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Interested in spiderweb games, where to start? in General
Agent
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You don't have to, as each game has a rather independent plot. I myself have never played the fourth installment in the series, and playing Avernum 5 without it works just fine. What's nice about starting from the beginning, though, is previous games are referred to in later ones, but again, won't confuse the plot at all.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Why can't we just be happy? in General
Agent
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When we lived in a rundown trailer park I was very happy, and when I lived down in Mexico, well they're quite happy too just working the farms. My grandparents are missionaries in Papua New Guinea, and the native tribes there are awfully happy. They simply cut down some trees, and there's a house, and if they're hungry, well there's more trees, and money, they just barter. However, my main opinion: I'll be like Jewelz and shut up. :P

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Scenery creation in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #13
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The Mystic: My thoughts exactly. If only I had the time and ambition, not to mention a registered copy of BoA.
It seems to me the program is intended for much larger trees than ones used in Blades of Avernum, but I only read the summary.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
The Time has Come in General
Agent
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Yes, that's right, upgrading the board software this year.

*spins around in swivel chair*

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
The Survival Thread. in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #22
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By the way, mung demons suck.
Truly, I played through Avernum without an archer, and enduring that demon fort was just excruciating. I'm glad I haven't encountered any of those in Avernum 5 yet...

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Custom Graphics in Blades of Avernum Editor
Agent
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To actually create a .cmg file you need a resourcing program like ResEdit or ResFool (I don't think the former works on OSX). If you wish to use premade custom graphics, you'll have to copy them and paste it into a cmg file you're creating with the resourcing program.

Edit: Why am I always beaten to a question?

[ Tuesday, March 25, 2008 17:28: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Question about variables in Blades of Avernum Editor
Agent
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Thank you, thought I recently discovered using Jeff's variables makes dialog boxes much easier to script.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
The Survival Thread. in General
Agent
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I was fighting the shapeshifter in A5 yesterday, and my slith dropped down to one hitpoint. His goblin lackeys still had their turn, yet they missed my Slith twice, which left me rather amazed at the fact I didn't need to reload.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
New user titles in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #103
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Actually, it's less like a boat and more like Southwest Airlines.
I've flown on one of those planes twice, and they're only rough during landing. It's like your rapidly bobbing up and down. So UBB is a plane full of passengers, but it's reluctant to land and change course? These analogies are confusing.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
capitalism is flinging this planet apart in General
Agent
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I too, watched it many times, yet I still can't figure out what that glass box is.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
No hope for the damned RP [OOC] in General
Agent
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...I want your characters to be normal people...
That's why my character is struck unconscious twice in several days, he barely knows what he's doing! :P

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
No hope for the damned RP [IC] in General
Agent
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Shamgar thought the village to be very unusual. The same curse had befallen them, but they also seemed eager to have him present. He had asked for food on numerous occasions, but they simply pointed towards a large building atop a hill.

Driven by hunger, he climbed up the incline. The building seemed to be alive with chatter, yet it's architecture was quite ominous. Panting from his exertion, he walked cautiously to the doors and stepped in.

Some men in the corner took interest momentarily, but then redirected their attention to the speaker up front. The reed wall behind him seemed to radiate light, yet he swore there was brazier in the center.

Shamgar listened attentively to the speaker. The subject was about the curse, which caught Shamgar's attention immediately. He listened about the man's proposal to send someone to Salintu. However, Shamgar heard all he needed to know. He left the temple cautiously, in order to avoid upset.

The doors behind him, he walked off, ready to march to Salintu by himself. He certainly didn't walk far, as an external force struck the back of his head. He lay unconscious under the shadow of the temple.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Question about variables in Blades of Avernum Editor
Agent
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I haven't had any need for variables so far, as the scripts work fine without them. However, after looking at some of JV's scripts, can variables be set as say...

variables;
i == get_flag(4,1);
j == char_has_trait(get_memory_cell(4),12);
k == get_spell_level(get_memory_cell(4),0,7);
Thanks

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
A Question in General
Agent
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Jeran: ...certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject...
Not really, changing the subject of a thread happens quite often here if you didn't notice. :P

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Nikki: I dislike that phrase so much...
I usually say "sedative," which momentarily makes the other person quiet.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Behold II in General
Agent
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Actually, anyone know were the Almighty Iffy One has been gone for the past week or so?
He hasn't been around for about a month. With the release of his scenario he faded away altogether. Don't know the answer to your question though.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Return to dark castle in General
Agent
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It looks interesting, but my computer's too old.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Behold II in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #74
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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

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Originally written by Kinggolden:

I wish they would stop though, this last edition is just ridiculous.
I think they are cute. Especially since Lawbringer looks suspiciously close to Lawbreaker.

It makes me think of Law and Order, and maybe its spinoffs as well.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
A Question in General
Agent
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I thought the link *i provided was rather amusing, yet sad. I'd never be so busy as to be constantly communicating with other people, let alone lose sense of my surroundings.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Scenery creation in General
Agent
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Wow, I had assumed you simply got those photos off the internet. It certainly seems like an interesting program, if such pictures are the result.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
The Survival Thread. in General
Agent
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I spilled scalding hot coffee on my left leg when I was eleven months old. I came out of the hospital with a second degree burn, and I still have many photos of my infant self with a huge bandage on my thigh. Now my left leg is slightly shorter than my right.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
BoA news hits IMG in General
Agent
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Huzzah! I think this is awesome, maybe Blades of Avernum will receive some more well deserved attention.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
New user titles in General
Agent
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I liked being an adventurer, now I'm just a boring old agent.

*looks for a requiem*

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 17:28: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
A Question in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #42
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Must be RunEscape chatting or whatever.

I used to be a member there ( :eek: ), and I know what you mean.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
A Question in General
Agent
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No, seriously has anyone not gotten those
I haven't, but I don't own a cell phone either.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Agent
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I suppose I should actually read the previous episodes, as I found it a bit confusing.

Now I must shield myself from the shocked responses.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00

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