MMMMMMmmmmm.... hope it's better than Doom3!
ooooh i need to steam that baby up
Boo ya Grandma
good thing its after my bday so I can actually buy it! I still havnt bought Source yet..yea i know...Im behind on my games now...car got stolen so what can you do
"Hey, if I ever make a post of:
"Wow, the RIAA visited my house"
It's code for I need help getting rid of the bodies of an RIAA swat team. So any help would be appriciated. kthxby."
Damn I need to upgrade my computer. What's the best 3-d card out there right now?
Best for your money... I would reccomend 128 mb radeon 9800 pro.
I use it and get 100+ FPS in CS:Source with my athlon 64 3200+.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy
Does anyone know if there's a pre-release version of Half Life 2 out?
There's leaked Half life 2 source codes which after compilation is somewhat playable. It'll be released Nov 18th i think so it's not that long before you can get a copy. The new GTA San adreas leaked before its Oct 28th release though, the entire game was leaked...
Thermaltake Tsunami case
X-connect 500Watts PSU
1GB XMS Corsair 2-2-2-5
PNY Verto Geforce 6800GT 256MB
500GB SATA HD storage & 74GB raptor boot
Viewsonic 19' VX900 LCD
Logitec Z-680 5.1 500Watts
Unbranded 40X cd-rom
Right on! Thanks!
I don't know what your budget is... but I'm selling an X800 I bought about a month ago. Check out this thread for more informationOriginally Posted by Roots SD
X800 For Sale
I'm selling cuz it's not compatible with the BIOS on my Dell 8250, the issues been documented with Dell but they're not gonna do squat about it.
Shoot me a PM if you're interested. I'm using the same card at work and it runs great, which really bums me out that I can't use it at home.
Anyway... let me know.
If you're having so much problem with the Dell motherboard, why don't you swap it out and keep the card? Listening to your story, I'm just thankful the SC400 runs the x800 fine.Originally Posted by Chinpoko_Mon
never challenge an idiot, he will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Drive it like you stole it:
Thought about it, but with how cheap systems are nowadays. It's almost not worth it to throw down the dollars for a new mobo, etc etc....
I figure I'd just wait for a good deal on the 6800 which I know works fine with my 8200... still looking.. =)
It's coming out tomorrow!
Should I even attempt to buy/play it?
512MB PC3200 RAM
128MB Radeon 9500Pro unlocked
I play on getting a new CPU, adding another 512MB of RAM, and getting a $400 video card in 2 months, but is it worth buying it now... in other words, even playable?
Ski, your system should handle it fine on the dx8.1 path. 1024x768 with some eye candy should be above 60fps for you no problem.
Anyone know if this will be released at midnight?
I think the more important question is whether the steam authentication servers will be activated tonight at midnight.Originally Posted by Memo
Cause it doesn't matter if you have the game or not, you still need to authenticate.
Yippee I get to try to play it on my geforce3......
True, and if they are activated they are going to be SOO flooded.
So I take it there will be an option for DX8.1 or DX9.0+ to install? Or should I uninstall DX9?Originally Posted by Cantacuzene
I was only able to play doom at 30fps with 800x600 medium detail
In the game you can choose whether to utilize dx9 or dx8
The authentication servers will turn on at midnight. And this game is less system taxing than doom3. I really doubt they will be that flooded. The servers will be cpu overloaded, but there will be plenty of bandwidth.
They were flooded pretty hard when HL2 pre-loading started...and only 78% of the data is included on the CDs. I'm guessing our pre-load is similar.
can someone explain how this whole authentication thing works?
so I download and install Steam. then, via Steam, I send them CC info and whatnot and this allows me to download the game files. However, to install the game, I need to authenticate it (kinda like how M$ makes you authenticate XP). is that how it goes?
now, what if I want to (re)install the game on a (different) machine? then what? can I put the game setup files on a CD, just in case some cataclysmic (sp) disaster befalls on my computer and I lose my data, I don't lose my game and have to shell out another $50+ ?
and what about the mods that are promised to come with HL2 if you buy from Steam (ie. Day of Defeat). does it work the same way with mods, being that you download the setup files via Steam, then authenticate upon installation? again, what if I want to (re)install on a (different) comp?
The authentication is only a problem because the game hasn't been released yet. So you have the game on your system but it's basically encrypted. In the future you will be able to download it and not need to necessarily 'authenticate' it.
At least that's my understanding. In the past all games are just tied to your steam account (including CS:Source). So I can log on anywhere on any machine and use my steam account to play the games that I paid for on that account.
BTW, Anyone waiting up for its release?
Last edited by Memo; 11-16-2004 at 01:31 AM.
Originally Posted by Memo
Been playing it for like 15 minutes now. Pretty cool! Graphics are really good. Although, the textures on the random NPCs faces not so good compared to other ones like the main NPCs. Not a big deal though. The game is much more taxing on the system that Counter-Strike:Soruce, while I get a good 85 fps in CS:S at 1600x1200 my frames were dropping and staying in the 18-30 fps in HL2 during certain areas. The game's pretty exciting though!
Last edited by Memo; 11-16-2004 at 03:54 AM.
Wow...this game is amazing! Nearly everything in the environment is capable of interaction, from boxes to trash on the ground to the little hula bobble on the professor's desk.
Have crowbar, will travel!
Feeling a sick day coming on...
I can't wait until 10am so I can head to BB and pick this up.