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  1. sirsquidness

    [Melb] Respawn LAN v17

    Hey guys, Respawn LAN 17 is on the weekend of July 3-4th. Featuring a player count of 400, and preciesly 500k units of awesome and for the first time, prepay facilities. Registrations open (again) tonight (Friday) at 9PM. The website is down at the time of posting thanks to some load issues early this evening, but it'll be up by the morning on a new host, so come 9PM tonight, the registration rush wont kill it. Again! \o/ All of your favourite competitions are back - CSS, CoD4, TF2, Starcraft, Armagetron, Flatout2, GRID, and a prize pool of few thousand dollars of cash and goods. Funcomps, AFK comps, baconated pancakes and the harddrive throwing competiton will all make appearances. Entry is $35, and includes the midnight and 10AM BBQs. Hope to see you at the event! -SirSquidness
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    [MELB] mid year drinkarama! :D

    Colour me interested. Check back closer to release date for final decision.
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    Shattered Horizon

    I'm up for a game some time \o/ I got it, haven't played much of it - about time I got my money's worth ^_^
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    Gaming Server?

    Contrary to what most people have said, Windows is more desirable for game servers. These notions that nix is hugely more stable than Windows is laughable in this context - your game server will be crashing a lot more than your OS will, and it very much depends on which specific game server you're talking about as to whether it crashes more on one or the other. For the most part, Windows is preferable in this case. Linux is still perfectly acceptable for games which have a linux port of their server. Most of your other questions are very dependant on which game servers you wish to run. CoD2 will use significantly less bandwidth than TF2, and the variations within are huge depending on how many player slots you run. CSS, for instance, rarely uses >150MB of RAM and will run happily on two or three game servers per core, depending on player count etc. TF2 uses a bit more and is advisable to have it's own core, especially for a 32 player server. Since everything you need to test is free (Virtualisation, dedicated servers are free, etc), set up a test bench, then advertise a game night on here and we'll help you test the load on the server. Make sure to watch out for things like server FPS drops, huge IO lag during map change, excessive swapping, etc.
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    Atomic SC2B Players

    The problem isn't so much that you need to be online, it's that all games run through the Battle.Net servers - they are your host. Not someone on the LAN. So if there's only a small internet connection, or disruptions to your internet service (eg, you're on a bad TPG exchagne and you get mega lag at various times throughout the day) you can't play. Having played quite a few times over the past month, it's unplayable on my optus 3G connection. Even if I'm just playing a custom match against the AI, the server is still the Battle.Net servers. (thankfully I have real internet most of the time) Play your favourite FPS on a US servers. The lag sucks, right? Yeah, that's how it is. Current rumour is we'll be put in with the Asians, so the server should be closer at release time (Singapore, maybe?). Would still love to play against my friends in the US I've been playing with, though. squid.awesome is me.
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    Golly Gosh me this person is a tool

    Juding by their profile picture ( see non-broken link, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743264506 ), they look pretty cool ;P
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    Left 4 Dead 2 "The Passing" trailer

    WTB: released already. Looking forward to the mutations. I hope they include an option to enable mutations manually.
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    Can't get L4D to work! =(

    Corrupt media! Take it in to your place of purchase and get the media swapped over.
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    EOI Atomic 10Y.O. b'day lan..

    Melbourne > *
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    BioWare countdown timer from hell!

    Please assume the party escort submission position. You don't want to be late to your party, do you? There will be cake.
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    My EGP game: Ten Seconds Of Awesome!

    I think... a better way to do the intro to this game would be to just have the game open at the level. Or maybe with a single line of unhelpful text, such as "Get a high score". Present the colour brick, nothing else (no text, just the image) and throw them in to the level. Make the score count obvious. Leave the instructions as an exercise to the player. Quick. Concise. Fun. As has been said, the text intro needs to go.
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    Remote customer support

    http://www.teamviewer.com/licensing/index.aspx is ace. I haven't used any other of the options you list (except the LogMeIn remote access stuff, but not the sepcific rescue one), but Team Viewer I used the other day is most fantastic and incredibly easy. From the client end, they put a URL in the bar, the "open/save" box will come up, they click open. Wait for it to download and they get given a number and a password to quote - you put that in your box, and bam, you have their screen. No administrative rights are needed. Uninstallation is deleting the program. It appears cheaper than the other ones you've looked at too.
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    LAN People

    I'm no where near close to any of those =( I FEEL .... UNIQUE!
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    Freeman's Mind

    Wha.. whe... uh... WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS EARLIER?! I feel unloved =(
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    R.U.S.E. Public Beta

    This is an Ubisoft game. Is it going to ahve that absolutely horrible "Must be online even for single player games and you'll be kicked out of your game if your connection drops" DRM? (I hope not - my 3G connection has dropped at at least 40 times today, no exaggeration there) I'd also love to play an RTS game like they play it in the trailer on here
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    [MEL] My birthday bash, Sat March 13th

    Sounds like a good excuse to get out of the house. ^_^
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    [Melb] Respawn LAN v16

    Dudes and dudettes, I bring news of yet another Respawn LAN! Occuring on the weekend after Easter, April 10-11, this will be the biggest Respawn yet. Registrations opened last night at 9PM - we've already had 357 people register, yet only 500 seats available (don't let the number deter you, there's a confirmation process two weeks before the event to weed out people who aren't committed!). Featuring competitions such as CSS, TF2, CoD4, Warcraft III, Quake III, Flatout 2, some console stuff I have no idea about and a whole variety of fun comps, it's going to be an awesome event. CLICKY LITTLE LINK FOR MORE INFO! And if you're going to be there, I'd love to meet/catch up <3
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    Shattered Horizon

    I play it from time to time. It's mildly enjoyable. There were Australian servers last time I played. That said, it's really confusing, with 3D movement and all. =(
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    What teh smeg happened to the episodes?

    Seriously... if everyone loves the ship, why does no one play it? <offtopic> Let's get a montly game going or something? I can organise it, someone PM me and I'll go about it as I'm unlikely to checthis thread again. </offtopic> If I can run around with my gravity portal gun, I also agree it has been time well spent.
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    Filled all your RAM slots?

    The overclock I can achieve on my board is severely reduced by putting in all four sticks, but running at stock I've barely had an issue at all in the two years I've had the PC (up until last weekend when it started dying right when I needed it not to, and then started working again - but that's irrelevant!)
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    More Steam Rip offs!

    Obviously you've never been in an argument about Steam pricing before. Steam does not set the prices for games. Their developers/distributers/whatever do. Steam offers the ability to price differently in different regions, and the game makers capitalise on this.
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    Psychonauts $2 on Steam

    I know I loved the game (until I rage quit a fair way in to the game). Definitely worth $2. I wouldn't pay RRP for it though.
  23. You start by downloading some RAM
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    Oldest game(s) you still enjoy ?

    OpenTTD, a free open source clone of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. The original would be about 15 years old now, I think.
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    L4D2 DLC Announced

    Announcement here. The biggest question on my mind... will we get 8 player Co Op built in? (I'm aware there's mods to do it, but they suck) However... Pricing? What fucking pricing. COME ON VAVLE. Where did the Valve I know and love go? --edit-- On second thoughts... XBox Live makes developers charge for their DLCs etc, yes? Hopefully that's what they mean by "pricing will be announced".