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    Universal Combat - First Impressions

    OK I finally managed to get time(and money) to get my hands on UC. What can I say........ WOW falls a little short really. Now I haven't gotten too hardcore into the game yet but I have played the rest of the BC series so I like to think I know my way around a bit (still read the fine manual though) but UC blows me away. The graphics are absolutly georgous. The gloriously colorful space background and the amazingly detailed stations and craft Then I decided to take a peek at earth so I jumped into a shuttle with two marines and landed on earth. When I exited the shuttle what did I see....... TREES and then later in the day I saw animals wandering around on TACOPS....... Now I know I've been absent for a while but dang I missed alot...... At the heart of the game I see UC stays close to its older siblings, the AI is top notch and the circumstances you can get yourself into if you are not carefull can be quite scary (I've already had to make an emergency trip to Galcom in a shuttle to buy a life support unit because my CC couldn't go into hyperspace because the engine was too badly damaged) In Summary to say you did another top notch job SC would not be doing you or UC justice. Suffice to say on first impressions words fail me. So all I can say is Congrats SC!!
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    Star Wars Galaxies & JTL Expansion

    quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: SOE bans between 10,000 - 45,000 players. http://www.news0r.com/index.php?p=2189 http://www.shacknews.com/ja.zz?id=8397419 http://vnboards.ign.com/SWG_General_Discus...84/74129279/?78 http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/board/m...ssage.id=328117 Fallout from this for SOE is going to be huge. By sounds of things they were a little heavy with the punishment stick.
  3. oh thats gonna make work life fun for a while. Lots of our clients use Norton AV corp edition and office XP/2003. Gonna get busy for a while in work.
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    An apology

    Thanks guys,(aw you guys make a guy feel so welcome) Good news at least is that now I have Broadband once I get UC I should be ready for MP quick style.(looking forward to it)
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    An apology

    I'd like to apologise for being away for so long. With the change of jobs and kids and family life I just haven't been able to get online as much as I used to. To make matters worse I haven't picked up a copy of UC yet either. Things have changed slightly for me now. I still may not be able to get on lots but some is better than none and I plan on hunting down UC soon (if it's still in shops over here) Spent some time trying to catch up here today but it will take me a few more days to catch up completely but I've got to go now again but will re-register in fleet DB before I go.
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    Roll Call

    Checking in. Sorry RL is keeping me REALLY busy since I changed jobs and I can't get at home PC to often these days.
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    Slashdot - Discussion on Win98 phase out

    I have XP home on my current machine. My problem is that the PC could do with a Processor and Graphics card upgrade and I have a dreaded fear that once I do so then XP will take a freak and refuse to load/install. quote:I like XP Pro. I remember when people were griping that it didn't LOOK like Win98 and chose classic mode. ( a thread in this very forum) I had no problems with games on it. Anteus Rising: Hostile Waters worked fine with maybe two clicks to get it going. Thief II worked fine. Warzone 2100 worked fine. Even an old demo called Space Command Deluxe worked fine even if the processor was too fast for the engine and I could no longer beat level three difficulty scenarios. XP has been a good OS however some older games will not work (UFO, XCOM Apocolypse) as for Hostile Waters - that's a Direct X game anyway - only problem I have with that is that it has problems with my joystick so I have to disable it before I play.
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    Current or upcoming games to look forward to...

    quote:Originally posted by Darkling: Well Vehicles are out and as bugged as they were in TC (can't store them half the time.. usually when in cities or near your residence) .. By the way they're wording the ship/space expansion, lookes like they'll be charging for that one and BTW, what Galaxy do you play on? I'm Jenjuan on Kauri Playing Imperial on Tatooine (DSB) Sorry about the slow delay, don't get here much these days. Yes vehicles are now out and the system is buggy but at least they are still working on it. (more vehicles to come soon and they've already added another two mounts). Sony/Lucasarts have always said that the Space Expansion will be a 'chargeable' addon that will be an 'option' for you to buy. Advantage off course there is that it will also include all applied patches up to that point so new players won't have to wait so long for almost 1 years worth of patches. SWG is still not perfect and there are some BLAzing problems but at least they are still working on it.
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    Hello?

    Hey I went searching over the weekend. Tried every game store within a 100 mile radius including PC World (YEUCH) But no one has even heard of UC over here!!
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    Lucasarts cancels Sam & Max 2

    Best of luck with that SC. (Not sure I want to know how it works out though???) I was kinda looking forward to Sam & Max II as I liked I but didn't get to play it much. Ah well!
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    More rubbish from me

    Unfortunatly there are a lot of people out there who don't like SC. They pop there heads up now and again (usually around a new launch when SC and BC/UC are in the news) and try to make a complete annoyance of themselves. SC and the mods usually deal with said idiot pretty quick though but it can be annoying alright.
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    Favorite Forum Quotes!

    quote:It's ready when it's ready, and right now it ain't ready!One of SC's classics I think!
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    Hello?

    I'm still here but haven't got my copy of UC yet.
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    Alien Vs Predator

    Agreed AVP or AVP2 with the lights off and the 4.1/5.1 speakers setup correctly (doesn't happen often in my house) can seriously scare the bejasus outta ya.
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    PC Game Sales - Top 20 games of 2003

    Shesh there used to be a time when I could look at that list and be proud to own 90% of the titles on it. But now - I own Star Wars Galaxies and Diablo II and thats about it. But considering how many times "THE SIMS" is listed I'm happy with my ownership record again this year.
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    Gaming Nostalgia

    Gee my first online expierence was on a BB with a modem connected to my old Atari ST (which I think is still around here somewhere!) Man that was a strange expierence.
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    Alien Vs Predator

    They can learn somewhat basic english but you're not going to get conversational English IMHO. The story will more than likely be told from the human side with hopefully some killer Alien/Predator action.
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    Wraith station disabled

    quote:[url=http://www.3000ad.com/register/profile.php?id=2056System Profile Information You forgot a ] in your sig it should read (remove the ") ["URL=http://www.3000ad.com/register/profile.php?id=2056]System Profile Information[/url"] Edit: Never mind I see you got it sorted...
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    Console Haters beware: ApeXtreme

    quote:I love PC games but am daunted by the work involved sometimes with getting them to run. My PC don't need any 'work' to run most of my stuff these days Turn it on Double click the icon And Away we goooooo!!
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    About Dreamcatcher Forums - Please Read

    Shesh they took their sweet time about it. Still better late than never I suppose.
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    Tell us about yourself.

    Ok heres my blurb. I'm a self employed I.T. Technician (hopefully not for much longer though) I'm 28 (29 in two weeks or so) I'm married for 5 years now and we have 3 kids(all boys) Our eldest is 4, next is 19 months and youngest is 7 months. I'm not allowed join the army (army don't like vegetarians) even though I really wanted to become a pilot in the air corps, so now I'm in IT instead.
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    UC Demo

    Downloaded and installed last night. The new ship graphics are absolutely amazing and the space back drops are breath taking. I love the mouse control (never bought BCMG so my first expierence of same) The new interface is nice and crisp and easily navigated. Didn't play long before wife got me to go to bed but I man it looks sooooooo sweet. Will try some of the other missions tonight!
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    Universal Combat Demo

    He He Download started 57.9KB/Sec Est time 1h 30 minutes. I'm not going to get any sleep tonight thats for sure.
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    Alien Vs Predator

    Can't personally wait to see it myself. They better not make it suck or else!!!!!!
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    3000AD vs Dreamcatcher

    Derek. Assuming your successfull in the breach of contract suit. Will you then be legally allowed rebrand UC to Ummm lets say BCG again and ship it yourself?? I'd be much happier to buy from you (even if it was only a gold burned CD) than from DC after this absolute and complete.........
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