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Re: No subject
Jun 21, 2005, 04:13
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Re: No subject Jun 21, 2005, 04:13
Jun 21, 2005, 04:13
 
I am not american, but I always wonder why in cases such as this one there is no (however small) real-world uproar of concerned people. By this I mean: why not get together (via ACLU or whatever), and start writing to newspapers and games shops about how dangerous this or that senator is because he tries to cut the freedom of US citizens for his campaigns or something similar. Use their methods. Make it an open letter, get some none-nerd to write it (so it doesn't sound like some mad 16 year old who did indeed play too much GTA wrote it), send it to the NYT nd the like, and wait and see.

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Re: No subject
Jun 17, 2005, 15:00
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Re: No subject Jun 17, 2005, 15:00
Jun 17, 2005, 15:00
 
Another thing is that the "photograph" on their media relations page at http://www.legionpharma.com/media.php is definitely not a photograph IMO, but a screenshot, Doom³ engine style. Check it out for yourself.

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Crash to desktop
Jun 11, 2005, 09:52
Crash to desktop Jun 11, 2005, 09:52
Jun 11, 2005, 09:52
 
Get a crash to desktop right after starting. Let it install the Nvidia drivers for my 6600GT and the updated DX9.0c... uninstalling as I type... Sorry, I really wanted to give this one a try.

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Re: All this whining...
Jun 11, 2005, 07:53
Re: All this whining... Jun 11, 2005, 07:53
Jun 11, 2005, 07:53
 
1. Prey
2. Quake 4
3. Spore
4. Enemy Territory - Quake Wars
5. Anything Bioware.

You don't speak for the community. You have no clue what you're talking about. I was also at E3, so you must've not been looking hard.

6. NeverwinterNights 2
7. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
8. Gothic III
9. A Vampyre Story
10. Alan Wake

Other people already responded with some games as well... no, PC gaming is not dead, just different.

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Re: No subject
Jun 9, 2005, 07:38
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Re: No subject Jun 9, 2005, 07:38
Jun 9, 2005, 07:38
 
Well, actually, I saw one action RPG a la Diablo (Blood Magic) and one RTS with role playing elements (Ascension to the Throne), so to say RPGs are dying is indeed not too far fetched from these movies... but then, TES IV, NWN2, The Witcher and Gothic 3 are coming...
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Re: No subject
May 18, 2005, 14:54
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Re: No subject May 18, 2005, 14:54
May 18, 2005, 14:54
 
and I don't know where I can get Undying now...

well... I got mine thru ebay...

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Re: good, more horror!
May 18, 2005, 13:30
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Re: good, more horror! May 18, 2005, 13:30
May 18, 2005, 13:30
 
Undying, bad reviews? Must have missed those... really, give it a try. Looks a bit dated, sure, but it is still quite good even today (UT engine).

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Gears of War site, too
May 16, 2005, 12:54
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Gears of War site, too May 16, 2005, 12:54
May 16, 2005, 12:54
 
http://www.gearsofwar.com/ is now live as wll, same nothingness on it. New for me, at least.

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Re: No subject
May 11, 2005, 13:54
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Re: No subject May 11, 2005, 13:54
May 11, 2005, 13:54
 
Actually, this discussion surprises me because you all basically express what I was thinking to myself: lotsa Unreal engine licensees, and few for Source and Doom 3. Plus the load times debacle in Half-Life 2. Usually I saw fanbois praising ids engine and dissing Valves or vice versa, but not praising UE over both, and kinda wondering why no one licenses Far Cry.

Which makes me wonder: how many Far Cry engine licensees are there? I mean, the engine was damn flexible, handled huge outdoor areas, per-pixel-lighting indoors, and the game looked just gorgeous. You could probably do all kinds of games with that tech. Anyone heard of licensees? Or was maybe the late release of the SDK already a turnoff for potential customers, who thought it a bad decision on Cryteks behalf?

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Re: No subject
Apr 14, 2005, 19:04
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Re: No subject Apr 14, 2005, 19:04
Apr 14, 2005, 19:04
 
Well, me too, GF4200 128MB -> MSI 6600GT...

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Bad Graphics
Apr 12, 2005, 14:12
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Bad Graphics Apr 12, 2005, 14:12
Apr 12, 2005, 14:12
 
Tried it this afternoon, and got bad graphic glitches - anyone else too? Was on WinXP SP2, with pretty recent Detonators (7x.xx I think) for my Geforce 4 Ti4200, 512 RAM...

The upper half of the screen just flickered badly, no matter what I checked in the options menu (but then, I could only really see the lower half of the menu).

Intro movie ran fine though, just started flickering with the real game starting.

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Re: No subject
Jan 14, 2005, 12:36
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Re: No subject Jan 14, 2005, 12:36
Jan 14, 2005, 12:36
 
I have a lot of respect for the EFF (they do an Effin' good job), but I wish there efforts were more towards fighting the MPAA and RIAA like they usually do. Blizzard just doesn't seem like a bad guy, even though they do run crappy servers and try to suppress BnetD.

Blizzard might not seem like the bad guy to you, but this is a very important case, because it is about cutting down the consumers rights with shrinkwrap EULAs for one, and about making reverse engineering illegal even for interoparabilities sake, since you could also circumvent Blizzards CD key protection scheme - nevermind the bnetd authors asked Blizzard for their help in incorporating the cd key check into bnetd.

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Baldurs Gate? Think not...
Jan 12, 2005, 05:54
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Baldurs Gate? Think not... Jan 12, 2005, 05:54
Jan 12, 2005, 05:54
 
Sure, that's what they call it, but check out the game's homepage:

http://sorrent.com/games/baldurs/index.jsp

Sounds like a cheepo Diablo clone from the description, and looks like little more than Gauntlet (not 3D, I mean the old C64 version). I mean, why play this when there are the Elder Scrolls Travels games available? Never played these either, don't run on my mobile anyway, but they seem to be better than this by far. Anyone tried these?

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Re: No subject
Dec 23, 2004, 10:11
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Re: No subject Dec 23, 2004, 10:11
Dec 23, 2004, 10:11
 
Heh. They haven't said which engine they are using yet. They were listed for a day or so on the Unreal Engine site, so that may be what they're using

Yep, that's what I was referring to.

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Re: No subject
Dec 22, 2004, 19:20
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Re: No subject Dec 22, 2004, 19:20
Dec 22, 2004, 19:20
 
You guys do realize it is Unreal engine 2.5?

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Re: No subject
Dec 20, 2004, 18:22
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Re: No subject Dec 20, 2004, 18:22
Dec 20, 2004, 18:22
 
No he isn't! That's his evil twin Fordon Greeman. Notice the mustache and beard. That's got "evil twin" written all over it!

Yea a south park connaisseur!

Hm, I am pretty sure South Park took the idea of the "evil twin with a beard" from Star Trek (original series), where a Spock from a parallel universe features a beard and behaves un-Spock-like. Might have been a copy of something else already, but ST being from the sixties, it is of course much more likely to be the original than South Park.

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Re: It blows
Nov 24, 2004, 05:30
Re: It blows Nov 24, 2004, 05:30
Nov 24, 2004, 05:30
 
You have to go through the process of installing the game off the CD and registering it. After that, you'll be able to use the key to download off of Steam, and use the Steam version of the game.

Have you actually tried? No? Thought so. We have. I bought via Steam, a friend bought retail. He absolutely has to have the DVD in the drive. He can totally uninstall, reinstall via Steam, copy my .gcf files, even login on my machine that does not know about DVDs and Vivendi. He has to have his DVD, it is tied to his account, Steam downloads a special file called source shared securom.gcf. This file now is in my SteamApps folder, ever since he logged in. I do not need a DVD on my machine, he does. Sucks big time.

Edit: clarification and typos

This comment was edited on Nov 24, 05:32.
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Re: WoW went down for me..
Nov 13, 2004, 07:54
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Re: WoW went down for me.. Nov 13, 2004, 07:54
Nov 13, 2004, 07:54
 
Yeah, kinda enjoying it, too. Still it feels a little overhyped, so I won't shell out a monthly 15$ for it, but it sur is nice.

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Re: Steam Preloads
Oct 19, 2004, 04:55
Re: Steam Preloads Oct 19, 2004, 04:55
Oct 19, 2004, 04:55
 
Well for one, apart from backing up your steam folder [which works just fine] you should consider partitioning your Windows drive seperately from your "content" drives as I call them. Make a games partition and a files partition. Then, when you reformat every "6 months or so" as you say, you only have to worry about wiping out windows, not any of the totally benign files/games/content. If you're new to partitioning, do a google search on it, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor.

I really second that. Partitioning the drive was one of the first tricks taught to me by the more PC savvy back when I got my first one (coming from the Amiga in 1995, going to Win95 straight... :/ ). Did not do it on my first 800 MB HD because it would have been quite pointless with Windows sucking up ~1/4 of it, but after that - no way without it.

What really pisses me of lotsa times though is the inability of the game developers to include the routines to check/write to the registry in the actual .exe file. Yes, I reinstalled Windows. No, I did not upon first install of your game remember to do a registry monitor to later just re-add the invaluable keys you entered. Thanks for f*cking up, game, without your Manufacturer name in the registry and making me insert 5 cds for installing, patching, getting the nocd crack again, backing up my saves. Is that so hard?

Back on topic: W00t! Finally! And I really hope Steam buyers get to play it before the 16th. And as someone else posted about up there in the beginning of the thread: it would be better if all the database connections from the steam users were on a different day than the one from retail buyers, just to split the load.

Edit: Typos.
This comment was edited on Oct 19, 04:57.
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Re: steam questions part 2
Oct 7, 2004, 17:18
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Re: steam questions part 2 Oct 7, 2004, 17:18
Oct 7, 2004, 17:18
 
Haven't tried it yet personally, but everybody else says you can, yes. Just need the .gcf files from the steamapps folders, the rest is better downloaded everytime, or so I've heard.

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