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Re: what for?
Feb 11, 2003, 17:05
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Re: what for? Feb 11, 2003, 17:05
Feb 11, 2003, 17:05
 
Well i find it to be quite useful,especially while tweaking your system for gaming performance and testing stability by running the tests in loops. It's also quite a handy reference to compare how much performance you might gain by upgrading a certain system component,eg. graphic card or CPU.

As for bragging rights i don't think i've got any place in the queue as my components are always upgraded when high end parts become mid-range for cost reasons.

I'm currently using an athlon xp 1900+ and a Geforce 3 Ti 200 so i think the results of 3Dmark2k3 would be depressing,to say the least. So i'll probably wait a day or so for the internet congestion to ease up then i'll download it. It's no hurry for me : )


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No subject
Jan 29, 2003, 13:05
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No subject Jan 29, 2003, 13:05
Jan 29, 2003, 13:05
 
Hmmm the snipers seem to be dressed up for a casual stroll to the PX.
Where's the ghillie suits?

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Re: No subject
Jan 27, 2003, 13:00
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Re: No subject Jan 27, 2003, 13:00
Jan 27, 2003, 13:00
 
When i saw the 1st review that hit the net i knew it wasn't gonna be sweet.
It's quite an improvement over the Geforce 4s but comparing it with the 9700 it was quite a let down.

Hell man they pumped us up with all the "Are You Ready" marketing hype and coy hints,it's almost like cock teasing.

The FX card imposes the most heavy power requirement on a video card to date,somewhat close to that of a P4 processor.
And not that mention a unwieldy and noisy cooling solution that made the whole card weigh three times more than anything on the market now.
Nvidia calls it a badge of honor for hardcore users.
What a friggin crock of bull,i see it as a desperate attempt to make the card run better than R300 standards.

Before any of you slam me for being an ATI zealot,bare in mind that i've never ever owned an ATI product in my gaming life. In fact,i'm quite a loyal Nvidiot, having owned all cards from Geforce 256 onwards,and recommending them to my friends and associates.

On the other hand,i guess the switch to .13 micron process really hindered the schedule,and NV30 is not a rehash of an older chip,it was something totally new.(Correct me if i'm wrong here) I guess ATI will having a better time converting to .13 since Nvidia did all the groundwork with TSMC?

Anyway i think i would sit the FX out and wait for the next round of the video card wars. Nvidia is clinging onto the lead just barely,and ATI won't sit on their asses with imminent release of the R350. Which is always good for the consumer,as the technological field had just got even,which means both companies will try their best to come out with their best and latest fast.

Things are really getting interesting from now on.......


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Re: Good for them!
Nov 14, 2002, 04:45
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Re: Good for them! Nov 14, 2002, 04:45
Nov 14, 2002, 04:45
 
Hmm why are u so sure of that?
It's like releasing the original disc + an expansion and calling it a "sequel".
I mean it's pretty crappy if they do that.
Until there is more concrete info on this,i think we should not speculate irresponsibly.

Anyway i like flight sims quite alot and IL-2 is among the classics. Even now it kicks serious ass,unlike that recent but dissapointing MS:CFS3.

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Atari..........
Nov 4, 2002, 20:28
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Atari.......... Nov 4, 2002, 20:28
Nov 4, 2002, 20:28
 
I started gaming on my relatives system even before i went to school,it was like 3 years old or something. I still hazily remember the Atari,although i can only name Pac Man. The others were a dogfighting game depicting two aircraft circling around trying to shoot each other down,and a vertical scrolling racing car game. When the XT(?)came out there was a game called Ancient Art Of War At Sea which my cousins could not comprehend but amazingly i somehow could grasp the game mechanics. Maybe i was born to be a gamer? Heh. Anyway,being in the lucky position of between the thresholds of two seperate gaming generations i got a taste of two different kinds of gaming. Really amazing how far gaming has come along now. I'm 24 and my cousins are in their 30s/40s. Maybe next time when my kids are gaming on some ultra realistic virtual reality system i will get to think about my old Geforces while my kids will look on blankly when i tell them about Doom,Quake and Unreal...........
Time really flies........

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Not really pleased...
Oct 31, 2002, 21:54
4.
Not really pleased... Oct 31, 2002, 21:54
Oct 31, 2002, 21:54
 
The camera controls are extremely clumsy,and that's a definite no-no for a 3D RTS. The graphics are average,and textures look okay when it's zoomed in,but u can't really see much of your surroundings with that. Zoom out,and it loses all the definition,making it look somewhat washed out and blurry. I know the jungle scenario doesn't allow much flexibility for the gfx artists,but still....

The voice-overs are not very well done,sounding detached and artificial. If you've read books or watched movies about the Vietnam war you'll understand what i mean.

And i am having severe framerate problems whenever i get into firefights,running this with a GF3 and XP1900,anyone else experiencing the same thing?

Not really pleased with the demo........


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Re: Mirrors?
Oct 29, 2002, 21:18
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Re: Mirrors? Oct 29, 2002, 21:18
Oct 29, 2002, 21:18
 
Whew just finished the demo!
Gameplay feels very well rounded and satisfying and graphics wise it's pretty and detailed but not overdone. I didn't like AOE very much in the 1st place and this game was mentally written off in my get list but the demo turned me into a believer.

To be frank,i didn't like WCIII very much. I just couldn't stomach the over-colorful/cartoony characters style.

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No subject
Oct 29, 2002, 19:25
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No subject Oct 29, 2002, 19:25
Oct 29, 2002, 19:25
 
Lastly, we go to Berlin on a secret mission and take part in the final destruction of the Axis empire.

Spoiler: Destroy the largest brewery in Berlin,and the war will pretty much be over.

This comment was edited on Oct 29, 19:26.
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Re: There goes the budget.........
Oct 29, 2002, 19:01
3.
Re: There goes the budget......... Oct 29, 2002, 19:01
Oct 29, 2002, 19:01
 
U get your ass shot out under you by German AA guns while u slowly drift down on to earth on a parachute instead of getting chewed up on the beach head by German machine-gun bunkers. Just joking : )
I guess there are not much improvements over the Original,but then,as a single player game,MOH:AA was pretty wicked.

We've got the usual "several new weapons",get a chance to work together with British paratroopers etc.

You're now an Airborne Ranger,and from what i can see,the storyline and settings pretty much follow the HBO series "Band Of Brothers".
It looks pretty cool and should be great fun.

Edit:There is a developer interview on today's page for the interested.

This comment was edited on Oct 29, 19:07.
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Re: MOO3...only the hard core need apply?
Oct 29, 2002, 18:45
2.
Re: MOO3...only the hard core need apply? Oct 29, 2002, 18:45
Oct 29, 2002, 18:45
 
Heh nothing beats dropping some super evil biological weapon on some planet and hearing the Galactic News Network screaming atrocities and have the whole senate declare war on you. Anyway,Civ 3 isn't really that nice looking anyway but the gameplay rocks. I guess the people who go for graphics ONLY need not apply.


1.
 
There goes the budget.........
Oct 29, 2002, 18:32
1.
There goes the budget......... Oct 29, 2002, 18:32
Oct 29, 2002, 18:32
 
Darn with all these solid releases i guess alot of people are gonna exceed their entertainment budget.......

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Fileshack
Oct 29, 2002, 18:28
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Fileshack Oct 29, 2002, 18:28
Oct 29, 2002, 18:28
 
Oh Fileshack is really worth the registration. I wonder how much bandwidth they have,if u pick the right mirror it's damn fast. Kinda like Fileplanet before it went all the way to the crapper. *Touches wood*

16% and counting........

2.
 
Re: NICE
Oct 29, 2002, 17:35
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Re: NICE Oct 29, 2002, 17:35
Oct 29, 2002, 17:35
 
Heh just being able to move multiple stacked units all at one go justifies the purchase. I don't really care about the multi. Otherwise during periods of conflict i reckon 70% of the time is just spent on moving all your units. And wars in Civ 3 don't end quickly. And did i mention my fingers hurt?

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Finally!
Oct 28, 2002, 13:15
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Finally! Oct 28, 2002, 13:15
Oct 28, 2002, 13:15
 
Finally a Pacific theatre FPS,not counting BF1942 since it is more of a multiplayer game and the single player sucks. I had enough of Europe

Graphics are okay(can't seem to select 32bit color),some nice foliage,believable enviroments,and if one of your teammate dies there is even a short speech by the CO after the mission in memory of your fallen comrade,a nice touch.
Really good effort for a budget(?)game. Worth getting.

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No subject
Oct 27, 2002, 15:20
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No subject Oct 27, 2002, 15:20
Oct 27, 2002, 15:20
 
Now,if my beer soaked memories serve me correctly,Wing Commander might be the 1st game that featured functional taunting. Eg. the Terran Cofederation pilots often hurled insults like kitty or furball while the Kilrathi called the human pilots monkey or primates.
Ah nostalgia....

The old games were a nightmare to keep. Esp the 5 1/4 floppies.
In where i stay(Singapore),where it is warm and humid,often in a few months time my diskettes would resemble a mad scientist's petri dish collection. I would resort to keeping them in zip loc bags with a bag of dessicating agent. Thank god for CD-ROMs!

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Chip on their shoulders
Oct 27, 2002, 12:14
3.
Chip on their shoulders Oct 27, 2002, 12:14
Oct 27, 2002, 12:14
 
I really loved Privateer & Strike Commander(think Privateer,but with modern fighter jets,anyone remember this one?). In those days the late Origin were really good at making games,not forgetting Wing Commander,Ultimas etc. I don't really care so much about pixel shaders & bump mapping,all i hope is that the gameplay will remain as addictive and open ended as Privateer.

2.
 
Re: Samsung SyncMaster 172T Monitor
Oct 27, 2002, 02:43
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Re: Samsung SyncMaster 172T Monitor Oct 27, 2002, 02:43
Oct 27, 2002, 02:43
 
That was a short "review"...i think anyone of us here could have put it up. Usually "proper" monitor reviews are pretty long,with geometry testing,different resolutions,refresh rates,color,visual quality,blah blah blah.

Btw,Fletch u a hardware nut? I usually read hardware reviews only if it's a major product release or near my upgrade cycle,which is oh,i guess another two years or so down the road. Otherwise reading about all the goodies can be rather detrimental to the health of my wallet.


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No subject
Oct 26, 2002, 17:55
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No subject Oct 26, 2002, 17:55
Oct 26, 2002, 17:55
 
It's like giving them permission to #$#$ your ass,and while they're at it,helping themselves to the beer in your fridge.

This comment was edited on Oct 26, 17:56.
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No subject
Oct 26, 2002, 13:39
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No subject Oct 26, 2002, 13:39
Oct 26, 2002, 13:39
 
Whazzup with all the pretty looking but non-functional laser pointers in recent games? From the sniper rifle in Hitman 2,the ASMD rifle in UT2K3,now this.

I sure hope in the future that if developers want to attach any kind of laser sighting attachment to their weapons, make sure it serves a function,not just for eye candy.

That aside,this demo crashed on me after 5 mins of gameplay. It's just average i guess,nothing to get excited about. Too bad NOLF2 was such a short game


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No subject
Oct 26, 2002, 00:09
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No subject Oct 26, 2002, 00:09
Oct 26, 2002, 00:09
 
Had the chance to view their latest gameplay trailer and yes i can see they improved things. Hell i might even buy this game if they keep up the improvements. Give them a chance,don't judge too early,ok?

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