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Homepage http://www.schnapple.com
Signed On Apr 1, 2000, 02:04
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News Comments > Another Ritual Departure
2. Re: Whoah! Major News! Dec 5, 2006, 20:52 Schnapple
 
Actually when the founder of a developer quits in the same two week period as three other people, it's significant.  
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News Comments > Quake III Arena, Wolfenstein Patches
5. Re: GPL May 8, 2006, 16:40 Schnapple
 
In this context, the source code refers to the code used to make the binaries, not the game content, so you still need the PAK files from an original copy of Quake 3.

But on the upside it's like $10 in jewel case form these days.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. No subject Apr 17, 2006, 11:43 Schnapple
 
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Virtual Pool 3? Mar 23, 2006, 10:33 Schnapple
 
Erm, seriously?

The game was released in 2000. It was re-released in 2004 in a jewel case. And as far as I can tell, Celeris basically went dormant.

Guess not.
 
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News Comments > MechCommander 2 Source Released
5. Re: Ugh Mar 21, 2006, 09:17 Schnapple
 
Actually I think it uses the C drive to decompress files and then installs to the drive of your choice. You should notice you get all the space back off of C.  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
6. Quake 4 SMP? Feb 7, 2006, 13:56 Schnapple
 
Do these fix the issues with Quake 4 SMP on nForce boards?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: No subject Dec 19, 2005, 09:37 Schnapple
 
That week's Chappelle's Show featured a sketch that parodied anti-drug commercials, and shows a little girl on a bike being hit by a car of stoned teenagers. In this rendition however, Dave and his crew hit the kid, freak out, and then decide to chop her body up and stuff her remains down a drain. This is perhaps the raunchiest skit ever to appear on the show, and it is Dave's way of thumbing his nose at his harassers, saying, no, he won't back down.

It's been a while since I saw that skit, and I don't have the DVD's of season two, but is that what really happened? I remember the skit differently somehow, like the kid got up and kicked their ass or something. Can someone confirm this? If this part is wrong maybe this is supposed to be the clue that this site is parody or satire?
 
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News Comments > Thompson Watch™
5. Amendments? Nov 23, 2005, 11:37 Schnapple
 
this Court somehow, in the last three weeks, manage to repeal the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution?

Let's see

First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Ironic indeed

Fifth Amendment
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

So he's saying he's either in double jeopardy or he's being deprived of LL+POH ?

Fourteenth amendment
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,(See Note 15) and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.


I haven't a clue which part of this he thinks applies here.

At least the legal profession is taking note of him - with any luck he'll be permanently disbarred or something.


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News Comments > Civilization IV ATI Fix
8. Re: No subject Oct 28, 2005, 08:46 Schnapple
 
It is a sad day when Civ needs cutting edge graphics drivers

You do realize that, without a graphics update, there's no reason to come out with a game after Civ2, right? If your system can't handle Civ4 go buy and play Civ3 or Civ2. The rest of us will move forward.
 
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News Comments > Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball Demo/Trial
4. Re: ehhh Oct 26, 2005, 22:25 Schnapple
 
eXtreme PaintBrawl, aka the worst game ever made, had a licensing deal going with some paintball maker. So, apparently that's not enough  
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News Comments > Battle Carry Keys
5. Re: If this is a tank game... Oct 15, 2005, 11:35 Schnapple
 
..why is it called 'Battle Carry'? It makes no sense to me.

I've never asked them actually, but I always figured it was something along the lines of "tough sounding words" - like /[Metal Slug]/ or /[Metal Gear Solid Substance]/.

It does make for a memorable name
 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Holiday Edition
2. Re: Wow Oct 11, 2005, 10:22 Schnapple
 
knowing full well the Lemmings will purchase it anyways

Ironic, since I think Lemmings pioneered the holiday edition practice.
 
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News Comments > Battle Carry Trial/Server
16. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2005, 15:53 Schnapple
 
because its one of those shitty installers that insist on using the C: drive, which doesnt have enough space

I just installed it on my D drive - just type in the name of the folder where you want it installed. The installer is not as slick as an InstallShield installer for sure, but it works fine.
 
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News Comments > Battle Carry Trial/Server
3. Re: Bug Reports in Trailer Oct 9, 2005, 13:47 Schnapple
 
The video was done weeks ago, so these bugs shouldn't be in the game anymore.

Full Disclosure: I know these guys in real life, but I don't work for AFSL.
 
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News Comments > DNF in December?
25. Re: No Savior Here Oct 4, 2005, 21:19 Schnapple
 
Where does 3d realms get funding?

From the Max Payne series, the licensing out of Duke Nukem to other developers (that Manhattan Project thing), the Max Payne movie rights (IIRC), outsourcing Prey to Human Head. Oh and I think they were smart with the small fortune they made off DN3D.
 
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News Comments > Turok to be Unreal
22. Wait... Sep 27, 2005, 17:13 Schnapple
 
...how am they going to get this to run on a Nintendo 64?  
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News Comments > X-Men: Ravages of the Apocalypse for Quake Free Release
2. Re: Seriously. Sep 22, 2005, 11:55 Schnapple
 
I still have this thing on CD-ROM. Back then I was kinda a Quake Slut of sorts and bought literally everything Quake related. After this and Deathmatch Maker I kinda changed my policy.

I'll go try this thing again but I seem to recall it not being so good.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2 GotY
13. Re: No subject Sep 12, 2005, 15:49 Schnapple
 
EA won't get any money no matter WHERE you buy it, since EA didn't publish it...

Last month this statement would have been correct. Vivendi's deal with Valve ended on August 31st. They signed a new distribution deal with EA in August. This is the first release on that deal.

I saw copies of this in Fry's the other day. It's in a fairly thick DVD Keep case. Dunno how many discs it has, five at least I would imagine, perhaps six if HL:Source is on there too.

But the packaging doesn't give any indication of a publisher whatsoever. No EA logo, not even a mention of EA in the fine print (that I could see).
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Chess
13. Re: Web site bombed out. Aug 2, 2005, 08:38 Schnapple
 
From the Planet DOOM thread:

http://www.fileplanet.com/dl.aspx?/planetdoom/files/doom3_chess.zip
 
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News Comments > On BF2 Sales
5. Re: 6 million copies Jul 27, 2005, 11:13 Schnapple
 
Well...

- I've never paid $50 for Battlefield Anything. I got BF:Vietnam for $30 on day 1 from Fry's.

- That 6 million sold bit likely includes all the expansion packs. And I think BF:V itself sold close to 3 million.

- Even if they were all $50 it's not like EA sees all that money. If the game went for $40 then they might see $17-18 after the distributors, retailers, etc. take out their cut.
 
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