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Old 03-11-2010, 02:26 PM   #3281 (permalink)
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I just finished beating the original COD for PC. I am not really tech savvy but, I enjoyed playing this FPS on my laptop. Below are my tech specs, I would like for ya to recommend a few FPS for PC that my laptop can handle.

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
The important stuff is the processor, the memory (RAM), the graphics card and, to a lessor extent, the operating system.

Do me a favour, hit start -> run then type DXDIAG, click the 'display' tab and tell me what your graphics card is.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #3282 (permalink)
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Just wrapped up BioShock 2 and realized I overlooked a lot of achievements I could have easily gotten while playing. I'll make another run through later.

Possible spoilers below but I won't hide it this time.

Anyways, I really enjoyed it. I aimed for the good ending and it was rather touching. As Sheepy mentioned, I did get that protective sensation while the Little Sisters were gathering. I would try to keep a Big Daddy away only to hear her cry for help to find a Splicer attacking her; naturally, I went apeshit on them with the drill and plasmids. At one point, I was battling two Big Sisters at once and I hypnotized one of them to help defeat the other; it made the match a lot easier.

I also wanted to read up on the Something In The Sea part of the site that explains a lot of additional story and it was exhaustive as hell; really well done on part of the developers/writers.

However, I was disappointed in the lack of story on some other aspects. Largely, where the hell did Tenebaum disappear off to? As soon as she said to talk to Sinclair, she vanished. To just erase a big character from the rest of the game like that was a big oversight IMO.

Also, being a Little Sister for a short moment was pretty wild. I was like a sneaky little kid up to some mischief. And when Eleanor Lamb was at your side declaring, "Leave my father alone!" I thought that was kind of a trip.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #3283 (permalink)
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I'm currently playing this game I made up, it's called jerkin drive. Basically Im at home jerking off after work, and I have to finish before dana gets home. It's a fun game, but I dont always win.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #3284 (permalink)
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I remember what was my issue with Dead Space now. It's a very dishonest game. Sometimes you get out of fights out of pure luck, you cant build a strategy.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #3285 (permalink)
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The important stuff is the processor, the memory (RAM), the graphics card and, to a lessor extent, the operating system.

Do me a favour, hit start -> run then type DXDIAG, click the 'display' tab and tell me what your graphics card is.
Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_02AA1028&REV_07
Display Memory: 781 MB
Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
Shared Memory: 749 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: SEC5441
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.998Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll,igd10umd32.dll
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.1749 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.10.1749
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/13/2009 17:15:31, 3805184 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6902-11CF-4D75-A022A7C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2A42
SubSys ID: 0x02AA1028
Revision ID: 0x0007
Driver Strong Name: igdlh.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTx86...1:iCNT0:8.15.10.1749 ci\ven_8086&dev_2a42
Rank Of Driver: 00EC2001

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Old 03-13-2010, 10:36 AM   #3286 (permalink)
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I remember what was my issue with Dead Space now. It's a very dishonest game. Sometimes you get out of fights out of pure luck, you cant build a strategy.
Isn't that the point? Everything's gone to hell and sometimes luck is the only way to survive. You never know when you'll be attacked, and that's what keeps it scary.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:50 AM   #3287 (permalink)
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Sure, but in good games it should be a learning process, ao after the ten thousandth time the big monster kills you you learn a way to get him.

I have the feelings that sometimes Dead space places you in front of things that are there just to scare you and you almost cannot fight. You get outy eventually, but almost by chance. Sometimes it's frustrating.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:11 AM   #3288 (permalink)
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Gabe Newell just did his GDC speech, video here:



At the end of the speech, he got a blue screen of death. What the camera missed was that it was a custom BSoD:



The internets found out that:
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The hex converted to decimal: 226 228 226 : 215 197 213 196 228 213 227 ( 201 ) + 211 197 197 197
If it's ASCII it's extended ASCII. Could it be EBCDIC (common mainframe encoding)?
Edit: It IS EBCDIC. It spells: S U S : P E N D ... U N T ( I ) L ... E E E (colon, dots for spacing, and parens added to roughly locate them in the source image.)
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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_02AA1028&REV_07
Display Memory: 781 MB
Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
Shared Memory: 749 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: SEC5441
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.998Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll,igd10umd32.dll
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.1749 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.10.1749
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/13/2009 17:15:31, 3805184 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6902-11CF-4D75-A022A7C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2A42
SubSys ID: 0x02AA1028
Revision ID: 0x0007
Driver Strong Name: igdlh.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTx86...1:iCNT0:8.15.10.1749 ci\ven_8086&dev_2a42
Rank Of Driver: 00EC2001

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That's it and it's what I was worried out. It's an integrated graphics card - a chip built into your motherboard rather than a dedicated (and upgradable) graphics card.

It also shares RAM with your system, rather than using it's own. So that 2 gig you have of RAM is actually 2 gig minus whatever your integrated graphics is using. It's common in laptops as it drives down cost.

In short: you can play old or (very) undemanding games but you'll struggle with new ones. GOG.com is full of, well, good old games.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:45 PM   #3289 (permalink)
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Sure, but in good games it should be a learning process, ao after the ten thousandth time the big monster kills you you learn a way to get him.

I have the feelings that sometimes Dead space places you in front of things that are there just to scare you and you almost cannot fight. You get outy eventually, but almost by chance. Sometimes it's frustrating.
I think as games become more advanced though, the AI is going to be increasingly random like that though. I think it increases the re-playability of a game. A little bit of frustration is fun. Mind you I'm saying this having played the game once... I should go back to it and see.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:47 PM   #3290 (permalink)
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I still love the game (how can you not love a game where you MUST cut your enemies limbs strategically in order to kill them. I know some people love to shoot the necromorphs like it's Modern Warfare. Whatever) but it gets fucking exhausting when it's clear that a giant multitentacular superstrong thing will pop out in the exact point where you cant fight back...

Anyway, thanks to the vicious dealer known as Standardman (who will be named to my heirs as the reason for my precocious bakrupcy) i discovered GOG and got the almight Sanitarium, one of the greates undiscovered adventure games from th 90's

Oh, and also Beyond good and evil, which is sooooooooo good.
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