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Signed On Mar 28, 2003, 01:15
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband
20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband Mar 30, 2010, 23:12 D4rkKnight
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 21:52:
Gamersgate downloads a single install file. No multi-files, just a single 700MB file.

Ok thanks, the original was just a demo file, widely distributed, and all you bought was the cd-key. I see on their forums the users are distributing torrents for the .exe so I will just get that for now.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband Mar 30, 2010, 21:33 D4rkKnight
 
I'm not sold on it until they offer a single install file like the original had. I'm willing to jump through steams hoops for big retail games, but for an indy game that I intend to LAN with some buddies who wont be buying it, I wont deal with that crap.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband Mar 30, 2010, 21:16 D4rkKnight
 
Does anyone know which digital site gives you just the game without the required online DRM protection software? I just want an exe like GoG.com, not some stupid download manager that requires online identification.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mount & Blade: Warband Mar 30, 2010, 16:38 D4rkKnight
 
You really don't like this game. I think the graphics in battles are excellent, and with the new engine little touches like swords catching sunlight on the blade are a nice addition. I can see $30 being too much for spiderweb games as was talked about before, but here I think its a good price.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 28, 2010, 21:03 D4rkKnight
 
There comes a point where the resolution makes no difference, anything upwards of 50 inches is not going to make a change in what your eyes see when you are running 1920x1080.

Heck if your going to just watch TV buying a 1080P 32inch is pointless because you wont see the difference at that size. With computers 720P is a low resolution, but 1080p is pretty high, and you are hitting diminishing returns as you go higher.

Sure the obvious benefit is that computer monitors can enter the 2000-3000 range of resolution but unless your watching on a 100inch screen, what difference does it make? Only a purest would care about something like that, and the way I see it, its just not marketable.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: What does Modern Warfare 2 look like when played on six monitors? Mar 28, 2010, 15:46 D4rkKnight
 
Um okay...it would be cheaper and more effective to just buy an equivalent sized 1080P TV and play with the same screen area without all that hassle.

Multiple monitors don't make much sense for gaming when HDTV's work as computer monitors and actually cost a lot less then them as you go up in size.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Mar 27, 2010, 17:06 D4rkKnight
 
I agree with him, the game could be fixed with a proper expansion.  
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News Comments > Mount & Blade: Warband Preorders Get Beta Access
2. Re: Mount & Blade: Warband Preorders Get Beta Access Mar 24, 2010, 00:04 D4rkKnight
 
Is that a joke? The combat is, of course imo, the best implementation of medieval sword fighting and archery I've ever experienced in a video game.

When facing human opponents it's exhilarating and skill-based, especially without shields and manual blocking which is something you can only learn through practice, exactly as it should be.

Of course I have my complaints about horse lancers and with the recent beta patch they made archery a bit too overpowered I think, but the core fighting system is simply excellent.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Trailer
16. Re: The Witcher 2 Trailer Mar 23, 2010, 15:31 D4rkKnight
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 15:11:
I don't get it.

I don't dislike the game...I just couldn't get into it.

Many people have told me that it gets great like 10 hours in...but why would I play that long if I'm not having fun?

I'll probably reinstall (a fourth time) to give it another try - but I don't know when. Too many games I enjoy already on the HD right now.

-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist

Actually I played 10 hours in because I heard that too, and let me tell you it does not get any better. I was hoping once I got inside the city the linearity would dissolve a bit, but that was not the case at all.
 
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News Comments > Geneforge 4 Sales Figures
10. Re: Geneforge 4 Sales Figures Mar 23, 2010, 03:32 D4rkKnight
 
The problem is that he reuses the same graphics from his games that came out 10 years ago, an overhaul is long overdue. I agree about the price, he's playing it safe so the games will never rise above what they are right now, but I guess he is happy with that.

My favorite was Avernum 1-3, I haven't touched the series since then. Once he merged Avernum with the Geneforge games, removing the tile movement, I lost all interest.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2010, 14:41 D4rkKnight
 
fujiJuice wrote on Mar 22, 2010, 11:25:
I have one last StarCraft 2 Beta Key to give away to someone, so I will have a little contest. First one to guess the first alphanumeric value of the Key will win it.

I'm gonna go with K
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 DLC Plans
13. Re: Just Cause 2 DLC Plans Mar 17, 2010, 01:07 D4rkKnight
 
I got my copy through digitalriver for $30 back in January, but they changed the price to $65 since then. After running 7 for a month I installed XP on my second drive and now I dual boot, the only thing I do on 7 is play this demo...don't like the OS basically.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 DLC Plans
9. Re: Just Cause 2 DLC Plans Mar 17, 2010, 00:24 D4rkKnight
 
The word is equated to the statement "I'm dieing to meet him", and in that way it is correct. Most people assume the word actually holds synonyms with eager by its very definition, when as you say it was changed to that definition over time.

By comparison, should dieing be synonymous with anxious? It's interesting to me how words evolve over time through culture, anxiety being attributed with media and television, and I decided to bring that up to see what others think.

This comment was edited on Mar 17, 2010, 00:41.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 DLC Plans
4. Re: Just Cause 2 DLC Plans Mar 16, 2010, 22:25 D4rkKnight
 
It has always interested me how the word Anxious , stemming from anxiety (or technically from Greek meaning "to cause pain"), could be adapted to take on the new meaning of "eagerly anticipating" when in fact it would mean the exact opposite, or literally "anticipating negative events".

Sorry if my off-topic rant catches you off guard, but it's always been a pet peeve of mine when I see the word used like that.

As for JC2, is it as taxing on other peoples machines as it is on mine? BC2 is running at a smooth 60fps at 1080p, this game can barely handle 1024x768.

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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Patched
6. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Patched Mar 16, 2010, 22:14 D4rkKnight
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 16, 2010, 18:10:
Compare this patch list with the community's requests:

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/924378-issues-addressed.html

Some of the issues on that list are seemingly quick fixes, like the scoreboard overlapping, the MG shield and other weapon center issues, UAV inversion, the end of round horn annoyance. Compared to this fix list which has like...1 gameplay fix, and everything else interface related (multiplayer wise).
 
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News Comments > Wardell on Impulse::Reactor
6. Re: Wardell on Impulse::Reactor Mar 16, 2010, 22:06 D4rkKnight
 
Monopolies are bad  
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News Comments > Free Battlefield Heroes Gear for BFBC2 Players
5. Re: Free Battlefield Heroes Gear for BFBC2 Players Mar 16, 2010, 14:27 D4rkKnight
 
I wish they would finish fixing the Veterans program, I want that M1 Garand Rifle. I played a few rounds of Heroes to be registered for it, but they are still updating the vet program for over a week now.  
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patch Today
13. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patch Today Mar 16, 2010, 03:27 D4rkKnight
 
I keep hearing things like Prediction buffering and replicated data and Ghost updates, but my point is what does this mean to the end user?

How do these pings translate to a users who only work with network pings since the creation of FPS shooters? Is a ping of 100 good? Is 150 much different then 100? What about 250-500 which I sometimes see, what do these numbers mean and why, as an end user, do I need to see the developers viewpoint of the latency.

It's great that they want to provide more feedback, but in the end the ping number is now useless to me as I have no basis to judge it on. Before I could see a ping of 32 and know I have a solid connection to the server, if the games network optimization was poor that would be apparent in the gameplay, but at least I knew the server was not at fault.

Now I am seeing this network optimization as being added on to my latency number, and the end result is that nobody looks at their ping anymore and just hopes its good based on what they saw in the server screen.

I know the basic idea is millisecond return in my action occuring on the server, but I no longer have a solid idea of what exactly a good ping is anymore, because its so different on every server, even though the ping in the server browser is the same. In theory this sounds great, but in game it seems so....wacky.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patch Today
6. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patch Today Mar 15, 2010, 15:05 D4rkKnight
 
I read that but I still don't quite understand the end result here. Why have two entirely different pings from when your viewing the server and when you join the server, and what exactly is "game latency" if not a 5ms response time from game to monitor?


I've never seen a system like this in online FPS's and in the end the result is higher then normal pings in this game compared to others. It's not ridiculously higher, but there is a noticeable difference between this and say Source engine games or BF2.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patch Today
2. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Patch Today Mar 15, 2010, 14:16 D4rkKnight
 
Ping in server browser: 16-32, ping in game: 130-175

Not sure which one is right, feels kind of in between in game but I have never actually had a ping lower then 100.
 
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