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Out of the Blue

I recently noticed the clock on my PC was a bit off, which was surprising considering it is supposed to synchronize with a theoretically accurate time server. A little searching the tubes revealed I was not the only one unable to connect with either time.windows.com or time.nist.gov, as posts complaining of similar issues can be found going back months now. One of the posts suggested using time-a.nist.gov, which indeed works for me, but it is a bit odd that this seems to be so widespread.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2007, 02:15 Kxmode
 
While that would have been nice, System Shock 2 is owned by a different company. While this was the same "team" that did SS2, they are in a different company and using a different publisher.

I know. It was a pie-in-the-sky suggestion.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2007, 09:14 nin
 
It is a game that could make a lot of money being sold again for cheap on something like steam.


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh...I would kill for that.

I have the cd somewhere but haven't seen it in awhile...

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2007, 09:05 kanniballl
 
Or bundled with BioShock

While that would have been nice, System Shock 2 is owned by a different company. While this was the same "team" that did SS2, they are in a different company and using a different publisher.

So the only way this would happen would be on the retail level, like if NewEgg decided to get rid of some old SS2 units by offering a BioShock/SS2 bundle.


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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2007, 03:43 The Half Elf
 
Ray we could start a post-BioShock support group.
And you can start by giving me your Big Daddy Figure.

 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2007, 01:42 Ray Marden
 
Metroid is Tuesday, but I will probably take up SS2 after that (or at least that with some other older games.)

I have the upgraded textures and, I think, models, but that game is still quite, quite fugly. I almost keep on thinkigng I messed up and it was not installed, but some of the textures are obviously sharp and crisp.
If only I could get some Bioshock/SS2 hybrid. FTW.
Having nothing good to play now :(,
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 23:50 Kxmode
 
It is a game that could make a lot of money being sold again for cheap on something like steam.

Or bundled with BioShock

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 23:43 Enahs
 
Coolness! Wish the game was purchasable online. Steam? Direct2Drive? Someone??

Ebay. Or Amazon for used.


Underdogs has it available for download, supposedly, but I have not been able to get anything to work from them in a long time. And by the files size, I suspect it is missing a lot of the audio logs.


I was lucky I still had my CD lying around here somewhere. I had to go through a couple of boxes. I can not even find it for download online. There was one supposed torrent, but it never got over 2K/sec, so I said screw it and went looking for my CD.



It is a game that could make a lot of money being sold again for cheap on something like steam.




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13. Time Server Aug 26, 2007, 23:01 Choachy
 
I had not checked my time server settings in quite some time, but upon checking, I see that my service was off. When enabled, it was already set to time-a.nist.gov. However, synchronization failed.

I tried:
time.windows.com
time.nist.gov
time-a.nist.gov
and all failed.

Last in the list was time-b.nist.gov which was the only one that worked. Odd.

 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 22:44 Kxmode
 
With the SHTUP (SHock Texture Upgrade Project) and Rebirth mod, full AA and AF, it is schweet.

Coolness! Wish the game was purchasable online. Steam? Direct2Drive? Someone??

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 22:38 The Half Elf
 
Actually I would need to play SS2 to replay it heh.

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 22:14 nin
 
I went to McDonald's and had 2 double cheeseburgers and a small fry from the "value menu." I'm not feeling good right now...

For some fucked up reason, about a year ago, the idea of chicken mcnuggets sounded tasty to me.

About 4-5 hours later, my stomach let me know what a grave mistake I'd made...

So I know how ya feel.



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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 21:46 Enahs
 
Replay System Shock 2

With the SHTUP (SHock Texture Upgrade Project) and Rebirth mod, full AA and AF, it is schweet.


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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 21:36 Kxmode
 
I went to McDonald's and had 2 double cheeseburgers and a small fry from the "value menu." I'm not feeling good right now...

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 21:32 Kxmode
 
All I can say is, GIVE ME MORE!

Replay System Shock 2

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 20:35 The Half Elf
 
So THAT'S why we've had such late updates this weekend

And after picking up Bioshock yesterday morning, I just finished it. I believe I got the 'good' ending. All I can say is, GIVE ME MORE!

Understanding Ray's Bioshock withdrawl,
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5. Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2007, 18:20 Kxmode
 
You know Blue it would've been comical if you had changed this topic to "Out of Time"

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4. Time servers Aug 26, 2007, 16:58 ShockwaveRider
 
Instead of using one or two specific time servers, why not use several rotating ones, which are unlikely to be all down at any given time? Even better, how about being able to set a pool of time servers on the same continent as your location?

http://www.pool.ntp.org/

The pool.ntp.org project is a big virtual cluster of timeservers striving to provide reliable easy to use NTP service for millions of clients without putting a strain on the big popular timeservers.

[Edited because I can had speling erors...]

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3. No subject Aug 26, 2007, 16:45 Pigeon
 
Wow, that kid didn't even make it to the water. Not sure if he tripped, if it was a setup or if the kid was just plain stupid.

Man and I thought my swing was awkward. Poor Charles, everyone laughed at him.

 
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2. Re: No subject Aug 26, 2007, 15:51 Enahs
 
Son of a bitch SS2 was a big ass game. I am still not quite done with it!

Things we so forget.


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1. No subject Aug 26, 2007, 15:27 xXBatmanXx
 
Charles Barkley: Worst Golf Swing Ever?

That was my exact thought this AM when I was watching ESPN. Holy shit is that bad. I am no pro (play off and on for the past 5 years - although - I got a hole in one last year!) but at least my swing is smooth all the way through, it is though he has a hitch in his swing or a little something that keeps him from swinging all the way through smoothly. Hilarious. Looks like it actually HURTS to swing. As a person with back problems - looks like his back is fused.

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