You would be suprised. In the past few years alone, laser surgery has improved, sunglasses that have the ability to change strengths based upon lighting conditions have become more affordable, the military has sets of glasses that have an LCD type lense that adjusts to every condition the eye is...
You might have directx 9 installed but your card only supports up to directx 8.1 features.
Your screens are also full of errors. You might want to check for problems. I used to have a Radeon 9200 and HL2 looked better than that.
As for a new graphics card, we can't recommend anything...
Not to mention that the monitor must support HDCP and you need a way of piping audio into the connection. Even new motherboards such as AMD's 780g chipset only do Dolby 5.1 and none of the new 192kHz/24-bit TrueHD and MasterAudio formats.
Quick and painless.
I've been using it for 4 hours or so and there have been no problems. There were no incompatibilities or install problems. Everything seems a bit faster (file copies, network file transfers, startup/shutdown).
I also just purchased a 2GB 150x Patriot USB key and with...
Sounds like an amazing concept, none of that "acknowledged!" "affirmative!" crap!
Click on [Gordan Freeman Special Unit]: *silence*
Click to attack target: *silence*
Ahh, now just let Merle Dandridge be in some real-time cutscenes a-la C&C and I'm sure it would get solid 10/10 ratings.
Maybe it shouldn't be Steam itself that does it (although I see no reason why not either) but I've always dreamt of a Steam-like service where I could purchase music (lossless), have it stored on my account and access it wherever I like, just like I currently do with my Steam games.
It's true, you aren't going to get good sound out of an earbud design, so IEMs are probably the way to go.
That said, you won't be able to hear any outside noise while wearing them (with a good set, you won't be able to hear vehicles pass you by at only a few meters), so I warn you about...
This story is a good lesson.
Now the child has learned something; he is an idiot for doing drugs. Why sell dope, when there is far more money in peddling Guitar Hero?
Myself? I'd brand the father an ideal parent.
I once built a computer for a lady and one day it refused to boot up (no post or anything). When plugged in, all of the fans would spin up and it seemed to come to life.
It was a faulty CPU that did it. I sent the chip back to AMD and got a replacement quickly. However, if your system does...
The whole list looks good to me.
The X2 3600+ is a great chip, moving from any single core to a dual core really gives the whole system an overall "smoothness" that any user (despite their background) always notices.
I've been using various Western Digital Caviar drives, almost exclusively, in...
What are you going to use besides MCE?
I would suggest going with:
"Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP2 OEM English W/ Vista Upgrade Coupon"
You get MCE 2005 now and a copy of Vista Home Premium when Vista is released to consumers.
If not it would be a waste to buy XP now...
One suggestion I would make, although purely cosmetic, would be to add a sort of "glow" around the planets to simulate atmosphere while hiding some of the poor detailing that can happen with objects of planetary sizes!
I did read your blog and the section on how you are changing the planets...
Can you provide your completely system specs, especially your videocard?
Your CPU and RAM are fine but you did not post which videocard you have and like most PC games HL2 and the Source engine require a good videocard to keep framerates up.