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Creature Script Problem in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Somehow, the giant chiefs always know when to drink their invincibility potions. And Dikiyoba isn't complaining when the monster chugs a healing potion at full health. It's sad that Dikiyoba's party won't get it as a reward after killing the monster, but at least the monster won't be able to use it when two-thirds of its health is gone and won't be able to restore its health.
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Creature Script Problem in Blades of Avernum
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Somehow, the giant chiefs always know when to drink their invincibility potions. And Dikiyoba isn't complaining when the monster chugs a healing potion at full health. It's sad that Dikiyoba's party won't get it as a reward after killing the monster, but at least the monster won't be able to use it when two-thirds of its health is gone and won't be able to restore its health.
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I Want to Crush Your Dreams. in Blades of Avernum
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Originally by dintiradan:

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Once your grand epic is completely thought out, partition it into several episodes, or 'mini-scenarios' (this is part of the reason I can't provide a plot right now: my idea involves a reoccuring villain over 3-4 scenarios, and while I have a basic idea for #2-4, #1 is still vague).
You could do a mini-series, but every scenario would have to stand alone and be able to be played in any order. So they could be related but they really couldn't be parts of the same plot. It seems like having installments of the same plot would be more limiting than freeing.

Originally written by Hawk King:

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You know what really made me mad ? when I couldn't contain items in the big cauldrons I mean Iv got this cauldron And it very clearly has stew in it but is there any food in it nooo it's empty! what's with that Im very obsessed with my town design and that just Grind's my gears]
There is something you could do if you wanted to take the time. Either create a special encounter around the cauldron or when the party looks at the cauldron (specobj script) that either gives food (Empire Archives in A2 has that and Holding Cells in Valley of the Dying Things has something similar), or use Thuryl's suggestion to create a cauldon container.

Dikiyoba would like to see a special enounter where the party sneak a ladleful of stew and then is whacked over the head with a rolling pin by the watchful cook. Sometimes, the little things are better than the big things. No one expects the little things.
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Yarrr... Linux! in General
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Dikiyoba has been welcomed but nobody's told Dikiyoba to leave Dikiyoba's sanity at the door. Then again, *i once said that Dikiyoba may be from a mental insitution, so...
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Holy Mac Windows Batman! in General
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The more an idea is floated around, the more acceptable it becomes. For example:

Studies have shown that people who were somehow abused as children grow up to be abusers and that people who harm humans usually started by harming animals. The general child who plays violent video games isn't guaranteed to grow up to be a killer but may be more likely to be able to go out and actually kill someone.

On a semi-related note, someone needs to point out to the pro-life groups who oppose the vaccination to eliminate the virus that causes cervical cancer because it might encourage premarital sex to wake up and think about all the women who die each year because they don't have the vaccination. It's more complicated then that, but still...

Dikiyoba warns you never to trust an extremist. They will distort the values they represent. Dikiyoba is extreme about that.
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Creature Script Problem in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I've never seen any NPC use a light source. I've seen the guardian (or black shade) in A2 who always picks up that candle. Every time. Sometimes it darts around the table and picks up the other one. Stupid monster.

A custom graphic with the monster outlined in a light color could give the effect that it was glowing. The slith avatar and Garzahd in A2 are examples. It might not be exactly what you are looking for but it can be effective.

Dikiyoba.
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Creature Script Problem in Blades of Avernum
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I've never seen any NPC use a light source. I've seen the guardian (or black shade) in A2 who always picks up that candle. Every time. Sometimes it darts around the table and picks up the other one. Stupid monster.

A custom graphic with the monster outlined in a light color could give the effect that it was glowing. The slith avatar and Garzahd in A2 are examples. It might not be exactly what you are looking for but it can be effective.

Dikiyoba.
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I Want to Crush Your Dreams. in Blades of Avernum
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I have a scenario I'm working on. It's a bit larger than recommended but it's a simple creation. I'm not planning on doing a huge scenario with new creatures, new graphics, fancy scripting, or anything like that. But it has an interesting story and there will be a lot of exploration and details that will hopefully keep it from being boring or repetitive. The only problem is I'm really busy right now so it won't be done anytime soon. Hopefully some day it will be.

At least Dikiyoba is working on it whenever Dikiyoba can spare the time.
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I really don't want to hear or see any form of porn in any media form. And that counts for books too.

Dikiyoba swears that in one book Dikiyoba read, at least a third of it was porn. Needless to say, the book was terrible. Let's take a perfectly good plot and do nothing with it but throw in a bunch of porn. And then everyone dies (I secretly blame STDs) and the book ends.
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Empire territory in A2 in The Avernum Trilogy
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That's not very realistic, even if it is true.

Dikiyoba wishes Dikiyoba could sneak into Bargha (sp?) and cause all sorts of havoc, regardless of the danger.
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Helping Jeff advertise in Avernum 4
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I don't mind "static" as much as I mind minor characters not having anything to say. I don't need an in-depth conversation but when I click on a guard, townsperson, cow, etc., I like do have some description, even if it's only "This cow, like every other cow you've ever met, can't talk. It just moos once and resumes grazing." I don't like towns where only the important characters can be talked to and no one else can.

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I Want to Crush Your Dreams. in Blades of Avernum
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Maybe a lava bat or a few mung rats can be on a ledge that separates them from the party so that the party has to use magic/missiles to kill them. But the party should eventually be able to get onto that ledge.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Spelling.

[ Saturday, January 14, 2006 09:38: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Keyboard control in General
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Just games that require one hand on a mouse and one on a keyboard. Which is quite a few of them, but fortunately not Spiderweb Software games.

Dikiyoba can't think of anything else to say.
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A2 question (Portal Fortress) in The Avernum Trilogy
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Dikiyoba suggests you find a boat...

Edit: Warning! Staying up too late at night can result in giving bad advice. I thought you were in a different place than you were. Sorry.

[ Friday, January 13, 2006 14:23: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Soon I Shall Be Rich in General
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Scams are bad but at least they have a point. The scammer obviously wants to get rich. But what is the point of glurges? "True friends are blah, blah, blah..send this to five people and you'll get good luck. If you don't pass it on, you will have bad luck. If you don't send this back to the person who sent it to you, you aren't a true friend, etc., etc."

Dikiyoba takes great pleasure in hitting the "delete" button before Dikiyoba even reads them.
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Displayed name duplicates... in General
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Dikiyoba realized that it wasn't the original because Dikiyoba just threw in a number to a statistic Dikiyoba heard a long time ago. Besides, the irony is obvious. It's like saying that every rule has an exception.
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Holy Mac Windows Batman! in General
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Dikiyoba thinks that some of the advantages to Macs over Windows would vanish if Macs were more popular than Windows. Not all, but some.
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Helping Jeff advertise in Avernum 4
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In G1 and G2, you can self-Bob just by staying unaligned. Or joining a sect at the very end. Or joining a sect, leaving, killing them, and joining another sect.

Dikiyoba thinks the playability lies not within the game but within yourself.
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Displayed name duplicates... in General
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Dikiyoba hasn't started any topics yet.

80% of statistics are made up or distorted!
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GF3: Double code? in Tech Support
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Are you saying I can get a registered copy of Avernum 2 for Windows after getting a copy for a Mac without paying another 25 bucks? That sounds too good to be true.

With the money Dikiyoba can save, Dikiyoba can afford to buy another Spiderweb Software game.

Edit: Sig change.

[ Thursday, January 12, 2006 14:24: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Originally by Thuryl:

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And the second idea is just plain illegal.
But its still funny and oddly satisfying to contemplate, given all the problems spywhere gives us...

Dikiyoba has heard of sites that give out prolific spammers' email so that annoyed recipients of spam can sign the spammers up for every junk email available. You're on your own to find them, though.
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BoA Crashes: Magus of Cattalon in Blades of Avernum
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Never mind. I redownloaded Bahssikava again and now I can't get either of the errors. That makes me mad because of all the time and number of downloads I spent trying to get it to work before. But if it does happen again in any scenario, at least I know what to do.

On the plus side, Dikiyoba can now complete Bahssikava without any workarounds. Yaaay!
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BoA Crashes: Magus of Cattalon in Blades of Avernum
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Maybe. Excuse the newbness, but how could I send it to you?

Dikiyoba.
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Holy Mac Windows Batman! in General
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[SARCASTIC RANT]
The thing that upsets me most about computers is the inability to control them. If I tell stupid icons to get out of the taskbar, why can't they go away and never come back? And if I hit the cancel button on a message box, it has no right to pop back up, change the Internet page, and resize the window. The human sitting at the computer should control it, not some idiot programmer who coded that in. The computer should obey me!

And why are the only things that act like viruses, spyware, and pop-ups advertisements for protection against said issues? It's either evil, ingenious, or both.
[/SARCASTIC RANT]

Dikiyoba's shaping skills are clearly not high enough...
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Helping Jeff advertise in Avernum 4
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I think old-timers, if I may use that word, I disappointed because A4 is very different than the Avernum series while newer players like it because they haven't played the original Avernums, or at least havn't played them as much. But that's just a general observation.

Dikiyoba felt like Dikiyoba should post here in hopes of starting a new page.

Edit: Darn!

[ Wednesday, January 11, 2006 14:55: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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