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doors, paths, and walkthrough? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #7
Definitely don't follow a walkthrough area-by-area. You'll have much more fun if you use it only as a side reference, or if you want to find a specific spell/creation.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Malfunctioning Resistance Crystal in Avernum in Tech Support
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #1
It should have added the resistance skill, but it may be that it made your list too long to see immediately. Look at your skill page, then try scrolling to the bottom.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Avernum IV in Avernum 4
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #3
You don't quite need to go to the Honeycomb to defeat the zombies. Acid spray actually works well, if a bit slow. Most people ignore this spell, but if you don't want to brave the Honeycomb, that's your next best bet.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
N:R Windows Save Issues in Tech Support
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #4
I've encountered it on Windows 98, 2000, and XP, so I wouldn't be surprised if it also occasionally happens on Mac. With the new saved game structure for GF and A4, it doesn't happen any more.

The bug is not quite reproducible, so it's hard to figure out what's going on, exactly.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
N:R Windows Save Issues in Tech Support
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #1
Hi- unfortunately this bug made it into Nethergate:resurrection. When this happens to you, look inside your save game folder. What has happened is the extension ".sav" was removed from your most recent saved game, and the game instead loads a previous version. Just edit the file to add the ".sav" at the end of it, and you should be able to restore it.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
N:R is not changing screen resolutions in Tech Support
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #11
A quick work-around for those of us with widescreen laptop windows XP is to manually change the resolution of your screen to 800x600, then click on "don't change" when the box comes up on starting Nethergate. It'll result in a nice, large playing area.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Typo under Temple of Brigantia in Nethergate
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #9
One windows tester did notice it, and submitted a suggested revision, "Being of higher power" or something similar (email has since been lost), but to no avail. Oh well, it's not that huge. Like Dintiridan said, it's the big stuff that gets taken care of mostly.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
What's going on with windows testing? in Nethergate
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #7
It's been in the release candidate form for the weekend, and I think Jeff likes to sit on it for about one week to make sure no major bugs crop up in the meantime. I'd expect it to come out very soon, within two weeks, but maybe in the next few days, especially if no major bugs are reported.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Canisters (SPOILER) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #21
quote:
Originally written by TraderJoe:

Any idea how many canisters you can eat before getting a poor ending?
13-15.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Life on Europa in General
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #37
I don't know really, but I think it's just the excitement of discovery. Additionally, if he's correct, then he's vindicated. Science is fairly forgiving of incorrect hypotheses, so some like to throw out a whole bunch.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Life on Europa in General
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #35
quote:
Originally written by Frozen Feet:

I just read from one science-magazine that there could be hydrogen-peroxide-based life on Mars. They claimed that this theory explains why the Viking probe that landed on Mars (was it at 1976?) found signs of life in its first test, but all the signs of life disappeared in successive tests.
I know the fellow who proposed this. He's a bit of a "LOOK THERE'S LIFE!" type fellow, who proclaims life on Titan as well. His ideas are rich in speculation, poor in evidence. Oh well.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Preaching to the Choir in General
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #9
Interestingly, Answers in Genesis used to include Australian creationists in its number. However, the group split in 2004-2005, with the Australians becoming the "Creation Ministries International" and the US group retaining the Answers in Genesis name. Why did they split? The US group did not like maintaining a webpage called, "Maintaining Creationist Integrity" where they would critique bad arguments made by creationists.

The Americans are the ones building the museum, interestingly enough, and without a "Maintaining Creationist Integrity" webpage...

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Spiderweb, the business in General
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #10
In case there's a desire for actual data, GameFAQs records the number of hits walkthroughs receive per day, week, month, year, and overall. It provides a bit of an estimate of the interest in a game. I've not written FAQs for every game, but have do have data for A2, A4, Nethergate, and all the Geneforges.

Here's the data, in terms of hits per day, week, month, year, and overall, and the year I wrote them, as well as a rough estimate of the hits per year.

Game Day Week Month Year All Done Hits/yr
Avernum 2 5 38 147 688 7381 02 ~1200
Avernum 4 47 193 936 4142 20582 06 ~20000
Nethergate 1 10 50 186 1975 02 ~300
Geneforge 25 85 502 2030 15036 02 ~3000
Geneforge 2 9 53 324 1425 14698 04 ~5000
Geneforge 3 26 95 497 2875 20446 05 ~10000
Geneforge 4 29 194 1432 5405 5405 07 ~20000
Sacred 95 435 2695 10176 55069 05 ~35000
I included Sacred, a commercial game for which I wrote a game guide, so as to compare how a diablo-clone compares to Spiderweb software.

If these are any indication, then there is definitely a trend towards later games selling better than early games, and Nethergate probably was the poorest selling of these games.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Demons in A1... in The Avernum Trilogy
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #3
Hi there. Start fighting the sliths. They're the next level up from the nephilim. Alternatively, try your hand at the Mertis undead, or work your way through the honeycomb for a bit.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Demons in A1... in The Avernum Trilogy
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #1
You are taking them on fairly early, and getting up to level 15 or so may help. However, if you don't mind a cheesy tactic, and have bind foe level 1, use your mage to cast bind foe on the demon every turn to web it. Use your other characters to hit it till it dies. I know this tactic works in Avernum 2, but it should also work in Avernum 1.

Also, having the first attack will make a world of difference. While out of their view, enter combat mode (after hasting and blessing), then rush them.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
should BoE editor be updated??? in Tech Support
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #1
Closing duplicate topic.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Perfecting items in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #1
There are no artifacts that start with a perfected breast plate, which may be why you can't perfect it. Try using the elixir on a belt, shoes, or a shaped fiber cloak.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Artifact List? Also, Shaped Boots?? in Geneforge Series
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Eugi:

I just made Crystaline Shroud and smacked a Golden Crystal on it (something that, strangely enough, seems to give me a HER bonus of 12 from the shroud + 13 from the Golden Crystal? Either that or something else is causing my resistances to increase by 25 for all elements instead of the expected 17 when I put the Shroud on).

Armor also increases your fire, ice, and energy resistance by 1 point for every two points of armor. So the effect you're seeing is probably just caused by the increase of armor, in addition to the golden crystal.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Artifact List? Also, Shaped Boots?? in Geneforge Series
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #4
The clover boots may be better than the vat boots as each point of luck also increases all of your resistances (and armor), whereas the vat boots only increase poison and acid resistance. If you've nearly finished Dhonal isle, then you should have found some earlier on the island.

Yes, the gem effect list is complete for the types of gems you can find in GF3. I'm not sure if onyx crystals are called onyx crystals or "runed onyx," but the effect is the same. Oh, and I think the bonus from ivory skull on armor is +10% to hit, not 5%, and the tiny orb of mist decreases your chance to be hit by 10% (based on results from GF4).

I'd recommend putting either onyx crystals or ivory skulls on your weapons. Steel spines and golden crystals are best on your late-game armor, but in the meantime go for the other stuff.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Artifact List? Also, Shaped Boots?? in Geneforge Series
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #2
Boots are fairly limited in GF3, though you can find some pretty good ones around and about. I usually use the clover boots, stability boots, gazerskin sandals, and possibly the quicksilver sandals, for a character with high strength.

But yeah, the only purpose of the shaped boots is to wear some heavy boots with a decent armor rating. Even then, there are better boots available by the time you find a pair.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Why were these game decisions made? in Geneforge Series
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Eugi:

quote:
With a player base only 1% the size of BG's, it's hardly surprising that there are fewer people around who can give you gameplay advice -- and besides, isn't one good walkthrough enough?
Not when it s...uc..ksssss.... :(

Hmm, I'd be curious as well, though I have a proprietary interest...

I've looked at your other complaint thread here on the lack of GF3 hints, and it seems as though you want things like artifact recipes, Area descriptions and general item/stat lists, and recommended Mechanical/Leadership skill level. All of these are in the FAQ you don't like. All quests are also listed, though not in a final list form. Do you have a really old version of the guide (0.3 ?)? The newest version is linked on this board.

Of course, you're always welcome to write your own walkthrough if you think the one available is deficient. Just let us know when it's posted.

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It does have some inaccuracies when it talks about what the statistics do and other technical aspects of the game engine, but it has far fewer than anything else out there, including the little blurbs that display in Geneforge 3 itself.
Ha! I relied on the game blurbs themselves for several of those sorts of things, except when they were egregiously wrong. Oh well. I used to test everything a lot more (especially for Avernum 2), but that got to be quite time-consuming.

[ Saturday, March 24, 2007 14:25: Message edited by: Schrodinger ]

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Where You At Now? in General
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #53
Congrats Synergy! I got fairly drunk after I received my Ph.D., and again once I realized I was out of a job!

Currently I'm doing a post-doc here at the U of Arizona, though I'm also waiting to hear on an assistant professorship at the University of Arkansas in geosciences. I should find out in the next 2 weeks. At least it's from one U of A to another U of A.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00

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