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Old 11-12-09, 01:39 PM   #97
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Boy, I loved the System Setup menu that came up after installing a DOS game. You had to select your sound card (Sound Blaster 16? or AWE32?) and then choosing the IRQ, and then doing the same for MIDI sound, and then testing them by playing some random sound file.

Setting up a multiplayer game was fun too, you could choose between modem or serial, or if you actually paid for a service like TEN or Kali (BAH!).
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Old 11-12-09, 03:05 PM   #98
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Time to ditch the dual. Im running a Q9550@4.3ghz with a GTX 275 and this game runs great for me in DX10 at 1920X1200 with 4XAA. Turning off soft shadows and sun shafts helped a ton.
Total system overhaul planned for februari/mars so i´ll probably save this game for later
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Old 11-13-09, 02:50 AM   #99
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Ahhh, the IRQs, multiple CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT options, HIMEM.SYS only, or I need EMM386.EXE too?. I remember I had a boot menu with 4 or 5 options in MS-DOS, depending on the base memory I needed for a concrete game.

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Old 11-13-09, 04:11 AM   #100
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I remember those crazy config.sys and autoexec.bat lines. I was mightily impressed back then when a 4mb ram pc was able to make a ramdisk with 2mb in it. It beats the hell out of 360k floppy disks.
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Old 11-13-09, 03:25 PM   #101
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Those were the days. I remember installing that large SBAWE32 card and getting MIDI sound in Doom.
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Old 11-13-09, 04:04 PM   #102
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LOL Yeah, my jaw dropped when I chucked in my AWE64 and finally had 'real' music in all my games. ::
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Old 12-05-09, 12:05 AM   #103
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still no patch!!
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Old 12-05-09, 08:14 AM   #104
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still no patch!!
They keep teasing it on their forums.
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Old 12-15-09, 11:58 PM   #105
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I got this game in that Ubisoft pack sale.

Is playing the actual game properly any good?

I've just been systematically destroying every building via hammering.
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Old 12-16-09, 12:10 AM   #106
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I got this game in that Ubisoft pack sale.

Is playing the actual game properly any good?

I've just been systematically destroying every building via hammering.
I bought the game when it came out and that is about the most fun you can have with the game. Sadly the storyline and missions were really boring to me... unless of course the mission was using the hammer to break ****.
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Old 12-16-09, 12:47 AM   #107
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Games of old:

"Why won't my audio work!? Why is my modem sharing the same IRQ as my soundcard?! I need to free up HOW much RAM in base memory to get the .exe to run!?"

I agree with you Narcissist, things were much harder in the old days. It's far easier to get things running now than ever.
The old days were complicated as well. I had to sometimes figure out which sound card I had to pick that was compatible with my sound card (Becuase of course they didnt have mine in the selection list). And then they had like various video card to pick from in the graphics menu like Renderition Verite, Matrox, S3 Savage. Of course, mine wasn't in the list, so I had to mess around with ****. The old days was freaking complicated to get games to run. The really OLD OLD days of Spectrum Z80 was even more complicated. In order to get Spy Hunter to run in color on it, all the planets had to be in alingment. It would literally only run like three times a year properly (it was on magnetic tape and it usually didn't work at all).
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Old 12-19-09, 01:51 PM   #108
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I bought the game when it came out and that is about the most fun you can have with the game. Sadly the storyline and missions were really boring to me... unless of course the mission was using the hammer to break ****.
Well I've started doing the actual missions and some are fun. The destruction ones are always decent, however the rescue hostage crap is awful.

Grand Theft Red Faction is overall pretty decent, but I'm glad I didn't pay full retail for it.

Also it's weird that you're playing as a hybrid of Wolverine and Thor. Your health regenerates and you smash stuff with Mjöllnir.
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