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F***ing Fear SP demo locked?

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August 9, 2005 3:12:37 AM

WTF!!! The single player demo says its locked until 26/7/05t, yet it installed on my slower system and starts up without saying anything(9800 Pro, Xp2000, 768mb PC2100). I wanna see it run on my good system(6800 GT, A64 3200 OCed to 2.4 1:1, 2gb PC4000), i've downloaded it from file planet and 3dgamers and both times its f***ing locked until such and such date. This is really dumb and pisses me off severely. Any ideas?

Asus A8V Deluxe(rev. 2.00) / A64 3200 (winchester) / 1024mb OCZ DDR500 (2.5-3-3-8) / BFG 6800GT@stock / Baracuda 120GB / Lian-Li PC-65 / Syncmaster 700NF / OCZ Power Stream 520<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Captain_insano on 08/08/05 11:31 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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August 9, 2005 3:32:44 AM

I figured it out, thx. It was really dumb, my windows clock for some reason, who knows why with microsoft, decided it wanted the month to be january instead of august, lol. I changed it and it works now. thx for the help.

Asus A8V Deluxe(rev. 2.00) / A64 3200 (winchester) / 1024mb OCZ DDR500 (2.5-3-3-8) / BFG 6800GT@stock / Baracuda 120GB / Lian-Li PC-65 / Syncmaster 700NF / OCZ Power Stream 520
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August 9, 2005 1:19:03 PM

I noticed that my windows clock is always getting messed up.. yet my BIOS clock is stable..

But then, it turns out that it was set to pacific time and it'd sync every couple days and change on me. :) 
August 10, 2005 9:45:46 AM

Whats this game like? I've moved to the UK and had to leave my PC behind. This is the one game I wanted to see before I left but never got the chance.

Is it as good as the videos?

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August 10, 2005 12:15:58 PM

Hard to tell from just the demo.

The demo has solid game play, graphics are really good, as are the environmental sounds and music. Good creepy effects.

An important aspect of this shooter is supposedly the storyline itself. That cannot be determined from the demo. If the story is decent, then this is a must have. If it has a good story with some unexpected turning points in the plot, then FEAR will be up for the game of the year award (certainly FPS of the year). At the minimum it will deliver what Doom3 was supposed to be like.


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August 12, 2005 12:56:09 PM

Story line aside, its just plain old fun. I have not had this much fun in a single player game since HL2 FIRST came out. I'd say HL2's major flaw was its AI. The AI in HL2 is pretty crappy if you ask me, and not very agressive either, although there are plenty of mods to fix that. Anyway, what really makes this game fun to play(from the few seconds of the demo, shortest demo i've ever played) is the way fights take place, they are very intense, not only speed wise but the damage that takes place, you can literally blow chunks out of walls, anything metal sparks when hit even the steel plated body armor they wear, blood splattering, limbs flying to a fro. The sparks all have individual physics, so they bounce off the ground and objects, particle affects are good too. Its just a much more intense atmosphere than HL2 or D3 had. I really liked it. It takes a beast of a system to run though, i have a 6800GT, A64 3200 OC to 2.4 1:1, 2gb or OCZ PC4000 and i can only run it at 1024x768 with all high no aa and 4x aniso(which is what it auto detects). Kinda sucks casue i have 19" LCD, so it takes away a bit of image quality, but for some reason its MUCH less noticeable in F.E.A.R. and other games like BF2.

Asus A8V Deluxe(rev. 2.00) / A64 3200 (winchester) / 1024mb OCZ DDR500 (2.5-3-3-8) / BFG 6800GT@stock / Baracuda 120GB / Lian-Li PC-65 / Syncmaster 700NF / OCZ Power Stream 520
August 12, 2005 1:35:34 PM

I have the same memory (2gb), an AMD3800+ and a 6800GT PCI-exp, and the demo runs perfectly on 1280x960 with all settings maxed, i left the aa and af at detection value (cant remember what they were).

I wonder what is the major diff then. What is the L2 cash on your AMD? The 3800 is running at 2.4 (regular clockspeed). Or is PCI-exp really that much better?


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