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2081  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / What Should I Upgrade? on: November 01, 2005, 11:00:12 PM
I`m running a 6800gt 256 card and I love it. I`m running a p4 3.0ghz, 1gb ddr etc. I went from a 9800pro 128mb card to this 6800gt 256 card and wow!
2082  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Classic Bands... Who will survive all time. on: November 01, 2005, 10:56:28 PM
Wow! Lots of Ween fans around here. Yea, I`m a mixed nut...I like ALOT of Zappa and Phish, the dead etc. But I love me some Ween...Chocolate and cheese, that`s as good as it gets! biggrin
2083  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Cliché Girl Issues] Act 3/3: Loose Ends on: November 01, 2005, 10:43:11 PM
Quote from: "Bob"
1) if she fucks on the first date, it automatically falls under the category of "wet it and forget it" and for the love of god use a condom!

- You bang a girl out the first night, whats to say you arnt tyhe 30th person she has done that to in the last 2 years? I dont know, but to me a girl loses a lot of respectability when that happens, because (And I know from experience) it almost never happens just once.

As a counter point, I married a "first nighter" and we've been together for 14 years and have 3 children.

 I`ll agree on both sides. Me and my wife didnt wait really all...and we have been together for 10 years. But like I said I see both sides of this.
2084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 will help pc gaming on: November 01, 2005, 10:28:20 PM
Not this again :roll: ... :wink: .

 I see both sides. I have a p4 3.0 ghz, 6800 gt 256mb card, 1 gb ddr etc. It runs everything really good still, to my suprise. But when it starts to fall further behind the tech curve, that`s when the 360 will strike! :wink: For the price I paid for this video card ($399.99, last year) you can get a entire console! I`m gonna try and get in a cycle of playing console games when they are newer and my pc isn`t, then when the console shows it`s age buy a monster PC! I simply can`t keep both going ALL of the time anymore. Too much money, time and effort for me anymore.
2085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to Nov 8th: "The Movies" Updated SUN on: November 01, 2005, 10:19:22 PM
I`d love to grab this day one, but I`m gonna wait. I`m still playing F.E.A.R., COD 2, BF2, DOD:S, WOW and a few others. I don`t NEED another game right now. Plus I`d like to see what people think in a few weeks from release on this one.
2086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (10/31) on: November 01, 2005, 10:10:28 PM
Quote from: "rrmorton"
Finally, a cheap week. I'm gonna return Call of Duty 2 PC and get:

Xbox:  James Bond: From Russia With Love

 Just curious why the return of cod 2?
2087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to Nov 8th: "The Movies" Updated SUN on: November 01, 2005, 10:08:19 PM
A few months ago I would have bought sure. Black and white 2, while fun for me(if I could play it...) , it is a mess for me on the tech side. Just lots of wierd behavior and buggy!!! Fable on the console was fun...and I mean that. But B&W(the 1st), I loved it too...but also a tech mess for me...
 Will the movies be a mess on the consoles?
2088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I`d stay away from the F.E.A.R. patch... on: November 01, 2005, 10:04:39 PM
It looks like ALOT of people are having issues with this 1.02 patch. I`ll stay away from it and see what happens in a few days, it looks like most  everyone is doing this so it shouldn`t be an issue to find a 1.01 server, and 1.01 runs great for me. This reminds me of the first bf2 patch, and it`s recall...ick.

 Anyone here already try it? Any luck? Just curious. Thanks.
2089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty 2 Impressions Thread (minor spoilers only) on: November 01, 2005, 09:16:59 PM
I just started my 2nd play though. This time I went with the hardened difficulty level. The normal wasn`t easy, but I figure this should be more of a challenge(In a good way). I`d love to play some MP of this with you guys sometime. Fun, Fun, Fun.
2090  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Classic Bands... Who will survive all time. on: November 01, 2005, 07:09:24 AM
Definately Ween will... :roll:  I do agree with most of the above posts ^.
2091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty 2 Impressions Thread (minor spoilers only) on: November 01, 2005, 06:45:08 AM
Wow, not alot of impressions flowing on this one. Well, I played the SP all the way through the Mp for a few hours and what a great game, a really great game! I`m running a p4 3.0 ghz, 1gb ddr, 6800gt 256mb card( 81.85, newest official ones) and it runs great. I just keep the setting at the auto config settings besides I turned fsaa to 2x, and the resolution to 1024x768. It runs and looks GREAT! This was a nicely timed pick-me-up for me. Great game.
2092  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I had to put my cat to sleep... on: November 01, 2005, 06:31:31 AM
Thanks again guys. That did seem to help a bit. I`m sure over time it will get a bit more easy. We`re actually holding up alright, but sure is rough. Thanks again, and here`s a noob question. How could I post a few pics of him here? I`m a total noob to some things as you see, thx :wink: .
2093  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I had to put my cat to sleep... on: October 31, 2005, 06:44:29 AM
Thanks guys, alot of you sure are up late :wink: . Ya, it sucks bigtime. It`s horrible, and on top of that it`s SUPER expensive, and there`s really not much more to say other than how much it sucks. Maybe I`ll show off some pictures when I get the chance. I`ve been busy with alot of stuff on top of this too frown .
2094  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I had to put my cat to sleep... on: October 31, 2005, 05:58:06 AM
:cry: . He was only 18 months old. He had lower urinary track disease(NOT infection). It just popped up one day, and literally a week later he is gone. He spent 5 days at the vet and nothing really helped. So even though it was the worst thing ive ever had to do, he wasnt going to get any I guess we did make the right choice.

 We have a dog with liver disease that`s not even 6. He had a blood transfusion, cancer treatment, he had a problem were he couldn`t walk temporarily completely out of the blue. After all of that, he is doing great, and we hope he continues that route.

 Sorry, I sound like a little kid, and I`m rambling...but, wow. Sometimes things just suck.  :cry:  Well, I feel better after getting that out. Anyone else have any horrid "luck" :roll:  with animals? I don`t really want to turn this into the world most depressing thread, but I`m interested.
2095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who else got a copy of F.E.A.R a day early? on: October 25, 2005, 05:57:24 AM
I`m half way through a second time, and still loving it. It`s not perfect, but damn close, and damn fun.
2096  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Scoop on Poop on: October 21, 2005, 10:14:57 AM
LOL! :o  Ah, another discussion on poop, heh.
2097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Do you feel old? on: October 21, 2005, 10:11:42 AM
I`ll be 30 early next year, and while that is only somewhat old :roll: , it`s still the same effect.

 Things either suck and take forever or are enjoyable and fly by WAY too fast.

 Don`t mind me it`s way too early, but yes I do certainly agree with you :wink: .
2098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Review on: October 21, 2005, 08:20:45 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
Meteos gets old fast in a way that Lumines never did.

 It`s the other way around for me at least :wink: .
2099  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who else got a copy of F.E.A.R a day early? on: October 21, 2005, 08:18:39 AM
I just finished this game. Holy shit! I haven`t done this before...well in a long while anyways...
 I bought it on tuesday. I played on tuesday(5 hours), wednesday(3 hours), and thurday(tonight, 3 more...). I have the urge to boot it up again and restart it on a higher difficulty level tomarrow night too! :shock: .
 What a truely awesome game, seriously. Like the Max Payne series, it wasn`t the longest game...BUT, also like that series(for me at least) the replayability is/was rather high. Just plain fun,fun,fun!
2100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who else got a copy of F.E.A.R a day early? on: October 20, 2005, 08:54:28 AM
Quote from: "depward"
I dunno, I would REALLY consider getting F.E.A.R. if my computer was up to snuff.  I just don't think I would enjoy it with a low framerate and graphical options turned down really low.

 What are you running?
2101  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / I'm thinking about buying this rig. Am I a complete idiot? on: October 20, 2005, 07:50:05 AM
Quote from: "hohum"
Quote from: "Graham"
Seems a bit high to me personally....but I didn't price anything.

If you happen to price anything in this neighborhood, you might be in for a rude awakening. smile  These suckers are beginning to cost real money.

Falcon Northwest/Alienware for comparable rig's invites serious sticker shock. smile

 I`m not going to deny that^, but this FNW has served me reallllllllll good over the years :wink: . They know how to sell, build, and support them like no other it seems.
2102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Who else got a copy of F.E.A.R a day early? on: October 20, 2005, 07:25:23 AM
Wow, I`ve played this ALOT in the last two night. I NEVER sit down and play a game for 5 hours at a time...but I managed to do just that, and then 3 more tonight...I`ve still got a little ways to go, and I`ll fire this right up after I beat it on a hard difficulty level. I NEVER do that! :shock:
 The MP demo ran fine, but the first and only time I tried the retail mp It gave me an error right in the browser :x , but I haven`t tried it again and the SP game runs GREAT! I`d assume that new drivers or a patch will kill that bug.
 I`m running it on a 3.0ghz, 1gb ddr, 6800gt, and it runs really well, better than I had guessed it would. This ones a keeper!
2103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need a good computer, that can run WoW with NO problems on: October 13, 2005, 10:27:57 PM
I`d recommend a falcon northwest. Look at the prebuilt ones, not the others. I can`t comment on those specifically, but the support and sales there is very good. It might be too much to spend, but like I said I haven`t really looked into those. Worth a look.
2104  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Creative Audigy 2 driver issues!!! Can anyone help? on: October 13, 2005, 10:22:40 PM
Ok, here`s the deal...

 This PC is a falcon northwest, I`ve been very happy with it, but that`s beside the point :wink: .

  Last time after I ran my rescue disk, I went to update my sound drivers just like many times before. This time it says it cannot detect my card...even though windows sees it, and even though it works fine with the drivers that are currently installed. This was through the auto-update feature on the creative site. So, I tried the manual update...the same thing. I looked on the forums and this is definately a widespread issue.
 I spoke with the excellent support at falcon(and I`m waiting to hear from them as we speak) and the one guy said he has seen this 2 dozen times! :shock: . He says( I think so anywho, that`s what I am waiting to confirm) that a full reinstall of windows did the trick. Well, I`d obviously rather just run the rescue disk, cuz it`s ALOT less work and the drivers on there seem good enough...for now...Then I look around at the creative forums and lots of people have reinstalled windows etc, and still no luck. I don`t want to do MORE work and have no drivers at all, but I don`t want to run the rescue disk and be "stuck" with dated drivers...
 Any ideas? Has anyone here heard of this, or witnessed this themselves?

 On top of all of that I tried some work around on the forums and it gave me a blue screen and my sound drivers are now corrupted or missing...and my pc beeps...Which is fine since I`m going to redo everything one way or another, BUT, I`d like some plan of attack here so I only redo things once. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
2105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN F.E.A.R. Impressions! on: October 12, 2005, 07:27:48 AM
one word...SOLD! :shock:  Fun mp too, even though I`m not usually a fan of this more standard fps mp stuff, I simply love this!
2106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN F.E.A.R. Impressions! on: October 12, 2005, 06:41:02 AM
wow, nice sp demo. runs good enough, and it looks like the full version will run abit better! Im grabbing the mp demo too!
2107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / IGN F.E.A.R. Impressions! on: October 12, 2005, 05:03:55 AM
I`m actually just getting the sp demo right now, I`m behind the times :wink: . I`m looking forward to this VERY much, that ign hands-on says it run well on a 3.0ghz w/ a 6800gt, that`s what i got! Tongue  In fact, i need to do this anywho, so I`m doing a clean install of windows etc this week/weekend. Hope this one`s a goodie!
2108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Animal Crossing DS Famitsu Scans on: October 06, 2005, 10:06:48 PM
Me and my wife are REALLY looking forward to this one!
2109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / DS - Does any game need the dual screen? on: October 06, 2005, 10:01:51 PM
Nintendogs, meteos, and wario ware all use it pretty nicely.
2110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind... on: October 06, 2005, 09:58:21 PM
Yea, I usually don`t mind him in his "loud" roles :wink: . But in man on the moon, this and like you said truman, I think he`s great. I was just flat out floored by how well theis movie worked. Some movies seem like a good idea, bu then they`re really not fun to watch...This was a great idea, put together really well IMHO. Great flick!
2111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: October 06, 2005, 09:55:26 PM
Thanks for the heads up on that beta driver, but if I can get a official one that works, I`ll go that route first. So who here has nvidia hardware, 6800gt or other, and what drivers are you using? Thanks again.
2112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: October 06, 2005, 07:43:28 PM
Thx. If I need to I`ll try the 77.72, are they official? BTW, what other games do you play with them, and with what results? Thx again :wink: !
2113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind... on: October 06, 2005, 09:16:17 AM
I know I`m late to the party here, but wow. What a frickin` GREAT movie. BTW, did I get the name right? :wink: We rented this last weekend and I was floored, really floored. I still haven`t returned it, I have it for a few more days...for the first time in ages I might watch the same movie TWICE in a week! That`s bigtime for me :shock: .
 So, anyone else absolutely love this movie?
2114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: October 06, 2005, 07:48:28 AM
I looked around and...there is a patch coming out already, lots of fixes. I did not see this one though, has anyone here witnessed the issue I spoke of?

 Actually, this is it, have a look...

 Correct me if I`m wrong, but doesn`t it say that the 78.01 or whatever the newest ones are have no changes from the 77.77  aside from the 6500 supports, or something or other?
2115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: October 06, 2005, 07:21:46 AM
This game flat out rock. I just played for a few hours and wow. I had to force myself to put it down. I`m very pleased with this so far, this game is seriously in a league of it`s own. Great game. The only this is...heh. I think the drivers im running don`t like the game, Im running the 77.77 I think on 6800 gt and my creature looks like he has ropes hanging off of him , it`s odd and no, it`s not the leash... :roll: . I figure it`s something fixable, so I`m off to look around. Great game though, really great so far.
2116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where do you live and do you like it? If you could live... on: October 02, 2005, 05:35:31 AM
Interesting reads indeed. Does anyone here live in Vermont or Maine? That`s where it`s at! :wink:
2117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Married? Kids? on: October 02, 2005, 05:34:10 AM
Married for a year and a half, but I`ve been with her for 10 years,and we`ve lived together for 8 or so...we rushed into it :roll: . heh. No kids, and no plans on it. I like kids, just not that much :wink: . That`s alot of responsibilty!
2118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black & White 2 .... on: October 02, 2005, 05:32:01 AM
It`s coming in a few days...
2119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I'm preloading Day of Defeat: Source right now on: October 01, 2005, 08:01:26 AM
Well, chalk it up to just plain wackyness or something :? , maybe that small fix on tuesday fixed it. After monday I didnt even try to play until today(I was pissed :roll: ), so I fired it up today and it plays great. So I hope that`s the end of that :wink: , that`s for sure! And BTW, DOD:S just plain rocks. Great game, and funny enough...even with that new lighting on etc, it runs smoother thats cs:s for me. Cs:s runs good, but this seems even smoother.
2120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Big Ass TV Thread on: October 01, 2005, 04:00:29 AM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Harpua3"
I have a sony 32inch trinitron. It does 480i,480p,720p,1080i, but no widescreen frown , but it still rocks! biggrin . I don`t mind no widescreen and it`s big enough for our small apartment living room. GREAT picture!

I'm assuming that your monitor has an aspect ratio button to change between 4:3 and 16:9?  If so then you are still doing "widescreen."  Change the aspect ratio to 16:9 on the TV and make sure the video source (game console, DVD, etc) is also set up for 16:9 displays and you're in business.  

I bought a 32" HDTV for my gaming TV for just that reason- when watching widescreen content I get approximately a 30" screen.  However when watching standard content (which was important since I play a lot of older games) I'm getting 32" of picture.  If I had gone with the comparably priced 30" widescreen models then my widescreen picture wouldn't have been any bigger but standard content would only be 24" diagonal.  

As long as you're fine with black bars then I think 32" HDTVs are a great tradeoff if you'll spend a healthy portion of the time viewing non-HD material.

 Ya, I don`t mind the black bars at all really. It does have a 16:9 enhanced function or something or other. I just haven`t tried it out, I`m sure with the 360 I will though;)
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