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2761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PC System Build - Questions on: August 17, 2004, 06:33:30 PM
Since the KB thing wasn't really hurting performance, I just selected, "Halt on all errors, except KB errors".  Worked like a charm.

I will do the device manager driver thing tonight and see how it works.  Windows didn't give me an option to install the default ATI drivers or not.  

One more question, I have my SATA HD setup with RAID, even though it is one drive.  Is that bad?  If so, I will reformat and change it now that I have a better grasp at how to do it.  Let me know.  Thanks a lot.
2762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PC System Build - Questions on: August 17, 2004, 01:55:04 PM
So, I finally had time to build my new rig last night (up till 2 AM or so). Things seem to be running well, I do have a few questions however.

Here are the components again, then the questions.

AMD64 3000
512 DDR400
Pioneer DVDR-108
Radeon 9600 XT
120 gig Samsung SATA HD
Windows XP Pro SP1

First question: For some reason when I boot up it hangs and says "Keyboard Locked - Unlock Keyboard". I'm under the impression that this is a jumper setting that isn't set correctly, I am able to bypass it by pressing f1 though. Any ideas how to fix it?

Second Question: I setup my one SATA HD as a RAID Array, as that is the only way windows would recognize it. Is that correct?

Third Question: In Windows XP Pro, how can you stop Windows from automatically installing the drivers for your Video Card, or whatever hardware needs them? It automatically installed the drivers for the Radeon, and I wanted to use the newest. So, to alleviate having to uninstall and try and figure it out last night (this morning), I installed the Omega Drivers (which require no uninstallation). I then tested out Far Cry and it was smooth as butter, but locked up on me about 5 minutes in. I have had issues with those drivers in the past though, so I think that is the only reason it locked up. I tried 3d Mark 2002 and 2003, and it ended up locking up on both of those as well. I went ahead and uninstalled the Omega Drivers, rebooted to install the newest Drivers from ATI, only to have Windows try and install it for me again. I attempted to stop it mid way and start the installation of the drivers from ATI. That seemed to work ok, but I have a feeling I have some driver junk there I need to get rid of.

If I somehow disable the auto driver installation, use a utility like Driver Cleaner (or whatever it's called), and reinstall the latest ATI Drivers do you think I will be ok?

I re-ran 3dMark 2003 and 2002 and both ran well, without any lockups at all so it seems the Omega's were the issue.

What should my scores look like for 3dMark? I think they're low, but I may be mistaken.

My 2002 score was 10,790 (or something close to that) and my 2003 score was 3,950 (somewhere around there).

Is there a problem somewhere? Are those scores about right?

I appreciate any insight on these issues.

 :?:

Actually, after researching, it appears my scores are low... frown
2763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: World Championship Poker on: August 16, 2004, 09:14:11 PM
Quote from: "DragonFyre"
I think it's wrong for me to want this game, but I do...

It's a bloody shame that the xbox version won't be out until next year though... all the other systems get it at the beginning of November.

We could have an XBox Live poker tournament! smile


In!  Why is the Xbox version coming out late?  That would rule.
2764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So I got into Beyond Good & Evil this weekend... on: August 16, 2004, 09:13:39 PM
I also loved BG&E.

I'm confident there will be a sequel, there was talk about it in LA, and the rumors are also pointing that direction.
2765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / creating league. double check your teams on: August 16, 2004, 08:27:28 PM
Me too, still in with the Titans.
2766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Information [Leaked Beta Info] on: August 16, 2004, 08:26:31 PM
Quote
RUMOR #1: Details of the Halo 2 beta test have been leaked.

Source: A post on the official Xbox forums which was republished on the Gaming Age forums.

The official story: "Microsoft does not comment on rumors or speculation"--Microsoft spokesperson.

What we heard: With Halo 2 only 87 days away, gamers are ravenously devouring every scrap of information Bungie makes made public. However, they are even more interested in what Bungie is keeping secret. So when the alleged beta-test leak appeared on the Xbox forums, Master Chief wannabes went to condition red. It described three new multiplayer maps: "Zanzibar," the factory shown off at E3; "Mid-ship" which takes place inside a Covenant Battle cruiser; and "Ivory Tower," a greenhouse filled with elevators. It also outlined the new weapons in the game, including: the new SMG ("this little baby packs a punch"); the Battle Rifle, which can be used to snipe from afar or up-close as an assault rifle; the Covenant beam rifle ("equivalent to the human Sniper Rifle"); the Brute Shot ("shoots grenades that bounce around"); the hard-to-find Covenant Carbine ("the best gun in the game"); and the Energy Sword ("don't mess with the best 'cause the best don't mess"). The leak also killed some rumors ("You CANNOT duel wield plasma swords…There IS NO DIFFERENCE aside from appearance between Spartans and elites in MP.") But veteran Halo fans will be most excited by the following tidbit: "Halo 2 will support four people on one Xbox for LIVE play. All at the same time." But is the leak accurate? Given the fact Microsoft pulled the original from the Xbox.com forums, the answer is almost certainly "yes."

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus.


from http://www.gamespot.com

Screenshot



LOL, well that link didn't work, check it out in this thread at dslreports:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,11052558~mode=flat
2767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pirates! coming to Xbox and PC! on: August 13, 2004, 02:48:43 PM
Very sweet!  Thanks for the heads up KS smile
2768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / creating league. double check your teams on: August 07, 2004, 09:55:01 PM
Those settings look fine to me, I would like 5 minute quarters though.  Can't wait to start!


Go Titans!
2769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport on: August 05, 2004, 01:17:39 PM
Here is a car list, not complete yet though:

Mid and High Level Sports Cars
1984 Ferrari 288GTO
1997 Honda NSX-R
2004 Honda NSX-R
2002 Lotus Esprit V8
2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R
2003 Dodge Viper SRT10 (top up)
1993 Ferrari 512TR
2004 Ferrari 360 Modena F1
1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta F1 hardtop
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge
2004 Ferrari 360 CS (Challenge Stradale)
2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2005 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
2003 Porsche 911 (996) GT3
1995 Porsche 911 (993) GT2
1999 Shelby Series 1
2001 TVR Tuscan R
Hatches and Compacts - "Ultimate Hot Hatches"

BMW 2003 MINI Cooper-S Germany, Europe
Chrysler 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT (Turbo) USA, North America
Ford 2003 Ford Focus SVT 3-door United States, North America
GM 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen 3-door Sweden, Europe
Fiat 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo Italy, Europe
Volkswagen 1995 Volkswagen Corrado SLC Germany, Europe
Honda 1991Honda CRX Si-R Japan, Asia
Honda 2004, Honda Civic Type R Hatch Japan, Asia
Honda 1994 Honda Civic Si Hatch, Japan, Asia
Mazda 2003 Mazda Protégé MAZDASPEED Japan, Asia
Mazda 2004 Mazda 3 (2.3 Sport 5-door) hatch Japan, Asia
Dodge 2003 Dodge SRT4 United States, North America
Peugeot 2004 Peugeot 206 Gti 180France, Europe
Renault 2003 Renault Sport Clio V6 RS (Renaultsport) France, Europe
Toyota 1985 Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno GT Apex (Corolla GT-S) Japan, Asia
Volkswagen 2002 Volkswagen Golf R32 Germany, Europe
Volkswagen 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8T Turbo S Germany, Europe

Coupes/Roadsters "Autocrossers"

Audi 2004 Audi TT 3.2 Coupe Germany, Europe
BMW 2004 BMW Z4 3.0i Germany, Europe
GM 2004 Vauxhall VX220 Turbo United Kingdom, Europe
GM 2004 Opel Speedster Turbo United Kingdom Europe
Honda 1999 Honda Civic Si Coupe Japan, Asia
Honda 2003 Honda S2000 (hardtop) Japan, Asia
Honda 1995 Honda Civic Del Sol VTEC Japan, Asia
Lotus 2004 Lotus Elise 111S United Kingdom, Europe
Toyota 2002 Lexus SC430 Japan, Asia
Mercedes 2003 Mercedes CLK55 AMG Coupe Germany Europe
Toyota 2002 Toyota Soarer 430SCV Japan, Asia
Lotus 2005 Lotus Federal Elise (135R) United Kingdom Europe
Lotus 2005 Lotus Exige United Kingdom, Europe
Mazda 2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 1.8i Sport Japan, Asia
Panoz 2001 Panoz Esperante GTL (Coupe - hardtop) United States, North America
Porsche 2003 Porsche Boxster S (hardtop) Germany, Europe
Toyota 1995 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Bar Japan, Asia
Toyota 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder Japan, Asia
Toyota 2002 Toyota MR-S Japan, Asia

Entry Level Sports Cars - "Street Racers"

Honda 2000 Acura Integra Type R (US Spec) Japan, Asia
Honda 2000 Honda Integra Type R (Japan Spec) Japan, Asia
Honda 2002 Acura RSX Type S Japan, Asia
Honda 2002 Honda Integra Type R (Japan) Japan, Asia
Honda 2003 Acura 3.2 CL Type S (6 speed) Japan, Asia
Hyundai 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT Korea, Asia
Mazda 1995 Mazda RX-7 (US Spec) Japan, Asia
Mitsubishi 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Japan, Asia
Mitsubishi 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS Japan, Asia
Mazda 2004 Mazda MX-5 Mazdaspeed Japan, Asia
Chrysler 1998 Eagle Talon Tsi Turbo (AWD) United States, North America
Toyota 2004 Toyota Camry Solara Sport Japan, Asia
Mazda 1990 Mazda RX-7 Turbo Japan, Asia
Mitsubishi 1998Mitsubishi FTO GP Version R Japan, Asia
Nissan 1998 Nissan 240SX SE Japan, Asia
Toyota 2003 Toyota Celica GT-S Japan, Asia
Toyota 2003 Toyota Celica 1.8 WT-I T Sport Japan, Asia
2770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / All quiet on the western front on: August 05, 2004, 01:13:53 PM
pr0ner, did you receive my invites last night?
2771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout 3: Takedown on: August 04, 2004, 08:13:12 PM
FYI:

Many Gamespots have a Burnout 3 demo running in the store.  Also, you can obtain the demo if you preorder the game.

I will be going to my Gamespot tomorrow and preordering for sure.
2772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Forza Motorsport on: August 04, 2004, 04:18:58 PM
Did any of you play it at E3?  I didn't get a chance to play it but I watched a few people play it and it's beautiful.  The people I watched play it (Xbox girls), really sucked at it though so I didn't get to see that much racing, just a lot of crashing.
2773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / creating league. double check your teams on: August 02, 2004, 08:16:06 PM
Jessie, YGM smile
2774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney on: August 01, 2004, 07:03:51 PM
Hey all, I think we should just go ahead and use the built in Tournament feature.  With that said, we can either play a 16 player tournament or a 31 team tourney.  I think we should probably go with 16 since we didn't have 31 originally interested.  Everyone agree?  

I don't have the time nowadays to take care of the hosting etc., so someone else can take over.  


Someone can go ahead and host the league if they want (jessie may be doing so already)



In Both with the Titans, and for the league I think all the team claims should still be valid.
2775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: August 01, 2004, 06:58:56 PM
Quote from: "jessie"
I'm going to see if i can't get the league put together tonight.

Anyone else want in?


Why don't you just go ahead and host it then.  Everyone who claimed their teams in this thread has already said they want in a league.  So, let the team claims stand and host it if you want.
2776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 29, 2004, 03:35:08 PM
If someone else would like to start it that is fine with me.  I just want to play in it with the Titans smile

It appears it's just a matter of setting it up and sending out the invites, both of which I don't know if I will have time to get too soon.  If someone wants to grab the reigns and go with it that would be awesome, just use the team reservations everyone has already posted here.
2777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 29, 2004, 03:34:48 PM
If someone else would like to start it that is fine with me.  I just want to play in it with the Titans smile

It appears it's just a matter of setting it up and sending out the invites, both of which I don't know if I will have time to get too soon.  If someone wants to grab the reigns and go with it that would be awesome, just use the team reservations everyone has already posted here.
2778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / All quiet on the western front on: July 29, 2004, 03:33:13 PM
I'm looking forward to the league as well.
2779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Demo? Rumors on: July 29, 2004, 03:31:07 PM
Quote from: "jimmyorr99"
thats ridiculous, who would get that tatoo, that must be a temp
funny though, not to change topics but are you really expecting the demo out on august 24th like that ilovebees thing says?


I'm not expecting it, just wondering what the chances are.  That would be awesome though.  If they released a multiplayer demo in August it would succeed in increasing the hype for the game even more, as long as the demo was in good shape.
2780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Demo? Rumors on: July 29, 2004, 01:57:23 PM
KS, Halo 2 comes out in Nov. right?  This would be 2 months before.  Correct me if I'm wrong smile
2781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Demo? Rumors on: July 29, 2004, 01:20:08 PM
What do you all think about the ilovebees.com thing?  

Teamxbox has an article on the issue here:

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/6404/Halo-2-Single-Player-Demo-on-August-24th



What if OXM actually puts a demo of Halo 2 in the Sept. Issue?  Could that one issue not become the highest selling issue of a video game magazine ever?  

Any thoughts on all this?
2782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN vs. Madden (From a Sales/Pre-Order Perspective) on: July 28, 2004, 08:38:47 PM
I don't want them both to succeed at all.  I think EA has the far inferior game and has no business being #1, Just as I feel AOL has a far inferior ISP and has no business being #1.
2783  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / All quiet on the western front on: July 28, 2004, 08:33:53 PM
You all look for me online tonight as well.  My friend and I are planning on playing quiet a bit.
2784  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 23, 2004, 09:21:01 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
I believe when I was messing around with the Tournament Creation, that you can either have a 16 or 20 man tournament (you can have different #'s of course, but these two are the closest to where we stand right now).

As of this post, I think we have somewhere around 17 or 18.  

We should at some point discuss a starting date for this.  

If we decide to begin the official Console Gold Season on August 20th, and we want to do the Tournament as a warm-up, we can do that.

I'm sure Eco is on top of this.

LD


Yea, I think that is how we should do it.

I will go ahead and set it up using Live's tournament feature as that makes the most sense.  I will still update the bracket on the website so everyone can keep up with it there as well.  

I will try and work on it Sunday as I'm going out of town tonight.
2785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Setting Up Tourneys. NFL2k5 (Practice Tournament Thread) on: July 23, 2004, 09:17:34 PM
Well crap, I am going out of town but I'll be back late tomorrow night.  I would love to join with the Titans and will as soon as I return.  If it isn't full.
2786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 23, 2004, 02:04:11 PM
Quote from: "Dimmona"
In! Denver Broncos


programmerbob, actually called the Broncos prior to your post.  

Just a heads up smile
2787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Burnout 3: Takedown on: July 22, 2004, 01:51:12 PM
So, now that ESPN 2K5 is out it'll probably stay in my Xbox the most between now and next year's version.  There are still a ton of games I'm looking forward to this year though and Burnout 3 is the next one to come out.  

I've never enjoyed a racing game as much as I enjoyed Burnout 3 at E3, and the version wasn't near complete.  It had such a huge sense of speed, I almost felt tired after playing a few rounds because of how much I tensed up.  The crashes are spectacular.  Period.  Every aspect of the game screams fun and I cannot imagine how much fun it'll be on Xbox Live!

Here are some previews for you all to check out if you haven't already:

http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox/824/Burnout-3-Takedown/p1

Quote
Game of the Year? Sure thing, why not. Yeah, it owns.


Quote
It's technically sharp, eye-openingly pretty, and shockingly fast. You've got to play this.

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/530/530840p1.html
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/522/522992p1.html
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/512/512787p1.html


Quote
Quite simply, the game rocks.

http://xbox.gamespy.com/xbox/burnout-3/528606p1.html






Whatever you do, don't let this game slip by without at least giving it a shot (that is all it will take before you're hooked).
2788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Early Impressions - NFL 2k5 Football on: July 22, 2004, 12:15:03 PM
Great impressions Lockdown, and surprise...  I pretty much agree with you on every point.

I'm loving the game.  I played 2 games last night, the first was 1 on 1 against my friend, then 2 on 2 with some other friends.

The 2 on 2 game was easily one of the best sports gaming experiences I've ever had.  My friend and I lost, even though at halftime we were up by 17 points... frown

Still, it was a great game and I forsee many late nights with this game.

Bravo Sega/VC.
2789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Pricing Strategy on NHL and NBA: $20? on: July 21, 2004, 06:48:03 PM
And welcome to the CG forums! smile
2790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Pricing Strategy on NHL and NBA: $20? on: July 21, 2004, 06:47:44 PM
I hope so too.  I'll by the NBA and NHL games this year, which will be a first for me.

3 more hours till I'm off... frown
2791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 21, 2004, 06:42:16 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
You know what, you guys don't want to wait for me to come back to high speed internet on the 20th of August.  I'll drop from the league.

Good news is the Patriots are free for someone to dominate with  :twisted:


I for one would be fine with that.  I'll go with whatever the majority says though smile

The tournament starts on August 8th, so that would give us time to finish it before the league starts.  And, I think using the tournament as a preseason tournament of sorts is a good idea!
2792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN JULY 20th date is now OFFICIAL on: July 20, 2004, 06:02:36 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
MY EB JUST CALLED AND SAID THEY ARE GETTING THE GAME  IN TONIGHT AT 8PM!!!!   biggrin  biggrin  biggrin

They are sending someone to pick it up special from Miliwaukee...


Ah, lucky dog Hetz!  So, I expect you'll play 2 or 3 games then come here and post right?  Please?! smile
2793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 20, 2004, 06:01:45 PM
I'm serious about it smile
2794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 20, 2004, 04:50:11 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Can I have the Colts then?


Well of course! smile
2795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NCAA Football 2005: Sales Up 100% Over Last Year on: July 20, 2004, 03:36:50 PM
EA was the ignorant one not allowing their games to be on Live!.  First EA game on Live! and BAM, 100% increase in sales.

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/6324/NCAA-Football-2005-Sales-Up-100-Over-Last-Year
2796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 20, 2004, 02:24:49 PM
Ralph, is that ok with you?  If so, you grab another team smile

Loren, I don't know when we should start it.  I kind of think we should wait till after the tournament.  Then the tournament can kind of be a pre-season tournament of sorts.  I'm open to whatever though.
2797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 20, 2004, 02:02:41 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
Geez...you guys start up a league while I'm out of town and my team is gone...d'oh!


Ah, that does suck Loren.  I also thought you jjust weren't interested in the league.

Grab another team though smile
2798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN 2K5 League [Serious Players Only] - Team request on: July 20, 2004, 12:27:51 PM
K, Eagles down for Devil.  He is on vacation afterall, so it's only fair.

I think we might should start the league after the tournament as well.  What do you all think?
2799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN JULY 20th date is now OFFICIAL on: July 20, 2004, 04:21:46 AM
Teamxbox reviewed it!

http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/766/ESPN-NFL-2005/p1

9.5


In regards to Ziff Davis' sold out EGM's review.

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ESPN NFL 2K5 has the best graphics that I have witnessed in a sports game to date.


Sounds like the EGM guys had just eaten 3 magic mushrooms a piece before they reviewed the game.
2800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Poncho Memorial CG X-Box ESPN NFL 2K5 Tourney -Team Requests on: July 19, 2004, 09:45:36 PM
Everyone let me know one way or another if you want to stay in the tournament now that there will also be a league.  Thx.
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