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#6 TF2 Cooking Competition in Off Topic
bearodactylOk fr tho next lan the move is def to get an airbnb with ur boys and all cook together that way u dont waste exorbitant amounts of money on takeout and also don't feel like absolute shit from eating fast food for a weekend

count me in pls

posted 4 weeks ago
#2 Can you customize crit sounds per class/weapon? in Customization

So the fundamental issue here is that class-specific scrips are part of a .cfg file, which will get executed when you load a map and select a class.

Sounds, including custom .vpks are loaded when you launch hl2 and cannot be handled while the game is open.

I haven't made a custom crit sound in a long time, but from looking at my old ones (and trying to make some new ones recently), you won't hear your custom sound in-game unless you copy the file 5 times and name it crit_hit1 through 5 respectively. You are adding a custom sound to the game so you can hear it, not for the chance to hear it anyway, right?

Hope that helps.

posted 4 weeks ago
#662 TF2 benchmarks in TF2 General Discussion

Oh yeah, did some playing around after posting my initial benchmark and meant to post my results.

So, downloaded Masterconfig Medium, switched to full screen, and overclocked CPU (6600k running 1.4v @4.6GHz).

Results prior to modifications:

4812 frames 36.165 seconds 133.06 fps ( 7.52 ms/f) 25.979 fps variability

Checked RAM seating and speed, and installed masterconfig:

4812 frames 32.862 seconds 146.43 fps ( 6.83 ms/f) 31.118 fps variability

After settling on OC settings:

4812 frames 27.751 seconds 173.40 fps ( 5.77 ms/f) 25.152 fps variability

There is an obvious improvement, but should I be expecting more? Running the 5 min quick benchmark in Intel XTU before and after overclocking didn't demonstrate a marked improvement (677 to 684 pts). Obviously going down to the med-low config would provide more improvement, but I want to make sure I'm not underperforming first.

posted 1 month ago
#30 Classical Music thread in Off Topic

I am a long time violinist violist. I absolutely love discussing classical music with people!

I find that what interests me the most in terms of listening and discussing is stuff I've been personally involved in playing. For the most part, that has been chamber/ensemble stuff. String quartet is my favourite format.

Dvorak "American" Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrqgMrwG4i0
Probably my top quartet set to play. The viola opening tune is the most recognizable melody for the viola. The finale makes me think of an old Western-genre film, and it was written well before those were a thing.

Smetana "From My Life" Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW0dXCpTuA

For those who may not be familiar, the viola is a different instrument in the "violin" family. It was used to pad out the sounds of violins similar to how the double bass pads the cello sound. As such, its repertoire is small, but its sound is very interesting when it's used for pieces written for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-sbebj6cZg (Marchenbilder/Fairy Tale Pictures by Robert Schumann)

EDIT:

Brimstoneif there are any other ex orch dorks out there please identify yourselves ty

Just reminding you to get your 40 hours of practicing in today.

posted 1 month ago
#7 Awful Ghosting Effects on ASUS VG24VQE Monitor in Hardware

I have a VG248QE, and I bought an Acer Nitro VG240Y because I was looking for a 1080p IPS display, and it was only slightly more to get that and have 144hz refresh. I wasn't intending to buy a new primary monitor, but it has taken that role.

Picture quality is noticeably better than the VG248, but that is to be expected. It has minimal bezel unlike the Asus. A few things to keep in mind though;

  • On advanced monitor settings in Windows, you should be able to set the refresh to 165hz, while the box claims it is a 144hz. 165hz works, but I personally was getting occasional random flickers, so I toned it down to 144hz.
  • The NA model does not come with internal speakers. When you plug it in, Windows will tell you there is a speaker, but the monitor's settings won't have any speaker settings. Of course, this may be irrelevant to you.
  • If you don't use a VESA mount, prepare to use books to prop it up. The plastic stand that comes with the monitor is a joke. That said, you might get away with canabalizing an Asus monitor stand. I haven't tried, just thought about it.
  • What is made more annoying with a VESA mount, however, is the monitor's power and menu buttons which are located on the back of the monitor. They're a little annoying to reach and press with the monitor suspended on a mount in comparison to the Asus button placement on the bottom right.

Overall, I'm not disappointed in the monitor, just those shortcomings do reflect in its slightly cheaper price.

posted 1 month ago
#4 How do i test packet loss? in TF2 General Discussion

Type

ping -t 8.8.8.8

into CMD.

-t makes it ping until you manually stop it. You can also replace that address with any IP if you want to check your connection to a specific server.

posted 1 month ago
#7 Powerline Ethernet Adapter Recommendations in Hardware

I use a TP-Link. One of them failed within months of purchase, but since they had an RMA office not far away I was able to mail it in exchange for a new one.

posted 1 month ago
#12 Daft Punk fucking disbands in Music, Movies, TV

Tron Legacy soundtrack is one of my absolute favourite movie soundtracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8bdV8CJNQ

posted 1 month ago
#7 We screwed up modding... in TF2 General Discussion

Is there any particular reason mods/admins don't post notifying that they're locking a thread and a potential justification?

Seems like a pretty conventional thing forum mods do on virtually every other forum around, always wondered why TFtv didn't.

posted 2 months ago
#10 Useful stuff to buy? in Hardware

I've found these have come in handy: https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Clean-Brush-Orange/dp/B003M8GMS6/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=oxo+good+grips+brush&qid=1612820653&sr=8-6

The spatula end is really good for scraping off thermal grease.

I keep a container of Q-tips, cotton makeup pads, toothpicks, and 99% isopropyl in my toolkit for cleaning.

posted 2 months ago
#14 man i just really want to go to a lan in LAN Discussion
crackbabydumpsterruby16_tfngl i just really wanna go to a lan and see all the other degens that play this game and just do some irl pugs. and i am wondering if there are any small cons that might be willing to host a lan. or just a any places that would be down to host one like the esports arena in Arlington tx
actually nuts you posted this as an actual hypothetical thing we could do not just like "man i miss tf2 lans"

I miss LANs just as much as anyone here, especially now that they are feasible for me.

The idea of doing more frequent local LANs or PUG meetups was tossed around when we did the small LANs in Toronto back in 2015, obviously not materializing. In hindsight, venues like Hunter & Lucas and Raiders/Hive would have been good places to do it. There are still venues like those two around in Ontario and the NE USA, so it's definitely doable, or we find a church basement that'll have us every few months where we can hijack the LAN.

Biggest obstacles to any TF2 meetup is what time of year works best for people, and avoiding conflicts with dates of larger events be it online or in person.

posted 2 months ago
#11 please help me cure my addiction in Customization

you and me too man

posted 2 months ago
#656 TF2 benchmarks in TF2 General Discussion

I need help:

4812 frames 36.165 seconds 133.06 fps ( 7.52 ms/f) 25.979 fps variability

Intel i5-6600K
2x8GB Corsair DDR4-2400
Gigabyte 1060 6GB

Comanglia's Config, bad connection, borderless window, dxlevel 91

posted 2 months ago
#16 lf canadian roomate in Off Topic
KevinIsPwni will have to bring my fiance and dog i hope thats ok

Take a bachelor for $2000/month, or a single room in a basement for your SO (and dog if you're lucky) for $1300/month, welcome to Toronto and Vancouver ;-;

posted 2 months ago
#7 how do i get rid of this shit in Q/A Help

https://puu.sh/H4eqU/3e96b795c9.png

Turn off the middle switch like shown. Had this issue not too long ago on Chrome and did that to fix. I thought it was just shitty CSS a subreddit I was on had.

And before you say that's Opera not Chrome, Opera is Chrome

posted 3 months ago
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