<span class="ev_code_PINK">Greetings Splinter Cell Fans and Welcome to Launch Week!
The purpose of this thread is two-fold. First, I want to provide a place for everyone to gush about their experiences with the game as it comes out this week! Second, I want to provide the very most basic information about the game and our forum community for newcomers.
Here's the fun part of this thread. Please post the following here:
* When did you get your copy of Splinter Cell Chaos Theory?
* Where did you get it?
* What was your very first noteworthy impression of the game (or the boxart or the loading screen or whatever else is related to your beautiful new relationship with your beautiful new Splinter Cell game)?
Now the practical part of the thread:
Basic FAQ for Game and Forums
Q: When is the game coming out in North America?
A: Technically the game is being shipped (put in the mail) TODAY, Monday, March 28th, 2005
This means that your store could get it anytime in the next few days depending on how its shipment travels in the mail. Some may have it tomorrow, some may not have it until the 31st.
Q: How will I know if my store has it?
A: If you preordered the game, it's possible that they will call you. If not, I would recommend that you call your nearest store and ask them.
Q: What are the official minimum specs required to play this game?
A: Here they are in all their glory -
Processor: Intel or AMD 1.4 Ghz
Operating system: Windows 2000/XP
RAM: 256 Meg
Available Disk Space: 3.8 GB
Graphics Card: DX 9.0 compatible card with Shader Model 1.1.
GeForce 3 or higher, ATI Radeon 8500 or higher, 64 MB. Ge Force 4 MX cards not supported
Sound Card: EAX 2.0 Compatible
DirectX Version 9.0c
Network: 64 Kbits/sec
*Note: the game comes on DVD only!
Q: Where should I post my hints, tips, and requests for help with the game?
A: We have Hints and Tips forums set up for every platform. Please go to your respective forum to give or request help.
* Xbox Hints, Tips & Guides Forum
* PC Hints, Tips & Guides Forum
* PS2 Hints, Tips & Guides Forum
* GameCube and GBA Hints, Tips and Guides Forum
Q: Where can I go to discuss general versus mode strategies?
A: The ATC Strategy Discussion Forum is the place for you and you squad to talk strats for versus mode. The ATC client (Advanced Tactical Center) is a "chalkboard" program for you PC that will allow simultaneous chat with up to 16 people about strategies for any of the Splinter Cell maps. The Pandora Tomorrow client is currently available. Keep your eyes peeled for the Chaos Theory client.
Have fun around here, make yourself comfortable, and welcome to the new era of stealth gaming. </span>