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Transfer of Registration and Savegames Mac->Windows in Tech Support
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You can get a key from us for the new version for free, but the saved games won't transfer.

- Jeff Vogel

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A Slightly Different (and much worse) Graphical Problem in Leopard in Tech Support
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Technoctopus, for reports of this sort, information about your computer would be hugely helpful. What sort of Mac do you have and, very importantly, what sort of video card does it have?

- Jeff Vogel

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A Slightly Different (and much worse) Graphical Problem in Leopard in Tech Support
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For now, play the "Older Macs" version of the game. We'll see how things look when Apple releases 10.5.1. There are a lot of bugs in Leopard at this point.

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Graphic issues in Tech Support
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The problem appears to be exclusively with the Universal versions on Intel Macs using Leopard. I think I have a way around it, but it'll take some testing and effort. Since to problem doesn't actually affect gameplay, my plan is to wait and see what OS X 10.5.1 brings.

- Jeff Vogel

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Avernum 4 and Geneforge 4: Rebellion Graphics Problem With Leopard in Tech Support
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Avernum 4 and Geneforge 4: Rebellion Graphics Problem With Leopard

When playing Avernum 4 and Geneforge 4: Rebellion on some Intel-based Macs using the Macintosh OS X Leopard, horizontal bands of corrupted pixels will be visible on the screen. This problem has been seen on other applications in Leopard. This thread on the Apple support forums discusses the problem.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5653464

We are looking into the problem and searching for a fix or workaround. Hopefully, the problem will be solved in the next Leopard update. We are working on it in the meantime. Until then, the game appears to be fully playable. We apologize for the problem.

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Graphic issues in Tech Support
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I'm about to post this in its own forum, but I wanted to make sure you saw it.

Avernum 4 and Geneforge 4: Rebellion Graphics Problem With Leopard

When playing Avernum 4 and Geneforge 4: Rebellion on some Intel-based Macs using the Macintosh OS X Leopard, horizontal bands of corrupted pixels will be visible on the screen. This problem has been seen on other applications in Leopard. This thread on the Apple support forums discusses the problem.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5653464

We are looking into the problem and searching for a fix or workaround. Hopefully, the problem will be solved in the next Leopard update. We are working on it in the meantime. Until then, the game appears to be fully playable. We apologize for the problem.

- Jeff Vogel

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What inspired Geneforge? in Geneforge Series
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Geneforge had many different inspirations, some real world and political, some fictional.

Two that stand out among many are the awesome David Cronenberg movie eXistenZ and Eden books by Harry Harrison.

- Jeff Vogel

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Windows or Mac in General
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As I've said many times in the past, I personally get more work done quickly on a Mac. Thus, doing the game first on a Mac and then porting it gets the game quickly delivered to people using both platforms.

This is my personal preference and should not be taken in any way as an endorsement of either platform.

Really didn't need to be a poll. Topic closed.

- Jeff Vogel

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Avernum 4 Observations in Avernum 4
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Avernum 5 has far fewer trivial monsters, both in the wild and in dungeons.

There are 6 new character graphics. 2 human, 2 nephil, 2 slith.

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Raise your hand if you LOVE Linear RPG's! in General
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I would be very happy if, at some point in my life, I designed a game as awesome at KOTOR.

- Jeff Vogel

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Why I Will Not Play Avernum V in Avernum 4
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The original post was kind of TLDR, but skimming gave me the gist.

This is a discussion that has been hashed and rehashed over many times. I'm sorry that people don't like the changes. I feel that Avernum 4 looks better and plays better than the earlier games. I wasn't entirely happy with the plot, but I have entirely revisited that area in Avernum 5.

If you didn't like Avernum 4, I hope you give Avernum 5 a chance. I've made a lot of changes. If not, well, it is unfortunate, but I have to move on. And considering how well Avernum 4 is _still_ selling, I'm very glad I made the changes I did.

- Jeff Vogel

[ Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:38: Message edited by: Spidweb ]

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Help! Avernum IV corrupted save game problem. in Avernum 4
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Play it safe. Uninstall Avernum 4. Download a fresh copy. Then reinstall that.

Sorry that this happened. It's happened to me too. Major hassle. I suugest making several saved games, so that if one gets messed up, you can go back to another without losing everything.

- Jeff Vogel

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Nethergate: Resurrection Macintosh v1.0.2 Trial Update in Nethergate
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I have created a v1.0.2 trial update for Macintosh Nethergate: Resurrection. It is at

ftp://ftp.spiderwebsoftware.com/mac/NethergateDemo.v102.dmg

It fixes a few small glitches and gets rid of a bug that could potentially cause crashes. (It hasn't so far, but it might in the future.)

Feel free to grab it. If you do, a note to spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com if you have troubles would be appreciated.

- Jeff Vogel

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Avernum 4 - No more objects! in Tech Support
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Always uninstall, redownload, and reinstall. Bad downloaded installers creating faulty installations is rare, but it happens. If at all possible, start with a completely fresh download.

- Jeff Vogel

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BigFish games in Avernum 4
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Be nice to people who buy my games.

I was happy to learn that Big Fish got Avernum 4 up. Thanks for letting me know.

- Jeff Vogel

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Xbox 360 XBLA support in General
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"That was unexpected."

Don't see why. There is a world's worth of difference between online distribution and manufacturing a jillion CDs/cartridges. Sony, etc. will never let me make a full game, but these channels for indie developers are intriguing.

- Jeff Vogel

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Colour me confused about the whole registration thing . . . . in Nethergate
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"So, more recently, I got the original Nethergate fully registered on the promotional CD which cost fifteen dollars, and I'm not sure that the discounted twelve-dollar upgrade price applies to me. Frankly, I enjoy Jeff's games enough that I will be buying the new version at whatever price, but it would be nice to know for certain before I cut the cheque."

The $12 upgrade price applies to everyone who registered Nethergate, no matter how much they originally paid to register it. So you're in good shape. :-)

- Jeff Vogel

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Xbox 360 XBLA support in General
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I am actually very interested in XBLA. Every Indie developer is. It is, by all accounts, a very lucrative place to put a game.

However, it is also very difficult to get in, and my sorts of games are not something they are clamoring for. I have to compete with far bigger development houses.

I am watching events on XBox very carefully, though. Porting a game to XBox is something we'd be very interested in doing if the opportunity opened up.

- Jeff Vogel

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A little confused in Nethergate
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Hokay.

Nethergate: Resurrection has a number of improvements and a decent amount of new content. It tooks months of work to develop. I think $12 is a very reasonable price for the upgrade. Considering how many upgrade orders we've gotten, the kind people who pay my salary agree with me.

"That's how I feel about the veterans who pay for Nethergate: Resurrection, who have the original game. They got sucked in. Go play the original, you imbeciles."

I don't care how in your cheek your tongue is. Nobody comes to these boards and insults paying customers. You hate my games so much? Go somewhere else for a while.

- Jeff Vogel

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Frustrated in Nethergate
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1. Buy a bunch of Roman Training.

2. Head straight to the Ruined Hall. There's a lot of relatively easy foes there.

- Jeff Vogel

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Avernum 5, July Update in Avernum 4
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"Also, the return of cheeseball is interesting."

It interests me that everyone assumes that Solberg's new familiar is Cheeseball. Cheeseball, sadly, expired. (Which is why it wasn't in Avernum 4.)

Solberg has a new familiar now, Cheeseball Two, who is more in line with his current mood. Then, of course, there are the others ...

- Jeff Vogel

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Nethergate: Resurrection v1.0 for Windows notes in Nethergate
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I have temporarily put a test version v1.0.1 or Nethergate: Resurrection on our ftp site.

ftp://ftp.spiderwebsoftware.com/temp/Nethergatev101.zip

Put it in the Netherget Directory and run it and it should fix the two previously mentioned problems. If you have difficulties (or if you try it and it seems fine) let me know here or at spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com.

- Jeff Vogel

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