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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #9
Too bad when people tells the end of a movie I haven't seen yet. No point.

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Satellite Shootdown in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #7
There's been satellites in orbit since many years ago. I still don't understand why this one would not disappear when re-entering the surface.
I am more inclined to believe that the US want to test shooting down satellites, let's not forget that China already did it.
I've also read that there's a chance some of the toxic gases (even after the successful shooting of the satellite) will fall over Poland.
:rolleyes:

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Getting political in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #121
I don't care if it's obama or if its hillary. Anyone but Bush!!!

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Call for Windows Beta testers in Nethergate
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

quote:
Originally written by Marcelo:

one more month? what?
It's been ages since this game for Mac was released... It's inevitable to think that because it takes the company so long to make the Windows version, THAT is the one that should have been released first.

1. Jeff codes on a Mac. He has always done this. He always will. Therefore, the Mac version will always come out first.
2. The game was announce 1.5 years before it was released. I'm pretty sure that means the Mac version took longer. :P
3. Spiderweb is comprised of 3 people. You can't expect them to port a game in a week. Heck, not even big companies do that.

1. Sure, I know he loves mac (but I don't). :D
2. Err... I might not be good at maths, but add that "1.5 years" to what Windows users have to wait + the time after the mac version came out.
3. Yeah, but I insist, if it soo difficult for these 3 people to get the Win version then... er.. I would start earlier.
Anyways, I'm just an impatient. :D

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Call for Windows Beta testers in Nethergate
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #8
one more month? what?
It's been ages since this game for Mac was released... It's inevitable to think that because it takes the company so long to make the Windows version, THAT is the one that should have been released first.

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Insert Random Nethergate: Resurrection Questions Here in Nethergate
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Profile #42
Hi,
I'm a Windows user so I still can't play Nethergate resurrection. Anyway, my question is, is this game a sequel of the old one, like a "part 2" and therefore I should play the old one first to understand the plot in a better way,

or is it the same game with improved technical/graphical characteristics, like exile--> avernum???
Thanks

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Controvers-A-Poll in General
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Profile #15
I was looking for something like "Latino/Hispanic". I am not exactly white, nor black either, so...
In the end, I voted Vlish.

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Game music -the poll in General
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Member # 3716
Profile #24
quote:
Originally written by Dahak:

I'd go with:

Nethergate
Exile II: The Crystal Souls
Exile: Escape From the Pit

I second that! Exile 2!

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Who is the Hottest? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #24
I wanted to vote Shaper Eliza, but you forgot her!! :mad:

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Geneforge 5: Improvements, Innovations etc in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Profile #11
*Spoilers ahead...*

I finished the game yesterday, the plot was nice, I enjoyed seeing the end after the decisions I had made throughout the game, but I am VERY disappointed that in the final *battle* against Alwan and the creations trying to sabotage the preparations for the unbound I was only able to make 1 (ONE) Drakon or any other 4th level creation. I decided to keep my drayk and Wingbolt. I was a rebel lifecrafter who used all the canisters I found.

Yes the final battle was not tough (the shaper camp in the South of the first province was indeed hard, but still I expected all my abilities and power to be put to the test in the final battle...
So in a G5, please let us be able to make more level 4 creations!

[ Monday, March 12, 2007 16:31: Message edited by: Marcelo ]

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Music while playing GF4? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
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Profile #11
By the way, I was wondering, have you also noticed this lady in Dillame who keeps repeating something like "wants so" and the something like "the poor" any other clues on this lady's speech??

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Why is Battle shaping unpopular? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
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Profile #17
I also used to think Glhaaks were battle beasts :)
I don't like not being able to move after I attacked first or cast a spell (when hasted).

Dark Mage: sip, no he jugado mucho geneforge estos dias, estoy con el Unreal Tournament jeje ;) y bueno se me acabaron las vacaciones igual :(

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Why is Battle shaping unpopular? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #15
quote:
Originally written by The Doctor Strange:


Jeff fixed melee in G4, now he must fix the Battle Creations!

Just out of curiosity, what was the improvement done in G4? Was it the fact that you can attacke even with 1 action point available?

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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how did you find out about spiderweb games? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #41
Long ago, it was probably 1998 when I was looking for shareware RPG games to try. I didn't think of this forum immediately though.
Exile 2 crystal souls was the first game I played and I absolutely loved it.

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Is there a Walkthrough yet? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
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Profile #2
Many thanks Dikiyoba!

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Is there a Walkthrough yet? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #0
I think I remember seeing a walkthrough in progress by Schrodinger, I can't find it now, is it still in the forum of has it been removed? I would like to have one.

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Hypothetical Greek Weapons of Mass Destruction Suck in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #53
quote:
Originally written by Protocols of the Elders of Zion:

Marcelo: we're still talking about the Pinochet who overthrew a democratic government with an armed coup, ruled as a dictator for almost two decades, and extralegally jailed and killed vocal members of the opposition, right? Even if he did the kind of good you claim (which I dispute, but...) it'd be kind of difficult to defend the legacy of someone who, well, did that. :P

I can understand where you're coming from and I have no intention to change your mind. Don't ignore however the terrorist groups that the government of Pinochet had to deal with (FPMR), don't just get the vision of those who didn't like Pinochet, do a more objective research, read about the thousands of killings of military men and families, bomb attacks, people and politicians abducted and murdered. Yes, the methods of some of the agents of the government might not have been politically correct but remember they were Army men, they were not policians. Circumstances from 1970 to 1973 led to the Military assuming responsible control of the country and they did it their way. Sometimes you hear people here in Chile say "the only mistake Pinochet made was leaving so many terrorists alive". Members of the FPMR continued killing former members of Pinochet's government, like Senator Jaime Guzman in 1991.
Again, not everyone here sees Pinochet as a dictator, some would prefer calling him a saviour from the chaos Allende brought.

I'm still uncertain as to how credibly one ought to view the claim that the people Pinochet went after were terrorists.
I insist, read more, find out about FPMR, I don't think you'll find a lot of information in English as it is available in Spanish. Wikipedia has a short description though, and it's especially interesting to mention that in 1986, Chilean security forces caught the FPMR smuggling an 80-ton shipment of weapons, including T-4 plastic explosives, RPG-7 and M72 LAW rocket launchers as well as more than three thousand M-16 rifles --but for some reason, those against Pinochet don't like this to be remembered...

I don't have anywhere near the expertise to debate Chilean history with a Chilean, but I'm still not inclined to like Pinochet at all. You just don't oust the opposition by force and have thousands of them killed. It isn't done. :P
-Unless of course, that opposition declares war on the system by kidnapping people, attacking politians, killing people, setting bombs and smuggling weapons to the country. You should agree with me in this point at least, after all there is a country in the middle east that is being occupied and many innocents killed everyday in the name of democracy (?), executed if they want to put bombs to expell the invaders, bombed from the air in their houses just because they do not support the occupying forces, and a long etc etc.

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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How to create an ornk? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
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Profile #4
And what benefits does one obtain when creating an ornk? will it fight for you??

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"Inspiration comes from hard work" -Charles Baudelaire.
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Hypothetical Greek Weapons of Mass Destruction Suck in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #48
The fun goes on.

quote:
Originally written by Protocols of the Elders of Zion:

Like I said: Pinochet's stated devotion to market reforms caused starry-eyed American investors to flock in for no particularly rational reason and buff up the American economy. What Pinochet actually did was more or less irrelevant; all that mattered is he declared himself a willing puppet of classicist economists and let the investment money pour in.

-Ok, you Americans call him how a puppet, me (who grew up during the 70's-80's IN Chile) prefer to call him a saviour, and I respect the fact that you -a non Chilean- do not agree with this. If you still are curious about my reasons, I am willing to instruct you, but via private messages, I don't want to be a bore in this forum ;)




This happens an awful lot. It also happened in Argentina during the period of military rule there (which is worse but not as well-publicized, because Argentina's military government didn't have as much Cold War baggage).


Agreed. In fact in Chile we have a saying for Argentines: they go where the sun shines... And don't be surprised to find out that so many Latin American military "juntas" were forced to support the US --remember the Bully in the neighbourhood (US) constantly made it clear to us we had to take a side: against them or with them... The US government was even kind enough to let Latin American generals be trained on oppression techniques in a place called "Escuela de las Americas" (school of the americas?)

And if anything, the US keeping a tight rein on weapons was a good thing for Chile's economy -

I can't agree with you here: the embargo was a problem that forced the government to look for alternatives in the black market that were way more expensive. This is not good for any economy, unless you are a rich country and can afford paying 3 times as much, which was not our case :) [/qb]
What I meant was that having to pay that much effectively deterred Pinochet from building up a tremendous military as a lot of tinpot dictators do, and restrained his ability to embark on grand, ruinous military adventures. The Falkland War both trashed the Argentine caudillos' reputation and damaged the Argentine economy; thanks to the arms embargo Chile didn't even have the opportunity to embark on that kind of nonsense. Instead, all of the available capital went into manufacture and the service industry.

[/qb] you are making an assumption here, predicting a retroactive possibility saying -"it's good we didn't sell them weapons, otherwise they would have have become a 2nd Argentina...". Nr.1, please do not compare us with the argentines. Nr.2, "would have beens" are not credible, too subjective in my opinion. Let's believe the facts: the US denied help when we needed it the most -- we had to buy that somewhere else (by the way, American politicians do not seem to learn from their mistakes: they again denied selling spares to Venezuela and they were forced to buy Russian stuff: who lost? Americans.)
Pinochet was not Argentine: he didn't use the armed forces to distract the population from the real internal problemas (like Galtieri did in 1982). As a matter of fact, in 1978 Pinochet might have said "ok, let's go to war: that will unite the country and will make it clear I am a true leader in times of external threat, but he didn't -- he negociated peace, called the Vatican and the war was stopped; Chile did not lose any part of its territory during the negotiations. You can tell by now, I am a supporter of Pinochet's government, my friend. :P



Well, no. But it's necessary to take numbers into account: Pol Pot 'only' killed two million people, but Cambodia only had about eight million to kill. 2,000 deaths would mean more to France than 3,000 deaths to America.

Again, please do not mix things: Pinochet is not Pol Pot, Pinochet is not Stalin, Pinochet is not Bush. Different circumstances, different reasons, different scenarios.


The problem is mostly the fact that he did that at all. Exiling dissidents is a seriously nasty thing, and while it's better than outright disappearing them, only very slightly.

And the line between 'exiling' dissidents and 'disappearing' them is unfortunately very thin. In Argentina, the official line was that every leftist who went missing had left the country. And technically, quite a few had - after being gutted and dumped in the Rio de la Plata, that is.

Unfortunately you completely ignored the word I used: "terrorists", yes, T-E-R-R-O-R-I-S-T-S, want to know more? well I am not sure if in your country you will find literature about what the FPMR (Frente Patriotico Manuel Rodriguez) was doing in Chile (FYI, they are the guys with the AK-47 in their red flag). These guys didn't care about negotiations, they wanted to kill Chilean military men (my dad was in the army, so I know what I am talking about), setting bombs in houses, offices, etc. to impose their marxist ideology by the means of the force, "dissidents" is still an euphemism...

Argentina made the transition from dictatorship to democracy sooner than Chile.
Right. I know there are names, it's just that they're difficult to remember, and no one of them was as culpable as Pinochet.

It's difficult to remeber for Americans, but visit "Plaza de Mayo" in Buenos Aires (the main square) and make a survey about their military leaders during the "guerra sucia" years, you'll be surprised at how *good memory* the mothers of the disappeared have!!!! Not only will they be able to tell you who was the ruler in office at the time, they will also remember the name of their sons and they will even show you a picture!
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I don't want to sound rude, and I apologize in advance if you or anyone feels offended by any comment I make :rolleyes:
Greetings!

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New Cold War US-Russia? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3716
Profile #11
India and Pakistan have had wars in the past. Their differences are not completely solved, so we should pay attention to what's going on there.

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New Cold War US-Russia? in General
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Profile #6
I guess it's not just about cities devasted and people killed, but significant contribution to global warming?

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Hypothetical Greek Weapons of Mass Destruction Suck in General
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Profile #45
Ok! :P have a nice weekend!

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New Cold War US-Russia? in General
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Profile #0
Hi,

How do you feel about the reactions in Russia to the announcement of the deployment of an anti-missile shield in former Soviet satellite countries Poland and Czech Republic?

An excerpt from the website Moscow News: (www.mosnews.com)
"In response to U.S. missile shield plans, Moscow has already warned Washington that it could unilaterally pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and resume production of intermediate- and short-range missiles in the future."

(source: http://mosnews.com/news/2007/03/02/grushko.shtml march 2).

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Hypothetical Greek Weapons of Mass Destruction Suck in General
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Profile #43
So, you're familiar with latin american history, that's nice.

Originally written by Protocols of the Elders of Zion:
re. Chilean history: I'm not saying that the investment was a bad thing, just that it's kind of unfair to credit Pinochet with it.

Why? it wasn't under Frei, Allende or Aylwin, so...?



And if anything, the US keeping a tight rein on weapons was a good thing for Chile's economy -

I can't agree with you here: the embargo was a problem that forced the government to look for alternatives in the black market that were way more expensive. This is not good for any economy, unless you are a rich country and can afford paying 3 times as much, which was not our case :)


The junta in Argentina killed a lot more people, true, but Argentina has a lot more people.
wow, then if 400,000 Americans are killed in a terrorist attack is not as bad as if 3,000 French died because the population of France is smaller??. Argentina has about twice the population of Chile; the disappeared in Argentina were 30,000 and in Chile 3,000 -do the maths, it's not twice as much, it's 10 times the number! The real problem is that Pinochet sent a lot of dissidents and terrorists into exile. These people spread bad news about Chile, they lied to cause a bad impression and most of the other countries then turned against the government of Chile. Here we have a word for those who did that dirty job: "vende patria" which means something like "someone who sells his country".


Part of the problem is that Argentina's caudillismo doesn't have a single visible face like Pinochet.
There's no one monster to blame for all that went wrong there.
Even though there isn't ever just one monster in any situation, there wasn't even a single face to put on the disappearings under the Argentine junta.

It's correct and incorrect: in fact, the leaders didn't last long in Argentina, but if you read about recen history in Argentina you'll find the names you're missing: "Videla" and "Galtieri", who orchestrated the invasion of the British Falkland Islands. Also, there were trials for most of the responsible there, Argentina made the transition from dictatorship to democracy sooner than Chile.

Do you study world history as a hobby or is it a part of your career/job? You know a lot about it.

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Hypothetical Greek Weapons of Mass Destruction Suck in General
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Profile #42
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Marcelo: I'll forgive your mis-reading because you're reading in a foreign language, but note the word "only." You're wrong near the top of this page, and your reference to "euphemisms" is nonsensical.
And I will forgive you because even though you are using your mother tongue, that does not necessarily mean a high level of literacy or reading comprehension: I have not used the word "only" "near the top of this page" it was a different member, please double check.

Are you familiar with the literary concept of euphemism? Then I should not be explaining to you that I meant "Weapons of Mass Destruction" to avoid using "Nuclar bombs". WMD does include more categories, therefore we have to use the right words, even if it hurts.
Greetings.

Edit: it was Excalibur.

[ Friday, March 02, 2007 07:52: Message edited by: Marcelo ]

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