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December 5th, 2012, 19:50
Yeah me too. I am disappointed from what I've seen there.

You know I still get a craving to replay PoR:RoMD, but then my backlog reminds me not to.
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December 5th, 2012, 20:02
I actually never really played it - based on feedback from others. The original PoR is one of my top games of all time - so I didn't want to ruin it. But I've considered it several times over the years… Maybe I'll try it someday
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December 5th, 2012, 20:17
Poor Pibbur's thread got totally hijacked.

Can a mod please move this discussion starting with #409 to a new thread?
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December 6th, 2012, 09:43
I think we were finished

However, if anyone wishes to breathe on the remaining embers…..
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December 6th, 2012, 09:51
Never underestimate Thrasher.
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December 6th, 2012, 10:01
That can be a fatal mistake indeed
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December 6th, 2012, 11:47
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I think we were finished

However, if anyone wishes to breathe on the remaining embers…..
Allow me burn baby burn.

Simple solution have multiple hd backups as stated most internet company's have bandwidth limiting no exceptions. Unlimited is a lie and its not coming back unless your willing to fork over $200 a month.

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December 6th, 2012, 18:11
Yeah I may get an external HD for Xmas, if Santa approves. I imagine that DVDs are too small to be useful?
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December 6th, 2012, 18:59
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
I am almost moved to my new Win 7 laptop (yes, Win 8 is off the table). I had a huge number of games to delete off my old laptop.

What do people do with all their digital game downloads? I must have had around 200GB to transfer. Very slow process.
All my downloads (games and otherwise) reside on my Windows Home Server, so what I do with the individual PC's is irrelevent. Additionally, my WHS backs up to CrashPlanPlus online (slow, but encrypted and unlimited). Finally anything I REALLY don't want to ever lose is burned to Blu-Rays and put in my fireproof safe. I basically do a backup of anything new or altered every month or two.

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December 6th, 2012, 19:08
Not bad! A blue ray DVD would be the way to go I suppose. I wonder if they last? CD-Rs haven't.
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December 6th, 2012, 21:06
Found this:

The recordable media used in red laser disc technology like DVD's and CD's is an organic dye that is very sensitive to light. Blu-ray disks, however, use a combination of silicon and copper which is bonded during the burning process, this alloy is much more resilient than the organic dye. Manufacturers claim a life span from 100 up to 150 years for Blu-ray disks.✝
No I think that is talking about bought BR's, not burned ones, but it seems reasonable that they would last at least 10-20 years. I keep mine in sleves in the locked safe, so they aren't getting degraded by light (or temperature) either.

And discs are pretty cheap now. I think my last 25 spindle was something like $15.

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December 6th, 2012, 21:20
You know most of my CD-R's that failed were kept inside out of direct sunlight (and artificial light), and they still failed. I wouldn't be surprised if they just degrade with age via oxidation. To be safe, if I was really anal, I'd vacuum pack them, and put them in the freezer.
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December 7th, 2012, 05:40
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
if I was really anal, I'd vacuum pack them, and put them in the freezer.
What do you mean "if" you were really anal? I'm surprised you haven't had them cryogenically frozen.
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December 7th, 2012, 06:04
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
I am almost moved to my new Win 7 laptop (yes, Win 8 is off the table). I had a huge number of games to delete off my old laptop.

What do people do with all their digital game downloads? I must have had around 200GB to transfer. Very slow process.
My primary drive is 320GB (2 SSDs in Raid0), not a lot to work with, especially as I have some creative apps and work stuff which take up a lot of space.

I keep a couple of games installed permanently, Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas, (took so long to get my mod list just right, I will probably never delete) and the rest I delete and then download from Steam again whenever I want to play it. Have a pretty good internet connection, so it only takes about 10-15 minutes to download most games.
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