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Re: Thanks Blue
Dec 2, 2003, 12:04
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Re: Thanks Blue Dec 2, 2003, 12:04
Dec 2, 2003, 12:04
 
I'm not sure, but is it Frans who does the review list, not Blue? I seem to remember this being mentioned in a couple of OotB's.

I stand corrected. Thanks to Frans (or Blue, or Hudson or whoever posts the linkage!) There, that should cover all the bases.

This comment was edited on Dec 2, 12:06.
-Sphinx
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Re: Thanks Blue
Dec 2, 2003, 12:02
4.
Re: Thanks Blue Dec 2, 2003, 12:02
Dec 2, 2003, 12:02
 
My bad.

I thought I was persona non grata for some reason and was feeling all sorry for myself. boo hoo. Me being a stupid crybaby for a moment. What probably really happened was that the game had been out for some time and there was no point in posting a link to it. Which I can understand. I was sorta late on picking it up since I had purchased Call of Duty instead.

Regardless, thanks for the heads up on the page. Guess I need to tinker with my template HTM for all my pages.. duh. That's what I get for not testing all the links before publishing. Dur dur dur...


-Sphinx
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Thanks Blue
Dec 2, 2003, 11:16
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Thanks Blue Dec 2, 2003, 11:16
Dec 2, 2003, 11:16
 
Thanks for posting that Blue!
-Sphinx
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No subject
Dec 2, 2003, 09:51
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No subject Dec 2, 2003, 09:51
Dec 2, 2003, 09:51
 
As a long time player of RtCW and ET I too will attest to the usefulness of Punkbuster. I'm surprised it took the Battlefield group this long.

There's a few important things to remember about it though:

1. It does NOT send any private information to evenbalance (the punkbuster folks). So no black helicopters will be circling. http://www.evenbalance.com

2. I too often had a problem with automatic downloads of updates, both on the server component and client component but a patch was put out that fixed this and no problems since.

3. It will catch *known* hacks that are "in the wild" similar to how an anti-virus program catches viruses that are in it's known database. As someone else said, if someone just gives it to his buddy and no one else, the chance of the cheat being caught is very remote.

4. While a server might say they have punkbuster installed, it's up to the server admin to actually define the parameters. While Evenbalance puts out a "suggested" pbserver.cfg file (or was it punkbuster.cfg) file for admins, leagues often change that. If an admin does not setup a config file with ranges for such things as screen inensity, gamma, field of view, or any other setting the game allows you the player to tweak in it's CFG or INI file then it doesn't do a whole lot except look at your game files and ensure they aren't modified, possibly the vid card drivers too. That's been my impression at least so if I'm wrong I apologize up front.

5. There is also a Web Admin tool that is very handy to have in case you are not directly at your server but you'll have to be sure you have an extra port or two open on any firewall between the Internet and your server.
-Sphinx
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I have an idea
Nov 30, 2003, 22:47
77.
I have an idea Nov 30, 2003, 22:47
Nov 30, 2003, 22:47
 
Hmmm.. Perhaps the government needs to make a new regulatory commission to watch over children. It should be called "Parents" These people would live in the home of the minors and watch over what they do and help enforce a set standard of living that dictates right from wrong. While they could not catch all things the children and minors take part in, they should provide a guide to help the child filter right from wrong and separate reality from what they see in a video game.

But that's just a crazy notion on my part..

"People Assigned Regulatory Education Needed by Teenagers and Siblings"

Sphinx
http://www.sphinx-sanitarium.com

-Sphinx
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Re: No subject
Nov 28, 2003, 14:08
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Re: No subject Nov 28, 2003, 14:08
Nov 28, 2003, 14:08
 
The problem is, KOTOR is sucking my life away at an alarming pace

I thought I was the only one having my life force drained by this game! Curse Bioware and how they let me wield dual lightsabres. It's too much fun!
-Sphinx
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Re: Lady and sword
Nov 28, 2003, 10:32
32.
Re: Lady and sword Nov 28, 2003, 10:32
Nov 28, 2003, 10:32
 
lady and sword, orgasm machines, inane teenage giggles here we come

*giggle* *giggle*

I for one welcome my new geriatric swashbuckling musketeering overlords

-Sphinx
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Lady and sword
Nov 28, 2003, 10:01
30.
Lady and sword Nov 28, 2003, 10:01
Nov 28, 2003, 10:01
 
I just thought that story about the old lady kicked more ass than any other story the past few weeks. Props to her and her Erroll Flynn ways. Swashbuckling indeed.
-Sphinx
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Re: This game aint that great
Nov 24, 2003, 15:05
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Re: This game aint that great Nov 24, 2003, 15:05
Nov 24, 2003, 15:05
 
Silonez,
I agree more or less with what you said but still found it enjoyable. Admittedly, I had to use a cheat on the very last last mission for this game (PC version though). Grandpa Simpson's V-2 rocket powered jeep was just too twitchy to control

Camera controls were straightforward on the PC version. Mouse to move camera, WASD to move person.

For the missions, you can "skip" a mission if it's too tedious but you can't skip the last mission of each level (7 levels total).

As for the time on the missions. It didn't bother me too much since most missions had a timer of less than 2 minutes. It's not like it was taking 5-10 minutes of my life each time. Not that I have much to do right now anyway so it's all good

-Sphinx
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Re: PC Gamer
Nov 24, 2003, 10:27
5.
Re: PC Gamer Nov 24, 2003, 10:27
Nov 24, 2003, 10:27
 
If you're a fan of the Simpsons (like I am), this game is quite a bit of fun.
-Sphinx
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Re: PC Gamer
Nov 24, 2003, 10:08
1.
Re: PC Gamer Nov 24, 2003, 10:08
Nov 24, 2003, 10:08
 
Wait a sec here. This game was out a few weeks ago. But an announcement now?
-Sphinx
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Re: Happy Birthday, Blue and etc stuff
Nov 21, 2003, 12:59
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Re: Happy Birthday, Blue and etc stuff Nov 21, 2003, 12:59
Nov 21, 2003, 12:59
 
Blue,
Happy Birthday from the Sanitarium

Second, that Ebay auction made me wonder how many emails that is getting. I'm guessing there are four categories of emails
1. Is that really you in the pic? You're pretty like my mom.
2. Feel the Force, in my pants b****!
3. Is that Death Star really in the original packaging? Or did you take it out of the box and devalue it?
4. You might have that Death Star in the box still but I have something to put in your box!! har har!!

*cough*
Sorry, probably been trolling portalofevil too much.
-Sphinx
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Re: No subject
Nov 20, 2003, 10:14
5.
Re: No subject Nov 20, 2003, 10:14
Nov 20, 2003, 10:14
 
I think somebody did that for Wolfenstein and I know a soundpack was just put out for Enemy Territory that utilizes Band of Brothers (or was it Saving Prviate Ryan).
-Sphinx
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Re: Windows server
Nov 20, 2003, 08:13
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Re: Windows server Nov 20, 2003, 08:13
Nov 20, 2003, 08:13
 
I've read on http://www.codadmin.com that many people are simply extracting the files from the CD and uploading them to their server via FTP and running a dedicated server that way. It saves a little bit of overhead on their machine and like most Q3-based games, the dedicated server doesn't require a 3D accelerator card.

Plus I suppose that technically doesn't violate any sort of copyright rules since you're running a server and not actually playing the game so if you have a friend who has the CD you might use it to get the files and upload it.

Given that the Linux server is 1MB I'm assuming you have to have the CD for all the maps and pk3 files. Unless they made some new wicked compression routine for Linux.

I think another site to check out is http://www.callofduty.org for that sort of information.

Good luck
-Sphinx
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Re: Paris
Nov 18, 2003, 10:44
2.
Re: Paris Nov 18, 2003, 10:44
Nov 18, 2003, 10:44
 
I guess I'm just a backwater nobody but I didn't have a clue who this girl was until all this hulabaloo and I still really don't care except for the 20 year old breasts part. Can't ever get enough of that.
-Sphinx
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Re: BF 1942 Camping
Nov 17, 2003, 17:40
55.
Re: BF 1942 Camping Nov 17, 2003, 17:40
Nov 17, 2003, 17:40
 
Dan,
Same happens in RtCW and ET. Some servers are heavily monitored though so it's a matter of finding those.
Plus, those Wolfenstein games have the Punkbuster to help some in busting wall hacks and stuff like that. I can't believe they're "debating" putting that into CoD. It should be an open and shut case.
-Sphinx
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Re: BF 1942 Camping
Nov 17, 2003, 17:22
52.
Re: BF 1942 Camping Nov 17, 2003, 17:22
Nov 17, 2003, 17:22
 
While I can't speak for BF42, in the Wolfenstein world, most camping occurs when teams are uneven. Even in match play such as CAL or TWL camping is a legit tactic since there are respawn timers and if the other team isn't watching for you.. well, their loss

Admittedly, it is a bit lame when someone is camping on a limited lives server, but such is life. It's just a game after all. Sometimes you get the bull and sometimes it gets you.
-Sphinx
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Re: Moddable
Nov 14, 2003, 10:09
28.
Re: Moddable Nov 14, 2003, 10:09
Nov 14, 2003, 10:09
 
Um.. Freedom Force?

-Sphinx
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Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics
Nov 14, 2003, 08:40
25.
Re: EvilGoof if you read the comics Nov 14, 2003, 08:40
Nov 14, 2003, 08:40
 
Since I already dropped money on Call of Duty this month I have to choose between this game and Knights of the Old Republic. I think branching out and trying a different genre would be good to do so looks like I'll pass on XIII for now.
-Sphinx
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Re: Read between the lies
Nov 8, 2003, 11:20
24.
Re: Read between the lies Nov 8, 2003, 11:20
Nov 8, 2003, 11:20
 
Zeph,
I see your point. It's cool. I agree the single player wasn't "all that" either. I went through it once but then after getting DSL I've been an online multiplayer junkie. It sucked me and took me over. Swallowed my soul? It wouldn't be far from the truth

The opposite happened with me and counter-strike. Different tastes for different folks I suppose.
-Sphinx
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