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helios
06-07-05, 11:27 AM
If anyone requires a rental for L20, please post here.

I'm afraid it will probably first come first served, as there will probably be 2 rental machines at best.


The 1 i have is a P4 2.4GHZ, 512MB RAM (might be 1gb if required), graphics are to be confirmed (Probably a 9600SE)

The Lanarchy 1 - AMD 2500XP, 768Mb Ram and possible a 9800XT for the graphics.


Rental cost -

Sc00by
06-07-05, 11:57 AM
Got any specs on the boxes dude? Cos that will help people decide if they want one or not ;)

chuckwood
06-07-05, 02:53 PM
If anyone requires a rental for L20, please post here.

I'm afraid it will probably first come first served, as there will probably be 2 rental machines at best.


The 1 i have is a P4 2.4GHZ, 512MB RAM (might be 1gb if required), graphics are to be confirmed (Probably a 9600SE)

I will put my hand up straight away-the only problem is games/patches etc. Anyone still play Vanilla BF42? I own HL original and all the additional games blah blah, original UT still, CIV3 and so forth due to my lappy status I havent bothered buying new games! can you guys give me an idea of what else you guys play besides the 'competition' games you have mentioned-then I can see what i need to buy/borrow etc.
Cheers!

helios
06-07-05, 03:03 PM
Um, COD, Counterstrike Source, BF2, UT2004are all on the agenda i think

McBain
06-07-05, 05:02 PM
If you have one of the rental machines, it will hopefully have the relavent games already installed... :thumbs:

helios
06-07-05, 05:51 PM
But, i only have 1 steam acount - so, fraid the person who rented mine would have to supply their own steam acount prior to L20

McBain
06-07-05, 06:40 PM
I do have one spare one, with source on, so the machine we supply will have everything ready to go. :thumbs:

SpyHunterUK
06-07-05, 08:46 PM
I _may_ want to rent one, but dont get your hopes up :P



:wink:

McBain
06-07-05, 10:02 PM
At present ours is only scoring 12k on Aquamark. It thinks its a 1700+ with 768meg ram and a ATi 9200 in it.

It is actually a 2500+ Barton, but the mobo is too old I think. I have nother mobo, but sc00bs couldn't get the IDE's working on it. I'll try that mobo tomorrow. The plan if I can get that working (or if anyone else has a spare socket A mobo that'll take a 2500? :side: ) is for the day I will put my 9800XT into it (I take my shuttle myself).

That would make it a 2500+ with 768meg ram and a 9800XT, which should be fine to run CSS and BF2 :thumbs: Thats if the mobo will work though...

**EDIT** I've installed BF2 on this machine as it is and amazingly it runs reasonably well :shock: I'm guessing (is there a command to show FPS?) that it was down around 20 FPS, less when I drove a Humvee around, but I would say its playable. When I stick my 9800XT in, it should be fine.

Now all I have to do is check what monitors we'll have available, as the SEL guys have already booked and paid for 3 of them.

Lestat
07-07-05, 06:41 AM
I have a spare 15" TFT an i probably could get hold of a few CRts maybe

chuckwood
07-07-05, 07:51 AM
Ooh I am getting more and more excited here guys-I really would love to 'rent' a machine-Mcbain/Helios this is great much appreciated-especially for the games!

helios
07-07-05, 11:20 AM
OK, chuck, if you can send payment to McBain, you have a rental for the event (remeber, paying in advance for L20 also means a cheaper entry fee)

chuckwood
07-07-05, 11:24 AM
OK, chuck, if you can send payment to McBain, you have a rental for the event (remeber, paying in advance for L20 also means a cheaper entry fee)

What do I need to pay guys?

McBain
07-07-05, 11:25 AM
With rental machine and then entry -

chuckwood
07-07-05, 11:29 AM
Cha-ching!! There goes the Till! Hokay I will get my PA to send a cheque to you Mcbain-what address do I use? :)

McBain
07-07-05, 04:00 PM
The good news is, it looks like Sc00by just doesn't know to install a motherboard :tongueout: The mobo works fine, the HDD sounds a little dodgy, but seems to run okay.

It is now 2500+ AMD, 768meg 133 RAM and ATi 9200 Gfx card.

It is still only just getting 12

Sc00by
07-07-05, 04:11 PM
The good news is, it looks like Sc00by just doesn't know to install a motherboard :tongueout:

:fyi: I bloody do... :ranting:

Well damned if I know what was up with it then. :wall:

:sadwalk:

McBain
07-07-05, 04:30 PM
:fyi: I bloody do... :ranting:

I have evidence that would suggest otherwise...

I'm just messing with you ;) It didn't work at first, booted towards windows and bluescreened. Sometimes you get away with changing the mobo, sometimes you don't. I've reinstalled the OS (now Win XP) and all seems fine.

Sc00by
07-07-05, 06:46 PM
Well I couldn't even get that far - it wouldn't see the HDD at all, on any channel... Only thing can think is that it didn't like the IDE cables... But that really shouldn't have been an issue :?

helios
07-07-05, 06:46 PM
Cha-ching!! There goes the Till! Hokay I will get my PA to send a cheque to you Mcbain-what address do I use? :)

Paypal (www.paypal.co.uk) is probably better and easier. Payment to mcbain@lanarchy.co.uk


@sc00bs, you sure the drive wasn't set to cable select, or set to slave without a master(longshot i know, but it has happened that this is a problem)? :lol:

chuckwood
08-07-05, 08:29 AM
Ok Girl friend has a Pay pal account so she may put it in today or early next week.

*EDIT* Payment has gone through now for you guys!!*

Any idea on what games might be on the machine(s)?

helios
08-07-05, 09:24 AM
BF2, COD, CSS, maby a few others, but everything you need for the day will be provided (except for a steam acount)on the box i'm renting.

chuckwood
08-07-05, 09:42 AM
Sounds great-thanks guys! i downloaded the BF2 clan helper thing so I know what the maps look like at least!

McBain
08-07-05, 10:59 AM
Yep, payment received, thanks.

Chuck, do you have a Steam account with CS Source on it?

chuckwood
08-07-05, 11:32 AM
Yep, payment received, thanks.

Chuck, do you have a Steam account with CS Source on it?

I did ages ago-havent had to bother with it for a long time as i do not have the net at home. So pretty much 'no' I guess! Last time I played CS was November last year-got absolutely spanked too!

helios
22-07-05, 02:17 PM
Deadline for Rental Booking and Payment is TOMORROW

helios
23-07-05, 03:46 PM
OK, Rentals booking of Rentals is now CLOSED.


The final list of Rentees is -
Chuckwood - monitor & box Paid
Dr X - Monitor Paid
Simple Simon - Monitor Paid
Peter Piper - Monitor Paid