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  1. All I can think of is that the Fort Monastery script has been changed to give you 4000 instead. Have you messed with any of the scripts, or installed a script-based editor/cheat? In my version, talknode 93 in z60monasterdlg.txt has code Code: change_coins(num_of_item(262) * 20); take_num_of_item(262,num_of_item(262)); If that 20 happens to be 4000 instead, you might want to change it back. Make sure you back up the scripts folder before you start changing it, though, just in case something goes wrong.
  2. Well, I think I remember lower caps, like 9000 and 15000, in previous Averna. Using 32768 is a handy explanation here, but it may not be the only reason for coinage caps. It wouldn't be too hard to store money as a long, though I guess it's less bother to simply use int. Hmm, maybe the 30000 cap is just because of that. The earlier caps, though, weren't set for this reason.
  3. Ok, let's think about it. A US penny is 2.5g ( source ), and that's a fairly small coin. 30000 of those would therefore be 75kg, or 165 pounds. Do you really think your adventurers want to carry around more than that? It should at least have encumbering effects, if you allow unlimited amounts of currency. (ok, higher value coins would mitigate this some, but perhaps that's factored in already) Still, what do you need more than 30000 coins for? Nothing costs that much, and training is a great way to use coins. You're not going to use the money anywhere else, really.
  4. Quote: Originally written by Zorro: Unfortunately, the basic game engine and graphics stayed the same in subsequent releases - including the 2003 Blades of Avernum. By that time, the graphics and engine had lost a lot of their retro charm and felt tired and clunky. *gets out some marshmallows and a good, long stick*
  5. I'm pretty sure I trained in Fireblast in either the Tower or the Castle. Probably the Castle, since it was somewhat more recent, though I don't really use the spell that often. Quote: From the manual: Arcane Blow (Min. Mage Spells skill 17, Costs 25 spell energy) ... Divine Host (Min. Priest Spells skill 17, Costs 25 spell energy) These are the top spells in each division. Note that there's probably equipment that you can use to mildly increase your *Spells skills, so you won't need to train all the way to 17.
  6. According to the scripts, the "surrounds you with static" ability is a debuffing ability. I'm pretty sure that it reduces the duration, but it might also reduce the power of the effect.
  7. Jeff has said that that was one thing he tried to do in A4: Quote: From the manual: I have ruthlessly pared away all of the stuff that caused busywork and confusion without adding fun. This has been a highly disputed decision, and many people feel that some of the eliminated stuff was in fact fun. It does seem weird that I can train while in the middle of a hostile dungeon, for example. Also, given the graphical upgrades such as animation, new sprites needed to be made; however, it would be possible to use the old ones with the new engine. In fact, that would be fairly easy to do,
  8. You may not have noticed them; they should be hanging around the north side of Mertis, not in any buildings, just out in the fields. They may look like random farmers, which is probably why you missed them. Of course, something more serious may have happened, and they could be dead. I doubt it, though.
  9. On some dead guy in the Eastern Gallery. Other people will have more precise info, but I think it's in the southern half. This is outside the demo area, by the way. I think you can get the reward without doing the mission; you just have to be able to dispel a barrier and fight a hasted Vengeful Shade, which I did while in the demo.
  10. It will only prevent rounding from working against you, I think. The difference should be fairly small. For example, if something's worth 5 coins, you can sell it for 1. If you sell 4 separately, you'll get 4 coins. However, if you sell 4 of them together, they'll be worth 20 coins, so you get 5 coins. I guess it could add up to something reasonable over time, but for me I think it's just too much of a hassle for the gain. Obsessive maximizers (not that it's bad to be one; I pick up goblets when I find them) may disagree.
  11. Looking in the scripts. It should be simple enough to do. On a side note, it will increase the level by one for each of your characters when you read the book, so if it were a spell which multiple characters used, not all of whom were dead when you read it first, you'd end up with an extra level on them. It's not a big deal, though you could use it to repeatedly reset spellbooks and get crazy levels of spells. Using the A4 engine, it would be perfectly possible to make per-character flags for spellbooks, though that wouldn't work well if you deleted and remade a character. It would a
  12. I think this should work; if not, some variation will, and someone will clarify it soon anyway. Try looking around to the west of there on the surface. I think there's some place near the river which is a one-way down tunnel, or something like that. There's definitely a way to get there, and I don't think it's too far away.
  13. I'm not sure about that. If I remember correctly, there was no update from 1.0 to 1.0.1. Further, the tech support page says: Quote: We have released a patch to upgrade Macintosh Avernum 4 v1.0.1 or v1.0.2 to Avernum 4 v1.0.3. This seems to say that you can't upgrade to a full install of 1.0.3 from 1.0. However, it might still fix some stuff, but not all of the 1.0.1 fixes. It wouldn't have the new graphics, for example.
  14. Quote: Originally written by Epicaricacy: Describing a nephar as having nepil heritage is iffy, but I don't want any interspecies hanky-panky. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Nephar just bigger, stronger, sterile Nephilim? Some just turn out differently (I remember some analogy with mules, though I don't know how correct that is), and then they're called Nephar.
  15. I missed it for quite a long time too, in fact. Eventually I gave up on knowing spell levels, until I saw a topic here where everyone was talking about them. I didn't think they had just remembered them or written them down, so I took one more look around and found it. It's kind of strange, since I'm usually fairly observant about things like that. I guess it doesn't really look like something you'd click, since it's neither a button nor a "link," so I just unconsciously passed over it. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. Spell levels don't matter as much as in previous Averna, though,
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