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  1. quote:The Right To Control Cut-Scenes. This means the right to pause them, to interrupt them, and to replay them again later....This one is a MUST. I've been playing 'Prince Of Persia : Warrior Within' the last few days, and it won't let you skip the cut scenes. I was at a point where I was fighting someone kind of hard, and between the save point and the actual fight was a cutscene. I don't know how many times I had to watch it before I finally won.
  2. quote:Originally posted by Chavis: Same question here.I upgraded my bios the other day,which then forced reactivation. I now have zero activations left. I noticed that all the hardware codes my pc generated are saved in the registry, so even though the hardware code that I used to activate the game was no longer on the screen as the current one, it still accepted the activation code. My question is why couldn't we just save the hardware code we used for the original activation, then when we had to reinstall, just put it back into the registry and use the original activation code?
  3. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: 450MB of memory is nothing.Thanks. I was just looking for confirmation that that amount of memory use was fine. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: The game's requirements are crystal clear and there are no crashes, memory leaks or whatnot (we have tools for that) or there would have been a patch released by now.Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply that the game had a memory leak, just that my system could since my Visual Studio is suffering from one.
  4. quote:The United States Treasury has announced they are recalling the new Texas quarters. "We are recalling all of the new Texas quarters that were recently issued," Treasury Undersecretary Russell Shackelford said in a press conference Monday. "This comes in the wake of numerous reports to this agency that the quarters will not work in parking meters, toll booths, vending machines, pay phones, or other coin-operated devices." The winning design for the Texas quarter was submitted by Texas A&M student William Doutrieux. "We believe the problem lies in a design flaw," said Shackelford. "Apparently, the duct tape holding the two dimes and nickel together keeps jamming the coin-operated devices." quote:Shortly after President Bush took office, an old man approached the White House from the park across Pennsylvania Ave where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Clinton." The marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Clinton is no longer president and no longer resides here." The old man said, "Okay," and walked away. The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Clinton." The marine again told the man, "Sir, Mr. Clinton is no longer president and no longer resides here." The man thanked him and, again, just walked away. The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with President Clinton." The marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Clinton. I've told you already that Mr. Clinton is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?" The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it." The Marine snapped to attention, saluted and said, "See you tomorrow, Sir!" quote:I sat, as did millions of other Americans, and watched as our government underwent a peaceful transition of power in January 2001. At first, I felt a swell of pride and patriotism as I watched George W. Bush take his oath of office. However, all that pride vanished as I watched William Jefferson Clinton board Air Force One for the final time. I saw 21 U.S. Marines in full dress, with rifles, fire a 21-gun salute to the outgoing President. It was then that I realized how far America's military had deteriorated. Every last one of them missed.more...
  5. I have been trying to play UCAWA, but after about 10 minutes the game will crash on me, sometimes giving me the lovely generic microsoft error, and other times just going straight to the desktop. One of the times when it crashed with the error I brought up task manager and noticed that UCAWA.exe was using around 450,000K of memory. I have been having a problem recently where my Visual Studio .NET will leak memory and eventually crash, but no other programs on my PC were having the problem(that I've noticed), so I figured it was just Visual Studio. Now with UCAWA crashing, though, I'm wondering if it's a system problem rather than a Visual Studio one. Should UCAWA use this much memory? If it's not supposed to, then I will go ahead and reinstall Windows to try to 'plug' the leak. If it is, then I'll try some other things. Thanks. [ 09-06-2005, 08:01 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]
  6. Rowan Atkinson using the 'Mr. Bean' persona. (I know he did 'Johnny English', but that wasn't 'Beanish' enough)
  7. Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear. I did run the program on my home PC at first, and I noticed every time I did it I got a new hardware code. I assumed that it probably used the pc time along with some hardware information to come up with a unique code. When I got to work I entered the hardware code along with my game key to get the activation key, which I assumed was generated using my hardware code. When my pc at home died and I lost the hardware code that was on the screen, I figured that the activation code would no longer be valid because the next time I ran the program I would get a new hardware code which would require a new activation key. It did give me a different hardware code when I ran it, but I entered the original activation key and it accepted it. I probably just don't understand how the whole protection scheme is working, and it's working fine, but I wanted to make sure that there wasn't a bug or loophole that could be exploited.
  8. I don't have an internet connection at home, so on Tuesday morning I ran the UCAWA executable and it came up with the activation screen. I selected to activate it manually and it gave me a hardware code. I wrote the hardware code and my game key down so I could activate it at work, and I left my pc on with the activation window up so I wouldn't lose the hardware code. I got on the website at work and activated the game, but on my way home from work a storm caused a power glitch at my house and my pc turned off. I figured I would have to re-activate it again since I had lost the activation window with the hardware code I had used. I re-ran the UCAWA executable which gave me the activation window with a new hardware code, but just for fun I typed in the activation code I got that morning using the old hardware code and it accepted it. Is that what it should have done, though?
  9. quote:Originally posted by Blond_Knight: AWA includes STARFORCE?? Requires activation? Derek I like your game(s) but this is simply boneheaded. You should be aware how much gamers hate this kind of intrusion. I'll keep my money. I agree. How dare he implement a system to protect HIS intellectual work from piracy. The nerve of some people. The first time running the game it pops up a activation page. It give you a hardware code which you then enter on to a website, along with your product key. The website gives you back an activation code you then type in to the activation page, and you're good to go. If you can't handle that little bit of work then you probably shouldn't be playing SC's games. (p.s. Thanks for the link SC. Worked great. )
  10. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: quote:Originally posted by Matchoo: You need to add your system information to your signature. He doesn't. He's not asking for tech support on a released game. Sorry, my mistake. Didn't realize that it was only required for released games.
  11. quote:Originally posted by twobombs: Hi Derek, I've been gone a while from the BC scene, I thought to try out the new demo (ucwa demo3) and it keeps on crashing at start. Some D3D error says the m$-log. I run GF4 & nv80.40 drivers on a dual P3 running XP SP2. If you want I can send the debug log. I hope to run the demo and buy the game. Greetings, 2bombs You need to add your system information to your signature. Instructions are in the link below. Read this
  12. http://www.theregister.com/2005/08/08/cana...es_get_hitched/ I guess that's one way to save money on car insurance...
  13. quote:pride 1. A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect. 2. Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association: parental pride. 3. Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness. 4a. A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction; the best of a group or class: These soldiers were their country's pride. 4b. The most successful or thriving condition; prime: the pride of youth. 5. An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit. 6. Mettle or spirit in horses. 7. A company of lions. 8.A flamboyant or impressive group: a pride of acrobats. Pride and arrogance can be the same thing. I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with having confidence in yourself and pride in your work. I just think that one needs to be careful not to let that pride reflect itself as arrogance. That can be done by retaining a little humility. quote:Humble 1. not proud or haughty ; not arrogant or assertive, 2. offered in a spirit of deference or submission (appology) 3. ranking low in some hierarchy or scale (insignificant), 4. - to destroy the power, independence or prestige of. You are right, though, and I agree that we need to be careful not to underestimate ourselves or let our children think that they are limited in potential. Doing that robs us and them. But enough with the dictionary definitions. What was this topic about again?
  14. quote:Originally posted by Soback: You go ahead and be humble, I, Jaguar and people like us, we know our own worth. And don't you dare try to trap us into guilt that not being humble is bad. We know better, you destroy our childrens minds with bs like that, they grow up not knowing their potential, throttling their brains, and grow up subjugated and taken advantage of by every thug and passerby. Proud, assertive, non submissive, high ranking, independent, prestigious, that's all the oposites of humble. I am that man, NOT HUMBLE, and our troops are those soldiers, NOT HUMBLE. You're right that not being humble is not bad, but being humble isn't bad either. quote:arrogance n : overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors quote:confidence n 1: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilitiesI think the main difference in the two items above is the first throws away all humility while the second retains the humility which adds strength. I know I would much rather socialize with someone who is confident with their abilities but treats me with respect rather than someone who is cocky and looks down on me.
  15. I have a 4-month old daughter (our first) and that was cool to read. Thanks.
  16. So these people that are mad at those that are claiming that video games cause people to be more violent are sending threatening e-mails? Any one else catch the irony here?
  17. You keep flying through a jump point and are getting frustrated because you DON'T jump, you just come out the other side, only to realize later that you actually have to have the jump point targeted first....
  18. quote:Originally posted by Soback: If an individual makes an error in his decission, it doesn't mean that that error was not made in his own best interest. When a child burns his hand touching the stove, you as an adult know that the decission to touch that stove is wrong one, the child doesn't, once he touches the stove and learns that it's not good for him, he learns, and therefore that first decission to touch the stove was in his best interest. He made it!!! That's what makes you an individual, you can learn from experience, personal, physical, by reading, looking, hearing etc...If however someone just makes the decission for you, and says it is so, and you have no choice about it because THEY KNOW WHATS BEST FOR YOU, then your mind has just been raped, that person is making you a zombie, a mindless drone, taking away your freedom of free will.I can't remember how the quote goes, but basically is says something to the effect of 'a smart man learns from his mistakes. A smarter man learns from the mistakes of others.' At some point in history someone burned their hand on the stove and realized that it hurt. That knowledge got passed down through the generations and we now know that if you touch a hot stove, it's going to hurt. Now if you don't believe this or think that your mind will be 'raped' if you don't listen, then by all means touch the stove and prove it to yourself. (I'm guessing afterwards you will say 'wow, what a dumb thing to do. I should have known better' rather than 'I am glad I did that. I am a better person even though my hand hurts like he||.') Sometimes making a decision for someone IS in their best interest, even if they don't know it then. I think many laws exist for the reason of protecting the many from the actions of the few rather than protecting the few from the actions of themselves, even though some laws may go overboard.
  19. Is he talking about keeping some UCMP servers around through the end of the year instead of converting them to UCAWAMP servers?
  20. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: quote:Originally posted by Matchoo: quote:WARNING: This version of the game requires an internet connection in order for the CD-KEY to be validated for both single and multiplayer. This will be done only once; unless you uninstall the game.Hopefully this isn't a stupid question. Does this mean if I don't have an internet connection at home I am S.O.L., even if I order from BTMicro and get the CD version, or can the CD-Key be validated on a computer other than the one being played on? You can auth the game from any computer. Ordered
  21. quote:WARNING: This version of the game requires an internet connection in order for the CD-KEY to be validated for both single and multiplayer. This will be done only once; unless you uninstall the game.Hopefully this isn't a stupid question. Does this mean if I don't have an internet connection at home I am S.O.L., even if I order from BTMicro and get the CD version, or can the CD-Key be validated on a computer other than the one being played on?
  22. quote:NEW YORK --A woman upset that she bought the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" for her 14-year-old grandson without knowing it contained hidden, sexually explicit scenes sued the manufacturer Wednesday on behalf of consumers nationwide.....Cohen said in the suit that she bought the game in late 2004 for her grandson when it was rated "M" for mature, for players 17 and older. According to the suit, she directed that it be taken away from her grandson, which was done.But she had no problem buying her 14-year old grandson a game that was rated 'M' and intended for people 17 and older. Hipocrit. I guess she figures this is a good way to try to make a quick buck. Maybe Hilary should spend her time a little more wisely and work at getting those who buy these games for under-aged people held responsible.
  23. 'Scotty' may be going where few people have gone before...
  24. Ok, I've been playing since I posted last week, and I have to say that it is still fun, and I don't see how some people can say it is too short. When I first broke out of the prison, fought my way to the quarters of the head security guard (guy with sun glasses), and beat him, I thought to myself 'yeah, it was way too short'. But then it turns out I don't kill him, and I get sent do a deeper part of the prison. Good, the games longer. I play it off and on for a few days, I make it out of the lower prison area, fight my way to a spaceship, board it, and I figure 'hey, I'm finally done'. WRONG!!!!! They capture me AGAIN, put me into a cryo-freeze (yeah, like THAT'S gonna hold me ), and of course I break out again. Now I'm trying to find my way out of the room with the cryo-pyramids. Talk about a fun game..... (I did find one bug/exploit though. I discovered that if you are in a fire-fight, if you get into a shadow and duck so you normally can't be seen, then quick-save, there is a good chance when you quick-load that the enemy will forget that he is fighting you and walk away, giving you the opportunity to him.)
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