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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock activation query... on: August 24, 2007, 01:57:24 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 23, 2007, 10:46:31 PM

The word on the street is that the store bought game doesn't contain the main .exe file, among a few other very vital files. THIS is what the PC owners 'patch' when they try to install.

So, in short - unless you install somewhere you have a 'net connection (or get the missing files from somebody else), you're screwed.

So it sounds like I only need the internet for the initial install.  I have a small window of opportunity that I can get my pc hooked up for a long enough period to do just that.  There may be a chance yet.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioshock activation query... on: August 23, 2007, 10:00:37 PM
...from someon without access to teh intraweb. icon_frown

I'm currently in transit on a cross country move and am going to be landing at a vacation cottage for a month starting sept. while we look for a place to live.  The cottage has no internet access so I will only be able to play offline games.  BUT I WANT TO PLAY BIOSHOCK NOW! 

Does it automatically load into my Steam account(I bought a box copy for pc)?  If so I guess I'm screwed, but if anyone knows a workaround I have an email...

163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Min/Recommended Requirements on: July 20, 2007, 02:16:26 AM

Quote from: Brinstil on July 20, 2007, 12:48:31 AM

Damnhell, guess I need to upgrade. Things would be so much easier if devs would just learn to scale all games for exactly my pc specs. But they're too lazy and selfishninja


AMD dual core 4400
2GB ram
7800gtx video card
onbord sound(has always been good)

Hmm.. this is the farthest I've fallen behind in recommended specs in a while.  It should still run decently enough.  It has to, damnit!  An upgrade is a long way off.  icon_frown
164  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Sony PSP , Nintendo DS & Nintendo Wii on: July 11, 2007, 01:33:20 AM
Ban the mellonfarmer!
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I freaking <3 LOLcats on: July 07, 2007, 05:31:44 PM

Quote from: weeskwee on July 07, 2007, 07:26:01 AM

wow, yet another way for cat lovers to show off their lame cat pictures.

or is this is something internet nerds do to please their fat girlfriends? getting in good with them so they can spend a few more days online without bitching. spending time with teh fat girlfriends is not as fun as reading message boards. retard

Cat hater. Roll Eyes
166  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / PREY $9.00CDN at Futureshop on: June 28, 2007, 02:44:49 AM
In case you were holding off this one till it was cheap.  That was for the cd version, not sure if the DVD is the same or not.

I just hope that the $9 price tag isn't because these copies of Prey come with no disc 2 and two disc 3's like mine did. retard
167  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS:EVGA geforce 6800 PCI(price drop) on: June 15, 2007, 03:35:44 AM
168  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS:EVGA geforce 6800 PCI on: June 12, 2007, 02:27:33 PM
I'm having some internet woes right now so responses may take some extra time.
169  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS:EVGA geforce 6800 PCI(price drop) on: June 10, 2007, 11:44:49 PM
EVGA e-GeForce 6800 DDR 256MB PCI-e

The card was used for about three months and then shelved(due to upgrade).  Card works fine, and comes with original packaging/contents.

Asking $50

Shipping is standard mail as I am in Canada.  Paypal only please.  PM if interested or if you have any questions.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 08, 2007, 03:38:44 AM

Quote from: Kratz on June 07, 2007, 04:12:59 PM


I turned the game off after the second Anaheim goal figuring that it would be too painful to watch.  This would have killed me.  The horror indeed. eek
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Hey! What's the good word?" on: June 05, 2007, 02:37:33 PM
" Why its pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis my good man. Cheerio!"
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 05, 2007, 03:10:17 AM
What an awful game.  The Ducks killed but the game was pretty boring.  The Sens looked tired and uncoordinated overall.  Not impressed am I.  Now we get to go back to Anaheim down 3-1.  Yay.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone happen to record the '24' season 6 finale? on: May 30, 2007, 02:25:57 AM
My wife and I were vacationing during the finale episode and forgetting to set the VCR was the token thing I forgot to do before leaving.

I know it hasn't been a great season but we gotta finish it!  I would love to get my hands on it if anyone has it.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 13, 2007, 03:49:10 AM

175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 13, 2007, 02:37:47 AM

12 seconds from a second win.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaauuugh!
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 11, 2007, 02:52:32 AM
Awesome.  The Sens looked good, though at times they seemed kind of non chalant about puck possession and gave it up easily.  Still, way to steal home ice away again!  Wooo!

I just watched the Buffalo/Ottawa brawl again on Youtube.  I think I might watch it before every game now. nod
177  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: 21:1 on: May 08, 2007, 05:21:29 AM

Quote from: ATB on April 27, 2007, 02:06:40 PM

That's our male to female ratio.

I see that one, Mr. Mike Dunn is 'Marketing Manager' for the site.  Where's his plan to address this gap?

So we're doing well in the core demographic, one can assume- perhaps too well.  But what about de weemen (how much for)?

They do make up 51% of the world or something...

I think Mike needs to put his fancy artist tools down and start crunching some numbers. GT could benefit from a feminine touch...(if a dirty joke popped into your head at reading 'feminine touch' that's just more support for the argument).

And don't think the man at the top, one Mr. Ronald "McDonald" Burke, is without blame.  How this has gone on for so long without being addressed is beyond me.

Are you kidding?  He brings women every sunday.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who makes a decent MP3 player? on: May 07, 2007, 12:55:46 AM

Quote from: Destructor on May 06, 2007, 08:00:27 PM

And here I was going to recommend something from the Sansa Sandisc line. Apparently not after it's failed on you twice.

I think it is just the 1G model.  Still lookin' around tho'.  Thanks for the input. icon_smile
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who makes a decent MP3 player? on: May 06, 2007, 02:21:03 PM
I just had my second Sansa 240 1G burn out on me and am looking to get a new player.  Anyone still use these?  I don't need anything like an iPod, just a simple player with a decent track record.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 06, 2007, 03:24:25 AM

Quote from: naednek on May 05, 2007, 04:30:45 AM

Genius icon_biggrin
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 06, 2007, 03:19:36 AM

Quote from: Kratz on May 06, 2007, 03:06:41 AM

Had you kept watching...

Emery said Brodeur told him 'The last guy to beat me won the cup, so go get 'em'.

beautiful crybaby
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 06, 2007, 02:45:36 AM
I doubt it'll be Lou that you'll be asking.

Gomez is a fierce player, it would be awesome to have him with the Canucks.  Breath some more life into 'em.

Can anyone read lips?  I would love to know what Brodeur said to Emery during the handshake.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 06, 2007, 02:33:20 AM
Silly Devils,  you couldn't beat Jesus, you sure as shit weren't going to beat the Senators. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(way to stress me out for about 30 seconds at the end of the third though! icon_wink)
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 06, 2007, 12:31:30 AM
Nice first goal for the 'EGG' line.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 01, 2007, 04:47:44 AM

Quote from: Semaj on May 01, 2007, 12:52:40 AM

i'm telling ya, Ottawa and The sabres... lol

It had to be fixed.
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: May 01, 2007, 01:50:04 AM
OOOOOOOOOOmfgz!  That was stressful.  Wooooooooooooooo!

187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 29, 2007, 05:35:25 AM

Quote from: Devil on April 29, 2007, 03:47:03 AM



Time to go to Ottawa all tied up!


(Just kidding - I can't say enough good things about Ray Emery)

Yeah, that was a good game.  Emery looked as good as he ever has, very sharp.  Nice to see Brodeur back on his game too.  He might be preventing a win for my Sens but I can't hate the guy in the least.  Great game over all.  Lets see if we can snag two home wins now!

188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 29, 2007, 02:41:13 AM


Time for OT!

189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 29, 2007, 01:00:39 AM
OMFG the penalties!  If NJ wins tonight its because Ottawa is playing stupid. Brian Murray was pretty pissed about that second goal but the slow mo cam clearly showed it going in at 0.2 seconds before the end of the period.  AaauuuuuuGH! 
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 27, 2007, 12:58:52 AM
YES! 5-3

EDIT:WOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo!  Round one, Senators!

191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 27, 2007, 12:46:55 AM

Quote from: Devil on April 26, 2007, 03:19:21 PM

Thanks - I wanted the Devils bias in there for the first one because it adds the element that I actually care what's going on and not just going through the motions.

When the Devs get bounced, there won't be as much of a bias, but I, at least need a rooting interest...

It was a bit tough to kick off before the games actually start because I didn't want to get too stat heavy and deep into it without something real to compare it to.

It might take some time, but I appreciate the feedback as I work to get the whole thing down.

Reality is much harsher than the video game.  Lets see if the Sens can capitalize on that PP starting 3rd period. Tongue

192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2007, 02:43:15 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 23, 2007, 06:01:36 AM

Regardless of the loss, Kiprusoff deserves a raise.  He was the only Flame the entire series that played worth a crap.


I agree completely.  Apparently the crowd did too.

Looks like my Sens will be facing NJ again.  This'll be a good series and should turn out better than their last match up against the Devils.  Ottawa is finally using their balls in the playoffs.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: April 23, 2007, 04:46:03 AM
Goodnight Flames.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER GOLD! on: April 20, 2007, 03:17:18 AM
Black raven, black raven, circling above the grave.
195  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: EVGA 8800GTS 320 Superclocked FS on: April 19, 2007, 02:51:31 AM
196  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: EVGA 8800GTS 320 Superclocked FS on: April 18, 2007, 02:50:29 PM
ooooh..  I might take this. Let you know soon, gotta check a few things.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: STALKER GOLD! on: April 14, 2007, 02:08:30 AM

Quote from: Destructor on April 08, 2007, 07:14:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 08, 2007, 04:32:52 PM

Oh, and with the current versions once you go into the power plant from Pripyat apparently you cannot go back, so you want to make sure to have a savegame right before you enter just in case you decide you didn't stock up on the right items.  Of course, exiting Pripyat to go back to the Red Forest may be an adventure in itself.....

Make damn sure you have a save game before the Power Plant, as not only can't you get back, but you can get to choose between a bunch of endings if you still have that save handy.


I read this thread 10 minutes too late.  I got a little trigger happy with the quick saves and am now stuck in the power plant wearing bums rags and no way to get back.  No health packs are my biggest problem right now.  Anyone have a save game?

198  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF RTS': Dark Crusade, BFME 2, Ground Control 2, GalCiv2 on: April 12, 2007, 02:53:13 PM
I think I just PM'd you regarding BFME2.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [MUSIC CONCERTS)Who have you seen and who do you wish you could see? on: April 12, 2007, 01:38:00 AM
I'm coming to realize that I haven't been to enough music concerts.  I've never had a bad time a a concert, and wish I could get to more.

I've seen Radiohead(f*ing awsome in concert), The Tragically Hip(Good 'ol coked up Canadian boys) a few times, The Headstones, and System of a Down during the tour they did with the release of Toxicity.  I felt as if I had been drug into an alley and had the shit beaten out of me after that concert.  Awesome.

I've also seen about five songs of a Nickelback concert.  It was a gift from mother in law(god bless her for trying) to myself, wife, brother in law and bro in laws friend.  Bro in law grew a 'Nickelstache' for the concert as a joke.  We ended up drinking in Wok with Yans former condo until the concert was almost over and showed up during that 'pants around your feet' song(blech).  Yes, some (if not many) Canadians hate Nickelback.

I still want to see Nine Inch Nails.  I've always liked their stuff and am glad that Trent is still making it work.  Right now Survivalism is stuck in my head beside Wish. 

I'd also like to see Beck.  I've always liked a few aspects of his music.  I just never seem to be in the right place at the right time.

I'd love to see Radiohead again too. 

Any kind of concert will do.  I'm kind of hoping this will turn into a music thread where I can find out about other music out there.  I've come across a lot of music tastes here and have gotten into some stuff other people have talked about. 

Oh yeah, and Ron, what is the name of that Rush song where the base guitar starts out do-do-do-do-doodle-dooodle-do-do-do-do-do-doodle-doodle-do?
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: No wife tonight-my movie pick. Rented Serenity. on: March 25, 2007, 04:16:03 PM

Quote from: javahead on March 25, 2007, 02:35:36 PM

Mister, go put on your browncoat and support the Whedonites THIS INSTANT, and BUY.

Yes, Firefly would have been the one to see prior, but now it will be a nostalgiac trip as Wash jabbers about being a leaf on the wind.

I will probably buy it and watch it again buy only once I've watched Firefly.  Was there only one season or is it more like a miniseries?  I suppose I could actually use the internet myself to find out. 
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