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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Zenimax Buys Tango Gameworks
2. Re: Zenimax Buys Tango Gameworks Oct 29, 2010, 03:41 Icewind
 
I don't think this is the last time we'll see a Japanese developer signing with a western developer. They keep talking about how they need to reach out to a western audience and I suppose this is how they intend to do it.

Let's hope "making a game appeal to a western audience" doesn't just mean making the heroes look like middle aged steroid addicts.

Quantum Theory, I'm looking at you.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights on GOG.com
24. Re: Neverwinter Nights on GOG.com Oct 27, 2010, 18:55 Icewind
 
Fond memories. I remember my mod, which I made way back in late 2003, was put in a top ten list on the official boards for "Cleric" themed adventures. A very tiny award, but something I look fondly back on. If only I had the same level of free time now that I did then, the wonderful things I could be making.

Though I hope everyone understands that NWN1 had its DRM removed completely by the second to last patch. Fan outcry in the forums forced them to remove the securom, since it was causing havoc with several configs at the time.

Some of my favorite player mods:

The Dreamcather series
The Forge of Fury
The Sunless Citadel
Daggerford
Wyvern Crown of Cormyr
and of course Hordes of the Underdark, the official Bioware expansion.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Patch Next Month
5. Re: Borderlands Patch Next Month Oct 27, 2010, 18:50 Icewind
 
Creston wrote on Oct 27, 2010, 18:02:
Eh, didn't this level increase patch already get released? Right before Claptrap's DLC was available???

Creston

Well, it's funny you should mention this, since it's causing quite the stir in the official forums.

See, they originally said it would be released the same time as the GOTY version...it wasn't.

Then they said "October"...well, it wasn't.

Now they just say "November".

I made the mistake of buying the Claptrap DLC because I thought it would have the level cap increase within it, but it doesn't. Since I don't want to waste the quest experience I'll get in it I've been letting it sit on my HD gathering dust. I won't play the new DLC until the cap is raised.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Oct 26, 2010, 21:32 Icewind
 
I just recently figured out how to get Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight working in Vista64, so I'll be busy playing that instead.

It's a shame that companies don't go back and look at what made that (and to a lesser extent, Outcast) work so well.

The powerful one-slice-and-a-limb-is-cut-off lightsabers and the Indiana Jones style jumping/leaping/running that was so fluid and nonstop.

I didn't particularly care for TFU1, but beat it anyway. I hear my one big gripe with it (The lock-on) hasn't been fixed, so I don't see what they spent their money on this time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 26, 2010, 01:05 Icewind
 
The forgotten 6th reason:

6: Because hipsters don't look cool unless they have apple products glued to their palms.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on the DOTA Trademark
13. Re: Blizzard on the DOTA Trademark Oct 25, 2010, 14:34 Icewind
 
If Blizzard can fight Valve for the DOTA trademark, than I guess that means John Carmack & Id can fight Valve for Team Fortress, since TF was originally a part of Quake and therefore built and played by the old Quake community.

You hear that Carmack? Sue them!

Christ. Blizzard needs to just STFU and finish D3.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Details, Trailer
9. Re: Diablo III Details, Trailer Oct 23, 2010, 04:43 Icewind
 
Health Orbs.

No attribute point distribution

Giant spiky WoW-style shoulder pads

Automatic skill learning at lvl up/No skill trees.

 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
10. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 22, 2010, 00:13 Icewind
 
Dungeon Keeper was pure genius, he shouldn't sell himself short.

Now his current gen stuff is mostly dumbed down kiddie-shit, but his god games? Awesome stuff. Especially the first DK.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Patched
26. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Patched Oct 21, 2010, 05:10 Icewind
 
It's just their shitty coding, that's all.

Modders and end-users have to fix their shit because they're too busy staring wistfully at Planescape threads on the codex.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Patched
24. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Patched Oct 21, 2010, 03:58 Icewind
 
The dx9 .dll doesn't do anything for me since (snip)

EDIT: Ok I get it, it emulated a dx9 card so it will use the DX9 native drivers instead of the DX9 emulated through DX 10 drivers. Makes sense now.

Odd that I can play FO3 with 8GB of ultra-high res fan-made textures and it runs as smooth as silk, but plain vanilla FO:NV with its console-rific washed out year 2003 comparable textures force me to do tricks like that to get 60fps. Very odd.

Doesn't free up ram properly either after exiting. No surprise there.

Is there a FO:NV mod out that does what "Fellout" did with FO3? In other words, bring true color back and get rid of the brown muck?

This comment was edited on Oct 21, 2010, 04:37.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Tools
24. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Tools Oct 20, 2010, 04:12 Icewind
 
Wolfen wrote on Oct 20, 2010, 02:42:
If any of you having problems with autosaves and quicksaves and also settings not sticking. If your using steam, id say stick to looking there. Disable its cloud based settings for that game. I removed everything from the my docs folder for the game and exited steam, then put it all back in. I havnt seen any problems since in those regards.

I tried that, as did others on Gfaqs, but it isnt working. At least not in their, and my case.
 
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News Comments > Section 8: Prejudice Beta Signups
4. Re: Section 8: Prejudice Beta Signups Oct 19, 2010, 22:32 Icewind
 
Wow, Section 8 is getting a sequel?

Someone must have a lot of money to burn, because you'd have to be a nitwit to buy it.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Diaries, Launch Details
30. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Diaries, Launch Details Oct 19, 2010, 01:13 Icewind
 
I used to get crashes to desktop in FO3, until I grabbed that RAM extender mod. Lets the game read more RAM. You needed it for the texture pack, and it fixed the game perfectly for me. Enough to make me go through it a 2nd and 3rd time with a couple dozen improvement mods.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Diaries, Launch Details
23. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Diaries, Launch Details Oct 18, 2010, 23:44 Icewind
 
Mods > DLC

FACT.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch Plans, Trial Extended
18. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch Plans, Trial Extended Oct 18, 2010, 01:29 Icewind
 
space captain wrote on Oct 17, 2010, 20:48:
Disgaea is cool and all, but its ultra gonzo compared to FFT.. and thats saying something

plus its not even close to being as well known as a setting as FF is

they missed a big opportunity for profits IMO

Actually, it's surpassed FFT in popularity, by far. They are still pumping out half-assed sequels, spin-offs and remakes left and right.

FFT, well, that boat sailed long ago. Square is only interested in dragging the JRPG genre through the mud.

It's what they do.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch Plans, Trial Extended
12. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch Plans, Trial Extended Oct 17, 2010, 20:11 Icewind
 
space captain wrote on Oct 17, 2010, 18:26:
still trying to figure out why square never capitalized on the hyper-popularity of FF Tactics

NIS and Atlus beat them to the punch with Disgaea.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PC Lost Planet 2
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - PC Lost Planet 2 Oct 17, 2010, 13:21 Icewind
 
The Japanese cannot make good shooters.

Just look at Quantum Theory.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4
27. Re: Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Oct 16, 2010, 20:34 Icewind
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Oct 16, 2010, 14:12:

Nonsense.

I've been playing RPGs all my life. Baldurs Gate, Planescape Torment, Deus Ex, Gothic saga, The Witcher, Dragon Age and right about every PC RPG in between those. Do I enjoy Arcania? Fuck yes. Do I have the gaming experience to be "worthy" enough to judge this RPG? Evidently so.

Simple isn't always bad, just as complex isn't always good.

"If you haven't any standards"... "It's fraud". Cry me a river.

25 years experience here. I say the game *is* trash. Watered down trash. I'm level 9, playing on Gothic difficulty, and cake-walking through it.

Your last comment shows how inexperienced you are. There is such as thing as a game being complex in both good and bad ways, as well as a game being simple in both good or bad ways.

A "Good" complex game: ToEE
A "Bad" complex game: Elemental war of Magic

A "Good" simple game: Diablo
A "Bad" simple game: Arcania Gothic 4

If you had been playing CRPG back in the Ultima 3/4 days, you'd know how simplistic and bland the world simulation aspect of this game is. Go play Ultima 7, which the developers based Gothic 1 on, and you'll see what I mean.

Then again, I'm talking to a purebred noob here.
 
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News Comments > Grotesque Tactics Evil Heroes and Demo Released
3. Re: Grotesque Tactics Evil Heroes and Demo Released Oct 16, 2010, 20:29 Icewind
 
If it wasn't for New Vegas, I'd have time for this. It looks great though.

Maybe after I finish FO:NV I'll jump in.
 
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