Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2014 - 08:40 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: watch_dogs, watch dogs, pc gaming, mod, GTA4
If you are not in our IRC chat room, at irc.pcper.com in the #pcper channel, then you could be missing out. We often promote the forums, especially when they review components or host a LAN party, the chatroom is populated just about 24/7. A couple of days ago, KngtRider, IRC regular and owner of Nitroware, an Australian computer hardware news and review website, dropped me a link to a Grand Theft Auto IV mod that adds Watch Dogs elements. You can see the main features in the video below.
The level to which Grand Theft Auto games have been modded is surprising, especially since the tools are community-developed (unless I am completely mistaken). In this mod, the player is able to hack into cameras, ATMs, lights, and even blackout the area around his or her character. The developers even add in a custom HUD, the new wanted level system, and take down attacks.
While I did not try it, the video is impressive. For more information, check out the Kotaku article.
Subject: General Tech | August 19, 2013 - 10:00 AM | Scott Michaud
Do not worry, unlike Hot Coffee, this should be safe for many workplaces especially if you wear headphones. Although, like a hot cup of coffee, you should be immediately wide awake and in a good mindset to start the work week. This video found its way on Youtube a couple of years ago. Since then, we have no longer needed to wonder what would happen if kinetic friction accelerated bodies in motion rather than decelerated.
Grand Theft... Science! : D
This, albeit simple, modification for Grand Theft Auto altered the wbias values in the handling.dat configuration file to -9. A negative entry coerces the physics engine to apply a negative friction to its applicable car car sending it careening off in some direction wherever the tires touch the ground. In this case, every car was changed.
Near the end it is also applied to the main character ragdoll. If you thought the superpowers in Saints Row IV were too graceful, enjoy Super Niko and his ability to tumble between tall buildings with a single scream of agony.
If Superman had powers like these, people may actually watch the films!