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  1. Avadon 2 Character Editor

    No one has posted in this thread in four years and the creator, Jerakeen, hasn't been around in a long time. You aren't likely to get any answers. Also, in the future, please consolidate your questions into one post rather than spamming posts in a row. Thanks.
  2. Favorite Game

    Please don't make irrelevant posts in years-old dead threads. Thanks.
  3. Slarty Ranks Everything

    That John C. Calhoun ranking...ugh, I can't stand that man. Talented and successful politician, sure, but plenty of awful people are successful politicians, so Calhoun has plenty of company. However, this ranking blunder does give me a convenient opportunity to share this delightful story about Mr. Calhoun that is unfortunately fictional but totally deserves to be true.
  4. Slarty Ranks Everything

    Apparently I'm feeling silly, so I'll ask how the following stack up: Nethergate Pride and Prejudice Emma Persuasion Sense and Sensibility Northanger Abbey Cinnamon rolls Casablanca (the film, not the city) Sparkling water Toads Mr. Toad of Toad Hall Thomas the Tank Engine Sir Topham Hatt George Clooney Cluny the Scourge The Dalai Lama The aesthetic qualities of [hieroglyphics / the Greek alphabet / the Hebrew alphabet] Why am I even coming up with this nonsense? Slarty stop being a bad influence on me pls kthxbai
  5. Slarty Ranks Everything

    This thread...LOL. Okay, I'll suggest the following for the list: Jeff Vogel Dolphins Banyan trees Sock puppets Turnips Handlebar mustaches Good grammar And... Chrono Trigger (You'd BETTER like CT more than disco... )
  6. Reactivate Taygen Questline?

    There's a cheat in most (all?) the Geneforge games that can reset the hostility of an individual zone (e.g. turning Icy End friendly after you made them angry). That's different from failing a quest so that an NPC will no longer hire you. I'm pretty sure it's technically still be possible to change you access to Taygen's quest line, but a bit more complicated than entering a cheat code. You'd need to dig in the scripts to identify the flag triggered by this Camp Dranir, then alter a zone script somewhere so you could change the flag to whatever Taygen's flag-check requires (e.g. add text so that when you, say, click on a sign, it sets the flag to the correct number). Disclaimer: I've never done this, nor played G5 (except the demo), I'm just going off what I've seen of various other posts on the Geneforge games.
  7. Earlier today, six years and month or so after I started my PHD program, I finished the complete draft of my dissertation and sent it out to my committee. My major professor has already looked at it and said he likes it, so really nothing should stop me from graduating with my PHD this December (in my department, the dissertation defense is largely a formality, and if my major professor like my dissertation - as he does - then I will pass). The past several years have been really rough, physically and emotionally, and I've often doubted whether this day would ever come. But here it is!
  8. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    No, Randomizer's prognostication is accurate. I want to teach college history, so that's what I'll be looking for. However, jobs are scarce and seem to be getting scarcer, so I'm open to other possibilities if an opportunity appears. In the short-term, besides looking for jobs, I plan to work on fixing up my dissertation and trying to get it published.
  9. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    As of Saturday, 16 December, I am officially Dr. Triumph, PHD, and no longer a college student for the first time in forever!
  10. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    Dissertation defended.
  11. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    History relies heavily on the written word. It's not that no one cares about the Americas before 1492, it's just much, much easier to speak with some degree of confidence once you get to an era with more written records to analyze.
  12. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    I ended up focusing on the Civil War.
  13. Spiders' Amber

    Please stop bumping old threads. Just make a new one, and if necessary, include a link to the old one. There's only one amber. If you gave it to the Queen, then you can't give it to the GIFTS.
  14. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    I studied US history. It's not the most fashionable of topics in the historical profession, but it's what interested me. In my case, well, if I have any rich family members, then they are utterly unknown to me. However, I got a pretty good score on the GRE that apparently was key to convincing two universities (one for my MA, and another for my PHD) to give me generous sums of money to come study there. And yes, a LOT of reading. I actually became a much better reader, I believe, thanks to grad school.
  15. [GF4] Monarch's motives?

    "Some men just want to watch the world burn."
  16. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    True, but my advisor also encouraged me not to be defensive at the defense.
  17. 10,000

    Such number. So meaningless. Very congratulatory.
  18. Patch available ?

    It's an old game. How it looks and sounds is just how it is. While you're playing the game, if you bring up the menu (with save / load / quit / etc. on it), you can click Preferences, and then click a box so that the game will ask you about switching resolutions when you open it.
  19. Two numbers matter when shaping creations. There's you skill with a type of shaping (e.g. Magic Shaping), and your skill with particular creation (e.g. your level in Artila). You raise shaping skill with the skill points you earn from leveling up. However, canisters are how you raise your skill with different creations. For example, a Create Artila canister will increase your ability at creating Artilas. You'll need to find a Create Vlish canister to make Vlish. Keep exploring the island and one is sure to turn up! I hope that clarifies things!
  20. G4 Barrier Bros

    For comparison, consider the conversations with Crowley and Miranda if you fail to give Monarch's papers to the Shapers: Crowley: And Miranda: Telling Miranda you "lost" the papers sets flag 42,13 to 5, and then Crowley checks that flag and sees it's greater than or equal to 5. Crowley also checks to see if flag 100,8 is less than 2. In the Rivergate script, when you tell Alwan you helped Moseh, the game sets flag 100,8's value to 2. So, Crowley's text above is contingent on BOTH failing to help Moseh AND failing to deliver the papers. Notice how there's no comparable check in Greta's conversation. The Rebels may not trust you, but they won't give up on you, whereas you MUST do something big for the Shapers in either Ilya or Aziraph to convince them you're useful. What I want to know is whether, after you fail the Shapers in Illya and Aziraph, you are locked out of the Shaper endgame. Will all the Shapers in Burwood and beyond automatically be hostile to you?
  21. G4 Barrier Bros

    Here's the full script from the encounter in the screenshot above. From looking in other scripts, I *think* gf(100,0) might be reputation, with the script giving either section 5 or section 6 depending how low or high that reputation is.
  22. G4 Barrier Bros

    The answer is yes, because they are different goals. The Shapers want you to fix Moseh. The Rebels want you to kill one of the Barrier Zone defenders. That means if you fix Moseh and kill Eliza or Shaftoe, and make sure to report back to both the Shapers and the Rebels about your "success" before trying to leave the province, they'll both be happy with you, you double-crossing no-good swindler.
  23. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    The Army of the Tennessee. (For anyone wondering, the Army of THE Tennessee was a Union army named for the Tennessee River; nearly all Union armies were named after rivers. There was also a Confederate army called the Army of Tennessee, named for the state.)
  24. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    As Slarty so punningly suggests, I studied history. My dissertation looks at the wartime experiences / ideology / attitudes of junior officers in one of the Union armies in the Civil War. The most fun I've seen at dissertation defenses is when the members of the committee start arguing with each other while the doctoral candidate quietly watches. Well, that and when the random professor who wasn't on the committee but showed up anyway asks a question completely out of left field that has absolutely no bearing on the dissertation, and you get to watch the candidate try to figure out how to diplomatically say "That's a dumb question that makes no sense in this context."