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  1. I can get AMD Palamino 1.2 processors if anyone wants them. Just send me an email at [email protected] Give me a little while to respond with the details though. I'm having a few personal problems lately.
  2. Actually in BT the Mechs are about 10 to 15 meters tall. I remember that because thats the size of the antennas I used to work on.
  3. 80) Kirk actually gets turned down by some space babe and can't get laid for the rest of the episode. 81) Someone in Starfleet Weapons Division finally figures out why target shooting scores have dropped so far and replaces the current phasers with the original PISTOL grip design 82) The deflector array and sensor array CAN'T be converted to do something that will save the ship.
  4. sad thing is, I know people like that.
  5. I would say that all those prices are a bit pricey, but then again I get that stuff at cost.
  6. A Duke Nukem movie??? Reminds me of the Toxic Avenger series, without the comedy. A battletech/mechwarrior movie would be cool, but don't plan on FASA making it. FASA is now defunct, gone kaput. Unless the companies that bought the rights to BT and Shadowrun produce more stuff without screwing it up (as everyone else does when they buy rights to any games) we may see something in a few years. [RP] Lapses back into mourning for the Freedonian Aeronautic and Space Administration. [/RP]
  7. They're finally coming out with AvP2? YES!!! AvP has got to be the best FPS in terms of atmosphere. Hopefully they toughened the marrines up a bit though. I actually pulled a muscle in my neck playing that game. I was so tense when I turned my head to answer someone, I pulled a muscle. I could never play them that well, but running across the ceiling was just too cool. I actually got around to making some skins for the game. Somewhere I have a Mr. T marine and a Marge Simpson alien. The Marge one didn't turn out all that great, but it was definately weird looking. I was going to try and make a Homer Predator, but alas, I never got around to it. As soon as I get the money to rebuild my system and but BCM I know what my next purchase will be now.
  8. Battle tech is it. Though I do have to agree anime fighting would kick BT's ass anyday, but BT is more realistic. I',ve been playing BT since it's inception in the 80's. Played most of the earlier computer versions and have even played the Virtual World sims (Master Status, thank you ). If you can find them they are worth the cost to play, about five dollars or more. If you ever get down to Houston, go to Dave and Busters. They have eight pods there. And for all you BT vets out there I've got a funny story. Me and some friends had a LONG campain going. Well, the lance I had was an Assault lance. The ENTIRE lance was taken out with ONE shot from a Gauss Rifle. ONE SHOT!!!. My lance was positioning on a hill for some long range and indirect firing. My "buddy" took a shot at my mech nearest the top at almost the max range of his gauss rifle. Hit the mech in the head, tears it's head clean off, the mech falls and proceeds to hit and take out ALL the other mechs in one fell swoop. Total Lance tonnage was around 350 tons or so. Lost all of it, and four experienced mech warriors.
  9. Well, I for one am not complaining about the lack of a release date. I hope SC takes as long as needed to get us a game that'll run great straight out of the box. Well, that and the fact that I'm a poor computer tech and I must have rent to house my computer and electricity to run it. Gives me more time to update my system and scrape the money together for THE game. The best things in life are worth waiting for. I just hope I have enough time to pick up all the pennies I need for it. Keep up the great work SC and keep me laughing with your responces to all the idiots, myself included!
  10. Intel will still go strong. The informed will buy AMD (and are already) everyone else will buy Intel just because of the marketing. And I must say one thing for Intel. Their processors are good for business end servers at least. Any gamer worth his salt will buy an AMD though. And if anyone wants those plans for the water cooler, just send me an email, and I'll send them on over. I set them up in Word 2000 to make it easier to deal with.
  11. Welcome!!! I'll be the first to say "Welcome to the war!" And "Don't piss off the SC!" LOL Independants Unite!!!
  12. Well, congrats! I wish you a long and happy marraige. Hopefully yours will go better than mine did. Than again, I was a complete idiot for marrying the woman I did. At least I got two wonderful boys out of it. And I have custody!!! How many guys can say that? LOL In all honesty, I wish you the best.
  13. Man did ya'll go crazy. I've been off for just about a day and there has been a slew of posts. So, Jeffery, you want to head up the Merc Division? I would but time is something I don't always have enough of. I would definately be willing so sign up as an advisor or some other similar role. Some other notes: 1) No one in the corp is required to lend assistance to anyone else. BUT remember if you do, that person should remember it and hopefully return the favor one day. Though I will tell you, unless you have become my best friend in the galaxy. if I happen to find you with a bunch of (insert any military organization here) don't expect my help. I'll dutifully record the Mil ships giving your ship a sun roof and air (space?) conditioning and forward it to your next of kin. 2) Nova, what is the general outlook of Galcom towards the Syrions? Couldn't find out much about that in the manual, but I don't think they are considered hostile. 3)Whomever rated me THANKS!!! 4) We probably should set up some kind of system to stop the corp working against the corp. It would suck and be bad for business, to have say the merc div. taking out trader div. ships or the like. Now if you get hired independently that's another story, just mean hired from corp on both ends. 5) There should be a standard discount for interdivision hiring. Cheaper escorts for the Traders, more work for the Mercs, and more profit for the company. Any suggestions? 6) Jeff, any good ideas for the Merc Division name? "Have guns, will Travel" maybe? 7) Riga, like the ranking system. What are the benefits though? Greater discounts on parts and ammo maybe? That's all for now. If I come up with anything else I'll post it later.
  14. I had said Board of Directors, because it had been posted that their shouldn't be one person it charge of the whole shebang. I would volunteer for the mercs division, but I haven't had enough time around the game yet. Which brings up another point, Raiders should NOT be included in a corp. Similar to having a thievery division.
  15. quote:And you can also use a cargo pod...assuming the idiot at the other end of the phone, trusts you enough. [RP] The Cargo Pod is in the mail...er orbiting Pluto. [/RP]
  16. I'll kill two birds with this post I do have the 1990 release of BOP and I got it from Underdogs. It's just a pain going through all the listings, picking one spending forever and a day downloading it, then finding out that it kind of sucks. I'll try Rise and fall and Diplomacy (I played the board version a long time ago).
  17. I don't think anyone was saying you had to wait until you had five members onboard before a corp or division could be started. Just that once membership was up you should have that many people in control. One person should not be in control of a corp. A division would be ok, since the "board of directors" have overiding authority.
  18. Anyone know of any good political strategy games? Older is fine, especially if it's on an abandoned ware site. I have Balance of power and I'd like something similar. Or any pure strategy (as opposed to tactical) game. I'm just not in the mood lately to control any combat. I just feel like sending virtual people to their virtual deaths.
  19. Brings up another question. Will BCM support Force Feedback? The thing I don't like about feedback joysticks is that on an unsupported game, the stick feels "mushy", about the only word I can use to describe it.
  20. Oh well, I was hoping my new XYZ Corp could by surplus Stormcarriers. LOL
  21. I have a Wingman Force 3D. It's pretty good, though I know a better one, but I can't remember it's name right now. The only reason I have the Wingman is cost. I'll check on the name of the other one and post it later. I suggest one with a seperate throttle and not on the stick itself. It is a real pain to reach accross to use the throttle. Plus if you have a seperate throttle you usually have alot more buttons to program too. Like I said, I'll post later with the name of the other one.
  22. Luc, I checked and couldn't find a good cooler for you in that price range. Most of them were WAY higher, not to mention special order at that. I did find something though. I found plans for a water cooler/radiator system that could be made for a bit over a hundred. I can send you the plans if you want. They are in a microsoft word document that has been zipped down to 1.03Mb. Just give me an email if you want them. If you want me to make it for you, give me an email and I'll discuss how much I would charge for it. I'll have to check how much the parts, shipping, and labor would cost. Either way from looking at it it seems to be a good design set up specificly for AMD processors.
  23. Deep Impact was the one I was thinking of. Forgot entirely about Meteor. The scene I was talking about with the guy surfing was in Niven's book Lucifer's Hammer. This was regular L.A. (not the L.A. from escape). Lucifer's Hammer (a comet) hits the Indian Ocean, the resulting Tidal wave was around two MILES high (I think) and it has a scene where a bunch of surfers paddle out and surf this monstrous wave. One guy actually makes it into down town LA and he has to start surfing around Skyscrapers. Like I said it's worth the price of the book. I don't remember how Thrusters worked in Known Space but Gravity Polarizers worked by negating the gravitons in all directions but one, then strengthening the force of the gravitons in that one direction. There by the ship actually falls in the direction desired. Yes there is an energy signature, but like most energy it travels at the speed of light and disapates with the square of the distance. Therefore you could "see" a ship that was nearby with sensors, but could find out where a ship had been, because the sig would be gone. Thrusters have a similar effect, but were more advanced and had higher performance. By the way, if anyone has anyquestions about Niven's Known Space series ask away, between me reading all the stories and having the guide helps too.
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