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  1. hello there, just saying hi

     

    also ive got a new compy on the way and i remember from stree there was a video that people would watch and it had simple tweeks and what nots to make xp run just a little better

     

    i was able to find it on archive but unable to download it :(

    angry_build-1a.wmv from angrygames or was it happy_gamer ? i cant remember. does anyone have this video laying around or have a link to it somewhere?

     

    thanks

     

    oh new compy specs as follows

     

    EVGA 780i SLI

    2 BFG 8800 GT 512MB

    Thermaltake 750W

    Q9450 Yorkfield

    2 CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 800

    Thermaltake CL-P0310 120mm

    WD Raptor X

     

    heya brother, if you can give me about 2-3 hours, I'll re-upload that video (the Windows XP Tweak Guide Video) as it's definitely still current (since Vista sucks total %#@[email protected]# lol). Since the change over to OCC, I had to completely pull angrygames.com and put it back up on a different server, and haven't uploaded any of the old stuff yet.


  2. this is the most retarded nonsense I've heard since assbags started circulating the "Obama is a muslim who will bring about Armageddon" crap. Anyone who believes this idiocy...well...I don't really have to say much more than this. This is why rumors are stupid and even dangerous.

     

    PS after watching the vid, I can definitely say something like "how could anyone pay attention to anything the woman says with her breasts on display such as they are" followed by "hey, you %#@$#@ french-canadian hippies, take a %@#[email protected]# shower and GET A JOB"

     

    seriously...these hairy monkeys smoked a little too much dope.

     

    "inside sources" hahahahahahahahahaha *sigh*

     

    OBAMA IS A MUSLIM!

    INTERNET IS DOOMED!


  3. they say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery...

     

    in this case however I'd say imitation is the most sincere form of lazy and unimaginative developers

     

    capt benjamin spooner briggs in the land of limbo stealing a book from the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse??? good lord, it also states that these developers like to get high quite often on drugs that are probably worse than "recreational".


  4. some of the old DIY guys have decided to stick with the old group and we just changed our name to AG so we'll probably stay where we are parked for now, but that doesn't mean we can't jam on some games (god knows we play with more people than we can remember when we play public games).

     

    Some of the stuff we play:

     

    Sins of a Solar Empire

    WoW

    Race Driver: Grid

    Rainbow Six Vegas 2

    Team Fortress 2 / Counter-Strike Source / Day of Defeat Source

    probably more than this, I just woke up.


  5. if i could have figured out how to send an email to all 30,000+ members to let them know, the servers would probably still be crashing from the traffic lol.

     

    Glad to see my boys (and a few girls) trickling in still!


  6. honestly, this is the biggest reason I've not started folding again. Simply can't afford the extra $100/month from having 4-6 computers on running 100% anymore =(

     

    maybe a solar-powered computer would help? I get first dibs!


  7. odd because the rumble works just fine for every game I put it to =/

     

    Snugg is definitely right that its a bit of all-or-nothing with a controller, even a good analog stick.

     

    FF wheels are the best not just because of the wheel itself, but because of the analog gas/brake pedals. On a controller you pretty much have to time letting off the gas and tapping the brake and then powering through a corner by stomping on the gas, yet with a wheel and analog pedals, the precision is about 20x better because you can feel the point when you've hit the apex of a curve and get back up on the gas full-tilt (but you could go through the curve with the gas still about 1/3-1/2 down...but on a gamepad/controller, it's 100% or 0% gas on the buttons, and I've not mastered the art of analog gas/brake by using the right stick)

     

    Snugg have you tried the latest drivers Logitech has put out? Also did you find the place in teh options that enables the rumble/vibration? (remember the controller isn't a FF controller, just a vibrating/rumbling one)


  8. most of you guys using Wheels??

     

    I haven't had a wheel for a couple years...

     

    or is it playable with joystick?

    I'm only using a Logitech Rumblepad2 and it works like a champ (however, as we all know, a wheel is superior...unless it's a pile of %#@$ wheel lol)


  9. take any hard drive and plug it in, unplugging your current hard drive.

     

    load windows, all your drivers, etc, and then the game(s) that you want to play.

     

    If you experience the same issue, it's a hardware problem. If you don't experience the issue, it's a software problem. Easier to go from there if you can get rid of 50% of the potential problem right off the bat.

     

    hdd's are extremely cheap now...$50 can buy you up to 3 of them if you know where to look.


  10. hey that would be me. Hey AG how are you and Momma doing.

     

    Buck

    I just started summer school and she'll be teaching summer school and we'll be moving before August but other than that...not a whole lot lol. Glad to see you made it ;)


  11. It's not the most exciting sport in the world, in fact I would rather get a root canal performed through my nose than watch hockey :P

    Never been to a hockey game is what that translates to.

     

    Red Wings = hope you all get temporary butt cancers that are pus-infected and rupture before each game (or while wearing jocks smeared with Icy Hot). Once you lose, hopefully it will all heal up proper until next year's playoffs.

     

    Pittsburgh isn't my favorite team, but any team, and I mean ANY team, even the NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves, NE Patriots, LA Lakers, ANY %#@$#@ team is my favorite team vs the Crap Wings. "Hockey Town" hahahahahahahahah

     

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

     

    WEEEE!!!!

     

    can't even fill your seats to capacity in the Finals! Barely 9k a game or something awful for the season. I mean, I know Detroit is on economic hard times, but geez there's like 6 million people living around that area!! hahahahaha!!!

     

    then you watch the games in Pitt where there's a bazillion screaming fans waving towels and being loud ALL GAME. Along with thousands outside screaming along in rhythm.

     

    Anyway, I do dig Pitt because of how they play. Two teams playing completely different styles.

     

    Red Wings = incredible puck possession, stifling defense, goalie who looks like Alfred E. Neuman but plays like Luongo/Brodeur.

     

    Penguins = incredible backcheck, forecheck, speed, stickwork, and two of the best players in the NHL.

     

    When the Wings get in a groove, it's impossible to do anything against them except play collapse defense and hope some joker on their team doesn't deflect an incoming shot as it is usually a goal.

     

    When the Pens get in a groove, it's impossible to keep the puck with Hossa, Stahl, etc using their speed and skill to backcheck and move the puck back into the offensive zone, and it's almost impossible to get past the neutral zone before the play starts heading back Pitt's way.

     

     

     

     

    Just so you know, Blackhawks are my favorite team. Have been since I got into hockey at the beginning of the 2003 playoffs. We picked the biggest bunch of losers in the league with the crappiest owner in sports knowing they'd never be good, so we'd never be disappointed.

     

    And we weren't. They stink. Bad. But it sucks because now they are going to be pretty darn good, playoff-friendly even, and it makes us sad. We like losers. We feel empathy towards them. We share their experience of being constantly kicked and beaten. Two years ago a couple of season ticket holders started wearing brown paper bags over their heads so no one would recognize them at the games hahahaha. I feel their pain as well.

     

    Just how bad have they been?

     

    try losing 117 losses in 2006... which is odd since the NHL only plays 82 regular season games.

     

    But they do have some players with the absolute best names. Especially that guy James Wisniewski. I sang him a song for Xmas. He punched me in the head. Overall, I'd call it a good gift-exchange (after all, we were supposed to stay under $20/person).


  12. welp...things change. Lives change. Financial situations change. Interests change.

     

    Instead of letting all the years of information slip away to some dusty back-end RAID-1 mirror drive or worse, DVD+R, we felt OCC was the most proper place for what we'd accumulated over the years. While a huge chunk of it was about DFI crap, the information and guides pretty much applied to any PC crap.

     

    I'm not into overclocking and tweaking anymore. Grew out of it. Plenty of others are still into it, and probably more than a few of those will be hurt that the Street isn't there because they don't like the color scheme here, they don't like the layout, they don't like you, they can't stand me, blah blah blah. As someone said earlier, people tend to hate change. I hate change too, but I guess as I get older I realize that sometimes I hate change only until some time after the change then I chide myself for being ridiculous and fearful (especially when the change is a good one).

     

    I have always liked OCC. The member make-up here is pretty similar to what the Street always had. I never went through any of the "bad times" here, so I can't comment. We've all been through some "bad times" at the forums we've frequented for long periods. It happens.

     

    Hopefully the posts/threads from the Street will be up soon. Dave says he's working on it, and that's perfect by me. Glad we could find a great place to call home.


  13. I was just gonna make a thread about this.

     

    First, check this out:

     

    GRID 2 min vid by Angry

     

    Xvid codec or use VLC Player

     

    After every race, it plays a replay. I chose the action camera or whatever, and then recorded it in FRAPS. This is exactly what it looks like in the game while you are playing.

     

    The game feels like a simulation, but it is just enough 'arcadey' to not be ultra-frustrating (and definitely not too 'arcadey' to turn-off hardcore racers).

     

    There are only 45 cars in the game, but the PC version is very mod-friendly if I remember correctly (it uses DiRt's engine and they also did Toca Race Driver series which was mod-friendly). Really...who needs 210 cars like Forza or GT? I wouldn't mind say...75 though lol.

     

    The crashes are the real 'arcade' part. The racing feels like a sim as each car handles differently, but you can't adjust/tune the cars much (if at all, haven't gotten that far yet, just bought my first car and started my own racing team). The crashes though, are sorta like Burnout (360/PS3/etc) but not that over-the-top. But they are spectacular.

     

    There's a "Rewind" feature that you can use if you "crash out" of a race. There's also the ability to turn this off in "Pro" mode to make it a lot more realistic (or harder, whatever). It's pretty cool.

     

    There's a lot of different types of races and racing classes. There's Demolition Derby in Detroit (it's actually more like "Crash Racing" than the traditional demolition derby we rednecks are thinking of). There's F1 stuff. There's GT stuff. There's open-wheel stuff. There's drift racing/competitions. I think there's like mountain course or point-to-point races etc as well. Lots of stuff, haven't been through it all yet.

     

    The single player career mode is pretty cool. I've read in reviews that after a while the stuff your team/manager says to you gets repetitive, but that's any game really. Sometimes your nav/crew chief or whatever (the dude talking to you on the radio while you are racing) is wrong (like a turn coming up or another racer crashing out). Overall it's pretty kick-..

     

    Multiplayer is 12 racers, and you can choose just about any type of race. It has LAN ability even though it is a Games For Windows Live piece of crap (ok, the game rocks, I just hate that stupid GFW Live junk as they tend to remove stuff like LAN ability and force you to play over their service for...$50 a year? I'm already a friggin Xbox Live Gold member! Maybe it wouldn't cost me anything, but I'm too stubborn to even find out because of my dislike of MS and others who use draconian copy protection schemes). It also works over Hamachi (a VPN that we use to game privately to keep retards out without having to use passwords and without installing moronic crap like Punkbuster which installs itself as a #@%@#$ service twice with games like Vegas 2 grrrrrr)

     

    Only played MP over my own LAN, but of course it rocks.

     

    Graphics...since I know a lot of you want to know what it really looks like...well...did ya watch that vid I linked at the beginning of my post? The loss of quality is of course because it is an Xvid encoding, but to me, it still looks righteous. You get road camera, hood camera, inside the car camera, behind the car camera (2 distances). I've got it at 1280x1024 with 4xAA/everything maxed on this system:

     

    Giga X48

    E6600 Core2 2.4Ghz per core

    2x2GB Gskill DDR2-800

    Palit 8800GT 512MB

    Mushkin 800w psu

    Audigy2 ZS PCI sound

     

    all at stock speed (overclocking is something I'm just not into anymore). It looks awesome. I promise ya.

     

    The other two machines we played on also looked fantastic (1440x900 and 1024x768). Not quite as good as the 8800 rig above, but nothing to be upset about (about 30-80fps average depending on the track, the wrecks, the car damage (something I'll talk about in a sec)). Those two rigs are:

     

    NF4II (socket AM2 NForce4)

    X2 4800+ 2.4Ghz per core

    2x1GB OCZ DDR2-800

    Foxconn 8800GTS 320MB

    Audigy2 ZS sound

    Corsair HX-620 psu

    (all stock speed, 1440x900 res)

     

     

    and

     

     

    NF4X Infinity (socket 754 + Nforce4 PCI-Express)

    3400+ Clawhammer without IHS (2.4Ghz single core)

    2x1GB GEIL Value DDR-400

    Radeon X1900XT 512MB w/Accelero X1

    Audigy1 pci sound

    OCZ Powerstream 520w psu

    (all stock speed, 1024x768 res)

     

     

    The dual core rig did a bit better (often hitting over 100fps thanks to the 8800GTS and dual core cpu), but even the "low-end" rig did just fine. There's enough graphics options in the advanced panel to get the game running perfect for any rig.

     

     

    Ok, did I mention realistic damage? Well, how realistic I don't know, because I'm not a super-mega-ultra-racing dork who writes angry emails to game developers challenging the handling of the SR2000 in the game compared to real-life SR2000 handling. But it's realistic in the sense that it shows up visually (I had a rear bumper hanging by a thread for half a lap before it finally fell off and another car behind me slammed into it and got damaged itself haha), and it seriously affects your car's handling. Smash into something a little too hard on the right side, and your car will pull lightly to severely for the rest of the race.

     

    Ok, there's my bit on it. Hope anyone interested finds this enough to go grab it as I'm totally glued to this game at the moment in career mode (and I'm not a real race-head much, especially on the PC...mostly Xbox360)

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