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Shaper
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I have the splash screen for Twilight Valley today. Yesterday it was the cover of Revolver.

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Nikki's Nook - bigger than Jesus?
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Cartographer
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There you go.

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Ooh! Homepage - Blog - Geneforge, +2, +3 - My Elfwood Gallery and DevArt page
So many strange ones around. Don't you think?
Posts: 1308 | Registered: Sunday, September 8 2002 07:00
By Committee
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Profile #27
Meh. Mine's pretty dull - I'm a minimalist as well - but I love this Hopper print:

IMAGE(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b129/armill3/DrewDesktop.jpg)

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In today’s America, there are more World of Warcraft players than farmers.
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Shock Trooper
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I've been feeling a bit minimalist lately. Plus, I have a theory about the green aspects of black.

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The one thing you might notice in this rather dull image is the lack of a leopard desktop. That's 'cause I'm old school. Or it could just be because my iMac G4 doesn't have a fast enough processor.

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Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.
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By Committee
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I think my Mac might still be running Panther? or whatever 10.3.9 is. It definitely has reached an evolutionary/upgrade bottleneck, what with its 256 megs of RAM and G3 processor. It makes a lovely MP3 server in our kitchen though, when it's not trying to cook its logic board for the third time. You gotta love that generation of iBooks! Thankfully, Jeff's games are easy on the system, so I'll have a chance to play the A5 demo this week while my wife is out of town. :)

Out of curiosity, is there any way to fix the stupid keychain issue whenever there's a security update? I understand that it should prompt me to change this automatically, but seldom seems to do so until two or three restarts, and always prompts while the computer is shutting down!

[ Monday, November 26, 2007 06:10: Message edited by: Drew ]

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In today’s America, there are more World of Warcraft players than farmers.
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Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #30
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

quote:
Originally written by Dryth'tor:

Wow... Tyran, you play Nova? I thought I was the only one...
I think you'll find that several people here play EV Nova. I know Aran does, and I'm sure we aren't the only ones.

Hi.

—Alorael, whose desktop is far too much of a mess to be shared right now. His desktop picture is, however, Milford Sound. It started out as a pun, but the image has stuck around.
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Electric Sheep One
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Profile #31
I last played EVN only a few months ago, when that quasi-TC Arpia 2 came out. (It was a juvenile project that grew up as it grew, and got some serious graphical assistance from ATMOS.) It's amazing what legs that game has, considering that it's quite old now, is only 2D with sprites (though good 3D looks to the sprites), and has never spawned anywhere near the number of Total Conversions that previous EV games did. Somehow EVN reached the threshold of sound and graphics for space opera to be acceptably realized, and it's fun just to zoom around looking at things. And blasting the heck out of Aurorans.

I understand, alas, that the reason there are so few large plug-ins is that the engine is not only complex, but rather buggy. So putting in the huge effort to learn it is by no means guaranteed to let you achieve the cool things you have in mind. I believe I've heard that song around here once or twice, as well; but EVN also requires serious graphics abilities if you don't want your product to look pitifully lame.

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Agent
Member # 4574
Profile #32
A nice little painting my cousin made. She specializes in pirates.

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"I'm happy I'm the mentally disturbed person I am."
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Posts: 1186 | Registered: Friday, June 18 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #33
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

quote:
Originally written by Dryth'tor:

Wow... Tyran, you play Nova? I thought I was the only one...
I think you'll find that several people here play EV Nova. I know Aran does, and I'm sure we aren't the only ones.

And I see you also play AoE II. I have a fondness for that game myself, which none of the sequels have managed to replace.

Of course, that I played the respective demos on my three-year-old notebook with miserable graphics memory hasn't helped. But really, Empire Earth was a bit too flashy for me. I don't mind zooming around on that three-dimensional battle-field (even lagged like hell), but I ended up paying more attention to the scenery and flashy combat than strategy.

That doesn't happen with AoE II or Settlers III. Even less with Widelands...

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Shock Trooper
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I've decided to clutter up my life a bit. Here's my new desktop, taken only moments ago:

IMAGE(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i157/wgrandbois/Picture1-2.jpg)

For those who prefer a messier desktop, it might be interesting to try something similar over time, although Time Machine already has the corner on that particular visual.

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Posts: 344 | Registered: Friday, February 25 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #35
quote:
Wow... Tyran, you play Nova? I thought I was the only one...

So long suckers, say hello to my fusion pulse cannons! *Manticore explodes*

[ Monday, November 26, 2007 15:54: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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Jesus is a pacifist.
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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #36
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My desktop alternates among various pictures of Michelle Trachtenberg.

And I'm not ashamed of that.
Had to do a Wiki search on this one. She's apparently going to do a voice role for an animated "Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight" straight-to-video movie. Damn, sucks to see one of my favorite childhood series get turned into some cheap animated film.

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Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #37
quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

Had to do a Wiki search on this one.
Only because you didn't watch Buffy. Or, uh, Eurotrip.

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She's apparently going to do a voice role for an animated "Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight" straight-to-video movie. Damn, sucks to see one of my favorite childhood series get turned into some cheap animated film.
Yeah, I assume it's going to suck, and it's completely going to fail to be Dragonlance. I've watched at least one other of her movies that was pretty bad solely because she was in it (The Dive From Clausen's Pier), so I'll probably watch it anyway.

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Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Guardian
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Profile #38
EVNova is quite good, but Nalyd prefers Darwinia.

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May the fires of Undeath burn in your soul, and consume it.
Posts: 1636 | Registered: Wednesday, January 5 2005 08:00
Lifecrafter
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Yeah, that was a good one...Deimos Rising has been around forever, and I got addicted five years ago. Still haven't beaten it.

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The Survival Elite
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

She's apparently going to do a voice role for an animated "Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight" straight-to-video movie. Damn, sucks to see one of my favorite childhood series get turned into some cheap animated film.
From what I've heard, it actually could be pretty decent.

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"Dumbledore returns from the dead and declares it to be hammertime, Harry proceeds to break it down, Voldemort is unable to touch this." —Dintiradan
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Posts: 1556 | Registered: Sunday, November 20 2005 08:00
Agent
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quote:
From what I've heard, it actually could be pretty decent.
That's what they said about Troy.

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Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Agent
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Meh. Movies aren't produced with the same quality as they used to.

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Jesus is a pacifist.
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Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
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Profile #43
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Meh. Movies aren't produced with the same quality as they used to.
Exactly. Currently they are of much higher quality.

The scripts are about the same. Some excellent, some good, and a lot of junk. It's just with the older movies, well, they don't re-release the junk so there is a perception that old=good.

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Apprentice
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I noticed you use a mac. :(

But then I noticed a Diablo 2 icon on the screen. Do you play on closed, and if so what realm/ladder?
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Agent
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Unfortunately my PC is majorly on the fritz right now and I just haven't gotten around to replacing the HDD despite it almost literally growling at me every so often, therefore leaving me somewhat unable to ss my desktop with its usual array, however I typically use a picture of Zippy from Rainbow across a multicoloured (rainbow-effect) background.
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Off With Their Heads
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Hey, look, it's FBM! Been a while.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #47
quote:
Originally written by Joesterinc:

I noticed you use a mac. :(

But then I noticed a Diablo 2 icon on the screen. Do you play on closed, and if so what realm/ladder?

The only game I play online is Guild Wars. Diablo 2 is installed because I like to play the single player campaign.

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"Dumbledore returns from the dead and declares it to be hammertime, Harry proceeds to break it down, Voldemort is unable to touch this." —Dintiradan
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Shaper
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Nikki's Nook - bigger than Jesus?
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Master
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No, the desktop didn't really change. All that has changed are the icons in the dock (got some new games) and the files on the desktop.

[ Sunday, December 23, 2007 02:56: Message edited by: Thralni ]

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