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Nickname JoeV2-MCM
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Signed On Aug 18, 2004, 14:53
Total Comments 15 (Suspect)
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2
480. Re: Keep it up! Nov 19, 2004, 10:48 JoeV2-MCM
 
Only 20 more posts until 500...

 
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News Comments > WoW Release Date?
44. Re: WoWoWoWoWoWoW Oct 25, 2004, 16:11 JoeV2-MCM
 
Thinking you should probably update your list to say Metroid Prime 2 Echoes,
Joe

 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Expands
47. Re: No subject Oct 25, 2004, 14:34 JoeV2-MCM
 
I'm betting id signed some (hidden?) agreement with Microsoft that only the Xbox version could have Coop, which was my original thinking with Bungie and Halo. /tinfoil Yeah, it was too difficult to overcome the problems of making a multiplayer, coop mode for the the technical-gurus at id and Bungie. Right? /sarcasm

 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Expands
28. SAT Verbal Analogy Oct 25, 2004, 13:24 JoeV2-MCM
 
Doom III : Doom I & II :: Star Wars Episodes I & II : Star Wars Episodes IV, V & VI

Don't mess with the classics. You can't win. I don't expect much better from Doom IIIa.

 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
121. Re: This isn't new information Oct 23, 2004, 11:48 JoeV2-MCM
 
Ya want reviews, here ya go.

Yeah, PC Gamer is a very reliable gaming magazine. /sarcasm

 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
25. This isn't new information Oct 22, 2004, 10:27 JoeV2-MCM
 
Unless you've been asleep for the past 6-12 months, this isn't new information. Obviously, many here have been ignoring the posts about these details regarding the SP game or didn't bother to go the Steam web site to find out the information for themselves. If they had, they would have learned the very same information months ago. You must connect to Steam to validate your CDkey (or whatever) the first time you install and each time you reformat.

As for me, I'm not buying HL2 until I see some reviews. I got burned buying Doom 3 when it first came out and I'm still forcing myself to finish. I'll wait to see what the forums are saying and what rating Computer Games Magazine gives it (they gave D3 3.5/5 stars, which I think is pretty fair). If HL2 looks good, I'll purchase and then download the inevitable hack so I don't have to install Steam as I have no interest in MP.

One thing I'm still trying to find from those who use Steam is whether your download directory (the directory with the dot-qcf files) is the same as your install directory. In other words, do you effectively have two complete copies of every game on your system (i.e. double the hard drive space, which would be yet another reason not to use Steam)?

 
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News Comments > Survivor Announced
10. Irony Oct 5, 2004, 11:44 JoeV2-MCM
 
Oh, the irony of this game being developed by a German studio in Germany no less--a country with a history of censoring games. I wonder if they'll offer up the chance to be a Holocaust survivor. /sarcasm

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Release Dates?
84. Re: Looks like they improved it Oct 1, 2004, 16:50 JoeV2-MCM
 
Interestingly (probably only to me), this topic is cutting a little bit close to home today, as I was forced to announce an unavoidable delay to one of my clients, and tensions with regard to this project are already high enough. A minor shit-storm ensued, and then we all realized that these things happen...

Is that you Mr. Newell? Sorry. Couldn't resist.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Release Dates?
10. Re: No subject Oct 1, 2004, 09:53 JoeV2-MCM
 
Why wouldn't they give a pre-release copy to online reviewers?

bittorrent

"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
 
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News Comments > Valve versus Sierra
115. Re: Archiving from Steam Sep 20, 2004, 21:31 JoeV2-MCM
 
Okay, based on what I've read here and on the Steam forums here is a list of the steps I think a person needs to perform to pay 'n play HL2 (on Day #1) using Steam and end up with a backup archive of the game. Feel free to tear my list apart.

1) Download Steam
2) Install Steam
3) Purchase HL2
4) Download HL2 via Steam
5) Install HL2
6) Backup SteamApps folder to CD/DVD
7) [Delete HL2 files from SteamApps folder *see below*]
8) Play HL2

* Step 7: This is the step I thought might raise some eyebrows. I know the SteamApps folder contains the installation data and is functionally equivalent to install CDs so the obvious conclusion is the game gets installed to a different location, right? Basically, that means HL2 is on the HDD twice, right? Yes, HDD are cheap but do I really want/need to have data for a game I already have installed still lying around on my drive. Anybody? I know. I should probably go post this on the Steam Users Forum.

"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
 
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News Comments > Valve versus Sierra
111. Re: Archiving from Steam Sep 20, 2004, 20:39 JoeV2-MCM
 
Thanks for information, alnya. I went to the official Steam site and performed a couple of searches ('archiving' and 'backup') within their users forums and the most relevant threads are linked below. Of course, this doesn't produce an install CD/DVD but it does alleviate the hassle of having to download all the game content again. Oh, and in case it isn't glaringly obvious, this isn't a feature supplied by Steam but must be performed outside the app on your own.

http://steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=ad0158f83168090cf7c71a96870c9147&threadid=96060&highlight=archiving

http://steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=ad0158f83168090cf7c71a96870c9147&threadid=131644&highlight=backup

http://steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=ad0158f83168090cf7c71a96870c9147&threadid=131598&highlight=backup



"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
 
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News Comments > Valve versus Sierra
36. Re: Reminisant of... Sep 20, 2004, 13:10 JoeV2-MCM
 
Many people here have posted thoughts along the lines of "I want an actual box, CD/DVD, etc" and will buy the game via the regular old brick and mortar retail channel.

I'm one of those brick-n-mortar guys not so much because I like the idea of having an actual CD--though admittedly it is a big reason--but because I don't want to have to install Steam for all the typical reasons listed. However, given this latest news, if Steam were to provide some way to burn HL2 (and all their other games) to CD after downloading it would go a long way in convincing me (and potentially many others) to purchase Valve products over Steam. I've been following the threads on HL2 and Steam for a bit now so if the ability to burn a game to CD is available in Steam please let me know. Having a CD and knowing you don't have to spend the time downloading the game again after your HD crashes is worth the peace of mind, in my opinion.

"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
 
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News Comments > ATI CATALYST Control Center
28. Re: net ? Sep 3, 2004, 10:17 JoeV2-MCM
 
Riker:

Point your browser to http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner and download Driver Cleaner. Before switching to a different version of an ATI Catalyst Driver, you this utility to completely remove your existing ATI Catalyst Driver before installing the new version. The tool cleans up the registry, removes old drivers from the Windows systems directory and eliminates a few other evil steps. See the README file for additional info. A rather painless process. The utility also supports nVidia drivers...

"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
 
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News Comments > ATI CATALYST Control Center
17. Re: net ? Sep 2, 2004, 20:43 JoeV2-MCM
 
>>...because compiled C or C++ was the closest thing to true machine code.

Uh, compiled C and C++ isn't the "closet" thing to true machine code, it is true machine code.

On another note, how can I determine what version of the .NET Framework I have installed?

"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
 
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News Comments > Game Movies II
5. Re: No subject Aug 20, 2004, 11:01 JoeV2-MCM
 
First time poster, long time reader.

Uh, I got nothin' to say.

Edit: Seriously...it's marketing. They simply want to keep HL2 and Valve in the headlines.

"Worry is only anxiety over something that may never happen." -V2
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