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by phaedrus
July 28th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Progressive Music - Rate Your Top 5
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Progressive Music - Rate Your Top 5

Not so sure Pink Floyd should really be considered prog rock. I would argue just the opposite. I may like more contemporary prog metal better, but Pink Floyd is the Ur Prog Rock band. They are definitely part of the rock'n'roll movement, and very much part of (if not the defining band in) the psych...
by phaedrus
July 27th, 2010, 2:06 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Resting record
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

Re: Resting record

Hmmm... I don't think resting in an area where you won't get attacked can really qualify as a challenge. =P Bastion Spire must be the only location in the game where you can not be ambushed while resting. Lurik's (sp?) Basement. I've never gotten attacked there, and I've done some marathon rests in...
by phaedrus
July 27th, 2010, 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Progressive Music - Rate Your Top 5
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Progressive Music - Rate Your Top 5

Oh, and sirdilznik, definitely a good list, I hadn't known that Genesis had a prog period (I'll have to go check out Selling England By The Pound ). No one can argue with Yes or Floyd -- both are excellent, even if they aren't in my top five. (And obviously, I put Operation Mindcrime in my own list....
by phaedrus
July 27th, 2010, 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Progressive Music - Rate Your Top 5
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Progressive Music - Rate Your Top 5

You want me to pick? I love progressive music. It's my favorite, the more complicated, the better. I'm much more into the hard rock and metal ends of it, but it's all so very good. Top five, eh? You don't happen to own a store called "Championship Vinyl" do you? So, in no particular order, since I c...
by phaedrus
July 15th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Can armor be destroyed during combat?
Replies: 9
Views: 3699

Re: Can armor be destroyed during combat?

...Or a spirit, for that matter. A spirit receiving damage from a simple melee weapon? Silly, silly, silly. I'm not quite sure I remember if the ghosts in one part of Book I are damaged by melee weapons . . . if I recall correctly, it's only spells and magical weapons that damage them. Just magical...
by phaedrus
June 25th, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Little help please..
Replies: 14
Views: 6581

Re: Little help please..

And, to confirm from experience what Arkos had heard, living creatures will appear on the mini-map when you have cartography of 17. The magic shop woman in Eastwillow almost always has a cure disease potion or two in stock (dark green with a single gold ring on the neck). Much cheaper than the prie...
by phaedrus
June 23rd, 2010, 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are your favourite music artists?
Replies: 37
Views: 8314

Re: What are your favourite music artists?

Today I'm loving a little Led Zepplin...with Viking Kittens. ;) http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/viking_kittens.swf If you spend an hour listening to my iTunes favorites on shuffle, however, you'll know that I'm completely insane. Everything from Nat King Cole to Reba McIntyre to Pink Floyd ...
by phaedrus
June 23rd, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are your favourite music artists?
Replies: 37
Views: 8314

Re: What are your favourite music artists?

Devin Townsend, Devin Townsend, Devin Townsend and Strapping Young Lad[*]. Seriously. If you like progressive rock and heavy metal, this man is a genius. Strapping Young Lad is one of the more challenging Death Metal bands (and if you don't think SYL is death metal, that's fine. We can argue about t...
by phaedrus
June 20th, 2010, 11:36 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: Will there be a build with lower glibc requirements ?
Replies: 29
Views: 14599

Re: Will there be a build with lower glibc requirements ?

I agree, we shouldn't have to do that, but are we Linux users or not (meaning: are we looking for trouble? :wink: ) Sure, but I was putting myself in the place of the average/inexperienced user. Not everybody is going to go to the lengths that somebody like phaedrus did, I'd still be banging my hea...
by phaedrus
June 12th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: Not installing
Replies: 2
Views: 2935

Re: Not installing

Hi I was all excited that there was a linux version, I didn't take the time to notice that it was specifically for Ubuntu, and purchase it. I have now received the CD and find that it doesn't seem to like Mandriva 2010 very much. I have unzipped it into it's own folder, but when I clickk on "Eschal...
by phaedrus
June 12th, 2010, 5:10 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: [Solved!] EBII hanging on startup (Slack13.0/x64)
Replies: 25
Views: 11808

Re: Eschalon: Book II hanging on startup (64bit Slackware 13

Good catch! I think it would have taken me ages to figure that out. Thanks! (I've done just enough XLib programming to be able to figure it out eventually, but not enough to be able to read the error message and realize what is going on right away. :) ) But yeah, TWM is a pretty ridiculous window m...
by phaedrus
June 11th, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Linux]
Topic: Black screen at launcher
Replies: 3
Views: 3964

Re: Black screen at launcher

If it is book I, you may try running: $ xhost + This will turn off all authentication on your X server (all connections have maximum permission, and everyone is allowed to connect), so I don't suggest running this way on networks you don't control, nor running this way as a matter of habit, but it's...
by phaedrus
June 11th, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: [Solved!] EBII hanging on startup (Slack13.0/x64)
Replies: 25
Views: 11808

Re: Eschalon: Book II hanging on startup (64bit Slackware 13

EDIT: UPDATE: This is wrong. The xhost + wasn't the special sauce after all. So, don't do it. Running firefox (and presumably a number of other X applications might also work) before running EBII is the secret. The "BadAtom" error is likely happening because the atom does not exist. What I think is ...
by phaedrus
June 11th, 2010, 8:25 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: [Solved!] EBII hanging on startup (Slack13.0/x64)
Replies: 25
Views: 11808

Re: Eschalon: Book II hanging on startup (64bit Slackware 13

I burned myself a copy of the Ubuntu 10.04 (the one I was grousing about elsewhere was given to a friend). Since I have a real swap partition, the performance wasn't completely horrible, just bad. EBII ran. Or rather, it crawled, but it worked. Ubuntu loaded using the Nouveau driver and ate half my ...
by phaedrus
June 11th, 2010, 3:48 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II Support [Linux]
Topic: [Solved!] EBII hanging on startup (Slack13.0/x64)
Replies: 25
Views: 11808

Re: Eschalon: Book II hanging on startup (64bit Slackware 13

Ok, I installed 32-bit Slackware 13.1, booted it up with the stock kernel, and same results. I haven't run strace and gdb on it yet, and the X error changed: X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty) Atom id in failed request: 0...