Sunday, October 31, 2010

STALKER Clear Sky shotgun range

I once tried to get the range of the different shotguns of clear sky depending on the ammo.
The value uses the same units as the crosshair, you can turn on an option that displays it in the menu of the game.

Sawed off

Hunting rifle

Chaser 13

for comparison:
pmm range is 30 (9x18)
kora range is 50 (.45)

2 unrelated screenshots, half life2 and Priboi story

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Minecraft farming guide

In minecraft, you can farm to get food.
I write this article about farming because I went on bad basis using the documents i found on the internet.
To start farming, you need to prepare the land, and get seeds.
For both, you have to craft a hoe: (make a lot, it breaks very fast)

For the land, a shovel and a bucket may be useful.
Crafting a bucket:

Prepare the land :
The land is made of dirt, and it needs water near it. The dirt blocks must have a water block 4 blocks far maximum, straight or diagonal.
This drawing represents the most effective way to organize your land :
The brown squares can be dirt or grass.
Put the water first or your soil will dry.
After you made it the way you want, take a hoe and with you right click you make soil from your dirt. Beware to walk in sneak mode (shift) when you are on soil to avoid destroying it.

Get seeds:
Maybe you had some seeds while doing your land, but you certainly need more. The best you can do is to make soil from grass everywhere around you. If there is no water near it, it should become grass again after some time

Then you can plant your seeds with right click on your soil and wait until it's time to harvest.
When you have weed like this, even a single block,  you can harvest it with right click, you will get more seeds, and wheat.
With wheat you can craft bread:
The advantage of wheat is that you can stack 64 units, which makes it very useful to carry with a craft table.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trackmania Nations Forever shadow bug

Trackmania had some problems with my radeon, there were shadows everywhere. Depending on maps, it could be ok, or too disturbing to be playable. Here is a screen of a map where it's just too much :

When i saw this i decided to seriously look for a solution, and finaly found it ! Now the game looks perfect :)

If you have the same problem you may want to download the patch HERE

And if you don't know Trackmania Nations but like racing videogames, you can donwload it HERE ( where it's written "download and play for free" or "téléchargez et jouez gratuitement" on the right)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Screenshots 3

Some more screenshots
For the moment I don't have time to use my new radeon, just tried it in some games to see the result, and it's very nice, I took a screen in Metro 2033, it is one of the best-looking games of this year.

 It could look even better, tessellation isn't activated (Vista won't install directx 11, have to check what's wrong)

 The next screenshots are from Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat, took them with my old geforce

Plus bonus video from coconut cart game : the shitting cart (i'm not the author of it)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Coconut cart game

Coconut cart was made for an advertising campaign, and this game is great !

In this flash game you have to build a cart with lines, dampers and wheels. And the aim is to transport the coconuts to the other side of the level as fast as possible. The best thing is that you can do anything you want with the cart editor :)

It was removed from it's original location but you can play it HERE

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Game screenshots

 Some screenshots from GTA4, Metro 2033 and STALKER. All 3 are great games !

Gta 4 ... "fuck the police" style

Metro 2033 has awesome graphics

Plus stalker because I love this game too much :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New graphic card

Today I received my new graphic card, a radeon 5830. Before, I had a Geforce 8800 gts 640 so that's a big difference !

I did a benchmark on Crysis, very high 1680x1050 dx10 64bit

8800 gts : min 11 ; max 16.7 ; avg 14.9
5830      : min 18.6 ; max 40 ; avg 32.7

I put some graphic mods a long time ago, so the results may not be the same with Crysis vanilla.

With the geforce i could get the game playable with some tweaks at high settings, now it's realy good. And Crysis is a "slow" fps, it does not require 60 fps like quake3 to feel good.