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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 26, 2009, 01:29 Narf2029
 
Hah, I have one of those kind of phones somewhere. Mine's a little smaller though. One of those great things to mention when someone complains that their mobile phone is too big.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch
13. Re: Mass Effect Patch Aug 25, 2009, 14:33 Narf2029
 
By disabling hardware audio in-game and restarting the game I've gotten my sound back to... well, as close to normal as it ever was. I only had time to run around Feros shooting at random to test the sound there but so far it's a definite improvement. I just finished Feros with all my characters last night so I'm not super eager to drum up another one and take a couple hours to get there for a better test heh. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone else who suffers from Realtek HD audio.

edit: And a pleasant surprise - I can see Therum as it was intended for the first time ever! Very nice since no fix anyone has ever posted fixed that problem for me.

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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch
11. Re: Mass Effect Patch Aug 25, 2009, 14:14 Narf2029
 
Less neat. Now half the sounds are deafeningly loud and the other half are whisper quiet, and on top of that changing volume settings has no effect.

edit: And suddenly Steam is updating the game again, so let's see what happens in a few minutes.

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News Comments > Legal Briefs
1. Outed 'Skanks in NYC' blogger to sue Aug 25, 2009, 13:48 Narf2029
 
All this because kids can't punch each other in school for talking shit anymore.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch
9. Re: Mass Effect Patch Aug 25, 2009, 13:45 Narf2029
 
Neat, I was just lamenting about my Realtek audio likely causing problems yesterday and there it is in the patch notes.  
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News Comments > More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC
11. Re: More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC Aug 25, 2009, 02:54 Narf2029
 
Not guaranteed to work, unfortunately, though it does seem to work for most people. I'm just in that 2% I guess. I always am. I'm sure a possible culprit is using the cheapest current-generation video card I could find last Christmas, but I couldn't afford to be too merry lol. I don't know though since I do get a high frame rate with all the bells and whistles, despite using a cheapie.

edit: Come to think of it, I do have another irritating-but-tolerable bug with sounds and vocals randomly stopping on Feros, but I'd bet money that's being caused by using Realtek onboard audio. If anyone has a magic pill for that, I'd be thrilled to try it. Enabling/disabling hardware sound was the only solution I found during an admittedly brief hunt, and of course that didn't help me.

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2009, 20:59 Narf2029
 
Been seeing spring weather here all summer. Hell, spring was hotter than this, and less rainy.  
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News Comments > More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC
9. Re: More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC Aug 24, 2009, 20:52 Narf2029
 
That fix has never worked for me, unfortunately. The only "fix" I've come up with is to turn up my brightness to max. That way, lava is black and the land contours are slightly less black. Like I said though, that's the worst problem I'm having now and since you only go to Therum once each trip through the game, it's good enough for me. It's better than hard locks every hour, and every other time I land at the Citadel. It is kind of funny, though - out of all the planets to have a texture problem, it happens on the only planet with a destructive environment.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Simultaneous PC/360 Release
13. Re: Mass Effect 2 Simultaneous PC/360 Release Aug 24, 2009, 20:51 Narf2029
 
If you like CRPGs, both are games you should not pass up.  
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News Comments > More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC
6. Re: More on Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC Aug 24, 2009, 15:24 Narf2029
 
I enjoy it enough that I'm actually playing several characters through it again. I dunno if it got patched on Steam while I wasn't paying attention but I don't think I've crashed once this time through, which is what made me stop playing last time. Of course, Therum is still 3/4 jet black but I'm used to that now.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Man-made organisms Aug 23, 2009, 17:31 Narf2029
 
All the backup batteries in the world do your internet connection no good if you use BPL.  
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News Comments > C&C4 Subtitle: Tiberian Twilight
8. Re: C&C4 Subtitle: Tiberian Twilight Aug 21, 2009, 18:15 Narf2029
 
Yeah, somehow I think that despite how strange Tiberian Dusk would sound, it would sound better.  
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News Comments > Into the Black?
1. Re: Into the Black? Aug 21, 2009, 18:14 Narf2029
 
Lucky bastard. Wish my dwindling battery could get on the internet when the power is out.  
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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
22. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 12:54 Narf2029
 
At the end of the day, does the average gamer care at all whether or not buying used games helps the developer? No. They care that the used copy they pick up costs less than the new one. Costs less - the important part. Maybe if big studios didn't have multimillion dollar budgets for their titles they wouldn't need to sell millions of units to break even, and used sales would hurt less. Or hell, if they didn't have multimillion dollar budgets maybe they could sell a game for less and directly cut into used sales a bit (like they'd ever lower their prices, ha). If customers want to resell their used game, good for them. That's going to happen. Nothing but the most draconian solutions will change that, and even then only for the worse.  
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News Comments > On the Demise of Gamecock
3. Re: On the Demise of Gamecock Aug 15, 2009, 17:34 Narf2029
 
Some people just like to waste money that isn't theirs. I figure if investors still give money to that kind of person despite all history and indication, more power to him.  
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News Comments > Bethesda: No Current Elder Scrolls 5 Plans, MMO? Maybe
15. Re: Bethesda: No Current Elder Scrolls 5 Plans, MMO? Maybe Aug 15, 2009, 17:32 Narf2029
 
I have to agree private servers would be great. The Elder Scrolls is a rich world with nuances and detail everywhere for those who would look, and if it could be shared privately it would be fantastic. Plus, we wouldn't have to watch people teabag every statue and dead enemy they find.  
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News Comments > Gold - DDO Unlimited
6. Re: Gold - DDO Unlimited Aug 15, 2009, 02:01 Narf2029
 
Yeah, I don't really think CO and DDO are competing for exactly the same market share.  
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News Comments > Lionhead Revolution Plans?
6. Re: Lionhead Revolution Plans? Aug 13, 2009, 19:24 Narf2029
 
But that's what's so funny about Che - so many people wear his picture and so few people know who he is, let alone what he did. It's the kind of funny you get when you see a woman with a Chinese tattoo that actually says cunt or something equally derogatory.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
6. Re: Judge: Microsoft Can't Sell Word In Aug 13, 2009, 14:16 Narf2029
 
Our patent system is a joke. If you can come up with a confusing enough description, you can get anything patented in the United States. Word processing, gasoline refining, air filtration, air, trees, pavement, cities, dogs, cats, pants, anything. All you have to do is offer the Patent Office the correct mix of confusion and misdirection. This is an unfortunate side effect of having ordinary people interpret and assign rights to extraordinary ideas and inventions, but substitute "ordinary people" for "bureaucrats" and it becomes simply ridiculous.

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News Comments > ARMA II Operation Arrowhead Announced
12. Re: ARMA II Operation Arrowhead Announced Aug 13, 2009, 14:05 Narf2029
 
Did all these bugfixes in Resistance also get patched into the rest of it for free? I don't know either way but history tends to lead me toward no. I got the GOTY edition so I suppose I had all the fixes. In any case, fixing things while releasing expansions isn't winning them any new customers. Perhaps if it all worked to begin with, they wouldn't need to announce an expansion so soon in order to afford fixing their broken game, especially given that they've undoubtedly been working on this expansion since the game shipped and probably at the expense of fixing things.

Edit: Which raises another point - I stayed away from the original Flashpoint for a long time because of reading how buggy it was. They didn't hook my sale until I found the GOTY edition for $10, and even then it was an impulse buy. That is not a good way to ensure business success.

This comment was edited on Aug 13, 2009, 14:08.
 
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