I have been travelling for work the past couple of weeks (and doing so until this weekend) so I haven’t been working on my masterpiece (*cough cough*) in EQN:Landmark. And I am missing the game.
My travel PC is a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and as I have mentioned in the recent past, I love the unit. Its awesome on planes, the battery life is amazing, and I have adopted the pen input to take over what I would have used to have used my mouse for. It’s a great machine. Bit pricey, but huge fan.
Problem? Integrated graphics. The stats on a MS Pro 2 are actually pretty beefy:
Surface Pro 2
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Dimensions: 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 in
- Weight: 2 lbs
- Casing: VaporMg
- Color: Dark Titanium
- Physical buttons: Volume, Power
- Storage* & Memory
- 64/128GB 256/512GB
- 4GB RAM 8GB RAM
- Screen: 10.6 inch ClearType Full HD Display
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen)
- Touch: 10-point multi-touch
- Durable display
- CPU & Wireless
- 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
- TPM Chip for enterprise security
- Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology
I am not telling you all of this because I get a cut – I am actually telling you about it because by all accounts, this game should play EQN: Landmark but it doesn’t – some texture issue that everything above ground (props) render nicely, and I get great FPS but the VOXELS textures all come up black – so hard/impossible to build, impossible to mine/collect (anything but trees).
I am SUPER excited for when they fix this (they say they are) because I am looking forward to drawing my building items. The pen input and EQN:L should be a nice match made in heaven.
The building bug has hit me and it reminds me of a story we use in our business discussions.
Three bricklayers are all working on a site. A man walks up and asks the first one:
“What are you doing?”
He answers “laying bricks”
He asks the second man – “What are YOU doing?”
He answers “building a wall”
He approaches the third man, who is working with a big smile on his face – “And what are you doing?”
“I am building a cathedral”
Go build cathedrals. Its all about perspective.