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No subject
Jan 7, 2004, 08:36
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No subject Jan 7, 2004, 08:36
Jan 7, 2004, 08:36
 
You can be held indefindetly without access to a lawyer, without being able to contact your family, and without the ability to review the evidence against you. Then, you can be tried at a military tribunal instead of civilian court, who's only purpose is to validate your guilt. Thats always a good one. Due process that ain't,

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Theoretically speaking....Vote Quimby
Dec 31, 2003, 00:48
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Theoretically speaking....Vote Quimby Dec 31, 2003, 00:48
Dec 31, 2003, 00:48
 
Speaking completely theoretically, how would one go about respawning after one is killed. IS there a command to this via the console? I would hate to, in theory, have to quit the game and then enter again every time some no good soldier decides to shoot me.

Again, theoretically speaking, I predict the game will run pretty nice on my system, even if it is rather top-of-the-line-in-2000. I can only run Prince of Persia at very low FPS, and yet I predict that STALKER will run at oh...about 22-23 FPS. The problem is, or rather would be if I had the alpha in my possession, that I either end up on a map surrounded by baddies and die very quickly, or end up on a map with no one on it and just run around looking for something to do.

I must say, that if I had the leaked version, I would certainly be impressed by the sky effects, as well as the game designer's ability to portray "bleakness" visually, while maintaining a very realistic environment.

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Re: Justin Quimby?
Dec 30, 2003, 17:12
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Re: Justin Quimby? Dec 30, 2003, 17:12
Dec 30, 2003, 17:12
 
Yup, I caught that too.;P;P

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No subject
Dec 23, 2003, 23:39
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No subject Dec 23, 2003, 23:39
Dec 23, 2003, 23:39
 
I like how no matter which message board I travel to theres a lot of eurotrash still burning about being in distant second place with their meager attempt to even the playing field by creating the european union collapses under its own bloated weight.

How does it feel to know that americans are twice as efficient workers, destroyers of thugocracy vs the european appeasement of dictatorship (which include setting up EU oil companies and selling french/russian arms to iraq), and the simple fact that thousands of our people don't die when we have an 80 degree summer.

Remember when europe allowed genocide in their backyard and it required the Americans to come end it? Oh yea it happened numerous times this century.

Here's lookin at you europe!

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Gold. Pure fucking gold. Sir, I commend you, you've just made my day.

This comment was edited on Dec 23, 23:40.
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Dec 17, 2003, 01:15
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No subject Dec 17, 2003, 01:15
Dec 17, 2003, 01:15
 
Hopefully the company can get the staff back together and team up with some smart investors to buy the existing source-code and franchise name(s) from Interplay, including Planescape Torment, Fallout and Icewind Dale.

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No subject
Dec 17, 2003, 00:31
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No subject Dec 17, 2003, 00:31
Dec 17, 2003, 00:31
 
The words of Douglas Adams come to mind, describing the phenomena that is the marketing department:

A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

So true

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No subject
Dec 17, 2003, 00:12
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No subject Dec 17, 2003, 00:12
Dec 17, 2003, 00:12
 
Ok, now I'm not a huge fan of the Fallout series (which is not to say thats its bad, I've just never played it) and I'm certainly no fan of Interplay, but this decision just seems crazy from a business standpoint.

I mean, you have a game that 95% done, excluding the levels which are about halfway done? So its seems to me that it would have taken 6 months max to finish the game. And then they cancel it?!?! Thats like throwing the money invested into 2 1/2 years of development away...

I will never understand the minds of these "execs".

You fucking killed Freespace assholes!! Hope you're left out on the street like you've done to so many people, and like you deserve for years of incompetent decision making.

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No subject
Dec 9, 2003, 19:59
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No subject Dec 9, 2003, 19:59
Dec 9, 2003, 19:59
 
Yeah, some of them look a bit wierd, especially the red guy with the huge pointed shoulder mounted jet packs. However, most of the Imperial (blue with the lion) guys look good. I like the way they're designed. As well, I really must commend them on the weapon designs. From the few I've seen, they have really managed to portray them as powerful weapons while keeping them to a normal size, not taking up like half the screen. I think it has someothing to do with the perspective

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No subject
Dec 5, 2003, 22:42
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No subject Dec 5, 2003, 22:42
Dec 5, 2003, 22:42
 
Ok I just had a great idea.

What if the 2 teams had different models, like player models I mean. Unreal2 already has light, medium and heavy for several factions, 3 atleast I think. So you could have the Mercs or whatever on one side, and the Military on the other. It doesn't really affect gameplay, but it would still rock, and no extra work would be required to implement it. You could even have the server admin choose the 2 sides from the 4 existing ones. You have 3 in U2 (Mercs, Military and and Liandri Angels) + the new one in XMP thats being used right now. Sound good?

When I was playing Unreal 2 singleplayer, I thought about how cool it would be if they added multiplayer. Not like deathmatch or CTF, but something more involved. I didn't think they'de actually do it. XMP is pretty much what I imagined U2 multiplayer should be like. If they added the varied the player models (since the person already has to have U2 installed anyway) that I described above it could be the best multiplayer experience of the year, if it isn't bound to be that already.

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No subject
Dec 5, 2003, 20:16
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No subject Dec 5, 2003, 20:16
Dec 5, 2003, 20:16
 
Hmm, I didn't even notice if there were any bullet marks.

One more thing I've got to say, and it may seem very unimportant or something, but the muzzle flash for the assult rifle rocks so damn much. Best one I've ever seen. The sounds and the recoil and the animations for the assult rifle are just so good that I fire off the AR even when there's no enemies, just cause its so satisfying. Oh man, that weapons is just so great...

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No subject
Dec 5, 2003, 19:54
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No subject Dec 5, 2003, 19:54
Dec 5, 2003, 19:54
 
Just a semi-OT comment here. I don't know what everyone is talking about, but I thought Unreal 2 was a great game. I loved the story, the characters, the settings, the weapons. Basically everything. So what, it was linear. So were pretty much all the great FPS games, aside from maybe Deus Ex. I though Unreal was really cool. XMP just makes it that much better.`

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No subject
Dec 5, 2003, 14:51
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No subject Dec 5, 2003, 14:51
Dec 5, 2003, 14:51
 
Ok, I got that sound problem solved. Actually, I just restarted and its fine now.

Played some more. Looks good so far. Other than the fact that I somewhat dislike multiplayer shooters due to the fact that I suck at them, this game look like it has real potential. Nice graphics, nice performace, varied classes, vehicles. Its also great that they're gving the game away for free. Maybe in 6 or so months time, they could just give away XMP for free as a standalone, now that would rock. Still, this is awesome, and more than many other companies are willing to do. My only quarells are that the movement speed is a bit slow, and that the jumpjets are too weak. Other than that, rock on.

I still can't get over the fact that it runs so well...

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No subject
Dec 5, 2003, 13:30
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No subject Dec 5, 2003, 13:30
Dec 5, 2003, 13:30
 
Holy crap!!!

Its looks BEAUTIFUL and runs great also. I figured it would chug alot, since its so good looking, but no way. I had Unreal 2 installed a while back in it ran a little worse than this. And now, I have a worse computer than before and it runs great. Wow, just amazing. I love the way it looks. I have only played for a few minutes, but its was a great experience.

And now, the bad part. You see, in game, I don't have any sound. No menu beeps, no weapons fire, no nothing. Outside the game, everything works fine. I've tried a few things in the setup like reducing the audio channels to 8 and turning on hardware accelereated sound, but nothing has worked so far. The thing is, I don't have the greatest sound card in thw world. I think its even onboard. But I have never had a problem with sounds in any game, except maybe Soul Reaver 2.

Anyone? Help?

Thanks

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No subject
Dec 4, 2003, 17:47
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No subject Dec 4, 2003, 17:47
Dec 4, 2003, 17:47
 
What I dislike here is that you have 2 powerful organizations forming an even more powerful organization. Now that in and of itself doesn't worry me. Its normal business practice. But what I am afraid of is this new organization trying to pull crap like the Gamespy exclusive stuff. They will have more influence to do such a thing than they had before.

Is it wrong to want gaming websites to be run by "normal guys" instead of by marketing types, accountants and other such unsavoury people. Just look at BluesNews, Homelanfed and even Voodoo Extreme. This is the type of stuff that I want more of. I want the Gamespy of 1999. Is that wrong?

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No subject
Dec 1, 2003, 01:33
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No subject Dec 1, 2003, 01:33
Dec 1, 2003, 01:33
 
Again I say, parents should not police their kids, they should give their kids and example to look up to. If you provide a bad example, or no example at all, than no amount of policing will stop the kid from doing bad things. But if you show them how to be a good person through your own actions, then no amount of bad influence will turn them astray.

See the point? Whats needed is not a lack of negative influence, its an adundance of positive.

This comment was edited on Dec 1, 01:34.
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No subject
Nov 30, 2003, 18:42
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No subject Nov 30, 2003, 18:42
Nov 30, 2003, 18:42
 
I am only qualified to comment one one peron's experiences, and thats my own.

I saw Natural Born Killers when I was around 12 years old. That film was more brutal than almost any video game out there. Also, around the same time, I saw Lepa Sela Lepo Gore, which is a Yugoslavian film about the civil war during the early 90's. Its was pretty brutal but even more than that it was just "disturbing". I couldn't sleep for 2 days after that, but I got over it. For just about my whole life, thankfully, my parents have allowed me to be exposed to all the bad stuff in the world so that I could learn from it. They trusted me enough to not censor me from pron and killing and politics and stuff. And I think that was certainly a factor in my upbringing, which is to say that it was a positive factor. Becuase of that, I am now a complete person, who can judge right and wrong for himself. In the real world, I can make the tough choices, because I was allowed to choose even from an early age. You're not going to get kids to "Say No to Drugs" by making them watch a bunch of fancy commercials. That decision, that inner strength can only come from your parents (or whoever you grew up around). Which brings me sort of to the conclusion about all this:

The point is not to limit children's exposure to bad influences. The point, the way to raise a good human being, is to expose them to good ones.Kids look up to their parents for an example, and if that example is good, than you will show them how to live their life, what to strive for. The best thing a parent can give their child is an example. And if you do that, no amount of "negative influence" can erode that.

This comment was edited on Nov 30, 18:43.
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No subject
Nov 30, 2003, 17:55
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No subject Nov 30, 2003, 17:55
Nov 30, 2003, 17:55
 
Parents have to enforce the rules! Not retailers, not cops, PARENTS. If you have a kid and you tell him/her he can't play that game, GUESS WHAT, you'll have to watch him like a hawk, check his computer/xbox multiple times per day, sneak around his/her room while at school, eaves drop on him with his friends, meet his friends parents, find out if his friends have the game, monitor what he spends his money on, and that is just for starters! KIDS ARE SNEAKY LITTLE BASTARDS. I was!

Are you being sarcastic? I really can't tell. If you are, just ignore the following comments:

What is wrong with you? You wan't parents to spy on their kids, check around with other overly concerned parents to see if the kids are sevretly playing the games at each other's house? C'mon man. Its bad enough that every soccer mom out there doesn't let her kids swear, and freaks out every time someone is shot in a movie, we don't need them meddeling around in video games. Yes, almost every video games inolved killing people. So do most movies. Over protective parenting does accomplish anything, other than the kids being pissed at you for not allowing them to do something that is so obviously harmless. Its because of people like this that every time I switch on TBS (Superstation), every swear word is replaced with "snap" and "dang". If you seriously think that swearing, or porn, or pretend violence warps kids minds, then you really shouldn't be in a position to make any sorts of decisions regarding whats kids should and should not be allowed to do. Video games are not the reason that 15 year olds are running around in gangs, shooting each other. You know who is responsible for that? Parents not taking a interest in their kids lives. Plain and simple. Well that, and and the fact that kids grow up listening to "I'm 'a cap yo' ass nigga, then off to 'ma crib to smoke to chronic and mack them hoes."

Politicans and the soccer moms who encourage them ought to have some common sense, so that stuff like this doesn't actually get realized.

This comment was edited on Nov 30, 17:55.
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No subject
Nov 30, 2003, 17:41
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No subject Nov 30, 2003, 17:41
Nov 30, 2003, 17:41
 
But getting parents to approve the games isn't even any better, since the media has put such a scare on the parents that the only thing they're going to buy for their kids is Barbie's Play Magic Funhouse or something like that. I

don't think that some of the games currently rated "M" are so violent as to warp kid's fragile little minds. The only stuff that I can currently think of that should not be sold to minors is Manhunt, since from what I hear thats really twisted. Games like Max Payne 2 or Vice City, just let them buy it. I mean, if the kid is over 14 or something, and doesn't have a crazy look in his eye, just let the kids play. Don't they realize the huge hypocrisy in trying to limit violent video games while promoting violence (as long as its labeled "peacekeeping") in almost every form of media.

Its great that I'm in Canada, where politicians still have some sort of rational thought left, and where these people can't infiringe upon my rights to buy video games.

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No subject
Nov 30, 2003, 16:58
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No subject Nov 30, 2003, 16:58
Nov 30, 2003, 16:58
 
I actually have a better idea. Why not ban all first person shooter games, EXCEPT those in which you play a brave American soldier, out to kill him some dirty terrorist A-rabs.

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Its amazing that you can on hand try to ban PFS games, and on the other try to push 18 year old kids into the Army, brainwash them with fake partiotism and delusions of grandeur and send them to fight some war overseas.

So, according to them, when I'm 17 years old, I shouldn't be able to play a GAME in which I hold a gun. But, a year later, I should be able to OWN a gun. Pathetic.

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A problem
Nov 21, 2003, 21:40
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A problem Nov 21, 2003, 21:40
Nov 21, 2003, 21:40
 
Ok guys, I got a problem and I'de much appreciate it if anyone could help me out.

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The first time I tried to install, I got as far as the "Install/Unistall DX:IW or Play DX:IW" screen. I naively pressed "Play" thinking that if they gave you the option, maybe the installation was done already. So, it tells me I first need to install, and the installer quits. Ok, next try. This time, I got to like 85% of the installation and then I ran out of disk space. So I uninstall and clean out the registry and try again. But this time, when the very first extraction (the first one after clicking the exe) gets to like 9% it gives me an error:

I/O Error
This is caused by bad install media or your installation file being corrupted.

And this happens every time now. I know the installation file isn't coruppted, since I got a lot further in the install process on a previous attempt. So it can only be that a previous half-install is messing it up. But I did a custom un-install, I looked through the registry, I restarted. The whole deal. But still, it gives me the stupid error.

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Does anyone know how to solve this? It would really help me out.

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