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dono890
28th Oct 2003, 22:21
i read about that zodiac mod and wondered if it was safe cuz i toasted my comp and my parents would be mad if they paid for repairs all the time.
thanks

dono

James Warren
29th Oct 2003, 14:03
How did you "toast" your computer? Unless you opened up the case and/or ran some kind of over clocking experiment in an over zealous way, I doubt that the failure was your fault.

I have played most of the DX1 mods without burning up my computer... go ahead check it out.

dono890
31st Oct 2003, 21:22
ok. i think i will and wat i mean was there were viruses and like i had 22000 spywars and it crashed all the time u kno that kinda thing

James Warren
1st Nov 2003, 01:11
Quit using microsoft explorer!
Get and learn how to use Mozilla Firebird browser.
http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html

gareis
1st Nov 2003, 02:37
I use Firebird, too. Much faster than IE, blocks popups, wonderful. Just has a problem with poorly done Perl-wrought pages.

Lavasoft (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/) offers a free adware killer called Adaware. I use that as well. It used to find about fifty data miners and trackers each time I ran it, but since I switched to Firebird, it's been a bare handful.

As for the mods toasting computers, don't worry about it. If they did, people would get angry and lynch the modders. Anything that's been up for a while is certainly stable.

James Warren
1st Nov 2003, 05:33
Good advise! I have had the Adaware software for a while now.

Also, get AND USE some good (regularly maintained and updated) anti virus software. I purchase this service:
http://www.my-etrust.com/

EDIT:
Oh, and after you have installed Adaware make sure to get and install the free plugin from the same site to turn off the messenger service in Windows.

And as the Huntress says "Good hunting!"

gareis
1st Nov 2003, 14:58
Originally posted by James Warren
Oh, and after you have installed Adaware make sure to get and install the free plugin from the same site to turn off the messenger service in Windows.

You can turn that off manually, except with Windows 98 and ME. The Elder Geek (http://www.theeldergeek.com/messenger.htm) has instructions for doing so, along with a lot of other useful things.

Just for the record, no affiliations exist between any of these organizations and Eidos or Ion Storm.