Archive for the ‘pc games’ Category

[Fixed] FTL – Blank Maps & Invisible Ships Problem

Update: fixed! The recently-released FTL by Subset Games has a problem with the 12.8 AMD Catalyst Drivers, whereby the jump map and enemy ships are not rendered See below) due to an issue with edge detection in anti-aliasing. The fix is to create a custom profile for FTLGame.exe in the Catalyst Control Center to over-ride […]

TF2 Connection Problems Persist

Team Fortress 2 has recently gone free to play, which I am guessing has resulted in a big spike in players (it is currently the most played game on Steam, with a peak of nearly 100 000 players today – no doubt it was busier at the weekend). As a result, my old post on […]

Solo Runs In Alien Swarm (Optionally With Bots)

Alien Swarm is still a fun game, and after a quick session this evening I felt like giving a solo run a try. Problem is, if you go to “Play online” and try to start by yourself the game complains that “This mission requires at least two players playing”. Fortunately, the developers were kind enough […]

Display Hit Damage Plugin For Counter-Strike Source

I’ve been getting a Counter-Strike Source server up and running for giggles, and one thing I’ve been enjoying is when damage on hitting someone is shown. Long story short, Google comes up short on searching for this (there’s a couple of commands in the old AMX Mod X apparently, for CS 1.6). However, exvel has […]

Playing The Steam Version of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

As someone who still has the original floppies for Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (or IJatFoA, it’s easier that way), I thought I’d give the Steam version a whirl. I picked it up (along with The Last Crusade) probably when it was on sale as part of a bundle. My initial thoughts are: […]

My Short APB Review

(Note: I also posted this over on Slashdot on the story about the fact that APB is to use in-game advertisements) Having played the beta, my short review of APB is: “drive here, shoot stuff, repeat”. Oops! Seems like I broke the embargo on reviews which was initially set at 10 freakin’ days after release! […]

Little Rocket Man / Get Some Grub

A6BQXSMBXD9S [for Technorati, please ignore] If, like me, you are looking to round off your Half Life 2 Episode 2 achievements, you’ll want to have a look at the following two guides: Get Some Grub Not tricky, just time consuming. Have a look at Nibbles’ guide on GameFAQs (link), which painstakingly walks you through all […]

HOWTO: Highlighting Kill Weapons In Battlefield 2142

I’ve been playing a little Battlefield 2142 recently. Because I notice little things, I missed the weapon highlighting that I was used to in Battlefield 2. In trying to rectify this, I found that it’s actually quite tricky to find out how to do this. Most searches include posts about the BF2 version, with 2142 […]

Left 4 Dead 2

So it’s official, Valve have announced Left 4 Dead 2;. I’m excited.  I won’t be participating in any boycott, as I’ve gotten a lot of value from the current iteration (as you can see). Honestly, this sense of entitlement is mind-boggling. I understand that some are frustrated that it took so long for Dead Air […]

Team Fortress 2 Pyro Update

To go along with the Medic update released a while back, Valve are now releasing the Pyro version. Not only is the release time shockingly soon after the medic update, they seem to have learned from that, and changed a few things. Firstly though, the other stuff. This update also includes 2 new maps, cp_fastlane […]