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How?
Oct 9, 2007, 13:48
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How? Oct 9, 2007, 13:48
Oct 9, 2007, 13:48
 
How can they get an 82% performance boost like this?

"Oh hey guys, we forgot to carry the two right there in the math. Boy do I feel dumb."
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Re: No subject
Sep 12, 2007, 15:22
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Re: No subject Sep 12, 2007, 15:22
Sep 12, 2007, 15:22
 
Am I the only one who is befuddled as to why they didn't make an Eastern Front campaign rather than another Western Front campaign? I mean come on, now we'll have to stop at midday for a tea and crumpets with these Limey troops! "So sorry Leftenant, we can't take that hill right now, we're about to listen to the BBC while drinking some earl grey. And poor Johnny over there just dropped his monocle."

I'd much rather be fighting house to house with Russian troops. Upgrading your troops so they actually have rifles while partaking in human wave attacks backed up by T-34 tanks which were just rolled off the assembly line without paint or gun sights would be much more appealing.
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Re: Vista is not bad
Aug 28, 2007, 12:43
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Re: Vista is not bad Aug 28, 2007, 12:43
Aug 28, 2007, 12:43
 
Bet,

If you're looking for the opinion of an Internet stranger, I moved fully over to Vista earlier this year when I built a new machine. Game's run fine on it but I do still have some hiccups with BF2142 from time to time that require me to restart the game.

This doesn't really bother me though because I have been playing Quake Wars beta a lot and that has not had any problems whatsoever.

I tried a few older games (if you consider three or four years old an 'old game') and didn't have any problems there either.
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Re: No subject
Aug 20, 2007, 13:47
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Re: No subject Aug 20, 2007, 13:47
Aug 20, 2007, 13:47
 
My issue with the game is that I was expecting a bigger difference visually from BF, and honestly, game play less like BF. So I am a little disappointed at that. I might still pick it up on release, though.

You don't think there's a big difference visually between the two? BF2 and 2142 are graphically a joke compared to Quake Wars.
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Re: Badly done!
Aug 15, 2007, 08:42
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Re: Badly done! Aug 15, 2007, 08:42
Aug 15, 2007, 08:42
 
I don't think we're playing the same beta then. Beta2 is a marked improvement over beta 1. Vehicles don't bounce around like they are made of flubber anymore, the weapons and hitboxes have been greatly improved, and when you get on a server where people might actually have a clue as to how the various classes are supposed to work together the game really begins to be a lot of fun.

I fail to see how the graphics look "horrid" as well. To my surprise, the screenshots shown during the game's initial build up before beta are actually what I am seeing on my screen with a 7950GT
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Re: ETQW Map Sizes?
Aug 8, 2007, 12:32
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Re: ETQW Map Sizes? Aug 8, 2007, 12:32
Aug 8, 2007, 12:32
 
A little bit smaller in terms of raw mileage end to end but much more detailed in terms of textures, terrain, and areas where you can hide, run, and fight.

Valley for example can almost be considered a fully three dimensional map as you can fight in the air, on the ground, or in the sewers below the main battle area.
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Thanks again Blue!
Aug 6, 2007, 12:50
1.
Thanks again Blue! Aug 6, 2007, 12:50
Aug 6, 2007, 12:50
 
Hope you all enjoy the read.
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Re: Fan Fair
Jul 31, 2007, 16:49
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Re: Fan Fair Jul 31, 2007, 16:49
Jul 31, 2007, 16:49
 
This is a great idea, I would like more developers/publishers to host these type of events for the fans to come to. The only one's doing it to my knowledge is Blizzard & now SOE. These type of 2-3 day conventions can really pump up sales of upcoming games.

Quakecon, while not directly hosted and paid for fully by id is still pretty much an id showcase (Carmack keynote speech and showing off their tech or other games based on their tech).
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Re: Custom Resolutions Broken
Jul 3, 2007, 08:21
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Re: Custom Resolutions Broken Jul 3, 2007, 08:21
Jul 3, 2007, 08:21
 
There's two forum threads going on in the Quake Wars site regarding the problems with punkbuster. One deals with Windows XP and another Vista. I think an update for PB was put out late last night to address the Vista issues.
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As always, thanks Blue!
Jun 27, 2007, 12:52
1.
As always, thanks Blue! Jun 27, 2007, 12:52
Jun 27, 2007, 12:52
 
Haven't been able to try the beta as much as I would like so I apologize for a less than complete write up about the beta test. It will undoubtedly be an ongoing endeavor.
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Re: Dur?
May 24, 2007, 11:07
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Re: Dur? May 24, 2007, 11:07
May 24, 2007, 11:07
 
Enough with the previews, just received another notification that the game won't be out till the second week of July. Come on SD, how about a test map or something, enough with the previews?! I want to start my addiction NOW, regardless of how rusty the needle is.
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Re: Ok
Apr 20, 2007, 10:00
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Re: Ok Apr 20, 2007, 10:00
Apr 20, 2007, 10:00
 
Calabi,

The "lack of tension" you describe might be true in the single player (how tense can you be against a computer AI player, honestly) but I challenge you get online and try multiplayer then come back here and tell me that the game doesn't have tension.

As you creep your subs up against your enemy coast to launch a massive decapitation strike or suddenly see your teammate backstab you and wipe out your cities while their bombers follow closely behind, I guarntee that you will suddenly find a great deal of tension in this game.

Defcon is one of the most nerve wrecking games I've ever played but that's one of the main reasons I still think it's the best game I've played in the past year.
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Re: Video Game Reviews
Mar 15, 2007, 13:04
5.
Re: Video Game Reviews Mar 15, 2007, 13:04
Mar 15, 2007, 13:04
 
Since all reviews are subjective I don't think there is any one "true solution" to whatever the problem might be. Either you like the writing style of a reviewer or you don't.

Playing the demo is the best way to go provided a demo is given.
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Re: Vista
Mar 13, 2007, 09:30
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Re: Vista Mar 13, 2007, 09:30
Mar 13, 2007, 09:30
 
you probably tweaked the settings for UAC to lower security. which kills the purpose of having it in the first place. like bill gates said, the weakest link in security is the end user.


I didn't touch a thing.

As for Readyboost, an article on MSDN explains it:
http://blogs.msdn.com/tomarcher/archive/2006/06/02/615199.aspx

There is also Superfetch
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000688.html
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Vista
Mar 13, 2007, 08:33
32.
Vista Mar 13, 2007, 08:33
Mar 13, 2007, 08:33
 
Heya, just throwing out my personal experience here with Vista after having it for about a month now. I installed Vista Business edition onto a new system after replacing my old motherboard, hard drives, video, and RAM.

First, in regards to the UAC security feature it does not prompt you on every single little thing you do, that is false. Normally the UAC appears for me during one of two things: when installing new software it prompts to verify I want to install something and also when I try to access system utilities that will be interacting directly with the OS DLLs or kernel (for example, various administration tools).

When I am browsing the 'Net or running a game I don't see the UAC at all. Some might see the UAC thing as a hassle and a waste of time but my thought on this -- for what its worth -- is that this is a new Microsoft product which is normally a touchy thing especially in regards to security. So, something like the UAC isn't too bad of an idea if it will help prevent malware or trojans from being allowed to automatically install themselves onto a Windows system.
It can also be bypassed or turned off completely via Local Security Policies but I'm a bit hesitant to do that, again because this is a new Microsoft product.

I did have problems running the C&C3 demo but this was fixed by installing the DirectX 9.0c program files. The demo wanted some DX9 files that Vista obviously doesn't have but by instaling DX9 the game then worked without any further errors or prblems.

The other few games I play right now like EQ2 and Defcon show no signs of problems while playing either. I tested Doom 3 as well and that ran good too.

As far as the Aero interface and gadgets I kind of like them despite the extra overhead they add to memory. Right now when I run the Aero desktop and gadgets that eats up another 50-60 Megs of RAM. When idle, my PC averages a usage of about 500Megs of RAM (that includes a/v software running the background, the various gadgets I have and other startup programs). Of course, the way Vista handles RAM and the way XP handles it are quite a bit different which might explain why it even uses that much RAM.

Now, I'm not saying everyone should get Vista right away. Far from it. If you have XP there's really no reason to get it unless you just absolutely have to have the newest thing and you just absolutely want to try things like ReadyBoost or Speedboost that come with Vista.

But for somone like me who was running Windows 2000 and was building a new PC, Vista might be worth your time to check out.
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Quantum Leap Awards
Feb 2, 2007, 11:44
1.
Quantum Leap Awards Feb 2, 2007, 11:44
Feb 2, 2007, 11:44
 
No love for RtCW or the first Enemy Territory? Of course, I didn't play Tribes so perhaps it had most of what RtCW did a few years later?
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Re: is this game any good?
Feb 2, 2007, 11:23
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Re: is this game any good? Feb 2, 2007, 11:23
Feb 2, 2007, 11:23
 
Came from the console?

I don't believe Q4 was a port.
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Re: Oh dear no...
Jan 26, 2007, 15:23
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Re: Oh dear no... Jan 26, 2007, 15:23
Jan 26, 2007, 15:23
 
Angus,
I guess my point was that I didn't want to pay for Bf2142 after BF2 caused quite a few headaches for me. It was still a fun game for a while but a lot of the problems due to poor testing, etc. turned me off to future Dice/EA games for now. Putting my money where my mouth is and all that rot I suppose.
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Oh dear no...
Jan 26, 2007, 14:39
19.
Oh dear no... Jan 26, 2007, 14:39
Jan 26, 2007, 14:39
 
Please get here soon, I'm already getting the shakes from not having this game. I've even stood by while my friends played BF2142 and didn't join in to that craziness because I was trying to "make a point."

But g'damn SplashDamage, give us a demo or something!
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Thanks Blue
Jan 16, 2007, 11:38
1.
Thanks Blue Jan 16, 2007, 11:38
Jan 16, 2007, 11:38
 
Thanks for posting the link, Blue!
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