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Meadows of Heaven in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #7
1. What was the last song you listened to?
This Suffering by Billy Talent. I've been listening to that particular album a lot lately.
2. What was the last song / album you bought?
23 by Blonde Redhead (the album, I don't buy separate songs)
3. What is your favorite song?
Don't really have one, depending on my mood there are a number of songs that make me fidget in an awkward manner, reminiscent of dancing.
4. What is your favorite record album?
This also varies depending on mood. But I'll just say something here: The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers
5. What song do you think has the best music?
I apparently go for loud drumming and gritty guitar.
6. What song do you think has the best lyrics?
Once again, varies depending on mood. I'll say Walk Away by Bad Religion.
7. Who is your favorite composer?
Oh, I don't know.
8. Who is your favorite lyricist?
Probably Greg Graffin.
9. Who is your favorite performing artist?
I haven't really gone to that many concerts, so I'll just answer this with: That one band me and my friends go listen to every now and then.
10. Is there any song that has ever just hit you like a brick? What was it, and why?
Probably a few. Usually when the lyrics relate to whatever I'm going through at the time, I stop and listen.
11. What is that one song that you just can't stand?
No specific song, though I try to avoid modern R&B, pop and rap as much as possible.
12. What artist do you absolutely hate?
No hate here, mainly because I've been reasonably successful in avoiding the annoying ones.
13. If a group of SpiderWebbers got together to start a band, who would be in it, and what genre would they perform?
From what I've gathered, there are a lot of marching band members, both past and present, on the boards, as well as friends of classical music. So I assume they'd get together to perform some weird neo-classical music that I wouldn't want to hear.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
I'm back in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #50
The poster formerly known as nija_halycron.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Did Thralni leave? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #11
Alorael was a mod of General(member #335) who posted huge amounts almost daily. Then suddenly, one day, he just... kept on doing it.
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Webcomics in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #14
I'd assume that buzzcomix and topwebcomics are common knowledge to anyone reading webcomics?

Dr. McNinja - A doctor who is also a ninja.

Looking for Group - An elf warrior looking to right some wrongs; and possibly picking the wrong crowd for it. From the makers of Least I Could Do.

Misfile - Okay, so the premise is terrible (a boy who has been turned into a girl), but the writing is pretty damn solid, and if you enjoy a soap opera, I'd say this one ranks pretty high.

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella - One of those superhero comics where the hero is good for nothing. But hey, it's a woman!

The Perry Bible Fellowship - Short humor strips which might require some capacity for thought to understand.

A Softer World - Not exactly comics in the sense that they aren't drawn. Some solid photography combined with quite interesting musings. (The server seems to be down right now. Hopefully it's not forever.)

P.S. If I don't get it, does that mean the joke is on me, Scorp?
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I'm back in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #4
Years ago in 2006, eh? Well, welcome back. Hope your luck with the boards is better this time.
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The Abominal Desktop Thread Continued: A New Abomination in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #13
Thanks. It felt oddly appropriate a few months ago.
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Tank Cat! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #36
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

I'm getting a powerful sense of deja vu... this has definitely happened before. Maybe not with Iffy, but with someone. Someone very annoying.
Yeah, I had the same feeling when writing that post. Still, it's good advice for everyone. Maybe a worthy Code of Community candidate?
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The Abominal Desktop Thread Continued: A New Abomination in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #6
I was actually referring to the UBB code side of it. But never mind, when you mentioned two files, I finally got it: Img tag inside a url tag, with two different sized pictures.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
The Abominal Desktop Thread Continued: A New Abomination in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
I'm a minimalist.
IMAGE(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s92/Redstartey/Desktop.jpg)

By the way, how do you do that thumbnail thing, Aran?
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Tank Cat! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #29
Just as a general tip: If every other post in a thread is made by you, it means you're posting too much.
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The Continuing Story of Spiderweb Software in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #18
1. If circumstances allowed for you to meet a fellow Spiderwebber who would you choose to meet?
Hmm. How's Aachen this time of the year?
2. What do you consider as the magnum opus of these boards?
Creation of the BoE/BoA communities.
3. Does the recent increase in spam content irk you?
Yes. Yes it does.
4. What is the last Spiderweb game or BoA/BoE scenario you have completed.
Nethergate Resurrection
5. Explain why you choose to participate in these boards.
I was a long-time lurker turned poster. My participation has always been quite limited, though.
6. Are you a regular poster at a satellite forum of SW? If so post the name(s) of it/them.
To avoid being revealed a moron: No.
7. Of all current members, who do you think deserves to be a moderator. (Answer should not be a current moderator)
Anyone the admins want to appoint. I don't really care.
8. For simple consensus: what is your current country/nation/territory of residence? What is your native tongue?
The first language spoken by natives at geographic coordinates provided below.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Save files?! in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #16
Well, I installed A4 just to check the mysterious save game problem. I'm a Vista x64 user, and installed the game in the default folder.

After starting the game, I saved the game in the first available slot, and quit. After some searching, the saved game was found in "c:\program files (x86)\avernum 4\data\save0\", so the obvious folder. Since your folders were empty, the only guess I have is that you've installed the game twice. Are you running the game from the start menu, and if so, have you verified that it is in fact running the game from the directory that has the empty save folders?

Like I said, everything worked fine with me, so if the above doesn't help, then I'm all out of ideas.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Question in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #1
Yes, from time to time Jeff purges the contents of the General board. It's because the software this forum runs on is so archaic and unreliable that things start to break down whenever there's too much stuff in here.

You can find old deleted posts archived here if you want.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Save files?! in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #4
Try searching for the files: "Start->Search->For Files or Folders...", and then type the exact name of one saved game, .sav extension included.

I think Jeff's latest games usually save the games in My Documents, but I guess they could have been accidentally misplaced somewhere else.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
RPGs with Unusual Mechanics in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #5
I think Natuk has probably the best combat system I've ever seen in an RPG. It features turn-based combat, aimed attacks, armor that affects both to-hit-ratios and damage received, and a system that actually resembles the one from Krondor: Whenever a character gets hit, the blow can reduce its health, strength and/or willpower. Also, the characters are not machines that keep on fighting 'til that magical HP count drops to zero: Whenever their hit points drop to about 50 percent, there's a chance that they'll fall unconscious. The spell system is also great.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Original names in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #9
I think my first PDN was Numbergrabber, which was basically just a placeholder while I tried to think of something more clever to put in. I never made a single post under that name. My first posting PDN was "Proud Owner of:", and that one stuck for a little while. Mainly changed it because it's not really a name. I completely agree with Synergy on the annoyance of constantly changing names. And to make it worse, some people think it's funny to change their entire profile while they're at it, making recognition even harder.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Left or Right? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #2
At first it was clockwise for me, and I could see no way to change this. Then I noticed the reflection. Staring at it for a while, I convinced myself that she is in fact rotating counter-clockwise, and now I can't change it back.

I think it's a good idea to wait for the picture to load completely before looking at it.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
What did you do today? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #35
Started Portal.

Finished Portal.

Love the song played during the credits.

Should've been studying for the exam tomorrow. Not good.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
The Political Compass (Armed and Dangerous) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #101
You missed one incarnation of the compass threads.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
How did you guys begin? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #4
Oh please, you were always so incredibly well-behaved and articulate, I was shocked to find out how young you really are.

I started posting on some BoA thread, having successfully registered the member number I was after. Man, the search function for the archives is both fun and easy to use.

[ Saturday, October 20, 2007 14:31: Message edited by: Redstart ]
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Need Opinion: Graphics in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #5
The green grass is definitely not right for the season. And the trees in all of the pictures seem slightly... off. Maybe it's the lack of red like Thuryl pointed out. Also, have you checked Nikki's autumn graphics in Discord? I think they might be a bit closer to what I expect fall to look like.

Actually, it might look more realistic if you had two or three different shades of brown for the trees. It all seems so monotonous now.
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Does life imitate art? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #7
I can hardly wait for the slartanalysis on this one.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Boards.. in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #4
As far as I know, deleted posts still increase your post count. With the spam fests we've had in the past, do you really think that giving every single member with three or more brain cells the opportunity to artificially increase their number of posts is a smart move? The increased server load from that alone would make it unfeasible.

EDIT: Now, editing posts - that's a good option.

[ Thursday, October 04, 2007 04:42: Message edited by: Redstart ]
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Worst product name ever in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #8
Looks like the company that made it is based in Singapore. Maybe everyone (and I mean everyone) involved in its design was a non-native English speaker? At least, I hope that's the case.
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At the Gallows - Help needed under Vanguard in Blades of Exile
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #2
Do I need to enter the sewers from a different point? Because I've tried every possible combination of the three flood gate levers, and can't seem to make any progress.
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