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HI! in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #3
Don't mind it. Somebody always seems to get a minor smidgen of acclaim for being the first to give a newcomer that phrase.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
HI! in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #1
Hi, I'm ben, who hasn't been here much lately either.

Leave your sanity at the door. (Are we still doing this contest?)

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Jeff on programming in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #26
Well, the problem is that Space Invaders, though arguably graphically and technically superior, does not equal Kill Bad Aliens. We want the latter! :P

As far as my programming goes, though, it is rather sloppy, and I don't use hardly any comments. Sometimes a bug takes a while to find, and it invariably turns out to be some stupid obvious error I overlooked about a hundred times. I should definately listen to Jeff sooner rather than later.

I just finished making an ASCII connect four game (which I am very proud of), but I'm now migrating to the wonderful world of DirectX and graphics. Wish me luck.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
How he does it. in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #2
Of course, he uses the engine of earlier games in making his new ones, with minor modifications. This allows him to focus more on the actual storyline and less on the game's actual workings.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Reccomend other RPGs in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #22
quote:
Originally written by Zorro:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned pong yet.
How is pong an RPG? Sports game all the way.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Reccomend other RPGs in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #17
Yes, I agree. They should at least have some more effective shortcuts to quickly gain experience once you get a high level in a skill.

Don't mind me, though; on with the RPG talk. :cool:

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Reccomend other RPGs in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #15
Did anybody mention Runescape yet? It's fun but addicting, and for me, it's become boring once I have to mine 15 inventories of iron just to gain one level.

But I haven't played very many of those new ones, including World of Warcraft, which Jeff himself seems to be a huge fan of.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile running slowly in Tech Support
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #6
Hmmm.

Now that I've played a little bit, having no sounds can be a little annoying. Having no sounds also translates into having no pauses in the gameplay when a sound would have normally been played (e.g. if a monster dies it just suddenly disappears).

So I'd like to know how to fix this, but if not, that's fine; at least it's playable now.

EDIT: Oh n/m, it turned out, after a little online searching, was I had a sound card driver problem. Thanks anyway.

[ Friday, May 11, 2007 16:39: Message edited by: Sturg ]

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile running slowly in Tech Support
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #4
Well, well, what do you know. I experimented with the preferences, and once I turned the sounds off, the game worked perfectly! That's wierd; Vista quirk perhaps? :P

Thank you, BtW.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile running slowly in Tech Support
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #2
I tried temporarily disabling real-time scanning, which didn't speed up the game and running it in compatibility mode didn't do much either. How do you turn off the indexing service?

Also, you're right: the new look is just a small part of the hype about Vista. I think people use it just because it's seen as the "new generation of Windows", though it really not all that different from XP.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile running slowly in Tech Support
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #0
Hi again folks,

I recently got Windows Vista (pretty cool-looking, by the way), and I installed all the Exiles. However, they all run very slowly, even though the game speed is set on 'fastest'. Avernum works fine. Why might this be?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile 3> Ancient Enemy Conceal Tunnel in The Exile Trilogy
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #2
That's under the Troglo castle. ;)

In the concealed tunnel, I forget exactly what you're supposed to do. Did you read the walkthrough in the forum header?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Exile 3 questions in The Exile Trilogy
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #6
quote:
Originally written by Kuber:

Isn't there a random item merchant who wanders along the road from the east which leads to Sharimik?
Yes there is, though he seems to elude me every time I travel the road. :(

However, random item shop are forever the source of rare priceless magical items, for a good price.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
SS Forums ratios in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #16
Maybe someone ought to just do a poll that has every age. :cool:

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Complete Exile 2 outdoor map (massive spoilers) in The Exile Trilogy
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #15
quote:
Originally written by Mab:

Python, huh?
I once had lots of spare time :rolleyes:

So you actually did draw out the whole map (and all the others on your site) by hand?

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Your religion in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #28
I am the unquestioned leader of the White Shock Troops. Until someone questions.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Complete Exile 2 outdoor map (massive spoilers) in The Exile Trilogy
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #5
Ah. Very nice.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
[spam] flash games in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #5
Hmmmm. Nice site, but there are a bunch of other flash game sites that are, in my opinion, better than that one.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
A Public Service Announcement. in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #1
IMAGE(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/DES/D834~Smokey-Bear-Only-You.jpg)

Maybe we should take heed.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
That's a joke... I say, that's a joke, son in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #34
Bugs Bunny.

And, though I was a Debian last time, I'm not anymore. Wahoo!

IMAGE(http://bbspot.com/Images/News_Features/2003/01/os_quiz/amiga.jpg)

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Riddled in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #21
You just ruined it for everyone. :( :P

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
The Postorial Race... in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #66
*checks*

IMAGE(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/ben4808/icons.jpg)

Hmmmm, it seems I have both spellings. Anything to counter the bugs apparent in other versions.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
A question about a question in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #4
Maybe you should just drive over to Seattle and knock on his door. :P

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
Post election gloating in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #29
Darn.

Let the terrorists thrive and the government count their money!
....
Well, maybe not quite, but...

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00
The Postorial Race... in General
Master
Member # 4614
Profile Homepage #50
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Oh, but we are all bots. Or rather, we are all parts of one schizophrenic bot with multiple personalities. Anything that leads you to believe otherwise is actually a false memory.
And then Ed was convinced I was a bot as well. You'll notice my absence in the topic.

Starting mouse locomotion to 'Add Reply' sequence.............complete.

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-ben4808
Posts: 3360 | Registered: Friday, June 25 2004 07:00

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