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Call for Windows Beta testers in Nethergate
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Probably too late, I've signed up too.

I'm a Vista user as well.

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Beta call for "Where the rivers meet" in Blades of Avernum
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Originally written by Mc 'mini' Thralni:

That's all, actually. please register at the BoA betatesting center, which can be found here . from there I'll discuss and announce things, so register and regularly check back!

Note that the board that will be dedicated to my scenario on the BoA betatesting forum is not made yet, and I don't know when it will be, so just have some patience.

Just letting you know that it's online. ;)

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Yes. And you can use the BTC, if you want.

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum
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Yes. And you can use the BTC, if you want.

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new scenarios in Blades of Avernum
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And there's a scenario in beta testing phase. :)

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Active Players? in Blades of Avernum
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I still play.

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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It's online in the BoAC. :)

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum
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It's online in the BoAC. :)

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Sci-Fi and fantasy authors... in General
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I'm surprised no one mentioned Raymond E. Feist, one of the best story tellers in the fantasy genre.

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Why do you play games? in General
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Originally written by IRA Witch Herd:

100:3! Good grief, that's terrible. I would've expected maybe 100:25 at least. Then again, I'm hardly unbiased about Spiderweb games.

Is 100:3 pretty standard for the shareware industry?

Probably it is a good mark. At least Spidweb survived/outlived many other shareware companies.

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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Physics questions. in General
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Originally written by saunders:



Explanation 2: an analogy. Imagine traffic flow. If the traffic is flowing fast and smoothly, then it is well spaced out (no not like Thuryl on a Saturday night) and you may be able to "see" that the pressure is low. If it now slows down, as at a toll, the vehicles have to be a lot closer together. In fact the increase in "pressure" at a toll causes the road to bulge.

There are many other levels of explanation. Like I said, it depends on what you mean by "why".

Aham. That explanation doesn't explain that "why". It just confirms what I said.

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Physics questions. in General
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Originally written by Thuryl:

Atherosclerosis increases the mean arterial pressure, true. But the pressure in an individual artery that's narrowed is actually lower than it would be if it weren't. Basically, which of our explanations is correct depends on whether you're considering an individual blood vessel or the circulatory system as a whole.
I understand what you mean, but I don't understand how the pressure decrease in an individual artery will translate in a whole system increase (specially if you consider that atherosclerosis affects the whole vascular system, not just specific single arteries, although specific problematic arteries and vassels exist)... A tighter passage and increased vascular resistance in that artery can only, logically, produce higher pressure and lower velocity, not the opposite. The fact that the why can't be explained should make you doubt about that opposite.

Let's say you're an old man (age is a risk factor), and you suffer from atherosclerosis (not in a single arthery, but in the whole system, more in specific areas and less in other, but all). There would be many artheries and vassels where, as you say, the pressure would drop and the velocity increase. How could that translate in a general higher pressure and lower velocity?

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Physics questions. in General
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Originally written by Thuryl:


If a region of an artery is narrowed (due to atherosclerosis, for example), fluid will have to travel faster to get through that region, and pressure will drop. This can cause the artery to intermittently collapse and reopen as blood pressure varies throughout the cardiac cycle.

I can't agree 100%. Atherosclerosis causes an arthery to be narrowed, making the artery thickier, reducing its flexibility and elasticity AND increasing peripheral vascular resistance. The result is an increase of the blood pressure and lower blood flux velocity.
The general elasticity loss can cause a slower response of the baroreceptors (don't know the english name, but they sense and regulate arterial pressure), making them less capable of modulating arterial pressure.

"pressure was inversely proportional to velocity", that's correct, but the velocity is what is lowered, not pressure. That's why older people usually have HAT [=high arterial tension=higher pressure] (age is one of the risk factors of atherosclerosis).

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Physics questions. in General
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Originally written by Thuryl:

Well, sure, if you want to do things the sensible way. :P
Anyway, the horizon's distance is not an objective data, as your visual accuracy is different from others'. People who can see further than you, will see the horizon more ahead than you. (Except if the fistance between you and the other car is short, so the error could be ignorable).

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Avernum IV, goog... what next? in General
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Avernum V will be about Avernites and the EMpire finding out that they live in a prision planet. They'll find out a spaceship, the mages will find out how to make it work, and then AVERNUM V turns out to be a SCI-FI RPG!! After many generations of emprisionment, who did this to us? Why? Where are they?

Hummm... Nah. :P

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Physics questions. in General
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Originally written by Thuryl:

Really? I'd have thought it'd be possible to work it out based on the height of my eye level above the ground, the height of my car's bonnet above the road, the horizontal distance between my eye and the end of my car's bonnet and possibly the size of my eye and the curvature of the Earth.
The scenario and the shadows are good hints for your brain, to calculate that distance.

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Hi. PMed you another email address. I have no idea why the email is bouncing. (!)

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum
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Hi. PMed you another email address. I have no idea why the email is bouncing. (!)

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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Originally written by CPeters:

@Overwhelming: Since I am working on a vastly different version, do you want the:
Incomplete, non Mac-patible version that is still a work in progress.Older version that is slightly buggy and incorrect.Version I am working on, when it is actually complete.

Send me the version that you feel it's better for sharing (probably, the one that you will keep updating). There's no problem if it's incomplete, you can always keep me updated as you progress in your work, and I'll keep updating it in the BoAC.

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum
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Originally written by CPeters:

@Overwhelming: Since I am working on a vastly different version, do you want the:
Incomplete, non Mac-patible version that is still a work in progress.Older version that is slightly buggy and incorrect.Version I am working on, when it is actually complete.

Send me the version that you feel it's better for sharing (probably, the one that you will keep updating). There's no problem if it's incomplete, you can always keep me updated as you progress in your work, and I'll keep updating it in the BoAC.

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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@Overwhelming: My email to you bounced - not sure why. Will retry in the morning.
That's strange, as I receive other emails through it. Please, try again. If you're not successful, just PM me, and I'll PM you an alternative email address.

boa.center(at)gmail.com

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum
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Originally written by CPeters:


@Overwhelming: My email to you bounced - not sure why. Will retry in the morning.
That's strange, as I receive other emails through it. Please, try again. If you're not successful, just PM me, and I'll PM you an alternative email address.

boa.center(at)gmail.com

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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Shipwrecked beta in Blades of Avernum
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Originally written by Seletine:

My second Blades of Avernum scenario, called Shipwrecked, is ready for beta. The scenario is set on an unexplored island, and is meant for high level parties. This scenario is longer than Nephilim Mystery(9 outdoor sections and the same number of towns). It is recommended for fairly high level parties.

People interested in beta testing it can post a message in this thread or send me a private message asking to test it. The scenario package is about 964KB unstuffed and 116KB stuffed. The beta version of the scenario uses custom graphics, and is only compatible with Blades of Avernum 1.1 or newer on the Mac.

(715)

As always, the beta test center is at your disposal for the beta test. :)

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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Sure! Just send it with your author name and a small description to:

boa.center (at) gmail (dot) com

Take your time. :)

[ Monday, September 26, 2005 00:40: Message edited by: Overwhelming ]

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"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:6-9
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Sure! Just send it with your author name and a small description to:

boa.center (at) gmail (dot) com

Take your time. :)

[ Monday, September 26, 2005 00:40: Message edited by: Overwhelming ]

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