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Real Name Delta Prescott   
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Nickname valveare1hitwonders
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Signed On Feb 4, 2004, 13:52
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News Comments > AIAS Awards Finalists
38. Re: award Jan 22, 2005, 14:42 valveare1hitwonders
Chip, Doom 3 KICKED ASS!

I hate that people dont seem to get it, but thats not my loss.

I'm glad I got to play it.

The best thing I can say about Doom 3 is that the original Doom sucked ass, and it always did. I bought Doom 3 KNOWING that I thought Doom sucked ass, and I was BLOWN AWAY.

HalfLife 2 was fun, but it wasn't even up to the standard set by No One Lives Forever 2.

On the other hand none of those games holds a candle to Deus Ex Invisible War.

Deus Ex IW is what I would currently rate as best PC game of all time.

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News Comments > AIAS Awards Finalists
37. Sim 2? Jan 22, 2005, 14:39 valveare1hitwonders
I cant BELIEVE that The Sims 2 has been so snubbed by all awards this year!

It is EASILY the best game released in 2004, yet it's not even nominated.

And Doom 3 is a way better game than Half Life 2, so I'm gonna smash a truck through my head if Half Life 2 wins.

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News Comments > More WoW Free Time
32. Re: No subject Jan 20, 2005, 10:42 valveare1hitwonders
"see it coming around and its a great game, so most of us are as patient as we can be, so I guess it is hard to complain since they have offered free time twice now."

I don't know what people have to complain about.

I've NEVER had to wait to join a server, and I have just started into my second month. I can only think that joining a low populated server which was suggested to me by the game, was a good thing

Just be glad you are not playing The Matrix Online, I mean at least World Of Warcraft has decent gameplay when you get into it.

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News Comments > More WoW Free Time
31. Re: No subject Jan 20, 2005, 10:39 valveare1hitwonders
The problem I am having with World Of Warcraft at the moment is after a while the game slows down to 1.5 Frames per second, and start's over consuming my 1GB of RAM.

It's pretty annoying. I don't recall it happening before the 1.2 patch.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Will that game run on my PC? Jan 20, 2005, 10:37 valveare1hitwonders
Well, yes.

As long as you don't insist on strange hardware configs, or running 3rd generation Graphics cards on 6th generation software.

I think the only thing you really need to do to be safe is make sure the chipset is an intel. I made the mistake of buying a VIA chipset motherboard once, conflicted with so much hardware that I'll only ever buy Intel chipset boards.

Actually, I think that Microsoft (or SOMEBODY) needs to come up with a games specific OS, so for example you have your Windows XP partition, and the GamesOS partition. That would pretty much solve it - of course you would still get people running ATI cards on AMD cpu's with a generic soundchip on VIA chipsetted motherboards. you get what you pay for.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Will that game run on my PC? Jan 20, 2005, 10:32 valveare1hitwonders

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. ZZzzzz Jan 20, 2005, 10:31 valveare1hitwonders
<wakes up>


<goes into hibernation>

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: No subject Jan 16, 2005, 05:54 valveare1hitwonders

Guess I better stop using the Internet then

Internet Explorer/Windows get's far too much attention about these security flaws, when the real culprit is the internet itself. I mean, it's pretty difficult for someone to hack into your PC if the modem ain't plugged in (I'm just assuming this by the way).

Also, this exploit actually requires you to visit a webpage containing this malicious exploit for it to work. SO, if you are only browsing commercial websites you MAY be fine.

On the other hand if you are making regular trips to astlavista linked sites or warez sites, then I suppose the IE and Windows developers never had those sites in mind when doing security testing.

Of course if there is some loner out there, that's running a website and setting up an exploit, or perhaps a group of them got together to see what they can hack then I only have the following to say:

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Bot Cometh
19. Re: Excellent, more maps Jan 15, 2005, 01:38 valveare1hitwonders
" i agree... it's only when i play CS:Source around 1a.m. PST do I actually find skilled players with headsets coordinating attacks, using flashes properly, and playing as a team... unfortunately i'm too busy playing WoW to play CS:S lately... (*must find purple items*)... lol "

Yeah, there is a LOT of skill in placing a crosshair over a character on screen...

I always hate seeing the word "skill" being used to describe a players REACTION times in these online FPS games.

There are far too many factors which can affect judgement of skill, ie latency, mouse quality, possible cheats.

Something which I would consider skillful is sneaking to the bomb area and defusing the bomb without being seen.

The rest of it is reaction times, and experience gained through playing time.

By the way , I see you are someone else who thinks there is an improper way to throw/use a flashbang or grenade. I don't get that, so maybe I'm one of the ones who don't throw em properly.

ooh, PURPLE items. I have only ever found green ones.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Bot Cometh
18. Re: Excellent, more maps Jan 15, 2005, 01:32 valveare1hitwonders
"Games like CS especially are not bot friendly. I can't imagine a bot hiding behind boxes, checking corners, properly throwing flash/he grenades, etc etc."

That's because BOTS do not cheat...

Bots do not need to check around corners because they can see through them.

I'm not sure what you mean by "properly" throwing of flash grenades. On my PC I just set trajectory and hit the left mouse button. I THINK what you are getting at is how when YOU cheat online you like to throw flashes just before you appear around a corner to shoot everyone, and when you throw HE's you like to aim it so it lands exactly at your feet. Aren't cheats wonderful? Well bots can do it better than a Human can, the hard part is in FAKING that the BOTS are missing.

Oh, and something tells me you never played against the BOTS in Condition Zero. They seem to be above average players compared with what you see online, so you will be challenged.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Bot Cometh
17. Re: Excellent, more maps Jan 15, 2005, 01:28 valveare1hitwonders

Now I'll be able find out how good I really am at CS Source. I never seem to be able to kill as well as I can on the earlier CS games.

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News Comments > Army Threatens Punks
36. Re: No subject Jan 13, 2005, 03:01 valveare1hitwonders
"Allah is great! "

What if God is not the only fictious entity "out there", and that the other entity is actually the benevolent one who has been imprisoned by what some on earth call GOD or ALLAH?

That would certainly explain the need for natural disasters, especially ones like the recent Tsunami, and why those that follow the "all good things come to those who wait" philosphy reguarding any torment or wrongdoing that has been inflicted upon them by others have never seen justice served by a "higher power" that they have been expecting.

To put it another way, if the Osama's are on one side and the true seekers of peace and freedom are on the other, which side does God chose, and more importantly has God made that choice already, and if not what is taking so long? If God was on the side of Osama he could wipe out Osama's enemies whenever he wanted. On the other hand if God had chosen the other side, then he would have surely written Osama's location by using crop circles (or whatever other method God speaks to people with).

It is clear that God has chosen no side, which means that God favours the destruction of both sides, the ying and yang, and thefore the destruction of all life on Earth, which I why I think it is possible that the true God is powerless to stop the false God that people are praying to. I have no doubt that prayers work, but the problem is that those that prey are giving power to this false God.

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News Comments > Army Threatens Punks
35. Re: No subject Jan 13, 2005, 02:50 valveare1hitwonders
Maybe if Osama cheats in online games they will be able to find him, ROFL!

Whoever posted this crap is living in a fantasy world for sure.

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News Comments > Army Threatens Punks
34. Re: No subject Jan 13, 2005, 02:48 valveare1hitwonders
"derivative products, are the property of the United States Army. When you tamper with the game, not only are you breaking the EULA you’re misusing Army property – and, worse, you’re misusing US Army computer programs and equipment. "

ROFLMAO!! Whoever wrote that stuff needs to get a life, I mean seriously. Some points I would like to make

1. Reguarding the EULA. NOBODY reads these things. If you disagree with them, you aren't supposed to install and play the product. Therefore the cheat creators are not doing anything wrong because they did not agree to the EULA. If someone is actively using a cheat they created for their own use, then yes they are not meeting the terms of the EULA. In such a case the person is no longer entitled to use the software, but then if they disagreed with the EULA in the first place they were not entitled to be using it anyway.

2/ Nobody has ever agreed with everything in a EULA, and because of this nobody should be using any software. That is because all EULA's remove responsibility for any damage or losses which the software may cause to a users system. I seriously doubt that anyone is in agreement with this, because to find out whether a software is going to have such effect requires agreeing to the terms of the EULA. Perhaps the worst example of this happening in the real world was the Sony Demo Disc which wiped peoples memory cards, although Sony did give those users free games as compensation - although if you have ever tried to unlock everything in a game such as the WWE games there is NO compensation.

3. In my country I believe you have to be 18 or over to be bound by the terms of a contract, and that is what the EULA is, it's a CONTRACT it is not WORD OF LAW except in such cases where the terms are reflective of copyright laws of the end users country of residence. Therefore any persons under the age of 18 can modify or disassemble code for the purposes of cheat creation as such persons are not bound by the terms of the EULA contract.

4. If misuse of US Army equipment is a bad thing , then someone needs to tell that to every president post 1975 (my birth year). I have seen the movie Black Hawk Down, and I noticed that the guys in the air are relaying information to the guys on the ground. I fail to see the distinction between that and something such as a wallhack which can provide valuable tactical data.

Okay, now from a competitive point of view I do not appreciate persons using cheats in online multiplayer games. I just disagree with the notion that cheating somehow violates the law or the EULA.

If all First Person Shooters included a built in wallhack that was available to all players it would even the playfield dramatically. That's the solution I would like to see, although my first preference will always be for anti-cheat software that actually WORKS.

The big problem with current software is that they detect known cheat softwares. I believe that Cheating Deaths solution was to remove things that make cheating possible, like for example drawing players behind you that you do not have line of sight to. That's a great way of doing it, but the problem with that method is that if ANY part of the opposing player was exposed you would be able to see past whatever object they were behind.

The only fool proof system is that which involves monitoring by humans. One such example would be a voting system whereby everytime a player thought that another had BS'ed them a vote would be cast. If enough votes were cast by all players then the suspected player would be given a temporary ban. If over time a player accumulates enough of these temp bans, a permanent ban would be enforced.

But perhaps the major stumbling block in cheat prevention is the use of CD-KEY's. CD-KEY's ensure that only one person with that key can play at that time. They can also be used for banning. The problem with using CD-KEY's is that software can be repurchased and mayhem will ensue.

The only foolproof way of determining who the player is, besides sending a forensic sample over the net, would be to combine hardware identification along with a digital fingerprint of the users windows and software installation. Using this method a user would have to seriously alter their installed software configuration and replace hardware items to fool the system, a solution too costly and inconvenient to justify the cheating.

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News Comments > Euro WoW Beta
2. Re: No subject Jan 8, 2005, 22:19 valveare1hitwonders
I don't get this, they are beta testing something that has been final for a month or more? If it's a demo, I understand, well not really, but that's as close to understanding that I would get.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Commodore Jan 5, 2005, 06:53 valveare1hitwonders
Has anybody that's bought this brand ever actually done something with it?

An Amiga 1200 on a PCI card would be nice, or perhaps an Amiga 1200 USB Device, just anything that contains the full hardware to be used in emulation software. If they hardwares there, you just need a software bootrom and software CPU emulation, and Bingo you have it

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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Demo
70. Re: No subject Dec 21, 2004, 06:13 valveare1hitwonders
If only the demo had come out before I had bought the full game I would have realised how average the gameplay was and could have spent the money on something more worthwhile.

Doom 3 was so much better than Half-Life 2 but nobody notices that because there ain't any vehicles to drive and you play the whole game indoors. Ah well.

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News Comments > WoW Hax0r Crackdown
27. Re: No subject Dec 4, 2004, 22:40 valveare1hitwonders
Who the hell is NC Soft?

I can understand why blizzard is cracking down on users of a "speed cheat" - the faster you can move around the landscape, the quicker you can complete a quest which means you can play more of the game in your free month than Blizzard intended. They are protecting their financial interest in the product, it has nothing to do with protecting cheat free players.

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News Comments > Vampire Patch Plans
87. Re: Don't Nov 28, 2004, 23:48 valveare1hitwonders
I haven't had any problems other than spelling errors and a wonky elevator.

How far into the game are you? I'm near the end and thus far I've encountered:

4 game-stopping bugs.
Countless graphical glitches (robotic animations, gliding, super-fast animations, out-of-sync animations, flickering textures, model distortion, etc).
Memory leaks (I have to restart the game after 4 hours of gameplay because I run out of virtual memory).
A myriad of typos.
Various audio problems (NPC conversations getting cut short, sound skipping during dialogue, lack of sound during certain dialogue, etc).

Simply put, the game is in a sorry state. Aside from the many technical shortcomings, I still find the game to be deeply engrossing and entertaining, a testament to the quality of the RPG buried beneath all the bugs. If the upcoming patch addresses all the problems, then the quality gameplay will finally be able to shine through. Until then, I'd hold off.

I've had ONE crash, that's it. No problems during gameplay at all. Game feels pretty complete to me, perhaps you are not using an NVidia card for the game? If you are then make sure you have the latest driver. I'd say any glitches are inherent from the Source engine because all the glitches I've noticed are the same ones I seen in HL2 before it got patched.

One thing odd is that I have 1Gb of RAM, yet the game recommends 512Mb, and on game exit there is a lot of hard disk thrashing like I don't have enough for the game.

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News Comments > Vampire Patch Plans
86. Re: Don't Nov 28, 2004, 23:44 valveare1hitwonders
To guy number 2:

If you read the back of the box it has the NVidia logo on it, and I think it comes up with the "The way it's meant to be played" logo on startup. I see you have an ATI card, maybe that is the problem even though the box says that all ATI Radeon chipsets are supported.

I have had ONE crash the whole time I have been playing, and have experienced the odd glitch on entering some areas sometimes (the same glitch that appears in HL2 with all the colored triangles on screen). I have a GeForce FX 5600, not the best performer in the lineup but reliable.

I liked the Haunted House quest, like a bolt of adrenaline shot thru me when that first lightbulb blows - totally shat meself. I've taken the cab to the downtown area, and from what I have played so far it is a far better game than Half-Life 2 although in a different genre mind you. If this game were an action adventure instead of a fullon RPG it would blow HL2 away.

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