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The Beta Patch of Doom
June 15th 2001, 16:47 CEST by Morn

Is anyone here not playing Anarchy Online?

Last night, FunCom released a new patch for their 3D online RPG, bringing the game up to version 11.2. The patch wasn't very large, and the list of new features/fixes/etc wasn't, either:

- Improved stability - A bug that made items disappear has been fixed. If you still lose items after upgrading to version 11.2, please file bug reports at once.

So of course I asked myself: "Wait a minute -- is that really all they've fixed? Why would I have to download a patch for that?" And, of course, there was a line missing from the changes description:

- Even more improved stability - wipe out user's Windows 2000 so he doesn't notice we're making all of this up! HAHAHAHAHA!

Of course someone at FunCom must have decided to remove this line from the patch message just before releasing the patch to the stock raving mad AO community. The fool. So the next morning people woke up, had breakfast and then booted their computers, only to be greeted by a cryptic Windows 2000 "blue screen" type error message in the lines of

Good Morning! Your computer is fucked. Here's a meaningless error code: c00430af94e.

Yes, it happened to me, too. But of course I'm not allowed to complain, because, as everybody knows, this is BETA. Beta, for you confused minds out there, means that if it blows up your computer killing your entire family and your cats, it's all your fault.

I guess FunCom should be thankful that this happened during Beta 4 and not Beta 5 -- you know, the four year beta testing phase that people have to pay $13 a month to get into.

Anyway, in case you're going to try out AO soon and are running Windows 2000, you might want to check out the fix instructions they've posted on <a href="http://ao.stratics.com">AO Stratics</a> (thanks Enyak).
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#1 by "Flamethrower"
2001-06-15 16:48:47
patch@evilemail.com www.Jesus-vs-Judas.com
Please God let me be first.
#2 by "funkdrunk"
2001-06-15 16:53:16
jflavius@bellatlantic.net
#1 Flamethrower

Please God let me be first.


Ok my son.  You are.

#3 by "setik"
2001-06-15 16:54:23
setik@usinternet.com
Thanks, morn, i was just about to take half of my day off to reinstall win2k ;)
its too bad funcom is trying as hard as they can to piss beta testers off, they have a pretty cool game, sans bugs of course.
#4 by "Jeremy Witt"
2001-06-15 17:07:06
kimsbitch@succubae.com
You would think that given the impressive ability of Windows 2000 to tower over the rest of the windows line (including XP, it seems), especially considering it's stability, it would be the 'target' platform for these developers. I know it is at my company. Our devlopment machines are W2K, and I don't even really test software much on 9x systems until most of a given program is written. Oh well.
#5 by "Jeremy Witt"
2001-06-15 17:08:07
kimsbitch@succubae.com
My point being that a BSOD crash on NT5 systems in my dept. wouldn't even make it to the initial test phase.  Whew.
#6 by "Morn"
2001-06-15 17:08:34
morn@planetcrap.com http://www.planetcrap.com
I did have to spend half of today reinstalling Win2k and all my little apps. And now I'm pissed. Quake 3 anyone?

Gah, just imagine the insanity if this had happened after the game going live (I refuse to call it "non-beta")...

- Morn
#7 by "Staggs"
2001-06-15 17:13:02
staggs@edgenetwk.com staggs@edgenetwk.com
Thinking...
#8 by "Morn"
2001-06-15 17:35:35
morn@planetcrap.com http://www.planetcrap.com
Just for the record, I still think FunCom (or at least FunCom's developer team) has done an outstanding job with Anarchy Online. Sure, it's not 100% stable right now and has some pretty stupid bugs/design, but at the same time it has so much cool stuff that it easily beats the first generation MMORPGs. (I know you can't really call them that, considering MUDs have been around so much longer... maybe those should be called the zero generation MMORPGs?)

Remember when FunCom announced the release date during Beta 3 and then surpised everyone with Beta 4? Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I have this weird feeling that they're going to pull off the same stunt again, shipping a build from a 12.x version tree.

If they don't, I hope they'll listen to their customers and improve the parts of AO which are still lacking.

- Morn
#9 by "BobJustBob"
2001-06-15 20:42:43
kevinakabob@mindspring.com
#0 "Morn" wrote...
Is anyone here not playing Anarchy Online?


I'm not. A 26400 connection and MMORPGs don't mix =(
#10 by "Sgt Hulka"
2001-06-15 20:56:06
Sgt_Hulka@Hulka.com http://www.hulka.com
In Post 0, Morn spewed forth the following;
"Is anyone here not playing Anarchy Online?"


I am not, nor will I... ever!
#11 by "Narcopolo"
2001-06-15 21:19:44
This is really potentially pretty serious.  They'll be patching the game continuously over the next few years, and this sounds like they introduced the bug by making a fix somewhere else.

What recourse do people have if the game does cause their OS to fail to boot?  I'm talking about after the game is out of beta.  Or any game for that matter.  If they reinstall they would most likely lose any important information on their hard drive they hadn't backed up.

There are clauses in many software licenses that say you run it at your own risk.  This flies in the face of consumer protection tradition, what happens when software you bought kills your computer?
#12 by "shaithis"
2001-06-15 22:40:28
chrisb@gamespy.com http://www.gamespy.com
I'm not playing AO. Watched it over Pharcyde's head for awhile... didn't do anything for me.

I want an MMORPG that involves each player in a complex, constantly evolving storyline. It's going to be years before any of them really do that. AC was okay, with its monthly updates... but I want to know that the Lugian forces that were forced back into retreat were actually battled back by people, not just pulled back by a patch, you know?

-shai
#13 by "Dinglehoffen"
2001-06-15 22:48:02
Piss off f
I find it ridiculous that people would buy it in the first place, knowing that it has problems, then bitch about it when, lo and behold, they discover bugs. One thing any seasoned gamer should know is to wait to buy a new online game until they get things "ironed out." Many people are burying their heads in despair for buying WW online. Wait! Just wait a bit. That's all. Problem solved.
#14 by "Narcopolo"
2001-06-15 23:17:18
#12 shaithis-
I want an MMORPG that involves each player in a complex, constantly evolving storyline. It's going to be years before any of them really do that. AC was okay, with its monthly updates... but I want to know that the Lugian forces that were forced back into retreat were actually battled back by people, not just pulled back by a patch, you know?


Well, you are talking about Anarchy Online.  The game is supposed to have a four year story arc, whose outcome will be determined by the players.  That's the pitch, anyway.
#15 by "Darkseid-D"
2001-06-16 00:26:48
Darkseid@captured.com www.sluggy.com
Im not playing it...

1) no software
2) no key


Ds
#16 by "crash"
2001-06-16 03:04:56
crash@planetcrap.com
Morn, 6:

Gah, just imagine the insanity if this had happened after the game going live.

*cough*sierra*cough*deltree if it ain't installed in the default dir*cough*

shaithis, 12:

I want an MMORPG that involves each player in a complex, constantly evolving storyline.

MM != individual development, unfortunately. nature of the beast. and i don't think it's a question of horsepower or coding ability rather than the ability to... adapt (?) to a player's actions. me, i'll be very happy with NWN and competent DMs... until then, tho, there's cyb3r s3xx0r in AO. right Morn? :)
#17 by "mcgrew"
2001-06-16 03:35:34
NOSPAMmcgrew@famvid.com theFragfest.com
Wow, the doom 2000 beta is out! and there's a patch! And... oh, hell, Morn, be glad you're in Germany, bait-and-switch is illegal in illinois... not that it would matter if you were kmart

#1 by Flamethrower www.Jesus-vs-Judas.com
 Please God let me be first.

And God said let there be flame, and behold, a flamethrower was first...


#3 by setik " Thanks, morn, i was just about to take half of my day off to reinstall win2k ;) "
I thought win2k was the one that doesn't crash? Oh wait that was ME, er, 98, er, 95, uh 3.1...

fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...


#4 by Jeremy Witt "You would think that given the impressive ability of Windows 2000 to tower over the rest of the windows line (including XP, it seems), especially considering it's stability, it would be the 'target' platform for these developers. "

You would think that given the impressive ability (relatively speaking) of ANY OTHER OS to tower over ANY build of windows... oh wait, everybody HAS 95/98/me...

AO beta on the nineteenth beta of windows, it's bound to crash!

...seriously, a beta should not crash everybody's machine like that; that's what alpha is for.

speaking of crash, where's crash?

And what happened to george and charlie? Are they actually trying to get 4ever out the door?


#11 by Narcopolo "... this sounds like they introduced the bug by making a fix somewhere else. "

http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5092661,00.html?chkpt=zdnn_tp_

Hey, what ever happened to the mmorpg to end all mmorpgs derek was working on? I saw him in pc lamer (bastards cut that rag from nine hundred pages to fifteen) after he was bragging it up here last year and never heard any more about it?


#13 by Dinglehoffen "I find it ridiculous that people would buy it in the first place, knowing that it has problems, then bitch about it when, lo and behold, they discover bugs. One thing any seasoned gamer should know is to wait to buy a new online game until they get things ironed out."  

Huh, I passed on Unreal because I didn't have enough machine at the time, 233mz needed. Picked it up last night, it stutters like an embarrased crackhead on my 450, wtf? damned game's been out like, since fred flintstone! Why not get it new, they don't have to fix the bugs because the fanboys will line their pockets any way.


#15 by Darkseid-D
"1) no software
2) no key"

3. No interest whatever
#18 by "mcgrew"
2001-06-16 03:50:10
NOSPAMmcgrew@famvid.com theFragfest.com
The url for the ZD story got cut off, sorry.
http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5092661,00.html?chkpt=zdnn_tp_
#19 by "mcgrew"
2001-06-16 03:52:34
NOSPAMmcgrew@famvid.com theFragfest.com
damn it! there's a link on my page today, but to spare you guys the agony of going to my page, MS issued a server patch that caused a DOS (as ZD puts it) to anybody that applied the patch.
#20 by "Ohvee"
2001-06-16 04:01:55
ov@nycap.rr.com
What I want, is a Discworld MMORPG.   I love the books  ...  and for some reason that idea always appealed to me.
#21 by "Mankovic"
2001-06-16 06:57:35
Crash said in #16
*cough*sierra*cough*deltree if it ain't installed in the default dir*cough*


That was Sierra' fault? Damn those evil publishers...:)

What I find funny is how none of you guys here caught wind of this little piece written by an AP writer talking about adding more "brains" in computer games.

And when the hell did "Twitch" become a descriptor for first-person-shooter type games? Plus, I had no idea that Id was responsible for Return to Castle Wolfenstein. This report is so full of crap it deserves to be mentioned here....:)
#22 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-06-16 07:03:34
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
Narcopolo (#14):
Well, you are talking about Anarchy Online. The game is supposed to have a four year story arc, whose outcome will be determined by the players. That's the pitch, anyway.

That's 4 earth years?  I can't imagine anyone would still be playing after 4 years.  At least not the same people who were when it started.  6 months maybe, but 4 years?


And I'm not playing either .. no key, but besides that, I got "Emperor : Battle for Dune" and that's taking my gaming time at the moment.

mcgrew (#17):
fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...

It doesn't crash.  A badly written driver might crash the machine, but that's not Microsofts fault.

#23 by "JMCDaveL"
2001-06-16 09:04:20
jmcdavel@mailandnews.com http://www.cosmicrift.com/
People have played UO for over 3 Warren...

--jmc
#24 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-06-16 09:56:49
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
JMCDaveL (#23):
People have played UO for over 3 Warren...

I don't doubt it, but I imagine it's a small enough number that designing an arcing story that the game itself supports wouldn't be worth it.  And there's still another year to go!  I also have my doubts as to whether those people are playing regularly ...
#25 by "Chet"
2001-06-16 11:01:43
chet@whenitsdone.com http://www.oldmanmurray.com
Not to be a stick in the mud... but morn... its beta.  Its like when all the idiots install the beta of IE and then complain the sites don't look right.  It is beta for a reason, people want to jump on and demand to play before its done - they pay the price.

Its not a demo - its beta - don't confuse the two.  I have never, nor will I ever install a beta or alpha build on my main computer.  I do it on a flunky computer - because its beta.  Complaining about anything that happens with a beta build pales to anyone trying to play WWII online.  They paid for an alpha at best.

Chet
#26 by "Foogla"
2001-06-16 12:00:09
Foogla@gmx.de
SirBruce! SirBruce! SirBruce!
#27 by "Unanimously Anonymous"
2001-06-16 13:28:28
"Huh, I passed on Unreal because I didn't have enough machine at the time, 233mz needed. Picked it up last night, it stutters like an embarrased crackhead on my 450, wtf? damned game's been out like, since fred flintstone!"

It ran smooth as a baby's bottom on my old 200 Mhz.  I'm replaying it right now, currently at the massive, mind-blowing Sunspire.  I hope Legend doesn't screw up Unreal 2 like they did WOT.
#28 by "Morn"
2001-06-16 14:00:03
morn@planetcrap.com http://www.planetcrap.com
Chet, thank you very much for that piece of valuable information.

/me scratches his head and wonders whether Chet actually bothered to read this update from start to finish.

- Morn
#29 by "Sgt Hulka"
2001-06-16 15:32:01
sgt_hulka@hulka.com http://www.hulka.com
Geesh!


Keith Henson was released from a Canadian jail this week. He had been
arrested for allegedly entering Canada without disclosing a conviction in
California for interfering with a religion, Scientology. Now Magazine
published an article on Keith prior to his release.

"It's an unshaven and frazzled-looking Keith Henson who shuffles into the
converted jail cell used as a hearing room Thursday morning at the Metro
West Detention Centre.  He's in broad-rims, jail-issue orange jumpsuit and
blue canvas runners that he's wearing like flip-flops because they're too
small for his feet. A flap of grey hair is swooshed over a bald spot on
the top of his head.  He looks like he should be out in a backyard
somewhere pruning roses, but it turns out that Henson is on the lam,
wanted for failing to show for a sentencing hearing in his native
California back on May 16. He was convicted on a charge of 'making threats
to interfere with freedom to enjoy a constitutional privilege' i.e., the
right of Scientologists to practise their religion. A misdemeanour.

"The foot-high stack of documents sitting in a file in front of Irene
Dicaire, the senior lawyer with Immigration who will be making the case
against Henson's release, doesn't paint a flattering portrait of the
activist.  'There's a certain psychological profile that emerges,' Dicaire
says. 'As far as we understand, Mr. Henson is an explosives expert who has
threatened to target sites involving the Church of Scientology.  'It's not
known at this time,' Dicaire adds ominously, 'if this may involve any
Canadian targets.' There may be information coming on that later, but the
cop at 52 Division with the supposedly incriminating evidence is on
vacation and won't be back until Monday.

"It's all sounding a little fishy to Henson's lawyer, Joel Sandaluk. If
the threat were serious enough, presumably, the police would have acted on
it by now. His client hasn't been charged with anything, yet now Dicaire
is asking the adjudicator to detain Henson on evidence that hasn't been
presented and is not properly before the board.  'This is all very
vaporous,' says Sandaluk.  He's trying his best not to sound too
dismissive about the 'bomb threats' - musings on the Internet about the
ease with which an ICBM could be aimed at Scientology - that Henson's
alleged to have made.

"'This alleged threat is so completely grandiose as to require a complete
suspension of disbelief,' Sandaluk says. He makes a persuasive argument.
But it's an open-and-shut case. Henson is wanted in the U.S. And while
even the adjudicator in this case agrees he may not be a threat to the
public, she rules that Henson poses a flight risk. Release denied.

"The official police line is that Keith Henson was picked up because he
failed to tell immigration authorities when he entered Canada that he was
facing a sentencing hearing in the U.S. But it's clear that Scientology
had something to do with the arrest. 'Yeah, we called the cops,' says
Buttnor.  Detective constable Phil Glavin, the officer in charge of
Henson's arrest, says it's not at all unusual for heavily armed police to
pick up someone who's wanted for a misdemeanour offence
.  In any event,
it's not his job to determine how real a danger Henson poses. He's wanted.
He was arrested.  'We hunt people down that are fugitives in Canada,'
Glavin says. 'It doesn't matter what you've done. You're wanted. You don't
belong in Canada. You're arrestable. We arrest you.'

"Henson says he's planning to file a claim for refugee status in Canada.
He calls the allegations against him 'ridiculous,' and says Scientology's
attempts to silence its Internet critics are to him 'as vile and
disturbing as somebody coming into town and burning your newspaper down.'
Time in jail is not going to keep him from criticizing Scientology. 'This
is a serious fight.'"

Gregg Hagglund posted a press release about Keith's release from jail.

"Henson, an American, fled the US fearing fears that he would be
persecuted in prison after being convicted for his public criticism of the
church of scientology. He was convicted under an obscure clause of
California law that forbids 'interfering with a religion.' 'I'm just glad
to be out and in Canada,' says Henson from the home of his sponsor,
Toronto Scientology critic Gregg Hagglund.

"Today, he was released and his application for refugee status was
accepted. Henson was represented by the law firm of Mamman and Associates.
Decision about that status might take up to two years. For the present,
Henson will remain in Toronto. He says he's not going to stop fighting
what he sees as injustices perpetrated by the cult. ' I was calling
attention to scientology's callous disregard for human life.' says Henson.
'I just wish I'd been able to do it in my own country.'"
#30 by "Sgt Hulka"
2001-06-16 17:05:18
sgt_hulka@hulka.com http://www.hulka.com
They've been HYPMOTIZED by dolls! - What terror lucks in the hearts of Olsens?  The Shadow knows....
#31 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-06-16 17:12:07
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
Unanimously Anonymous (#27):
I hope Legend doesn't screw up Unreal 2 like they did WOT.

I shouldn't do this because you're anonymous and I'm sure I'll regret it ... but what exactly did Legend screw up in WoT?

#32 by "deadlock"
2001-06-16 17:31:08
deadlock@eircom.net
#31 "Warren Marshall"
I shouldn't do this because you're anonymous and I'm sure I'll regret it ... but what exactly did Legend screw up in WoT?

The bit with the yokes, for starters. And the other bit where the blinkers do the thing and then it all goes wrong. You know the bit, don't you ?

deadlock
#33 by "Sgt Hulka"
2001-06-16 17:34:05
sgt_hulka@hulka.com http://www.hulka.com
In Post 31 Warren Marshall yelped: ... but what exactly did Legend screw up in WoT?
 


That one part where the Neuters jump out and start up a session of Character Generation.
#34 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-06-16 17:34:44
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
deadlock (#32):
The bit with the yokes, for starters. And the other bit where the blinkers do the thing and then it all goes wrong. You know the bit, don't you ?

The part where the thing does the whatsit and the whachamacallit blows up?  Yeah, I'm with you ...
#35 by "Dethstryk"
2001-06-16 17:37:37
jemartin@tcainternet.com
Sgt Hulka (#33):
That one part where the Neuters jump out and start up a session of Character Generation.

Actually, I thought the problem with WoT was the LACK of neuters.


--
Dethstryk
#36 by "deadlock"
2001-06-16 17:37:44
deadlock@eircom.net
#34 "Warren Marshall"
The part where the thing does the whatsit and the whachamacallit blows up? Yeah, I'm with you ...

That's the one, yeah! Don't do it again ya ponce!

deadlock
#37 by "Dinglehoffen"
2001-06-16 17:48:12
Piss off f
Heheh...Ion Storm Dallas is closing its doors for good. No producey? No money? No fanboy? No jobbie!
#38 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-06-16 17:50:00
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
Dinglehoffen (#37):
Heheh...Ion Storm Dallas is closing its doors for good. No producey? No money? No fanboy? No jobbie!

No info?  No facts?  No clue?  No post!
#39 by "Matt Gallant"
2001-06-16 18:48:55
mg@tmbg.org
In other news, Anachronox has gone gold. Quite a feat considering that ION Dallas shut down a couple of weeks ago, eh Maarten? :)
#40 by "Chet"
2001-06-16 19:03:44
chet@whenitsdone.com http://www.oldmanmurray.com
Morn
Silly me took the end of your article to be sarcasm - sure seemed like it  - but I can never tell sarcasm from not - I just normally choose that everyone is being sarcastic, it makes life easier and makes me look hipper and more jaded.


Chet
#41 by "Stepto"
2001-06-16 19:05:08
stepto@gamersangst.com http://www.gamersangst.com
Well in defense of anyone bashing ION, remember how Eidos and Ion said over and over again "No Todd Porter isnt fired don't be silly" then he quietly got walked out a couple of weeks later when no one noticed.

Eidos is well known for getting scooped then saying "Hrmm.  We better hold off on this for a bit." to make it look like the scoop was wrong.

S.
#42 by "Houston"
2001-06-16 19:45:59
houstonx@pacbell.net http://www.planetlan.com
The Olsen Twins....

am I a bad man for what goes on in my head?  I mean, really they've only got 3 more years 'til it's all good.....
#43 by "mcgrew"
2001-06-16 23:07:50
NOSPAMmcgrew@famvid.com theFragfest.com
#22  by Warren Marshall "It [win2k] doesn't crash. A badly written driver might crash the machine, but that's not Microsofts fault."

I have no idea, it might be stable as a rock, more stable than linuz zealots claim linux is. The fact is, 3.1 was supposed to not crash, they claimed 95 was supposed to fix 3.1's crashes, 98, then me... and when I am running a microsoft program on a microsoft operating system using microsoft approved hardware drivers, whose damned fault is the crash? I find MS's BSOD's "please contact the software manufacturer if this condition persists" when ONLY microsoft software happens to be running at the time!

I wish you guys and id and 3dr and the rest would go 100% linux, I'd learn it and switch.

But I'm not buying 2k or XP, I've had it with Microsoft's lies. Apologies to bago, but that's how I feel.


#25  by Chet "Not to be a stick in the mud... but morn... its beta"
That's right, BETA, not alpha. You expect bugs in a beta, not crashes that wipe your OS and cause you to refoprmat. Big show stoppers like that should be fixed in-house, before morn sees it.
And dude- I don't care, I'm not an rpg guy.


#27 by Unanimously Anonymous "It ran smooth as a baby's bottom on my old 200 Mhz. "
I must need to tweak somethiung then, I haven't played around with it much yet. UT runs fine, though.


#40  by Chet " Morn, Silly me took the end of your article to be sarcasm - sure seemed like it - but I can never tell sarcasm from not - I just normally choose that everyone is being sarcastic, it makes life easier and makes me look hipper and more jaded."
Dude, if you were any hipper they'd put you in jail!
#44 by "Warren Marshall"
2001-06-16 23:25:27
warren@epicgames.com epicboy.flipcode.com
mcgrew (#43):
But I'm not buying 2k or XP, I've had it with Microsoft's lies. Apologies to bago, but that's how I feel.

Comparing 3.1 or Win9X to Win2K is apples and oranges.  Win2K is built on the NT kernel.  Stability first above all else.  Trust me, it's very nice.
#45 by "shaithis"
2001-06-17 00:20:42
chrisb@gamespy.com http://www.gamespy.com
The only instability issues I've ever had with Win2K are video card weirdness - and that's because I'm using a dual monitor setup. AGP GeForce and PCI TNT2... and the drivers aren't particularly fantastic.

crash -

I think probably I'm just too selfish for MMO games. I spend most of my time wanting to smack the other people playing them. I'd rather the entire world was populated with really incredibly coded NPCs. =)

-shai
#46 by "deadlock"
2001-06-17 00:41:30
deadlock@eircom.net
#44 "Warren Marshall"
Win2K is built on the NT kernel. Stability first above all else. Trust me, it's very nice.

I concur. I've been using Win2k for months now and find it brilliant - rarely crashes and is compatible with a huge amount of Win9x software; most stuff released these days is probably Win2k compatible as well.

It's fucking great for games as well...

deadlock
#47 by "Darkseid-D!"
2001-06-17 01:00:59
Darkseid@captured.com www.sluggy.com
2k rox :P

Xp is very nice, bar that activation issue...

comparing it to linux .. yeah sure, like you cant FORK and crash linux, or even have a decent GUI, or perhaps have to continually keep checking for new kernels and security patches. Obviously a superior OS *roll eyes*

next youll be telling me MacOs X is superior because its based on BSD.... (its not, it crashes like a whore) Ooh look its desktop is actually a rendered PDF file, way to suck what little cpu power you had.

Ds
#48 by "Martin"
2001-06-17 01:03:49
martin@theplace.nu http://martin.theplace.nu
FWIW, I agree with #45 and #46; W2k only crashed when I messed around with the latest unofficial Detonator betas with a dual monitor setup. Nowadays it never crashes as I'm running a Matrox G450 DH. No DirectX in W2k but great picture quality and my PSU doesn't croak on it... 8)
#49 by "EvilivE"
2001-06-17 03:42:36
I'll tell you how Legend screwed up WOT, Warren.  You guys didn't include any naked chicks.  A very bad draw-back IMO.  :P
#50 by "Senor Barborito"
2001-06-17 05:20:17
Personal experience?  

OpenBSD, Solaris (as of 3 years ago), FreeBSD, IRIX(3 years ago), Slackware GNU/Linux, Win2K, Debian/Redhat/Mandrake GNU/Linux <huge gap here> WinME, Win98SE, Win95.  That's greatest to least frequency of crashes for OSes I've used for significant periods of time (more than two months cumulative continuous) on multiple machines (also takes into account responses to '$ uptime' for judging purposes)  on the Solaris/IRIX boxes.  That also perfectly matches what you'd expect, too.  If anyone wants to try and place BeOS/HP-UX within that lineup, be my guest.  IBM's mainframe shit would beat out any of the above, but that's pretty obvious.  OpenBSD sans Xfree86 I've been using for a year and a half and every downtime has been directly due to me rebooting or unplugging with my foot *cough*.  I managed to make Solaris crash once, twice if you count in 'your code sucks' crashes, in two years time. FreeBSD crashed twice over two months using Xfree86 3.x., Slackware once in three months time (again X) but given uptimes for various FreeBSD systems I've used, I'd have to say my FreeBSD experiences are anomalous.

--SB
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