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Since February 24, 2020

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July 26, 2001
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30.
 
Re: 56k
Nov 5, 2001, 11:05
Quboid
 
30.
Re: 56k Nov 5, 2001, 11:05
Nov 5, 2001, 11:05
 Quboid
 
IT SHOULD REQUIRE BROADBAND. IF YOU DONT HAVE IT, GET LOST! YOUR SLOWING DOWN THE GAMING COMMUNITY!

I hate to dignify that with an answer, but why shouldn't I be allowed to play online? Some of us don't have parents who can pay for it for us (or that don't understand broadband's bonus), others, like me, don't have broadband in our area. Should we be banned from playing? I'm sure it's terrible for you having people skip around, hard to aim at. Have a second to think about that bloke - for him everyone is like that. I would love to have cable or DSL, although sadly that would mean I could connect to servers with people like you on without getting kicked. In some ways, if you kick a modemer, you are doing that modemer a favor by making it clear you're a loser before he wastes time on your server.

Don't shout, and don't be a prick.

BTW, does TA Networking mean the networking code in Team Arena?

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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23.
 
Sole player?
Nov 5, 2001, 09:10
Quboid
 
23.
Sole player? Nov 5, 2001, 09:10
Nov 5, 2001, 09:10
 Quboid
 
Everywhere I read about this mentions playing online ... can you play alone? I'm on a 56KB connection, online sucks a bit.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Sheesh
Nov 1, 2001, 09:01
Quboid
 
3.
Re: Sheesh Nov 1, 2001, 09:01
Nov 1, 2001, 09:01
 Quboid
 
408 with mouse sensitivity at full

Optical mice aren't made for that. I run Quake 3 in a low sensitivity so I need a lot of mouse swinging and there's no problem - but I just can't seem to spank the monkey

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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2.
 
Re: Sheesh
Nov 1, 2001, 08:57
Quboid
 
2.
Re: Sheesh Nov 1, 2001, 08:57
Nov 1, 2001, 08:57
 Quboid
 
I had difficulty getting as low as 105 with it still registering as a slap! Maybe I've missed the point.

I got 362 - higher than that and my optical mouse couldn't track. I'm going to try again with some tweaking

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Pets Overnight from GTA3
Oct 30, 2001, 15:12
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7.
Re: Pets Overnight from GTA3 Oct 30, 2001, 15:12
Oct 30, 2001, 15:12
 Quboid
 
I'd rather they spent the time on the game. That would be a nice change

(anyway, it'll be a different devel team - probably the publisher's internal group)

Still, I get your point and the games that have good web sites are up a mark in my book.

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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2.
 
Ouch!
Oct 30, 2001, 08:59
Quboid
 
2.
Ouch! Oct 30, 2001, 08:59
Oct 30, 2001, 08:59
 Quboid
 
Through his publicist, Dick Guttman, Hackman said he had
"no recollection" of being kicked in the groin.


Kicked that hard?! Ohhhhhhhhh...



Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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20.
 
Re: Day light saving?
Oct 29, 2001, 14:57
Quboid
 
20.
Re: Day light saving? Oct 29, 2001, 14:57
Oct 29, 2001, 14:57
 Quboid
 
What got me a few years ago, was that I thought fall/winter was daylight savings time. Always pissed me off that we moved time back and lost another hour of evening daylight. Who in the hell cares about early morning daylight anyway... SLEEP IN! As for the hour in the evening, it's nice not to have to go home in the dark... hate that...

Too true - I prefer the offset time, and I think many others do. If people didn't, it would have been scrapped after WWI when the extra hour was no longer needed for making shells!

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Gaming keyboards
Oct 29, 2001, 13:30
Quboid
 
15.
Re: Gaming keyboards Oct 29, 2001, 13:30
Oct 29, 2001, 13:30
 Quboid
 
Pretty much what Rolphus says except it must be split (ergonomic). I can't use non-split and, while makes less keys available for the mouse/keyboard combo control which many games use, has plenty of keys available for 95% of games. You should make two versions, as opinion is quite ergonomic on this

As Rolphus says, it must be definate that you've pressed a button and very fast response. I don't know if cordless hurts this significantly - if not then cordless, but response speed is more important. The keys must be nice to press aswell - not "squishy" for want of a better phrase. I don't mean they shouldn't be rubbery or whatever (although they shouldn't be that either) but they should not be, um, yucky Very hard to describe, but what I can ice-creamish when you press. Most often cheap keyboard suffer this. It also should ****NOT**** click! No! Especially for gamers!

Just look at the Logitech cordless keyboard that is black (and very, very cool) and make that ergonomic and without that friggen mouse! I'd have one if I didn't have to pay £35 more for a mouse I don't want and if it was even slightly ergonomic (split). Copy that (and infringe on copyright and patents ), make an ergonomic version and ship it without an expensive mouse and I'll buy it.

Note: I know that non-orgonomic ones aren't any worse for your wrists - it's purely opinion and designers would be crazy to not make non-split versions ... but it rags me off that Logitech didn't make a split version of their black number. Just saying this as I know there are a lot of ergo-keyboard haters

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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Re: Day light saving?
Oct 29, 2001, 10:25
Quboid
 
6.
Re: Day light saving? Oct 29, 2001, 10:25
Oct 29, 2001, 10:25
 Quboid
 
Ohhh...

So what countries use DSTime? I thought it was just UK, Ireland, Austrilia and maybe other former colonies (any contry that was part of the British Empire during WWI, when it was introduced).

Cheers,
Xain

War isn't about who's right, its about who's left.
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3.
 
Day light saving?
Oct 29, 2001, 09:29
Quboid
 
3.
Day light saving? Oct 29, 2001, 09:29
Oct 29, 2001, 09:29
 Quboid
 
I didn't think you yanks had Day Light Saving time

So if it's EST now, what was it a week ago? I've just switched from BST to GMT, but I thought it was EST a week ago there too.

Seems like every year I have more clocks to change...

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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Pathetic!
Oct 25, 2001, 14:02
Quboid
 
18.
Pathetic! Oct 25, 2001, 14:02
Oct 25, 2001, 14:02
 Quboid
 
That test is pathetic! It gives points for l33t talk. I got 36 with true values, 45 with the 2 l33t talk options on (4 for one, 5 for the other).

Come on, no real geeks use l33t talk - that's people who think they know a lot andf think they are clever. I'd be subtracting up to 20 points for that due to the visitor's immature look-at-me-I'm-big-and-clever style. It's not called AOLspeak for nothing!


Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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Re: Not impressed
Oct 20, 2001, 09:49
Quboid
 
7.
Re: Not impressed Oct 20, 2001, 09:49
Oct 20, 2001, 09:49
 Quboid
 
I was just about to look for reviews of Stronghold to see if it's worth getting so soon to EE's release

I'm not really an RTS fan - the only military based RTSs I've liked are AOE1 (AOK was not A-OK ) and Imperium Galactica 2. Still, I had my eye on these babies as they both look promising. I'll have to see.


Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
This comment was edited on Oct 20, 09:51.
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7.
 
Game of the Year?
Oct 18, 2001, 08:35
Quboid
 
7.
Game of the Year? Oct 18, 2001, 08:35
Oct 18, 2001, 08:35
 Quboid
 
How many game of the years are there? Excuse my old skool brain, but shouldn't there be one game of the year. I can accept a Half Life GOTY edition, as everyone else considered it great (I personally found an above average FPS and no more). Possibly a NOLF GOTY as it was a great game. But SWAT3 and all the others? Pah!

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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No subject
Oct 14, 2001, 09:49
Quboid
 
2.
No subject Oct 14, 2001, 09:49
Oct 14, 2001, 09:49
 Quboid
 
Sheesh, Blue, that's too philosophical for this time of the, erm, mid-afternoon. Dang time zones mean you update 5 hours late. Oh well, I get up 5 hours late anyway

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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Images?
Sep 20, 2001, 18:26
Quboid
 
4.
Images? Sep 20, 2001, 18:26
Sep 20, 2001, 18:26
 Quboid
 
Not like you to post images on the main news - the ads are slow enough for my 44kbps modem

I never did buy SS1 as they 'forgot' to put it at budget price here in NIreland...

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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Re: TASE Rocks :)
Sep 16, 2001, 09:32
Quboid
 
4.
Re: TASE Rocks :) Sep 16, 2001, 09:32
Sep 16, 2001, 09:32
 Quboid
 
Have to agree with you. I can't stand Lamespy - bloat, ads, slow - you name a minus, Gamespy has it.

If TASE was better documented it would be great. As it is, it's only the best.

Cheers,
Xain

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Re: Ok,...
Sep 13, 2001, 16:34
Quboid
 
2.
Re: Ok,... Sep 13, 2001, 16:34
Sep 13, 2001, 16:34
 Quboid
 
That's right - you don't. You have this version, 1.20, already when you installed from the CD.

This patch is for people with the 1.00 release (or with the 1.10 patch) that was out on the 22nd of June. The North American version which was out around the end of Augest/start of September *is* this version. The rest of us had it delayed as they had a bit of trouble getting the patch to work with different languages.

You do not need the 1.10 patch to install this - it will work with either 1.00 or 1.10/1.11.

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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427.
 
Re: My Considerations (Re: #412)
Sep 12, 2001, 16:21
Quboid
 
Re: My Considerations (Re: #412) Sep 12, 2001, 16:21
Sep 12, 2001, 16:21
 Quboid
 
As I said, easily misunderstood.

People don't have the right to initiate force against others - I'm sorry if I gave this impression (and re-reading, I can see what you mean - I worded it badly). I wouldn't post something I can not back up, nor do I think it's justified as an opinion - again, I'm sorry if I gave that impression.

I don't see what you mean about the UN has no power apart from the governments behind it - I didn't (or did I give that impression) say that it is anything else. But they are hidding because they don't want to die - fair enough! Of course they shouldn't have put themselves in that position - that is not fair enough.

And yes, morality is in the realm of opinion - I'm surprised you suggest anything else. Virtually every meal I sit down to contains meat products that some people consider immoral - but in my opinion eating animals is OK.

And I "appease such barbarians"??? How many times did I state that I do not think this is right, in anticipation of people posting replies like you have. I accept that I didn't make it clear - SOME parts of this is too fuzzy for a straight yes/no or good/bad. But much of it is pure bad and wrong and I in no way think they had justification with what they did.

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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Re: My Considerations (Re: #418)
Sep 12, 2001, 16:06
Quboid
 
Re: My Considerations (Re: #418) Sep 12, 2001, 16:06
Sep 12, 2001, 16:06
 Quboid
 
Countries have laws against as it is 99.9% of people's opinions that it's wrong, and that it's necessary to keep peace. These people don't consider it wrong, therefore it cannot be fact - it can't be fact if there isn't 100% of people who consider it wrong.

I'm sure cannibal's also considered it fair enough - they had a reason, yes, but so did the terrorists, however bad the reason was. It's our opinion now that that is very wrong, but it was their opinion that they were right to kill (and eat) other humans.

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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Re: My Considerations (Re: #412)
Sep 12, 2001, 15:06
Quboid
 
Re: My Considerations (Re: #412) Sep 12, 2001, 15:06
Sep 12, 2001, 15:06
 Quboid
 
Eeek! You're stepping on toes there!

Leader of the free world? I find this offensive, and it's also why there is so much anti-US attitudes on the net.

Also, it is not fact that it's wrong and sick - this is opinion. OK OK OK, I'm NOT saying I think it's OK, and I do NOT find this anything other than sick and very, very wrong. But it is a matter of opinion - that's a fact. This doesn't really have any relevancy, and is no doubt going to be misunderstood and flamed, but anyway.

I also dispute the word coward - I wouldn't be brave enough to poke a sleeping lion! Of course the main reasons I haven't done this is moral grounds and lack of reason, any, it takes guts to try this - guts and fanatical stupidity. Hiding? Come on, they're not that stupid - no country could do this and openly admit it as the US (plus the UN) could crush any other 1 country (not that a country was directly responible for this).

I certainly do agree with your "The US deserved it" discussion. The people who died - people who left their homes in the morning to do an honest day's work did nothing to deserve it - they didn't even have anything to do with Middle Eastern conflicts (assuming that's who did this) apart from pay taxes that funded the US's involvement (which I pretty much agree with, BTW), and you can bet they all complained about paying it (of course) and many strongly felt that they don't want it going into foreign trouble zones.

I large agree with what you say, but I just wanted to mention a few things I object too. I also want to make absolutely clear, as what I said is probably a tinderbox waiting for flames, that I do not in any way think these attacks were morally right.

Cheers,
Xain

War doesn't decide who's right - just who's left.
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