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What have you been reading lately? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

I know of it, but I've never actually read it. Maybe I will. After The Man in the High Castle I seem to be somehow reluctant to try more Philip K. Dick. I think it's some combination of fear that the next book of his won't live up to that one, and fear that it will.
You didn't like The Man in the High Castle? I thought it was really good. Although, I really like alternate history.

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"Dumbledore returns from the dead and declares it to be hammertime, Harry proceeds to break it down, Voldemort is unable to touch this." —Dintiradan
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N:R Not working at all&Laptop exploding battery in Tech Support
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Also, what in the world do you mean when you say the Intel Mac needs to rest it's processor?

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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Geneforge 4 Operating System in Tech Support
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quote:
Originally written by Andrea:

GF4 probably requires at least Windows 2000 because (and this is a guess) it probably needs a version of DirectX not supported on previous iterations of the operating system.
I highly doubt this, since Directx 9.0c is available for 98 and ME, and I find it unlikely Jeff would upgrade to DirectX 10 just for fun, expecially since it had just come out when GF4 was ported.

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N:R Not working at all&Laptop exploding battery in Tech Support
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The version for older Macs is not for OS 9, but for PPC OS X. Some systems don't like the Universal Version very well for whatever reason. Anyway, you need 10.3 or later to run N:R, so I hate to tell you this, but you're out of luck. Also, why in the world are you running 10.0? Apple released 10.1 as a free upgrade to all 10.0 users. (Not that that helps you much for N:R, but it should still be done due to all the myriad instabilities and issues with 10.0). If your Mac has USB capability, it can be upgraded to 10.3. You can buy 10.3 discs on eBay for $50 or less.

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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Nethergate: Resurrection - Strategy Central in Nethergate
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quote:
Originally written by Synergy:

Thanks for assembling this list, Random. I've put a link to this thread on the Nethergate forum header for future convenience.

-S-

This is why UBB sucks. On any other forum software, we could pin this topic.

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Roman Singleton Question in Nethergate
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You're right. It does give 3 points each. That was my mistake.

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Roman Singleton Question in Nethergate
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I startd out with 3 levels of War and Healing and gradually built it up to 8. If you don't mind killing an inncent, you should wait til you are done with the FDaerie Bazaar quests and kill Raven. He drops an All Circle Scroll that boosts, War, Healing, Beast and Craft by 1 point each. Before that, you should go to Hagfen to buy 1 level each of Beast and Craft. THen use the Rod of Safe Descent from Galag-Trav to go down the huge cliff in the Circle Warrens to get the Beastmaster Bracelet, which gives you thes levels of Beast Circle. Finally, if you kill Sleek, the hags will reward you with eithe a Beast increase or a Craft increase. I would go with Craft, since you'll already have 4 levels of Beast.

As for whether or not spells help, Lance of Fire, Battle Rage, and Mild Healing are incredibly helpful at the beginning, and you can start with all of them.

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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Elitist? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

As with any community, there are people who are definite, established members of the community, and there are people who aren't. Some say that we dislike new people in the community because they're new, but I disagree; I dislike most new people in the community because they're stupid.
Hear, hear! Let me point out that if you join the community, and don't act stupid from the beginning, no one ever picks on you.

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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Funeral Rites. in Richard White Games
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Instead of "To Richard White, Lost Soul in the Ocean Bound Galactic Core," perhaps it should read "To Richard White, Lost Soul in the Rock Solid Ocean Bound Galactic Core" :P

Also, Jeff said that Richard Whit already stopped cashing his checks.

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Vista Compatible? in Tech Support
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I have had no issues running any of the Exile games or Nethergate in Vista. However, if you are experiencing difficulties, you won't get much help from Spiderweb. Jeff lists them as Vista-incompatible because they are so old that he is not going to support them in Vista.

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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A scenario broke my party's character graphics in Blades of Avernum
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Did this topic become transported to the Tech Support forum and leave its blank husk behind? :P

Edit: Woohoo! I fixed the blank topic from 1920!

[ Tuesday, June 12, 2007 02:35: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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After Day 180 in Nethergate
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I resent that! First off, there hasn't been a Misc forum on Spidweb since long before I joined. Secondly, I post here more often than any other forum except General, and that is only because of the sheer volume of spam there. I would never leave my domain. :P

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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Parallels 3.0 in General
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The DirectX support is no better than VMWare's, and they had it first.

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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How about some Player Reviews... in Nethergate
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Celtic warriors love Nethergate: Resurrection!

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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Nethergate Resurrection - Roman Singleton (some spoilers) in Nethergate
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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

The worst part about the Roman is healing elixirs are the best combat healing I have. So I'm wandering about the valley waiting for energitic herbs to grow every game day since that is the limiting factor in potion making. The character editor doesn't have it and there aren't that many to buy until the end game in Shadow Valley Fort.
The editor may not list it, but you give it to yourself in the advanced features. It's number 216.

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"You're drinking liquor because you're thirsty? How nasty is your freaking water?" —Lazarus
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help in faerie bazaar in Nethergate
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Never anger the Faerie Bazaar. Resetting hostile towns does not help. Setting the following two SDFs in the editor should fix the problem though

(12,3,0)
(12,4,0)

[ Wednesday, June 06, 2007 16:49: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Utility Programs in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I mainly use Firefox, but I use Opera when downloading files.
Why?

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Same Character Portraits? in Nethergate
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Don't taunt the poor newb. He just wants a question answered. That picture cannot be changed. All Celts have the same picture and all Romans have the same. It hearkens back to the days of original Nethergate, although the pictures were different from the ones they have now.

[ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 13:51: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Simulacrum, and Charm too powerful! in Nethergate
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I really miss Berserk and Woad as well. The noise when going berserk was priceless.

[ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 13:47: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Avernum 1 2 and 3 speed in Tech Support
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When the Intel version of Tiger was updated to 10.4.8, something was modified in Rosetta which made the Avernum games terribly slow. Jeff is aware of the problem. Whether or not we will see Universal versions of the Avernum trilogy remains to be seen. In the meantime, the games run fine in emulated Windows under Parallels or VMWare, and you can always run them in a BootCamp partition.

[ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 13:54: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Intel & A1-A3 in General
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Jeff claimed at one point that they seem to run fine, but I also find the lag unbearable. Whenever I want to play A1-3, I open up Parallels and run the Windows version. It's kind of ironic that they run better in emulated Windows than in OS X. :P

[ Monday, June 04, 2007 17:15: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Utility Programs in General
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Many people use different video players from music players. I use iTunes for my music and VLC for video on both Windows and Mac

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