One last thing, Quaker: you said you once managed to get an XP OEM license used on a new system. Is there a specific support number to call for that?
It was a later version that did online authentication. When it failed the authentication, it popped up a window that gave the number to call (plus other options).
Note - don't swear at them. They'll hang up.
(But they did authenticate it.)
The hiberfil.sys & pagefile.sys are protected windows system files - pagefile.sys file is your windows swap file, while the hiberfil.sys file is associated with the "Hibernate" function in Windows Power Management.
You can see these files by opening Windows Explorer, click the down arrow on "Organize", select "Folder and Search Options", go to the 'View' tab, then untick the box next to "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)". Doing this will allow you to see these files. Although I'd recommend re-ticking it so you don't ever accidentally delete these kind of files.
You can see what your pagefile is set to by going to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings (left side options) -> Advanced tab -> "Settings" in the Performance section -> Advanced tab. The last section there is Virtual Memory, and this is what determines how big your pagefile.sys file gets. Click on "Change" and you will be able to see how it's set - it will either be set to "System Managed Size" in which case Windows itself is determining the size and changing it on the fly, or it's been set to a manual size.
Based on just how big your pagefile.sys file is... I suspect it's been manually configured. in which case you can likely save file space by lowering the file size yourself, or setting it to let windows manage it and then keep an eye on the size of the file windows allocates over time (if you really want to have it set to a specific size). Unless your using a lot of high memory demanding programs and/or you have very low amount of physical ram... you likely don't need a 16 GB pagefile - I have 8 GB of ram and have set my pagefile to be between 4 - 8 GB in size, and it generally sits at 4 GB.
I don't know how to change/remove the hibernation file safely - I have hibernation and sleep modes disabled on my machine, with power saving disabled/turned-off but I still have that file.
Yes you can - if you buy the physical copy, you can register the key on the GW2 site with a new account... then download the installer from there and install from that. The installer will then download all the files needed for the game.
Note - the game is approx 21 GB big (at least that is how big my GW2 directory is), so if you do choose to download it... make sure you have the data allowance to do so (if your on a data capped plan)
There's no particular advantage to having WiFi built in, as opposed to using a separate card. So it comes down to convenience and price.
Of course, using a wired connection would be better than wireless, but that comes down to convenience also.
Note, btw - it may be tempting to get a more expensive 802.11ac adapter, but the ac speeds will only affect transfer between computers (if they both have ac). Your internet won't go beyond 802.11 g/n speeds, so a basic $30 b/g/n adapter will do nicely.
P.S. I've been thinking about the GTX-970, but I have to say that the new AMD R9 Fury X looks very tempting, even though it would be major overkill for me.
They are selling the game and the expansion in one, that's alright for me. Fair enough. What is ridiculous is expecting me to be OK with "losing" the account I get with purchasing the expansion because my existing account with override the one I'm getting with the expansion? If I was getting another account, that was separate to the expansion I'd be OK with it. But £32 for a expansion that looks more like a living world story bundle makes me laugh. Oh and there's no character slot either, of course.
Ventari was neither medic nor doctor. The manner by which he promoted peace was his own pacifism and encouraging others to be pacifists, though he recognized the human race as being one "not capable of anything but war". When he was asked to help in the fight against the White Mantle, he refused to take either side. If instead he had acted in accordance with how he is portrayed as a revenant legend, he would have gone out and either subdued the White Mantle enemies himself or provided healing and protective assistance to those who would subdue the White Mantle, assuming that the Shining Blade are even those with whom he would have aligned himself.
I agree, but I think there is a loop hole you might want to consider; Ventari isn't the one fighting. As a revenant I'll be the one in the driver's seat, and I'll be using Ventari's power as I see fit, not as he would have used it. As for him not willingly aligning himself with some warmongering norn, well...it has been made abundantly clear that not all legends WANT to be channeled at all, so it is entirely possible that V's power is being used against his will. Heck, I'll personally be very disappointed if the old sage doesn't at least voice some regret when I take him into battle, and ideally he'll have some choice words for me regarding my liberal use of a warhammer and "HULK SMASH!" method of diplomacy.
And yes, it is confirmed that each legend WILL talk to the player, and voice their own opinions regarding what the player is doing and how they feel about being summoned.
Alexei Hart, on 04 June 2015 - 11:27 PM, said:
And finally, most importantly of all, the use of Ventari's Tablet in combat is a tremendous insult to the Sylvari. The tablet is the source of their guidance and preaches peace and harmony, and its casual use in combat by any revenant is pretty much the same thing as someone using a bible to chuck at someone's head.
Well the first of my practical tests just wrapped up. In a heavily populated DR map at 1080p (my monitor have a freak out when I go lower) and on med-high settings my minimum FPS is 29, with the peak at 64.
This was using 8Gb RAM, the AMD FX 6300 processor, and the AMD R7 250 2Gb GPU.
Glad to hear it. Are you happy with your performance on the new PC?
I am indeed. My monitor is forcing me to play at 1080p (it has a little freak out whenever I try to adjust down to 720p when I'm on fullscreen mode), but so far so good. I tend to get about 29fps min, 64 max in populated areas on mid to high settings, and even got about a 10fps boost to my average after updating my drivers. It's like a whole new game now.