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  1. Thanks, these pieces of info are useful :)

     

    I start having second thoughts however as I was checking various benchmarks. According to this French site, the Nvidia GTX 780M is pretty much equivalent to the Radeon R9 390M (see the benchmark for Tomb Raider - http://www.mac4ever.com/dossiers/105298_test-des-imac-4k-et-imac-5k-2015).

     

    I am therefore not entirely convinced that an imac would be a cost-effective solution for me... Better get a laptop pc for half the price and better performance...

  2. Thanks for the reply! Well, I have been using laptops for the past decade, so the alternative would have been a 1000€ toshiba or asus laptop with Geforce GTX 950.

    The reason why I am considering an imac is that I am literally sick and tired of Windows as my main OS. The imac would also be a "family" computer, so I get to share the total cost ;)

     

    All I care is to be able to play those games as I would on a laptop. I just hope the huge screen will not make the games look weird or distorted.

  3. Hey guys,

     

    I was thinking of getting myself a mac for work purposes (and also because I am sick and tired of Windows 10) but I would first like to know whether I will be able to play Total war Rome 2 and some of the more recent RPGs (Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: original sin) on it. I don't have much time for gaming these days, so these are the only games I am interested in.

     

    I have however heard various issues concerning macs (heating problems, poor graphic cards, resolution problems on the big imacs, etc.) and this is the main reason I have not bought one yet.

     

    The only mac that has decent specs right now is the 27 inch imac 5K. I am not sure whether I would be able to decently play any of the above games. What is your experience? Would the base model for the 5K imac do the job (radeon R9 M380) or should I aim higher (Radeon R9 M390 or M395)?

     

    Thanks for any advice?

     

    PS: I don't mind if I have to play on bootcamp but I just want to make sure that the imac will be able to play those games.

    PS2: I also don't mind not being able to play at 5K or 4K. Native resolution is good enough for me.

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    Good ideas and stories can often be adapted, and since the games weren't released we may never know what was borrowed or referenced.  I'm sure Obsidian will do a good job with this one though.

    I was about the post the same thing, the basic premise of the Black Hound is basically the same premise as Eternity.... so maybe we did get that story after all?  Also that stained glass is very nice, great style to it and I have been really happy with similar small details you see in game like paintings and shields and such.  They are all very nicely detailed.

     

    As for that backer..... seriously they dropped that much money then never responded?  Insane.

     

     

    And if pillars of eternity does well, who knows, maybe Josh will decide to make another game with the same engine but with TBH scenario :yes:

  5. Only in the a general, high-level sense. The world of PE is a new world of our own creation, but its development is still influenced by the work we've done in the past. Experience with previous IE games pointed me toward certain ways of approaching the story setup and style of character interaction in a fantasy world (e.g. a supernatural event that puts you in a difficult circumstance).

     

    But do you have any plans of recycling TBH's story (which sounded extremely cool and promising btw)?

  6. It seems that there won't be a CRPG using the d&d franchise in the foreseeable future, so I have been wondering why no one is thinking of making a CRPG using the Pathfinder rules and universe. The idea was suggested on these boards some time ago but got dropped at some point. The Pathfinder system is very interesting and quite innovative. It would be a shame not to use it for a computer game. With the genre's decline, I am sure it will become a blockbuster if done the right way.

     

    http://www.d20pfsrd.com/

  7. No, just no... Let it rest, pal... Snif... *stab myself* :ermm:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    More seriously, you must not be aware that I have been trying since 2004 to ressurect this project. Yes, I was young and naive back then. I kept sending countless messages to Feargus, Sawyer and even to some PR guy from Atari that used to post on message boards. The answer was always negative: IP rights, engine that was aging and becoming less competitive, Sawyer not wanting his baby to become a commercial project, etc. I had foreseen the RPG genre's decline and I did my best to persuade all these people that TBH would bring a second revival to the genre. Just take a look at the games that get released nowadays: they are all crap, and that is why I keep playing the old stuff again and again (well not that much, but I still consider BG2 as the best CRPG of all times). I am still persuaded that if, today, they pursued making TBH with its old engine and complete the project, the game would be selling like hot cakes. Many people like me are craving for some quality RPG old-school style. It beats me why they don't listen to what their customers really want. I have tried everything, so don't get your hopes up with that petition of yours.

     

    Cheers.

  8. bleh, IWD is the ultimate dungeon crawler. I'd say ToEE is somewhat close if it wasn't for the awful bugs. if we talking infinity games, IWD2>IWD>Torment>BG2 for me (never finished BG1 and Throne of Bhaal was somewhat disappointing).

     

    by the way, anyone know a good source of information on the "black hound project"? (or w/e it's called) I tried asking Josh Sawyer but he never replied

    Invokes 'Ramza' :shifty:

     

     

    Hmmm?

  9. I read somewhere that Battlefield 1943 is pretty bad compared to 1942 (except for the graphics). There might be a problem though finding other people to play with after all those years. And I am not sure if the solo campaign is even worth buying the game.

     

    Bad company 2 seems a good choice though.

  10. Have you guys ever played any of these games on pc?

     

    I recently bought Battlefield 2 : the complete collection and Battlefield 2142 : Deluxe edition and they are pretty fun.

    Now, I am thinking of trying some of the other games in the series, specifically:

     

    Battlefield 1942 : the complete collection

    Battlefield 1943

    Battlefield : Bad Company 2

     

    Are any of these worth buying or should I simply stick to the ones I already have?

     

    Cheers.

  11. Wow, I am still lurking here from time to time and I just saw this thread. I did have a few heated arguments with Hades but it was obvious he wasn't a bad chap. We sure will miss him. Rest in peace, pal. With all my due respect.

  12. That's it. I am done with Obsidian. They could have made better games but they turned into a crappy company. This will be my last post on these boards. The main reason I joined back in 2004 was the hope to see TBH turned into a playable game but they decided to scrap the idea. Lame, they could have made tons of money even with an old engine. It was nice having discussions with you guys on these boards but it just pains me to see what BIS/Obz has become nowadays. Saludos!

  13. These weren't any "peace activists". This was a Turkish islamist group intentionally creating an incident, in collusion with Turkey's Muslim Brotherhood government.

     

    Are you being facetious or do you really believe what you just wrote?

    You really need to educate yourself better.

     

    There were 2 greek boats in the humanitarian flotilla. Were they transporting terrorists as well? Common, man...

     

    It's possible though that some extremists must have infiltrated the humanitarian group (see what happened on one of the boats).

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