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Room in SW Dharmon (A1) in The Avernum Trilogy
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Huh. I never thought about using summoned creatures before. I used the enter-end combat thing in Nethergate, but I could never get it to work in the Avernum games.

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Arrgh! I don't want to pay extra! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

It's extremely easy to lose registration numbers. If you need to reregister, you lost the file that stores the fact that you have. That's also the file that generates your registration number, so you'll get a new random one. Even if you do save your registration code it won't do you any good.
That may be true, but after installed all the Spiderweb games, I copied all the directories to a CD for backup purposes. My complete collection of all the games available for Windows takes up a little less than 500 MB, which fits just fine on a CD with room for a few more games.

[ Sunday, January 22, 2006 17:50: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Good Cop, Bad Cop in General
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Interestingly enough, it seems more people see both Drakey and Stareye as the bad cop than the good cop.

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Nazghul in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

They aren't old but neither are they fancy or hi-tech. Unlike games with "better" graphics Dikiyoba has never had a Spiderweb Software game lag. Funny how that works.
Very true. In fact, I have the opposite problem. With Nethergate and Avernum 1, I have problems moving only one space with the mouse, no matter what I set the speed at. The keyboard works fine, but I prefer the mouse. I know it has to do with my newer and faster computer (2.5 GHz Athlon with 1280 MB of RAM) because I had no troubles with my old 200 MHz P1 with 48 MB of RAM. I suppose it could have to do with XP over 98, but i doubt it.

EDIT: I don't have these problems with Avernums 2 and 3, which I attribute to the fact that these games are newer.

[ Saturday, January 21, 2006 21:45: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Room in SW Dharmon (A1) in The Avernum Trilogy
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How in the world did you get past that rune? I know I never could.

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Nazghul in General
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It looks kind of like the graphical version of Nethack.

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Room in SW Dharmon (A1) in The Avernum Trilogy
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It seems to me that there are quite a few of those inaccessible rooms throughout the Avernum Trilogy (and a few in Nethergate if I remember correctly). Some of them, like the area behind the Vahnatai temple in A2 were accessible in Exile, but not in Avernum. The question is, did Jeff do this deliberately to annoy us and have us waste time trying to enter a room that can't be entered, or are these mistakes?

[ Saturday, January 21, 2006 11:12: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Room in SW Dharmon (A1) in The Avernum Trilogy
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Does anyone know what is in the hidden room in the southwestern corner of Dharmon and/or how to get in? I can see it when I cast Far Sight, but I can't get in.

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I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but since it concerns two seperate games, I wasn't sure where to put it.

I just bought BoE. I'm more of an Avernum fan, but the sheer number of scenarios called to me. What annoys me a whole lot is that I had to get it on CD. Why is this? I don't mean why can't you get a registration code for the game, although that is an interesting question as well. I'm talking about why I have to pay to have it shipped to me. Right after I ordered it, I got an email with a link to Spiderweb's FTP, where I could download the full version. Why couldn't I just buy that link and not have to pay to get the CD shipped? It was the exact same way with Nethergate. I got an email as soon as I ordered it as well. it makes no sense that Jeff doesn't make the CD optional like with all his registration code games. I mean, how is downloading the full game off the FTP any different from downloading the demo and then inputting the code?

[ Monday, July 03, 2006 19:45: Message edited by: Tyran ]

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missing key - Thompson in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Dikiyoba thinks Avernites need to destroy monster hideouts or to take them over before they get reused.
Yeah, old headquarters of nefarious characters do seem to have a predilection for being used for the same purpose by different nefarious characters, don't they?

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Rosetta in General
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quote:
Originally written by SNM:

{QB]Despite the number of people on here asking about them, I'd be willing to bet that it's more worth Jeff's time to make a new game. Avernum was different as it's part of the current lineup, but Exile has been supplanted in commercial terms, regardless of what the BoE people think. ;) [/QB]
If you're really curious about it, you could always email Jeff about it. I'm sure he'd respond.

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Will Exile ever be carbonized? in The Exile Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

I feel your pain, M.o.R. Microsoft's decision to stop using MS-DOS in XP made me mourn the loss of all those classics (good thing I have another computer with WIN98!).
With enough finagling, you can get pretty much any old PC game to work in XP. Just make sure that all the .exe and .bat files are in Win 95 or 98 compatability mode.

EDIT: .com files don't need compatability mode. I was thinking of .bat

[ Wednesday, January 18, 2006 11:23: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Eshalon: Book 1 - anyone intrigued? in General
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It looks like it could be good. Then again, it could be another Homeland.

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Soon I Shall Be Rich in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

The one email account that has stood up to many months of being posted online without becoming unreadable is my Gmail account. So far I can count the spam messages it has delivered to the Inbox on one hand, and the actual messages it has classed as Spam on the other. :)
Same here. Switching to Gmail was the best decision I ever made.

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Free games.. exile series? in General
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Besides which, TM is very helpful to the community. Not only does he make great BoA scenarios, he's always ready to lend a helping hand to other BoA designers.

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Gate in Nephilim Fort (A1) in The Avernum Trilogy
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Thanks

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Gate in Nephilim Fort (A1) in The Avernum Trilogy
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It's been quite a while since I last played A1 (over 3 years, I think), so I'm a little rusty. Does anyone know what's behind this gate and how to get past it?

IMAGE(http://stuff.ermarian.net/Tyranicus/nephil%20gate.jpg)

EDIT: Yes, I know that my party is way overpowered. I'm just running through the game with an overskilled party for fun and to prepare for the Windows release of A4

[ Sunday, January 15, 2006 21:34: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Renaming Characters? in The Avernum Trilogy
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Thanks Goldenking. I forgot that it was a special ability. I was looking in the Character Editor. *Hangs head in shame*

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Renaming Characters? in The Avernum Trilogy
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I started a new A1 game today, and decided that I wanted Jay in Silvar to join my party. I'm curious. Is there a way to rename him?

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Yarrr... Linux! in General
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If Spiderweb games were ported to Linux, you can pretty much guarantee that I will play them.

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Play BoA or A1-4 first? in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Raiden:

i wish there would be more RPG games like avernum,i dont care how much graphics suck,all i want is good story line,i havent found this in many games,only in couple of older final fantasys,avernum and morrowind which is one of the best RPGs ever made,main story and ALOT of side guests,theres like no way to do all of them,and there are 2 expansions for it,gonna take long time to finnish playing it.
I know a lot of people bash it as being not as good as Baldur's Gate, but Neverwinter Nights is an awesome RPG. Also, if you like the older Final Fantasies, you might want to check out WildArms and WildArms 2 for the original Playstation, WildArms 3 for PS2 is good too, but nothing beats 1 & 2.

[ Saturday, January 14, 2006 19:32: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Keyboard control in General
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quote:
Originally written by Januarist Revolutionary:

—Alorael, whose household has, for reasons murky and probably immoral, twice as many mice as computers. He decided that a mouse would go nicely with his laptop and keyboard setup to make it more like a desktop when its planted on his desk. Instead, he finds himself randomly alternating between using the trackpad and the mouse. Go figure.
I'm the same way. Even when my mouse is plugged into my laptop, I still use the touchpad quite frequently.

[ Friday, January 13, 2006 19:30: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Holy Mac Windows Batman! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Eldibs:

[QUOTE] Be happy with what you've got, unless it's Windows ME, then you need to downgrade (read: upgrade) to Windows 98, or install Linux.
You should always install Linux, no matter what OS is on there now.

[ Wednesday, January 11, 2006 19:34: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Holy Mac Windows Batman! in General
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I prefer Fedora to Debian myself. I'm still running FC2 with a dual-boot to XP Pro. I should probably update to 4 though.

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BoA Chat Log in Blades of Avernum
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The people in question, I presume that we're talking about the same people, have never been very active at all in the BoA community. I doubt they'll even read this.

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