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    What Exile/Avernum you begin with ?

    I like Cheese In Space, and the Hugo trilogy was great too. At the time I wasn't smart enough to beat the first game though, and I don't think I remember the second one. "How much is that doggy in the window?!?!!!!!"
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    It was discovered, upon examining the code, that Bows skill was completely non-functional in legacy BoE due to a programming error. Thrown Missiles skill worked, I think.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    I hadn't thought of Fair Use being applied here, but it doesn't strike me as unreasonable. Thanks. And like Kelandon said, anyone is free to object and I'm sure none of use would object to something being taken down if someone does.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    Well, yeah, but I'm not talking about a batch generally, but rather including them with the open source project. I don't know if that would be any different, but it kinda feels a little shakier somehow, like it would feel more like a direct claim that the scenarios were under an equally Free license. Is anyone actually talking about that? I'm not sure. Maybe I misread something.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    The scenarios are not necessarily released under a Free license. That's why I've been hesitant to suggest sticking them with the OBoE project. There is lots of precedence for hosting scenarios on sites like TrueSite, OpenBoE.com, and others, but I'm not sure we can go so far as to package unofficial scenarios with the program or include them in the code repository. I am no expert on copyright law, mind you, but that's how I've understood it.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    Eh. It's better than just a file list, for now anyway.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    As for describing every scenario, not right now. But there are probably descriptions on the Wayback Machine TrueSite, even if the scenarios themselves are not there.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    Oh they're there already? Good. I can't get the directory listing with FileZilla. Eventually I was hoping you or someone would make an actual database, but for now they're just kinda piled there.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    I hope so anyway. McDonald's wifi is worse than usual today.
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    BoE Scenarios Archive? And BoE Version

    If they're not on OpenBoE.com, I'll stick them there right now.
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    Spellcasting weapons and armour?

    You could equip them as usual, or you could press the Use button like it was a wand.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my didn't warrant ranking? Or Little Richard?
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    lions tigers bears oh my "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" "Eye of the Tiger" "The Bare Necessities" "Ooh! My Soul" using graphics for alchemical ingredients as feces items in BoE/A scenarios ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    I don't know where the Like button went, but thanks. I'll think more. Wenn-duluu might be better; there's meant to be a little more emphasis on the third syllable but I didn't want a schwaed e or a like some people suggested. The double u makes it look and sound about right.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    The Adventures of Pete & Pete the video of a bunch of turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat in the middle of the road AutCraft (Minecraft server for autistic people) Minecraft in general Markiplier Inspector Peanut Grant Wood Norman Rockwell Hypgnosis (art collective) Tangent: While we're talking about names with apostrophes, I have a question which I may have asked before but I forget: I have a demon character named Wendu'lu, and I've also tried Wen'dulu. I'm trying to find the best way to call her (WEN-doo-loo) but without the fecal appearance and hopefully not looking terrible, but I'm not sure how. What do you think?
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    Do You Have These BoE Scenarios? (also, about reviews)

    Thanks! Yeah, we're trying to keep BoE and its catalog of adventures alive and maintained. It's going slow but it's going.
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    Do You Have These BoE Scenarios? (also, about reviews)

    A couple things. First, and very importantly, I have accumulated as many scenarios as I could, both from TrueSite, other sites, and from helpful community members, but several scenarios are still missing. It's been a while so I'll ask again. This is the list of scenarios I have whose archives are corrupted and cannot be unpacked. EDIT: Got all these. Thanks! Caer Selwyn The Claim Domestic Evil Dragon Quest Escapades in the Green Mountains Foreshadows Fort Emerald Robbery Isle of Serin Kistar's Quest Mortishire Parody Signs and Portents The Za-Khazi Edit You may notice that some of those are major draws to BoE, particularly "Foreshadows" and "Signs and Portents", and it really wouldn't do to have those unavailable. Surely someone has working copies of some of these scenarios which they can email to me? TheAlmightyDummyEmailOfStuff (at) gmail (dot) com ----- Also, the community created a great quantity of scenario reviews, many of which were useful, insightful, and helpful, and many of which were derogatory and downright rude. There was a good amount of spirited debate the last time the issue of what to do with these reviews came up. But it's been a decade since BoE was released as open-source, and these are my thoughts: The reviews will always be helpful and good to have, but I think simply archiving them and starting fresh, with a very simple, uncomplicated system and a handful of recommendations based on community experience, would be best, once OBoE 2.0 is released. We have an rudimentary, official project website now at http://www.OpenBoE.com/ where we will be hosting graphics and scenario archives, and having a review section would be swell as well. The biggest reason for my thought that we start fresh is, as I said, it's been ten years, with only a single new scenario made in that time, "Pilgrimage to Thrakos" by Sylae. BoE itself is TWENTY years old as of this coming December. Tastes in gaming have changed dramatically and BoE is distinctly niche at this point, so I think in many ways the perspectives of the classic reviews may be dated and inapplicable to the modern gamer, even retro game enthusiasts. I'm not proposing that we hash out a system right now; OBoE 2.0 is still being worked on and we have time to think about it. I'm mostly just looking for a general community feel about the idea of starting fresh in general, and maybe the idea of going simpler vaguely. More important right now is, as I said, retrieving the missing scenarios. Thanks! -------- EDIT: I've crossed out the scenarios I've obtained. Also, here's the TrueSite list of ancient scenarios which have been missing for many years, if anyone has them: Augmentary The Dark Cave Death Cove The Duel Excalibur Halmeni Horror Hidden Valley Moui's Kingdom New Blood Patty's Quest Prazac's Quest Silly Town Silly Town 2 Random Rampage Another question though: If we do manage to dig up Shotts's scenarios, what do we do with them? They're mostly mean-spirited attacks on community members, pretending to be adventures. I'm not sure sticking them in the scenario archive is a good idea. Thoughts, if it ever becomes relevant?
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Cait Sith / Reeve Tuesti They Might Be Giants (band) Lieth (Avernum jack of all trades) Pete Townshend Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind Five Nights at Freddy's franchise Lady Gaga Barenaked Ladies ducks vultures human skulls as decoration Wings (band) L. L. Bean fava beans Runtz (fruit flavored candy, the hard kind, not the chewy kind) Puggsy for Sega Genesis novelty mugs novelty teapots whatever is behind the wall behind you right now
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    Random Items Help!

    Items not appearing immediately until you step on them is not intended behavior. That'd be a question for the programmers. Sorry.
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    Random Items Help!

    It doesn't have to be limited. You could go really complex if you wanted, using the Random Number and Place Item nodes liberally. We no longer have a limit on special nodes, so it could be two thousand nodes long if you're patient.
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    What have you been reading recently?

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    The Grand Spiderweb Poll, 2017 Edition: Demographics & Favorites

    Sorry to hear you're struggling, Harehunter, but good on you for keeping up the fight! I apologize for never putting up your site on my own website like I said I would; I never figured out how to fix the hyperlinks so they would properly direct. It's good that Jeff and Mariann are offering to host it, though.
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    What have you been eating recently?

    Baccala salad and stuffed mushrooms! And a liquid-center hard candy, grape flavor.
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    Avernum/Exile Fan Art - Alien Blade Redux

    The first one reminds me more of a piece of driftwood with a handle than a sword. Too pale and texturey. The second one is awesome though. I've always loved the Alien Blade and I'm pleased to see a really nice rendering of it. I've never actually acquired it or seen its lore in the main games, but it's available in BoE and I liked it. In the original BladBase.exs it didn't have the poison dripping ability accidentally, but I still liked it.
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    Another GUI enlargement attempt

    I just threw this together. I've done similar arrangements in the past but this is a new one. I wonder what the BoE community has to say about it. I zoomed the playing field and action buttons 2x, integrated the automap, and arranged the other stuff how I thought I thought it would fit. Oddly, Get Item has a different icon depending on whether you are in town mode or combat mode in legacy BoE, so I just improved the combat one a bit and turned the town mode one into a Use Terrain button. Also, even the Large Dialog node messages will fit more than comfortably within the terrain view this way, eliminating the need to ever have more than one window. Legacy screenshot: http://www.OpenBoE.com/linkfile/GUI00.png New mockup: http://www.OpenBoE.com/linkfile/GUI01.png This does have the issue that there are not as many buttons to use in combat or outdoor modes, compared to town mode, so there may be blank buttons. But the current button arrangement is ridiculous anyway, I think.