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Fallout 4: Disable Vsync / Laggy Mouse possible fixes


For those that might be suffering from frame rate issues and or a laggy sluggish mouse, this is what I did to fix it.  [your mileage may vary]

Mouse Acceleration Fix in Fallout 4

Mouse acceleration appears to be on by default in Fallout 4. To remove it you will need to open your Fallout4.ini (C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\).

Scroll down to [Controls], and under this add the below line:

Next open up Fallout4Prefs.ini also in (C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\) and under [Display] add:

Next go to the second Fallout4Prefs.ini located at wherever you installed steam then open steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Fallout4, and under [Display] once again add:

Note: this will not remove it from menus or similar, but it removes it from ‘within’ the game.

Unlock Frame Rate / Disable VSync

The following is a possible work/fix [verified when I made the changed] to remove some miucrostutters.

     The below is how to unlock your frame rate if you have this 30fps cap:

To unlock frame rate open Fallout4Pref.ini (located at C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\). Note making a backup isn’t neccessary as if you simply delete Fallout4Pref.ini the game will auto generate new one next time it is opened.

Search for the line iPresentInterval=1, and change it to iPresentInterval=0

Next to re-enable vsync got to the nvidia/amd control panels and enable vsync via the hardware.

How to change the game FOV.
In Fallout 4 it appears that you will need to change three files, there are two files called Fallout4Prefs.ini in two different locations and one called Fallout4.ini, all three need to be changed as below.

Firstly go to your Fallout4.ini (loacted at C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\) and under [Display] put the below:

* where XX is you desired fov in third person.
* where YY is the desired fov in first person.
I have set mine both to 100 for now.

Next go to the Fallout4Prefs.ini and do the same directory as above (C:\Users\[name]\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\), under [Display] put:

* where XX is you desired fov in third person.
* where YY is the desired fov in first person.
Again, I set them both to 100.  The great thing, if it doesn’t work or you don’t like it.  You can make tweaks as you go.

Next go to where you installed steam then open steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Fallout4 (a folder called Fallout 4 is in another folder called Fallout4, how many levels deep does this go 😉 ). Next open the Fallout4Prefs.ini here and once again under [Display] add the below:

* where XX is you desired fov in third person.
* where YY is the desired fov in first person.
Again, 100 for the vlaues.

After making these changes, if you make changes in-game [under Interface] , the above changed will be changed back.
Your FOV should now be changed for both first and third person. 🙂

Finally to change you gun model (and pip body fov) do the below.
If you find your pipboy to be to small, press ~, the type fov XX, where XX would be the size of the pipboy screen you will want and you might have to go back and forth a couple of times.  Next type in refreshini, doing so will make it so your game will not revert to the default fov. Next press ~ save your game and from that point on you should be set



Howard the Duck #1, the seventh-best-selling comic title in comic stores in March (and the seventh-best-selling Marvel), sold nearly 86,000 copies, or around 17% more than the best-selling DC, the videogame tie-in Batman Arkham Knight #1, which sold around 73,000.

Up at the top of the chart, it looks like Star Wars is going to settle over 150,000; the third issue racked up over 161,000 copies in first-month sales in the #2 slot, almost identical to the sales of #2.  That would make it the #1 title in many months, giving Marvel another franchise title with reliably strong sales.

The first issue of Princess Leia was the top title in March, with over 253,000 copies sold, a hair below Darth Vader #1 last month, but continuing a string of huge launches in the Star Wars family for Marvel.

One of my first Comic books

One of the very first comic book titles that I really started to collect was the under appreciated Howard the Duck.

I did vote for him when he ran for president in 1976 vs Jimmy Carter.


I do understand that the movie, was far from ‘good’, but it was Howard the Duck! 

Then in 2008, the fine people of Wizkids has made him a ‘rare’ clix.


There was also the cameo of him at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)


Very soon, Marvel Comics will be bring him back [again] to the pages of comic books.


I sure hope that they do it right, he was a fun read, but we have to wait until March 4th, 2015 to see what happens.

Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered


A forum post from David Braben has further follow-up on outcry about Frontier’s refund policy following the news that Elite: Dangerous will not support offline play. Word is they are reconsidering refunds for cases where the customer has already played a an alpha or beta version of the crowdfunded space combat sequel:

I want to keep you all updated.

We initially declined some people’s request for refund as our records showed they have already played Elite: Dangerous online. After listening to many of the comments I received after my AMA here, we have since re-opened these requests and informed those people that we will be contacting them so that we can fully understand their individual situation before making a more informed decision.

We will be contacting them each in the next few working days.


Trio of ‘Princess Bride’ Card Games

30255TPB%20Battle%20of%20Wits_MD[1]Game Salute will release a trio of card games based on The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits, As You Wish, and Miracle Pill, in the second quarter 2015.  The games are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

Designed by Matthew O’Malley, The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits is a deduction and bluffing game.  A row of goblets sits in the middle of the table, and will be filled with wine or poison.  Players bid on which goblet they will drink from at the end of the game, and choose to put either wine or poison in each goblet.  When players drink from a goblet, if there is more wine than poison, they survive.  If there is more poison than wine, the player falls prey to the Sicilian, and is eliminated.  Those who survive, win.

The box contains: 70 Character Wine/Poison cards, 12 Sicilian Wine/Poison cards, 10 Character cards, 10 Goblet cards, and a time card.  The game is for 2-10 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 15 minutes.  MSRP is $25.00.


30255TPB%20As%20You%20Wish_MD[1]Designed by Daniel Solis, The Princess Bride: As You Wish is a set collection game where players draft cards depending on the needs and desires of the character drawn for that round.  The more icons on a player’s group of cards, the more point they get at the end of play, but some of the cards are poisoned and will causes losses.  The goal is to complete the character’s Quest with the most points.

The box contains 75 Quest cards and 10 Character cards.  The game is for 2-6 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 20 minutes.  MSRP is $25.00.


30255TPB-Miracle%20Pill_MD[1]Designed by Philip duBarry (Revolution!, Canalis, Courtier),The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill is a card drafting game in three rounds.  Players attempt to create a pill that will hopefully bring the Man In Black back to life.  Players draft cards each round, revealing them at the same time, to build up ingredients to be combined together over the rounds to create needed items, but some cards have instructions that must be followed when revealed.  In the final round, scoring cards are added to the mix, determining values for the collections. The player with the highest score makes the miracle pill and wins.

The box contains 72 cards: 12 Red, 11 Rainbow, 11 Orange, 12 Yellow, 10 Green, 10 Blue, 6 Black.  The game is for 2 -6 Players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 10-15 minutes.  MSRP is $25.00.