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by obiwan
September 30th, 2010, 5:45 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: Game crashes when clicking on Strange viewing glass
Replies: 3
Views: 3447

Re: Game crashes when clicking on Strange viewing glass

I also have the freeze with the viewing glass on a machine with an older radeon. And I am about 90% sure it is due to the game doing something which the ati driver does not like. Have not really found the urge to debug it yet (instead i spend time on hacking the game to play in 1024x600 so I could u...
by obiwan
August 1st, 2010, 2:01 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Windows]
Topic: Fixes and Requests for 1.05
Replies: 151
Views: 45847

Re: Fixes and Requests for 1.05

OK, this is a pretty serious issue I found with my mage. In fact, I cannot believe nobody noticed it (I was too lazy to read all this thread, but it is not in IJBall's summary at least). Perhaps it is because this issue is such a big uber super exploity thing that nobody wants it fixed? OK, here it ...
by obiwan
July 20th, 2010, 9:43 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Alchemy - requirements for mixing
Replies: 13
Views: 3275

Re: Alchemy - requirements for mixing

Obiwan, your suggestions for an alternative handling of Alchemy are very interesting, but maybe deserving of a game of their own. Within Eschalon Alchemy should remain simpler in my opinion, so as not to distract from the core game. Actually, making my own game as opposed to contributing some patch...
by obiwan
July 16th, 2010, 2:27 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Alchemy - requirements for mixing
Replies: 13
Views: 3275

About alchemy

Alchemy is boring as it is now. It does not induce to explore and experiment. Like non-linear game-systems, random loot, and character building, RPGs are interesting because of the sheer number of possibilities to do something in your own unique way. Something you are proud on. Eschalon's alchemy sy...
by obiwan
July 14th, 2010, 1:24 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Various Noob Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4002

Re: Various Noob Questions

Cynvicous, you probably did not realize, but foraging slows your hunger/thirst; it does not make you find food. This is a bit a silly implementation (as it is nearly unnoticeable for new players), but that is how it is. The stuff you find is for alchemy, not for food, and is a second benefit of fora...
by obiwan
July 13th, 2010, 12:52 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: ZipCrypto
Replies: 36
Views: 7810

Re: ZipCrypto

I need to side with argv here. Gorgon Rider: your argument makes little sense. Copyright has little to do with this. It does not prevent you from using the music or any other part of the game in any way you like. It only prevents you from making duplicates. Especially if you are going to give them t...
by obiwan
July 11th, 2010, 8:23 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Windows]
Topic: Fixes and Requests for 1.05
Replies: 151
Views: 45847

Re: Fixes and Requests for 1.05

Bugs: - Picking up powder kegs with full inventory makes them disappear - A good reevaluation of charm related issues. For example, why does charm-induced suicide break true healer? Is charm-suicide a bug anyway? - linux binaries are still not LSB compliant (requires too new glibc) - fix item stacki...
by obiwan
July 10th, 2010, 12:45 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Lamentations of the clever sneak - aka HALP! (spoilers).
Replies: 18
Views: 4503

Re: Lamentations of the clever sneak - aka HALP! (spoilers).

talking about extinguishing torches.

Anybody else feel it would be incredible nice if you could do that with a ranged weapon?
by obiwan
July 10th, 2010, 12:11 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Suggestion for B3: Pickpocketing [B2 Spoilers]
Replies: 36
Views: 4888

Re: Suggestion for B3: Pickpocketing [B2 Spoilers]

Nobody noticed that there *is* in fact an alternative way to get a key for the mine?
by obiwan
July 5th, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: I really don't like the ending [massive spoilers]
Replies: 43
Views: 9101

Re: I really don't like the ending [massive spoilers]

Just to let you know some different noise: I actually liked the SF twist. I was not even that surprised. Perhaps it fits with some of my own stories or ideas. I do think there are some strange things in the plot, but this could be just the result of us not knowing everything. Heck...for all I know *...
by obiwan
July 4th, 2010, 11:04 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Windows]
Topic: Bugged Challenge: The True Healer (SPOILER!)
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Re: Bugged Challenge: The True Healer (SPOILER!)

<rant mode> This challenge is ridiculous. I wonder why anyone would bother. After all the trouble leaving Sparrow alive, I failed the rotten thing because a devilmander committed suicide after being charmed. I would have reloaded except for discovering it after getting out of the mine and walking a ...
by obiwan
July 3rd, 2010, 6:56 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Windows]
Topic: Fixed item seed a little too "fixed"
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Fixed item seed a little too "fixed"

In fact. Using one seed for all shops makes it less fixed, not more fixed. When I needed the rare bronze boots and had been waiting for it for a couple of weeks I tried a different thing: Save, and visit the shops in several different orders. Because they all use the same seed, sampling from it in a...
by obiwan
July 3rd, 2010, 6:43 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Windows]
Topic: Eschalon: Book II version 1.04 BETA
Replies: 95
Views: 34447

Re: Eschalon: Book II version 1.04 BETA

I know we are talking/testing the HiS issues. But anybody noticed powder kegs disappear when you pick them up while there is no room in your inventory? I vote for a 1.04d in which they explode instead! ("When you take up one more of these powder kegs, but you trip and suddenly your whole stack of lo...
by obiwan
June 28th, 2010, 8:41 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: dropping spells
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: dropping spells

If you make an unwise decision, there is the possibility to gain at least one wisdom ring though...

It is only +2 however (IIRC).
by obiwan
June 28th, 2010, 12:34 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Windows]
Topic: Eschalon: Book II version 1.04 BETA
Replies: 95
Views: 34447

Re: Eschalon: Book II version 1.04a BETA

And apart from the dice not working on character creation, the mouse-over on several items produces numbers, instead of the text (male just is 1, female gives text which is about males, nor' lander gives number 2, barrean gives the female description, etc). I know why this problem exists...are you ...