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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot#Mac_OS_X

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Not the most recent one. Maybe in some of the others. Nothing major, though.

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Michael had made good time, considering the mud and fallen trees. He was looking forward to being in Emerald Cliff again. It was probably the most decent village Michael had ever been in. When he and Magero had visited three, no, four years ago, no one had paid to see Michael. His juggling and singing earned them both a few beers in the tavern, but that was it. Emerald Cliff was some place he could settle down. So it was with excitement that he trudged on. Surely, it was long overdue good luck that had given him freedom so near to a pleasant place.

Then Michael came to the river. A week of constant rain had turned an ordinarily calm stream into a raging, muddy torrent. If there had been a bridge crossing it before, there wasn't one now. Michael had no hope of crossing. So he set off along the bank. He would find a spot to cross sooner or later.

Night fell, and Michael was still trapped on the wrong side of the river. He was tired, scratched by thorns and branches, and running low on water. It was still too wet to light a fire, so he ate the last of the food, climbed into a tree, and wrapped a blanket around him as best he could.

Tomorrow will be better, he thought as he drifted off to sleep.

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Just before dawn, Michael woke up and continued along the river bank. It wasn't long before he saw a huge log stretched across the river. It would serve as a bridge. Fearing to fall in, he crawled across the log. He made it safely to the other side and began following the river back to the road. He wasn't going to risk getting lost. Even if the cliff bordering Emerald Cliff was distinctive, it was still too easy for hunger and tiredness to lead him astray. And if he got lost now, he wouldn't have the strength to find his way back.

So Michael pushed his way through the dense vegetation along the bank until he came to the road. From there, it was a surprisingly easy (though muddy) trudge to Emerald Cliff. He was excited again. Only one more corner to the village, and the tavern, and a fire, and food, and a place to stay the--

Michael rounded the corner and stopped abruptly. Even at dusk, he could see the devastation the storm had caused. Fences and trees were down. Animals were running loose. Houses had collapsed. And the tavern was nothing more than a pile of shattered timber. But the temple was still in good shape, and he figured he could get a meal and a place to stay there, so he stumbled towards it.

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Dikiyoba.

[ Tuesday, March 11, 2008 16:05: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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I may be a bit confused. Is Day 1 the day immediately after the storm? I set my post the morning after the storm ends. I can make Michael get a bit lost if it turns out I'm ahead of schedule, no problem.

Dikiyoba.

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Note that Dikiyoba is not planning for Michael to be immune to the demon or curse or anything like that--just that he doesn't know about them yet and so sees things a bit differently.

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Not far from Emerald Cliff, a small cart sat up to its axles in mud. Michael stood beside it, feeling his clothes dry in the sun, breathing in the crisp air, and tasting his newfound freedom. The storm had been terrible to endure, but now it seemed almost a blessing.

Michael had worked for Magero the Magician (and Snake Charmer Extraordinaire) for almost twelve years. He had managed the supplies. He had helped tend to the snakes. He juggled a bit and sang a few songs. But mostly, he was a midget; a freak people would pay to gawk at. Now, approaching his twenty-third birthday, Michael was tired of it. He was tired of the stares and of being paraded around at every new village. There had to be more to life than that.

But every time he had tried to leave, Magero had a new excuse that gave Michael cold feet and made him stay. Magero had no excuses now. He had been worried about the snakes and so had Michael bring their cages into the tent. Michael had been forced to weather out the storm huddled in the bottom of the cart. It had been the last straw.

As he had brought them into the tent, he had unlatched the cages. Magero worked only with venomous snakes, and the storm would have left them cold and frightened. They would have sought warmth and attacked at the slightest provocation. Michael didn't have to check inside the tent to know that Magero was dead. But he unzipped the tent anyway, so that the snakes too would know freedom.

Michael left the cart where it was, hefted a sodden bag of supplies, and headed for Emerald Cliff. His luck had finally changed for the better, even if it did mean wading through mud up to his armpits.

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Dikiyoba.

[ Sunday, March 09, 2008 17:26: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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And you chose this thread of all places to make your first post? Dikiyoba welcomes you to the board!

[ Sunday, March 09, 2008 13:45: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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Disfunctional Item Abilities in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Depending on how you've placed these, your cursed boots may be running into this bug (from the bug thread in the forum header):

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* If cursed items are placed on ground/in a container in the editor, they lose their cursed ability.
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There is a significant difference between the two scenarios. The attacking Gorgs are apparently all soldiers, while the Outsiders are not. Now, if the Gorg crew contained non-combatants and the humans deliberately targeted them along with the soldiers, or even just made no effort to spare them, then we have the same situation in both scenarios.

Dikiyoba.

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Um, Nioca, you forgot a "Haven't played the game" option. Makes it hard for Dikiyoba to answer a few of the questions.

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Originally by Nemesis:

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How about, "Today would be a good day to die." That way, if it happens, you're not as disappointed. :P
Ah, but just imagine how many days you will be disappointed that you are alive. At least the first mantra leaves you only disappointed once. :P

Dikiyoba.

[ Friday, March 07, 2008 20:06: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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How do I sell things? in The Avernum Trilogy
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Or, put another way, there is no separate window for buying and selling. You can do both at the same time.

Dikiyoba.

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Will we be seeing boats and/or elevation?

Also, since this game looks like it will get a lot of replay, how about the ability to turn tutorial messages off? No need to ruin the exciting escape from the giant intelligent friendly talking clawbugs (or whatever :P ) by being told how to equip a dagger for the fifth time.

Dikiyoba.

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Hmm. Dikiyoba recommends going back into the editor and using the take out of town option.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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Originally by Diprosopus:

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though I wonder what your second fragment is saying since it is not actually a sentence.
Oh, come now. Just change the "who" to a "how" and it makes perfect sense. Although given the mistakes in your previous post, I can only assume you must be drunk or up past your bedtime. Or both. :P

Dikiyoba.

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You can't move a topic. It stays here unless a mod decides to move it.

Dikiyoba not familiar with Pithoss appearing as a question mark, but the crash is a reoccuring problem on Windows that Kelandon is unable to fix. Here's the workaround.

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You will wander around and interact with five (FIVE!) different factions.
Woo!

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I am completely reworking how buffs work to make them more interesting and player friendly.
Hoo!

Dikiyoba.

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Originally by olop4444:

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This isn't going anywhere besides "I'm right, you're wrong".
Probably not, but this isn't the first time the debate has occured and probably won't be the last. Just ignore this thread.

Dikiyoba.

[ Wednesday, March 05, 2008 16:30: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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You have focused on destroying people more than destroying infrastructure. And honestly, if the world becomes no more than a burnt husk, it doesn't matter whether the Shapers or Rebels are the master of it, because there's nothing left.

Dikiyoba.

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Because there are always new people coming in and some of them will find it funny for a while. And because you've got no chance of stopping it while the previous sentence still holds true.

Dikiyoba.

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Originally by Lepus timidus:

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Genghis Khan engaged in a lot of 'senseless' destruction, and look where it got him.
Genghis Khan isn't exactly a positive role model.

Sorry, Lepus, but I'm convinced if I were a servile or drayk, I would be completely unable to trust you. Your determination to kill every enemy and disregard for any life that doesn't directly support you means I can't trust you not to target me as an enemy at a future date over some other issue. It means I can't trust you not to do something like release the Unbound into Illya Province with no attempts to save anyone in the Safehouse or to send another round of Unbound in after the Shapers surrender. In short, I can't trust you to do a better job than the Shapers are doing. I'd join Gesselin Freehold, so I'm sure I'm fighting and probably dying for freedom, not for a different form of oppression.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Fixed quote.

[ Tuesday, March 04, 2008 17:33: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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Where I left Demonslayer? in Avernum 4
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I don't know the number, but a quick search for Demonslayer in the file "av4iemschars" (or something like that; I don't actually have the game) should find it. It's in with all the other game scripts. Good luck.

And your English is nothing to be sorry about.

Dikiyoba.

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Originally by Nioca:

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Get a dictionary. Look up genocide. No, wait, how about I bring the definitions to you.

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Webster's Definition of Genocide:
The systematic killing of, or a program of action intended to destroy, a whole national or ethnic group.
Wiktionary's Definition of Genocide:
1. The systematic killing of substantial numbers of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, or other particularity.
2. Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

There's no exception to those words. No clause that states that, if the people you're genociding are enemies, then it's not really genocide. No matter how you try to wriggle out of it, the Rebels are attempting to commit genocide.
You're really arguing the wrong definition here, Nioca. Nationality can be wriggled around. Political opinion cannot.

Dikiyoba.

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Originally by Randomizer:

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Although with that spelling problem ....
That's not a spelling problem. That's her subconscious telling us she's so angry she's liable to hit things. Dikiyoba wouldn't make her angry if Dikiyoba were you. :P

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Dikiyoba plays through the first time without cheating and then go back with cheats to get all possible endings and then much later if Dikiyoba needs to get to a certain zone to answer a question or check something.

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