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FrenchFries

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    Geneforge 4 display problem

    Thought I'd fire up G4 and sample it while still playing G3. The Geneforge games I have are the steam versions. Running on Windows 10. G4 starts up displaying everything off center. It's like it's only showing the upper left part of the screen with the main menu down around the bottom right. The mouse behaves weirdly, too. Move the mouse to the bottom right and it shoots down there like lightning. Move the mouse to the upper left and it struggles to get there. Tried running the game in various compatibility modes with no luck. Even tried setting windows to 1024x768 and it still does the off center thing in the exact same way.
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    Geneforge 4 display problem

    Got it. It works. The solution was simple. The modern dxwnd comes with scripts already set up for the steam Geneforge games. All I had to do was open dxwnd, then go file > import and look for the Geneforge 4 (steam) script in dxwnd's own directory. Someone already went through all the hassle (thank you whoever you are). All I had to do then was right click Geneforge 4 (steam) script, select modify. in "main" just set the window size to what you want and to start the game in center of your screen. G4 now works, it looks good in a 1600x900 window, the mouse responds fine. We're off. That's the end of that hoo hah.
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    Geneforge 4 display problem

    Found it. Odd. All other Geneforge games save their info under My Documents/Spiderweb Software. Geneforge 4 saves it's own folder outside the Spiderweb folder. I deleted Geneforge4Settings.dat. It made no difference. The mouse still acts wacko. It's like G4 ignores windows hardware mouse inputs and instead tries to read and create it's own input settings for the mouse and gets it all wrong. The way the cursor pulls and yanks around it reminds me of playing 90s flight games with an uncalibrated joystick. Let me add that I've even tried two difference mice and it's still janky.
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    Geneforge 4 display problem

    Well, that kind of fixed it. It's now in a small window on my screen, but at least I can see the whole thing. I'll see if I can increase the window size. However, the mouse is still wacko and barely even responds. Completely unplayable with mouse like that. Mouse wants to hug the bottom right corner of the screen and struggles to move out of that bottom right corner.
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    Geneforge 4 display problem

    Which settings are you referring to? I've already tried uninstall and re-install. It makes no difference. Yeah. I wish I could play it.
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    Geneforge 4 display problem

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    Geneforge 4 display problem

    Let me just add that I normally have windows at 1920x1080 resolution, but like I said above G4 did the same thing even with windows set to 1024x768. Also, only G4 has this problem. No other Geneforge game does this.
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    G3 small oops

    Letalia or whoever that is that meets you just outside the school in G3... I meant to tell her that I'd never betray the shapers but accidentally clicked on "I want to join you." Oops. I'm wanting to go for the loyalist ending. Should I go ahead and re-start since I'm close to the beginning anyway? Or is it not a big deal? Also... howlongtobeat.com says G3's main story can be completed in about 6 1/2 hours. Seems unlikely for a Spiderweb game. main+extras lists about 48 hours, is that more like it?
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    G3 small oops

    I tend to be patient with such things but I have yet to discover how bad it is in g3. In general though, I am oddly more patient with things many people lose patience with, and less patient with things others don't mind. I quit playing Avadon 1 (for now anyway) to do G3 because I began to realize I was getting annoyed after every battle in Avadon. Not saying it was overly hard or anything. It just gets annoying at some point. This is coming from someone who went all the way through Geneforge 1 and had nothing but a good time (got the mad god ending). Avadon feels like Jeff slipped up somehow or he just "wasn't there" for lack of a better term.
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    G3 small oops

    Finished Greenwood island. I have read that G3 is the least popular of this series but I am liking it so far. The fact that moving to a new island is a semi-major endeavor makes the islands feel like their own self contained little worlds. Sort of gives the game a bit more of a down to earth kind of feel.
  11. Please give me as few (none if possible) spoilers as possible. Did the first job for the wayfarer, which provided him information about Commander Ryozo. So, now he wanted me to find proof that Ryozo's a traitor to the Pact. Found the proof just where the wayfarer said it would be. It just feels.. wrong. I actually took a chance and talked to Ryozo himself about it. He was shocked and all, which is kind of to be expected. But, it was kind of convincing, too. I went back to that Heart lady, the one that gives you the missions. I forget her name. No options to discuss the wayfarer or any of this with the Heart lady like before. Even tried talking to Redbeard and found no options. Disappointing. Figured the most logical thing to do is to talk to your superiors before having an important military leader arrested. Basically, I don't want to have ryozo arrested because it feels like he's being set up. At the very least, I'd like to have more options than to simply have him arrested for something I'm not convinced of. It feels like my only options are: 1. Turn in the quest and have ryozo arrested, which I don't want to do. 2. Do nothing? I don't know. It feels like I'm breaking game mechanics by leaving the ryozo papers quest in the quest log. I guess I just want to do something other than the first option. But, I'd also like to not ruin any part of the quest chain if I'm actually doing something right. As a side note, I get the feeling Avadon was originally a totally different game than what it is now. Feels like it was decided to go in a different direction while the game was still in development.
  12. A long, long time ago in a galaxy somewhere around here... I played Exile on Windows 95. Really liked it. On faith, I got Exile 2 when it came out. Didn't like it because it was incredibly hard. Haven't touched a Spiderweb game since then. Keep seeing Spiderweb games on steam when I browse around. When I do, I remember Exile and wonder if Spiderweb games are still super hard games. Finally decided to come to the forums here and simply ask. I've never been into the really hard games. Guess I'm just not looking for the greatest challenge I ever faced in my life. On that same note, I don't care for super easy games either because they put me to sleep. Hope you don't get the wrong impression. I don't think I'm special or anything. Just here asking the experts. So, there it is. How hard is Avernum? For that matter, does it work on Windows 8?
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    wayfarer Ryozo papers options (spoilers)

    Before posting here, I took a chance and talked to Ryozo about it. I used the dialog option "I think these are forged" but it didn't produce anything useful. Side note- Just after posting here about lamps not being useful, I found more of those semi-dark caves where they are kind of useful, even in a RP sense.
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    wayfarer Ryozo papers options (spoilers)

    I just wish there was another option as far as dealing with this wayfarer and his tasks. I don't want to just simply not finish a quest if I feel like it's a set up to frame someone. I want other options. It leaves the whole thing feeling incomplete. I almost want to say poorly done. I'd expect crappy quest handling choices from AAA games, but not Jeff's. But, I hope that doesn't sound too bad. I'm actually not bothered by it. Just making observations. All things considered, Avadon does have a good story to it, even if it was a little slow in the beginning. I've actually read the lore from the books I've encountered. I'm hoping I'll run into a lore book on the corruption at some point. And yes, I think you're right. That some things didn't get fleshed out. For example, you find light sources like lamps, but there's no place where they're really needed. I encountered some "semi-dark" caves in the beginning of the game where I'd get this lit-up effect when I used a lamp. Yet after Kva, caves I ran into are as brightly lit as the outside. It's like he wanted to have dark places, but then made dark areas not so bad because he decided it was going to be too harsh, then later on wound up not adding any darkness to cave areas at all. I also can't quite put my finger on it, but it feels like combat was initially something different before some things were changed to the way it is now. Like, maybe he was going to make a system that was more akin to previous games before changing his mind. One thing is how vitality only really impacts spellcasters, and even then it's not a big deal. All this makes me think some things, not everything, were originally different, but got changed and there wasn't time to flesh it all out.
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    Just one more question

    After some consideration, I'm thinking about getting the Spiderweb Software Complete Pack on Steam. I honestly do not think I'll have enough time in this life to do them all, but I sure won't go hungry if I desire any old-school (modern term- tactical) RPGs. After reading around in the forums, I noticed some of these old games can't be played in a window. I think I can deal with that, but do any of them have problems with the Steam overlay? At the very least, I need to be able to chat while doing a game.
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