October 30, 2008

Age of Conan

So all those concerns about Age of Conan not playing on my shuttle pc because a)it has an ATI X800XL (not exactly the latest and greatest) and b) DirectX thinks my card has no video ram (corroborated by EQ2 and SWG being kind of doggish). Oh yeah, and it's got a P4 (dual core but not a core 2 duo like the pimps have). Well, all those concerns were for naught, at least so far. Only have about 45 minutes in but it was smooth enough I didn't think about it. Not bad for 1680x1050 on a 4gen? old card. Guess I'll have to start taking screen shots to compare to people who are actually able to run it in high-res, and find out how to tell how many fps I'm getting. 

On a side note, Conan the Destroyer Collectors Edition doesn't scale up to 1080p like most dvds do. Don't recall having this problem last night w/ the Barbarian. Maybe it will just be the intro part. Laters.

October 23, 2008

I need vacation

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. First bit of vacation I'll have had for months. And there's pretty much no chance I'll get to take anytime off before or after it (I'm on-call over Christmas to boot). Work is getting to be pretty stressful while getting ready for a go-live the first week of Nov (while I'm also on-call). My boss thinks that things won't be cleared up by Thanksgiving, but I think that's crazy. Maybe I'm a moron, or maybe I understand my system better than she does. I guess we'll find out. Just wish it was Thanksgiving now. Damn that week off is going to be nice.

October 19, 2008

Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Welp, >24 hours into the weekend and no HKO, SWG, EQ2, or Solitare has been played yet. Small chance I might get some in around noon, we'll see. 

Apparently, a number of YaMB'ers are actually rolling into HKO, based on the postings of one Brit who has actually installed it and gotten it to work. By my count there are now 7 YaMB'ers either in HKO or hoping to be. Freaking crazy. MrB didn't know what he was starting when first made a HKO joke oh so long ago. There are also going to be Guild Races (what's that?) and a race to build New York City in HKO. They're going all out it sounds like. Maybe I should install.

October 17, 2008


Woot for Fridays! Been a long week, covered on-call for a coworker. Watched "The Office" last night, and did my best to pass on beta keys for the new Call of Duty for 360. Hopefully I can get some D.I.R.T.Y. in this weekend. It'd be nice to get that magic carpet. Might even get some serious SWG time if the mood strikes me.

October 13, 2008

Mondays and such

Feels like the weekend is never long enough. Had a buddy in town over the weekend which was great. Didn't get much sleep which = no gaming. Did pickup Ironman on Blu-ray. Pretty sweet. Finally watched "The Good Shephard" (bought it 9 months ago). Good flick. Still jonesing for YaMB Episode 100, this week hopefully?

October 7, 2008

Games and such update

So, Vanguard never did run acceptably and is now gone. SWG and EQ2 have been downloaded again. Apparently Spore is all the rage but my disk space limitation is still a problem. Will try to check out the creature creator tonight.

Current podcasts that I'm listening to: Hyborian Herald, EQ-IQ, Equal Perspectives, Shut Up We're Talking. Eagerly anticipating Episode 100 of SWG w/ Yivvits and MrBubble.