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How Did You Find Spiderweb? in General
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Long long ago, when the world was a much better place, I ate a piece of cake, but that's got nothing to do with this thread.

So anyway, I used to look around on these websites that got all these links to demos of Mac shareware games and game demos, and amongst these I found Avernum 3. I started playing it, and, like you all probably did, I clicked the "register" button to try and see if I could enter the right registration code (I failed), when I noticed the long story about how to purchase the game. Amongst these methods I saw the spiderweb URL, so i checked that out. I downloaded the other demos, including BoA. Then I started designing a bit. However, as I was a complete failure at that, I asked Jeff for some help, who referred me to the boards.

That's it, I guess. Now you'll have to put up with me.

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Blades of Avernum Improvements in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Ishad Nha:

One other improvement, Mac scenarios could use a graphics format that was credible, that could exist on a Windows computer. This is discussed in this post on porting scenarios from Windows to Mac formats:
[URL=http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=002923]http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=002923[/ URL]

Probably, yeah, but for that you'd probably have to completely alter BoA so it would understand where to look for the graphics and what to look for. Besides, we can put in custom sounds :P

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new scenario in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Dude, if you want to make it, then go make it. Nobody's going to make it for you.
Seconded. And why are you telling us about secrets in your scenario? It spoils the fun if you start telling us about every single detail.

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The Nephil Search: Escape in Blades of Avernum
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Oh, I didn't notice people were still responding to this thread.

Ming: Yes, I'm still working on it. True, i didn't do much about it over the last month or so, but what i did work a lot on, was the Nephil language, which is a very important part of the scenario. So in summary: I didn't do a lot of actual designing, but I did do a lot of other stuff.

Defender: thanks! Yeah, I always welcome new testers.

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Man or God in General
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To be honest, what I find interesting about this poll, is that the majority of Spidderwebbers think that the Bible is completely manmade (which, I think, is the equivalent of "the Bible is fake").

Alas, I voted 3.

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Spiderweb podcast in General
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I might eventually try out doing a podcast, but it will have to wait. I'm curently burried in homework.

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new scenario in Blades of Avernum
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This souns to me like irritation and endless repetition. I do encourage you to make a scenario, but why not something with more light and no demons?

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Spiderweb podcast in General
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quote:
Originally written by WiKiSpidweb:

I don't know if this would be any help, but I have a Ventrilo server, if this would help with the multiple people angle.
That depends... what version is the server's software? If it's lower than 2.3, Mac users won't be able to connect to it...

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Spiderweb podcast in General
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We could have mutliple narrators. I mean, listening to just one person all the time and his opinions seems a bit boring to me. Maybe we should have it like IMG's podcast, and have two or three people talking to each other, who exchange opinions, take turns in telling the news, etc. That'd maybe work out best.

Possible subject could be the following:
- General news from SW
- New stuff that came out in the last month (scenarios, walkthroughs, whatever)
- BoA/BoE scenario reviews reviewed (maybe even let the scenario designer tell what he thinks of the reviews?)

I actually do think this could be something, but we should only bring out a podcast when circumstances warrant it, and not just do one because we have to every month.

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Spiderweb podcast in General
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The narrator point is probably the biggest problem of all. For as far as I have seen a lot of people are either busy or too weird to be trusted. What we can discuss, though, isn't that big a problem. At least, for the first few episodes, after that it may indeed get a bit more problematic...

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Spiderweb podcast in General
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I just discovered that podcasts are actually quite entertaining, and I wondered if it wouldn't be nice if we brought out a Spiderweb podcast every month, in which we summarize what happened over the last month with Spiderweb, it's games, the forums etc.

What do you guys think?

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You Choice, Your Music.. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Kingy:

Trivium
Way to go, Kingy!

I listen mostly to either metal or classical music. Metalbands I specifically like are: Trivium (duh), Rhapsody of Fire, System of a Down, Wintersun, Rammstein, Kamelot, In Flames, Apocalyptica and Radiohead.

Classical composers I love are the following: Most of the Russian composers (Tschaikovsky, Mussorgski, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Rimski-Korsakov, Shostakovich especially), Mahler, Holst, Verdi, Wagner, Elgar, Dvorak, Carl Orff, Bruckner, John Williams, Klaus Badelt and Bernstein.

I suppose you can also go to last.fm and look at what bands I listen too, but it tracks just about nothing of the classical music I listen too, I'm afraid.

Link to my last.fm profile: http://www.last.fm/user/Thralni/

[ Friday, September 07, 2007 04:06: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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# of games bought from jeff in General
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BoA for Mac, and that's it. Played the demos of all the others, though... Well, except Avernum 4, BoE and Geneforge 4.

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BioShock in General
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The sole reason I stay away from both Doom and Fear, is the fact that I am somewhat weary of creepy games. As it is, I get all nervous from FPSs, but if it gets dark and I can't really see well what's happening, I already get totally freaked out. Reading the Wired reviw, the creepiness is mentioned more than once, which doesn't give me a comfortable feeling. While on the one hand I get somewhat curious to know what the plot twist they speak of is, and I get curious to know what moral dillemas I will encounter, I hate creepiness (Mind you I'd probably just blast the little sisters away).

And that's why I like Avernum: Because of its graphics, because it is turn based and because its from an angle that's sort of above the player, I feel I can see what happens around me at all times, and I don't get freaked out. This makes, for me, for relaxing gameplay.

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Xbox 360 XBLA support in General
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

I will not buy an Xbox, never. I have heard too many bad things about it.
Agreed. Any console that has regular problems with catching on fire isn't really on my list of good investments.

I didn't hear about that one, actually. Now it's just one more reason not to buy it, though. But what I was reffering too, was the enorous amounts of complaints of people in Holland whose game CDs got very badly scratched because of astupid mistake Microsoft made while designing the XBox: they forgot these tiny cushions that should make it impossible for the CD's surface to touch the lasereye and that way get scratched.

Yes, Microsoft is still denying any reponsibility and says it's the owner's fault, even though there are hundreds upon hundreds of people who have the problem.

Randomizer: yes, Bill gates indeed admitted that in that interview he had together with Steve Jobs. Apparently it was when the Xbox was about to be released and games were designed, when Microsoft ordered the biggest amount of Macs in the history of Apple. How ironic is that...

[ Thursday, August 23, 2007 00:19: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Post-apoc game? in General
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Originally written by Yama Toman?:

Oddly enough, the FPS genre is actually a descendant of sorts of the RPG. The key link in the family tree is Ultima Underworld to Wolfenstein 3-D.
Yeah, Wolfenstein 3D was the very first FPS, I gathered. I have the fourth game in the series: Return to castle wolfenstein, and I love it. I heard a while ago that a film would be made out of it, and next year a sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein should be released, or so I understood from several obscure press releases.

On topic, though, RPG and FPS combined seems strange to me, and I can't really understand how it would work. What you menion sounds more as a standard RPG than a FPS to me, to be honest...

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Xbox 360 XBLA support in General
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quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

"That was unexpected."

Don't see why. There is a world's worth of difference between online distribution and manufacturing a jillion CDs/cartridges. Sony, etc. will never let me make a full game, but these channels for indie developers are intriguing.

- Jeff Vogel

Because all posts at the beginning of this thread say the same: "Jeff has tunred it down before and will do so now again." Now you come and post, and say you think it's a good idea. Therefor, we are taken by surprise a bit. Espacially because there have been a lot more of these topics in which is also said that you will not release your games for consoles.

I will not buy an Xbox, never. I have heard too many bad things about it.

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Do not seek to hide your jealosy behind ridiculous questions! in General
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Permafrost.

Oh, yes, congratulations.

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0MG!!1 I 4M T3H UBER-4W3SOM3!!!!111!! in General
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*shudder*

(to be translated as "congrats matey!!!! lol")

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Xbox 360 XBLA support in General
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quote:
Originally written by Kingy:

That was unexpected.
It sure was...

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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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Nioca, you should really tell me about "the real name of the Senarti" one of these days :P

EDIT: new != real

[ Sunday, August 19, 2007 11:45: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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The Sky Is Falling...? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

you gzipped tarball.
This reminds me of something, you silly cucumber.

Heh. We just don't seem to get along nicely. I gather that our conflicting elements actually have been chosen with care.

Now let's get back on topic.

[ Sunday, August 19, 2007 04:44: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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The Sky Is Falling...? in General
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I don't know if I feel the love, but I do feel a joy, reading Infernal's post, that makes me smile.

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Avernumscript Editor in Blades of Avernum Editor
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It does? I have a very old version, so it might not have it, ro I just didn't knew it was in there. Have you uploaded anything recently?

EDIT: Hmpf. It seems that the post I was looking at is from May. Sorry, i didn't actually notice that the thread had a second page...

[ Saturday, August 18, 2007 08:10: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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Avernumscript Editor in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Sounds great! Can't wait to see it ready. The auto completion feature espacially is something I actually wanted for a looong time.

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