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Custom graphics - graphics prog for win in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #13
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Paintshop Pro v5 is freeware
Yes, it used to be while its producer 'Jasc' still owned it. But since 'Corel' has taken over 'Jasc', the freeware has vanished from the web. All you can donwnload now is Corel's trial version of Paintshop Pro X.

'The Gimp' is always a good alternative and is open source.
The Gimp

I also like Irfan View. Wouldn't want any other picture viewer.

edit: ADoS, can you give me a link to that Photoshop 6 version you use? 'Jasc' used to be one of my favourites, I'd like to know where to download some of their former software.

As to which software people use - though I know that Adobe is univerally adored, I still prefer to work with Corel and Macromedia.

[ Sunday, January 08, 2006 10:56: Message edited by: ef ]

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Custom graphics - graphics prog for win in Blades of Avernum Editor
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'Serif' is offering some of its software as freeware. 'Serif PhotoPlus 6' is a very good photo and image editing program. You have to register, but it's free. They have some other interesting programs that you might like to check out. Here's the link:
FreeSerifSoftware.com

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Custom graphics - graphics prog for win in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #6
'Serif' is offering some of its software as freeware. 'Serif PhotoPlus 6' is a very good photo and image editing program. You have to register, but it's free. They have some other interesting programs that you might like to check out. Here's the link:
FreeSerifSoftware.com

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How do I install Avernum 4? in Tech Support
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Ef, can I bother you with a graphics question, as you are somebody whom I think you no the most about them?
You can 'bother' me, though there are quite a few who know more than I do. So what's your problem?

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How do I install Avernum 4? in Tech Support
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As far as I know, the Stuffit Expander itself is freeware. It is nowadays part of a shareware program that you can use to compress files. If they didn't change the procedure, you can choose a 'Custom-Installation' and have only the Expander installed. After the 30-day trial the compression tool stops working, but the Expander should be unaffected and still functioning.

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About a older (not yet found) thread in General
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I'm not quite sure if I remember this right, but wasn't the Xian topic lost due to one of those board bugs? Drakey might know.

edit: It didn't affect the whole board, just one or two of the sections. Many threads were lost, and I believe the Xian Skull was among them.

[ Friday, December 30, 2005 18:46: Message edited by: ef ]

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Longest Word in General
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Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitaenskajuetenklinenputzergehilf.
*grin* If I presume that 'klinen' should be 'klinken', then that means: 'door knob cleaning assistent to a captain of the steamboat company on the river Danube'. And it is very correctly one word.

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Blades won't open in Blades of Exile
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Profile #12
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but it hasn't been working for a couple of weeks now
Try to remember what you did before this happened. Did you install or uninstall a program or application? Ahbleza already asked, if you got a virus warning or deleted spyware. Check everything else. Is anything else causing problems too?

XP has a repair function. Files can get corrupt, can be overwritten or can get lost. First check for viruses, but if there aren't any, it might be a good idea to let Windows repair itself.

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I have returned! in General
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Hi, Dolney. Nobody would ever suspect that you've had a problem with posting, though I remember the time when you called yourself that: a guy with not so good grammar. And not without reason. Yours is quite a transformation.

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Which Russian composer... in General
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Ef, Smetana was Czech, not Russian.
Yes, slavic but not russian, much loved in his country, and the father of Czech opera.

Alorael, knowing your abhorrence of temporary music, maybe you like this piece. It's a midi for reasons of size, a waltz for piano, flute and clarinet, and astonishingly by Shostakovitch.

Waltz

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Which Russian composer... in General
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and one more thing, the fact that Mahler is not slavic, what the hell do i care! I love his music. (By the way, may i see where you got that information? My mother (a great fan of Mahler) Says otherwise, and a few internetsites I looked at).
If you check his biography you'll find that though they lived in Kalitsch, Bohemia, his father's name was Bernhard Mahler, while his mother was Maria Hermann before her marriage. Not names of slavic origin. A lot of Austrians and Germans lived in Bohemia at the time, so that is not so wonderful.

But Thralni, I miss some of my favourites on your list. What about Prokoview, Strawinsky, Smetana, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Glinka, Pärt, Skrjabin, to name a few.

edit: Uh, I somehow didn't see your post, Belisarius, so I seem to repeat your complaint.

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Which Russian composer... in General
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He was born in Bohemia, which at the time was part of Habsburg's K&K Monarchy - Austria.

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graphics editing program ? in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Try 'The Gimp'. It's free.
The Gimp/Macintosh

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graphics editing program ? in Blades of Avernum
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Try 'The Gimp'. It's free.
The Gimp/Macintosh

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Hurricane Katrina in General
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I read something on the internet that I didn't believe, so I went to check the FEMA website, and now I find it's true. If you want to apply for desaster assistance you have to register either by phone or online. By phone is close to hopeless, too many callers, online registration requires IE 6.0 or higher. Now you can use Opera that will pass for any browser you ask it to pass for. And some people are posting workaround codes on Katrina blogs for Macintosh and Linux users with different browsers. Nevertheless it does strengthen the impression that this agency has lost touch with reality somewhere, somewhen.

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Hurricane Katrina in General
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Profile #79
Article
Read this article. So this clown, this unimaginable clown had all the rescue teams there, able and willing to start their work right away, but he needed a 1000 more employees for matters of coordination and PR. These employees could not arrive before late Wednesday, because they first had to undergo a special training to enable them to work in desaster zones. What is that guy supposed to lead? A zoo?

And that is why everbody else who offered help was stopped from going in to save and rescue. Mr.Brown, though with deep regrets, had to wait for the arrival of his clerks.

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Hurricane Katrina in General
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Go break into a grocery (if you can find one that doesn't already have an open door) and take some canned goods. Then eat. No water? Build a fire and boil some water for drinking. I recommend letting it cool a bit before drinking.
I somehow doubt my ability to swim around and dive for provisions, not saying that I wouldn't try. I wouldn't recommend boiling water, not in a flooded city with industry. Sure you get rid of some germs, but considering the mixture of chemicals, of household and industrial waste in the water, you might just as easily make things worse, not better.

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Hurricane Katrina in General
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I don't know, Jeros. If a cat 5 threatens three states of my country, if one of those states declares a major emergency in advance, because the levees of one its cities can only withstand a cat 3, as everyone's known for decades, and if I'm leader of said country, you can bet that I won't be vacationing.

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Hurricane Katrina in General
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Not too sure if this is true or not, but I've read in a law book one time that the states have to gain petition from the federal government before they receive any kind of aid.
The governor has to proclaim a major emergency to activate federal support. Such an emergency has been proclaimed by Louisiana's governor in advance of the hurricane's landfall (either Friday or Saturday, I don't remember right now), because of its predicted severity and path.

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Hurricane Katrina in General
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It has hit New Orleans. Due to three breaches in the levee system 80% of the city are reported to be literally under water. Most of the shelters had to be evacuated. This could well be the worst catastrophe your nation has ever had to go through.

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My how far we've fallen... in Richard White Games
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Profile #37
It's working normally for me, and from what I can see for others too. But if it happens often, maybe you reinstall your browser and try again?

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My how far we've fallen... in Richard White Games
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Admiration of your splendour, exalted one.

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problem with download scenarios in Blades of Avernum
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ef is female, in case you didn't know. ;)
Kelandon's page: Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page
TM's page: Terror's Martyr University

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problem with download scenarios in Blades of Avernum
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From where are you trying to download? Spidweb's site should work:
solid adventures
Both TM and Kelandon have the latest version of their scenarios on their websites.

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16 bit ms dos subsystem in Tech Support
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refering to post above:

The files I suggested for download do exactly that. They are a selfextracting .exe. SkeleTony found them when he confronted a like problem and gave them to several people here.

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