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This is a question How nerdy are you?

This week Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, died. A whole generation of pasty dice-obsessed nerds owes him big time. Me included.

So, in his honour, how nerdy were you? Are you still sunlight-averse? What are the sad little things you do that nobody else understands?

As an example, a B3ta regular who shall remain nameless told us, "I spent an entire school summer holiday getting my BBC Model B computer to produce filthy stories from an extensive database of names, nouns, adjectives, stock phrases and deviant sexual practices. It revolutionised the porn magazine dirty letter writing industry for ever.

Revel in your own nerdiness.

(, Thu 6 Mar 2008, 10:32)
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Probably not as geeky/nerdy as this is gonna get
But i purposely wait for technology to become cheaper so i can 'play' with it i browsed ebay and bought an old Orange SPV E200 knowing that because it runs in windows mobile there had to be lots of different ways to hack/modify it and i got one for about £12 i then went about installing theme generators, GPS tracking software that changes the phones profile depending on where i am in the world, registry editors etc etc.

and in later last year i bought an original xbox with a couple of games/controllers and a memory card for £18 (inc. P+P) totally unfazed about the fact that it had been out for years and surpassed by the 360 and Elite, but they are still too expensive to modify and risk breaking,

so i got hold of a copy of the hacked action replay software and hacked installed a hacked driver to my USB flash drive to make the computer and the AR software think i had plugged an official Xbox action replay memory card into it and it would then allow me to drop game saves onto it, BUT the xbox wouldn't pick it up as a memory card so before doing this i had to bodge an old xbox controller and a usb extension lead together to get the flash drive connected to the xbox it then formats the card into the FATX format (xbox own memory format).

so that done i was then able to use a copy of the original splinter cell and a hacked game save (after learning that part of the SC saves used a part of the Linux code) to install a "softmod" exploit onto the xbox to play "backed up" games without having to solder a mod chip onto the main board as well as changing the green Micro$oft dashboard to some funky custom ones and THEN despite having a load of "backed up games" from a mate i needed something a bit more retro.. so after using a "hotswap" method to install a new 180GB hard disk into the now modified xbox i then made a CAT5 crossover cable to ftp the xbox to the PC and vice versa and used this to install emulators for Genesis, Mega Drive, Master Sysetem, and SNES followed by all the ROMS i could find for the respective consoles :)

and no doubt in a few years when we are playing video games using augmented reality i will be looking at the ancient xbox 360 to play PS1 ROMS :)

(, Thu 6 Mar 2008, 10:59, 1 reply)
me thinks....
u have waaaaay to much time on your hands....

xbox uses linux code ? :o|

suppose it figures really... i can imagine Mr Gates voice right now "we hate it... but hey... its free"
(, Thu 6 Mar 2008, 16:17, closed)

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