Valve on its own to develop "Left 4 Dead 3" Source wiki (Update they are not make it they said it's up to Valve)

Also 2K Announces Arnold Schwarzenegger playable as the Terminator in WWE® 2K16 Pre-Order Exclusive  WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on October more info here

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

There is many old games that do not work on modern hardware and operative-system. I made a step by step Guide many year ago how to use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 now I post it at the blog. I know some may say that Oracle VM VirtualBox is better but believe me I have test all and i must say Microsoft Virtual PC is much better.

With Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 you can install old Windows98 operating system on modern hardware and OS. This is very useful to run some old games and programs if you can not run them on modern Pc. Virtual PC It will emulate a Pentium III Cpu and S3 Trio32/64 GraficCard and Soundblaster 16 soundcard. This provides you with the flexibility to use different operating systems on one physical computer.


Step by step guide for Microsoft Virtual PC and installing Windows 98 by 3dartpol
What is needed first is that you have this 2 things:
- Windows98 Install Disc CD. (or a cd iso image)
- Windows98 Start Disk Floppy (or image can be found at allbootdisks.com)

1) Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 program from microsoft.com

2) Install it then click on "New Virtual Machine Wizard" select the first option "create a virtual machine"Select name and where to save it. Then Select the system that you are going to emulate in this case Windows98



3) Then you get to memory select adjusting ram select 512 MB ram. You can probably use 256-512 MB ram or less.
4) Then click on a new virtual hard-drive
Then you can choose where to save it and how big it can be. Some GB will be good for your virtual hard-drive.

5) If you have windows98 CD put it in the cdrom drive letter D:
then click on CD and then use psychial drive D:
** Also you can mount a ISO image too.

Note! If you want to install an early OS like W98 which does not boot from
CD/DVD, you will need to use a floppy boot disk to start the vm. If you
don't have a floppy disk drive on your host machine you can download a
virtual boot floppy image and drag it on to the floppy drive icon


6) Insert Win98 floppy start disk in drive A:
Star the Vitual Pc and the floppy loads and select option 1 to load Cdrom driver support

7) At the Dos promt A: type: FDISK
to create a dos primiry partion and after it's done do not forget to format it!
at the Dos promp type: FORMAT C:
8) At the dos prompt you need to switch to cdrom drive, type and enter: D:
then type: INSTALL To start the Win98 install program

9) Just follow the instruction to install win98 when done after that the computer will reboot.

That was all...
Some tips for full screen press "Alt GR + Enter "and the same to run it in window mode if you want to move your mouse outside the emulation window press "Alt GR "

This is Windows 98 desktop Pic this is how it looks when you are done all correct.
Other info and hints:
- More info about also Hardware virtualization see Wiki all recent Intel processors support VT
- If you need Win98 bootdisk files or info about AllBootDisks visit allbootdisks.com
- If you have problem to run old Dos games you can try DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
- WindowsXP Virtual PC mod for Windows7 do not support hardware acceleration it can only run programs and not games.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DirectX 12 feature level support AMD vs Nvidia

As i wrote in previous post not all graphic cards will have full support for DirectX 12 and it turn out I was right. A new review at guru3d.com explains in detail DirectX 12 feature level support. AMD does support DirectX 12, but not completely (but neither does Nvidia with the previous-gen products). 
  •  Nvidia Graphic cards only GeForce 900 Series (Maxwell 2.0) have full Feature Level DirectX 12_1 support.
  • Amd Graphic cards from Radeon R9 285 & 290 and Radeon R9 380 & 390 (X) all have DirectX 12, feature level 12_0 support,

"With Windows 10 just around the corner there has been a lot of talk about DirectX 12 support for the AMD refresh graphics cards. DX12 is going to be a massive improvement for PC gaming. The low DX API overhead is going to work wonders in terms of CPU utilization and increased numbers of objects in a 3D scene thanks to that low overhead. AMD does support DirectX 12, but not completely (but neither does Nvidia with the previous-gen products). The current generation GCN based GPUs don’t offer full DirectX 12 support, they are limited to Feature Level 11_1 & 12_0 while the competition with Maxwell have full Feature Level 12_1 support."
More info read at guru3d.com

GeForce 900 Series (Maxwell 2.0) have full Feature Level DirectX 12_1 support

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

E3 2015 Summary


Highlights summary of E3 2015 I've picked up most important and interesting stuff only.

AMD Radeon 300-series
Radeon R9 390X, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 380, Radeon R7 370 and Radeon R7 360 have been officially revealed at the PXGaming Show, Read more here

AMD Radeon Fury
Radeon R9 Fury X2, Radeon R9 Fury X (Water Cooled), Radeon R9 Nano (Air Cooled), Radeon R9 Fury (Air Cooled) , Read more here

Xbox One backward compatibility
Microsoft has stunned its E3 conference audience by announcing native backwards Xbox 360 game compatibility on Xbox One. Read more at here

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller New
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Announced coming soon oct 2015 read more info here

Xbox One Wireless Adapter USB
Xbox One Wireless Adapter Announced for PC more info read here


And some interesting upcoming games:

American Truck Simulator  
- PC Gamer magazine will show a bit of American Truck Simulator game to the public at E3
Also official American Truck Simulator website is updated: http://americantrucksimulator.com

For Honor
- A 3rd person multiplayer melee style 4v4 fighter, For Honor will let you pick from Knights, Vikings, or Samurai.  www.forhonorgame.com

The Crew: Wild Run
- Is a new expansion coming to Ubisoft's Crew racing title. The new DLC module will feature monster trucks, motorcycles as well as drift cars. It will be available for download on November, 17.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Is open world. Players can engage in the entire game solo or team up with up to three friends in co-op

Mad Max
- Eye of the Storm E3 2015 trailer was shown
Mad Max will be released in September for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One if not delayed again.

Need for Speed
Need for Speed by EA and Ghost Games will take place in a “nocturnal open world of urban car culture” will be released on November 3rd for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West
Not from E3 just rumors - Leaks from rockstar former employ - just leaks from an anonymous source that may or may not be telling the truth. Also Rockstar is working on a nextgen game for Xbone & Ps4 what game it is no one knows and no official statment yet!

Killer Instinct
Is under work for Windows 10
"Spencer revealed that Microsoft Studios is both developing new properties for and bringing existing blockbuster franchises to Windows 10. Phil confirmed that Xbox One fighting title Killer Instinct is also in development for Windows 10."