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Google Code project in Blades of Exile
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #8
Well at the moment, *neither* project has anything in the SVN repo.

If someone wants to actually get the ball rolling, I'll gladly contribute to any effort porting the BoE code to real object-oriented C++.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Spell skills in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #8
Doh. You know, I didn't even realize that traits were available in Avernum 4. Yet another reason that I miss the old interface.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Spellcraft vs. Magery in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Bestrafer_fin:

I'm hopeful now! If I go away for 10 years, I have Avernum 10 and Geneforge 10 to play? :eek:
Nah, we'll be on the fourth remake of the Exile series ;)
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Skill spreading in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #1
The skill descriptions contain this information. As far as I know, Arcane Lore, Nature Lore, and First Aid are the only skills that should be spread across your party.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Do we have a future? in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #5
I loved BoE. It came out in an era where making your own content pretty much meant starting from scratch. But ever since the huge success of Half Life and its mods, practically every game on the market is moddable.

BoA came out in this new environment, and unfortunately not enough was changed. The scripting language is weak, and what you can do is very limited. It occupies this unfortunate niche where it's more difficult than BoE to develop content, but it's not much more powerful. I don't see much of a future.

If Jeff ever makes a new "Blades", I hope he'll spend some time catching up with modern practices first. With Tcl, Python, Ruby, Lua, Perl, etc to choose from, there's no need to reinvent your own scripting language. Plug in an interpreter and let scenario designers play with the inner workings of the engine.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
P2p clients in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #4
It really depends on what you're looking to download. I like Azureus, eMule, and Shareaza.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Creating a web server from scratch! in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by An array cat:

Well, of course, if you do want to reinvent the wheel I suppose it might be fun. :)
There are actually practical reasons to write a webserver. Take eMule for example; it has an optional web interface you can use.

For the hardcore CS geeks, it's also a fun way to interface with a toy OS if you don't want to write those pesky I/O drivers. :)
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Creating a web server from scratch! in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #4
I assume he means he wants to write an HTTP server. It's actually a very simple protocol. Read the RFC. Grab netcat, listen on port 80, and see how your web browser makes requests by trying to connect to localhost.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
ETA on windows version? in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #4
I still don't understand why Jeff doesn't just use cross-platform libraries like SDL. He's not doing anything very complex with graphics or sound. It would reduce porting time to a week or two at the most.
He writes everything for Mac and Windows, so you think he would plan ahead and code with cross-platform compatibility in mind.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Illegal distribution on the BoAC in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #16
FYI:
http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Bad Grammar = Rampant in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #43
Most of it is excusable, I think. It's the horrid misuse of apostrophes that seems to be growing and invading the non-Internet. I've seen otherwise intelligent people writing garbage like "Iraqi's are unwilling...". Guess what? The only time we use apostrophes to pluralize are with single capital letters. Worst of all, though, is putting apostrophes on verbs that happen to end with an s. "It seem's that...". *shudder*

LAY OFF THE FSCKING APOSTROPHES! Please!
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Recommended Reading in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #53
quote:
Originally written by aliklik:

I finished reading the WoT series (or atleast what has come out so far) a couple of months ago, and i must say it was awesome.
So, how do you tolerate the women? What do you do when you get the strong urge to strangle the likes of Egwene and Cadsuane?

"Oh, Rand is so arrogant, not like us Aes Sedai! *sniff sniff tug tug*"

Over and over and over, book after book. RJ has some neat ideas, but...he ruins it. Then I started reading Feist, who can write epic plots in an engaging, relatively fast-paced manner, and I wondered why RJ was so popular.

Thoughts? How can you possibly tolerate the women?

On a lighter note...
http://www.ina-community.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=386600
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Recommended Reading in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #42
quote:
Originally written by Andrew Miller:

his writing incorporates what seems to me to be an obsessive amount of misogyny, which is a bit of a turn-off in my book.
You could say the same thing about Jordan. All the women (except perhaps for Min and Moirane) in WoT act in a ludicrous, bizarre, man-hating manner.
That, more than anything else, is what turned me off of WoT. Rand should have just balefired Cadusane a couple books ago. It's so damn annoying.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Improving the look in Blades of Avernum Editor
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #3
Looks like Buffalo ;)
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Improving the look in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #3
Looks like Buffalo ;)
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Recommended Reading in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #25
quote:
Originally written by Anthrax Laced Sugar Lumps:

I'm amazed you people think Martin is the height of realism in fantasy. It's more gritty than traditional fantasy, but that's not hard. I don't read very much fantasy (although I read a fair bit of SF) and I can think of several far more hard edged than he.
Yes, but do they also write good stories? Name them.

GRRM has succeeded in breaking conventions in favor of a kind of realism, and in being (deservedly) popular. No one's going to argue that a story featuring the undead, dragons, magic, etc. is purely realistic, mind.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
BoA Bugs in Blades of Avernum Editor
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by Dahak:

I do not understand that bug. I mean, I have no trouble reading outdoor signs. I'm running the latest BoA version on OS 10.2.8

Is it Windows only?

Quite possibly. I don't know if it affects everyone using the Windows version, though. I know I haven't been able to read outdoor signs with the latest version on Win2k or WinXP (two completely different computers).
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
BoA Bugs in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by Dahak:

I do not understand that bug. I mean, I have no trouble reading outdoor signs. I'm running the latest BoA version on OS 10.2.8

Is it Windows only?

Quite possibly. I don't know if it affects everyone using the Windows version, though. I know I haven't been able to read outdoor signs with the latest version on Win2k or WinXP (two completely different computers).
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Curse item in Blades of Avernum Editor
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #7
Why don't you compare yours to the default items? Commenting something out doesn't necessarily mean that variable is set to 0.

begindefineitem 49;
it_name = "Short Sword";
it_full_name = "Cursed Short Sword";
it_variety = 1;
it_damage_per_level = 4;
it_bonus = -3;
it_floor_which_sheet = 1004;
it_floor_which_icon = 9;
it_inventory_icon = 8;
it_value = 10;
it_weight = 80;
it_magic = 0;
it_cursed = 1;

Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Curse item in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #7
Why don't you compare yours to the default items? Commenting something out doesn't necessarily mean that variable is set to 0.

begindefineitem 49;
it_name = "Short Sword";
it_full_name = "Cursed Short Sword";
it_variety = 1;
it_damage_per_level = 4;
it_bonus = -3;
it_floor_which_sheet = 1004;
it_floor_which_icon = 9;
it_inventory_icon = 8;
it_value = 10;
it_weight = 80;
it_magic = 0;
it_cursed = 1;

Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
BoA Bugs in Blades of Avernum Editor
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #4
Outdoors signs don't work.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
BoA Bugs in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #4
Outdoors signs don't work.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
You can drown plowing the fields or you can drown seeing the sights in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by The Dog And Pony Show:

The nature of our society prevents many from assisting, even when needed.
Oh? Please tell that to Oxfam, the Red Cross, etc, who gladly accept volunteers.

It's not "society" at fault. It's self-interest. Most people, including myself, don't want to give up the relatively comfortable life they have.

Without proper supplies, though, there's only so much that people can do. Individual donation is nice, but coordinated international aid is necessary.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
You can drown plowing the fields or you can drown seeing the sights in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Fear Uncertainty and Custer:

You cannot kill a natural disaster.
Obviously, you have your own definition of natural disaster based on some arbitrary criteria.

I'll also note that most people would consider the destruction of large amounts of crops by pests or disease a "natural disaster" as well.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
You can drown plowing the fields or you can drown seeing the sights in General
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Kreshweed:

The only reason people are upset is because western tourists are among the victims. Skip the hypocrisy, please.
I think that's a bit harsh, but it's always interesting to note things like (paraphrasing from a TV news report a couple days ago): "40,000 dead, including 3 Americans...".

Example:
http://kutv.com/topstories/topstories_story_365065701.html

Make of it what you will. Personally, I think it's utterly irrelevant and subtly selfish.
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