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halo '0' system requirements higher than original halo

category: general [glöplog]
Lower framerate than Doom 3, and screen tearing.


This is what happens when gamers try to code.

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added on the 2005-12-16 17:13:35 by GbND GbND
Who cares about games anyway?
added on the 2005-12-16 17:58:37 by StingRay StingRay
There used to be discussions in some greek computer magazines about requirements and some obsessed people who said things like "Man, I am gonna get my 8088 and go up to the mountain to become a hermit!" or "I am never gonna change my 386, you are not gonna change me!!!". I REALLY loved reading these shit back then. I was as obsessed as they but I loved the oldschool stuff and my dream was to code miracles in slow PCs. Even before knowing the demoscene..

The diferrence in these people was that they didn't knew jack shit about programming and the technologies involved. They thought Quake 1 should require less than Myst simple because the graphics are less beautifull. Or someone wondered why you can see real life videos and special effects with explosions and neat stuff in movies on the TV but not on his PC (haha!). Right back then I wanted to communicate with club 8088 and gave them some demos, I wished to make my dream reality with them, to know the shit, to make a software house which codes optimized stuff that does miracles in old hardware, not just playing karateka on their XTs, but they didn't seemed to be impressed by demos, I think I didn't get any answer about these stuff :( Someone said that even demos make fun of his lame hardware, "Get a Pentium you Jerk!" they said ;)

Now, imagine a part of these gamers who are sometimes arguing about game requirements, to try coding actually a game for the first time. Ugh..
added on the 2005-12-16 18:22:04 by Optimus Optimus
The problem is that they are happy with that.

What I noticed is that there are some tags you can pin on software which, in some eyes, kindof invalidates claims that point out mistakes. (In other words, "it doesnt suck because..." Tags like:
- Opensource/GPL.
- Multiplatform.
- Oldskool.
- "Fun"

And so on.
added on the 2005-12-16 19:09:05 by Gargaj Gargaj
how can you be against fun!
added on the 2005-12-16 20:26:22 by _-_-__ _-_-__
gargaj, one word: Nexuiz

- OpenSource/GPL
- Multiplatform
- Oldskool (Quake1 Engine)
- Fun

added on the 2005-12-16 20:56:49 by v3nom v3nom
...and they didn't accept my bugreport... :(
added on the 2005-12-16 23:41:52 by kusma kusma
v3nom, I don't think he meant that all software with those tags necessarily sucked, just that software can get away with sucking by attaching those tags.

For example:
mario kart is fun, oldskool, and multiplatform, but doesn't suck.

fuck, why am I posting this? I should be getting hosed at the company xmas party.
added on the 2005-12-17 00:39:02 by GbND GbND
One word: ZE BLAST!!!
added on the 2005-12-17 04:10:06 by Optimus Optimus
cool graphics though
added on the 2005-12-17 19:21:23 by Inopia Inopia
I should be getting hosed at the company xmas party

And what are you going to do there, chat up the cool chicks with your mariokart fetish? :)
added on the 2005-12-19 03:11:51 by Shifter Shifter
Can you legitimately say Tetris (I mean, Tetrominoes) doesn't suck if it's one of the Hugi Sizecoding versions that has the entire game in like, 256 bytes?
added on the 2005-12-19 06:38:23 by crusader crusader
if it's fun, it does not suck.
otherwise, we should mail pipebombs with the image of Jazz the Jackrabbit attached to the developers claiming 6fps for a lame platformer is good performance on a 1.5GHz machine, and can not be improved...
added on the 2005-12-19 11:20:30 by FooLman FooLman
shame of the year :)
come on! if a _real_ programmer use only GDI32.LIB with not optimised code it should run on a p1 :(((
added on the 2005-12-19 11:40:33 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
my dream was to code miracles in slow PCs.

You should think outside the box.
added on the 2005-12-19 15:12:26 by Scali Scali
inopia: yeah, the 2d art was the best thing.

shifter: nah, I'll just tell them that I'm oldskool and fun and then they'll love me no matter what.
added on the 2005-12-19 17:26:21 by GbND GbND
they're just trying to make you fix their computer for free
added on the 2005-12-19 21:52:50 by Shifter Shifter


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