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Avernum 5 - 9.01 (10.0/6.0) in General
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Being the "bad guys" once, namely, The Empire, and seeing all the Avernites, once the good guys, as the bad guys, is something that turned my whole perception of the Avernum games upside down, and I love it. I love to walk around in Avernum and see how the people, that in previous games were my friends, are now my enemy, having me be on my guard in just about all instances where I meet with them.

Also, the new graphics for spells and such make me smile, and I love foring of fire bolt, just because it is a genuine fire bolt, and not just flames like in Avernum 4.

The plot? I must say I haven't played enough of Avernum 5 to get a real taste of it, but for as far as I can see, it'll probably be compelling.

And gameplay is good. I like to be able to choose between clickety-click with the mouse or using the keyboard. The interface is intuitive (but for as far as I'm concerned it has never been not intuitive) and and these battle disciplnes are interesting. it makes fights just that bit more interesting.

8.9

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March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

I can make it either way (1900 or 2100). Eph and Thralni, it seems that you're currently making the boundary for the window - Eph said this coming Saturday is tricky (I assume that's why you want it late on Saturday), while Thralni is asleep by 2100.
EST is GMT-5, right? than 9pm is 3 am in Holland, which means I'm asleep. I'll only be able to participate if it were between 2 and 4 pm (for starting time). But please, don't start changing times because the time isn't right for me. As I said, i've got a lot of work, an orchestra rehearsal on saturday and a concert on sundayevening - I won't be able to participate, whatever the time is...

EDIT: 2 and 4pm EST.

[ Friday, March 07, 2008 04:26: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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9pm... I will be asleep then, but never mind that. I probably wouldn't have been participating anyway, since this weekend is far too busy for me and I have heap and heaps of work, staring it me from the bookshelves.

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A! in General
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...

Are you guys really taking this so seriously? If I'd have said that it weren't Scots, but Dutch (since the Dutch also have a reputation of being greedy, far more so than the Scots, to be honest) would it have been okay?

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A! in General
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That reminds of that joke about the Scots being greedy:

There was this accident in which a Scottish taxi was involved. The taxi crashed and everybody got killed: 40 dead.

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Eye in the Sky in General
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My house. You can't miss it, there's big arrow in front of it.

My current school. It's the big building to the left, in case you didn't guess.

The faculty of Biology of Leiden University. That's where I hope to go study next year.

Schiphol airport. Because I enjoy watching the airplanes.

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Quick Question in General
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How about crabflinging, then? I heard it's both fun and of educational value for the younger ones.

On a more serious note, the "Leave your sanity at the door" in my opinion also makes it clear to people they shouldn't take matters too seriously on these boards. If you end up in a debate that you take too seriously, others might say: "Hey dude, go back to the front door and now really leave your sanity at the door!" as in "Cool down, don't take it so seriously."

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It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
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It has been mentioned aleady, but the Blades Forge was exactly the place where a new rating site could be established. He once upon a time even had a "reviews" button and I remember a long discussion, here at SW, about how to implement the rating system. So yes, Aran most defintely wants it to exist, but I think he said there were some problems...

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
The Graveyard Thread in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

You are a happy playful cube, that has devoted your life to serving another. You share intimate conversations with your companion as you both survive through treacherous obstacles. At the end your difficult journey, your companion throws you into an incinerator...
Portal. I love that game. Finally a FPS that is low on the shooting and high on the thinking. I like that.

I was playing Halo 1 the other day. There is this level where you get to use this warthog car for the first time. So, I raced through this cavern with high speeds, found a cavern full of enemies, decided to drive right on to where there supposed to be a bridge. It appeared there wasn't.

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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I can't say callages really spam me, and if colledges do spam me a little, it is quite reasonable. I'm at the end of high school, going to collge next year, so at just about every collage where I subscribed for a brochure, I now get heaps of stuff that provide no information whatsoever or very little, useless information. luckily, the only colloge that is really spamming me, is the clledge that I'm intending to go to, which is Leiden University.

College, yes.

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Blades Forge !!! (to denote importance) in Blades of Avernum
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Thanks for mentioning it. I thought I had entered it for WtRM, but apparently not...

Which reminds me that whenever I try to download Muffins n' Hell, I get a "Page not found" error.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
9th Blades Contest in Blades of Avernum
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*cough*

I declare that The Nephil Search: Escape will have a 5% chance of being ready to enter the contest.

That is all.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Scenario placing in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Doer of Stuff:

The problem was it wouldn't accept any file types. Now it accepts .zip and .tar.gz for Windows and Mac, as well as .sit, .sitx, .tgz, and .dmg for Mac.
Good. Thanks Aran!

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Scenario placing in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Celtic Minstrel:

No, it does not need to be a SIT file for Macs. Stuffit can open ZIP files too, and MacOSX 10.4 and up (at the very least) comes with an application that can handle ZIP, GZ, and TAR. I'm not sure if that's all it handles. (Earlier versions probably have the command line utitlities to handle these?)

Arancaytar: Why don't you just put all the files at a path that doesn't include your name?

Either I didn't understand exactly what you meant, or you didn't understand what I meant. What I meant, was that The Blades Forge requires you to have a sit file for Macs and a zip file for Windows. I didn't mean that Macs can't handle zip files.

I'm oly guessing about the Blades Forge requiering a sit file, though. I don't know if Aran changed that yet.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Satellite Shootdown in General
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

]This. For the sake of all that is good and holy, this. Using big words does not make you look smarter; it makes you look like you're trying to hide the fact that you have nothing substantial to talk about. This is doubly true when you don't know what the big words you're using mean. There have been studies done on it and everything.
It's an illness the Dutch suffer from in a really bad way. We are systematically swapping our Dutch words for English words, because they "sound better". So no, the normal word isn't, say, "invloed", but "impact." So all these managers talk in their managery English newspeak, while the rest of the country tries very hard to understand what the hell they try to say.

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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Jeran, I can sympathise with you, and I decided to do that, so...

*sympathises*

And now I'd like to say my head annoyed the hell out of me, for giving me a non-stop headache that started Saturday evening and only ended this morning.

So what's your opinion on crabs?

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Scenario placing in Blades of Avernum
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Iffy, did you say you did both the versions, mac and Windows as a zip? Correct me if I'm wrong, Aran, but didn't the Mac version have to be a sit-file?

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Why?
It'll make me laugh, as for Nikki? I don't know, but I didn't post to tell you that, so there.

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

What am I supposed to do with all these cookies now!?
How about eating them?

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WtRM Graphics in Blades of Avernum
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I sent it to you some time ago, didn't you receive it yet?

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
WtRM Graphics in Blades of Avernum
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From what I understand from your post, you tried to download the Mac version to your Windows PC, you tiedt to extract the scenario there, but now no computer can read the cmg file? You do know you can't convert graphics to cmg format on a Windows PC, do you? That's only possible on a Mac. Also, when you extract the cmg file to a Windows PC and then copy it over to your Mac, the Mac won't be able to reda it because the Windows PC corrupted the file.

But you'll have to explain to me: why can't you download scenarios and extract them after you downgraded Stuffit? It's all in .sit format, and even the oldest version of Stuffit can handle that.

And I'll send you the file, but I need your email adres.

EDIT: never mind, found your adres. Sending it now.

[ Sunday, February 03, 2008 22:52: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Blades Scenarios by Starting Level in Blades of Avernum
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I remember having to change something in the .bas file and having to meddle with one or two scripts. That was SV's version, by the way.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Vacation in General
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quote:
Originally written by Appleseed:

Anyone ever been to Cuba?
No, but I have been to Belgium.

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Mac Editor v1.0.5 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Originally written by Niemand:

Thralni, the preview function deliberately shows the adjustment for the entire sheet, this is for previewing things like creatures, for which it would use way to much memory to generate all of the adjusts but it's often important to see the effect on all of the icons at once. Besides; it's pretty pointless to just copy a simply adjusted graphic into your cmg permanently when the game can do the adjust for you.

Believe me, I'm working on sounds. The trouble is that the ancient style sounds Jeff uses are very hard to work with; indeed I haven't been able to find a way to load or save them in a modern program.

True, true. Thanks for reminding me that BoA can do it for me. I had already forgotten about that...

I'm glad to hear you are working on the sounds. The way I got them working in BoA is by using three programs to do a very specific task in a chain of several steps. You might find it worthwhile to contact the maker of the program "SndSampler", since that program's all about making snd formatted sounds and putting them in resource files.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Mac Editor v1.0.5 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Originally written by Celtic Minstrel:

quote:
Originally written by Niemand:

It'll take me some time to reproduce the features the older version has, particularly since I want to seriously rethink the user interface.
This is probably not a bad thing. The current interface is... rather odd, at best.

In fact I quite like it. The only problem I usually had, was that I didn't really understand how the actual graphic adjusting worked. You click one icon instead of the whole sheet, while the actual adjustment appears to be for the whole sheet. Then you have to copy-paste it into your sheet again, and this struck me as odd: wouldn't it have been easier to simply add a "paste into cmg file" button?

One thing I do want GA to have: a way to paste custom sounds into it. You have no idea how that would ease the addition of custom sounds in scenarios. It's true windows users can't have the custom sounds, but I don't think that should stop us (you?) from implementing it. At least the Mac users can have them then.

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