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Vahnatai are shapers? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Profile #3
quote:
Originally written by The Sisters Cassidy.:

quote:
Originally written by lordofdc:

There are rumors that the vahnatai created nephelim, slitherkai, humans, ect. Maybe the vahnatai are shapers that gone and hid underground after bieng beaten. Also. In Avernum 4. A vahnatai says he is not a Shaper. What did he mean by it? Are the vahnatai truly the logn lost shapers?
Yes, and they became twisted and deformed into Vahnatai after an accident with asbestos.

Just for clarity - no. No they are not Shapers. They will never be Shapers, and they never been Shapers.

But what if they were Shapers?

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"What can you do with an anthropology degree other than study people?"

"...Hunt people?"
Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

It flies under radar? Or at least Diprosopus's radar?
I think it has some sort of coating for that...

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"What can you do with an anthropology degree other than study people?"

"...Hunt people?"
Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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Profile #30
quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

Your profile says you're 16. What the heck are you doing, driving a BMW? Or is your sarcasm flying under my radar? :confused:
You should see my jet.

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"What can you do with an anthropology degree other than study people?"

"...Hunt people?"
Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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Profile #25
rant*/

I drive a BMW. Pretty fast, too. There's a joke: "You get your cruising license from the DMV. John's the one who you talk to about driver's licenses." Anyway, I get irritated when I'm stuck behind a slow person. But I understand that on a narrow street there's nothing that can be done, and the person in front of me is in no way obligated to go out of their way for me. However, today someone cut me off on the road. Worse, the road was two lanes wide in both directions. They were at the head of their lane, but they changed lanes to absolutely no benefit of their own. I spent a mile stuck behind that idiot. Finally, I was walled in on all sides because everyone else was driving slowly.

/*rant

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"What can you do with an anthropology degree other than study people?"

"...Hunt people?"
Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
The Handy Abominable Photo Thread in General
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Profile #38
I used to write my name on my hand, in case I forgot. But I've got it down now.

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The button - G3 in Geneforge Series
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I know that the "?" button brings up my statistics sheet. But what button or key can I use to see my skills? For example, if I want to know how many levels of Create Fyora I have, what do I do?

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The Wire in Geneforge Series
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Profile #2
The HBO show "The Wire". Hence the title.

No, I never noticed that. That's a new find, as far as I know. There are also "Arrested Development" characters in G3, I believe.

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A2 - question about tests of strength and speed in The Avernum Trilogy
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Maybe he/she hasn't done the welcoming ritual in Avit yet?

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Aranea tactics needed in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #4
Invest in wands; they use three AP, meaning you can attack twice without worrying about hasting. You probably know this by now, but the concentration of fire on one target at a time is essential. If you want to get really technical, mark the ones which are hasted by the other Aranea and go after them first. Also, try summoning a decoy shade. Their immunity to ice might prove useful against Aranean Ice Lances.

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2007 Movies in General
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Profile #23
I enjoyed Pirates 3, but mostly because I had been anticipating its release for so long. Harry Potter 5 suffers from a disease called bad acting, caused by acute exposure to England. 300 looked cool and managed to not offend me very much. Finally, I haven't seen anyone mention Shooter...? I thought it was good.

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Avernum 2 stuff to save in The Avernum Trilogy
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This is a partial list.

Wine (no idea what type): Fort Remote
Ore Sacks: Dharmon
Sack o' Meal: Harston
Empire Records: Castle
Cheap Wine: Fort Dranlon
Sugar: Silvar (I only ever found one bag of sugar, but I hear there are about three)
Healing Herbs: Formello
Iron Bars: Fort Draco

Also, I think there are three quests (Castle, Egli, and one other place, I think) which ask for Drake teeth and only two instances of the item, so choose wisely. I also remember a mage who wanted a Red Lizard Egg, but only one. I never found a use for Drake Eggs or Aranea Fangs.

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Exile 2 - disease in The Exile Trilogy
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I remember that in A2 there's several uranium bars out in the chasms (the north east part of the Vahnatai lands). If you get a message saying "You see a sort of dull, glowing metal. Pick it up?" or something along those lines, don't pick up the item.

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open source help in Blades of Exile
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If a cursor is missing, my guess is that the code names a cursor to be used by the game, but isn't in the folder when it needs to be compiled. You should have cursors named "BOOT" "C" "D" "DL" "DR" "KEY" "L" "R" "SWORD" "TALK" "TARGET" "U" "UL" and "UR" already, I think. Which one does the compiler name as missing or needed?

Also, approximately how many errors are you getting when you try to compile the program? And where did you get your source code?

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Bobby Fischer in General
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Profile #24
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

We have lots of celebrities, though.
They're overrated, however.

That's not true, in my opinion.

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Supposing... in Blades of Exile
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Profile #5
Actually, I changed my mind. If someone could help me more, I'd appreciate it. For Avernumscript, there's a list of all calls, divided into different sections depending on the nature of the call used, known as the Docs. Is there a compilation of calls for C++ as well? Where can it be found?

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open source help in Blades of Exile
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Profile #1
In order to create BoE from the source code, you need to compile the game. To compile the game, you need a project with the source files inside it and also a compiler. I'm not sure how to move the files into your project using MC C++, though. But once the files are in your project, your compiler (MC C++) should give you an option somewhere to compile the program. Then, most likely, you'll get a bunch of error messages. Solve them if you can; when you're done, the game should finally compile.

However, if you just want to read the code, what you already have is what you get. There's nothing simpler, as far as I know.

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Supposing... in Blades of Exile
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Okay. I can now compile programs and run them. I'm still running into problems, but I should be able to solve them now.

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Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Supposing... in Blades of Exile
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I think I have a working version of the BoE source code. Now, how can I turn that source code into a BoE application? What program do I use?

Sorry if this looks like a foolish question. I'm very unfamiliar with coding utilities in general; my furthest experience is with Avernumscript, in Wordpad. So if the program's name has appeared previously in the discussion on these forums, I probably didn't recognize it for what it was.

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Geneforge wiki? in Geneforge Series
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Profile #19
So will this essentially be another Encyclopedia Ermarian, except for Geneforge? Or will it be something new?

If you folks want to break the mold, I think it would be a good idea to include information on character builds, even though they aren't directly mentioned in the games.

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Hei! in General
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Profile #5
I suspect it to be the hauntingly beautiful tongue of the reclusive but barbaric Finns.

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Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Rebuilding the map? in Nethergate
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If I understand correctly, you have registered the game? Assuming so, and assuming that the problem for sure is with the scripts, I believe I know an easy solution. Copy your preferences file to a safe place, then delete and reinstall the game. Replace the game's newly written preferences file with the original one that you copied and saved.

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Rebuilding the map? in Nethergate
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Edit: While trying to post, I repeatedly got an ISE message. So then I tried to post again. And again.

[ Sunday, January 06, 2008 15:15: Message edited by: John S ]

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Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
What video gmaes would you like to see made into movies... no Halo! in General
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Profile #42
quote:
Originally written by vlishous:

I would like a movie of starcraft, with all the marines blasting at the ferocious zerglings.
Just watch Starship Troopers.

I liked the Human and Undead storylines of Warcraft III, but not the Night Elf or Orc campaigns.

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Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Why is attempted murder illegal? in General
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Profile #32
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Alorael:
You, sir, have been trolled.
If a post's main idea is "Attempted murder should be legal", pretty much everyone who responds has been trolled.

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Happy Birthday, Drakey! in General
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Profile #23
quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

Just so you know, the boards have only been around since 2001.
O rly?
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Enjoy.

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