http://gamingtrend.com
July 25, 2014, 07:10:10 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 34 35 [36] 37 38 ... 40
1401  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Zarkon's "Clean Sweep" Sale on: March 25, 2006, 03:05:37 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"
Quote from: "Punisher"
Wing Commander II Deluxe Edition (CD Only) $10 + $3 S/H
X-Wing Collector's Edition (CD + Install Guide): $10 + $3 S/H


If possible, see if these work on xp. If so, I'll take them but want to hold off on the shipping until your list is finalized.


I can't verify off the top of my head if they do.  I'm wanting to say that Wing Commander 2 will with Dosbox, and I -believe- X-Wing works in XP as is, because IIRC the collector's edition was for Win 95.


OK, drop Wing 2 from my choice, add Starlancer and Wing Commander 4.
1402  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / the not so obvious Oblivion stuff on: March 25, 2006, 01:41:19 AM
1st off the title is misleading as this IS about Oblivion! smile

1) to drop stuff from inventory, hold shift, then click on it. If you have 2 or less items, they select individually. If you have 3+ items, an option comes up to select how many you want.

2) Hit tab, as in inventory. At the bottom right, next to magic is a compass. Click on that. the row of icons above it are: 1) local map. 2) world map and fast travel. click on a location. 3) active quest 4) journal/quests

3) Similiar to 2, click the health/magicka/fatigue bars, you can see all your stats here by clicking the different icons.
1403  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 24, 2006, 09:18:22 PM
Quote from: "warning"
Has anyone else successfully completed the Painted Trolls quest?  I went in there at level 3 and got my ass kicked.  Any tips?

But I loved the art style!


I ran to that right out of the dungeon as that was my favorite quest from the press demo.
Spoiler for Hiden:
Make sure you use the turpentine on your weapons.
There is also one specific out cropping that they can't get to. go on top of it and keep casting flare.
Arrows don't seem to do much damage, fire does more. hit with poisoned arrow/sword then switch to flare.
1404  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Zarkon's "Clean Sweep" Sale on: March 24, 2006, 08:56:15 PM
Wing Commander II Deluxe Edition (CD Only) $10 + $3 S/H
X-Wing Collector's Edition (CD + Install Guide): $10 + $3 S/H


If possible, see if these work on xp. If so, I'll take them but want to hold off on the shipping until your list is finalized.
1405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ghost Hunters? on: March 24, 2006, 01:53:11 AM
Oh yeah, I remember that one. the best one was the Queen Mary one....up to a point.. smile
1406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ghost Hunters? on: March 23, 2006, 09:46:36 PM
This is on my Tivo and I can't wait until it returns. So far the only unexplained one was the lighthouse chair as far as I remember. Any others?
1407  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Possible PC Game Sale on: March 23, 2006, 09:43:44 PM
Since it's too late....

I'd probably be interested in all the Freespace ones, Starlancer, Maybe the Wing Commander Ones, and may start a bidding war with Dreamshadow of the SW space sims slywink

BTW, I obviously think it's good to post here, see what goes, then bundle the rest....
1408  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 23, 2006, 04:25:52 AM
Quote from: "The_Man"
Anyone else bothered by the quick travel system?  If you choose to use it, you will wind up going city to city without ever seeing the vastness and the beauty of the game.  It doesn't make sense to make a game of this magnitude and then give you the option to bypass everything that we've all been oohing and aahing over for so long.

I may could understand if you could quick travel to places you've been before, but it's insanse to let you quick travel to a place for the first time.  How many people are using it and how many people are like me and have decided to walk/ride horses so we can appreciate the game?

I'm really surprised no one else is bothered by this.


I am not bothered by this at all. I am glad they gave you a chocie. Someone on the offical forums mentioned needing a mod to remove the auto attempt from lockpicking. I told him that it was unneeded as well. BOTH are OPTIONS. You don't have to fast travel and you don't have to auto-attempt. If people can't control their own actions, why should I suffer? Yes the countryside is nice now, but when you take the same run for the 5th time, you might want fast travel available. It's really no different then the silt striders from MW, except you have it avauilable all the time...
1409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion Tweaks/Tips/Mods on: March 22, 2006, 08:41:15 PM
Does anyone know how to extract/find the nif and dds files so that you can make your own cutome items?

Also, does anyone know what is needed to make my own custome nif/dds objects as well?

Also does anyone know how to add multiple quantities of an item to a container without dragging 1 by 1? Like say I wanted a container with 100000 arrows or something...
1410  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Odd Oblivion issue on: March 22, 2006, 08:19:44 PM
We have a "demo" PC in the shop that we mess around with for gaming and such. We had Quake 4 loaded and it ran great. We loaded Oblivion yesterday, played, then went back to Quake 4. It ran horribly. Eventually we traced it back to something causing the settings in Quake 4 to change. We are assuming it was Oblivion because that was the only thing different.
It is running on:
PIV 3.6
2GB
7900GTX 512MB
Windows Media Center.

Anyone already have Q4 installed and can see if this happened?
We are going to try to recreate it by wiping the system when we get a chance.
1411  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 22, 2006, 07:35:25 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Quote from: "corruptrelic"
...I mean when I took that horse there were no guards around, and when I killed a woman yesterday it was around 5am outside town and there were no guards in sight, yet they all come rushing at you to arrest you somehow..


Can someone take the time to explain this please.  I thought "cheating" A.I. was limited to Turn-Based and Real-Time Strategy games.  Now it's in roleplaying games too?!?

To me, all the graphic "glitches" in the world are incredibly minor things compared to something like this.  Is there an explanation for why this happened to corr?  Cause frankly, I think this blows.


The thing with this is, if noone is around AND you sneak kill them in one blow, you will be ok. The one blow must be equal to pure melee damage before poisons and not counting magic. Anything else and the person is able to "cry an alarm".

1) I think one hit kills shouldn't cause an alarm, regardless of if it's done with poison or not (magic, I can understand because it's loud.)

2) I think that the range of hearing for characters is too high. If I attack someone alone in their house and kill them before they get out, there shouldn't be an alarm.
1412  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 22, 2006, 12:32:40 AM
Quote from: "Big Jake"


One question for anyone else here: After I hit and hold the 'get' key to grab something, how do I throw it?  I can pull bodies really slowly, but I can't pick up a cup and launch it, which seems odd.  I can use a discus throwers motion (side release, momentum + inertia carries the object forward), but no real 'oomph' in throwing things.


You pretty much figured out the only way for this. I was hoping for a throw similiar to Thief3, so you could use it as a distraction.
1413  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 22, 2006, 12:28:35 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Quote from: "Punisher"
Went in this afternoon to the GS where I pre-paid for my CE edition. Unfortunately the ASSistant Manager, whom I dislike, was there. He had pulled the regular editions (which my friend bought), but told me that it would take an hour for him to go through the 3-4 boxes he had left. 1 HOUR for 3-4 small boxes...

Also, and he has done this to me before, he basically ignored me after I asked for Oblivion (and before my friend paid for his) and started helping a customer who had come in after us, even though we were waiting. I really can't stand him. He somes off as rude to me and seems very anti-social.

As soon as all my pre-orders are done (most are store credit, which I don't know if you can transfer) I am going to stop going there and I'm seriously thinking about writing to the district manager. I never had a problem there when the old store manager was there.


Seriously - write to the DM.  Thats a load of crap.


Yeah, I decided tonight that I am going to. I went back and found out that they didn't have any CE's! Apparently, none of the other GS's nearby got any either (except for the 360 version, bah..)It would have taken him 5 minutes to check the boxes and tell me that so I didn't have to make a 2nd trip for nothing. One other reason I was holding back was that I like most of the people in the store and didn't want to get "the store" in trouble. I found out that wasn't the case and that other customers have complained. I figured it's better to try to get him out before he ruins the stores whole reputation.

On a side note, the manager was nice enough that I got a regular edition to play and can return it when the CE's come in, so I'm not SOL! Yay!
We already tried my friends copy at work on a PIV 3.6Ghz, 2GB, 7900GTX 512MB system. Maxed out everything and it ran smooth. smile
1414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Redo of Request for feedback on photo.....(NSFW) on: March 22, 2006, 12:16:38 AM
Quote from: "msduncan"

Hey Punisher.  Thanks for the questions:

1.  Yes.  To get advice on how to better pose her, lighting, etc.   The standard stuff.   I'd post it on a photography forum, but I know you guys much better than anyone on some strange forum and thus I somehow feel more comfortable posting it here (and thought the same about OO before the trolls showed up).

2.  sexy/sultry

3.  It's a recent hobby for me.   My whole gallery that includes other shots are at www.pbase.com/msduncan

4.  Yes.  The colors were very reddish/warm.   I did some color correction to get it right.  Other than that, none.

5.  Yeah... gotten several responses that mention the background 'clutter'.   Will work on fixing that with maybe a backdrop or something.

6.  The shadows under the arms were major problems.   Especially making her breasts appear strange for some reason.  I didn't see it until after I downloaded the pictures to the computer.

7.  Yeah.  She hated that part.   I think it was the shadows or something.   Her breasts don't look like that in person.   I also didn't notice this until post-editing.

8.  So don't half-do the tattoo.  Hide it or completely show it.   Gotcha.  Probably acts as a distraction if it's only partly shown because people try to make out what it is....

9.  That's the most common remark thus far.   Will be corrected in the next shoot.   Thanks!

10.  Great idea!

Thanks for the questions/feedback.   Very very good.   Very helpful.



1) OK, just wasn't sure if you were focusing on one thing or not. It might be beneficial to purchase an inexpensive starter light kit.

2) OK, that seems to have been done. smile

3) Looked at the gallery. I like the B&W stairs and the colorized stairs. How is the helicopter a WIP? Do you honestly think they are going to stay hovering there while you snap pictuyres? slywink

4) hmmm, I was specifically thinking about the blur, it looks like a bad photoshop job. That is mostly what bothered me about the background, not the clutter. Might be a focus issue on the camera. Speaking of which, what kind do you use?

5) See 4 above

6) yeah the left arm doesn't look evenly lit. One of the reasons I mentioned a light kit.

7) I didn't think they looked like that when she wasn't leaning on them. smile It may have been shadow, but it looked like they were folded in on themselves.

Cool Yeah, half-way is distracting. Maybe cover it with makeup or PS it out if it's half-way. Can't tell how far down it goes, so I don't know if you should be showing the whole thing or not.  :lol:

9) Besides different hair styles, you could also try wigs...Guess it depends on how far you want to go with this....

I am a very basic amatuer photographer/videographer. Pure hobby and just begining and I wouldn't know a f-stop from a bus stop... smile
1415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 21, 2006, 10:40:45 PM
Went in this afternoon to the GS where I pre-paid for my CE edition. Unfortunately the ASSistant Manager, whom I dislike, was there. He had pulled the regular editions (which my friend bought), but told me that it would take an hour for him to go through the 3-4 boxes he had left. 1 HOUR for 3-4 small boxes...

Also, and he has done this to me before, he basically ignored me after I asked for Oblivion (and before my friend paid for his) and started helping a customer who had come in after us, even though we were waiting. I really can't stand him. He somes off as rude to me and seems very anti-social.

As soon as all my pre-orders are done (most are store credit, which I don't know if you can transfer) I am going to stop going there and I'm seriously thinking about writing to the district manager. I never had a problem there when the old store manager was there.
1416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Redo of Request for feedback on photo.....(NSFW) on: March 21, 2006, 10:17:44 PM
I am curious about some things...

1) What is the intent on posting this? To get better at picture taking? lighting? posing? etc... Serious question.

2) What were you trying to accomplish with the pictur itself? was it supposed to be sexy, cute, etc... If we know your intent, we can make sure that we are commenting on the correct thing.

3) Do you plan on making photography a job or hobby? Do you plan on different subject matter or stay specifically with people in general or your wife(?) specifically?

4) Did the picture include postwork? If so, what?

5) The background looks "wierd".

6) Lighting seems good except on her left arm.

7) The pose makes her chest area look unnatural and "folded over"

Cool Tatoo should eithe rbe hidden or (if appropriate) shown.

9) Hair style should expose more of her face, but the half hidden eye does look interesting.

10) If you plan on doing this more often, you should post small series of pictures to help illustrate your strengths and weaknesses. Different lighting, poses, etc...
1417  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 21, 2006, 02:44:28 AM
No, you have to download it separately...

I also wonder if it would be possible to have a construction set that works without having the game installed. This way people who don't have the game can still make mods.
1418  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 20, 2006, 10:30:30 PM
I love when the sales lumps insist that they are correct...."The street date is tommorrow", "no stores have it today", "it is not released yet" etc....
1419  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Impressions on: March 20, 2006, 05:48:54 PM
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "Starshifter"
Here I go!

I'm leaving now for lunch (it's 11:40am EST) and heading over to Gamestop in the mall to pick up my copy!  It better be there because I want to spend the afternoon at work reading the manual!!!!

I will let you know if I was successful.

 biggrin


Good luck! smile


FAILURE! :evil:

It looks like tomorrow for me.  Darn.  Central New Jersey Gamestop - will have it tomorrow.

At least that gives me another night to fine tune my character!  biggrin


I can confirm that multiple North Jersey stores (BB, GS, etc... )are the same. I am still gonna try a couple more today to see, but it looks like reports of the big stores getting their shipments last week were either incorrect or did not apply to most stores.....
1420  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 20, 2006, 04:02:53 AM
Quote from: "Hetz"


I got "the call" tonight by that automated "Aris" at Gamestop Headquaters that said I could pick up my copy of Elder Scrolls IV: Obivion CE, Monday Afternoon!  The manager already told me earlier in the week that they would be selling the game on Monday, but this confirmed it.

 biggrin  biggrin  biggrin


I hate you.... MY GS still says Tuesday at the earliest...
1421  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (3/20) on: March 19, 2006, 11:51:53 PM
I think there is some new rpg type game due out this week. I might look into more info on it and get it for the PC...
1422  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / dreadfully slow forum on: March 19, 2006, 11:49:57 PM
Wait until Oblivion is out, both places will be dead and have bandwidth to spare.. slywink
1423  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Stuck in GRAW. Help on: March 19, 2006, 03:57:02 PM
My review will be up today probably and I had this exact issue. Unfortunately, I had to restart the mission. It looks like a bug...
1424  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion - GOLD - Ships 3/20!! on: March 18, 2006, 05:58:33 PM
For those interested, there are pics of the paint quest I mentioned on pg 243 of the strategy guide. They don't, however, have quite the impact as seeing them in person.
1425  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 18, 2006, 03:41:09 AM
Does anyone know what the official, don't get fined, street date is? There seems to be some confusion of wether the stores can even sell the game on the 20th.
1426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 18, 2006, 02:56:22 AM
Quote from: "Roguetad"
I'm glad I know now that pirate dogs rank above ninja dogs on the hierarchy of badass killers.  Where does Chuck Norris fit in then?


I am sorry, but Ninja Dogs > Pirate Dogs
1427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 10:57:06 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "Sparhawk"
Is it Monday yet?


I wish....but on that note....lots of EB's and Gamestops will have the game for sale on Monday Afternoon/Evening it looks like. smile


Unfortunately, not mine....frown
1428  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 06:15:39 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
There are rumors going around now that Gamestop.com has started shipping the game today. So, if you ordered from them, expect it on Monday.


"Look at all these rumors, I can't take it no more...."
slywink Probably showing my age...

Also, the highwaymen took me by surprise. Ironically, I was accosted right after stealing a newswomens horse. I got off to fight him, then "my" horse left. frown
1429  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 17, 2006, 02:22:19 AM
Quote from: "kathode"
Quote from: "Arkon"

Ok what was that last effect when they fired the bow and it seemed to explode on contact... was it a perk of high marksmanship?


No, the bow is enchanted with an area effect lighting spell (maybe some other stuff too).  Arrows inherit whatever enchantment or poison is on the bow.  Area-effect damage spells send enemies flying.


hmmm...I don't remember being able to poison the bow, only the arrows(and only individually, which sucked..) ....Was I doing something wrong?
1430  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 02:32:47 PM
Where did you get the coupon?
1431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 12:54:16 PM
I just did a GS search on the guide. It is now listed as shipping on the 20th and no store in a 200 mile radius has it...frown
1432  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 02:59:46 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Oh and I just got a call from my local Gamestop, confirming that I can come pick up Oblivion at 6PM on Monday! They say they had an overwhelming amount of preorders and they were going to be doing an "early release" like they do with Madden, GTA etc....

Well, I haven't gotten that phone call yet. That ain't good.

I want my Oblivion!


Me neither, and my GS told me they weren't getting any guides until Friday or next week, not even pre-orders.
1433  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 16, 2006, 12:28:21 AM
Someone with the guide....


1) Where did you get it?
2) Can you look and see if that painting quest is mentioned? smile
1434  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Ghost Recon - Co Op Interest on: March 16, 2006, 12:24:44 AM
If anyone sees me online: punisherxbox360
1435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / And here, I thought I WAS out of control on: March 15, 2006, 02:27:23 PM
2 things...

1) it "could" just be a store room for a store...
2) It looks like it's mixed with books and movies, so there may not be as many games as you think...
1436  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 14, 2006, 11:38:36 PM
Looks like Hetz got the game....


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7555305225326282999&q=oblivion

 :twisted:
1437  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 14, 2006, 03:43:45 PM
Gamestop has now changed the date...damn....
1438  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Starforce wants YOU to pirate games! on: March 14, 2006, 02:50:57 AM
Quote from: "Nth Power"
Is there a way to tell if a game has Starforce from the box?

I did a little looking and found a few games installed on my PC also has Starforce.  Luckily nothing has gotten screwed up, but it still makes me feel wary (dirty?) and I don't want to support a company like that.


No, which is one of the problems......

Also, I just realized something.....

CP is there to prevent casual copying, yet stores won't let you return opened software in case you copied it.... Besides the obvious fact that CP games are pirated anyway, it seems that the stores don't think that CP does any good as well. Companies would probably save more money, by not putting hardcore CP in, then by worrying about piracy.
1439  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Oblivion being released early? on: March 13, 2006, 12:38:40 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
Sorry, can't tell you the local store for fear of corporate drones descending on them.


Well, I doubt they could get in trouble for saying a date, only if they actually sold it before they were supposed to.
1440  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Oblivion - GOLD - Ships/In Stores 3/20!!! on: March 13, 2006, 12:14:55 AM
As a new reviewer in general, I just wanted to mention some things, that I have assumed over the years about most reviews.

1) First and foremost, any review is just the opinion of the reviewer. There is not some magical course you can take that will give you a 100% accurate review that fits everyone's tastes. Some people like game A, some hate it. A reviewer is just another person.
2) If you keep track of reviewers, after a while you can get a feel for what types of games they like and how it compares to your feelings. You can then adjust the reviews accordingly.
3) If a reviewer has a liking for a particular genre, they are more likely to give a game in that genre more credit. (not nesescarily more then it deserves though). If they like that particular series, it will probably increase more. The opposite is also true. There are exceptions to everything though.
4) No reviewer can tell you what you will like. Use reviews as a guide.
5) I am willing to bet that the majority of reviewers do so without actually finishing a game (unless it is one of those 6-8 hour games). There is usually too much of a time constraint and some games take so long to finish, that it is not practical. That isn't to say that they don't play a lot of hours, but it could answer descrepancies when games go up and down or crash in quality in the full end game and reviewers don't mention it.

all of the above is my opinion and I may be completely wrong. I do know that my preview (and any future pre/reviews) are purely my opinion on what I saw in a game. I will also do my best to get as far as possible in a game as well, under the time constraints. As for my preview of Oblivion:
1) I am a fan of the series, but wouldn't consider myself a fanboy. I am a fanboy of games in general though. slywink
2) I never finished any of the Elder Scrolls games. They were too big for me, but I did have fun playing them. (And I did reinstall MW about a month or so ago and so far. I'm further along then I ever remember being.)
3) No game is perfect. For me the end question is, "Is the game fun overall?" If it is, then I will usually look past any "defects". For some, those same defects may be game killers. For some defects, they may kill the game for me, but others love it.
Pages: 1 ... 34 35 [36] 37 38 ... 40
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.14 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.029s, 1q)