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Call of Duty: Black Ops (BLOPS) Bunny Hopping, Drop Shots, and Second Chances

DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Games and Technology
Old Thread with MW2 info and stuff

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

"There's a soldier in all of us"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hncudrWXpX0

A brief history of Call of Duty:

Call of Duty. We're now in our 13th iteration of the franchise. Sure, things started out in World War II, and then all of sudden we were shooting zombies and everyone was like "lawl treyarch!!!!1one." Then we blinked, and we were some dude named SOAP. Then a lot of innocent people died in an airport and soccer moms lost thier shit. Then all of a sudden a military wizard nuked the international space station when Russia was all like "u mad?" and pushed our shit in until we fought back and were all "DANGER CLOSE? WHAT'S THAT?"

And that's before bobby Kotick fucked Infiniti Ward's mom.

This time, things will be different

Aside from a lucky few of us that have played the game due to broken street dates, no one really knows the plot yet. Watch some of these videos instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJerWQhMl6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPTOVQFRggI

Now with that out of the way, let's talk about what you're really here for: shooting mans with your friends.

First things first: The PA 360 Community

There are a couple ways you can join in the fun. First, add either the meta tag(s) A PA CoD Clan or A PA MW2 Clan (which may or may not be full at this point). From here, you can view other people on the tag and invite them to your game. I may do the same if the group I join needs more people, but sometimes I just want to pub-stomp, so don't be offended if I ignore you. Also, send the invite to the clan tag. Everybody sending one invite is far more convenient then me sending every invite.

PA PS3 Players

Here are a list of people that play on the PS3. If you want your name added, please PM me.
PA Handle - PS3 Name

Duke Phillips as Grizz359
mFiend as mFiend
Saint Justice as Saint__Justice (2 underscores)
Ah_Pook as Ah_Pook
SLyM as OvertlyEsoteric
Ketar as Ketar
themaxvoltage as themaxvoltage
Handfalcon as Handfalcon
Deadspace as Deadspace
Garris as Garris256
PBC-66 as PBC-66
initiatefailure as Subtle_Ties
KidDynamite as NinjaForHire
Alazull as Alazull
ex_peludo as veryeasytarget
BeenieWeenie as BeenieWeen33
EvilMonkey as SciencePiggy
DouglasDanger as DouglasDanger
bhdavis1 as bhdavis1
DarkMecha as DarkMecha

And finally, the PC Version

WHOA HOLD ON BRO, DOESN'T THE PC VERSION SUCK LIKE MW2?

Not anymore! Treyarch and Activision did something crazy, and you're not going to believe this but, they actually listened to the players! That's right, we have our dedicated servers back, as well as other goodies. Here's a list:

Here are some PC tweaks and tips you can try:
s1ppycup wrote: »
I'm not sure if this fix has been posted yet, but I thought I'd throw it out there. I tested it myself and the difference is HUGE.

-launch blops multiplayer
-ctrl alt delete
-in your task manager, right click steam.exe and set priority to LOW
-set priority on blackopsmp.exe to HIGH

I still see people jumping around a little bit, but my PERSONAL performance is butter-smooth. It's like night and day, literally 100% better. Try it, if it works for enough people please put it in the OP.

I'm not 100% sure why this works, but there have been rumors that blops is not using video RAM effectively. If that's the case, setting the priority on the mp client higher is probably alleviating the problem at least partially by allocating a larger percentage of system RAM.
Sceptre wrote: »
Reposted from some random website:
If your PC supports multi-threading:
seta r_multithreaded_device "1"
in config_mp.cfg (Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops\players)

How do I improve the game's sound quality?
You can change sound to CD mode: 16 bits 44000 hz CD via control panel sound setting.

Misc. "potential" performance tweaks:
Run Steam in Offline mode > Start Black Ops > End the steam.exe process > Set BO process priority to high
/r_multiGpu - should be set to "0" if you do not have a multi-gpu graphics card.
/r_blur_allowed - people are reporting minor frame boosts with this set to "0"
/r_distortion - people are reporting minor frame boosts with this set to "0"
/r_dof_enable - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "0"
/r_glow_allowed - people are reporting huge frame boosts with this set to "0"
/cg_brass - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "0"
/r_cachemodellighting "1" - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "1"
/r_cacheSmodellighting "1" - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "1"

I tried all of these and it made no noticeable difference, maybe some of you will have better luck.

Your mileage my vary; these did little for me, while other report drastic increases. if the game did work okay for you, here's an awesome list of stuff that Treyarch is doing for us PC folks:
Spoiler:

Awesome, right? I know! So here's how you can play:

Step 1: Join the Steam Group

Here it is: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pablops. It is a closed group as of the launch of the game, so why didn't you join sooner? Ask in this thread to get added. We also have a 15-slot vent server that was part of the package deal the server guys were running. That info is private and only part of the Steam group. Once you join the group, if your Steam name differs from your forum name, for God's sake post it in the comments so we know who you are!

Step 2: Add our server! We have our own, 18-player ranked server for us to abuse and kick non PA people out of. Here is the server info:
PA Ranked Dedicated Servers Info

#1 [PA] Black Wang Server (Chicago)
IP: 173.199.94.45

Currently Serving: Team Tactical, except SnD

#1 [PA] Black Wang Server (Chicago)
IP: 173.199.94.45
Admins: Jaunty, DietarySupplement
Currently Serving: Team Tactical, except SnD

#2 BloodSport [West]
209.247.83.209:3084
Admin: Rage
Currently Serving: Domination

Step 3: Identify yourself. Make sure you add a [PA] Clan Tag.

Step 4: In the words of the Glorious Tube, Obey they Golden Rule of the internet: Don't be a dick!

Other thread stuff

Q: What's this I hear about a bus?
A: We rode a bus all the way to hypeville. This is what it looked like before we got here:
Spoiler:

Q: Can I bitch about Halo:Reach in here?
A: That's not good form, but whatever.

Q: Is Quick Scoping still in this game?
A: No

Q: Are people upset about it?
A: Just a little.

A list of features, perks, weapons, and other stuff.

Perks
Spoiler:

Other Game Info
Spoiler:

More Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0_r4-eTmlA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEs2tbL_tFU

We're all off the bus. Our butts are sore, we smell kind of bad, and we probably left our cell phones in the seat-backs. But we're here! Time to shoot mans in the gun game!

DietarySupplement on
Skull2185 wrote: »
Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
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  • Renegade WolfRenegade Wolf Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Which thread do we post in. ITS SO CONFUSING.

    I vote this one, its so much better than its identical twin.

  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited November 2010
    posting this in this thread because it does noone any good in the old one!

    apparently people have found a way to make ranked servers give out 1 million exp for 1 kill or a suicide

    so, be cautious on pubs if you value your exp or shit

    pcdev on twitter (apparently blackops' pc rep according to vahn) is aware of it apparently though, so hopefully it will get fixed in the next patch

    maybe put in op or slight mention in title, i dunno how serious it is

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] steam: undeinpirat
  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    TDM on Nuketown was my very first multi match. I went 11-10.

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  • n0xidn0xid Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Just because it will be lost in the old thread, my new awesome emblem-
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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I really enjoy the commercial with Kobe and shit. Nothing could possibly be a cooler video game advertisement.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I really enjoy the commercial with Kobe and shit. Nothing could possibly be a cooler video game advertisement.

    Still hasn't beat this one.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    tofu wrote: »
    Is there a password for join reserved slots on the server?

    There doesn't appear to be a way to do this on a ranked server.
    Awesome!

  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Hm, that new thread smell.

    So I finally hit 25 and gained the ability to customize my aiming reticule. Turns out green is a poor choice in Jungle...

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  • UltimanecatUltimanecat Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I asked this a few days ago in the old thread and never got a response...

    Could anybody tell me what modes are available in local multiplayer, and how many players can play? It's almost guaranteed I won't be playing this online but could be convinced to do some zombie-slaying with my mates.

    SteamID : same as my PA forum name
  • Blue mapBlue map Humanity's Hammer Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    I really enjoy the commercial with Kobe and shit. Nothing could possibly be a cooler video game advertisement.
    I see this and raise you the...Super Meat Boy Commercial

    My Steam profile thing: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Blue_map/ Battlenet: BlueMap#1493
  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    I really enjoy the commercial with Kobe and shit. Nothing could possibly be a cooler video game advertisement.

    Still hasn't beat this one.

    Ok, that was pretty awesome. Why the hell was that banned!

    Oh, 45 hours of MP only play, I hit rank 50.

  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Peewi wrote: »
    Is this game out on PC?

    The british Direct2Drive has an offer that lasts until tomorrow where you can get 25% any game, including CODBLOPS.

    I just saw that and was coming here to ask about it, It comes out to 48$ CAD on the UK site as opposed to 59.99 everywhere else..anyone know if there's any downside to buying a UK version? I.e will it try to default my into UK Servers or anything like that?

    The game shows whatever servers it finds and sorts them by ping. On my Steam account in the store, it shows as "Call of Duty: Black Ops Retail", so it's not a UK specific version.

    Wii U: Peevvi || 3DS code: 3480-2527-9521
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  • GarrisGarris Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I would like to reiterate that IM actually enjoying mp this time around, after giving mp a try in mw1 and mw2, im actually feeling like I'm doing fairly well and having a good time at all the different modes.

  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    You and me, SPAS-12

    WE'RE GOING PLACES TOGETHER

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  • A Flock of WalrusA Flock of Walrus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
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  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So the suppressed Enfield and I are having a love affair for the ages...anyone have any suggestions on what I should unlock after that? FAMAS or...?

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  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • jonny439jonny439 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So yeah MW2 is dead long live BLOPS

    Tridus1x wrote: »
    Casey Anthony is probably a second chance user.
  • chasmchasm Ill-tempered Texan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    jonny439 wrote: »
    So yeah MW2 is dead long live BLOPS

    No shit. Even when I was getting my ass stomped in for a little while in a domination game, I never came close to being as frustrated as I was with MW2. Probably because I knew I just wasn't playing well, not because people on the other team were using one of 450k exploits.

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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So, it took almost a week but I finally saw the PA server in the browser today. Hooray! Also got to try my first Huey this evening.

    Wow.

  • CorriganXCorriganX Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Spent a good 30 minutes making a new emblem, only to have my client start downloading information when I clicked save, and lock up. Ugh. PC Version ftl. :(

    CorriganX on Steam and just about everywhere else.
  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Huh, so... I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but... I can't say I was impressed with the attitude in the little PA game I joined earlier. I expected better, I suppose.

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Gah, this game (PC verison) keeps on losing track of my mid-mission saves. Does it forget your progress everytime you play multiplayer or something? Having to replay the first half of every mission is really dragging this game down.

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  • SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So I watched a Youtube video of the last mission, and I noticed something. Spoilers for that implication.
    Spoiler:

  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So sometimes, if I'm lucky, I'm able to join a server and get a round in, but it doesn't last more than 5 minutes before I get this
    Spoiler:

    Just wanted to know if anyone else is having same issue or if they've found a way to fix it. Tried posting on the COD boards but it won't let me register. Been scanning over them and haven't seen anyone else reference a potential memory leak. It always crashes when it hits that 1mil mark

    edit:

    i've done the multiGPU to 0 and multithread_device to 1, set blops to high priority and steam to low. Game plays fine but I hit a hard crash every single time without fail

    Spoiler:
  • FatsFats Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I miss death streaks, at least I could have some fun with my .25 k/d ratio.

  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I absolutely don't miss killstreaks, because I hated shooting someone while I'm 1-4 only to discover someone who isn't me has been killing them enough for them to have it.

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  • HibernusHibernus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I hated them because they stopped me from getting more than two AC130s a game.

  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I can now sit up for extended periods of time! Which should mean I'll be able to get some play time in tomorrow. Hopefully. I'm so far behind where I was last year when MW2 came out. :P

    Also, I almost dislike the emblem creator. I don't need that kind of stress. I'm not creative. Don't make me look bad because I'm not smurt enough to figure out how to mask layers and whatnot. I've got a skull thinking about a pink bunny right now. Because that's about as creative as I get.

  • eekseeks Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Huh, so... I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but... I can't say I was impressed with the attitude in the little PA game I joined earlier. I expected better, I suppose.

    What was so awful about it?

    Will aka eeks aka Tendentiousness (on XBL)
  • The Count Of Midget FistoThe Count Of Midget Fisto Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Anyone have some pointers on what accessories to be using with the AK74u?

    In Low Orbit Over Budapest
  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Aw, you PC guys start an event for zombies just as I'm getting up to get some food? My timing is the best.

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  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Anyone have some pointers on what accessories to be using with the AK74u?

    grip, rapid fire, supressor, you name it

    the gun is so good, you really can't go wrong

    those three are my favorites though

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] steam: undeinpirat
  • IncognitoEsqIncognitoEsq TexasRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Is rapid fire actually useful now? I haven't bothered to try it because MW2's rapid fire left a bad taste in my mouth

  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Is rapid fire actually useful now? I haven't bothered to try it because MW2's rapid fire left a bad taste in my mouth

    well with the ak74u its pretty good if you use the grip alongside it

    don't know about using it alone

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] steam: undeinpirat
  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So sometimes, if I'm lucky, I'm able to join a server and get a round in, but it doesn't last more than 5 minutes before I get this
    Spoiler:

    Just wanted to know if anyone else is having same issue or if they've found a way to fix it. Tried posting on the COD boards but it won't let me register. Been scanning over them and haven't seen anyone else reference a potential memory leak. It always crashes when it hits that 1mil mark

    edit:

    i've done the multiGPU to 0 and multithread_device to 1, set blops to high priority and steam to low. Game plays fine but I hit a hard crash every single time without fail
    Multithread_device should be set to 0, it's not recommended for DX9 games. Try turning that off

    Here's a BLOPS PC dev twitter: http://twitter.com/pcdev

    Some highlights that I noticed: 12 player playlists are coming, the /connect command is coming back, reserved slots are not

  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Anyone have some pointers on what accessories to be using with the AK74u?

    grip, rapid fire, supressor, you name it

    the gun is so good, you really can't go wrong

    those three are my favorites though

    Dual mags or extended mags are what I like to run with it. Depends on what contracts need me to do and then I'll change when the contracts do.

  • 0Replace4Displace0Replace4Displace Four corners on the tail but she's all curves: The Focke-Wulf 190. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Huh, so... I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but... I can't say I was impressed with the attitude in the little PA game I joined earlier. I expected better, I suppose.

    Eh

    we don't actually try to be exemplary people

    we just play the game and avoid pubs

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  • YorkerYorker Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    And bitch about the FAMAS.

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