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Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: 360 vs PC Sep 2, 2007, 16:55 Bucky
 
So I ordered an EVGA 8800 GTS 640. I couldn't really wait for two or three months for the next Nvidia cards to hit the shelves and I didn't want to spend a couple hundred on something that wouldn't last at least a year or two before the new games force me to upgrade again. Hopefully I chose well.

EVGA has an upgrade program (Step-Up) that allows you to trade up for a new card within 3 months of purchase. It's a pain in the ass to meet all the requirements, but it might be worth it in your case.

http://evga.com/stepup/default.asp

Also, in regards to the card, that's the one I was going to get until I decided to hold off until November. I've been using EVGA cards for years and love 'em.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: No subject Sep 1, 2007, 20:28 Bucky
 
I need a new video card at the minimum to play it.

My 7950GX2 could only handle it at 1280*1024 max details, No AA or AF. I could turn it to 1680*1050 everything maxed, Shadow Maps OFF, and get 60+ fps (didn't test AA and AF that way). I ended up running at 1280*1024. I'm convinced there's some sort of architecture bug with shadow rendering in the 7950GX2 (or maybe the drivers) as shadows in all games destroy the card's performance in ways that are not seen in other cards.

Hopefully nVidia hits the November 12 launch of the G92 so I can upgrade.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: No subject Sep 1, 2007, 19:55 Bucky
 
I got this one about a month ago and it's great...

Heh, I picked up the one just below that a few months back (206bw) and I will never go back to a CRT.



I finished Bioshock this morning--took me right around 20 hours taking my time. I personally think it deserved every glowing review that it got; it really is that good.

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News Comments > Wednesday Hardware Reviews
2. Re: G9 Aug 29, 2007, 16:32 Bucky
 
1) I have the (old) G5 and yes, I do use the DPI settings. I find it's very helpful to turn it down when you need to do precision work (sniping). You can set DPI levels for each position too, so that turning it up won't make it hyper-sensitive.

2) No idea.


I'm still trying to find an online retailer that has the G9 in stock, but everyone is out. Same goes for the Auzentech Prelude sound card. *sigh*

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Bioshock Aug 23, 2007, 15:50 Bucky
 
Really? That's odd. I'm running at 1680x1050 all bells and whistles on and it's smooth on a 7900GTO. (well, at least the small part of it that I can see...)

Not for long. I was running at 1680*1050 with all the pretty on, now I'm at 1280*1024 with it all turned up. Of course, I may have some extra details turned on in the drivers--I think I'll double check that.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Bioshock Aug 23, 2007, 15:08 Bucky
 
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_rel70betadriver.html

B-Day drivers, no issues--except for the fact that the game makes my 7950 GX2 cry. I wish nVidia would hurry up and get those 9 series cards out the door...



Now I need to find a decent sound card that isn't made by Creative. My on-board sound has always been fine, but Realtek has really been screwing up with the latest driver releases. Maybe I'll just suck it up and buy the Auzentech Prelude....

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Rare dead star near earth Aug 21, 2007, 18:51 Bucky
 
Bioshock.


Wow.

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News Comments > TF2 Movie Soon
8. Re: ... Aug 19, 2007, 13:50 Bucky
 
Well, we know Scouts are going to be bunny-hopping pains in the ass, but I swear if I see heavies jumping around without a penalty I'll scream.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Well... Aug 11, 2007, 19:05 Bucky
 
The mini-pet is a 'birthday' gift you get for each year your character has existed. They're random, with different rarities and different pets depending on which birthday you're at.

GW has always sucked when it comes to the ignore feature, hell, it took them two years just to get rid of most of the common channel trade spam. The lamers in 'older' areas is because they are just that; old areas that most people don't even go near anymore. As for pre-searing, the only quest you need a second person for is the res sig. Hit level 6 or so, skip the gate quest, and get the hell out. You can always buy the res sig at the Ascalon City trainer, IIRC.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: No subject Aug 10, 2007, 17:44 Bucky
 
I'm hoping to be back in GW by next week sometime...

Every time I try to get back in I end up getting sidetracked by another game. I'm pretty much out of 'new' games to play right now, though that's not going to last too long.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Vista question Aug 6, 2007, 21:01 Bucky
 
So fuck Aero...

Compiz Fusion FTW!

I think I'm finally going to break down and pick up Vista in the next week or two. All for DX10. Talk about taking it up the...well, you know.

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Opera Aug 6, 2007, 07:15 Bucky
 
I know Bucky that posts here still uses it, I believe.

Yup, in both Windows and Linux. I test the latest versions of Firefox and Opera side by side every couple of months or so and I continue to use Opera as my default browser. I like having everything already there and ready to go and it consistently feels to me that Opera is faster (especially in Linux where most people go with Swiftfox instead of FF for speed).

Of course, I was also one of the few who paid for Opera way, WAY back.

@Reikon
I know where you're coming from, but it's an uphill battle. I'm just happy that people are moving away from IE.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: GWEN Pre-Order Aug 3, 2007, 18:06 Bucky
 
nin - (and other GW guys) you see that new video from yesterday? awesome.

Nope. I've been on the fence about it lately, though I'll probably just pick it up this weekend. And then try to finish some of the late-game Nightfall quests that I still have.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: No subject Aug 2, 2007, 20:13 Bucky
 
Seeing as how I'm going to need to upgrade to Vista soon (stupid DX10 exlusive) which is the better method: Upgrade edition or full version? I know back in the 98->XP days it was considered a very bad idea to do an upgrade, does that still hold true or do I need to cough up an extra $50 for a full version of Vista?

The biggest issue for me is that I need to be able to transfer the OS across systems, as my gaming rig tends to get updated hardware pretty regularly.

Edit: Apparently going from XP Pro to Vista Home Premium requires a clean install. Can I even use an upgrade version?
Edit 2: Looks like I'm S.O.L. Full version for me; even if I could get the upgrade I wouldn't. I'm not about to install XP and then Vista when I want to move the OS.
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. FEAR Aug 1, 2007, 19:01 Bucky
 
Alright, Google has failed me (or maybe just my Google skillz) so here I am with my problem.

I picked up FEAR Gold the other day and just finished playing through FEAR. Fired up the Extraction Point expansion (stupid 1280*960 res limit, but nevermind that) only to find out that my keyboard doesn't quite work. Esc, F keys and arrow keys all work, but none of the other keys do anything. I find it rather frustrating....especially since I know it works with the Extraction Point demo. Ugh. It's a Logitech G15, any ideas are welcome. I'm going to do a reinstall right now and see what I get.

Edit: It works on the initial launch after an install, and dies after that. *sigh* I dont' think I'll be playing it...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Noisy Ad Jul 31, 2007, 16:10 Bucky
 
Ugh, got a noisy flash ad for the Bourne Ultimatum (top banner). It says it'll play if you click on it, instead any hover over expands the ad and starts a flash video.


That's what I get for loading up IE.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Wha? Jul 30, 2007, 20:45 Bucky
 
As for the donation box thing, I dunno... I mean I like money as much as the next guy, but the whole website donation box thingie feels to me like a threshold of unprofessionalism.

T-Shirts!

Or you need to use that money to have nin eliminated.

Thanks Enahs, I had to dry my keyboard off because of that. I really should know better than to have a drink on hand when reading the board, and I definately shouldn't be drinking anything while reading.

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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: No subject Jul 28, 2007, 18:41 Bucky
 
A) No more than Windows, IMO.

B) Distributions can be quite different, but the core stuff is the same across almost all of them. As far as I know UT2004 will run on most distros, anything built in a similar manner should have the same flexibility.

C)

Linux gfx drivers are awful

That's on the manufacturer, not Linux. Nvidia has a pretty good driver, ATI continues to have fits providing a driver that can even do desktop compositing well.

due to the heavily restrictive nature of some linux licences some drivers are not included in dists and have to be installed by the user, assuming said drivers even exist.

Funny, I install far more drivers for Windows than I ever have had to with any Linux distro. And as for what's included in the distro, well, that's up to the people putting that distribution out. If they wish to restrict themselves to software with certain licensing, that's their call and not the fault of hardware manufacturers. The beauty of it is that if a distro doesn't have what you want you can simply switch to another.




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News Comments > Evening Q&As
10. Re: ... Jul 27, 2007, 07:28 Bucky
 
So is it safe to say the quotes thing is a non-issue?

Yup.

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead at QuakeCon
5. Re: No subject Jul 26, 2007, 06:26 Bucky
 
Gimme!

I've been drooling over this game since I heard about it....showing it off at QuakeCon is not going to help.

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