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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Updates, Minecraft, and Computers.

I haven't done any blogging about minecraft in 4 months ( a long time ) I have pretty much abandoned asian-craft. ( It wasn't that great anyway. ) So instead of blogging or modding I've pretty much just been playing video games and attending college. Now that it is summer break I have so much free time that I wish I didn't. I will most likely be doing some minecraft or video game related stuff on this blog, not sure what exactly I will do... maybe some videos or lets play or even live streams... Oh which reminds me. I got a new computer last month... It's very nice.

hexacore processor @ 3.30GHz
8gb random access memory
Ati 6950 Graphics card
1.5 Terabyte HDD

It's quite enjoyable. the only thing I don't like is how it performs with direct x11. I downloaded the heaven benchmark tool and ran it at highest settings.. it only got 22 fps average the worst was 7fps best was 52
I can't really complain though, that's damn good for a single video card. I imagine my results would double if I got another card. I think it might be a while longer before we see direct x11 used in retail games. I know there are a few games that use it already but they don't use it for every object just sparingly. most games wouldn't be nearly as detailed as the benchmark tool. I'm sure in a few years they will though and it will be really amazing to see that. ( here is a shot of tessellation comparisons )

anyway, on to some of the things I've been doing with my new computer. I downloaded dolphin emultaor ( it allows you to play wii and gamecube games on your pc ) I then got a copy of wind waker, and twilight princess ( both of which I own for my real gamecube ) and tried it out on the emulator. except for the occasional crash, both games run perfectly! so if you're looking to buy a computer to emulate wii / gamecube my computer would be the perfect choice it seems. of course that's not the reason I bought it of course.
( Here is a picture of twilight princess running at enhanced settings )

Aside from video games I've just been attending college being very busy and making rl friends whom are pretty cool guys. I will be doing more blogging ( hopefully ) a bit later when I figure out what I want to work on. until then see ya.