Yes, I like video games. I really like videogames. They are probably ine of my favorite things. There are so many franchises which I can sit and play for hours. Some of my fondest memories come from video games. My dad and I playing Final Fantasy X, my mom grinding the Sly Cooper games with me on the weekends, the hours I poured into Tomb Raider and Uncharted. All of these are fun times that that conjure happy thoughts.
This being said, I do not consider myself a gamer. I do not regularly binge games just for the heck of it. I don't flip out when I hear about a game being released (Except four years ago when Sly 4 was announced,) and I don't feel like video games are a significant part of my life.
I do not sit in front of a computer screen to see strategies on how to beat games and I have only watched E3 once... And decided never to watch it again.
When fifty year old men wear LoZ or Fallout t-shirts, I shudder, wondering if a man who is supposed to be in the world of business for about twenty years still plays video games as aggressively as a college student.
I love video games, I wouldn't be here if I didn't love StarFox, but I do not consider myself a gamer. Anyone else feel this way.
Okay, this is genuinly starting to p**s me off.
Ever since I've had my brother reformat and redo my computer about a month ago to get rid of that virus, I've been more or less unable to play TF2, or
Garry's Mod for that matter as well. Why? Every time I load into the game and join a server, it gets to the end of Retrieving Server Info, then just crashes
out directly, and says 'You are out of memory', even though I have 3 whole GB of RAM in computer, plus an extra 4 GB Page File on my internal hard drive. This has been doing this every time I've tried to play TF2 since the revival of my computer, and it's really making me frustrated. I have no idea
if any of any of you are expert problem solvers on problems with the Source Engine, but I just know that the Valve support team will refuse to talk to me
(I asked their help a multiple times a few months ago, they never ever replied back), and I'm also aware that some other Steam users are having the same problem as me, and no one knows why. I don't see how I can be running out of memory because like I said, I have 3 GB (2x1.5GB) of memory in my computer, plus an extra 4GB allocated as page file memory on my hard drive. Here's a brief rundown on what happens.
- I load the game, it gets to the main menu, loads up the music, freezes for two or three seconds, then unfreezes.
- I join a server (Or create a listen server of my own in case I'm training with bots). It gets to Retrieving Server Info, then just crashes out with the error message after a while. No matter what map or server it is that the game's trying to load up, it always crashes at Retrieving Server Info.
Last night, I experimented with the -debug and -dev switches while having the RAM usage monitor in the Task Manager focused. I managed to get TF2 to load up into a map once (pl_goldrush), but the game was using over 2GB of my memory, that's nearly THREE TIMES as much as it usually needs. The usual amount of RAM the game used to use was around 750MB of RAM to 1.2GB, if I was playing in a server with around 20 players.
I've also tried resetting all my video settings back to default using various switches such as mat_forceejecute, mat_forcehardwaresync and mat_dxlevel.
I've also uninstalled and redownloaded TF2. Still no dice.
Also, when the game loads up into the main menu, it's already using 350MB. Before my computer was redone, it used to use only around 100MB.
My external hard drive on which all my stuff and Steam games, etc is completely defragged, CCleaned and free of viruses, so I'm rather perplexed at why this is doing it for me and the people I've seen on the Steam forums who have my problem. And I don't expect the Valve or TF2 Staff to help out at any moment if they never replied back to my questions a long time ago. Any of you have any suggestions on what's happening?
So, figured should post this here until Micro$oft fixes WMM and I can upload my next project. Also telling personally each person about it is a bit tiring.
(And I need to get my post count up anyway. )
As you know, I'm a Garry's Mod animator (in-training, but still decently skilled). I make often animations with the thing and available tools/models/etc. It's quite some effort to do it, but a fun mess that at least for me gives that 'you-did-a-something' feel.
Two of my current animations posted are somewhat SF-related, but since it's more GMod related, I figured should post by here. Well, I guess. Anyway, TAKE THAT!:
As it may or may not be common sense of those who know me on Steam, I also am (more) prone to do Garry's Mod scenes. Have some recent/featured ones below:
Many more are on my Steam. However, it'd hit and barge through the image limit up to eleven... thousand.
May post more randomly.
(Edited post to link to Steam for those who didn't figure out about the little icon in my signature.)
This kinda serves as both a self introduction to the community and a way for me to share what I do with you all. I am Sky Soldier, and I've just begun my journy into the world of video game reviews on YouTube. The first video I completed not too long ago is about Star Fox and was a passion project.
So what? You might ask... Well, this gives you a pretty good idea of who I am--I love games and I love Star Fox. I'd love for you all to join me on my journey by giving me your viewership as I continue to work on more videos and share them with you.
You can check me out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SkySoldierShow and subscribe to get notified when the next video is uploaded.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
in my first topic thread which is called "Strategic thinking within the starfox games."
The Judgemeanie commented about starfox games having RPG elements.
So I was inspired to write this topic to see what you guys might think about it.
What if you guys had the opportunity to make your own character within the starfox games. But not just any character. A Human character. And as your play you have to attend the Cornerian military academy. As you upgrade and become and expert in flying, your missions involve flight and ground missions as Fox McCloud's partner.
After all we have been playing as fox for a long time so I thought it would be cool to just fight along side him for a change.
What do you guys think