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General Discussion / Re: Hooray failing hardware!
« on: June 11, 2008, 07:01:27 PM »
One that's about 10 years old now. This machine is pretty much maxed out with the hardware I can possibly get, except for the processor.

General Discussion / Re: Hooray failing hardware!
« on: June 11, 2008, 05:00:09 PM »
Regarding your onboard sound, have you checked to see if that's trigged by jumpers? Usually older comps have more jumper use than BIOS options.
No, it's a yellow block over the three ports. I don't see any jumpers near it.

I know you're probably in a worse financial situation than me but I'd seriously consider just saving up and buying a new computer.
That's pretty much what I have to do.

General Discussion / Hooray failing hardware!
« on: June 11, 2008, 04:18:14 PM »

Over the past couple of years, various pieces of hardware for my PC are slowly dying. The list as it is currently:

One stick of 64 megs SDRAM. It currently only has 32 megs.
Top right corner of monitor has dying pixels, and it is getting progressively worse. It's like images are being burned to it, but leaving the monitor off as much as possible seems to help...somewhat.
Onboard modem - initially broken when I got this machine 4 years ago. What's worse is that it's soldered and blocking a PCI slot.
One PCI slot is shot, and doesn't work with anything.
Unknkown if the AGP slot works or not.
Onboard sound does not work. I tried for two hours to get Windows to find it, and it wasn't able to.
Sound card (takes up PCI slot) has a failing port, as the connector for the speakers is failing. I usually have to twist the connector to get it to sound right. Initially I thought it was the Y-splitter I was using, but plugging the speakers in directly does the same thing as the Y-splitter.

Wow, bigger list than I thought. :tongue: The IDE controllers, the processor, the other two sticks of ram, the video card, and the power supply all work fine. :happy: Who else has dying hardware?

Game Modification Station / Re: (Another) FF1 Hack
« on: June 10, 2008, 11:13:26 PM »
Ok, I've got a beat on the house MP bug. I can currently make the MP update properly, but in doing so the screen that shows the updated HP was axed. This is probably unacceptable, so I'm looking to try and keep that in.

If you want it that way though, there's only 5 bytes to change.

0x3B563 - JMP $B400 (4C 00 B4), change that to 4C F3 AB
0x3B2E2 - JSR $ABF3 (20 F3 AB), change that to EA EA EA

The prompt to save will appear on the item screen instead, but the MP will be restored at the same time you use the house.

Like so:

General Discussion / Re: Super Duper Stock Market Thread (Part Tres)
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:56:40 PM »
Unfortunately, since I'm about as smart as a retarded drunken monkey on the subject, I cannot offer any advise. Although...

The beginning of 2007 through late July, barring a few days here and there, was a very friendly market. A retarded drunken chimpanzee could have made money in that market.   Blindfolded.

That makes me wish I had something invested during that timeframe, as my $0.13 would've grown to about $1.50. :happy: The stock martket isn't my cup of tea, to be honest. What little I do know came from the economics class I took my junior year of high school. We did a mock-stock market type of game then, and we started about a week after the Juno/Netzero merger. We would've made a killing had we been able to get in on that. That said, the only thing I can say is to watch the ticker, and see what the companies are doing. [/non-response]

Game Modification Station / Re: Fun with Golbez
« on: June 10, 2008, 01:58:13 PM »
*He also lacks a weakened animation, haven't come up with any half-assed way of explaining that one.
He is Golbez! He can never be weakened! He's like Sephiroth, only more of a badass. *shot*

Game Modification Station / Re: (Another) FF1 Hack
« on: June 10, 2008, 01:56:37 PM »
Ahhhhh, ok. Now I remember. :happy:

Game Modification Station / Re: (Another) FF1 Hack
« on: June 10, 2008, 12:25:31 PM »
...are the House/MP bug...
I'll get back to you with this fix a little later.

and the character selection screen junk
? Not sure I follow here.

General Discussion / Re: Hello
« on: June 09, 2008, 09:12:40 PM »
Welcome to the insanity! :laugh:

Gaming Discussion / Re: The man who invented espertime is at it again
« on: June 09, 2008, 02:39:51 AM »
if they hadn't, the bosses would just be immune across the board.
Sounds like a game I'm sure most of us here have played. I'll admit I haven't been keeping up with all of Deathlike's discoveries and postings, but I think he said there was a boss bit. I think it granted a ton of immunities to those that had it. Good ol' FF4.

General Discussion / Re: Bought a new computer
« on: June 08, 2008, 04:30:08 PM »
I could never ever live with only an 80 gig hard drive.
You'd probably go ballistic with the 47 gigs I have total between 2 drives. :wtf: I suppose if I hook up my third HD, I could get that to 53 gigs... :hmm: But yeah. :cycle:

General Discussion / Re: That was annoying (SMF 1.1.4 to 1.1.5)
« on: June 07, 2008, 02:41:40 AM »
Modifying continues. Now we've added an option that allows each user to set how many posts per topic they want displayed, and how many topics per page they want displayed. :happy: Option is in "Look and Layout Preferences."

General Discussion / Re: That was annoying (SMF 1.1.4 to 1.1.5)
« on: June 07, 2008, 01:47:06 AM »
After doing a lot of tinkering, we've added a mood feature as well. The mood will display after your avatar and text (if you have any), and you can set it in your profile, at "Forum Profile Information." Enjoy! :happy:

General Discussion / Re: That was annoying (SMF 1.1.4 to 1.1.5)
« on: June 03, 2008, 05:27:30 PM »
:noooo: :picard:

To anybody that tried to access the forum for a couple hours, my apologies as it was down. No thanks to an unexpected error, (whee syntax!) it was stuck in upgrade mode for a long time, and it was one step that needed to finish before it could complete itself. Things should be back up to normal now. :happy: