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gd273
12-31-2004, 06:36 AM
Just wanted to say thanks luckyboy. I went through your optimization tutorial at airwarfare.com as best i could [about 80%]and it improved pf by about 300% for me.

Hell it took about 3 hours, about a half gallon of wine and at least half a pack of cigarettes...at the end i was cut, smoked out, tired as stink and cold as hell [i live in northern canada] but it was worth it for sure!

cheers m8!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

gd273
12-31-2004, 06:36 AM
Just wanted to say thanks luckyboy. I went through your optimization tutorial at airwarfare.com as best i could [about 80%]and it improved pf by about 300% for me.

Hell it took about 3 hours, about a half gallon of wine and at least half a pack of cigarettes...at the end i was cut, smoked out, tired as stink and cold as hell [i live in northern canada] but it was worth it for sure!

cheers m8!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

-HH-Quazi
01-01-2005, 05:31 AM
Yeah. Kudos to the LB Guide on Airwarfare. It's the first thing I'd do if I were new to the community and having problems. Then if you are still having trouble after going through and implementing what the guide suggest, then this is the place to get the rest of the answers. This is the best community help forum for any game I have ever seen. Thanks LuckyBoy. U da MAN!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

LuckyBoy1
01-01-2005, 07:27 PM
Yes, I've found generous amounts of alcohol increases my understanding of computers as well! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Thanks for the compliment! It makes me feel good that writing the Guide has helped others. The truth is, you really need to first thank yourself for not being lazy and doing the things that you needed to do that not only make this game run better, but make your PC run faster and more secure. Then you need to thank steve v, B16ENK, Weatherman, Coastie, ASM1 and so many others who have helped me over time and who's ideas constitute the bulk of the information in the guide. In fact, there is not an original Luckyboy idea in the entire guide except for my psychotic rantings on heating and power issues. Then you need to thank Eurosnoopy for hosting the guide at www.airwarfare.com (http://www.airwarfare.com)

I'm working on a new edition of the guide, but am held up right now because my gaming computer is on the blink! Maybe ABIT will get it right with the third motherboard they send me... who knows! I've even considered renaming the Guide so as not to turn off some people who possibly might benefit from it. After all, when I'm playing online I like to think I won or lost a battle due to virtual piloting skills and not some "insider knowedge" about how to get the game to run better than the next bloke! Still, in the end, I've decided so far to keep it named Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users. I know that when it comes to computers, I'm a complete user and need all the help I can get. The way I finger it, if you can't get passed the name of the Guide, you're probably too tied up in your particular belief system to do what actually works. The Guide is not based on a particular belief system or fanboy beliefs in ATI vs. nVidia or AMD vs. Intel or any other sort of nonsense like that. The Guide is based on what works... not just for me and my particular box, but for most others.

I was just another fat, old man who wasn't into video games in general and used his computer mostly for business purposes before I found this game. I threw in the disc and loaded the game and it ran poorly. It took many frustrating trips to this forum before I got a good handle on what it would take to get the game to run well. The responses I'd get in this forum were sometinmes cryptic and almost always confusing. I've never forgotten how hard it was on the learning curve and felt at first that we "shouldn't" have to go through all these hoops to get the game to run. Then steve v said something that really made me mad at the time. His position was that everyone should know personal computers as a "basic life skill". At the time I responded by telling him he was some kind of geek in love with computers for the sake of computers and that he should lay off the glass pipe! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Over time, you really don't appreciate the wisdom of his statement until you see some guy buy a much "better" computer than yours and then you play with it for a bit and discover that your PC runs better than his! Then you also realize your PC is at less risk of virus's and spyware. Then you realize that now you have the basic understanding that it takes (with the help of this forum) to build a computer cheaper and better than anything being sold by the major PC manufacturers and much cheaper than the custom gaming computers being built. Then you try and expose your friend with the much more capable computer to these ideas and he has no ears for it! When all these ideas finally impacted me I was left with a feeling of deep regret in what I had said. I fact, I believe my seemingly ungratefull attitude probably led at least in part to Hunter82 leaving (for the most part) this forum. Time and further perspective have led me to feel not as bad about it as when it first hit me how much this forum had opened my eyes to an entirely new world in computing. As a result I try to help those who come in here angry and blasting the game and spouting nonsense. I can't help that maybe they won't listen. I can however, control whether or not I try to help them.

Maple_Tiger
01-01-2005, 08:57 PM
My God that was deep.

Any way, thank you, Mark, for the time you spent on the guid and who ever els has contributed. Many of us appreciate it.

Hope to see you up and running soon!