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3161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great Vampires: Bloodlines forum on: November 20, 2004, 03:40:14 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"
Is there a command for enabling the histories into the game too?



I remember a thread about it on the forum I linked too.  I can't remember the specifics.  Sorry.  But it is there
3162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / STEAM stole my money!! >:( on: November 19, 2004, 08:12:13 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Quote
As a senior store manager I know how important it is to make the customer happy. If I was you I would take the game along with the the proof of purchase and raise hell in the store demanding your money back or a new game.
Ask for the DM # along with the corprate number.
most managers know when it goes that far the customer will come out on top and they the manager will be looked down upon.
you may receive up $25 in gift card or the above a new copy of the game and a free strat guide.
Dont take this sitting down.


And there is the best advice.  Take it to the DM, just know that you'll be dealing with some corporate shill who hasn't a damned clue about your outrage and will use EB's corporate RMS training to try to calm you down.  Be clear with what you want up front and don't take no for an answer.


Yeah that is the best plan.  


Good luck.
3163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great Vampires: Bloodlines forum on: November 19, 2004, 07:37:24 PM
I love Consolegold but we are a more general games forum so sometimes I find it good to check games specific sites.  

This forum is just about Bloodlines and I am finding a lot of good thread and somce intellegent conversation.
3164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My Car Accident - 56K Warning on: November 19, 2004, 07:32:02 PM
I think you should buy a lottery ticket....you really should ride this wave of incredible good luch  biggrin

Wow.  I think 99% of people would assume someone died is just show the pictures of the car.
3165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / STEAM stole my money!! >:( on: November 19, 2004, 01:41:27 PM
[sarcasm on]

As with many anti-piracy methods this is a great opprotunity for you to learn more about how to steal games.  Take this time to visit the seedy underside of the Internet.  I am sure there is a way to play HL2 single player without connecting to Steam

[/sarcasm off]


Unfortunatly this is the kind of thing that pushes ligit customers to piracy.  Why risk a purchase when if your pirated copy doesn't work you are out nothing but time?
3166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 18, 2004, 07:43:39 PM
Quote from: "SpaceLord"


Just because a game doesn't have something, doesn't mean it's inferior. When I play HL2, I don't think "Man, if I could only look around corners." The game isn't designed to need it, and it doesn't suffer because it doesn't use it.


Very true but I do think that such a game shouldn't be call "revolutionary".


HL2 is a great FPS but it doesn't expand the genre in any way.   And in some ways (like those I mentioned) it is actually a step back in the genre.

Another way it is really, really a step back is the linearity.  I am up to the point with the boat and so far it has been virutually impossible to get lost or confused becuase there is only one way to go anywhere.  Sure you can kill things in different ways but there is only one path through each of the levels.  

I find that kind of gameplay alright but again it doesn't make the game "revolutionary"
3167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 18, 2004, 05:22:24 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
I think HL 2 is an evolution for the genre.  I know I sure as hell haven't played anything like it before.  It's already in my top 3 favorite games of all time and I just got past the air boat section.  The game is a freaking masterpiece.  I've had so many memorable moments already, and jumped out of my seat a couple times as well, and I'm not even to the creepy part yet.  

The graphics are better than anything else, the gameplay is better tha anything else, the environment is better than anything else, the game is on a whole new level and has raised the bar, again.


I just don't see it.  I like the game and all but I don't see what evolution it has.

Things that most FPS have by now and if HL2 does:

Limited inventory more representaive of real life? - no
Ability of lean around corners? - no  
Abiltity to drive vechicles? - yes
Abiltity to manipulate object? -yes


Really HL2 fails to have what are pretty much standard things in FPS anymore.
3168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid Prime 2 Echoes? on: November 18, 2004, 03:19:15 AM
Quote from: "Torfish"
Metriod Prime is meant to be played slowly.  You get MUCH more out of the game by scanning all the objects and allow yourself to absorb the atmosphere the game creates.  

If you try to hurry through it.  You not only miss all the cool details but you will miss secrets and hidden areas.   Thus, the puzzles will become frustrating and the bosses will be difficult.  You won't have the top-notch powerups from the hidden areas.

I'm a slow gamer in general.  I love detail.  So, the first MP cube game was perfect for me.  And it wasn't difficult.  I will be picking up the second one soon.



I think this is what I liked best about the first one.  I really felt like a bounty hunter alone on a dead world.  When you think about it who would Samus talk to?  She is alone...the game did a great job of making me feel that.
3169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [HL2] Is Gordon psychic? on: November 17, 2004, 05:17:33 PM
I don't think you people are taking my question with the seriousness it deserves.....or maybe you are......


I am going back to watching boxes mysteriously float in front of me.
3170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [HL2] Is Gordon psychic? on: November 17, 2004, 01:34:59 PM
Because when he lifts up bottles he doesn't need to use his hands, but he does use them when holding a gun or a crowbar, etc.
3171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [hl2]New complaint - why do I need the cd in the drive?! on: November 17, 2004, 01:26:24 PM
Quote from: "disarm"


as for a no-CD crack...i have my concerns over how well that will work.  with the auto-update features of Steam, i wonder if it would ever cause a problem.  i'd hate to get an auto-update then be unable to play because noone has released a new no-CD yet...


I have concerns to but think about it for a minute.  Those who bought HL2 via steam don't have to have a cd in and they auto-update, so it should be possible to remove the cd check while keeping the auto update (after all Valve has done so!)

Of course I intend to back up my old .exe before trying anything out. smile
3172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / real simple: How do I play Half-life 2 w/o steam??? on: November 17, 2004, 02:36:59 AM
Quote from: "Turtle"
I just checked my network activity.

I find it a bit insidious how they don't show you how up upstream bandwidth you're using, just the download.  I checked my network status and since I installed steam, there's been a constant upload of data from it.

Just as I'm okay with file sharing and the gathering of anonymous usage info, I'm okay with steam.  However, I'd really like the option to adjust my upstream data rate as my upstream is really limited.  A few kilbytes a second loss can drop my bandwidth to a trickle.


No, you don't and don't let them hear that.....

They modeled City 17 after Gabe's idea of a true internet distribution.
3173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / real simple: How do I play Half-life 2 w/o steam??? on: November 17, 2004, 02:27:33 AM
Quote from: "Vinda-Lou"
Ok, I checked the properties and it says 100% complete, but it requires an update and is not ready for offline.  At the steam website, it doesn't explain how to make it ready for offline.  I also can't find the option to update!  Should I be embarrassed that I can't figure it out, or furious that I can't figure it out?


You can't do anything.  I think this is because the Steam servers are being hammered so it isn't finishing the unlocking so you can play offline.

Hopefully that will change over the next day or two.
3174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / real simple: How do I play Half-life 2 w/o steam??? on: November 17, 2004, 02:09:10 AM
Quote from: "Vinda-Lou"
Thanks for the help guys.  I have decades of experience installing and playing pc games.  I'm talking back in the days of dos boot disks.  Yet this one threw me for a loop.  I can't imagine the casual player who decides to break into pc gaming starting with this game.  I mean, the advertisement for a video card was bigger than the little help card that came with the game!


Yup, pretty much what Valve wants when you think about it.  More people connected all the time to Steam.  

Notice the little ad about who is hosting....can't remember the name....but anyway the more people Valve can say are connected all the time the more they can charge for ads.
3175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 17, 2004, 01:55:52 AM
Quote from: "Mystic95Z"


When you installed it did you happen to deselect CS: Source?? If so there is a known problem in the retail non collectors edition install that causes an install error if CS: Source isn't selected.


-Tony


You are completly correct.  I was trying to install without the Counterstrike: source.  

Probably my fault for thinking I could install what I wanted.  I should simply have accepted whatever was thrown at me.


Is City 17 actually run by Valve?  They seem to have a similar attitude to giving people what they want. :roll:
3176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [hl2]New complaint - why do I need the cd in the drive?! on: November 17, 2004, 01:45:38 AM
I am coping....I am also going to install a no-cd crack the momement it is released.
3177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [hl2]New complaint - why do I need the cd in the drive?! on: November 17, 2004, 01:29:59 AM
Grrr that is really annoying.  Suposedly I have the same content on my HD as those who bought HL2 so why do I need to have the cd in the drive?

I hate that kind of crap.  I hate cd swaping etc.  

And before anyone tells me it is my own fault for buying the game - at no point did any thread or FAQ I saw mention that it was also using securom!  I knew I needed an interenet connection.  I knew I would have to unplug to play offline, etc.  I accept those things.

But why the hell did they also use securom!!!!!
3178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / real simple: How do I play Half-life 2 w/o steam??? on: November 17, 2004, 01:25:56 AM
Check some other threads.  I believe you will find one that details how to play offline.  It is an annoying process.
3179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 17, 2004, 01:24:07 AM
Quote from: "Rage"
Wow you guys deserve a whole wheel of cheese with that whine. The game worked fine for a huge number of people. For some it didn't, for some its taking a long time. The box says internet connection required to play. You knew what the activation scheme was. It is a shame some of you are still struggling, and for the future I am sure they will improve upon this, but this may well be the future of game distribution as we know it-I would like to give it a chance-but we knew from posts in the past few days that some of you were never prepared to give it a try.

Edited out my bad language-tired.


Well I for one was more than willing to give it a try.  I feel it sucked.  It took twice as long to get working as any normal game (even without my cd read errors) and I see no benefit.

For all the talk about how it will stop piates I will eat my keyboard if it isn't hacked by the weekend.

It is a money making scheme by Valve...fine but it seems to be hurting legitimate consumers just like the copy protection methods used by so many games.
3180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 17, 2004, 01:18:34 AM
My biggest impression so far - how many freaking loads can they have per area?  Holy cow.  So far it seems a lot worse to me than any game I can think of in recent memory.  I am actually pretty shocked with the shear number of loads.  


I think I will enjoy the game but I am really starting to sense a "Black and White" type situation.  Early hype is "Oh it is the second coming!" then a few weeks later actual reviews come out and start pointing out the flaws.

Not to say the game isn't great but I see some flaws already.
3181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 17, 2004, 01:11:33 AM
Well I finally got in.  It takes forever if you are lucky enough to get it to work.

What a stupid, stupid way to do this.
3182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:51:08 PM
My anger is slowly dying.  I am getting there, but man is it slow.

I will decide soon how pissed to be.

I got a message that my cd-key couldn't be verified or some such because the servers are too busy, but that I could still play Half-Life 2 retail....now it is unlocking the files.  If that is true and I can still play I will be fine but if I can't play I think it goes back.
3183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 11:48:18 PM
Quote from: "Gryndyl"
Well, it seems that Steam's authentication stinks but that the game is very good.  Yes, they certainly should have been better prepared for this.  I'm glad I waited up last night and authenticated then-I never turn my computer off and always just leave steam up and going so I'm not going to have to deal with the log-in server when I get home


I think that is a fair assesment.

What confuses me is this isn't the first time their have been hints that Steam has problems.  I remember when it first was put out and people bitched.  The optimistic said "oh it is just beta! It will be so much better when it is fully released" etc.  That doesn't appear to have been the case.
3184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 11:43:46 PM
Quote from: "mikeg"
I have tried for the last 1/2 hour to create a steam account so that I can play this game and every time I try I get this 900 character message saying connection reset, winsock error xxxxxxxxx etc etc etc etc etc etc.  

Yeah, this game rocks.  : (


I got that as well the first couple times.

I thought maybe it was becuase the answer to my secret question was "fuck you valve"  (I really hope I get to call them sometime and answer that question)
3185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:38:48 PM
Quote from: "farley2k"
Quote from: "Animus"
Farley, are you installing Counterstrike too?


On my 3rd attempt - yes I am.  If that works I will amazed.  It gives an error that "hl2.ico" couldn't be found in a cab file when it does crash so I don't think it has anything to do with what I have chosen to install but what the heck.  It is easier and faster than running to Target to return the game.




I don't know if it was letting it install Counterstrike or installing from the Alcohol images but I finally got it installed....now I just wait for Steam.
3186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:37:42 PM
Quote from: "leo8877"
Hey guys, the work day is almost over here is California.  Are people still having trouble with authentication?  Is there a chance that I'll be able to play this game tonight?

Also, with 5 discs, how long is the damn install?


The install is actually fairly quick but I bet it depends on your CD-ROM speed because I think it is just basically copying the files from the CD to your HD.  


Now as for logging in....well it is still down as far as I can tell or at least really , really slow.
3187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:26:40 PM
Quote from: "Interloper"
Haha.  Gotta love this little blurb from valves website concerning Steam:

Quote
Steam consumers enjoy the benefit of starting their favorite applications within minutes of confirming their purchase.


They forgot to put the little asterisk and the fine print explaining that it doesn't apply on the day of purchase due to their complete lack of foresight and ineptitude.

Someone should be fired over this mess.


I am sure it will be the same person fired over the botched "sept 30th 2003" release date, or the lack of security that allowed code to be stolen - meaning no one.
3188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:25:11 PM
Quote from: "Animus"
Farley, are you installing Counterstrike too?


On my 3rd attempt - yes I am.  If that works I will amazed.  It gives an error that "hl2.ico" couldn't be found in a cab file when it does crash so I don't think it has anything to do with what I have chosen to install but what the heck.  It is easier and faster than running to Target to return the game.
3189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:15:29 PM
Quote from: "Sparhawk"
I think the problem isn't with the technology but how many servers they have and the amount of bandwidth available to them. If they had more resources at launch I think it would have gone off more smoothly. As it is though, we're screwed until more people are done unlocking the game. I wonder how many dialup folks are using steam right now; those people need to be logging off.


So forcing legal owners who have dial up off is somehow a good solution?


This is purely and completly Valve's fault.  With the unlocking and the early release you might have been able to blame VU or Best Buy but  this is all Valve's baby.
3190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 11:13:09 PM
Well I am currently making images with Alcohol 120% because the fucking install craps out on the 4th disk every time!  

I don't know if this will fix it but at least it will fail faster if I don't have to keep putting in the different disks!


Looks like I might get to run back to Target to return this POS!  I swear if they have Vampire out I won't be playing Valve's "masterpiece"



And this is before I even get to the joy of Steam!  Wonderful.  I have a whole night of joy to look forward to!
3191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 10:55:23 PM
Since my copy crapped out on the 4th fucking disk just now I think I will keep posing my hate in this thread !

 :twisted:  :evil:  :twisted:  :evil:  :twisted:  :evil:  :twisted:  :evil:  :twisted:

POS.  

I am sure that if this problem becomes a known one Valve will nicely put out a message on their server saying that it was all VUs fault and that Valve didn't have anything to do with the production of the game.
3192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WHERE R TEH PIRAETD COPEIS OF HALF-LIEF 2?????!? OMG WTF on: November 16, 2004, 10:46:43 PM
Quote from: "SpaceLord"


Ah, right. What I *meant* was, the upcoming-hopefully-cool-mods-played-online-like-Team-Fortress-2-types-or-Day-of-Defeat will be hard to warez/hack.


Yes that is very true.  

I think most hard core pirates though know that on-line play is something they have to live without (much like dating smile )
3193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 10:44:21 PM
Serioulsy rather than being a saving grace of PC gaming which some people have seen Steam as I see it as just another nail in the coffin of PC games.

Like the average gamer is going to put up with this shit?  LOL.  Just anotther way that PC gaming alienates gamers.  Make games buggier, make manuals smaller, make boxes smaller, and now to add to the list - make it not just harder but impossible to play the game!  

Yeah this industry is just about to take off!!!
3194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 10:39:36 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
This is nothing more than the same "outrage" that takes place with virtually every MMORPG that's ever launched.  People bought the game, and OMFG THEY CAN"T PLAY IT BECAUSE THE SERVER WON"T WORK WTF OMG!

then 3 hours later, it does, and everyone plays.

*shrug*


Probably true.  But as someone who only plays single player games I am saddened by the fact that the same crap is now forced down my throat.
3195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 10:36:11 PM
Quote from: "olaf"
Yeah I would be pissed, and you have every right to be.  But hey we already take plenty of shit from publishers and retailers, why not shit from developers too?

olaf


Oh no....this new model will make it so much better.  Those evil lying publishers will never be able to make customer suffer again...


Same shit, different people.
3196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 08:43:22 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
Yes Steam has been around for a while but I can bet its never been hammered like this before. Besides the only games on steam were the CS games nothing as vast as HL2.

Ascendent


And of course this is our fault, just like it is our fault if Starforce doesn't work, or Safedisc, etc.


And people wonder why hackers are so common...
3197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Offline Mode -* First Post Edit *- on: November 16, 2004, 08:39:08 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
I know its a pain in the ass. I'm sorry you aren't able to play right now. But this is brand new to them and I'm sure they didn't expect it to be that bad. They should of known? Maybe but this is new and with all things new there's going to be a few bumps. You will get to play your shiny copy of HL2 soon I'm sure just be patient.

Ascendent


Why should I be patient?  They created a system to make themselves more money (by not using VU for distribution) and now the consumer is getting screwed out of playing a game they legally bought.
3198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WHERE R TEH PIRAETD COPEIS OF HALF-LIEF 2?????!? OMG WTF on: November 16, 2004, 06:32:16 PM
Quote from: "SpaceLord"
Does it seem to everyone else that since Valve can pretty much change the game around any way they want, at any time, that hacked versions would quick working as fast as Valve decided?

(I'm not a coder, I am a "network guy") biggrin


No.  Remember HL2 has no MP it is single player only so pirates can have the hacked working version of HL2 and not worry about what Valve does.  

I will say that if my SP version of HL2 requires that I connect all the time because Valve decided to make some tweak I will be very, very pissed.
3199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Review Discussion] Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines on: November 16, 2004, 02:53:45 PM
Due to Troika's history with huge freaking bugs I think it is fair to ask....did you encounter any?  

I love their games but until someone specifically addresses this issue I will wait for user/player reviews.
3200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2: Steam vs Retail on: November 15, 2004, 08:57:39 PM
Another reason at this point....how long does it take all 5 gigs to download?

Will it be done on my connection by tomorrow when I could buy it in the store and play it or will I be waiting days and days for it to finish downloading before I can play?
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