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Maddness or Genius??? in General
Guardian
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Profile Homepage #12
I think the fact that no one understands you would be enough to drive most people to depression. That, and opposition in the academic/artistic community.

By Frozen Feet:
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I know one possible explanation for the correlation between insanity and insanity.
Extensive studies have shown that the correlation between the two is virtually one. :P

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To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.
- Lady Bracknell
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Avernum IV in Avernum 4
Guardian
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except for the rat quest because I couldn't find enough rat parts and ran out of rats to kill.
Go back to the places where you found rats before (storerooms, if I recall correctly). They respawn.
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I can fight at most 2-3 cauldron zombie things

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And I have been too scared to try the honeycomb yet.. so if I should do that first, please let me know.
Yes, you need to go into the Honeycomb first. If you talk to some people in Mertis, you'll learn that there's someone in the Honeycomb who has dealt with the zombies before. He's in the north-west corner.

You can get a map of the Honeycomb here.

By the way, have you done the Eastern Gallery quests yet (bandits and chitrachs)?

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Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.
- Lady Bracknell

[ Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:18: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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noob info in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #14
Jewel's not the only one to have that problem. I don't see it now, but I've had it before with the Legends of Divinity IC 1 thread.

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(Reads Jewel's comment on Rule #88.)

(Attempts to add Jewel's to The List.)

(Realizes The List is full, and grabs another sheet.)
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A5 Questions again in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #1
If a thread is locked, there's a reason. Your best bet is to send Ephesos a private message instead of starting a new topic.
(http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=private_message;u=00004153)

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If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being immensely over-educated.
- Algernon
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Horrible graphics corruption in OBoE in Blades of Exile
Guardian
Member # 6670
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I'm not sure about OBoE, but supposedly it's nigh impossible to get Spiderweb games to work on Wine. I haven't tried it myself, but the problem might be there.

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"You sure you don't want the tent we consumated our marriage in?"
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A5 Questions in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #36
By Ephesos:
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Speak for yourself. And if you really do crave these "better grphics," then go play Gears of War or something.
I agree that graphics aren't everything, but they are something. I don't think graphics will ever be a major selling point for Spiderweb (unless there will be games developed on a licensed engine, which would be a diffent story), but that doesn't mean that Jeff should strive for low-end graphics.

(Though I do agree that extended attack animations don't have a place in Spiderweb's turn-based, tactical-minded combat.)

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I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- Gwendolen
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #696
I had meant the other god to be Marras, but this works too.

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[ Sunday, August 26, 2007 20:44: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Who Wants to be Superhero? in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #5
New profile picture! Youpi!

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IMAGE(http://dintiradan.ermarian.net/images/me.jpg)
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The REAL list in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #21
By Slarty:
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Also, I notice that there are no sites for Avernum 4. Is this really true? That's a statement if I ever saw one.
I'm guessing that by the time Avernum 4 came around, people realized the futility of making redundant walkthroughs and just depended on Schrodinger's. That, and the fact that a lot of the Avernum 4 resources are kept here.

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"I've always wanted to have something eight inches long. Just not my thyroid."
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
The Five and their surnames in The Avernum Trilogy
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #14
Solberg's first name was clearly Monte.

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As it turned out, Synergy decided to either give me a bath, lick my face off, or give me a ton of kisses.
- Nioca
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Ahht in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #2
Neither. A vase at an art gallery is judged on the basis of beauty. A vase at a garage is judged on the basis of utility.

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"I'm citing Long Meeting Syndrome."
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Xbox 360 XBLA support in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #9
It's been brought up before, and answered the same before. It's a pretty huge market, and the upside of classic RPGs not being well represented is that Spiderweb isn't as likely to be muscled out by a larger company.

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To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
- Lady Bracknell
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
The REAL list in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #4
Most excellent. A couple things I noticed.

* Imban has a subdomain at Desperance; the link you want is http://imban.desperance.net/boa/.

* It's Bain-Ihrno, not Bain-Ihron.

* And moi ( IMAGE(http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/IB_graphics/homepage.gif)).
Meh, not much, but on the other hand, if Dallerdin gets an entry... :P

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Really, if the lower orders don’t set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them?
- Algernon

[ Tuesday, August 21, 2007 06:49: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #686
Squishy McBofo, Goddess of Illiterate Emus, indicates her displeasure.

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The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
- Oscar Wilde
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Typo under Temple of Brigantia in Nethergate
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #8
By Tyran:
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So it's all the Mac testers' fault, eh? The Windows testers weren't supposed to notice it?
My reports shortened drastically once I realized that the only problems I brought up that Jeff acknowledged were widescreen rendering bugs. Apparently if the occasional punctuation slip-up and missing outdoor walls aren't caught by the Mac beta-testers, it's too late.

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He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
- Oscar Wilde
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Music in Avernum 5 in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
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Unless music was obtained from the public domain, Spiderweb would have to pay for it. This translates into me paying more for the game. Besides, I can play music of my choice at the same time (which I usually choose not to).

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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Typo under Temple of Brigantia in Nethergate
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #2
In BoA, you're able to use a predefined dialog box for portals. Methinks this wasn't changed, and the Mac testers didn't pick up on it.

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The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
- Oscar Wilde
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Total Spiderweb games in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #1
Seek and ye shall find.

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http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/products.html
http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/productsOld.html
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Avernumscript Editor in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #43
What language are you using, Niemand (can't check myself 'cause StuffIt is of the Devil)?

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The McKenzie Brothers explain Nimtz and Stahlhofen's observations by way of analogy with a 20-car train departing Chicago for New York with 100 cases of 24 Molsons Beer ("two-fours" in Canuck-speak). The stopwatch starts when the centre of the train leaves the station, but the person holding the stopwatch drinks a case of 24 at each stop. So when the train arrives in New York, now comprising only two cases of beer, the person holding the stopwatch wakes up from his drunken stupor, doesn't remember a thing for the last 23 hours, can't find the stopwatch (he sold it to someone to stake him the last 2 cases) and now claims the trip was "instantaneous" although the train itself hasn't exceeded its reported speed.

And there you have it - The McKenzie Brothers' explanation [of group velocity]... Beer DOES affect relativity, in a relative sort of way. I guess.
(Slashdot)
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Ruined hall question? in Nethergate
Guardian
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From Schrodinger's and Zeviz's Nethergate Page (see the forum header):
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[b]You will need to obtain 3 opening stones. One is found in the NE in a hidden room, another is in the east pool, and the third one is SW on a body (cross the lava), and the fourth is found by jumping down from a cliff in the west.
Jumping down the cliff to get a stone will of course harm you a bit, so try get the other one you're missing.

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Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know.
- Oscar Wilde
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Frustrated in Nethergate
Guardian
Member # 6670
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What's your party make-up like? I found that the way I played Nethergate as Romans differed a lot from the way I usually play as Celts (or my usual strategy in the Avernum games, for that matter). If you're using the default Roman party, you'll only have one spellcaster. Make sure that he can cast Shield. I think that he does by default, but I can't remember for sure. In any case, Shield is a low-level Roman's best friend (a Celt's, too), with Battle Rage not far behind.

My usual attack follows this pattern: my javelin thrower runs three spaces away and throws a javelin, my two fighters move away (but not so far as to make my javelin thrower or spellcaster the closest target), and my spellcaster casts Shield on Fighter #1. Repeat, but this time (surprise, surprise) cast Shield on Fighter #2. By now, your fighters are probably getting tired of those pesky Goblins insulting their cowardice, so let them (finally!) engage them. Make them fear your superior Roman training!

(At least, that's the way I do Romans at low levels. Others will probably have better tactics. For instance, I haven't even touched First Aid with my Roman party - is this a useful skill? But the moral of the story is not to charge into battle before your buff spells. A Shield spell can save you a number of Minor Healings, and it only costs one more energy point than Minor Healing does.)

As with most other Spiderweb games I've played, following the storyline gives you the easier quests, and in the right order. I don't remember the Ruined Hall being too difficult - as long as you're healed up before you head downstairs; that fairy seems to know something you don't.

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My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.
- Oscar Wilde
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Bookcases in N:R in Nethergate
Guardian
Member # 6670
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This is a 'problem' in Blades of Avernum too. Either the definition of the bookcase terrain needs to be changed so it blocks movement and view, or a wall needs to be put on the adjacent tile. I let Jeff know about this, but he didn't respond. Rather hard to get changes when you're just testing a port instead of the original game.

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He is really not so ugly after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one's eyes, and does not look at him.
- Oscar Wilde
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Random name generators in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #4
"Dintiradan".

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"The biscotti are mocking me."
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Avernum 5, July Update in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #42
C'mon, people, it's a bloody cat. Were people this upset when, say, Patrick or Micah died? Cheeseball was fine, but in the end he was a very minor NPC with smart alec comments that can be provided by any standard issue imp.

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"I've decided to start up a line of contraceptives: Inconceivables."
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Changing Creature Definitions in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
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When I change cr_default_attitude, new creatures have the new default attitude, but creatures that have already been placed in the Editor has the old default attitude. I can understand why it's like this (the Editor doesn't have a 'default' choice for attitudes), but I'd like to know if there are any other creature definition changes that don't affect old creature instances. I made the bulk of this scenario two years ago with the intention that I'd leave all the definition fine-tuning last.

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No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
- Orville Wright, 1908
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