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posted 12-17-2000 09:57 PM     Profile for Boozer   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
This game is a piece of .....

... simulation history.

Here's my story. Finally made the decision to pick up a copy and
make my own decision on B17. Bunked out of work early on Thursday
(after arranging to have Fri off !) and raced off to my local software retailer.

Stopped and rented DVD copy of Memphis Belle and picked up a case (of beer)
on the way home to get me in the mood.

Placed disk in drive with trembling hands and crossed fingers & legs. Yahoo...
installed without a hitch. (had defragged on Wed night!) Anyway...

... played for several hours in real time without a CTD. No stuttering, no hangs
nothing. Watched the movie during long boring legs and managed to make
a decent dent in my case of beer ! Played most of the weekend and have suffered
no problems at all. All I can say against it is - the interior bitmaps are not as clear
as they should be. But this may be driver related and is hardly a problem.

Talk about immersion. With decent sound card and subwoofer speakers this
thing can scare the **** out of you. Try cruising along half asleep (& half drunk)
with not much happening then all of a sudden people are screaming and you're
in the middle of a flak barrage ! Almost made me spill my beer

Anyway, just wanted to say I LOVE THIS GAME !

3.30pm in Sydney, Australia. 3 more hours until I can race home a start again.

Specs -

PIII 800
288mg RAM
32mg Geforce2 GTS
20.5 gig HD
Soundblaster Live!
DX 8.0
6.47 Nvidia reference drivers. ( 7.17 also worked. Detonator 3 did not). 6.47 seem the best.

Regards & Bombs away !


now... where's my beer...

Posts: 17 | From: Sydney, Australia | Registered: Nov 2000  |  IP: Logged
Member # 7566

posted 12-17-2000 11:19 PM     Profile for Su-27   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
lol, when you said "This game is a piece off...." that wasn't quite what I was expecting.

Anyways, have fun!!!!

Posts: 223 | From: NY, USA | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged
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posted 12-18-2000 12:21 PM     Profile for bisher   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
lol, glad to hear the positive review as i am still awaiting for my copy from the old country.

almost spilled your beer, wutta hozer, eh!

Posts: 56 | From: brandon, manitoba, canada | Registered: Sep 2000  |  IP: Logged

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