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  • Birthday 12/17/1986
  1. I guess I’ll need to go re-read that text then because I definitely thought I got to pick one of them.
  2. I've got a letter from Istara of Sliven stating that the Ukatish are their cultural equals. (I can see in my Special Items list: "Letter from the Ahriel".) I have previously sent the dragon away and reported that success to Borgen. I only need to do two tasks to make them my vassals. But for some reason I don't get a dialogue option to GIVE him the letter! I can go through the dialogue tree and agree to make them favored vassals, and then the quest advances. So, I presume this is some fun bug? Anything else I should try, or anybody else seen
  3. Oh man, thanks for helping with this Fingolfin, and to Jeff for listening because I know it can be really obnoxious for strangers to come in and complain about one's code.
  4. The Gale library has Bolt of Fire level 1 (basic knowledge), not level 3. Which is frustrating for me, since I’ve got a mage stuck at level 2 on that spell, unable to train further at a trainer and unable to find anything I’ve missed in the Shayder sewers to level him up.
  5. Geneforge 1 undeniably has the best plot; in terms of gameplay mechanics presumably Geneforge 5 wins (though I dunno; I'm just now finishing G4 due to a computer crash long ago). Why the best plot? Well, it's a completely new world you're discovering, as both the character and the player. Later games where you introduce the character to game mechanics that the player already knows about get tedious. Exploring was a lot more rewarding than in later games because it wasn't just for loot (which I generally turn into boring gold) but told you more about the history of this banned island, and of
  6. Niceness here means: behaves like an OS X app should when switching applications and reduces its CPU time when in the background. I've noticed that the "niceness" of the Geneforge games tends to vary across the games. I originally noticed between (I think) Geneforge 3 and Avernum 4; G3 refused to let you switch applications and A4 allowed it, and thanks to being turn-based A4's CPU usage when not playing is fairly low. Geneforge 4 is fairly nice; if you switch applications it drops its CPU time to near-zero, and you can call up the dashboard/expose/spaces while playing. Geneforge 5 provide
  7. It's possible that the newer installers don't overwrite old registration (ie, preference) files if the demo has already created them. I'd delete those and then install from the disk.
  8. I oddly couldn't find this anywhere. So I've gotten a mercuric item that grants "+1 battle speed." As far as I can tell this just puts the character wearing it a little farther ahead in the line to attack (which, basically, means that my melee guy goes before my archer). This seems a really lousy reward for an item that takes away a point of strength, so does battle speed do anything else?
  9. I was really annoyed the first time I did this -- I wanted to find out what I could get by killing him so I saved and did that first. When I found his babies and got the message about Avernum being unhappy if they found out I figured I was clear to go back and say "killed all the goblins; killed giant since he had babies."
  10. That list doesn't look to be worth much. It's the top 100 of 368 games reviewed in the last three years, most of the games at the top look fairly dumb, and the aclaimed Darwinia is ranked 60th. And just looking through the authors, who you're rated by and the kind of games they like seems to have a profound impact on your placement in the list.
  11. Quote: Originally written by Thuryl: Quote: Originally written by Tyranicus: A healthy number of PCs are 16:10 now too. Why's it called 16:10 and not 8:5, anyway? My assumption is that it's easier to compare to 16:9 and people like tens. gis, can you give us a better description of what's going on? Which way is the picture stretched? Have you ever run the game successfully before?
  12. <---Appreciates elevation and "Averforge"-style graphics
  13. I just now noticed, but the only way to access the preferences from the main menu is to press cmd-p. Unless you're in a window, in which case you can get them through the file menu (which is the wrong menu ), but the only way to window the game is to use the preferences box! Now of course if you start a game and press escape you can get the prefs, but it's still a little odd.
  14. Quote: Originally written by Lord Sylak: You realize that up until the Geneforge Series (not the first Geneforge game mind you) that Nethergate was the #1 selling Spidweb game, right? Yeah, where on earth did you get that idea? It's completely wrong, and for obvious reasons. Nethergate was just awkward to use. It's the newest game of Jeff's that I haven't bought because the interface was just too painful and it lacked polish much more than his later efforts.
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