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Tonweya

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  • Birthday 04/07/1941

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    Madison, VA
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    Glenn
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  1. Town Special # 191- Relocate Outdoors

    First, I owe you an appology in that I found that I did, indeed, have a "Guide"... one from 1998, or there aboutts. When I first joined BoE I had a question about a Scenario distributed by TRK and went to this board to ask about it. Someone who resided on t"The Big Blue Marble" responded with an answer and that set me to making "Walk-Throughs" of Scenarios as I played them so that I might be able to answer questions that others might have. This Scenario has quite a few "Flaws" and because I have never like the word, "Section", (I use the word, "Sector" for all Outdoor Areas), I guess I was confused between that term and that I couldn't make the Scenario work when I made the change, (correction). * I've been able to see that a change works If I restart a Scenario from "Scratch", but not by just re-entering the town. I don't know if that's a "normal" way to verify the change, or not, but it has worked for me in the past. Lastly, I thank you for the response. I was afraid that there might not be very many people still around after all these years. ;-} me
  2. This Node has four possible location values: X Outdoor Section Y Outdoor Section X Indoor Section Y Indoor Section Without an Editing Manual, I assume that the X & Y Outdor Section co-ordinates are for the Outdoor "SECTOR" where the Author ould want the party to be relocated, y/n? If this is so, then do I enter the co-ordinates for the Indoor Section as the present location of the Party, do I leave them "Blank", or what? Since the Party is already "Indoors", it makes no sense to ask for Indoor co-ordinates. I've tried as many combinations of values that I can think of for all four entries and still cannot correct this Node. tx, me p.s. I've also found that when making a 'change' I usually need to start a "New" Game to assure that the change works, too, and I still don't know why I cannot get this Node to work.
  3. Scenario Suggestions Please

    F.W.I.W.: There is a trilogy created by "Shy Guy". It's very clean and neat and will give you a good run through most all the facets of Blades of Exile. Drizzt created a trilogy that incorporates some special programming styles that you should find interesting. And, last, but surely the BEST you'll find, are the ten scenarios that e known throughout the Blades of Exile community as, "THE ARC", by "Alcritas". They document a5,000 year history of a "World"of his creation and each of his scenarios is a unique, stand-alone story which you will remember for years to come. P.S. If you run into any problems with any of these scenarios, post a question as I'm certain that there are numerous "Old Timers" still around with any possible answers for any possible questions. me
  4. "scentext" problem

    To C.M. I started a Download of the latest File, (BoE-WIN-aecbea0.zip). On a 'Land-Line' it indicated that the download time would be nearly 4.0 hrs. At present, today, that is not impossible, but seriously impractical. We have a 5G account w/ Verizon for Wireless service, but at present but both of us have chosen to NOT UPLOAD Updates. I will, probably, give another attempt on the "Land Line" after the holidays and will run the Program on this 'XP". As to the statement that I don't like the Laptop, that was a mis-statement on my part. I think the Laptop works fine; it's the overly redundant, busy operation of the 'Social-Networking' Modern Operating Systems that I don't like. I'm a "Nature-Boy, born in a small mid-west town in 1941 and would probably be much happier on a '386' or, maybe better on a "C-64', or 'C-128'. ;^} And, back to the original problem I've had a few times now... I've used a couple of different upgrades over the years, (I've been here since 2004), and the only problem that I've had is that a very few Scenarios don't give me a "SCENTEXT" file when I do a "Text Dump" with the Scenario Editor. All other functions work as they should. As I said previously, when I do a textdump and go to retrieve the File, I find the "SCENNAME" with only a "0" or "!" indicating the volume of that File. Also, obviously, when I try to open that File, nothing happens. Other than that, I've had no problems and am ecstatically happy with all the work all of you have done with this system. For reference: The BLADES.EXE 'Application' file I've been using for quite a while now is 2,327K in it's 'opened' state and is dated 18 May 98 14:35. P.S. I feel like I'm overworking this 'Board'. If I/we should be discussing this problem via E-mail, or whatever, let me know and I'll be glad to change. again, tx, me
  5. "scentext" problem

    First, I want to thank all of you for the responses, but you're all light years ahead of me. I dropped out of the binary part of computers somewyere when they went from C-64 to MS-DOS. (That's a joke, son.) Seriously, We have three sons and the oldest who ran BBs on the C-64 & C-128 now is a Programmer for a living and will turn 60 next October. I'm 74 and feel quite comfortable with the MS Office Programs, so when I joined this Community, it didn't take me long to start making "Walk-Throughs" of Scenarios. I originally intended to turn them over to the Community, specifically to Traci, but soon felt that if I did it would undermine the work done by some really good Authors, so now I just keep an eye on this Board and answer if/when i can. Althouth I was hoping for a "Quick-Fix" to my problem, it may not be possible. 1.) I'm on an "XP" which is a 32bit machine. (I think that's the right term), so I can't use the 64bit stuff. 2.) I bought an "8.1" laptop, fearing I was going to end up "in the dark" some day soon and really DO NOT LIKE it and wish someone had created a simple Office-Style machine with only a Web-Mail connection. Right now I'm using the laptop as a 'Storage Device" while I try to "Clean-up the "XP" so I can "Recover" the original System. On the "XP", I have the Original Blades Program and the CBOE version that is dated as '2012'. I used to have a version of BoE that was, I believe, 2009, but it also had the same problem with a "Text Dump" that, on ocasion there would be no data in the 'Filename' and I'm not knowledgeable enough about programming to know why the Files arrive, but are, (apparently), empty. Since I first noticed this problem, I now "Read" the Data I want from Nodes, etc. by going through the "Back-Door", the 'Scenario Editor'. I have two "Windows" on the Screen while I'm playing. One is the BoE "Game" Screen and the other is the BoE 'Scenario Editor' Screen. I have to "click' on words, or "Specials", but it works, even though it takes a bit longer. I then transfer the information to *.XLS", or "Word" Files I run along with the Game Files. Lastly, I'm sorry to run-on so, but it's a cold,dreary day here and I'm a reasonable good typiist. ;^} Thanks a bunch for listening and answering the posts, me
  6. "scentext" problem

    I've been running what, I believe, is the "CBOE 2012" probram, (the one that places the three Icons on the Screen), on Windows 'XP' with a "Land Line" and, recently, an "8.1 laptop" for a few years now and have had an occasional problem with accessing the 'scentext' of a couple of scenarios. The latest one in particular is "Dragon Within". The Scenairo loads and plays just fine. However, when I run the "Scenario Editor" and do a "Full Text Dump" and then go to retrieve that "Text Dump", what I find is a File named, "Dragon Within 1" which displays, "0 KB". And, of course, nothing is displayed when I try to "Open" that File, because, I presume, there is nothing in it. Although most of the Scenarios dump and display the "ScenText as expected, this one, and a few others, won't "Open" because, I assume", there is nothing in the File. Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. Much thanx, me
  7. TM's Scenarios

    My bad. I just asked about a ".jpg" without looking. It is, indeed, a "gif". My "expertise" is about on the "C-64", or "286" level. ;^{ And, again, Thanks a bunch, me F.W.I.W. I found it after, as the song says, "looking in all the wrong places". ;^{ Again, thanx to everyone. me
  8. TM's Scenarios

    Again, I really thank you, both, for these responses. If I may... Could anyone tell me how to convert a *.jpg file to a *.bmp file. I statred Inn of Blades and could not find some of the important NPC's. I then realized that TM only included a *.jpg file for those NPC's. He tells any potential player that needs to be done, but I can't find anything anywhere that tells me how to do that. Again; thanks, thanks and more thanks me
  9. TM's Scenarios

    First, thanks for the reply. However, I have a list of 16 Scenarios created by TM. I have opened them and listed them in sequence by the latest file in each. They are: 1.) Unbalanced Accounts 2.) Strella Spies 3.) Inn of Blades 4.) teh grich !!! 5.) Echoes 6.) Echoes, Assault 7.( teh grich2 8.) Echoes, Pawns 9.) Echoes, Black Horse - Hyperion 10.) Bandits 11.) Echoes, Combat aka Combat 12.) Roses of Reckonong 13.) Ballad of the Red Star 14.) Two Strands 15.) Nebulous Times Hence 16.) Minimalism I was hoping that with several similar titles, there might be some sort of an overall Story-Line for some of them. tx, me
  10. TM's Scenarios

    Does anyone know of a preferred sequence for playing the Scenarios created by Terror's Martyr? With numerous names, it would appear that not all are related, but that several are. I've opened them all and made a list of the latest date of any file within each, but as above, it appears that there is quite a variety and I'd like to follow each 'Story-Line' from beginning to end. many thanx, me
  11. Corrupt Scenario Files

    F.W.I.W. I have played a great number scenarios, making "Walk-Throughs" so that I might help any Player when possible. As to all the other ones you've mentioned, I don't remember anything wrong with them Although I have not yet done "The Killing Cave" I do have a copy and will send it to you if needed, although there should be other sites that have Scenarios for downloading. In the meantime, I'll start a "Walk-Through" for "The Killing Cave". me
  12. AtG: unicorn graveyard location

    It's in the Nelon Mountains., but it's hidden. You must first peak with the Witch, Kackle, in Glade. Go through the conversation until she mentions the graveyard. Ask graveyard and she will tell you the location for 4,000 gp. In Sector 3, 0 at O-(3, 0)-(168, 043) is a Secret Passage through the mountains. At O-3, 0)-(163, 044) you will have to battle a herd of Unicorns. After that, the Graveyard is at O-(3, 0)-(160, 042). Good Hunting, me
  13. Looking for Dirty Gold Scenario

    Dirty Gold Sorry I took so long. I still 'live' on my 'XP'. I bought a laptop a while back and HATE 8.1.Did I mention that I HATE 'XP'? The two words above should be the 'zip' file. If there's any problem, let me know and I'll try again. me
  14. stuck At the Gallows

    To the D.A. et al: I fear my comment about my game preferences was misunderstood. I love all the games. I'm 73, (Feb. '15), and have enjoyed them since our son(s) began playing them on a C'64, 'way back when. What I was trying to say is that I prefer to play them, find "Flaws", and correct them. I was/am an industrial electrician and, for most of my working years, was the guy who was called out in the middle of the night to fix "problems", sometimes in Control Panels equivalent to a board full of chips. Correcting "Flaws" is now "second-nature", (usually). PS. F.W.I.W. I am ETERNALLY grateful to all the people who worked on this "Classic" version of Blades. TX, me
  15. Demon Island clues please

    I installed both and it looks like it could only be Dem-2. I'll start it today, but I still need to know which town you're stuck in. me
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