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Squee! [Dec. 17th, 2005|12:16 am]
Silicon Rose
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I am now the proud owner of a Japanese Xbox 360. Unfortunately, the only game I currently have for it is the Final Fantasy XI Beta. Since I believe it's free, I'm currently trying my hand at it for a distraction while I wait the remaining three weeks for the game I really want ([eM]) to come out. In the meantime, we should hopefully also receive a copy of Every Party relatively soon, which may be another distraction if the online bit gets too annoying.

By the way, setting up Final Fantasy XI takes forever and a day, including around 2 hours worth of installation to the hard drive, and the stealing of roughly a third of my hard disk space. Unless there's some miracle which makes me want to play this game longer (unlikely), I'm going to be deleting it from the hard drive as soon as I get something else to keep me occupied. As for text input, I seriously pity the people who haven't realized that you can plug a USB keyboard into the Xbox 360. The information is text heavy, and the interface is awful. Square---- for not adapting better, somehow, to the console input. Honestly, they almost should have just given you a web page to go to to register using your PC. The interface very much wants a mouse and keyboard. Er. So, one problem I had with the keyboard was an inability to figure out how to get it to switch between text entry modes, and briefly, an issue trying to input "@" in. Thankfully, I remembered it was the [ key, from my brief panicked attempt to log into a Japanese Windows PC once. Yes, Virginia, the keyboard is different. Not much, which means that it tricks you into thinking everything is okay, then smacks you upside the head when you try to type your password.

I'm almost halfway through the versionup^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hupdate process. 20 more minutes...

~pulls up her music from her iPod - like, the Crystal theme is nice and all, but 40 minutes of it is... well... painful~
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-12-17 07:33 pm (UTC)
Still makes me think of Metroids when you say that.

What's with the weird ---- and ^H in the message?

Anyway, let me get this straight. You're importing a Japanese version of an American console to play a port of a two-year-old game? A port intended for the older version of the console? That's perverse AND needlessly complicated! I must applaud.
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-12-17 08:16 pm (UTC)
Both are computer related jokes. The first one is an extension of the programming shorthand --, which means 'decrement this variable'. When used in this way, it's roughly equivalent to saying 'I'm decrementing Square's karma for doing something stupid'. I added an extra -- for effect, though it's not technically grammatical.

^H is the character sequence that appears when you try to backspace on a terminal that can't accept it. It's a techie-laden version of a strikeout.

Ahem. I'm importing a Japanese version of an American console to play a new game which was delayed for a month past the launch date. It just so happens that I am using said console to play a port of a two-year-old game, which was not designed for the older version of the console - it's being ported only to the Xbox 360, not the Xbox. ^^ I know it's silly.
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