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[SE++ PC Gaming] Land of Patches

DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdooryou're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
edited February 2008 in Singularity Engine++
So, there's threads for all the other gaming avenues, all the consoles, but none for PC?

Since PC gaming is the only kind of gaming I'm into, here's the SE++ chat thread for PC gaming, wherein you can mention all the tiny little things about your games that you love, that are interesting to mention, but which you can't be bothered putting in the effort to make a gigantic OP in G&T just to make that one little observation.

Having just gotten a new computer, I'm discovering a lot of games that most of you probably found, enjoyed, and discarded many an age ago, including Doom 3, F.E.A.R., Stalker, and DX:IW (i know, i feel dirty too).

I'll start off with something i noticed about Doom 3.

Has anyone noticed how Doom 3 can be two completely different games, simply by the presence or absence of headphones/decent surround sound speakers?

When I play Doom 3 with my headphones on, with the volume cranked up, every tiny little zombie that appears scares the ever-living SHIT out of me! When I take the headphones off and play without sound, it becomes a pretty mindless shooter, where I am transformed into a minor deity.

So much of the atmosphere in that game is created by sound.

Yay contributions, go!

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Mount & Blade is the most fun I've had with PC Gaming recently. Seems like what oblivion should have been ('sides the graphics and all)

    Spoiler:
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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I bought my computer off a hobo

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The Witcher

    It is the only PC Game I desperately need because I fear I am falling in love with my XBox and it feels so good, but I built my current rig in 2003 and boy do I ever need an upgrade (and monies for such an upgrade).

    I no longer care as much as I used to for Guild Wars, but I still respect that it is a super game and I don't regret wasting my life on it.

    Oh wait yeah I need Orange Box for PC because I'll be damned if I play TF2 on the XBox where I refuse to get on Live.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    a whole lot of Hellgate

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Mostly I am losing interesting in my PC because it is very dated. I'm talking 128 MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro.

    AGP FOR CHRISSAKE.

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  • ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
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    That's about as much as I got into PC gaming.

    I loved Hugo games.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I play WoW a lot

    A whole lot.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    my computer can handle portal at the lowest settings
    but it lags every time i look into a portal
    or something on the screen is moving

    what i am saying is unless the game is 5+ years old, i will have a lot of trouble playing it

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Play Warcraft 3! It's very non-intensive on the graphics, and also very fun. An under appreciated classic, in my opinion. It even works on Linux through WINE!

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2007
    I almost gave up on this heap and bought a new pc, and I probably would have spent more money than I should on it, but it started working eventually, after a lot of bullshit. it probably needs a cpu upgrade and definitely needs more RAM since one stick died, but I'm so happy with its performance for the moment.

    part of what I did to test out what was wrong was switch to vista temporarily, and god, what a painful OS. instantly cut my TF2 framerate by a ton and was a general hassle to learn/use. I'm back on XP starting tonight, though. I never thought I'd feel so happy with XP Pro.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Play Warcraft 3! It's very non-intensive on the graphics, and also very fun. An under appreciated classic, in my opinion. It even works on Linux through WINE!

    I lost my copy of Warcraft III... I think my sister stole it. I should really get into playing it online, I haven't played an online RTS since Starcraft.

    (Well and Age of Mythology a little bit, but only a little bit.)

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ASIAN PLAYS STARCRAFT

    MORE AS IT DEVELOPS

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    i tried to play starcraft a little while back, but starcraft is terrible for widescreen

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Javen wrote: »
    ASIAN PLAYS STARCRAFT

    MORE AS IT DEVELOPS

    I SAW THIS COMING AND I LOVE YOU FOR IT

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited December 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    i tried to play starcraft a little while back, but starcraft is terrible for widescreen
    there's probably a hack to get true widescreen for it

    a lot of games have one, and starcraft is a really popular game

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Javen wrote: »
    ASIAN PLAYS STARCRAFT

    MORE AS IT DEVELOPS

    :lol:
    Spoiler:

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  • eryu90eryu90 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sometimes I set up my old computer just to play Tie Fighter.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I am a TF2 fiend

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    Javen wrote: »
    ASIAN PLAYS STARCRAFT

    MORE AS IT DEVELOPS

    :lol:
    Spoiler:

    He's not Brazillian.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    redhead wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    i tried to play starcraft a little while back, but starcraft is terrible for widescreen
    there's probably a hack to get true widescreen for it

    a lot of games have one, and starcraft is a really popular game

    well, it was more of a matter of the HUD being still all along the bottom
    when on a regular screen, it makes your playing field a bit shorter...but it's almost like playing on a widescreen playing frield
    when on a wide screen, it feels like you have lost 1/3 of your screen and you are playing with a viewing area equivalent to 1280x400...which is just painful

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dhalphir wrote: »
    Javen wrote: »
    ASIAN PLAYS STARCRAFT

    MORE AS IT DEVELOPS

    :lol:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    DotA probably came out after I lost track of my WCIII CDs.

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Yeah I used to play Dota. Technically I still do I just haven't in a while. I was pretty dang good in my prime, too.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Spoilers in spoilers are so edgy and witty you guys.
    Spoiler:

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ARE YOU ASKING FOR A CHALLENGE!?!?

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    edit: this was directed at Javen but Viv feel free to challenge me
    Spoiler:

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Mount & Blade is the most fun I've had with PC Gaming recently. Seems like what oblivion should have been ('sides the graphics and all)

    could you tell me about this game? the site doesn't seem to have much of a hype-free "Here are the features of our game" bulletpoint list, so it's hard to distinguish the bullshit marketing from what the game actually does.

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    <3s in spoilers are so cool guys
    Spoiler:

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dawn of war, how I love you, but how I also don't have money for you, and also how I don't know if necrons are still totally imbalanced. Also my friends all suck at you. Microless doodies.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Javen wrote: »
    Yeah I used to play Dota. Technically I still do I just haven't in a while. I was pretty dang good in my prime, too.

    Javen if I acquire a fresh copy of WCIII/Frozen Throne will you play with me?

    (Also Toss because because)

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    where is my wcIII

    where is my tft

    grumble grumble grumble

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I wouldn't mind playing if we could get a completely SE in house game going. Shake the rust off a little. I don't even know what version they're on.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    <3s in spoilers are so cool guys
    Spoiler:

    Revelations of sarcasm in spoilers are so EDGY you guys.
    Spoiler:

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I doubt there are even ten people in SE++ who have heard of a Warcraft other than WoW

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'd love to play, Havin, I just haven't seen those discs in forever.

    Fuh-evah-evah.

    www.twitter.com/amazingwarlock
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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    How about everyone stops using fucking spoilers

    And if I see one reply to this using spoilers so help me

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    What I'm trying to say here is fuck WoW

    WoW is Blizzard's sellout album

    FUCK DA MAN

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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Tossrock wrote: »
    ARE YOU ASKING FOR A CHALLENGE!?!?

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    edit: this was directed at Javen but Viv feel free to challenge me
    Spoiler:

    More like I'm pretty damn good at dota. But the new versions shit me. I prefer the slightly older version. Siege is where it started to go down hill in my opinion.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Javen wrote: »
    I wouldn't mind playing if we could get a completely SE in house game going. Shake the rust off a little. I don't even know what version they're on.

    Man I never played it online and I can barely remember how the game goes.

    Oh and Shanks, you are being a little fag today. Knock it off. It is making me not want to be with you.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    viv eats poop
    Spoiler:

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Actually strictly speaking their sellout album was Diablo 2.

    EDIT: I really hope Viv responds about when she used to play D2. I almost have Asian Bingo.

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