View Full Version : LAN Party 2003

06-07-2003, 08:49 AM
With all the recent discussion of LAN parties and the like, i feel it is time to finally organize an official cprogramming LAN of our own. The purpose of this thread is for anyone within the united states (unless you are going to travel into the USA) to please post answers to the following questions.

Answering them will aid me in picking a fair, central located state, for the location. We want to make travel as easy on everyone as possible. Nothing is set in stone, this is merely to mold from an idea to a reality. Please try and keep common discussion outside of this thread unless you really need to say something.

1) What is your current state? IE NJ, FL, CA, etc (not mental state)

2) How far are you willing to travel to attend the LAN?

3) Would you, if needed, pay a small entry fee? *

4) We would like to do this in September, how does that work for you personally?

5) Could you contribute to the equipment? **

6) Any other questions YOU may have or information you feel needs to be collected, please post it and i will edit/answer accordingly.

* I'm only asking this to get an idea of who would be willing to contribute. I have never needed this before, but its going to depend on cost of location and number of attendence. It is NOT a requirement for attendence.

** Again i have always had plenty of equipment, but i dont know how big this will get, so i feel the need to ask.

06-07-2003, 10:57 AM
1) MA
2) not very far (to connecticut, at most)
3) can't afford to
4) unsure, earlier is better
5) one computer, maybe an ethernet cable, but card is voodoo3

06-07-2003, 11:13 AM
1) Currently I'm not living in USA, but I'm going to travel 45 days in July and August. I'll be in NY and North Carolina.

2) Nothing so far.

3) I wouldn't mind if is a small fee.

4) I wont be in September, but earlier I'll be.

5) Well, I'm not sure, but maybe with some video cards and DDR mem if is needed.

06-07-2003, 11:37 AM
By equipment i mean switches, hubs, cables, etc.

August is a possibility, lets see where this goes.

06-07-2003, 08:15 PM
I'm sorry, my parents won't let me go. Very restrictive when it comes to things that I want to do.

06-07-2003, 09:25 PM
Hold it in NS, then I will be able to attend.

06-08-2003, 11:38 AM
1) IL - Chicago
2) I would only be willing to travel distance if I knew other cproggers would be there
3) Sure would
4) Fine by me
5) If it was near Chicago

06-08-2003, 04:44 PM
It might be better just to play games online, the majority of the people here cannot afford to travel to a LAN Party.

06-10-2003, 07:58 PM
1) NY
2) not very far at all
3) probably...
4) cutting it close - i start college in october
5) probably not
6) idk if this will work... we're too spread out...

06-10-2003, 08:16 PM
what college major_small?

06-10-2003, 09:31 PM
Yea we are pretty spread out...hmm....maybe i should just rent out one of those high-powered half life servers they rent for like a day or two and organize a big ass (or several small) hl/counter strike games, etc...what do u think?

Zach L.
06-10-2003, 10:05 PM
I could definitely go for CS.

06-11-2003, 02:19 AM
>>Yea we are pretty spread out...hmm....maybe i should just rent out one of those high-powered half life servers they rent for like a day or two and organize a big ass (or several small) hl/counter strike games, etc...what do u think?<<

Then we could all play right? Woohoo, you're going down boy.

06-11-2003, 04:07 AM
maybe thats a bad idea, i might do permanent damage to meeper's ego :D

06-11-2003, 01:32 PM
I'm on dial-up, so I still won't be able to play :(

06-11-2003, 07:33 PM
i'm on dialup and don't have CS, so i couldn't play... but i don't care...

Originally posted by golfinguy4
what college major_small? WBI... i just want to get in and out of college fast and have a job at the end of it all... i'll get out in 18 consecutive months and use their job placement to get a job...

06-11-2003, 08:47 PM
im on dialup AOL-HELL and i will r0x0Rz j00 f00z


06-22-2003, 05:52 PM
1) Colorado

2) I would be willing to drive 500 miles

3) wtf, you suck thats gay, I could pay $10 I guess

4) No, school starts august 22 for me

5) could bring my laptop for my personal use and an extra 900 mhz athlon 160 megs ram, 40 gig hd, 32mb graphics card, 17 inch flat panel monitor.

6) It would only work before august 22, or during winter vacation or spring break or whatever.

06-22-2003, 05:54 PM
oh, I could also bring 20-30 ethernet cables, 1 hub (small, 5 connections), extra mice and keyboards, a couple extra monitors.

06-24-2003, 03:55 PM
1.Phoenix, AZ

2.Not Far Man, Not Far!
New Mexico, California or Nevada maybe depending on the timing!

3.i dunno! yeah, sure why not!

4.i have school in sept.

5. unfortunately no!


06-29-2003, 08:23 AM
uhh.... sorry if this is a stupid question, but if you guys do get to get a lan party going, are you going to do anything c++ related? otherwise it won't be speacial to CProgramming... imo

Zach L.
06-29-2003, 08:33 AM
Play games written in C/C++ only. ;)

06-30-2003, 03:09 PM
1-Northern IL
2-Pretty far, just got out of High school moved out, and I'm planning on a road trip or 2
3-yeah, not too much tho (10 bucks sounds about right)
4-prolly could go any time up til sept or oct
5-24 port 10 mb/s hub, 5 port 10/100 router/switch, a few cables, my comp and my laptop (although I don't really trust my laptop with anyone but close friends...)
6-I forgot what #6 was so it must not have been too important...

It would be cool to meet some of you guys in person, but I'm thinking only like 10 people would show up so it prolly wouldn't be worth all the effort...


07-01-2003, 04:03 PM
it seems like moving people around would be a huge hassle so i think we'll go with the game server idea ina few months. On top of that my g/f wants to go to disney in a few months :rolleyes:

I swear i will NOT go on the "small world" ride....been there, almost killed myself.

07-01-2003, 04:17 PM
> I swear i will NOT go on the "small world" ride....been there, almost killed myself.

That stupid idiotic ride (not using swear words :D ). I was like 10 years old and we were forced to go on it with my parents. We waited _THREE_ hours in line for it and we got brainwashed by it.

07-01-2003, 08:03 PM
i use that ride as a reference whenever someone says "what could be worse"