Profile for The Mystic


Recent posts

Pages

AuthorRecent posts
Quick Question in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #65
quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

Why would anyone want to duplicate themselves in an alter-ego? It makes no sense--I would much rather be fully expressive within a single persona than play stupid games.
Sort of reminds me of a friend of mine who used to refer to himself in the plural. I've never tried this myself, however; sometimes I have a hard enough time being just one of me.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Screen Resolution in Tech Support
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #1
You may want to try different resolution settings. What settings are you using, anyway? And what operating system?

Edit: I looked up the game requirements; A5 uses a screen resolution of 1024x768.

[ Monday, March 03, 2008 13:43: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Is it old? in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #36
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

quote:
The animated movie the Yellow Submarine is as close to LSD as you can get...
You've never heard the album Magical Mystery Tour I bet.

Or seen the movie either. Freaky.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #33
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by the Mystic:

quote:
What did I ever do to you?
Diprosopus = troll

That should help clear things up, I think.

That explains a lot, yes. Thanks for the warning.
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

someone should write a mystery in which some kind of maniac is killing off all the mystery writers. He takes out author after author, in hideous ways inspired by their own books.
Interesting idea, but no thanks. I much prefer a movie made a while back called Murder by Death. It's a mystery spoof in which a man challenges 5 detectives to solve a murder that hasn't been committed yet, with $1 million going to the one who solves it.

[ Monday, March 03, 2008 13:14: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #27
quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

Dear Misters Mystic and Xel'Raga: Until you are familiar with the issues, for which Nick Ranger generously provides us background information, then do not burden us with your juvenile, verbal diarrhea. Many thanks. :)
I resent that. :mad:

My only post in this thread (other than this one, obviously) was just a silly comment, nothing more. What did I ever do to you? :confused:
quote:
Originally written by Micawber:

Did you ever see the film Theatre of Blood.
I did. Good flick.

[ Saturday, March 01, 2008 09:17: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Quick Question in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #43
quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

On a more serious note, the "Leave your sanity at the door" in my opinion also makes it clear to people they shouldn't take matters too seriously on these boards.
I've pretty much regarded the "Leave your sanity at the door" thing as more or less a standard greeting around here.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Geneforge 4 help in Tech Support
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #1
You probably (accidentally or otherwise) deactivated the cheat codes. To reactivate them, you have to delete the file "Geneforge4Settings.dat" in your "Geneforge 4 Saved Games" folder. However, if you've registered the game, this will unregister it, and you'll have to email Jeff your original registration info to get a new key.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #18
I didn't think they did. Good news for me, because I tend to hoard cash.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #1
quote:
Originally written by Nick Ringer:

Do we exist in simulated reality?
... if so, does it matter?
... can we ever find out?
... what kind is it?
... can we ever produce our own?

Methinks you watched The Matrix at least one too many times.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Is it old? in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #29
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

It's a Wonderful Life
Good movie. However, when every television station broadcasts it at least twice each week during the month of December, it has the unfortunate side effect of being rather annoying. It seems like somebody in the entertainment industry wants to beat this movie to death.

[ Tuesday, February 26, 2008 14:52: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
The Graveyard Thread in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #27
quote:
Originally written by Grimm, Occasionally:

It was my first time through the Exile 2 demo, and my party discovered a large group of undead in a crypt in the southern Vahnatai lands.
My faithful party battled against the lich and his wights for nigh on many a minute, until exhausted and low on HP and MP, Adrianna discovered that she had a scroll for a spell called "shockwave". Having read the description of the spell in the spell library, Adrianna used the scroll, and smote many an errant wight to the ground.
Alas, she also smote every other member of her party to the same fate, as well.
Whoops.

Been there. Shockwave has inadvertently killed many a PC of mine, so I sympathize.

I highly recommend making everybody invulnerable before casting Shockwave.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
+ creation stat items in Geneforge Series
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #4
Even when I'm playing as a shaper, I'm not very big on using creations for most of the game.

And I repeat:
quote:
I don't equip anything that gives a bonus to my creations unless there's also a bonus for my character.
Put simply, I don't like using anything that reduces anybody's stats, regardless of how good it might be otherwise.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Why did the Avernites not teleport outoff Avernum? in The Avernum Trilogy
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #4
If I remember the storyline correctly, a good number of Avernites left the caves after A3, since it was now safe to return to the surface.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #16
Money adds weight? That's news to me, and I've been playing Jeff's games for almost a decade now.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
+ creation stat items in Geneforge Series
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #2
Then it's good that I buy those two levels of intelligence.

I don't equip anything that gives a bonus to my creations unless there's also a bonus for my character.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
How continuous is the trilogy's story in The Avernum Trilogy
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #29
quote:
Originally written by TobyLinn:

Oh and one thing no one mentioned in the differences between Avernum 1 and the rest, is that if you play the Windows version of Avernum 1 there's a bug that you only move two spaces at a time...I found this really annoying when trying to get through doors and secret passages. The fix is to use the right click button and that moves you one space.
Another fix: Be really fast when clicking the left mouse button.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
What have you been reading recently? in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #15
I'm in the process of rereading "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Is it old? in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #23
quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

quote:
Groundhog Day
"Don't drive angry" "He could be alright" *Boom* "Well, no he couldn't.

:) Good quotes; here's my favorite from that movie:
quote:
"What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was the same, and nothing you did mattered?"

"That about sums it up for me."
:D

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
food in The Exile Trilogy
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #10
Just buy the Manna and Minor Manna spells and cast them every so often, and you'll be fine. You get a much better return on your money by getting food this way.
quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

I remember the good old days of Exile 1 when I was running around in Silvar without any food. The starving damage sound scared the bajebuzes out of me.
Same here; I almost jumped out of my chair when I first heard it.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
A3 - savory herbs in The Avernum Trilogy
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #9
It's quicker to do that in Lorelei, because you can buy ingredients and sell the potions right there in town. The only thing is that in Lorelei, you need some Anama rings to get the very cheap herbs.

And if the game is too easy for you, just change the preferences to make it harder.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Congratulations Jeff in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #29
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Let it be known that I appreciate every meticulously placed plate in every peasant's home I've ever broken into, and I still steal them even though they are now unsellable.
I steal everything that's not nailed down, no matter whose stuff, except their garbage. I'd even take their front door and sell it, if that were possible.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
The Graveyard Thread in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #19
In my first playing of E1, I sent my 6 PCs (unimaginatively named A, B, C, D, E, and F) into Emperor Hawthorne's throne room before they were really prepared. Needless to say, it was ugly.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Is it old? in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #19
I've seen more movies than I dare try to count. Out of these, I've assembled a list of some good & bad ones.

Here's a bunch of good older movies, some of which I can't get enough of:
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
North By Northwest
Charade
Dr. No
Groundhog Day
The Blob
Murder By Death
Clue
Citizen Kane
King Kong (1933)
The Dirty Dozen
The Pink Panther (1964)
Casino Royale (1967)
The Dark Crystal
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1955)
The Magnificent Seven
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
La Cage Aux Folles

Now, here's some bad movies:
Plan 9 from Outer Space
The Blue Lagoon
Terminator
Super Mario Bros.
King King (2006)
The Pink Panther (2006)
Hairspray

quote:
Originally written by The Sisters Cassidy.:

quote:
Originally written by Nicothodes:

Anything with Buster Keaton is awesome.
Seconded. WAY better than Chaplin.

I've seen several of their films. Both of them were great, highly talented actors, probably better than many today.

[ Friday, February 22, 2008 10:15: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Geneforge Series Trainers (Warning Spoilers) in Geneforge Series
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #3
I personally don't bother with trainers. That's cheating far beyond my ethical standards. The cheat codes are more than sufficient for me.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Satellite Shootdown in General
Infiltrator
Member # 7488
Profile #25
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Heh. This topic is remarkably free of bickering.
Always a good sign.
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

We had a lunar eclipse as well. Dikiyoba didn't, because of some silly thundersnowstorm. I suppose the same event happened there as here. I only glanced at it, but supposedly it lasted for several minutes.
Skies were totally clear for me. Had I been able to, I could've watched the whole thing form start to finish. Missed totality though; I was in the shower.

--------------------
Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00

Pages