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  1. Just downloaded Blood Oil and spent an hour or so playing the first mission: amazing work!

    However, I can't find the lock codes. I have killed every bad guy, searched the generators and looked in every office, every cubicle and every out building I can find, but no codes. I'd hate to autowin the first mission.

  2. I agree about GR's AI and about Mission HX in particular. I've been playing GR since it came out, and I've completed every mission in every original campaign and most of the community add-ons and campaigns as well. And yet when playing the Caves map on elite and using Mission HX, I think I've made it through without losing any guys only once.

  3. Are you still playing on a Mac?

    After 20 years of Windows, I finally switched to a Macbook Pro in May. I love it. Except for the game thing. Or the "no game" thing I guess you'd call it. . .

    Still on a Mac.

    I've never been a big gamer, tho, so that lack of games doesn't bother me. Most games are too linear for me. My favorite thing about GR--and about games in a similar vein, like Deus Ex--is the playing field is completely open. GR puts you on the map, and how to accomplish the goals is completely up to you. I love that: I have to think instead of just run through a scripted maze and shoot things. I've tried some other games, like Max Payne and Prey, played them through once, and never played them again.

    Lately I've been flight simming with X-Plane, and I'm loving that.

  4. Or you can get those fella's OS called Win4Lin and put microsoft in a window :D

    From what i understand, you can have a OS(Windows) running within a OS(Win4Lin) and still be able to load up all you microsoft programs into it.

    I already have Virtual PC installed, running Windows 2000, to unpack and install mods packaged as .exe files. But I can't imagine running GR in Virtual PC. Talk about slow.

  5. The GRIN engine is DirectX (Microsoft) only, from the latest media 'this reporter' can find.  Sure, Linux has apps to let you quasi-emulate DX calls, but I believe Macs have no native  (although 3rd parties may) DX support, thus porting would require a major rewrite of the render core.

    That's the probably the killer, right there. MS has not, and has no plans to, make any sort of Direct X for the Mac. Unfortunately for me (and the other Mac GR gamers I know) it means that the GR franchise has lost some guaranteed income. Also probably means that as the community moves away from GR and towards GRAW, I will leave the community.

  6. As for what an SDG does that's different from regular SEALS, or any other SF unit, unfortunately I can't tell you that part, it is still classified.  Just know that we're out there, and could even be the guy working next to you in Walmart (seriously).

    Cool. Thanks much.

  7. I can tell I'm going to really have to read, and re-read, and edit and re-edit this post several times before hitting the submit button, but I think it's time that this thread get's a little "feet wet" so to speak.

    I spent 11 long, hard years of my life as a USN SEAL (Team 5, SDG A Squad). . .

    Thanks, Thor. Always fascinating to hear from someone on the inside. One question: What does SDG stand for?

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