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Name Choice in General
Warrior
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Profile #60
quote:
Originally written by Xian:



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Similar to the surprise of being hailed by Andraste in EV:N, I presume!

WHAT!? When and where? Is Andraste perhaps an ATMOS member, or just a coincidental Terrapin trader thing?

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Name Choice in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #20
My name comes from the complex geometric pattern--at the time of signup, twas one of my great obsessions. Here's a definition.

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Name Choice in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #0
I've recently been wondering how Spiderwebbers chose their names. So, I've put together a simple poll to find out. Please post your response as well.

Poll Information
This poll contains 1 question(s). 1 user(s) have voted.
You may not view the results of this poll without voting.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
Posts: 197 | Registered: Saturday, June 2 2007 07:00
New scenario / Update to another in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #5
quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

Pity that they're only windows versions, but that's easily fixed.
How?

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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G5 wishlist. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #230
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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Igor made a good point in the G4 survey thread: we never really see much of the good that shaping can do.

So far the Geneforge series has made the Trakovite cause look appealing, because we've seen lots of shaping disasters. If G5 is going to end the series, then it will probably have to feature the Trakovite option prominently, since that would make for a real conclusion. But it would definitely raise the stakes of the game if we also saw shaping doing some unambiguous good — and not just in undoing damage done by shaping. Some idyllic place that had been howling desert before the landscape was shaped. Some gravely injured or handicapped people, perhaps so from birth, restored to health by shaping. Maybe even some intelligent creations that are neither slaves nor monsters. Something that makes shaping more than just a bad genie that should obviously be put back in the bottle if only that were possible.

That's a very good point. It has always felt kind of evil whenever I play through joining the Shapers. I always end up joining the Rebels/Takers/Awakened first because it's a bit hard to get over the fact that Shapers are so impliedly evil. However, it may be partly true. What if all the Shapers really are corrupt? What if the real government of the Shapers is fully consumed in self-interest? Perhaps there should be a new sect, Shapers, but fighting for the goodwill of everyone. If you know what I mean. It would just sort of give a more realistic feeling to the game. Or even just small collectives of runaway Shapers who run a Shaping healing business, or something like that.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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A Few Questions in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #6
Revolution is basically my job. I am still a beginner though, but it's a pretty good, easy language. I use Apple Motion, Photoshop, and sometimes Cinema 4D in conjunction with it. Revolution also does networking, and I deal with that also. If you're interested in Revolution, go here.

And yes, I know HTML and such aren't programming languages, but it's still basically programming.

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How did you guys begin? in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #30
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Lets just say I started sadly. I posted in Ye Olde RW Forum asking what happened to RW. In June.

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A Few Questions in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #2
I program Revolution, a remake of HyperCard. I am also reasonably familiar with HTML, XHTML, CSS, and a tiny bit of JavaScript. I look at C/C++/Objective-C once in a while, but I don't have them or understand them very well.

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I have a question in Nethergate
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #3
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Originally written by Zelda:

Not to mention a very engaging storyline
FYT

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Help, need toget to titan. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #2
And be prepared with lots of types of attacks. Unless you're a cheater of course...

The Titan is a challenging, fun, and rewarding battle. Good luck.

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A Few Questions in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #0
Ahh...I've been gone for nearly two months. I have a few little questions I've been thinking about:
What language are the Spiderweb games programmed in?Is anyone here a programmer here besides me? If so, what language/whatever/projects do you specialize in?How does one get in on a beta test and does it require programming knowledge?And finally, How are you?

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Geneforge 3/4 mentioned in Top 100 Independent Games List in Geneforge Series
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #20
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Originally written by Taliesin:

Yeah, I was a little surprised to see that in a Spiderweb game. No wonder Oliver (A4) said what he did about Avernite women...
Ha!

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Beta Readers Wanted: Apply Within in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #10
I'd love to read it. Sign me on.

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Romans and Keys.... in Nethergate
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #2
I actually don't know if you can even do both quests (as in from Hagfen and the Selkies). And I hate to say it, but that is very dishonourable! However, it's up to you, and as Romans, it doesn't seem as bad to kill magical creatures. With my Roman singleton, I kind of threw the morals in the trash. It's easier to ultra-powergame when you kill all you can, but it's very sad.

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What's Your Favorite Scenario? in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #22
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If practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, why practice?
Just Kidding! :P

[ Friday, September 07, 2007 17:37: Message edited by: Fractal ]

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Exile Editor Automation in The Exile Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #1
Interesting. Do you mean Mac Automator scripts? And is it for the PC Editor or the scenario editor?

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Hall of Lamps (spoiler) in Nethergate
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #16
Please do not discuss karma. It is against the Code of Community.

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Hall of Lamps (spoiler) in Nethergate
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #12
You have to get the Lamp Key from "beating" Titus in the Circle Warrens, which is near Hagfen.

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Avernum 4 - No more objects! in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #2
It could also help to redownload from Spiderweb.

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noob info in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #18
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Originally written by John Q. Random:

The first rule of Spiderweb is that rules will not serve you. Accept Richard White as your savior and be doomed anyway.

—Alorael, who doesn't think noobs can learn the basics any way but participating. Politeness and basic orthography will get you a long way.

That's how I got where I am now. It should work for any intelligent, skilled(or at least potential to be), noob.

Sorry for being semi-offtopic.

[ Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:06: Message edited by: Fractal ]

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Which Geneforge game(s) should I get? in Geneforge Series
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #16
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Huh. It's probably because I started with G1, but I don't think it has bad graphics at all. It has fewer graphics, for sure, but they aren't bad.

In fact, Dikiyoba likes the original thahd graphic much better than the newer one.

Indeed. I second that.

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Exile 3 or Avernum3 in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #8
You should also check out the Geneforge series. GF1 is excellent, and so is GF2. GF3 is not as good, but GF4 is a great, more modern game. Nethergate/N:R is also really good. BoE(Blades of Exile) has hundreds, maybe thousands of player-created scenarios to try. BoA doesn't have as many, but has lots of cool features and such. You should at least try all the games.

[ Monday, April 07, 2008 09:26: Message edited by: Fractal ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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G5 Artifacts in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #42
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Originally written by The Ratt:

Actually, I think exec files might be graphic files. After all that's what the graphics for the game are stored as, and nothing shows up when i open it up in a text editor.
.exec is a Windows extension for executable archive. It is similar to .app for mac.

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Spears Clash! Of Uncombined Items? in Blades of Exile
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #10
You're building your own computer!? Sounds very ambitious.

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Avernum 4 question in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #4
Starman1985: I am not a moderator, but on behalf of the community, shorten your signature!

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