i don't really game anymore. i install games.

i don't really game anymore. i install games. i put their icons on my desktop to look pretty but that's really it. i try to enter games to play, but i find myself quitting after 5 - 10 minutes. some games i get bored after just making it to the menu after launching it.
but yet i still feel obsessed with wanting to keep consuming better hardware even though i quite literately don't do anything with it.
i also jump back and forth between linux and windows like a bipolar person switching between manic states. i feel like i better take advantage of my hardware on linux even if all i do is shitpost because at least there i can compile shit from the AUR and mess with tmpfs. but i end up going back to windows because of some moronic hardware issue or i get the sudden urge to play a game that's strictly windows (kernel level anti cheat) but then i'll play it for 30 minutes and be bored again.

am i the only one stuck in this awful state? anyone else like me?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play better games. Install Mudrunner.
    Thank you for enabling XMP. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing JEDEC ram. Except maybe single channel morons.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So you aren't even a GVMER?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First of all use windows on your gaming machine and get a cheap Thinkpad for you linux adventure, thats gonna be the best for you and its working great for me
    And then about your gaming issue im exactly the same, your next stage is game development, download an engine and get working

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i do have a laptop that i bought solely for linux and i too install linux and windows back and forth on it as well. i honestly don't know why. i just do.
      maybe ill try one of the bsd's on it.

      Play better games. Install Mudrunner.
      Thank you for enabling XMP. Nothing pisses me off more than seeing JEDEC ram. Except maybe single channel morons.

      i actually have mudrunner. never installed it though. most games i bought i have never played. 527 games in my library with 30 i have actually tried playing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and i too install linux and windows back and forth on it as well
        so mental illness then

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >First of all use windows on your gaming machine and get a cheap Thinkpad for you linux adventure, thats gonna be the best for you and its working great for me
      This.
      Older people will understand.
      Either this or a second hand $200 PC with a i5 4590 and a GTX 970 and a cheapo 1080p monitor or even a CRT.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >paying $200 for a $5 cpu and $35 gpu

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >think pad

      >falling for the chink shit meme

      lmao

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >P-core
    >E-core
    >AVX-512 greyed out
    no thanks

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i don't know why people shit on the hybrid design. it actually nice and makes sense. why do you want discord to be wasted on a performance core when an efficiency core is more than enough for it? i wish amd was the first to go hybrid on x86 because i think people only hate on it because intel did it due to them having house fires with their performance cores. but if amd did it people could see the potential reasoning for it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >why do you want discord to be wasted on a performance core when an efficiency core is more than enough for it?
        Why would I care about that in my workstation? That's just Intel cope

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you should use as much energy as you possibly can just because you can

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he buys the new Intel carbon copy CPU with heterogeneous cores because he's poor

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i bought my 13900k over amd because after two dead 5950x's i had enough

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's a valid reason unlike muh e-cores for a workstation

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    yeah. i shit post because i am bored. now take your meds

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have used some Minecraft beta fork with creative mode and isometric screenshots far more than any other game i've installed on the last 5 years. There's a point where all games are mostly the same to me so why not just take it easy and chill out?

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    somewhat, not on the hardware part. i have ocd and depression. everything i do feels pointless. i'm constantly indecisive. i'll have those "manic" states like you wrote about, then a day or so later i drop off the peak. i panic and give up.
    i'm on meds, attending therapy, and these aren't helping enough. ive been stuck like this for roughly 6 years.
    im fricking lost on how to fix it. none of the solutions or activities ive done to try and manage it better have helped.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i actually have OCD too. was diagnosed back in 2012. no depression though. stay positive though fren. life is worth living. even if bored.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        would say therapy didn't really help me either for my OCD.

        oh, hah, that's interesting. thanks for the kind words. it's less boredom, more so feeling tortured by my brain :<
        ive been thinking about finding an OCD specialist. did you ever try one?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          my psychologist i saw was a OCD "specialist" but the problem is you can try to do all the behavior modifications you want, your brain will brain. and i know all the meds do is mess with the central nervous system to try to slow down the brain by zombiefying you.
          all i do is try my best to tell myself its just irrational shit but when i get stressed its game over. OCD will be in full control.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            awh, frick... ive noticed cbt-style techniques dont work very well on me either.
            >when i get stressed its game over
            same, can relate. trying to work on simplifying things in the hope ill chill out a little.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >trying to work on simplifying things in the hope ill chill out a little.
            yeah its really the only thing that "works" is trying to stay stress free as possible. tune yourself out to stressful things and try to use your OCD as a power for something beneficial. get your OCD to trigger on something productive rather than fears.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh and the "little ritual" stuff never goes away. but you can minimize them to where you just come off as quirky.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that sounds like adhd bro
            trust me, I know
            get some Adderall

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i actually have OCD too. was diagnosed back in 2012. no depression though. stay positive though fren. life is worth living. even if bored.

      would say therapy didn't really help me either for my OCD.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i actually have OCD too. was diagnosed back in 2012. no depression though. stay positive though fren. life is worth living. even if bored.

      [...]
      oh, hah, that's interesting. thanks for the kind words. it's less boredom, more so feeling tortured by my brain :<
      ive been thinking about finding an OCD specialist. did you ever try one?

      you actually have undiagnosed ADHD/ADD
      you need pills and therapy
      you CAN'T do it alone
      don't be a child

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    YOU SURE DO LIKE TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and i do it for free

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to move on and become who you were meant to be anon : a hero.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You've grown out of games which is honestly what a lot of people who are additcted to them dream of. i think you're looking to maximize performance of something. installing the game is validating that. maybe you could try running benchmarks? Phoronix literally made a whole business out of running Linux benchmarks. If you wrote about or made videos about your results I think a lot of people here would subscribe, but that's not the point. I think you're just looking for 'something' (your computer for now) to be 'the best' (play a game at max specs). you need to find something else to achieve high performance with, or just find the logical end of what you're doing now. you're on the right track though - don't beat yourself up too much

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah games just don't hit me like they use to. even games i loved playing when i was younger don't hit the same way anymore. i honestly don't know why.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because our species programmed you to frick, reproduce and wagecuck after your teens. If you aren't doing all of them you'll be depressed

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what's that pic about? looks comfy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've grown out of games but don't know what else to do with my time so I just start playing games, quit after 5 mins, scroll through IQfy for a bit, try another game, quit after 5 minutes, and repeat

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >7900XTX
    One of the worst combos I have ever seen, a pointless overpriced chip that (might) make sense for actual professional use, but then coupled with an AMD card? Is that a pre-built?

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    High-end PCs are a waste of money if you just want to play video games. Most dev studios hate PC players

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dude, you have grown up. Congratulations, now buy set of dumbbells and visit a gym.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yep I built a new pc a few months ago with a 4090 and 7950x3d and have put in less than 5 hours of gaming since then. i just end up watching some movie or tv. But i also have no friends and just do drugs all day and am a virgin

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i've been watching shogun. its been really good so far.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damn, you are rich and lonely, while I am just lonely.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ohh wow u spent a couple thousand on hardware and it didnt revive your love for shit games
    who cares

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that pc would be great for doing gamedev on. it would run unity/unreal very well i should think.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, me

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Time to pick up books man. Same shit happened here, thank God I'm a youngster and have no money to spend on top end hardware.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i've bought a couple dozen books

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        now read them

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Create something. You are bored because you only consume.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i do draw. but even get bored of that. i don't know why but everything just isn't hitting the same anymore.
      maybe i do have a bit depression and not realize it.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get meta quest 3 and try pcvr

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a gaming PC, an emulator box, a retro gaming PC, Xbox and Playstation, and even a Chinese game stick, and I only ever play gacha on my phone. Every day I pray for Carrington II.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just proompt
    puts more load on your GPU than any vidya ever will

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