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1,000 in General
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #21
Congratulations, X! Does this mean you'll be changing your name to M?

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Happy Easter. in General
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The seven deadly sins are a Catholic thing, I think. Puritans tend to believe that all sins will damn you equally.

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I believe there are 15,747,724,136,275,002,577,105,653,961,181,555,468,044,717,914,527,116,709,366,231,425,076,185,631,031,296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Exile 2 code problems in Tech Support
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If you'll notice, Jeff has actually decreased the price a bit since it came out. In fact, you can buy the whole Exile trilogy on a CD for something like $40 now.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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The meaning of life. in General
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6 * 9 = 54 in base ten

therefore 6 * 9 = 4 * 13 + 2 * 1

therefore 6 * 9 = 42 in base thirteen

(On a slightly related note, I just figured out what the phrase "All bases are base 10" really means.)

[ Monday, April 14, 2003 22:58: Message edited by: Thuryl ]
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The meaning of life. in General
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On the other hand, it seems unlikely that a search for some "deeper meaning" to life is inherent in human nature. There are plenty of other cultures that got along and continue to get along just fine without constant soul-searching, and anyway, it's a little hard to ponder philosophy when you're busy worrying about where your next meal's going to come from.
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Hybrids Anonymous or How to Differentiate an Opaki from a Choirboy in General
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So why were there Nepharim in Nephil forts? Are they enslaved by the Nephilim? That Nephar chief seemed pretty rich and important for a slave.

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I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy who shoots the arrows,
If I only had a heart.
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What kind of designer are you and how serious are you about designing? in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally posted by Desert Plah:
*Throws pen at Drakefyre*

WHAT THE HECK IS CM4?!

Unless I am terribly mistaken, it is Championship Manager 4, a soccer management simulation.

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What kind of designer are you and how serious are you about designing? in Blades of Avernum
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Started five scenarios, finished two, released none. Gave up on the three unfinished ones within days of starting due to loss of interest and/or finding out BoE couldn't do what I wanted it to do.

The other two could technically be regarded as "finished", I suppose, but both were buggy, plotless and generally an embarrassment. I lost most of my work on one of them in a HD crash, and was not exactly motivated to redo it. I later deleted the other in a fit of sanity.

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Hybrids Anonymous or How to Differentiate an Opaki from a Choirboy in General
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Heh heh heh.

TM, do you even know anything about the depiction of Rakshasi in traditional mythology?

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I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy who shoots the arrows,
If I only had a heart.
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Hybrids Anonymous or How to Differentiate an Opaki from a Choirboy in General
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Or for food. We know they eat people, after all.

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I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy who shoots the arrows,
If I only had a heart.
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
The Louvre Q&A in Blades of Avernum
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PNGs can actually be much more efficient than GIFs and JPGs; less so for smaller, more detailed graphics such as those in Avernum, though. Also, they can't display properly in everyone's browser.

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Some ideas Jeff will never look at.... in Blades of Avernum
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From what Djur's told us so far, it's going pretty well. Check the forum or come to a Pygchat (#pygmalion at dream.esper.net, 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM Sundays) if you want to find out more.

[ Thursday, March 27, 2003 02:46: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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Some ideas Jeff will never look at.... in Blades of Avernum
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SDFs wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't keep forgetting which number went up to 10 and which went up to 300.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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POLL: how did you like my scenario? in Blades of Exile
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I rather suspect him of being TM, personally. Of course, if anyone knows for sure, Drakey does.

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Is it possible? in Blades of Avernum
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It started out as Medium-level, you mean...

Even then, it's pushing it. Remember that bit rather near the start where one fought 20 haakai?

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Some ideas Jeff will never look at.... in Blades of Avernum
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You don't.

... Well, you could have the monster drop an item with a special class and check for the location of the item on monster death, I suppose, but that would be a scandalous waste of nodes - the number of spaces you could check would be severely limited.

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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POLL: how did you like my scenario? in Blades of Exile
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Indeed. Your writing recalls the works of such literary greats as William McGonagall.

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Sequel Support in Blades of Avernum
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This works just fine as long as the original scenario didn't have multiple significantly different endings.

Anyway, it seems unlikely that Jeff will explicitly code in the ability to check what scenarios a player has been in - we may not even get a text-response node.

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Concerning Custom Graphics and Macs... in Blades of Avernum
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Well, that's what Jeff did with BoE (a separate folder for scenarios). There's no reason he wouldn't do it for BoA as well.

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Some Other Things About BoA in Blades of Avernum
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You can't choose where to drop items because Jeff doesn't think it would be worth the extra click needed to determine where the item is dropped.

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Concerning Custom Graphics and Macs... in Blades of Avernum
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Well, .txt does get munged a little from PC to Mac. A PC text file needs a linefeed character followed by a carriage-return character to signify a new line; a Mac just needs the carriage-return. As a result, these linefeeds appear as a little box-shaped character on the start of every line. Harmless, but annoying. (Fortunately, some text editors can automatically strip linefeeds.)

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"Hack attempt logged" in Tech Support
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Actually, there are still ways to get into Misc. Getting in by typing the address into the location bar, however, will register as a hack attempt. This, I believe, is a general security feature and does not relate specifically to Misc.

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Who? in Blades of Avernum
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It's also entirely possible that a shear genius is actually a master, not of scissors, but of sideways distortion.

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Stand-alone? in Blades of Avernum
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One other problem with standalones is download size. I have a relatively slow connection, and one of the attractions of BoE for me has been that even the largest scenarios are no more than 1 MB or so zipped. Now, the BoE program file alone is 1.2 MB (on the Mac version); add in all the graphics, sounds and what-have-you and you've easily got 4 MB of runtime and resources to be downloaded along with the game itself (admittedly, that'll compress down a bit when zipped, but it'll still make downloads of even small scenarios unpleasantly large). And BoA will probably have more space-consuming resources than BoE did.

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Special spells in Blades of Avernum
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He could, but why would he bother? In BoE scenarios, when an item is given a custom graphic, it's often *because* the designer doesn't want it to carry over into other scenarios. If you want the party to keep an item outside a scenario, just don't give it a custom graphic.

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