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Signed On Oct 9, 2002, 23:25
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News Comments > DoubleBear's Zombie RPG
22. Re: DoubleBear's Zombie RPG Aug 8, 2009, 10:27 beaves
 
zombie survival guide

[url=]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zombie_Survival_Guide[/url]
 
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News Comments > Spore Galactic Adventures Trailer
2. Re: Spore Galactic Adventures Trailer Jun 7, 2009, 19:50 beaves
 
where's the giant penis clan?  
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News Comments > Glove Controller
1. Re: Glove Controller Jun 2, 2009, 19:34 beaves
 
wow!!! blue's first pic... kinda weird though
 
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News Comments > Battlezone II Patch
6. Re: Battlezone II Patch Apr 26, 2009, 17:10 beaves
 
found mine!!! ... i have too many games...


The major improvements of 1.3techalpha5, compared to 1.3pb4a are:

* Updated graphics engine that uses (and requires) DirectX 9.0c for the best balance of compatibility and speed. Hardware transform & lighting is now supported, allowing a lot of work to be offloaded from your CPU and onto your graphics card. New DirectX features like fullscreen antialiasing (or multisample antialiasing) are supported to improve visual quality.
* Various lagout bugs in network games should be drastically reduced
* Further support for Windows Vista/7 -- should fully support being installed to paths with unicode, has high-resolution icon for Windows Explorer
* Music from the BZ2 CD is now distributed with this patch, in ogg vorbis format, allowing for better performance. You can also set up a random playlist of music to be played ingame, if you copy in .ogg files to the right place and the right name. (Note: other music needs to be user-supplied.)

A number of tweaks and enhancements of the 1.3 series are: are:

* Much greater MOD (game modification) support, allowing up to 26 total races to be active at once. Many MODders have been among 1.3 beta testers, and have been working to take advantage of the new features. [Their participation or nonparticipation is their own business; no support for 1.3 is implied or MODs promised by us.]
* Developed/Tested on Windows 2000/XP/Vista, for much better compatibility out of the box. Should work on Vista without requiring Administrator access. Limited WINE testing has been done as well.
* Many crashes/freezes fixed.
* Redone audio system that supports far more channels (up to 64) and DirectSound3D for a far more immersive experience. Note: not all sound cards on the market support that many channels; if the driver on your system notes a limit under 64, BZ2 will use that instead.
* Support for Ogg Vorbis compressed sounds - similar to mp3 files, but with higher quality.
* Some graphics tweaks: Maximum ingame resolution can be set much higher than 1280x1024 if your hardware supports it. Gamma (brightness) adjustment works on ATI cards.
* New graphics options like anisotropic filtering, mip bias, more efficient use of graphics card memory with DXT textures improve the visual appeal of the game.
* Enhancements to many parts of the game, including AI, craft handling, etc.
* Many more pregame options for IA, DM, Strat & MPI games (feature available to MODs to define custom options pages on a per-map basis)
* Bots in DM, and some additional DM gameplay modes.
* Strategy-CTF game mode -- capture a goal, tug it back to your recycler to win, on 6 classic maps. Finally a good use for tugs in MP!
* Over 50 additional Instant Action & Multiplayer maps by several mapmakers within the BZ2 community, and tweaks to some existing maps to reduce bugs. As of 1.3TechAlpha5, there are 20 classic & additional IA maps, and over 100 classic & additional MP maps installed.
* Several additional security measures to make cheating in multiplayer much more difficult; deliberate remote crashing of games should be fixed.
* New BZ2 editor screen layout files contributed by testers to expose more functionality that was already there.
* Ability to rotate buildings (on 90-degree increments) for even more base-building fun
* Updates to the manual (located in the Extras folder where BZ2 is installed to) to give updated and more accurate information
* Includes over 1MB of text files listing changes made since 1.2. This changelog contains our (minimalist) notes as to what changed for each version, and isn't guaranteed to be easily understood. But, it may be useful reading.
* More features, including weapon linking, thumpers, and variable gravity DM maps Increased vista compatibility, audio works in WINE
* Many more modder features, such as 60-char ODF names, inheritance, tons of new tuning values, etc
* Performance optimizations - Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) are used to take more efficient use of your CPU
* Fewer resyncs, units (human & AI) should warp less online
* Ability to replace CD music w/ OGG files
* Easier to host games w/ automatic UPNP, Windows Firewall support(*)
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Reference Drivers
12. Re: NVIDIA Reference Drivers Feb 22, 2009, 22:25 beaves
 
Mass Effect working now!!! No GPF for me with these drivers. 8800gt  
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News Comments > Metaverse
1. Re: Metaverse Feb 12, 2009, 09:48 beaves
 
@cliffy_b good stuff.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2009, 02:38 beaves
 
-15 here in northern Indiana. -25 windchill, the local weather man threw a cup of hot water into the air and it turned into snow and just floated away, not a drop hit the ground.

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found a video of a guy doing this
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/hot-water-freezing-in-air/1262018885

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. acorns Dec 13, 2008, 22:30 beaves
 
I live in northern Indiana and normally I have to rake in the acorn shells with my leaves. (which is a huge pain) This year we didn't have any acorns in our yard. I noticed it, but didn't think too much about it until I read that article, now it seems a little frightening.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Dec 2, 2008, 08:33 beaves
 
bah ... was hoping for a new Terra Nova - Strike Force game. That was one of my favorites of all time.  
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights 2 Patch
2. Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 Patch Nov 19, 2008, 02:02 beaves
 
I still have it installed, but quit just before chapter 2. I haven't played it in over a year.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack Nov 19, 2008, 01:54 beaves
 
oooh boy! gee thanks EA!  
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News Comments > Prey for Linux Demo
7. Re: Prey for Linux Demo Oct 24, 2008, 18:23 beaves
 
Prey has always worked in Linux under wine, like most games that have opengl. The doom3 engine games work fine. It may just be some scripts for easier installation.
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News Comments > Alan Wake Trailer
4. Re: Alan Wake Trailer Oct 21, 2008, 14:50 beaves
 
looked better 3 years ago at G3. At the initial showing it looked realistic, now it looks like a game.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. No subject Oct 12, 2008, 15:29 beaves
 


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. No subject Oct 12, 2008, 15:28 beaves
 
Rubeyes

 
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News Comments > X3: Terran Conflict Delay
3. Re: so Sep 23, 2008, 03:31 beaves
 
there is nothing to look at and it would take months

 
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News Comments > Atlantica Online Refer-a-Friend Program
5. Re: No subject Aug 27, 2008, 07:59 beaves
 
chain letter?

 
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News Comments > Rage Screenshots
17. Re: wow! Aug 2, 2008, 07:33 beaves
 
looks like stalker

 
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News Comments > Metaverse
1. Fios Jun 19, 2008, 06:55 beaves
 
sweet! double my 5 to 10!!
I love my fios and fiostv but it's expensive. They give you one big bill for telephone, tv, and internet.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. wiiware Jun 3, 2008, 23:51 beaves
 
I'm glad to see the wiiware taking off, some good arcade shooters and platformers in our future. They need to come down on the price though. 10 bucks for shooter .. could sell more at 7 plus you still have to reimburse your points at 10 point intervals.
They could allow sales of buy 3 for 20 bucks then.

edit: here is a site that reviews wiiware games
http://www.wiiware-world.com/

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