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    posted a message on Good games for old laptop
    Dungeon Siege I, and possibly Dungeon Siege II would work on that (doubt dungeon siege 3 would though)

    Diablo 1 or 2 are still good games... Diablo 3... is meh...

    The old warcrafts are still good games, and a nice deviation from the SC games...

    Like someone mentioned, Don't Starve would be good... FTL should also run on that machine...

    If you're using steam, you might also look at some of the old Sega Games they sell (from the Genesis era)

    Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Torment are all really good time-sinks as well if you like storyline - lots of wandering and stories to explore... torment is probably the best written, baldur's gate 2 is probably the best 'all-rounder' (weaker in storyline though compared to Torment) - these are available on GoG for fairly cheap.

    I could probably come up with more if I dove into my old box of classic games... and if you really want to check out some old games, seriously just dig through some of the GoG games, they've got some good ones in there, and they're usually modified to work better on newer systems (something steam doesn't do)
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    posted a message on I need some help growing my YouTube Channel.. Please?
    for the mic... if you have the money to spare, look into buying a condenser mic in the $50-$75 range (Blue Snowball is what I use, but there are plenty of competitive brands in that range as well) - USB is also very important as it makes it easier for you to setup the audio to be recorded separately in the recording (provided you are using 1 system for both video and audio recording) - important for adjusting audio independently for the system sounds and your talking.
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    posted a message on I need some help growing my YouTube Channel.. Please?
    Hmm... not too bad start... though that hissing in the audio is driving me nuts :( - may need to invest in a new mic (Blue Snowball works good for me, while I still get white noise, it's much less dominant because of two things: its a USB mic meaning less internal noise, and it has a good pre-amp meaning it's easier for me to cancel out the white noise).

    anywho... nice start... not sub'd, but yea, I'll keep an eye out for updates regarding changes you make.

    and if you're editing with vegas, be sure to "Disable Resample" on the video segments, while you don't have much echoing (indicative of recording at 30 fps, rendering at 29.97 fps), but I still feel like I'm seeing it from time to time. (Right click on video segment, "Switches" > Disable Resample --- this basically prevents it from modifying frames to 'smooth' motion, there are times to resample, gaming footage is not one of those times :P)
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    posted a message on what to record ?
    Quote from mrcreeperslaya

    ok i dont wanna say nothing bad but , every day i take 20 mins to rec and 5 hours of loading to make a vid then pc is turned on whole night to upload a vid , mi net is slow .
    but thou i give all i can in my school nonoe knows how to record screen or do this crazy editing , for my age (12 ) i think i do perfectly and best i can . much love to you who support me <3


    While I won't be a subscriber personally, I wholeheartedly promote what you're trying to learn. I hate it when people attack younger youtubers simply for their age... Learn what you need to know now, just don't get too attached to your current channel, or even necessarily youtube for that matter - learn the software, develop your speaking and organizational skills (and editing skills), figure out what you get joy out of in it - and when you hit 16-19, if you still enjoy creating, start a new channel using everything you have learned... and if you don't enjoy it then? you'll have still learned more about public speaking and reactive thinking than most other people your age (not to mention gathered some editing skills and software knowledge).

    Needless to say, do listen to constructive criticism (yes, you need work on your editing, and even organizing your thoughts... judging by the videos) - and practice. That's the key to getting the most out of this early "I'm young and learning" stage (it happens in pretty much any field where people must interact directly with their audience, and put a face or 'voice' to it that people will have innate judgments on).

    If you ask specific questions on what you want to learn more about in the technical help section, people are fairly friendly there. There's also a wealth of knowledge over at http://frapsforum.com - though I wouldn't go outright advertising your videos there, there's a lot of highly knowledgeable people there, that can give a helping hand... just be careful to spell check a bit, so they take your messages more seriously - yes english is not your first language, but it really does help to make the age thing less of an issue if you take that little bit of extra time to refine the post.
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    posted a message on Can't have fun while gaming
    There actually is a level of 'strategy' when it comes to FPS games on a competitive level (in the sense of proper positioning and knowing the routes) - nowhere near the level of an RTS or well, any proper strategy game - but it is there... (and you are correct, games like CoD and such require ZERO firearm knowledge... you have proper game mechanics choices, but this in no way reflects any in-depth knowledge of the game, much less the firearms proper)

    Now as far as the OP... frankly, that win by any means mentality is why I quit e-sports, and why I tend not to appreciate certain groups within the e-sports realm (there's a lot of really great people in e-sports too... just a handful of bad seeds). When I did play to be competitive, I got joy out of a good challenge and a fun game... although, I'm also one of those people, that would throw a game intentionally if I had a sour teammate (ie - I'll throw a game if someone bashes/blames their own team because they can't handle losing or facing a challenge)
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    posted a message on What do you think of this Sniper Drawing?
    it's a little bit too short to be an 'iconic' sniper rifle (mechanically, they are possible, because judging by the magazine location, the actual barrel length is mislead by the location of the trigger - though I'd feel it's still too short) - Generally speaking you want a longer barrel to lessen the 'spread' of a weapon (there's a long explanation I could go into...but yea... length is one factor)

    Personally this looks more like a SMG with a scope on it... or possibly an assult rifle with a scope (although... it doesn't exactly feel like the second one as much)
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    posted a message on Is my PC good to record Minecraft?
    if the Externals are USB3.0 (and you have USB3.0 ports) - you -should- be able to record to them (worth trying) - USB 2.0 will only get you about 25 fps due to bandwidth limits on the format, USB3.0 is astronomically faster (you'll hit the read/write limit of the external drives).

    AMD vs Intel is kinda hit or miss... right now Intel is stronger for 'gaming' by itself... though I don't know what the stats would be on recording ( I use AMD out of brand loyalty... though I'm not confident enough in them to say they are flat out the 'best') - though for recording, you do want a multi-core processor (which he has... dual-core - my first machine for recording was an AMD Dual-core, so yea, it'll work... I'm on an octo-core now though)

    As far as cheap/effective video cards... look at ATI, they're going to be your best bet for performance/cost ratios - nVidia is going to be slightly edging them out on sheer power overall, but both are very good card manufacturers (and ATI is notably less expensive).


    Video Card is priority... then either an internal HDD or a new processor would be 2nd... with RAM after that (6-8gb is more than enough for recording)
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    posted a message on Is my PC good to record Minecraft?
    I would save up for a new video card... and I'm curious what your harddrive situation is (you really do want dual harddrives for recording purposes - it's a read/write issue more than a storage issue, although the latter is definitely another reason)

    FRAPs or DxTory are what I usually recommend for recording (though you can reduce the read/write filesize by using different codecs for the latter... but yea).

    Optifine will probably help a bit... personally I've had mixed results with it... and generally opt to go without.

    I record voice and game seperate... a free option is Audacity... and frankly it's what I recommend despite the fact that I use Soundforge (got it with another program)

    RAM - eh, save that money for a video card really, 6gig is enough RAM, though you can upgrade it later. (I rarely use over 4 gig at a time, and I have a lot runnining in the background)

    720p is fine... you'll still hit read/write issues with file sizes, but nowhere near as much as 1080p (1080p is very nice, but a lot more resource intensive... and honestly, videos look more than good enough at 720p imo)
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    posted a message on Is my name so weird that it hinders my YouTube success?
    ... look at Xephos... also "YinPlaysMinecraft" would pigeonhole you... keep it more generic like "YinPlays" - "YinGaming" or such if you do change names...

    also your name is easy to remember because of Yin-Yang... the Tai is the only part that might throw people off.

    Truth be told, youtube is a fickle mistress... you can have the best name, best marketing, best content, etc. and fail... or you can suck monkey and get famous because of a lucky share/link. One way for views to boost is encouraging people to share your videos... hell... even just posting on forums helps (In december I only had 90-ish subs... posting on forums has gotten me a lot of the rest... and people say the same thing about my content "you should have more subs" - although as it stands, I'm sitting at about 100 views per day)
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    posted a message on Youtube commentary help
    Content First, Subscribers second...

    Make sure your content is up to a standard that -you- would seek out and watch (480p is fine, look at ethoslab, though it will prove harder to get subs at first unless your content is solid). This standard focuses on 2 things: Content and Quality. (Content being your creativity, informativeness, personality, the games you play, etc. You don't have to be the most creative or original, you just have to deliver it well. The Quality end is recording at a decent resolution, framerate, etc. and avoiding the basic editing/recording screw-ups such as ghosting, poor camera control, audio levels, etc.)

    The "if you make it, they will come" is a myth for the most part, you have to get out there and put your name up... something I still am horrible at (I have my channel in my signature a few places, but that's about it - I keep telling myself I'll actively advertise 'someday', but never do).

    and some real quick advice: don't pigeonhole yourself. Do Minecraft, since you enjoy it, but don't make it the ONLY thing you do on your channel... the pigeonhole means you channel will be at the whims of the followers of a game, if that game goes away - you go away (for the most part).
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