Posted Aug 27, 2008
this week has proven to be very stressful, however i only have to endure one more day of it! i am looking forward to the wedding of a friend but will not be able to wear my sari when i am in attendance of said wedding.
i've been thinking of trying to do something really productive, be it making clothes, needlepoint, maskmaking, or something else. not like i have the time for it, but i feel so useless and am not pleased with that.
apart from that, my nose is really stuffy and i am coughing. and in social circles, i still feel like a fish on a bicycle.
Latest reply: Aug 27, 2008
not sore anymore
Posted Aug 23, 2008
i've gotten my muscles quite used to physical activity, much to their dismay.
I've been working on getting pod to work as well, but I can't seem to do it right...I know I have all the patches I need (dgVoodoo and the 3dfx card) but i don't think i have the 3dfx in the right folder. in addition, i put three glide files in C:/Windows/System32 but I think I should take the .ovl file out, just in case...i'm going to go back to PodPhreak's instructions and find out.
and to ease my pain further, i will make some
Latest reply: Aug 23, 2008
Posted Aug 12, 2008
I've been playing tennis for 1-1 1/2 hours for the last two days and i feel terrible. my back hurts, my thighs hurt, my arms hurt....but it's fun and i've negotiated a way to prevent myself from misplacing my lunch and getting completely killed by the sheer amount of movement involved...
i'm a lazy bugger, aren't i?
Latest reply: Aug 12, 2008
Posted Aug 10, 2008
Wow...I had one new post when I got back....this is pretty sad. Maybe everyone else was on holiday too...hmm...
Latest reply: Aug 10, 2008
pod, pt 2
Posted Aug 7, 2008
Pod is a futuristic, 3D racing game set on one of Jupiter's many moons, Io. In the game, Io has become a very prosperous planet for humans, but a terrible virus has been unleashed and has destroyed practically everything there. The player is one of the few that remain on the doomed satellite, and must choose and race a super high-tech car in a race for the last seat on the last remaining escape pod because the one person who wins the race will be the only one to get off the planet and survive.
Pod was released in about 1996 in France, the UK, Germany, and the US. I had one of the very earliest versions. It came bundled with a computer I got around that time: a big-screen computer/television with a wireless keyboard. What was special about the computer was that it had an MMX graphics card, one of the finest to date. The game was one of the few that were made for it. It has absolutely stunning graphics, even by today's standards (in my opinion, anyway). The computer was crap, though. Had tons of problems.
I still have the disc, as I may have mentioned earlier. Well, I do want to play it again, but I have a Vista computer set up at home (I'm on a trip right now) and it's not compatible. Wasn't compatible with my XP either. So I've done a little research (many thanks to Bandie's Racing Board!!) and have a few ideas on how to get it running on my non-stone age PC (). Basically one just installs software that mimics different graphics cards that pod can understand and relate to (which you can download from the Net for free) and a couple of other patches (such as dgVoodoo, a glide wrapper suite), set a few settings on your graphics card, turn on the 16-bit (which Vista doesn't have....) and Voila!
(most of what I said in the above paragraph is just guesswork as to what one really has to do in order to get pod running on their computer...I really have very little idea what I'm talking about )
On top of all this, I was thinking this morning and I decided to search for pod on h2g2. There's no entry for it! Once I get to playing it again, I'll recall more about it (that counts as research for a Guide entry!) and hopefully I'll be able to write a decent entry on it. Yay!
I was thinking along those lines when I had another idea! People who (still) play pod are scattered across the globe (well, at least across North America and Europe)! Maybe some of them are on hootoo!
Maybe *gasp* we could start a group! (I know I'm getting way too excited about this...please forgive me) So this is a call to all poddies (podheads, podders, etc) out there! Reply if you dare...
Latest reply: Aug 7, 2008