Subnautica – A must Play Game of survival and base building-WIP

Ive wanted to write a review of this game for over 2 years but things have gotten in the way, looking at you No mans Sky with your incredable patches!

There are many games some are well good and some are bad but some are just something new and amazing and Subnautica is one of those games.

Of all the games ive played over the years Subnautica is one of the most enjoyable games ever.

Word of mouth – No mans Sky:
When No mans’s sky wasnt what it hyped up to be, people where pissed. I played it when it launched and wile it was “good” it wasnt what was promised.  The failure of No mans sky was a blessing for other small indie games doing a similar thing.

After reading articles dedicated to 5 games better than “No mans sky”, “Subnautica” was mentioned, id never heard of it.  So i had a look at the website and youtube trailer and i thought to myself yeah, this looks good.

Chill out & Stressful?
This game is such a chill out and yet serious game all in one. You can spend all your time just exploring, just floating along gathering stuff as the games music makes you feel at home.

I cant recommend this enough, its one of the best game experiences ive ever had in over 25 years.

Build your own submarine;

Google Authenticator App – What they dont tell you

So i have been using the app for ages and had a number of different accounts setup on it.

  • ubisoft
  • google
  • lastpass
  • rockstar games
  • Epic Games

New phone, new problems:
When i got my new phone i assumed that when i logged into my google account and downloaded the Authenicator App again that it would setup the app with the codes that i had on the app, Wrong.

How wrong i was! it doesnt do this and i would need back up codes for all the services/apps i had installed!  I thought that i only needed the backup codes for the app and not for each service that i had installed.  Your talking about multiple back up codes for multiple login services.

Hard drive failures – Western Digital Hard Drives are winning!

Over the years ive had two hard drive’s fail but one failed before there was even a chance to know the drive was about fail probably before S.M.A.R.T back in 2002/2003.  It was a brand new drive with alot of programming stuff on it.  I didnt think id need to backup a brand new drive oh what a lesson learned.

The first one was at a time where there was no google cloud and no online sync and backing up was a pain in the ass.

The Windows 10 1903 update
When the Windows 10 1903 update “rolled out” it became one of the worst experiences ive ever had to go through in upgrading a Windows PC in almost 20 years.

When i did get the fecking thing to work after two BIOS tweaks it revealed another problem. Everytime windows booted up one of the harddrives would dissapear for no reason.

Turns out after a few software hard drive diagnosis programs, the drive is kinda fu*cked and its a Western Digital Drive.

S.M.A.R.T – Self Monitoring and Reporting and Tool:
This invention in hard drive tech is fantastic, if your having problems with a hard drive and do a scan if there are any problems with the SMART settings then you could be in trouble.

Now the drive is still working but S.M.A.R.T is reporting problems with the drive which isnt a good sign.

Thats two Western Digital Hard Drives dead!

Dont buy Western digital Drives im guessing i bought these drives cause they were the cheaper option and that wraps up this post with this link to a survery of hard drive failures and yes Western Digital is number one.

Hard drive failure survey;
56,224 hard drives later, Western Digital fails most often

 

 

 

Call of Duty: Black ops 4 is full of bugs – after almost 11 months

The worst thing about Black Ops 4 has to be the match making.  The amount of bugs in this game 10 months after it was released is just unacceptable.  Now before you get your list of excuses ready im talking about the multi player game.

NB:
the microtransactions work great lol. (tells you all you need to know)

Here we go;

  • This lobby is not joinable
    You join a lobby the game loads it stops loading and you get his message.
  • Joining a game mid-game
    and viewing the score board is broke
  • Play of the game is broke:
    i actually thought it was just on PC but no its on PS4 too and doesnt display players setup
  • Replays:
    Sound problems there are no gun shots if i remember right.
  • Kill-cam:
    Doesnt display anything sometimes
  • UI Error 62811:
    No idea how or why this happens, it happens when you join a game and then nothing.
  • PC only :
    Block a player and you still see their text chat

If youve got any more add to the comments!

Windows 10 1903 freezes PC – Fix Found

Microsoft did it again, released another f***king update for Windows 10 that broke things. This is the second or third time this has happened now.

This time the problem is similar again to one i had just solved a while ago where my PC would just freeze randomly.

Again this problem was caused by updating Windows 10 to 1809 which i only did a few months ago due to all the issues that update had.

This fucking update is a disaster and i have not been able to roll back to 1809 yet and i still down know whats causing the problem. All the evidence points to the Windows 1903 update.

The problem:
Only seems to occur when the PC is either idle or watching youtube or netflix.

Windows 10 Reliability:

Windows 10 Reliability after the Windows 10 1809 update

 

Windows 10 Reliability after the Windows 10 1903 update

 

So far ive;

Did Not work:

  • Reinstalled Video drivers
  • Reinstalled Bluetooth dongle drivers
  • uninstalled Realtek sound drivers
  • uninstalled Realtek ethernet drivers
  • Changing the ‘Default Sound Format’ from 48khz to 44khz
  • Reinstalling Realtek Lan Drivers
  • Reinstalled Realtek sound drivers
  • Uninstalled USB 3.0 Drivers
  • Ran the system file checker command ‘sfc /scannow
  • Reinstalling Asmedia USB 3.0 drivers
  • Disabled C1E power state in BIOS
  • Update Graphics card drivers (New Nvidia version)
  • Ran chkdsk on all drives-no errors reported
  • Reset Power saving settings
  • Reinstallion of Clean Windows 10 1903
    • The problem remained despite having a brand new clean install of Windows 10.
  • Turn Off Link State Power Management
  • Disable AppXsvc using Registry Editor
  • USB 3.0 – front side of PC disabled
  • Installed dot.net 3.5
  • Running Windows Memory Test
  • DPC Specfic fixes
    • disabled IPv6

The Fix in the BIOS:

  • Disable Core C6 state
  • Disabled C1 Support

Note:
This may be a BIOS or Motherboard compatability issue with Windows 10 1903. The motherboard in question here is an Asus m5a97 r2.0 with BIOS version 2501.

 

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Megathread from Windows10

Fixing DPC latency;

The below article which im still reading recommends a few things;

Fix High DPC Latency on Windows 10


Problem *seems* to be a compatability problem between windows and a Bluetooth Dongle.

I had old Bluetooth dongle from Motorola “BCM92035DGROM” which worked fine but i did have problems with it and the 1809 update.

The cause is still unknown the PC froze again for no known reason. The below article has some tips to stop it happenening;

Laptop freezes randomly after Install Windows 10 May 2019 update
https://windows101tricks.com/windows-10-freezes-randomly/

 


Articles about this problem;

https://howtofixwindows.com/windows-10-laptop-freeze-and-crash-issues/

https://wintechlab.com/windows-10-freezes-applications-not-responding/

Finding the cause of freezes;

https://www.digitalmastersmag.com/magazine/tip-of-the-day-how-to-find-crash-logs-on-windows-10/

How to rollback on the update;

https://howtofixwindows.com/rollback-windows-10-update/

Annoying Adverts: 3 Mobile – no water in the water fountain

It takes a lot to really really hate an advert, i mean it really does but for some reason this advert really annoys me and its not because of the video, its the awful song they have playing.

To call it “music” they have playing in the background of this advert a song is an insult. Its nothing but pure garbage, its worse than that!

The “song” comes from a band called the ‘ Tune yards’;

 

The prodigy rip keith flint

It was shocking to hear the sudden passing of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint last monday. I love The Prodigy heck anyone who grew up in the 90’s did.

Music for the Jilted Generation
Music for the Jilted Generation was bloody awesome and still is. I played the hell out of that album on cassette tape.

My favorite track has got to be “Poison” ive being playing the hell out of that for the last couple of months theres just something about the base and beat of that track that’s incredible.

Help get Firestarter to number#1;
https://www.nme.com/news/music/theres-campaign-get-prodigys-firestarter-number-one-2458498

Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2167627676627207/

Keith Flint – the Firestarter