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    Freespace 3. What if...

    I did check it out SC. That's why I posted here. See the profile here: http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?...21289&boardid=1 It really looked legit to me. I understand you point about making assumptions, and in this case, they were bad assumptions. I apologize for any false implications I have made about your character.
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    Freespace 3. What if...

    SC, I was not trying to insult you. My post was not directed at you in such a manner. As far as being tricked by the imposter, that is my fault for not checking the reference, and for that I take responsability. I was hoping to encourage your endeavour while making a point. I though here would be an appropriate place because I wanted your thoughts, and on this board you don't have to deal with people flaming you, you can say what you want. That is why I wanted to post here. I wanted to get clarification on what exactly you were planning on doing. If an insult was felt againt you with regard to the manner of my stating my concerns then, Sir, I do apologize. Fractux.
  3. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it Cheers!
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    Freespace 3. What if...

    SC, regardless of the big debacle on this subject , I don't mind who gets the IP (better than it lying dormant or dead) as long as the final product is good. However, this pains me. From http://www.bluesnews.com quote: "[...] As for the mods, of course they HAVE NO RIGHT to exist and cut from the copyright holders profits. [...] " http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?...&threadid=50097 -Post #190 I think that a big strength amongst FS are the user made campains and modifications. Allowing the ability to mods stimulate a lot of interest in games now adays, and to hopefully get people to see how fun Space Sim's are and maybe inject some more life back into the genre, I'd like to think as much interest should be stimulated as possible. I would beg you to reconsider on that one particular point. Much like you've allowed people to make their own campain scripts with the GBS to make their own missions, I would hope any future FS endeavour will be open to further modification as well. It would just make a great game even better. Alot can be done with FS3, and I think that you do have some very interesting ideas for it. Thanks for your time. Fractux.
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    UC Demo

    quote:Originally posted by Eclipse: You didn't miss anything, thats just how it is right now. Alright, good to know I'm not too near sighted yet Thanks for the response.
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    UC Demo

    One other question about vehicle turrent controll for anyone who has time to answer. I had jumped into a SAL (mobile), and I was wondering, after I press ALT to controll the turrent with my mouse I can controll and fire it just fine, but I can't aim the gun accurately as my view is only forward (i.e the turrent may be facing left, or up, but I can see where It's firing or aim it). I read through the docs, but I don't see a key. Did I miss anything? Thanks!
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    UC Demo

    Hey everyone. Just a quick question. I was playing around with the demo.(no, still haven't picked up a copy of UC yet) In the two IA scenarios where you're a marine and sniper, I was wondering if there was a way to turn off the red tag that appears in first person mode over an enemy. Because I'm playing in 800x600, and when an enemy is .3 - .4 clicks away, they are covered with the red bar, and it's sometimes a bit difficult to see where their body actually is. I looked through all the docs and didn't find a key or a toggle in the docs. Not a big deal, but just wondering. The FP combat has taken such a leap, I'm really enjoying it. Though, I've learned to keep a good distance between myself and my comrades who are both trigger happy and don't like authority figures... Cheers!
  8. I haven't gotten around to picking up a copy of UC yet, but I finally got a new game of BCM going. I was looking around for a refresher and I stumbled upon this. BC "walkthrough" and info. This was put together in 2003, and while it covers BC3K, it has a ton of info that can get anyone who has just started playing up to speed. It goes into detailed info that some may find very helpfull. Anwyays, I can say that I was shocked that someone had taken the time to compile this document, and I see that many members here contributed to it. Anyways, It'd be another good resource to point anyone new to. Cheers!
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    Your favorite beer.

    I've had some Fin Du Monde, after the third one, the yeasty taste doesn't seem to bother me, but that's not because the taste grows on you I dunno, I'm not a real fan. Though, I never tried one in the glass they suggest to drink it in, so I can't say. Cheers!
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    Your favorite beer.

    Boy, I don't know if I can name a favourite, it just seems to depend on how I'm feeling. I like Harp too, but I lean more to Smithwick's. I do like a Killkenny once in a while (it's been a while.. hmmm ). I'd have to say that I really like Sleemans Silver Creek Lager. Cheers!
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    Missiles: Why use them?

    I'll tell you what happened to me last night and how I used missiles. I was engaged in a firefight with a Garid and a Nighstar (I think it was). Well, my fighters were out there, but I forgot to change the loadouts from CAP to intercept, so needless to say, my fighters were not having a good time. So while fighting the garid, I was lobbing some missiles at the fighters. When the garid was almost finished, I fired off a couple of missile in its direction, then a a few more to finish off the fighters, and then proceeded to focus on the carrier. So, I do use the missiles. But in some situations I don;t use them at all. I do agree that sometimes the IOD seems like a uber weapon, but remember, other ship use their IOD's against you too. Cost me some trips to the undertaker. Cheers!
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    Have to buy new Grafikcard, need help :-)

    quote:Originally posted by Darkling: Confusing to say the least. Yeah I was doing a bit of research yesterday to finally clear up the whole labeling debacle going on with all of these cards, because one of my brother's clients was wanted a 9200. Check out some of these charts on TOMS ( I know some people don't trust the site, but the graphs are clear at least ) Toms VGA chart's III Cheers!
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    New Products Announcement

    I just had to put that in.
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    UC in Canada

    I know none of this is an ideal situation, but with UC selling like hotcakes, maybe all the additional exposure will, in the end, do quite a bit of good. When people see the posibilities they can have in a game, they may crave for more. (And after reading you latest interview on HomeLan, here's hoping ) Cheers!
  15. I can't give you exact figures right now (as my brother deleted the logs about two days ago), but I can say with certainty that it hasn't gotten more than 60 downloads. A shame because eveyone should use these textures, as they really give it a nice look. Cheers! I'll rehash this again to make it clearer. To connect, you must set your FTP client to use PASSIVE MODE. NOTE: DISABLE MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS IN YOUR CLENT OR YOU WILL BE KICKED. THE SERVER HAS LIMITED CONNECTIONS IF YOU KEEP TRYING TO CONNECT REPEATEDLY YOU WILL BE BANNED TEMPORARILY FOR 300 SECONDS. Also note, since I have limited bandwidth available, there are currently only 2 slots for users, each with a maximum of 14.7 KB/s. --------------------------------------------- server: gaming.playnow.ca port: 6969 username: freespacer ---------------------------------------------
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    games you are playing

    Recently I've only been playing the Savage demo quite a bit, as well as some Freespace2. Oh yeah, and hearts... I've been getting a bit addicted again. I haven't played BCM for a while, as I'm letting myself get my work done now, so that I can buy and play UC later on. heh
  17. Ok, we've rearranged the network again. Now I'm hosting some files for Freespace2 for the HLP community ( http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/~freespace/hlp/ ) and so to get to the textures you're going to have to use the same account I've made for them since my brother and I share the bandwidth. You can get the logon instuctions at the following link: CLICK HERE Sometimes the forums go down so here are the instructions (I just cut and pasted my post, server info is in red) ----- READ THE FOLLOWING IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU ASK QUESTIONS SERVER STATUS: ONLINE Greetings HLPBB! I've got an FTP server up and running right now were people can come and get the missing .VP files from the HOTU Freespace 2 version. Karajorma, Target, Kasperl, FreeTerran, and DracosX have been kind enough to upload these files, so everyone give props to them for doing this! And also, a note that anyone can upload files to it, so if you want to help out and upload as well, that would be appreciated. All of the missing files are on the FTP server, the movies, however, are in .AVI format, so follow ther README directions that karajorma wrote to get them to work using FS_Open, which is also available on the server. [however you may as well just go check for the latest official release here VP FILES AVAILABLE: sparky_fs2.vp root_fs2.vp sparky_hi_fs2.vp stu_fs2.vp warble_fs2.vp tangoX_fs2.vp [All 3 files] smarty_fs2.vp Ok, here are the details: You can log in anonymously. [if you have anything big to upload, make sure you put it in the UPLOADS directory. YOU CAN NOT DOWNLOAD FROM THE UPLOADS DIRECTORY] To connect, you must set your FTP client to use PASSIVE MODE. NOTE: DISABLE MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS IN YOUR CLENT OR YOU WILL BE KICKED. THE SERVER HAS LIMITED CONNECTIONS IF YOU KEEP TRYING TO CONNECT REPEATEDLY YOU WILL BE BANNED TEMPORARILY FOR 300 SECONDS. Also note, since I have limited bandwidth available, there are currently only 2 slots for users, each with a maximum of 14.7 KB/s. --------------------------------------------- server: gaming.playnow.ca port: 6969 username: freespacer --------------------------------------------- If you are using Internet Explorer (I do not recommend this) to log on to the FTP server, make sure you select USE PASSIVE FTP in the ADVANCED INTERNET PROPERTIES, then type the following in the address bar: ftp://gaming.playnow.ca:6969 I suggest that you download a good FTP client. Here is one called Filezilla, that is free and that you can get at the following location: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ If anyone wants any info, post here or PM me, or email me. Cheers!
  18. quote:Originally posted by Epsilon 5: where i live we get NOTHING. no volcanos, no tornados, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, no nukes, no alien invasions... just slushy winters and stupid politicians I think good Poutine and Gyros make up for it though... Cheers!
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    My Private Diamond Mine

    The technology is quite amazing, let's hope that its development isn't scrapped.... besides, in a couple of years I may need to buy an engagement ring cheap Well, with the way marriages go now adays... Seriously though, I'll keep my eyes on these developments. Thanks for the link to the story SC. I actually discovered after that my bro had a copy of wired in the WC heh.. Cheers!
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    How much do you use ADSL?

    Well, my brother and I spend 70$ CAD every month for our DSL line 3Mbit d/l - 1 Mbit u/l. We get unlimited bandwidth, which is good because our bandwidth usage is rather excessive, to say the least. In our last biling period we aproached 100GB's of bandwidth usage. Thank goodness for contracts, especially to be on the winning end for once. Cheers!
  21. The files are no longer served via HTTP. You must get them by logging on to the following FTP server. NOTE: you must use your FTP client in PASSIVE mode, and you must disable multiple connections, as the FTP server does not allow it. server: gaming.playnow.ca port: 6968 There are a limited number of slots, of if you cannot connect, wait a while before attempting again.
  22. Update your video card drivers firstly. This should solve the problem. Since you have no system specs listed though, I can't tell you anything more. Cheers!
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    Underclocking your Computer...

    I've got my old comp, a 1.4GHZ Athlon T-Bird underclocked, as it now just servers as a file server on the network. I've got it running at 600Mhz on a 100Mhz FSB. It was a frying pan at 1.4 Ghz, and now it won't let off as much heat, which needs to be managed in the summer. And seeing as the fan on the northbridge died, best to slow down the FSB so it doesn't get too hot either. Cheers!
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    DonÆt Steal Games Video

    This was posted on HardOCP, and I though it was pretty funny. Well, maybe the first couple of minutes, afterwords it gets pretty annoying. quote: DonÔÇÖt Steal Games Video: Although the video does have a valid point, this early 90ÔÇÖs anti-copy video is hilarious with a capital H ( right click, save as ). The video is 16mb and worth the download. Blame Matt Johnson for this one. http://static.hugi.is/video/fyndin/dctf-1.wmv IMO, just watching this video will make anyone fall to their knees and cry out that they will stop copying games just to make it stop. Cheers!
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    Hackers blackmail MS over Linux for XBox

    I don`t think they should have made this public at all, because, while they say their intentions were not to inflict any damage, they did use the threat of releasing it and they have now done so. However, if they had no intentions of causing any harm or creating a rukus (which was the only way to get publicity though, so in one sense, I can see why they made the threat), they should not have released it tothe public. Just send it to Microsoft, and if they don`t want to do anything about it, then fine. Then just wait untill another person who wishes to release a hack creates their own and then decided to go public. Then again, from this ZDnet article ( http://www.zdnet.com.au/newstech/security/...275965-1,00.htm ) it looks like this group could have made itself 100 grand. There`s incentive enough, I suppose. Maybe they`ll have to use it to fight off the MS legal team.. ouch! Then again, it was mentioned that there sre several ways for MS to counter the hack so maybe this is just a dead end.
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