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New scenarii on standby : release date ? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #5
Smoo's upcoming scenario.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Notice of Eviction in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #11
The false (i)God has been banished! Hallelujah!
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If you had to pick... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #12
Both my favorite scenery and season.
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Hop on the bandwagon! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #7
Who was this Ashby-supporter #2385? I cannot bring myself to recognize him.

And yes, I have been reading too much Anne Rice.
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TM is banned? (A sad or a celebration topic?) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #4
Because The One Nathan Ashby cannot.
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A4 Windows 99% cpu time in Tech Support
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #6
I haven't had time to actually play the game yet, but I did a test, and my cpu is pushed to 100 % usage during A4 as well. I didn't see any sluggishness, however. Nothing beyond what geneforge displays anyway.

How is the sluggishness displayed? Does the game actually take time to react to your commands, or does it only display a kind of "lazy" movement all around? If it's the latter, then I believe all is running as well as it can.

My system is very similar to that of Dexter (2,2 GHz AMD64, 2 GB RAM, good graphics card, Windows XP SP2).
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
The Question to... well, just a question really... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
(Digs up the old photo thread.)

Hmm. So I have to pass Final Judgement based on a two-three year old photo showing half of her face? ...Yes.
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Avernum 1 - 7.97 (9.0/4.5) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #12
Much better. (Insert basic smiley face here, if necessary)
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Avernum 1 - 7.97 (9.0/4.5) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #10
I had mixed feelings when I first heard of Avernum being made - especially after Nethergate which was a completely new thing among Spidweb games. A remake, the exact same plot with better graphics? I wasn't very thrilled about playing the same series over again.

Nevertheless, Avernum 1 really did manage to improve on the original. The plot was easier to follow, and dialogue simpler (I never did like the "ask about..." option in exile dialogue). Also, the graphics had their own charm, different from that of the Exile series, and the height differences helped add to the atmosphere.

So: 8,3

And now, for the real reason of my post:
quote:
"Who the hell is Nathan Ashby?"
Dude, you totally ripped my name.
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All Hail The Chairman in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #5
I'm clueless.

Oh well: wooooo, party-time!
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Ash Got Banned... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #50
quote:
...he was sent a dismissive, insulting, and profane e-mail in response.
Is the email public knowledge? Meaning, can I read it somewhere?
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Ash Got Banned... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #17
Eagerly awaiting some clarification on the matter. (Curse my need to sleep! I missed the whole thing - again.)

Oh, and welcome back Djur. These boards keep getting more interesting by the week.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Karma in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #20
...Grizzly R. Bear? I understand.

Also, since posting on this thread I've received one new rating, changing my average rating from 1,6 to 1,92. How is the weighted score calculated anyway? No three ratings return an average of 1,92 - are some members' ratings worth more than the others'?

Edit: In response to Salmon's edit above.
A hypothetical: Something I post earns me the ire of a sensitive pre-teen. He gives me one star. Because of this, in order to get a respectable average of three stars I would need multiple five-star ratings? Bummer.

Okay, that last edit didn't go down well. Just got another one star. I'll shut up now.

[ Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:54: Message edited by: Proud Owner of: ]
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magus of cattalon in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #35
Nitpicking are we, Aran?

No, of course he means explosion. You get an explosion in a bag, then you take it to the mages fortifications and place the explosion on the wall, thereby creating a hole in it. It's just that easy. :P
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Karma in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #15
Oh, I don't know. It might be interesting to see who rates who. It gives opportunity for confrontation as well.

My rating for instance came right after I got a little too involved with the E.D.F. That in mind, I'm quite sure I know who gave me the one star rating, but the two star rating is a bit of a mystery (though I have my suspicions).

Oh, and changing the votes would be real great - it'd make the ratings much more mobile.
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #68
Oh wow.

You may choose to be either flattered by my high estimate of your devotion to the boards or amused by my utter lack of knowledge of sql.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Matchmaker, Matchmaker in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #66
quote:
Edit: This might be useful. Or not.
Well, if not useful then at least amusing. Would this function only apply to the current month, or would it be possible to see earlier title changes as well?

Oh wait, you have to put the custom title changes in by hand, don't you? At least judging by the lack of for example Alec's and Slarty's titles.

[ Wednesday, March 01, 2006 01:52: Message edited by: Proud Owner of: ]
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Census of Spiderweb community in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #84
Um, I know this involves TM, and therefore the CoC is applied very loosely, but still: doesn't this constitute "Any communication that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member"? And on a very large scale at that.
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Language Packs in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #13
Maybe the U.S. versions of Windows are more multi-cultural? The point is, I can't see the kanji, and I think what I suggested above might work.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Language Packs in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #10
Doesn't work. I'm using Firefox, and all I get out of TM's signature is question marks. Which is all well and good, since I wouldn't understand it anyway, the barbarian that I am.

An Asian alphabet pack needs to be installed on the OS as well.

t Kraken: I think the Windows install CD has the language packs you need on it. Go to the "Regional and Language Options" in your control panel. At least I have the option to install said alphabet under "languages".

[ Tuesday, February 28, 2006 11:36: Message edited by: Proud Owner of: ]
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scenario and its plural in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
So we all agree, then.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Matchmaker, Matchmaker in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #2
quote:
Imban + RW
I'm no expert in either Imban or RW canon, but wouldn't this (un)holy matrimony bring about the end of the world - only so that it happens 5000 years ago, and the people who will be around to witness it were our grandchildren, all of which were occasionally Imban?
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
magus of cattalon in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #25
Okay, so just to make sure I understood correctly:

- You picked up the wand by the blasted hole in the wall of the mage's tower.
- You used it in the room with the lasers and stairs going upwards.
- No effect.

If this is the case, I'm completely stumped. Apparently Smoo won't be around 'til next weekend, so unless someone else has an idea, I guess you'll have to wait.

One more thing: do you use windows? If so, keep a save file handy - Smoo might want to have a look at it.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
magus of cattalon in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #23
Hmm. Is your entire party in the beam room when you use the wand?
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
George Bush, man I hate that B*****D in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
Publicly voiced hatred of George W. will only strengthen the resolve of his supporters. Especially if you don't back up your hatred with arguments. Sound ones.

Oh, and: In before the lock!
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