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New game, new bugs in Tech Support
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #1
I believe the blackness-not-clearing has to do with tabbing out of A4; I just experienced it for the first time after an extended browsing session and switching back in to A4. Shorter switches haven't made it happen, though. (OS 10.4.3, Powerbook G4 1.5 GHz 12")

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
The Worst Game Ever in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #28
quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:

Does someone really need to be making points like this?
Sadly.
Oh, and since I never chipped in, the worst (technically) game I ever played was Flying Heroes, which was amazingly crash-prone. But I liked the gameplay until I realized there were far better shooters out there.
Gameplay wise I've never played anything truly awful as I just don't play that many games.

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Slow on ... well, to be expected? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #2
Video drivers for this? Heh.

I've never found Jeff's newer engines to be terribly efficient; when I was using my upgraded-to-G3 400MHz system Geneforge and BoA had some noticeable slowdown points.
If it helps you any, sometimes when traveling long distances it burps on my 1.5 G5.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
The Worst Game Ever in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #21
quote:
Originally written by cAPSLOCKED dALLERDIN:

Generally considered to be the _worst game ever made_, the first game ever to recieve a straight 1.0 rating on Gamespot, and made by a company with a name almost as stupid as "Chromite Software", "Stellar Stone".

It's Big Rigs - Over The Road Racing!

That's awesome. I think I need to play it before I die.

The Myst series simply focuses on different things than most computer games; for all of you who don't like I'll simply point out that the original was the best-selling game of all time until The Sims. (Though I admit that doesn't necessarily make a game good; I hated The Sims.)
Though I wouldn't know myself, having had a traumatic childhood experience with Myst. I tried to play it too early and got scared by all the yelling people and mysterious things and not being able to see behind me. :eek:

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
First Impressions in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #3
Characters don't die, they just go unconscious. And then you magically transport them around with you until you get back to a town, at which point they revive.
I believe all that's lost are the XP they miss in any battles. ;)

However, it can be irritating since you also lose access to their inventory while they're dead. :(

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Some Simple Suggestions for not Sucking at A4 in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #15
quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

"A mage with tool use will not help unlock doors the spell."

This was probably a misunderstanding of one of my E-mails. Tool use spell DOES help a mage's Unlock Doors spell.

- Jeff Vogel

Augh! Another restart!
Oh well. I didn't even get out of Fort Monastery this time. ;)

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Some Simple Suggestions for not Sucking at A4 in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #5
quote:
Originally written by Delicious Vlish:

Jeff told me in a long argument in email that the tool use skill and unlock doors have no bearing on each other. A mage with tool use will not help unlock doors the spell. Jeff made this clear to me.
What? But, but...
quote:
Avernum 4 Instructions.pdf:
Unlock Door (Min. Mage Spells skill 6, Costs 12 spell energy) - Attempts to pick the locks on nearby doors. The higher the skill with this spell, the better the chance of success. Increasing the caster’s Tool Use skill also makes this spell more effective. Effect: Improves the caster’s Tool Use skill by about .75 plus .75 per point of spell strength.
Are you saying he just outright lies in the manual?

[ Monday, December 12, 2005 13:50: Message edited by: SNM ]

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Some Simple Suggestions for not Sucking at A4 in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #1
Does anybody know if the Nimble Fingers or Nephilim bonus on traps will stack with the bonus from Unlock doors?

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Avernum, Avernum, 1, 2, 3.... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #8
Wait until you have $60 and buy the trilogy. Seriously.
Otherwise you'll just be disappointed you haven't played the others and wind up buying them all separately.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
A4 Bug in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #3
10.4 here.
I'm assuming you've checked that you've got caps lock off and that things are working properly in another program? ;)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
A4 Bug in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #1
Mine capitalize just fine.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Mac emulators? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #4
quote:
Originally written by NowAndAgain:

I don't belive anything before OSX will support A4, and I don't think there are any emulators out there capable of running OSX at any resonable speed so I think you're out of luck. An old G3 probably won't have OSX on it either, and that's a good $50+ investment I believe.

So the real question is how much is A4 worth to you?

A4 is Carbonized, it only technically requires 8.1.
Having said that, even on a genuine 8.1 system it'd be pretty slow...my 9600 with a G3/400 was pretty slow in BoA, and while the scripts aren't being interpreted for A4, other things are boosting the requirements.

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Cheats ? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #7
I've actually found this one considerably easier to survive than the others so far. Physical combat is way more effective in the early game than it normally is.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Just hit the registration barrier. in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

The game is pretty darn' big. It's hard to even remember it all. As for the giant lands across from Fort Monastery: this is definitely a case of 'so near and yet so far.'
Yeah; I hadn't gotten all the way to the river yet though for some reason.

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Short Political Quiz in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #27
An effective government would reduce poverty and starvation by giving those who were starving the resources they need not to. Where do they get those resources? From the people who aren't starving. Namely, the rich.

And on a side note, people can't live on potatoes and onions. ;)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Short Political Quiz in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #25
quote:
Originally written by Ash Lael:

quote:
Originally written by Kasumetoru Sai:

But ultimately, any sort of argument that either argues for the existence of an upper-class or addresses its existence "pragmatically" purposefully ignores the notion inherent in the idea of an upper-class that it is somehow morally feasible to allow some people to have much larger sums of wealth than others.
Let's say bloke A has ten million dollars, and bloke B down the road has a billion. Bloke A can whine that his mansion isn't as big as Bloke B's, but I don't really see any moral problems here with allowing this situation to continue.

Similarily, if you work your backside off and contribute a lot to society while I kind of bum around and just work enough to scrape by and feed my 2 minute noodle addiction, I figure it's fair enough that you get rewarded better.

Your example is terrible...Bloke A is already in the top 1% or so. A better example would be your Bloke A verse Bloke C who had to drop out of high school to help pay medical expenses when his little brother's arm broke and now has to keep working 2 minimum-wage jobs to keep himself fed and his mother in a house.
If Bloke C works 50 hours/week at physically exhausting labor he earns $13,390 a year before taxes. Bloke A is probably earning that much weekly by sitting on his backside and watching his nearly tax-free investments grow (13390 is roughly 7% annual growth).

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Just hit the registration barrier. in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #12
I finished both of those quests. The only ones I've got left are "Metal for Dawdy" (which I doubt ever ends), "Translate Scrolls" (the ones from Monastery), "Go to Castle," "Wanted: Graymold," "Rat Hunt" (I've been through the whole region and have 4; I'm not looking for more), and "Message to Silvar."
Some of those are from the job boards.

I can't order at 10 AM tomorrow as I'll be taking a chemistry final until 11. Besides which the phone frightens me. :/

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Just hit the registration barrier. in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #4
That demo seemed a whole lot shorter than the others. :(
How long's the rest of the game compared to others?

EDIT: Oh, and he needs to officially release it so I can register already! Time to go see what's available in the giant lands by Fort Monastery.

[ Sunday, December 11, 2005 17:43: Message edited by: Stupid NEwbie Man ]

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Are there secret passages? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #0
I'm playing on a Powerbook and so searching for secret doors is a pain. The few places I've looked hadn't had any, but the manual actually mentions them in a section title.
But if I'm missing all kinds of awesome stuff I"ll be sad. :(

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Illegal distribution on the BoAC in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #99
quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

It solves everyone's problem if you just link to the material instead of hosting it.
I just think I should point out that it creates a rather large number of problems if the site that's linked to goes down...it really nullifies the point of a filecenter to begin with. ;)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Avernum 4 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #215
I'm just too literal and nitpicky for my own good, is all.
"Ain't" is present in the Webster's Collegiate dictionary I have from the 1980s. It may not be accepted in formal English, but who uses formal language on the boards?

Anyways, since you guys apparently have no sense of intellectual dumb humor, I'll be on my way. :P

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
I don't really like to complain, but I don't think I earned that 1.32 karma rating. Or at least I have no idea why I got them. Help me and I'll love you forever. ;)
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Avernum 4 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #212
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Remove the beam in your eye before the mote in his. "Abilities" is spelled like this; it's almost never correct to use an apostrophe to pluralise. (The exception is when pluralising letters of the alphabet; "A's" is considered a Standard English plural form of the letter A, for example.)
Oops. :eek:
But since we're on a spree, I believe it should be "Remove the beam from your eye before removing the mote from his." :P

And "ain't" is in fact a proper contraction of "am not," the problem is its typical use in place of "is not."

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
I don't really like to complain, but I don't think I earned that 1.32 karma rating. Or at least I have no idea why I got them. Help me and I'll love you forever. ;)
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Avernum 4 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #200
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Originally written by 2disbetter:
Have you ever played the perfect game? Wow. You have achieved a fourth mechanically correct sentence. It only took you thirteen sentences to get that far.

The game that left nothing to be desired? This is a fragment, you sad, sorry, illiterate individual.
Just since everyone was being so picky, I'd like to point out that while "The game that left nothing to be desired?" is in fact a fragment, fragments are sometimes considered an acceptable method of providing emphasis. This is one of those times. ;) And 'this' should probably be 'that.'

Yes, I know my ability's with UBB Code suck.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
I don't really like to complain, but I don't think I earned that 1.32 karma rating. Or at least I have no idea why I got them. Help me and I'll love you forever. ;)
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Dead Guy in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Air 'N Ax:

I think I know what you're talking about, Alo, but I'm not sure...

Consider yourself asked?

There's an Easter Egg that takes you to a...I think this one's the little town with completion dates and stuff.
The Strange Place is in A2, right?

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Getting to King Micah without the Royal token. in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #5
I didn't think you could pick any of the locks in that area so early in the game. Wierd.

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