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When the Brain Grabs a Tune and Won't Let Go (registration required) (thanks Mike Martinez) has a quote that really resonates with me: "This summer, a community board in Brooklyn has called for a limit on the playing of the 'Mr. Softee' jingle by ice-cream trucks — a jingle that can be unbearably memorable for those subjected to it for extended periods." MrsBlue can attest to the fact that when we were in Brooklyn, the numerous times the self-confessed flaccid ice cream man passed our home cause me to go around whistling his insipid theme song. In connection with writing this I was considering trying to find a link to the tune somewhere on the internet, but I realized that would just be passing along the "infection." Hell, it's been a few years since I've heard it and just writing this has got it running through my head (argh!).

Stories of the Day: Confessions of a Baggage Screener.
Ted Williams Is Stored Frozen in Two Pieces (registration required). The Splendid Splinters.
Wild Science: Where is thy sting (registration required)?
The New Diamond Age. Thanks Shane.
New anti-car crash technology: How will drivers respond?
Weird Science: Europe Decides Air-Conditioning Is Not So Evil (registration required).
Study: Gambling a Parkinson's drug side-effect. Shake them dice.
Follow-up: Cranky Callers to Target Disney.
Thanks Mike Martinez.

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67. Re: FPS controls Aug 14, 2003, 11:50 JediLuke
 
Dude, I was up with you unti you said "Mac."

It was back in the day, man... I had great times with that lovable old PowerMac 6360... ah, memories of computers past.

~Steve

 
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66. Re: FPS controls Aug 14, 2003, 10:13 Hammer
 
I refuse to admit how recently long ago I was still using keyboard controls from games such as Duke Nukem 3D or Dark Forces.

Heh - I was a hardcore keyboarder through Duke3D (still was beating everybody easily), Quake (the mousers were getting even with me by then) and half of Quake2, when I finally switched to the keyboard/mouse:

Currently, my controls follow something along these lines:
W - Forward
S - Backward
A - Strafe left
D - Strafe right
Q - Lean left
E - Lean right
Ctrl - Reload
MB1 - Fire
MB2 - Jump
MB3 - Alternate fire/menu
Space - Use
Scroll wheel - Cycle weapons or skills
Shift - Walk
T - Global chat
Y - Team chat

Plus other keys depending on game...


 
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65. Re: FPS controls Aug 14, 2003, 10:10 Bunko
 
Dark Forces was awesome! I loved that game! I had much more fun with that one with Jedio Outcast. Plus there were tons of fairly good mods. The game was really easy to mod so there was all sorts of cool stuff.

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
 
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64. Re: Teds Head Aug 14, 2003, 07:58 Space Pope
 
So that's how the Heads In Jars© get to the Futur(e/ama)

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63. Re: FPS controls Aug 14, 2003, 02:31 Ray Marden
 
Sorry, Luke, I cannot resist:

Dude, I was up with you unti you said "Mac."

PSSSHHAAWW!

Thinking you should talk to the hand ;P,
Ray

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62. Re: Wanted: your opinions Aug 14, 2003, 01:20 Enahs
 
Hey it worked!

You are welcome

god you do not know how often I had reinstalled drivers, and had to resort to taking the card out and putting it back in, which would fix it, only cause I was unpluging it!. god that was annoying.

 
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61. Re: Wanted: your opinions Aug 14, 2003, 00:40 WarPig
 
Unplug the scanner from the back of your computer, then do a fresh restart of your computer. Then when you get in windows, plug it back up.

Hey it worked!

Thanks, I owe you a beer.

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60. Re: Wanted: your opinions Aug 13, 2003, 23:20 Enahs
 
No, it's a UMAX scanner that came with it's own SCSI card. Now for some reason it's not even working when I boot into Win98. I use it so little that I hate to think of having to buy a new one.
I had a problem like this, with a scanner.
Wanna know the crazy fix that worked for me?
Unplug the scanner from the back of your computer, then do a fresh restart of your computer. Then when you get in windows, plug it back up.

Sounds pointless and stupid, but it worked for me with a scanner that had it's own adapter card.

 
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59. No subject Aug 13, 2003, 23:05 WarPig
 
The Splendid Splinters

That's pretty sick Blue... which is probably I find it so funny.

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58. Re: Wanted: your opinions Aug 13, 2003, 23:02 WarPig
 
Would that be an Epson scanner? I have one that worked great until I changed to XP. Now blah.

No, it's a UMAX scanner that came with it's own SCSI card. Now for some reason it's not even working when I boot into Win98. I use it so little that I hate to think of having to buy a new one.

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57. Re: FPS controls Aug 13, 2003, 22:31 Enahs
 
I generally use
well, here ya go...for whatever reason you asked

E= Foward
D=Backwards
S=Strafe Left
F=Strafe right
I do this instead of the wasd that is typical, as it move my hands over slightly, allowing me to have more keys to use with my pinky.
A=usually crawl (of also prone, then Z prones)
R=Reload
q&w=Usually lean left and right, or in certain games, game specific tic, or specific weapon)
CAPS=Walk/run/sprint
G=Is almost always used for every game, some game specific thing
Mouse1=Fire
Mouse2=Jump
Mouse3=Alt. Fire
Mouse4=Use/activate
Space= Usually also = use/activate, as my thumb is always on it, unless a certain game needs lots of quick buttons, I stick with the mouse use.
I find this gives me fast access to zxcvbt, as well as 123456 (i use a ergo curved keyboard, that is where it all brakes)
This is 25+ keys that I have nearly instant access to, and that is with just my left hand. My mouse has 6 buttons+2 scroll wheels, those are usually used for game features as well (if needed)
2 scroll wheels? waaa? I know that whole big deal about Microsoft releasing a dual scroller just came out, but A4Tech (www.a4tech.com) has had them for at least 3 years, as this mouse is now 3 years old!

*edit*
Plus I also find that having my hand spread out over the area. And not limiting my self to 6 keys, or all one row, my head stays stretched out, stays more relaxed and is less likely to fatigue

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56. Re: FPS controls Aug 13, 2003, 22:27 WarPig
 
I basically use the wasd setup only I set my hand a row lower and move forward with the right-click button.

Invert mouse? Hell yes! To me, an FPS is like a flight sim in how I expect to move and look. Or, to put it another way, I move the mouse around like I have my hand on the top of the camera (or head).

mb1 - fire
mb2 - forward
mb3 - alt fire
mb4 - zoom
z - left
x - back
c - right
v - use, jetpack, grapple, etc.
Lalt - jump
Lshift - crouch
a through g - weapons
cnt and space are wildcards depending on game




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55. Re: FPS controls Aug 13, 2003, 22:19 JediLuke
 
Dude, I loved Dark Forces. Man, I have such great memories of playing that on my Mac. I use basically the same WASD setup as ray. I usually set F to "use" and X to "prone," however, if the options are available.

~Steve

 
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54. Re: FPS controls Aug 13, 2003, 21:54 Ray Marden
 
I find that my controls vary a bit from game to game along with my overall control set maturing (very slowly) over time.

I refuse to admit how recently long ago I was still using keyboard controls from games such as Duke Nukem 3D or Dark Forces.

Currently, my controls follow something along these lines:
W - Forward
S - Backward
A - Strafe left
D - Strafe right
Q - Lean left
E - Lean right
R - Reload
F - Usually some type of "move selection" key (inventory)
C - Usually some type of "move selection" key (inventory)
MB1 - Fire
MB2 - Alternate fire/menu
MB3 - Use/equip/action/whatever
Scroll wheel - Cycle weapons or skills
Space - Jump
Shift (dynamic key, NOT a $##@%$# toggle) - Walk
Ctrl (dynamic key, NOT a $##@%$# toggle)- Duck
X - Usually the holser/drop item/drop ammo key
Z - Whatever; minimal use
V - Whatever; minimal use
T/G/V/H/B - Quirky commands 'R Us
Y - Team chat
U - Open chat


Wondering why I am the only one that enjoyed Dark Forces :(,
Ray

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53. Re: AHHH AD! Aug 13, 2003, 21:51 Bronco
 
I am sorry, but I found it completely offensive.

Don't apologize, I was just pullin your leg.

The noisy ad thing is what keeps my computer at work muted. I have space to myself and the only other person within earshot could give a crap what sounds are coming out of my speakers (except when it is Helmet or Manson), it's the customers and vendors I have to talk to on the phone. I don't want them hearing the noise.

So I agree. Down with noisy ads.

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52. Re: Wanted: your opinions Aug 13, 2003, 21:47 Bronco
 
3) The only problem I had with hardware is an old, but good, scanner I have that wont run with XP. I blame this partially on the manufacturer of the scanner since they basically refuse to put out the effort to create a driver for the thing.

Would that be an Epson scanner? I have one that worked great until I changed to XP. Now blah.

Software wise, the one popular program that pops into my head as being incompatible is any Easy CD Creator version before version 5. I'm sure there are more but this was the only one that got me.

That one was really bad. Roxio lost a lot of customers over that. Another is Corel WordPerfect. Microsoft manages to screw that program over every chance they get.




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51. Re: AHHH AD! Aug 13, 2003, 21:45 Ray Marden
 
GRRR!

I am sorry, but I found it completely offensive. I had a DVD playing in the background (DS9 season 4 - w00t!) and I had the Samsonite "Move the leve" advertisement.

I really was not reading Blue's News and was just flipping between my various program windows....when my mouse moved over the active "lever" area.

*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*NOISE*

It was truly annoying.

I am not sure yet, but I think my sensibilities were offended.

Noting that is soooo completely unlike me ():-),
Ray

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50. Re: AHHH AD! Aug 13, 2003, 21:42 Bronco
 
%T$@#$%#@$%$# A!

What the $%@#$%#@$% is that?

What the ^%@#%#$@ is wrong with my soundcard?

TURN OFF THOSE %$@#$%@#% SPEAKERS

Step away from the keyboard. No one will get hurt. Stay calm. Remain in your home.



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49. FPS controls Aug 13, 2003, 21:33 Vladislav
 
I know its off topic... (is there one beside the samsonite AD?)

I was wondering about what FPS controls ppl use.
Do most ppl use the W/A/S/D keyboard for movement + mouse buttons to fire, style?

My config:
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mouse button 1 = move forward
mouse button 2 = move back
CTRL = fire
space = jump
alt = crouch
shift = strafe left
Z = strafe right
...and I REMOVE the left windows key (pop)
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Is this weird?

I was also wondering if anyone uses any other controlers (sidewinder, etc.) with sucess in FPS.

Is mouse + keyboard the best way to control FPS?
There must be a better way.

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48. Re: AHHH AD! Aug 13, 2003, 21:18 Ray Marden
 
%T$@#$%#@$%$# A!

What the $%@#$%#@$% is that?

What the ^%@#%#$@ is wrong with my soundcard?

TURN OFF THOSE %$@#$%@#% SPEAKERS!


Oh look, it is another ANNOYING sound advertisement on Blue's News.

Hoping Samsonite fails as a company now! X|,
Ray

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