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BoA Crashes: Magus of Cattalon in Blades of Avernum
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Sometimes there are just random, unexplainable bugs. I have two spots with unexplainable error messages in Bahssikava, despite re-downloading and trying to work around them. Since no one else gets these bugs, it must have something to do with the computer.

For the record, Dikiyoba had no error messages in Magus of Cattalon.
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help me in Blades of Avernum
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This post is almost as funny as the unsellable trowel post...

Dikiyoba suggests that you vote for %%, the third party candidate. Vote for %%!
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Lets hear about your editor mistakes in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Working with the 2D editor cost me hours of valuable time that could have been used more efficiently with the 3D editor...

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Spelling.

[ Tuesday, January 10, 2006 14:52: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Lets hear about your editor mistakes in Blades of Avernum
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Working with the 2D editor cost me hours of valuable time that could have been used more efficiently with the 3D editor...

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Spelling.

[ Tuesday, January 10, 2006 14:52: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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GF1 & GF3 HELP!!! in Geneforge Series
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Yes. Just save it in a different save slot. Just be careful not to accidently save a game in the wrong slot.

Dikiyoba is assuming that the G3 save screen is the same as the G1 and G2 save screens.

Edit: Sig change.

[ Tuesday, January 10, 2006 14:24: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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editing stuff in Geneforge Series
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The data file is also real tempermental. You can screw up the game real fast if you don't do it just right.

Dikiyoba hasn't tried to edit G3, but Dikiyoba's experience with editing items in G2 has taught Dikiyoba that it's not a good idea.
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2016 in General
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We're not very optimistic, are we?

Dikiyoba thinks things will change more and less than everyone expects.
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Geneforge 4: "Not a Shaper" in Geneforge Series
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The story could be told from the point of view of an unsellable trowel...

Dikiyoba.
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Swords or Spears? in General
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Unless you are attacked either by surprise or outside. Dexterity isn't a vital skill but it has its uses.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Minor rephrasing.

[ Monday, January 09, 2006 14:41: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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2016 in General
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The North Pole ice floes will melt to the point where polar bears will starve and go extinct in the wild. Or they evolve to become a marine mammal.

Dikiyoba.
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Swords or Spears? in General
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The character with the highest dexterity goes first in combat. It might be worth it to increase dexerity just to go first in combat.

Dikiyoba.
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Swords or Spears? in General
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Thank you, Uhh...ben? Now I feel stupid. Is Postaroni, Pizzabella! a recent addition?

Not that Dikiyoba is anywhere close to recieving that title.

Edit: Sig change.

[ Sunday, January 08, 2006 20:24: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Magus of Cattalon Released. in Blades of Avernum
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I rushed through the scenario as fast as I could. Seems pretty good. Very creative. I would have liked to see more explanation about the children, though. Admittedly, it could be there and I missed it.

Dikiyoba wonders why nobody asks why there is a nephil traveling with the party.
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Editing stuff manually in Avernum 4
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The data files are tempermental, so save a backup copy!(Not that most people wouldn't do that automatically.) I wanted to change some "worthless" items in G2 to sellable items (no trowel should have to remain unsellable.) It worked out in the end, but I spent about three hours trying to alter the data files and then get the game to load it up and accept it. I finally got it to work. (I accidently set trash to be worth enough to sell, but that really feels like cheating and I don't want to mess with the data again, so I just leave it alone. What shopkeeper would buy trash, anyway?)

Courtesy of Dikiyoba's No Trowel Left Unsellable Act.
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Nimble Fingers in Avernum 4
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So the caster doesn't have to strip to cast it every time they find a door if they aren't a "Natural Mage" or whatever the ability is called now.

Dikiyoba.
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Avernum:4 vs Blades Of Avernum which is the best? in Avernum 4
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Originally by Mivayan:

quote:
Aaaaah! A doomguard! Lets everyone attack it and throw spells and arrows and summons! Lets see... one doomguard with 150 hp. Silly little summoned lizard does 1 damage. Now - TWO doomguards with 149 hp.
Cloud of Blades is a really bad idea too. And usually it is so helpful. Die now, Rakshasa!

Doomguards (and such) were okay in tiny spaces. Once they ran out of room, they stop dividing. Then one can wack/shoot/fireball/whatever without having another creature to worry about. After killing one, make sure to attack one with little health the next round.

Dikiyoba hates doomguards too. Unless you had one on your side...

Quest giver: Go slay every bandit in that fortress. They're tough, though.
Adventurer: Okay. I just sent a doomguard. Give me the reward.
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To keep or not to keep. in Avernum 4
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So the toadstools went extinct?

Dikiyoba.
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Swords or Spears? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Capt. Obvious:

About 60% percent of the people who join don't post much if at all.
A lot of members only post a few times to ask for help in a specific game. Others just get bored and don't come back. It's a good thing, really.

Dikiyoba knows it is a bad question because it might encourage more useless posts, but is there a place to find a list of the number of posts needed to qualify for a certain rank?
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2016 in General
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The oldest baby boomers will be 70 (those that are still alive, anyway.) George W. Bush will not be President of the United States. There will still be a large segment of society that is completely clueless. Some of the people on these boards will move on to become productive members of society. Some of the people on these boards will move on to be detrative members of society. And some people on these boards will, well, they'll probably still be on these boards.

That is all the things Dikiyoba is sure about. There will be many other changes, but Dikiyoba isn't sure what they are.
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Avernum 4 for Windows in Avernum 4
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"Early 2006."

Dikiyoba is not expecting it before February. But Dikiyoba is not an estimater or a predicter or a psychic.
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Designing towns. in Blades of Avernum
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The only problems with rivers is that they can eat up a lot of space in a town. Depending on the town size and the number of buildings and such needed to be in a town, there may not be room for more than a pond. On the other hand, some towns need more help than a simple river can give them. Plus, if every town had a river, it would be just as bad as no town having a river.

As long as each town is different and dynamic, I don't think it will be boring. I think developers intent on making a good scenario are more critical of their creations than the players are.

Edit: Dikiyoba just doesn't want to see Warrior's Grove. But no one's used it for a long time, have they?

[ Sunday, January 08, 2006 10:48: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Bahssikava Help in Blades of Avernum
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There is a READ ME with a complete walkthrough of the Machinery Level. It's difficult to use, but it's probably easier and more efficient than waiting for help on-line.

That is all the help Dikiyoba is able to give, given the last time Dikiyoba played that scenario was several months ago. Sorry.
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Magus of Cattalon Released. in Blades of Avernum
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Thank you for your designing efforts! I'll try your scenario after I'm finished posting.

Dikiyoba.
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Favourite Avernum Game in The Avernum Trilogy
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I didn't really like the interface of A1 as much as I liked the interface of A2 and the ability to be sliths and nephil is better than being just humans. Plus, A2 was the first game I got my hands on, so it is the one to which all others are compared.

Dikiyoba.
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Swords or Spears? in General
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Hooray for parrying daggers! The blade had lots of notches and was used while fencing. It had a chance of catching the opponent's blade and perhaps even break it. Regardless of the feasiblity of it, it sounds cool.

Dikiyoba wonders whether parrying daggers would appeal to Vahnatai given the complexity of forging them and their dislike of being encumbered.
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