Yet another fortnight rolls on by, never to be repeated again. Is it just me or are they getting faster?
Part’s tells me he should be in THIS friday (10/5), so without any more messing around with endless digression in which I could continue on and on about nothing you’re probably interested in anyway, I’ll just cut straight to the chase. After all, I could tell you about something completely off topic that I find infinitely interesting but has no real bearing on Friday night’s proceedings and would most probably bore your socks off, so why bother. I’ll just get on with it then and let you know, because I know you’ve all got busy lives to get on with and probably haven’t got the patience or inclination to read a long winded, padded out boring post that’s completely irrelevant anyway, so without any further ado – YES, gaming is on this Friday.
It’s been a while eh! Life can step aside this Friday evening for some virtual mayhem!
Get ready to rumble in Game StockCar, with maybe some close quarter action in BF3, FarCry3 or COD2 – depending who’s partakes and what’s installed.
Roll-call from 7.30pm.
So who’s in?
Well, I’ve now completed a clean reinstall of Windows 8 after a few problems developing with my original install over Windows 7. After trying many other solutions without success, it seems to have fixed all the problems, including a DCP_Watchdog_Violation error if I didn’t move the mouse for 4 minutes 20 seconds, Windows Explorer quitting if I right clicked on a file or folder in the left pane, hotmail not letting me format text or attach a file and a game that stopped responding then stopped working all together.
Anyway, Farcry 3 is currently available from EB Games for $35!
Parts and I now have a copy.
It’s a buy two items deal, BUT, you can buy a $5 item for $2.50 with it to get the deal – at least I could
https://ebgames.com.au/pc-158557-Far-Cry-3-PC (no expiry listed on the page)
Hobart had a few copies of “The lost expeditions edition”, Eastlands had none.
The “Insane” edition is also only $35 – in store only, but Hobart and Eastlands don’t have any.
Next gaming night will NOT be on the 12/4 as scheduled.
We can make it the following week or leave it to the usual fortnight – open for discussion.
In development from the same makers of Game Stock Car – Reiza Studios – comes this awesome sim! Now wouldn’t it be good if it was an add-on and the serial keys we just purchased worked for this game Bring it on!
Friday night just gone saw Woodie, Raw and Tone Racing head to head over LAN after purchasing Game Stock Car. Limited to four types of cars and only Brazilian tracks, it’s realistic handling and low outlay makes up for it’s lack of diversity.
HAPPY NEW month.
To kick off March, gaming will be on!
COD2 at 20 paces I guess?
A FB Fiend who races for real says “i recomend Game Stock Car, Cheap only $20 i think it was”
AND IT HAS MINI’S!!!!
So who’s in?
Interested? Should be on this Friday
We still need to agree on a racer – or just wait for GRID2 ….
Talking about racers, I’ve just been looking into Project Cars
Currently in Beta testing and due for release later in 2013.
Unfortunately, “new members registration and Tool Packs purchasing is no longer possible. We hope to welcome you as members of future WMD projects.”
Looks very promising though, “as real-life racing driver Nicolas Hamilton has joined the studio as Handling Consultant for the new title.”
RaceRoom Racing Experience free to download but content cost various prices. Bathurst cost $13 well worth it!!
GET HANDS ON WITH PROJECT CARS!
Release date May 31, 2013.
GOOD FOR GO – this Friday! First mission of the year and the first month is nearly over already? What’s going on!!!
NEW RACER DISCUSSION – POST YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW …
Dirt3 – also available on Steam for $49.99 (I already have it, read it doesn’t work on Win8).
Test Drive Unlimited 2 – Steam for $19.99 ( I have, but it’s pretty arcadie)
Dirt Showdown came out not long ago for $49.99 on Steam.
F1 2012 appears to work on Win8. MOD
Do we wait for GRID2 – set for launch this year … sometime
Perhaps Tone could put XP on his laptop as a dual boot
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.
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So the Mayan calendar runs out. AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!! What will happen?
Could it truely be the End of Days? The Apocalypse? Dooms Day? The Rapture? Armageddon? Legs up for us all?
Do you want to be saved?
Forget prayer, hallelujah! What better way to find out what’s in store than to bunker down for the evening in the Enclave Bunker, gaming on till the lights goe out! If you’re going to go down, you might as well go down fighting .. right? And your best chance of survival is underground!
Best bring your best gaming hardware, a case of your favorite tipple,a pic of the loved ones and a tin of baked beans just in case … it’ll go well with the dog.
I’ve also been researching hard for a new LAN racer … if it’s realism you want, I’ve whittled it down to two likely choices.
iRacing – with ongoing subscriptions and purchases required to obtain extra cars and tracks, but it must be good ’cause the pro’s use it and the tracks have been laser scanned for accuracy, or …
rFactor – one off payment and a great modding fan base with many cars and tracks including … LONGFORD!!
Currently rFactor2 is in Beta testing and requires purchasing to even try it, but there is a demo of the original.
Or … everyone could buy DIRT3 ’cause I have it!
Or tone could roll back to XP.
So who would you rather be with in the countdown to your last breath … me, or the missus? OK, don’t answer that, just focus on survival.
Well, it’s supposed to be on. Rich is busy. Anyone interested?
I wasn’t that excited about Far Cry 3 until I saw this …
Available from Today!
I’d heard of this, but thought it was for the iPad or Apple rubbish …
Most newer PCs (two to three years old) will operate the iRacing.com system. In the case of older PCs, an upgraded graphics card is normally all that is necessary in order to enable the computer to run iRacing.com.
“iRacing.com is developed by Motorsport Simulations. The company, which is made up of mostly ex-Papyrus (Grand Prix Legends, NASCAR 2003) developers, completely focuses on the the simulation side of gaming. It also encourages season style racing with its robust online system, providing 24/7 racing against drivers from all over the world. The racing is broken up into four twelve-week seasons (with a fun ‘Week 13′ being held in between each season), with each car running its own series. The series is broken down into road and oval variants, and each series has a specific licence level requirement to participate. Licenses range from Rookie (beginner), Class D through to Class A. Rank advancement follows as your experience and skills grow. Basically it ensures that you won’t wreak havoc in a sim beyond your skill level.
“The learning curve is consequently harsh, which is to be expected when you factor in that some professional drivers and teams use iRacing as well. Most participants will simply cite the racing as intense and a lot of fun, however some others utilise it in ways that are more closely related to real life applications. I was lucky enough to get down to Melbourne to meet one such team, who have been putting their young drivers to the test in the sim itself.”
Comment by Kikz: “For a full dive into the life of a racer and feel like your actually racing you simply cannot beat iRacing. And $49 a year is hardly expensive – although because it is such an immersive and positive experience, you may find yourself spending A LOT of money on hardware – button boxes, new wheels, interchangeable wheels, full cockpits, better pedals, sequential shifters, buttkickers.. you name it…
Sounds serious! Too serious?
EB Game’s launch of Black Ops 2 could break records today, in what could be Australia’s biggest entertainment release, set to break industry records and smash Hollywood box office takings.
Oh, all right, it’s GAME ON this Friday seems as Parts insists
Some of us have Taken the $48 plunge and upgraded to Windows 8, you can catch my first week review in the Software section.
A pretty cheap way to upgrade the soon to not be supported any more XP. Just a thought.
However, if you not keen on Windows, there may very soon be another option …
Steam for Linux beta is now available!
I also discovered, for those of you who are having trouble hosting CODII or weapons errors:
in Program Files(x86)/Activision/COD2 folder/Main folder, delete (or move to another folder) any extra maps that begin with numbers (01.iwd – 91.owd) AND the ones beginning with Z (z_pam2.0.iwd – zzzzzzz-compmod_v1.iwd)
Some of them may be OK, I haven’t tested each one, but this fixed the problem for me and I still have the extra maps
So who’s in?