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The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread
Googolplex Offline
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-25-2015, 03:17 PM)kojack Wrote: 2GB is the default for 32 bit apps, but if the Large Address Aware flag is enabled on the executable, it can use whatever the OS isn't using (when on a 32 bit OS, probably around 3GB) or 4GB (when on a 64 bit OS).

That's correct. I already showed how to flag the Amnesia.exe to address the full 4GB instead of 2. This is very easy and can be applied to every exe. But that only makes sense for really big games that require a lot of RAM to cache resources. But to switch to 64-bit is of course, the best method. Today, nobody should use a 32-bit OS, because all CPUs since Pentium 4 HT from 2003 supports 64-bit. And every 64-bit Windows is also 32-bit compatible (no longer 16-bit so you need an installer to setup old games).

I have a question on topic: It is really nice to give us a DRM-free copy on GOG, but what about Humble Store? And is the Steam version also DRM-free? That means can I play SOMA without login at Steam just by applying the Launcher?
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08-25-2015, 06:25 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Thanks for the suggestions, I already ordered an upgrade. Just a few questions left:

1: Can I save old Windows 32 bit files after the upgrade and if so, how can I do such a thing?

2: Can I run 32 bit programs in Windows 64 bit?

Also, I tend to play games on low graphics. You may argue it breaks immersion but low frame rate is worse.
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

(08-25-2015, 08:32 PM)TheDoctorPoo Wrote: Thanks for the suggestions, I already ordered an upgrade. Just a few questions left:

1: Can I save old Windows 32 bit files after the upgrade and if so, how can I do such a thing?

2: Can I run 32 bit programs in Windows 64 bit?

Also, I tend to play games on low graphics. You may argue it breaks immersion but low frame rate is worse.

1. You can save all of your personal files on an external hard drive or an other partition.

2. Yes.

You may can look to get a GeForce GTX 960 or a Radeon R9 280X. It will be much faster than your 8800 GT.
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08-25-2015, 08:54 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

That's great news, thanks! Smile
08-25-2015, 09:11 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Funny thing:

All the pictures in the steam page, game site, trailers, are only Upsilon's. There is one trailer about Thetha and besides that, nothing. Not even one picture from Delta, Omega, nothing. Only Upsilon.

08-25-2015, 10:52 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

As far as most media goes. They've mainly been showcasing Upsilon because it is likely the first area in the game you visit and to show the rest of the Pathos-II complex would be getting into spoiler territory. No one has any idea what's in Tau, Phi, Delta and Omega. I'm actually glad for that because it's exciting not knowing what lies there.
08-25-2015, 11:18 PM
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(08-25-2015, 11:18 PM)PathOS Wrote: As far as most media goes. They've mainly been showcasing Upsilon because it is likely the first area in the game you visit and to show the rest of the Pathos-II complex would be getting into spoiler territory. No one has any idea what's in Tau, Phi, Delta and Omega. I'm actually glad for that because it's exciting not knowing what lies there.

Yeah, I agree.

08-25-2015, 11:39 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

Heck, even Lambda and Theta haven't really been touched on much, or obviously identified (aside from the initial videos of them from way way back when on Frictionals youtube channel). I mean, I'm sure there's likely footage from those places in either the quick-cut E3 Teaser or especially in some of the beta-previews that some outlets shot video of. But I definitely haven't been so keen on watching those so I don't get spoiled again.
08-25-2015, 11:45 PM
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RE: The Ultimate SOMA Discussion Thread

I also like how they're keeping most of SOMA top-secret. I think in one interview, Aaron said that they were saving the H. R. Giger stuff (like in the teaser) for the endgame.
08-25-2015, 11:49 PM
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Yeah, I also like how the Teaser which was shown off many years ago and seen by so many is something that is not in the game. I mean, in terms of expectations it's not something where you'll stumble upon and be all "hey! I remember this from the trailer, I know what's gonna happen!". Pretty cool that they made that segment just for show and even has a different protagonist.

Also, just venturing a guess from some of the maps, but it seems like some of the substructures of Pathos like Tau and Phi are at a lower depth in the ocean than the first areas like Upsilon, so I imagine there'll be lots of more freakier things down there.
08-25-2015, 11:54 PM
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