PC Gaming Almost Dead -AGAIN- So................ PC Industry Consortium to announce 'PC Gaming Alliance' to save PC gaming
Takahashi: Gaming Alliance stumps for PC
By Dean Takahashi
The personal computer game industry has trailed behind its console
brethren in recent years as easy-to-play games on the Nintendo Wii or
online games on the Xbox 360 have stolen the excitement.
Companies with a vested interest in keeping the PC alive as a gaming
platform will soon announce a consortium dubbed the PC Gaming
Alliance. According to two people familiar with the effort, it will
include top industry players such as Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia and
Advanced Micro Devices as well as a number of computer ...ARMA 2: will there be a better action game on PC this year?
Due for release this week in Europe...
On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:55:58 +0100, "Musicrab"
>Due for release this week in Europe...
I think it'd due out here in late June... I'm looking forward to it,
just based on what I've read about the terrain and open-ness of the
In the past I haven't been real taken with squad based tactical
shooters. It sounds silly, but it feels like work to me. Its the same
thing that doesn't appeal to me about RTS games. I like the tactical
play, but I don't like dealing with the...Looking for XENIX or PC/IX for IBM PC.
I know Minix, but I'd like to find other UNIX or UNIX-like OS
for early IBM PC (circa 1981-85 or so). This is to study the
booting process and operating system in general.
Please let me know what you have. I offer my help to make diskette
copies if you can't yourself, for your own backup purpose as well.
> I know Minix, but I'd like to find other UNIX or UNIX-like OS
> for early IBM PC (circa 1981-85 or so). This is to study the
> booting process and operating system in general.
You might also be interested in Coherent Unix, which is freely
available today - e.g., at http://www.tliquest.net/unix/Other/Coherent/
Kernel source is also available.
In addition, Bill and Lynne Jolitz' "Porting Unix to the 386" article
series in Dr. Dobb's Journal
(http://www.ddj.com/documents/s=1066/ddj9101a/9101a.htm) might be
interesting since it contained many details on the booting process
and x86 protected mode transition.
Michael Engel - email@example.com
Philipps-Universitaet Marburg - FB Mathematik und Informatik
Hans-Meerwein-Str. - 35032 Marburg
Tel. 06421 / 28 21562 - Fax: 06421 / 28 21573
I've got a set of disks of Xenix i286 2.3.2. Email me if you are interested.
Please it's close source, don't distribute, I've paid for it ;).
Coherent don't work if you have less 4MB RAM or Phoenix Bios too old. So its
author...Virtual PC now free but is it good for PC Games?
MS Virtual PC 2004 is now free but is it good for PC Games?
Does it run well old DOS Games? with sound and all?
On 15 Jul 2006 01:38:50 -0700, "pc games" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>MS Virtual PC 2004 is now free but is it good for PC Games?
>Does it run well old DOS Games? with sound and all?
caveat: I haven't tried the latest free version
While VirtualPC usually *can* play DOS games -with sound and all-, in
my experience it...PC to PC
I have connect licensed. I wondered, is it possible to submit a sas
job to remotely run on another pc version of sas (not a server
version), or is a server license needed?
It is possible. Here are the things you do:
On the remote PC you should have SAS connect spawner
service running. Following are the steps on remote pc:
1. Include the following entry in
spawner 4016/tcp #SAS UNINX Spawner
2. Start service by running the following command:
...Looks like a good year for PC Gamers!
?Plenty of titles due out in the coming months:
On Jan 2, 3:48=A0am, "rms" <rsquires...@MOOflashMOO.net> wrote:
> ?Plenty of titles due out in the coming months:http://adrianwerner.wordpr=
Thanks, an interesting list.
.... I did not know that there was such game genre as
Lots of sequels ..nearly all.
Diablo III looks old fashioned ?
Did not see Thief 4 listed ?
On Jan 2, 11:02=A0am, "Trimble Bracegirdle" ...pc games complains about the state of PC gaming, however...
It seems to me the consoles are the ones really in trouble.
The XBox is no competiton, because it can barely keep up with current
gen titles and next gen DX10 titles will put the final nails in the
coffin, not to mention all the good XBox 360 titles are available with
better graphics on the PC and with better control.
The Wii has a market with kids/grannys and such (and deserves it, I
suppose with the gimmicky controller that most folks already seem to
be losing interest in, so they will need some stellar titles to
The PS3 has failed, plain and simple. Defeat conceded here:
"Reap The Wild Wind" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> It seems to me the consoles are the ones really in trouble.
> The XBox is no competiton, because it can barely keep up with current
> gen titles and next gen DX10 titles will put the final nails in the
> coffin, not to mention all the good XBox 360 titles are available with
> better graphics on the PC and with better control.
You're leaving out just about every single sports game. The only action
sports games for the PC are Madden, NBA and NHL (well, soccer, too, but I
don't count that). PC doesn't even have a baseball game anymore, except for
text sims. Plus, the XBox 360 still has titles like Gears of War, Dead
Rising and the coming Halo 3 that w...Was 10 years ago "It" for PC games?
Half Life, Quake, The Sims, Unreal, Warcraft, Myst, Starcraft, Diablo,
Fallout, System Shock, Thief... and on and on... all those games came
out around 1996 to 2000ish. Most of them appearing on
Wikipedia's Best Selling PC Games list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of=
- the list of recent games on this fails in comparison.
Then scroll down to find Top PC Sellers by genre:
Top PC sellers by genre
Adventure =96 Myst (6 million)
Computer role-playing game =96 Diablo II (4 million)
First-person shooter =96 Half-Life (8 million)
Third-person shooter - Mafia: Th...Looks like I'm back to Windows (and PC gaming)
Well, it was a fun experience running Linux solely on my machine. Got to
learn many new things, the operating system itself was in many ways
superior to Windows. HOWEVER... the gaming of course was fairly
non-existent. I knew this, I thought I could handle it. FOOL! Besides, I
was facing the issue where I simply didn't have the software I wanted,
not just including games, and the alternatives were either buggy or
lacking in the niceties/features.
Lesson to learn - ideology appeals to the young (eg. me), but ultimately
practicality has to be taken into account, so REALITY appeals to
everyone else. I really, really hoped I could live without Windows, but
you just can't, not unless you really like your software. A pity, but
that's life I suppose, all about compromises.
Now, time to go buy me a copy of STALKER. :)
On Sun, 06 May 2007 11:29:06 +0930, FoolsGold <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Well, it was a fun experience running Linux solely on my machine. Got to
>learn many new things, the operating system itself was in many ways
>superior to Windows. HOWEVER... the gaming of course was fairly
>non-existent. I knew this, I thought I could handle it. FOOL! Besides, I
>was facing the issue where I simply didn't have the software I wanted,
>not just including games, and the alternatives were either buggy or
>lacking in the niceties/features.
>Lesson to learn - ideology appeals to the young (eg. me), but ultimately
>pr...Will Labview for Windows run on a MacIntosh with Virtual PC (OS 10.4 & Virtual PC 7)?
I would like to run Labview for Windows on a MacIntosh with Virtual
PC. Will this work? Trying to save some time since I don't
yet have the Virtual PC.
...Looking for PC Games with no Copy-Protection/CD check (a year later)
Last year, in 2006 I did exactly the same with very interesting
results which you can check following this link at google:
This year, in 2007 I decided do the same to see what new games
have been released since then that we can add, even some older
titles that where not talked about a year ago.
In a way its to see how in one year we evolved in PC Games, was
there a regression and less new titles have no need for disk to
be inserted when playing? or was there a improvement and there
are more titles w...What evil regime/s in any PC action games would you most like to destroy or topple?
What evil regime/s (whatever your definition of that is) from any PC
action games you
admire or dislike, would you most like to topple, destroy and get rid
of and please say
HOW you reckon you'd (seriously or humorously) successfully go about
achieving that ?
"Kevin" <email@example.com> once tried to test me with:
> What evil regime/s (whatever your definition of that is) from any PC
> action games you
> admire or dislike, would you most like to topple, destroy and get rid
> of and please say
> HOW you reckon you'd (seriously or humorously) successfully go about
> doing or
> achieving that ?
THe Jedi Council. They act all goody two shoes but it's just a power trip,
Knight37 - http://knightgames.blogspot.com
Once a Gamer, Always a Gamer.
"Knight37" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Kevin" <email@example.com> once tried to test me with:
> > What evil regime/s (whatever your definition of that is) from any PC
> > action games you
> > admire or dislike, would you most like to topple, destroy and get rid
> > of and please say
> > HOW you reckon you'd (seriously or humorously) successfully go about
> > doing or
> > achieving that ?
> THe Jedi Council. They act all goody two shoes but it's just a power trip,
>...Console gaming is becoming more like PC gaming
I just read this interesting blog post about how console gaming is
getting to be just like PC gaming when it comes to having to patch
games, and update the consoles firmware. And I didn't know that at lest
with the game he is writing about, that you now have to install the
games onto the consoles HD. Sounds to me like it's no longer true that
console gaming is "no hassle,kick back" gaming!
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
JLC <email@example.com> wrote:
>I just read this interesting blog post about how c...Auction: 640K RAM CARD Memory expansion for IBM PC , IBM PC/XT
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...FA: 8 PC GAME Guides - Strategy Guides for 8 PC Games
...FA: 8 PC GAME Guides - Strategy Guides for 8 PC Games
...Popular PC Game Sequels No Longer on PC?
Just was perusing Gamespot.com and reailzed that two game series that I am
quite fond of, Rainbow Six and Call of Duty have sequels that look like they
won't be available for the PC?
Rainbow Six Las Vegas so far looks like it is for X360 and PS3 only.
Call of Duty 3 is slated for, get this, the XBOX, X360, PS2, and PS3 but NOT
for PC? WTF is up with that? If it out for the antiquated XBOX and PS2, why
not the PC?
Just wondering what other titles in the future that will be hot sellers or
sequels that won't be released for a PC? I'm not object to consoles, I just
prefer PC games. One big reason is that I can't stand the controllers for
any of the consoles, not to mention that I can update my PC to get better
framerates and improved graphics if I decide to do so.
Boo to Activision and Ubisoft for this decision...
Get used to it.
"HockeyTownUSA" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Just was perusing Gamespot.com and reailzed that two game series that I am
> quite fond of, Rainbow Six and Call of Duty have sequels that look like
> won't be available for the PC?
> Rainbow Six Las Vegas so far looks like it is for X360 and PS3 only.
> Call of Duty 3 is slated for, get this, the XBOX, X360, PS2, and PS3 but
> for PC? WTF is up with that? If it out for the antiquated XBOX and PS2,
> not the PC?
> Just wondering what other ti...FA: 3 PC GAMES - SPYCRAFT, POLICE QUEST, KING'S QUEST
...FA Pc game nib $5. homeland2 award winner + also pc game XIII nib #2
Its fixed price listing for a dime only so you won't see me doing
these kinds of prices very often at all if ever....
6959715837 May-07-05 May-14-05 11:15:52 $9.99 The Works of Voltaire hb
old No Bids Yet
6959716665 May-07-05 May-14-05 11:22:15 $9.99 THE STORY OF MANKIND by
H. Van Loon 1923freegift No Bids Yet
6959718551 May-07-05 May-14-05 11:36:22 $9.99 Tess of the
D'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman No Bids Yet
8304572154 May-07-05 May-14-05 12:10:12 $9.99 Leather Jacket VG
authentic No Bids Yet
577...FA: 3 PC GAMES - SPYCRAFT, POLICE QUEST, KING'S QUEST
...FS:Serious Sam 2 (PC)<Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2K6(PC)<Half Life 2 (PC)
Selling Serious Sam 2 (PC),Half Life 2 (PC) and Cabela�s Big Game Hunter
2006 (PC)�all CDs and all materials in boxes as they came originally.
Opened boxes on both,but everything that was in the game boxes is there
now,everything in new-condition,CDs are flawless��no scratches on CDs
Serious Sam 2 is brand new, in stores not for $20;I�d sell it for $13
delivered (not a bad deal considering it costs a couple of bucks to ship
BGH 2006 is also brand new,in stores now for $20,I'd sell it for $11
delivered including safe,secure S/H).
HL2 is about a year old and yes,you'll have to deal with the Steam Apps
stuff (read online if you dont already know) to install it,but this
great game (voted 2004's game of the year by a few publications)I'd sell
for $15 delivered�.it was a $50 when it came out a year ago/
I would accept a check or money order (U.S only,please) for either...no
cash,please,unless I've dealt with you previously.
I've sold dozens of my games online through this NG before (some of you
will hopefully remember me),but since EB started taking trade-ins a
while ago,I stopped. EB Games doesn't allow trade-in for PC games
anymore,so I'll be posting my games for sale again when I'm done with them.
Thanks for any interest.
Please email me at DOHH@aol.com
...When will my PC start liking me?
I have my HDD connected to the first IDE controller via an 80pin data
cable, and my CD connected to the second IDE controller. No slave or
master configuration whatsoever.
When I boot up and BIOS lists my drives, it lists my HDD as PRIMARY
MASTER. Fine, it is the only HDD connected. But, it lists my CDROM
(ATAPI) as SECONDARY SLAVE instead of SECONDARY MASTER. It is the only
optical drive connected.
Aside from it being a tad disconcerting, it stops booting and requests
that I press F1 to continue and DEL to enter SETUP. When I enter
setup, I set HDD as FIRST BOOT preference. BIOS shows TWO types of
HDD's ...HDD 0 and HDD I. I tried both at seperate times and still
get the dreaded ,"Press F1 to continue"
Picture Rocks, AZ
Well from practicle experience sounds like you want to rely on the Cable
select for your CDrom , newver do if you have a jumper then set it to
the right value, (quite often you even need one for CS, so why not set
it to Master ??)
You should also select HDD0 as your first boot, and then you should have
on that HD a partition which is indicated as bootable ?? Not to say an
OS on it.
Michael P Gabriel wrote:
> I have my HDD connected to the first IDE controller via an 80pin data
> cable, and my CD connected to the second IDE controller. No slave or
> master configuration whatsoever.
> When I boot up and BIOS lists my drives, it lists my HDD as PRIMARY
> MASTER....Make mouse only PC behave like Tablet PC
What is an easy way to make a normal Windows PC that
has only a mouse but no keyboard to behave like a
tablet PC in the following way:
Whenever an EDIT-Control gets the focus the on screen
keyboard (tabtip.exe or osk.exe) should appear next
to the control.
It should disappear, when the EDIT-Control looses focus
or move to the next EDIT that gets focus.
(handwriting recognition is not needed)
As far as I know, Vista and Win7 have tablet PC
functionality included. How can I use it
And what about older Windows versions without
tablet PC functio...netsync PC to PC?
apologies if I bother you with a question that has been around for more
than a decade...
I have to synchronize the Palm databases on two PCs directly without the
handheld! Reason: both PCs run palmone desktop 4.1.4 (as recommended by
palm for my palm pilot). My palm pilot, however, is too old to install the
corresponding version. It runs on some older version but communication
with the PCs is ok.
Now, the desktop 4.1.4 has more data fields (e.g. in Adressbook) than the
handheld. I can't therefore, use the handheld anymore to synchronize these