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  1. Wayne Bundrick

    Pink Floyd "Pulse"

    It's been a while since I've posted on HTF, but not as long as I've been waiting for this DVD. Finally, just a few minutes ago, UPS dropped it at my door. I immediately popped the first disc in and the first thing I did was to go to the audio setup menu (I wanted to be sure I was going to be...
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    The Star Wars Prop Replica and High-End Collectibles Collecting Thread.

    When MR revamped their website with a new look they dropped the links to all the items they have made in the past, even items that were shipping just as they were rolling out the new site. I have a Vader and a Luke (graflex) saber but not Luke ROTJ, which I'd like to get for the sake of...
  3. Wayne Bundrick

    If not a Dell......what?

    Oh sure, power users just LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to search for drivers. It's a lot of fun to have to use another PC to find the network adapter driver for the new PC because the new PC can't connect to the Internet until it has a network driver. It's a lot of fun to browse the Internet at 640x480...
  4. Wayne Bundrick

    If not a Dell......what?

    To reiterate what Marvin said: Dell systems include 2 CDs. One is Windows. The other is "Dell applications and tools" (i.e. all the vomitware). The Windows CD is almost an OEM CD, but it is custom to Dell and cannot be installed on a non-Dell system. Otherwise it's just plain Windows. If...
  5. Wayne Bundrick

    Sideshow/Weta LOTR Collectibles

    Right now words cannot described how pissed off I am about Sideshow's inability to put up a website that won't crash when they put a limited edition of 2000 on sale. They should cancel all the web orders and have a lottery because successfully submitting an order at their website in the moments...
  6. Wayne Bundrick

    [email protected] Part 3 (Take 2)

    In the past few weeks I've had to do some rearranging on the network, and in so doing I lost the server I was using to run SETIqueue as well as all but a few of my [email protected] clients, so I decided it was time to bow out altogether. But I just checked my stats and I was pleased to see that I...
  7. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    If a newbies is ganked because he mistakenly took a swing at a high level enemy, I write that off as a lesson all newbies must learn. I'm hoping for a transfer to a PvE server. While we don't know yet if they're going to allow PvP-to-PvE transfers, it's looking more and more like they're...
  8. Wayne Bundrick

    Microsoft introduces FREE (yes FREE) Spyware protection starting TODAY

    I wouldn't rule out Microsoft making the finished product available as a free download. It wouldn't be the first time they bought a company and folded its product into the OS. And it seems I'm not the only one who is rubbed the wrong way by the idea that Microsoft is considering charging...
  9. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    My friends wanted to play on a PvP server, so that's where I am, but it's getting harder to quest when I have to do it in area where the enemy also has quests, or even worse actually in enemy territory. Level differences enable easy ganking, the game has absolutely no mechanism to punish it or...
  10. Wayne Bundrick

    Sideshow/Weta LOTR Collectibles

    That's exactly what I mean. There are two Aragorns, two Gandalfs, even two witchkings (one in ghostly human form as Frodo sees him in the void), but only one forthcoming Pippin in citadel guard armor, one Eowyn in Dernhelm armor, and one Elrond in Herald of Gil-Galad armor.
  11. Wayne Bundrick

    Sideshow/Weta LOTR Collectibles

    Cool. Seems entirely reasonable that Weta's involvement in making Narnia would lead to further partnership with Sideshow. I might be attempting something foolish, but I'm trying to collect all of the figures of the Fellowship so late. I've acquired Gandalf the Grey, Legolas, and Boromir so...
  12. Wayne Bundrick

    Artic cooling VGA silencer?

    Another month goes by, I checked to see if it exists, and yay it's finally available. I got the NV Silencer 4 for my Nvidia 5900. It seems to be working fine. With it expelling the graphics card's heat directly out of the case, I'll be putting the slower, quieter case fans back in now.
  13. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    After playing the game into the early 20s, I've reached the conclusion that the game becomes considerably less accessible to players who wish to solo. Grouping becomes a necessity, because the enemies are grouped too. The game is still casual-friendly, but to do the good quests, you'll need a...
  14. Wayne Bundrick

    Did Nintendo get sued or something?

    I've seen some newer games now start with epileptic seizure warnings. No doubt the company's lawyers advised them to include the warnings as an attempt to pre-empt lawsuits against them. Because nobody wants to accept their own responsibility to not do things that might hurt themselves.
  15. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    Either somebody at Blizzard misread the tea leaves about the number of subscribers they would have based on participation in the open beta and preorders, or they couldn't make preparations to bring more servers online quickly enough for release date. But for Thanksgiving I was thankful that...
  16. Wayne Bundrick

    hd buffer question...

    Yes, there is a way to integrate SP1, or even SP2, into the Windows XP install files and then burn a new CD with the service pack already in it. It's called slipstreaming. There's a program called nLite available at http://nuhi.msfn.org/ which will help you go through the process of doing it...
  17. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    I could be wrong, but doesn't Neverwinter Nights operate in multiplayer mode by connecting to a server hosted by another player? If there is no central server hosted by BioWare or anything else that causes BioWare to incur expense by the fact that people are playing it, then it damn well better...
  18. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    I never played Everquest, sorry I thought it was a WoW innovation.
  19. Wayne Bundrick

    Marvel Comics sues makers of City of Heroes

    I'll post a screenshot of a hulk-like character in the character editor.
  20. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    CoH's instanced missions are great, nobody can disrupt your mission. I think WoW has some instanced quest caves but so far all of mine have been in the open. Killstealing isn't much of a problem, the first person to strike an opponent gets the loot, others can help but they get no XP or loot...
  21. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    As for the collectors edition, I've been playing the game so I haven't really had time to watch the DVD, listen to the CD, unroll the cloth map, or look at the table book of concept art. The in-game pet is a nice novelty, and I've seen a lot of them, so the collectors edition must be popular...
  22. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    Games like EQ2 and WoW are considerably more "questy" than CoH. Nobody ever complained about it taking too long to go anywhere in CoH. The early zones aren't big (exception: the new Hollows zone is freaking huge), and when you reach level 14 you can pick a speedy travel power. Sometimes I think...
  23. Wayne Bundrick

    World of Warcraft

    My first impression of WoW was that the graphics were cartoonish, but I soon realized that it's all a matter of style. WoW has one style, sort of fairy tale Disney-ish, and EQ2 has another style, trying to look more realistic, but it's still cartoonish in many ways. My experience with EQ2 has...
  24. Wayne Bundrick

    Marvel Comics sues makers of City of Heroes

    Yes, like just about all other MMO games it's PC only.
  25. Wayne Bundrick

    Everquest 2

    From the perspective of someone who has not played either EQ1 or any of the Warcraft games... I've been enjoying WoW more than EQ2. At first EQ2 impressed me. It looks great, and I appreciated having a tutorial and a newbie zone to help me get started. I played long enough to get off of...
  26. Wayne Bundrick

    Artic cooling VGA silencer?

    Two months later and the NV Silencer 4 for the 5900 still doesn't seem to exist. One site that intends to sell it says it won't be available until the end of the year or early '05. I don't understand why they have such a gap in their product line. If anybody spots one, let me know...
  27. Wayne Bundrick

    Spider-Man 2 DVD Reviews - when?

    And I have the right to vote with my wallet. I won't discuss it further in this thread.
  28. Wayne Bundrick

    Spider-Man 2 DVD Reviews - when?

    Colin's got it.
  29. Wayne Bundrick

    Spider-Man 2 DVD Reviews - when?

    I just canceled my Spiderman 2 DVD preorder because Marvel is suing the creators of the City of Heroes video game. Here's a link to the news article on the lawsuit: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/20...-avatars_x.htm I've started this thread in the video games forum for discussion.
  30. Wayne Bundrick

    Marvel Comics sues makers of City of Heroes

    Marvel Comics is suing NC-Soft and Cryptic Studios, makers of the popular City of Heroes MMORPG, for trademark violations on the grounds that the game's character creator allows players to create an oversized hero with green skin and purple pants, although the game's EULA specifically tells...
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