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February 15, 2003 12:32:00 PM

How many of you guys are playing this? I play it daily it rocks. I'm not that good at it but it's fun. The graphics are decent and it's Free. Get it here: <A HREF="http://www.americasarmy.com/downloads.php" target="_new">http://www.americasarmy.com/downloads.php&lt;/A>

Here's the website <A HREF="http://www.americasarmy.com/" target="_new">http://www.americasarmy.com/&lt;/A>

The Men Behind the GUNS!

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February 15, 2003 6:12:40 PM

Spyware Included!!!Be Careful My Friend, its not as free as you think.




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February 15, 2003 7:29:02 PM

Hey, I play this game on a regular basis as well. I'm a poor college student, so I can't afford to buy the latest games like CS (and I don't use/download warez), so I play this free game.
It's pretty good, actually, better than some of the games that cost $25 or more.

What handle do you play under and what server are you usally on?? I play under the same name, sTiCk_E_mOuSe, and usally play in the HomeLAN west servers. Maybe we catch each other in a game sometime...

Disregard my previous post.
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February 20, 2003 10:52:57 PM

Oh no, now not only does Kazaa, but the US Gov can now see what porn sites I visit and $hit I download... ::shrugs shoulders::
February 21, 2003 4:35:43 AM

i can hardly believe you cant afford counter strike. you can get half life for 15 bucks, then you just need to download the cs addon.
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February 21, 2003 1:26:46 PM

BTW, counterstrike 1.6 useing steam is FREE, atleast right now...

For the love of God, and all thats holy...
February 21, 2003 3:40:01 PM

i thought it wasnt even out yet.

my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
February 21, 2003 9:32:04 PM

lol, if only you knew how much i spend on tuition, apartment, bills, etc.

$15 + $5 shipping = $20!!
OMG!! $20!!! That's enough to buy food for two weeks!

Hmmmm...food or game....food or game ............=)

Disregard my previous post.
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February 21, 2003 9:35:29 PM

hmmm...maybe i'll wait 'till it becomes $10 with free shipping, heh.

Disregard my previous post.
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February 21, 2003 11:50:58 PM

i bought a copy when it was 10 bucks, and a word of advice, its the same shipping cost for up to 3 games, so you can get a freind who wants to buy a game from them too and you can split the shipping.

my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
February 22, 2003 1:44:40 PM

steam is still in beta but you can download it from a number of sites and it doesnt require an installation of cs or hl

For the love of God, and all thats holy...
March 26, 2003 6:15:38 PM

ya!

The sound is awsome and the new richochet(sp?) actually works!
The new Tower map is nice too.

Disregard my previous post.
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March 26, 2003 7:08:29 PM

Or for 30$ you can get a complete new life....ROFL

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March 26, 2003 7:25:29 PM

$30!?

Man, I wish I had that much money.

Disregard my previous post.
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May 6, 2003 2:13:18 AM

I've been playing this game too, but I can't figure out how to get my honor up. I shot one of my guys by accident and it dropped to 8 and I can't play any maps now that are official since you need at least 9.

It's a great game though.

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May 6, 2003 2:19:05 AM

Honour is awarded based on a points system. Your score on "official" servers (+ or-) is submitted and your honor gooes up or down. From 8-19 honor points it takes 1000 points to go up a level 20 to 39 you need 2500. To get your honor back go to the "pratice maps" and play until you can get to 9.

The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. <A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/index.php?act=ST&f=41&t=32..." target="_new"><b>MY SYSTEM</b></A>
May 6, 2003 5:22:01 AM

That's the thing. I got bumped down to 7 since the only practice board is in the dark and I suck. It seems awful hard to get 1000 points to get another honor point vs losing points for accidently hitting your own people.

I love the bridge level and want to play on an official server again.

<font color=green>Everyone should be like the Dutch. They're perfect.</font color=green>
May 6, 2003 7:25:51 AM

HL is 9.99 at Walmart NO shipping and then the free CS update.....Cant afford it??? ....wow

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May 6, 2003 9:26:09 AM

Create a new account and redo the basic training then you'll be back online.I mostly play the Pipeline Map. Here's a big tip (it took me a while to figure this out at first): Enemies don't have helmets or backpacks on. That should make it easier for ya to identify friendlies.

The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. <A HREF="http://forums.btvillarin.com/index.php?act=ST&f=41&t=32..." target="_new"><b>MY SYSTEM</b></A>
May 15, 2003 7:52:58 AM

I've gotten a much better handle of the game. Honor is 15 now and my username is dhlucke if you ever see me on there. I'm pretty much always on the bridge level at official servers.

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May 15, 2003 8:39:13 AM

do you have to be american to play? im canadian

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May 15, 2003 11:54:17 PM

NO NO CANADIANS CANT PLAY!!!!!!!!!

NNNNNNOOOOOOO!!! THATS A PARADOX.



LOL @ PHIAL

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May 16, 2003 2:53:11 AM

Couple of tricks...when playing the dark map, change all of your video options to full...meening, change gamma, contrast and such to the far right...you can then see clearly in the dark and don't need your nightvision...
From 0-10, you need 1000 honor points, from 20-30, 2000, from 30-40, 3000...and so on. Friendlies have a backpack and are wearing camouflage...enemies have a standard dark green (only) uniform...and are usually shooting at you! hehe...I'm Furious_L on the servers...I'm up to 21 (almost 22) honor!

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May 16, 2003 8:18:24 AM

Okay...what about some tips to qualify for sniper. I keep getting 35 and it's just pissing me off now :( 

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May 16, 2003 9:29:19 AM

Quote:
NO NO CANADIANS CANT PLAY!!!!!!!!!

NNNNNNOOOOOOO!!! THATS A PARADOX.

HAAHA ..... rofl... man\

well isnt it supposed ot be a recuitment tool for the US Army ? sinse im not a US citizen i figured it would be pointless for them to allow me to play sinse they cant ask me to join the military :p 

hehe..

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May 17, 2003 5:49:37 PM

NO WE WILL NOT LET DEM CANADIANS PLAY DA GAME!!!!

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May 18, 2003 8:46:29 AM

Cool, maybe I'll check it out now since it's $10 bucks at my local Walmart.

Disregard my previous post.
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May 18, 2003 8:55:04 AM

Of course you can play.
What username do you play under?

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May 18, 2003 8:55:36 AM

I love the bridge map too, I play it almost exclusively. Maybe I'll see you online.

I think you need like a 36 or 37 out of 40 to qualify for sniper. It's been getting really hard with each newer version releasd. If you can get a copy of a 1.0 or 1.1 version, it should be real easy.
Pointers:
-time your shots to your breathing
-shoot either at end of exhale, or end of inhale
-i find the the M16 tends to coil upward and to the right...so just aim slightly down to left (target's right armpit)
-if you can't get it, forget it....203 is the only way to go anyways =)


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May 18, 2003 8:57:39 AM

What version are you guys playing lately? 1.7?

I'm still using 1.6 because I hear 1.7 has lots of bugs, even more than 1.6. Like you cannot pick up your team's wepon. What do you think of it?

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May 18, 2003 8:57:48 AM

What version are you guys playing lately? 1.7?

I'm still using 1.6 because I hear 1.7 has lots of bugs, even more than 1.6. Like you cannot pick up your team's weapon. What do you think of it?

Disregard my previous post.
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May 18, 2003 2:46:54 PM

Upgrade to version 1.7 man. Especially if you like the Bridge map. There's a new bridge map in 1.7. It's true you can't pick up friendly weapons in 1.7 because of a bug but...it does make it more realistic somewhat.

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May 19, 2003 2:00:17 AM

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by steven21 on 05/21/03 04:09 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 19, 2003 2:01:06 AM

How do i use the sniper rifles in the game, I've Compleated the 2 Advanced Marksmanship Training Courses, but can't figure out how to use them in an actual game, like the Insurgent Camp map. It Says unavilable in the Class or weapon select Screen.
May 21, 2003 8:12:55 PM

So nobodys going to tell me how to use sniper rifles in the game? Either no one knows or they dont want to tell me.
May 22, 2003 11:42:38 PM

Sticke mouse is a moron, ive got 8 cd keys for counter strike

roflmao, and i got them all at internet cafe's in toronto.
and they all work lmao

cant aford cs [-peep-].
May 24, 2003 12:17:10 AM

Yes, just because I don't use/steal/download illegal software/keys, I am a moron.
What a concept! You must be a genius with an IQ of 180!

Fact of the matter is this, I'm a college student studying to be a software developer/programmer. So I know how it feels to have my own products get used illegally after I've working on it for so hard and for so long. Thus, I appreciate and respect other companies' products and will not use them illegally.
You obviously don't know anything about anything. Then again, that's typical of 8-year olds.

Disregard my previous post.
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May 24, 2003 12:20:24 AM

Some maps don't allow you to use the sniper rifle. I'm not sure whether or not the Insurgent Camp does. Also, if the map is not filled by players, like if there is only 5 vs 5, the sniper rifle and m203 won't be available. Only the basic weapons are usable when there isn't a lot of people playing.

Disregard my previous post.
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May 24, 2003 8:14:25 PM

Sweet! You must be a fast learner. I've haven't been playing for a while so I've been stuck on 24 for like the past month.
Have you gotten the sniper yet?
Which bridge map do you usually play on? The original Bridge map or the Bridge SE map?

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May 24, 2003 9:26:52 PM

I keep getting 35 so I still don't have the sniper badge. I'm too ticked off to try again for a while :) 

I'm pretty much always on the original bridge map. I just pick squad leader, call out e's and play a mean d from the north hill. Very fun game to just chill with. When I'm not caring too much about points I'll go A. It's tough to get a good team together for a though.

<b>Is Nvidia cheating?</b>

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May 27, 2003 7:30:57 PM

LOL! Yeah, I remember running version 1.5 and trying to qualify for sniper. I must've tried 50 times, at least! I got so ticked off I downloaded an older version 1.1 or 1.2 from <A HREF="http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=army_download" target="_new">Nvidia</A>. One try on the older version and I got a perfect 40/40 =). I just uploaded my profile and reinstalled the latest version - voila, sniper rifle!!! =)

You're right about assult in the bridge map. But even though it's hard to find a good team, I like being in assult.

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May 28, 2003 6:44:25 PM

No, I didn't notice anything about brighter targets. It just seemed way easier to hit the targets. My guess is that people in the earlier versions were qualifying for sniper so easily that the DEVs tweaked the game with each new release.

Oh,some more tips:
-In the game control settings, set the mouse movement/sensitivity to 1.
-Only use ONE bullet per target - always. If you miss a target, just let it go, don't waste ammo.

Disregard my previous post.
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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by sTiCk_E_mOuSe on 05/28/03 11:52 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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