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1841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hilarious. on: December 05, 2004, 03:56:50 AM
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673824&page=1&pp=25

The Clinton one is worth scrolling through the whole thing.

Hilarious!
1842  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FT/S - Half-Life 2 on: December 02, 2004, 08:48:09 PM
Quote from: "Speaker2Animals"
Actually tried to pm ya0, 2x now, via CG but the pm's just seem to not be going thru - (get message they were sent, but just sittin' in Outbox 'stead of as Sent)?..  so PMS instead of pm's I guess, LOL.

Anyway, so backup plan: perhaps email me at [email protected] & we'll go from there.


It's in the Outbox not because it's not working, but because he hadn't read it. Once he reads it, it gets moved to the Sent box.

So read your PMs!!! smile

(sorry, just lurked into here, and wanted to clarify smile )
1843  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 02, 2004, 04:00:15 PM
Yeah, but he wants a CD burner. Yeah I could swap the drive with his old drive, and format, but knowing things like that, something'll probably go wrong. Old components that I can't find drivers for, things breaking with a non-Gateway Windows, and who knows what else. He lost all the CDs that came with the computer, so I can't just do a restore.

Better to build a new one, especially if it's just $200.
1844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS2 Shortage: Grrrr..... on: December 02, 2004, 06:32:24 AM
I love my slim PS2, it's so cool. Totally worth the $50 I paid for it biggrin
1845  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Pentium Processor 'E' designation? on: December 01, 2004, 07:53:04 PM
I think it means that P4 is a Prescott.
1846  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: December 01, 2004, 03:22:59 AM
Awww damn.

Guess because of the fluctuating prices I should not bother until the moment I'm going to order, then ask again, people like Zarkon are obviously much more proficient at this than I am biggrin

(this is for my father BTW, who only uses his computer to surf the net, IM and email. He currently has an ancient 450 MHz Gateway. He uses IE, has no firewall, and has absolutely no anti-virus or anti-adware software. You can imagine.  :shock: )
1847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GBA] Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls on: December 01, 2004, 03:15:35 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "Raven VII"
I have FF: Origins for PS1. It's fun classic gaming. Although do beware of the strange levelling system in FF 2. It's a good game, but not my favorite FF.


The preview of this I read in GMR said that Square "fixed" the problems with FF2.

Look, I even found a link!  Memory, you've really outdone yourself today. biggrin

Quote from GMR
Quote
Final Fantasy II, though, has been rebuilt from scratch—and the results are fantastic. The second Final Fantasy uses a "no experience" system in which party members improve through in-battle actions: Attacking with heavy weapons builds strength, casting spells improves magic power, and so on. Unfortunately, every previous version has been insanely unbalanced against the player, requiring hundreds of extra random battles just to survive. Though the "no experience" system is intact, the nuts-and-bolts implementation is completely different. This version of Final Fantasy II is the first one to be actually playable, and that's reason enough to celebrate.

Yeah the levelling system is out of whack. But I didn't fight hundreds of battles; I used the select, un-select, select, repeat to level all my weapons up. One whole level per battle. I was insanely overpowered when I entered the first dungeon.
1848  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [GBA] Final Fantasy 1 & 2: Dawn of Souls on: December 01, 2004, 01:15:41 AM
I have FF: Origins for PS1. It's fun classic gaming. Although do beware of the strange levelling system in FF 2. It's a good game, but not my favorite FF.
1849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Chernobyl Travels? on: November 30, 2004, 01:07:25 AM
I heard the whole thing is a fake - she didn't even go into Chernobyl.
1850  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Gamecube games (brand new) on: November 29, 2004, 09:47:48 PM
Hey, I'm interested in Eternal Darkness. Please see my thread and see if you want any games on there. If not, let me know how much you want for it.
1851  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo DS on: November 29, 2004, 08:43:04 PM
I bet this is just a Virtual Boy to them - an experiment with something different, just for the hell of it. I think that a bit after the PSP launches, they'll release the true successor to the GBA, and own the PSP.
1852  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: November 29, 2004, 07:13:10 PM
Quote from: "Zarkon"


That's simply fucking brilliant. You, sir, rock my world.
1853  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Challenge: Build a computer for $200! on: November 29, 2004, 06:22:46 PM
Can you build a computer for $200 at NewEgg.com? It doesn't matter how crappy the components are, even an integrated graphics motherboard would be great. The only requirement is that it have a CD burner.

Let's see what you guys come up with!
1854  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help with processor on: November 27, 2004, 05:39:35 PM
You do know that the '3200' in Athlon XP 3200 doesn't stand for it's MHz, but for it's performance as compared to a P4... right?
1855  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about Gateway computer in Best Buy Black Friday ad on: November 25, 2004, 11:29:39 PM
Damn you Alienware... Let me trumpet http://falcon-nw.com

TOP quality, even better than Alienware. And largely ignored for some bizarre reason. Too expensive? Have a look at their Talon line!
1856  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Some games (and a couple programs) FS/FT on: November 24, 2004, 11:45:41 PM
Console games: All in near-perfect condition, with manuals and jewel cases.

Playstation:
Bushido Blade
Tekken
Tekken 2
Tekken 3

Dreamcast:
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Sonic Adventure
Soul Calibur

PC games: Games not in as good condition as the console games. What I have will be noted next to the game titles:

Alpha Centauri: Game box, jewel case and manual.
Baldies: Jewel case (broken hinge).
Blood Omen Legacy of Kain: Game box, manual and jewel case.
Duke Nukem 3D: Game box, manual and jewel case (jewel case has a missing hinge).
Mafia: CDs only; no box or manual.
Serious Sam: Jewel case and manual
Star Wars Dark Forces: Game box, jewel case and manual.
The Sims: Jewel case only
Ultima Online Renaissance: Game box, manual and jewel case.

Programs:

Macromedia Flash 5: Box, jewel case and all the documentation.
Paint Shop Pro: Jewel case only.
Simply 3D: jewel case only.

I'm willing to sell or trade anything on there. I'm interested in vintage games in the Mega Man series, Metroid series and Castlevania series, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, games in the Resident Evil series. As for newer stuff, let me know what you have for the PS2 and Gamecube, and we could work out a deal. As for cash, let me know what you want and I'll give you my price - totally negotiable!
1857  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Video card Question on: November 24, 2004, 07:59:04 PM
IIRC, the X800 SE is a crippled version of the X800, made only for Dell.
1858  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me with my upgrades! (Moving to SFF) on: November 23, 2004, 06:53:58 AM
One more question... the 3.0 GHz P4 is $180, while the 3.2 GHz P4 is $215. Is it worth $35 to move from 3.0 to 3.2? (both are socket 775 Prescotts).
1859  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Next on: November 23, 2004, 04:27:42 AM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
The world needs a PC that can browse the web, handle email, and play games easily. Something that is as reliable as a TV, refrigerator or gaming console.


This has already been done. And on the market today.

Apple.com
1860  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [CG] Ad Banners on: November 23, 2004, 04:17:43 AM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
I'm working on those as well Tebunker.  If I could get a steady stream of those I'd go games-only and never look back.  Its hard to put us and Penny Arcade in the same boat though. smile  

I'll look into the scrolling to the side thing, those ads shouldn't have broken that.  As for donating to the site, I've got a paypal account setup with the email address [email protected] for that sort of thing if you are inclined.  smile


The scrolling isn't an "problem" with the ad per se, simply that the CG logo and the ad side-by-side is wider than my window, and that forces the whole page to be as wide, thus scrolling. A simple fix would be to move the ad under the logo, or modify the logo to make it a bit smaller.
1861  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Video card Question on: November 23, 2004, 02:46:20 AM
I recommend the 6600 GT if you're upgrading. It's $200 (a bit more for AGP), and delivers a great bang for the buck.
1862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Want to buy a piece of Acclaim? on: November 23, 2004, 02:41:48 AM
Hey, I'm not savvy on those kinda stuff, but I do plan on taking advantage of this if I can... how do you know how cheap they're going to sell them for? Is it like, you sit in a audience, and bid, and hope it stays down? If that's so, wouldn't that take forever for every one little thing? Or are they going to sell them in loads for thousands of dollars to people who have alots of money?
1863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [CG] Ad Banners on: November 23, 2004, 02:13:21 AM
I don't mind the ads at all, but can you reposition it a bit maybe? Or make the CG logo on the top a weensy teensy smaller? I have my browser window at 800x600 (I multi-task alot, and it's nice to have space on the desktop for other windows), and that ad cause me to have to scroll sideways, which I loathe.
1864  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Help me with my upgrades! (Moving to SFF) on: November 22, 2004, 07:35:19 PM
I have:

P4 2.66 GHz 533 MHz FSB
512 MB DDR2100
80 GB Seagate SATA HD 7200 RPM
9700 Pro
52x48x52x CD-RW

What should I upgrade? I'm thinking:

upgrade to Athlon 64 3200+ (seems like a good sweet-spot CPU, $150 at newegg... I've been out of the loop for a while, so if there's a even better bargain bang for the buck, let me know, I don't really care whether it's a Intel or an AMD)

A GF 6600 GT (AGP if I go with AMD, PCI-e if I go with Intel), $200 at newegg, seems like an sweet deal for a great performer... but is it worth the upgrade from the 9700 Pro?)

either 512 MB or 1 GB of DDR3200 RAM (I think my 266 MHz DDR stick is/will be a bottleneck).

Also, what SFF case do you recommend? I like either the Shuttle XPC cases or the Soltek Qbic cases. I want one that looks nice, have a cover for the drives and stuff. USB and firewire on the front would be nice too, but not necessary.
1865  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I just played a Nintendo DS on: November 22, 2004, 05:49:22 PM
Quote from: "Hetz"
Hmm...for only the second time in my life I am not excited about a new console release. I had a chance to pick one up at Best Buy on Saturday and passed it right on by. That is the only second time in my life I have ever passed up a chance to buy a console on the first day it was available, the other time was the Atari Jaguar. I even got a 3DO for christs sake!

The Nintendo DS just seems....rushed. The launch lineup is really not impressive at all. The only game I am even remotely interested in is the new Super Mario Bros game, but that won't be out until late 2005.

I honestly think the Sony PSP looks much more impressive.

Just my 2 cents.


Forget the 3DO, you even got the Philips CD-I? Or the infamous N-Gage? :shock:

EDIT: sorry, I'm just messing around to see how the "edited by..." below the post works.  :lol:
1866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Want to buy a piece of Acclaim? on: November 22, 2004, 06:15:51 AM
Quote from: "olaf"
Quote from: "Raven VII"

They have Apple XServes and Apple laptops...

All of a sudden, their collapse makes more sense.

olaf


*Cuts the troll's head off* You ain't getting me with THAT troll.

:p
1867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Third Person Shooter Advice on: November 22, 2004, 03:51:58 AM
Yeah it's pretty much run 'n' gun, infused with a cool noir story. There's some jumping, not that much though. It contols like a FPS, just in third person. I'm sure you get the idea. I have no idea how well it controls on consoles however. I suggest you to go read some reviews for more detailed information.

EDIT: Well, what do you know, our very own Console Gold has a review here.
1868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Third Person Shooter Advice on: November 22, 2004, 03:22:50 AM
Definitely Max Payne 2. That game was awesome when I played the demo (on the PC).
1869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Want to buy a piece of Acclaim? on: November 22, 2004, 03:08:07 AM
I live only minutes from there!

They have Apple XServes and Apple laptops... How much do they typically charge for those kinds of stuff at a company closage? Cuz if they're real cheap, I'd buy several, keep one of each and sell the rest on eBay! biggrin
1870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Miss Digital World contest on: November 22, 2004, 01:13:22 AM
I just got a page not found error.
1871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Umm, im becoming evil and wanting a PS2... help me on: November 21, 2004, 10:14:12 PM
Beware; older PS2's are notorious for disc read errors. So either check the model number of the used PS2 you're getting, or get a new one.

hint: those mini PS2's are sexy! biggrin
1872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I just played a Nintendo DS on: November 21, 2004, 05:15:34 AM
While I hesitate to call the dual screens "useless", it's not something I would want to go out and buy. But then again, the last portable I bought was a Game Boy Pocket. That's when I realized handhelds just aren't my thing. Thank god for the Game Boy Player. smile
1873  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Hey guys, help with my dilemma! on: November 21, 2004, 05:10:41 AM
I don't think they're expensive at all. I paid $30 for my PSU, $100 for my case, and $100 for my mobo. That adds up to... $230. Not much of a difference.

If I do decide to go ahead with this, I plan to spend about $500 plus whatever I can get from selling the unused components on the project. Basically, I have $500 to spend, and whether it goes to the PC, or to new games for the consoles, DVDs, etc, is the question.
1874  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Hey guys, help with my dilemma! on: November 21, 2004, 02:43:56 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Why? The only difference it will bring is size. And it will cost a fortune so if you have a working tower why bother?


If you read my post, you'll know. The tower is big, heavy and unwieldy. I can't bring it back and forth between home and college, and I don't have room in the car for the tower. So I basically only get to use it 4-5 months out of the entire year. Right now it's sitting at home, collecting dust until my Christmas break when I'm bringing home my monitor. (It's a LCD, and I can fold it flat, so it's about as small as a laptop once flattened. I love it).

Whether or not I should upgrade it isn't the question anyway; it's either I sell it/get rid of it, or downsize it.
1875  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Hey guys, help with my dilemma! on: November 21, 2004, 01:56:59 AM
I have a PC tower, right? Well, I don't use it much. I do most of my gaming on consoles those days.

So I'm thinking of selling my PC. I've been doing all of my computer stuff (browsing, email, etc) on my Mac now.

HOWEVER, this season was a whammy of PC games that I want to play. Rome: Total War, HL2, WoW and more.

So I'm thinking of dumping the tower, and converting it to a Mini-PC so I can easily transport it between college and home. Problem is, it'll take money. Probably lots of it, since I'll probably be forced to upgrade much of my components, due to the many new architectures today (different CPU slots, different graphic card slots, different memory slots, etc). My dilemma is: is it worth it just for gaming? One side says NO, it's just games, just stick to consoles. The other side says HL2, HL2, HL2, HL2... biggrin

What do you guys think I should do? Any ideas how to do this cheaply?
1876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2004, 12:44:48 AM
1877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 21, 2004, 12:38:51 AM
1878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counterstrike: What's the deal? on: November 20, 2004, 08:42:55 PM
I have the exact same problem, unable to tell friend from foe. I have this problem too in Battlefield 1942, though to a lesser extent.

Being color-blind doesn't help matters.
1879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] LOST tonight - 11/17 on: November 19, 2004, 02:06:48 AM
Is this show so damn good it spins off multi-page threads after each and every episode?

I'll probably watch this when it inevitably comes out on DVD.
1880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 16, 2004, 07:37:12 PM
Quote from: "Raintitan"
Subtitles can be turned on of off. They are off by default.

The game (like CS:Source) supports widescreen displays as well.


Oh excellent! Subtitles-less games is the bane of my existence. I hated Half-Life for that sole reason.

I applaud Valve for putting subtitles in this one. I'm sold. It'll have to wait until next week however, I left my PC at home. smile
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