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Traditional Roguelikes (Turn Based) / ARRP - PRIME 2.3a release
« on: September 21, 2013, 11:13:43 PM »
*static*

Ahem ahem, can you hear me?

*mic feedback*

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the a new version of PRIME: 2.3a - Metapsychics, and a new homepage to boot: http://www.pesky-reticulans.org

Sadly, the machine spirits appear to be in rebellion and Ancient is not available to give this announcement, since he's too busy reciting ancient incantations to soothe and subdue the restless machines. I would like to wish Ancient the best of luck in his time of need.

Version 2.3a now includes a ton of bugfixes since 2.2c , such as several crashes involving doors, invisible stuff glitches, and other nasty bugs lurking in wait to collapse the dungeon or boggle your mind - No more negative amounts of floppy disks! No more vengeful doors that crash your game when you attempt to optic blast their lock!

This new version also includes several new features. Metapsychic faculties now govern characters' proficiency in broad areas of mutant powers, there are new mutations to be gained and several new character classes which rely on mutant powers - the whole psychic powers aspect of the game has been double-enriched with an infusion of metacreative crystals of annelid origin.

There are also new items, such as the Blood Sword or the Cryolator, and even more Sci-Fi references from beyond the outer limits.

Windows binary

Linux i386 binary

Linux x86_64 binary

Changelog rendered in excruciating detail

I hope I didn't commit any blunders here, now go grab the game and give it a whirl!

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Incubator / LambdaRogue feedback thread
« on: June 16, 2012, 02:24:29 AM »
Ok, so I finally downloaded it and I'm trying it. It's new for me.

I don't know where the feedback was supposed to go so feel free to move this.


So far, the intro is really dramatic and with very polished aesthetics. The music really adds to the immersion (reminds me of the Arcanum OST).

I've created Aelita, an archer, daughter of a thief, and following... Hermes, I just can't resist. I'm not sure if the bonuses will come in handy or not.

In fact, the stately music rocks (so to speak). I'm not very keen on the idea of using photos for illustrative slideshows, but it's well done and I do like the photos themselves. It goes well with the UI style too.

The fact that Sister Shara is esp. interested in something called the Sanguine Cuirass of Ares bothers me - shorthands like that one break suspension of disbelief (It makes the text feel less like someone talking to you)


Ok, I got killed trying to tear the monster hive down.

Other complaints so far:
-What are skill points for? Are they allocated in some screen? Do skills train automatically? Does this appear anywhere in the (?) menu?

-What the hell is a dry potion? What does that even mean?

-Having the game tell me: "Cannot unequip fairy dagger. Remove two-handed bow first" is frustrating. It'd be much easier if instead it prompted me: Remove two-handed bow? (y/n)

The detail of sitting down to regain PP is pretty nice, that HP doesn't regen on it's own, not so much - at least you start with a nice number of aspirins.

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Classic Roguelikes / Crawl and Brands
« on: March 06, 2012, 07:52:15 AM »
Is it me or the first requisite for your character to actually go somewhere is finding a venom-branded weapon?

For me, venom brand = get to the snake pit or somewhere that deep

no venom brand = get killed at some random point before Dungeon 10

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Traditional Roguelikes (Turn-based) / That ninja...
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:31:45 PM »
...who managed to steal a mini computer and some floppy disks is faring pretty good.

Reached Robot Town without problems, but after some price identification and other shopping, I forgot (truth) to pay for a floppy disk of identify, so after a while the whole throng of shopkeepers was after my hide. Fortunately at some point I had picked a plasma rifle, which sadly I had to put to good use. Managed to retreat to the long corridor that leads to the sewer entrance, and fried all the bots. Unfortunately the docbot decided to join in the fun too, and he lasted the most, but after some dirty probing that pervert fell too.

Now everything in town was mine - most of all, a beam saber which I had the luck of being able to enchant to +3, which would be my main tool of killing from that point on.

I entered the sewers. The usual hodgepodge of ninja turtles, mutants, fungal beings from Pluto and other scum that gathers in the sewers quickly found death in a flurry of laser slashes and the occasional handful of boomstick. By this point, I was already drunk with power.

Now comes the odd unidentified canister. I've already seen Rad-Away, Restoration, even had a good fix of Gain Ability. What is this? After some scanning, it's revealed to be a canister of mutagen. What the hell? I chug it down.

And it grants me HASTE! Together with my above average agility score, the pink equipments and a pair of leg enhancements, my speed boost rises to +55.

Only the last brotherhood paladin in the waste treatment plant made a heroic last stand. That damn power fist and the sudden appearance of some radscorpions put me on a tight spot. I lost my energy sword in the confusion (damn I should've kept that old katana as a backup!), and they managed to corner and almost kill me.

But in the end I prevailed, even if weakened, grabbed my sword and a hazard suit and set to go back the way I came and explore the rest of the derelict space base.

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Off-topic (Locked) / Riot Police beating down MINORS in Spain.
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:27:12 AM »


BONEBREAKING NEWS!!

Spanish riot police is courageous enough to crack down on HIGH SCHOOL students!

During the last week several protests have been held by students against ravenous buget cuts on public education.

Bear in mind that these student protests ARE NOT coming from an university context. They are coming from a high school context. These are 12~17 year old younglings, not your run-of-the mill so called antisystem radicals.

We're not talking about cuts on fancy stuff either - these high school students are finding themselves without HEATING or even without ELECTRICAL POWER.

Police sources claim there are around eleven injuried riot policemen,  but they probably strained an elbow or something while swinging their batons, because there's no footage whatsoever of these  students attacking the riot police. What there IS footage of is police giving good ol' cane medicine to minors, and the police Director General of the Valencian Community calling these students "their enemies".

This is happening in the Valencian Community - or "País Valencià" as they fancy themselves to be called, the most indebted autonomic community, largely due to it's long and outrageous history of corruption and embezzlement. So the money that should pay these students' heat and electrical power is by now, probably gone in paying some high-ass public official's whores and coke.

Here are some video links for your enjoyment  :-*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32oLUbcMXkc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1jC6KAEDkA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYOCqqFmi8U

(The poster isn't affiliated in any way to the protesters and this post expresses solely his own opinion)

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Programming / Lore and Fluff in Roguelikes
« on: February 16, 2012, 01:39:22 PM »
So, Ancient and I are working hard on PRIME... Okay, you can say he's working harder if you want  ;D

In any case, we have to collect and come up with BUCKETLOADS of lore entries, and we already have three or so styles all set up, but I could very well do with some thoughts about the matter if any one of you is kind enough to share them.

Another thing I'm interested in knowing is how much of a turn on/off is a humorous bent in fluff, and which other "tones" the people around here like in their games (tragic, epic, plain scary, abstract and cold, etc.)

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Off-topic (Locked) / X-Com Fun Stuff
« on: July 16, 2011, 09:40:07 PM »
Well, since it looks like X-COM has an XBOX HUEG fanbase around, let's share some fun stuff we experienced playing that awesome game.

Once, I had such a badass soldier, named Virgil Crosset, that his stats kept going up and up and up.

He enjoyed a long period of demigodhood, until he was so badass the game couldn't keep track of him anymore. All his stats wrapped around to around between 10 and 20 and he became a crippled veteran.

Just now, I was cleaning a two-story UFO of floaters, and the damned things instead of dying would go unconscious. That is usually nice, but there were a couple more outside who prevented the mission from ending - and allowed their comrades to wake up and start wandering stupidly inside the ufo.

What the hell, those were plasma shot. They shouldn't be knocking people unconscious, they should be burning holes in them!

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Off-topic (Locked) / What the fuck is up with the spambots?
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:53:25 AM »
No, seriously.

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Programming / HALP!
« on: May 19, 2011, 01:01:01 PM »
Hay guise.

I'm working again on my ZAPM version and the debug breaks at a line which previously gave me no problem, giving a system null reference exception, which if I'm understanding clearly is a reference to an object not defined as a particular object.

Do you have any idea what should I hunt for? the debug messages aren't really helpful taking into account my lack of ninja skillz.

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Off-topic (Locked) / micro-informatics rant
« on: March 31, 2011, 01:26:43 AM »
I was happily playing Dawn of War: Dark Crusade when my desktop suddenly shut down. I think the CPU's fried, because I tried to boot it using the built-in graphics card to no avail. It won't even beep at all. I removed everything, cleaned it thoroughly, applied some heat paste (whatever's that called), I would have applied some of that to the GPU too if it's little fan didn't seem so reticent to removing. Talking about removing, the CPU was almost *glued* to the heat sink! I hadn't removed it before so I was: well, I've unscrewed it and everything and it's still in place? wtf?

I'm  writing this on a laptop that's made from two identical laptops, both 6 years old. One had a fried motherboard and the other one had a crippled keyboard and a malfunctioning screen so I decided to fuse the two laptops together.

How the f*ck can my gaming computer, bought a year ago, give up its ghost this very night while *this* (my laptop) lovely piece of junk is still alive and kicking? Jeez. That CPU has a three year warranty!

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Off-topic (Locked) / Arcanum
« on: March 22, 2011, 10:11:26 AM »
Who in here has played this awesome game?

It has its downfalls, such as shitty pre-rendered player dolls (some are nice, though, like a dwarf in a smoking)
and being a bit cumbersome, but it's one of my all-time favorites, and probably *the* game I like the most in terms of fluff. It also has a really nice and proper "character sheet", a la real paper-and-dice RPG.

Also, steam power armor ^_^1

Just pimpin' an awesome game.






1: Yeah yeah, two traps and an altar. ::)

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I've just received a €165 fine for *drinking a can of beer* in a square at Granada around a year ago.
Last schoolyear the Granada city council passed a law interdicting concentration of the youth in public spaces.

Leaving alone that it's probably inconstitutional under our current constitution (1978), this laws have the only goal of copulating with peoples' lives. You can't even drink a juice or cocoa brik on the street - I wonder if they are fining children too?

I'm being told that I was participating in a "botellón" (binge drinking on the street), while I WAS NOT: I was basking in the sun with my girlfriend and I had nothing to do with the rest of the people that were in that square. Also, nevermind that not a single neighbor ever complained, people were really calm, the street wasn't being littered, and it isn't even a place which sees much people through, nor has it car access.

Seriously, spanish governments are run by thieves with penises for heads who deserve an electroshock. Where are the terrists when you need them? :P

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Classic Roguelikes / Looking for Crawl suggestions/advice
« on: March 18, 2011, 03:36:37 PM »
Hay guise. Lately I've taken to playing ice elemental draconians.

I started playing crawl just a few weeks ago, and I like a lot the wacky races and backgrounds. I've played with ghouls, mountain dwarves, berserkers of different kinds, and demonspawns, but so far I've advanced the most with draconians.

I tend to follow cheibriados (I guess that isn't the best idea, but after all, it's a question of faith), or some god of magic (vehumet and sif muna?)

So far I get killed around levels 8-10, I've entered once in the orcish mines, I like my sewers too, any tough crawler advice to make my characters more badass?

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Off-topic (Locked) / pixels - now with examples
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:58:32 PM »
Um, you know, I love making tiles  ::)

Edit:

Well, here are some examples of my misguided, heretical and vile arts. It's been some time but now I have a decent chunk of critters to show:

http://ilovemakingtiles.blogspot.com/

You'll see sprites for two projects from this very forum and some odds and ends for an outside project.


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Off-topic (Locked) / StarGate fanboi needed
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:43:45 PM »
For data extraction concerning:

-Goa'uld, their effects, implantation and removal.
-Enslaved and "free" goa'uld hosts.

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