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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 4M; MineCon & Version 1.0 Approach
6. Re: Minecraft Sells 4M; MineCon & Version 1.0 Approach Nov 7, 2011, 12:15 jimnms
 
I thought the final version was still a way off. So I guess there won't be a beta 1.9. I've had a lot of fun with it in MP with a couple of friends. We started over when 1.8 came out because of the changes, then sort of fell out of it. We didn't want to get too far along and have to start over again when a new version came out.  
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News Comments > Steam Forums Hacked?
12. Re: Steam Forums Hacked? Nov 7, 2011, 12:05 jimnms
 
They were definitely hacked. They used the forums to send spam too. I received this at the email address I registered on the forums with, which is different from my Steam account address. Here's the email, with headers (with email addresses and links removed):
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Nov 7, 2011, 10:39 jimnms
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 16:16:
Nice price on Morrowind, too bad it's on gamestop.

It's been cheaper on Steam. It was $5 during the summer sales. I missed it though. Oblivion GotY Deluxe was $8.49 during last year's summer sale.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 6, 2011, 16:18 jimnms
 
I will be out of town next week until Sunday night and I ordered from NewEgg for $47, so it probably won't be here until Monday if it ships from Memphis or Tuesday if it ships from CA. I'll have my netbook with me to check news and shit, so please use spoiler tags.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Wallpaper; Soundtrack Preorders
15. Re: Pre-Order Nov 5, 2011, 12:49 jimnms
 
Cholma wrote on Nov 4, 2011, 23:51:
How did you get release day delivery?

Amazon Prime
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 GeForce Tweak
7. Re: Battlefield 3 GeForce Tweak Nov 4, 2011, 19:57 jimnms
 
Is there a tweak to get rid of the dirty lens look?  
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News Comments > Skyrim Wallpaper; Soundtrack Preorders
9. Re: Skyrim Wallpaper; Soundtrack Preorders Nov 3, 2011, 14:20 jimnms
 
That reminds me, I need to cancel one of my pre-orders. I pre-ordered it from Amazon a long time ago, with pre-order price guarantee, but as far as I know the price has not dropped below the $59.54 it was when I placed the order. I also pre-ordered it from NewEgg for $47 when their deal came up, and sent an email to Amazon to see if they would price match. I never received a reply.

I don't know if there is a way to tell what the final price will be with Amazon's pre-order price guarantee before it ships. It says on the page about the price guarantee that your order summary will reflect the lowest price within 24 hours of a price change, but in the past I was never notified of a price drop until my order shipped when I got an email telling me I saved $XX with pre-order price guarantee. As of now, it still shows $59.54 on my order summary.

I do get free release day delivery with Amazon vs. 3-day UPS with NewEgg, but it won't matter to me. I'll be out of town next week and not returning home until late next Sunday, so I won't be home to get the package on the 11th anyway.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition in February
9. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition in February Nov 3, 2011, 14:05 jimnms
 
I really wish I had waited on this. I bought FNV on release, the collectors edition too, but I haven't even finished the game. I love the game, it has great atmosphere and depth, but I was put off by early bugs and bugs introduced in patches (some of which still haven't been fixed). I decided to "shelf" it it and play other stuff until was fixed. They have stomped out a lot of the bugs, but there are still some really bad bugs still present (Boone, casino's not returning weapons to companions). Thankfully the PC version is modable, and the community has fixed a lot of them (I have even contributed a couple of bug fixes myself).

I got too tied up playing other things and just recently picked up where I left off using the community bug fix patch. I do want the DLC, but I'm not buying the game at full price again to get it. I hope they either sell this at $20-$30 or offer the DLC as a bundle for $20.
 
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News Comments > More Origin Spyware Accusations
24. Re: More Origin Spyware Accusations Nov 2, 2011, 04:57 jimnms
 
I wonder if it would be possible to run the origin client as a limited user which only has permission to access origin and its games.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 1, 2011, 20:16 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Nov 1, 2011, 15:24:
Seriously. Who the fuck shops at BB any more?

I haven't been there recently, but I've gotten good deals on some stuff there. The last thing I bought was a $200 TV/entertainment system table on clearance for $79. A couple of years ago bought the monitor I'm still using there. It was cheaper to buy it there and pay tax than to buy it online, plus I could return it if it had dead pixels, which it didn't.

They do have a recycling drop off which I've taken old computers and stuff to.
 
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News Comments > BF3 on Steam Hints
13. Re: BF3 on Steam Hints Oct 31, 2011, 17:18 jimnms
 
eunichron wrote on Oct 31, 2011, 17:04:
I did notice that recently a friend of mine gave me an extra copy of L4D2 that he had, and when I went to install it Steam picked up on the install and tried to download it anyway, even though I was installing it by DVD. I wasn't in a hurry to play it, and my Steam downloads are usually very fast, so I decided to just cancel the install and let Steam download it anyway, but it seems like it's just a common design issue that needs to be worked out with all digital distribution methods.

I bought a physical copy of Fallout New Vegas, and some people had a problem with the installer trying to download the game rather than install from the disk. One way to do it was to use the backup and restore feature in Steam, select restore backup and point it to the DVD. It would then copy the files from the DVD.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2011, 15:03 jimnms
 
I hate this time of year. We had a big change in temp down here. It got down to 28F last night, and yesterday's low was in the 40's. We usually don't start hitting the 30's until mid to late November. We have short winters, but the temp shifts in the fall leading up to winter are annoying. One day it can be in the 80's, and the next it never goes over 40.  
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News Comments > Indie Royale Adds More Sanctum DLC
8. Re: Indie Royale Adds More Sanctum DLC Oct 30, 2011, 14:49 jimnms
 
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 14:19:
EDIT: Just realized they added the Steam key for Geminie Rue to the bundle (Reading the whole headline FTW!). I already bought it on Steam, so here's the code for that as well:

Geminie Rue Steam Code: Y0Q8G-8V6IA-4HHIK

Thanks, I nabbed it, just letting everyone know so they don't try to activate an invalid key. It was the only game in the bundle I was interested in, although Nimbus looks interesting and possibly frustrating. I may still toss 'em $5 and give away the games because I like these indie bundles.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
23. Re: Morning Previews Oct 29, 2011, 22:17 jimnms
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 29, 2011, 11:45:
Personal opinion here, of course, but repairing weapons is never fun, in any game, to me. Regardless of whether it's supposed to be survival horror or 'old school' rpg or whatever, it just takes me away from doing the fun stuff, to do a menial, repetitive chore.

I'm glad there is no repair (still none, right?) in Skyrim.

I personally like having things degrade and needing repairs or maintenance, it makes the game more imersive. But Jerykk has a point, it's usually poorly implemented which is why it usually becomes a chore. In reality, if you get into a sword fight, your sword is going to get dinged up and your armor will get damaged. You should either need the right skill level, tools and a work bench to do it yourself or have to take it to a black smith and pay him to do it.

Fallout New Vegas came close to getting it right. I liked how weapons and armor didn't lose effectiveness until they degraded below a certain point. The ability to craft weapon repair kits was a nice alternative to repairing them with an identical item based on your repair skill. However, it was poorly implemented. First they made it so that you could repair any weapon or item to 100% condition at any repair skill, you just need more items to repair with at lower skill. Second, with enough repair kits, anyone could repair any weapon to 100% condition. The repair kit was made with six pounds of components, yet once crafted the repair kit only weighed 1 pound.

It could have been done better if they had left the repair skill more like Fallout 3 where you can only repair up to a certain condition based on your skill and also made repair kits only repair up to a certain condition based on your repair or weapon skill or both. And finally make repair kits weigh more.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Battlefied 3 Oct 29, 2011, 21:37 jimnms
 
Since I haven't played much MP stuff recently, I was worried I wouldn't get into BF3, but I was wrong. I fired it up about 9pm last night thinking I'd play for a few hours, then I wondered where that bright light was coming from, and it was the sun. I didn't go to bed until 9am this morning. I feel hung over, but damn I'm ready for some more.

I sent friend request to everyone that posted their BF3 ID in the big BF3 thread the other day. All but one has accepted so far, so I'll look for you guy's later. It sucks that it doesn't have in-game comms between squad mates.

I think the kill count for weapon unlocks gets bugged after playing non stop for so long. I alt-tabbed out of the game to look at my weapon unlock progress and noticed a few that I was only 2-3 kills shy of getting the next unlock, so was going to try and knock those out before calling it quits. I got the unlocks for a couple of them, but when I tried for one last weapon, which was only 2 kills shy of the next upgrade, I know I got 5 kills with it and was wondering why I didn't get the unlock. I finally quit when the match was over and when I refreshed my stats page I only had credit for 1 kill. Does it only count if you get the full kill and not if someone hurt them and I finish them off?
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. Back to Karkand Oct 29, 2011, 09:24 jimnms
 
What is the deal with the Back to Karkand DLC? I have it from a pre-order, but when I filter only servers running Back to Karkand there never are any.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
12. Re: Morning Previews Oct 28, 2011, 16:45 jimnms
 
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 15:34:
Not in the zones all near you, no. If you ventured out far enough at low level, you could run into (admittedly low level versions) of Deathclaws or Super Mutants, which generally tended to make your life fairly miserable.

New Vegas basically didn't scale. It just put bad shit in out of the way areas, and if you were foolish enough to walk there, a Ghoul Reaver would come and show you why little peons like you should stick to the main road.

The only places I can think of that were dangerous for a low level character in Fallout 3 were the deathclaw infested Old Olney and the scripted super mutant behemoth encounter west of the Jury Street Metro. FO3 seemed weird that fresh out of the vault you could wander around at level 2 and only run into molerats and bloatflies, but when you level up and wander the same areas you start seeing yao guai, deathclaws and giant radscorpions.

I prefer the way New Vegas does it over Fallout 3 where certain level creatures populate certain areas, so trying to venture to certain places early on is asking for death.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
10. Re: Morning Previews Oct 28, 2011, 15:26 jimnms
 
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 13:13:
PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 13:08:
So is this going to have the same stupid-ass leveling system that punishes players who don't want to grind for 5/5/5 stats?

No. It'll feature a system similar to Fallout 3's. It'll kill you if you wander into a high-end zone too early (as it should), but if you're of medium level and you go back to an easy zone, you'll lay waste to everything in there. (as you should.)

Creston

Do you mean Fallout New Vegas? Fallout 3 scaled the world to the player. You would never see anything spawn in the wasteland that could easily kill you (deathclaws, giant radscorpions, etc.) at early levels.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. BF3 Performance Oct 28, 2011, 12:51 jimnms
 
I installed the nvidia 285.62 driver when I installed BF3. I finished the SP campaign and played about an hour of MP last night. I just left it at the auto setting, which put the texture quality at ultra and everything else at high. I don't know what my frame rate is, but it runs smooth. I might try bumping it up, but I ran into a problem with the 285.62 driver. It seems when I try to play any recorded HDTV in media center or media player, I just get a black screen and the sound (SDTV still plays). I rolled back to the old 280.26 driver and that problem was solved.

I fired up a SP mission in BF3 to see if it would work on the old driver, and it does even though it bitches at me when it starts that I need 285.38 or later. It seemed fine, but MP maps might be more taxing on the video driver than the smaller SP levels. There are a lot of posts about this on the NVIDIA forums, so I may try the 285.38 beta drivers which everyone says works for them. How could something like that get past testing?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Why hasn't Yahoo been acquired yet? Oct 28, 2011, 12:01 jimnms
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 10:58:
I'm not surprised at Yahoo not being purchased, they missed their window. However, their mail service still has a feature I don't get from Gmail. Disposable email addresses. I wish Gmail would get that so I could drop my Yahoo mail account.

If and when Yahoo is bought, I suspect I'll lose that nice feature, and I will mourn the loss.

Is that a premium feature or something recent? I quit using Yahoo email years ago, but I pretty much used it as a disposable address already. I use a boxbe.com address for sites that I don't want to give my real address to, although I've been having a problem with it for the past week. I've got a legit email that for some reason it flagged as suspicious and when I tell it to forward it never does.
 
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