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Apparently the arj is a format 7zip can access; use it to unzip the files, the run the game. I can't seem to start it; i'm attributing that fact to vista.
   
           Yeah before there was this fancy .rar and .7z we only had zip and arj. Back in the good ole days.

 

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*waves an M-FAC around*

I got it to work. Now to squik some Imp Lice!
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Played Tyrian 2000 again some hours ago and used the Nort Ship Z. I'll never get tired of killing everything on sight with the SDF Main Gun. :drevil:
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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i haven't been online the past few days, my monitor decided to explode on me in the middle of completling the mission to escape the Black Valkar gangs garage when it decided to die, it seems the refresh or degaussing program decided to destroy itself. im now using a small 14 in' crt monitor or shall i say a 13.7 in'

i am part way through kotor 1 however the only real problem i have with the game is its constant auto saving in non-important areas instead of saving just before an important event.
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My tip to you? Save often. The auto save feature saves during transition, and only if it hasn't auto saved in the past 15 minutes. When you're done playing the game, this site holds many interesting mods that really spice up KotOR 1 and 2.
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Gotta (partly) agree with Decker. The Earthsiege/Starsiege Universe is an amazingly cool one. Not sure how much is fan made but there's a cool archive on the Starsiege 2885 (?) site with the timeline. The orbital defense of earth would make a class Freespace campaign.

I was addicted to Earthsiege 2 back in the day. One of my first PC games. I was really disappointed with Starsiege though, which I also 'acquired' some time later. It just completely changed the gameplay dynamics. The HERCs to me felt really underpowered and unarmoured. But in fairness I guess they were trying hard to move away from the Mechwarrior type of combat and differentiate themselves. And while the plot and briefings were really cool and built up an amazing atmosphere I just didn't think it was relayed well in the mission. Alot of that would be technical limitations of the time but still, they were all pretty similar and usually very easy.

The Cybrid campaign was especially bad. Had to do, but I think it failed miserably to convincingly convey the overwhelming superiority of the Cybrids (at that moment in time with Terran forces divided) and come up with a reason for the challenging missions.
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My main pain point was that if the Cybrids were so superior, why the hells would you drop a single GOAD to engage a Minotaur, 3 Talons and a Paladin? Not to mention having to hunt down the transports and what not.
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Because that's all you need apparently.
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... Point. That is all I need. And lots of skill. I never got past the first Talon the first time. But after playing the Human campaign many times, I got good enough to shoot off the Talon's foot.
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Played Tyrian 2000 again, and guess what? I got the Supercarrot, complete with Banana Blast guns! That's the only secret I've never unlocked until now. :D
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

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wait what

 

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I succesfully shot down that irritating Banshee in the 3rd Human mission with blasters. Boo yah. Chew on that, Imp Lice!
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I still play StarCraft but that's not old for it being released in 1999 right? =P

 

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Nearly ten yesrs is old for a game......

 

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I still play StarCraft but that's not old for it being released in 1999 right? =P

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It's still old though, even with SCP Botox, not bad, not in any way. It did come out in 99 still :nervous:

 

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Anyone here still plays text games?
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
Dobbsylondon
Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

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Anyone here still plays text games?


What you mean....

"You are in a forest, an angry dwarf stands in front of you.

Exits are NESW"




NO!
Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?
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Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
 
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Yep, I meant those. :D
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

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I just dug out my B&W again. Anyone still play that?
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B&W?
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
Dobbsylondon
Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what