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  1. Well it ain't as bad as I first suspected. When I walked into my local 'puter' shop they offered me Windows 7 or 10 for £125 ( or £50 cash for a Win7 product key sticker they'd peeled off an old box ). Finally bought a Win7 product key off eBay for £2 and it worked so I'm back . But in future if you're going to do stuff like this that totally breaks the game could we get a little advanced notice so we can prepare for it please? eta:. Worst part is my Win7 virtual machine weighs in at over 40 GB where XP only used 6GB, when it's dedicated to running just one game it's a heinous waste of space.
  2. Money's tight at the moment and right now I simply can't afford it. It maybe different by the end of the month, but until things improve I'm going to have to read a book or something. As for the obsolete outdated OS, it's like me I guess, I used XP for most of the time I was in the industry and can get it to do almost anything. I love it because it's very easy to rip out all the bits that aren't needed to run the game and build a custom virtual machine that's only 5-6GB instead of having all the bloat wasting space. So yes there's a point at which you just have to cut your losses and this seems as good a time as any.
  3. So just to clear this up ... my WinXP virtual machine I use to run the game on my Mac isn't going to work anymore and if I want to play the game I'm going to have to go out and buy a later version of windows? And if that's the case would anyone like a dozen 150+ toons, because it looks like I won't be using them again. ps. Looks like I won't be able to make it to tonights RD base raid either, sorry folks.
  4. was sooo close to lvl 75 ...... so close and then ..... bleh .... right in a bunch of angry mobs ...hope they get it back up before bedtime!
  5. Joined the original beta, my first MMORPG, played till sunset. Still have the box and CD.
  6. Sorry but there's really no other choice than the Terran Scout if you're all about combat and self sufficiency with a TT & TE already if you're playing them concurrently. I love my little terran group. Mordana Raid
  7. So close to that combat level.... lets hope it's back soon
  8. Just finished downloading a dodgy copy of Windows 7 and trying to build a virtual machine with it so I can run E&B.  No serial number, hoping I can get it to work for a few months on a trial .... need my E&B fix.
  9. You've run e&B config to set the correct display driver and resolution?
  10. Just finished doing a complete re install, in my case it hasn't fixed the issue, I'm still unable to get to Megan and the login screen.  Can't think of anything else to try.     Regarding Wun1one's issue with the Net-7 launcher, you need to run e&b-up.exe from the downloads page to patch the launcher to the latest version   It patches the launcher so make sure it points at that instead of the e&b client when you run it.    However I'm still screwed even with Net-7 fully patched up to date.   Any suggestions or help would be very handy right now.
  11. I was looking forward to flying around for a few hours but sadly the new patch has killed it completely.  I don't even get to the login screen.  As soon as I click the "I Agree" button it just sits there trying to log in, no movie, no login screen, just the windows desktop.    I'm running the game on Windows XP Pro SP3 and have been playing happily without any issues until the patch today.    Please help.
  12. Think they're still looking for the hole
  13. My own little world..... think I'll open a Bullywere petting zoo
  14. hmm still flying around but can't select any objects or warp .... but no disconnect yet      should we be logging out ? 
  15. is it just me?  Locked up in Roc, will be crispy bullywere nibbles when I get back .... or is it the server?
  16. ....and it's back up again. Hurrah!
  17. I'm getting "connection to the global server failed". EnB notifier is no good as it looks as if the login server and website are fine hence green smiley face but no game.
  18. Just a quickie, tried to use the database today to look up details for an item ... can search and display list but clicking on the items for a detailed description just displays the loading animation and that's it. Have tried multiple items but cannot see any details. Peace
  19. I'd like the weapons range of Blackbeard, Shield from a Tengu Minion, and the engine outta Zenash the Blight before he was "fixed" please. And talking of Blackbeard, if I could borrow 5 minions to be my wingmen with standing orders to WTFPWN anything that so much as looks at me in the wrong way.. Okay more seriously, perhaps a class specific to raiding. I'd like it to look like a mini Death-Star. L8 Engine, L9 Shields, Reactor, Devices and no Weapons (as such). Operational Role: Mobile C&C. Special Area Effects (affects all players within 15k) : Increase Combat Speed, Shield Recharge, Shield Charge, Reactor Efficiency, Enhanced Weapon Damage, Enhanced Shield Inversion, Enhanced Summon, Enhanced Hull Patch. Skills: Summon Wormhole (max skill special area battle-group deployment wormhole - opens wormholes for all level 150 players within 5k) Teleport Shield Inversion Recharge Shields Reactor Efficiency Power Down Negotiate Hull Damage Control Facilities: Docking (limited to 1 ship at a time, all movement (including warp, teleport and wormhole) is restricted whilst ship is docked) Build Terminal Ship Repair Vault Access .... something like that, L9 shields, huge hull, sig like a planet, handles like a cow on roller skates. No weapons or prospecting ability so it has to leach XP most of it's way to 150. A real PITA to make but everyone will want one.
  20. The first thing that occurs to me is are you running E&B in "windowed" mode or the default "Full Screen"? (The windowed mode is a check-box option selected in e&bconfig.exe located in the ebconfig client folder and facilitates Windows Alt+Tab fast app switching. As the game is pretty ancient there really isn't any valid reason for not checking this option.) I'm inclined to think that you are running E&B in full screen as it doesn't interact well with Windows and exhibits issues typical of what you describe. Running E&B in windowed mode should resolve the issues you have been experiencing.
  21. Hence the thank-you, a great raid was had by all, sadly the item I was hoping for didn't drop but that's not the point. Other people who joined in the fun got stuff they wanted. I drove a group for the first time and made a terrible mess of it but we eventually triumphed despite my terrible driving and pitiful scan range. What is important is we did it together and hopefully, with the experience, next time I'll perform a little better and get fewer people killed in the process!
  22. [quote name='Tienbau' timestamp='1309128215' post='42650'] We go through patches where the server stays up for over a week and then to times when it seems to be crashing all the time. At the moment the main crashes are in some old code that uses very heavy STL, but it's mostly reliable and very scary so I've got no desire to try to recode it any time soon. I just bunged an exception bodge around it to keep the server going if there are problems in future. So ... it should be ok. [/quote] I can appreciate your concerns and unwillingness to mess with something so complex (even if it is broken). Perhaps if we spoke to the GM's nicely they'd spawn him manually for us? Surely the situation warrants a degree of pragmatism as there's not a great deal of content for high level players at the moment with feather not dropping, is it really that unreasonable to expect a little compromise? Thank-you
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