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  1. I'm trying to install this with the non-Steam version. I run the installer I got from RSC and get to the point where I choose the install directory (left on default) and press next. The splash screen with the green bar comes up, and then disappears and nothing happens. When I click on the shortcut it made nothing happens either.

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled, repaired the installation, run as administrator and downloaded the latest Direct X manually, made sure there's 2 x 60GB space on the destination drive. Every time it does the same thing :(

    Most of the fixes I've found online refer to the User Account issue which was supposedly fixed in the latest update. And my user account name does not use unusual characters anyway. So if I just got this it should be fixed...

    Has anyone else had this problem and know any fixes? :( :(

    edit: It's ok. If anyone else gets this problem you just need to reinstall Windows...

  2. What happened with that drug dealer guy who they threatened to leave with that rival gang, after he gave them the info? Those two were talking in the car like he wasn't with them anymore. I might have missed a scene around the parliament part, as I skipped forward because I was cringing so hard at the Prez.

  3. The first season was a bit more serious and grounded in reality (I guess?). Then the show gradually turned crazier and more ridiculous over time. So there's been upsides and downsides but the show now is pretty different from the start.

    Jack at the embassy :lol:

  4. The CIA had the same thing in the third Bourne film (??). I assume they're allowed because we're allies, and it happens in real life just without all the gunfights.

    Anyway it was quite silly but I'm glad it's back! Maybe it's because it's been away for a while. All the London stuff could be terrible, but at least it's somewhere different. Hopefully the later stages of the big plot will be crazier though as it's all pretty standard so far. That USB key was obviously going to self destruct, Chloe :/

  5. Is a lot of this down to a lack of enough servers of PS4, or would the netcode need some proper refit before it's all fixed? Either way they need to sort it out asap and let people rent their own servers too. Sounds pretty shit! :(

    The only problem I still get on PC is showing a random player (often a teammate) as my killer rather than the enemy it actually was. Other than that everything's been fine since the last patch. Just in case any PC bros came in here and got put off by the justified PS4 outrage...

  6. Not played many Wii U games ... and I know this has all been discussed endlessly already.

    But in multiplayer you usually want to get in and out of the menu as quickly as possible, with your focus ready to jump back in. So the on-character immersive HUD stuff seems like a better evolution, and moving a static HUD onto a separate screen that you have to look away at seems like a step backwards. It sounds great for the ZombiU gameplay but that could be quite a unique experience, given that many games are trying to take HUDs the opposite way. People don't necessarily want that tension in every game.

    So I suppose I'm saying as long as that's not the only use they can find for the gamepad, then things might be alright??

    The Nintendoland chase game with 5 players is pretty great with the pad.

    edit: this is tedious actually sorry guys

  7. The patch kinda broke the sound on PC. No sound in-game except for the occasional spotting blip or reload, and the End of Round music kicks in randomly. Everyone is complaining about it in the server chat.

    Thanks for trying DICE :( :(

    edit: it's supposedly only cutting out in certain game modes like TDM

  8. I think it was mentioned before, but LevelCap uses those stats to break things down in his review videos of weapons and loadouts, and how to use the best attachments. They're worth a look although a bit technical and serious. I like trying out all different things but if I want to concentrate on upgrading one weapon for a while it's useful to see if it's worth it first.

    There's also some other stuff:

  9. What's the point of Operation Locker? I've only played stuff on Conquest. All the other maps have scale, variety, vehicles, but Locker seems to devolve into a load of people standing on each side of a door firing endlessly at each other. What's the point?

    I think it's just the new Metro from BF3, for people that want that. Which is why there's "24/7 Locker high tickets (no explosives)" servers on PC. Plenty of static choke points to stand at firing, where people can drop medic and ammo packs to rack up lots of points, especially on TDM or Domination. Some people like the grind and setting up in the established positions, or slowly pushing forward from room to room (which is why it's weird people complain about campers on those servers - err... everyone is camping and that's the kinda the point).

    Not saying it's not boring or missing the point of general BF somewhat, but at least the grind is mostly confined to this one map if people fancy that. All the other maps are there for everything else. It can be fun when your team breaks through a choke point, or the spawns switch, and you come up behind rows of enemies all facing a single doorway and not watching behind them, ready to be knifed.

    Anyway, I'm terrible with choppers and when I try to act as mechanic everyone seems to bail out for no reason. Often without me noticing and I'm still repping as I smash into the ground alone :(

  10. Hey Smitty, a perfectly good screener of this came out over two weeks ago so it's there to see if you wanted to, unless you were err waiting for a legal version.

    I'm not really into getting stuck on the politics of this but despite being a well-made film, I think some of the interesting critical points in this thread are valid. I don't think it will really change the minds of people with pre-existing opinions on the event.

    End raid spoiler:

    Were the Seals whispering each target's name to freak them out and make them appear, or think it was someone friendly? Seeing the NV lights in that dark staircase calling out was pretty creepy!

  11. Yeah, definitely try some TDM or Domination so you can follow a team and find your feet with less pressure constantly on yourself. It's good you enjoy it anyway.

    I haven't played online yet, but Sandy Ravage reckons the MSR with select fire (full auto) is a good counter to the SMG rushers, maybe you guys could try it?:

    Campaign:

    That Avenged Sevenfold ending was so weird. I want Eminem back :(

  12. I'd really have thought that someone providing critical information to the DEA about someone as highly sought after as Heisenberg would be given some immunity from prosecution. And as for Hank, wouldn't he get the credit for apprehending him?

    Yeah true. I guess she's holding back because she still doesn't want Walt Jr to know, and thinks now that Walt's a capable killer (in her mind) he could (and may well) eliminate her before she talks. I need to stop speculating so much :/

  13. And what am I missing regarding Skyler -

    if she wants rid of Walt so badly why can't she just go to Hank and have him sent down?

    As SR says, she would implicate herself with everything since she accepted to launder money for Walt instead of calling the cops, plus there's the Ted IRS stuff. Hank would probably lose his job too for having his med bills paid and being so close to Walt and not realising (like his boss lost his job because of Gus). Skyler would lose the kids and is out of options like she said to Walt, so he'll be trying to control her even more because now he's a massive arsehole.

    Walt's birthdays from 50-52!:

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    That was so awkward by the pool.

    Also ;_;

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  14. any idea how to get 'em??

    You can get normal or 720p direct downloads from places like scnsrc or rlslog for free, if you didn't fancy usenet.

    Obviously I plan to buy all the seasons when it finishes :(

    That cook montage was good but the Walt+Gale superlab and 4 Days Out ones are still my favourites.

  15. I think the DEA chief was talking about his own kids there. Also I don't remember any mention of family on the news report about his death, or the DEA ever mentioning wanting to question them so it's weird he had kids toys in his large house. I think as Pob says he's just kept up appearances to maintain his cover with the DEA and his own employees who come over for dinner.

  16. I *think* back with Shadowrun the devs tried to balance it by basically limiting mouse movement for the pc players, and amping up the auto-aim for pad players. I doubt many pc players enjoyed that, when they could play so many other pc fpses unrestricted, so it wasn't a very popular game. As you say, a very good pad player could probably beat an average m+kb player, but all the average pad players (the majority) would probably still lose to average m+kb players. To me it doesn't seem like either side would enjoy it more than playing with same-system opponents, and would just fuel a lot more control arguments. So I can see why not many companies have bothered. This is all just for straight competitive action games though - more asymmetrical or co-op games could use it well if the update/logistics factor wasn't a problem.

  17. Halo is probably just a bad place to start with online MP on XBL, at this time. Reach has been out for a while so most casual players are gone. The core are well practiced and know the maps/power weapon timings. So it's expected that you would die a lot. CoD is the same but feels a bit more equal with greater leeway for skill (to me), plus things relax a bit at xmas with all the new players. BF is much better for teams and gradually learning the ropes in a 'safe' environment. The playerbase as a whole will inevitably improve over time in any game, and these FPSes can become like competitive sports which will seem shitty to new casual players. I think if you get on one of these Halo/CoD/BF trains at some point, you'll find it easier starting with other subsequent FPSes as transferable skills go a long way. If you are not into that maybe just stick to co-op stuff instead.

    Definitely play with friends or forum guys, and try games nearer their release. Mute all the randoms and just talk with friends, unless you need to co-ordinate a lot. Maybe play on PC with a (supposedly!) more mature audience if you hate the kids, or just ignore them.

    My favourite games ever have been MP with friends/forumites, either co-op or just normal team games. That's when it shouldn't matter if you suck because you're part of the team. I honestly hate slayer/FFA. Things like Minecraft I couldn't play alone after a while because it was a completely different game with others.

    Also I read the OP in Jeremy Kyle's voice.

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