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by elstyr
May 1st, 2008, 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent post on Quarter To Three
Replies: 44
Views: 19232

Believe or not, but pirates often simply deliver better service than the publishers Surely a seldom case, but it reminds me of what happened to a well known audio application a few years ago: The cracked version took about 10-20% less CPU time - the crackers removed all the highly (runtime) encrypt...
by elstyr
April 22nd, 2008, 9:43 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Eschalon box / cds photos?
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

Done @BW (Sorry for the delay).
Cheers,
Elstyr
by elstyr
April 11th, 2008, 9:09 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Eschalon box / cds photos?
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

@tempsanity: Even though if, I think its worth to have that game in your board :). But, there was no extra shipping cost denoted in the invoice I've got after I've ordered the full version. Maybe it was already included in the price, but it didn't felt much if it was (I'm living in Europe too). @BW:...
by elstyr
April 11th, 2008, 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a favorite Book?
Replies: 43
Views: 22118

A friend lately handed me a book called "The Mammoth Book Of Extreme Science Fiction". It was released in 2006 in the UK. Well I'm reading it right now in conjunction with a dictionary ;), but the stories are damn fine imho. Best, Elstyr PS: I like RR.Martins song of ice and fire the best regarding ...
by elstyr
April 11th, 2008, 7:47 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: An happy Linux user with a suggestion...
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

Hi there, I agree with azkiel's demand. Playin' as a north rogue with focus of arching and bludgeoning weapons & shields for my fighting skills (nearly no magic skills - don't comment this please ;)) I guess I went already a hundred of times through the "x+click+click+x+enter" job and I'm still not ...
by elstyr
April 7th, 2008, 8:14 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Eschalon box / cds photos?
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

Hmm, I'm curious about how it will look like. Awaiting the delivery day by day :). Thanks, Elstyr
by elstyr
March 31st, 2008, 8:07 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: Disappointingly slow!
Replies: 29
Views: 19734

FYI: I'm playing 'Book I' on a MacBook 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 10.5.2, OGL fullscreen. I've experienced two significant slowdowns yet, both in the "Central Tangletree Forest". One at the upper right area of the map (if you go straight westwards from the West Grimmhold teleporter) and the other one in the low...
by elstyr
March 31st, 2008, 7:32 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: The WIDGET
Replies: 12
Views: 11814

:D niccce.
by elstyr
March 28th, 2008, 11:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Excellent post on Quarter To Three
Replies: 44
Views: 19232

Thanks for the link BW, very interesting stuff. I haven't knew that they had so much problems with TQ. I by myself bought it, played it through and was happy. As my beginning times are far gone (my first PC games were in 1987), I've totally lost track about warez already in the middle of the 90s. To...
by elstyr
March 28th, 2008, 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can you deal with no auto map?
Replies: 17
Views: 9755

@Saxon: for sure, drawing maps gave me a much deeper connection to a game. I planned my next steps, tactics way more intensively, created escape plans, developed the shortest routes to important landmarks. Thinking above a paper plan, not in front of a screen, a whole different thing and increases c...
by elstyr
March 23rd, 2008, 2:50 pm
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: Burntime
Replies: 0
Views: 2225

Burntime

Anyone played/playing this classic too? I know, there was a remake in the pipe (burntime.org), but it seems to be almost dead. So I'm stuck with the original inside DosBox.

Best,
Elstyr
by elstyr
March 23rd, 2008, 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gary Gygax has died
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

I'll never forget the uncountable hours the idea of D&D kept us riding our imagination. And I'm sure, we'll getting back to this once - Lejendary Adventure!

Best,
Elstyr
by elstyr
March 23rd, 2008, 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: games really are for guys
Replies: 15
Views: 8610

WoW is an example, how women can become addicted to games too. In my friend-circle there are two couples playing WoW like hell. They're both married and, erm, if the female part wouldn't play the game I think the marriages would've been divorsed, just a guess ;). I remember the days when we've playe...
by elstyr
March 23rd, 2008, 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hardest part of game development?
Replies: 4
Views: 3135

Creating a good story, developing the player- and game-concept into the deepest detail - that takes the most time, and that's the most valuable work to do. Way before the development starts (except of some concept arts, concept code etc.). Since you've got a very detailed script, it is so much easie...
by elstyr
March 22nd, 2008, 8:19 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Book-I - magnificent!
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

@acoustibop: Exactly. That's what linked me to this place.

Best Regards,
Elstyr