The Elgato has arrived!
The Elgato has arrived! avatar

I’ve been playing with my new capture card since yesterday, it came a few days early! I finally have it all dialed in.

Elgato

The software isn’t that difficult to use, if you’re familiar to OBS there will be some similarities. I think the bigger problem I had was figuring out what inputs to use since I have multiple options, mainly trying to get mumble chat into the recordings. I finally perfected it tonight. Now I can simultaneously stream and record footage at the same time. Works perfectly for what I want. I’ve been testing it with all kinds of games. From Skyrim to TF2 to Hard Reset Redux to Solus Project, it handles it all without stealing any of my framerate so I can record/broadcast and enjoy my game at the same time. It was never really bad with Skyrim, but sometimes with the other games OBS was a little more demanding. That and I always had to choose between streaming and recording. While I could do both it would make me lag considerably even on good hardware.

It was nice running a UE4 game and doing a capture without worrying about a performance decrease. I think when Obduction comes out I’ll be able to capture my finest moments of stupidity in glorious 1080p 60FPS for all to cry at. 😀

Trollin’ Trollin’ Trollin’
Trollin’ Trollin’ Trollin’ avatar

Been awhile since I’ve had a troll wander into my presence. This was was so interesting I’ve decided to save the log to share with people persons.

2:29 PM – Hunter Black: Is your feet? Big,Medium or Small
2:29 PM – OverlordTomala: Huge
2:29 PM – Hunter Black: your fat?
2:29 PM – OverlordTomala: Nah my feet are pretty muscular
2:30 PM – Hunter Black: nice sexy
2:30 PM – Hunter Black: your ass is too?
2:30 PM – Avenger: lol
2:30 PM – OverlordTomala: My ass and feet don’t like meeting each other… My feet tend to find themselves in other peoples asses if they ask too many questions
2:31 PM – Hunter Black: oh
2:32 PM – Hunter Black: your feet will not fit in my mouth Tomala
2:32 PM – OverlordTomala: Well duh…
2:32 PM – OverlordTomala: If they’re alaready up your ass I can’t imagine anything fitting in there :v
2:32 PM – Hunter Black: there not
2:33 PM – OverlordTomala: I guess you would have to come up for air once in awhile.
2:34 PM – Hunter Black: put your feet in my mouth
2:34 PM – Hunter Black: lol
2:34 PM – OverlordTomala: You said they can’t fit
2:34 PM – OverlordTomala: I don’t believe in doing the impossible
2:35 PM – OverlordTomala: That’s the definition of insanity.
2:35 PM – Hunter Black: i never had a muscular feet in the mouth
2:35 PM – OverlordTomala: No but I’m sure you’ve had other things in your mouth
2:36 PM – ⒽⒸⒼ³ ℙaulieTex: hi Tom
2:36 PM – Hunter Black: nope just feet and ass
2:36 PM – OverlordTomala: Heya Peg
2:37 PM – OverlordTomala: What’s up
2:37 PM – Hunter Black: fuck ur ass
2:37 PM – OverlordTomala: Can’t. I don’t have the proper inputs.
2:38 PM – OverlordTomala: Go back to using your daddy’s fleshlight
2:39 PM – Hunter Black: fleshlight in your ass
2:39 PM – OverlordTomala: Think you have that backwards…
2:39 PM – Spud left chat.
2:40 PM – Hunter Black: you do that?
2:40 PM – OverlordTomala: Nah.
2:40 PM – OverlordTomala: I depend on people like you to beta test first
2:41 PM – Hunter Black: why
2:41 PM – OverlordTomala: And besides, a fleshlight would be wasted on me
2:41 PM – Kurii disconnected.
2:42 PM – Hunter Black: i would use my tounge on you first
2:42 PM – OverlordTomala: As toilet paper? Nah thanks.
2:42 PM – OverlordTomala: I don’t like anything rough
2:42 PM – Shae’era left chat.
2:43 PM – Hunter Black: u don’t want ur ass rim?
2:43 PM – OverlordTomala: I use Skyrim for that
2:43 PM – OverlordTomala: How old are you?
2:44 PM – Hunter Black: 21
2:44 PM – OverlordTomala: Ah, 12 year old reversed.
2:44 PM – Hunter Black: how old are you?
2:45 PM – OverlordTomala: Old enough to know you’re not 21 :v
2:45 PM – Hunter Black: I’ll fuck you
2:45 PM – OverlordTomala: Again… That’s what the fleshlight is for, ya numnutz
2:46 PM – Hunter Black: fleshlight is for to tight ur ass more and then your ass gets loose from my dick
2:47 PM – OverlordTomala: You don’t even know how to use a fleshlight? Fuck, that’s what most basement dwellers know secondhand.
2:47 PM – OverlordTomala: Firsthand being what they jerkoff with. :v
2:47 PM – Hunter Black: i can use that on you
2:48 PM – OverlordTomala: Not really.
2:48 PM – Hunter Black: i will
2:48 PM – OverlordTomala: Good luck with that. :v
2:49 PM – OverlordTomala: I doubt your mom will even let you leave the curb
2:49 PM – Hunter Black: thanks it will be fun
2:49 PM – OverlordTomala: You’re starting to bore me… Do you have anything else to say?
2:49 PM – Hunter Black: nope
2:49 PM – OverlordTomala: k
2:49 PM – Hunter Black was kicked by OverlordTomala.
2:50 PM – OverlordTomala: Been awhile since I’ve had anyone that interesting… lol
2:51 PM – OverlordTomala: hahahaha he left the group
2:51 PM – Avenger: gg

In other news I can still hold on somewhat in L4D2
In other news I can still hold on somewhat in L4D2 avatar

Having time to myself = doing things that I haven’t been able to do in a long time. Today/Tonight I played a bit of L4D2 and somehow managed to survive it on Advanced mode, we all only died once! I also decided to configure L4D2’s Steam Controller config for whenever I feel like playing away from the desktop. It has a good set now, the average configuration felt too weird to me. I like jumping with the right grip which was already assigned to voice chat. So I swapped it around the X Button. Shouldn’t matter too much since I mainly use mumble for voice, but on the off chance someone is using the in game voice I’ll be able to chat with the press of a button.

I forgot how not vanilla my game was. I must have like 60 different mods for it? Not a big surprise since I used to review that stuff. Not sure I’ll go back to doing review type videos since so many already do so, but I still want to make videos in general. Dedicating to one style doesn’t seem to be possible for me right now. I guess it depends on the materials I’m recording.

Vacation 2016 begins nao.
Vacation 2016 begins nao. avatar

I’m officially on vacation now. Time to put my thoughts about work aside and do the things that I like to do, and remain as carefree as possible. On Sunday I have company coming from out of town to look forward to, and an outing with another friend on Wednesday. Tomorrow I’ll be getting my hair trimmed and done entirely in purple just to mix things up a bit.

Obduction gets delayed… again
Obduction gets delayed… again avatar

Obduction

In case someone out there hasn’t heard Obduction has been delayed yet again for further polishing and bug stomping. Not that it bothers me, as I’ve mentioned before and as self evident as it is I’m not exactly bored. If anything I feel almost sorry for people who took vacation time specifically to play this game, only to find out that it won’t be released. Which in all honesty is a pretty silly thing to do in the first place. Or for that matter people who only play games released by Cyan. Talk about a limited selection.

On a brighter note when the game DOES finally get released I’ll be able to capture it in all its glory with my new capture card coming in the mail. Might have to do a livestream, when I get around to it of course. 😀

The beatings will continue until morale improves.
The beatings will continue until morale improves. avatar

I know I haven’t written much. I still haven’t been feeling completely up to it because of some things that I’ve had on my mind. I’ve been drowning the better part of my afternoons in hobbies trying to ignore the work drama. It’s summertime and they’ve been cutting hours practically down to the bone marrow. I’ve been having to come in an hour later which so far hasn’t had a huge impact on me, fortunately most of my loads have been pretty light, or I’ve been fast enough to move it off the floor before the store opens while doing my other morning duties. People who have been there longer than me are being made to be on call or laid off, and one person that I work with is threatening to quit because they don’t want to work for an unfair company… Heh, good luck. That’s most companies in America.

I’ve been relatively quiet for the most part, the changes are weird but I’m trying to adapt. It hasn’t been too horrible for me, although I’d prefer more people around. Customers are getting pissed that there aren’t enough of us to help them, which is understandable since for the most part there have been only two people lately. Hell I heard the other day that everyone who worked didn’t take any breaks or lunches because they were so busy. I don’t know if that’s true or not, though if it is I can see it happening. Hell sometimes it’s hard for me to leave at the end of the day because people keep asking for help even though it’s more than obvious that I’m leaving. They don’t care, they want someone to help them… and we’re providing less of it. And I’ve been hearing “Is there someone else besides you here?” quite a lot lately when I’m already with someone. But complaining to the higher up’s will only do fuckall, so I might as well grab some popcorn and watch Rome burn, even if I’m sitting right in the middle of it with everyone else.

I only have two more days of this before I take my time off. I really need to get my brain away from this shit and into something more positive… Like enough margaritas to tranquilize an elephant.

Open Thread
Open Thread avatar

I did a little Skyrim today, but mainly focused on a video project for the most part. It’s one I had an idea for awhile back while I was still sick. I wanted to get my voice back into practice again by imitating any character someone suggested. Of course there’s quite a few character suggestions that I’ll have to follow up with, which will require more than one video being made… no problem I hope?

wtf is this shit

Can you figure out what’s going on? If you can please tell me! I’d like to know.

Today I spent most of the day selecting what footage would go where, syncing audio in various clips and did a couple voice lines. I’m almost done with it, but not sure when I’ll be able to pick up on it again. It’ll be soon, but I’m not sure *how* soon. My work schedule has been going on the fritz lately, all over the place. Perhaps sometime during my vacation?

No longer having a Crysis crisis
No longer having a Crysis crisis avatar

After some tinkering I managed to get Crysis running without any crashes. Since I’m on a new install of Windows 7 I had to pull out my CD Key for the game, only to find that for whatever reason it wouldn’t accept it. Having read the Crysis forums on Steam I found that I had to run Steam in administrative mode for it to accept the key… wtf?

Now onto the problem I was having beforehand. Whenever I went to play the game in DirectX 10 mode on Ultra in fullscreen mode I would crash on the first level after a few minutes of being on the ground. So I used a program I stumbled across recently called Windowed Borderless Gaming, which was a bit difficult to set a profile for at first, but after ramming my head against the keyboard the necessary buttons aligned and everything was a-ok!

So I got my answer, can I run Crysis? Fuck yeah! And pretty damn well. I think the lowest framerate I got was 55, and the highest I saw was 165 so far. After all these years the game still looks amazing.

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And people say there’s no beauty in FPS…