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Social Degradation and Religious Decay (Split from "Life on Europa") in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #47
quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

two leaders in a family would be bad.
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MORE THAN ONE LEADER IS BAD

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MORE THAN ONE LEADER IS BAD

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MORE THAN ONE LEADER IS BAD

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MORE THAN ONE LEADER IS BAD

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Seperated from a loved one. in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #33
A large, sweaty Korean businessman, at that.

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Why are there no enchanted staffs? in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #1
If you want one, you can always make it yourself. You'd just have to throw together a simple scenario with a custom item, take the item, and leave the scenario.

EDIT: Incidentally, there's nothing inherently "appropriate" about mages with staves, except that that's how we're used to seeing them. Why can't a mage have an enchanted sword or bow that increases his magical power?

[ Thursday, July 12, 2007 06:59: Message edited by: The Almighty Do-er of Stuff ]

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Europa, God, and you, or Where it all fits. in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #12
I had a couple existential crises. They are painful, and getting through them is rewarding.

I don't know or care about any beings or auras or afterlives or whatevers that are not based solely on observation and reason. Emotions are observable and reason indicates that emotions and various other mental states can, do, and will continue to affect our judgement. The Bible and many other religious texts are observable in and of themselves, so I believe they exist, but I do not have any reason to believe anything they say is true if it cannot be arrived at through observation and reason. For instance, if The Bible says "I am the Lord your God" and I can't observe or arrive at through reason who "I" is and whether this "I" is in fact the Lord my God, then unless and until I gain the ability to do so, I do not and will not believe it is true. Provided nobody impairs my ability to reason or observe, of course, be it through drugs, blunt force trauma, etc.

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Life on Europa in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #20
quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

Yes there is a link between faith and morals. The decline of both is not coincidence.
No there isn't.

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OBoE Suggestion List in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #26
I don't know if any of these have been fixed already:

On the Windows version of the scenario editor and the main program (not sure about the Mac version), the smaller Alien Beast graphic does not appear when selecting graphics, when placing the monster in a town, or when seeing the monster in the main program (haven't tested outdoors, but presumably it would be no different). Rather, it is replaced by the Mind Crystal graphic.

The Strength Potion cannot be made via alchemy.

This may be more complicated to fix, but it would be useful. When a message during dialogue is called via a node, if the player Records the message, bugs occur in the Talking Journal. Not sure about the exact nature of the bugs, but the messages don't record properly.

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Seperated from a loved one. in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by KB:

unless it had to do with distance but then how could you expect to even maintain a friendly relationship?
Internet, telephone, etc. I maintain several friendly relationships with people in this community via the Internet.

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The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
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Project Spiderweb. in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #82
The Blood Beast has always been one of my very favorite Exile graphics, and I think it's totally awesome that you made a high-quality Avernum version. There's something I wonder though, having never played very far in any of the Exile trilogy, having only seen that graphic used as a giant kobold, and there being no article about them in the Encyclopedia Ermariana. What is a Blood Beast, exactly? Just a monster made of blood? Some sort of demon? Undead? Is this ever established in the games?

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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cussing in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #31
ass = buttocks
anus = *******

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Favourite educational computer games in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #25
Maxis released a game called Widget Workshop where you made machines with various parts, and it would tell you the science behind each. I used to love it, but it doesn't run very well on XP, unfortunately.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
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BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
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Item Call Global Special Ability in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #8
This would eat up a whole lot of Scenario nodes, however, if there are a lot of towns. If it's too complicated, though, it's not a big deal, I guess.

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Polaris - Free porn here
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Item Call Global Special Ability in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #6
Perhaps having an item call a Town or Outdoor special could be useful in certain scenarios, for instance, if you want the item's effect to differ depending on location. Whether the ability calls Scenario, Town or Outdoor nodes could depend on the Helps/Harms PC/Party buttons. For instance, Helps PC could have it call a Scenario node, Harms PC calls Town if in town and Scenario if outdoors, Helps Party calls Town in town and Outdoors outdoors, and Harms Party calls Outdoors if outdoors and Scenario if in town.

I don't know if that's possible though. Is it?

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
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Polaris - Free porn here
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Favourite educational computer games in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #13
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

Does anyone else remember The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis?
That's what it was called! I've been trying to remember the name of it for the past couple weeks. I loved that game. I remember the pizza level and one where there were tiles over a pit and you had to do something or other to get across. I want to play that again.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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cussing in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #2
Why the first three? Why can't I say that swearing is only okay for adults who stub their toes?

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
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Polaris - Free porn here
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Compiling BoE source code for Windows in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #33
Ormus, I tried to download the scenario editor, but it appears the top two links on the page in your sig are the same as the two below them.

By the way, it turns out that the color changing thing gets annoying in the scenario editor and the character editor as well. I guess it depends on what program I switch to or something.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
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Game-dooming mistakes in Exile 1 in The Exile Trilogy
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #15
Actually, losing the Orb of Thralni won't doom you either. You can give yourself the Orb with the character editor.

EDIT: Same goes for the brooches, actually.

[ Tuesday, June 26, 2007 08:22: Message edited by: The Almighty Do-er of Stuff ]

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
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New Life - boat in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #0
I'm looking for the boat in New Life so I can get to Aquatis and the Acidbeat Shrine like the walkthrough says. It implies that the boat is in Bhor-Tak's hut, but I don't see it there. I also can't get a boat at the boathouse near Bhor-Tak's hut. I just fought some Acid Priests and an Acidbeat in an outdoor encounter, and it told me to look around. I'm looking around and I still don't see anything.

Any help as to where the boat is would be appreciated.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Party Size? in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #1
Is it possible to check to see if there are Less Than a given number of party members?

Also, if there are dead characters in the party, does it include those in the count?

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Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
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OBoE under VS2005 + minor fixes in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #7
As I said elsewhere on this forum (Ormus agreed) it might be more useful to have that button bring up the license the code is released under instead of having it close BoE. There's already the little X button in the upper right corner of the window for closing the program anyway.

As for the Start Scenario and Custom Scenario buttons, I think we could hypothetically get rid of the Start Scenario button since it only displays VoDT, ASR (with a typo in the title, no less), and ZKR, regardless of whether they're actually in the folder, while Custom Scenario displays a list of all scenarios in the folder (up to the hard-coded limit anyway), including those three if they're in the folder. Then we could put something else there. I don't know what should go there though.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Muffins n' Hell: The Muffins Are Back Again in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #1
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My Myspace, with some of my audial and visual art
The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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OBoE Suggestion List in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #11
You can already make friendly wandering monsters with dialogs and optional attacking and whatnot.

Skribbane could probably be done well enough with the items-calling-specials suggestion, if that gets implemented. At any rate, there's always Soporific Herbs if that doesn't happen and you really want canonical drugs.

Hidden abilities are supposed to be possible, but it's broken and doesn't work, so maybe it could be fixed.

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My Myspace, with some of my audial and visual art
The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Hello in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #11
zomg gib me ***** lol!!

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My Myspace, with some of my audial and visual art
The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Linux - Good match for me? in General
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #0
Eventually my XP machines will die, and I'll be forced to get a different OS. I don't really like the idea of "upgrading" to Vista though. I might try Linux instead.

A few questions about Linux though:

1) What are the drawbacks of Wine? I want to be able to run my programs (Audacity, Anvil Studio, Creative MP3 player programs, some AIM-compatible IM program) and especially my games (ranging from DOS programs like Museum Madness and Windows 3.0-compatible games to things like Doom 3). Would I be able to use those with reasonable ease? Wikipedia is kind of vague on this issue.

2) Are there any good Linux distributions that feature a decent GUI? It doesn't have to be anything really flashy, but I'd prefer to be able to access things without remembering where everything is and clicking five million times (i.e. something like Windows's Start menu, where I can put shortcuts)

3)Are there any free media players that will play WAV, MP3, and (preferably, but I'm assuming not) WMA?

I might even poke around Linux before my current computers die, using my old 40GB hard drive that isn't hooked up right now, if I think it would be worthwhile. It would be nice not to have to pay ridiculous prices for everything and deal with Microsoft spying on me all the time.

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My Myspace, with some of my audial and visual art
The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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Affect PC nodes affect monsters in Blades of Exile
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #3
There's an interrupt key, and besides that there's a limit on the number of monsters you can have in a town. Eventually it will hit the limit and it will stop, presumably.

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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No stone bracelet in G3?? in Geneforge Series
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #19
Oh, duh. Yes, you have to actually send the code or otherwise pirate/enable others to pirate it for it to be illegal. I'm confused. Ignore me. *facepalm*

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The Lyceum - The Headquarters of the Blades designing community
The Louvre - The Blades of Avernum graphics database
Alexandria - The Blades of Exile Scenario database
BoE Webring - Self explanatory
Polaris - Free porn here
Odd Todd - Fun for the unemployed (and everyone else too)
They Might Be Giants - Four websites for one of the greatest bands in existance
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