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Description Game handle: Ventus
Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
Total Comments 2329 (Senior)
User ID 18104
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: No subject Jan 3, 2008, 01:33 Bucky
 
For anyone that wanted to know, my Vista 64 install has gone off without a hitch. I just finished the whole update/drivers deal, and now I'm going to defrag and get Bioshock installed.

I'm not going to be able to comment on 32bit vs 64bit gaming performance, as this sytem now has the 8800GT and the full 4GB of RAM being utilized. However, I will say that things do load faster and the system just feels quicker overall.


Screw sleep. Bioshock!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 11:44 Bucky
 
For Bats:

crap - I have a question...don't let me forget, I will post when Blue updates.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Jan 2, 2008, 09:21 Bucky
 
I installed Vista 32 a few weeks ago to get a feel for it. Most of the crap that annoys you is easily turned off, and to be honest it feels more responsive than XP. With that said, there is a performance hit, but nothing that I feel is a big deal considering that it is a new OS (performance hits are normal, 98>XP was the same way).

The gaming difference it's meant to me with a 7950GX2 is that I've had to go from 2xAA to none. That, and you'd be well advised to stuff in 4GB of RAM, even if you run 32 bit. Vista is a memory hog.

I can't really speak on the rest of the OS, as Linux is my primary desktop/productivity OS. Yes, that's right. I shelled out all that cash just to get DX10---I know, there is something wrong with me.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2008, 20:09 Bucky
 
What are we all looking forward to gaming-wise this year?

GCII: Twilight of the Arnor (Unique tech trees!)
Sins of a Solar Empire
Left 4 Dead
C&C 3: Kane's Wrath
Age of Conan OR Warhammer Online

That's just off of the top of my head. What I'm really looking foward to is my 8800GT, since it should be here tomorrow. Then I'll OC my E6600 (I've already had it to 3.0 without any voltage change) and get Vista 64 installed to take advantage of the 4GB of ram I just dropped in.

The first thing I'm doing is re-playing Bioshock in all it's glory.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: No subject Dec 31, 2007, 13:58 Bucky
 
I will pass on all movies, my 8800GT should be in soon!
I am also stocked up on games to play with it!

Same here. Mine should have been here today, but apparently snow scares the UPS drivers. Sissies.


I'll agree with the GotY choice, though I think Bioshock comes in a very close second. Third is a hard choice, though I may give the nod to HL2:EP2 just because I've always enjoyed the HL series. That and launching the rocket brought me way back to the original HL.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: No subject Dec 29, 2007, 11:28 Bucky
 
16-0 means nothing without the ring.

That said, I'm a Pats fan myself. I just hope Watson returns for this game....

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Headphones Dec 28, 2007, 19:08 Bucky
 
I need a recommendation for affordable headphones.

Sennheiser HD 465. Very comfortable, great sound across the whole range. $50 from Newegg, I picked mine up for less as CompUSA had 'em for a steal a couple of weeks ago. They sound much better than my 280 Pro set, but I think I might have blown those out.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826159411&Tpk=sennheiser%2bhd%2b465

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: No subject Dec 27, 2007, 12:45 Bucky
 
In the meantime, apologies to all of you who suffered with this aggravation.

*Adds Blue's back to the Adblock whitelist*


Bats, ignore him. Let's face it, if you have to ask that sort of question you already have the answer.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Horrible Re-direct Dec 26, 2007, 12:22 Bucky
 
Just opened up FF, which loads Blue's as the homepage. I kept getting redirected here:

http://www.ugo.com/programs/fine-line-between/?cur=main

Hitting back would redirect. Closing FF and restarting would redirect. Opening another Firefox while typing this message---yup, still getting that redirect.

I love Blue's and all, and I know I've been griping about the ads a lot lately (I got that frackin' Boost mobile thing again yesterday) but now things are getting out of hand. Adblock now stays on when I hit this page.

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News Comments > Steam Sale
1. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 15:17 Bucky
 
I'm really tempted to pick up Company of Heroes and the expansion seeing as how I can't find them cheaper anywhere else.

What I really need to do though is stop spending money. Stupid holiday sales.

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News Comments > Christmas Tech Bits
1. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 15:09 Bucky
 
Looks like I'll have to make sure I keep everything for the EVGA Step-Up program; my 8800GT should be here right after New Years.

Of course, I picked up the 8800GT only because it was an EVGA card.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: No subject Dec 25, 2007, 11:17 Bucky
 
Just google Memtest 86. It's a quick download, but the tests take awhile. So you might need to have it run for a few hours to be sure. Best bet is to set it up to run a full test repeated for like 3 times, just before you go to bed.

Yeah, almost every Linux distro CD I have has Memtest 86 on it. The original 2 sticks would produce the occasional error, but nothing that failed and they've never given me a problem in almost 2 years. Everything working fine now, and once my 8800GT gets here I'll install Vista 64 and put the memory to full use.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: No subject Dec 24, 2007, 22:40 Bucky
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all.


In other news, apparently Vista can't handle it when you add RAM. Loading screen, reboot. Loading screen, reboot. Rinse and Repeat. Linux meanwhile had no problem at all, and is currently reporting 3.2GB with a 32 bit system. Time to pull out the 64 bit CDs for Linux and Vista now...

Of course, my Linux system is only using 192MB right now, but I haven't installed Compiz Fusion yet.

Edit: Oh, there we go. It would seem it needed more files from the install disc.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Nothing wrong with Vista's performan Dec 24, 2007, 08:30 Bucky
 
I just upgraded to Vista recently after finding it for a good price at CompUSA. I really haven't seen any gaming performance difference, and it certainly feels faster when it comes to desktop stuff than XP. Keep in mind though that this is all subjective stuff without personal benchmarks to back it up.


I'll find out what 64 bit Vista performance is like just after the 1st of the year. I've got an extra 2GB of memory (for a total of 4) on the way along with an 8800GT--and I already received the 64 bit disc from Microsoft.


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News Comments > Orange Box & Universe at War Soundtracks
3. Re: No subject Dec 22, 2007, 16:53 Bucky
 
I'm very, very tempted to pick up the Orange Box soundtrack-- and that's saying something as I'm the kind of person that doesn't normally care about collectors editions, shirts, soundtracks or anything like that.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Boredom Dec 22, 2007, 16:51 Bucky
 
Talk about a slow day....I'm actually reorganizing all my bookmarks right now. On that note, does anyone know if exporting Firefox bookmarks will save the ones in the bookmarks tool bar as well? What about rss feeds?

Edit: Wow, it's amazing how many of my old gaming bookmarks I've had to trash. Sites that have either turned to crap, been bought out, or just plain old no longer work. Now I feel old.

I still wish the old Radium Half-Life map site would get resurrected and rededicated to Portal too. That's easily the site I miss the most.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: No more spam here too. Dec 21, 2007, 11:26 Bucky
 
ok - seriously - how do they get through?

Ah, I should have been a bit clearer. They all go straight to the spam folder, I almost never see spam in the inbox. I just don't want spam at all.

I realize that the chances of getting my wish are about the same as the chances of DNF getting released this decade, but we can hope.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: No more spam here too. Dec 21, 2007, 11:02 Bucky
 
Mind telling me how to pull off the same feat? My public email address (gmail) is still getting upward of 100 spam messages every 12 hours. Granted I've been using the same address with different email hosts for years, so most spammers just use the name and send it to every known host as well. I really should change it, but it's used for all of my gaming stuff too, and that's one long list. *sigh*

At least the gmail spam filter is damn good. It didn't swallow the real Microsoft email I got when I ordered Vista 64 from them.

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News Comments > NVIDIA Vista Drivers
1. No subject Dec 21, 2007, 10:57 Bucky
 
These drivers finally fixed the shadow flicker I was getting in Source based games. For some reason only one GPU on my 7950GX2 was rendering shadows. The only way to fix this before the driver update was to turn on SLI AA, which would crush my framerate.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Radio Dec 20, 2007, 11:34 Bucky
 
IE8 to be standards compliant? And a DNF teaser trailer a few days ago....

*hugs self*

I guess the world really is about to end.

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