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Everything posted by Ollie

  1. I just added myself! No one too close yet, but I know there are others that just havent added themselves.
  2. Are there any games you CANT play?

    I know exactly what you mean. Super Mario Sunshine, I have owned it on about 3 different occassions and never have I played more than about the first couple of levels. Just cant get into it, as much as I would love to!
  3. dreamcast online

    I had one, something I can never understand is, if everyone I talk to has one or had one and everyone thinks they're great (which they are) why aren't sega still making consoles, it seems the whole world loves them!
  4. NES Must Buys (please)

    I think I love you! This is totally the bestestest game ever!
  5. my pc will not play Movies

    Sounds like a codec issue to me. Im not sure of the format that you are trying to play, but make sure you have this codec. As standard windows doesnt come with a codec for DVD's, normally you have to pay, say £10 for one. However, I went over to InterWin's website , downloaded the free trail, and then never uninstalled it. Although you can't use it once the trial is finished, it has to install the codec, and Windows Media Player will still use the codec as long as keep the expired trial installed!
  6. Help buying a PC.

    They are both well spec'd pc's! I would have a hard decision myself, but here is what I think you need to take into account: One monitor is 17", the other 19", I have a 19 here and a 17 at work, and it makes for much more enjoyable gaming on the larger monitor! The ram - this stuff is shit cheap these days, if you go for the one with the better gpu, you can bang in loads more ram for almost nothing, especially when you compare the price of ram with that of gpu's! Finally, the CPU. They are almost identical in that they both do hyper threading (or so I believe). You could say the AMD is future proof due to its 64bit architecture, but at the same time, in raw power the Intel is probably better. So all in all, whichever one you buy, they will both do what you want straight out the box. You will just get improvements as you upgrade certain components. You just need to decide what you think you will be prepared to upgrade, say in 6 months time.
  7. PC won't shut down properly

    Bah, thats the first thing everyone around here says! *puts work hat on* There could be a number of reasons for this, obviously the first is the anti-virus/malware checks. I use these, ususally does the trick: Adaware SpyBot Search and Destroy Trojan Hunter (my favourite) There is another, I cant remember, I'll check when I get to work tomorrow. Obviously make sure they are bang upto date and do a full scan, if it gives you the option of a scan after reboot, do that too. Next, have made any changes to settings lately, doesnt matter how trivial they are, could be the smallest thing is conflicting somewhere. Next, have you installed or removed anything recently? Sounds to me like the computer is having a problem ending a particular process, this is common if you have uninstalled something which the process is looking for, as it obviously cant find it. Finally, have you made any hardware changes, plugged anything in, or unplugged anything, maybe a webcam/mouse/keyboard, or whatever? Let me the answers to that lot then I'll have a go at sorting out a solution for ya!
  8. Near Death Exprience.

    A bit like an old ford escort after the battery has gone flat then >_>
  9. Advent Calendar!

    Well I didnt think I was going to get one at all, being 21 n all my mum didnt get me one this year, then when I got to work this morning, there was one on the desk from the marketing department, great I thought, until I tried todays chocolate But then...when I saw my girlfriend tonight, her mum got me a madagasgar one!! Madagasgar ftw!!! (that ain't gonna flyyy)
  10. Recent Pic of me

    He might look tired, but you know what they say... "Practice makes perfect!" p.s - I second that you should make a song about it!
  11. Revo-Euro Redneck'd

    I have to admit, I do find the avatar rather disturbing I cant get the link to work anyway!
  12. Make tha cool Revolution name!

    How about: The Microsoft 'its just a PC with less features' The Sony 'quantity not quality' The Nintendo 'don't you have to be 7 to like that thing?'
  13. N64 Must Buys (please)

    So could we get a complete list of the games you have got? I just sold all my N64 stuff on ebay and now I wished I hadn't!!! Luckily I kept my console so maybe I'll rebuild my collection after christmas with my bonus. I was reluctant to get rid of my machine as I have the official expansion pack and 2 controllers both with excellent analogue sticks, so now I'm glad I didn't!
  14. This is so hard, errrm: 1. Zelda OoT - I have never played a game as much as I did this one, not just Nintendo games either, any other game ever, omg, take me back to the day that was released now!! 2. Pokemon Red 3. Pokemon Ruby 4. Goldeneye 5. Mario Kart (N64) I am worried that I might change my mind if I give this more thought, can we change our minds before the closing date and still have our new choices used?
  15. P2P or Torrent

    Either way, I'm pretty sure this thread is walking right on the edge of fine line that they call the law?
  16. P2P or Torrent

    I would just like to bring this to your attention. In particular: