July 25, 2016, 12:14:39 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 372 373 [374] 375 376 ... 393
14921  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal Crossing Online, Revolution backwards compatable on: March 10, 2005, 09:13:38 PM
And if you're bored and want to look at Nintendo's official PR, visit here:


On another note - I just looked over the Zelda screenshots, and, well, I'm impressed. Finally - the Zelda we (IMHO) have all been waiting for.
14922  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Privateer on: March 10, 2005, 06:40:45 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Quote from: "RaptorRed"
Does it need DOS BOX to run?

No, it's a remade version of Privateer with 3D graphics.  Runs in Windows no problem.

And for that matter, it doesn't even need Privateer (the DOS version) to run. Just download and play a game from a decade ago.

My only complaint so far is that I can't figure out how to pull up the Galaxy map while still in a base. I'd love to get missions that are nearby, and not 5 jumps away. Yes, the game does automatically guide you to your jump destinations (even if it's multiple sectors away), but I'd like to collect some missions along the way or something.

Did the old Privateer even support this? It's simply been too long.
14923  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / CTmod for WoW 1.76 on: March 10, 2005, 04:32:49 PM
Quote from: "Chaz"
Sounds like it's worth a try, since it looks like it does most of what Cosmos does.  Does it also do quest progress tracking?

My collection of mods include the Quest Tracker mod (or whatever it's called) that's the exact same thing that Cosmos uses, without the requirement of Cosmos.

Go visit here:
and dig around their site for the giant collection of mods currently out there. Short of the Party bar, I found near-exact replacements for everything that Cosmos offered.
14924  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ghostly footage on: March 10, 2005, 03:22:15 AM
I've seen this video for some time now (this is nothing close to being new at all), but I still can't explain what the heck it is.

Spooky, no?
14925  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW's Patch Notes on: March 08, 2005, 06:28:34 PM
Quote from: "GGMark"
Even paladins called the fix of Seal of Crusader a nerf while it was written right in the text of the spell what it did, and it wasnt doing that?  Everyone always thinks that someone elses class is better than thiers, and that thier class needs a buff.  I play a paladin, I think the last fix put paladins right where they belong.  

Just to let you know, my two mains are a Paladin (45) and Hunter (44), so I'm feeling this 'issue/fix' twice.

Yes, I'll agree - the Seal of Crusader needed to be fixed. Now the Paladins are put exactly where they should be - tanks who can live forever who can't do any kind of damage.

But Hunters are another breed. Yes, I admit, in battles I do nothing but fire off my poison sting and occasionally push my pet's Claw button (to better manage his 'rage') for 20-25 seconds. But is our DPS too high because of this 'bug'? That's a good question.

Personally, I didn't like the Snarler/Fire Roc fix. That was the only reason people didn't use nothing but King Bangladesh for their pets. Expect to see that poor tiger camped to death after this patch.

But am I complaining about the DPS change? I need to see how much of a hit I've taken before I do. I'll tell you tonight after work. Assuming the patch went live today, anyway. biggrin
14926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EB overcharging on some PSP titles??? (edited w/ price drop) on: March 08, 2005, 06:01:29 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Having worked for EB?  I'm voting sinister...

Having worked at EB as well, I'm voting the same way. smile

Remember - this is the same EB that's focing you to buy your PSP as a 'value pack'. Then again, all of the stores are doing it that way as well (that I know of).

Also remember - while Half Life 2, Doom III, and other big name titles were 'overpriced' at launch at the big stores, you could easily find the game for normal retail if you looked hard enough.
14927  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime 2: Echoes on: March 08, 2005, 05:58:25 PM
Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
Contrast this with Echoes. I think I found more health tanks and missile upgrades by about the halfway point in this game than I found in the entirety of the first game. Really makes the game’s difficulty much easier to manage. There’s also something incredibly rewarding about standing in a room and thinking to myself, “I know there’s something here” and then coming back a few days later with the proper upgrades and finding it.

The reason you stumbled upon more powerups is simple - Retro was shocked (and embarrased) that you could 'break' the original Metroid Prime so badly. You could skip SO much of the game if you knew what you were doing, it's not even funny.

Let's just say that it's possible to get the Double Jump in the original 5 seconds after landing on the planet.

Let's just say that it's possible to pass through the lava zone (the one you visit right after you get the Varia suit) without the Varia suit.

Retro flat out stated that you could not do this in the sequel. Well, they were proved wrong (by the same guys who broke the original Metroid Prime), but in doing so, Retro made the game much easier, too. The game is much more linear.
14928  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Road to Gold and PC Gaming Forums have Merged on: March 08, 2005, 05:53:09 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
And a quick shout-out to you guys... the front page (which I seem to be going to more often than before) is fantastic.  Keep up the good work.

I, and the rest of the staff, thank you. We do what we can. biggrin
14929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Privateer on: March 08, 2005, 05:51:10 PM
Game runs beautifully (with nearly all the options maxed) on my laptop (but a high-end laptop pretty much, with a ATI 9600 card, 3ghz machine, etc), but based on how low-end the game truly looks (it looks like a '94 title), it'll run very well on a low-end machine.

Remember - the original Privateer ran at 320x240 resolution. That's why the non-polygon details look so pixely and fuzzy. But the game is still as much fun as it was back in '94.

And, as far as I can tell, it's the entire game as well in every exact detail. I plopped down to play it last night, and the next time I looked up, it was midnight.

I wonder if it'll play on my work PC...

And incase anybody missed the link, go here.
14930  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Anyone play D&D? on: March 08, 2005, 05:35:51 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Played when I was younger, just like all good American boys!

Not anymore however.  I think I would be bored to tears if I played now, but I do 'talk' to Gygax regularly via e-mail if that's worth anything.

Yeah, I used to play way back when it was called AD&D. Ah, the memories.

And you talk to Gygax? Cool! Has he said anything interesting to you during your conversations?
14931  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW's Patch Notes on: March 08, 2005, 05:30:17 PM
Well, it seems that Blizzard has finally released what looks to be the final patch notes listing, available over here.

Lots of changes, and a few nerfs (again). The one that hits Hunters hard are those who tamed Snarler (100 to all Resists), and kept him just for that for a dozen or more levels. Now, all the resists are useless, and will be wiped.

And they still haven't fixed the Hunter's pet runspeed bug.

Anyway, how does this patch hit your character? And when do you think it'll actually go live onto the servers?
14932  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW: Respeccing Talents Question on: March 08, 2005, 05:28:10 PM
NOTE: Any spells or powers you gain via Talents (if they have levels), you'll have to repurchase after respecing.

Roughly translated: The Hunter has a popular spell they gain via Talent called Aimed Shot. Even if you rechoose Aimed Shot when you respec, you'll have to repurchase all the Aimed Shot upgrades from your trainer afterwards.
14933  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Desktop Thread 3/05 on: March 08, 2005, 05:21:54 PM
Quote from: "Tebunker"
I was using this for a while It freaking rocks

That is such a cool and sad picture at the same time. Almost depressing to use as a desktop, but it's done so well...
14934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Useful DOS emulator on: March 07, 2005, 09:42:11 PM
Quote from: "RightBastard"
Quote from: "Laner"
And Privateer apparently works as well.. what a great program.

And according to Slashdot, the Privateer remake is out at v1.0.  I just downloaded and will start it up soon.

Got a link? I had it at one time, but I've misplaced it somehow. Please? Please! Must play old ancient games for no reason again...
14935  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Desktop Thread 3/05 on: March 07, 2005, 09:33:51 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Quote from: "kathode"
I'd show you mine but unfortunately it features something from one of those upcoming big games you might have heard of.  No, not that one.  The other one smile

Blah blah blah I make oblivion, chicks dig me, blah blah!!

Oh, come now - how fired could you possibly get if you showed us this desktop from this 'upcoming big game'? biggrin
14936  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Cleaning & securing Win98 on: March 07, 2005, 05:53:25 PM
When trying to clean up spyware and all other kinds of stuff, here's my two recommended downloads:




Grab both programs, follow the included directions, and clean that system up. Use both though - they each tend to get stuff the other doesn't.

Hopefully that'll make a nice start in cleaning up that PC.
14937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Desktop Thread 3/05 on: March 07, 2005, 05:49:52 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
LE has mono. biggrin...

Hey - that mono game/program is a ton of fun. Very...different, for lack of a better term.

Ron - where did you find that Castlevania pic?

As for my desktop, let's see if Blizzard's wallpapers allow direct linking...:

14938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP size comparison and new videos on: March 06, 2005, 07:14:45 PM
Quote from: "wonderpug"
My god i forgot how big my Gamegear was.

Forget the Game Gear, look at the Atari Lynx! And that's the second generation model they have a picture of. The first generation was even bigger.

And it was a portable that was so ahead of its time... 3d gaming on a handheld, back when the world was black and white on the Game Boy.
14939  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Legend of Zelda Pre-order Bonus - Holy Cow! on: March 06, 2005, 07:09:33 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Quote from: "Tebunker"
Fooled You! One of EGM's better April Fools jokes, almost as good as Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Brothers Melee

Nothing outdoes Sheng Long in SF2...nothing.  They shall never top that one.

Ah, Sheng Long. Wasn't that the first April's Fools joke EGM did so long ago? And wasn't the story something about beating the game flawlessly on level 8 with Ryu or something like that?
14940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do we need Avatars? on: March 06, 2005, 06:55:33 PM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Time to spread the Cthulhuian love.  Of course, this is actually ripped from the guardian in Master of Orion 2, but hey, who's counting?

You have NO idea how old I feel right now thanks to that icon. Ah, MOO, what a great game...

"I said across her nose, not up it!" biggrin
14941  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Maintenance Complete and Avatars! on: March 06, 2005, 06:46:09 PM
I said across her nose, not up it! biggrin

Very nice. I like!
14942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GT4 photo mode (56kers beware) on: March 04, 2005, 06:55:24 PM
Good lord.

I may have to buy this game just for the photo mode. I need a few good desktop images for my laptop. biggrin
14943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Handheld (Palm) Recommendations? on: March 04, 2005, 06:41:16 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Yea, the wife spotted the Treo 650 and she thinks she wants one.  Anyone have any experience with the Treo or the other PDA/Phone combos, positive or negative?

I don't know much about it at all (other than that I've looked at that exact model for a while now), so tell us how it is if you do decide to get it. biggrin

One thing to keep in mind - with my Palm Tungsten T|3, I have a sustained battery life of about 3 hours. With the keyboard and MP3 player running, expect a lifespan of about two, depending on brightness and a few other factors.

Now, that means that you're typing away constantly, always listening to music, and not shutting the thing off at all.

The Zire line I hear has good battery life, as does the Treo (as it's a cell phone, it sorta has to), but the Tungsten line isn't well known for a good battery.
14944  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Don't mess with an angry chimp on: March 04, 2005, 06:37:22 PM

Damn, that's some chimp.
14945  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GCN controller on the PC? on: March 03, 2005, 04:52:30 AM
Quote from: "JCC"
Got my adaptor this week. I only have had a brief time to fool with it, but after some minor frustration and reconnects of the USB port, I got it working perfectly. Yes, both analog sticks are supported!!!

Very, very cool.

And I see they have a SNES to PC convertor as well...
14946  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Dell 2005FPW UltraSharp 20.1" Wide Screen - $486. shipp on: March 03, 2005, 04:36:07 AM
Quote from: "Chaz"
I really, really want this thing.  A Radeon 9800 Pro will do the widescreen resolutions, right?

My laptop Radeon 9600 runs at 1280x800 resolution (widescreen laptop) without any issues, so I don't see why you'd have any problems with a more powerful card.
14947  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The New Napster on: March 02, 2005, 03:14:34 PM
Quote from: "Laner"
Songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store won't work with the Nomad... you'd have to burn to disc then re-rip/encode.

This is the important post here out of this entire discussion, IMHO. To use any music you purchase from iTunes on anything short of any Apple devices/programs, you'll need a CD-Burner (or at least a CD emulation program), burn the music, and then rerip it to a MP3.
14948  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dues ex:IW on: March 02, 2005, 03:04:34 PM
Quote from: "Harpua3"
SS2 was a great game.

I just wish I could get SS2 to play on my WinXP machine... frown
14949  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Just cancelled my WoW account. on: March 02, 2005, 03:02:31 PM
Quote from: "Blackadar"
It seems that most of the WoWers who disagree with the above statement aren't yet 60.

I completely and totally agree with you there. I see the exact same thoughts on the official forums as well.

If you're under 60, you utterly love the game. If you're 60, it's a total mess that needs so many adjustments and fixes it's not even funny.

The part that makes no sense is that I'm not 60 yet on any of my characters. In fact, I've pretty much made sure I don't keep leveling on my main characters, as I don't want to see this fun game come to a screeching halt.

Why did I say what I said then? I guess I've been reading the offical forums too much. I've come to the conclusion that after reading through everything, the naysayers have a point. They're simply correct.
14950  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Gripes on: March 02, 2005, 02:53:30 PM
Quote from: "Jumangi"
Also wish the mounts either flew faster or they had some sort of advanced transit system. Maybe wizard NPC guys who you could pay to teleport you someplace.

Short of one or two griffin routes (that are absolutely stupidly designed), the flight system is extremely quick compared to other games.

Anybody remember waiting a half hour for the boat in EQ? And then waiting 15 minutes just for the stupid thing to get to its destination? Now that was a time sink.
14951  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / LCD Monitors on: March 02, 2005, 02:51:20 PM
Quote from: "Ypmur"
LCDs sure seem to have more of a viewable area than CRTs with the same size though. His new monitor looks more like a 15" than a 14", and I'd hesitate to say maybe even 17".

One of those optical illusion things. You don't see a giant border/void around a LCD (like all CRTs have), so the mind just thinks that it's bigger.

But you do have a good point. That's why some people like a LCD over a CRT.
14952  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Just cancelled my WoW account. on: March 01, 2005, 06:02:51 PM
Quote from: "Toe"
Quote from: "olaf"
Late to this thread but I agree with LE.

So you agree that Blizzard has done nothing since release as well eh?

I'm one of those 'sensable' people who don't believe on jumping in on these kinds of arguments, but as a Beta tester, and now a player since release, I have to completely agree with Olaf, and that giant list of issues of his.

World of Warcraft is simply the best MMO made from level 1-59. At level 60 the game utterly, totally, and completely falls apart. Instances are outright broken, there's simply no point to hitting 60 (short of ganking towns/lowbies and doing instance runs over and over and over and over and...), and the game loses its 'fun' appeal.

I have NEVER played a MMO where I don't mind starting over time and time again until now. Even the most 'fun' of the beginnings (City of Heroes), still felt like a grind. Here, in WoW, I have characters all over the world, all over the place as far as levels go, and I don't mind at all. The world is that vast, and that filled with things to do, there's always some place to go.

Being a lowbie is fun. Once you hit that concrete wall of level 60, do you realize that all of your work was for absolutely nothing.
14953  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Gripes on: March 01, 2005, 05:41:49 PM
I'll agree with you as to how busy the lower levels are in WoW. Even on the less-populated servers, the ratio of idiots to people with brains is absurdly low.

Thankfully it changes once you get out of the noob zones, but until then, just turn off /1, /3, and /yell. Your sanity will thank you later. biggrin
14954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Eternal Darkness: what a cool game! on: March 01, 2005, 05:13:09 AM
And for added fun, make sure you keep your sanity level right near the breaking point. The game gets VERY freaky when you do it.
14955  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / LCD Monitors on: March 01, 2005, 05:04:44 AM
Quote from: "Bullwinkle"
Here are a few questions I have about LCDs:
Is the only color available 16 bit?  I've been so used to 32 bit, I just don't know about dropping down.  

And what about screen resolution?  I understand that many LCDs just don't look good (or sometimes work at all) in non-native res (which is usually higher than I run most games).  

Also, I've been using a 19" CRT, if I switch to a new monitor, do I need to drop down to 17" for it to be decent for gaming?

Well, according to my drivers for my laptop, I'm running in 32 bit. I honestly don't know what color resolution I'm running at, but I do have to admit that my desktop image looks a bit funny right now (from World of Warcraft).

All LCDs are designed for one resolution. There's simply that many pixels on the monitor, thus that's the resolution they run at. Unless you're switching to a lower resolution that's an exact multiple of the monitor (1600x1200 native to 800x600), then each pixel of the smaller resolution will equal 1.3 or some decimal point of a pixel, which is simply impossible.

Thus, one pixel will be one pixel, then the next two will be one pixel, and so on. It's mainly noticable while browsing the 'net (reading large amounts of text), but odds are you'll see it in games, too.

My widescreen laptop monitor is great for gaming. I have no idea what the refresh rate is, but I've seen no 'ghosting' on anything I've tossed at it. Sure, it's limited to WoW and some Ghost Recon, but I still haven't seen anything. So I don't know why you'd want to change your size of the monitor.
14956  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Problems with WinXP on: February 28, 2005, 09:11:09 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
How old is the computer?  Is it still under warranty?  If the re-installation doesn't work, you might try to call Gateway to replace the hard drive as an off the top of my head fix for this problem.

I'd also try calling Gateway to see if they can replace/give you a system restore CD. It would make things far easier.

Good luck!
14957  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Resident Evil 4 Impressions on: February 27, 2005, 06:50:01 PM
Quote from: "Harpua3"
I just was going to get into Ada`s story too. I heard it is a few hours long!!! Is this true?

Few hours long, as in 2-3 hours long (depending on how often you die and restart). The beginning is very difficult (basically you verses an absolute mob of opponents), but once you get inside, it gets far easier.

One helpful hint - get good with those headshots. And find spots that a good grenade can take out multiple opponents. And find good defensive positions (on top of ladders, for example).

It's a fun sidestory, but it's far more fun when you realize that you unlock the ultimate gun (short of the Handcannon, but that's VERY hard to acquire, IMHO), for beating it. Assuming you have the money, anyway.
14958  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Problems with WinXP on: February 27, 2005, 06:37:23 PM
Posts like these worry me, as I own a Gateway laptop (discontinued widescreen model, but I got it at a steal because it included a real video card) as well.

A few questions for you though:

1) Did you just reinstall/install WinXP ontop of itself, or did you format/delete the WinXP directory before install?
2) Ever tried the factory reinstall disk? That'll nuke the HD outright and restore the PC back to how it came to you.

There are so many problems with your install right now that it seems that little, if anything, could fix it all up right again. IE looks to be corrupt (try another browser for now?), Windows' Add/Remove Programs looks to have fallen apart, and Windows Media Player has gone to pieces.

All three are highly intergrated into the OS, so if they go bad, it shows that something is deeply screwed up.

Sorry I can't say anything more positive.
14959  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Resident Evil 4 Impressions on: February 25, 2005, 05:26:03 PM
Quote from: "mikeg"
I don't know about a tommy gun, but I have the machine gun and it is maxed out.  And yes, with a 250 round clip I can chew up everything.  All I have is the rocket launcher, the stryker, and the machine gun.  Loads of fun.  

Machine gun, machine gun... I know there's a three-shot pistol, and that low-damage TMP gun, so maybe that's what you mean.

But as far as the Tommy Gun goes - beat Ada's Sidestory. You'll unlock another gun (for a cool million, like the rocket launcher), that has absolutely unlimited ammo (no rounds, no clip, no nothing). What is the name... *looks*

The Chicago Typewriter.

Buy that, and you'll be happy. biggrin
14960  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Here's what's "Under Development" in WoW on: February 25, 2005, 05:09:49 PM
Quote from: "Butterknife"
Quote from: "Chaz"
So, about those UI improvements.  They're basically adding stuff that Cosmos does now, right?

Yep.  Except for the warning before rolling on bind-on-pickup items, which is a mod that is not currently included in Cosmos I believe.

I think there's a mod out there that can do it though. I don't use Cosmos anymore (way too bloated for my tastes, but all of my mods act pretty much just like it), and during my scans for mods, I thought I saw this.

As long as I can turn off all of these features, I'll be happy. And as long as they don't interfere with my mods, too.

About time they put more UI buttons in the standard install though.
Pages: 1 ... 372 373 [374] 375 376 ... 393
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 1.103 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.128s, 1q)