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Postby ed » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:43 pm

So I bought Reckoning. Seemed like an ok RPG. Got the disk (I never download, too many problems in my experience).

Put the disk in and find I need to create an Origin account (!). OK. Annoying, but OK. Thing downloads this crappy software so that I can have the Origin experience or somesuch. Anyway, we finally get to the game installation thing. 15 minutes later get an error message. DX something, internal error something. My machine is up to date, meets recommended configuration etc etc. So I search the interwebs for the error. Seems there might be a conflict, remedy is to reboot.

Reboot, reload. Same fucking thing.

Write a scathing review on Amazon, give it one star, get return authorization.

I live by a few rules. One is that I will not play software engineer to play a game. I do not delete files, I do not download dlls or whatever. I meet their requirements, it damn well better work. Fuck them.

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Re: Video Games

Postby DrMatt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Similar experience with an Anker bluetooth keyboard. They ignored my e-mail until they saw my 1-star review on Amazon. Then they wanted me to play QA engineer when the keyboard they sent me sstutteered unnconntrolllablyy. I demonstrated that another keyboard worked perfectly, and that was enough to rule out the host as the problem. 3 weeks later, got a replacement which only stutters now and then. Raised them to two stars. Then started getting e-mails from them for a few weeks, begging me to raise the rating in my review. Duh, dudes, the time to pro-actively contact me was when I first e-mailed you about the problem.
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Re: Video Games

Postby ed » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:46 pm

Back in the day I recall making an effort to get games to run. The idea of moving files around or fooling around with all sorts of workarounds really is a pain and should be unnecessary if you have current software.
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Re: Video Games

Postby DrMatt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:04 pm

Machinarium came in to my fruit board without problems. A major update came in a couple weeks later, slightly changing the solution to a couple levels and making the UI a bit more uniform.
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Re: Video Games

Postby ed » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:26 pm

updates are cool and minor bugs are acceptable, these things are sorta complex. The difficulty is the Steam/Origin intrusiveness and the need to ... reengineer ones system.
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Re: Video Games

Postby DrMatt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:10 pm

I was in the Czech Republic but did not even seek plush Berta and Josef dolls.
I guess they're headquarted in Brno, which I did not visit.
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Re: Video Games

Postby Harikrish » Mon May 05, 2014 4:14 pm

DrMatt wrote:Similar experience with an Anker bluetooth keyboard. They ignored my e-mail until they saw my 1-star review on Amazon. Then they wanted me to play QA engineer when the keyboard they sent me sstutteered unnconntrolllablyy. I demonstrated that another keyboard worked perfectly, and that was enough to rule out the host as the problem. 3 weeks later, got a replacement which only stutters now and then. Raised them to two stars. Then started getting e-mails from them for a few weeks, begging me to raise the rating in my review. Duh, dudes, the time to pro-actively contact me was when I first e-mailed you about the problem.

So it has never occurred to you why people are reluctant to deal with you even when it is in their best interest like a good review. Keeping it short, first impressions matter.

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Re: Video Games

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Re: Video Games

Postby Harikrish » Mon May 05, 2014 6:21 pm

Doctor X wrote:A Racist Cunt never wins.

Why I always win.

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You are a cunt hater because your mommy had a dick. She had to bring you out through her shit hole and no one wanted to touch you. You have been bitter since that day and a bit of a stinky poo.

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Re: Video Games

Postby Doctor X » Mon May 05, 2014 6:57 pm

And I win again.

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Re: Video Games

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon May 05, 2014 9:57 pm

Back on track please.

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Best computer game EVAR!

Playing Monk.

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Got a little further playing Knight.

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Re: Video Games

Postby Witness » Tue May 06, 2014 1:11 am

A true Rogue-like has only ASCII display. :oldman:

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Re: Video Games

Postby DrMatt » Thu May 08, 2014 3:05 am

Witness wrote:A true Rogue-like has only ASCII display. :oldman:

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Re: Video Games

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu May 08, 2014 3:20 pm

DrMatt wrote:PLUGH


Personally, I do like my interfaces a little more new-fangled than an MTST. :oldman:


And if you didn't have to look up MTST ... God you're old. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Video Games

Postby ed » Thu May 08, 2014 10:36 pm

You are only acting if you don't use a 120baud Teletype(r) with those keys you have to sit on to depress.
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Re: Video Games

Postby Harikrish » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:03 pm

ed wrote:You are only acting if you don't use a 120baud Teletype(r) with those keys you have to sit on to depress.

With your bony ass that must have been a cinch.

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Re: Video Games

Postby Pop » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:22 pm

You cry a lot little girlie.
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Re: Video Games

Postby clarsct » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:35 am

Fuck Steam


I bought the disk for Civ 5 because I understand why Ed dislikes downloading..only to find out I needed a 4 GB download anyway. Fuck's sake. Then I had to install Steam. Fucking malware. Slows my startup. And the game doesn't start without it.

Fuck Steam, Fuck Firaxis. I may never buy another Civ game..been playing them since Civ 1

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Re: Video Games

Postby asthmatic camel » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:17 am

What they said.

Any games around that don't make you do all this crap?
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Re: Video Games

Postby ed » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:40 am

Oblivion and Skyrim go thru steam but you can play them without running steam. Dunno about others.
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