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Offline Deadly in a Shadow

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
Looks like there's only an sse2.exe.

Are there any plans on an SSE1 version?
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Offline jr2

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
:wtf: What processor do you have?  Athlon XP or something?

 

Offline Deadly in a Shadow

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
:wtf: What processor do you have?  Athlon XP or something?
It's an old AMD Athlon XP 2400+ :P
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Offline Mongoose

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
Even my ancient Pentium 4 supports SSE2.  Maybe it's time for some newer hardware. :p

 

Offline KeldorKatarn

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If your CPU doesn't support SSE2 it is too old to run this game anyway.

 

Offline starlord

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while a wingnut myself, please do forgive me if I do consider your fan work to be far superior to wc arena (which happens to be an official wc project, so it seems)...

this is the way wing commanders should go and remain!

 

Offline Commander Zane

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while a wingnut myself, please do forgive me if I do consider your fan work to be far superior to wc arena (which happens to be an official wc project, so it seems)...
Why would Arena be superior over any Wing Commander title?
Except *maybe the movie. :P
*No it's certainly a definite.

 

Offline KeldorKatarn

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while a wingnut myself, please do forgive me if I do consider your fan work to be far superior to wc arena (which happens to be an official wc project, so it seems)...
Why would Arena be superior over any Wing Commander title?
Except *maybe the movie. :P
*No it's certainly a definite.

If you count in the Arena manual then it WAS better than the movie ;)

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
What Wing Commander movie? I don't remember a Wing Commander movie! I can't hear you! La la la la!

(thanks a lot for making me remember that stupid, stupid movie)

And WCS is definitely better than Arena. And Prophecy.
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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
:wtf: What processor do you have?  Athlon XP or something?
It's an old AMD Athlon XP 2400+ :P

Athlon XP 2400+ = 2000 MHz   

ouchI think those boards maxed out at 1 or 2 gig memory as well, I strongly suggest not running the game until you upgrade.  se http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80333.0;topicseen and my run through and my system is significantly more powerful than yours probably is
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Offline Dragon

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
Even my ancient Pentium 4 supports SSE2.  Maybe it's time for some newer hardware. :p
Pentium 4 also happens to be the first processor with SSE2. I've had a perfectly capable CPU which didn't had SSE2 for a long time. It ran FS2 on maxed-out settings quite well, for the most of the time. Since CPU speed isn't the main limiting factor in most games, it's a secondary concern when upgrading a computer. Also, upgrading from an old CPU usualy includes changing the entire motherboard, since the older ones use a different socket that can't fit any of the SSE2 CPUs. The socket in question was phased out just before Pentium 4.
Unforunately, most people who don't know how to optimize an old computer don't know that and automatically assume that no SSE2=ancient, slow piece of junk. It's not the case, if you have good graphics card, and take your time to tweak the settings, you can run most things on such computer. I've actually played throught ArmA II on this old computer.

 

Offline jr2

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
I've got an old Athlon XP 3200+, it's held its own, but it is now showing its age.. i think it's the lack of multi-threading that's doing it in.  Even non multi-threading programs still benefit when one process can't squeeze the life out of the processor cycles.  (So CPU usage spikes don't cause stuttering as often if at all.)

 
Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
* How does the pilot see out of a Sorthak?
The cockpit is on the very port wing.  Kinda dumb but that appears where they originally placed it in WC3.
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Offline Woolie Wool

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I always thought that was for a turret gunner for some reason.
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Offline karajorma

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Okay, finally got to play this and I must admit I'm having fun so far. I never played Wing Commander 3 but it feels a lot like the Wing Commander games I did play. Kudos to the team on that.
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Offline blackhole

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I must know what song is playing in that trailer!

EDIT: HAHA I found it
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 02:01:30 am by blackhole »

 

Offline Woolie Wool

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I didn't realize there was a different version of the HUD circle for every fighter until I looked at some screenshots on a site that had an interview with Tolwyn. That's really cool.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 11:42:16 pm by Woolie Wool »
16:46   Quanto   ****, a mosquito somehow managed to bite the side of my palm
16:46   Quanto   it itches like hell
16:46   Woolie   !8ball does Quanto have malaria
16:46   BotenAnna   Woolie: The outlook is good.
16:47   Quanto   D:

"did they use anesthetic when they removed your sense of humor or did you have to weep and struggle like a tiny baby"
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch
You guys have done fantastic work. I do think some of the missions could do with checkpoints, but hey, can't have everything.

 

Offline starlord

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at least the movie had interesting ships designs! I think the ships are the only redeeming features of the movie and arena (even though those designs were... peculiar...)

 

Offline Dragon

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I've got it to run, and so far, it lives up to the hype.
The only thing it's missing are cockpit models. I though Scooby would make them for Saga, but he didn't.
Ship-specific HUD elements are a nice touch though.