July 25, 2002

Of Journalism and Orcish Hordes

Warcraft III

Rob came over last night to recreate those good ol’ days of high school journalism class whence we found ourselves up until all hours of the night fiddling with QuarkXPress trying to wield various texts, images, and graphics into a dense, informative package. We were up pretty late but Rob paid well. He left a copy of Warcraft III here.

And it’s running on my machine. “Mortar combat!”

[Later: Despite the game being playable, I can see why Blizzard states you must have a graphics processor with at least 16 MB of video RAM. Large battles even in the lower levels of the game can make the refresh rate painstakingly sluggish. Nevertheless, I’m enjoying it thoroughly.]

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Rob Christensen

How well does it run on your machine anyway? Glad it’s working! BY THE WAY! WALT KICKED SERIOUS ASS TONIGHT AND ONCE AGAIN HAS PROVEN HE HAS THE GRAND DARK DESIGN OVERLORD.

Walt Dickinson

Yeah, I hope the rest of your production process went at least as semi-smoothly as the part I participated in. The game runs… okay. It makes no secret of its contempt for my video card. I cranked all the settings down and the quality is no where near that of the computer I first tried playing it on. (Which was to be expected since that thing probably had a Nvidia GeForce 4 in it.) But it’s pretty smooth and decent for playability. My lust for Widescreen iMacs has been squelched again. (For now.)