Evening Reading

C&C 3 shows up at my door soon! Yay! I am absolutely awful at the demo but hopefully a slower introduction through the single player campaign can cure my suck. Oh, apparently I didnt break anything last night.. I'll take one more crack tonight! Also IE7 users shouldnt be getting those goofy cookie notices anymore.

- Defending blogging whores
- Spam king is annoying
- WiMax future
- MeToo Tube
- iPhone looms
- MobileTV shows up

Lastly, agreed on Silverfall. It's just.... eh.

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    March 27, 2007 6:01 PM

    just thought i'd share: STALKER is fucking awesome

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      March 27, 2007 6:08 PM

      I installed the patch and noticed an improvement to the AI and the stealth/sneaking aspects... however, I'm not sure but I think I may be experiencing a drop in framerate.

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        March 27, 2007 6:10 PM

        do the bandits still respawn constantly?

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          March 27, 2007 6:12 PM

          Um, I only got the chance to do the first mission. However as I proceeded to the railway bridge, I believe I heard a gunfight breaking out where the first mission took place... which would possibly mean yes?

          But isn't the game always going to have respawning? It would seem odd if you weren't getting nomadic packs of enemies roaming around the Zone.

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            March 27, 2007 6:22 PM

            well there are a few places where its so rapid i can't even collect loot because new enemies keep cresting the hill nearby.

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              March 27, 2007 6:30 PM

              They don't spawn for a while (except in one area of the Garbage which spawns on map load) and in a lot of areas STALKERS eventually take over from bandits if you kill off the mutants/bandits.

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                March 27, 2007 6:59 PM

                well, i'm referring to the dump in the garbage you help defend - they keep coming in there constantly. I just moved on after it, pretty short on ammo.

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                  March 27, 2007 7:24 PM

                  Yeah they flood that place constantly; in my game there's about two dozen bodies piled up right around the car by the rear exit.

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          March 27, 2007 6:56 PM

          God I hate that. It made me lower the difficulty and restart. I didn't want to bother with the same friggin firefight 3-4 times. The game was starting to feel like a Final Fantasy game.

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          March 27, 2007 6:59 PM

          Yes. How else would you provide some challenge in this game? :-P

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        March 27, 2007 6:17 PM

        definitely going to finish my current playthrough before installing the patch. at least i don't have to try for the good ending...

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        March 27, 2007 6:24 PM

        What's this I hear about armor now degrading? Is it true?

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          March 27, 2007 6:24 PM

          :( Yeah. My armour is degrading pretty fucking fast.

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            March 27, 2007 7:05 PM

            In my current game, I'm wearing my 3rd armour. I have a stash of about 10 other suits I have collected but never wore since what I had was far better than anything else I found later in the game. Degradation will add a nice twist to just always being geared up in the best.

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          March 27, 2007 6:25 PM

          It was supposed to go down normally, but it wasn't. (That's the blue bar above your HP)

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        March 27, 2007 6:29 PM

        i just got it today and patched immediately, so i'm not sure what it did with the framerate. that said, i have all the graphics options maxed and its running better than oblivion does, at least outdoors.

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      March 27, 2007 6:22 PM

      It's also fucking hard. I started as veteran and every firefight is a new challange, I'm loving it.

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        March 27, 2007 6:28 PM

        yeah i picked veteran... glad i didn't choose anything higher. that first firefight took me awhile, but it was intense and i loved every minute of it

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        March 27, 2007 6:32 PM

        Totally. I'm on Veteran too, and it's so rewarding to live through a firefight.

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          March 27, 2007 6:57 PM

          Yeah, it's very OFP-like in that regard.

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      March 27, 2007 6:53 PM

      Agreed. I love it. I plan on playing through it again when I get a new computer.

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      March 27, 2007 7:03 PM

      also where the hell do my screenshots save to? :(

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        March 27, 2007 7:06 PM

        C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\STALKER-SHOC\screenshots

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      March 27, 2007 7:16 PM

      Also, don't forget that on some of the later Suits, you have Night vision (hit N). Keep in mind that the Night Vision makes noise, so you can't stealth around with it on.