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Today Sucked.

So, Today Sucked. There's not much worth mentioning about it. I went to the Patient First and had to have my third freaking pelvic exam in the same number of months. Everything still looks fine. I know it seems like it's great and nice and fine to get your health checked out, and I think normally I'm one of the most cheerful accepting people about pelvic exams. But I think I'm done for a year, OK? I'm getting pissed off now. No more.

I tried to install Neverwinter Nights. It fucks up. Something with DirectX I imagine. If I can't get it to work by Monday night I'm returning it. I can see the visuals, or I can see the mouse pointer, but never both. And what the fuck is up with 800x600? I didn't spend hundreds of bucks on a 19 inch monitor for 800x600. Does someone want this useless piece of crap? Fuck it, dude. It was supposed to help me relax.

While taking a fitful half hour nap, I had a dream that I went on a date with Reev and forgot my clothes, and was wearing only a sheet. We were driving seperately and instead of meeting him I went to try to get my tarot read. It was storming and the tarot place was closed. I went back to the mall where we were meeting and Jack called me. I told him I'd go out with him when I was done going out with Reev. Then there was alot of hue and cry about the fact that I was wearing a sheet. Lord knows where this stuff comes from.

There was some other angry stuff I wanted to say but fuck it.



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Aug. 10th, 2002 10:39 pm (UTC)
What is Neverwinter Nights?
Aug. 10th, 2002 10:47 pm (UTC)
It's a computer game, in the same vein as Baldur's Gate. DnD rules, mostly single player type thing, although they created a way that you make your own game scenarios. Check out the web page here. Not that I feel like plugging it right now, but as a more cheerful friend pointed out to me, it's probably not the game's fault it isn't working.

I'm not above ultimately blaming the gaming industry for making more complicated games while my computer stays the same, though.
Aug. 10th, 2002 10:53 pm (UTC)
Check their support board. Lot of people are having problems with it. I know of more than one case where upgrading to the latest drivers made the problems worse, but going one rev *back* on the drivers fixed the problems, because that's the ones the game was QA'd on. More than one video card manufacturer broke the game with the latest driver rev.
Aug. 10th, 2002 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's a problem that can be solved. I'm just going into useless whiny girl mode and hoping someone will solve it for me. I can't find anything on the support page about whether it's my Voodoo PCI card (I have no AGP slot) or what. It was the last, best Voodoo PCI card they ever made, so it had better freaking work.
Aug. 10th, 2002 11:20 pm (UTC)
Fuck Fucking Fuckety Fuck
I see how it is.

1.07 Problems running the game with 3DFX cards (Back to Top)

3DFX is no longer in business; although some Voodoo 5 cards may work occasionally they are no longer supported by 3DFX and available drivers do not generally include complete OpenGL support required for Neverwinter Nights. Hence, 3DFX graphics cards are not supported by NWN.

I can't decide whether to just return the POS, or to take my video card to someone's doorstep and smear dog poop on it and burn it. But I'm not sure who to blame for this crap.

(Note: I know I'm being irrational and that I bought a video card of a company I knew was ultimately going out of business, but I don't care, this really really pisses me off. Alot. A whole lot.)
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Aug. 11th, 2002 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: Fuck Fucking Fuckety Fuck
Oh thank you!!! I will try asap. I knew if you saw my plight you might have a suggestion. I'm leaving work now to go home and try it again!!
Aug. 11th, 2002 02:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Fuck Fucking Fuckety Fuck
so far, no dice. sigh. :( it asks which games i want to install it for, and none of them are NWN. for some reason after i installed it, although i know this makes no sense, i was able to see the opening video for a few frames, and then i tried to click past it and everything went to hell.
Aug. 10th, 2002 11:18 pm (UTC)
The computer gaming indistry deserves a lot of blame right now, computer speeds notwithstanding. About the only thing left out there that's good is The Sims. Even Might & Magic 9 was a horrible disappointment. Great graphics and numerous sub-plots couldn't hide the fact that it was nothing more than a hack-and-slash game.

The Ultima series was always criticized for having plots that were too linear, but @ least you didn't have to write a novel's worth of notes just to keep track of everything you needed to do.
Aug. 10th, 2002 11:40 pm (UTC)
I agree - and NWN was going to be the one time I gave the computer gaming industry any influence on my life. Its one chance to prove itself to me. The one chance it had to get my money.

I figure if I really need to play a computer game, I'll just go back to my old standby, angband. Screw 3d graphics acceleration. They try so hard to make the games more and more "realistic" but it's like taking half steps to the wall. Actually, I'd equate it more to taking 1/4 steps to the wall.
Aug. 10th, 2002 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah - and you play Yahoo Dominoes, but do you ever play Yahoo cribbage?
Aug. 10th, 2002 11:19 pm (UTC)
I have not tried cribbage yet, but it's only b/c I am extremely bad @ cribbage.
Aug. 11th, 2002 06:35 am (UTC)
I hear the SIMS are fun. You make a virtual house for your virtual people. Most of the people I know like to torture their people by taking away the door to the bathroom. In any case, you can get the expansions such as "Amusement Park" "House Party" and "Hot Date". House party has a disco ball, I think... heh.
Aug. 11th, 2002 10:57 am (UTC)
It's not amusement park, it's vacation... You can build resorts that the families can go to. The other one that came before House Party is Livin Large.

The next one out is Unleashed, which adds pets to the game, as well as bigger neighborhoods, including communal park areas, allowinf for things like vegetable gardens and such. Yes, I'm a sims player...
Aug. 11th, 2002 02:07 pm (UTC)
I worry that if I got into playing the Sims I'd never stop. :) It scares me.
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