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MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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Originally written by Excalibur:

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MicroSoft XP SP3 RC2 (final) from Windows Update released Apr 21 2008. I've updated both my XP machines smooth as silk. You can wait till the 29th and get it as a critical update.
My iMac notes this event with simple laughter. Meanwhile, the Windows machine on the other side of the room is unimpressed, as it still uses Windows 2000 Professional.

Wow, your machines sound almost human! :P

If you wrote that as a razz because you thought I came across as smug, I was just happy. XP till 2014 and nothing to buy! Woo hoo! :D

P.S. It upgraded to SP3 smoothly, but reset everything to defaults. So... For a week now I keep finding somnething to tweak back.
Later...
microphage

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Yomp! More Comix! in General
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Originally written by John S:

Dilbert - dilbert.com
VG Cats - vgcats.com
Ctrl Alt Del Online - ctrlaltdel-online.com
OotS - giantitp.com
8-Bit Theater - nuklearpower.com

If you're gonna throw a Dilbert, I'll have to throw Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Over the Hedge! And the almighty DOONESBURY!!!
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MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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Originally written by Long Odds and Frayed Ends:

I use unpatched XP for aesthetic reasons.

—Alorael, who will actually probably acquire Windows of some sort eventually. Darwine will only get one so far.

I checked out your aesthetic reasons. Somehow I can see you actually doing that.

Be sure and let us know when you get Windows... Not sure if I'll celebrate out and about or maybe lock myself in that vintage 1960's bomb shelter I found. It will be a world shaking event of Biblical proportions for sure!

quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

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Originally written by -=microphage=-:

And I believe if your machine will run 2000 it will run XP.
Yup, it would. It isn't lack of machine, it is lack of narrative need to change OS. Nothing I want is XP mandatory, and XP does cost money. It's just another tool, and I don't need the newest or fanciest to get the job done.

But good news about SP3, at least that means the tool won't break quite as often. ;)

Heh. The newest and fanciest would be Vista 64 Corporate or some such. I think XP and 2000 came out late 90's early 00's. I don't blame you for sticking with 2k. I'm glad these games run on it. Most apps I've seen with 2k were work oriented. It took me forever to fully switch from the 95 kernal and retire my 98SE machine and go totally XP. Heh, XP's what, 8 years old now. 7 anyhow.

It's always nice to see who some of the Windows users are. The Mac people can't relate to why we get so excited months after they started yawning. We are finally getting to play the latest SpidWeb Release so we're still in new release party mode... It's our turn now! :P

Just for the record everyone, you can get XP SP2 Update versions new on Ebay for $50-$70 that work with 95, 98, 98SE ME but I don't know about NT or 2000. Will have to research that. You can use the upgrade for a full, from scratch install if you like, just gotta have some old disk for it to sniff first.

ALSO. I thought this 70mb SP3 was it. They are going to release a 570mb SP3 next month. I suppose that's the full official XP SP3 full install version size.
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MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

Heh. Still running Windows 2000 SP 4, which has been more stable than any MS OS I've seen to date.

You kids with your fancy operating systems. Back in my day we had CP/M, and liked it!

Kids huh? CP/M, Basic, DOS 2?, green and amber mono screens with the burn in in the upper left corner where the prompt lived.

I gotta tell ya though, this sp3 is an improvement. And I believe if your machine will run 2000 it will run XP.

Geez, Windows 3.0, then 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, ME, now XP SP3. Still wish I had a true, stable, and comatible 64bit OS. Sigh. :P

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Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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Originally written by Tyranicus:

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Originally written by Nioca:

Heh. I still run SP1.
You know, that's a very bad idea. You really should have al the updates installed. Unpatched Windows inatallations are sitting ducks for malware.

Absolutely! XP SP1 hasn't been supported since 2006 so you are at risk. SP2 and SP3 are both free updates. Not sure if you have to do SP2 from SP1 before you can update to SP3 but you should really do it. SP3 has over 1000 fixes beyond SP's 1 & 2 and some backported features from Vista that are nice. Do SP2 & SP3 and you're covered till 2014 on criticle updates. I may still be using XP then as it's probably the most stable and fast OS MS has to date.

Oh yeah, SP3 makes your computer faster. Booting, loading progs and such.
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Yomp! More Comix! in General
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Don't remember that one. I remember Vampirella and Tales From the Crypt, The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, and just the old DC Marvel stuff otherwise. Green Lantern, Supe and Batman...

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The point of fighting is to win. If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!
Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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MicroSoft XP SP3 RC2 (final) from Windows Update released Apr 21 2008. I've updated both my XP machines smooth as silk. You can wait till the 29th and get it as a critical update.

This is NOT the much publicized "leak" of last week. This is from MS Windows Update and is the real thing.

If you want to find it now yourself go to search engine www.altavista.com type "XP SP3" with the quotes, and it'll be about hit number 15. DailyApps.net.

I did have to disable my Panda Internet Security on one machine, but not the other, to get the update done. Takes about 5 -10 minutes.

And in other related news, MS will be supporting XP through April of 2014. SP3 that is. SP2 will not be supported after April 2009.
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SPAM in General
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Lots of it as brown bag school lunch meat growing up. Actually tastes pretty good sliced as thin as possible and fried till browned and fat poured off.

Bad for your health. Not heart friendly. Still tasty fried on a bun or bread with lettuce, tomato and sauce like BBQ sauce. But then so is bacon and it's far better tasting.

I have not bought any in last 3 decades or so. Will eat if served as a guest as long as it's fried, fried, fried. Heavily nuked in microwave.

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Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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quote:
Originally written by Redstart:



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I can combine the 2 different posts into 1 and still have a post I'll need to fill as it seems that normal board maintenance is not possible here. If I combine them I'll still leave an empty post.
Yes, UBB sucks that way. Salmon's post was more of a tip for the future.
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Isn't it time to upgrade to something that works? Just dump it all if you have to and get it right. Encourage members to re-post. Make a downloadable zip for an archive. Something besides all this nipping at my heels, and anyone else who rocks the boat.
Yes, the time to upgrade was years ago. The problem is finding someone with the time, energy and resources to do it. Also, it might be a question of money.

Well, I was frustrated because I'd gotten public warning posts about multi-posting. The UBB wouldn't allow me to delete any errors I made, then corrected. Made peace with all concerned.

Then there was a flurry of posts reflecting UBB's problems and no cure.

I saw something interesting when I logged in today. At the top of the page it said:

"If You Get Errors When Trying To Make a New Account - We have been having some trouble with the board software. E-Mail Us and let us know if you are having problems, and we will fix it. We plan to upgrade the board software this year."

I have no idea if my "rant" had a part in this. However. If it did then it was worth the loss of 1 star of karma.

P.S. If you go below 5 stars once is 4 as high as it will ever be again?
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Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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Originally written by Arancaytar:


Steps have been taken to ensure that if the board were to suffer permanent breakdown, its content would still be available. (And the forum blueprints that Dikiyoba mentioned in her script are only marginally fictional.)

How about that! A mirror site! That's awesome.

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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Except the death of everything we have ever created here in all possible time-frames ever and again.
Aran has a mirror! Check out the link in his post...

I know I'll sleep much better at night! :D
Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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Again, thanks. Your reply and info update is much appreciated.

I was under the impression that SS was based in WA.

Doesn't matter really. I deserved the FYT.

Thank you both for your candor and explanations. I really like this place. Plan to be around a while.

Thanks again...
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New user titles in General
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Thanks. Response received and harkened to.

What do you need for an update/upgrade?
Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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Originally written by Safey:

Can't we all just be nice? I personally like the new titles, but that might be because I'm a genoforge fan.
It's not the new titles I'm objecting to.
However, thanks for your input.
Posts: 181 | Registered: Monday, June 12 2006 07:00
New user titles in General
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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

The IMAGE(http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ubb/IB_graphics/edit.gif) button is our friend. Not your friend, but our friend. Please give him some attention.
OK. I apparently still don't get it. I felt the posts I made were definately "stand alone" this time.

I can combine the 2 different posts into 1 and still have a post I'll need to fill as it seems that normal board maintenance is not possible here. If I combine them I'll still leave an empty post.

Please explain this to me, publicly and in detail what I'm doing wrong, and why normal BBS maintenance is so "not doable".

Isn't it time to upgrade to something that works? Just dump it all if you have to and get it right. Encourage members to re-post. Make a downloadable archive zip for old news. Something besides all this nipping at my heels, and anyone else who rocks the boat (which oddly seems to be me).

I lived in the WA, OR area for 3 years. It truly is "God's Country". I recognize a "Bilbo Bagins Blend" attitude when I see one. Thankfully I grew out of it. Have you?

Am I a personal problem? You don't want me here? All it takes is an email, post, or snailmail message from spidweb and I'm gone. You and *i have publicly rebuked me, I insist on a public accounting. Last time I checked that is still my right in the Bill of Rights as a US citizen. Of course you could just ban me. Take the easy way out and still have a crap forum. Format, reinstall, your BBS is corrupt. Do the right thing. If you have the stones.

Thank you. I eagerly await your response.

[ Monday, March 24, 2008 00:27: Message edited by: Micro Phage ]

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New user titles in General
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Awaiting clarification...

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 21:18: Message edited by: Micro Phage ]

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New user titles in General
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What a *bleeping* *censored* mess.

I thought Aran was SysOp.

How many 70's people sold out to become The Establishment they so despised and rebelled against.

Maybe it's revolution time again...

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Originally written by Rowen:

What I see that will happen is that people will complain for a bit about the new titles, then they will get used to them, then the titles will be changed and once again and everyone will complain.

This could all happen within a week or over the course of several years, the end result is that people will complain about change.

And then submit.

You're right. Change. The tendency to complain, then ultimately submit is the goal of all behavior modification agenda's, slackers, and power abusers. Just don't throw it at the sheep too fast. It'll go down smooth.

It's like cooking a frog. Drop it in boiling water and it jumps out of the pot. Turn up the heat slowly and that sucker's boiled.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 23:44: Message edited by: Micro Phage ]
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New member rankings. in General
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Thanks. :o
Duh. *bump* It was right in front of me but I was looking for a different keyword. Thanks!

I've earned these lapses in cognitive function! Now if only I could remember how? :P

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New member rankings. in General
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Interesting changes. What are the new generic rank names and how many posts per each level?

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Arthur C. Clarke in General
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Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert A Heinlien, Larry Niven, Robert L Forward. Greg Bear, Orson Scott Card, gosh, where do you draw a line?

Not to mention Steven R Donaldson, and J.R.R. Tolkien...

Impossible for me to make a shortlist.

Didn't know till I saw it here that Clarke had passed.

Now he sees what we've yet to perceive.

Thanks for all the wonder and time well spent Sir Clarke.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 19:20: Message edited by: Micro Phage ]

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Geneforge 5 - March Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

"Also hoping for a built-in editor. The A5 one is beautiful!"

It is extremely likely that this will happen.

- Jeff Vogel

YES! :D

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Geneforge 5 - March Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Also hoping for a built-in editor. The A5 one is beautiful!

Edit: Typo

[ Friday, March 07, 2008 18:16: Message edited by: Micro Phage ]

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New GF4 Editor in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Silver Shadow:

I note with glee that you've upgraded the Ur-Drakon to an Unbound One. Yay!

It's been a long time... did the Unbound drakon at the endgame have a single breath attack, or did it do the spray effect that normal drakons have?

Edit1: Erk... and now I've created the Shaper Monarch instead of a cyrodrayk. Yikes.

Edit2: Um... Some of the Ur-Drakons are Unbound Ones now. If there's a way to fix that, I suggest you do. It kinda detracts from the game as a whole.

Also, all the cryodrayks are Shaper Monachs. A wee bit disconcerting.

For clarity: You're refering to aNooBiS' mods. The GF4Editor doesn't use that type of mod...

Any advice for Silver Shadow aNooBiS?

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New GF4 Editor in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by aNooBiS:



In your case, you might have pass the limit with actions, like your previous version of the editor you have an armor called ACtion Armor that increases you action greatly. NOW, the limit for action is I think 32(includes support spell) so that means that WITHOUT spell your MAX action is suppose to be around only around 26-28 okay

Other causes may be too much quick actions or maybe your dex.

Hope this helps, pls reply so that i can look for other bugs and flaw ASAP so that i can help you if this doesnt work okay

Once again, YOU ROCK! Had to lower Action Armor to 18 and so with the default of 8 it's 24 instead of 32 and now, NO BUGZ!!!

Thanks again!

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Windows Vista 32 and 64 compablity with Spiderweb Products in Tech Support
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Originally written by Tyranicus:

A much easier option than dual-booting would be running a virtual machine in a program like VMware.
Easier? Yes. Cheap? No.

This is a great overall solution. VM (Virtual Machine) contrasted with VD (Virtual Disk) is an awesome ability.

If you are comfortable with use of BIOS settings you can run multi OS's for each drive by selecting boot priority for a particular drive in BIOS setup.
microphage

If this doesn't make sense to you, don't do it.

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New GF4 Editor in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by aNooBiS:

Did you guys try the appearance effects yet or the shape a shaper script. Hope you people like it. OH and Micro Phage if you need any more help, I am willing to help as long as i am not busy. You're Welcome.

More ideas on the way...

Finally played around with the appearance effects. Fun!

I could use some help with another situation. Anytime I use a haste or speed spell my PC never gets a turn in battle. It's fine for crossing friendly turf, but go into combat and you have to use your creations to fight till you're back at peace. It won't let you pick up or change weaps or anything. You'd probably need the latest version of my editor to see what I'm talking about. http://www.freewebs.com/microphage/GF4Editor.zip I've made some extensive further changes that reduce some of the stats so that all resistences are between about 106 and 150, and armor is about 250 and up depending on what items you equip.

Anyhow, I like where it's at now, just can't get a handle on the 1 problem. Thanks!

Edit: Typo.

[ Monday, February 18, 2008 11:51: Message edited by: Micro Phage ]

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