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by ShepFan
Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many lines of code is Darwinia?
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

Re: How many lines of code is Darwinia?

And it's in C++, right? Chris is so l337, he did it straight into machine code. Don't laugh! When I was writing commercial games for a big US publisher, 6502 was my second language! Even less seriously, about the number of lines of code in Darwinia, I refer to the old coding maxims: (1) Every progr...
by ShepFan
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: complete doom 3???
Replies: 6
Views: 1849

Re: ya

trickfred wrote:"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."


Incontheivable! :D


-ShepFan
by ShepFan
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

I'm not trying to support MS, yes they lost an anti-monoply case, but the evidence you've provided for your claims, bar the dcd.uscourts.gov link, is insufficent to make me belive that IE can be removed from Windows 98, and that MS tried to show a video lying about this. I also find no mention of a...
by ShepFan
Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

NeoThermic, I think I've said all I can to respond to almost all of your points. If you're interested, read my last reply again--it's all there. Just a few new items: I'm not sure you understand how intergrated IE is to the XP kernel, sadly. Bascially, I can be using any explorer window (note, not I...
by ShepFan
Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

As for the motherboard, it is customed design as far as I know, but it uses the Intel 5000X chipset (as does the SMC Motherboard you speced). Article on Apple motherboard/chipset . :) Not trying to split hairs or anything, but why does the Mac Pro only allow 16GB of RAM, while the SMC board I linke...
by ShepFan
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

I should probably keep my mouth shut, but there are too many things that need a reply here: * I'm not familiar with the specs of, for example, the mobo & RAM, so I'll assume they're the same as the Mac Pro (1.33GHz dual indendendent FSBs, fully-buffered ECC DIMMs, & so on). I highly doubt th...
by ShepFan
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

That'll buy a lot more of a Mac, but none of the major players is yet shipping the Core 2 Duo machine (Dell is listing September shipment as of today), so a real comparison can't be made. Well the Mac Pro is a Core 2 machine and it is shipping now. Also the Intel Macs can boot Windows so you don't ...
by ShepFan
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

*snip* No apology necessary, really. I kind of felt bad about the 'trolling' comment myself, but I did think you were nitpicking just a bit. I know 'the debate' gets heated, but I really wasn't trying to convert xander to the PC camp or anything - I was just saying that if you shop around, sometime...
by ShepFan
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

Sure, I agree $750 will get you a basic machine. But you corrected xander and said $300, without mentioning all the gotchas. Is that where the "trick" in trickfred comes from? :) -ShepFan Yes, that's it. I'm trying to 'trick' xander into buying a PC, and paying more than he bargained for....
by ShepFan
Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

Neothermic, Nice job, well thought out. A few points: * I'm not familiar with the specs of, for example, the mobo & RAM, so I'll assume they're the same as the Mac Pro (1.33GHz dual indendendent FSBs, fully-buffered ECC DIMMs, & so on). * Joe Average has to buy all the pieces when he builds ...
by ShepFan
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

Get a pc :-P Hrm... a PC to play IV games. Costs about $750 (at minimum to get a decently specced machine to play Darwinia and Defcon), plus a week or two to get the machine. Oh, plus $20 to get new versions of Uplink and Darwinia. This, compared to waiting another couple of months (though less wai...
by ShepFan
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

Well, you could always be smart and get a core duo machine for about £1,300, which would be far better and cheaper than a Mac of the same spec... http://www.neothermic.com/?t=109 (plus the prices there are now about a month old; I think the machine's price there could be some £100 cheaper today) Ne...
by ShepFan
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

Get a pc :-P Hrm... a PC to play IV games. Costs about $750 (at minimum to get a decently specced machine to play Darwinia and Defcon), plus a week or two to get the machine. Oh, plus $20 to get new versions of Uplink and Darwinia. This, compared to waiting another couple of months (though less wai...
by ShepFan
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Introversion News
Topic: Uplink now available via Steam
Replies: 61
Views: 40726

Get a pc :-P Hrm... a PC to play IV games. Costs about $750 (at minimum to get a decently specced machine to play Darwinia and Defcon), plus a week or two to get the machine. Oh, plus $20 to get new versions of Uplink and Darwinia. This, compared to waiting another couple of months (though less wai...
by ShepFan
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Introversion Lounge
Topic: Attention Mac Users
Replies: 63
Views: 22363

That quote is a way of knowing how long a person has been using a Mac. Anyone that remembers when that game came out will run screaming when they hear "Frog blast the vent core!" xander I bought one of the "first 90 day" 128K Macs, does that count? But all it ran at first was Ma...

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