#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 27 Jul 2004 (GMT)

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[08:14:47] <Colourless> hi
[08:15:43] <Baastuul> Hullo.
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[18:04:09] <Baastuul> Hi, sbx.
[18:06:32] <sbx> Hi, Baastuul.
[18:06:49] <Baastuul> How's it going?
[18:07:18] <sbx> Not bad at all.
[18:07:25] <sbx> You?
[18:08:10] <Baastuul> Eh, I'm okay. I have to go to a party this afternoon that I don't feel like going to, though.
[18:08:22] <sbx> You don't want to party?!
[18:08:45] <Baastuul> Heh, I've never really enjoyed parties.
[18:09:05] <sbx> Heh me neither.
[18:09:15] <sbx> But you did get invited somehow.
[18:09:26] <Baastuul> Well, it's a going away party for two of my friends that just graduated.
[18:09:38] <Baastuul> So I'm mainly going just for that.
[18:09:47] <Baastuul> I'm going to stay a few hours and sneak on out.
[18:10:16] <sbx> I'd say stay a few minutes.
[18:10:24] <sbx> But that's me.
[18:10:39] <sbx> If there are drinks then stay longer.
[18:11:11] <Baastuul> There won't be any alcohol.
[18:11:27] <sbx> Tell them you're sick.
[18:11:31] <Baastuul> Well, at least not to my knowledge.
[18:11:38] <Baastuul> Heh, well, I've never been a big fan of drinkin', either. ;)
[18:11:49] <sbx> Im JK anyway, any other reason why don't you want to go?
[18:12:10] <Baastuul> I'm just too much of a reclusive computer dweeb. :)
[18:12:56] <sbx> I'd prefer a good game of Doom3 anyday... or even Exult.
[18:13:36] <Baastuul> Same. Well, my system can't handle Doom 3 (that's what I'm guessing, anyway). My video card sucks.
[18:14:01] <sbx> What do you have?
[18:14:11] <Baastuul> GeForce 2 MX/MX-400 64 MB.
[18:14:41] <sbx> mine is GeForce 4 MX/MX-400 64MB
[18:14:47] <sbx> I dont know what the difference is
[18:14:56] <Baastuul> From what I've heard, not much at all.
[18:15:00] <sbx> I think the MX line is like a regular GeForce 1 anyway
[18:15:20] <sbx> but not much experience with it
[18:15:29] <Baastuul> The MX line is just not that great.
[18:15:37] <sbx> anyway, I've heard that D3 is much more playable than the leaked alpha led people to believe
[18:16:18] <sbx> they said many people incorrectly assume they won't be able to play it
[18:16:33] <sbx> Then again maybe they just want to sell more copies on release. It's not like we have a demo to test it first.
[18:16:50] <Baastuul> Well, I can just sort of tell by looking at the the trailer.
[18:17:02] <Baastuul> My system will probably run like sludge if I try to play Doom 3.
[18:17:05] <Colourless> mx will run it
[18:17:33] <Baastuul> Well, yeah, it'll run it, but how well? :)
[18:17:45] <sbx> hi Colourless
[18:17:47] <Colourless> i'm going to say... well enough
[18:17:51] <sbx> I can handle a low resolution.
[18:17:52] <Baastuul> hehehe
[18:17:59] <Baastuul> Well, I'll give it a shot at some point.
[18:18:07] <Baastuul> I still need to get Beyond Divinity.
[18:18:08] <Colourless> sbx's will run it better though
[18:18:14] * wjp is trying to remember what kind of video card he has :-)
[18:18:18] <sbx> is that right?
[18:18:19] <sbx> heh
[18:18:29] * wjp gives up and sneaks a peek at the box
[18:18:30] <sbx> Baastuul: does that have anything to do with Divine Divinity?
[18:18:30] <Baastuul> Well, it still is a GeForce 4... :)
[18:18:41] <Baastuul> Sbx, yeah. It's a "sequel" of sorts. http://www.beyond-divinity.com/
[18:18:53] <Baastuul> It's not a direct sequel, but it's just the second game set in what they call the "Divinity Universe."
[18:20:08] <sbx> "You and your unlikely companion" ... they always say that
[18:20:20] <Baastuul> Heheh yeah, I noticed.
[18:20:26] <sbx> or "This unlikely hero"
[18:20:44] <Baastuul> It's all standard swords & sorcery fantasy stuff.
[18:20:51] <Baastuul> Doesn't really stop it from being a fun game, though.
[18:21:32] <sbx> I guess it looks cool... never played the first one.
[18:22:06] <Baastuul> The first one reminded me a little bit of Ultima 7.
[18:22:14] <Baastuul> And Morrowind.
[18:22:19] <Baastuul> And Diablo. :)
[18:22:56] <Baastuul> I bought that limited edition soundtrack and prequel novella from Digital Jesters for Beyond Divinity.
[18:23:09] <Baastuul> It took forever to get here and there were a whole bunch of processing errors.
[18:23:43] <sbx> Yeah I was thinking Diablo. The view angle is more like U7 but not so high up.
[18:24:14] <Baastuul> Well, it reminded me of Ultima 7 in how very nonlinear it was.
[18:24:28] <Baastuul> And how there were the sidequests and the ability to mess around in the game world.
[18:25:03] <sbx> Can you stack things and build a log cabin?
[18:25:10] <sbx> which disappears when you walk offscreen
[18:25:33] <Baastuul> Hehe, no, nothing like that...
[18:25:51] <Baastuul> Actually, you can make log cabins in UO out of the logs from the sawmills and stuff. I remember those as not disappearing.
[18:26:06] <sbx> Then why would someone play it.
[18:26:06] <Baastuul> I'd make houses out on small islands.
[18:26:10] <Baastuul> Haha
[18:26:58] <sbx> Oh I never played UO. Did people ever tear down your constructions?
[18:27:09] <sbx> I only know about buying premade houses.
[18:28:36] <Baastuul> People can't tear down houses in UO, I don't think. If you don't visit your house for a long time, it begins to "decay" and then eventually disappears, leaving behind any items that you left in it and opening the land up for another person to build a house.
[18:29:35] <sbx> Was that the "standard" house feature? Using stolen logs? Or did they have premade houses?
[18:30:17] <Baastuul> You build the houses by using a "land surveying tool" that brings up some menus of houses you can make (premade "classic" houses and customizable houses). Then you select a house and see if it fits in the area you want it and if it fits, you can build it there.
[18:30:24] <Baastuul> It costs money, though.
[18:31:02] <sbx> What about your custom log cabins?
[18:33:21] <Baastuul> Well, when you select to make a customizable house, you buy the foundation.
[18:33:35] <Baastuul> Once you set the foundation down, you have options in the house to select the walls and stairs and doorsteps and all that.
[18:33:56] <Baastuul> But you also have to pay for what you select, which irritated me when I didn't know about that bought a foundation and didn't have enough cash for the customizations. :p
[18:34:59] <sbx> So you just stole some logs and plopped them down on it.
[18:36:49] <Baastuul> No log-stealing is involved for the construction of homes in UO. :)
[18:37:57] <sbx> You bought them from the sawmills?
[18:40:53] <sbx> I'm asking annoying questions. :)
[18:41:20] <Baastuul> I realized this. :)
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[21:40:15] <wjp> hi Fingolfin
[21:40:32] <Fingolfin> hiya
[21:41:08] <wjp> do you have time to do an exult 1.2 mac os x build sometime?
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