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4121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Incredibles is... well incredible! Duh! on: November 07, 2004, 05:04:08 AM
just got back from the theater...absolutely great movie!  it definitely has a different tone than anything Pixar has done in the past and targets an older audience, but they've done it perfectly yet again.  i'll continue to stand by my opinion that the geniuses at Pixar can do no wrong.

even if you're not a fan of animation or Pixar's earlier films, i still recommend going to see The Incredibles...you won't be disappointed Cool
4122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Vice City Help on: November 06, 2004, 08:25:56 PM
i finished that mission using the mouse and keyboard without too much trouble...it is very possible.  i just ignored the guys for the most part and focused on getting the targets as quickly as possible.  if a guy got too close, i just bumped him with the chopper and didn't have to worry about him anymore.  it did take a few tries, but it's not bad once you get the hang of controlling the helicopter.
4123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Return of the Sith videogame trailer up now on: November 06, 2004, 08:22:34 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
Holy crap...  :shock:

If you do not want a pretty heavy spoiler, do NOT watch that trailer. It gave away something I suspected, but to have it confirmed was both cool and a slight bummer. But that game looks monumentally kick ass, and if The Collective are the ones behind it then I'm there.

i noticed that pretty significant scene too...although i figured it was coming anyway.  looks like a game with the potential to be pretty cool though.
4124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Demo for FlatOut is out now! on: November 06, 2004, 05:25:17 AM
i gave the demo a try this afternoon and have to admit that i'm pretty impressed.  the graphics and physics are extremely well done, and the racing is a lot of fun.  although it's far from a realistic racer, the physics do add a different feel to the game that works pretty well.  there were a few times where i hit small bumps that sent my car flipping through the air, but those were rare.  i'll be keeping an eye on the final game once it hits the shelves Cool
4125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Puff Daddy the next James Bond? on: November 06, 2004, 04:31:27 AM
Brosnan has given his personal endorsement to Colin Farrel as the next Bond.  i think he could probably pull it off pretty well, and he's young enough that he could stick around for a while.
4126  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: November 06, 2004, 04:28:15 AM
great games tonight everyone...having 11-12 humans for those team games was awesome.  hopefully we can keep the excitement going and get even more new faces (there were several tonight).  thanks for a good time guys Cool
4127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 10/3 on: November 06, 2004, 04:26:26 AM
Quote from: "ElijahPrice"
The sad truth is that they are actually in Delaware.

at least that's better than North Dakota
4128  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: November 05, 2004, 07:25:52 AM
Quote from: "lildrgn"
I guess no one wanted a part of me. I jumped on and was greeted by 11 bots. You guys are all pansies!

slywink

Actually, it's probably the damn PST effect striking again. Curse you West Coast!!

indeed it is...if you were there right before you posted, it was a little after 2am for those of us in the east.  i have been known to play that late on a weekend, but it doesn't usually happen during the week.

...and don't ask why i'm still up now...
4129  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: November 05, 2004, 05:42:11 AM
Quote from: "lildrgn"
I'm d/l everything right now so I can maybe play once in a while. I may need a bigger hdd when this is all said and done.

no kidding...my UT2K4 install is up to about 8GB now.  i'm still enjoying the game enough that it's all worth it though.  just makes me glad i went with that 160GB HDD when i built my rig.  i just keep installing games without having to worry about taking anything off...and the result is a partition with 35GB of gaming goodness right now Cool
4130  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: November 05, 2004, 05:27:23 AM
Quote from: "Xmann"
there seems to be 2 links for the community bonus packs, the first being the link you have that says "community bonus pack 2 volume 1 and 2 and the other a link that says cbp1.  is those the same mod or do i need them both?  also the "community bonus pack 2 vol. 1 and 2" link takes me to just 1 single download, is that correct?  is vol. 1 and 2 together in the same download?

i guess this can be a little confusing, so i'll try to make some sense out of it all...

Community Bonus Pack 2 was released a few months back in two "Volumes" and consists of all-new maps for UT2K4...you have to download both Vol 1 and Vol 2 to have all of CBP2 (two large, separate files).  Community Bonus Pack 1 was originally created for UT2K3, but a version modified for UT2K4 was recently made available.  we now have both CBP1 and both volumes of CBP2 installed on the server.

the thing that confuses this issue now is that they've changed the site that the CBP2 link goes to...it now goes to an overall site for both CBP2 and CBP1, so we'll have to get zaxxon to fix the link.  here are the new links to download pages for all the CBP content...

Community Bonus Pack 1

Community Bonus Pack 2 - Volumes 1 & 2

both of those links provide multiple mirror for the content, so you should be able to find one that gives a good d/l speed.

now we just need for zaxxon to fix the links in the first post Cool
4131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 10/3 on: November 05, 2004, 03:45:18 AM
with all the talk of personal desires being fulfilled, i'm surprised noone has mentioned the fact that the cave-in happened right when charlie started yelling at jack.  coincidence?  or manifestation of charlie's anger?

just something more to think about...
4132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Star Wars Episode 3 Trailer - November 4th! on: November 04, 2004, 06:06:10 PM
Quote from: "croman"
Seeing the Incredibles tomorrow, looking forward to seeing the trailer!

my thoughts exactly...should be a great movie and a great trailer! Cool
4133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 3 on: November 04, 2004, 01:07:39 AM
[Left Side:

pass
Wing Commander 3
Half-Life
pass
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
pass
Planescape: Torment
pass

Right Side:

Unreal Tournament 2004
Baldur's Gate 2
pass
pass
pass
Knights of the Old Republic
Deus Ex
pass
4134  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Microsoft Natural Keyboard on: November 03, 2004, 09:36:13 PM
i'm not an avid keyboard shopper, and have never really cared for the "Natural" layout, but $25 from Newegg (s/h included) seems like a decent deal.  that's for the plain Natural keyboard without any extra buttons...they also have the 'Multimedia' version for a few dollars more.
4135  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: November 02, 2004, 05:34:13 PM
Quote from: "Xmann"
ok guys i think i'm gonna grab a copy of the collectors edition in a few days and join you.  am i correct in that all i have to do is use those links you got in the first post and download them to be updated for the server?
if so, i'll holler when i pick a copy up and i'm ready to play.

that is correct!  because you're picking up the ECE at the store, you won't need to download the ECE Bonus Pack (you'll already have it), but you will need to get the rest of the maps.  it all adds up to a pretty hefty set of downloads, but it's well worth it in the end.  i think i speak for everyone when i say we always look forward to new blood on the server Cool
4136  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: November 02, 2004, 05:23:33 AM
great time tonight everyone...those few matches with 9 of us were awesome.  it's great to see the serving hopping again...and would be even better if we could draw some more new people.  come join the fun! Cool
4137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Prince of Persia: Warrior Within demo on: November 01, 2004, 05:44:47 PM
it's been talked about quite a bit over here
4138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [DEMO] Metalheart: Replicants Rampage on: November 01, 2004, 05:42:23 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Also the company's grasp of English is pretty bad. Hurts to read the text lol.

i haven't tried the demo yet, but i noticed this just looking at screenshots for the game.  i really hope they hire an editor before the final release...in my opinion, bad grammar can really kill a game like this...
4139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Saw the wannabe Seven that couldn't on: October 31, 2004, 06:30:34 AM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
and the movie is.... ?

that was my thought when i first read the subject line...then i realized it's just missing a little punctuation.  like WBS said, he's talking about the movie Saw...which he's apparently now wishing he hadn't.
4140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Dark Forces mod for Jedi Academy on: October 30, 2004, 11:54:09 PM
Quote from: "obb"
Dark Forces...right by Full Throttle (played both on a LucasArts Demo Disc, they came together)

i had that same demo disc...in fact, i bet it's still around somewhere Cool
4141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 2 on: October 30, 2004, 06:38:46 AM
On the left side:

pass
pass
Wing Commander 3
Total Annihilation
Thief: The Dark Project
Doom
pass
Wing Commander
The Secret of Monkey Island
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
pass
Civilization
pass
Planescape: Torment
pass
pass

On the right side:

Freespace 2
Unreal Tournament 2004
Baldur's Gate 2
System Shock 2
pass
Quake
pass
Grim Fandango
pass
Baldur's Gate
pass
Knights of the Old Republic
Civilization 2
Star Wars: Tie Fighter
pass
pass
4142  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / SP2 worth installing? on: October 30, 2004, 06:17:47 AM
i've been running SP2 since the initial release date and haven't had a single problem so far.  WinXP is still stable, all my games continue work, so i can't complain at all.  i say go for it Cool
4143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 1 Part 2 on: October 26, 2004, 06:43:55 PM
pass
pass
Unreal Tournament 2004
Crusader: No Remorse
Baldur's Gate 2
pass
pass
System Shock 2
pass
pass
pass
Quake
Star Wars: X-wing
pass
Thief 2
Need for Speed: Porsche Edition
pass
pass
pass
Baldur's Gate
pass
pass
Knights of the Old Republic
The Secret of Monkey Island
Interstate 76
Civilization 2
Deus Ex
Star Wars: Tie Fighter
pass
pass
Longbow (i assume this is the Jane's game???)
pass
4144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Now THAT's a cool controller on: October 26, 2004, 06:37:47 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
I'm not sure I can use a controller that's smiling at me the whole time. It'd just be too creepy.

i used to say the same thing about using a Mac...biggrin
4145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 22, 2004, 05:38:18 AM
Quote from: "Falator"
The fact that diablow was before baldurs gate on that list and you are ok with it has just damned you to rpghell also! Tongue Preprare to spend an eternity playing final fantasy clones! :twisted:

for the record...i've never been able to get into the Diablo games at all, while BG (and every other Infinity engine game) are some of my favorites.  i'd rather spend an eternity pulling out my own toenails and using the pieces to gouge out my eyes than miss out on games like BG in favor of playing poor FF clones forever.  BG will get it's chance in the other side of the brackets soon...

and my picks for this round...

Jagged Alliance 2
*abstain*
*abstain*
*abstain*
Wing Commander 3
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns
Total Annihilation
*abstain*
Theif: The Dark Project
Sam & Max
Doom
Half-Life
*abstain*
*abstain*
Dungeon Keeper
*abstain*
*abstain*
Icewind Dale
ESIII-Morrowind
Quake 2
*abstain*
Civilization
*abstain*
Longbow 2
*abstain*
Planescape: Torment
*abstain*
*abstain*
Magic Carpet
Aces of the Pacific
*abstain*
4146  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Turtle Beach sound cards on: October 22, 2004, 05:30:16 AM
the benefits aren't limited to someone with a surround system though.  like jessie said, EAX adds environmental effects to sounds...things like reverb, echoes, dampening of sounds that you're hearing through walls/objects.  it's really kind of hard to describe without hearing it for yourself, but it really does make a big difference...and each new version of EAX has made everything sound a little more realistic.  if you don't have a surround sound system, you still get many of the EAX benefits...and you would be surprised how well some games are able to mimic surround using only 2 speakers now.  it's all pretty impressive and developers are getting better at taking advantage of the abilities all the time.  when i got my new pc about a year ago, i made the switch from an old SBLive! to an Audigy2-ZS, and the difference is amazing...way more than i expected Cool

as for cost, you can pick up an Audigy2 for about $70 at Newegg...or you can get the Audigy2-ZS for $92.  the most obvious difference between the two is 7.1 channel surround support with the ZS (only 6.1 with the regular Audigy2)...not an issue if you don't have a surround setup.  it really is a great card though, and i do think you'd notice an improvement over your old TB-SC...even without a surround setup.

maybe someone else who has made the change will jump in and back me up...
4147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game Of All Time Tournament - CG Edition on: October 21, 2004, 08:32:39 PM
Quote from: "Falator"

oh and the fact that diablow is on that list and baldurs gate (any one) is not has just damned you to rpghell! Tongue

this set is only half of the bracket though...still have another 64 games to vote on for the side Cool
4148  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Turtle Beach sound cards on: October 21, 2004, 08:25:52 PM
the Audigy2 is a great card...regardless of what people may say based on older products.  i've been using an Audigy2-ZS for about 10 months and it's been absolutely perfect...no driver/software issues, and the sound is incredible.  the SC may have sounded good a few years ago, but there's really no comparison to hearing the latest games with EAX 4.0HD on a nice surround system...
4149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Where you're sitting right now.. let's see it! (56k beware) on: October 21, 2004, 11:30:26 AM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "gilgamex"
I notice a couple of you have the Antec Sonata Case. I really like the look of that case and am thinking of getting one. Are they as quiet as Antec claims?


I don't know what your threshold but its pretty damn quiet in my opinion.  Sitting here now, with no noise in the background and the house completely quiet and I can *barely* hear it and that's when I'm trying to.  Great case.

i'll second this opinion...the Sonata is very quiet, is built extremely well, and looks great.  the only audible noise coming from my Sonata is the soft sound of the stock Intel HSF on my cpu...replace that, and i'd have a near-silent system (not far off now).  i've had my Sonata for about 10 months now and would recommend it to anyone Cool
4150  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Great deals on Ram, where? on: October 20, 2004, 02:10:00 AM
he's in canada though...newegg isn't an option...
4151  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Great deals on Ram, where? on: October 19, 2004, 09:09:32 PM
Crucial.com might be a good place to start...you can find the specific RAM for you mobo here.  they sell quality memory, and the prices are usually pretty good...not to mention that they ship worldwide.  i've ordered from them in the past and have always been very pleased with my purchases.
4152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: October 19, 2004, 07:52:40 PM
i'll do my best to make it on wednesday, but i can't be there until after 10pm EST/7pm PST.  have to watch Smallville...looks like clark is going to meet a young Flash Cool
4153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars...SPOILERS! on: October 19, 2004, 03:11:21 AM
and that, my friends, is how sci-fi is meant to be done...absolutely brilliant Cool
4154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Pf Changs on: October 17, 2004, 07:24:32 AM
it's not just a west coast restaurant...we have one here in indianapolis that i've been to a couple times.  personally, i don't see what the big deal is about the place.  the food is pretty good, but i've had better chinese for a more reasonable price.  i've also tried the lettuce wrap...it's not bad, but nothing to really go crazy over.  to each his own i guess...
4155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / New LotR: Return of the King EE footage! on: October 16, 2004, 05:35:50 AM
a new trailer for the EE of RotK is now available at LordoftheRings.net (and a larger version here).  you get to see a few excerpts from the new footage, as well as hear a few comments from jackson and elijah wood.  looks like they're adding some great stuff back in this time Cool




***SPOILERS***


the mouth of sauron...aragorn confronting sauron through the palantir...the fate of sarumon...faramir and eowyn...gandalf confronting the witch king...

it's all there and looks great...the next two months can't pass fast enough!
4156  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: October 16, 2004, 01:17:54 AM
for the record...i started with the list that crumsteel just posted and made a few corrections.  for example, "Map Pack 1" and "Map Pack 2" refer to "Community Bonus Pack 2, Vol 1 & 2," and all of those 1on1 maps make up the "DM-1on1 Map Pack."  the map names on that list aren't exact either, so i tracked down the right ones and included the links.  the only one i didn't link was the ECE pack because it's a large file that's easy to find...use whatever link gives you the fastest download

what i'm trying to say is that everything in my list and crumsteel's are essentially the same...i just used some more accurate names in mine.  it's all the same stuff though Cool

(plus i added the WinXP maps)
4157  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: October 16, 2004, 12:25:57 AM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
I was just trying to get on there and it starts downloading a bunch of stuff. One of the files is kind of big and I end up with like a 45 minute wait for the download to finish.

I've already downloaded like 2 gigabytes with of extra crap for UT2k4, and I still don't have whatever's on the server? I don't have the hard drive space for one game to keep sucking it up like this  :evil:

here's what should be a complete list of the necessary downloads...

UT2K4 Version 3323 Patch

Community Bonus Pack 2 - Volume 1
Community Bonus Pack 2 - Volume 2

Flag Pack 2004
UT2K4-Editors Choice Bonus Pack
UT 2004 WinXP Levels
CTF-NovemberCE-2004
CTF-Thornsrebirth
DM-campgrounds2004
ONS-Nevermore
ONS-Icarus
ONS-Pipeline
DM-FST-Sacrifice][

DM-1on1 Map Pack


once you have all those, you should be set for a while...with the exception of the small UAdminMod file that zaxxon updates occassionally.
4158  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Zax's UT2k4 Srvr - Fill server Ngt Fri 4/8! Torrent DVD! on: October 15, 2004, 10:18:31 PM
i'm in for tonight and can make myself available just about any time.  if we can agree on a time, i'll do my best to be there.  otherwise, i'll check in once in a while, or feel free to shoot me an IM Cool
4159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blockbuster Rates on: October 15, 2004, 02:53:16 AM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
So, does your BB have any video store competition disarm or is my theory completely off the rocker?

i live in a pretty densely populated area right along a strip of shops and restaurants, so there is some competition.  within 5-10 minutes drive of my apartment, i think there are 2 BBs, one Hollywood Video, and a couple Family Video stores.  the BB stores might be trying to compete with FV...i've never been there, but i think they do have pretty low rental rates.  i know that HV still charges about $3-4 for a rental.  i guess that could be enough competition to drive rates down...
4160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Blockbuster Rates on: October 14, 2004, 11:52:17 PM
hmm...sounds like you guys are getting kinda screwed.  my local BB has been doing 1-day rentals for $2 on any release for a while now.  rent a movie any day of the week, and it's due back by midnight the next day...keep it longer, and you pay $1 for each additional day.  you also have the option of paying the old rates up front if you know you want something for more than a day or two ($3.49 for a duration dependent on age of the movie).  i live so close to a BB that i never need a movie for more than one day...pick one up the day i plan to watch it, then drop it off when i go out the following day.  i've actually found myself renting more often now that it's a little cheaper.
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