Far Cry .. It works!

JohnS

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The new catalyst 4.5 drivers solved the load problem
with my ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128. I was having
consistent load failures starting at the Control level,
and with 3 levels after that, followed by the problem
clearing up through the remaining levels until Volcano
where it returned. Each problem load would finally
work after 2 - 3 automatic resets of the ATI card,
and sometimes that level would corrupt, sometimes
not. I've now been through the game again with the
new drivers, and all levels loaded fine, and even
looked much better with improved lighting effects.
I've even seen occassional birds :) but no surf
to speak of, and no blowing palm fronds like a
9600 will give. Still !!! My $64 card is performing
nicely, and the game looks great. The Cat 4.5 drivers
have given us low-end gamers "affordable" Far Cry,
and we will wait out the ATI 9800XT price to drop
to something reasonable ... say $120 which won't
totally tic off the wife. You single guys can have the
surf and blowing palm fronds for now.

johns
 

Ron

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"johns" <johnsxxx@mudbog.edu> wrote in message
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> You single guys can have the
> surf and blowing palm fronds for now.
>
> johns
>
>

Heh, what are you talking about? I'm married and I got a 9600XT. Plus, I'm
just starting to do research on a digital camera I want to get. I just told
the wife, "I'm getting it." No arguments. I also make sure the bills are
paid. That's why...no arguments. So, gents, take the checkbook away from
the wifey and free yourselves. Btw, I don't go out to bars with my buddies,
so she can't hang that one on me.

Ron

P.S. - If you can't take the checkbook away from your wife, she must be
stronger than you... : )
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You're a brave man, Ron. I raise a glass in your honor!

"Ron" <rkrebs1@rcn.com> wrote in message
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>
> "johns" <johnsxxx@mudbog.edu> wrote in message
> news:c97mqt$n5e$1@kestrel.csrv.uidaho.edu...
> > You single guys can have the
> > surf and blowing palm fronds for now.
> >
> > johns
> >
> >
>
> Heh, what are you talking about? I'm married and I got a 9600XT. Plus,
I'm
> just starting to do research on a digital camera I want to get. I just
told
> the wife, "I'm getting it." No arguments. I also make sure the bills are
> paid. That's why...no arguments. So, gents, take the checkbook away from
> the wifey and free yourselves. Btw, I don't go out to bars with my
buddies,
> so she can't hang that one on me.
>
> Ron
>
> P.S. - If you can't take the checkbook away from your wife, she must be
> stronger than you... : )
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> "Any married man should forget his mistakes,
> there's no use in two people remembering the same thing"
>
>
>
>
>
 
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"Ron" <rkrebs1@rcn.com> wrote in message
news:40b786d8$0$3149$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
>
> Heh, what are you talking about? I'm married and I got a 9600XT. Plus,
I'm
> just starting to do research on a digital camera I want to get. I just
told
> the wife, "I'm getting it." No arguments. I also make sure the bills
are
> paid. That's why...no arguments. So, gents, take the checkbook away
from
> the wifey and free yourselves. Btw, I don't go out to bars with my
buddies,
> so she can't hang that one on me.
>
> Ron
>
> P.S. - If you can't take the checkbook away from your wife, she must be
> stronger than you... : )
>


<grin> I would never enter into a relationship where my girlfriend/wife
would have a problem with my hobbies. You're right though that having the
bills paid and such helps a lot!
 

JohnS

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> P.S. - If you can't take the checkbook away from your wife, she must be
> stronger than you... : )

And meaner too.

johns
 

maciek

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Buy a X800 while your year income is under 5700$ :))
The prices here are also very nice - about 100$ over US prices.
Now THAT will be a difficult task not to get killed by my wife ....

Maciek