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Geneforge wiki? in Geneforge Series
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Piperbot is Aran's familiar ;)

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Geneforge 4 stuff. Also, everything I know about Avernum | Avernum 2 | Avernum 3 | Avernum 4
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Singleton? in Avernum 4
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The game has been beaten as a singleton. [Link.]

I can't be bothered to read it all again, but I would imagine he got round the pylons by staying one step out of their range - you can hit them but they can't hit you. This is one reason why the pylons in A4 are simply pointless.

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Geneforge on the Ermarian Network in Geneforge Series
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I'm voting for the Sucia name, although I also like the barred subdomain (Sucia being a barred island, they go well together).

The actual name - again I agree with whoever said Encyclopedia Sucia sounds a bit too similar to EE. I'd prefer something like The Sucia Isle Archives or The Sucia Isle Scrolls.

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ACS - TNG in General
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I don't have any fixed ideas; whatever he does I'll buy it, if it's as good as Geneforge 4 and Avernum 5, or indeed the original Geneforge.

My preference would be for something fantasy-based, but not in the swords & sorcery style. Hmmm, superheroes seem to be popular nowadays. Maybe not, but you could do something unreality-based without magic, or it being sci-fi.

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G3 quick spell buttons in Geneforge Series
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On Windows, control-click should work as well as right-click.

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G3 quick spell buttons in Geneforge Series
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Right-click on the button you wish to re-assign. This brings up the casting window and you can pick your new choice.

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A3 Tower of Magi Help in The Avernum Trilogy
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Yes.

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Favorite Spiderweb Game in General
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Well, who was going to vote for Homeland?

Anyway, the results for the first question will be interesting; will there be a split vote between Exile and Avernum?

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Windows Vista 32 and 64 compablity with Spiderweb Products in Tech Support
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Bother those edit and reply buttons, being right next to each other.

[ Monday, January 14, 2008 12:24: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Windows Vista 32 and 64 compablity with Spiderweb Products in Tech Support
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I am running Vista as we speak (32 bit). All spiderweb games work. That's all. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes Exile 1, Exile 2, Exile 3, Blades of Exile, Nethergate, Avernum 1, Avernum 2, Avernum 3, Blades of Avernum, Avernum 4, Geneforge 1, Geneforge 2, Geneforge 3, Geneforge 4 and Nethergate: Resurrection.

The only remotely tricky thing is the installation; a prompt appears after the first attempt at installation asking if you would like to re-install using compatability mode. I recommend you accept the prompt for trouble-free gaming.

[ Monday, January 14, 2008 12:23: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Hei! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Iffy:

Otherwise I will be forced to use the only translator I know, Babelfish.
Good luck with that.

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You saw this thread coming!!! in General
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Exile I intro. Also BoE intro.

Tyranicus's music database

[ Sunday, January 13, 2008 00:26: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Geneforge 4 stuff. Also, everything I know about Avernum | Avernum 2 | Avernum 3 | Avernum 4
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A Bile Crux in General
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Why so many votes for blueberry?!

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What are you learning right now? in General
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So what are you saying, you spend a whole year studying geometry? That sounds kind of boring.

Edit: at high school level, I mean. Obviously there are people who study geometry all year at professional level.

[ Saturday, January 12, 2008 13:49: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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What have you been reading lately? in General
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The Stars my Destination

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What are you learning right now? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I should be in Precalculus this year, which really drools that I'm not.
As I have no experience of the American high school system, perhaps someone can enlighten me: what exactly is "precalculus"? I've never come across this term before.

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How continuous is the trilogy's story in The Avernum Trilogy
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For me, possibly the biggest change between A1 and A2/3 was the range of the dumbfounding effect. In A1 mung demons could dumbfound your characters through walls and at any distance, so long as a member of the party was in sight. In A2/3 the dumbfounding effect had a sensible range and could be blocked by walls.

This meant that I was able to go back to my long-standing tactic of hiding my spellcasters in the next room while my fighters did all the killing :cool:

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Locking in General
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quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

If pi is not random, it’s because a willful agent has selected it.
Huh?

You just said "Pi is not random, therefore a wilful agent has selected it".

Random means something whose outcome is uncertain, which cannot be predicted. This has nothing to do with "wilful selection"; that is a big logical leap.

What about unintended consequences? If no one has wilfully chosen an outcome, then according to our new axiom, it must be random.

But the world doesn't work like that. If I say something to Peter that I think he will make him happy, but I am wrong and in fact he doesn't like it, then he will be sad. I didn't choose to make him sad. He didn't choose what I said to him. So no one wilfully chose to make Peter sad.

So the outcome that Peter is sad was random? No. In fact I told Peter a joke about bees, not knowing that his entire family was recently struck down by a swarm of killer bees and are even now fighting for their lives in hospital. It was entirely predictable that he would be sad. But no one chose to make him sad.

I do certainly believe that Pi is not random, because, as has previously been pointed out, it is entirely determinable. But I am not thereby logically forced to accept the existence of God.

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geneforge4 in Tech Support
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I meant, on these boards, not in general. On these boards mac users outnumber windows users by about 2-1 (according to the polls).

Edit: and unfortunately Win2000 is neither earlier than nor later than WinMe. They're simply different.

[ Thursday, January 10, 2008 14:01: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Locking in General
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quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

is it also true that if I keep jumping in the air I will eventually jump ... 1,000,000,000,000 feet?
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Originally written by Thoughts in Chaos:

This theory is definitely true. Eventually, a completely bizarre and unlikely series of coincidences will allow you to jump as high as you want to.
Hmmm, I found Kelandon's response more convincing. Not that I doubt you Nalyd, but I'm not going to believe Stillness can jump twice the distance from the earth to the sun.

Edit: clarity

[ Thursday, January 10, 2008 13:56: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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geneforge4 in Tech Support
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I doubt anyone here knows (there's not many Windows users, and unlikely to still be using WinME). So it seems it would be quickest just to download the demo and try to install. If you get past the first zone, then you'll probably be fine for the rest of it.

Alternatively you could try e-mailing and asking Jeff Vogel at spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com[/url], although it's possible he'll just give the same advice of try and see.

If you do try it, let us know whether it works.

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How continuous is the trilogy's story in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

it occurs to me that you probably want to play Avernum 1 first if you're ever going to play it at all, because most of the fun is in exploring this brand-new cave world, and if it isn't new (because you played A2 or A4), it's probably going to be somewhat less enthralling. (It's a pretty darn awesome game under ideal conditions.)
I absolutely agree, and I'm sure that explains why E1/A1 is my least favorite of the games, having played them originally in the order E2-E3-E1.

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roman craft circle in Nethergate
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Crones.

It's a miracle to me you can spell anything well enough to invoke the auto-censor :rolleyes:

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Instant death nodes in Blades of Avernum
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Me too. A little earlier than 1994, however.

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Instant death nodes in Blades of Avernum
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If you included the word "void", you probably did it wrong.

message_dialog("Why not peek at an existing scenario's scripts and copy paste what you need, changing where appropriate?","");

[ Sunday, January 06, 2008 13:38: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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