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[11:01:40] --- Topic for #exult is: There *is* a topic!
[11:01:40] --- Topic for #exult set by wjp at Tue Feb 22 23:19:30 2005
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[13:38:44] <Airsoul> hello brothers in mind
[13:38:56] <Airsoul> i'm experiencing problems with serpent isle under exult
[13:39:06] <Airsoul> sometimes, npcs just vanish
[13:39:20] <Airsoul> right now, it's flindo in moonshade
[13:39:28] <Airsoul> before, it was half of the sleeping bull population
[13:40:07] <Airsoul> i'm gonna stay a while, hopefully someone can tell me if there's a workaround. teleporting to flindo didn't help, i landed somewhere in the ophidian underground and couldn't see him. plus, i try to play without cheats
[13:40:26] <wjp> are you sure he's supposed to be around?
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[13:40:40] <wjp> maybe sleep a while and try again?
[13:41:07] <Airsoul> yes. he just made the trip with me and hawks and that dumb guy, ate regularly at the blue boar in moonshade and now he seems wiped off the face of new sosaria
[13:41:38] <Airsoul> i tried sleeping or teleporting far away, saving, quitting, reloading and returning
[13:42:16] <Airsoul> that was with version 0.94
[13:42:23] <wjp> exult 0.94?
[13:42:24] <Airsoul> but it still happens with 1.2
[13:42:37] <Airsoul> yes, 0.9x, not sure about the third digit
[13:42:38] <wjp> you started the game you're currently playing with 0.94?
[13:42:56] <Airsoul> yes. and i experienced the problems then, too. think i should start over?
[13:43:05] <wjp> to be honest, yes
[13:43:27] <wjp> there have been many many changes since then, including lots of bugs which required starting a new game
[13:43:50] <Airsoul> i might fly through a lot of stuff using cheats until i am in moonshade again. and i like how the party formation is correct now, was combat improved, too?
[13:44:26] <wjp> hm, it's been changed... whether it's "improved" is a rather subjective issue :-)
[13:44:49] <wjp> one warning: be careful with cheating in SI
[13:44:57] <wjp> especially avoid teleport cheats
[13:44:59] <Airsoul> i'll see not later than knight's test :)
[13:45:05] <Airsoul> oh, why?
[13:45:22] <wjp> because they can make you skip certain triggers
[13:45:46] <wjp> I have to go; back in 1-2 hours
[13:45:49] <Airsoul> oh, sure. i'd, say, go out of monitor and teleport before the gates of fawn
[13:46:16] <wjp> gates of fawn are risky :-)
[13:46:16] <Airsoul> thanks. a general thank you, if you work or have been working on exult
[13:46:23] <wjp> lots of stuff happening in that area
[13:46:40] <wjp> (goblin guard tower, the exiles from Fawn, guard captain, ...)
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[13:48:20] <Airsoul> yeah i was thinking of those
[13:48:37] <Airsoul> well then i'll just try to enjoy the new version and race through dialogue
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[14:15:31] <sbx> hello
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[14:18:50] <sbx> just dont cheat ever
[14:21:04] <Airsoul> it is tempting thinking that i have to start over
[14:21:17] <Airsoul> but as i said: skipping the npc text makes the game a lot faster
[14:21:28] <Airsoul> i.e. wildly clicking through
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[14:58:10] <trand> cya
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[15:02:55] <Airsoul> if i'm allowed to make a suggestion: an assignable key that opens the real inventory, not the paperdoll
[15:03:51] <Airsoul> ... would be nice :)
[15:24:37] <wjp> i ?
[15:33:53] <wjp> um, oh, wait, I think I'm confusing u7 with u8 again :-)
[15:34:38] <sbx> Monkeys can open automatic doors. That's amazing.
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[16:57:43] <Airsoul> poison... need... varo leaves...
[17:13:21] <wjp> :-)
[17:13:31] <wjp> you're moving quite fast, I see
[17:13:43] <Baastuul> I always hated that part of Serpent Isle for some reason. ;)
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[17:27:06] <sbx> I just got an email from "A. Bananas 12.Jul.14" "re: Join us?" saying their plan has gone well and offering me a tire swing and all the bananas,nuts,and coconuts I can eat. "In the end, isn't that what really matters?"
[17:27:35] <Baastuul> You had better join them.
[17:27:41] <Baastuul> I'll murder you if you don't.
[17:32:08] <sbx> I killed so many of them, it's probably a trap.
[17:32:33] <sbx> And he didn't say how to reply. :p
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[17:54:44] <sbx> woops, guess that's about as far as I could get using only autosave
[18:00:31] <wjp> what are you playing? :-)
[18:06:06] <sbx> system shock 2
[18:08:15] <sbx> I have a habit of "playing ahead" sometimes, recklessly running through the level completing objectives without saving the game (and without listening to logs/emails). Then I go back to my normal savegame and play normally. This time I got from l3 Hydroponics to activating the transmitter on l5 without using a savegame.
[18:08:41] <sbx> need to stop doing that
[18:09:21] <sbx> Someone at everything2 says about Deus Ex: *The PS2 version features a modified UI, motion captured animation, more detailed character models and music rerecorded with a live orchestra.
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[20:00:14] <Baastuul> I've always been curious about something... What does the key in that house on the island south of Skara Brae open?
[20:00:27] <Baastuul> The house has chicken corpses in it, along with some miscellaneous reagents scattered about.
[20:00:33] <Baastuul> In the middle of the house there's a big golden key.
[20:03:17] <Baastuul> Huh, that's odd... This is the first time I've ever been on this island just off the western coast of Britannia, north of Skara Brae. It has a structure with pillars and when you step in the middle of it, lightning strikes you... I wonder why I've never been here before. :p
[20:04:35] <sbx> Sounds like Horance's palace.
[20:04:45] <sbx> well not palace, whatever you like to call it
[20:05:15] <wjp> hm, no, there's something just to the north of that
[20:05:21] <wjp> not on Skara Brae itself
[20:07:43] <Baastuul> It's just a small square structure with pillars.
[20:08:04] <sbx> yeah I thought that was on Skara Brae, don't remember whats north of it
[20:08:07] <Baastuul> When you walk through it, lightning strikes you (or one of your companions; Spark was the lucky one for me).
[20:08:15] <Baastuul> So do you guys know what that key opens?
[20:08:20] <sbx> heh, Spark's always the lucky one
[20:08:30] <wjp> that key has quality zero
[20:08:33] <Baastuul> Funny how Spark should get struck by lightning. Spark, lightning, haha, get it? :(
[20:08:53] <Baastuul> Oh, meaning it does not open anything?
[20:08:57] <wjp> in other words, it should open any chest that doesn't have a key
[20:09:06] <Baastuul> Ohh, okay.
[20:09:11] <Baastuul> So basically it's like an ultimate lockpick?
[20:09:23] <wjp> well, no, since it doesn't work on chests that _do_ have keys :-)
[20:09:36] <Baastuul> I get what you mean. :)
[20:09:38] <Baastuul> hehe
[20:10:07] <Baastuul> Oh, where do I find the keys that open the locked chest in Serpent's Hold and the door to the armoury?
[20:10:36] <wjp> in caves around there
[20:10:40] <sbx> there is an ultima lockpick
[20:10:52] <sbx> s/ultima/ultimate/
[20:11:05] <Baastuul> Hmmm... And what does the key that is in the trout open up? :)
[20:12:11] <Baastuul> These have been the questions that have been plaguing me for a few years now, actually. :)
[20:12:46] <wjp> there should be a forum post on those Serpent's Hold keys/chests
[20:14:13] <Baastuul> Okay, I'll try and find it, thanks. :)
[20:18:36] <Baastuul> http://exult.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?f=1&i=20398&t=20368
[20:18:42] <Baastuul> Here's the most recent one, it seems like.
[20:27:13] * sbx wonders why his news server says it is missing random posts as recent as April 10th.
[20:28:11] <sbx> I can't read the rest of this Full Metal Alchemist thread then.
[20:28:22] <sbx> well, I guess I can look at Google Groups...
[20:30:03] <Baastuul> Ahhh... Yes, the key in the chest on the big X northeast of Vesper is the key that opens up the chest in Serpent's Hold. :)
[20:34:37] <sbx> 411 No such group?
[20:34:40] <sbx> Um k.
[20:34:54] <sbx> Either my news server or XNews is acting funny.
[21:08:46] <sbx> anyony use http://www.PeerFlix.com?
[21:11:21] <Baastuul> Not I! What is this... this PeerFlix?
[21:13:03] <sbx> Well I'm not sure, but you pay 99 cents to trade one of your DVD's to someone who wants one in exchange for one on your list sent to you.
[21:13:32] <Baastuul> Hmm.
[21:13:32] <sbx> and the website says trades are insured
[21:13:35] <Baastuul> I don't use it. :)
[21:14:22] <sbx> I know.
[21:14:28] <sbx> I don't use it either.
[21:14:30] <sbx> :)
[21:17:58] <sbx> and I don't want to trade my anime with anyone even to get more anime
[21:29:59] <sbx> In description of Ring bouy: "Due to arcane legal restrictions, all space-going ships are required to have a supply of life preservers..."
[22:12:37] <sbx> Oh you can kill a cyborg assassin pretty swiftly with the laser rapier.
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[23:16:44] <sbx> hi Baastuul
[23:16:48] <sbx> oh
[23:16:50] <sbx> that was an hour ago
[23:16:53] <sbx> stupid blinking mirc icon
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