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A3 Trainer Released! in The Avernum Trilogy
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I'm not sure if it's the same one or not, but a decent A3 trainer can be found at http://www.fileh.com/Arcane/aa3a.zip

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How do I get the evidence? in The Avernum Trilogy
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Pyrog's Lair is accesible from the back. You have to get to the Empire Archives in the Central Sea (there's an Empire dock with some boats to the east of the main entrance to Pyrog's Lair. If you've gotten 2 of the Crystals Souls and can't get into Pyrog's Lair, I presume that you have the Souls from the Spire and Angierach. If you made it to Angierach, you can't get any farther into Empire territory. There are Empire-controlled areas that you never wil be able to enter. The only places deep in Empire territory you can go are Erika's Tower, Garzahd's Castle, and the Portal Fortress, which are only accessible from the portal in the Tower of the Magi.

[ Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:37: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Sci-Fi and fantasy authors... in General
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Anyone mention Philip K. Dick? I haven't actually read many of his books, but I thought The Man in the High Tower was pretty impressive. I'm told that all Dick's books have one moment at which everything turns upside down; in that one, that moment is at the very end.
You're talking about The Man in the High Castle. it's a great alternate history with the real history as a novel if I remember correctly. I loved that book.

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The Worst Game Ever in General
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Homeland the Stone of Night was really horrible. The Homeland demo was the only game I didn't like from Spiderweb. Final Fantasy VIII for the Playstation pretty much sucked, but at least it had awesome graphics, unlike some other Playstation games such as Dark Stone or Vagrant Story which awere all around bad. Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles on the Gamecube was pretty bad. Warcraft 2 rocked on the PC, but the Playstion port was terrible to play. D-pad scrolling in a RTSG just doesn't work. I'll probably think of some other games I hate, but those are the ones that spring to mind off the top of my head.

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Aaaargh! Windows! in General
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Sorry about that. i don't have a mac and have never had a mac, so I wasn't sure if a USB flash drive would work or not.

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Avernum, Avernum, 1, 2, 3.... in General
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quote:
Originally written by Solid Ocean Core Souls:

—Alorael, whose favorite Avernum is A2. The plot is definitely the best through the demo, and it's still slightly better through the rest of the game. A3 suffers from generic towns and inflated damage, but if you like the engine then go with it. A1 is good, but the lack of a quest list is difficult after playing later games.
I agree with Alorael. Avernum 2 is by far the best of the trilogy. I always got around the lack of a quest list in the first Avernum by writing everything down in a notebook. However, (I guess this doesn't matter to mac users with their 1-button mice) the inability to right-click to look gets annoying after playing the later games. Avernum 3 was good too, but it had a too-big feeling to it. I loved Avernum 2. I think I've played through it 5 times already.

EDIT: Woohoo! I'm finally a Journeyman!

[ Monday, December 12, 2005 13:42: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Aaaargh! Windows! in General
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I guess that's a disadvantage of using Macs. I have no problem with multi-session CDs. In fact, I used to make them all the time to transfer drivers and game mods at lan-parties (back when we only had a 10 Mb hub). Perhaps it's just the way Macs handle CD burning.
I've had no problems with multisession burning either. You can't burn over what you've already burned, but you can certainly add to it.

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And of course, you could just get a USB Drive, and use it to transfer files.

I'm not sure, but I don't think that would work for transfers between mac and windows. Your computer treats a USB flash drive as an additinal hard drive. I believe that the differing filesystems would make transfer by flash drive impossible. I could be wrong though.

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orange gorillas in General
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Oh my God! I remember this game! Ah the good old days of my childhood when computers were command-line, and people still programmed in BASIC on a regular basis.

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What are you favorite fantasy authors? in General
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The Rivan Codex is not an actual novel. It's just a collection of background information and reference material that Eddings drew up when he was writing the Belgariad/Malloreon. I would highly recommend The Redemption of Althalus. It's a great novel. As for the Dreamers series, I only read The Elder Gods and didn't really care for it, so I didn't continue on. I think perhaps it has to do with when I read them. I read the Belgariad/Malloreon when I was around your age, Spring, and only recently picked up The Elder Gods. My taste in books seems to have changed slightly over the past few years. I still like what I read before, but perhaps that is because I already have developed a fondness for those novels. This does not mean that these books are only for younger people, simply that my taste in books seems to have changed slightly in recent years.

EDIT: Have you read the Elenim/Tamuli? If you haven't, I recommend those as well. Eddings will always be one of my favorite authors. While not fantasy per se, Regina's Song is also worth checking out. I didn't really care for High Hunt or The Losers though.

[ Sunday, December 11, 2005 23:46: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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What games? in General
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I love all the Forgotten Realms RPGs made on Bioware engines: Baldur's Gate I&II, Icewind Dale I&II, and especially Neverwinter Nights. i play NWN online sometimes usually as an arcane archer named Ignatius Tyranicus. I play World of Warcraft on the Dark Iron server under the name Tyranicus from time to time. I still play original Half-Life as Tyranicus and every now and then Counter-Strike Source as Tyranicus as well, although I don't particularly like the Counter-Strike community. The Diablo games are great too. I presume this is a PC game forum, so I won't go into all my favorite console games.
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quote:Originally written by The Forgotten:
real time rpg

Oxymoron.
While on a basic level, Bioware's games are turn-based, they are specifically desiged with a real-time mode overtop of the turn-based engine. So, while your attacks only happen every couple seconds or so, you have to always be in charge of the combat. it won't wait for you like true turn-based games.

TM: The debate over whether hack & slash games such as Diablo can be specifically called RPGs is as old as the games themselves. I don't think there has ever been a satisfactory answer to that one.

[ Sunday, December 11, 2005 18:59: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Are there secret passages? in Avernum 4
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Not to mention the fact that Far Sight found all secret passages.

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Why do you play games? in General
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It really is sad, but the truth is that shareware is almost never registered. It's great stuff, snd everyone uses shareware, but no one registers.

EDIT: Spelling Errors

[ Sunday, December 11, 2005 12:24: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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whats this?! in Avernum 4
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It is even possible to 'convert' an existing single boot system to a dual boot (or multi boot, if you so desire.) You will need to be able to use fdisk, disk druid, or some other partioning program that can split an existing partion.
Fdisk can only create and delete partions, not modify them. I personaly use Partition Magic for Windows. I don't know if there is a comparable program for mac or not.

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Mean Me. in Blades of Avernum
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I steal all the time. I try not to murder simply because of the hostile towns situation. I find rather annoying when the town becomes hostile if a chicken sees you steal some coins.

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Aaaargh! Windows! in General
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Normally, i would agree with SupaNik, and say that it is a result of an old drive. That frequently happens with older drives. They can only read the last session. It probably has something to do with the mac/windows conversion. CD-Rs normally can have as many sessions written to them as you want until you fill the disc, but my guess would be that macs burn multi-session discs differently form windows. Having never used a mac, I don't know for sure, but I would suggest using a CD-RW as well.

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Questoins Questoins in Nethergate
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I'd say we should just make Alorael a moderator for every forum and be done with it. He's already a mod for at leat half of them.

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The Political Compass Reloaded in General
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Economic Left/Right: -7.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.74

Just as I knew it would be

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Sci-Fi and fantasy authors... in General
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Despite not being a big fan of post-apocalyptic literature, I really enjoyed A Canticle for Leibowitz. It's a superbly done novel.

[ Friday, December 09, 2005 12:04: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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Requests for future games in Avernum 4
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Another thing I miss: The old communication system. Forcing players to come up with things to ask about was, I thought, the most ingenius aspect of the Exile trilogy that set it apart from other games. The simple "click on the conversation thread you want to start" idea is used in every other RPG out there, and isn't particularly interesting.
The only problem with that is that you don't always know what tosay, or you do, but say the wrong word. I preferred Nethergate's system where you could either click on individual words in the dialogue or ask about something.

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Sci-Fi and fantasy authors... in General
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Although he has Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, and Gnomes, they aren't really the same as their Tolkien or D&D counterparts.
No, they're not, and after his first book, he went away from Tolkien imitation, but The Sword of Shannara's plot was a blatant ripoff of the Lord of the Rings.

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Turtledove is very imaginative in all his books, although his alternative histories are where I think he really shines.
I definitely agree. I was ony citing his fantasy for the sake of the topic, but his alternate history novels are great. I particularly like the series he started with How Few Remain and has continued through so many novels up through Drive to the East, and will (presumably) continue on.

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I've read one Marco book (Eyes of God) and found it largely uninteresting and not worth the time it took to slog through. I'm willing to give him another try, but I don't have any high hopes.
I haven't read that one. I've only read The Jackal of Nar and The Grand Design, and I enjoyed both of them.

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Trademarked worlds always have more bad than good, and my understanding is that Dragonlance is no exception. Weiss and Hickman started out by writing what I've heard described as a great adventure that reads like an RPG log (and was, in fact, turned into a D&D campaign), but it's nothing more.
You're certainly not wrong, but I felt it unfair to devote a lot of attention to R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms novels (just as Trademarked as Dragonlance) and not mention Weiss and Hickman's Dragonlance novels. They did come first after all. Incidentally, Weiss and Hickman don't just write Drtagonlance novels. Their Darksword Series was quite good in my opinion. The Sovereign Stone trilogy started out good as well, but it sort of fizzled. I haven't read any of the Death Gate series, so i can't really comment on that.

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—Alorael, who feels obligated to toss another author onto the pile: Glen Cook. He managed to create a great, unique world in his first Black Company trilogy. Then he wrote another book, which was also good. Then he spewed out six more Black Company books that each fell farther from the wonderful beginning. Perhaps deciding to take a few characters from one setting and dropping them in another while losing several plot points along the way is a bad idea?
I'm surprised to come across a fantasy author that i have never heard of. Even if i haven't read their work, I usually am familiar with the names of popular authors. I'll have to check those out sometime.

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whats this?! in Avernum 4
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Linux is completely different from windows. The only similarity is the hardware. Linux runs on PCs as well. The entire operating system is unique. The best part of linux is that it's free, so if you want to try it, it's not hard to do. The important thing to remember about linux is that you have to do everything yourself. It's designed for people who like programming and a command-line interface, soit's not for the faint of heart. However, you can grab a self-help book like Linux for Dummies or something similar, and learn how to use t quite easily. That's what I did. Now, I use linux for everything but gaming, which is why I have a dual-boot linux/windows machine.

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Requests for future games in Avernum 4
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Apparently, I'm one of the only people on these boards to have this opinion, but I like Avernum better than Exile. I just find it a lot easier to use, and found Exile to be too hard. Maybe if Exile had been my first Spiderweb game I would feal differently, but I the first game I played was Nethergate, so I kind of fell in love with the graphics. I do prefer the graphics of Avernum to the graphics of Geneforge though. I also don't care for all the graphics they changed for BoA either, especially the graphics for coins. What's up with that? They just luck like metallic lumps now.

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Problem in Blades of Exile
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either school or on a computer where virtually everything is blocked ,to solve that dont use internet explorer use mozilla firefox thats how i get around it
I'm not sure how you did that. When i was in high school (last year) i tried putting Firefox on a usb flash drive to see if I could get past the filters. Unfortunately, the only way I could get it to connect was to set it to use the same proxy as Internet Explorer, thus enabling the filter for Firefox as well. i still used Firefox though. It's a far superior browser.

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whats this?! in Avernum 4
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This is pure torture knowing that A4 will be available soon for all you mac users. As a windows/linux user myself, just knowing that people are playing the game when I can't will be agonizing, not to mention reading about people playing it here on the boards.

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I'm recycling this thread. Again. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Alright. I didn't zoom in, so I thought the 2 pixels were one pixel.

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