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by Mr. Perfect
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 272
Views: 176326

Ah, ok. Things can't be that simple, huh? :)
by Mr. Perfect
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Looking to perform a small system upgrade.
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Messenjah, do you have any particular attachment to Nvidia? The GTS250 and it's G92b core are pretty closely related to the original G90 that came out in 2007. Its probably the fastest thing Nvida's got in your price range, but if you don't mind shopping other makes you could bump it up to a 1GB 575...
by Mr. Perfect
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: USB Converter for MS Sidewinder 3DPro, PP, and FFP
Replies: 272
Views: 176326

I don't know if this helps at all, but my Precision Pro actually came with a USB adapter in the box. It has what I'm guessing is a Microsoft part number stamped into it, 98427. http://a.imageshack.us/img97/9310/dscf0151mt.th.jpg It's awfully small, so it might be simpler to make then what you're bui...
by Mr. Perfect
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: BOZ
Replies: 182
Views: 41709

Ah yes, there they are! They're even harder then the last time I dusted off the D3 CD. They pickup spawn now. 8)
by Mr. Perfect
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: BOZ
Replies: 182
Views: 41709

Hey, are there any servers hosting the BOZ at this time?
by Mr. Perfect
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Time to Reformat
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Exactly! :) Considering how long it takes XP to format, install, add drivers, grab the updates and then set everything up the way you like, having an image of a clean PC is a massive time saver.

best of all, you've just now made the clean version to image. 8)
by Mr. Perfect
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Time to Reformat
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Time to Reformat

Duper wrote:i do this about once a year and my knowledge is woefully outdated.!
Err... You should look into making a drive image with something like Acronis True Image. In about 20 minutes you can restore a previously made image to your PC, complete with settings and drivers.
by Mr. Perfect
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Wait for SP1 for Win7?
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re:

I recently built a computer with Vista Business and an upgrade coupon to Windows 7. However my Client's accounting program Simply Accounting Pro 2009 has glitches with Windows 7 and Vista, so I downgraded her to XP Pro for now. If they have 7 Professional or up, and I'd assume they do since it's a ...
by Mr. Perfect
Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: BOZ
Replies: 182
Views: 41709

Holly crap, those things where bots? I guess that explains how they have laser like Vauss skills but don't know how to dodge missiles... Very impressive work SuperSheep, they blow away anything Outrage ever put in the game. BTW, is there a list of the bots along with their skill levels? I swear one ...
by Mr. Perfect
Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Descent Online
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

He has a thread on PlanetDescent that he posts to more regularly, check it out.
by Mr. Perfect
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Descent Online
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Doh. :oops: I probably should have know what a Quick Time file was...

Great to hear that I could be of some help. :)
by Mr. Perfect
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HDMI vs DVI
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re:

It seems like it's mostly to reduce cable clutter. Running one cable is easier then separate video and audio lines. Who knows, maybe they can use HDMI audio for additional nifty effects too. I have a query, your product page says that the Radeon HD3850 series has "Hardware processed 1080p video play...
by Mr. Perfect
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Descent Online
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Hey, Nuke. Your email arrived a while back, but I only check that account like once a month. Sorry for the delay! My memory is a bit hazy, the last update to the DA was in '03, and the last really major work on it was back in '01 I think. Anyhow, I don't know if we have the Engage levels, but then a...
by Mr. Perfect
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Interplay Back?
Replies: 74
Views: 4218

Re:

DarkHorse wrote:
Aus-RED-5 wrote:provided it can find the financing.
which it can't.
Probably why they sold the Fallout license two Bethesda for $1.1mil and royalties. Must be how they're funding their webpage again.
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Holy cow, this place still exists?
Replies: 167
Views: 9357

Scorch wrote:Scorch, sorry to disappoint :P I haven't heard from Sc0rch in years. He disappeared once he graduated college.
Now I just have to remeber which Scorch is which... Who had the site over at Parasite's?
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: New computer time!
Replies: 12
Views: 827

The way I understand it, not all LGA775 mobos accept Conroe. There's a list of compatible boards going on over at the OC. Conroe just came out, so there's a bit of price gouging and limited supply yet. Give it a few weeks if you can. The E6600 at $316 would be my choice, but the sub-$200 Conroe is s...
by Mr. Perfect
Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: International Earth Destruction Advisory Board
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Well at least it's a private organization. They'll probably resond to the total destruction of the earth months before FEMA. ;)
by Mr. Perfect
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: D2X-XL
Topic: My tribute to Diedel, D2X-XL, and Descent II! :D
Replies: 27
Views: 3216

The semi-transparent waterfall is possible the best effect I've seen the D2 engine pull off. :)
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Guess who birthday it is?
Replies: 13
Views: 659

Enjoy the gifts while they're still interesing, eventually they'll turn into various items of clothing. ;)
by Mr. Perfect
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Descent2.de posted a pic i made :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

That's why he ran away. ;)

Wasn't that picture used for something else once? I remeber everyone talking about the party hats and how the Thief stole one.
by Mr. Perfect
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: AMD Gets a Beating, Intel Takes Performance Crown
Replies: 41
Views: 2340

Re:

The very fact that the x2 stayed pretty close to the intel chip running faster RAM says something. That's a decent point, but A64s arn't memory bandwith limited. There is a comparison between an 939 A64 and a AM2 A64 engineering sample here . It's in German, so you'll need babelfish or something. T...
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Question on Video card
Replies: 6
Views: 697

It makes more sense to get a seperate TV Tuner anyhow, since it's easier to upgrade seperated components.
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I must bid thee all farewell... I will never return.....
Replies: 35
Views: 2273

Re:

Drakona wrote:Picture 6 Stuart and Mandy cut the cake...
Looks like someone is ready for cake. :)
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help Me Spend $300
Replies: 22
Views: 2190

I was thinking more of the 20 pin vs 24 pin deal, but it looks like that mobo is 20 pin anyhow...
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help Me Spend $300
Replies: 22
Views: 2190

Would that force him to buy a new PSU aswell, though?
by Mr. Perfect
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Playing Redbook on the PC.
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Playing Redbook on the PC.

I've got a number of games with redbook audio, including D2, that I'd like to be able to listen to on the PC. For some reason Winamp can't find any files to play, and the tracks don't show up in explorer. What am I missing here?
by Mr. Perfect
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Name That RAM!
Replies: 12
Views: 632

What did it come out of? It almost looks like old school dram or EDO.

Also, I'm counting 16 chips per stick, not 24. O_o
by Mr. Perfect
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The best thread ever on the DBB ..
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

I think you need a pair of \"\" around the actuall URL inside the tag.
by Mr. Perfect
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Chronic of Narnia
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

I'm convinced that SNL only exists because people believe that it was funny back in the day, that it might be funny again later, and it's just in a slump... For the last decade.
by Mr. Perfect
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: For you RC fans B-29 & X-1
Replies: 13
Views: 611

[dyk]..that we could do this? I sure as hell didn't. Who sent out the memo?[/dyk]
by Mr. Perfect
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I got my new ride too!
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Very nice car. It's what I voted Xciter should have gotten. :D
Testiculese wrote:Where are the spark plugs? ;)
Stop worrying about spark plugs, silly consumer. Just watch for the "Check engine" light. ;)
by Mr. Perfect
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Do we co-locate on a dedicated server
Replies: 38
Views: 3814

Do what now?
by Mr. Perfect
Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: My new AMD Athlon 64 4000+ has arrived! Um... Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 1424

The stock heatsink isn't wonderfull, but it's not that bad either. Also, don't buy a heatsink for it's bling factor. There are to many heatsinks out there that perform similarly as a stock heatsink and simply have fancy lights and crazy designs.
by Mr. Perfect
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: My new AMD Athlon 64 4000+ has arrived! Um... Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 1424

Well, atleast you can be damn sure he read what you posted.

So the CPU is stuck to the heatsink? Or you simply haven't tried taking the HS off incase it was?
by Mr. Perfect
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Overclocking my AMD 3800+ Venice
Replies: 5
Views: 473

The XP-120 and SI-120 are solid heatsinks, though as of late a lot of people are opting for the Scythe Ninja.
by Mr. Perfect
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Overclocking an X2 4400 and MB question
Replies: 12
Views: 641

I'm teh noob when it comes to overclocking, and I know nothing about the opterons. I'll take a look though :) The socket 939 Opterons (not the socket 940s), are esentially the same thing as the Athlon 64s. They plug right into your Athlon 64 board, and are overclocked the same way. They're generall...
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: We are the Time Haters. We have traveled back in time...
Replies: 0
Views: 376

We are the Time Haters. We have traveled back in time...

Just wondering if anyone can find some linkage to the full Time Hater's clip from Chappelle's show. Comedy Central has a piece of it here, but one truly needs the whole sketch to hate properly.
by Mr. Perfect
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Overclocking an X2 4400 and MB question
Replies: 12
Views: 641

I guess I posted to late in the other thread you had, but check out the Opterons. Also, look into the socket 939 Opterons. The 4400+ and the Opteron 175 are identical to each other, but an OEM 175 can be had for $461 at Monarchcomputer , as opposed to $512 for the 4400+. There haven't been as many r...
by Mr. Perfect
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Faster AMD processors
Replies: 30
Views: 1482

It's a pain in the ass to actually find one, but look for benchmarks where CPUs arn't compared to each other while the video card is running at 1024x768. It's true that a CPU is important, but even at 1284x1024 the speed diffrence between the entire Athlon 64 line becomes rather uninspiring. If you'...