Some of you already know that Mort and I ordered new computers last week, and they arrived on Monday afternoon. For the technically-minded, we went the lazy route this time and bought prefab; we’ve paid our geek, build-it-yourself-with-a-soldering-iron dues long ago, and sometimes it’s ok to take the slacker route.
Anyway, we didn’t get much of a chance to do anything with them on Monday since they didn’t arrive till 3 or so. I set my machine up and got to copying stuff from the old one — I’ll move my old hard drive over one of these days, too. Getting to grips with Vista — we’ve been staunch non-Vista holdouts so far — was… interesting, though I’ll have to say it’s growing on me (like mould?). Tuesday was spent mostly setting up Mort’s machine and reinstalling various things that needed reinstalling, like the Sims3 and so on.
And yesterday, finally, we got to check out EQ2 on our new, better/faster/higher settings. All I can say is, wow. Playing at more than 18FPS really does make a difference, doesn’t it? Whaddaya know! Being able to turn on some of the fancier effects was fun too, and I’ve finally seen a bloom effect I like, when in every other game I just turn it off as being one of those sounds-good-but-looks-silly things.
Which is where the senile part comes in. I know I took a bunch of screenies yesterday as we wandered around Kelethin, hitch-free and for once not in fear of my accidentally hitch-lagging my way off a platform. I was going to sort through the nicer ones and maybe do a before-and-after post here… but I can’t find them, so instead I’m doing a omg-I’m-getting-old post instead.
When I do find them, or once I’ve taken some screenies I can FIND, I’ll do that post. Don’t hold your breath though, real life has me jumping through hoops today and into machines that go ping! — I’m getting a CAT scan. I sure hope House is there to be sarcastic and eye-candyish. (Mmm Hugh Laurie.)
EDIT — it helps if the folder you’re trying to save screenshots to isn’t read-only! I think I need to Gibbs-slap myself on the back of the head for that one. Now to get anti-aliasing working right and my screenshot taking binge can commence!