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  1. i saw cheap copies of win2k on ebay before, its not illigal, or not that i know of.. (when i say copies i mean originals just the way u say it u know) think i looked and one was like £20 before, without manual, but with autheticity certificate th ing, and holographic cd thing...it was probably OEM but who cares! i'd recommened 2k over xp anyday, unless you really need the shadow effects on the desktop icons...
  2. i'll try it later got me curious now
  3. as far as i can tell, sync'd weather, sync'd cars, perfect aiming, and the ability to a rediculous amount of cars to your server! skin chooser seems to work right, along with the ingame menu the stunt thing is pretty cool, also seems to work..i can never get longer than 2 seconds on 2 wheels tho and thatso nly with the taxi, first timei saw that i thought i could cheat with the motorbike since has 2 wheels in all..(first time i played it and it came up that is, back when the rumours of the pc version eventually coming out were around)
  4. i rekcon once they have this core thing done, and its all super cool and crashless and if they arn't sick of mta by then it would be nice if they added some kind of script for missions!
  5. i dunno, seems fine here, gtat seems smooth but gets laggy when there are a lot of people around i have rambus memory, praps that helps? + intel mobo but isn't the AA more of the card and not the computer? i wouldn't of thought AA would affect the graphics because its only done inside the card, probably some kind of freak occurance my explanation of smooth is if everything doesn't jump or anything, like if you can spin around and it feels like its smooth with nothing jerky or anything, probably running a lower frame rate, be nice if mta came with a fps coutner in sp tho if i spawn tons of golf carts and tanks and they all fall in a beautiful exploding manner, it does tend to slow down incredibly then lock up the computer...
  6. i do find my 9600 atlantis works like a charm, i have 4x AA and 16xaf (set to quality not performance) and vice city looks amazing, can't play it without aa anymore, and if u play on the ps2 after the pc one you just get disapointed well i haven't tested the framerates, but it feels so smooth 1024x768x32 on a PIII 800 with only 256mb of ram word of advice tho, if your gonna go budget, don't get an ATI budget card, i used to have a 9200se, and vice city was a little choppy in 800x600x32 without any antialaising turned on, the geforce ones are better budget cards in my opinion although with some 9800 se's you can 'unlocked it' to a normal 9800 speed for free, or so i've read also halo and other things i've tried work no problem, command and conquer generals gets a little bit iffy with good graphics, but i think the min spec for that is a 1.2 which mine is way below, recommened like 2gig so can't blame the video card for that
  7. i'm curious too, it says at the time of posting that mtavc 0.4 is 80% whilst the core is %50 there must be something they've done and can tell us? i'm curious to if they are changing the aiming and things to server side or keeping them client side, but i haven't seen anywhere that that says anything, suppose shouldnt' ask and keep waiting tho
  8. man i know thats a mobile(cell for americans) number, but uh how exactly does it get u a free server? and ya i think u need to take out the 0 to call from overseas i know normal numbers u do... i bet some poor guy is having tons of people phone him for mta server and he's like having a mental breakdown:p
  9. *edit, delete, i don't want to offend anyone by replying to the comment about this post so i'll just delete it and pretend i never said anything normal *
  10. its actually worked fine for me, except the .5c one, which seems to crash a lot, othan than that the .5b one seemed to work flawlessly, only crashed if you tried to cheat i have noticed how no one accepts that that there are good points about this mod, anyone noticed that the shooting/aiming is very good? Or that you can add your own cars/spawm points to mak the servers more unique + the fact lots of people complained about wanting a beta, and then it comes out and everyone says it sucks? even though with other unamed mods the bugs are accepted because it is a beta i'm not saying its perfect, and the c version is virtually unplauable, however the b one worked fine, never crashed unless someone cheated (at least for me)
  11. Don't throw underhand Deathb it's too easy to hit. Send me the client and meet me online with 94 of your closest friends. Cya tonight.... umm.... well.... guess we can't Ok well what is your definition of synced? Do you have to see a car to believe it's there? Does synced weather count when the sky is purple? Ah what the hell I have read the bug reports you tell me What from that feature list has been delivered? Is he waiting for technology to catch up to his ideas. When we all have 10 gig processors we can play this mod easy I can't wait Cya in MTA tonight, buddy uh why don't you get 96 people and test it if you don't belive it can work? the invisable cars are quite cleary there in my opinion, as you have to walk around them and, now correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm dam sure the sky is purple on everyones at teh same time... and wow, i have a comptuer which isn't even 1 gig, a measly amount of ram and it does actually run it (and gta runs almost smoothly) when people connect to a server i tried and with me playing, i have to ask, have you ever said to someone on mta forum to chill or whatever because its only a beta? if you have flamed mta for having bugs then i understand why u flame gtat all the time there was a time when i didn't prefer gtat over mta, and from the program side of things, i still don't say either one sux, but from the people who use the forums i'm starting to dislike mta because of the users who aren't making a mp mod at the end of the day people who keep flaming the mod developrs are just gonna cause them to stop making free mods which are for everyones enjoyment, if i kept being told something i was doing was crap i'd just think, well if no ones gonna use it why bother even though i know i could do it.
  12. if you set the software to 0 seconds i'd imagine that would disable it automatically scanning, then when you want to look for a new network (if ever you do) there should be like a refresh connections buttons or rescan or something maybe?
  13. i've been using the software that came with my wireless network cards, disabled the windows one altogther, found overall its slower and less reliable, generally connects at 22mbps, with windows generally connects at 5.5, wierd huh? although i guess not all wireless routers/cards come with thier own software? origo is the ones i have in case anyone is wondering
  14. i've never noticed a performance loss when disabling agp although i think nvida chipsets tend to rely heavily on the agp..disabling agp in direct x just disables direct x using the system memory to store textures (as far as i know) so it would speed it up considerably if you have a 128/256card or even 64 i should imagine as it doesn't have to store textures in the slower system memory, i guess dual ddr channel pc3200 doesn't have that problem but for people with pc133 or slower ddr it would be considerably slower using system memory? can't do no harm trying and it can always be undone!
  15. what if you try disabling AGP? ( i mean seriously with a 256mb graphics card do you need ot enabled?) i haven't tried it on mine yet, but i'm guessing it could speed things up well try either disabling AGP in direct x or set the apartiture? can't remmeber how its spelit but its size to disabled or something in the bios (if i remember correctly rockstar actually suggest setting it to 4mb or off because the textures get loaded into system memory, and sometimes virtual memory, both of which are considerably slower than the video cards memory) otherwise...prahaps you need to defrag your drive? i know it may seem like a stupdi thing to say to some people but not everyone knows how to, or why, or what it can do for the speed of your computer also for those who say you need a dx 8.1 card, i used to play gta on a matrox G450 with 32mb (actually using 24mb for the main montir and 8for the second one) waht card was only dx 6 hardware but it still run gta3 and vice city (although only vice city stayed at a smooth framerate) but strangly that was the only video card i never had any wierd texture problems, like with others i've tried geforce, tnt, radeon cards always seem to get textures loading slowly at least some point like everything blue when your driving fast then the textures load in after you hit a building...
  16. I have a question for the people that have tested Gtat .5 on his site he said there are other secret features, have the secret features been tested too? and no ones allowed to say about them, or are they hidden until the release? hope its out soon, haven't had vc or gta3 installed for aaaaages now won't be long before i loose interest in it completly, although i will always be impressed with what both mta and gtat have been able to do, and have done so far, i know some people are one sux, but really, i know i admire both because they have done the impossible in effect, wonder if it'll start a trend on other sp games? i haven't known any other games been turned mp by fans! imagine multiplayer spider solitare hehe and for those people that say gtat hasn't been showing results to public, they've already made one hell of a program to be able to do it even simply, as with mtas first release (never tried either of the first ones tho:p) i wonder if r* will ever release the source for gta 1? that would be cool! mebbe in like 5 years so no one would be able to copy it and sell it as there own game because no one would ever buy another like that then
  17. well yea i meant not that, the gtat leage page has opened, or what its called showing the high scores and such, lets you register your nick for ... when it comes out i dare say it'll magically disappear now i said this
  18. well for me my settings are Compability Suppport DXT Texture formant Enabled Alternate Pixel Centre Disabled (only ones with the omega drivers, iknow the drivers themselves are the same but for some reason some of the settings are different and alpha blending is ultra slow with the ati ones, and couldn't find anything about a registry setting for it) I have anti Aliasing and anistropic filtering set to application preference texture on high quality as with mipmap (ihave read that for some reason some games with radeon cards go wierd unless texture is on high quality in the control panel) wait for V-Sync Application Preference Truform - Off These settings are the Balaned Settings for Direct 3D Except for the compability which are the defaults But if this only happens with MTA i don't think changing the settings will fix it, Is Vysnc turned on in the game? i don't know if that would help, but its worth a shot. another thing if you are able to go back to the catalyist 3.7 drivers, on many forums i've looked at people seem to think of those as the Holy ATI Driver that wierd menu thing i mentioned for me with the alpha blending has only happened since version 4, although i used to have issues with multiple monitors from 3.8-3.10
  19. SteadVéx


    isn't there a cfg tool that edits the config file?
  20. *wonders if anyone noticed the gtat site and how it seems to be nearing the release of 0.5*
  21. does it happen in single player or just in mta? if its just in mta i'm not sure if you will be able to get around it unless it is a drive issue I found hte Omega drivers for the ATI Radeon series always worked better than the normal ones (i have issues with the menu's in windows with all ati releases since vesrion 4) http://www.omegacorner.com - Omega Site http://www.omegacorner.com/ati_2kxp.htm - Page with XP Drivers They also do NVida and other drivers and things! hope this helps
  22. What exactly is your problem? i used to have a Radeon 9200 SE, ran vice city fine .. in 800x600 anywho....
  23. *stares at everyone in disbelief* *offers everyone free playboy magazines* Happy Now?
  24. what happens if 2 teams or clans or whatever decide they want to use the same building? i personally think it would be more enjoyable if it was blown up, so what if you can attack from air, so just shoot helicopters?
  25. nah its been with different powersupplies and computers componets etc...only thing i could think of was wierd voltage spikes that only affect my cd drives although praps its cuz i often left the cd's in when i turned off the comptuer althoguh i doubtit..
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