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Real Name Bucky   
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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Vista question Aug 6, 2007, 21:01 Bucky
 
So fuck Aero...

Compiz Fusion FTW!

I think I'm finally going to break down and pick up Vista in the next week or two. All for DX10. Talk about taking it up the...well, you know.

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Opera Aug 6, 2007, 07:15 Bucky
 
I know Bucky that posts here still uses it, I believe.

Yup, in both Windows and Linux. I test the latest versions of Firefox and Opera side by side every couple of months or so and I continue to use Opera as my default browser. I like having everything already there and ready to go and it consistently feels to me that Opera is faster (especially in Linux where most people go with Swiftfox instead of FF for speed).

Of course, I was also one of the few who paid for Opera way, WAY back.

@Reikon
I know where you're coming from, but it's an uphill battle. I'm just happy that people are moving away from IE.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: GWEN Pre-Order Aug 3, 2007, 18:06 Bucky
 
nin - (and other GW guys) you see that new video from yesterday? awesome.

Nope. I've been on the fence about it lately, though I'll probably just pick it up this weekend. And then try to finish some of the late-game Nightfall quests that I still have.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: No subject Aug 2, 2007, 20:13 Bucky
 
Seeing as how I'm going to need to upgrade to Vista soon (stupid DX10 exlusive) which is the better method: Upgrade edition or full version? I know back in the 98->XP days it was considered a very bad idea to do an upgrade, does that still hold true or do I need to cough up an extra $50 for a full version of Vista?

The biggest issue for me is that I need to be able to transfer the OS across systems, as my gaming rig tends to get updated hardware pretty regularly.

Edit: Apparently going from XP Pro to Vista Home Premium requires a clean install. Can I even use an upgrade version?
Edit 2: Looks like I'm S.O.L. Full version for me; even if I could get the upgrade I wouldn't. I'm not about to install XP and then Vista when I want to move the OS.
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. FEAR Aug 1, 2007, 19:01 Bucky
 
Alright, Google has failed me (or maybe just my Google skillz) so here I am with my problem.

I picked up FEAR Gold the other day and just finished playing through FEAR. Fired up the Extraction Point expansion (stupid 1280*960 res limit, but nevermind that) only to find out that my keyboard doesn't quite work. Esc, F keys and arrow keys all work, but none of the other keys do anything. I find it rather frustrating....especially since I know it works with the Extraction Point demo. Ugh. It's a Logitech G15, any ideas are welcome. I'm going to do a reinstall right now and see what I get.

Edit: It works on the initial launch after an install, and dies after that. *sigh* I dont' think I'll be playing it...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Noisy Ad Jul 31, 2007, 16:10 Bucky
 
Ugh, got a noisy flash ad for the Bourne Ultimatum (top banner). It says it'll play if you click on it, instead any hover over expands the ad and starts a flash video.


That's what I get for loading up IE.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Wha? Jul 30, 2007, 20:45 Bucky
 
As for the donation box thing, I dunno... I mean I like money as much as the next guy, but the whole website donation box thingie feels to me like a threshold of unprofessionalism.

T-Shirts!

Or you need to use that money to have nin eliminated.

Thanks Enahs, I had to dry my keyboard off because of that. I really should know better than to have a drink on hand when reading the board, and I definately shouldn't be drinking anything while reading.

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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: No subject Jul 28, 2007, 18:41 Bucky
 
A) No more than Windows, IMO.

B) Distributions can be quite different, but the core stuff is the same across almost all of them. As far as I know UT2004 will run on most distros, anything built in a similar manner should have the same flexibility.

C)

Linux gfx drivers are awful

That's on the manufacturer, not Linux. Nvidia has a pretty good driver, ATI continues to have fits providing a driver that can even do desktop compositing well.

due to the heavily restrictive nature of some linux licences some drivers are not included in dists and have to be installed by the user, assuming said drivers even exist.

Funny, I install far more drivers for Windows than I ever have had to with any Linux distro. And as for what's included in the distro, well, that's up to the people putting that distribution out. If they wish to restrict themselves to software with certain licensing, that's their call and not the fault of hardware manufacturers. The beauty of it is that if a distro doesn't have what you want you can simply switch to another.




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News Comments > Evening Q&As
10. Re: ... Jul 27, 2007, 07:28 Bucky
 
So is it safe to say the quotes thing is a non-issue?

Yup.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead at QuakeCon
5. Re: No subject Jul 26, 2007, 06:26 Bucky
 
Gimme!

I've been drooling over this game since I heard about it....showing it off at QuakeCon is not going to help.

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Q&A
4. Re: Another symptom of consolitis Jul 15, 2007, 14:44 Bucky
 
The time and/or resources that developers spend on getting their game out for all these different platforms could be better spent on squashing bugs before the game hits release.

Agreed---just not in the case of Epic and certain other developers. Remember UT2004? That game reeked of polish and I have little doubt UT3 will as well. Anyway, Epic has already stated that the reason UT3 is coming out for the PC and PS3 simultaneously is because the PS3 is open source (or something similar, can't remember the exact quote), while the Xbox360 is not and that release is therefor delayed quite a bit.

Edit: Damn, meant 2004, not 2003. Stupid typo.
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Q&A
2. Re: No subject Jul 15, 2007, 13:48 Bucky
 
I can't wait for this. Though with that said, I wonder how many multiplayer modes it will have--that was the biggest downfall of UT2003. There were simply so many modes that the online community fragmented badly, and then there were all the incredible mods too.

I still have UT2003 on my system though, it's one of the first games I install. It's still great to just jump in and play a quick game of DM or two against the bots.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Transformers Jul 15, 2007, 06:52 Bucky
 
Enahs, ask on the Galciv2 board to be sure. I'm fairly certain that chipset will work, as it will even run with crappy old intel chipsets. The only thing that MIGHT be an issue is the new graphics engine they just released.

IIRC they added an option to roll back to the old engine rendering system for anyone who was experiencing problems with the new one. I could just fire up GalCiv2 to check, but I'm too lazy.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - ThreadSpace: Hyperbol
6. Re: Let me get this straight... Jul 12, 2007, 19:05 Bucky
 
I've got to agree with Enahs. The game is polisheed and well done and as much as I wanted to enjoy it I just couldn't get into the game.

I still highly recommend that people check it out. It may not have been my thing but it's definately worth a look.

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News Comments > F.E.A.R. of a USB Performance Hit
7. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2007, 20:50 Bucky
 
I never got around to playing FEAR; I was going to pick up the Gold version soon. Maybe I'll wait just a bit longer (especially considering I'm running a Logitech G15 and G5, both USB).

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News Comments > Retail Painkiller: Overdose
31. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2007, 16:57 Bucky
 
Steam has it for $19.95, free shipping!

Perfect, I'll grab it right now. I should probably browse the list of Steam games at some point too.

*boots Windows*

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2007, 16:40 Bucky
 
Weeks? So prior to "weeks" ago you must have been constantly high then, to have found anything I wrote interesting.

I read Dubious Quality daily, so my taste of what is 'interesting' is already highly suspect, before the large quantities of consciousness-enhancing supplements are taken into account.

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News Comments > Retail Painkiller: Overdose
27. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2007, 16:37 Bucky
 
A proper example would be that Star Wars episodes I through III are prequels to Star Wars episodes IV-VI.

You must be confused. Prequels to Star Wars IV-VI were never made.

You're right about the prequel thing though--Enahs must have already gone out and gotten high without me.

Edit: Anyone have a link to someplace I can buy Painkiller: Gold cheap? I always meant to play it and never did; I'd pick it up through Gogamer but it's out of stock right now.

I need something to pass the time until the flood of good games in a couple of months.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2007, 14:27 Bucky
 
i think it should be considered crime if u have to scroll down couple of times to read just one post.


Agreed. Especially when it has to be done at a desktop resolution of 1680*1050.

Though to be honest the only thing Enahs has written in weeks that I've actually found interesting was this:

And? Men go for women with small waist and supple tender breast and a curvaceous ass and long silky smooth legs.



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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Insurgency
9. Re: Neat Jul 9, 2007, 06:22 Bucky
 
It's much more akin to Red Orchestra when it started out as a UT2004 mod. No vehicles, heavily focused on objective based infantry combat.

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