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The 2008 Elections in General
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Originally written by Zeviz:

The first post was fine. Perhaps even the response to my post. Just repeating the same thing three times in a row even after everything was said on the subject felt a bit exessive to me.
Zeviz, at this point you just sound as if you're complaining about not being allowed to get the last word.

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Return to dark castle in General
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Originally written by Nemesis.:

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Originally written by The Mystic:

I know it's possible to emulate Windows on a Mac, but how about emulating a Mac in Windows?
I believe it's possible with Basilisk II, at least with the older systems (not sure about OSX), but I'm not sure how that'd be done. I'm still working on getting Classic to run on OSX. What can I say; since I still have OS9 on the other computer, it's not a high priority for me.

Basilisk II can only emulate a 68k Mac -- the kind that run at, oh, around 33 MHz at most. There's no way to run OS X on a system like that, and a fortiori no way to run Return to Dark Castle.

I'd recommend just waiting for the Windows version to come out.

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Return to dark castle in General
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It's about time. RtDC's been in development for, what, 5 years now? Probably longer. Still, it's good news: there aren't too many good 2D platformers being made outside of handhelds these days.

Now here's hoping the designers didn't screw it up.

EDIT: 12 years, apparently.

[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 18:02: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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A Question in General
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Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Do you think you could of detected sarcasm?
:rolleyes:

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could of
Oh, the irony.

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A Question in General
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Originally written by Thralni:

I don't hate them and I have no reason to hate them. I'm only saying that the most important reason for text speak to exist, is because people are generally too lazy to start typing the words full-out.
It's not necessarily laziness: there's a fairly strict upper limit on the length of text messages, so you sometimes have to abbreviate to make a message fit.

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Internal Server Trouble? in General
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Originally written by End of Days 2:

—Alorael, who assures you it's far easier than that to bring things crashing down around here. Post, say, the entirety of the Iliad. Or the Kama Sutra. You'll get banned for it, but you can also demolish the thread.
It has to be really long, though -- probably over 100,000 words. I once failed to damage a thread by posting the Prose Edda.

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Leadership and Moseh in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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By the way, you really do want to get the Repair Moseh quest, even if you don't want to complete it. Failing to get it means you'll be locked out of Shaper quests for the rest of the game. Even if you get the quest and then kill Moseh, you can report back to Alwan and he'll give you a second chance.

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Magic spell levels? in Avernum 4
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By the way, it's probably not worth paying to improve spells you already know unless you have nothing else to spend your money on. The bonus from each level is quite small, equivalent to getting one extra point of Magery or Spellcraft.

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Pat Condell is a hero in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

But I am curious... why exactly don't you like me, old boy? You don't even know me.
Stay curious. Maybe you'll learn something.

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Pat Condell is a hero in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

So you don't want Western nations to take in Muslims? It's nice to know that we are in complete agreement, then. Why on earth are we even arguing?
My opinion on Muslims is irrelevant; I just don't like you.

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Pat Condell is a hero in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

You're the one who favours the importation of a religion which promotes violence, discrimination, and a policy of not assimilating with the natives.
I am? When did I say that?

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Pat Condell is a hero in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

Shame on you all white people. How dare you bend over backwards for some foreign religion imported by our mortal enemies in the Middle-East who used to continously rip your ancestors a new one, in favour of the polytheistic religions full of kickass semi-nude muscular gods which are native to Western people.
You can't be real.

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Internal Server Trouble? in General
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Originally written by Nemesis.:

Captchas actually aren't very good. They don't always filter out the bots, and sometimes they tell you you're wrong when you're not (like Myspace).
Yeah. It's much better to ask a simple trivia question, like "What is Hillary Clinton's first name?" (No, really. I'm aware of a blog that uses precisely that question to keep bots out, and it seems to work perfectly.)

Of course, that's not going to happen either, because SW doesn't have the resources to modify UBB.

[ Friday, March 14, 2008 02:40: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Feeling pompous? in General
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I'll have you know that my comment was perfectly ane.

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Studies in General
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I just realised that despite all my posts in this topic, I haven't yet said what I'm doing. I'm in the middle of a Master of Arts (Science, Communication and Society), which is about as confusing as it sounds. I'm also doing an internship copy-editing articles for a small literary/political journal based out of a local university. This is pretty much my dream job, as it allows me to read a bunch of interesting stuff whilst engaging in unfettered pedantry.

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Studies in General
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Should we assume from your abstention that you have no formal edumacation whatsoever, Salmon?
Salmon was educated at the school of fish.

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Avernum 5 - 9.01 (10.0/6.0) in General
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As regards point 5, perhaps in his next game Jeff could consider giving the party access to a source of endlessly respawning experience-giving monsters as a "reward" for completing the final expert area? That'd provide a little extra treat for those who enjoy maxing out their party's levels, but without breaking game balance (since if you can get there, you can beat anything else in the game already).

By the way, as far as point 8 goes, you really must be looking at the Exile games through rose-coloured glasses. There was lots of unsellable junk in those: plates, cups and so on.

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Studies in General
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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

I can't imagine that you actually talk that way.

(I had to look up the definition of 'pomp' before I posted. I, like most people, have never seen or used that word before.)

Oh, I don't know. If you're in a marching band, there might be some circumstance in which you'd hear the word.

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Studies in General
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Fun fact: chances are that if you use the word "pomp", you've failed to sidestep it.

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Drew:

Tell me: is it just as "wrong" by your standards when the British are considered the evil villains in revolutionary war era movies?
Let's face it: if the British had won, the US would be another Canada and the world would be a lot better off today.

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Kryten:

You know LT, you really piss me off.
I can barely stand the fact that you are what people who don't know anyone else will think of when I tell them what country I come from.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm Australian too, and I'm a better troll on my worst day than he is on his best.

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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I also like how you apparently think you're capable of reading the mind of every Muslim in the Middle East.

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

That's the problem with the Middle East. Middle Eastern societies aren't moderate societies with a few radicals, they are societies brainwashed into hating the dhimmis. Apparently the dhimmis are to blame for every little thing, from the collapse of the magnificent Islamic caliphates to the bunyon on Uncle Mohammed's left foot. Which is why civilized nations such as America will never succeed in taming these savage people.
It's hard to take you seriously when you don't understand the meaning of the religious terminology you use.

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Higher Game:

Eastern Culture is mostly defined by Indian religion, while the West is Abrahamic. Both have some horrible aspects to them. For example, in the East, you have Hindu extremists like the Tamil Tigers, while the West has Muslims. Both groups, despite different backgrounds and cultures, absolutely love suicide bombings and other reprehensible tactics.

Eastern culture doesn't even mean non-white or non-Christian, either. Just take Russia for example. It's simply a distinction of different value systems, and it's obvious which one is the more civilized.

Way to contradict yourself, bucko. Seems like at this point "Western" just means "cultures you like" and "Eastern" means "cultures you don't like".

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

I'm no racist. I detest Eastern culture, and its blatant disregard for human (and animal) life and liberty. The fact that those of Eastern culture overwhelming tend to be non-whites is coincidental.
Please, by all means, tell us more about how there is only one "Eastern culture" and everyone from the "East" believes and acts in the same ways.

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