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Gaming

How to turn off bloom in Battlefield 3 for PC

open C:\Users\xxx\Documents\Battlefield 3\settings\prof_save_profile in Notepad (make a copy beforehand just in case.)

Search for the word enlighten and then change the “1” following it to a “0”, then save.

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Gaming

How to play Battlefield 3 early

1. Search Windows for “proxy”
2. Click “configure proxy server”
3. Click “LAN settings”
4. Check “use a proxy server for LAN”
5. Input this IP: 203.232.208.116
6. Input this port: 8080
7. Run the release date check by launching Battlefield 3 on Origin
8. If the release date check fails, click “retry”
9. Once it succeeds, disable the proxy
10. Enjoy playing Battlefield 3!

super easy :).

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Computer Hardware Gaming

How to unlock shaders on 6950

I recently purchased 2 XFX 6950’s. They are great cards, and doing some research, I found this forum post :

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=137136

It talks on how to unlock the shaders on the reference 6950 cards. I have an XFX so I used this modified bios :

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=2137536&postcount=343

These are my personal numbers :

before :

[zp src=”xfx-stock.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]
[zp src=”xfx-stock2.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]

after (unlocked shaders, NO OC):

[zp src=”xfx-flashed6950-1.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]
[zp src=”xfx-flashed6950-2.gif” album=”vivi/6950″ width=”500″]

Now for fun, this is the spec of my new computer :

i5 2500k
Asus P8P67 Pro
Corsair 600T
Corsair 1000HX
2 x XFX 6950 2GB in xfire
2 x Asus DVD/CD/RW/R
Corsair H70
OCZ Solid 2 120GB SSD

[zp src=”P1000014.JPG” album=”vivi/600T” width=”500″]

Specific How To for XFX 6950 Shader unlock :

What you’ll need to download before we start :

GPU-Z : http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1921/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.5.0.html
ATI WinFlash : http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1919/ATI_Winflash_2.0.1.13.html
VGA BiOS to unlock : http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?page=1&architecture=&manufacturer=&model=HD+6950&interface=&memSize=0

This is the one I used for my XFX : http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/89673/XFX.HD6950.2048.101206.html

They have other BIOS’s listed, for other manufacturers, but i’ve read that they should all work with the HIS BIOS.

1 – Grab ATI Winflash (32 & 64-bit).
2 – Download HD 6950 BIOS (we’ll be using the specific XFX bios). It should work with other vendor’s, but this one is specifically for XFX 6950 REFERENCE cards.
3 – Make sure the BIOS switch on the card is set to the 1 position (pictured further down if you don’t know where it is).
4 – Run ATI Winflash, click Save to save your BIOS, so you have a backup in case something goes wrong.
5 – Load the HD 6970 BIOS into Winflash by clicking Load Image, followed by Program.
6 – Let the flashing process complete and reboot your system.
7 – Check the shader count using GPU-Z, it should show 1536. Make sure you use version 0.5.0 or newer, the official 0.4.9 version does not support HD 6900 Series properly. If you see a shader count of 1600, your GPU-Z version is outdated.
8 – To ensure maximized performance open Catalyst Control Center, go to the Overdrive tab and set the PowerTune slider to the +20% setting. The “Testing” section of this article has more data on that.
9 – Check stability in Windows desktop applications and games, with an application like OCCT/Prime95

I modified the how-to a bit, but this is the article that helped me get started : http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

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Gaming

Fallout 3, and New Vegas mouse lag?

I played Fallout 3 for hours, and noticed a lot of mouse lag. Recently did a quick search, and found a VERY quick fix. In New Vegas, and Fallout 3, Vertical Sync being disabled is not saved, you have to go in and manually do it.

Config file name/location for FO3: C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Fallout3\FALLOUT.INI
Config file name/location for FO3/NV : C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\FALLOUT.INI
Change iPresentInterval=1 to iPresentInterval=0

Hopefully this helps someone out.

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Gaming Team Srdar

Blog post, meet “Team Srdar”

Back story on how I got “into” computers : I was playing starcraft in late 1998 that a friend so devilishly got me involved in…shit I must have been 11 years old at the time, but the tower tipped over, and stopped working. So, long story short, my little 11 year old brain had to fix it so I could get back at owning the Chinese. SO, from time to time, I might post some of my current online gaming triumphs.

Me (vivi the mage) and my brother (peez) have this on going joke that everyone runs from “team srdar’s”…because it’s technically true. We’ve made people leave servers, we’ve cleared servers out with our pure ownage.

peez “OMG, it’s VIVI, everyone run”
“peez exits the game”
“everyone on his team follows”
I get a free win

Hilarious, wish I was recording.
Something we did in Warcraft 3 3v3’s. Somehow he chanced on the other team and did this. That was the first “Team Srdar” moment.

BUT, our most recent ‘team srdar’ ownage was in Bad Company 2

[zenphoto src=”srdars2.jpg” album=”blog/gaming_ownage” width=”500″ /]
[zenphoto src=”srdars.jpg” album=”blog/gaming_ownage” width=”500″ /]