Some of my favourite lesser known songs (playlist)

I put together a list of some of my favourite videos/songs in a youtube playlist. Enjoy!

Lots of different music genres and such so if one doesn’t strike your fancy try the next one :) They play consecutively.

L.A. Noire bugs

I’ve been playing L.A. Noire this week after picking it up on the Steam Christmas sale for dirt cheap. A very interesting game and it really sets you in the mood of a detective movie. Very effect in the music, look, feel and language of the times.

Unfortunately the game is first and foremost a console game and there seems to be a few bugs that are cropping up. Here’s what I’ve seen and the solutions:

1. Poor performance. I have an i5 CPU running at 3.37GHz, 8gigs of ram and a GeForce 570GTX. There’s no reason at all this game should be performing poorly yet on my computer it was completely unplayable. I had to enable the “single threaded renderer” in order to fix it on my computer. To do so:

  1. Open the game launcher.
  2. Click Options.
  3. At the bottom where it says “Command Line” enter -str
  4. Click OK.

2. Unable to drive. I have multiple game controllers on my computer but I prefer to play this particular time of game with a keyboard and mouse. I have a Saitek AV8R-01 joystick, Saitek flight pedals and a Logitech Driving Force GT wheel. The game worked fine for me originally but tonight when I unplugged the joystick and plugged it into my USB hub instead I suspect it changed the device ID so the Wheel became my primary controller. Once that happened, the game seemed to work fine in all respects except that I was no longer able to drive a car. A and D still turned the wheel but W and S would no longer drive forward or backward. To fix it, I was able to force the game to think I had a generic controller connected instead of a wheel (I guess that’s what it does?). I’m not sure why it worked but here’s what I did:

  1. Open the game launcher.
  2. Click Options.
  3. At the bottom where it says “Command Line” add -joysticktype 1
  4. Click OK.

If you are using multiple command line entries like me make sure to leave a space between them.

Thanks to this post on the steam forums for the command line options:

Just found out about a british show called QI (Quite interesting)

And it is indeed quite interesting!