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Nickname BIGtrouble77
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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Sims 2 Patch Status
13. Re: Too Funny Nov 1, 2004, 23:30 BIGtrouble77
 
Dude, aren't you supposed to boost your cooking skills and buy better appliances so that food is more effective?

To a degree, yes. But... If I call out for a pizza I still have to eat a bout 3-4 servings to fill-up. Some of my sims have pretty good cooking skills, but I have yet to sit down to a meal and completely fill up my hunger meter without going for seconds and thirds.

 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Patch Status
8. Re: Too Funny Nov 1, 2004, 16:15 BIGtrouble77
 
I only have one issue with the game... Make food more effective!!! I have to eat 3-4 times in a row to max out nourishment. Plus, a sim should not die if food goes down to nothing. They should get sick or something. As it stands, they live longer if they catch on fire.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
25. Re: No subject Oct 29, 2004, 21:35 BIGtrouble77
 
It was actually called 'Football Pro '99' at that point. Sales were waaaay down before that game was recalled. I was actually a part of that F'd up customer beta test.

All they had to do was go with someone else's 3d engine rather than try to develop their own from scratch. I think they were banking on that game saving Sierra sports- so it was a really quick death.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
13. Re: No subject Oct 29, 2004, 13:41 BIGtrouble77
 
I'm not sure what to think about EA basically owning the game industry. I was pissed that they put sierra sports out-of-business (cause I loved the sim features), but it doesn't look like they're out to influence the games that they sell too much.

Maxis has been doing pretty well under EA. I guess Origin is an example of a great company going waaaay south after EA acquired them.

One thing I do know is that competition is a good thing and it appears that UBI soft may be their only other major competitor after this- which isn't good.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
12. Re: No subject Oct 29, 2004, 13:35 BIGtrouble77
 
Oh crap! This better not delay Pirates! again.

 
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News Comments > GalCiv Deluxe
3. Re: No subject Oct 27, 2004, 20:07 BIGtrouble77
 
More recently they said in interviews that Strategy First was having serious financial problems which caused Altarian Prophecy's delay in stores. They noted that it would most likely be released in this form.

It's really a great game, I hope galciv2 turns out to be a success too.

-BT

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Deadwood Oct 27, 2004, 11:07 BIGtrouble77
 
never actually caught it up here, but since it was well received on this site, and a few others have mentioned it to me, I may take a chance with the 'blind buy'... I have a fondness for good westerns.

It's worth it on DVD being that it's one of those series that you have to really watch every episode to get immersed. If you just watch one episode it'd be the same thing as trying to figure a guy like howard stern from one broadcast.

 
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News Comments > GalCiv Deluxe
1. No subject Oct 27, 2004, 10:39 BIGtrouble77
 
Took them long enough to release this. Unless it's $19 you're better off downloading it directly from stardock.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
9. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 23:51 BIGtrouble77
 
I need the ram for 3dsmax and maya projects- not for games.

Sims2 is just too funny. My goal is to get Jeeves to father over 20 b*stard kids, I know I'm sick. Only thing I hate is that you have to eat 3-4 meals to max out the hunger bar which is such a pain in the ass. One meal should be enough. And if you let that meter go down to nothing your sim dies, which sucks.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
7. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 20:22 BIGtrouble77
 
I picked up a copy of Pharoah a couple months ago but never got around to installing it.

I just bought a Hypersonic AX7 laptop completely decked out with 2gigs of ram an Athlon 64 3400+, radeon 9700, dual layer burner... I just hope my games will support the 16x9 aspect ratio.

I snagged a Geforce6800GT when it came out and only use it for the Sims2 so far. Doom3 totally bores me. I played it the first day and haven't touched it since.


 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
6. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 20:17 BIGtrouble77
 
I picked up a copy of Pharoah a couple months ago but never got around to installing it.

I just bought a Hypersonic AX7 laptop completely decked out with 2gigs of ram an Athlon 64 3400+, radeon 9700, dual layer burner... I just hope my games will support the 16x9 aspect ratio.

I snagged a Geforce6800GT when it came out and only use it for the Sims2 so far. Doom3 totally bores me. I played it the first day and haven't touched it since.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
4. Re: can't wait Oct 26, 2004, 19:59 BIGtrouble77
 
I agree, I sooo sick of playing games that have linear storylines. I need to have something to show for my hours of wasted productivity- like a huge virtual egyptian empire complete with slaves and multiple wives. They really knew how to live it up back then;)

 
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News Comments > Gold - Children of the Nile
2. Re: Jesus Oct 26, 2004, 19:34 BIGtrouble77
 
Despite the retarted name i'm actually interested in this. Children of the Nile sounds so damn sissy.

 
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News Comments > Civilization IV Dawning?
18. Re: Dawning?? Oct 21, 2004, 21:47 BIGtrouble77
 
ack! ack! I'd recommend a 2-4 week course on Contracts at a local community college.

For someone just out of college it was a sweet gig, and a great potential resume builder(game companies expect you to have games under your belt to even consider you).

I only worked on the animations for about 2 weeks so it was not a huge waste, but I was disappointed to say the least. The biggest problem I had was rendering out the animations in max 2, on a 600mhz athlon- I found myself only sleeping between renders.

 
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News Comments > Civilization IV Dawning?
14. Re: Dawning?? Oct 21, 2004, 14:32 BIGtrouble77
 
I was hired to do graphics animations for civ 3. I did the work, but because they didn't use it I didn't get paid. I think they were in panic mode when they went to CES and saw that they had fallen behind the ball and had to make serious changes (that's the explaination I got at least).

As a result eye candy was scrapped and more game features added(which I would normally prefer). I think the fact that many people don't like the game much is that it appears it was rushed out the door.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Port Royale 2 review Oct 18, 2004, 22:51 BIGtrouble77
 
I wish I checked back on this thread earlier. Here's a few things you failed to mention in your crappy review:

1. Sea battle sequences are completely different than in PR1, and it's been a controversey in the PR community for quite a while.
2. New arcade style swashbuckling has been added (to the dismay of most)
3. New 3d visual enhancements, like nice reflective water.
4. New 'Captain Trading' feature to make auto trade routes much easier- much less micromanagement.
5. You now have the ability to start you own town (up to four) from the viceroy of each nation.
6. The game now only supports 1024x768, a downgrade from previous versions(which went up tp 1280x1024).

I can go on, but these are the most obvious. If you actually played both games, like you lead us to believe in the review, you would have most definately noticed these changes. Plus you also fail to mention anything about the rich game play late in the game, like missions to attack pirate hideouts, capture the spanish treasure fleet on it's way back to europe, establish you own towns... the list goes on.

In all honesty the review sounds like it came from someone who liked the idea of the game, just didn't have much patience to play it through. And to add insult to injury you posted the wrong screenshots. I was a little harsh in my first comment because it was more of an accumulation of reading crappy reviews for so long. I love this game and I just wanted you guys to give it the attention it deserves- both GOOD and BAD.
That's all.

-BT

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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Port Royale 2 review Oct 18, 2004, 09:57 BIGtrouble77
 
This has got to be the worst review ever. All the screen shots are from the first game. Even the ones blended in with the article. As far as the content in the writing, there virtually is none- sounds like most of it came from Ascaron's press release.

Blue, I'd advise you not to post review from this site anymore. I love strategy games too much to support this hack of a website.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. PSP not looking good... Oct 8, 2004, 13:14 BIGtrouble77
 
The PSP is looking more and more like the Turbo Express every day- An incredably powerful and impressive piece of hardware, just not accessable to the general population. These things are gonna be returned so quick if the battery lasts less than 2 hours.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
2. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 12:10 BIGtrouble77
 
Is this gonna be any different than the Xbox version released many months ago?

 
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News Comments > More Daemon Tools & Knights of Honor
6. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2004, 00:20 BIGtrouble77
 
I can't figure why, but I just love Germans trying to explain themselves in English.

 
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