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  1. Hello friends! This is essentially a repost of a thread I made over on Giantbomb, as I know a lot of people on here share some insight into the inner workings of Linu/Android. Here goes:



    I'll try to break this down into the simplest terms possible, because I'm not entirely sure what happened myself.

    Last week, I picked up this tablet from a friend who was selling it for an absolute song. It could dual boot into either a windows 7 partition, or some kind of android OS, I presume some kind of linux based thing.

    The devide is unfortunately plagued with some low ass hard drive space issues, so I spent some time trying to get some stuff downloaded so I could...use it properly. As I was cleaning out some hard drive space, I accidentally caused a bit of a fuck up, and I THINK I deleted the android partition. My original intent was to get rid of that, and use it wholly as a windows 7 tablet, but I fucked up, admittedly, and ended up clearing out the partition wrong. My plan was to remove the android part, freeing up that 2gb for use on the windows partition, but I believe I did it wrong.


    From what I've gathered from very underwhelming google results is delete some kind of GRUB boot order, which is throwing up an "Error 17" anytime the device tries to boot itself from the hard drive, as it can't find out how to boot anymore, or the order I believe?

    So, as it stands, it's a bit of a brick, as it stands, which is obviously upsetting. When I turn it on, it tries to boot, and just goes to a black screen that says "Error 17". The device has no CD drive, but more than one USB slot with which to utilise. If anyone could shed light as to what I've done, and offer advice on how to fix it, I would be eternally grateful.


    I'm honestly at my wits end already. It's such an elusive error message that I feel very lost, already!

  2. Kinda lame that the guards immediately assumed a tiger mauling was done by you, but still sounds pretty fun.

    Yeah, it's more of a "Oh gosh, a dead body, everyone on high alarm I guess!"

  3. Allow me to elucidate upon my time with Farcry 3 with an anecdote. It is a bit "Grenade rolled down a hill" like...but what good thumbs community story isn't?

    I was planning to hit an enemy base because it provided a good foothold for some future endeavors. I had a silenced sniper rifle, and a standard SMG incase things got a bit hairy, which I was hoping they wouldn't do. After an exhaustive search of the perimeter, I was happy that I had tagged the entire base. (Think of tagging as planting a big old skull over the enemy heads so you can be aware of their location at all times). I snuck in and knifed the first guy, dragging his corpse away and revelling in my success as a super bad ass stealth murderer. After a few more choice knifes and sniper kills, I could see the ranks of guards being easily whittled down. After shutting down the alarms, I forsaw it to be an easy victory.

    Little to my knowledge, the eco system within the game decided it was not to be this way. As I was approaching a guy,out of nowhere, I saw a tiger full on BOOK IT towards him, pouncing upon him and killing him in one hit. I was so shocked and flabbergasted by this tiger appearing that I turned tail and absolutely legged it one. The tiger then, weirdly enough, turned around and went off on his own business. I guess the tiger had it out for that one guy, right?

    Due to this, a patrolling guard found the corpse of the tiger mauled man, and everything went a little bit tits up. A passing convoy full of guards came, and started trying to flush me out, even though it was totally that tiger that did everything!

    5 minutes later, I killed the enemy commander, took his keys, and went about my life. I was running, mind you, from an absolute hail of bullets as they opened up on me as I was trying to run to glorious safety (I'd ran out of bullets by this time). Thinking to myself "Oh I'll do a totally sweet escape manoveur", I ran and lept into the water, under the assumption that I would get the cover of water to protect me. I landed in the water, and a crocodile ate me as soon as I hit it, killing me instantly.

    I breathed out, and took my hands off the keyboard.

    You should play Far Cry 3

  4. The Tutorial is much shorter this time around, but many would say you still don't get to "the good part of the game" until like several hours after that. A lot of people don't like the first dungeon, or even the second one. The third one is the first time most people go, "oh, okay, yeah, give it to me, Nintendo."

    It all felt like Zelda to me, once I got off the stupid island in the sky, though. I like the first dungeon well enough, even if I didn't think it was spectacular.

    The biggest problem the game has is that the tutorial never actually ends. There's more hand-holding in this game than in any other game I've ever played. In fact, at some point I stopped playing the game and never really felt the desire to go back... The mechanics are a ton of fun, but all that hand-holding just drove me away. Normally I can ignore that kind of thing, but I don't know. Maybe I'm just tired of Zelda games treating me like an idiot.

    I don't necessarily want games to go back to Zelda 1 style of "don't ever explain anything" - I don't think that would be good for most games - but surely there's a happy middle somewhere.

    "If you have played video games before, select YES to remove tedious bullshit"

  5. Did Skyward Sword have 3+ hours of tutorial-focused gameplay like Twilight Princess did? I never actually got to "the good part of the game" because of that.

    If by 3 hours you mean, like 10, and they're all kinda shitty because WMP is...kind of BAD, then yeah, I guess.

  6. Hi everyone.

    I work at a supermarket in the UK, Morrisons, and I'm trying to find out some stuff before I go to my manager with it. Does anyone know what the laws are, if there are any, as to giving food away? The problem is, at the end of the night, we have SO MUCH STUFF leftover that just simply gets thrown away. I'm talking about giant bins FULL of bread, meat, yogurts, and all sorts of other shit. With the amount of people starving/homeless out there, it seems incredibly wasteful. I think it'd be a sterling idea if at the end of the night, charities could come at the end of the night, and pick up a load of stuff for people who desperately need it. But I'm not sure how the laws prevent this, if they do. I'm aware that they could be held liable if the food goes bad, but it seems so stupid to have all this food thrown away at the end of the night.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I'd love to go to my boss with an actual proper proposal, so this food wouldn't just get wasted.

  7. I didn't "beat it", but I played Dance Central last night at my buddys house, embarassing myself totally. I think that game is one of those "You either get it, or you don't" type of things.

    I didn't :(

    I've also lately been playing Devil Survivor for the DS. It's a very polarizing game. I'll write up properly when I beat it, but it jumps between being serviceable, then an enemy will do 900 damage to your thing with 600 HP, and having incredibly "convenient" foresight into your attacks

    I guess my girlfriend and I finished our Persona 4 "co-op" game earlier too. She does the story stuff, I do the dungeons/fights/fusions etc. Great fun :D:

    Now I'm back home after finishing Uni, I expect to make it through games much faster. That's the plan, anyway

  8. So I've been having some really big problems with blizzard, and to an extent,

    I've been away for the last 4/5 days, with no internet or anything. I got back today, and really wanted to play some Starcraft 2. I tried to get on, but something just wasn't clicking. I tried some shit, and I guess my password isn't right, so I begin an account recovery to be safe. I didn't get anything back for a few hours, but when I did, it turns out that my account has been hacked or something, so in their infinite wisdom, locked my ENTIRE account down. I can't even get into my account to change things at the moment, which is pretty lame.

    So they send me another email later on, claiming that my e-mail address has been compromised as well (Which I know it hasn't) and that everything had gone completely pete tong.

    I now have to make a new e-mail address (Which is annoying), think of all new EVERYTHING, and send it to blizzard via a paltry 1000 character webform, which was very hard to fit everything in. The problem was when they asked (In a legitimate blizzard email) for a picture of my photo ID, and the last 4 digits of my credit card, which I don't even have one attatched to my account, because I only play Star 2 on it.

    This entire ordeal has REALLY soured my experience with Blizzard. I've been playing their shit since Diablo 2 came out, and now they've just locked everything down, with no live chat, and nothing more than a webform style of interaction with them.

    Has anyone experienced stuff like this before, and can recommend anything else to do? I'm at my wits end here.

  9. I recently had to replace the touch screen on my DS, because I would use WHATEVER was around as a stylus. It was cheap (8 bucks) and relatively pain free, save for the expense of time. A previous posted commented on shoulder button cockupery, and that can be easily remedied by having a can of compressed air up in there to just blow out all the shit that's worked its way into the system.

    Getting a DSi is a good idea if you have the extra cash, but don't feel obliged to, because fixing a DS is relatively easy also