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A post of some minor importance follows:
« on: December 22, 2003, 09:41:27 am »

Evening all, fine work on the project, my utmost moral support, played in the old days etc. etc.

Now then, 1 comment: a journal feature (outside the orriginal game I realize but essential to most modern RPG/adventures) would be a terribly handy device.

1 question: Is there any particular walkthrough/faq/guide that goes beyond the bare requirements of victory to explain in a pleasurable way what is possible to do with the many different races and enemies of the game?  All suggestions (with links) appreciated.

1 possible bug: during the syrene quest, after going to beetlejuice and talking with the young lady I had learned (from a generally unsatisfactory walkthrough) that she was to give the name and coordinates of her former homeworld but to my recollection this never occured.  Nor (also according to this particular walkthrough) did the Arilou ever mention the Syrenes, and so in both instances I simply followed my own recollections and the quardinates given in the guide.  I found this method somewhat unsatisfactory.  Edit:  Ha!  Fool that I am I have ignored the search funtion on this forumn and even the simple etiquite of browsing.  I do appologize, though I will note my support for some addressing of this discrepency in some future release.

Thank you all for assistance and comments.
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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2003, 11:21:56 pm »

I used to think that an in-game journal would be cool, especially since the Captain would have computers at his disposal, but after playing several recent RPGs with in-game journals, I realized that I never got as intimately involved with them as I did with the games that I had to write my own notes for (SC2, Zork Series, King's/Space Quest, etc).  Since I new I could always find the information, it never got commited to heart...  :-/

So, while it is nice to have a journal, I think it's actually better for the playing experience to have the player make their own journal.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2003, 02:48:59 am »

Baldur's Gate II is a great game with or without a journal. But I think culture is right, sometimes I didn't pay attention and the journal saved me. But think what would have happened if you lost your notepad... not nice.
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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2003, 03:04:26 am »

thats when u refer to the internet
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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2003, 08:46:46 am »

Mmm good points all.  I'd still appreciate any advice on a comprehensive walkthrough.
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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2003, 09:06:24 am »

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Ha-ha! Yeah...juice!
Actually it is Betelgeuse.

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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2003, 09:52:40 am »

A movie and childrens cartoon has permanently warped my perceptions of certain large red stars I'm sorry to say.

Also I think the PDF of the roleplaying PDF will do nicely.
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2003, 06:34:04 am »

PNF's files section has what you require.
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2003, 04:27:12 pm »

Also, I seem to recall that Sage made quite a handy map for the whole thing, didn't you? While back anyhow.

One thing that I miss when playing is the old paer map (mine is somehwere, but this is a big house...). I wonder if it'd be possible for someone to scan the map in A4 pieces, so that it'd be easily printable? I used to have all my notes on the back of the map, and circle all the important planets with my own notes... Great fun...
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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2003, 04:21:30 am »

Some of us don't consider A4 to be "easily printable" =)

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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2003, 06:46:25 am »

I really ought to be plugging my project more, eh?

The Hyperspace map (and all the utilities built into that alone) are, as far as I know, 100% accurate, so you shouldn't have much trouble locating items and homeworlds with that. Until I get special world data from Bwahaha (whom I haven't seen online in quite some time), the planetary database is ~99% accurate. Granted, you won't need to see the layout of the planets to find the items, so it's unneccesary to reference.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2003, 03:58:48 pm »

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Some of us don't consider A4 to be "easily printable" =)



I meant in the context that most home and school printers are set up for A4 pages. That way you could print out say 4 pages, glue them together, and presto you have a map!
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Re: A post of some minor importance follows:
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2003, 09:41:12 pm »

Not around here they aren't... It's all 8.5"x11" (21cm x 28 cm) letter paper here.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2003, 09:43:32 pm »

FFS, just get a paper and print it! lol
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2003, 09:52:09 pm »

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Not around here they aren't... It's all 8.5"x11" (21cm x 28 cm) letter paper here.



You weird people... I didn't know there were different paper standards in different parts of the wolrd  Embarrassed . I thought the A4, A3 and whatnot were pretty much universal... Ah well, a new thing learned.
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