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A5 Questions in Avernum 4
Warrior
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Profile #24
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

The extra animations probably won't happen. If you're expecting super high-end graphics, you should look for a different game.

You Geneforge/A4 vets are spoiled. Back in the day of the Trilogy, back when it was a proper trilogy, we had one attack frame and we liked it.

Exactly! But, change can be good. These games are evolving. And you can always replay the good oldies.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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N:R Windows Save Issues in Tech Support
Warrior
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Profile #3
Queer. Is this a Windows only bug? For I think I have encountered it on my Mac as well. And why does the .sav extension go away?

Oh, and welcome to Spiderweb. Please leave your sanity at the door.

[ Monday, August 27, 2007 04:04: Message edited by: Fractal ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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# of games bought from jeff in General
Warrior
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Profile #16
All for Mac:
BoE
A1
A2
A3
A4
BoA
GF2 (buying GF1 tomorrow)
GF3
GF4
N:R

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Avernum 4 question in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #1
You are most likely highly encumbered. Check the "Carrying x out of y lbs." on the inventory screen. If x ≥ y, you are encumbered and require to either rid yourself of junk or buy more defense skill.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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I Win in General
Warrior
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Profile #5
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

I might actually consider using JWH instead of this account sometimes.
What is JWH?

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The Mystic: "Vista is a funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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A5 Beta (testing)? in Avernum 4
Warrior
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Profile #2
Beta calls will appear on the news page when A5 is close to finished. You have a better chance of being accepted if you gave some prior experience. I as well wish to test. The only experience I've had was beta testing a scenario by Enraged Slith and I've had some programming experience. I wonder if I'll get accepted this time...

Edit: Ugh! You beat me orange[s]!

[ Saturday, August 25, 2007 04:31: Message edited by: frain200 ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Question about Avernum Trilogy CD in General
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Profile #3
I've also noticed that an hintbook is no longer sold for BoE! I guess that makes me special, for I have one. I can only wonder why it was removed.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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I Win in General
Warrior
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Profile #3
Wow! You're very lucky. Congratulations! I wish I had a cool number.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Can't get Exile to run in The Exile Trilogy
Warrior
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Profile #2
I've never heard of Basilisk or OS 9 emulators. Elaborate.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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I Seek to Obtain the Meaningless Approbation of my Fellows in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #25
quote:
Originally written by Iffy:

What a cute little kitty...
I like hugging my kitten (though he glares at me).

Have you read Worf the Cat?
http://worfthecat.ermarian.net/Worf%20the%20Cat/
Edit: Blast! Sorry for the second page.

[ Friday, August 24, 2007 15:11: Message edited by: frain200 ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
Posts: 197 | Registered: Saturday, June 2 2007 07:00
OBoE and helping out? in Blades of Exile
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #2
Well, who is the member commonly known as Ed?

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Start the Fire? in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #23
The Borg would most likely win by simply assimilating everyone on the spot.

Edit: I love tangents!

[ Tuesday, August 21, 2007 05:21: Message edited by: frain200 ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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A Visit to the Madhouse: Released in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #6
This looks cool Niemand! Have any other 24-hour scenarios been released yet (in finished form)?

[ Tuesday, August 21, 2007 05:09: Message edited by: frain200 ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
Posts: 197 | Registered: Saturday, June 2 2007 07:00
Music in Avernum 5 in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #5
quote:
Originally written by Frobozz:

How about instead of music, Jeff makes the game use surround sound effects! Wouldn't it be fun to hear your party getting hit by a fireball from behind? :D
Good idea, but I don't think it could happen easily. Plus, you would need a surround sound system for your computer, wouldn't you?

I don't think music is best suited to Spiderweb games. As long as there are nice, realistic background sounds. If you were really desperate, you could always make a funky series of GarageBand BGMs...

Anyway, I can see why some would like it or dislike it. And there's always the matter of if the music is good in our opinion...after all, it's up to Jeff what the music is if he decides there to be music at all.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
Posts: 197 | Registered: Saturday, June 2 2007 07:00
Geneforge 3/4 mentioned in Top 100 Independent Games List in Geneforge Series
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #6
I'm always a bit surprised at harsh criticism (heck, any criticism involving graphics) towards Spiderweb's games. Personally, I just don't understand what the deal is with the graphics! They add a nice touch to the games and give it a nice, retro-y feel. The current graphics (A4 and GF4) are excellent, wonderful, and pretty in my opinion. Perhaps I just haven't experienced "Hard Core RPG's" but I'm guessing they don't have moral dilemmas, a deep and involved story, or any of the other things that make me love games created by Spiderweb Software.

Or perhaps I'm just the harsh critic! :P

Originally written by Iffy:
quote:
I find it interesting how the Japanese (in many games) give the characters revealing clothing. Especially the females.
Ugh! I've noticed!

[ Tuesday, August 21, 2007 04:34: Message edited by: Die Kasecuchen ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Avernum 5, July Update in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #64
Until now, I did not think it possible to make soooo many "typos" and be so stupid! That post is hilarious!!! (not Lifecrafter's!)

*Dies*

[ Saturday, August 18, 2007 13:39: Message edited by: Die Kasecuchen ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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It's spelled GUARDIAN in Geneforge Series
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #27
Come on! It was just a Thuryl pun!

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Avernum 5, July Update in Avernum 4
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #46
Will A5 keep the save slots? It might be a bit much to ask, but they annoy people. I think the easiest incarnation of the saving system is the N:R one, where they automatically direct themselves to an auto-made folder. Very easy and fast. I know that it is probably a trouble to script this, but it is just a little something I wanted back, along with a few others in a recent topic.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Avernum what is cool in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #8
In the eye of reason, we're just being really lazy. Although I must say, it is annoying.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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A Pol. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #6
Battle Omega, huh? Don't worry, I don't blame you for the typo. I wonder what that would look like...perhaps an Omega on his chest? I love Omegas.

I'm surprised to see that so many people love the Awakened. I like them too, but this is interesting. If there was a sect similar to the G2 Takers made up of creations/serviles only but had more Awakened-like views, they would be like me because I really love creations and I'm always wanting them to be free.

Did anyone else get Aran's Infiltrator joke?

[ Monday, August 13, 2007 05:27: Message edited by: Die Kasecuchen ]

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Avernum 1 2 and 3 speed in Tech Support
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #7
How did you acquire the beta? Did you go to that conference or something?

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Avernum what is cool in General
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #3
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

[QUOTE]
And you know, you can always just replay the first three. :P

I am constantly doing this, because to me, there are limitless possibilities: different types of parties, singletons, torment, completing all the side quests in existence, exploring every explorable pixel, the list goes on. And, if you get tired of that, there's always Nethergate, Geneforge, BoA/BoE, even the Exile series is a satisfying new experience compared to the other games. Besides, it gives you a little insight into the humble beginnings of Spiderweb Software.

There are practically 14 engines to play here. To me, an engine isn't just the basic functions, but the minute details like how you pick up items, the arrangement of the buttons, things like that. Personally, I find it nearly impossible to get bored of Spiderweb games. Sure, the A4 engine is a slight disappointment to some (I think it's fine), but it is a great game. Some people just can't get over the graphics but they are the best I could hope for. I am greatly looking forward to A5 and G5 and whatever else the future may hold.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Porting between Mac and Windows in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 8872
Profile #12
DMG is arguably the best form of compression (or whatever disk images are) but .zip is the most convenient for porting and such.

Of course, those gzipped tarballs are probably plotting our downfall as we type.

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The Mystic: "Vista is a rather funky and finicky OS to begin with."
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Should I buy Nethergate in Nethergate
Warrior
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Profile #4
Ha! That reminds of a silly non-online game called Yipe. There are three of them now. They can be quite amusing: you can download them here

Oh, and yes, Nethergate is an excellent game well worth your money.

[ Monday, August 06, 2007 05:51: Message edited by: Die Kasecuchen ]

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A3 Mystery Island in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #12
There probably is. There are countless secret doors down there.

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