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3D spiderweb games... in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #32
quote:
d is for canines. Jackals, wild dogs, and stuff.
& is for demons. Don't ask me why.
D stands for all kinds of Dragons.
(At least in ADOM)

Right for ADOM but not Moria and *bands. They use C for canines and the d,D for dragons. ADOM is a bit different in other ways too as it uses a different keyset rather than the traditional roguelike (Moria, Angband, and other *bands). And Nethack is different too. Once you get used to it it is easy to tell what is what.

Even though a lot of *bands now have some form of graphics, I never use them. ASCII is the best for these games.

John
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3D spiderweb games... in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #28
quote:
Dying in the VD isn't that annoying. They've barely started. Dying in the BDC is much worse
I'll have to try Moria and a *band sometime, I've never got round to it.
Rodney has killed you? By that point in the game, I'm normally able to crush such pathetic wizards without even thinking about it.

As for Rodney....well that is why they have YASD :)

You should try a *band. There are some really good ones out there. If you do, definitely give ToME (Tales/Troubles of Middle Earth)a try. There are lots of character/class choices and the game is a blast; written very well and with a devious sense of humor in places. There is even an anime variant out now called, oh so creatively, Animeband. Also fun are Zangband and Hengband.

Hmmm, dying in the VD: Yes, not too annoying as it is early in the game but sometimes it just ticks you off. I played last night, went into the VD and started to open the first door out of the first room when "You feel a certain tension" message arrived. The room was filled with goblins! Evil, just evil. I went up 3 levels in no time though... :)

Moria is still a good choice too. There is a very nice build available that adds color and makes a few other tweaks to help with playability.

And Alorael is right! D = ancient dragon and d = baby dragon.

John
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3D spiderweb games... in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #18
There's always @ out "puttin' on the ritz" right here!

Yes, ADOM is annoying but I keep trying. The field is littered with many fallen adventurers, many in the VD in fact! Of course many have been slain on their way to the balrog in Moria, on their way to Morgoth in various *bands, and Rodney has slain his share in Nethack. Yet we must persevere, be strong, have our "finest hour"...live up to the YASD we are destined to bear!!!! Dungeon Delvers Local 302.

John

[ Wednesday, June 11, 2003 16:20: Message edited by: Felwynne ]
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
3D spiderweb games... in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #15
3D ASCII!!! Yes! Bring it on!
IMAGE(http://www.adom.de/adom/gallery/adom.jpg)
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
3D spiderweb games... in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #11
At the risk of starting a war..... I like the games the way they are. The depth of gameplay is what makes the game fun, not fancy graphics. Also, these games play very well on my low end laptop so I can play when I want to with ease.

Of course, this is coming from a long time player of Moria, Angband, and the like where an @ kills all kinds of other letters.

Gameplay is most important!!!
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AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #24
Visiting some websites and/or clicking the wrong things can download all sorts of junk. Beware of that; read and don't click too fast. You can change your security preferences in internet explorer which helps a bit. The internet is a blast but there are some nasty folks out there that make your life miserable.

[Edit] Do you go to sites that offer game cheats and cracks? If so, they are notorious for adding all sorts of junk to your machine without you noticing. As Ef advised--get a firewall.

[ Wednesday, June 11, 2003 10:04: Message edited by: Felwynne ]
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AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #21
Yes I am aware of that (age=11) which is why you've been asked more than once by Kyna and then by myself if you had someone in real life to help you sort this out (which you have yet to answer). Only so much can be done in this forum, which is only advice at that, to help you sort this out. Have you asked your Dad?

I have tried to help you as I have seen more than one post from you asking for help/advice on computer issues. There is nothing anyone here can do for you except offer advice. What you do from there is up to you. You can complain about your computer all day long and half the night all you want, but until you actually do something about it, it will still not work right...your choice.

[ Wednesday, June 11, 2003 09:52: Message edited by: Felwynne ]
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AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #18
64 megs of RAM is just fine for normal stuff. If you are trying high end games it may not be enough. First of all, your computer uses free space on your hard drive as swap file space. I always try to leave at least 900mb free just for that. I have taken off games I do not play very often and put them back on when I am finished with one. Although your system specs are low compared to today's standards, they are just fine to do many, many things. My laptop is only 166mhz with 80 megs of ram but I still find plenty to do with it. I play Avernum on it, geneforge, nethergate and a few other games and I use it for M$ Office (excel, access, word).

RAM is cheap so it is not a bad idea if you have the $ to get some more BUT that will NOT solve your other problems. Your main problem is the hard drive. If you have a virus, reformat if you cannot kill the virus. If you think it is virus free, do the other steps everyone has advised you to do. After this is done you will see a marked improvement in performance. Then get more RAM if you think you need it.
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AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #16
Anti-virus software is not perfect. If you think you have a virus as bad as the one you state it may be time for a reformat. As for your computer, I only have a 233 with a 4 gig hard drive and I have plenty of games on it. You need to clean them out every now and then. Also, uninstall when you have the option don't just use the delete key.

It really does sound like time to reformat....especially if you are suspecting a virus. Oh! Make sure you update your virus protection software on a regular basis. There is always a new virus out there so you need to keep your software up to date!

John
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #10
Zephyr: You cannot just "add up" the games on your computer to figure this out. Remember windows takes up space as does many other things you are not seeing. If you have not run disk cleanup you may even have hundreds of megabytes of temporary internet files.

You definitely need to clean up the hard drive. Do you have anyone in real life who can help you? Before reformatting I would try to do disk cleanup and scandisk and then defrag and see what space you have left. You should leave some space open on your hard drive to serve as swap file space. If you really do have only 348 megabytes open that would account for the slow down you see. Also, you can uninstall some programs you do not use very much to free up space.

Before you make yourself too crazy do some maintenance! If all the steps above do not improve the situation then reformat and start over.

John
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #5
Zephyr: Do you ever run scan disk, disk cleanup, disk defragmenter? How much available space is on your hard drive? Do you add and delete stuff a lot? It sounds like you need to try a little computer maintenance first. If that does not work, time for the old reformat and start over.

[ Wednesday, June 11, 2003 02:30: Message edited by: Felwynne ]
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not really about a SpidWeb thing, more about Hard Ware... in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #1
Have you tried "googling" for the IBM part number? Try the IBM site. If you use windows try windrivers.com.
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Is computer bad for your eyes? in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #23
quote:
I already said the eye exam part.

Yes, you did say that first. I could not remember everyone who said what to properly attribute. Sorry about that.

Yes there are filters (or coatings I guess is a better word) that help eliminate or reduce some of the computer screen glare. That is what I was referring to. There are, as you said, the others that change with the light. I use the kind that reduce the glare. They also help when driving, watching tv etc.

John
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Is computer bad for your eyes? in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #21
I wear bifocals. The best ones are the progressive style instead of the ones with the lines. The progression allows you to focus on things that are neither far nor near but are in the mid-range. I once had a doctor recommend I wear tri-focals. I figure that was a way to get the mid-range as well as near and far. The bottom line is you do get used to them to the point of not even being concious of which part of the lens you are using.

The best advice I could give is to have an eye exam once per year. If you get headaches or have other problems between visits go see your doctor. Also tell your doctor what you do. Once mine knew I worked on a PC all day he made different recommendations. There are many add ons now that can help reduce even more glare.

And yes, genetics is more complex than looking back one generation. Kyna is right about this. She is also right when she advises to ask your doctor. Don't be afraid to go see another if you do not like what the first has said. They are people too and some have more experience in some matters above another's experience.

John
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Club in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #32
Kyna: Excellent points! I concur with your ideas.

OrderMage: Don't forget to tell Kenshin about your new club. You guys have a good time on your new boards.

Flamers: C'mon give them a break, we were all young once....
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
What do you think I should do? in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #14
Have you thought about getting a new partner? Now that you have learned some of the potential problems, you can make a good deal right up front. Something like: we take out gas money etc and split the rest 50/50 might work.

It couldn't hurt!

John
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
What do you think I should do? in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #12
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My partner gives me rides to the far off spots and helps me out. In turn I supply the mowers and gas.
Just curious here...who collects the money from the customer, you or your partner? Are you present to get/see how much was given? If not this may be something to start doing so you have a better idea what money is changing hands.

Have you tried, as Kyna suggested, to speak with your partner (keep it businesslike and professional) about how much comes in/goes out (he needs gas, the mowers need gas/maintenance) and verify what is being paid to each of you? It never hurts to "go over the books" with each other.

Reading what you've said so far leads me to believe that: 1) Your partner collects the money, not you 2) Your partner decides how much to give you and 3) Not sure if you know how much is going to where. If I am wrong, I apologize, I am only going on the little information that's been posted. If these are close to true, definitely it is time to talk with your partner and decide on who gets what and when.

John
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Buddy in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #40
Zephyr, I am a father of four (the youngest is 22) and I just want to say, I am very impressed by your answer about not lying. It is great that you will not lie about it. Believe me, AIM is not something worth lying for at all.

I can see you and Order Mage are trying to hook up on PM's. I hope you get it all worked out.

John
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Hybrids Anonymous or How to Differentiate an Opaki from a Choirboy in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #65
My what a fascinating thread! It is a mix of game world history and bizarre biological cross-breeding. One post about the history of the Nephil and another about breeding sheep and goats. It is kind of like watching a new show on Fox. IMAGE(tongue00.gif)

Actually, as a newer player I found these posts quite interesting.

John

[ Thursday, May 08, 2003 10:13: Message edited by: Felwynne ]
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Hey, I think I found something in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #8
Interesting! I went to the site and found that indeed they are selling Geneforge. They do say that Spiderweb made the game. Interesting part is they sell the full version for $19.99. I have no idea if it plays the same or anything as I already have it, bought from Spidweb (who I'd rather give the money to anyway) but I do find it odd that it is available there.
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Buddy in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #15
Remember to check your profile to see if you get any PM's. You should have one now. :)
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Favorite in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #8
Very nicely done! But are we not contributing in some way? I like it though. I especially liked the diagram for the can.

The only thing missing was "spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely spam!!" "Would you like spam spam spam bacon eggs and spam?"
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Buddy in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #12
quote:
Am I the only one thinking there's an opportunity here for Order Mage and Zephyr to start PMing each other and maybe start up a friendship? (That's if Order Mage decides to turn PM on)

No, you are not alone. I thought the same thing. I hope Order Mage reads my response about turning on the PM.
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Buddy in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #10
OK, you have it, that's good. Now, me being a parent of four, I would advise you to ask your parents about it for permission. But, you should know you can still have fun here without using AIM. All AIM really does is allow instant messaging. It is more like "real time email". I actually like forums like this or emails better as I can come and go and read/write when I feel like it. AIM is more like being on the phone, great if you're sitting there writing back and forth, but not so good if you want to post and come back later. A matter of personal taste I guess...
Posts: 97 | Registered: Friday, April 18 2003 07:00
Buddy in General
Warrior
Member # 2893
Profile #8
In case you're not kidding... AIM = AOL Instant Messenger. I believe it is also free just go to http://www.aim.com/ and download it. It is easy to use. Once you set it up, update your profile here so people know your AIM ID. Have fun.

[Edit] It is free. I checked.

John

[ Wednesday, May 07, 2003 06:11: Message edited by: Felwynne ]
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