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Originally written by Tyranicus:

While we're bugging Niemand for stuff, I think I'll ask for a Leopard-compatible Graphic Adjuster again. :P
Weren't you on the way of understanding the problems GA had in 10.5, Niemand? I remember you speaking to Jeff about some differences in how 10.5 handles graphics...

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Glued much? in General
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The games, mainly BoA, and that's it. I used to take part a lot in discussions, but I don't anymore. I want to be here for enjoyment and not for political/ethical debates that end up in flaming. Or should I write it flamming?

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Congrats, Alex. I don't care whether it's two men, a man and a woman or two women, I hope you lead happy lives.

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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So private Pokey doesn't believe anything of the crap he emitted? Good. Then it seems his IQ isn't that low.

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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Private Pokey, what is it you want? You want a real-to-world economy simulator? Reading the last lines of your post, that's the only conclusion i can come to. Now, knowing that, I must assume you completely misinterpreted the reason Simcity exists. It's not here to be a perfect duplicate of the world, but to bring the possibility of planning a city by yourself to players over the world, without all the fuss of the real-world economy! You see, most players, including myself don't want to have anything to do with economics while playing a game. We want to be entertained when designing our city and we don't want to be confronted with real world stuff.

An other problem, which you yourself seem to have already acknowledged, is the fact that duplicating the world at the moment is a little bit of a problem. You see, the world and how it works is quite hard to duplicate into a computer. Taking into account the fact that you seem to base your opinion off a 9-year-old game, you must understand, that when Simcity 3000 came out this was more of a problem than it is now.

Now to move on to your next big complaint: you claim that the designers had a socialist state in mind when they made Simcity. Maybe they had, but I'm sure they hadn't. They gave the player control over everything because they wanted to make Simcity as enjoyable to play as possible. They would make it most enjoyable by giving the player control over everything one could possibly control, without offending realism (say, not give the player control over the amount of people that are in the city, as that would be outright ludicrous). Same goes for all the godlike powers you have. It really isn't that different from driving a tank through Las Ventuars in GTA San Andreas: Sometimes you just want to destroy stuff, and what's nicer then crumble your city using a well placed tornado? That has got nothing to do with a socialist vision, that's got to do with player enjoyment and selling your game.

In the end I just have one thing to say: don't play the game if you don't like it, but I don't see a reason to start yelling this kind of bull.

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I'm Dutch, but you guys know that. Which brings me to the fact that I was surprised to see that I'm not the only one who can talk Dutch here very well. Come on you two, you are making me curious, who are you?

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Originally written by Enraged Slith:

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You asked that the poor man already at least five times, you know that?

I honestly don't remember, but I think it's creepy that you've kept a record of this.

I didn't. It was a random number generated on the basis of my recollection of you guys asking about this every single time Niemand brings out a new version. Yes, I understand you all that you want the port (As a Mac user I'm confronted with that question almost every single time I see a Windows program on the shelf of computer store), but the guy just doesn't seem to have the time. If you want it that badly, why not help Niemand and make a Windows port?

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quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

Any chance for a port to Windows?
You asked that the poor man already at least five times, you know that?

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Widescreen in General
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Originally written by Hey, Jude.:

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Originally written by Excalibur:

Why would you want to use a wide screen monitor in the first place?
It came with my laptop??

Same for me, except that I have an iMac. And yeah, for watching movies and such it's nice. Also, all the games that do have a 1440:900 option look very nice on a widescreen monitor, maybe even nicer than on a normal 4:3 one.

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Hei! in General
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Originally written by wz. As:

Well of course there's no standard transliterated spelling. It's weird because I'm expecting to read Hebrew transliterated into English, whereas I'm actually reading Hebrew transliterated into Dutch. In English "g" doesn't sound anything like what it does in Dutch, so when I'm reading it out loud (in my head of course) it sounds funny.

Also "edze" and "we" sound funny when I'm reading them. I guess one can learn a lot about Dutch orthography this way...

Yes, yes you can. For me it can be quite hard to write Hebrew because of this problem. First I think about how it would be in Dutch, then I have to change the Dutch in Spelling. Jom Kipoer is a good example. In English, "Jom" would be "yom", I guess, and the same, as I said with "g" and "ch".

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Illuminati strike back in General
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I'd rather not, for I know the Truth is a drug-dealing hippy. Ten points for the one who knows what I'm talking about.

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You saw this thread coming!!! in General
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Originally written by Time Alone:

The A2 music is wrong for the battle picture but just right for Dark Waters.
Yay, I'm not alone.

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Hei! in General
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Originally written by wz. As:

Ani gam yachol ledaber ktzat ivrit. ha "goshev" shel Thralni me'od matzchik oti.
Um... lama? Ani tsarich lichtov edze "choshev"? Be Holland, yesh lanu shtey otiyot she nishmaim kmo "ch", we ze "g" we "ch", az ze meod yachol liot she ani katavti at ha lo nachon... Gam im "j" we "y" yesh ha problema hazot.

Ani ohev falafel.

Does anybody have that problem, that when he wants to speak/write stuff in a different language than his mother tongue, he starts thinking in German, therefor producing only German words? I seem to have it all the time, especially with French.

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Hei! in General
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Hmmm. I don't know any Finnish, but...

Hoi Scorp, ik wist niet dat jij zo goed Fins kan praten. Dit is Nederlands, dus een totaal andere taal. Toch is het wel grappig, dat wij praten en geen idee hebben van elkaar wat we zeggen... Of kan jij Nederlands?

And I hope I'm writing this okay, because I was never any good in writing Hebrew:

Shalom! Ze ktsat matschik, lo? Ata medaber we ani medaber, aval (ani goshev) anachnu lo yodim ma anachnu omrim. Betach, ani yodea ma she ani omer, we ata yodea ma she ata omer, aval ani lo yodea ma ata omer, we ata lo yodea ma ani omer, o ze ma she ani goshev.

And then the grand finale:

Ni ponimajoe.

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You saw this thread coming!!! in General
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I like a lot of them actually, so I'll state which ones I don't like:

GF1, 3, 4 and Avernum 3, BoA and Avernum 4.

Of the ones I do like, I think Nethergate is pretty close to the winner, followed closely by Avernum 1 and 2, and after that GF2. I like the stuff that's slightly depressing (Avernum 1 and 2), but what I really like is the marching troops sort of sound of Nethergate. It's basically the drums that does it.

Mind you, I always felt that the intro music for Avernum 2 does not match the intro picture.

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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Stillness, I am impressed by your word count so far. Irreducible complexity is something that you must have been studying for a while now in order to get such a firm grasp. And I grant you that the fossil record, for reasons I explained, is incomplete and doesn't show a whole picture. It is much like putting together a picture puzzle after a bunch of 5 year olds and a vacuum cleaner have been in the room. My point about predictability, is that scientists can predict, and do find, fossil records that are unknown at the time of prediction. But still, you may be right. But if you are, none of it makes any sense at all. You claim that a being, either of the Santa Claus variety or a troupe of aliens, monitors and visits the planet on a regular basis in order to guide it along on some path or direction. Since we have evolved from single celled organisms (only) into multicellular organisms capable of maintaining complex systems, I would have to ask a simple question. To what gain? Do you propose this planet is some giant science experiment for an ultracreature? Because honestly, there is absolutely no reason for what you are proposing to have ever happened. Absolutely none. Wait, actually there is one. Say if another earth-like habitat was populated with beings which questioned how exactly they formed from single celled creatures all the way to multicellular (and apparently multi-dimensional,) they seeded a newly formed planet 4 billion years ago with a few strands of DNA and some lakes of amino acids.

Yeah, that would make sense. Ultra creatures, yeah, that's the ticket.

What I find interesting is that the Mayas' explanation of why the Earth exists isn't that different. Ever played the game "Prey"? It tells of aliens coming to Earth to eat us, because we are their proparty. Millions of years ago, they found our planet. It was a desolate place of rock and sand. The aliens, though, needed food, and like farmers, they decided to simply seed our planet with living material: people, plants, you name it. They did exactly the same thing with thousands of other planets. And now they travel from planet to planet, with every visit taking just enough to survive the journey to the other planet. They don't come to eat all of us, therefor. They come and only take Texas with them, as was in the game, and then they leave. This goes on for centuries now, and I must say I find this a very interesting look at things.

What's also interesting, is the way they pictured the alien ship: basically, it's a huge living organism. It functions just as any normal organism on Earth would, with you, the player, being like a bacterium, and all guards on the ship behaving like white blood cells. The red blood cells are so called "harvesters", that collect goods from Earth and load them onto the ship. The goods (being mostly people, of course...) are prepared in such a way that the captain of the ship (the "mother", she is like a human brain) and the ship itself can absorb it and make good use of it.

Doesn't mean I believe a word of it, though...

Stillness: I wonder... Because in fact the human brain isn't any more complex than any other bacterium or alga. The only difference, is that the brain is made up by million and millions of cells, but each individual cell in the brain isn't that more complex than any alga.

[ Friday, January 11, 2008 23:41: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Sorry all, I was busy with stuff and didn't have time left for BoA, but here goes:

Dahak: For as far as I know, it happens randomly, but I'll check.

Minstrel: I don't think that'll work, but I can try.

Salmon: Nope.

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

This post, Thralni.

Dikiyoba.

How was I able to miss that... I can remember that I read that post. I probably got distracted by an other post and started reading something else. I often have that problem, also in real life: starting something else before finishing what I was doing.

This thread keeps surprising me, by the way.

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Originally written by Thuryl:

Irritated? I don't know about anyone else, but I'm still having fun. It's not like this topic didn't suck before we got to it anyway.
You're having fun? For me it doesn't look that way, unless you like telling people to shut up and the like...

Slarty: I probably missed that part with Kel saying why he still participates in these doomed threads. Could you point me to the place where he says that, please? I'm interested to know what the answer is to "why?".

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Wow. Just wow. When I posted my post in this topic just a few days ago, I thought this topic was going to crash like a bee crashes into a neatly-cleaned window: a giant "splat" with the remains of the bee exiting its body, to form a neat circle of blood and gore around the flat body of a lifeless lump of insect.

Now, I look again, and it didn't happen. Instead, i find a strange discussion about evolution it seems, where, as always there seems to be ongoing argument between Synergy, Kel and Thuryl (who else?). I decided to read it, starting at the fourth page, where all still seemed reasonable, but man, this fifth page! And that's how every discussion between you three guys goes, doesn't it.

I must agree with Ephesos. Synergy, Eph doesn't really tell you what "we" as a community want to talk about, he tries to tell you in what way "we" want to talk about stuff, and frankly, he is right. However, instead of just giving Synergy the fault, I think Kel and Thuryl also have their part to play and they need to know too:

Kel and Thuryl: Every time I see you talking to Synergy, I ask myself "why". You guys are clearly irritated by Synergy and his "arguments based on experience instead of facts". Why do you keep posting then? For god's sake, go home, all of you, take a nap, a crate of beer, whatever, and then come back. The only thing that happens now, is that you're all getting worked because of each other, and the rest of the community hangs around it and sighs, going like "oh no not again".

Give it a rest, stop this discussion. Like Ephesos said: It's getting old.

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That's because these topics usually don't contribute anything to nothing, they don't and won't have any future as a topic with reasonable and interesting discussions, and are, on the whole, utterly pointless. That, or they have simply served their purpose and don't need to exist anymore.

Now, I wish you would just go, sit back and look around at this forum for just a tiny bit longer, and maybe you'll come up with such answers to your questions for yourself, so you won't have to make topics like these, that don't contribute anything to nothing, don't and won't have any future as a topic with reasonable and interesting discussions, and are, on the whole, utterly pointless.

[ Monday, January 07, 2008 12:09: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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GOOD GRAVY it's been a while. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Arghhhhhhhhh was just misunderstood. Ed was a totaly freak. Who was Lord Llama?
Aw, the poor little baby. Shall we take Arghhhhhhhhh back, then?

I think not.

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post-nuclear setting, would it be possible? in Blades of Avernum Editor
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The only way to prevent the player from using magic, is by taking all his priest and mage skills from him, which, I think, can be done very easily. If I'm not mistaken there are calls for exactly this: you just set both skills to 0. An alternative would be to deliver a prefab party with the scenario.

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Tips.. in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Azuma:

Clearly..there must be some scenario that beats Valley of Dying Things as a beginner's scenario..it's so hard to find it at some of the BoA Scenario archives..since the list doesn't show the recommended level..@_@
Oh please, just go to Jewels' site. That's in my opinion the best archives for BoA and BoE scenarios, and I wish it'd get more credit...

http://www.geocities.com/tracihedlund/index.html

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GOOD GRAVY it's been a while. in General
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I don't think you remember me, although.. maybe if I say "Almighty Chicken God"?

Glad to see you back though, 'cause I do remember you. On the matter of gravy I'm undecided at this point in time.

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