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The realisation of a life long dream...HELP

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Goat Fucker, Dec 31, 2000.

  1. Goat Fucker

    Goat Fucker No Future!

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    Sometime within the next two weeks or so, i'll have a brand new used system (WOOHOO), the specs are:
    450 Mhz.
    64 SDram.
    8 GB-Hd.
    Local bus 2mb video card.

    Now everything is damn sweet, exept that bloody video card.

    I have never owned a decent video/3D accelerator-card, and have never been in the marked for one, untill now!
    so help a goat out, plz?

    As said before, im no rich man, and hardware costs more than bouble what u americanas pay here in DK, so im looking for something in the medium price range thats worth my while, what can u guys recomend?


    Now on to my dream:

    Theres allways been somthing missing on my HD, u see, im a big WW2 plane freak, i live and breath for'em, but my curent system is either too slow for a decent sim, or two fast (not enough conventional memory), there are a few good sims that would run on this crap....if i had a 3D card that is.
    So i have allways been stuck with CYAC (witch is a nice game and all, but hey, even a goat needs graphix right).

    So now that playing some WW2 sims seems posible, what can people recomend?
    ( i never realy took a clouser look at whats out there, cus it was the imposible dream that could never be)

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  2. MiscMan

    MiscMan The Grand Elitist

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    Combat mission was really cool, it was 3D and had an awesome system. I played the demo and it blew me away. Close combat is a good series as well, but i still say combat mission is the top of the line for WW2 ground combat sims.

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  3. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    Well, my current system (AMD k6-2 450 13 gig HD with 8 gig to windowz, 5 to linux, SB Live, 128 meg ram, and a Riva TNT 1 card...) seems to handle my TNT ok, but to tell you the truth, if you can scrap up the cash, go for a voodoo 3 possibly. Voodoo cards seem to run great on low end (yes, that's low end... hehe. just like mine) systems, and they have been around for a while... I wouldn't suggest putting in a SB Live if it doesn't have one, just to make sure... it'll suck resources. Voodoos are widely supported... GeForces are great, but you've gotta have a system to match to run those.

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  4. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge New Member

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    I love my Voodoo 3 3000AGP and they go for about $100US.

    Can you mailorder one from the states any cheaper the buying one off the shelf there in DK?

    My system is a PIII 450 (WindowsME), 1-3GB and 1-6GB drives, 128M ram and a V3-3K vid card.

    INF runs real nice at 1024x768

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  5. Goat Fucker

    Goat Fucker No Future!

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    Well zundy, it depends, if the customs doesent check the packege, i get it chep, but if its one of the packeges they do check....double taxes...penalty taxes..extra moms and ****...it becomes even more expencive then off the shelf.
    It all stands or falls with luck.

    Sounds like i should check out the WOODOO 3.

    Im a bit confused be youre post Miscman...Ground combat???, im only realy interested in WW2 AIR COMBAT.
    When i want ground combat...i play INF ;)

    But thanks anyways.

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    post ritten after emptying a liter of whiskey, any typo's, misunderstandings and stuff should be blamed on drunk foruming...not me ;)

    Dont drink and forum boys and gals.

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  6. Gullonefox

    Gullonefox TBUILDT Webmaster/Mapper

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    I know a good card! I just picked it up a few weeks ago!!! It also handles Ut very well and has stunning refres rates for a great game, Its the ATI Rage Fury Maxx 64mb supports agp 4x 2x bus, and it cost me 85 pounds which is GREAT!!!

    Man i realy recomend it big time, i got a AMD k6 2 450 with a agp voodoo 3 and Inf realy dosnt run to well on it but the 64 meg card in my p2 450 is BLOODY AWSUM!!!!
     
  7. Gullonefox

    Gullonefox TBUILDT Webmaster/Mapper

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    I know a good card! I just picked it up a few weeks ago!!! It also handles Ut very well and has stunning refresh rates for a great game, Its the ATI Rage Fury Maxx 64mb supports agp 4x 2x bus, and it cost me 85 pounds which is GREAT!!!

    Man i realy recomend it big time, i got a AMD k6 2 450 with a agp voodoo 3 and Inf realy dosnt run to well on it but the 64 meg card in my p2 450 is BLOODY AWSUM!!!!
     
  8. Goat Fucker

    Goat Fucker No Future!

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    Im getting the new system tomorow :) woohoo.

    Please give a goat some input, what vid card, and what WW2 air combat games......

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  9. Catalyst

    Catalyst science begets death

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    Yeah, the Voodoo3, TNT2 Ultra or a GeForce MX would be a few good mid-budget choices for video cards. I have a TNT2 Ultra and get pretty decent framerates with my Celeron 400. You can get the TNT2 Ultra for only around $75 US (OEM, pricewatch.com).

    I haven't really gotten too into WW2 combat sims (although I probably should), but here are a few goodies I've seen in the news:

    B-17 Flying Fortress 2 (high requirements, however)

    Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW2 Pacific Theater

    Jane's WW2 Fighters

    Have fun with that new system.

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  10. LordSpoon

    LordSpoon plastic fork! my name is plastic fork dammit!

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    promise me you wont buy an M64.

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  11. Doccers

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    European Air War

    European Air War by microprose is *QUITE* good. :)

    I wanna be an elven ranger, I want a life that's full of danger,
     
  12. Twinkacide

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    Have you been looking at World War 2 Online? It's an air sim... as well as a tank, navy and infantry sim in a massively multiplayer persisent campaign. There's loads of potential problems with the design, but if they pull it off it'll be one hell of a game. I'm not getting my hopes up until I'm in the game, however.
     
  13. Goat Fucker

    Goat Fucker No Future!

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    Thank all u guys who replyed (the bits still open though ;) ), i'll be looking at a woodoo3 sometime soon, but it realy depends on the price.

    That Janes game looks sweet, think i'll have a looksee at that also :)

    Well, just wanted to say thanks to the people who took 5 mins of their time to help a goat out, Thanks

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  14. JonnyBoy

    JonnyBoy alive

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    hope the best!

    i hope you get the card youre looking for there goatie! i didn't respond to this post because i dont' know jacksquat about computers never mind quality of video cards. all i know is that mine is a riva diamond viper 5 or something like that.


    anyways, it appears like youve exceeded me in the post counts goat.... ah well....

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