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Oh my got I made it though the first zone without Tyro Dying! in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Both of them are supposed to die. While it is possible to keep them alive, they will play no part in the story afterward.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
hey,, check this out,.. part 2 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by stevencook123:

i dont care if im banned after this.. all i need is a "code".. is that too much of a request?
Yes. It is far too much to request as it is illegal. You can pay the ~$30 like everyone else. Jeff Vogel is not a large software company. He depends on sales to make a living.

Your account access privledges have been permanently suspended. Have a nice day.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Scenario Editorn in Blades of Exile
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If i make a scenario called "swords.exe" Then the custom graphic should be called "swords.meg", right?
Yes.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
OBoE Suggestion List in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by Robsta:

I have a number of ideas for the OBoE, both having played the Exiles, BoE and being a programmer and designer myself.
One thing I think Exile could use is less defined limits to advancement.

While tempting now we have the source, I'm leary of changing the limits of PC advancement. One of the major tentents of this project is to ensure backward compatability in both functionality and balance. The problem is large scenarios that assume a level 50 party throughout might become too easy near the end.

Adding new traits, while possible, again starts to affect game balance. This one is far less "offensive" than the others because it could be possible theoretically to enforce a ban on the new skills.

As for more races, that can be a bit more difficult than you think and has the same reason as above. Orcs, definitely not. Only races that are part of traditional Exile canon should be allowed. While I could see the option of defining custom races for premade partys in specific scenarios, trying to coordinate all of the different races between them would be too difficult.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Carbonized BoE Problem in Blades of Exile
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Originally written by Robsta:

Yeh, the editor is a must in BoE, in the scenario I'm disigning, I have a couple spots where it is impossible to get out of, but most of my tricky bits are possible.

*Search for an escape you might find it*

Consider making a special item that calls the End Scenario node if this is the case. It will really help out with keeping your players happy.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Thrown Missile Bug? in Blades of Exile
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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Related to this, would it be possible to make bows and arts as useful in BoE as they are in the Avernum series?
Yes, but it would break game balance of previous games. It is definitely possible, the question is of should.

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Open source project startup in Blades of Exile
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This hasn't been posted to in over a month. Right now there is some work going on Desperence for a more centralized thing. Contact Djur about that.

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OBoE Suggestion List in Blades of Exile
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Enlarging the size of the records is one thing that should be easier with the new file format. I do not support the use of separate files. BoE's biggest strength, in my mind, is its simplicity and keeping everything in two integrated files, a scenario file and a save file.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Standardized community OBoE... in Blades of Exile
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The one on the Spiderweb site is unmodified. I do have a modified version of the OS X code with all of the changes. While I encourage people to work on it, right now I'm in the middle of rewriting the .exs file format which is a major overhaul and if we are not careful, what I am doing will conflict with a lot of things.

If you want to do code development work, I can give you information on where to get the OS X source code. This will be useful to see the changes that have already been implemented (whether you work on Mac or PC). The forum here lists them, but the code has the actual source for them. I would encourage you stay out of changing any of the sizes of the records or touching the file I/O stuff for now as it will create major headaches.

If you are developing new scenarios using OBoE, I would highly encourage you to wait until a more stable release. I'm hoping to have some finalized code by the end of August or early September. I know the format of a BoE scenario, and I will know the format of the released version, but anywhere in between is prone to have serious corruption problems. In other words, it's not ready for real design work yet. Trust me here.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Selling items in Blades of Exile
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It may be possible, depending on how isolated parts of the equipped code are versus the selling parts. Knowing the way some of the code is written, it may be that being able to sell an item while equipped will cause problems elsewhere. Rather than doing a proper fix, it is not allowed.

The other thing that makes me hesitate is a protection on the player from selling his/her best equipment by mistake. This merits more discussion either way.

Right now I'm in the middle of the extensive effort to make the .exs file format cleaner and more managable. This turns out to be a lot more work than I had hoped as many parts and actions depend on these things and I'm having to take that all into account.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
When you die... in General
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This topic, in my mind, is too dark for these message boards given some of the poll responses. I'm therefore locking it. Muffin, consider yourself formally warned.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Spears Questions in Blades of Exile
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Hmmm...it has been a while (> 5 years) since I've coded this. It is possible that this might be the case as a consequence of Variable Town Entry. I've never heard this reported as a but before.

I have heard, a very, very long time ago, in another unrelated scenario, a story of how all of the items randomly vanished. I don't believe this could ever be reproduced and hasn't, to my knowledge, happened again.

[ Friday, July 06, 2007 11:44: Message edited by: *i ]

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Spears Questions in Blades of Exile
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I don't fix old scenarios, I don't feel it's worth the time, effort, or the risk of breaking other things. None of my notes regarding all of the old coding and what flags do what have really survived.

Again, this is a fairly unique thing from what I have heard. If all items are disappearing, it sounds like it's beyond the scenario file itself. I recall, a long time ago, hearing of this happening "randomly" before, where all items in a town disappear for no apparent reason. If you don't want to play it, fine. That's your choice.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Spears Questions in Blades of Exile
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All of the items disappeared? As in each and every one? If this is the case, it sounds like a weird BoE thing. It's the first I have heard of this happening in this scenario.

Generally these scenarios are pretty old and most of the bugs have either been squished or are hidden quite well. I generally don't fix older scenarios.

[ Thursday, July 05, 2007 13:57: Message edited by: *i ]

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