| 17:48:44 2 September 2018
Veteran of the Psychic Wars
On forum: 05/12/2007
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Shadow of Chernobyl on a Laptop ( 1.0006 )|
Well...here it is September and I never got back to my Laptop Game yet.
Here's why: ( talking about the Call of Chernobyl Mod - 1.4.22 version )
I enjoyed my Monolith Game so much ( getting in character and patrolling the northern stretches of the Zone ) that I realized what I liked to see was doing the start and finding the armors, weapons and supplies I desired. It wasn't necessarily about going to every level and doing suicide missions into areas far from home, far from weapon and armor repair and far from adequate supplies to maintain a campaign of territory expansion.
It was just the simple things. Find the three levels of toolkits. Find the best artifacts. Find the best armors. Get the weapons I favored. For that reason I ended up playing shorter Games with the focus on how it was to be the Faction that I was playing and to enjoy the beginning. Living the life of a Faction member...not assuming some character and rushing through the well known start-to-finish tasks.
My current progress is...
Call of Chernobyl 1.4.22: ( all days are in Game Time not real time )
- Loner Game: 90 days
- Monolith Game: 60 days
- Bandit Game: 50 days
- Clear Sky Game: ( currently at 33 days )
Truly the most fun I've had so far, is for the first time assuming the roles of the members of other Factions. My 1.2 & 1.3 Games were all about the Loners. I've really, really enjoyed the Monolith & Bandit Games the most. If you haven't tried other factions than your favorite, I highly recommend trying some more if not all. CoC is the best.
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It's funny how just my short time on the Laptop for a few months, I had already gotten used to the feel and key assignment of the laptop keyboard so much so that when I returned to my Desktop PC, I had to re-adjust my mindset. Since both used a Mouse, no problem there. Funny as I'm writing this now, my SoC Game stopped in Yantar, and my CoC Game as of last night was in Yantar.
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| 13:21:01 9 April 2018
On forum: 09/22/2007
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There are at least 2 versions of that labtop. I know of a 1A version and a 2A version with different specs (CPU, RAM and HDD) and then those models are also different depending on the market they are meant for. As far as I remember, my model as version 2A (which is a little newer) comes with a DVD-Combi drive so no Blu-ray support. |
Original specs for my Asus G73JH version 1A:
Win7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: i7-720QM (1.6-2.8Ghz)
GPU: Ati Mobility Radeon HD 5870
RAM: 6GB DDR3-1066
Storage: 500GB Seagate Hybrid HDD
Optical drive: Blu-ray ROM (Read Blue-Ray, Read/Write DVD)
Screen: 17" 1920*1080
I have upgraded to Win10 Pro 64-bit
Installed a second 500 GB HDD (from WD)
I already had a Blu-ray drive (Blu-ray ROM/DVD Burner) in my PC (back then everyone talked about Blu-ray being the next black so I bought one to be future proof. Cost only a little more than a DVD burner), reason it is in the labtop is it had one. I only buy movies on Blu-ray if the price is the same or lower than DVD. I have about 120 movies, about 20% are Blu-ray. Reason I go for Blu-ray (when price is same or lower) is they take up less space in my cabinet and they are way less likely to get scratched.
Unfortunately Microsoft does not support Blu-ray (think the excuse was something about royalties and codecs) so after trying out some freeware software which only gave me problems I ended up buying Corel WinDVD Pro which have worked flawlessly except for a minor hickup (fixed with a patch) when I upgraded to Win10 Pro.
Well, I could just get a Home Entertainment Center with Blu-ray support or build a HTPC but then my labtop would just sit there collecting dust as a backup for my PC.
Until I moved back in 2016 I had very little space so I watched my movies on my PC monitor. Reason I have a TV now is simply for watching my movies. My apartment is up under the roof in an old former station building so it's a bit difficult to furnish. I'm hoping some day to get an apartment in an apartment building so I can get a better sound system.
Have had a bad economy for many years as I got problems with my back in 1993 leading to me living on various forms of public support while fighting for getting accepted for Flexicurity. This I got in 2003 and finally landed a job under Flexicurity in 2007. In February 2017 I got a blood clot in my brain, I did return to my place of work but in December I had to go on sick leave caused by a mix of stress and the damage in my brain caused by the blood clot. According to my doc he thinkgs the it is the cognitive area of the brain that got most damaged. I had some problems with my eye sight in the first 3-4 weeks but fortunately that healed so I may still drive a car. Currently on sick leave I can just make ends meet. Luckily I have a little money in the bank.
Enough whining for now.
Yeah, RealLife™ has a way of getting in between.
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All running at stock speeds.
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