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New version of the Mac 3D Editor in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Way to do it up big. Now if only somebody would port it..... :P

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Avernum 5 character models... in General
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Totally agree about the statue comment. The characters in the geneforged games have way more poses, but as a whole the graphics don't look any better or more.... lively? They seem stiff, like you said.

And usually pre-release hype goes in the last game's forum, so in this case Avernum 4.

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Iffy's contest idea in Blades of Avernum
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How are the two ideas at all similar? Cutscenes are hard to do just because they take a lot of work, not because the coding is hard. Half the work is just setting up timing and boring yourself to death moving NPCs and whatnot. Ultimately it's just telling a story, but it's a lot more work than a regular scenario and isn't even novel (Like movie scenarios were in BoE)

Granted the Worst Tool idea isn't going to yield a great scenario or story, but that's not the point. The coding would be hard, but it would require being clever and bending the engine as far as it can go, not just repetitiveness.

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Protesting (In General) in General
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You haven't even said what was being protested.

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Moving Images in General
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Well the short (And possibly most accurate) answer would be that Iffy just isn't well liked.

My longer answer would be that when a more reputable members, like Aran for example, posts a question I can assume with some confidence that he's put some effort into finding the answer himself. Even if this isn't the case, I'd be more willing to waste a few minutes of my own time giving him information, even if it's just reading wikipedia: A. Because I like him, and B. He has answered my and other users questions in the past, and so I'll return the favor.

That said, it seems to me that newer members relish in the Iffy slamming the most, something I alluded to in my first post. I guess he just makes a good punching bag for whatever reason.

[ Monday, October 29, 2007 13:49: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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Iffy's contest idea in Blades of Avernum
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Even in BoE the best movie scenarios were dialog heavy with action and brief special effects mixed in. I can only think of one really awesome cutscene that was mostly action, and that was the grand finale of Tomorrow.

Oh and text bubbles blow. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case anybody didn't already know.

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Thoughts on Custom Titles. in General
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It's true that his canning came after his banning, but the reasons for his banning and canning weren't the same. Canning is a warning that your behavior isn't acceptable and you could wind up with a ban if you don't get better. You don't need to be canned to be told you shouldn't keep posting cracks, you just get permabanned if you try it.

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Graphics and the Louvre in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Brett's actual quote:
Sorry for taking so long, but I'm really out of Boa/BoE and have been for some time.

I'll continue to support both the Louvre and Alexandria until someone comes along to do it in my place.

Which seems to suggest Brett would be willing to turn over the Louvre if someone else was interested. But I'm not sure Brett's the problem-- it's just that a lot of artists don't submit to the Louvre.

[ Sunday, October 28, 2007 08:00: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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BoA BUGS v6.0 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I'm inclined to say that the problem is with your data script and is probably caused by not using the 'clear' function properly, or possibly because cave floors are imported for the grass floors (Are they? And as importantly, should this make a difference? Unless you redefine the grasses in your data script, they shouldn't be affected by your changing the floors that the corescendata imported when defining them.... I don't know what the hell I'm talking about so I doubt anybody else will.)

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Iffy's contest idea in Blades of Avernum
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You're completely missing the point, iffy, and it's way too late for me to explain. It'd be an awesome idea in theory-- but branching cutscenes are just..... yeah I wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole. It requires far more patience than I have; Dilecia's flashbacks were enough long cutscenes for a career methinks.

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Moving Images in General
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Where did this Goldenking - Iffy rivalry come from anyhow? Am I the only one who finds it completely obnoxious?

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Thoughts on Custom Titles. in General
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I got a kick out of it. I think your sense of humor just sucks.

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Thoughts on Custom Titles. in General
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Cheesecake-- the most sensual of the many erotic baked goods.

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Character Editor please in Blades of Avernum Editor
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If you just want to beef up your party, the HLPM/Artifact Hall is the better option. If you need to pull your party out of a scenario or something like that, obviously the character editor is best. Between the 3 there really isn't much lacking.

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Trouble with magic that hits multiple targets! in The Avernum Trilogy
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Hit the space bar when you've selected all the targets you want.

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List of Bugs in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Originally written by Ishad Nha:

If we are discussing the icon_adjust calls, they work well enough. But you have to hit the tab key in the 3D Editor to see what they do, because the ed_icon_adjust calls do nothing.
Color swaps do work, there's no debate there, but tints certainly do not. So 128, 256, and 512 shifts don't work for windows users.

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List of Bugs in Blades of Avernum Editor
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It's tints that don't work, and the problem still exists. Tints don't work on anything in windows.

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...and again. in General
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I'VE GOT YOUR FACE-KICKIN'-IN BOOTS RIGHT HERE, SAH.

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...and again. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Sorta like Boy Scouts, but they don't do any community service projects.
My memories of boy scouts are mostly of whittling, badges, knot tying, pocket knives, and cheesy songs. Oh and fires-- lots and lots of fires.

Musta skipped these supposed community service days. Don't think I'd have enjoyed those much.

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Mac to Windows Graphic Sheets in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Weird. I replaced the water edges for FB so I assumed it would work with dirt edges too. Guess that's not the case.

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Mac to Windows Graphic Sheets in Blades of Avernum Editor
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No. If you want to overwrite a default sheet on windows the user has to remove the default and replace it with the new one.

Edit: But if you're overwriting those floors so that auto-edging works (Which I think you are) you can still do it by just redefining all the grass/dry ground edges to the new sheet.

[ Monday, October 15, 2007 11:21: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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BoA BUGS v6.0 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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TM's info on day/night cycle is here. http://forum.nethergate.net/index.php?showtopic=328

Pretty much the same data, but I don't think this was ever mentioned on spiderweb and it has some other useful stuff.

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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Blades of Avernum Improvements in Blades of Avernum
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Multi-row item sheets aren't accepted by BoA. Actually they're half accepted-- I believe inventory graphics can be out of the range of 0-9, but floor graphics out of that range cause a crash (Or maybe the other way around.) Technically you could make the whole first row inventory and the second row floor, and so make a sheet with a full 10 item pairs, but I don't know why you'd bother.

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Blades of Avernum Improvements in Blades of Avernum
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I give my full endorsement of the raise/lower idea.

That's all I have to say about that.

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Item Augmentation? in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I think we found like 6 item 'properties' that are actually just ignored. Augment_number was one of them.

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