Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Yeah, I'm doing similar with Doom, Civilization II, Oregon Trail+Apple II emulator, and Oregon Trail Deluxe. Now my friends are doing the same with Nexuiz...
What's great is that they all fit in the tiny tiny space the school gives us for our school accounts.
Hehe, getting your dose of FH at school?
Someone I know once slipped UT99 into the school network, the teachers found out about it....and they started playing a LAN with us :lol: Good fun.
My friend brings a laptop and taps into our school servers and plays WoW and listens to music. One day I was in class on the comps and I see in itunes, "Keith's Shared Music". It's silly and nerdy, but wouldn't that rock? I'd love to play during school because god knows all I think about is getting out of school to go home and play :).
Newer games will have serious data transfer problems, if stored on drives which are connected by USBs. It's simply too slow in my opinion.
Huh...i never thought about this.What a great idea.
The only problem with newer games is that school computers maybe are too old for games like HL or BF2 etc.
Indeed they are, and as I've said, those drives' connection bandwithds are too small to handle operations required by newer games, in reasonable time.
Wow 16 GB Flash drives?!?! Thats awesome! I cant wait until we let go of hard drives. I want no moving parts other then cooling devices... Anyways, I doubt this will work, while USB 2.0 is pretty fat, playing games off of it??? If you are looking for a little storage-on-the-sly may I suggest something like this... Notebook Harddrive... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152502 external enclosure http://www.xpcgear.com/ue25u1.html 60 GB of storage for less then $1 a gig. External, USB, simple, no AC power cord, easily hidable...
I doubt you'll run games doing anything of this nature, but something to think about.
USB 2.0 transfers at about 400 megabits/s, which is about 50 megabytes/s. Modern hardrives transfer at about 150 megabytes/s, so you're losing a lot of transfer speed.
Get a E-Sate/IDE HDD; most pc's don't have E-Sate support yet, but those who have can reach a theory speed of 3-6Gb/s.