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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jan 2, 2010, 15:03 DG
 
I thought about it aswell, comments seemed to be broadly positive (although many prefer the supreme commander scale, which maybe accounts for the metacritic user score being much lower than reviews) though it has securom and activation crap so I cant be arsed.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 31, 2009, 10:45 DG
 
I hate inkjets. They always seem to have problems and spend half their time "cleaning" (using lots of ink to do so) and the other half spewing out messy pages. You can get some surprisingly good photo prints with some but the few photos I want hard copy it's worth getting done properly, which is quite cheap now (probably not much more than ink, photo paper etc).

I bought a cheap Samsung laser, their toner isn't horrific and it uses a popular unit which can be very cheap from 3rd party.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2009, 10:39 DG
 
Main sales page shows Civ IV, if you're consider it go a page further and pick up the CIV IV Complete which has the same sale % off (playing with the BtS expansion is the way to play).

On second thoughts, check retail instead - UK's play.com have the complete edition for half Steam's sale price (though it doesn't use CDKeys so can't be activated on Steam AFAIK; however little steam advantage since since patch it doesn't even have cdcheck now).
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Authoring Tools and Add-on Support
7. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Authoring Tools and Add-on Support Dec 24, 2009, 08:57 DG
 
surprised players need to install an add on to play custom content, in addition to the content itself

The Half Elf wrote on Dec 24, 2009, 08:33:
Ok so where the hell do I download this thing?
says in tfa
PLAYERS: If you are not looking to design but play custom campaigns all you need to do is install the add-on support package. Just go into steam and open up the Tools tab. Look for the entry labeled Left 4 Dead 2 - Add-on Support click and install it.

DESIGNERS: Besides also downloading the above file you will need to download the Left 4 Dead 2 - Authoring Tools <same place>

maybe they hadn't quite hit your steam client if you already looked there before writing your post

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News Comments > On Sale
48. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2009, 15:15 DG
 
Verno wrote:
Someone also linked this up another forum, google spreadsheet showing the steam sales, sortable by percentage and price: Steam sales list by percentage.
awsome

+rep, or something.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: manuals Dec 23, 2009, 14:11 DG
 
The Civ series demands an honourable mention for having proper manuals. Sure, it wasn't entertaining like the TF2 announcements but they were well written, accurate and complete, with a good amount of tips yet somehow not spoiling it. I remember buying Civ IV and actually enjoying reading the manual on the train home.

(NB: they tend to include proper manuals on release and then just include a .pdf on the cheap versions, fair enough).
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Trailer
2. Re: Mass Effect 2 Trailer Dec 22, 2009, 17:05 DG
 
I wonder how well AI teammates cope with you going all stealthy...  
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News Comments > TF2 Bots Beta
14. Re: TF2 Bots Beta Dec 22, 2009, 13:19 DG
 
I don't get how people enjoy the idea of bots in an online game. It creates such a fake/empty experience it defeats the purpose of online play. I suppose running your own local server and inserting bots is alright, but as soon as they enter the online realm I'm out. This is what made UT so fake and generic to me.
Bots are very useful for a bit of training and an introduction to MP - I only started playing MP after eventually getting bored of ReaperBots.

Online, bots can fill up the servers. This is of course often not a good thing, enabling bots isn't a decision any server admin would take lightly. But, for example, on the big 32-player fast-respawn servers I often find if a server gets restarted it doesn't repopulate until the next day - people join, ask why the server is so empty then leave after 5 mins because they want a busy server. Even if bots just extend the wait to 10 mins the server is much more likely to repopulate with real people.

Similarily quite a few people seem to be in the habit of quitting a server when it becomes apparent their team is going to lose. This then spirals because by quitting, the team is even more likely to lose and people more likely to quit. Bots can stem the tide somewhat. IMHO bots should also have a small amount of rubber banding, slightly upping their skillz if their team is getting owned (i.e. encouraging the possibility of breaking out of a spawn rape, an event that results in a lot of quitting).

Bots may also allow being less strict with the team-balancing. Many servers will move a player to the other team (much to the annoyance of that player) if one team is just 2 players less for just a few minutes. With bots filling in the difference is less significant so you can relax the swap to say 3 player difference for a longer period of time.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2009, 17:22 DG
 
I went present shopping. It was like L4D but sadly no chainsaw to cut through the hordes.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Dec 20, 2009, 10:01 DG
 
The issue with micro-transactions are where the item could/would/should have been included in the game in the first place. Like buying a new car where tyres and a stereo are optional extras, or perhaps it is such ridiculously trivial to produce the whole idea of paying separately is absurd, like paying $2 for a basic car aerial on a $40,000 car.

Or where the items unbalance a multiplayer game, thus lessening the value of the main game purchase. Like, um, er, 1000w headlights that blind other drivers unless they buy a windscreen filter. Or something.

Personally I like my games to be a complete experience. Any additional content needs to be sufficiently substantial as to be an experience in itself and separate to the game - like expansions and sizeable DLA (e.g. GTA IV). This nickel-and-dimeing is just a pain in the ass and sours the whole thing for me.

It's not at all like 3D glasses. Like you said they're tangible assets with inherent value which you are free to realise by selling or whatever.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 14:20 DG
 
PHJF try DownloadHelper extension, though may be excessive to requirements
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

edit: latest FF running fine in Vista 64 here

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News Comments > Steam Torchlight Patched
14. Re: Steam Torchlight Patched Dec 19, 2009, 06:59 DG
 
xXBatmanXx I did similar, grabbed two swords, and two pistols for weapon set 2 - gives some range to a melee char, very handy and no penalty since even the secondary-slot weapons don't take up an inventory slot (if you don't do this, it's still a useful trick if your pack gets full of loot).

I almost never use spells, but give heal-all to your pet. Can't quite decide what else to give pet: he sets off his spells whenever any enemy on screen so very wasteful. Silence has faster charge so I figure more likely to do something useful with that.

Only 2 skill-spells I found worth using was the slash attack thing (kind of overpowered actually, clears a horde and does more damage yet takes minimal mana, really this is my primary attack) and later on the frost shield which reduces damage taken by about a third. The stampede is OK for starting a fight or getting out of trouble. All my other skill points have gone into the always-enabled stuff.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 06:41 DG
 
TBF he does eventually get around to stating
So while it is probably unfair to measure the security-worthiness of Firefox in this manner, it would be inaccurate to exclude them completely.

But then goes off with
While I never did compare Firefox with other browsers, I have personally found that the processor utilization of Mozilla Firefox does at times spike up to 100 percent for unknown reasons.
Um, what is the point in reporting this without doing any of
- comparing
- knowing the reason
- determining if it's a common problem?
Maybe it's not firefox, but flash for example. Or his PC.

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News Comments > Steam Torchlight Patched
3. Re: Steam Torchlight Patched Dec 18, 2009, 19:39 DG
 
Hmm enjoyed this for a good amount of time (more than money's worth) but tired of the repetitiveness  
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News Comments > On Game Credits
3. Re: On Game Credits Dec 17, 2009, 17:25 DG
 
I didn't get any pay rise this year.

Bastards still decided to increase my chargeout rate 5% (meaning I have to be 5% quicker to meet time budgets, despite them having added more work to do for quality reasons).

I was about OK with the no-rise thing but then increasing my chargeout anyway has really annoyed me.

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News Comments > On Game Credits
1. Re: On Game Credits Dec 17, 2009, 13:23 DG
 
welcome to employment?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2009, 12:42 DG
 
try a bungee cord  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Add-on Announced
5. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Add-on Dec 14, 2009, 15:26 DG
 
Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
 
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General Discussion > First post!
2. Re: First post! Dec 11, 2009, 20:15 DG
 
 
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News Comments > 3D Blu-ray Next Year
12. Re: 3D Blu-ray Next Year Dec 9, 2009, 18:43 DG
 
Are people all THAT eager to see shit in 3D?
Nope. They're that eager to sell shit in 3D. Maybe they think it'll be difficult to DivX, or whatever.

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