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    firstly. a lot of thanks to the old hands who spend a lot of time repeating the same answers, creating FAQ pages and stuff. i have learnt a lot from u guys.

    sometimes the replies get out of hand though. people put add-ons to the original post which definately gets confusing. then theres the broken links.

    i'd like to suggest that the original post in the pinned section get edited rather than have 2 pages of replies, saying: but if you have this, do this etc.

    the search feature of this forum isn"t that flash. when the newbies like me do a search for "burning games" for example it seems to turn up anything with "burning" and anything with "games" . If theres a function already for reducing this, then apologies but to the newbie, (again me), it isn' t obvious. thus you get twatloads of reoccuring questions. (i have yet to post such questions because I know the answers are there. Its just that today, I have been going in damn circles for hours)

    Id suggest also under software, movies, games etc to have a basic "How to" pin.
    eg games.
    How to:
    1. download a game. (what abbreviations/ icons to look for, in order to get a basic playable game.

    2. install the game. the different way these games come to you, ie. compressed files, WinRAR Archive (my current problem) and how to open them, again which abbreviations to look for. .exe?

    3. save the game to disk. there are heaps of programs out there it seems, NERO, ROXIO, DAEMON etc. do they all do different things?
    I have Roxio Easy CD creator 5. Is this all I need?

    The biggest problem I have is what to do with the files once I have downloaded them. For example I recently downloaded from SuperNova
    Warcraft III- CLONE CD
    Type: WinRAR Archive
    size 701 Mb
    after extracting the files, I am left with 4 files. CCD, CUE, IMG AD SUB. No icons etc, nothing that says Install Me!! with shiny letters. So I'm buggered if I know.

    anyway, my main suggestion is to keep editing the FAQs so amendments, edits, add-ons, thankyous, random questions, flames etc. don't detract from the main point.

    Again a big thankyou to the help the StylinProfilins, jetjes, cornerpockes, the guy with the monkey finger, toddiscool and all the others, etc. we appreciate what you have done.

    supergaijin. (in Japan= if anyone wants to know about working here, i might be able to help)

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    look here

    http://www.klboard.ath.cx/index.php?showtopic=56059


    BTW gaijin is a little derogotary, gaikokujin is better

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    Originally posted by SuperGaijin@8 November 2003 - 22:55
    the search feature of this forum isn"t that flash. when the newbies like me do a search for "burning games" for example it seems to turn up anything with "burning" and anything with "games" . If theres a function already for reducing this, then apologies but to the newbie, (again me), it isn' t obvious.
    Nope sorry. Our forum search isn't all that great...

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    gaijin is derogatory.

    so that makes me self-derogatory?
    i am aware of the implications of the word. I just don't care. I am a gaijin in Japan.

    thanks for the link. I have read it before though. I just don't have Nero. Is Roxio 5 pretty much usless for these things?

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    the search is crap

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    Originally posted by KrackHead2k+9 November 2003 - 08:27--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (KrackHead2k @ 9 November 2003 - 08:27)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-SuperGaijin@8 November 2003 - 22:55
    the search feature of this forum isn"t that flash. when the newbies like me do a search for "burning games" for example it seems to turn up anything with "burning" and anything with "games" .&nbsp; If theres a function already for reducing this, then apologies but to the newbie, (again me), it isn&#39; t obvious.
    Nope sorry. Our forum search isn&#39;t all that great... [/b][/quote]
    the search function has just been updated:
    http://www.klboard.ath.cx/index.php?showtopic=80328

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    The search function on the board has been fixed: http://www.klboard.ath.cx/index.php?showtopic=80328

    Warcraft III- CLONE CD
    Type: WinRAR Archive
    size 701 Mb
    after extracting the files, I am left with 4 files. CCD, CUE, IMG AD SUB. No icons etc, nothing that says Install Me&#33;&#33; with shiny letters. So I&#39;m buggered if I know.
    It may not be obvious but you need to burn that CD image with CLONE CD. Click here: ---&#62; http://www.klboard.ath.cx/index.php?showto...7757&hl=clonecd

    You can also download Nero from: http://www.nero.com/us/nero6-ultraedition.html or look in the verifieds section of this board.

    You are telling us how we should help a newbie and I must tell you that when someone tells you, for example, that you need Nero to do something and you reply "I don&#39;t have Nero, can I do it with Roxio Easy CD creator 5?". The first thing that comes to my mind is Version 5 is not the latest and this noob doesn&#39;t understand that they can get Nero. What do you think the Kazaalite filesharing program is about anyway?

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    Originally posted by UKMan+9 November 2003 - 06:15--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (UKMan &#064; 9 November 2003 - 06:15)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by KrackHead2k@9 November 2003 - 08:27
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    @8 November 2003 - 22:55
    the search feature of this forum isn"t that flash. when the newbies like me do a search for "burning games" for example it seems to turn up anything with "burning" and anything with "games" .* If theres a function already for reducing this, then apologies but to the newbie, (again me), it isn&#39; t obvious.

    Nope sorry. Our forum search isn&#39;t all that great...
    the search function has just been updated:
    http://www.klboard.ath.cx/index.php?showtopic=80328

    Peace
    UKMan [/b][/quote]
    Yeah Darker improved it.

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