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Holy Mac Windows Batman! in General
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Originally written by PoD person:

can you dual boot and what must be done in order to do so.
Just to answer once and for all - NO - the current batch of intel Macs cannot run windows, the reason being that Windows still boots up with the archaic BIOS, while OS X uses EFI. When Windows Vista is released next year, or there abouts, it will likely be able to run on Macs. In the meantime there is still Virtual PC allowing Windows programs to be run in OS X, but it will be very slow on intel Macs until the next version is released - whenever that happens.

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Question about battle alphas & betas in Geneforge Series
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All battles suck bad ... except for rothgraths, man I love my pair of Rothies. :D

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The fifth stone (testing grounds) in Geneforge Series
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The Battle Beta out front will give you a hand if you lead the golems out there, that was one strategy I had to employ. As far as spells go, Searer is the best attack against golems.

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Trade in Besieged Camp? in Geneforge Series
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Even if one of the shapers die, he will be alive again next time you return to the camp. So he should be there, unless you asked them to help you invade the Taker complex, in which case everyone will be gone.

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What do YOU want to see in G4? in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Thuryl:

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Originally written by Ald:

But how come Mac only supports only one mouse button? Isn't it a lot more convinient to have four mouse buttons plus a wheel?
Nowadays you can usually plug any multi-button USB mouse into a Mac and have it more or less work. But since the Mac OS is designed around a single-button mouse, most people don't really have any reason to do so.

ctrl + click acts as the more-or-less equivalent of right click, although I only use it once every 2-3 weeks, so it's not much of an issue. No Mac users wants Jeff to mess with right-clicking; it would be a pain. I might have to go out and buy a two-button mouse just to play a game.
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Kill a creation in Geneforge Series
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Or just let it be killed by rogues, if your skiumish about doing it yoursel. :)

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Good ol' Sucia Island in Geneforge Series
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I was a bit shocked at the dearth of spells in GF1, I had forgotten how many spells were added for the sequels.

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Good ol' Sucia Island in Geneforge
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I was a bit shocked at the dearth of spells in GF1, I had forgotten how many spells were added for the sequels.

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Karma and Bush, and also the WTC in General
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I'm not saying he should have run or anything, but don't just sit there while a plane crashed into the largest building of America (even if he didn't know it was a terrorist attack) many people died and it affected the country's economy; also he knew that it wasn't just a plane crash, it was a plane crash into the WTC, which makes a difference since more people were dead and the market was affected. However, I'm not saying that the movie was something that should determine one's view on Bush, but it did have information that should have been available to the public.[/QB]
The WTC is by no means the largest building in the country, the pentagon is, which BTW was also attacked that day. :) Anyway, the problem is you're speculating about what the president was told and when he was told it. Much like Moore tries to second guess not only what was whispered in the presidents ear that day but also what Bush was thinking. It's all conjecture. We do see a secret service agent tell something to the president and then a few minutes later he comes back and says something else. Perhaps, the first time he only said "there's been an accident at the WTC." and perhaps the second time he said, "there'e been several crashes, the helicopter will be here in 5 minutes." This is complete speculation on my part, but here's the point: ten minutes is not a huge amount of time. People are furious over absolutely nothing.

[ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 09:59: Message edited by: shell ]

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Karma and Bush, and also the WTC in General
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Originally written by Marlenny:

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Originally written by Andrew Miller:

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Originally written by Harlequin:

No matter what your oppinion is, a documentry is a documentry, it gives the facts.
Um, no. A documentary shows you what the director wants you to see. Fortunately for Michael Moore, many of his clips speak for themselves. Unfortunately for the nation, many voting citizens were too busy drinking the kool-aid to pay attention.

True. I couldn't agree more. New Yorkers were so angry at the elections. I mean, it took Bush 10 minutes to act after he knew that the twin towers were attacked. what kind of president is that? Anyways, this subject is too old, he is governing for 3 more years and we can't do nothing about it. Fortunately, he won't be in power ever again.

"Um, Mr. Bush, there's been a plane crash in New York." You are the president, what do you do?
1) Jump up right away and run to the warroom, "this must be a terrorist attack," you say "it's not like a plane ever crashes in the U.S. unless piloted by insane America-hating jihadists."
2) Realize that there's nothing you can do about a plane crash, and then leave once you learn that there is more going on then a simple accident.

Really, Moore, connects the dots that simply aren't there in his failed attempt to discredit the president. The only thing scarry about Farenheit 911 was that so many people were willing to accept the wild conspiracy theories it presented, just because it made for an entertaining film.

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What do YOU want to see in G4? in Geneforge Series
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Just try it out, Contra, make a fyora, a roamer, and an artila and then try and make a vlish. It's impossible to do, but there's no good reason for it. If I want to roleplay a shaper who makes seven different creation types, then I should be able to.

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What do YOU want to see in G4? in Geneforge Series
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Get rid of the annoying three-creation limit. It limits the roleplaying options for no particularly good reason.

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Challenge: spiced ham in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Hey, do Ornks really count as battle creations? I wondered about that, but I didn't think any shaping skills would boost their level.

I know you need at least one level of battle shaping skill to make an ornk, and I only assume that more skill would create a better ornk. My agent created an ornk just for the heck of it, using only the various skill boosting items and the chunky creature did about 60 points of damage per attack, not bad for a low-level creation. Of course, my ornk also had almost no endurance, so there are some drawbacks...

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Challenge: spiced ham in Geneforge Series
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This could be doable, if you were a shaper and built up battle shaping enough. Since a shaper wouldn't be fighting directly, the requirement of only "using" rocks wouldn't be a handicap. Move over, Vlish Lord, Porky's the new mad shaper in town!

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Which Faction Has The Powa? in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Archmagi Micael:

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Originally written by Auri Fitzgerald:

Is it possible to be with more than one? Like play two sides of the board and then doublecross one in the end?

I think I am too much a person of principle to join the takers. Even the Barzites with their promise of awesome canisters so far don't tempt me. By principle I like the Awakened best (although I get so sick of "What your kind did to us" when it was never ME who did it!)

Nijojo

No. You can only be a member of ONE sect at a time.

You can however, join all sects in turn. You can start with the Awakened and then move counter-clockwise through the sects, ending up either Loyalist or Barzite. Just rememebr that if you plan on ending as a loyalist then you shouldn't allow yourself to be shaped, otherwise, have at it. I never tried to move the other way, starting as a loyalist and then moving clockwise, but that should work as well. Learned Darian makes it all possible.

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Which Faction Has The Powa? in Geneforge 2
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Originally written by Archmagi Micael:

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Originally written by Auri Fitzgerald:

Is it possible to be with more than one? Like play two sides of the board and then doublecross one in the end?

I think I am too much a person of principle to join the takers. Even the Barzites with their promise of awesome canisters so far don't tempt me. By principle I like the Awakened best (although I get so sick of "What your kind did to us" when it was never ME who did it!)

Nijojo

No. You can only be a member of ONE sect at a time.

You can however, join all sects in turn. You can start with the Awakened and then move counter-clockwise through the sects, ending up either Loyalist or Barzite. Just rememebr that if you plan on ending as a loyalist then you shouldn't allow yourself to be shaped, otherwise, have at it. I never tried to move the other way, starting as a loyalist and then moving clockwise, but that should work as well. Learned Darian makes it all possible.

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Paradox of Technology and Jobs. in General
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No worries, society does exactly what it has done before, shorten the workweek. Work used to be a 60-80 hour per week activity, but with the rise in productivity brought about by technology, it was realized that no one needed to work that much, unless they werre driven to be no. 1. Along with shorter working hours comes more education, yes it's inevitable, long term trends do not lie. We live in a society where most everyone is in debt from personal spending, not from education expenses, so the fear of college tuition leading to a debt-economy is a red herring. Another undeniable result is the dumbing-down of education. If everyone needs a college degree just to "get by" then the pressure will be on colleges, especially public institutions, to make sure that everyone can get a degree. So rest easy, in the future everyone will have a degree, one that means less than it does today. :cool:

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Progressing as an Agent in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Waylander:

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every time it makes a creation, Dominate it. Why fight fair when you can fight dirty?

A good way to take out spawners is to Dominate them. The spawner will make a creation which will still be hostile. But since the spawner is on your side... well, the spawner has just sealed its own doom. :D

I never tried that, but it sounds like a good idea!
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Things you never expected a Shaper to say. in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Aurora:

Orois Blaze in Breeding Valley says, “It is five thousand coins for every touch, and each sort of touch can only be given once”.

You know the "Breeding Valley" is the red-light district of spear Isle. Just look at the name! :eek:

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Do you cheat??? in Geneforge Series
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I never cheat until after the game is finished, then I may use "iwanttobestronger" to gain a level or two just for the heck of it. I usually play on "Tricky" and the game is not hard enough to make cheating a necessity.

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Progressing as an Agent in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Contra:

7 7 7 3?

Man, you are wasteing some good skillpoints. Mental Magic does not need to be higher then 3 (2 from start, 1 p from Carnelian Gloves) and Blessing Magic only needs to be at 3 aswell, pump up Battle Magic and Spellcraft.

Not quite, in the early game one should choose to build up either Battle Magic or Mental Magic, but not both. An agent specializing in mental tricks can be quite formidible, at high levels you'll find Terror to do the trick against most enemies. One of my favorite tactics when confronted with a group of rogues was to Dominate one or more of them and then back off letting them destroy each other. :D

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Progressing as an Agent in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Slartucker:

No, but given that there are several items that boost shaping skill, it really is a waste
Unless you are playing a loyalist with minimal canister use! Specializing in fire shaping, the strongest creation available is the Cryoa, Roamer's aren't worthwhile and Pyroroamers are even less so, and a good loyalist would never make a Drayk. ;) In that case, an Agent will never be able to make any strong creations, the only hope for getting a useful ally in the end game is to create a creation early and let it level up naturally. Since by the time you get off Harmony, you have a respectable level 5 Fyora shaping skill, you might as well get a couple shaping points and make some useful Cryoas, if you manage to keep them around till the end you'll find they can go toe to toe with any Drayk out there and don't fare too badly against Drakon's either.

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Hunter Guardian Endgame. in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Delicious Vlish:

The Golem Monstrosity in the corner of the lab. I had a buff Ur Glaahk keep him busy while I blasted away with whatever I had. I found that a Wand of Kill worked wonders on him. I burned up most of the wand, but it was worth every blast.

That's a horrible waste of a perfectly good Kill wand! If you have any mechanics skill at all, and it doesn't take much, just power up the crystal in the southwest corner of the golem's enclosure. Leave your creations outside, and lead the foolish golem towards the crystal. A few turns later and the deed is done.

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Artifact fork for Guardians in Geneforge Series
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The whole question is moot as by the time you get the orb pretty much every enemy worth defeating has already been defeated. The shroud is probably the best bet, the +3 creation strength is tempting and +2AP plus quicksilver boots means a good three moves per turn. I wouldn't worry about the low armour; I never wear anything heavier than chainmail and get by just fine.

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What do YOU want to see in G4? in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by TMH:

the UR-Drakons could be involved as they evolve into more ethical and enlightened beings. The fact that both sides would end up trampling most of that world into dust would be missed by their arrogant fervour/devotion to their respective ideals.

Would not that contradict the theme of Geneforge? A constant theme of all three games is the corrupting influence of power. You see this in the way your PC grows more and more hot-headed and arrogant as he continues to use canisters. And again you can see the generally peaceful Drayks of GF1 become crazy and bent on futile revenge once they start shaping themselves, and the Barzites are the posterchild for the corrupt misuse of power. No, the Drakons care nothing about shaping themselves into more ethical, enlightened beings; rather they want to make themselves stronger at all cost. The idea of creating a "master race" that will set the world to right is doomed to failure, as a certain dictator from the last century could attest.

Although, one thing I would like to see is a new faction headed by a powerful Gazer, they seem smart and strong enough for the task, perhaps this faction can be a breakaway from the Takers that is not so much bent on revenge.

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