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Zidane

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Wanna know something interesting?
« on: September 14, 2010, 09:27:07 pm »

I found out that if you tried to play DF off of a 4GB flashdrive it freezes, CONSTANTLY.

So for a good 2 hours I was wondering why the latest vertion of DorfFort wouldn't work for me.
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 10:07:57 pm »

Huh. Most people can play DF fine off a USB. Saving is slow, but it works fine otherwise.

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 10:34:28 pm »

Huh. Most people can play DF fine off a USB. Saving is slow, but it works fine otherwise.

Init settings?

It might just be my flashdrive, it's been beat to hell, washed a few times, and stepped on.

But it works just fine most of the time!
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Give cats natural metallic armor and throw them in your danger room.  Also allow their mouth and tail to grasp (shield in mouth, weapon in tail xD)  Have a cat based military.  You know, do the same with all tame animals xD send in the cats as shock troops to disrupt the archers

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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 11:19:27 pm »

It might just be my flashdrive, it's been beat to hell, washed a few times, and stepped on.

Well There's your problem!
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 03:00:13 am »

Flash drives also vary wildly in speed. Don't expect a cheap knock-off one to be fast!
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 10:29:40 am »

I played DF for quite a while off of a 4GB Cruzer with no issues (other than the slow saving - seriously, like go get a sammich every season). There are dramatic differences in speed (and quality) of flash drives, so be sure to get a good brand and ensure USB2+ support.
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 02:52:56 pm »

Also not all USB jacks support USB2.
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 02:13:14 am »

Flash drives are weird. It took a trip in the washing machine for mine to actually WORK.
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 09:01:36 am »

I always turn off seasonal saving, its annoying and clutters up the save screen.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 12:01:20 pm »

Flash drives are weird. It took a trip in the washing machine for mine to actually WORK.

See, this is why I buy OCZ stuff.  Solid aluminum case.  First thing I did was try to snap it in half (which two of my last three USB drive I broke that way, and one belonging to a friend*).  It's also been through the washer and dryer.

*The friend's one I broke I broke because it was in the back of my laptop and I tipped my laptop up (to look at the bottom for whatever reason) and the drive was crushed against my leg.  I never even felt it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 05:03:06 pm »

Flash drives are weird. It took a trip in the washing machine for mine to actually WORK.

See, this is why I buy OCZ stuff.  Solid aluminum case.  First thing I did was try to snap it in half (which two of my last three USB drive I broke that way, and one belonging to a friend*).  It's also been through the washer and dryer.

*The friend's one I broke I broke because it was in the back of my laptop and I tipped my laptop up (to look at the bottom for whatever reason) and the drive was crushed against my leg.  I never even felt it.
I did that to my USB wireless. Major FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFU moment. Now I always use a hub with a very small cable extension.
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 05:06:08 pm »

I had a usb card reader I kept a 16GB SD card in.

I stepped on it. It snapped in half.

On the upside, I found out what the inside of an SD card looks like.
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 05:27:23 pm »

Uggh, why can't people give informative names for their threads? I wanted to know something interesting and then get this.

Sorry for complaining but it's for a good cause.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 06:11:41 pm »

I did that to my USB wireless. Major FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFU moment. Now I always use a hub with a very small cable extension.

I was all "Oh shit."  And he was "nah, I've done that.  I've got a soldering gun at home, I can fix it.

Then I did (almost) the same thing to mine a week later.
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Re: Wanna know something interesting?
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2010, 06:27:13 pm »

Remember that a USB flash drive is the replacement for a floppy disk.

You didn't store the only copy of something important on a floppy disk, did you?  :P


My fortresses are saved on a raid1 of HDD's. OS is on a raid0 of SSD's.
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