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  1. 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
  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 fou
  3. 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
  4. 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 redunda
  5. 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,
  6. 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 displaye
  7. 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. 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. 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 sor
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 gra
  15. 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
  16. Sorry I'm slow getting back to you. I'm in the middle of another one that has some 'flaws'. I haven't played either of the two Demon's - which one are you stuck in and do you know which 'town' you're in, either by name or by number? me
  17. After the Clearing, return to Mcnemier's Tower, L2. Sleep in your brother's bed. After he tells you to go home, and you notice the mirror is shimmering, walk into the mirror and you will be in "A Forgotten Dream". You will have to climb ladders. Somewhere around 04, 11 you will encounter the "Dream Bandit". When you finally kill him, (it), you will receive a sword; That sword is "Nightbane". Hope this is sufficient. If not, let me know. me
  18. Hopefully, what I've listed above should be a MAJOR 'Clue Book". However, if needed, I can give you specific details. As stated above, I'm... Still here Tonweya
  19. I believe I've asked this question before in one manner or another, so please excuse me if this sounds familiar, but... I often refer to the Editor Nodes to understand what an Author has done, especially when I run into a problem with a Scenario. The Original Editor had documentation of the Editor that, long ago, I printed out and often use to read the specifics of a particular Node to determine if a problem is a "Flaw" in the Scenario or in my understanding of what the Author had done. I can see that the updating to the "Classic" version has relocated some of the Nodes from one Heading to
  20. If you really want to challenge yourself, try Stareye's "Spy's Quest". I'd advise you begin with a lot of patience. It begins rather "Normally", but becomes really difficult, if not impossible by the ending. He advertises it as probably the most difficult Scenario ever made and that he feels that "E-3" was too small. However, I must warn you that there are a couple of 'Flaws'. If you play this Scenario and hit a "Snag", post it and I'll tell you what I found. I'm still watching this board and expect to outlast the W-98 you spoke of in the other post. ;^} me
  21. D.A.: I still have an older W-98 in the Basement Rec. Room. I kept it because it's the last TRUE DOS. During the Winter, it's a great way to relive some of the original games like the TSR D&D 9-pack while listening to Doo-Wop. Yeah...I'm 73 and really don't enjoy the new Lap-Top I just bought, but ya' just have to peddle harder to keep up. ;^} me
  22. Hi again, finally... I have several excuses, (dare I say, "reasons"), for taking so long, but I do have a couple of items you may appreciate. First: I don't know how familiar you are with the BoE Editor, but times have changed and the new 'Classic' has changed numerous items bringing surprises when they are least expected. I.I.R.C. In the original version, a "Rest", or "Wait" was 370 moves outdoors and 3700 moves indoors. When you deliver the Tablets to Zarmond he tells you he wants to study them and that you should come back tomorrow and he should be complete. A 'Timer' counts 500 moves b
  23. Be advised that if you try, "Prelude", there are a couple of "Flaws" that will give you problems. F.W.I.W. Three 'groups' of some best known Scenarios are: The ten by Alcritas; a 5,000 year history of a 'World' of his design. Each Scenario is written in a differnt style and they all carry strong ethical messages. (Universally, the best of all the BoE Scenarios) The three by Drizzt; 'The Foresaken', 'Brotherhood of the Hand' and 'Shadow of the Stranger. The Adventures' Club Trilogy by Shy Guy; 'The Presence', 'The Asylum', and 'Retribution'. They are all quality, enjoyable stories and sho
  24. Hi, I received your E-mail re this morning and decided that this was a better way to respond for all concerned; it just seems that any resolution would be best for all the BoE Community. Shortly after joining BoE I ran into a problem with a Scenario and came to the Board for help. None was really forthcoming, but I was told that most of the original authors had left for "greener pastures". So, I put the Scenario aside and worked on easier ones until I became more proficient with them. I'm not the traditional "Gamer"; I do not like the Imperialistic butchering of other peoples, places and th
  25. Agnessa: You're correct about the "Fashion Show" in "Gathering Storm", but then most Scenarios have Quests that do not involve "Damage" to Life Forms. I, too, prefer Scenarios that at least minimize the "Damage". However, I play these "Short Stories" primarily for the Story-Line and as a way to keep my mind and hands active in my "Later Years". I make elaborate "Walk-Throughs" which include documenting the Scenes, Monsters, Items, etc. It began before the release of the Source Code when the number of experienced Authors and Players was rapidly dwindling. I try to keep an eye on this Board to
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