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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 10, 2009, 12:53 DG
 
I guess you could overwhelm either system by putting too many zombies on screen, or too much on screen in general...
This. Some of the custom maps are much busier and none are nearly as well optimised as the official maps.

Nobody has the all of the creative talent, technical skills, technical resources, time available and QA that would be applied to an official release. Or for that matter the inclination to do the most boring things like plan.

 
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News Comments > New Torchlight Demo
9. Re: New Torchlight Demo Nov 6, 2009, 15:26 DG
 
I'm playing the demo version. Anyone know if I purchase the full version, can I continue playing my character and story from the demo, or do I have to start over?
It continues where you were. The demo is actually the whole game with the rest locked up.

But... Bear in mind it seems to save when you go through portals.

At the end of the demo (the original one anyway) there was option to go down stairs or through a town portal. Clicking on the stairs it took me out of the game and when I loaded I was right back when I last travelled through a portal. This isn't really a biggie but I did lose a particularly nice piece of loot.

I should caveat that I guess it's possible this actually happened due to an issue fixed in the recent patch.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight Patch
11. Re: Torchlight Patch Nov 6, 2009, 12:10 DG
 
Ehm... Overwrite saved games?? Are you kidding? I've got two characters at like level 23 in the dungeon. Am I gonna have to walk all the fucking way back there, starting from level one??
Initially I misread the post that way too, but what it means is this patch fixes some instances where a savegame could be overwritten - the patch itself does not.

OTOH the notes do say:

BACK UP YOUR SAVE GAMES! Your uninstaller may ask you if you want to delete your save games. Make sure that it is UN CHECKED!
If you want to be extra safe, you can manually back up your saves - I'd recommend this. Better safe than sorry!
Start->run

%appdata% and press return

Then browse to Runic Games\Torchlight\Save - and back up all the files there.
I suggest anyone who has this via Steam does so now since Steam will just auto-apply the patch when they have it. [nb will need to show hidden files to see AppData and Vista (+W7?) users will then go thru the Roaming folder]

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News Comments > No RAGE Dedicated Server?
58. Re: No RAGE Dedicated Server? Nov 6, 2009, 08:11 DG
 
One of the problems with our PC SKUs on this title in the past is it is not been as friendly a consumer experience with matchmaking and online play as the consoles have allowed it to be.

what part of MM requires local hosting?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Collectors' Edition
34. Re: Mass Effect 2 Collectors' Edition Nov 5, 2009, 18:40 DG
 
they going with the Windows Live thing again on PC? Think I'll rent this on 360 if so  
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News Comments > Torchlight at Retail In January
4. Re: Torchlight at Retail In January Nov 5, 2009, 18:35 DG
 
Yeah I don't generally play these kinds of games so I stuck it on normal and am just walking through, barely even using health potions.

I'm enjoying the game anyway, if I have any grumblings it'd be the volume of loot - particularly the amount of obsolete stuff (at least you can send the pet away to sell it though). Secondly the pace of obsolescence, so far there doesn't seem to be much value in enchanting as weapons and armour are lasting about 1 quest before they're sold.

As if to emphasise my newbishness, a few Q's:
- do skills stack? I.e. Dual Weld level 1 is +6% while L2 is +12%, does that mean once I've hit L2 I now have a 6+12=18% bonus or is the 12% the total?
- does dual-weld apply to a sword + pistol or do they have to be same type of weapon?
- does the "damage per second" include the modifiers like electric, poison etc damage?
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Midnight Madness
17. Re: Modern Warfare 2 Midnight Madness Nov 5, 2009, 18:26 DG
 
I generally avoid using terms like 'geek' and 'nerd' (that whole thing about people living in glass houses and throwing stones...), but when I imagine a bunch of guys standing in line outside an electronics store in the middle of the night, Donald Gibb as Ogre from "Revenge of the Nerds" screaming "NERRRRRRDDDDDDDSSSS!!!!!!!" comes immediately to mind.
FWIW, the only game I've got on a midnight launch was GTAIV (360) and most people there were with a group of friends and had clearly been waiting in the pub. And most of the stores were about as busy as I'd ever seen them.
(Edinburgh Princes street)
 
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News Comments > Torchlight Mods
23. Re: Torchlight Mods Nov 4, 2009, 15:26 DG
 
seems this game continues your demo saves, might just have to buy this, though I really dont have the time  
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News Comments > DirectX 11 for Vista Released
20. Re: DirectX 11 for Vista Released Oct 28, 2009, 16:59 DG
 
I thought some games check for a specific version of DX and prompt you to install it if you dont have it. They can then load the particular DX regardless of what's never.

That's just a guess due to some games insisting on installing their unpopular version, regardless of how old they are, unless I've previously installed that game on that OS install.
 
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News Comments > ATI Ending DX9 Support for Many Cards
13. Re: ATI Ending DX9 Support for Many Cards Oct 28, 2009, 16:48 DG
 
In my experience it's generally a bad idea to "upgrade" drivers for cards 2 or more generations old from either ATI or Nvidia. They stop paying them any attention; performance falls and bugfixes often don't apply at all (OK, except control centres).

I think ATI is merely announcing what both companies have already effectively been doing for a long time.
 
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News Comments > PC Gamer UK: Dragon Age "RPG of the Decade"
65. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2009, 16:17 DG
 
The combat clips show a lot of stupid NPCs moving into your area-effect spells and such, that'll get tired real quick. Dog And Bandits 360 has several retarded moments like cut scenes of players talking while on fire, and NPCs saying "and they look armed" about your band of blatantly hardcore psychos.

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News Comments > Fort Zombie This Week
2. Re: Fort Zombie This Week Oct 26, 2009, 13:54 DG
 
That looks... Awful.  
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News Comments > Civilization Network for Facebook
5. Re: Civilization Network for Facebook Oct 22, 2009, 14:52 DG
 
that could seriously work if they get it right (though very probably not for me)  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 22, 2009, 14:49 DG
 
Yeah I've found that getting a new HDD at the same time as a new OS works out pretty well. Dual run for a while until I decide what I'm doing. Time gap between OS's usually means enough performance/space improvements to warrant an upgrade anyway, and a new OS is convenient timing for that.

I found I didn't have any need to clear down the old drive for ages anyway since plenty remaining space on it for new backups.
 
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News Comments > Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 Aus Ban Holds
13. Re: Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 Aus Ban Holds Oct 22, 2009, 14:37 DG
 
I don't really think its the kind of ethical situation where a foreign company should be viewed negatively for bowing to lawful censorship of a democratic country. Arguably Valve has no place trying to influence the Au censorship beyond their commercial considerations. What is your perspective of foreigners trying to influence your government? Maybe you don't mind if their goals happen to align with your own, but generally?

Responsibility for holding Australian censorship to account rests with Australians.

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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Oct 17, 2009, 17:59 DG
 
does DoW2 require GfWL? (I'd not be playing MP)  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Oct 17, 2009, 17:48 DG
 
That's pretty lame MS (and yes I have a 360 and no I dont have "unauthorized Xbox 360 Storage Devices")  
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News Comments > More Fallout Legal Fallout
16. Re: More Fallout Legal Fallout Oct 17, 2009, 17:44 DG
 
The "article" isn't really worth anything IMHO, read it carefully and it makes no sense.

It borders on being newsworthy from another perspective, in that the bias is to the point of seeming crafted. It's too assertive and enthusiastic about Interplay being in the right and Bethesda being in the wrong. It confuses legal argument with moral opinion, making a point that almost but doesn't quite work and then uses it to support a much wider assertion, e.g.

Why would Interplay keep the original Fallout rights and sell Fallout for so cheap unless this was built in as part of the package deal? The original Fallout games are only worth something in relation to sales generated from the release of FAllout 3. Therefore, Interplay did not harm Bethesda in any way by selling the original Fallout games.
So it starts by saying that In. must have a contractual right because it would make business sense for them to include it. Maybe the contract does have this right, and for this reason, but there being a reason for them to do so does not mean it actually happened. Regardless, it does not then follow that "Interplay did not harm Bethesda in any way".

It's like saying, Joe owned a dog so why would he sign a lease unless it allowed his dog to live there? Therefore, the dog did not bite the landlord or chew the furniture. 2+2=5.

Then it draws on what a bad guy Beth. is, and the impression I get is of propaganda. It's worded to encourage bad blood in similar way to how you start gossip by telling someone that you heard some gossip.

...And then it starts with the caps. Not forgetting the length.

I would call shens, it is clearly crafted with a motive but Blue says right there it's "from an Interplay investor" so I guess I missed the point of posting it was to indicate the level of a circus it has become.

(Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with the case and hey maybe this guy is totally right, doesn't change my points above)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Oct 16, 2009, 14:06 DG
 
hmm I was going to jump on SR2 as had good fun on 360 (rented to completion) but now not so sure.

I wouldn't say it's better than GTA IV - the "experience" doesn't come close - but it is often a lot more fun.
 
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
1. Re: Secret ACTA treaty Oct 16, 2009, 12:59 DG
 
That's not so uncommon an approach for delegated legislation and draft proposals. The "usual" committee begins work and consults with professionals, usually specialists but with some variety and from a variety of backgrounds, using a consultation document at various points. True, sometimes this is published, not not to do so is not unusual.

It's only really when something is put together is it the norm to publicly publish for comment as an exposure draft.
 
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