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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > German Wolfenstein PC Recall
1. Re: Wolfenstein PC Recall Sep 22, 2009, 12:47 DG
 
Ouch, must be at least half a dozen copies!  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Sep 19, 2009, 19:14 DG
 
downloaded the madballs demo, looks fun.  
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News Comments > Arkham Asylum Free DLC Released
9. Re: Arkham Asylum Free DLC Released Sep 18, 2009, 19:10 DG
 
I agree, though one does wonder why this has to be delivered through Games for Windows, and not just as a straight download since it's free.
I guess it's in an attempt to prevent pirate copies getting it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: We have de facto National Drivers Licens Sep 16, 2009, 14:17 DG
 
I had my licence renewed recently due to change of address. Did it online and the new one came in the post a little over a week later.

The DVLA in the UK, they're actually pretty good, though they sell more information than I'd like, with less discretion than I'd like.

Though actually as I recall much of it is outsourced overseas. To the US.

PS. I can't see much reason for liking the Daft Punk tune for more than half a minute but youtube keeps looping it and I'm feeling reluctant to stop it... Very Daft Punk.

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News Comments > Direct2Drive Sales Figures
23. Re: Direct2Drive Sales Figures Sep 15, 2009, 13:49 DG
 
I just looked at some of the people in here sign up dates and it looks like everyones been coming here for awhile
Seems my first post was Oct 2002, regarding C&C Generals beta (which I got into). Someone was moaning about their AMD 1800+ being the minimum requirement, I think I started reading Blues (infrequently) when I had Quake running on a p200mmx (not to say that the chip was actually current at the time...).

 
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News Comments > Direct2Drive Sales Figures
22. Re: Direct2Drive Sales Figures Sep 15, 2009, 13:38 DG
 
I don't like the idea of potentially limiting my ability to use mods, which is why I haven't bought anything through D2D
Well those folks buying vanilla CIV4 made two mistakes then. CIV4 should be played as the BtS expansion (which is more like a big patch with lots of extra content) and it has a very good modding scene (several of which are included in BtS...).


Prez, looking at it another way the chart is 3 MMO's and the rest were on sale* bar the sole non-MMO, non-sale game being Sims 3. But I see it as a list of 8 because the only reason I would care to separate Civ4 & Civ4:Complete is if I was deciding which of the two to buy.


* Not sure about Civ4 Complete, but I'm sure it was at least influenced by the Civ4 sale. Didn't see notice on Blues of Darkest of Days sale on D2D but it was on sale elsewhere and so I guess D2D also did.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 14, 2009, 17:38 DG
 
That's because developers didn't make games that USED it, because they couldn't be sure that people HAD one. If every Xbox had a HD, they could have streamed games off your HD, which goes a heckuva lost faster than streaming it off the DVD...
You can do this for any game. Though it doesn't make that much difference (performance wise anyway, it's certainly quieter).

Not to say that there may not be other advantages to programmers if they could rely on a hard drive, though I don't know what. I do recall someone moaning about savegames having to support those very small memory cards, and various repercussions that has down the line.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 14, 2009, 14:07 DG
 
My icons were rearranged when I installed these 9.9's over 9.3's.

There is a way to save the icon positions, which I came across just the other day, but damned if I can find it now - IIRC the guy linked to technet. It wasnt a complete fix basically you have to save the positions beforehand and then reload them.
 
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News Comments > Tech5 Linux Hopes Raised
4. Re: Tech5 Linux Hopes Raised Sep 14, 2009, 13:56 DG
 
I get the impression id Linux releases are handled by one guy (Timothee) who does most of the planning and nabs spare resources (people) as they are available - I've no basis for that other than most of the announcements for linux releases seem to be done via his .plan, but that's the impression I've had on a number of occasions.

edit: well I do now, he says so in TFA.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Valve Wants To Sell Mods On 360, Pay Cre Sep 14, 2009, 13:38 DG
 
There's no reason for MS to release a new console. Sony isn't going to do it and there's no point MS getting a head start when they are already beating Sony for market share month after month (with very rare exceptions).

On the Nintendo front, MS more or less are releasing a new console - performance specs don't matter on that front.

A new Xbox would mostly cannibalise 360 sales.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Sep 12, 2009, 10:23 DG
 
I think the problem with Wolfenstein was that no one really asked for another one.
It was asked for plenty when RTCW started dying down. Instead we got Wolf - ET which was good fun but turned off a good half of the community, and the other half got turned off by ETQW.

Then with this game they, unfathomably, totally failed to realise that the multiplayer was what mattered. They did plenty media work on the single player (which sounds so completely out of touch with current gaming and far too lame for a good retro) but said nothing about MP, when then got panned when the beta leaked.

Activision dropped the ball almost immediately after they released RTCW and pretty much screwed the franchise with every decision they made after that (bar deciding to release ET for free, though really it was only thanks to some prodigious modding that ET really worked).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Sep 11, 2009, 13:18 DG
 
Yeah, I will try Braid for $5.
good game. $15 was maybe asking a bit much given how long it'll last but at $5 I'd recommend it to anyone.
 
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News Comments > More L4D DLC Planned
8. Re: More L4D DLC Planned Sep 11, 2009, 13:13 DG
 
hoping it's a new campaign...

And I agree with Prez at least on the point that some of the custom maps are surprisingly high quality.

TBF though people keep saying things like "what usually happens with Valve games e.g. TF2". IMHO TF2 support is exceptional even for Valve, far above what they've done for anything else (OK, bar CS, but the scale of that game's popularity and the cash it made puts it on another plane). On the other hand there's various Valve quotes that have been quoted on these boards often enough which promised a high level of support for L4D, support of which there was very little sign until the L4D2 furore kicked off.

In the end it's coming out OK though it is a shame they took so long.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Sep 5, 2009, 08:30 DG
 
fwiw Beamer the last patch for Civ4 took out the requirement for the DVD to be in the drive.

Don't make any plans for after you buy the game though, it's a major time sink if you get into it. You can be sitting telling yourself "one more turn" for hours.

IIRC it was on sale on Steam not so long ago? I can buy the physical copy on Amazon.co.uk for 7.45, 1/3 of Steam price. One thing, only Steam reports including Colonisation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 3, 2009, 12:30 DG
 
Don't lots of phones do that? My friend got a HTC phone which advertised how it would seamlessly go into 3G or whatever when WiFi connection was lost. He found it kept doing it at the slightest hint of a poor wifi connection, and then would not automatically switch back no matter how much the wifi signal got better.

Digging around a little it was looking like tmobile had actually changed the phone's default setting. After downloading and applying the same firmware version, but from htc, the phone switched back to wifi when it found a signal.
 
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News Comments > Capcom Wreaks Havoc
3. Re: Capcom Wreaks Havoc Sep 2, 2009, 16:43 DG
 
isn't physx tied to nvidia hardware?  
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News Comments > NVIDIA on an Impulse
15. Re: NVIDIA on an Impulse Sep 1, 2009, 20:26 DG
 
Dev, driver quality from 1996 doesn't bear any resemblance to today. Nvidia didn't even get their first "real" card out until the year after that.

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News Comments > NVIDIA on an Impulse
14. Re: NVIDIA on an Impulse Sep 1, 2009, 20:22 DG
 
4850 user here, never had a problem with the driver, nor did I when I had the 9800Pro (so far I've had 2 ATI cards and 0 driver problems).

I have had plenty problems with Nvidia drivers, from Nvidia disabling DVD playback because I was using a non-Macrovision chip (which even Macrovision complained about) which meant I had to use one driver which was necessary for games I was playing at the time, and another for DVD playback. Then similar scenario of one driver for the Far Cry beta and then another for playing ET.

Not that I'm saying ATI are better than Nvidia. Taking another perspective I could say that every card I had prior to the 9800pro had driver issues, while every card from 9800pro onwards I've not had any (not counting both of them having appalling control centres) and it just so happens that's two good experiences with ATI to one good experience with Nvidia.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA on an Impulse
1. Re: NVIDIA on an Impulse Sep 1, 2009, 18:11 DG
 
"For many users, updating video drivers has been a complicated and sometimes confusing experience."
In my experience, that is because nearly as often as you get performance gains, you get performance losses. I find driver releases focus on the latest model, sometimes at the expense of the previous generation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2009, 10:37 DG
 
There isn't any actual requirement to give bank holidays, though they tend to be given anyway because the schools are off (and hence the parents want to be also) plus nearly all local government departments close. After that it's a bit sketchy, most retail stays open though stores dependent on work trade are prone to closing. Down South they seem to follow the holidays (and close on Sundays) more strongly than up North. Here in Scotland New Years Day is the only one that's almost completely upheld, with Christmas Day a close second.

It is "nice" that much of the country gets a day off at the same time, the weekend tends to have an extra-relaxed vibe, people arrange BBQs, go off to see family and/or take a weekend break.

On the other hand you have what sir mentions - motorways crawling with caravans on the Friday & Monday, which is even worse in "long weekend" spots like the infamous Lake District.

By law we get 28 days holiday in the UK (pro-rata for part time workers), though it's common to get more - I get 6 weeks.

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