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by Rand Linden
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Cell Phone Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 499

GratefulDead wrote:There's ways to avoid overages by using their self help options and they don't screw up on billing, if they do, they WILL correct it unless you're a total asshole.
If *they* screw up on billing, they WILL correct it -- BY LAW -- regardless of whether or not you're a total asshole.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Hurray! Another eBay scammer!
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Scammer, definitely.

BTW, waiting for a payment to clear could take up to a month (or longer!).

Don't do it -- just relist the item.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: How's the N-Gage QD?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

I just want the phone itself, without the service.

For just the phone, they want $150 -- which is a lot for the QD.

That's the same price that Nokia is charging on their own site.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: How's the N-Gage QD?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Ross L. wrote:Rand buy one off of the official site! They are only $100. I am gonna pick up one as soon as payday comes.
Thanks... I didn't realize that they were selling them online like that.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: How's the N-Gage QD?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Where did you find one?! We've been looking in LA for a few months now and can't find a single QD anywhere. All the EBs (GameStops?), Best Buy, etc. etc. don't carry them anymore! Please PM me if you know where I could get one... (I've sent you a PM as well). ... or, since you mentioned getting a de...
by Rand Linden
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: B!EEM question
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

It's been a *very* long time (ie. years and years and years now), but IIRC the builds of WSD and WS2 ran well. Whether or not they were 100% finished, I don't remember. The one "standout" feature I remember was the four-player support for DC that emulated the multitap. Also, I believe there were scr...
by Rand Linden
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Order of Poly in the PVR List
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Using a trivial delta for the Z values *DOES* work.

Trust me.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Any way to do a complete copy of a HD?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

I've also heard that "ghost" is the easiest and most reliable way to do it.

Apparently a bunch of the mass-market (ie. Dell, etc.) use it to image their drives.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Outrun 2006, bringing it to DC!!
Replies: 75
Views: 6803

NB: I haven't read anything earlier than the last couple posts. Please don't turn this into a huge off-topic discussion, but IMHO (with a good amount of empirical evidence), people will copy for free regardless of price. As far as using the DC protection, it's a possibility. If someone is in direct ...
by Rand Linden
Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: PVR texture questions
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Agreed -- generally speaking, using the SQ is the fastest method of transferring data. If you use DMA, you'll have to write the data to ram at some point (which requires flushing) -- and if you're doing the write anyway, might as well just do it to the SQ and be done with it. That'll also save all t...
by Rand Linden
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: 17 mistakes in the Xbox security system
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Sure, there were a number of flaws but it's certainly one of the more complex (and interesting) systems out there. Besides which, IMHO it's unfair for the author to declare it a complete failure without having the experience of working on both sides of the issue. FYI, here's the original source of i...
by Rand Linden
Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: NinCast64 (N64 emu)
Replies: 72
Views: 4950

The comment was along the lines of And after seeing the games of the Playstation 2, I'm not entirely sure that the Dreamcast couldn't emulate them Note that that comment was from memory, so it's probably not 100% accurate, but I do remember reading it when the bleemcast forums here were still going...
by Rand Linden
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: NinCast64 (N64 emu)
Replies: 72
Views: 4950

I don't recall specifically saying that a DC could emulate a PS2 -- although if I did, it likely would have been in the context that Sweater Fish describes it. I do recall that many years ago at an E3 I said something relating to the possibility of emulating the PS2 and/or PS2 games: The early PS2 t...
by Rand Linden
Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Doom 3 could've happened for DC?
Replies: 39
Views: 3248

Hey Rand, would you mind being helpful by explaining all about the PVR2 and Dreamcast's 3d use and capabilities? If you want the information, look it up. What do you mean by doesn't have the time? Last time I checked, if you have the time to tell someone they are completely wrong, then you have the...
by Rand Linden
Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Doom 3 could've happened for DC?
Replies: 39
Views: 3248

Keep in mind that many of the 3D hardware capabilities of the PowerVR were never or rarely used, because it couldn't do them very fast. Things like FSAA, trilinear or aniostropic filtering or bump mapping. FSAA was only used in two games as far as I know, WSB2k2 and NHL2k2. I don't think any games ...
by Rand Linden
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Reading that world is ending on 2006, what do you think?
Replies: 98
Views: 2187

Sorry. It's been fixed. I don't see the null comment as relevant, though -- It's a matter of it's-legible-on-my-setup and me being an idiot & forgetting that it's not going to be on everyone else's. Thanks -- I appreciate that you've adjusted the size (FYI, at 1280x1024 the text is microscopic.) I'...
by Rand Linden
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Reading that world is ending on 2006, what do you think?
Replies: 98
Views: 2187

Godfearing greay wrote: <snip>
If you have something to say, post it properly instead of "hiding" it in a tiny-sized font -- That kind of lame crap belongs in null.

Rand.
by Rand Linden
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Robert Blake pulls an OJ Simpson
Replies: 8
Views: 296

That's not right. Either he did it or he didn't. True enough. If you are found not guilty of a crime in criminal court, it shouldn't be allowed to go to civil court. I couldn't agree with you more. Anyone with enough money who is charged with murder and acquitted now expects a lawyer waiting in the...
by Rand Linden
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: What was the first ever emulator for dreamcast and who...
Replies: 12
Views: 827

If you're looking for the first "operational" emulator, b!DC had a couple games running in Dec. 1999 and a public showing at E3 2000. If you're looking for the earliest that the general public could play with, that was almost certainly a homebrew emulator. SmashPack's release date is listed as April...