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GameSpot Over
July 4th 2001, 03:42 CEST by Morn

Well, the <a href="http://www.gamespot.de">German GameSpot</a>, anyway. Apparently, ZDNet Germany is about to cut staff, and GameSpot has to go first. A formal announcement is released within the next couple of days. Auf Wiedersehen. :/
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#1 by "Morn"
2001-07-04 03:42:51
morn@planetcrap.com http://www.planetcrap.com
And now I'm off to bed. Finally.

- Morn
#2 by "szcx"
2001-07-04 03:44:48
leslie@leslienassar.com http://www.leslienassar.com/
oh the humanity.
#3 by "Dungeoneer"
2001-07-04 03:46:50
http://www.mystics.de
I wasn't a regular visitor, but it was a very well written "mainstream" games site. It will be missed..
#4 by "Desiato"
2001-07-04 03:49:37
desiato_hotblack@hotmail.com Nope....dammit
When morn says "I'm off to bed" that means "sometime this year"...he's usually in the irc.planetcrap.com
server idling in the #planetcrap channel...he's a vampire I tell you !!!

I heard (or read) that possibly UGO is out..but maybe that one has been circling the drain so much that
everyone knew anyway...

feh..

Desiato
#5 by "Morn"
2001-07-04 03:53:44
morn@planetcrap.com http://www.planetcrap.com
Next up on the German gaming site death list: GameLoft Germany. Any bets?

:/

- Morn
#6 by "szcx"
2001-07-04 04:11:43
leslie@leslienassar.com http://www.leslienassar.com/
so long as it's not PlanetCrap, i could care less if all of them keeled over.
#7 by "Talion"
2001-07-04 04:13:26
It's no secret you can't make a living off gaming websites these days, whether your initials are S.G. or you are a big company.  The ones with the most money (ie. gamespot america) are just trying to hold on through the famine until people are willing to pay for the content or banner ads come back into vogue.  Since neither is not going to happen, they are all doomed in the long (but not really that long) run, and we will be back to the hobbyist web sites.  It's too bad.  I don't really like Gamespot, but I liked Gamecenter's reviews.  But that's the way it is.
#8 by "Talion"
2001-07-04 04:15:04
#7 "Talion" wrote...
Since neither is not going to happen

I don't preview unless I have links or something tricky because I find reading what I just wrote too boring, or so I tell myself.  But then I read it anyway after I can't change it.  What I was trying to say here is obvious, but more difficult is figuring out what I actually said.  I'm still working on it.
#9 by "shaithis"
2001-07-04 06:23:29
chrisb@gamespy.com http://www.gamespy.com
You're correct, actually.. though not in saying what you meant to say.

But it's true. Neither is not going to happen. Subscription and advertising will work, for someone, somewhere, on the web. For better or for worse, the internet is commercialized, and it will never again be solely the domain of hobbyists.

-shai
(and no, I don't know who, though it should be obvious who I hope it'll be)
#10 by "Frijoles"
2001-07-04 06:37:14
#9 Shaithis:
and no, I don't know who, though it should be obvious who I hope it'll be


My vote goes with the porn industry. I hope they run things. They're pretty open minded chaps.

Of course, we'd have to put up with all the pop-up windows. Oh wait, we already do.
#11 by "BarneyQue"
2001-07-04 07:00:16
barneyque@hotmail.com
#10 "Frijoles" wrote...
#9 Shaithis:

and no, I don't know who, though it should be obvious who I hope it'll be


My vote goes with the porn industry. I hope they run things. They're pretty open minded chaps.

Of course, we'd have to put up with all the pop-up windows. Oh wait, we already do.


Speak for yourself, I run tools to take care of those.  :)

www.analogx.com has a great little tool called pow, that can be configured to play whack a mole for you on sites that get popup happy. I've been raked over the coals here in the past for the various tools I've employed in the war against obnoxious advertising, but I hope we can all agree that porn popups need to be dealt with using a bigger stick. :)
#12 by "szcx"
2001-07-04 07:28:08
leslie@leslienassar.com http://www.leslienassar.com/
I really, really like Crazy Taxi.  Best game on the Dreamcast, hands down.  That said, doesn't this make you cringe?

Crazy Taxi Movie: Richard Donner has talked with The Hollywood Reporter about his involvement in the new film version of the Sega game: "I plan on doing a lot of experimentation with this film, trying things no one's really played around with, to really put the audience in the front or back seat of the taxi during the action sequences. You can do a lot more with the camera work in a movie to make the action sequences feel like those in the game. While a lot of video games are set in science-fiction environments or fantasy worlds, Crazy Taxi is set in New York City with a Russian cab driver. If you do this right, it'll be a lot of fun".
#13 by "None-1a"
2001-07-04 07:45:47
none1a@home.com http://www.geocities.com/none-1a
#12 "szcx" pulled a VE...
Richard Donner has talked with The Hollywood Reporter about his involvement in the new film version of the Sega game: "I plan on doing a lot of experimentation with this film, trying things no one's really played around with, to really put the audience in the front or back seat of the taxi during the action sequences.


I don't know what's worse, the idea of a Crazy Taxi move of the fact this guy thinks this is a new idea. The whole thing was done in Bullitt. Tuned out to not be such a good idea since the movie is based on San Francisco and the whole thing was done in real time (ie they didn't move the speedo to point to a higher speed), much motion sickness. The whole thing ended up recut to break up the in car time.
#14 by "szcx"
2001-07-04 07:50:24
leslie@leslienassar.com http://www.leslienassar.com/
#12 "szcx" pulled a VE...

HEY!  That was uncalled for.  I linked to the source plus I didn't use "bitch" or "ho" or "felchmonkey" anywhere in my comment.  So it was more like pulling a Blue, really ;-)
#15 by "The Joker"
2001-07-04 15:20:34
joker@junkextreme.com http://www.junkextreme.com
LOL

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behavior, Pedophilosopher.
- All your ass are belong to my wang, Jafd2k! Prepare to are penetration!
#16 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-07-04 17:17:36
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
BarneyQue (#11):
www.analogx.com has a great little tool called pow, that can be configured to play whack a mole for you on sites that get popup happy. I've been raked over the coals here in the past for the various tools I've employed in the war against obnoxious advertising, but I hope we can all agree that porn popups need to be dealt with using a bigger stick. :)

Actually, since I pimped WindowBlinds in another thread ... they also have a product called "WebBlinds" which skins internet explorerer.  The newer versions also have an option for preventing pop ups.
#17 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-07-04 17:18:05
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
Warren Marshall (#16):
explorerer

What the hell was that?  :)
#18 by "Topaz"
2001-07-04 18:13:16
#17 Something that usually happens to old people :)
#19 by "Phreakin"
2001-07-04 18:29:06

In #9 Shaithis wrote: For better or for worse, the internet is commercialized, and it will never again be solely the domain of hobbyists.


Unfortunately the corporate people don't realise that us "hobbyists" don't really have a need for their services. Not to single GSI out, but the GameSpy ID is a fine example of the whole thing going to far. When I am forced to register on FilePlanet to download a patch for a game I payed $50 for, that's a little much. And since LionHead apparently designated FilePlanet as the sole distributor, I am going without a patch because I refuse to be part of the GameSpy marketing database. Tell me why in god's name I should be required to register with a company that has nothing to do with the game I purchased? That's like saying I need to register with CNN.com because I purchased Mandrake.
#20 by "JMCDaveL"
2001-07-04 19:16:16
jmcdavel@mailandnews.com http://www.cosmicrift.com
Does anyone in their right mind still use FilePlanet with their *brilliant* queue system?

Waiting 10 minutes to even START to download a 54k file? Ah, Critical Ass, how I love thee.

--jmc
#21 by "Desiato"
2001-07-04 19:24:06
desiato_hotblack@hotmail.com Nope....dammit
JMCDaveL (#20):
Does anyone in their right mind still use FilePlanet with their *brilliant* queue system?

Waiting 10 minutes to even START to download a 54k file? Ah, Critical Ass, how I love thee.

--jmc



I don't like the wait or the method...so I stick with FTP search sites and utilities...

I doubt I will ever be tempted by a file to even *attempt* to submit a GameSpy ID.

I mean, its like putting another layer of crap on top of the toxic waste dump.


Desiato
#22 by "Creole Ned"
2001-07-04 19:38:30
cned@telus.net
The worst part of the queue system at FilePlanet is you have to wait to find out you picked the wrong crappy mirror to download from and end up pulling only 5 kbps when your download finally *does* start. I understand why they have implemented the system -- they obviously have to reduce their bandwidth to keep costs down -- but the system leaves something to be desired.

For those using Windowblinds, does changing the look of the GUI eat up any extra resources? I wouldn't mind a "fresh" look, but I'm also the type who usually runs with no wallpaper in the belief that it makes my system run ever so slightly faster because of it. :)
#23 by "Vengeance"
2001-07-04 20:24:38
Creole Ned (#22):
The worst part of the queue system at FilePlanet is you have to wait to find out you picked the wrong crappy mirror to download from and end up pulling only 5 kbps when your download finally *does* start. I understand why they have implemented the system -- they obviously have to reduce their bandwidth to keep costs down -- but the system leaves something to be desired.


Reduce bandwith and keep you waiting, and while you wait you might as well look at thier lovely ads.  I don't know if I'd go so far as to say its solely too keep you waiting and viewing their ads, but I'm sure they don't leave that part out when talking to advertisers.  Where else can you guarentee you can have 500 people checking back to see the same ads for over 10 minutes.


V
#24 by "shaithis"
2001-07-04 21:22:54
chrisb@gamespy.com http://www.gamespy.com
JMC

Like I said in the other thread: We don't have anything to do with Critical Mass anymore, and haven't for over a year.

As far as FilePlanet goes, I can't comment. Y'all can think whatchoo like.

-shai
#25 by "Barn"
2001-07-04 22:58:02
I missed that.  What happened with the critical mass thing?  I thought you guys WERE critical mass, how could you not be part of yourself?

Like I said, I'm sure it's simple, but I completely missed it.
#26 by "deadlock"
2001-07-04 23:43:35
deadlock@eircom.net
#16 "Warren Marshall"
internet explorerer

Dammit, Warren, I've the copyright on that name. A Cease and Desist is winging its' way to you as we speak(ish).

deadlock
#27 by "deadlock"
2001-07-04 23:52:22
deadlock@eircom.net
#19 "Phreakin"
Not to single GSI out, but the GameSpy ID is a fine example of the whole thing going to far. When I am forced to register on FilePlanet to download a patch for a game I payed $50 for, that's a little much

That's something that I was thinking today - I was downloading UT mutators from Mod Central and I thought 'right, if a fucking FilePlanet window opens, then it's X for that bastard'. Luckily it didn't, but come on, registering to download a 6kb file only makes me hostile to that download site and the page that brought me to it.

#22 "Creole Ned"
I wouldn't mind a "fresh" look, but I'm also the type who usually runs with no wallpaper in the belief that it makes my system run ever so slightly faster because of it. :)

Actually, wallpaper does cause your system to take a hit, but mainly when you have a window maximised and you minimise it - i've seen otherwise fast systems crawl as Windows tries to redraw the background. As for WindowBlinds, obviously it causes a hit - all of those graphics need to be stored in Physical RAM - but if you've a whack of RAM, then it's negligible. I've noticed some funny things happening between it and Excel though. Oh, and geoShell is pretty cool as well - but see if you can find the 4.7b version, as it's better than the 4.6.5 that's linked in the d/ls page.

deadlock
#28 by "szcx"
2001-07-05 00:06:56
leslie@leslienassar.com http://www.leslienassar.com/
The problem with all shell replacements (geoShell, Litestep, Talisman, et. al.) is that so many applications rely on explorer.exe being your shell.  Installers are especially vulnerable.

Of course if you have a shell swapper installed, you can just reboot and switch back to explorer every time you want to install something.  But that gets old pretty fast.
#29 by "shaithis"
2001-07-05 00:28:13
chrisb@gamespy.com http://www.gamespy.com
Barn

We became GameSpy Industries nearly two years ago. Critical Mass ceased to be our operating name, and shortly thereafter we ceased to use it for anything at all. After that, we sold the domain to someone else, and they started a company around it that is in no way affiliated with us.

-shai
#30 by "BarneyQue"
2001-07-05 00:35:01
barneyque@hotmail.com
#27 "deadlock" wrote...
all of those graphics need to be stored in Physical RAM - but if you've a whack of RAM, then it's negligible.



Actually, that might not be entirely true.  I think junk like that is stored in a 'special' portion of memory which is finite, and does not change regardless of how much ram you have.
#31 by "BarneyQue"
2001-07-05 00:36:42
barneyque@hotmail.com
#29 "shaithis" wrote...
Barn

We became GameSpy Industries nearly two years ago. Critical Mass ceased to be our operating name, and shortly thereafter we ceased to use it for anything at all. After that, we sold the domain to someone else, and they started a company around it that is in no way affiliated with us.

-shai



Oh, ok, I never knew that.  I thought you guys were known as both GSI, CM.  Now I can go to bed, I've learned something new.  :)

#32 by "Paul"
2001-07-05 00:47:22
deleted deleted
Fileplanet requires registration for two reasons:
1. To cut down on the traffic
2. To get money with the surveys upon sign up, not to mention the right to email you with junk.

Since GSI can't rely upon sucking cdrom.com to death anymore, they were forced to do this. Make no mistake about it, ads just don't suffice. But marketing information might, and GSI is doing what they can to survive.

It wouldn't surprise me if GSI started offering yearly contracts to hosted sites. This way a site could pay a yearly fee(let's say $10 to 20) and not have banners. It would be more than GSI could make on banners, plus it's liquid now.

The smart companies went out of business when it was obvious to do so(when the ads no longer paid anything). GSI, on the other hand, felt they could ride this wave forever.

It's a risk, and GSI will be lucky to turn profits ever, not to mention over the next few years, but that's investment.

GSI has really suffered when in game server search became the norm. Now that it's free, why buy Gamespy, or whatever they call it now.

First:
The best thing GSI can do is offer the $10 to $30 a year hosted fee(depending if a site wants to put banners on or not), and allow sites to plop up their own banners(if they pay the premium $30 rate).  If a site is unwilling to pay any fees, then they should find other hosts.

Second:
Let the hosted sites know what they get with GSI hosting. They get big time exposure. They get a server which is up most of the time. Plus many other things.

Third:
Start encouraging people to sign up for marketing surveys. Don't just force it with Fileplanet, but offer the chance to win prizes and such. But make the surveys short, and have a bunch of 'em. Instaed of having a 5 minute survey with 5 winners, have multiple 2 minute surveys with 1 winner each.

If that doesn't work.. then it's time to chop office space and staff.

- Paul
#33 by "TheToadWarrior"
2001-07-05 01:15:46
toadwarrior@hotmail.com http://www.toadwarrior.org
Phreakin (#19):

Unfortunately the corporate people don't realise that us "hobbyists" don't really have a need for their services. Not to single GSI out, but the GameSpy ID is a fine example of the whole thing going to far. When I am forced to register on FilePlanet to download a patch for a game I payed $50 for, that's a little much. And since LionHead apparently designated FilePlanet as the sole distributor, I am going without a patch because I refuse to be part of the GameSpy marketing database. Tell me why in god's name I should be required to register with a company that has nothing to do with the game I purchased? That's like saying I need to register with CNN.com because I purchased Mandrake.


I agree and the whole waiting in line shit isn't working. The transfer servers are still slower than virtually every other server and then to top it off, while trying to download Nehahara, at 40% it just decideds to start over. Thanks alot asses. Having to redownload a huge file on a 56k line is just what I want to do.

The GSI sites keep making me log in again, but there's been a few times when the ID site wouldn't work which meant no downloading for me since FilePlanet was the only site that had it.

Maybe they should quit being with the bandwidth and get some more so it's not like pulling teeth when you want to get a map.
#34 by "TheToadWarrior"
2001-07-05 01:22:21
toadwarrior@hotmail.com http://www.toadwarrior.org
Maybe if they'd get rid of the slow loading design of their sites as well as quit forcing you to go through 6 pages to get to a file to download.
#35 by "JMCDaveL"
2001-07-05 01:56:12
jmcdavel@mailandnews.com http://www.cosmicrift.com
Its hard to make a contract when you don't know if the host will survive the next month, let alone the next year.

Game companies should host their own patches, I can't think of a single reason why they should not.

--jmc
#36 by "Darkseid-D"
2001-07-05 02:16:12
Darkseid@Captured.com www.sluggy.com
*coughs*

um y`all need to pay attention to the way fileplanet outputs its 'ready to download' schtick...

flashget does a nice job of snagging the url direct to the file .. and hey waddya know, 5 part downloads works still...

cant resume, but hey....

as for the id, nothing stopping you filling in utter shit in the information..... since it doesnt need to mail you anything like a password....

or you could just be evil and fuck with the data sample '10-15 200k+ incoming, into animals, videos of Duncan Goodhew, , favourte food is salt and vinegar flavoured banana slices....'

Then again I registered fairly..... (spam doesnt annoy me, since it I used @captured.com, so theyd be spending against their own bandwidth which I think is fair).

Ds
#37 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-07-05 02:56:52
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
Phreakin (#19):
When I am forced to register on FilePlanet to download a patch for a game I payed $50 for, that's a little much.

GSI didn't see any of that $50.  You're using their service, and they want to register.  Either do it, or get it from someplace else.

Creole Ned (#22):
I understand why they have implemented the system -- they obviously have to reduce their bandwidth to keep costs down -- but the system leaves something to be desired.

Isn't it better than getting rejected outright?  I think it works well ...

deadlock (#27):
As for WindowBlinds, obviously it causes a hit - all of those graphics need to be stored in Physical RAM - but if you've a whack of RAM, then it's negligible. I've noticed some funny things happening between it and Excel though.

As a side note, you can tell WindowsBlinds to ignore specific apps if they act weird with it.

TheToadWarrior (#33):
I agree and the whole waiting in line shit isn't working. The transfer servers are still slower than virtually every other server and then to top it off, while trying to download Nehahara, at 40% it just decideds to start over. Thanks alot asses. Having to redownload a huge file on a 56k line is just what I want to do.

The GSI sites keep making me log in again, but there's been a few times when the ID site wouldn't work which meant no downloading for me since FilePlanet was the only site that had it.

If you hate it so much, why do you keep going back?  Exclusives never last more than a few days anyway, and if you're on a 56k, well you might as well wait since that's what you're used to doing anyway.  ;)

TheToadWarrior (#34):
Maybe if they'd get rid of the slow loading design of their sites as well as quit forcing you to go through 6 pages to get to a file to download.

THIS I will agree with.  Having to burrow through 4-5 pages just to get to the download link is insane.

#38 by "Quicken"
2001-07-05 03:25:48
geoffrey@access.com.au http://www.warmage.com/
#37 Warren Marshall:
Phreakin (#19):

When I am forced to register on FilePlanet to download a patch for a game I payed $50 for, that's a little much.

GSI didn't see any of that $50. You're using their service, and they want to register. Either do it, or get it from someplace else.


I think you missed his point. I know what he's talking about. The beta patch from Lionhead. Very much worth downloading if you're playing Black & white but they've put fileplanet as the ONLY host for the file. Right at the time they introduced the requirement to get a "gamespy id" before you could download anything. Very very very annoying
#39 by "crash"
2001-07-05 04:28:45
crash@planetcrap.com
Warren, 37:

GSI didn't see any of that $50. You're using their service, and they want to register. Either do it, or get it from someplace else.

using their service by choice to grab files is one thing. using it because they've got an EXCLUSIVE!!1!1!!1! on a game patch--which, y'know, may just be required to play the game--is quite another. (btw, where else can you get the B&W patch? not being sarcastic; honestly don't know.)

i'm using their service for this, so i should register? whose fault is it, pray tell, that i can get the patch nowhere else? if GSI wants to VOLUNTEER to be a company's bandwidth bitch, by hosting their patches and demos and marketing materia... er, editorial, that's their choice. however, that's hardly my fault--and it shouldn't be my problem.

so they didn't get any money from the game? boo hoo. maybe they shouldn't be hosting that game company's files then, huh? and i really, really, really doubt that money didn't change hands on that hosting deal, Warren.

come on, man. get real. :)
#40 by "Creole Ned"
2001-07-05 04:46:38
cned@telus.net
I think it is somewhat irresponsible for game companies to offload patches to other sites, particularly if it is a single site, as is the case with EA and the B&W developer patch (over three months and there's still no official patch for the game? The mind fairly boggles). At the very least, publishers should make an effort to get the patches out to as many sites as possible, as well as hosting them directly themselves. After all, these are fixes for the products THEY sell. Treating a patch as an "exclusive" to a particular site is rather disrespectful to the consumer. IMHO, of course.

#37, Warren Marshall:
Creole Ned (#22):

I understand why they have implemented the system -- they obviously have to reduce their bandwidth to keep costs down -- but the system leaves something to be desired.

Isn't it better than getting rejected outright? I think it works well ...


It works. If you think it works well, more power to you. I personally find a system that forces me to wait for a download, wade through numerous pages, the finally grab the download -- only to find the transfer speed is similar to a medicore dial-up -- to be one that leaves something to be desired. And I don't just complain about it. When I can grab a file from another site, I do. :)
#41 by "Creole Ned"
2001-07-05 04:48:06
cned@telus.net
If I hadn't been cooking hot dogs, I would have posted before crash. :P
#42 by "BruceR"
2001-07-05 04:55:42
brucer@snappingturtle.net http://www.snappingturtle.net/jmc/bruce_r
Anyone remember what the thread was about again?
#43 by "szcx"
2001-07-05 05:08:28
leslie@leslienassar.com http://www.leslienassar.com/
bonobo monkeys, iirc.
#44 by "shaithis"
2001-07-05 05:10:52
chrisb@gamespy.com http://www.gamespy.com
Bitch bitch bitch, whine whine whine. Open up your own fileserving site: put up an FTP server with a 600+ user cap and an ad-free frontend. Show The Man who'se boss. I mean, it's the internet, anyone can do it, right? =)

-shai
#45 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-07-05 05:30:46
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
crash (#39):
come on, man. get real. :)

Hey, for exclusives, I agree with you.  They're fucking themselves and you shouldn't have to register.  :)

Creole Ned (#40):
Treating a patch as an "exclusive" to a particular site is rather disrespectful to the consumer. IMHO, of course.

And quite honestly, I can't see WHY any site would WANT an exclusive on anything these days.  "Please, entire gaming community, drain our bandwidth dry and rack up this server bill.  It's been far too small lately, and dammit, we want to pay more!"

BruceR (#42):
Anyone remember what the thread was about again?

It was about annoying people who don't understand how PlanetCrap works.

#46 by "Phreakin"
2001-07-05 05:38:13
#44, shaithis: Bitch bitch bitch, whine whine whine. Open up your own fileserving site: put up an FTP server with a 600+ user cap and an ad-free frontend. Show The Man who'se boss. I mean, it's the internet, anyone can do it, right? =)


I don't think I am bitching when I am upset about spending $50 for Black & White and then having to spend >5 minutes registering for a download and then another 20 waiting for the download to start. Granted it does take less than 5 minutes to register and it isn't that much out of my life, but I shouldn't have to do it in the first place. What I would like to see from you and other GSI "reps" is that you could agree that maybe, just maybe there is something wrong with this particular situation.

#7, Warren Marshall: GSI didn't see any of that $50. You're using their service, and they want to register. Either do it, or get it from someplace else.

Warren, last time I checked, IT's NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE. :) That's my point to this. Besides, being a game developer you have to agree that there is an issue with the people buying yours and other developers products getting hosed right and left. I have never purchased any of "your games", but I would think if I did that you wouldn't appreciate or support this kind of thing would you?
#47 by "Phreakin"
2001-07-05 05:43:01
Btw, I totally disagree that the queue system was put into place because of bandwidth issues. If there were bandwidth worries, why not just go back to the old way when the server would only allow 50 people? Because you wouldn't be able to show all those ads that way. :)
#48 by "None-1a"
2001-07-05 05:59:44
none1a@home.com http://www.geocities.com/none-1a
#47 "Phreakin" wrote...
Btw, I totally disagree that the queue system was put into place because of bandwidth issues. If there were bandwidth worries, why not just go back to the old way when the server would only allow 50 people? Because you wouldn't be able to show all those ads that way. :)


Because people fid it anoying when IE spits out a file not found error then spend the rest of the day hiting refresh trying to get one of those 50 spots. That and when people see that error (or what ever other error IE feels like spiting out that day for an over limit ftp) they take off and go some where else.

Personaly I like the queue system. I can set up a queue and go do something else with my time (can't see banners when it's hidden behind another window), and alt tab back every now and then to see whats up. No biggy, no need to have other software installed (which unless you register shock has ads). Requireing you to fill out the survey was probably a bad idea (optional survey with the chance to win free stuff would have been a better idea, and heck they could just give away arcade registrations).
#49 by "TheToadWarrior"
2001-07-05 06:07:51
toadwarrior@hotmail.com http://www.toadwarrior.org
Warren Marshall (#37):

If you hate it so much, why do you keep going back? Exclusives never last more than a few days anyway, and if you're on a 56k, well you might as well wait since that's what you're used to doing anyway. ;)


If only that were true. Most of the stuff I get is Quake 1 stuff these days. Nehahra was on another site and each pak file was corrupt. So I actually downloaded it more than 2 times. I've downloaded about 120 megs just to get a 50 meg file. >:(

BTW, 3ddownloads also had it but it doesn't show up if you search the site, I just happened to have stumbled across it and on my 3rd try to download Nehahara, I got about 30% at 3ddownloads, then the next day it said the file wasn't there. So I was forced to go back to FilePlanet. I never start looking at FilePlanet, unfortunately I get stuck going back there more often than I'd like.
#50 by "TheToadWarrior"
2001-07-05 06:09:32
toadwarrior@hotmail.com http://www.toadwarrior.org
Why didn't someone put the patch on their server for others? What's Gamespy gonna do, tell you to take it down? Tell them to stick classicgaming.com up their ass if they want to bitch about B&W patches on other servers.
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