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General Discussion / Microsoft xim - photo sharing app
« on: 06:35 PM - 12/17/14 »
Not sure if anyone saw this, but it popped up on one of my tech news feeds. I hope OBSIV has a trademark on the XIM brand/name.


I can only imagine the hatred that created.  :D

This is really the only reason I use the laser ... psychological warfare.

We had a group of 4 friends, all using lasers on TDM/Terrrace. We would hold up in the middle restaurant and all pick a corner and just laser beam the @#$% out of everyone that came through the doors. It was some of the most fun I've had in a loooong time.

So no for now?

Yes, with a KVM or splitter as Cybie mentioned.

If you get a KVM, make sure it does not have emulation or it may interfere with the signal being passed to the XIM.

You will also be able to use XIM Commander for this purpose without a KVM, but it's still in development.


Commander / Re: XIMCommander
« on: 06:46 PM - 09/07/14 »
I didn't read all the posts, but I didn't see this suggested in the OP.

Is it possible to add keyboard passthrough for typing messages? Maybe via a hotkey.

Thanks and looking forward to this.

They do, but I'm quite serious when I compliment this particular cable.  I have a lot of braided cables of varying quality, and this is top notch.  If anyone does go to Amazon to buy another braided cable, try to look for one that has similarly stellar reviews.  They are definitely not all equal.

I don't own one, but they have 4 1/2 stars and 945 reviews. Seems like they would be good quality.


Amazon and eBay have all sorts of braided cables for sale (USB, HDMI, speaker, etc.).

XIM 4 Discussions / Re: XIM4E Support
« on: 10:31 AM - 08/06/14 »
Is there anyway the XIM4E could be supported until the XIM4 supply meets demand? It would be nice to still be able to play with my XIM4E until I am able to actually get a XIM4... Might also stop the eBayers from being able to sell the XIM4 that much higher over market price. I would be willing to pay for the XIM4 in advance to support the cause  ;D

The XIM4E will still work, you just won't get any new STs. I don't think there have been any new STs since the XIM4 launch, so you should be fine for now.

I would not buy one on eBay, just wait a few more days for them to start shipping again.

XIM 4 Discussions / Re: Has anyone's order shipped yet?
« on: 08:46 AM - 08/01/14 »
well 3112 ready to ship now just awaiting pick up by the package carrier :P or order 912
Nice. 3152 here, hoping for a notification soon  ;D

I didn't see it on the list, but my Logitech K400r works fine with the Logitech unifying receiver.

XIM 4 Discussions / Re: Has anyone's order shipped yet?
« on: 08:17 AM - 07/30/14 »
That and quick 180 degree turns for the win.  You can do it with a pad but not on as high a sensitivity as XIM..

But isn't the XIM limited to the same turn speed as a controller, at the game level. If a controller player is using a high sensitivity they would theoretically have the same ability to 180 as a XIM user.

I personally don't think the XIM offers an unfair advantage at all, but I think that's a conversation for a different thread.

Here's hoping they start shipping today and we can be playing this weekend  ;)

Depends on your budget and tastes, how much are you looking to spend? Are you picky about the audio? Most home theater enthusiasts I know spend a lot more on their receivers/amps/etc. than their TVs but it really depends on what you're looking for.

I'm personally more of a videophile than audio. My last TV purchase was a Panasonic GT50 60-inch plasma in October 2012 for $2k. And my last audio setup was the Onkyo S5400 HTiB for about $400. I added Polk floor-standing speakers, sub, center and bookshelves later on for about another $500 and it's a very decent system.

I highly recommend a projector if you have the room for it. The BenQ 1070 is on sale at Amazon (and other places) for $699 right now. And you can make a screen for very cheap (or buy one for $150-$250 depending if you want it motorized).

General Discussion / Re: Food Inc.
« on: 05:55 AM - 04/13/14 »
Buy local dude.  Or grow your own food.  It doesn't have to be complicated and expensive.

This is great advice. In fact, you can save A LOT of money buy buying in bulk if you have freezer space. If you live in a rural area (or can get there with a short drive), chances are you can find farmers who raise cattle, chickens, pigs, etc. We buy 1/4 cow each spring and have it butchered for less than $200. Last year we bought 1/2 pig for $100 and I still have some left. This year we're getting 1/2 lamb too.

Farmer's markets are a great place to find these things, just ask around. Just make sure you're asking for organic, grain/grass fed livestock. Same thing for vegetables, or grow your own. We have a small garden but if you have some extra space you can always try your hand at canning/preserving (even if it's market-bought products) so you can have stuff to last through the winter months too.

It doesn't have to be expensive but it is less convenient than going to the grocery store. You just have to put a little effort into it. Good luck!

I mean this in the most respectful way; ETAs mean squat. The Beta was delayed for weeks, updates were few and far between, and Obsiv said he'd be disappointed if XIM4 didn't ship by end of Q1. I know they've been working hard to get things done but the team is small and I think they've committed to unrealistic deadlines in recent months. @#$% happens.

I hope Q2 is accurate but based on the vagueness of it, I'm not holding my breath. It's pretty much out of their hands now anyway. The manufacturer has control over how fast they can build/ship the units. Until then I'm fine with using the beta as long as we keep getting updated STs.

Your analogy is seriously flawed. You've stated everything that is hardware that needs to be physically replaced, barring the maintenance of PC software and software optimisation of course.
STs are no different as they get the hardware to work with the game software correctly, as a 1:1 mouse translation device.  Without free updates for new games, the above description of the device would be false advertising.

We're not talking about paying for firmware updates. The XIM hardware will presumably receive free firmware updates and free app updates (on PC and Android/iPhone). I think of those things as the 'Operating System' that would normally come with a PC, for instance.

From what I understand, there are (or will be) ways to build translators using ballistics curves, boost, etc. but might require a baseline ST to start with. So, it would be possible for the user to build their own translation. And if they wanted something more effortless and accurate, they could pay for an ST. In this regard I would view STs as software that enhances the capability of the hardware and the base 'Operating System', similar to MS Office.

blueman said it best;
Neither myself nor any other supporter of the ST premium has stated that we WANT this to happen. The point we are making is that IF it does happen we are on board.

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