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Nickname JaZeeL
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Signed On Feb 16, 2006, 06:43
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 4U
112. Re: Left 4 Dead 4U Nov 20, 2008, 11:44 JaZeeL
 
Perhaps the difference between you and I is that my friends and I are playing on local hosts (listen servers).

In this regard, Left 4 Dead works flawlessly. We've been playing since release with no issues using only the provided UI for hosting games with friends. Create a lobby, invite your friends in, start game...Voila. The dedicated servers are just a nuisance (you have to wait for the game to find one and they're often shit) and in my experience completely unnecessary since you're getting together to play with friends anyway. I guess if have highly inadequate hardware the listen server could be an issue, but the hardware requirements are significantly less than those of typical games released today, and many have reported no issues hosting servers on what would be relatively inferior hardware.
 
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News Comments > GTA4 DLC in February
4. Re: GTA4 DLC in February Nov 20, 2008, 10:46 JaZeeL
 
So silly that it'll take them nearly a year to get this content out. Was it worth it Microsoft?  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 4U
102. Re: Friends only? Nov 19, 2008, 11:12 JaZeeL
 
In my experience in the demo you get a pop-up window prompting you to input a password (this occurs if you attempt to join a game a friend is in that is passworded).

If you have a friend that is currently playing you can select their names on the main splash screen and view the various games they're currently playing in to join.

Additionally, there is a server browser (as another option) that you can open by typing "openserverbrowser" @ console.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 4U
52. Re: Enjoyed the demo. Nov 18, 2008, 15:11 JaZeeL
 
Blue didn't post it (I sent it to him), but the Steam Store page is now offering L4D @ effectively 25% off; there's a 4-pack for $149.99.

I'm hosting a LAN this weekend, and some of the guys are taking advantage of it. It beats the 10% off that pre-orderers got.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/500/
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Demo Patched
22. Re: Left 4 Dead Demo Patched Nov 15, 2008, 19:00 JaZeeL
 
Can't wait until Tuesday

We're breaking this one in next weekend at a LAN party I'm hosting at my place...should be enough of us to get a full 4 vs 4 versus game going.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Windows DLC
26. Re: Fallout 3 Windows DLC Nov 13, 2008, 22:52 JaZeeL
 
Still waiting on the tool set before I pick this one up.  
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News Comments > Microsoft's Steamy Ambitions
11. Re: Microsoft's Steamy Ambitions Nov 13, 2008, 01:00 JaZeeL
 
I can't see anything useful coming out of this

It might force Valve to make their pricing more competitive?

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Public Demo
16. Re: Left 4 Dead Public Demo Nov 11, 2008, 14:37 JaZeeL
 
I'm fairly certain everyone who is "expert is the only way to go" will change their tune when the full game comes out and you have to survive for more than just 1.5 to 2/5's of a campaign...especially considering it's the last part of the campaign that really drains your resources.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
104. Re: Left 4 Dead Early Access Today Nov 7, 2008, 14:18 JaZeeL
 
You can't please everyone. They'll get over it or they'll move on.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 2 Fire Interview
4. Re: Far Cry 2 Fire Interview Nov 7, 2008, 02:09 JaZeeL
 
I was entertained, but in retrospect it feels very generic and repetitive, and I'm not sure I can stomach a 2nd playthrough.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
92. Re: Left 4 Dead Early Access Today Nov 7, 2008, 02:06 JaZeeL
 
Was playing it tonight with my roommate with absolutely no problems at all with matchmaking. I setup a private game, and once we were both in I opened it to public so that it would fill up. One thing I don't like is that it defaults to looking for a dedicated server, and doesn't give you the outright decision to host the game on your own. Luckily, in our case, it couldn't find a dedicated server and allowed me to host it as I preferred.

Lots of fun...just wish it was longer. I can understand why they didn't, but I wish they had given us the whole 'No Mercy' campaign. to try it out.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
33. Re: Left 4 Dead Early Access Today Nov 6, 2008, 12:23 JaZeeL
 
Um, no, it's actually infinitely possible to play with friends. There's an explicit area to play with "only friends." I have the steam version, so I don't know how it works for others, but only your steam friends can come into your lobby.

I've found you can use this to your advantage to become the host of a public game, too. If you go to create a friend (private) game you can still change the settings before you start the game to make it public, and you'll be host (and not have to deal with slow connection hosts).
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
28. Re: Left 4 Dead Early Access Today Nov 6, 2008, 10:54 JaZeeL
 
Yeah, my game is definately crashing any time I join a server with a game already in progress. Anyone else having any issues? I can start a game with others fine.

Edit: FUCK. It's crashing all the time once I load in now. I've tried dropping the graphical details to a bare minimum and it's still crashing no matter what -- I don't understand it. I played half of the single player campaign fine, and now it's completely fubared.

Edit2: A reboot fixed my problems. The demo's real short...not going to be anything that can keep me entertained until the release on the 18th.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Early Access Today
26. Re: Left 4 Dead Early Access Today Nov 6, 2008, 10:47 JaZeeL
 
I've played a few minutes in single player, and a friend just got on -- I'm trying to join his game and it's crashing every time I load in (Vista said the video drivers are doing it). I've got the latest video drivers from nVidia.

However, I did crank up the video settings 100% (16x AA and filtering) and I was getting no performance issues while playing in single player.

Also, I can confirm that I am unable to find a place to input an IP and connect to a server directly.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Movie
44. Re: Left 4 Dead Movie Nov 2, 2008, 23:29 JaZeeL
 
He's just a troll. Don't waste your energy.  
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News Comments > Belgium Outlaws Game Rentals
3. Re: Belgium Outlaws Game Rentals Oct 31, 2008, 10:16 JaZeeL
 
Not that I'm big on rentals (I couldn't tell you the last thing I rented), but how exactly is that "awesome?" At least...how is that "awesome" for the consumer?  
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News Comments > Kane's Wrath Patch Status
8. Re: Kane's Wrath Patch Status Oct 30, 2008, 10:27 JaZeeL
 
Sounds like the Battlefield series all over to me.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Close Combat - Wacht am Rhein Oct 29, 2008, 18:47 JaZeeL
 
I can't seem to find anywhere that is selling it?  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Demo Only One Week
25. Re: Left 4 Dead Demo Only One Week Oct 29, 2008, 00:10 JaZeeL
 
There'll likely be free weekends later. Valve's never supported an extended demo before now, so I'm not surprised. At least they're offering it at all; there were no free demos for CSS, DoD:S, or TF2. L4D seems like one of those games where you could be completely content playing the demo endlessly.

Honestly, I do think it should run until 1 week after it's release though.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Demo Early Access
15. Re: Left 4 Dead Demo Early Access Oct 27, 2008, 13:43 JaZeeL
 
Why don't you go have a beer, relax, and realize that sometime between now and 11/6/08 Valve can make an announcement that those who pre-ordered on steam will also have access? Mkay?  
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