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2961  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / SATA questions on: December 22, 2008, 05:59:41 PM
Building a computer for my little brother and this is the first time building one that has all SATA drives - two hard drives and two removable, so a couple of perhaps silly questions.

1. The way I plugged things in I ended up with each hard drive as "master" paired with a removable as a "slave" to it. I want the two hard drives on difference channels but wasn't sure if there way any issue slaving the other drives off of them or if they should be on a different (totally separate) channel and perhaps slaved together? Or does it all not really make that much of a difference? icon_neutral

2. I also got the two hard drives "backwards" so the smaller one for the O/S was "drive 1" while the large one was "drive 0". Vista didn't seem to care and asked me which of the two to install on and everything drive letter wise is fine. Was just wondering if not having the boot drive as drive zero would affect / confuse anything down the line?  If so, is it as simple as just swapping the two SATA connectors on the motherboard?

Thanks!
2962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing Sacred 2? on: December 20, 2008, 03:33:18 PM
I have the UK Collectors Edition and, as posted earlier, a reinstall didn't work for me with the 2.34 patch. However, what *did* work was something posted in the thread I linked to. Rather than go from the installed 2.02 directly to 2.12, I had to use two patches - 2.02 to 2.10 and then 2.10 to 2.12 and then everything after that went fine.

However, having display driver problems that prevent me from playing, but that's a subject for another post.  icon_evil

2963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing Sacred 2? on: December 18, 2008, 04:20:54 PM
Well, apparently this is a huge issue affecting quite a number of peoples. May need to wait until they get it sorted out.

http://forum.sacredeng.ascaron-net.com/showthread.php?t=53781
2964  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone else playing Sacred 2? on: December 18, 2008, 02:10:43 PM
Anyone else having a problem installing the latest (2.34) patch? It does a check to make sure none of the files it will update have been "modified" and when I first ran it against my 2.31 version with the Elite textures loaded, it failed saying files were modified. Fine, figured it was the Elite stuff, so uninstalled and tried again. Still failed. Fine, uninstalled the dang game and did a clean reinstall - 2.02, patch to 2.12 then patch to 2.31 without ever launching the game or adding the Elite textures. The 2.34 patch still fails for the same reason.  icon_evil

This is the UK Collectors edition, btw and using UK patches as well.
2965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 impressions thread on: December 15, 2008, 07:03:53 PM

Quote from: mytocles on December 15, 2008, 06:21:38 PM

Quote from: jblank on December 15, 2008, 05:54:36 PM

Anyone know if it is possible to change weapons in VATS mode so you can lob a grenade, then switch to a pistol/rifle, and fire again?

Hmm, I don't think so, if you mean what I think you do.  You can hotkey your weapon choices, to make the switch faster, but once inside VATS, I'm pretty sure it goes for as many moves as you've entered into it, with the equipped weapon when you entered VATS.  Of course, that is until the target dies, or you run out of AP. I was always finding myself deciding whether to put every shot on the first mob, then if it dies before all the AP's are used up - pick the next target, and on - or put two shots on one, then add one or two to the next nearest enemy, etc.  For what you want, you'd have to do it manually, outside of VATS, but you could switch weapons then.  There should be plenty of time to do that with the hotkeys, before moving to the next enemy - especially if you took cover right away.

Btw, there is a perk you can get at level 20, that I think is the best one in the game!  Make sure you choose your perks carefully prior to level 20, so you can choose this one, if you think it's as good as I do.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm not in my game now, so I don't know the title of the perk, but this is what it does:  if you kill a mob while in VATS, your AP is completely refilled.  Now, I know that all I have to do is put all my VATS shots on the nearest enemy, if I kill it, I have full AP for the next closest mob.

 icon_razz

Just got that one when I hit level 20 over the weekend. Me likey. Alot.  nod
Spoiler for Hiden:
Death's Sprint or something close to that.
2966  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: December 11, 2008, 05:09:33 PM
More details:

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/12/11/more-fallout-3-dlc-details-revealed
2967  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps2] persona 4 impressions on: December 10, 2008, 10:25:52 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 10, 2008, 08:41:20 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 10, 2008, 08:40:10 PM

You can order it directly from the publisher, Double Jump Books.

Yeah but I'm too impatient for that- without Amazon's Prime shipping I would have to wait all the way until next week most likely....

I was almost going to add a disclaimer along the lines of "unless it's one of those gotta have it right now moments". icon_wink
2968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps2] persona 4 impressions on: December 10, 2008, 08:40:10 PM
You can order it directly from the publisher, Double Jump Books.
2969  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS HOME starts on Dec 11 on: December 10, 2008, 08:36:59 PM
Saw this linked from Blues News - alleged upcoming content for Home.
2970  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The 360 survival rate thread on: December 10, 2008, 03:31:13 PM
My first 360 was an Pro I bought 12/2006 and sold to a friend, it is still working. Replaced it with an Elite 09/2007 and (knocks on wood) it is still working although it does seem to have an issue every now and then.
2971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/08) on: December 10, 2008, 03:20:23 PM
Sorry, thought about mentioning that it had just gone up to explain why you probably hadn't seen it yet, but by then I was long gone.  crybaby

200 hours?  Good Lord, I thought I was nearing the end of my wandering at 55+ hours, guess not! And that explains all the Achievements.  Tongue
2972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/08) on: December 09, 2008, 05:02:13 PM
Start here... as in here here:

http://gamingtrend.com/Reviews/review/review.php?ReviewID=1171

 icon_wink
2973  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do you read, or post, on GT? on: December 09, 2008, 03:17:21 PM
Typically - Console, PC, Hardware. Maybe a trip to Steals & Deals. Once in a blue moon I'll venture into Off Topic but that tends to be a sink hole that takes me way too long to pull myself back out of.  icon_smile
2974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/08) on: December 09, 2008, 03:12:19 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on December 09, 2008, 02:57:44 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 09, 2008, 01:56:34 AM

Quote from: Big Jake on December 09, 2008, 01:07:18 AM

Persona 4 Pre-ordered.  Amazon tells me it's already shipped too, with delivery for tomorrow.

Gotta get back to P3:Fes, which I've been working on this week!

After looking at an estimated delivery date of Friday for the last umpty, I come home to find it shipped today and will be here Wednesday. Yipes!  icon_lol

yeah, i was surprised to see mine set for delivery tomorrow (tho the bonus pack still reads 12/11)...

Interesting. I pre-ordered both and both shipped on Monday, 2nd day Prime shipping.
2975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Sweet Jeebus! on: December 09, 2008, 03:07:57 PM
While there certainly were shortages here in Colorado in the past, that hasn't been the case for some time now. You can pretty easily find piles of Wii consoles in stores. Can't say the same for the Wii Fit, however.
2976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/08) on: December 09, 2008, 01:56:34 AM

Quote from: Big Jake on December 09, 2008, 01:07:18 AM

Persona 4 Pre-ordered.  Amazon tells me it's already shipped too, with delivery for tomorrow.

Gotta get back to P3:Fes, which I've been working on this week!

After looking at an estimated delivery date of Friday for the last umpty, I come home to find it shipped today and will be here Wednesday. Yipes!  icon_lol
2977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/08) on: December 08, 2008, 01:57:45 PM
Persona 4 - pre-ordered from Amazon oh so long ago.
2978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Friends List Etiquette on: December 08, 2008, 01:55:37 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 07, 2008, 10:53:31 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 07, 2008, 10:31:30 PM

Quote from: Razgon on December 06, 2008, 11:30:33 AM

I think I have 9 people on my friendslist....

*cry for help that was completely ignored*

Spoiler for Hiden:
;-)

So, what's your gamertag?  I didn't see it in the official Multiplayer forum list.

And it ain't "Razgon".  icon_frown
2979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: December 07, 2008, 10:33:07 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 07, 2008, 06:11:13 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 07, 2008, 05:40:14 PM

Is that really true?

Seriously: the only reason I haven't purchased Paradise at the myriad of $15-$20 sales this year is because of the insane lack of a "Restart Event" feature.  If that's going to be patched in, I'll buy it today!

-Autistic Angel

Well, at this point, that seems to be in the PC version.  No word has come about the consoles.  However, if they don't add it, they're just dicks.

Not sure why people think this would just be the PC version. They mention in the podcast and on the Products page for "The Ultimate Box" that it will be on the PS3, the 360 and "for the first time ever" the PC. So it seems that the PC gets the focus because it will be brand new on that platform, but everything will be available across the board including the "Party Pack" and the "mountain of new refinements" in February 2009.
2980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Friends List Etiquette on: December 07, 2008, 10:18:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 07, 2008, 08:31:34 PM

Quote from: mytocles on December 07, 2008, 08:14:49 PM

Okay, this is probably totally obvious... but I'm not feeling great today and I've misplaced my brain, so I'll just ask:

What the heck is FR, lol?

I'm guessing it means a Friend Request, and you've got one from me as well.  smile  Like you, I don't tend to play much multiplayer but I do like to see what everyone else is playing and such.

Heck, I might as well throw my hat in the ring next time I crank up the 360 and send out some Friend Requests, seeing as how my current list has all of two people on it.  icon_frown I also fall squarely into the "don't tend to play much (if any) multi but do like to see what others are up to" camp...
2981  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Inane computer tips? on: December 06, 2008, 02:44:00 PM

Quote from: Unagi on December 06, 2008, 12:37:29 AM

Not sure the right word for the key, but I will call it the "windows" key  (between CTRL and ALT, with the Windows logo on it).

Actually, it is called the... Windows key!  icon_wink
2982  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Inane computer tips? on: December 05, 2008, 05:32:51 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 04, 2008, 06:23:56 PM

Alt-f4 makes pancakes come out your cd rom drive.

This one is my favorite. If only!  icon_lol
2983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 05, 2008, 04:28:05 PM
From what I recall, they actually did take the demo down after the game hit retail.  icon_neutral
2984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: December 05, 2008, 04:09:04 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 05, 2008, 02:45:14 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 05, 2008, 02:36:10 PM

And the Map is a little confusing. I thought setting a destination would light something up on it, or at least that I'd then be able to interact with it directly on the Temple floor. What does marking a destination actually accomplish? Maybe I should read the dang manual, or maybe experience with the previous games (which I don't have) would help here? icon_confused

If you hold down the 'Y' button Elika will send out a ribbon of light that will show you the way to the destination you set in your map (sort of similar to the breadcrumbs in Fable 2 or the floor indicator in Dead Space if you're familiar with those).  That's new for this game but a tutorial did pop up a few times about it. 

Thanks guys, makes sense now and you're right about the similarities. I guess I was expecting something... more obvious, a gate or portal opening or some such. Hopefully you actually go the way you marked or your 'compass' will be a little off. icon_wink
2985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: December 05, 2008, 02:36:10 PM
I was worried about how the saves worked after (apparently) not being able to save during the tutorial section and getting 'glitched' requiring a restart. However now that I've made it to the Temple, it looks like it is a true 'save anywhere' system which is nice.

And the Map is a little confusing. I thought setting a destination would light something up on it, or at least that I'd then be able to interact with it directly on the Temple floor. What does marking a destination actually accomplish? Maybe I should read the dang manual, or maybe experience with the previous games (which I don't have) would help here? icon_confused

Otherwise, I really like the style of the game and the interactions with Elika - in combat, conversationally and the 'saves' she does. The combat and platforming are not punishingly hard like some games, so hoping the frustration level doesn't ratchet up later on.
2986  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Mouse and Keyboard adaptor on: December 04, 2008, 09:53:11 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 04, 2008, 09:47:30 PM

You can't just plug a usb keyboard in?

Probably - but hey, this is a keyboard, a mouse (with PS3 buttons) and a motion-sensing "FragChuck"! Woo-hoo!  icon_razz
2987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Mouse and Keyboard adaptor on: December 04, 2008, 09:49:09 PM

Quote from: Canuck on December 04, 2008, 09:35:42 PM

Oooh that blue font is painful
icon_lol Sorry, changed to a quote.
2988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Mouse and Keyboard adaptor on: December 04, 2008, 09:04:16 PM
Did you end up picking this up? I was curious if you were looking at the "FragFX" setup from SplitFish or something else. I considered this but you couldn't find one (especially the rumored wireless one) anywhere and thought perhaps they had gone under. Turns out they are saying they just couldn't keep up with demand but have ramped up for the release of the .2 version in February of 2009. From their FAQ:

Quote
Why have I heard the Fragfx was unavailable or out of stock all the time? Due to high demand, there has been limited to zero availability of the Fragfx in 2008, a new and improved Fragfx is rolling out to 15 countries worldwide in the next 3-6 weeks. Worldwide demand of the Frag has forced us to increase our production, and more should be available through major distributors very soon - We just haven't been able to keep enough Frags in stock!
   
Is there a wireless version available, it was reported some time ago? To put an end to the rumours of a wireless Fragfx, there is not one currently; a wireless version is planned 3rd quarter of 2009.

I seem to recall someone here (or on OO) took the plunge and bought one...
2989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: December 04, 2008, 06:18:46 PM

Quote from: Andrew Mallon on December 04, 2008, 05:17:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 04, 2008, 04:22:55 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on December 04, 2008, 03:14:16 PM

it's the first time a voice actor is actually functioning pretty much as an actor

I'm not sure what that sentence means.  Honestly, though, the voiceover community is surprisingly small.  Just using one example brought up earlier, the guy who plays Ratchet has also played Spider-man, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Gabe Logan from Syphon Filter, along with many other voices.  The guy who plays the Arbiter in Halo 3 also does Spawn, Julius from Saints Row, and Anderson in Mass Effect.  Ron Perlman played a lead in The Outfit, Gun, Narc, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction all in the same year and is the voice of Hellboy and Conan.  Hell, you've got Elijah Wood doing double duty as Frodo and Spyro.     I think it probably happens all the time and just isn't as noticeable.

Don't forget Cam Clarke, the poster child for "I've done a voice in every video game ever made." He's been in Metal Gear Solid series, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia, Mass Effect, God of War II, Robotech, Call of Duty, Jedi Knight, Falllout... and lots more.

And if we want to venture outside of video games to animation voice actors, there's Pixar's "good luck charm" John Ratzenberger, who's been in pretty much everthing they've made or are making it seems.  icon_wink
2990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: December 04, 2008, 02:21:21 PM

Quote from: The_Man on December 04, 2008, 01:00:00 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 04, 2008, 07:11:12 AM

Had an odd problem early on where I got stuck and had to quit. This is with the PS3 version, not sure if that's relevant or if it was something I screwed up. Early on in what is basically the tutorial section, you come to the first ledge you need to wall grip / slide down and he won't do it. It says to press R2 when hanging from the ledge, I hang down and then... nada. No button seems to do anything, I can go left/right and back up but that's it. Sometimes Elika hangs down with me and sometimes she just follows along the top.

Is there a trick there that I'm missing?  icon_confused

apparently there's quite a few glitches in the game, that being one of them.  I had the same thing happen to me and I just hung there for about 20 minutes trying to figure out what I was doing wrong.  Finally went to the Game FAQs message boards and there was a post about it on the first page.  Just exit out of your game and reload and you should be fine.  Worked for me.    I had another similar glitch after that and had to restart and lost a lot of progress.  I like the game, but too many more glitches that cause me to have to restart and I'm out. 

Thanks, was hoping that would be the "solution" but it was way too late last night to start over again. And hoping it doesn't become a continuing issue or it will be time to set it aside and wait for a patch. It's not like there aren't plenty of other things to play.
2991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [multi] prince of persia impressions on: December 04, 2008, 07:11:12 AM
Had an odd problem early on where I got stuck and had to quit. This is with the PS3 version, not sure if that's relevant or if it was something I screwed up. Early on in what is basically the tutorial section, you come to the first ledge you need to wall grip / slide down and he won't do it. It says to press R2 when hanging from the ledge, I hang down and then... nada. No button seems to do anything, I can go left/right and back up but that's it. Sometimes Elika hangs down with me and sometimes she just follows along the top.

Is there a trick there that I'm missing?  icon_confused
2992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia screenshot on: December 04, 2008, 02:26:52 AM

Quote from: spigot on December 03, 2008, 08:05:15 PM

Just picked up my copy from BB at lunch, a "limited edition" one too, after having been shutdown at Gamestop for not pre-ordering one with them. Blah.

Interesting, I just did the same and the "Limited Edition" is the same price as the regular edition. I'm assuming it will be produced in limited quantities?  icon_neutral
2993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BC PS3s - Still in the Wild? on: December 02, 2008, 02:50:54 PM
I know I could always buy another PS2 if I really needed to, but I'd miss the upscaling that the PS3 does so nicely. I'm still playing a number of PS2 games off and on (Persona 3 FES and Eternal Poison most recently and soon Persona 4) so am glad for the BC.
2994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Persona 4 coming December 9! on: December 01, 2008, 11:28:11 PM
Mine's on the way, now just need Amazon to get me P4 and the 'Social Link Expansion Pack' next week. icon_biggrin
2995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BC PS3s - Still in the Wild? on: December 01, 2008, 06:10:45 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on December 01, 2008, 04:59:54 AM

I really hate that Sony did this with their PS3s. I know it doesn't really bring in money, but I love my PS2 games, of which I have dozens. I'm always so scared my PS3 will break and I'll be stuck with a non 60-gig version.

I'm right there with you with my launch 60GB unit. However, could have sworn I read somewhere that Sony held onto a number of them strictly for the repair pipeline... still, hope I never have to find out.

btw - there always seems to be several on eBay at any given time and the prices can be... ok.
2996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good Books Set In Video Game Universes? on: November 30, 2008, 03:31:25 AM
I picked up the Hellgate London trilogy awhile ago, mostly because they were written by Mel Odom, but haven't gotten to them yet. Anyone read them?
2997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Last Remnant details and screens on: November 29, 2008, 10:32:44 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 29, 2008, 10:11:35 PM

Quote from: Chaz on November 29, 2008, 08:37:33 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 29, 2008, 07:01:08 PM

Damn... I ordered when they had it for $40 on Friday.  I'm going to e-mail them to see if they can change my price to $30, since it hasn't shipped yet.


People over at CAG have reported having more success getting post-order price changing when they call rather than email.

Going to have to try this, since they already responded and denied me by e-mail.  Will let you know what they say by phone.

If it hasn't shipped yet, can't you just cancel it and then rebuy it again at the lower price?
2998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Did anyone pick up The Last Guy PSN game? on: November 29, 2008, 10:27:58 PM
You should be able to find PSN Cards at retail:

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/26/psn-cards-available-next-month-at-wal-mart-best-buy-sams-club/
2999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Motorstorm Pacific Rift on: November 29, 2008, 07:29:45 AM
I'm enjoying MS: Pacific Rift more than the first. There are four distinct element-based areas on the island - Fire, Air, Water, Earth - which heavily influence the varied courses. Water now cools your car so you can burst longer when wet, while fire/lava has the opposite effect, including setting you / your car on fire. There are a couple of new vehicles and they've (mostly) solved the amount of time it could take to pick one by having a separate "garage" so you pick it once per type and only need to go back there to swap between variants or colors. You can also pick your driver/rider now though it's only cosmetic I think.

Got totally ambushed by Fallout 3, so haven't been back to it for awhile.  icon_wink
3000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Parents getting a Wii: What do they need? on: November 28, 2008, 03:42:44 PM
Yes, "Wii Sports" comes with the console and includes tennis, baseball, golf, bowling and boxing.

For two players, you'll need to get another controller and (more than likely) another nunchuck as well. Rather than pick up the controller separately, you might considering buying "Wii Play", more casual games like the ones that come with the console with a controller included in the box.

As for games, Mario Kart should be fun for a racing game but I don't know about Wii Music. Make sure to read some reviews, it doesn't seem to be doing so well. As for others... hmmm... incredibly simple to play? Carnival Games, perhaps? The Lego games are fun and can be played co-op as long as you don't mind the plastic-brick-on-brick goofy violence and occassional frustrating bit.

I'm sure others will have better suggestions.
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