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I'd rather have a small group remember me for who I am rather than a massive chunk of the population remember me for only what I did.

"The work loses part of its meaning when nobody remembers who the person behind it was." - Me, 2022

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Refreshing the fedi timeline like opening and closing the fridge

furthering the point that this is a complete disaster. the companion cube chamber image shows that they very obviously back ported the portal 2 button model. you can see the floor texture clipping into the button through the glass top of it. that bump mapping is unmistakable.

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- The lighting
oh god this one is the most egregious error. Metal is FAR too shiny and reflective. Many objects give off way too much light. (energy pellet and storage cube)

buttons are glass topped now making it difficult to see them in some circumstances

a lot of lighting elements are either straight up missing or also cranked up way too high (pellet catcher portal placement indicator)

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in a list of various other things Nvidia ruined

- Portal direction indication.
the top to bottom gradient is now radial in to out making telling what way the portal faces hard/impossible

- The entire art style
Portal RTX uses a more Portal 2 influenced art style which ruins the entire atmosphere portal 1 had.

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This is extremely apparent inside the RTX upgrade. the glass looks strange and lacks refraction. The bump mapping appears to be entirely done by their rtx rendering. Alongside the fact that there is a distinct lack of the blue hues the color correction would provide for test chambers.

not to mention the fact Nvidia literally used a DX8 screenshot on the site at one point for comparison alongside claiming portal never had bump mapping in the first place

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Not to mention the portals themselves are FAR more primitive. being basic oval shapes with simple gradients instead of the more recognizable design of them we all know and love

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Color correction is completely disabled. this makes almost every map in the game look substantially WORSE due to this. Not to mention there is NO bump mapping or glass refraction inside dx8 due to either being unsupported or just missing for whatever reason

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why is this bad you may ask?
Portal by default doesn't use DirectX8. If you force portal to use directX8 you will find why it doesn't. And why this is a big issue that Nvidia did this

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NVIDIA

USED

THE DX8

VERSION OF PORTAL

FOR THE RTX "UPGRADE"

I'd rather have a small group remember me for who I am rather than a massive chunk of the population remember me for only what I did.

"The work loses part of its meaning when nobody remembers who the person behind it was." - Me, 2022

it's not working google. I now want to ditch your garbage even more than before.

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I feel like this is an attempt to force me into using google chrome because there is quite literally no reason for it to perform this badly.

Every other website performs amazingly and clicking links redirects me in less than a second, but google takes literal ages just to load search results and send me to a page.

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nobody:

google for literally no fucking reason: *cripples the performance of their search engine so hard it's unbearable to use on safari*

update on the popOS thing

the installer crashes with `root device did not have uuid` so uhhhhhhhhhh

I kinda can't put it on my 200GB sdcard

tossing popOS onto the 200GB mircoSD card in my chromebook and I'm gonna boot off of that for a while.

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