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by FACM
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FF XIII
Replies: 136
Views: 13297

Re: FF XIII

I am sick of JRPGs. No FF game will get my attention until something incredibly drastic is done. Especially story-wise. The standard minor mechanic changes from game to game are meh, but I'm really sick of the people Sqenix calls writers.
by FACM
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ROM Hacking
Replies: 18
Views: 2130

Re: ROM Hacking

I used to be big into it, but not so much anymore.
by FACM
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: iMac + MacFuse + NTFS external drive = Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Re: iMac + MacFuse + NTFS external drive = Problems

Reformat. Try to make it FAT32, or HFS+ if windows readability isn't important.

NTFS isn't a well-documented format, so it's hard for non-Windows OSes to properly write to it without messing it up. Try plugging it into a Windows computer first, see if it says anything's damaged.
by FACM
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A thousand Cranes
Replies: 31
Views: 1938

Re: A thousand Cranes

I saw the title and immediately thought about the one stage from We Love Katamari. I do not know why.
by FACM
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Logged out while logged in, Redhat stop being an asshat.
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: Logged out while logged in, Redhat stop being an asshat.

I can't confirm that this is what happened, but it's possible. While you locked the screen, the other user hit Ctrl +Alt + F[1-8] to switch to a different virtual terminal. This would have kept you logged in while also allowing him access. Last I checked, this wouldn't allow the other user access to...
by FACM
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: XP shorcut.
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: XP shorcut.

I know of 2:

1: tab, tab, tab. [Checked in Firefox]
2: Click on a folder.

They're both shortcuts because either could be faster than the other, depending on the situation.
by FACM
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Powerpoint Viewer for Mac 10.4 [CLOSED]
Replies: 4
Views: 5863

Re: Powerpoint Viewer for Mac 10.4

NeoOffice is a slightly more native version of OpenOffice. It's easier to install and use if you haven't dealt with X11 stuff before.
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is a nerd?
Replies: 36
Views: 4199

Re: What is a nerd?

aleflamedyud wrote:Actually, under no circumstances do you call Pepsi Coke.


In parts of the American south, everything cola is coke.
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hellgate: London
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Hellgate: London

The release date is Oct 31. The game went GM recently.
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Re: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?

Who said joypad? Get a full wheel and pedal setup and start trying out real cars in road configuration on GT4 and whatever the latest Forza is or on one of the freeware PC sims designed to replicate reality . Just because you think GTA when I say "driving simulation video game" doesn't me...
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hellgate: London
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Hellgate: London

I hate to tell you this, but Diablo itself is pretty clunky and repetitive. This game, being a spiritual successor, maintains that feel. Because of tradition, or because the programmers can't do anything else, I don't know. I expected Diablo 3: London, and that's pretty much what I got out of the be...
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Re: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?

My driving classes, and every driving class I've known about, has not used a driving simulator. The instructor put you in a car and told you where to drive around to for about an hour, maybe 2.
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Re: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?

Video games are not an accurate simulator for driving, just as they are not accurate simulators for managing a city, killing prostitutes, or saving kingdoms from mythical beasts. Some video games are actually very accurate. Specifically the ones designed to be accurate rather than arcadey. No, no t...
by FACM
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Re: What can I do about civilian traffic and bullies?

Video games are not an accurate simulator for driving, just as they are not accurate simulators for managing a city, killing prostitutes, or saving kingdoms from mythical beasts.
by FACM
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: IM Etiquette: Phone call or Letter writing
Replies: 41
Views: 2944

Re: IM Etiquette: Phone call or Letter writing

Don't you hold that exception to phone calls as well? As in: if your cat was suddenly sick/on fire/being boxed up for an eBay sale/whatever, wouldn't you also stop the phone call with the same lack of notice as an IM?
by FACM
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: IM Etiquette: Phone call or Letter writing
Replies: 41
Views: 2944

IM Etiquette: Phone call or Letter writing

An argument over instant-message etiquette brought up a point of view I'd not considered before. I am used to treating IMs similar to a phone call. I maintain conversation as long as it's interesting or relevant, end it when it's not, and can start or resume a conversation at a time when the other p...
by FACM
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Transferring Ares songs to Itunes
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Re: Transferring Ares songs to Itunes

Um.... What?

Your post makes no sense. Figure out what you're trying to say, clarify your post, and try again.
by FACM
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48639

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

I prefer KDE, slightly. I'm hoping for good things out of KDE4. Kicker finally gets the makeover/replacing it needed, but I'm really hoping it does more than the beta screenshots have been showing.
by FACM
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: IPv6 and ISPs
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: IPv6 and ISPs

My quick, reasonably educated guess is "whenever they have to by law". They don't really push forwards on new technology just because it's there, nor do they use it as a selling point. They only hit the minimum they have to. Note: this is an American perspective. If you're in another count...
by FACM
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What makes your console tick: A look at console hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 3642

Re: What makes your console tick: A look at console hardware

For what it's worth, the Sega Master System and Game Gear are the same system. Only the resolution of the games has changed. there were converters to play games for one on the other system. On other backwards-compatibility notes, The SNES fully supported NES games (or, could. if the pins were re-map...
by FACM
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Clock speed reached local maxima?
Replies: 46
Views: 9906

Re: Clock speed reached local maxima?

The task is fairly relevant, regardless of age. The G4 is one of the best chip for Blowfish encryption. source: http://www.geekpatrol.ca/2006/01/geekbench-comparison/ Note: This is 2 years old, so it doesn't have the Core 2 Duo. However, they have a list of user-submitted benchmarks for various syst...
by FACM
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: nvidia driver causes lockup with flashing white lines
Replies: 21
Views: 3205

zenten wrote:
EvanED wrote:I'm very curious to see if ATi's opening of their specs will result in a similar move from nVidia. Here's to hoping so.


Has ATI actually opened their specs, or are they still "going to".


I'm pretty certain there's now a huge set of documents available.
by FACM
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: nvidia driver causes lockup with flashing white lines
Replies: 21
Views: 3205

Hmm. Does it respond to Ctrl+Alt+Backspace? [The command to kill the X server] Are these vertical white lines on a dark grey background? The X server does that when it's properly installed but doesn't have a window manager to load. Why you're suddenly missing a window manager, I can't explain. You'r...
by FACM
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Triple Booting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Triple_Boot_via_BootCamp

This is probably what you want to read.
by FACM
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dumb D&D monsters
Replies: 35
Views: 17035

Keeping with the penguin theme, GURPS Technomancer features, among weirder monsters, hive-minded psionic penguins with fingers, a Polymorph Other(to Penguin) spell, and old Soviet technology.
by FACM
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Utterly Obscure Games Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

EBF: Not relevant. More info on the games: Released by Rhinestone Publishing, are PC/MAC CDROM games (note: I have no idea what Mac OS was out during the Win95 era, so it won't do me much good to find one of them). The author/director/whatever of the games is Theresa Duncan. She made the 3 games I m...
by FACM
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halo 3 Flavored Moutain Dew
Replies: 45
Views: 4676

I suppose tasting good is the important part. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
by FACM
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 282202

MTTV - Hear Me

Least, I'm pretty sure that's Hear Me. MTTV's a really good rock band, currently playing in the Ohio/Michigan area. If you have a chance to go to a show of theirs, take it.[/url]
by FACM
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Utterly Obscure Games Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

They are PC games exclusively, as far as I'm aware. Probably written for Win95.
by FACM
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halo 3 Flavored Moutain Dew
Replies: 45
Views: 4676

I was under the impression that H3MD = MD:Code Red with a Halo label. Was I incorrect?
by FACM
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12488

My HS has nothing for CS. Typing was the only computer-related class until 8 of us requested a web page class. [8 asked for it, 63 joined up. Years later, school still hasn't caught on that computer-tech stuff is in demand]
by FACM
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Utterly Obscure Games Requested
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

Utterly Obscure Games Requested

I hate to drag down a forum with stupid requests like this, but I've no where else to turn. I'm looking for 3 games from 1997 [Chop Suey, Smarty, Zero Zero] for part of an academic project. Their age implies that retail searches will result in nothing, and it feels like these are the games that the ...
by FACM
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fictional Races
Replies: 153
Views: 11761

I always found the Nuwisha to be pretty cool. Smarter than werewolves, but they look like a werewolf, and aren't weak to silver. That made for some good werewolf-hunter killing.
by FACM
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What does this code do? -- a game
Replies: 52
Views: 9440

Re: What does this code do? -- a game

While the OP thinks they are clever, they are basic language results and (almost, type aside) self contained. If you can't figure those out you have no business at all coding in that language as anything but a learning experience. You could argue that any code is fully self contained, given that ev...
by FACM
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61771

I've heard that the HERO system is a good version of d20, but I've never really looked into it enough to know. I should probably do that.
by FACM
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ - Ackermann function optmisation
Replies: 23
Views: 7909

On the lazy side of optimization, have you tried using the compiler's optimization flags? i think GCC uses -O, -O2, and -O3.
by FACM
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61771

The Skinchangers book is what covers PC Fera, I think. The changeling premise, from what I gather from the previews, is that you play as a changeling, a human that was kidnapped by faeries and escaped back into the real world to find something else had taken your place. Living in the faerie realm ch...
by FACM
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61771

So, which book was worse than Gypsies?
by FACM
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 61771

All the old lines were good. The fact that they were shivved in the night and replaced continues to sadden me. Thus, sad. While the old WoD was good in its own right, lets be completely honest: most of the games in it needed to die. They had a good run, but the settings were ready for a wipe. Vampi...
by FACM
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best sega games ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 4718

Add Phantasy Star 4 to that list.

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