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Entered on: November 30, 2004 12:00 AM by Jackzilla
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Yes, Johnny and I both sport 400 GIGS of MADNESS on our xboxes. Gotta run! I got some SPACE to fill!

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From: Creeko Entered on: December 1, 2004 8:44 AM
Alright, now you're just showin' off, that's just insane!
From: Ross Entered on: December 1, 2004 9:57 AM
That reminds me, how do I find the free space on my F: ? I go into settings/main options or whatever and there is no reporting there, but I could swear on other boxes I have seen it there. Any other way?  
Also, how much did you guys shell out for those babies?
From: Jackzilla Entered on: December 1, 2004 10:22 AM
Ross - From Avalaunch just go to File Manager to see free space left (you'll get the screen above). Price? $279.99 for a 400 gig Seagate from CompUSA. I thought that was a pretty exceptional price considering 300 gigs usually run $299 alone. They only had 4 so Johnny and I egged each other on and took the plunge!
From: Ross Entered on: December 1, 2004 10:23 AM
So in the above screen, the 373682MB number is the amount FREE, not the TOTAL amount? I guess that makes sense given the numbers for C and D drives.
From: Creeko Entered on: December 1, 2004 10:51 AM
So Zilla,  
With the additional 400 Gig's, What's the grand storage total come to?
From: Jackzilla Entered on: December 1, 2004 11:47 AM
Ross - Yes, those are the amounts free.  
Creeko - I'm still adding up the gigs. I also added a USB external harddrive to my computer. Yeah, let me get back to you on that...
From: John Entered on: December 1, 2004 8:54 PM
I know I'm looking forward to my 400 gigs of good times.
From: BigFatty Entered on: December 2, 2004 4:29 AM
Good to have you back Johnny GIGglesworth!
From: John Entered on: December 2, 2004 9:29 PM
It's good to be back, Fatty. It's Johnny 400 GIGglesworth, Fatty.
From: Ross Entered on: December 3, 2004 7:10 AM
Anyone else been playing the Prince of Persia sequel? Man, as much as I loved the first one, this one really sucks by comparison! It's got a lot more overly-difficult moments with too-infrequent save points. Plus the darker tone just seems wrong considering the formula in the past worked so well. And is it me, or are the graphics worse this time around? I'm still playing it, but I frequently threaten (to no one in particular) to give up at various times.  
Gamsespot sums it up well for me:  
"The biggest disappointment with Warrior Within, though, actually has nothing to do with its technical gameplay. With the new emphasis on combat, which has been spiced up with added blood and gore (and an M rating), the game has taken on a much darker tone. The new prince in Warrior Within is no longer the dignified, self-deprecating nobleman he was in The Sands of Time. Instead, he comes off as an arrogant brute who yells out conceited taunts during combat, such as "You should be honored to die by my sword!" and "Why do you even bother?" While the new attitude could be explained away by his desperation, it all serves to make the prince a much-less-likable character. Add in the soundtrack, which has some bass-heavy, heavy metal influences, and the wistful fairy tale style of The Sands of Time has given way to a game that feels like it's trying a little too hard to be edgy."
From: Jackzilla Entered on: December 3, 2004 10:39 AM
Ross - I've just barely began playing POP2 (too busy tiling and shit). Ang & I both just LOVED the first one last year. My initial thoughts are that it is darker than I like, but it's still sweet. I'm hoping to get some playtime in this weekend.  
By the way, I finished tiling the laundry area and all the carpet in the basement is in... and it's SWEET! So sweet, in fact, that I might have to have the next gaming night in the garage. I don't want all these guys F'ing up my beautiful basement! :) Just the bathroom to go now.
From: Ross Entered on: December 3, 2004 11:36 AM
All I know is I'm gaming in the tub next time! Get that TV hooked up - I'll bring the snorkel and waterproof controller!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: December 9, 2004 8:53 AM
Well, it seems that when you're swinging around low with a massive 400gig harddrive a man has to be careful not to hurt his business.  
I was preparing Johnny's new 400gig but came across problems with about 110gig free on F: -- freeze-ups, FTP errors, missing files, etc. I thought maybe his bios was of the pre-137gig variety, so I reflashed his chip, reformatted his hdd (!!) and started over. Now, keep in mind that filling 400gigs takes some time! Second try, same damn shit is happening!  
After some investigating on the screne last night, it seems that since people are now getting these bigger drives, we're just now discovering that partitions bigger than 250gig become corrupted. (Ross can probably guess why, I'm not explaining it).  
The answer right now is to use a G: partition to break up the gigs of this beast. This requires a new bios and editing the settings for Avalaunch, Evox, XBMC, etc. to recognize the G drive. So, I've done all that and I'm off to the races again! Wish me luck!  
(Meanwhile, I'm gonna have to do same with the Zillabox, otherwise I'll have issues when I use up more space too).  
Just part of the trials and tribulations of being sweet!  

From: Ross Entered on: December 9, 2004 9:25 AM
I have no idea why that corruption is happening but it's interesting - must have something to do with the xbox's filesystem or partitioning scheme.  
Anyway, my default installer has an F and G partition already (on my lowly 200GB drive it's more annoying though) and it's pretty seamless as long as you make Avalaunch aware of the G drive.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: December 9, 2004 9:33 AM
It's somethig to do with too small of a "cluster" with the xbox's filesystem. Any address >250gb screws the pooch. There's apparently a way to make the clusters bigger (like 32k instead of 24k) but that seems a little too "cutting edge" for me. I've done enough experimentation. Plus, Johnny wants to play boxing.
From: Ross Entered on: December 9, 2004 9:43 AM
Cripes, the guy has beat the game on every weight class time and time again, has beat it one-handed and blindfolded! What's next - beating it with his wang?
From: Jackzilla Entered on: December 9, 2004 10:08 AM
The Johnny of old would have. But he's a WORKING MAN now! He ain't got the time for wang-tivities!  
Otherwise I must say that Bells seems to have most of his groove back. He's actually been out this way a couple times this week (we Halo 2'ed til midnight!) and we even talked on the phone -- get this! -- during the DAY twice this week!
From: Ross Entered on: December 9, 2004 10:16 AM
I actually meant that he'd play the game with his wang... :)
From: Ross Entered on: December 15, 2004 11:00 AM
Here is a good article on the MPAA busting people using eDoney/BitTorrent and even Direct Connect! It seems that in the case of torrents, they're actually going after people who run the trackers, not he individual downloaders.


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