Profile for Icshi


Recent posts

Pages

AuthorRecent posts
Quake for chicks in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by Gantim:

Finland supposedly has the most internet access per capita. It also considers internet addiction a valid disorder that can be grounds for delay of mandatory military service.
In that case, I can see why they have the highest rate of internet access per capita than anywhere else. I'd be more than eager to jump on the addiction bandwagon.

Pacifism has never been more enjoyable...
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Displayed name duplicates... in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #15
Wow. I'm amazed at how many of those topics I had forgotten about until I saw their titles again. That brings back a lot of happy memories. Thanks for posting that, Aran!
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Displayed name duplicates... in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #13
I've started 43 topics?! Holy muffins on a turntable! How did that happen?
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #89
quote:
Originally written by Spring:

Gak? Never heard that one before.
"Gak!" Short for: "Aarrggghhh! Why so difficult?!"

IMAGE(http://www.gateworld.net/farscape/s3/graphics/319.jpg)
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #89
quote:
Originally written by Spring:

Gak? Never heard that one before.
"Gak!" Short for: "Aarrggghhh! Why so difficult?!"

IMAGE(http://www.gateworld.net/farscape/s3/graphics/319.jpg)
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #82
Gak! To hell with it.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #82
Gak! To hell with it.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #80
This is an old Compaq from the early '90s. It only has a floppy drive.

And no, these disks were not reformatted or tinkered with in any way. My iMac can read and write just fine in DOS format, which it does on these DOS-formatted disks. I've had no other problems with these disks — just now, for some reason, they seem to think 1.3 MB is bigger than 1.44 MB... It's like the bloody thing suddenly thinks the eye of the needle is bigger than the camel, and I'm trying to get the camel to eat the needle. Or something.

The mystery continues...

[ Tuesday, January 10, 2006 13:39: Message edited by: Icshi ]
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #80
This is an old Compaq from the early '90s. It only has a floppy drive.

And no, these disks were not reformatted or tinkered with in any way. My iMac can read and write just fine in DOS format, which it does on these DOS-formatted disks. I've had no other problems with these disks — just now, for some reason, they seem to think 1.3 MB is bigger than 1.44 MB... It's like the bloody thing suddenly thinks the eye of the needle is bigger than the camel, and I'm trying to get the camel to eat the needle. Or something.

The mystery continues...

[ Tuesday, January 10, 2006 13:39: Message edited by: Icshi ]
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #77
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Hmm. Try transferring the file to a DOS-formatted floppy instead of a Mac-formatted one?
I've been transferring tons of files both ways using only DOS-formatted disks, so that's not the problem.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #77
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Hmm. Try transferring the file to a DOS-formatted floppy instead of a Mac-formatted one?
I've been transferring tons of files both ways using only DOS-formatted disks, so that's not the problem.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #73
I found and downloaded the MS-DOS game Iron Seed (talked about in the Wiki article), yet I can't transfer the game to my old Compaq because each file is 1.3 MB and won't fit on a "1.44 MB" disk. Any suggestions on how to move the files from my iMac to the Windows machine? This isn't the first time I've encountered a problem like this, and compressing the files doesn't get them small enough — even if my old Compaq had a way of decompressing ZIPs...
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #73
I found and downloaded the MS-DOS game Iron Seed (talked about in the Wiki article), yet I can't transfer the game to my old Compaq because each file is 1.3 MB and won't fit on a "1.44 MB" disk. Any suggestions on how to move the files from my iMac to the Windows machine? This isn't the first time I've encountered a problem like this, and compressing the files doesn't get them small enough — even if my old Compaq had a way of decompressing ZIPs...
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Demo restictions ineffective in Avernum 4
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #9
I too encountered this "bug" when I finished the demo, but assumed it was designed that way. After all, it's rather difficulty to play in a big black void with a few objects hovering around, so it made the rest of the game unplayable for me anyway.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #67
I wished I'd run across this a few days ago. It would've made the topic bump legitimate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4X

It's not an extensive list, but has quite a few there. Many I've never heard of before, presumably because most are for Windows.

Has anyone here played any of these?
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #67
I wished I'd run across this a few days ago. It would've made the topic bump legitimate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4X

It's not an extensive list, but has quite a few there. Many I've never heard of before, presumably because most are for Windows.

Has anyone here played any of these?
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Spring cleaning the forums for the New Year. in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #21
I was thinking maybe forum moderators could delete topics under their jurisdiction. Or do moderators not have powers of topic deletion? Such arcane things lie beyond my ken.

[ Sunday, January 08, 2006 21:57: Message edited by: Icshi ]
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Spring cleaning the forums for the New Year. in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #18
Two questions:

1. When people preserve topics that are set to be deleted, where do these copies go? Are they available online anywhere?

2. Is it really necessary to just sweep away everything before a certain date? Couldn't select topics be deleted — such as those that are spammy, ephemeral, or those that repeat the contents of other topics — but leaving those that are old but still useful?
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
2016 in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #4
2016 will be a lot like today, only more so.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #64
Not entirely. If I remember correctly, it's the longest-living topic presently extant in this forum, if not on the entire board. And, surprise surprise, it actually fulfills an ongoing function to boot.

I hated to resort to artificial resuscitation to keep it going, but since Stalin's next purge is due to begin in a few days' time, I didn't want to risk to chance the odds of someone suddenly digging through old topics and having something to say on this subject in the intervening time.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #64
Not entirely. If I remember correctly, it's the longest-living topic presently extant in this forum, if not on the entire board. And, surprise surprise, it actually fulfills an ongoing function to boot.

I hated to resort to artificial resuscitation to keep it going, but since Stalin's next purge is due to begin in a few days' time, I didn't want to risk to chance the odds of someone suddenly digging through old topics and having something to say on this subject in the intervening time.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Like Anyone Cares... in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #34
I was referring to the mysterious edited post.
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #61
< preservationist topic bump >
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Poor Man's Starbound? in General
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #61
< preservationist topic bump >
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00
Like Anyone Cares... in Richard White Games
Mongolian Barbeque
Member # 1528
Profile #32
I must admit that interchange aroused my morbid curiosity as well.

I'm undoubtedly better off not knowing, though, based on the previous times I've had my morbid curiosity satisfied...
Posts: 907 | Registered: Monday, July 15 2002 07:00

Pages