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Postby Ian on Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:44 am

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Postby hoxlund on Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:34 am

thx for the info, will be done in just under an hour

another big news story:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77741

did you see alan wake? i almost sharted myself from the graphics
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Postby MonsterMan on Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:56 pm

Thanks for the direct link to RC2, Ian. Trying to get it from the Vista web site it & it wouldn't let me. :evil:

It'll go well with my new dual-core 8)

I saw the Alan Wake trailer after they showed it off at IDF. They had it running on a quad-core Kentsfield (basically, two of the dual core 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo Chips), oc'ed to 3.73Ghz (!).

It does look sweet.

Of course, so does Crysis...

Edit: God, halo 2 looks horrible...almost like what the orginal UT looked like. Doesn't even compare to UT2K4. Oh well; I've hated Halo since day one. Your character feels like he's running through molasses.

No offense Hox, I know you like Halo alot :)
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:01 pm

i only semi like halo on the pc

i can't stand FPS genre's on consoles, i feel like the consumer is getting cheated because they could have such a greater sense of gaming on a pc
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Postby Ian on Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:41 pm

Halo on the PC sucks. They had to slow the game play down so people could play it on consoles but its too slow for PC's.

I agree... FPS's are best on the PC.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:17 pm

ok once again im in the latest vista build with no god damn sound

this is the reason i never have vista installed for more then a couple of hours

does anyone know of any working RC2 audigy 2 zs drivers?
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:47 pm

i get redirected to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/
was this time limeted ?
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:26 pm

Hmm. Must have been.

You can always grab it off of the newsgroups, and compare the MD5 sums to the ones MS posted (which I still have, if you need).

Glad I got it when I did...
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:32 pm

well you can grab it on newsgroups, be tons faster too
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:17 pm

MS's servers have been pretty fast for me; they've maxed out my connection on all of the betas I've downloaded.

But yeah, newsgroups should be faster overall, IF you have a good server (verizons server sucks, it tops out about 50KB/sec....if I'm lucky).

What server do you use, hox? I've used Giganews & usenet.com. I'm none too happy with usenet.com, and will be switching when my month is up on the 15th...

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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:23 pm

giganews all the way
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Postby MonsterMan on Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:32 pm

hoxlund wrote:giganews all the way


Kinda thought so :D
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Postby myckee on Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:56 pm

hoxlund wrote:ok once again im in the latest vista build with no god damn sound

this is the reason i never have vista installed for more then a couple of hours

does anyone know of any working RC2 audigy 2 zs drivers?


I have RC2 and my Audigy 2 ZS works fine with the beta Creative drivers on their website.

As far as newsgroups go, I use Newshosting. Their unlimited service is awesome and inexpensive.h
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Postby hoxlund on Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:16 pm

i was using x64 rc2 build

also i like giganews because it has almost double the retention
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:17 pm

I'm using RC1 build 5600.

It seems to be fairly stable so far.

I had to tweak a Promise 100 ATA Controler Card software to get it to work right.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:22 pm

hoxlund wrote:also i like giganews because it has almost double the retention


Not just almost double, it *IS* double the retention. Not to mention the text retention on Giganews is amazing at over 1,200 days.
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