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  2. Anyone have Duskwolf's contact info?
  3. Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    Ah, a crisis of faith. A classic tale. Wonder how this will end up... https://youtu.be/TyD4MVp4cIo
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  5. Blades of Exile for Linux :D

    EDIT: Ugh.
  6. Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    We knew the temple had fallen, but how exactly did it REALLY happen? https://youtu.be/1FGc92GAVUQ
  7. Leveling Intelligence

    Ahhh... I had tried that several times, but it was always my main character who would walk up to the container and, I had thought, automatically went to her inventory. As far as the rest I had no idea, so thank you. It makes gaming a lot easier.
  8. I actually made it to day 1600 before my computer died and took that game to The Grave - there was a Troglo Prison being run in Sharimik and everything was in absolute ruins - I'd destroy walls and magical barricades for fun - Role Playing that the Refugees hiding from you will need to bring them back online once you leave the City - would also loot and buy nice things like plants from the surface - then started buying things like bricks and assaulting the Empire Army over 200 times XD Every day for months I logged in and massacred at least 250 Empire Soldiers - Just started a new game and buffed my Characters using the Editor and have already wiped out the surface in 30 Days -
  9. Moved because it's about one of the games, not a general topic. Is that number correct? Day 1200? That's an awfully long time, if so.
  10. So to make a long story short I listened deep within my heart and heard the voice of my Party - they were enthralled to see the Monster Plagues in Avernum III - The four of them are Nephil/Slithzerikai Heritage and remember well the various Genocides committed against their kind by the Empire - particularly fresh is the Invasion of Avernum and the Great Massacres - including the Mass Grave full of Slith Children - So I say again my Party rejoiced at the Plagues and began to train - to become Elite Warriors capable of slaying vast numbers of the enemy without assistance. Your Mission was to Explore and Assist the Surface Worlders - Instead we have Declared War - I have gone town to town using Divine Strength Buff - Every single city on the Surface World - including Gail at Day 1200 - were breached and their populations destroyed. It is Masterful with regards to Jeff that the town decay is so much more significantly complete if the Guards have been wiped out.
  11. Blades of Exile for Linux :D

    *blinks* Okay, I think we must have been talking past each other, because I was talking about Open Blades of Exile, not Exile III. Sorry for the confusion. Note that Exile III for Windows is not a 32-bit app. It's a 16-bit app. 32-bit apps can run on 64-bit computers, and 16-bit apps can run on 32-bit computers, but 16-bit apps cannot run on 64-bit computers. And uh, if I was going to go the virtualization route, why Windows on Linux? I barely use Linux at all, and I do use Microsoft Visual Studio since it's actually a pretty good IDE. Virtualizing Linux on Windows would seem to be a smarter plan if I were to go that way.
  12. Leveling Intelligence

    Nope, there's no override for this. Older Spiderweb games let you do this. My guess is that the option, while neat, may not (on the developer's end) be worth the potential it creates for broken events and quests.
  13. Leveling Intelligence

    If you click on the portrait of one of your characters it becomes the active character. When you are in a character's inventory, you can click on an item, move the mouse to over another character's portrait and then click and the item will transfer inventories. For ease of play, weight only counts for items that are equipped.
  14. Leveling Intelligence

    Thanks everyone for the quick and in-depth replies. I guess since we are on a roll I will ask a few more here if you do not mind. How can I control other characters, while they are already in my party? I have a feeling I should probably read more of the hints guide in game, but I am currently away from it. But I see no obvious way to make my warrior companion open a container of some sort. Only my main who is a Shaman can I physically control and then I have to collect anything useful and then drop it on the ground and then allow for an inventory check and mass pick up of my other character. It's a little awkward... Also does simply carrying items on a person add weight to them at all? My warrior was picking up quite a bit and even picked up heavy armour, but was not emcumbered what so ever until he actually donned it. Do my characters carry magical bags of weightlessness regardless of size of items or is that a bug? And finally for the time being at least, can we attack or kill innocent unimportant NPCs, regardless of the repercussions? Like a few prisoners on the first mission they were scattered and did not say much. I generally play a middle of the road or good hearted character my first play through, but I had saved and then tried to attack, but it said I could not talk to them while in the combat mode. Is there an over ride to still attack and kill what ever you want, or the game simply wont allow for it? Thank you.
  15. Leveling Intelligence

    Dex was so broken in Avadon 1 that I thought it was easier to make almost everyone primarily Dex-based (except the Sorcerer). I tried the Shaman both ways, and I had an easier time with the Dex-based version than the Int-based version.
  16. Leveling Intelligence

    Dex-based shamans are a gimmick build that sorta works in Avadon 1 and 2 but not so much in Avadon 3. We're getting into kinda deep obscure mechanics discussion here, but the short version is that in the first two games, anything that did physical damage counted as a physical attack and anything that did elemental damage counted as magic (with the exception of scarabs, which worked differently). Shamans in the first two games had several spells that did physical damage; they technically counted as ranged physical attacks and therefore did damage based on Dexterity. Healing is completely independent of all stats and based only on level/skills/equipment, so you could make a Dex-based shaman who was a competent healer with a few strong attack options. In Avadon 3, there have been some changes to the code that determines what stat each attack is based off, so this doesn't work so well any more (and like I said, it was a bit of a gimmick to begin with). There's an NPC trainer available in each game, usually about halfway through, who lets you respec your stats and skills from scratch. There's also a cheat code that lets you do it at any time: hit the key combination shift-D and in the box that appears, enter the word retrain.
  17. Leveling Intelligence

    About halfway through the game, there is an NPC you can talk to that lets you retrain your characters. You can reassign all your points if you aren't happy with the way you built them. It resets the character to level 1, but you now have all the points you gained that can be added. Shaman is funny it that one of the best spells is based off Dexterity instead of Intelligence. Intelligence is still important, but it depends upon whether you want to emphasize attack spells or summoning animals to help you fight. Endurance is more important because a Shaman has the worst armor and resistances of any class. So even with the most health points, you take more damage.
  18. Leveling Intelligence

    Thank you. Also I was reading builds for Shamans and although I like to play for the first time with out too many spoilers, I also do not like to have a poorly built character. I was surprised to find a Shaman, which uses a lot if magic, needed to level up in Dex and End (5-1 ir 4-1) while Int basically took a back seat altogether. Can anyone comfirm or deny? Also I read some where you could just reroll your stats, but how does that work? I leveled and then tried to go back to my character sheet screen, but I did not see anything to do that, such as plus and minuses? Can you reroll once per gaining a new level or you have to talk to someone to do it or a totally different screen? Thank you.
  19. Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    When you're already in deep, how much deeper in can you get? https://youtu.be/GYv5lKTaMvQ
  20. Can't add anything to script z0avadondlg.txt

    Yep, that's definitely a syntax error in your script. I think a simpler solution would be for you to paste whatever you added to your broken version here. Then we can go through it and find the error. If you added things in multiple places, just find the section near line 13521. (Sometimes the game doesn't count lines exactly the same way a text editor does, but it should be close enough to distinguish middle vs end of the file.)
  21. Leveling Intelligence

    To clarify that answer: yes, the basic attacks from rod and staff-type weapons count as spells and are affected by Intelligence.
  22. Leveling Intelligence

    Intelligence gives the to hit for spells. It also increases the damage level. Upgrading from an apprentice rod to a better rod or staff also increases the damage level. Welcome to Spiderweb Software. Please leave your sanity at the door. Rational thought only interferes with your understanding.
  23. Homeland progress report

    AAHHH I'VE BEEN WAITING THIRTEEN YEARS TO WRITE THAT SCENE! I'm about three-quarters of the way through the main plot in Chapter 2. Things are starting to heat up. All the major pieces are on the board now, and it's just a matter of playing the game. Just the idea that I might be getting to Chapter 3 soon(-ish, probably in a few weeks depending on how much testing I want to do now) is kind of blowing my mind. It didn't seem like it would ever happen.
  24. Leveling Intelligence

    It says Intelligence makes your magical attacks hit more often... But is it weapons imbued with magic such as rods that does a Spirit Claw magical missile or actual casted magic from the player only or both? I am playing a shaman. Thank you.
  25. Blades of Exile for Linux :D

    I think I did something wrong then. Or got the game from the wrong source. Or maybe a 32 bit app can't run on a 64 bit computer. The game was installed in usr/local/exile3. No worries though, I blew the dust off a windows 8.1 computer and will try it. Have you tried virtualizing Windows on linux? You wouldn't have to shut down one to use the other.
  26. Blades of Exile for Linux :D

    The linux branch is out-of-date. If you could merge master into the linux branch, I would expect it to work, but can't be certain (and the merge is probably not a clean one in any case). I'll get to that merge eventually; I just keep putting it off because booting up Linux means shutting down Windows. The scons script "installs" the game in the source directory, under "build/Blades of Exile/", so if it said the build succeeded, that's where you'd have to look. If the build failed, I'd like to hear why. Note that the scons script doesn't quite seem to work on Windows (I was working on that a couple days ago).
  27. Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    Onwards we move to the third story we have to hear. It will surely connect to the previous story, but I wonder how... https://youtu.be/V7Gbk3myJ-0
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