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1761  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F.E.A.R. PC (CD), BF2 (DVD), Monster Video cables for Xbox, HD cables for Cube on: September 06, 2006, 06:20:12 AM

 I`m also trying to get rid of a 9700pro 128mb card. I really just want to get rid of this stuff. Like I said I`ll listen to any offer...Well.. icon_wink
1762  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New router, a few questions. on: September 06, 2006, 05:02:48 AM

 I`ll give it a go. Is that the right way to deal with it? Or should something be open?
1763  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! New issue!!! on: September 06, 2006, 04:58:59 AM

 I did look at that, but like I said the linksys one did the trick for me. Now just the other issue...any ideas?
1764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Since I got a wireless router and I have AC:WW... on: September 06, 2006, 04:57:10 AM

 I will do so. Thanks a bunch!
1765  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / New router, a few questions. on: September 05, 2006, 04:31:18 AM
 I grabbed a linksys WRT54GS and with the 360, the DS and the PC...everything but gaming on the PC so far...it works great. But when I go to play CS:S, and I only got this far, it doesn`t show anyones name in the list of players on a server and it shows my ping at 2000 :icon_sad:. I`m assuming I need to open ports :icon_confused:, but no idea what and where. I only have hl2 games on here with WoW at the time. Any ideas? And I`d assume since the other things work fine they don`t need anything opened? Thanks!
1766  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Since I got a wireless router and I have AC:WW... on: September 05, 2006, 04:05:34 AM

 Gimme some friends towns info thingy dohicky icon_lol. You know what I mean. The wife and I would be delighted to come to your towns and we would behave icon_smile. I also have mario kart and metroid, both of which are lots of fun! I`m up for DS loving!
1767  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / F.E.A.R. PC (CD), BF2 (DVD), Monster Video cables for Xbox, HD cables for Cube on: September 05, 2006, 04:02:09 AM

 The title says it all. I`m just trying to get rid of it all. I`m interested in any offers. All in frickin great condition. I treat my stuff well icon_biggrin.
1768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! New issue!!! on: September 05, 2006, 03:58:08 AM

 Here`s the deal now. I just got a linksys router, the wrt54gc, er or something like that :slywink:. It works great for my DS, 360 and PC so far. But, and this happened before the router so it`s not the issue, my dashboard and my pgr3 were locking up. It also said it couldn`t play some of my music... After I deleted all of the music it hasn`t done it since  paranoid. I "ripped" ,as the dashboard calls it, some music onto it off of some old cd-r stuff. They myight be crappy but...do you think it is the disks, or maybe the system or the harddrive? It was fine until I put on the music is seems, and since I took it off it seems fine paranoid. Any ideas. I picked up a memory card to be safe.
1769  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! on: August 31, 2006, 10:37:06 PM

 Mine is an old revision. A, I believe.
1770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! on: August 31, 2006, 09:13:01 PM
 No, I`m going to run everything BUT the DS still wired. I already have the cable setup and whatnot. But thanks for the advice, maybe in the future I will. So any wireless router suggestions?
1771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! on: August 31, 2006, 08:47:05 PM
 Ok, once more...sorry about the long time in between posts. Since I have no working router setup I have to do the switchy plug thing disgust, and since Oblivion ABSOLUTELY ROCKS!!! thumbsup nod Tongue, I haven`t been using the PC much recently (my poor WOW account icon_frown). But...I did try all of the above listed and still no dice. So I called tech for DLINK, and get this. Even though it was supported when I bought and worked with the original XBox, the DI-604, my revision at least, is no longer supported for Xbox Live!, and they pulled the firmware updates of off their website for it. So..............................I did want a wireless router for my DS anyways. I was thinking of just grabbing one of those and continuing to run my PC and console wired and the DS (obviously) wirelessly. Any suggestions? I *might* go out tonight and look and/or pick one up. So, let me have it. ? ? ?

 And, BTW I`m looking at the linksys models as we speak. I obviously want this to work for the DS and Live!
1772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! on: August 27, 2006, 08:19:28 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on August 25, 2006, 01:57:36 PM

Connect your 360 directly to your modem, ie, bypass your router entirely.

Try playing then.  If it doesn't work, it's a problem with some combination of your modem, your 360, your ISP, and/or XBox Live.

If it works, well, the 360 hates your router.

My brother's 360 is connected to a router which serves two other computers on top of the 360.  Chromehounds will sometimes thrash and whine and cause drops from XBL, but it's not in any kind of pattern or frequency that would suggest a problem.

 Sorry I took so long to respond. You nailed it. I removed the router out of the picture and all good! icon_biggrin So, I wonder if that is the same fix for you Calvin. What`s your setup like? I`ll check back sooner this time, and thx for the help guys. I thought it might be that but since the router is on the xbox360 compatible list...and it worked fine with my original xbox... saywhat. So who knows. I`m looking into updating my router too, even though the firmware updates disappeared from dlinks site...any ideas there?
1773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! on: August 25, 2006, 09:00:01 AM
 And now after I just stayed up all night looking into this...Still nothing.  finger

 I`m sure I`ll figure it out...eventually...with your help guys! nod
1774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! on: August 25, 2006, 07:57:43 AM

 I thought it was late earlier... eek
 
 Anywho, it seems to be anyone...any game I join...ick. I`m going to continue the search for answers. Thanks for the suggestion though, and keep `em coming icon_wink.
1775  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just recently got a 360 and I need some help. Plz help me! New issue!!! on: August 25, 2006, 05:53:58 AM
 
 Ok, here`s the deal. I got a 360 just a few days ago with graw and a charge and play kit and the warranty icon_wink. I`m just running a wired connection through my router to the 360. Everything seems all good ASIDE from graw dropping me from Live! everytime I go to play the MP. I thought, it did it in the dashboard too, but the more I think about it, I think it`s only dropped me in the MP game (i think icon_lol). It will say "lost connection from xbox Live!" or something like that. Then afterwards it just connects back right up to Live! saywhat I have no other games to test. But the tests all pass on the network test thingy. The tech support I spoke with had me set up a dmz on my router for just the 360, but no such luck. I can download the hell out of demos etc all fine (infact I got the dead rising demo and it seemed very fast), but the MP in this game...
 
 So, any ideas? Anyone have issues like this? I`m sure I`m forgetting some details, but it`s late so... I`ll check back soon enough to see what you guys think and I`m sure I`ll remember some details. Thanks.
1776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Has Portable Gaming Changed Your Gaming Habits? on: July 26, 2006, 06:00:09 AM
I NEVER had a handheld until about 2 or so years ago. I`m 30...`ish :wink: ! I got a GBA SP then and loved it, and traded up to the DS and love it. The wife and I both have one. I had a PSP but...not for me I guess.
1777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Please Explain Animal Crossing: Wild World to me on: July 26, 2006, 05:55:52 AM
I started the AC:WW thread so I`ll chime in :wink: . It is a love it or hate it kinda thing. I didn`t think I`d like it, but the wife and I loved it on the cube and REALLY dig it on the DS with 2 systems and 2 carts. Great fun!
1778  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A quick STEAM question... on: May 13, 2006, 12:47:58 PM
I have HL2 on DVD and I usually just install off of there...but...I don`t plan on playing HL2, just dod:s and cs:s, and down the road some others. Is it possible to just download Steam and get only what I need not install all of the stuff off of the DVD? And would it be worth it, or would it just take forever to download stuff that way? Any ideas?
1779  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 22, 2006, 09:43:50 AM
Wow, the anger is felt not only by me :!: . I used to know alot of decent EB employees. They all quit, I wonder why :roll: .

 I love the "do you have any trades" question also... :roll:

 I`ll post back after I deal with this...
1780  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 22, 2006, 06:37:37 AM
The RAGE won`t let me sleep!!! :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  Just kiddin`. I`m just drinking some beers and playing WOW :wink: . But, it seriously does piss me off.
1781  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What will you be playing this weekend? on: April 22, 2006, 06:07:12 AM
I gotta get my new warrior in WOW leveled up.

 Play some of The Warriors on XBox.

 Play some Meteos with the wife, most likely some mario kart and animal crossing also.

 Play a game called "SCREAM IN THE FACE OF SOME ASSHOLE EB EMPLOYEE!!!" :twisted:

 Or something like that...BTW the last two are related and if you want to know how, look at my thread in the off-topic section. :wink:
1782  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Wow, I hated gamespot and EB before but now I really do... on: April 22, 2006, 06:03:27 AM
I`ve read numerous threads about this before and whatnot...well...

 I really HATE the way the these dumbass stores can sell used as new. Once I got a "floor copy" of rallisport for xbox (back in the day :wink: ) and under the lights in the store it looked fine, I get home and look at it, and wow. It was all fucked up. It looked like someone put it on the ground and stepped on it and actually tried to hurt the disc. They were all like, "Oh wow, how did that happen?!?", " that never happens!" etc. etc.

 That was years ago, and since then I`ve only purchased MAYBE 2 floor copies of stuff because of this crap. And in the last 2 years or so, I haven`t bought any.

 Well, my wife wanted a copy of meteos so we could play together since I have one and she likes it. I found a EB that had two NEW copies or so they said. So we get there and there it is, all opened and whatnot. Both were like this...Well, it looked in really good shape and I left it up to my wife. Either to take this one, or we`d go looking for another. Since it`s kinda hard to come by at this point, she decided just to get this one. She knows I HATE to do this, but it is her copy. So that`s what she did. No biggie.

 We just got around to playing it earlier tonight and guess WHAT!?! Since meteos keeps stats...we found out that it was first turned on at 7PM ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT!!! The damn store wasn`t even open then, so they can`t just bullshit me into thinking someone at the store played it. Which IMHO is wrong also. So we payed for a NEW one and got a USED one!!! :evil: .

  So since the game and case etc. is really in great shape and it was only used once before, we plan on keeping this copy. Literally it was only turned on once before, I know that also because the stats tell how many times you turned on, when it was first powered on etc. But, wow are they going to have to deal with some shit from me tomarrow! I fucking can`t stand this kind of shit!

 I feel better after venting :wink: , but why Oh why can`t anyone do what they are supposed to?

 Plus anytime I open something it`s "used" in their eyes, but the other way around...NOPE! :roll: Anywho anyone else just as angered by this bullshit?
1783  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / I have had it with researching a laptop purchase! on: April 21, 2006, 09:17:45 AM
I`d look at Falcon Northwest (I`ve had a great experence with them) over Dell or Alienware.
1784  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Faulty RAM chip? on: April 21, 2006, 09:16:02 AM
Memtest does work good, I`ll agree with that...even though I`m late... :wink:
1785  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / 7900 GT Drivers? on: April 21, 2006, 09:14:38 AM
I have a BFG 6800 GT and I love this thing. I had to call them once for something, and get this...it actually seemed like they knew what they were talking about Tongue .
1786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Broadband on: April 21, 2006, 04:51:29 AM
I so agree. No broadband, me no live there! :wink:
1787  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Late to the party but...bare with me...Can you dig it?! on: April 20, 2006, 04:23:57 AM
Lol, good replies guys. I`m still...loving it, ah I saved you from me saying that catch phrase again...or did I :wink: BTW, when is robot chicken on?!?
1788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Recommend a good gaming rig on: April 18, 2006, 07:25:49 AM
Quote from: "soulbringer"
If you decide to go with one of the manufacturers mentioned.  I recommend Falcon-NW.. I have had Alienwares as well as Falcon and Falcon blows them away imo.   I Have had it for 2.5 years now and its the best rig I ever owned.  I did not/still do not have the patience to build my own rig but I agree you can save money by doing so.  Will be buying another Falcon next year.  Look at their website and configure a rig.. You can get a very nice one for what your budgeting over at Falcon.


 I`m late to comment :oops: , but I can echo the above comments!
1789  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 24 Contest: Non Entry Feedback Thread on: April 18, 2006, 07:06:53 AM
Hmmm. I LOVE!!! 24 and have since season one. The reviews I read, aside from here, made the game sound flat out aweful. Which is it?
1790  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Late to the party but...bare with me...Can you dig it?! on: April 18, 2006, 05:36:49 AM
Wow, if you don`t know what I`m speaking of, well it`s the warriors. After all the GTA stuff got old, I was wondering if I`d buy another rockstar game anytime soon...well, I did. They did a great job on this game. If you liked the movie or not, I`d think you`d enjoy this one. Anyone else play this sucker? BTW, it just dropped from 49.99 to 29.99!
1791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 30, 2006, 05:42:38 AM
Quote from: "warning"
You should be fine unless you just have to have everything maxed.

My system is similar but with a 6600GT 128mb and I run it at 1024x768 on Medium detail and it looks great.


 Thanks and that`s fine by me!
1792  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 28, 2006, 11:17:48 AM
Sorry to invade the console forum with this but...

 I`m running a p4 3.0, 1gig ddr, 6800gt 256mb card. I don`t plan on getting a 360 for a few months still or so  :x ! So any idea how well this will run on my PC? Or should I hold out until I grab a 360? Hmm...
1793  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime:Hunters reviews are coming in,and impressions! on: March 28, 2006, 11:13:39 AM
Fyedaddy or anyone else playing this still? It`s still eating up my DS time recently.
1794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal crossing reviews and hopefully impressions! on: March 28, 2006, 11:12:11 AM
Wow. I simply can`t believe that we are still playing this game so often and have no plans to quit. I thought I fully understood how to get the golden tools, but...anyone care to explain and maybe I`ll see what I`m doing wrong. Gotta love AC though!
1795  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime:Hunters reviews are coming in,and impressions! on: March 26, 2006, 10:34:22 PM
It`s still enjoyable over here for me :wink: . I do agree the single player is repetative, but I`m still finding it very fun. As far as the controls go, I can see your point, but for me, the controls are great and suprisingly painless.
1796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime:Hunters reviews are coming in,and impressions! on: March 24, 2006, 09:00:43 AM
It`s still going strong! :wink:
1797  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime:Hunters reviews are coming in,and impressions! on: March 23, 2006, 07:04:47 AM
Quote from: "depward"
Quote from: "Harpua3"
Like I said it`s not perfect, that`s for sure. But, what it does well, as far as I`m concerned, it does REALLY well. I can`t wait to play somemore tonight. Break out the headphones for this, and it suprisingly get pretty immersive. I`ll post some more impressions as I get further and play some more MP against bots as of now anyways.

Yeah the sound effects / music rock with headphones.  I don't think many people know just how amazingly great Animal Crossing sounds when you have headphones on.  It makes a TON of difference in quality.


 Lol, I thought I was the only person who did that... :oops: . heh.

 I got a bit further tonight and it just got alot better even. I`m really enjoying this. I`m sure some won`t, but I sure as hell am. I can`t wait to pick up a router for the wifi too Tongue !
1798  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime:Hunters reviews are coming in,and impressions! on: March 23, 2006, 02:23:40 AM
Like I said it`s not perfect, that`s for sure. But, what it does well, as far as I`m concerned, it does REALLY well. I can`t wait to play somemore tonight. Break out the headphones for this, and it suprisingly get pretty immersive. I`ll post some more impressions as I get further and play some more MP against bots as of now anyways.
1799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 23, 2006, 02:19:34 AM
So anyone here with a p4 3.0, 6800GT 256mb, and a gig a ddr running this puppy? I need to work out some little issues with my PC, but this might force me  to do it faster.  :wink:If so, how`s it run?
1800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime:Hunters reviews are coming in,and impressions! on: March 22, 2006, 09:10:09 AM
Ok wow! Now after that playtime I just put into that, just WOW! Now don`t get me wrong, it`s far from perfect, but it is THE BEST FPS on a handheld ever (which isn`t saying much really in itself...), it simply has to do with the great control, once you get used to it of course :wink: .

 The campaign or adventure mode as they call it better than some were making it out to sound like. I`m enjoying it quite a bit really. It`s straight forward shooting with puzzles and whatnot , but this is really the first good FPS on a handheld and overall the singler player is quite fun. Maybe people with other expectations would think otherwise, got me :? .

 The graphics look better the more I play. For a DS game, this is top notch stuff. Up against anything the look of this game is good really. The sound is also really good, same for music etc. I read someone didn`t like the music...well... :? got me there too. I was using my Bose tripod headhpones with this game and it rocked. The overall presentation is very well put together also.

 Has anyone played on wifi? I played bots quite a bit, and they seem fun enough that`s for sure.

 Like I said it`s not perfect... It is like a maze in some areas, kinda like Halo and H2. But since I`m sitting and playing this on a handheld!!! :shock: The things that are "wrong" with the game, really don`t take anything away from it for me so far. Overall I`m very impessed and I need sleep :o

 . But, the pros IMHO, FAR outweigh the cons in this case. Like I said before too, it is WAY more action-y, if you will, than Prime on the GC. But I`m liking that aspect alot so far.

 I`ll grab a router VERY, VERY soon! Tongue
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