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Elder Scrolls - Oblivion

Discussion in 'Games' started by Bob the Unbeliever, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Bob the Unbeliever

    Bob the Unbeliever Well-Known Member

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    I have played those-- but I prefer first person storylines that unfold as you play.

    I suppose I'm still hankering for yet another update to Quake, Doom or the other classic shooters.

    When my dad passed, I inherited some $$. So I purchased a seriously powerful gaming laptop. I toyed with maxing everything that I could-- but that would have been well north of $6,000, and that really was too much. :)

    I spent less-- but I did spend a pretty penny or five. I saved about 20% by buying a machine that had been "refurbished". Still had a full warranty from Dell. Alienware. Sports a real graphics processor. Only runs for about 2 hours on the battery, if you are using any significant graphics, but I don't care about that.

    One of the nicer side-benefits is that it's fully capable of playing a BlueTooth disc, if I plug in a player to one of the USB3-C ports. No extra power adapter either. Pretty cool, IMO. I carry a slim one in my bag.

    But yeah... I fully understand not wanting to shell out huge $$ for a PC. I got a laptop so I could take it with-- home or work, same machine.

    I fully upgraded to no critical moving parts-- a fan doesn't care if you move it around while running. Solid state drives don't care either. :D

    I did replace the Killer WiFi card (pretty easy) with an Intel one, to fix chronic WiFi issues that Killer cards are known for-- notebook: Avoid Killer networking hardware. ;)
     
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    I had a couple of X-boxes, and found just the opposite for me-- of course, I use a track ball (have been since 1990 or so) not a mouse. My current it Logitec's latest and greatest. Recharges, so no batteries into the landfill. Bluetooth or Logitec's unified gizmo.

    The Final Straw with Xbox-- which I will never-EVER own again? Was when I wanted to use my 'Box (a 360-- more than capable) to stream Hulu. Their then policy was I was required to purchase a Gold M$ account (I had a Silver one-- no monthly payments, pay as you go, etc). WHAAAT? I'm already paying Hulu. I'm NOT using M$ in any way....! Buh-Bye Microsoft Console-- NEVER AGAIN.

    I understand that is no longer the case... but once burned, never again.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, by the way-- I edited this comment in up here. So many of the game forums just assume that you've been involved in the game from the beginning, and understand (and know) all the buzz-words and how everything is supposed to work. I spent a number of hours getting Enhanced Hotkeys to work -- an old, no-longer-supported mod that I really wanted. From the feature description, it was exactly what I needed, without extra fluff I didn't.

    What was missing? In the OBMM (Oblivion Mod Manager) I was supposed to double-click to "install" the mod...! What? Is this an APPLE? (ha!) I single-clicked, right-clicked, looked for a button, etc. No where in any of the helps did it say you "double-click to install".... you were just to magically supposed to know... ;)

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    When I grow tires of Oblivion? I plan to add Skyrim-- with mods. And yes, I understand about dependencies, load order and all of that.

    The graphics on Oblivion are quite good enough for me-- I still play games from the 1990s after all. I have a high tolerance for "bad" graphics. :)

    So long as the game is immersive enough that I forget what time it is? I'm good. ;)
     
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    Depending on what Im playing, I use the classic and 360 xbox controller on my pc.
     
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    My main problems with Oblivion is bad looking character movements, voice lines that aren't matching, and how thing on a surface like a table will move around when you pick something up (I always make my living as a thief and alchemist).
     
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    I admire anyone who can make that infernal thing work. I still have one. I drag it out now and again, but I always get frustrated and put it back in the box.

    But I get it, I guess. I'm old school--my first PC was in 1981. And I was an adult at the time...
     
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    I dont like the big classic controller (too big for my hands), but the smaller version is my second favorite console controller (ps DualShock on up being my favorite). Older games i use the classic controller, newer ones Ill use the 360 controller if its plug and play (like Skyrim and Oivion, though Oblivions default doesnt work that well, and I think its for any controller).
     
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    I despise the very concept of playing a PC game using a mouse and keyboard (will make an exception for turn-based strategy).

    I don't want to play a game sat at a table, I want to lie on my sofa. The comfort advantage far outweighs the more clunky interface for me.

    I find the Xbox One controller is a fair bit better, although not massively so.
     
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    Id much rather prefer the precision of a mouse and keyboard, such as it taking a very high degree of aim-assist to be a crack shot on a controller (a mouse is point and click, Far Cry's extreme aim assist makes it possible by being very lazy). And sime games like turn based based strategy are infinitely easier to manage with a keyboard (i won't play them on console for that reason, and lacking mouse precision). Some games it really doesnt matter. Fable you lose and gain nothing from controller or mouse/keyboard. Its largely the same with Skyrim. ESO is a bit clumsy with a controller though. But Left 4 Dead and Starcraft I will always use mouse/keyboard (and thus dont play them as often anymore).
     
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