Vinny da Geek (desertwolf) wrote,
Vinny da Geek

today's shopping outing

The Good

Started the trip at the Victor Valley Mall 30 miles away. I browsed around while my mother shopped for clothes. No, I didn't look for clothes. I detest shopping for clothes. From there was to Best Buy. I found a video that supposedly would work with my machine, meaning, a PCI interface and Celeron processor. I wandered down the games aisles almost picking up the Superstar add-on for the Sims. But I resisted. I did pick up two DVDs. The Thing from Another World, an old 50's horror (of that time) movie that I can almost recite line by line. Also, a two-sided DVD with Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla on side A with Godzilla vs. Destroyah on side B. I looked around at some trance CDs and realized I had already downloaded half of all the tracks via WinMX. From there we walked a few buildings down to Jack-In-The-Box where I had a Jumbo Jack combo meal. Cosco was the last stop on the trip. Picked up needed stuff from fabric softener to tortilla chips. I picked up the Reign of Fire DVD and saw Superstar for $5 cheaper than at Best Buy. I convinced myself it was a sign from above and bought it. :o)

The Bad & Ugly

Once home I opened the video card box and started to read the installation manual... and stared in disbelief as it told me that I was to insert this AGP card into my AGP slot. ?!?!? This is supposed to be a PCI interface card. Argh!! I need to take it back but probably won't be able to until Saturday. That was the first shoe that dropped. Here's the second: I went to install Superstar and was told I first needed to download a Windows XP hotfix. No problem. I did it. I rebooted and started the game and got nothing but problems. When I clicked on a occupied household to play the objects and people showed up but NOT any background (grass/walls/roofs/floors.) Instead the background screen of the neighborhood shows through. This happens for the downtown and Studio Town screens as well. *sigh* I went to the Sims website looking for clues as to why I was having the problems only to see the site was down for maintenance. *sighs again*

Oh yeah, and the Raiders played like crap against the Broncos. *grinds teeth*

Well, at least the DVDs were good.
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.