FF:WA Need stuff, advice, and/or general help

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  1. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Apr 7, 2000
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    Does anyone know anything about Linux?

    I'm thinking of setting up a distro of it on my old 133mhz with 16MB RAM but I don't know which versions would run on it. I'd want a distro with a GUI as well since I'm not a fan of command line and also a version that is freely downloadable.

    Can anyone help me out?
  2. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    I've installed a couple of Linux distros but I always seemt to end up with at least one bit of hardware that I can't get working. Be prepared for a lot of frustrating times.
  3. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Apr 7, 2000
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    Well I've given up on it now anyway since none of the distros I downloaded and burnt are booting up on the 133.
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Dec 16, 2000
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    Okay, this maybe should've gone in the "Knighthood" thread, but does anyone know any real cheapo fabric salesmen and/or building materials wholesalers?

    (I'm going to go take a look on eBay, but just in case someone had some ideas...I'm looking for lotsa earth tones for the fabrics and lots of chipboard for the building materials) ;)
  5. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sep 14, 1999
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    Clare'd know some decently priced fabric suppliers, and WA salvage is about as cheap as it gets for those kind of materials.
  6. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    More like got stuff than need stuff, but anyway.

    A friend is looking to sell his monitor.

    It's a ADI 19 inch monitor.

    Asking price is $250, feel free to P.M. me for any more details.
  7. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Apr 7, 2000
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    I'm after a copy of the PC Game, Giants. Anyone have it for sale? ;)
  8. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Master

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    Dec 3, 2001
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    I've been working on the Knighthood web page and we've gotten some cool stuff to put up there now. Namely a web documentary and a sabre test. These are quite cool but there are problems involved. For some reason IE won't let you download the files, it downloads them itself and they proceeds to play them in the browser. This is just stupid.

    Also, we want to have a download tracker so that we know how many people are downloading the files (obviously)... But I have had very little luck finding an easy-to-use script. I'm not much of a web-monkey. I can make a pretty decent looking web page, but when it comes to scripting stuff for it I'm at a loss. I found this place online that provides a download tracker for you. Basically you add a link to their server and they give you another link that is the one that people use to download. It does track how many downloads the file has received, but it has pop-up windows and stuff which are just crap and ugly.

    If anyone out there in Internet Land can point me in the direction of a decent, easy-to-use script that tracks the statistics of downloads it would be greatly appreciated. Likewise anyone who can help me work out a way around the bug of IE loading the movie in itself instead of letting you download it. Other than using a different browser I mean...
  9. monkey_abbot Jedi Knight

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    Jun 14, 2002
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    whether the file opens in the browser or not should be a user setting - not a fault of yours.

    the users' browser is set to open it in the browser, and if its a mov it does that anyway.

    so i dont know what you can do about it.
  10. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sep 14, 1999
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    You could post a direct link to the file instead of a script, and leave a note above it saying something like: "To save, right click the link and select save as..."

  11. Master_Kaustin Jedi Knight

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    May 17, 2002
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    Hey,

    Sith, we thought about just putting a link like that, but we wanna monitor how many people download it.. Its just a matter of figuring out how to use what we have at the moment, but get it to have the option to save it.. or find something better that works :/

    Im hunting, and so is Fallen-Angel... so if anyone comes across anything please PM Fallen-Angel
  12. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2000
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    Used to have a program you could put in urls etc for pages which hosted videofiles that were done on a mms: thingy, was very handy. Like a download manager program too.

    Unfortunately its name eludes me and I cant seem to find it in my backups. H.. hyper-something? something like that, spent 30mins looking for it on google with no luck though.
  13. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    I'm just wondering if anyone has the first one or two episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    Heard a lot of good things about it recently and would really like to check it out before I decide wether or not it is worth buying.
  14. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sep 14, 1999
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    Yup, send a disc my way if you want to see the first few eps before you buy...
  15. Aztek Force Ghost

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    That would be great buddy, what format are they in, just out of curiousity.
  16. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sep 14, 1999
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    They're in AVI (Windows Media Player) format.
  17. Stinky_jawa Jedi Master

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    Dec 7, 2000
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    Got some in .divx format, Crystal clear. Just a shame I've never found it locally on dvd. Wouldnt mind seeing the movie too, the series just leaves it hanging on a mind-bender of an episode.
  18. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    Whats the most convenient way to get a disk to you buddy ?

    Want me to drop around sometime, or if your out this way visiting Dan I could meet you there, or here.

    Whatever is easier for you.

    SJ, if you know anyonewith foxtel, the movie (end of evangelion) is on sometime this month, the 21st I think. I'm going to try and get a copy, will keep you posted.
  19. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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    Sep 14, 1999
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    Drop it round, that way I can just burn it for you and you have it there and then.

    Do you still work at the same place? I'm about a 2 min drive from there, if you wanna do that, I'll PM you the address, and we can sort a time I'll actually be home.
  20. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    I still work at the same place, they tried to get rid of me but I hide so well they can't find me to tell me.

    P.M. me and I'll see you then dude.
  21. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    Does anyone know how to get old software (like police quest, ufo-enemy unknown) to work on xp, with sound would be good too.

    I got police quest to work by playing straight from disk, but got no sound.

    Have been unable to get UFO to work though.

    Any thoughts ?????
  22. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Sound is always the hard part. I've seena few programs that supposedly get sound working on old DOS games but had no luck with any of them. The only way I've been able to play old games is by installing DOS & win95 on an old PC I was given.
  23. Aztek Force Ghost

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    Apr 12, 2001
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    Okay two questions then.

    1) What specs would people recommend if I were going to build a bare ass system for putting windows 95 and these old games on ?

    2) Does anyone have any old bits that they are willing to sell or whatever so that I might build such a bare ass system ?
  24. Jedi Daniel Force Ghost

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    Apr 7, 2000
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    With older games, I just install them normally, setup the .exe file in the directory using the compatibility wizard to make Windows XP think it's running the game under either Windows 98 or Windows 95. Works everytime :)
  25. soneil Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2000
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    Doesn't work with all games.
    For an old PC to run those games an old 486 would do. Thne sort of machine you could grab for $50. An old Pentium is even better of course. Check around and see if any businesses/schools are ready to replace old PCs.
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