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Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,528
Posted By Azred
Re: Has it really been ten years?

I still feel young. Given the side job--stocking dairy in a grocery store--I am actually in better shape now than I was 10 years ago.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-17-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 26,297
Posted By Azred
Re: Level scaling in Baldur's Gate 2

I do not know which fights scale based on party level; I would have to browse through all the .bcs files to figure that out. I know for a fact that most encounters in Watcher's Keep are scaled. If...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-08-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 26,297
Posted By Azred
Re: Level scaling in Baldur's Gate 2

Some of the fights are run by script and can indeed create more foes if the party's level is over a certain amount. This got wildly expanded by the EE version (which I helped beta, along with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 30,980
Posted By Azred
Re: Hope everyone is OK

"Well" is relative. No corona or rioters here but I am still working 1.5 jobs (which sucks) but at least I never lost a day of work during this whole time--my jobs were both essential because that...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 01-10-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 35,604
Posted By Azred
Re: My NobleNick party!

I would just dual everyone at 3rd level so they can regain their original class more quickly. Other than that, enjoy the party!
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By Azred
Re: Will Batman vs Superman & Captain America 'Civil War' be the same movie?

Civil War will have an easier time--the MCU already exists as an established thing and has a large fan base. BvS is still an experiment for DC/Warner which could blow up in their faces. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Azred
Re: Amiga computer music

I have always been a big fan of 8-bit music.

In fact, I am actually going to buy your album just so I can support your efforts.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Azred
Re: Favourite Amiga game?

Minor objection, Z--the first Gold Box game was Pools of Radiance; Champions of Krynn came not long after. I still have copies of all those games but not the original boxes, which is a darned shame....
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By Azred
Re: Man oh man... It's been a while

Interestingly, I also just made my way back here after another person posted a link to a thread they had found here on the Beamdog forum. Of course, then I saw that I had several private messages...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Wasteland 2

I grabbed the beta as soon as it came out, never updated it, and Heaven only knows what the kids did with the computer when I wasn't looking.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-21-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Wasteland 2

After more than 2 years--no, seriously, I looked at my old Kickstarter e-mail messages and the ones I still have date back to June 2012--Wasteland 2 appears that it will ship in late September. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,150
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Choc has passed away..

I am sorry for your loss, Ziroc. I know how it gutted me when Fractal died and that was back in late 1995--I still miss that cat.

Larry--we still are under Choc's power and will. *laugh*
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 07-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,959
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: HOF Mode Help: Chamber of Silk

You don't happen to have a druid, do you? If so, you could druid-shape into some form and perhaps fare pretty well against the spiders. Of course, since you in HoF mode your own summoned creatures...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-17-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,424
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Branwen NPC for BG2 released!

I don't worry about romances in games but that is fascinating. I could be able to stand her much more than I could Aerie or Nalia.

I always disliked it that many of the NPCs from BG1 didn't...
Forum: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2 Also SoU & HotU Forum 09-17-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,864
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Problem Installing NWN

I think we have all of the patches that need to be installed on the computer at the house. I will look into it, figure out how to zip them for you, then get it sent to you. That is the version I...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 09-03-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 896
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum BG2: EE Out in November

Now that all the legal troubles are resolved, Overhaul is offering Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (http://www.baldursgateii.com/) now; the release date in currently set for 15 Nov. The three new...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 09-03-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,363
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Pick pocketing in IWD

I concur--pick pockets is next to useless in IWD. Sure, you can get a handful of rings of free action and maybe some gemstones but the drawbacks far outweigh the benefits. I do not recall which...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-25-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Shadowrun Returns coming out the 25!

I will blow the dust off my Steam profile--I may have forgotten the password since set it up for FONV--and look into it. I saw a video clip the other day and it piqued my interest.
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-25-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,839
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Playing HoW and TOTL

I first downloaded it back in 2001 (*yeesh*) when I had Earthlink dial-up at 56k. Neither DSL nor cable were available in my area at that time so it was the best I could get.
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-25-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,839
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Playing HoW and TOTL

A couple of links I have used before are dead now. The best place I can see from which to get it is over at Gibberlings III (http://forums.gibberlings3.net/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=943). If...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 06-24-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Elder Scrolls Online

Sadly, no, I have not been keeping up with that franchise.

On the topic of MMO, though...I dislike MMO and will not play any game that is MMO only. The probability that other people are trolls...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 06-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,219
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Problem with Neverwinter Nights...

Just the usual Standard Operating Procedure for broken games, that's all. You can use a character editor to reconstruct your character back to 16th level easily enough, of course. I think one comes...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 06-21-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,219
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Problem with Neverwinter Nights...

I bought the Diamond edition for Noty and I about, oh, two years ago. We found that we had to install several updates but they had to be in precisely the correct order. Noty will double-check the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Any opinions on xbox one?

Wasn't there some problem with a recent PS3 update that bricked many people's units?
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,082
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been temporarily removed from sale.

'tis a shame, really. BGEE is actually pretty good and I am enjoying it even more than the original game because of the improved engine. It would like for BG2EE to be released but I am not going to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Any opinions on xbox one?

Someone in marketing over at Microsoft projected sales numbers upon release through the holiday season this year and said "we need to make a change or we will suffer". Thankfully, the project...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,082
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been temporarily removed from sale.

What the hell? I had seen no indication of this whatsoever and I go to the forums there on a daily basis, mostly in the modding section. Weird. Lawyers and contracts--never an easy situation to...
Forum: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2 Also SoU & HotU Forum 06-11-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,944
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Baldur's Gate: Reloaded

Modders, as you well know, are generally open with their creations and just want to share their creativity with others. I don't like most mods, though, usually preferring to fix little problems...
Forum: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2 Also SoU & HotU Forum 06-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,944
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Baldur's Gate: Reloaded

Noty already knew about BG Reloaded. I did find a "Let's Play" series on it so I am checking it out. She said a lot of people were disappointed in the NWN2 engine but I didn't see too many...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Any opinions on xbox one?

I don't get interested in gaming consoles, preferring to stick with PCs. Yes, I will probably miss out on some great games but I miss out on many things so I am not going to worry about it.

At...
Forum: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2 Also SoU & HotU Forum 06-07-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,944
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Baldur's Gate: Reloaded

I simply must tell Noty about this--she has a host of NWN and NWN2 mods that she has downloaded and enjoyed, including one that I should play through--Pool of Radiance.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: got some books today

I tried reading one or two Elminster books some years ago but, in my opinion, the character was so over-the-top unbelievable and Greenwood made sure that his character was completely unkillable that...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 05-28-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: iPad BGEE: is there a way to create my whole party?

He already asked there and no one has given him an answer yet.
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-15-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 46,373
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Comprehensive IWD/IWD2 Mod List ~Updated 30 May 2004~

One of the most amazing feats of thread necromancy I have ever witnessed.

Still...this is probably good news because I do not believe that IWD/IWD2 are targeted for renewal as are BGEE and BG2EE.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Question about CPU speeds...

I concur with ElfBane--even if (when) you get an XP disk you will have to hunt down drivers, the website you found notwithstanding. This is the part I dislike the most about reimaging older systems....
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Question about CPU speeds...

That doesn't look too bad. I would recommend the 2x4GB memory (gives you room to expand later) and I strongly recommend spending the extra $70 for the SSD.

I want to say that NewEgg had...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Question about CPU speeds...

Cooling is always a more difficult task for laptops, which is why I still prefer desktop computer, even the small form ones. Drop some liquid cooling into the system and you should be set.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Question about CPU speeds...

That depends upon which processor you are buying. There are plenty of laptop CPUs that will outperform desktop CPUs even though they cost only $100 more (an amount chosen at random). You can find...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Question about CPU speeds...

Go with your gut here--your friend is incorrect. Comparing laptop processors against desktop processers is as useful as comparing red ants to black ants. The most useful statistics for processors...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Disney Is Shutting Down LucasArts Games!!!

Yes, I saw that yesterday on The Daily What (which used to be more ahead-of-the-curve than it is now) and the videogame section of Cheezburger.

So...Disney doesn't want to make games only license...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-03-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,567
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Planescape Torment Sequel announced

I will seriously consider it since I get paid on the 5th. I should be able to make it in before the deadline.

I don't think I'll support it with as much as I did WL2 but a decent basic amount...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: North Korea - Things are heating up? or same old rhetoric?

No, this is the same old sort of posturing that the now-deceased Kim Jong Il did for years. Even China moved on past Maoist-style Communism but North Korea keeps hanging onto it for some reason. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-12-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,567
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Planescape Torment Sequel announced

Noty played MotB all the way through; I stopped playing NWN2 in Storm of Zehir because, honestly, I got bored with all the overland walking and random fights. It also didn't seem to be going...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-11-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,567
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Planescape Torment Sequel announced

I can spot you WL2 when it comes out, Micah--my pledge to that project gives me 10 digital copies to do with as I please, including just giving it away. I can throw it on a stick and mail it to you...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Old school DOSbox games

I have all the old Gold Box games, including Gateway and Treasure of the Savage Frontier. I have Dark Queen of Krynn but I don't think it works correctly; I cannot seem to find abandonware copies of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,496
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: I knew it... EA Ruins new Sim City 'Reboot' Always online DRM down!

BG2EE is already in the works but I do not think they have started working on the pre-production yet. I haven't checked the BGEE forums lately, having been distracted by Fallout: New Vegas, so I do...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-18-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Wasteland 2 first look video

I backed it for $250; right now I forget what all I will get when it arrives this October. Oh, yes--an autographed boxed version and 10 digital copies and...a couple of other things that slip my...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Just caught this...Ironman II vs. Avengers Movie (Error?)

The truth is simple continuity failure--Mr. Whedon did not account for the triangular shape when they were designing the Iron Man suits for The Avengers.

The plausible explanation, though, is suit...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,053
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: HD Version of Baldur's Gate?

*shrug* It might be but I would have to double-check.
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 02-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,809
Posted By Azred
Ironworks Forum Re: Trouble with bararians in HoW

Well, without knowing specifis of your party composition and average level, just the usual: hold person, confusion, cloudkill, death fog, web, chromatic orb, etc. If any of them are clerics then...
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