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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WorMzy » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:28 pm

Tell them to switch their download server to the UK one, or the Swedish one. Mine was using the North Korea server for some unknown reason, so I was getting craptasticular speeds of about 40kb/s whenever it decided that it wasn't going to show the status as "download starting...".

Change server by going File > Settings > Downloads > Download Region


Steam released a client update yesterday which should fix the "download starting..." message (but I doubt it will, because it's not a new problem and it's never been fixed yet), and another today which should fix some problems that relate specifically to the distribution of Empire.
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Calibur » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:47 pm

I've found the joys of Left 4 Dead recently. Fantastic game with mates, not so hot on your own in comparison though.

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby novaekulla » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:16 am

I've got about three new games sat there waiting for me to play on the XBOX, but why the HELL cna't I stop playing Fallout 3?!
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby wintermourn » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:39 pm

Calibur wrote:I've found the joys of Left 4 Dead recently. Fantastic game with mates, not so hot on your own in comparison though.

its always great fun playing VS with 7 mates :D
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:45 pm

Going to the midnight zombie party at gamestation for the resi5 launch! Should be fun!

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WorMzy » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:52 pm

Just added a couple of terabyte hard drives set up in RAID 0, so once the NTFS is set up I'll be moving my games onto there. Hopefully that'll speed up the loading times of some of the larger games.

Also ordered a new gaming mouse and mouse mat to play around with.

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby twilightoftheidols » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:15 pm

"AK 47s for everyone!"

Anyone who played C&C Generals will understand :lol:
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:18 pm

twilightoftheidols wrote:"AK 47s for everyone!"

Anyone who played C&C Generals will understand :lol:

What I liked about that game was you could build as many superweapons as you wanted, rather just the one that other C&C games give you. That led to alot of 'ten nukes Vs one base' scenarios.
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby twilightoftheidols » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:27 pm

Haha yep, I also enjoyed taking over other bases so you could use all the different super weapons at once, good times!
And of course getting the suicide bombers driving around in cars was always fun
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Jakkake » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:55 am

twilightoftheidols wrote:"AK 47s for everyone!"

Anyone who played C&C Generals will understand :lol:


Another classic was something like "give me some shoes" or something, haha.

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby wintermourn » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:58 am

WorMzy wrote:
Also ordered a new gaming mouse and mouse mat to play around with.



what u order?


i've had my MX518 for fuckin ages now , won it few years back , still works fine and dandy :D
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WorMzy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:25 pm

wintermourn wrote:
WorMzy wrote:
Also ordered a new gaming mouse and mouse mat to play around with.



what u order?


A Razer Lachesis mouse and a Razer Destructor mat. :yes:
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby wintermourn » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:33 pm

ive never liked razor mice myself =X dunno why *shrugs* shall stick with mine :P *stokes MX518* lol
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Rickles_the_Mighty » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:40 pm

Just seen previews for the Left4Dead DLC.

Oh....my...god :o :D :twisted:
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Johnny Tightlips » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:45 pm

wintermourn wrote:ive never liked razor mice myself =X dunno why *shrugs* shall stick with mine :P *stokes MX518* lol


I've never really bothered with using any other mouse for gaming than the standard Microsoft Intellimouse. I remember years ago, Heaton (any old CS player will probably remember him) brought in some stupidly expensive gaming mouse and pad to E-quest and I had a quick play on them...it was nice and an improvement to a point, but I didn't feel they were worth the money back then when I was quite happy to sit at the top of the UT leaderboards with an Intellimouse :lol: This was 5 or 6 years ago though so I guess they've improved more since then :lol: