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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #40 on: 29 Dec 2008, 18:24 »
Many years back we had a CRT monitor that would black out randomly whenever you wobbled the desk lightly.
I believe it was the connection on either the power cable or the VGA cable that was wiggling loose from the inner parts of the monitor itself.  I imagine it would have required some soldering, but we ended up getting a replacement anyway.

Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #41 on: 30 Dec 2008, 03:57 »
Here's my question:

What is a good example of a difference between real love and infatuation?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #42 on: 30 Dec 2008, 05:02 »
An infatuation is something that is fleeting, transient. Real love is usually defined by humans to mean something that doesn't go away.

As I understand it
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #43 on: 30 Dec 2008, 05:15 »
An good example of said infatuation is that girl you masturbate to in the bushes. A good example of love is your significant other pretending to be the girl who you masturbated to in the bushes.

It's a subtle difference, but it's there.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #44 on: 30 Dec 2008, 05:44 »
Oh by the way, Mills, those new shades you got as a present for the holidays are pretty and all but can you leave them open when you get out of a shower... Kinda putting a damper on my infatuation...
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #45 on: 30 Dec 2008, 11:20 »
I've always wanted to know...

What exactly is your avatar holding, MrColossal?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #46 on: 30 Dec 2008, 11:28 »
A toy horse, I guess?
I have definitely seen an original photo, this is just a pixel interpretation of it.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #47 on: 30 Dec 2008, 11:46 »
Is it a second-hand sanitry towel?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #48 on: 30 Dec 2008, 11:52 »
What exactly is your avatar holding, MrColossal?

A sandwich, isn't it?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #49 on: 08 Jan 2009, 17:15 »
If the System requirements for a game say 'Pentium III' surely that doesn't mean that ONLY an exact Pentium III processor will run the game.  Short of buying the game and trying my luck, how do I know if the 'Pentium Dual T2370 1.73GHz' processor on my laptop is going to run the game?


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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #50 on: 08 Jan 2009, 17:58 »
If the system requirements show a Pentium III, they mean, "Pentium III processor or equivalent."

According to Wikipedia's article the maximum clocking speed of any Pentium III processor would be 1.4 GHz. Also this site grades your CPU much higher than the Pentium III.

I'm not familiar with the exact processor you're using, but I'd say that as far as your CPU goes, you should be fine. Other factors would include your graphics card and RAM. Note that just because it meets the "System Requirements" listed doesn't strictly mean it will work either. You could be running 1 GB of RAM but if you're running a media player, Windows, MSN, etc, etc, etc...basically you would also need to consider how much of your system's resources are already allotted to your normal functions (those which you would run during gameplay).
« Last Edit: 09 Jan 2009, 06:11 by monkey_05_06 »
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #51 on: 08 Jan 2009, 19:30 »
I want to know if Stupot is the same Stupot who sometimes has messages posted on Channel 4's "GameCentral" teletext service? :D

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #52 on: 09 Jan 2009, 13:24 »
Stu - from my experience, I was sometimes really, I mean REALLY surprised, what my old 1Ghz Athlon, GeForce2 MX400 and 256MB of ram could handle. And, the other way around, it couldn't run some games I was convinced it should. Anyway, the minimum reqs that are shown are usually over-estimated a bit. But sometimes also underestimated.

My advice - always try a demo. After a few experiences and surprises, I don't believe the reqs anymore.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #53 on: 09 Jan 2009, 13:50 »
Thanks guys.
It's nice to learn that my processor might just be able to cope with at least some games.
I'll try and get into the habit of finding demos before I buy games... it's the logical thing to do really, and can save good money.

LimpingFish - I haven't posted on teletext for about 8 years, haha.

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #54 on: 10 Jan 2009, 17:21 »
New question -
I want to play DotT on my Vista, but it says 'This system does not support full-screen mode' and won't let me continue.

Is there a way around this, by any chance?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #55 on: 10 Jan 2009, 18:06 »
Use DosBox, or ScummVM?

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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #56 on: 10 Jan 2009, 20:47 »
I recently played DOTT on my Vista laptop using ScummVM, and it worked just fine.


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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #57 on: 10 Jan 2009, 22:13 »
Yeh... sorry... don't mind me... every time I play an old Lucasarts game on a different computer I forget about ScummVM... I think last time it was the sound on Sam and Max... and the solution was the same.  Thanks guys.

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Actually I still have a problem.
ScummVM will let me play Maniac Mansion because it runs straight off the Disc, but to play DotT, I have to install it on my computer first, and that's where the problem seems to be.  It won't let me get that far. Can you remember what you did to get it working Trent?
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #58 on: 11 Jan 2009, 04:20 »
All you  need to do is to copy these files off of the CD and put them in a folder on your hard drive
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Re: Ask something - We can help.
« Reply #59 on: 14 Jan 2009, 14:24 »
Ask something eh..?
Ok, can anyone tell me where to get a midi version(not the chorus, the full song) of the Journey of the Sorcerer ORIGINAL(there's a remix of the hitchhiker's theme which I don't want)?
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