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Postby Pinky » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:05 am

Damn, I hope I didn't miss out on all this Beta excitement, my computer boarded the failboat and got a free virus. It killed all my exe files, and I've only just got it back up and running after three days of exile.
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Postby Artemis » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:12 pm

Pinky wrote:my computer boarded the failboat and got a free virus. It killed all my exe files, and I've only just got it back up and running after three days of exile.


Well, at least you didn't pay for it.

*Shrugs*
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Postby Pinky » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:37 am

Artemis wrote:
Pinky wrote:my computer boarded the failboat and got a free virus. It killed all my exe files, and I've only just got it back up and running after three days of exile.


Well, at least you didn't pay for it.

*Shrugs*


Pay for what? The computer? The exe files? What are you talking about?
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:10 am

The virus. It was free, as you say :)

Anyway, can anyone tell the old grouch that I am what's so great about XFire (or Steam Community, for that matter)? They set out to unify communications, but they're only for games, so you'll have to have IRC (or wherever your non-gaming contacts are on) open anyway, and I don't really see how overlaying the UI over the game beats alt-tabbing (the overlays take away game input just as much and obscure nearly as much of the game as a regular IM window) and notifications (well, I only know them from Linux, I admit. They're like those bubbles systray applications emit from time to time and are visible even while playing fullscreen games. Very handy.)
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Postby Cyan. » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:40 am

Yeah I totally agree with Bert here, it's a cheap trick to let us download that crap!
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:53 am

You just want to discourage others from entering the competition and lowering your own chances. Boo! :)
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Postby Cyan. » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:55 am

heh, now you say it like that it sounds logical :), but that realy wasn't the point!
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Postby rainingblood » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:32 am

Xfire is great, it is the only way for me to contact my brother while he's playing wow...

And most of my friends use it, and it has some features like screenshots or video recording, or even game broadcast that are quite cool, imo !
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Postby Cyan. » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:34 am

why don't yu turn your borther over to the multiwinia side of live?! Then I'll finally have someone with wich I can play whole day long, heh, that would be nice!
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Postby jelco » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:22 am

I have Xfire not for the IM part, but for the sake of keeping track of my game hours. The messaging part is a nice additional feature for some people who aren't on IRC.

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Postby Artemis » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:59 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:The virus. It was free, as you say :)


Precisely. ;)

I have it as a left over of the days I played a fair bit of CounterStrike or Team Fortress with friends. You'd send someone scouting for a good server with plenty of space and that didn't take it too seriously, then when they found one you'd just need to click a button and Xfire would launch the game and autoconnect to the same server. It saves you trawling through thousands of servers to find the one your mates are on.

You couldn't really do that with MW though.
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Postby rainingblood » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:19 pm

Cyan. wrote:why don't yu turn your borther over to the multiwinia side of live?! Then I'll finally have someone with wich I can play whole day long, heh, that would be nice!


He has MW, it was his birthday present :D
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Postby Cyan. » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:29 pm

hehe, nice one!!

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