Battlefield 2142 Addict

Battlefield now surpasses Halo as my favorite PC game. Running around and shooting people just gets old every now and then, and in Halo no one works as a team, except in certain occasions on clan servers when many clan members are on. In general, in BF 2142 people work as teams, which makes it much more enjoyable. Since a week ago, I believe my brother has played AEO 3 a total of 1 hour, while playing BF 2142 a total of 8 hours. Admittedly, I still suck at the game, even when approaching the seventh rank. Mainly I die too much, which is attributed to Halo online play where dieing isn’t that big of a deal as you respawn within 10 seconds typically. Surprisingly, my P4 2.0Ghz, 1.5GB ram, Radeon 9600, 5400RPM hard drive system can still play it without uber lag. Comparing my brother’s system with mine for BF 2142 is comparing day and night. He can run with full everything, and not lag, while I’m on just about the lowest settings and lag when on a Titan when the shields are down (this is a game bug that was supposed to be fixed, but hasn’t been yet). It’s time for a system upgrade, which will involve a custom built case. (I saw a really neat case mod made out of aluminum and I’m planning to one up the person’s design, and possibly add some carbon fiber elements (or even make the entire thing out of carbon fiber))

-John Havlik

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  1. Wow, I didn’t notice this comment until now, when I was checking if Spam Karma was working anymore or not (I’m debuging the WordPress “no plug-ins exists” bug that everyone is facing). It is surprising what a P4 2.0Ghz can still do, especially the Northwood core ones, which is what I wanted back when they came out ~5 years ago. Yes, the Radeon 9600 is fanless, one of the Radeon 9600SE cards, branded as straight up 9600 though, only difference is 64bit vs 128bit memory buss. I had a fan on it (super glue :)) but that fan went bad so I took it off and it is passively cooled now. With the fan I can safely say it over clocks to about the range of a Radeon 9600XT, but I no longer over clock it since the added fan went bad.

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