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    Quick n00b question on stereo setup ...

    Ok, I want to make sure I'm doing this right: when setting up a receiver and two speakers for stereo sound which side is each speaker supposed to be on? Is it right and left relative to the listener, or relative to the receiver? Thx
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    Steam having problems - "This steam account doesn't own this game"

    So it appears something on Valve's end went awry and many, many, people are having problems playing Steam-enabled games today. No fix has been found yet, I guess we just have to wait for Valve to correct it. Here's a link to the long thread on the Steam forums...
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    Obv - Anyway to cancel a bow shot?

    Is it possible to cancel a shot once you've drawn the string? There have been several times where I've drawn it by accident or the enemy dies and you still have an arrow notched. It's a pain to retrieve the arrow and it would be much simpler if you could just hit a button to cancel the shot...
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    Anybody have a link to that Oblivion character generator?

    It was posted in the Penny Arcade forum but they're having technical difficulties right now. Anybody have the link? Thx
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    WOW free trial - how big is the client?

    I've been downloading the damn thing for hours now. It's at 1.25 gigs already and still going. Does anybody know how big the file is? Gamespot doesn't have the size listed anywhere. thx
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    Xbox 360 to support keyboard / mouse?

    Has anybody heard any news on this front? I can't stand playing fps games with the control pad. -Ace-
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    Dang these crappy Sennheiser cords!

    Well, as of last night the second cord for my Sennheiser HD497s has failed. The replacement is having the same problem as the first; with no apparent damage to the cord the right channel has stopped working. It seems to have failed where the connector for the right driver was crimped onto the...
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    Is there / will there be a demo for DoD:S ?

    I'm interested in playing this but I'd like to try before I buy. Is there any news of a demo? -Ace-
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    CS:S - Can I bind a key to throw a grenade?

    How is this done? I don't know the first thing about scripting so if anybody could hold my hand and walk me through it I'd appreciate it. -Ace-
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    Battlefield 2 demo impressions

    I've been playing this for about an hour and I thought I'd chime in with my impressions. Mostly, they're all positive, with a couple of niggling complaints. I've only been playing single-player mode to acclimate myself to the gameplay before heading online. 1. The bots are actually pretty...
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    This is why I love Nintendo:

    Taken from: http://wired.com/news/e3/0,2879,67568,00.html?tw=wn_story_related "Nintendo showed off Odama, a bizarre but somehow intuitive pairing of military strategy and pinball. You use flippers to bat a giant metal ball around a battlefield, taking care to roll over your enemy's troops and...
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    Found: awesome MMO Golf sim!

    if you like golf or golf-based games like GoldenTee or Tiger Woods then you should check out www.shot-online.com . It's a free beta for a MMO golf game. The physics engine is pretty advanced and the game is very challenging and fun. Let's use this thread to discuss strategies, etc. -Ace-
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    Amazingly fun shareware game - Mount & Blade

    Everybody in this forum needs to check out this amazing indy game; Mount & Blade. http://www.taleworlds.com/ It's a first (or third if you prefer) person single player RPG set in medieval times. You start off as a weakling and slowly build your wealth and power. Eventually you can...
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    Please help me with design elements for a "Carnival" theme

    Working on a project with "Carnival" as the major theme. Specifically, it's the old-fashioned small-town carnival look that I want to recreate. What sort of design elements should I look at? When you think "Carnival" what comes to mind? I'd appreciate any help you could offer. I threw...
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    Sony Press Release: N.A. availability/pricing for PSP revealed..

    According to Yahoo this information was released today: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050203/sfth050_1.html Apparently the price will be $250 for the system and accessories (no games included). Release date is March 24. What do you guys think about this? Is it worth it at this price? -Ace-
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    WTF? C. of Riddick install failure?

    I just picked up Escape from Butcher Bay last night and I can't get the dam thing installed. Once it gets to Disc 4 I get a CRCCHECKFAIL error and installation closes. Anybody else have this problem? Is there a solution? -Ace-
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    mis-post, plz delete.

    mis-post, plz delete.
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    Any way to attach a mic to my Sennheiser 497?

    I have a pair of 497s that I use for gaming and I don't want to replace them with an inferior-sounding headset. Is there any way to attach a mic to these headphones? Does anybody sell a quality mic with a miniplug attached? I'm sure I could figure out a way to mount it if I can find one...
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    why is 1600x1200 broken? (Samsung Syncmaster 955df)

    I'm running a Samsung Syncmaster 955df and a Radeon 9800pro. For some reason 16x12 is broken: I cannot view the whole image. The right side extends past the edge of the monitor to such an extreme that I have to guess at the menu options of most games, and the windows desktop is unusable. If I...
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    Why is 1600x1200 broken? 9800pro

    I'm running a Samsung Syncmaster 955df and a Radeon 9800pro. For some reason 16x12 is broken: I cannot view the whole image. The right side extends past the edge of the monitor to such an extreme that I have to guess at the menu options of most games, and the windows desktop is unusable. If I...
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    I'm looking for a quality mic to affix to my HD497 phones...

    I haven't bought a proper headset because I love the sound from my 497s while gaming. I need a microphone to use with teamspeak and my $8 Labtec desk mic isn't cutting it. I'm looking for a quality microphone that I will mount on a stalk on my headphones. Does anyone have a recommendation...
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    WinXP -- is it normal to have 4 instances of svchost.exe running in task mgr?

    When I open the processes tab, I have 4 seperate instances of svchost.exe running. Is this normal, or is it an indicator that I'm infected with something? One of them uses 20,000+ K and the rest are under 5,000. Thanks, -Ace-
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    Memory error with Far Cry, help?

    For some reason I'm having a problem playing Far Cry. When I first installed the game and patch everything worked fine until yesterday. When trying to start the game the monitor goes black, like the game is loading, and then I get this: *Critical Exception* Exception_Access_Violation...
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    Is my XP2800+ multiplier locked?

    I have a Shuttle AN35NUltra which has full overclocking options. I can set the multiplier to anything (11 for example) within the BIOS, but when the machine boots CPU-Z and dxdiag report both report the multiplier as the default 12.5. Does this mean the multiplier is locked? I thought if this...
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    Do you use a codec package, or install individually?

    If you use a package, what is a good one? Thx, -Ace-
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    Help me hack into my old hard drive...

    I recently bought a new HD and installed windowsXP. I hooked up my old HD as a slave in order to copy over some large files from it. The problem is that I'm not able to access the Documents and Settings/Michael folder where all my files are saved. I get a message saying that it's not...
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    Question about N-force drivers...

    when I was installing my new system I screwed up and didn't rtfm and installed the Nforce drivers b4 installing windows SP1. Now, just like the read-me says, my USB2.0 ports aren't running full speed. How do I correct the situation? Can I just un-install and re-install the Nforce drivers? Is...
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    Windows XP - it takes 3-4 minutes before I can join network on startup..

    I have windows XP pro SP1 with all security updates current. I started having this problem a few weeks ago and it's a strange one. I created a network connection to dial my DSL modem and get online. For some reason, when windows starts up I am unable to get into the "Network Connections"...
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    ATi Catalyst install: do I need to install the control panel too?

    I noticed Guru3d has the driver and the control panel listed for download seperately for the 4.3 cats. Do I even need to bother installing the control panel? If I don't will I still be able to change the AA/AF settings by rightclicking the desktop-->proerties-->advanced? Thanks, -Ace-
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    inexpensive, illuminated keyboard at SVC, anyone tried it?

    It's this one here: http://www.svc.com/ilblmuke.html They have them in black and silver and they look pretty nice. Has anyone checked these out? -Ace-
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    Will upgrading my DSL service offer better gaming connections?

    I'm considering stepping up the next tier of DSL service. My current connection has a 512k down and only 128k up. For $20 more/month I can go to 512/512 or for $60 more I can get 1.5/768. My only goal is to get better pings for online gaming, I'm usually at 125+ on my clan server for Desert...
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    If I upgrade my DSL from 512/128 to 512/512 will I see a big improvement in pings?

    I'm considering stepping up the next tier of DSL service. My current connection has a 512k down and only 128k up. For $20 more/month I can go to 512/512 or for $60 more I can get 1.5/768. My only goal is to get better pings for online gaming, I'm usually at 125+ on my clan server for DC while...
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    Where can I download Forgotten Hope v.6?

    Does anyone have a link for the 1942 mod Forgotten Hope v.6? thanks, -Ace-
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    How much gaming benefit will I see with a new processor/mboard?

    My current rig has an Epox 8kha+ (Via 266a chipset) and a 1.4ghz Athlon Thunderbird. I have a gig of pc3200 and a Radeon 9800pro. Obviously the processor and board are the limiting factors in my system. Considering I have a very high end graphics card what kind of benefit (i.e. more fps)...
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    I need a good joystick with a twist-handle...

    Hi all, I've recently gotten into Desert Combat and other flight games which benefit from a joystick with a twist function for rudder control. I picked up a Logitech extreme 3d pro but I'm not happy with the ergonomics or the build quality. Can anyone recommend a superior, solid joystick with...
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    best game browser?

    I've seen GameSpy, The All-Seeing Eye, Kali, and a couple of other ones. What do you guys think is best. I'm not interested in paying $ to register so take that into consideration. -Ace-
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    Is there an [H] battlefield server?

    I live outside of Houston so i should get good pings on a Dallas server. Plus, it would be fun to play with fellow [H]. Is there an [H] bf1942 / DC server? What's the IP? Thanks, -Ace-
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    can you help me calibrate my CRT?

    I am currently using a 19" Samsung 955df. I have never taken any steps to calibrate it and I would like to try to. I don't know where to start. Can anyone point me towards a program or web-site that can walk me through the process? Thanks, -Ace-
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    where does XP store icons?

    I want to create some custom icons for folders, apps, etc. Where does WindowsXP look for these images to use for the icon? If I go to properties for an individual file I can select an icon to use, how do I make my own custom icon available for selection? Thanks, -Ace-
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    best program to skin Windows XP?

    I've heard of WindowBlinds and a few others but I've never tried any of them. Do any of you have a suggestion? I'm looking for low resource consumption and lots of available style options (though eventually I'd like to make my own). What's good? Thx, -Ace-
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