April 30th, 2005

Tall ships (porthole)

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Y'know, I'm starting to really detest this mishmash of parts that dares to call itself a computer.

The fact that I can't play Freelancer on it anymore, yet can play a bunch of other games including Unreal Tournament, could be considered a contributing factor.

If anyone knows the magic incantations to make a GeForce4 Ti4600 work with a VIA KT133 chipset (including the infamous 686B southbridge) and Windows 2000 (and by work, I mean fully functioning fullscreen games in OpenGL and DirectX), I'll be eternally grateful. (well, not really, as this piece of junk will have its last original parts replaced in a few years anyway, but I'll still be grateful for... about 5 minutes into Freelancer).
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Tall ships (porthole)

Guess the Book/Name That Game, round 1: the answers

Remember the book/game quiz? Well, here's the answers, complete with the missing names (in italics).

I am Doctor Thadeus P. Brain the 3rd. The P stands for Puzzle. I am The Puzzle Master.
Opening words from The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain 3, a puzzle game from back in the days when Windows 95 was new.
These days it seems like any idiot with a laptop computer can churn out a business book and make a few bucks.
Preface to The Dilbert Principle, by Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert).
Johnny never knew for certain why he started seeing the dead.
Yup, Johnny and the Dead, by Terry Pratchett.
I don't think my stepfather much minded dying.
To the Hilt, by Dick Francis.
This is a story of courage, honour and worms.
The Wormsong, from the original Worms game. Guessed by ptristan.
Ahhh! There's nothing like a foot massage at the end of a long day....
The front cover of Bogart, by Peter Plant (good luck googling for it!).
A long, long time ago... when the world was on the verge of being swallowed by shadow... The tiny Picori appeared from the sky, bringing the hero of men a sword and a golden light.
Opening titles from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. Guessed by nendil.
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do:
Alice in Wonderland. Also guessed by nendil.
I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the book would not be destroyed as I had planned.
Opening titles from Myst. Guessed by ricold.