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#1 Angry_Games

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 05:24 PM

Forgot to mention, Wetchaser, a very good DFI-Street member, gave us access to his TeamSpeak2 server:

216.86.152.226:8890


So my friend John and I spent most of the weekend just gaming, and trying to get momma to join us.

So we ended up going back to some older games that we all used to play on the LAN together when we lived down in southern Idaho.

We love all kinds of games like original Unreal Tournament, Freelancer, Diablo II, Desert Combat (BF1942 mod that BF2 is based on), Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Tony Hawk, etc, stuff that is fun to play together on the LAN, easy to setup, has minimal tech issues (like no need to patch the damn thing 19 times and alter ini's etc).


One of our favorites that we keep coming back to are Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, and Tony Hawk Underground 2.

A simple $5 USB gamepad (momma uses some cheapo $5 generic gamepad for it and loves it), or your standard 'better' gamepad (I use a Logitech Rumblepad 2, John uses a Saitek P880, both are dual-analog), and either of these old, bargain-bin games, some internet (or over Hamachi) action, and we got a hell of a lot of fun out-tricking each other.

We especially like a little game called "Graffiti". Everyone has a different color, and when you successfully pull off a trick on say a rail or ramp or halfpipe, it turns your color.

Another player has to come along and successfully pull off a trick worth more points than yours to change it to his color.

So when momma scores an 18,000 point grind trick on a set of rails, they turn her color. To take those rails and make them my color, I have to score at least 18,001 points.

We do 2 minute games, so you have 2 minutes to make as much of the 'map' your color as possible. I don't know if the description I gave is as good as actually playing it, but hopefully it is lol. It is a total and complete blast, and it's easy to get into.

Here's some prices on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3:

Amazon.com PC version


Another Amazon.com PC version (jewel case, not the cardboard box that normally sits on the shelves)

NOTES:
we are using the 1.01 patch for THPS3.

also for THPS3 we use this Hamachi setting:

Network Name: DFI-Street_THPS3

Network Password: dfistreet




Here's some prices on Tony Hawk Underground 2:

Amazon.com PC version


This also means that at your local Wal-Mart, EB Games, Best Buy, etc, you can find these in the bargain bin for almost nothing...and a cheeseball controller for $5-ish if you don't already have one ;)


We'd really like to get some 4-8 player Graffiti and Trick Attack games going...I think everyone would enjoy it a lot (once you figured out how to actually skate haha).



Another older Retro Game we'd like to possibly revisit is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, where we at one time tried to get a little "DFI-Street Racing League" action going.

@ Amazon...probably cheaper at your local game store since it's so old

It too has very little technical issues, runs great over cable connections (you can make dedicated servers, and I by-golly have enough machines for that!). You can race with keyboard, gamepad, racing wheel etc.




Anyway, these are fun, friendly games that don't have the bad technical issues that the 'modern' games have like trying to get all 16 of us with BF2 correctly installed and not crashing etc...and it doesn't require the huge server bandwidth that those games require. I've ran NFS:HP2 with 8 players on my 512k up cable easily, and Tony Hawk...easy again. Especially that we use Hamachi as a sort of Private LAN so we can bypass a lot of internet crap lol.

If interested, just give a shout. If you got some other games like this that you'd want to suggest, do so. Not everyone has $50 for a new game and not everyone has enough machine or internet for those games either. Since no one is interested in Xbox/360 gaming, we'll try some PC-Retro gaming heh.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

I love Tony Hawk and NFS and I usually get my butt handed to me in both, but it is a chance to hang out and do something fun together. You all should get your wives/gfs to play so I have someone to talk to and they see the joy of gaming. You don't have to be good, just willing to learn and have a good time!

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:03 PM

sounds like a fun time. I deffinatly think diablo 2 would rock.

Next time I have money (which won't be for a long couple months) I will have to pick up a game pad and some old games.

Now time to go to the N64 games

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:09 PM

added to first post:

Forgot to mention, Wetchaser, a very good DFI-Street member, gave us access to his TeamSpeak2 server:

216.86.152.226:8890



(before you even think of using it to ask me for technical support, you best be for reading THIS thread
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:12 PM

oh and momma and I and John (Deamon) are gonna play a little THPS3 in about 5 minutes for probably the next hour or so ;)




NOTES:
we are using the 1.01 patch for THPS3.

also for THPS3 we use this Hamachi setting:

Network Name: DFI-Street_THPS3

Network Password: dfistreet
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:50 PM

Ya'll should play Tribes... Tribes 1 is awesome. T2 is cool also, but I think Tribes 1 is a much "faster" game. Tribes Vengence or Trivbes "3" sux IMO... :rolleyes:

You can also download Tribes 1 for free... and you have a jetpack!!! :nod:

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 09:25 PM

ya but we playing some THPS3 and THUG2 and NFS:HP2 right now
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:16 AM

if i were to buy one of the above, which is likely to be more played, tony hawk really isnt my type of game, but if its a laugh with multi people then ill give i t a try

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:18 AM

well for us it's going to mostly be Tony Hawk Underground 2 as it has all the levels/skateparks (all the good ones anyway) from THPS3 and a lot more newer ones ;)

we are going to play all 3, but we are hoping most will have THUG2 or will pick it up instead of THPS3 (we just figure a lot already probably have THPS3 so its there as a choice)

skateboarding aint my bag either...but these games can be quite hilarious in multiplayer ;)
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:50 AM

just ordered them both for £3 each, we shall see if i can force myself to be a sk8r for the evening :P

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:54 AM

just ordered them both for £3 each, we shall see if i can force myself to be a sk8r for the evening :P


I never really liked skating games either and didn't think I would like it when HG made me play the game, but I do now. I don't fancy myself as someone who likes the whole skating culture but there is nothing more fun than grinding a skateboard on everything in site to get points. Never hurts to try so hopefully you will like it.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:14 AM

Finding a good game to play with your SO that you both like is a good thing.

My ex and I used to play Risk on the PS2 (it was as good as it got, her normal game was solitaire). It was great until she realized that it was going to be a cold day in hell before she beat me more than once in a blue moon.

It is great that you two can have so much fun playing great games like Tony Hawk and NFS.
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