Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition - Completely Confirmed

 


UPDATE: Rockstar removed the logos and achievement icons from their site after this massive leak.

Twitter and GTAForums went crazy today as people leaked real info regarding the upcoming remakes of the GTA Trilogy.

As we see above, these are the logos leaked from Rockstar Games Launcher.

Moreover, the launcher also has an update and inside the exe people found hashes pointing to all three GTA Games with the `Unreal` tag at the end. That basically means that it's a remake, not a remaster.

All three GTAs were initially made on RenderWare engine, and now they are ported to Unreal Engine 4.

Users also leaked the Laucnher's background images for all three games 




And forumists also discovered achievements for all three games, here are some icons for GTA SA:


We shall expect a trailer soon and a release date of October 22nd, as mentioned by Rockstar as a `surprise` for GTA 3's 20 Year Anniversary.

Sources: Twitter, GTAForums

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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GTA 5 Benchmark: Windows 10 RS3 Clean By SasNet vs Windows 11 22000.51

 


Now that we finally have a legitimate Insider build of Windows 11 and not some gray-source leak of it, it's time to test it out. 

So for this test I benchmarked GTA 5 on Windows 10 RS3 Clean By SasNet (1709) and Windows 11 22000.51, on the same hardware. The tests on Windows 11 were done on a clean, fresh install of Windows. The results? Well:



So basically W10 1709 Clean destroys 11 in terms of  Max FPS and Min miliseconds. Surely, optimizing W11 in such a fasion that is close to the SasNet Clean version could potentially have a better impact in FPS and miliseconds performance. I will redo this test when SasNet officially releases a Clean version of Windows 11.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

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My personal opinion on the Windows 11 'leak'.

 


This week, a supposed "Windows 11" iso, "leaked" on the internet. We're no strangers with Microsoft having alpha/beta builds released to the public for feedback regarding bugs and other issues, they've done that since Windows 95 (released as Beta under the name Windows Chicago). However, they kind of stopped doing that since Windows 7. From Windows 8, every beta build for testing purposes was offered to Official Microsoft Developers ONLY. This argument is also valid because beta versions of Win 8 had a `Microsoft Confidential` note, in the right-hand corner of the screen:


Ok, back on track. So, what's this Windows 11? Is it real? Does it really exist right now?
Well, yes but, technically could be a no.

Firstly, people have been doing concept videos of the 'so-called' Windows 11 on YouTube for years. However, Microsoft stated 4 years ago that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows ever, and that it will be updated regularly. That, until they stated that support for Windows 10 will end October 2025.
Next up we have a teaser made by them on the official Windows YouTube channel of a 11-minute video with slo-fi remixes of all Windows startup sounds. That, correlated with the fact that they announced a special event on June 24th.

Ok, so we know that Microsoft is, indeed, preparing something for us. But could it really be Windows 11? Is this leaked version close to the original?
In my opinion, this leaked version is nothing but a reskinned version of Windows 10. The UI is mostly the same, with minor differences. It's nowhere near the original version Microsoft has in mind to release. Sure, it could be a beta/alpha build. However, upon opening Command Prompt, we get to see that the version number is 10.0.21996.1. Shouldn't it be 11?

Furthermore, my theory is that this is a reskinned version of Windows 10 X, with icons from Insider Preview of W10 21H2, that never made it into public release, because Microsoft dropped this project. See the similarities for yourself:
Windows 10 X, the dropped project from Microsoft

Windows '11'.

In conlusion, this can't be a beta version of Windows 11 for real. We lack a build number above the clock, CMD still states that is Windows 10. When 10 launched we could see a HUGE difference in user interface from Windows 8. Here, in this supposed leak, the UI is basically the same, with minor tweaks. Even the settings app is the same.

And Windows Update suggests that I need to install a Cumulative Update for WINDOWS 10!


We shall see what Microsoft announces June 24.