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by Amalith
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1538499

Re: Minecraft

notch said endermen were going to be kinda rare but i swear every third mob at night is one. I'm pretty sure this 'leaked' version still has the increased spawn chance that it had at PAX (and for debugging). It'll probably change tomorrow with the official release (and hopefully the furnace bug wil...
by Amalith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What OS would you suggest for this Asus EEE 2G Surf?
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: What OS would you suggest for this Asus EEE 2G Surf?

Puppy linux is probably the most popular for low spec systems. They seem to recommend you boot it from CD or USB rather than install it (you still can), but if you have a 2GB drive, running entirely off of USB might be a bonus. It'll definitely be small enoughto fit even if you decide to use your ha...
by Amalith
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 51558

Re: Battlefield 3

so if i understand sandboxie correctly, it basically boxes off part of your harddrive and you run your program (Origin) within that "box" and it cannot access or change any information outside of that box? And that will prevent Origin from accessing information about your system? I'n not ...
by Amalith
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 51558

Re: Battlefield 3

EA can get any piece of info from your computer they want and then on top of that SELL IT. Valve cannot sell your info and only gathers info related to their games and computer specs. But EA can see what my favorite porn site is (they probably won't but that is besides the point, the point is that ...
by Amalith
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 51558

Re: Battlefield 3

It's weird that people are trying to pick apart EA's ToS when steam has essentially the same things... I already pre-ordered, I don't care. Free Mass Effect 2 and MoH for me. :mrgreen: I just read the steam subscriber agreement and it doesn't mention keeping track of what programs you have installe...
by Amalith
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 51558

Re: Battlefield 3

Just saw this. Apparently battlefield won't have an in game server browser, instead, everything will go through their Battlelog, a webpage. This is terrible news. When I played the alpha, I really disliked their web based server browser and menu, but figured they just didn't have ingame menus implem...
by Amalith
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy

E.Ѱ.Ǝ: Divine Cybermancy is a new game on steam, developed by French Indie developers Streum On Studio. It's a sci-fi fps/rpg in a similar vein to Deus Ex (ok, comparing games to Deus Ex often ends badly for the game in question, but it was the only thing I could think of to compare it to), built on...
by Amalith
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 398299

Re: Diablo 3 Real Money Auction House

In addition, announced around the same time, Blizzard "will not be supporting bots or mods in Diablo III, and they’ll be expressly prohibited by [their] terms of use for the game.", and you cannot play offline at all . I never was a huge diablo fan, but I was still considering picking this...
by Amalith
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Farseer and Tawny Man Trilogies
Replies: 12
Views: 7405

Re: Farseer and Tawny Man Trilogies

I just finished reading these books, and I'm rather impressed. I'm not sure I'd call it the best fantasy around, but I certainly enjoyed reading the books greatly, and they're definitely highly recommended by me. Some of the characters do seem a little more real in this book, and not everything has ...
by Amalith
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 562326

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

The Steam Summer Camp Sale is now up (assuming you can get to the site, which I've been having problems with) There's some ticket thing kinda like the scavenger hunt update, but you can spend your tickets on little dlc prizes. And, as usual, pretty much everything is on sale, with a bunch of daily d...
by Amalith
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Looking for opinions on a new laptop CPU/Graphics.
Replies: 11
Views: 2730

Re: Looking for opinions on a new laptop CPU/Graphics.

The CPU is fine. It's the lowest end i7, but it is the current model, and there's no real reason to get better unless you intend to do CPU intensive processes with it. It should be able to run everything. The 540 is an ok midrange card. It should run everything currently out on at least medium. You ...
by Amalith
Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A cooperative hierarchical RTS: could it work?
Replies: 26
Views: 3485

Re: A cooperative hierarchical RTS: could it work?

It's a cool idea, though I don't think it could work for a general game. What immediately popped into my head though was clan battles. It'd be perfect: practiced teams each focused on their section working as a whole. It's very reminiscent of clan battles of any other game, just in an RTS. Probably ...
by Amalith
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 562326

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

The Potato Sack is this weekend's deal, containing a whole bunch of random indie games (13 in total). At $38 US, it's a bit above my immediate impulse buy price, so I'm still debating getting it. All the individual games are also half off, if there's one you've been waiting to get, now seems like a...
by Amalith
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming in Linux
Replies: 15
Views: 4009

Re: Gaming in Linux

As I stated before, there really isn't worth putting money to put in a testing, QA and support branch for a game release on a new OS. Linux users have to buy enough games to at least break even, for it to be worth with in a financial way. This is probably a really big point. Linux users are often g...
by Amalith
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 562326

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I might pick up Greed Corp - looks like it might be good when travelling on a less powerful computer. Sales have been a bit weaker these days...first day I noticed I bought like 5 games, since then only one. When is Total War going on sale ffs? I'm pretty sure Napoleon: Total War went up a while ag...
by Amalith
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1538499

Re: Minecraft

I'd definitely join an xkcd server.
by Amalith
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BrainHex gamer personality test
Replies: 63
Views: 12186

Re: BrainHex gamer personality test

I'm a Conqueror-Socialiser, with the no commitment exception (with a total of -8 in Achiever. All but that and daredevil were 10+)
by Amalith
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1538499

Re: Minecraft

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7748/minecomic.png That was on easy mode. It's not right. Then again, it wasn't too hard after I waited for daylight. Edit: Argh, image has been cut off. There' is a cluster of three more creepers on the far right. Yeah, monsters actually seem to spawn more often ...
by Amalith
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PC Gamepads
Replies: 17
Views: 4406

Re: PC Gamepads

I've been using a wired Xbox 360 controller on my computer, which works really well, and before that I had a basic logitech one (it still works, just most games are pre-set for the 360 controller, and some aren't even compatible with third party controllers anymore, the bastards). I only use them fo...
by Amalith
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1538499

Re: Minecraft

Until this morning it was only the free version that had multiplayer. On that note, Multiplayer Survival is out! rejoice! Multiplayer Survival is awesome if you get on a good server (which is rather difficult at times). On a related note, anyone want to host an XKCD server? Or get together on someo...
by Amalith
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 333032

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

transformice will devour your soul. It is wonderful. As a bonus, you can add rooms, so /xkcd should work! This game is really fun (addicting? likely). You are a mouse trying to get cheese and get back to your hole, but the level presents challenges that you will need a shaman in your group to get p...
by Amalith
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Haven & Hearth
Replies: 3
Views: 2351

Re: Haven & Hearth

So, I started playing this earlier, and it's fairly fun. It has some of what I liked about Wurm online, without the god awful interface and graphics. I still can't do much, but I have a leanto (without a bed, and it won't let me build under it. whoops) and the fishing skill (which is useless because...
by Amalith
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 562326

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I bought it on Steam ages ago but I haven't actually played it yet. Such a magical phrase. It needs to be carved into a monument, or immortalized in poetry somehow. So true. Mirrors Edge, Deus Ex, Morrowind, now Mass Effect. I can't pass up the $5 sales, even if I know it will take me forever to ge...
by Amalith
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0747: "Geeks and Nerds"
Replies: 130
Views: 37056

Re: "Geeks and Nerds" Discussion

My 2 cents - I think that there are some regional differences in what the difference between a nerd and geek are. The definitions in the areas I've been in (Midwest and North-East United States) are usually something around these lines: A "dork" is someone who has no social skills at all,...
by Amalith
Wed May 12, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Counterstrike!
Replies: 33
Views: 6116

Re: Counterstrike!

Counter Strike: Source has been updated with a new beta, which you have to opt in to here All they appear to have added is ungodly quantities of bloom http://i.imgur.com/iaNs8.jpg http://i.imgur.com/I7Efy.jpg From what I see on that link, the main reason for the update is to integrate steam communi...
by Amalith
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal Mapping Forums
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Portal Mapping Forums

http://myaperturelabs.com/ looks like it is still fairly active. Back when I was still playing custom portal maps, that was my favorite site.
by Amalith
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone want to help sort the cool internet games list?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Does anyone want to help sort the cool internet games li

BoomFrog wrote:Actually everything would be solved if we put a 1 phrase description for each game. I'd be willing to do that.

Sounds like a good idea.

Oh, and I can help with this, if we want to start dividing the list up.
by Amalith
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1538499

Re: Minecraft

There can be a few types of blocks that aren't affected by gravity... It's just weird to see that 95% of them are. Notch said that eventually gravity would affect all blocks (except possibly admantine) I hope this does not include creative mode, which is probably the case. I can fairly safely assum...
by Amalith
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Welcome to Zork
Replies: 607
Views: 53202

Re: Welcome to Zork

You search for an exit. Obvious exits are NORTH, SOUTH, and DENNIS.

>IGNORE OVERUSED JOKE.
by Amalith
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mount&Blade
Replies: 135
Views: 20884

Re: Mount&Blade

I really enjoyed the Onin no Ran mod. They've done a really extensive amount of work modeling items and equipment and making it historically accurate. The last time I checked the coder was having some RL issues so it was on a semi-hiatus but it's fun nonetheless. mbx.streetofeyes.com/index.php is a...
by Amalith
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 74996

Re: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!

Portal Update Released Portal Update Released March 1, 2010, 2:33 pm - Valve - Product Update Updates to Portal have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. Portal * Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum ...
by Amalith
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Strip Settlers of Catan
Replies: 48
Views: 54792

Re: Strip Settlers of Catan

I honestly thought this was created in between the time of the comic being posted and now. Reading the last post, I suddenly find this thread slightly creepier, and a lot more strange.
by Amalith
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 712629

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Wish they would make a version of DF for dunces like me who feel extremely confused the moment when the dwarf party gets deployed. If it's the graphics confusing you, then Mayday Mod might help. It makes things a lot more clear to me. However, if you understand what you're looking at and don't know...
by Amalith
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 61610

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Oh, and I'm actually really enjoying it. I'm at the first village after you get morrigan. It's quite fun. I'm annoyed that the choices the mage have to specialize are "physical combat" "healer" "physical combat" or "Evil fucker" "Physical Combat" re...
by Amalith
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Help me help you help me -a focus group on gaming for course
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Help me help you help me -a focus group on gaming for course

Here you go: Team Fortress 2: 1. I suppose the cartooniness of it all. The cell shaded graphics and atmosphere to match. 2. If you are playing with the right people, teamwork is very effective. I'm going to have to say the updates, though its more that I'm put off if a game doesn't have ...
by Amalith
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1538499

Re: Minecraft

Ah, minecraft. I've been playing it since it was first posted in these forums in the infiniminer thread. Gotta say, the game has come a long way (and is much better than infiniminer). The recent(ish) addtion of the sponge has made underwater forts so much easier. Not quite worth paying for yet thoug...
by Amalith
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9564
Views: 1195291

Re: What are you listening to?

I'm listening to Alice in Chains' new song, A looking in view. It's actually pretty good.
by Amalith
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nethack (is kicking my ass)
Replies: 138
Views: 29458

Re: I FINALLY ASCENDED

Haha, nice. I managed to do it as a wizard eventually, the next challenge is to try as a monk or tourist. The furthest I got before ascending was actually the quest boss. Monks aren't bad, I got further as one of them than as any of the other classes (admittedly, thats not very far). I got lucky an...
by Amalith
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9564
Views: 1195291

Re: What are you listening to?

Wow, quite a spread of music tastes here (not suprising in the least, but worth mentioning to add to an otherwise eight word post)

Touch, Peel and Stand - Days of the New.


Edit: for the record, I'm listening to Pandora radio.
by Amalith
Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Food you hate

Reading all of this I seem to have a strange taste.I love raw tomatoes, they are delicious. But, if the tomatoes are cooked, I hate them. The only things I can stand that happen to be cooked tomato are cold marinara sauce (not warm, like on spaghetti) as a dipping sauce, and multiple types of salsa ...

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