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What have you been reading lately? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #135
Last week I wrapped up the unauthorized Steve Jobs biography, iCon.

This week (or whenever Amazon.com delivers it) I hope to start on Wozniak's tome, suitably titled iWoz.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Fun things to do in Avernum 4 in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #19
Try to complete all the trials. That was a tough one for me.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
how did you find out about spiderweb games? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Nicothodes:

It has been asked before, but I found out years ago when the A1 demo was on a MacAddict CD.
Exactly the same for me.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Fort Monastery - iron bar quest in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #8
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Somebody must be nearby. If you steal something in a truly empty room, you can get away with it. If BoA is anything to judge by, Avernum handles line-of-sight sort of weirdly, so that you may not be able to see people, but they can see you.

Bear in mind that most places have a crime tolerance of 2, so you can steal one thing without making the town hostile.

It must be one of the Castle servants then.
Thanks for the advice.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Fort Monastery - iron bar quest in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by WonkoTheSane:

As long as the door is closed, you can murder without them getting angry at you. Best part of A4, IMO :P .
Speaking of which, and bear with me since this might be construed as a noob-ish question...but how can I steal something in a seemingly empty room?

For example, I'm in the Castle and there's a chest with an icy geode I wouldn't mind having for a quest. The geode has a "NY" on it, but as far as I can tell I'm the only one in the room with no NPC's around anywhere. Yet, each time I snatch te item I get the dreaded "Your crime was seen" message.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Fort Monastery - iron bar quest in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #0
The quest you get from the Smith in Fort Monastery where he asks you to bring him bars of iron, does that stay on your quest list forever (like a similar one in Geneforge 3)?

I've brought him 6 iron bars so far and he just pays me gold, but the quest still remains on my list.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Great Art in Games in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #24
Shenmue on the Sega Dreamcast.
Beautiful art style that really made for convincing environments and contributed to the overall mood.

I've yet to play a game that impresses me to such a degree from a visual standpoint.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
undead by mertis in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Wotan:



On another note, I also cleared 80% of the cave wusing spray acid and enduring armor before I remembered that help could be obtained in the Honeycomb.

That's exactly what I ended up doing. In fact, I even killed the undead mayor before I managed to get the blessing. Acid Spray is your friend!
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Piercing crystal - barrier question in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #4
quote:
Originally written by Croikle:

Talk to Kelner in the Tower of the Magi. He'll teach you if you clear out the "evil presence" in the ruins.
Ah. I had a hell of time trying to beat that demon (forgot his name) in the Tower of Magi ruins so I gave up for the time being and moved onto other quests.
I'll try it again tonight now that my party is stronger than it was during my last attempt.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Piercing crystal - barrier question in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #2
quote:
Originally written by Mandatory Autorecyclinlg:

I think Piercing Crystals cast Dispel Barrier at a specific low level that cannot be altered. Because of this, you'll need to learn Dispel Barrier and have a reasonably powerful mage if you want to pass all the barriers.

As far as I know, the only way to test barriers is to save and reload.

—Alorael, who gave up on Piercing Crystals as soon as he had the spell.

About how much further until I get the opportunity to learn dispel barrier? In terms of the progress I've made in the game, currently I'm at Patrick Tower.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Piercing crystal - barrier question in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #0
Maybe I'm just overlooking something obvious, but is there some way of knowing whether or not a piercing crystal is powerful enough to take down a barrier?

I've wasted a few of these crystals trying to dispel blue barriers only to be told that the crystal isn't strong enough. On other occassions, they'll work just fine. Does the "tool use" skill come into play at all with these?
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Who has a Logitech G15 Keyboard? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #7
That is a sweet looking mouse indeed, but $69.99?
That's a little out of my price range.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Missed something really basic? in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #3
quote:
Originally written by Oberonsal:

Uh oh. After being attacked on the way to Formello, I attacked everyone back. Um, killed everyone including the tailor and the butcher. Found a note which said something like "attack advenurers" so.... I thought I was defending myself. Yuck, do I need to start the game over?
AL

Personally I don't use them, but there's a cheat code that allows you to have the game "forget all crimes"
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Where is Crenshaw? in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #6
Well, lucky for me Mr. Crenshaw was alive and well when I found him. Why I never bothered to check that out-of-the-way region is beyond me, but the quest is complete now.

Thanks all.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Romeo and Juliet. Thoughts? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #9
I thought the ending was rather fitting.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Who has a Logitech G15 Keyboard? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #4
Speaking of keyboards, I'm actually looking for a decent mouse to replace the stock Apple white mouse that came with my Mac.

What's a good mouse that will make my Spiderweb gaming sessions a bit more comfortable?
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Where is Crenshaw? in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #2
quote:
Originally written by Steppery:

He's in the house northwest of Camp Samuels and the orchard full of fungi.

—Alorael, who was a little baffled by that one too.

Hmm. I could have sworn I scoured that area whilst looking for him. Thanks though...I'll check again and hopefully cross this quest off my list of things to do!
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Where is Crenshaw? in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #0
Probably a basic question, but for the life of me I can't seem to find this Crenshaw fellow. I got a quest in the Fort Samuel region requiring me to find 8 orchard slime polyps (which I successfully collected) and now I can't seem to find Crenshaw so I can complete the quest.

The hint book doesn't reveal his location.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Follow or not follow the Shaper's way? -GF3- in Geneforge Series
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #2
My first time through the game I went all-out loyal.
Though I didn't know about the canisters until later in the game.
The second time through I chose the rebel route just to see what would happen.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Graphic problems? in Geneforge Series
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #1
Do you have these glitches with other games?
Possible video card issue is my guess at this point.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
What will come after Avernum4 for Windows? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

[QB]

Meh. I think Avernum has the right balance of humour and storyline (I don't know how prevalent humour is in Geneforge).


IMO, the Geneforge games are a little more serious overall when compared to the Avernum games. There's an air of urgency in the dialog.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
What will come after Avernum4 for Windows? in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #0
After Avernum 4 comes out for Windows, and aside from any other updating of older Avernums to run in OSX, what will the next game be from Spiderweb?

A new Geneforge? Or an entirely new series altogether?
Anyone in the know or is it still too early to tell?
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
A4 Bugs in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #30
quote:
Originally written by VCH:

Yes generally I found dialogue triggers to not always function. At times I would completely kill everything in a certain room, then on my way out the initial description of the room would trigger. :(
Now that I think about it, I've noticed this on several occassions as well. In particular, right before a major battle (like the chitrach queen or even Hrickis) you can see the enemies on screen and even cast a few spells before the dialog sometimes triggers. It just seems to lag a bit at times.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Soon I Shall Be Rich in General
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #36
quote:
Originally written by chicho1102:

Back to the topic, i received one of this email before. Something about an african prince that needed to put his money in a bank, but I didn't answered...
I seem to get that one on a weekly basis. That and one for a UK lottery company.
Weird.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00
Cotra area - some quests not registering as complete in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 5701
Profile #5
quote:
Originally written by VCH:

I did the same thing with the Grobb quest.
Heh, glad I wasn't the only one then.
I managed to clear up most of the Eastern Gallery quests and am now tackling the Honeycomb maze.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Tuesday, April 12 2005 07:00

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