A Vulkan and OpenGL overlay for monitoring FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load and more.
vram ram swap gpu_temp cpu_temp gpu_power cpu_power
— Me@2023-03-07 09:14:51 AM
2023.03.07 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA SSD
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Steam version testing result:
1. With GTX 1050 Ti as the GPU, the bottleneck is the GPU, not the CPU, even though my CPU itself was weak.
2. However, once the GPU got upgraded, the CPU became the bottleneck.
The following settings can make the game smoother:
3. Set the Texture to Low. However, I do not recommend that.
4. Set the Shadow to Low.
5. Set the number of background people to be zero.
6. Set the resolution to 720p.
The following are the less obvious steps to release some CPU pressure:
Steam into offline mode.
8. Turn off as many as other programs as possible.
9. In the controller setting, change the controller from the default “
XInput” to “
XBox 360“. However, I do not recommend that because that would disable the game’s rumble function.
After these settings, the game should be able to load Cloud’s headache memory cinematic scenes.
— Me@2023-01-11 12:39:59 AM
10. If not, start to repeat pressing the
pause button every one second when a scene starts to load.
— Me@2023.01.23 05:17:38 PM
2023.01.24 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Factorio is a construction and management simulation game developed by the Czech studio Wube Software.
— Wikipedia on Factorio
— Me@2016-03-13 07:43:04 AM
— Me@2023-01-10 09:28:18 AM
2023.01.10 Tuesday ACHK
Sharing the food is to me more important than arguing about beliefs. Jesus, according to the gospels, thought so too.
— Freeman Dyson
2022.02.15 Tuesday ACHK
Shortly before arriving, Tidus learns that he, Jecht, and the Zanarkand they hail from are summoned entities akin to aeons based on the original Zanarkand and its people. Long ago, the original Zanarkand battled Bevelle in a machina war, in which the former was defeated. Zanarkand’s survivors became “fayth” so that they could use their memories of Zanarkand to create a new city in their image, removed from the reality of Spira. Once they reach Zanarkand, Yunalesca—the first summoner to defeat Sin and unsent ever since—tells the group that the Final Aeon is created from the fayth of one close to the summoner. After defeating Sin, the Final Aeon kills the summoner and transforms into a new Sin, which has caused its cycle of rebirth to continue. The group decides against using the Final Aeon, due to the futile sacrifices it carries and the fact that Sin would still be reborn. Yunalesca tries to kill Tidus’ group, but she is defeated and vanishes, ending hope of ever attaining the Final Aeon.
— Wikipedia on Final Fantasy X
2022.02.04 Friday ACHK
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a third-person shooter video game based on the Transformers franchise, developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. It is the sequel to the 2010 video game Transformers: War for Cybertron, and directly follows the events of that game, as the Autobots struggle to defeat their Decepticon foes in a civil war for their home planet of Cybertron.
The game tells the story of the Transformers, fictional robotic life forms, and the final days of conflict on their home planet of Cybertron. An origins subplot for the Dinobots is also told, reimagined from the Transformers: Generation 1 continuity. Other subplots also tell an adapted story for several characters. Some of the voice cast from the 1984 series The Transformers return to reprise their roles, including Peter Cullen as Autobot leader Optimus Prime and Gregg Berger as Grimlock. Other actors return to reprise their roles from Transformers: War for Cybertron.
— Wikipedia on Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
2022.01.12 Wednesday ACHK
機遇創生論 1.6.6 | 十年 3.4
— Me@2020-11-16 04:55:18 PM
2020.11.20 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
Christopher Nolan, 2 | 時空幻境 4 | Braid 4
2005 Batman Begins
2006 The Prestige
2008 The Dark Knight
2012 The Dark Knight Rises
A lot of Nolan’s movies are about some kinds of time travel.
For those movies, each has a unique time logic. Each is like a stage of the computer game Braid.
In Braid, there are 6 stages. Each stage has a unique time mechanics.
— Me@2020-09-20 10:36:54 AM
2020.09.25 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
中途又有些所謂的嗜好，例如集郵，其實沒有意義。相對沒有那麼無聊的，有電腦遊戲。我的摯愛有 Simcity 2000 和 Chrono Trigger 等。但那也只是暫時的快樂，仍未能為我生活，帶來意義；遊戲完結時，感到額外的空虛。
幸好，後來發現，那不是事實。至起碼，中五會考物理，並不需要高智力，也可以奪得 A 級成績。十多年後，在自己有足夠的讀書和教學經驗後，我發現，我當年不懂做題目，主因是日校物理教師，只談理論，不會教題目細節。甚至，有些課題，例如電學，連他自己也根本不太認識。
一九九六年的那個暑假，我開始參加 Ken Chan 的物理補習班，開始一步一步的，解決了「空有目標，沒有執行之道」這問題。
— Me@2020-07-27 07:33:45 AM
2020.08.03 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
I bought this SimCity 2000 box in 1995. It was the first time I went to a big computer centre (mall).
At the first glance, I thought that it was sold at the price 800 HKD, which I could not afford. Luckily, the price label was actually NT800, which meant 800 New Taiwan Dollars.
So I could buy it at 200 Hong Kong Dollars.
— Me@2019-12-29 03:42:26 PM
2019.12.29 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
The Metagame, 2
For a boring but unavoidable task, add an amazing context.
For an interesting but useless activity, add a meaningful context.
For example, I use video games to train my courage.
2019.12.12 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
2019.03.02 Saturday ACHK
Donkey Kong Country is a 1994 platform game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The game centres on Donkey Kong and his friend Diddy Kong, who are on a quest to recover Donkey Kong’s stolen banana hoard from King K. Rool and the Kremlings.
— Wikipedia on Donkey Kong Country
2018.04.13 Friday ACHK
Some computer games can train you to work and perform well under pressure.
— Me@2016-01-30 09:49:11 AM
2016.02.17 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
They got the key, and then some other stuff happened, and then they reached the door, and were able to open it; but “acquiring the key” and “opening the door” were stored as two separate, disconnected events in the player’s mind.
If the player had encountered the locked door first, tried to open it, been unable to, and then found the key and used it to open the door, the causal link would be unmistakable. You use the key to open the locked door, because you can’t open the locked door without the key.
I’ve drawn parallels between game design and education before, but it still took me a while to realize that problem-solution ordering issues crop up just as often in the classroom as they do in games.
Remember how, in high school math class, a lot of the work you were doing felt really, really pointless?
Consider Dan Meyer’s question for math educators: if math is the aspirin, then how do you create the headache?
In other words: if you introduce the solution (in this case, a new kind of math) before introducing the kind of problems that it’s meant to solve, the solution is likely to come across as pointless and arbitrary. But if you first let students try to tackle these problems with the math they already understand, they’re likely to come away with a kind of intellectual “headache” – and, therefore, to better understand the purpose of the “aspirin” you’re trying to sell.
— Locked doors, headaches, and intellectual need
— 27 October 2015
— Affording Play
Here are some excerpts of an elegant essay. Please go to the author’s website to read the whole.
— Me@2015-11-03 03:46:41 PM
2015.11.03 Tuesday ACHK
A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.
— Alan Perlis
2015.09.26 Saturday ACHK
cease to exist
~ cannot be found in the original region,
but is still possible to be found in the meta-region
For example, at the end of the video game Dear Esther, the character dies, computer screen turns black, you cease to exist there,
but you wake up and continue to exist outside that video game, outside that computer screen.
2014.06.01 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK
chris_mahan 24 minutes ago | link
I don’t watch TV (at all) and I game maybe 4 hours a week, usually in 2 sittings.
(I will occasionally watch a DVD, but maybe 2 hours a month, max.)
When people give me grief that I play the games, I tell them I’m a software developer: it’s like a writer reading books.
— Hacker News
2014.04.20 Sunday ACHK
The case that makes you and the case that breaks you…
The one you never solve, the one that keeps you awake at night.
The case that gnaws at your guts and ruins your marriage.
The case that keeps you propping up a bar as you relive the what-ifs, the might-have-beens, the half-leads and half-truths.
The case that other cops murmur about whenever you walk past.
The case you never… ever… discuss.
— Herschel Biggs
— L.A. Noire
— Me@2014-03-17 05:27:25 PM
2014.03.19 Wednesday ACHK
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