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McBain
29-06-05, 01:55 PM
I can confirm there will be some small prizes at Lanarchy 20 and so we will need some organised competitions. I say small because unfortunately we don't have a sponsor, so we have to fund them ourselves. If we get a few more sign up, we can afford a few more prizes. At present they are things like fan grills, CS key rings, RAM heatsinks and other little things. Hopefully everyone can come away with something :) For the overall winner, there will be a Gift Voucher :thumbs:

There will be 3 competitions in all, 2 team based and 1 individual -

Counter Strike Source

Teams of 4 will choose a home map and play through a knockout competition (hopefully double elimination) to decide who is the best. Each time you face an opponent, you play best of 12 as CT's on your home map and then best of 12 as T's on your opponents home map.

Unreal Tournament

A free for all death match over 30 minutes on a chosen standard map. If anyone has suggestions for the map, please let us know in advance on this forum. Suggestions/complaints on the day are too late.

Battlefield 2

A series of games will be played across the different standard maps (to be announced in advance - as above, place suggestions now). Squads of four will be formed and then different squads will be put together each time to make one big match for everyone to play in. Winning sides are awarded points, gold, silver and bronze medalists get points. Over a series of matches, people build up their own individual points. The better squads should help their teams get more victories and therefor score better.

Lestat
29-06-05, 02:06 PM
Sounds ace mate now who wants to form a CS squad with me :)

Crippler, Skav, Mcbain and me :D

McBain
29-06-05, 02:18 PM
I'm game mate. Typically CoF have always sucked in our own competitions, but we could form a couple of [LNY] teams for CSS that might have a half decent chance. :) Of course Skav hasn't signed up yet, but Mincemeat has?

Lestat
29-06-05, 02:21 PM
Long as we keep a leash on his roaming around tactics :)

Sc00by
29-06-05, 04:27 PM
:cry:

HUNTER
29-06-05, 04:50 PM
looks like I may have to pick up HL2 for the event.

SEL better play nice this time

Niax
29-06-05, 04:59 PM
your going to buy HL2

will it happen? REALLY?

HUNTER
29-06-05, 05:02 PM
place bets now 1 month to go until the event, so get you days in now.

Gamith
30-06-05, 05:23 AM
Since I only have the BF2 demo will I be able to play? Not that I have had much of a chance to play it though :-(

TTFN

HUNTER
01-07-05, 05:10 PM
my PC isn't up to running BF2 yet and probably won't until after summer.

Gamith
03-07-05, 02:10 PM
I have the proper BF2 now anyway so everyone can relax :-)

TTFN

McBain
03-07-05, 03:07 PM
Excellent Gamith :thumbs:

You must join us on our server sometime soon :)

Gamith
03-07-05, 03:26 PM
When I can get more than 5 mins without having to do something baby related :-)

The pause button is all well and good in single player but it don't work online ;-(

ttfn

Pandaz
08-07-05, 11:35 AM
how about a hldm 1v1 tourny?

i wont need a prize when i win tho ;D

McBain
08-07-05, 11:46 AM
Sorry, HLDM isn't on the cards :? For our DM thrills we use UT2004 :thumbs:

chuckwood
08-07-05, 11:57 AM
Not to sound like a complete and utter spaz here but what is HLDM? Is it Half life death match?

Pandaz
08-07-05, 11:58 AM
pfff doesnt even compare :)

Not to sound like a complete and utter spaz here but what is HLDM? Is it Half life death match?

jup :)

chuckwood
08-07-05, 12:18 PM
Aha the penny drops!!! I loved to play Sven Co-Op for half life-my favourite Mod ever actually!

Magman
11-07-05, 10:27 AM
Can we have one more competition, one maybe to take place between the other major ones?

The competition would be a Aquamark / 3DMarks05 best computer of Lanarchy 20!!!!!

Yeah, no prices, just the title best computer of Lanarchy 20!
We can use Auamark 3 and or 3DMarks 05 to decide the winner.


Nice!

:D

Pandaz
11-07-05, 11:02 AM
my pc wont run 3dmarks, so i suppose i lose :(

helios
11-07-05, 11:18 AM
Jus cus you wanna take the title - remove your OC, and i'm up for it :lol:

Magman
11-07-05, 11:23 AM
Well, OC or not, as long as the machine is stable. It has to be in the state that one runs games. You can not do something special to your machine just before running the benchmarks.

A lot of BIOS and video card now comes pre-OC. Most people will have a auto-OC in the bios for when the machine needs more juice. Is that OC? in a sence yes.

So I say as long as the way to run the games all trought Lanarchy 20 that's the way the machine should be tested.

Lestat
11-07-05, 11:37 AM
Yeah mine won't run aquamark.

maybe we could have a prize for the chavist PC :)

Magman
11-07-05, 11:53 AM
What would that be? The one with the most lights and least power?

Like a Ford Focus with lights under the frame?

Lestat
11-07-05, 11:57 AM
Mor elike a ford Fusion with neons and a body kit

Magman
11-07-05, 11:59 AM
with alloys also!

Pandaz
11-07-05, 01:54 PM
id win the most chaviest xbox ;D although im rewiring the lights atm

(no website atm so see attachment)

wintermute
11-07-05, 04:27 PM
So I say as long as the way to run the games all trought Lanarchy 20 that's the way the machine should be tested.

So should we penalise people 1000 points on their aquamark score for every time their machine crashes?

Rob

helios
11-07-05, 04:53 PM
LOL, penguin would be outta points by the end o it.

Penguin
11-07-05, 04:57 PM
lol. Well, with your 9800 we shall see what hapens to my score. My 9200se is and was only meant to be a temporary card that "would do" until I could raise the cash to get a good card.

And the crashing was only due to dodgy (new) RAM- that when tested, didnt even past POST :shock:

Magman
11-07-05, 05:52 PM
So should we penalise people 1000 points on their aquamark score for every time their machine crashes?

Humm.. not a bad idea... or maybe if they crash due to there hardware, (not due to a server problem or something like that not related to the machine at all) they should be disqualified.

Yeah....

Magman
11-07-05, 05:54 PM
actualy all this point thing is to make sure that the machine is not only geared to run Aquamarks really really quick and nothing else.

I'll think of an other way of making this little competition work...

Gamith
11-07-05, 07:07 PM
I couldn't even run aquamark on my 64-bit setup :-(

TTFN

McBain
11-07-05, 10:02 PM
Why not, did it give errors?

Gamith
12-07-05, 05:32 AM
As I recall it was a generic 'refuses to run' error, tried re-installing and that failed as well.

I did find a webpage that gave xp64 program compatibility but of course can't find it now. It said that (amongst others) aq doesn't work.
I also found that Daemon tools, my webcan and scanner didn't work - at that point I went back to 32-bit.

TTFN

edit:
Here's the XP64 compatibility guide if anyone wants to know:
http://www.3dvelocity.com/articles/win64compatibility/win64softlist.htm

Mincemeat
12-07-05, 10:13 PM
that reminds me.. I still have to buy BF2!!!

McBain
20-07-05, 04:49 PM
So folk know, we now have 2x

Mincemeat
21-07-05, 12:03 AM
cool. I Have BF2 now!! Will it work at the Lan without an Internet connection?

Gamith
21-07-05, 05:39 AM
Normally you need to set up an account (manage accounts in BF2) for online (ie non-singleplayer) play.

I have one for single player mode (no internet connection required) and one for online play.

I assume that if we have a BF2 server we will need to set up an account on the server before we can play on it.

ttfn

McBain
21-07-05, 08:04 AM
Servers don't need accounts, you will just need your offline account. See the things to remember (http://www.lanarchy.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2098) thread for how to set up an offline account.