Video Games

Stump your fellow simians.
ed
Posts: 41285
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: G_D

Video Games

Post by ed »

So I bought Reckoning. Seemed like an ok RPG. Got the disk (I never download, too many problems in my experience).

Put the disk in and find I need to create an Origin account (!). OK. Annoying, but OK. Thing downloads this crappy software so that I can have the Origin experience or somesuch. Anyway, we finally get to the game installation thing. 15 minutes later get an error message. DX something, internal error something. My machine is up to date, meets recommended configuration etc etc. So I search the interwebs for the error. Seems there might be a conflict, remedy is to reboot.

Reboot, reload. Same fucking thing.

Write a scathing review on Amazon, give it one star, get return authorization.

I live by a few rules. One is that I will not play software engineer to play a game. I do not delete files, I do not download dlls or whatever. I meet their requirements, it damn well better work. Fuck them.

And you wonder why I am a pirate.
DrMatt
BANNED
Posts: 29811
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Location: Location!

Re: Video Games

Post by DrMatt »

Similar experience with an Anker bluetooth keyboard. They ignored my e-mail until they saw my 1-star review on Amazon. Then they wanted me to play QA engineer when the keyboard they sent me sstutteered unnconntrolllablyy. I demonstrated that another keyboard worked perfectly, and that was enough to rule out the host as the problem. 3 weeks later, got a replacement which only stutters now and then. Raised them to two stars. Then started getting e-mails from them for a few weeks, begging me to raise the rating in my review. Duh, dudes, the time to pro-actively contact me was when I first e-mailed you about the problem.
ed
Posts: 41285
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: G_D

Re: Video Games

Post by ed »

Back in the day I recall making an effort to get games to run. The idea of moving files around or fooling around with all sorts of workarounds really is a pain and should be unnecessary if you have current software.
DrMatt
BANNED
Posts: 29811
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Location: Location!

Re: Video Games

Post by DrMatt »

Machinarium came in to my fruit board without problems. A major update came in a couple weeks later, slightly changing the solution to a couple levels and making the UI a bit more uniform.
ed
Posts: 41285
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: G_D

Re: Video Games

Post by ed »

updates are cool and minor bugs are acceptable, these things are sorta complex. The difficulty is the Steam/Origin intrusiveness and the need to ... reengineer ones system.
DrMatt
BANNED
Posts: 29811
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Location: Location!

Re: Video Games

Post by DrMatt »

I was in the Czech Republic but did not even seek plush Berta and Josef dolls.
I guess they're headquarted in Brno, which I did not visit.
http://dxezhqhj7t42i.cloudfront.net/ima ... c419846ecb
Harikrish
BANNED
Posts: 1505
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:25 pm

Re: Video Games

Post by Harikrish »

DrMatt wrote:Similar experience with an Anker bluetooth keyboard. They ignored my e-mail until they saw my 1-star review on Amazon. Then they wanted me to play QA engineer when the keyboard they sent me sstutteered unnconntrolllablyy. I demonstrated that another keyboard worked perfectly, and that was enough to rule out the host as the problem. 3 weeks later, got a replacement which only stutters now and then. Raised them to two stars. Then started getting e-mails from them for a few weeks, begging me to raise the rating in my review. Duh, dudes, the time to pro-actively contact me was when I first e-mailed you about the problem.
So it has never occurred to you why people are reluctant to deal with you even when it is in their best interest like a good review. Keeping it short, first impressions matter.
Doctor X
Posts: 74808
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom

Re: Video Games

Post by Doctor X »

A Racist Cunt never wins.

Why I always win.

--J.D.
Harikrish
BANNED
Posts: 1505
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:25 pm

Re: Video Games

Post by Harikrish »

Doctor X wrote:A Racist Cunt never wins.

Why I always win.

--J.D.
You are a cunt hater because your mommy had a dick. She had to bring you out through her shit hole and no one wanted to touch you. You have been bitter since that day and a bit of a stinky poo.
Doctor X
Posts: 74808
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom

Re: Video Games

Post by Doctor X »

And I win again.

--J.D.
Witness
Posts: 35689
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: Video Games

Post by Witness »

A true Rogue-like has only ASCII display. :oldman:
DrMatt
BANNED
Posts: 29811
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:00 pm
Location: Location: Location!

Re: Video Games

Post by DrMatt »

Witness wrote:A true Rogue-like has only ASCII display. :oldman:
PLUGH
ed
Posts: 41285
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: G_D

Re: Video Games

Post by ed »

You are only acting if you don't use a 120baud Teletype(r) with those keys you have to sit on to depress.
Harikrish
BANNED
Posts: 1505
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:25 pm

Re: Video Games

Post by Harikrish »

ed wrote:You are only acting if you don't use a 120baud Teletype(r) with those keys you have to sit on to depress.
With your bony ass that must have been a cinch.
Pop
Posts: 95
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:11 pm
Title: Landlord-News Agent-Emcee
Location: Infront of the Telly . . . Watching You

Re: Video Games

Post by Pop »

You cry a lot little girlie.
clarsct
Posts: 5872
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:30 am

Re: Video Games

Post by clarsct »

Fuck Steam


I bought the disk for Civ 5 because I understand why Ed dislikes downloading..only to find out I needed a 4 GB download anyway. Fuck's sake. Then I had to install Steam. Fucking malware. Slows my startup. And the game doesn't start without it.

Fuck Steam, Fuck Firaxis. I may never buy another Civ game..been playing them since Civ 1

If I have to jump through your hoops, then you can take your goddamned hoops, fold them until they are all sharp, pointy corners, and shove them straight up your ass.
asthmatic camel
Posts: 20041
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:53 pm
Title: Forum commie nun.
Location: Stirring the porridge with my spurtle.

Re: Video Games

Post by asthmatic camel »

What they said.

Any games around that don't make you do all this crap?
ed
Posts: 41285
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: G_D

Re: Video Games

Post by ed »

Oblivion and Skyrim go thru steam but you can play them without running steam. Dunno about others.