Have recently started playing games on my quad core pc and just wanted to know a little more about the actual games themselves as i have noticed various ways of installing them and the need for ( or absence of ) serial numbers.
For instance the combat flight sim "falcon 4 ", ,just installed on my pc , left a desktop icon, and didnt ask for a serial number, despite there being one on the back of the game manual ? Once installed, there is no need to put the disk in the drive when you want to play it and just have to click the desktop icon and your away !.
Another combat flight sim " HAWX , installed , ,again, without the need for the serial number but didnt leave a desktop icon , , and does require the disc in the drive when you play it.
Battlefield 2142, battlefield 2 and battlefield 2 special forces, all require the serial number during installation, and leave a handy desktop icon to quick start the game, but require the disk to be inserted in the drive before they will load.
Suppose this is just a whine and winge really, , but , doesnt do any harm learing a little more about how the games are set up and how they function. For all the years i have had a pc , ,and for all the powerful machines i have now, ,i am very very new to gaming and have a lot to learn.
Just out of intrest, , ( should start a new topic really ! ) ,, is there any way to set up my logitech rumble 2 gamepad to act like a playstation controller ? ? Why ? ? I have the racing game "GTR " and although i can control the left / right car movement with the controller, , the accelleration and brake ( which would equate to buttons 1 and 2 on the right hand ) can only be controlled with the left and right functions of my mouse , , its very arkward controlling left and right with the controller in one hand, , and my other hand on the mouse for accelleration and braking , , ,surely there iis some way to make it act like a playstaion controller , doing away with the need for the mouse ?
Would be very grateful for any innforamtion or advice , cheers, , kev
Edited by rxkevco, 04 April 2009 - 07:28 AM.