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by Talesin
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unofficial ladder - Would you use it ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Competative play tends to suck the fun out of a game... people become obsessed with ranking #1, rather than having fun or playing an interesting game. As was said in the previous thread talking about creating a Defcon ladder. :b Same bit with going into a game with predefined teams. Totally removes ...
by Talesin
Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: OMGGzz FASTER U n00b !!!!11 My grandma is faster than U
Replies: 76
Views: 13082

Fortunately, I've never been in a game with that kind of opponent... usually everyone is very polite about it, with requests along the lines of 'Would you mind popping up to speed 3, or are you still dealing with unit placement/orders?' I can see how that'd get annoying though. Sadly, that's the dow...
by Talesin
Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Idea for strategic spyplanes
Replies: 28
Views: 5209

Hey, I like the idea of the high speed, low detection radius planes. Possibly have them not be able to be targetted by the SAM sites, giving another reason not to simply launch all of your fighters at once. Maybe allow one or two fighters to take one out pretty quickly, but the enemy you're scouting...
by Talesin
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ELECTRONIC-UNION.COM (recruitment)
Replies: 23
Views: 3999

Wow. A DEFCON 'clan'. You can just tell that some people have NO goddamn idea what the game is about. Much less starting a league, and screwing up yet another game where the point is simply to have fun, not to come in first on the scoreboard. Ah well. What else can you expect from folks that profess...
by Talesin
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't zoom all the way out at 3200x1200
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Same problem here on an ATi X800 XTPE, with a couple of 19" Trinitrons. Top and bottom get cut off. Looks like it could be fixed if the zoom-out cap was a little larger, though that'd look a little weird on a single screen. Might have a little overlap on the edges, but hey. Worth it. :D
by Talesin
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RANT - Too many dumb players
Replies: 45
Views: 7648

...And the game has been out for a few days thus new players keep appearing... Sigh, this is like Counter-Strike where everybody is calling everybody else a "noob"... Atleast this is the first person I see do that here so perhaps that's a good sign for the community... Exactly why so many...
by Talesin
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: WHY WOUN"T IT FUCKING WORK!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Some people have had success by deleting their clientregistry.blob file and then starting Steam.
by Talesin
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do not support ladders!
Replies: 20
Views: 3120

Same. I bought the game as a mild walk-in-and-play type deal. I don't want to pop on a server just to find a clan Allying with each other to nuke the rest of the world. That should be done through standard diplomacy and backstabbery. EVERY competative game I've participated in has been *ruined* by '...
by Talesin
Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Random Join Problem (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Problem resolved. For anyone using a Linux NAT who is having problems still, here's how I fixed my connection problem (most of the time). Set Port Forwarding enabled in the Networking options within Defcon. Set your preferred ports. For those using IPTables rulesets still, add the following: iptable...
by Talesin
Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Random Join Problem (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

I've joined two servers total, and spent a good three hours trying to connect to any others. I've tried with almost empty servers, and 5/6 servers all with the same result... no dice. I've also had friends try to connect to a game I start, and they have the same problem of being unable to connect, t...
by Talesin
Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Windows Troubleshooting
Topic: Random Join Problem (RESOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Random Join Problem (RESOLVED)

I can join games cleanly and play or spectate about 20% of the time, and have hosted a server once, so I'm relatively sure that my networking settings are correct. About 80% of the time when I try to join a game though, the 'connecting' bit hangs and keeps retrying, with the progress bar at 50%. Ver...
by Talesin
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with the SF version of Uplink?
Replies: 26
Views: 3942

Irritating when a distributor screws with it. I doubt that the IV boys would have a problem if an end user was just fixing the distributor's cockup.
by Talesin
Fri May 23, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Uplink Clothing
Replies: 11
Views: 766

I'd go for the jacket, if nothing else. ;)
by Talesin
Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: All new Hacking Simulator from Gaseous Studios!
Replies: 50
Views: 3665

Which is why we have antivirals to catch the more common stuff, ZoneAlarm to catch the sneakier-newer stuff when it tries to call out, Startup Cop to nail the install scripts, and full-seperation NAT to make anything that does get past all that, useless. In game news, checked the microwave.. all tha...
by Talesin
Mon Feb 03, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Uplink.exe looks for Trojans?!
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Multimonitor. The 'network' option is to hook up multiple machines into a multi-monitor display, giving a readout of all your character's vital data, as well as a nice BIG version of the global map. And it uses port 31337, a joke on the part of the Introversion guys.. SAMBA/NetBIOS/SMB runs on port ...

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