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    OK, this thread will provide a packing list so that you remember to bring everything you should bring to the LAN along with a guide as to how to ensure your steam is up to date. If you have something to add to the list then please post it here and I will edit it into the main list.

    IMPORTANT:
    Do this ON THURSDAY NIGHT ABOUT 10.00 PM. IF YOU DO THIS FRIDAY MORNING YOU MIGHT PICK UP A STEAM UPDATE THAT NONE OF THE REST OF US OR THE LAN SERVER WILL HAVE. THEN YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO THE LAN GAME!!!!


    Thursday 10.00pm
    1. Connect to the Internet
    2. Start Steam

    3. **CRUCIAL** If you DO have the 'do not save account details on this computer' checked then enter your password and UNCHECK THE BOX. If you don't you'll loose your password details from the login screen and will not be able to play CS at the LAN **CRUCIAL**

    4. Log onto Steam
    5. Click 'Exit' on the Steam menu and quit Steam
    6. Disconnect from the Internet
    7. Start Steam and when the dialog box appears click 'offline mode'
    8. Make sure Steam starts and you can fire up CS
    9. Exit Steam again
    10. Try restarting Steam again.
    11. Run a complete Anti-virus scan.
    12. Go to bed
    13. Wake up
    14. Go to the LAN

    In a nutshell just make sure you can connect to Steam without being asked for your password. If you are asked to type in your password you're not going to be able to play at the LAN

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    The same rules apply to BF2. If a patch arrives on Thursday night then download it and install it. We hope to have an internet connection at the LAN but you never know when it might fail, so be patched up to Thursday night when you arrive at the LAN.

    THINGS TO BRING TO THE LAN

    Hardware:
    PC - Virus & Trojan Free!
    Monitor & VGA/DVI cable
    Keyboard with cable
    Mouse with cable
    Mouse Mats
    Power cables for PC, monitor etc
    Panel plug (so that you can plug all of your electrics into the one panel).
    Extension cable (just in case you end up 10m away from the nearest plug.
    Joystick/Steering wheel
    Lots of spare HDD space
    Headphones (no you cannot bring your speakers )

    Software:
    Driver software for any hardware that you bring (in case you need to reinstall).
    OS software for those hard luck system crashes followed by format c:
    Games software

    Networking
    Your PC must have a working NIC (network card)
    Ethernet cable - preferrably as long as you can get (10m would be great)

    Miscellaneous
    Duck tape - to keep those trailing cables from being triped on.
    Hardware spares (if you have any then bring them just in case somebody else needs to swap out a CPU or HDD etc).
    There is a licensed bar 10 yards from the gaming room.
    There is a high street with shops, cash points etc 20 yards from the gaming room.
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    Originally posted by TeaLeaf@Sep 14 2005, 03:44 PM
    There is a licensed bar 10 yards from the gaming room.
    There is a high street with shops, cash points etc 20 yards from the gaming room.
    There is a toilet 3 yards from the gaming room so NO peeing in the corner.

    Especially my corner.

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    I wondered why your corner smelt of wee
    Regards
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    Originally posted by Blunt@Sep 14 2005, 05:33 PM
    I wondered why your corner smelt of wee

    He's old, thats why
    I do exactly what the little voices tell me to.

    PC Specs:- Black box with some fans that go whirrr, a few lights, things inside that get warm, headphones, keyboard (a clicky one), mouse (with buttons and no squeak), disks (2-off SSD and HDD) and a monitor of sufficient proportions.

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    im starting to update steam/cz now.
    i havnt played since the last lan due to my connection. and with my connection ithink its gunna take a weekrunning 24/7 in order to get the updates!
    i really gotta get broadband, i just havnt had the time to organise it!

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    Originally posted by Blunt@Sep 14 2005, 05:33 PM
    I wondered why your corner smelt of wee
    It wasn't me fer crissakes! It was them other dirty barstewards

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    omg!

    i have just started a 3 hour download to update CZ!!!!

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    Hopefully, some fortnight later Sheepy has finished updating Steam

    Thought this thread deserved a bump as there are only a couple of days left before we all arrive at LAN VIII.

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    I know I'm not attending .....


    but there has been an update today folks, so dont forget !!!!

    ;)

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    While it was uploading, it reset some settings again of my Steam with my internetconnection speed.
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