I'm planning on building a ~$1000 gaming computer. Give me your best parts list. And no macs.
Question by octopuscabbage | last reply
I am shopping for a gaming/movie editing computer when I stumbled along this computer. It looks nice and sturdy... I would like to know if it is a good gaming/ movie editing pc. If any of you have it, please tell me what is good about it. here is a link http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/voodoo/firebird/1/storefronts/GM339AA%2523ABA?aoid=35252
Question by robots199 | last reply
I need help. I've wanted to make a good 3D game for a long time now, and I don't know what to do next. I've downloaded the latest version of Blender on my computer, but my computer is very laggy, has an inconsiderate graphics card, and I have no idea how I'll be able to play it other than on the blender game engine. I took careful notes, I already have a pretty good idea what I want to make, but the idea is so huge, that I don't think my computer (or any computer) could handle it. I have excellent artistic skills, and I've made a lot of thumbnail drawings, conceptual artwork, and details. But I have absolutely no skills at programming, and I've never made a game before. What should I do now? I'm working on learning how to use blender, but since I just got it today, I might be a couple of decades...If I can't make this game, is there a company that I could sell my plans to in some hope that a game might be made? If I can't make a game, I suppose a good 3D movie would work as well...... But I just don't know yet.
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
Hi guys, i have been playing ace of spades a computer download game. i wasmodding my sniper rifle when i came across this pic. i was wondering if anyone could make this scope in gimp and please make sure the background is transparent for shooting. thanks. heres the pic.
Question by shadow wave rider | last reply
Think students playing games on their laptops during class is bad? What about parliament members playing games during government policy sessions? The parliament of Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas, has decided to ban laptops so that lawmakers will stop playing computer games while the Bhutanese parliament is in session.It is not however true that we were always playing games, said the MP, who is from the governing Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). We need the laptops because that saves us the trouble of having to carry huge amounts of paper and documents.He makes a good point: playing game after game of tic-tac-toe does require a huge amount of paper. What games do you think they were playing?
Topic by joshf | last reply
So, I live in a dorm now with a few other students. We'd like to play a game together on our personal laptops, but we don't know which ones would be good to play. Requirements: 1. No internet access required. 2. 2-16 players or more. Multiplayer-only games are OK, but single player would be nice too. 3. Mainstream games are fine, but if you know of any indie games, that would be even better. 4. It doesn't have to be new. In fact, from 1990-2008 would be just fine. 5. Most of all, it has to be fun to play. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Topic by Tomcat94 | last reply
In the late '50's Popular Electronics magazine (out of print) published an article "building a rudimentary computer" It was called the Challenger. It was a circuit that could play the old parlor game of "21", and utilized a mechanical stepping relay to do the "computing". There was a series of 21 pilot lamps, with a 'player' and 'machine' pushbuttons. The player, and the machine, in turn, could light 1, 2, or 3 lamps, with the object being to avoid lighting the last, or 21st lamp. The machine would invariably win. The secret is that within the number 21 there are five groups of 4, with one left over. Whatever number the player selects, (1, 2, or 3) the machine then selects a number that, when added to the players choice, totals 4. (player 1, mach. 3 / player 2, mach 2/ player 3, mach. 1) It would seem that today's processors and LED's, could handle this task easily. Would you, or someone you know, be interested in designing such a circuit as a project? I built it back then but I'm afraid my knowledge is stuck back in that time and would need instructions remenicient of that era.
Topic by 2Mikado2 | last reply
Here's my situation. I got Call of Duty: Special Editon 3 for the ps2 after playing the Xbox 360 version because I loved the multiplayer mode. But when my ps2 game arrived, it was only playable in single or online. I have close to dial-up internet. I have a Wii, Ps2, DS lite and Computer, So I was thinking about just selling it and buying it again for the wii. But I don't know if it has multiplayer (local). I could also get a newer call of duty. My last option is selling my ps2 and it's 14+ games and buying an Xbox 360. What should I do?
Question by Epeoples | last reply
'Sup. So I have a cheap crappy computer, (even i realize it) and on most games it should work smooth; but it lags. VERY often. But it lags on every game similarly: It would work smooth for about 10 seconds, and then it would be like playing a playstation game on a windows 98. Over and over again. It lags on most the games i have: Battlefield 3, just cause 2, saints row 3, mafia 2, even on gta san andreas. This is very annoying and my parents are alittle stingy on money. H3LP M3 PL34ZE??
Topic by Doc Penguin | last reply
I'm having problems with battlefield 2, whenever I try and Play the game the screen goes black like its going to load, but then it goes back to the desktop. The version of the game is 1.5 AMD Phenom II x2 black edition processor, 3.1ghz nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 2gb DDR2 RAM mother board: asrock A780GMH/128M running Windows 7 Ultimate thanks
Question by T_T_ | last reply
Hey, So for the past few months i have been playing computer games. But before i start any game i disable antivirus guard. And this week i have been playing with it ON. Games are working atleast 6 times faster. (yeah i know my computer is that bad.) İs this possible or is my computer mutant???
Question by Doc Penguin | last reply
Hey Guys have you ever been on your computer and after a while, you get bored, and want to stay on your computer but don't know what to do! Well that's why i'm writing this. this happend to me a couple minutes ago so i came here to ask this: IF YOU HAVE ANY WEB SITES THAT WE CAN VISIT OR KNOW SOMETHING WE CAN DO ON OUR COMPUTERS WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO POST SOMETHING HERE AND TELL EVERYONE. So if its a game , software, a site etc.etc. tell us RICK,
Topic by rickick | last reply
I was just wondering how easy it would be to make your own simple game console to hook up to tvs. dosent have to have 3d graphics but it would be a plus. i just kinda want something to play around with and make my own games for it. price isnt really a problem but even a computer that can run .exes from a cd, and plug into a tv, and posibly even play through a online server with other people. edit: ok i meant like using microcontrolers now. i want to make a gamboy like system and possibly even wireless. i know you can play games using micro comtrolers, but no idea what i would need. anyone with any idea about this please comment. oh, and a lcd screen too, so that would prolly ne a little work, but im up for it
Topic by killmore231 | last reply
I would like it to work on PS3.
Question by DontShoot262 | last reply
If I were to build a gaming PC and put Linux on it (probably Ubuntu or Mint) Could I play decent games on it? such as First person shooters, strategy, and RPGs? I'm hoping for more like main-line games (COD, Halo, Age of Empires, Civilization....), not shady, third party download type games.
Question by dkop1 | last reply
Hello, I have recently been developing this game that I call "DüdleTak". I named it after how you will eventually attack. When you move, the character on the bottom screen will move along with the one on top. You use the stylus on the bottom screen to draw a red line on the top screen. I hope you like my game. Note: You have to have a copy of Petit Computer for 3DS/XL/DSi/XL/2DS to play this game. Game Version: 0.1.1
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Question by miiwii3 | last reply
Well these are the specs of my gaming pc so far: Ram: 2GB ddr2 Graphics card: ATI display adapter (0x954F) Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GH Hard drive: 80 GB Powersupply: 300W Is this type of pc really considered a gaming pc? Please tell me! Thanks!
Question by solarblade90 | last reply
Human VS Computers - an algorithmic competitionScience and technology have been mimicking nature for as long as human beings have been tinkering. Computer scientists have developed neural networks and genetic programming techniques to try to approximate the computational methods of nature. But here's something new:http://fold.itFold it is a game that takes advantage of unique human perspectives in problem solving and also the innate competitive drive to solve the insanely difficult problem of protein folding."Since proteins are part of so many diseases, they can also be part of the cure. Over the summer, we will add new functionality to the game to allow users to design brand new proteins that could help prevent or treat important diseases."-I think this is interesting, have you guy's tried this. I can't wait to see how we (as humans) pan out.BG
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Question by s117 | last reply
I know that its possible to get a ps3 running Linux, turning it into a fully functional computer. And some people say that it will make a good gaming computer, but the hardware doesnt seem to meet the requirements, only 325 mb of RAM when most games require 6gb. Will a ps3 be a good gaming computer running linux, or is it only good for gaming as a console?
Topic by jgdabble
It seems to only shutdown when i play games that require a lot of power like borderlands or SC2. It seems like it is from either an overworked GPU or it using too much memory. its got an AMD athelon x2 64 bit processor, an ATI radeon intigrated graphics card, and is running Windows Vista... and please no linux users telling me its because im running windows... i would rather be running ubuntu but i need more hard drive space. this is really annoying and any help that could be given would be appreciated. Thanks!
Question by Thor007 | last reply
I have Call of Duty 2 (or COD2) for PC. I've had it running fine on my computer before. Then I got a virus and then had to run it again, which is this time. I put it into my disk drive...nothing happened. I went to device manager and it said that my two CD drives were not working properly. I uninstalled them and reinstalled them. I restarted my computer, put it in and nothing happened. When i go "My Computer" it says that the disk drive is empty. I have Windows XP.
Question by lil larry | last reply
This is my game I made for petit computer. It was something I wanted to make for a while. You will need DSIware; "petit computer" to download this game. The black background QRs are for Version 0.5.7. In version 0.5.7, I made a Japanese translation. See on wikia: http://petitcomputer.wikia.com/wiki/Generic_Turn-Based_Game
Topic by nancyjohns | last reply
Young chimpanzee can recall number placement better than people can.http://www.nature.com/news/2007/071203/full/news.2007.317.htmlA particularly cunning seven-year-old chimp named Ayumu has bested university students at a game of memory. He and two other young chimps recalled the placement of numbers flashed onto a computer screen faster and more accurately than humans."It's a very simple fact: chimpanzees are better than us -- at this task," says Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a primatologist at Kyoto University in Japan who led the study.The work doesn't mean that chimps are 'smarter' than humans, but rather they seem to be better at memorizing a snapshot view of their surroundings -- whether that be numbers on a screen or ripe figs dangling from a tree. Humans may have lost this capacity in exchange for gaining the brainpower to understand language and complex symbols, says Matsuzawa.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
I got a quick question. Is there a way to connect a PSP to a computer to share the internet connection? Like establish an adhoc connection or something or do i need a wireless router. Also is there a way to put games onto a psp without using a custom firmware.
Topic by thematthatter | last reply
I go to second hand stores a lot and I always see plenty of the old style video game controllers and TV remotes. I think, "What a waste, there must be some use for these controllers as a USB connected control or remote activation device.
Question by sn3102 | last reply
I am wandering is there anything that you can buy a key-chain looking thing that has multiple buttons on it, where you push them it makes a program-able sound. There are things close to what I'm looking for(www.youtube.com/watch,www.youtube.com/watch) but I want to be able to use my own sound files from a computer.
Question by bmesch2k | last reply
I am a fairly avid scuba diver, I try to dive every other weekend, but I think I want a dive computer. It can calculate my pressure group, weather I do a multilevel dive or use a different nitrox mix. A good dive computer should also tell you your current and max depth, tell you if you are ascending or descending to quickly, include a compass and maybe even show you how much air you have left. It should also be easy to use. I also like Fallout (3 and 4 are the only ones I have played), and the wrist mounted computer that the hero always wears, called the pipboy 3000, looks like it would be the perfect dive computer. Not only could it be a dive computer, but it also may be a watch, or even an mp3 player while above water. Although the knobs, scroll wheel, and "RT" and "LT" buttons make using it seem more complicated, the size of the unit allows for a larger processer, allowing for a similar GUI as that of the "real" pipboy. Such a GUI would be able to display info in Standard English, such as "Set your nitrox % mixture." and letting you use the wheel to set the air mix that you will be using. I guess that having “confirm” and “back” buttons would help as well. The Geiger counter can easily be used as a depth gauge, which works, as the deeper you go, the more dangerous. The dive computer settings could be where the quest, world, radio, etc used to be, and you can have dive info and other things like reminders where your stats would be. The time could be displayed on the upper right side of all screens except the time screen, which shows the month day and time, which would be where your “weapons” usually are. Other time related functions can be used to fill the sub-sections like stopwatch, timer, etc. There could also be a screen that shows your limb conditions that you can switch to, just like anyone you meet in the game who has a pipboy, you see that screen. All this will have to be water resistant to maybe 70 to 100 feet, made of a hard metal, and fit comfortably. If anyone has any ideas on how to make and program this, or know of any job shops that can make and program this please answer. I know someone can do it, I wouldn’t know where to start looking. I probably made this sound much more complex than most likely is. I am basically looking for a diving computer that looks like a pipboy 3000 and is easy to use. I don’t really need an mp3 player. Again, if anyone has any imput on how to build and program it, or if anyone know any jobshops I can send this request to to have this made, please let me know. this is too good of an idea to forget about. Edit: Thanks to all who answered, And I think just the fact that it IS entirely possible is good enough for me, although price is probably the limiting factor. Thanks again.
Question by Fluffy, the Destroyer of Worlds | last reply
Whenever I play 3d PC games (mostly Source engine games), my graphics card crashes if there's to much action onscreen. By this I mean that when it crashes, the game freezes for a second, then the whole screen flashes black, and the screen returns to normal, albeit with the fact that the game is "Not Responding", with a little message at the bottom right corner saying that my graphics card crashed, and that it recovered. It might be attributed to the fact that said computer is a laptop, with a mobile graphics card, but any ideas on how to fix, or at least prevent it from happening more often? Here are some detailed specs of my PC. CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz RAM: 3.8 GB Video Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Question by GearsOfAwesome | last reply
Hey all.i got sort of a problen with my compute i bought a new computer,the problem is that good quality games dont work on it,here's my pc specs *my have a intel core 2 duo processos *2gb ram *500gb hard drive *a gma3100 graphics card *windows xp professional service pack 2. So what do youll think the problem is?graphics card maybe.anyway i install the game,then i open it up,it shows the start menu,i click on the play game,then the hour glass comes next to the pointer and then it just stop and close down but the computer is still on.help me please
Question by Salesh
Hi all... i want to say before i start that i know that this will take a VERY LONG time and a TON of work to do. I've tried it. But... im wonderring if someone could tell me exactly how to make a REAL 3d video game. I know that ill need models... and textures... and audio... and all that crep. But, for me, the .exe is the big part bcuz thatz basically the hardest(ish) part. I have done a little modeling and i can do some texturing although, its not that great. I realize that your gonna say "Get a program to make it like gamemaker" but... i have tried that and it really didnt pleas me. I mean... i want the game to be %100 mine. I want to code it from scratch. I know that this is VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY hard, but i am willing to put the time into it. I have almost every night of the week, and the weekends to work on it for lik 5-12 hours, so i have time. I just need to know how to make the exe and utilize the other game files with it. I know im asking a lot... but i really want 2 do it. It will drive me crazy if i dont. And, if i could... i wanna make it a ps2 game. Please dont reply if you cant/arent going to help me because... well... i just wanna make my game. So PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you in advance. Please feel free to ask any questions about what i want to make. THANKS!
Question by sci4me | last reply
Please share any tips or tricks that you know.
Question by bubbaman22 | last reply
I've been thinking that I need a little upgrade from the desktop computer that I have, by computer standards, its pretty old. All I really want is a gaming computer. I don't need any fancy cases or things of that sort, can anyone recommend a website and/or product?
Question by Fizzxwizz | last reply
BOUNCEBOUNCEBOUNCE [download] BOUNCE is an original 2D platform style game built in Java. The game incorporates game elements like destructible terrain, 3rd person shooting, and puzzles, to provide an experience similar to such games as Mario and Minecraft. You, a lone circle in a world of squares, must make your way through 50 levels to save the galaxy from destruction. Along the way, you'll face laser shooting robots, parkour puzzles, and fire-breathing dragons. More information available at http://www.java-gaming.org/topics/iconified/27023/view.html.
Topic by supercapacitor | last reply
Hey, I'm trying to figure out which computer I should buy. One is an HP Pavilion HPE H8 with an Intel i7 third generation quad core at 3.4Ghz. The other has an AMD FX100 Hex core processor at 3.5Ghz. It sounds like the AMD is the winner, but I just want to be sure. I plan on running games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Saints Row 3, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed World, and about 7 or 8 other smaller games. The computer with the AMD processor has 8GB RAM and the i7 processor has 10GB, both have 1TB sata 7200rpm HDD. Which is faster? Which will run best?
Question by knexpert1700 | last reply
I am a bit of a gamer and I love my xbox 360 but people keep telling me that PC gaming is a million times better. I have bought PC games before and i have a small collection of games from my childhood including worms fortress, thief one and two and Diablo one and two with expansion packs. I have very little income, but I do plan on getting a job soon and saving some money and one of the things I would like to do is build a custom PC so that I can play my games. I dont need the best stuff, just good enough to play old games as I'm not going to pay over $50 for a game. I have never built a PC before and I know very little about hardware, but I have a friend that can help. So does anyone have any ideas on how to cut corners while building this? I would also like to build a case for it so any gaming case ideas will also help. P.S. I'm in South Australia, so I may not have access to some stuff.
Question by Splicer02 | last reply