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  1. Oh you give me a chuckle. One of these days when your grandkids look you in the eye you will realize money isn't everything - life is everything. And about money - you can't take it with you. ← I know that better than anyone, believe me. As k around. But, some people just get their jollies making money doing that kind of thing. Whatever floats their boat. Although you would never catch me doing it. I like being on the other end of the gun. I have been on the wrong end once or twice, and it did nothing for me but scare the ###### out of me. Not to say it didn't get dea
  2. Oh boy... I am a die hard German Beer lover and love to have a hearty German beer, but also enjoy a good American brewed Coors Light as well..... It's all just beer, enjoy it all. It's all just games... enjoy them all. -John ← Right on, John. I happen to hate consoles, but for one, my hands are so big, I cramp up with the controllers, and for another, I can't afford both, and I'd rather have my PC, since I can do so much more with it. As for Rocky, I do know a bit about him personally, and I can tell you that he is most definitely a hardcore PC Gamer, no doubt in anyone'
  3. If I'm not mistaken, and HF would know more about this than I would, each hit a vest takes weakens it it in that particular spot, and I'm not sure how much of the immediate surrounding area of the hit is weakend. Perhaps he just wanted to make sure he wasn't too close to the weekend area, to prevent a mishap. Again, I'm not sure, but I know that this used to be the case, that once the vest took a hit, it wasn't really reliable anymore if it took a hit in the same immediate area. I haven't kept up with recent body armor advancements, but this makes sense.
  4. LOL, that was my exact problem too. (Also saw a thread at the Ubi LD forums by at least one other person with this prob.) I had to abort my first install attempt, then had to be VERY patient on my 2nd attempt - just kept repeatedly opening and closing my optical drive tray (a decent Lite-On dual-layer DVD burner which I bought in Nov '05) and timing pressing "OK" after I heard the CD spin up - Sheesh!! I initially didn't think it was an SF prob until after I finally succeeded in installing the game, I started to blame SF for the behavior after it took about seriously 8 tries for my DVD bu
  5. You shouldn't have to uninstall your IDE controllers, bro. What kind of horse###### is that? For crying out loud. If you do manage to do that, all of your burning software, and playback software will most likely have to be re-installed, and conceivably, drive letter s could change. That letter I just read leads me to one conclusion: Their support department is lost in space, and the only help that SF can provide, is from one of the programmers, who, will probably not bother, and may not know enough about hardware or other software programs to help you. But if you want to try unin
  6. Do as I have done, contact your highest legal authority and show thwm what's going on. this is illegal what they are doing. thisis EXACTLY the same as what SONY/BMG did with thier music CD's by installing the rootkits on peoples CD's without thier knowledge, which left them open to hackers. I doubt that starforce leaves us open to attackers at this point but hey, the situation is exactly the same. Sony/BMG sttled out of court too. ← If you bought Lockdown, thats' exactly what you got. If you are one of the one's that had problems that is. UPDATE on Pigfister's issue with Nero 6.0.
  7. Actually for the kind of money that Second Chance is paying that guy, the Darwin Award is the last thing he ought to be getting. They make some of the best Body Armor in the world. And what he was saying a bout the physics is right on the money. Laws of physics: Any action produces an equal and opposite re-action. Those guys make darn good money. Darwin Award? I don't think so.
  8. I had a similar problem with Lockdown day before yesterday. With Disc 3. I kept inserting it, and it kept telling me to insert the correct disk. I got the CD version. All I could find locally. What I did notic though with LD, is that the StarFarce that is included assumes you have a DVD version, no matter which version you have, and I wonder if that is causing issue. It wouldn't surprise me. Symantec really ought to come up with a way to quarnatine and do away with the StarFarce Virus, but you can wish in one hand and ###### in the other and see which fills up faster, right? Any
  9. There is a downloadable Codec pack that comes from MS that was actually written for MP10. MP10 didn't include these codecs, so you actually need to install them yourself. You run the program, and it installs only the codecs that need updating. This fixed all of my MP10 bugs that I was experiencing. It can be gotten here. But that little gem solved all of my MP10 problems. Why Microsoft didn't include or update those codecs in MP 10 is beyend me, but they didn't.
  10. Surely you jest. I know in Pigfisters case, there has been no legitimate response. They quit coming here when confronted with facts they didn't want to hear or like to see. What kind of response do you expect from them? They are a joke.
  11. It's good system. I have used it before, for about a year with VBS1, and never had one single solitary issue with it. Now Lockdown on the otherhand was a total pain to install. It sucked, because of SF. I like the game, but that SF ###### just ###### me off. It's a pain in the ass. Tomorrow morning though, I'm going to try to duplicate PigFisters problem. And if I do, both them and Ubi are going to get a serious ear full. Because in day after day, they haven't even bothered to try to help him. As far as I'm concerned now, after GRAW(and only after GRAW because we waited so ma
  12. Another Ubi game, NOT a BIA game. BIA games come included with a USB key that handles the security. Simply put, you have the USB key in a USB slot, and when you play the game, it authenticates to a unique USB key. Very handy, very safe for your machine, and hassle free. ← I'm for that its like a badge of honor too. Does it have BIA stamped on the USB? ← No. Marx Cryptobox.
  13. Go to Start, and right click My Computer. Choose Properties. Go to Advanced. Click the Performance Button, choose the Advanced Tab, go down to the bottom and click the Virtual Memory and click the Change button. Once there, highlight the C drive, read down, and choose the radio button that says No Paging File. Click Set. If you forget to click set, it won't take. Move back up and highlight the area where you want the paging file. Another Physical Drive would be best, but another partition will work well also. Choose the Radio Button that says Custom Size, and set the number in
  14. Well, I was doing a little research on your problem, and found a place that had about 18 pages of people with problems with that drive. But, here, is what I would do. Clean each disc, and make sure that the troublesome disc is scratch free. Then go to the mfr. website and see if they have an updated driver or updated firmware. If so, DL and install it, and see if that takes care of the issue. If not, and you are absolutely sure the problem isn't the game discs themselves, return the drive for a new one. I'm not up on sports games, and for the most part, I don't buy EA games,
  15. I really like Close Combat: First to Fight. Very intense action, and very realistic. A good TacSim, as you're squad has to really work together. As said earlier, the only downside was no expansion, and no modding, so the number of missions was a limited. But they are extremely fun missions, with different squad members to play, and intense action. You can even call in chopper support when needed. The AI wasn't bad at all. I have seen worse. Even from ym favorites, the Clancy series. At the price you can pick that game up for now, it's a great buy, and will keep you very frosty
  16. Another Ubi game, NOT a BIA game. BIA games come included with a USB key that handles the security. Simply put, you have the USB key in a USB slot, and when you play the game, it authenticates to a unique USB key. Very handy, very safe for your machine, and hassle free.
  17. I just want to clear up right now, from a BIA rep that BIA does not use StarFarce, they use USB keys that you just plug in, and athentication takes place there. No muss, no fuss. I knew that is the one title I have does it, and it's a dream to work with. But I verified from an extremely reliable source that BIA doesn't use StarFarce. So rest easy, andget that BIA title. It will be worh it.
  18. Ya know, there are lots of CP out there that don't invade your system. They don't install drivers, and they don't fubar apps like this did to you. One title in particular stands out to me, and I'll tell you why I tried to copy it. I got a copy of Todd Lammle's Cisco Virtual Lab E-trainer for Cisco routers, and I used that thing to death, and have never been able to find another copy of it to buy. So, one day, I tried to dupe it. I think it's about 6 years old now. Anyway, I tried to dupe it last week, because I noticed it was getting scratched up. It re-installed fine, and I could even d
  19. Inevitably that will be the end result for pc games but who wants a game that screws up their system, is a £30 game worth playing when your hardware costs £1300 and up. If Ubi include code that they will not offer any support for, well maybe it’s their own fault? ← I will check into the BIA thing. If they are using it, I don't think they are using it on everything. I'm going to do some checking and talking, and see if I can find out what it's used on.
  20. Also, if BIA is using it, I'm not sure what on. I have one of their titles installed now, and never had any StarFart crap installed on my machine until I installed Lockdown.
  21. That isn't tech support over there that you posted in. Oh, they call it that, but all it really is, is a StarFarce Corporate "I'm in denial group." They sound like a bunch of addicts over there sitting around in a self help group, getting ready for a big group hug. With all the details you posted about your issue, there is no reason that they shouldn't have had a fix or a reason for you within hours, a day at most. They are a JOKE, period, and a very bad one at that. Here is what I posted over there: Now, even if BIA uses it, they will support their products, and are very goo
  22. Good luck on getting any help from those jerks. Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing your burning applications? If I start having burning trouble because of this crap, all I can say here due to forum rules is that I will be waiting for also, for what you are. I was really looking forward to getting SCCT and FC: Instincts at some point, but will not even think of it now. The only reason I will get GRAW is because I have waited years for that game, but that will be the last, because I will no longer put money into Ubi's pocket, even as addicted as I am to 3 or 4 of their serie
  23. I agree. I occasionally experience this prob (Lockdown PC anyone?) but it's a prob with either the hardware or the CD(s). This is not a Windows prob. Might be helpful to tell us what software you are trying to install ← And what kind of optical drive you are using and how old it is. In alot of cases, going to the mfr's website and checking for a rirmware update and applying it if their is one may also fix the issue.
  24. This is the first time I have heard of this problem, at least being blamed on XP. I have seen it with third party stuff, games mainly that you install from multiple discs. But that is a problem with the game software. There is one other cause that is common also: alot of times it can be an indicator that your optical drive is getting worn out, and that the Media Access Chip, the chip that identifies each disc volume when it's inserted into the drive, is on it's way out, and it may be getting time to replace the drive. But I have never seen or heard of it being an XP problem, not w
  25. And I don't even trust StarFarce enough to use their tool. I do it manually. I don't want StarFarce on my PC, let alone use any tool to remove it that came from them.
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