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johnnyblossom

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  1. Hi, was hoping one of you guys or girls could help. In the OFP Preferences utility, OFP indicates that it has found '1520' RAM. A quick check with Task Manager shows that OFP is using less than 500MB of memory. Does anybody know how I can get it to use a full GB, and whether or not this would improve performance? Thanks for the help - I promise I've looked through everything I can find with Google on the topic.
  2. Heard a guy quoted on the radio a few months ago, who'd phoned his wife up to ask if their oven was pre-heated or not.
  3. Hiya, I'm looking for friendly gamers to play [GR] with, and perhaps America's Army. I'm not looking for people who are LGBT, or of a minority goup or religion, or otherwise in a 'tough spot' themselves; although of course that's fine: I'm just looking for mature gamers to play with/against who are willing to play tight, organised tactical games and who won't 'freak out' about race, gender, sexuality, religion, or whatever. I've no other gamers who are interested at the moment, but I'm hoping for a good response. Those of you who've played against me know that I can, at worst, hold my own in PvP (9 vs 9, 1 leader each) GR. I'm only looking for players who understand GR tactics. I'm not thinking of forming a clan for competition right now, but I'd love to be able to form a respectable team for 'friendlies'. Some of you who are reading this know that you have potential value on this team as snipers. Amy
  4. Thought some of you might want to check this before the article vanishes. Link to BBC news on America's Army 'stars'. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4991306.stm
  5. Surely an A-Team [GR] mod would be even better? Especially if you could get voice samples in. How about, 'I love it when a plan comes together' instead of 'At destination'? The 'legit' GR voice clips have gone right out of my head, embarrassingly.
  6. I've scoured the forum and checked out the command line list, and was wondering if anyone had ever found a hunkmegs console command for GR1. Not quite sure how GR responds to a greater amount of RAM than it was designed to work within. Thanks for your help.
  7. The Dark Horse comic was great. Loved Broken Tusk. Was so disappointed that it wasn't used as a storyboard and script.
  8. I only went to uni because it was expected of me; but then I had a great time. It can be a great experience, of course. Sorry you're bummed out. You could always MSN me for some GR. Amy
  9. Most of the time I find myself playing with Eskwaad's Delta Force 1990, and Earl's Standard Upgrade, so I suppose that means I agree with the folks who don't see any need to change many mechanics of the game or to add a dizzying array of kits. Playing with these two mods tends to drag me even deeper into the game than running 'pure' GR simply because of the enhanced visuals, and I love being able to use them in the campaign modes without noticeably unbalancing the difficulty that was intended originally. The only gameplay adjustment I'd love to see would be weapon jams. Think of the moment of panic! Amy
  10. I've read pages and pages of text online concerning this question, and I'm no nearer an answer. When given a choice between DirectX and OpenGL, which should I be opting for, and why? Thanks, Amy
  11. It's Firefox's Tools menu at the top of the browser, options, dowloads; then choose the destination.
  12. Oops. To clarify, that's just to launch a game within GR. Amy
  13. Hiya, Some of the folks helped me with this last week - you're not the only one . You just need to create a game using the multiplayer option in the main menu, selecting 'Internet' in the tabs on the top left. Make sure that GR knows whether you're behind a firewall or not (it's in the 'multiplayer' tab in the main options screen, I think), and then dish out the IP address that it comes up with when you enter the game setup screen (the one with the choice of roster, map, spawn etc). I found the easiest way was to flip out of GR to the desktop (leaving GR running), and then MSN whoever you want to with the IP address. I think you also have to make sure that you're running the same mods. Hope that was a little help - bit vague, I know. Amy
  14. Hi. Haven't been on here all that long, but as I understand it, GR2 was ditched on PC because of concerns raised by the GR fan community about 'arcadiness', yes? And the only thing that hardcore fans of GR grumble occassionally about concerning the original, is that some of the graphics are becoming slightly dated, yes? And some of us seem a little sceptical about GR:AW (I hope I got that right). Can there be so much 'technology' in a game (spy drones, etc), that it loses the essence of the original? At the moment, I find GR (without the threat indicator) one of the most stress-inducing games I've ever played - in a good way, of course. Some of the mods I've played are absolutely staggering in terms of their quality. In fact, most of the time I find myself using mods simply for the very impressive visuals/models many add to the characters. Without in any way meaning to undermine the efforts of all the hard-working modders, I wonder how many hypothetcial 'pre-orders' would be necessary for Red Storm to consider developing 'Ghost Recon: Even Prettier Edition' - same great game, new models/textures/gubbins where necessary? I suppose I'm really thinking of the level textures - the buildings and whatnot. All this is fantasy and pretty academic given that GR:AW is almost here, I acknowledge, but I'd buy it. Who else would? Why, and why not? Is it all about looks?
  15. I'd just like to say a few things, please? I never said I was an expert, and I didn't criticise anyone. I didn't say how children should be raised. Statistics can be misused by everyone, including Gender Studies students . I think there was a presumption that by using the word 'straight', I was blaming men for the majority of child abuse. This may have offended many people reading here. I am in no way suggesting that women do not abuse children, let alone that lesbian women are somehow incapable of such. If a person abuses a child of the same gender, that makes them a paedophile, NOT a homosexual. A 'normal', adult homosexual is a individual who has chosen to have romantic relationships - sexual or otherwise - with other adults of the same gender (bit of a generalisation, sorry). In the same vein, I would suggest that a paedophile who abuses children of the opposite gender is not, for useful purposes, a 'normal' adult heterosexual individual. I think someone made a similar point, and I wanted to reiterate it, as it seemed to me an important distinction. I didn't mean to upset anyone, and I'm sorry to make this serious post. I think some of you will see why I thought I should, and I won't post anymore in this thread. Thank you for bothering to read this, folks. Amy
  16. Oh Lord, that article is terrifyingly funny. I especially like the sentence about (paraphrasing) 'homosexuals by definition being attracted to members of the same gender'. I think that's a quiet classic. You may as well write that straight women are a danger to young boys because they're attracted to males. Tsch. 'Homosexuals are SO gay'. I think it's fairly obvious to say that some gay and lesbian people are, sadly, paedophiles. But no more or less obvious than saying that some straight people are, too. In my wide reading around the subject during my degree, though, I think the most frightening and pertinent thing to remember is that most children are abused by a family member or a family friend, simply because it's such people that have ready and private access to vulnerable children. And that most of these people identify and are recognised as being 'straight', although that's not a very useful definition of people's behaviour. You might also consider, for a minute, the proportion of the market dedicated to 'just legal' pornography - a product aimed squarely at the straight male population. I don't think there's ever been any valid, unbiased survey that has found evidence that a higher proportion of LGBT people are perpetrators of abuse than straight people are. Minorites have always been accused of a larger proportion of real or fictional crimes throughout history than they have in reality been guilty of. One example would be the trend even in the early 20th century to quite seriously suggest that Jewish communities regularly sacrificed Christian children. In a significantly enlightened world, unafraid of witches, spirits and - for the most part - divine wrath, the unfounded linking of homosexuality to paedophilia is one of the few remaining ways to keep a proportion of straight people afraid of LGBT people, and therefore is a way to indirectly influence a proportion of the political and religious behaviour of a citizenry. The reality is, of course, that there simply aren't enough LGBT people in the world to destabilise 'family values'. It's just a nice threat to use whenever there aren't enough people in mosques, churches, synagogues or temples. Or when you need a vote. It's a neat trick, I have to admit. And yes, I am a dyke.
  17. Right, I know this sounds silly, but you old hands out there will notice that I have never, ever played online - and so know nothing about doing so. A lot of the time my PC is sat here doing nothing while I'm reading. Is is possible for me to host games for members of GhostRecon.net? It's a fairly fast (3.2GHZ) PC with a 2.2meg connection, and 1.5GB of memory - but only a hard working, well-loved graphics card. But If I'm not playing, does the graphics card matter? Apologies for my lack of knowledge. Amy
  18. Thank you for the help everyone. Now, let's just hope I don't break it putting the soundcard in.... Thanks again, Amy
  19. Thanks, Dan. I think there's quite a few slots inside. Guess I'll have to keep an eye on the temperature sensors and decide if I need to fork out. Ta, Amy
  20. Thanks, magnumkp. I had a look at the range of soundcards you suggested, and just ordered one. Like you said, I think the main reason I need one is to keep my processor unworried about loud bangs. I think memory will have to wait until my next payday now. Thanks, Amy
  21. Hi, everyone. I'm looking to upgrade a Dell 5150 that hasn't even been delivered to me yet. I know I probably should have built from scratch, but I'm not that clever. My main concern is that I end up with a graphics card and sound card that will neither under - or over - perform with the rest of the funny looking things that seem to be inside the box on the pictures. I've read dozens of reviews of cards, and frankly, I'm a little lost. Right now it's mostly mid-range, from what I can tell by reading around. 1. Pentium 4 640, HT technology, (3.20GHz, 800MHz fsb, 2MB cache). 2. 512MB DDR2 400MHz (2x256) Memory. 3. ATI Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory. Perhaps most oddly, I somehow missed getting a sound card shoved in there, and I've read that integrated-sound solutions are slightly less than hot. And opinion seems to be heavily divided over whether an X600 is worth the time of day or not. My main interest is, as you've no doubt guessed, running Ghost Recon with shadows turned on (oh, the bliss!). Can the above components manage that, at a guess? If not, what would your recommended purchases be? Thanks for the help. Never bought a PC before, so I'm a little out of my depth. Constructive criticism is fine, such as: 'if you knew you'd be buying a new graphics card, why did you pay extra for the 256MB model'? D'oh! Amy
  22. Thanks for the help, folks. I presumed all mods in the downloads section were fully endorsed when I dowloaded HX5. Last question on this, does the difference of opinion extend to Mission HX? And thanks for the friendly 'hello', Ruin. Amy
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