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Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 12-25-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,218
Posted By Malthaussen
How are resistances expressed?

TSIA. I did a casual search on this topic, but didn't quickly find an answer, so I'll try the lazy way.

How are elemental resistances expressed for items in IWD2? That is, if a robe provides, say....
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 10-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By Malthaussen
Re: Long time no play

Looking at a walkthrough at Sorceror's Place, it appears that it the player cleans out the whole level before taking on the Lizard King, his minions become friendly (yes, green circles under them)...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 10-05-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By Malthaussen
Long time no play

Just started a new game of IWD after many years. Odd things are happening, I wonder why. In the Eye of the Serpant, when I confronted the Lizard King on the first level, all of his minions sided...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 06-12-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Malthaussen
Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Project Coming Very Soon Courtesy of InXile Entertainment

I just found out about this myself. If this isn't the most exciting gaming news of 2012, if not the 21st century, I don't know what is!

-- Mal
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Malthaussen
Wizardry 8 question

If anybody still remembers that game -- since I can't search the Wiz 8 archive for this info, I'll try here. I've gotten back into W8 recently, and for the first time ever in my play, Z'Ant...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-07-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,164
Posted By Malthaussen
Re: Wizardry 8 Patches and Problems

Well, thanks for the suggestion, but when I try to download the patch I get a "forbidden" error. However, I visited another web site and found a patch dated 12.23.01, rather than 12.12.01.

With...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,164
Posted By Malthaussen
Wizardry 8 Patches and Problems

I recently suffered a catastrophic disk failure, and among other things had to re-install Wizardry 8. Unfortunately, it appears that some of my backup files for the game are corrupted. Since it has...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-11-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Malthaussen
Re: Mount and Blade

It's interesting that you say it's not an RPG in the "traditional sense" of the term. I reckon it depends on how you define "traditional." Remember Akalabeth?

I haven't played MB yet, though...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-09-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Malthaussen
Mount and Blade

Any reactions to it? It appears from their forum that those who like it, love it. It's not your usual CRPG, however.

I like the idea of a role-playing game without magic and elves and all...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Malthaussen
Might and Magic II Question

I'm replaying the old MM2 game, and I've come up against an annoyance. It's only annoying because I don't have the patience I once had. Anyway, I need the password for Druid's Point Cavern. Anyone...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-28-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,092
Posted By Malthaussen
Old-School CRPG: Avernum.

Want to play a good, old-fashioned CRPG? http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/ is the place you want to go. I have just (belatedly) discovered this indie publisher, and I want to tell you all that the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-12-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Malthaussen
Jagged Alliance 2 has reasonable graphics and is...

Jagged Alliance 2 has reasonable graphics and is excellent all-around. And it is guns and glory, not swords and sorcery.

If you can find them, the old Megatraveller games, based on the pnp rpg,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-12-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Malthaussen
Play Jagged Alliance 2 and you'll have your...

Play Jagged Alliance 2 and you'll have your answers.

Lots of interesting characters, funny lines, plenty of easter eggs, plenty of objectives, non-linear, lots of goodies. And no bugs (well,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-12-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Malthaussen
My vote goes to Fallout and Fallout 2. Set the...

My vote goes to Fallout and Fallout 2. Set the stage well, and actually had some dramatic content. And made me nostalgic.

-- Mal
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2005, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Malthaussen
I've been idly wondering for a while how many BG...

I've been idly wondering for a while how many BG fans are also fans of Jagged Alliance 2, one of the greatest games of all time. Not unlike BG, JA is one of the few games from the last century to...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-29-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,067
Posted By Malthaussen
The question falls into two mutually-exclusive...

The question falls into two mutually-exclusive areas.

1) Is it fair? Obviously, not. If an individual has the talent, he/she/it/them/they/fill in the blank should have the opportunity to...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-29-2004, 04:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,007
Posted By Malthaussen
And your parents thought their parents were...

And your parents thought their parents were "uncool" because they didn't dig long hair, and their parents thought their parents were "uncool" because they didn't like Rock and Roll, and their parents...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2004, 04:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,392
Posted By Malthaussen
Looks like several discussions going on at once...

Looks like several discussions going on at once here. I'll contribute MTCW, as a sort of random rumination.

To address the initial question, I'll echo the folks who have mentioned that there is...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-11-2004, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By Malthaussen
Best I can do for you: "Soldier On" ...

Best I can do for you:

"Soldier On"

I am a battle-scarred Warrior of Life.
Too often have I striven against the foes
Of indifference, stupidity, and hate.

On a hundred...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-11-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By Malthaussen
Like the song says, "These are the good old...

Like the song says, "These are the good old days." Fact is, for every generation, the GOD's usually pivot around the 15-25 period (with a progressively more nostalgic look at childhood as the...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-11-2004, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By Malthaussen
Okay, so I lied. What follows is blasphemy, but...

Okay, so I lied. What follows is blasphemy, but I doubt Mr Zimmerman will mind:


Positively Rain Blowin’ on Fourth Avenue


Mumblin’ grumbling’ words that make no sense,
I can’t help it if...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-08-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,183
Posted By Malthaussen
If Amnish law includes the principle that...

If Amnish law includes the principle that "ignorance of the law is no excuse," as in US law, then Immy's arrest is perfectly lawful. Which has always led me to think that a truly lawful character...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-08-2004, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Malthaussen
Do a "search" on the topic of soundsets. This...

Do a "search" on the topic of soundsets. This question, believe it or not, has been asked before.

Short answer: yes.
Somewhat less short answer: you can copy and paste your BG1 dwarf...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-08-2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Posted By Malthaussen
Funny... I remember seeing something like this...

Funny... I remember seeing something like this before... in 1974. smile.gif

-- Mal
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-02-2004, 08:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,183
Posted By Malthaussen
"Harpers would not betray you." Bunk. ...

"Harpers would not betray you."

Bunk. You're generalizing from specifics, and running contrary to things that can actually happen in the game. To say more would spoil the plot.

At any...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-02-2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Malthaussen
Make sure your graphics engine has the latest...

Make sure your graphics engine has the latest driver. Note that even a new computer may have an outdated driver.

Per your request: in English, unlike German, only proper nouns (names of persons...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-02-2004, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Malthaussen
So, Rift, just load in an old item, modify it,...

So, Rift, just load in an old item, modify it, and save it under a new name. Hey, presto!

Just be sure to correctly index the scripts.

As for NI, 'tis a question of taste, of course. The...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-01-2004, 10:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,183
Posted By Malthaussen
The Radiant Heart might be a choice for a "good"...

The Radiant Heart might be a choice for a "good" alternative to the thieves or vamps, although the fact that they are also lawful complicates things -- the CW are operating within the law, after all,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-01-2004, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Malthaussen
I would say that the best way for a "lowly...

I would say that the best way for a "lowly commoner" to use the book would be to d/l DLTCEP and cook it up themselves. Entire creation process would take about five minutes. It is very, very easy...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-29-2004, 02:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 968
Posted By Malthaussen
How about an Edwina romance, lol. -- Mal

How about an Edwina romance, lol.

-- Mal
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-29-2004, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Malthaussen
Since I had to reinstall SoA and ToB, I decided...

Since I had to reinstall SoA and ToB, I decided to throw in just about every mod available at Gibberlings Three and the Pocket Plane Group. They have added enormously to the game, and are hilarious...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-29-2004, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Malthaussen
Thanks for the info, Andyr. As it is, I...

Thanks for the info, Andyr. As it is, I installed DLTCEP instead. smile.gif A highly superior editor -- the writers are to be commended.

-- Mal
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-29-2004, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Malthaussen
I recently had to reinstall my game, and plugged...

I recently had to reinstall my game, and plugged in SoA, ToB, the two Baldurdash fixpacks and every weidu mod I could get my hand on. Unfortunately, due to mental failure on my part, I forgot to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-29-2004, 01:56 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,327
Posted By Malthaussen
I also wasn't aware of the opportunity to...

I also wasn't aware of the opportunity to question the fanatics. Every time I've played the game, any delay has meant fried Vikki. That does cast a different light on things.

As a minor quibble,...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-29-2004, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By Malthaussen
Leonard is one of the unknown greats. There's a...

Leonard is one of the unknown greats. There's a cute paen to him at www.tartcity. (http://www.tartcity.)

-- Mal
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-26-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,327
Posted By Malthaussen
Nope, Q, it doesn't work. If my soi-disant...

Nope, Q, it doesn't work. If my soi-disant "personal code of honor" tells me that it is all right to steal, how long in r/l do you think I'd stay out of jail? Regardless of what my inner voice...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-26-2004, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,599
Posted By Malthaussen
At the risk of beating a now-dead horse, I think...

At the risk of beating a now-dead horse, I think it is only right that I should publicly eat a little humble pie (mmm, tastes like chicken). My memory was faulty in re the equation of force, and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-26-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,327
Posted By Malthaussen
Are you snide by profession? I state right...

Are you snide by profession?

I state right after the first part of what you quote "Operating within the rules, however..." Thus negating any self-contradiction. In other words, I don't like...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-26-2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By Malthaussen
But the old "first rule" of the original D&D was...

But the old "first rule" of the original D&D was "anything you don't like, you can change." This is possible in a pnp game where one is creating his own campaign (my own campaign, for example, has...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-26-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,327
Posted By Malthaussen
I have always contended that the D&D alignment...

I have always contended that the D&D alignment rules are such an inaccurate means of modelling human behavior that they are laughable... they were only put into the game originally for poor "play...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-26-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Malthaussen
TSIA. I need a new copy since my old one got...

TSIA. I need a new copy since my old one got eaten in a HD crash.

-- Mal
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-24-2004, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Malthaussen
And my opinion is that the "pointy ears" are just...

And my opinion is that the "pointy ears" are just a gimmick, and a poor one. A movie's characters should be faithful to the book. Tolkein did not make his elves and hobbits "other" specifically...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-24-2004, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,599
Posted By Malthaussen
I'll agree with you there, SG, but I do have to...

I'll agree with you there, SG, but I do have to ask Ilander why he persists in discussing physics without showing the relevant equation. According to my ancient textbook, it is f = mv2.

-- Mal
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 327
Posted By Malthaussen
I have inner dialogues all the time. And out...

I have inner dialogues all the time. And out loud, too.

"No you don't!"
"Yes I do!"

-- Mal
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2004, 10:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,245
Posted By Malthaussen
Not in the least, although I do find it amusing...

Not in the least, although I do find it amusing (and sometimes amazing) how many posts some people have put up.

-- Mal
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-23-2004, 09:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,599
Posted By Malthaussen
I disagree. I have seen and hefted both katanas...

I disagree. I have seen and hefted both katanas and longswords, and the quality of the former is far superior to the latter. And so far as I recall (it has been awhile) the typical, run-of-the-mill...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-23-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Malthaussen
For that matter, why is Legolas a blond with...

For that matter, why is Legolas a blond with pointy ears? That surely wasn't in the book. smile.gif

I am not an optimist. The current reactionary political environment that has taken over the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-23-2004, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Malthaussen
I like Jan, because he seems to get into it with...

I like Jan, because he seems to get into it with everybody. For the same reason, many players hate Jan.

I don't think Keldorn and Vikky can stay in the same party very long. Only a PC paladin...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-23-2004, 08:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,599
Posted By Malthaussen
As for longswords vs katanas, I have seen and...

As for longswords vs katanas, I have seen and hefted both. The centre of gravity of a longsword is all in the blade, that is why it is not suitable for parrying. A rapier, which actually doesn't...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 11-23-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,599
Posted By Malthaussen
Ummm... I believe the equation is f= mv2. That...

Ummm... I believe the equation is f= mv2. That is, force = mass times velocity squared.

Thus, increase in velocity has a larger impact on force (pardon the pun) than does increase in mass.

...
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