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by Randomizer
December 18th, 2007, 4:03 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: All roads lead to Rome / Limitations of character mechanics
Replies: 21
Views: 4626

Pick locks and skullduggery are another case of no point in getting more than one level. Since experience is based on your ease of opening, the higher the levels you have, the less experience you get for your effort (10 XP less per level versus 5% easier chance of doing it). Sure you save time in no...
by Randomizer
December 18th, 2007, 3:54 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: recommend supporting mac-standard keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 7
Views: 4384

A command-O for open save game menu, especially for opening the quicksave file. Command-S to go to save game menu

Since this game currently randomly changes the contents of an unopened container, I can spend several minutes retrying it to maximize the loot.
by Randomizer
December 17th, 2007, 8:45 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Concentration
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Concentration affects being able to cast a spell when you are next to a monster. You have a chance of spell failure because you are distracted.
by Randomizer
December 15th, 2007, 5:25 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Battle - mage type character.
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

It looks possible with probably the best way is to start with the basic mage package since it's way easier to kill starting monsters with spells. Then as you gain training for skills and pick up decent loot you can start adding fighting skills. Magic then becomes useful for buffing you before a figh...
by Randomizer
December 14th, 2007, 8:35 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Steering not optimal? What do you think?
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Avernum 5 point to destination and move is very CPU intensive for finding a path. With all the graphical and AI work in the game, it would slow the game to a crawl for even more powerful computer.

I'd settle for keyboard movement control for single step.
by Randomizer
December 12th, 2007, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Average Age
Replies: 77
Views: 23765

Another adult here in the mid 40s. The 50 and up really should be split into mature adult and experienced adult. Undead should be somewhere over 70. This group skews much older than the active posters over in Spiderweb. I'm used to more high school and college age posters that weren't born when PCs ...
by Randomizer
December 12th, 2007, 8:27 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Wish List for Book II {Compiled}
Replies: 128
Views: 32202

I see if I start the game in windowed mode I can access other windows in exchange for a smaller screen. At least I don't have to quit when I want to do something else and wait through start up. I would like to do more things from keyboard instead of menus. Quit and restore quicksave game have been m...
by Randomizer
December 12th, 2007, 6:26 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: Players Manual text problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Now that I can read it with Acrobat Reader, it appears to be that Preview is failing to convert some of the graphic type text. It probably is a font problem.
by Randomizer
December 12th, 2007, 3:12 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Wish List for Book II {Compiled}
Replies: 128
Views: 32202

One thing I liked from Spiderweb games is the ability to toggle between the game and another window outside the game using command-tab command or some other combination. This meant I could go into a word processor program and make notes about things to do or that I did for later.
by Randomizer
December 11th, 2007, 10:55 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: Players Manual text problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

It was Preview 2.1.1 from 2004 (obsolete for software). I'm downloading the latest version of Reader for my operating system.

"Five years is a lifetime for computers" - Bionic Woman
by Randomizer
December 11th, 2007, 8:28 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: Players Manual text problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

It the Adobe reader that came with the iBook and it's about 2 years old for the version. This is the first time I've ever had a problem reading a pdf file.
by Randomizer
December 11th, 2007, 7:06 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: Players Manual text problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Players Manual text problem

Is it just me or is the Mac demo version of the Eschalon Player's manual almost all unreadable characters? Except for the cover and the map there aren't enough readable parts to use it. Most are just rectangular boxes.