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by nottorp
March 12th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Basilisk Update 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 24092

Re: Basilisk Update 2016

Sorry to whine, but if you've switched to Unity, can you still keep laptop users in mind? In my experience, Unity is the great battery eater for no good reason. I got better performance and battery life while playing xcom (1 not 2, but that was pretty hard on a system too) than when playing $random_...
by nottorp
January 27th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book III
Topic: Book III Release Date
Replies: 38
Views: 9967

Re: Book III Release Date

@noname: that's sad - have you considered satellite internet? There are tons of interesting indies that are not and will never be available on disks. Personally I'll get Book 3 from GoG. Getting the game directly from the developer is nice... but then you have to keep track of all those accounts on ...
by nottorp
September 21st, 2013, 4:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speaking of GOG...
Replies: 1
Views: 1828

Re: Speaking of GOG...

That would be "prepurchase" (like Guild Wars 2 did) not preorder :)
by nottorp
September 20th, 2013, 9:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Speaking of GOG...
Replies: 1
Views: 1828

Speaking of GOG...

They have a RPG promotion this weekend. I ended up rebuying both Book 1 and Book 2 just to have a spot to always redownload them without looking for my cd key (Book 2) or emailing Basilisk (Book 1) :)
Edit: so where's the Book 3 preorder button on GoG? :)
by nottorp
August 24th, 2010, 12:30 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Wendy's Brother's Treasure
Replies: 23
Views: 15014

Re: Wendy's Brother's Treasure

Speaking of bronze, any hints on getting a full bronze suit for that puzzle when you're pretty advanced in the game and the vendors don't carry bronze any more?
by nottorp
August 3rd, 2010, 3:03 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: Crash with full screen and multiple monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 8016

Re: Crash with full screen and multiple monitors

I'm on a nvidia card indeed and i've had trouble with WoW-through-wine (fixed by forcing a resolution in its config files) and Starcraft 2 (not-so-fixed by using the virtual desktop option). Hmm research opportunity. Will download whatever other native linux games you mentioned that have demos and s...
by nottorp
August 2nd, 2010, 1:53 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: Crash with full screen and multiple monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 8016

Crash with full screen and multiple monitors

Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64. Game happily runs in windowed mode, also happily runs in full screen if only one monitor is connected. If both monitors are connected -> segmentation fault. I guess it sees the monitors as one 3200(1280+1920) x 1080 desktop and something divides by zero. Can provide a core dump o...
by nottorp
January 15th, 2010, 7:56 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: How much play time will Book II have?
Replies: 11
Views: 4016

Re: How much play time will Book II have?

Here's an interesting point that all players should understand: in Book I , most of the side-quests that you run across are generally in a "linearly difficult" progression- meaning, by the time you get the quest, you should be able to complete it based on your character level. Book II is not the sa...
by nottorp
July 3rd, 2009, 11:10 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Eschalon Reviews
Replies: 100
Views: 76483

Re: Eschalon Reviews

Not sure if it belongs here, but a review of Eschalon/linux has made linuxtoday:

http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.ph ... 5-RV-GM-SW

(and original review)

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com/2009/06/es ... aying.html
by nottorp
May 24th, 2009, 5:44 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Discussion: possible alternatives to the saved game
Replies: 60
Views: 15704

Re: Discussion: possible alternatives to the saved game

Checkpoints? So if you have only 10 minutes to play you basically can't play because you don't have time to get to the next checkpoint?
Saving your game at any time is for r/l convenience not for game realism...
by nottorp
March 30th, 2009, 3:50 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Weapons in Book II - and a suggestion
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Re: Weapons in Book II - and a suggestion

Unfortunately in Morrowind/Oblivion with that skill improvement system I (at least) always ended up caring more about how my skills will improve on next level up than about playing the game. It may be more "realistic" but it ends up less fun IMO.
by nottorp
February 9th, 2009, 5:41 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Basilisk use Plimus to process payments :-(
Replies: 10
Views: 3578

Re: Basilisk use Plimus to process payments :-(

Speaking of which... although i didn't have a problem when downloading from Plimus, i didn't see at any point during the purchase that they were going to charge me VAT. I'm not even sure they should, because they're certainly not located in my country and as far as i know sales abroad are exempt fro...