The Eclipse Andmore project takes off where ADT left off. It's still in infancy, so don't hesitate to get involved:
I've had good success with Quake II and Age of Empires -- the original one.
Quake II has a co-op mode, and my (girlfriend at the time) really got into it. Then I started on Age of Empires (the 1997 game) and since we can team up, we played that plenty.
But we haven't played other games, not from lack of trying. I think the success factors for those two games:
- Simple, Easy to play
- The game eventually ends
- Did I mention Simple?
When we got bored with AoE we eventually tried AoE II. The game was much more complex than the original AoE, and a game tended to "never end" -- you'd save and continue the same game forever, whereas AoE we had it down to a 45 minute to 1 hour game.
That being said, my wife got into the Sims, and I didn't, so a gamine duo we are not. And I don't push it either.
Thanks for the laughs... Well done.
Been reading Slashdot for 14 years. Like many, I posted more back then, but I've always checked in regularly.
You did good -- this place won't be the same without you.
Thanks for everything, and good luck moving forward.
My Timex Sinclair I got in early 1982 still works like a charm... Granted, it's 6 years younger than this, but it's still almost 30 years old!
You could buy a small car with the saving...
In the end, he should buy a small car in addition to keeping his truck. If he uses the small car all the time, he'll still have his truck to haul the heavy loads without incurring any cost for leasing.
I know this is offtopic, but please accept my condolences for your loss. I cannot imagine anything worse than the loss of a child.
Don't forget that power brakes operate on engine vacuum. If the throttle is nailed, there is no engine vacuum, and with one or two taps on the brakes, the brake booster's vacuum is emptied. Try braking a rolling car with the engine off and no vacuum in the brake booster. It ain't easy.
Is that you, uncle Clint?
ThankÃ(TM)s, now IÃ(TM)ll go learn the usageÃ(TM)s of the Ã(TM)apostropheÃ(TM) correctly.
That's a good point. I was just about to counter with something like 'but the WRX, as a product, includes a shifter' but you are right -- they are selling this as a Laptop+Windows product.