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  1. I have a similar problem with a similar system. I can run the game, but get random freezes, crashes and even spontaneous reboots on a Core 2/8800 GTS system with plenty of RAM and current drivers. I've already searched Lucasarts technical support and the FAQs here and nothing helped. [sWKotOR] ReportDateTime=6/5/2008 2:26:18 PM SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60 GameExists=1 GameVersion=v2.10.427 GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\ [OS] Name=WinXP Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2 Service Pack=Service Pack 2 Status=Pass [swapFiles] C:\pagefile.sys=4092 [CPU] CPUCount=1 CPUSpeed=2397 CPUFamily=6 CPUModel=15 CPUStepping=6 CPUVendor=Intel CPUName=Intel
  2. I have the same issue on a new system with an 8800 GTS 640mb video card and Core 2 Duo E6600 processor. It also hard-locks my PC at random. Meanwhile I can play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. at maximum settings with no issues. Go figure.
  3. Fallout. You just felt like you had more freedom... more plot freedom, more freedom to finish missions in different ways, more ethical freedom. And a great setting. And mean evil humor. And dumb in-jokes. And gore. But the BG games were alot of fun, you had alot to do, you were just more constrained as far as what you could do and how you could do it.
  4. Deus Ex- Invisible War was a huge letdown. Awful perfromance even on high-end hardware, and looked bad while doing it. All the good gameplay elements were removed or nerfed radically. But at least it had lots of bugs! How you can go from something as good as Deus Ex to something as turdtastic as DX-IW is beyond me. Arcanum was a huge letdown, too. Couldn't stand that game. "We are like the cool people from the Fallout team and stuff! Buy our game!" Yeah, right. More like the kind of fallout that turns your nose into a third ****.
  5. Every once in a while, I can't tell what the hell a particular Malkavian dialogue option MEANS, but usually it isn't that different from the Usual RPG Dialogue Choices... just written in a wierd (sometimes REALLY wierd and/or funny) way. And sometimes other people can't figure out what your statements mean, either. (Not a spoiler, says so in the manual I think). Also, female Malkavian clothing is really wierd and messed up (not a spoiler, just start a game with a Malkavian and see what I mean).
  6. I just started playing this game, I waited till the 1.2 patch came out. So far, it is not buggy at all, and note that I *did* see the stutter bug in HL2. Some observations: -The graphical detail level, on average, is less than that of HL2. -At equal settings, V:BL runs more slowly than HL2. -Sounds and artwork seem to be quite good. -The combat is real-time 1st or 3rd person (you choose), but adjusted by skills, etc., something "normal" RPGers need to be aware of. -The skill/ability/etc. system is simple and logical, but not so simple that you won't be spending time sorting out the system in your head for a while. And finally, so far it is very addictive.
  7. I remember that... POR2 was basically a really big virus that came in a pretty box. It literally ate people's operating systems. Talk about a bug! People on the POR2 forums were literally screaming at the devs stuff like, "YOUR GAME IS A VIRUS, I'M REPORTING YOU TO SYMANTEC!!!"
  8. That seems to be the consensus. Something to consider is that the Source engine still has random performance problems in Half-Life 2, even on very high end systems. HardOCP saw stuttering problems in HL2 on a system with a FX-55 and TWO 6800 GTs running in SLI mode... you can't get much higher end than that. And Valve has admitted that it is a bug, not the user's hardware, that is to blame. And they have released multiple patches to fix that specific problem that don't work. In that context, Troika claiming that it is the user's hardware that is causing the performance problems people are seeing seems pretty stupid.
  9. It isn't so much a matter of being honorable in my mind, as being able to be evil without having to act like a purse-snatching dummy. Vader didn't have to yell at Tarkin to give him a raise to keep his DS points up. I believe Obsidian already said they were going to address this issue.
  10. I think Lucas's changes to the original trilogy are mostly harmless. They were unnecessary and silly, but not really worthy of the hysterical responses they get. After watching Attack of the Clones, and being kind of disappointed with the results (if not nauseated like I was with "The Phantom Menace"), I went and re-watched the trilogy on VHS. I was starting to wonder if nostalgia was causing me to over-rate the old movies. No, the old movies don't have great dialog or "great acting" in the usual sense. But the characters were more fun and likable, and the acting wasn't so bad that it felt like being stabbed in the eye with a rusty nail. In the new movies, the characters aren't likable and some of the acting is just horrifyingly bad (e.g. everything involving that little kid playing Annakin, Hayden Christiansen's love scenes with Natalie Portman... possibly the worst on-screen romance EVER). Maybe it takes a special kind of actor to take bad dialog and produce a fun-to-watch result. Christainsen has acted well in other things, but in TPM he was just awful in all respects. And he's the central character. Of course, this is just my opinion. But the old movies were more of a fun ride, and the new movies are more of a long slogs through awful "plot development" in between overblown, numbing, brute-force special effects sequences.
  11. Toying with me? Does that explain why I was throwing him around like a **** and generally humiliating him with my force powers ALONE? Hmmmm.... <{POST_SNAPBACK}> That was just a poorly thought out encounter on Bioware's part. It seemed more like I had scared him away than the other way around. Malak should have met the player under conditions where he was so much more powerful than you that he just beat you like a drum, then have Bastila's intervention triggered by your health dropping below a certain level so he doesn't kill you.
  12. Yeah, that was pretty blantant, eh? Ancient fish instead of ancient lizards, and the required cover-babe-with-snotty-accent-who-acts-good-then-goes-bad-then-mabye-goes-good-again (CBWSAWAGTGBTMGGA). And the evil-background-without-knowing-it is just BG all over again.
  13. You get an idea of where places other than Junktown are very early. And if you ask the people the right questions, you can learn the general or specific location of alot of places very early. With that information, the order you do things can be very different.
  14. I don't follow what you are getting at. NWN didn't have the one feature everybody wanted, i.e. a party to control. BG2 sold like hotcakes and has piles of fans.
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