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Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Profile #44
I'm finding that the game is crashing every single time I try to quickload after a party member dies. This is happening in the crypts facing Maglius (over and over again for exp, but god is his melee sick). I get a standard windows error. I have installed the patch.

Anyone else getting this crash?

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Blades of Avernum beta-tester
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Profile #43
Edit:

Make sure you check for the scroll image on the right side of the dialogue window. Not just for dialogue, but for response choices as well.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 22:04: Message edited by: Sober ]

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Blades of Avernum beta-tester
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Profile #25
Also, quick question: since when was this an active messageboard? I remember it being a very quiet, slow board.

Also, anyone who plays Spidweb games and complains about the graphics in Homeland has got to be insane. We play Spidweb games because they're fun, not because they compete with Microsoft. Jesus Christ.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 02:50: Message edited by: Sober ]

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Blades of Avernum beta-tester
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
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Profile #22
Wow, did this really happen yesterday?

I thought about this game randomly today and tried to find it, only coming up with the demo on the Dragonlore site. I remember playing this game when it first came out, and I'm eager to play through it again. Crazy coincidence that it just became freeware.

Any possibility of the developer giving the code for HL2 out, so it can be finished?

Thanks for the hosting, and yeah .rar is more standard than .zip nowadays.

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Blades of Avernum beta-tester
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Hill Runners song in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #15
I just thought of a much more appropriate song for the Hill Runners. It's called Young Ned of the Hill, by The Pogues. The Pogues is my favorite band, and that song is one of their best. I have yet to cover it, but until then, you should be able to find it on any p2p software. Trust me, it is worth the trouble.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
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Hill Runners song in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #13
Well, as someone who's ideology runs with the Hill Runners, I thought I'd make a nice song.

Editors: find out about custom sounds!

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Misc. Scenario ideas/wishlist in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Dr. Doodoom:

...a huge mining/smithing town: ore, forges, lava, makeshift refineries everywhere...
Time to demonstrate my oldness. I don't know if the town goes by the same name in Avernum 1, but in Exile 1 there is a town far North from the starting point called Formello. It's an entire town based on smithing and mining.

Exile is, in my opinion, one of the best games from the 90's. I started playing Exile when there was no Exile II. Not even kidding. I am so old.

[ Sunday, July 11, 2004 17:29: Message edited by: The Sober Irishman ]

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

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Hill Runners song in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #11
If you're talking about what I play the most in my free time, I only just got my mandolin, so I'm playing that quite a bit. It's a great instrument, it looks beautiful, and the best part is that no one else knows how to play it. That's extra-impressive.

For recording purposes, I use a lot of guitar, of course. I recently started using more piano, because I've worked out better ways of recording it.

As for supplying all you scenario makers with custom music and sound files, I suppose I might be up for that. First thing you have to do, though, is find out how to implement custom sound files into your scenario. Tell me if it calls for .mid, .mp3, .wav, or whatever. MIDI (.mid) files are very small, which will result in your file size being quite small. Mp3 files are of reasonable size, but its functionality in most programs today is very limited. .Wav files are the most common in games today. Virtually any program out there can, and does, use .wavs. Also, the quality you get with a .wav is greater than .mid or mp3. The only drawback is file size. .Wav's are the largest means of storing sound by far.

So, the question is: Do you want cheesy MIDI music with little size, or high-quality .wav's that make your project huge? Mp3's are almost certainly out of the question for BoA. I seriously doubt that Vogel put an mp3 player in there. The starting music, as with every other sound in the game, is most likely .wav. I'll wager that the sound files in BoA account for at least 1/3 of the download size. Just a guess.

Anyway, get more specific with what you want. I'm not just gonna start spouting out free music, especially if it's not gonna get used.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Hill Runners song in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #8
As much as I detest MIDI now, I have a pretty large body of MIDI work, found here.

You might be interested in Roots of Rythym. I am still able to do MIDI, although it's more cumbersome and not as fun as working with real audio. If you really want, I suppose I could whip something up for you.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Hill Runners song in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #0
Hi, all I do all day is make music. I play a ridiculous range of instruments, and have a pretty nice studio set up in my apartment. Recently, I challenged myself to doing an Album-a-Day, which is basically what it sounds like.

As I was writing one of the songs, I noticed the story I was weaving was reasonably similar to that of A Small Rebellion. So, I ran with it.

I give you: Hill Runners.

Now, remember that the song was one of 7 others done in a day, so the quality of the work is not up to my usual standards, but I think it's still pretty cool.

Note: I am more than willing to help anyone out with music or audio questions, related to BoA or not. I also might be willing to write a song for you. I've written a song for my friend's Counter-Strike team, Goose Troop, and I could probably write one for you, if you ask nicely/I'm in the mood.

Any feedback on the Hill Runners song, or the Album-a-Day in general is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
I hate... in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #9
If you want a game with flashy-ass graphics, go play Everquest. This is Spiderweb - a company of what? 6 employees? Jeff doesn't have a giant corporation or a huge team of programmers backing him up.

The focus of these games is not graphics, it's gameplay. THAT'S WHY YOU PLAY GAMES. Who cares how cool a game looks if it's not any fun?

Also, Spiderweb Software provides enormous, fully-functional demos of all of their games for FREE. It's the best marketing tool they have. They know that their games are so good, that if you try a demo, you'll want to buy it.

All in all, quit *****ing about minor crap, when these games are bastions of hope amid a dark sea of stupid, poorly-designed, over-hyped games.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Morog and the Wurm Pit in Za Khazi Run in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Imban:

And some people do not spend any time on messageboards.
Well, the person in question has made 460 posts to-date, so forgive me if my little quip was taken too seriously.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Morog and the Wurm Pit in Za Khazi Run in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by spy.there:

BTW, how comes that you are an older member than me and wrote only two posts??
Not everyone spends all of their time on messageboards...

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
newbie questions in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #8
Here's a tip:

Just PLAY THE GAME.

You have the demo version, right? How many levels are you expecting to advance? I mean, really?

Just try different kinds of parties, with lots of different setups. I generally keep things as standard as possible. No special abilities or traits, all human, etc. But that's just me. Play the freakin games until you find out how you like to play.

Planning? It's a game, not your 401k.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Hill Runners in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #11
...

Do you people not see ANY historical relevance in this story? The Empire is Imperialist England. The Hill Runners are Ireland, India, Africa, etc.

Come on, guys. That was an easy one.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
download scenerios for windows users in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #3
I also believe there are a few user-created websites where you can get them. Also note that Blades of Exile scenarios are supposed to be able to transfer to BoA.

So, if you're really hurting for new scenarios, find a BoE site (here, or otherwise), download a scenario, put it into your BoA EDITOR, save it as a BoA scenario, and you should be good to go.

Note that I have not actually tried this, but it should work in theory.

In other news: This is my favorite messageboard software. Infopop for life!

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Small Mistake with Chief Spider... in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Imban:

He is also clearly not an English major.
Heh.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00
Hill Runners in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #1
Just play through the game, man. Go ahead, join the Hill Runners. That's what I did. If you're really curious, play through the scenario again and stick with the Empire. It doesn't matter.

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Drunken Music from The Sober Irishman

***I beta-tested Blades of Avernum and you didn't***
Posts: 18 | Registered: Thursday, May 6 2004 07:00