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  • WinkyWinky Frog Rammer Registered User regular
    I think he got kind of stressed out watching me play Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet because the enemies would respawn. He kept being like "Where did they come from!? Why do they do that!?" D:.

    Play Super Smush wit me: 1006-0814-0691
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Oh shit, necromunda uses the 2nd edition 40k close combat rules. Melee is gonna be stupid lethal.

    Nah, it's not 100% 2nd edition. Losing all wounds just takes that guy out of the game, after the game you roll for what actually happens. It's pretty likely that the guy will survive.

  • WinkyWinky Frog Rammer Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote:
    Yeah, this isn't behavior that should be giggled at. It sounds like this kid has issues that should be addressed.

    Patty and Mike think he might have obsessive compulsive disorder, I'm not sure.

    He acts pretty weird, but I don't know if that's just how 6-year-olds act.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    why is only melee stupid lethal

    getting hit by what is basically an anti-personnel RPG but in this setting is a basic personal weapon

    should also be stupid lethal

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    There is a pretty good chance my cell phone is in my shirt pocket, currently in the washing machine.

    Why am I typing this instead of going to check and possibly rescue my phone?

    It's the 2nd cheapest flip phone available through my service provider.

    I think it might be time to upgrade to a better phone, but I don't want to pay more than $50/mth.

    Caveman Paws on
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Abdhyius wrote:
    why is only melee stupid lethal

    getting hit by what is basically an anti-personnel RPG but in this setting is a basic personal weapon

    should also be stupid lethal

    Basic weapons in Necromunda are your average slugthrowers.

    Maybe a laspistol if your gang leader is really fancy.

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Elendil wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    that's where I quit too

    but not because of graphics because I couldn't get out of keypad menu

    and then I went to start it up again a few weeks later and it wouldn't work

    that is my deus ex story

    do you have it on steam

    I bet I could get it up and running for you

    I feel like you of all people could appreciate it
    yeah

    every time I start it up it immediately crashes again

    not sure how I even got it to play the little bit I did at first

    okay, so

    1) install the game
    2) download and install the 1.12fm patch (this link should work, but there are plenty of others)
    3) download the Microsoft visual C++ 2010 runtimes here and install
    4) download the absolute newest DirectX and install
    4) start downloading the New Vision mod (it takes a while, it's 1.5 gigs)
    5) download the Deus Exe (a new, improved executable)
    6) unzip the files in the Deus Exe to your DX "system" folder (C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\Common\Deus Ex\System, or C:\Deus Ex\System, or whatever)
    7) download the new DX Direct3D 10 renderer here. Unzip those files to the system directory as well.
    8) Run the deus ex.exe in the system directory. Select configure and select your preferred resomolutions and the direct3d 10 renderer. Run the game. Voila!

    BONUS:
    9) Exit the game after you run it the first time and go to your Documents folder. The Deus Exe will have created a Deus Ex folder there with all the configuration files and inis and stuff.
    10) when it's done downloading, extract the New Vision texture folder to your Deus Ex directory. There's a text file in the zip you downloaded that tells you how to change a couple lines in deusex.ini to use the new improved textures.
    11) run the game again. enjoy the tasty new graphics.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    I hear tale that there are some demons-wearing-human-form in the world who think Final Fantasy VI is boring, too. Preposterous, I know.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    I didn't even know about the New Vision mod. Thanks, jacob!

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-new-vision

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote:
    why is only melee stupid lethal

    getting hit by what is basically an anti-personnel RPG but in this setting is a basic personal weapon

    should also be stupid lethal

    If you're referring to boltguns they are only basic personal weapons if you are a power armoured imperial supersoldier.

    In terms of basic humans they are restricted to Guard officers and improbably wealthy gang members.

    Since Necromunda is concerned with hive gangs, basic weapons are broadly equivalent to present-day firearms, and said gang members are not terrifically likely to be particularly good shots.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Man, I have to go to a spanish channel to watch newcastler versus arsenal. Laaaaame.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    that new vision mod might make playing deus ex again a possibility

    i don't remember if i beat it last time

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    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Elendil wrote:
    continuing to do things you find initially unpleasant is a good way to expand your horizons

    like modernist classical, or talking to girls

    you have to push through the discomfort

    Okay, but this is Deus Ex.

    It's

    A

    Video Game

    can video games not be worthwhile experiences that reward persistence?

  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    Is it a side effect of anti-depressants that they'll make you more unhappy the day following drinking? Is that a thing? It feels like a thing.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    that new vision mod might make playing deus ex again a possibility

    i don't remember if i beat it last time

    You would remember if you beat it because the last part is a pain in the tits.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    japan wrote:
    Abdhyius wrote:
    why is only melee stupid lethal

    getting hit by what is basically an anti-personnel RPG but in this setting is a basic personal weapon

    should also be stupid lethal

    If you're referring to boltguns they are only basic personal weapons if you are a power armoured imperial supersoldier.

    In terms of basic humans they are restricted to Guard officers and improbably wealthy gang members.

    Since Necromunda is concerned with hive gangs, basic weapons are broadly equivalent to present-day firearms, and said gang members are not terrifically likely to be particularly good shots.

    basic humans also use them as support weapons, as we use MGs today, don't they?

    but okay

    doesn't 40k have a rule about handguns being used in melee? I think so. I like that rule. I like that the "why don't you just shoot him" aspect of melee is adressed somewhat.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Is it a side effect of anti-depressants that they'll make you more unhappy the day following drinking? Is that a thing? It feels like a thing.

    Most SSRIs shouldn't really be combined with alcohol.

    Not that that stops anybody.

  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    continuing to do things you find initially unpleasant is a good way to expand your horizons

    like modernist classical, or talking to girls

    you have to push through the discomfort

    Okay, but this is Deus Ex.

    It's

    A

    Video Game

    can video games not be worthwhile experiences that reward persistence?

    They can, but I'm cynical about the notion that it's worth it when there are so many quality video games that don't require it.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    best part of deus ex was when you're in the secret base that's just been hit with a missile

    and a guard hears a noise, investigates, doesn't see anything

    'eh, probably just some bum'

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    Like, you could tell me that Deus Ex is a million times more rewarding than Mass Effect. I wouldn't be able to argue otherwise because I only played a couple hours of Deus Ex and I played both Mass Effect games twice.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Hey, compressed nerves, or whatever you call that, usually pass, right?

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    japan wrote:
    Is it a side effect of anti-depressants that they'll make you more unhappy the day following drinking? Is that a thing? It feels like a thing.

    Most SSRIs shouldn't really be combined with alcohol.

    Not that that stops anybody.

    Yeah. :( Trying to cut back. I feel fine while doing it but the next day I'm always just really in a funk whether or not I'm hungover at all.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Echo wrote:
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Oh shit, necromunda uses the 2nd edition 40k close combat rules. Melee is gonna be stupid lethal.

    Nah, it's not 100% 2nd edition. Losing all wounds just takes that guy out of the game, after the game you roll for what actually happens. It's pretty likely that the guy will survive.

    I meant in terms of how many hits can be allocated in a single round of combat.

    Abd: shooting is also plenty lethal, and very scary.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    japan wrote:
    Since Necromunda is concerned with hive gangs, basic weapons are broadly equivalent to present-day firearms, and said gang members are not terrifically likely to be particularly good shots.

    You need to do a rearm roll every time your fire a gun to see if you still have ammo or it blew up in your hands or whatever.

    The basic stub guns have a 4+ rearm roll. 50/50 to be able to fire it again.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote:
    japan wrote:
    Abdhyius wrote:
    why is only melee stupid lethal

    getting hit by what is basically an anti-personnel RPG but in this setting is a basic personal weapon

    should also be stupid lethal

    If you're referring to boltguns they are only basic personal weapons if you are a power armoured imperial supersoldier.

    In terms of basic humans they are restricted to Guard officers and improbably wealthy gang members.

    Since Necromunda is concerned with hive gangs, basic weapons are broadly equivalent to present-day firearms, and said gang members are not terrifically likely to be particularly good shots.

    basic humans also use them as support weapons, as we use MGs today, don't they?

    but okay

    doesn't 40k have a rule about handguns being used in melee? I think so. I like that rule. I like that the "why don't you just shoot him" aspect of melee is adressed somewhat.

    They're used as specialist weapons in a military context, but are less common outside of that. Necromunda is about civilians living in the equivalent of the slums of the most deprived Imperial cities.

    Also yes, for the purposes of Necromunda (and 40K) a handgun counts as an additional close-combat weapon.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    I've never tried Deus Ex.

    And I haven't been convinced to. I have no problem with old graphics, but I have a problem with ugly graphics.

    Also, too much trenchcoat+sunglasses at night

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    the state of virginia really does not want me to know about financial aid they offer

    the only way I can find out about it is on individual school sites

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Winky wrote:
    Winky wrote:
    Organichu wrote:
    emnmnme wrote:
    All you Deus Ex haters are terrible people who probably quit playing Super Mario Bros. because you died to the first goomba.

    I could still play Super Mario Bros. (though I probably wouldn't, with more elaborate games available). Continuing to do something you don't like and that is not rewarding to you has limited merit.

    Haha, the funny thing is that Patty's six-year-old brother is over and we tried to get him to play New Super Mario Brothers and he seriously quit playing because he couldn't get past the first goomba. He deemed the game "too dangerous" and decided it was not for him.

    haha

    future risk management technician

    You should've seen him play Sonic. He was afraid of the enemies so he decided it was better if he stand in one place and wait for the 10 minute timer to run out.

    This kid will do something amazing in the future. I am certain. That fear is brilliant.

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Man, I have to go to a spanish channel to watch newcastler versus arsenal. Laaaaame.

    Fox Soccer Channel is showing it.

    The only good thing about Fox is FSC.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Current 40k rules don't let you shoot pistols in close combat. Necromunda and 2nd edition do.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote:
    Inquisitor wrote:
    Man, I have to go to a spanish channel to watch newcastler versus arsenal. Laaaaame.

    Fox Soccer Channel is showing it.

    The only good thing about Fox is FSC.

    all of these words make sense to me!

    yaaaaay

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Echo wrote:
    japan wrote:
    Since Necromunda is concerned with hive gangs, basic weapons are broadly equivalent to present-day firearms, and said gang members are not terrifically likely to be particularly good shots.

    You need to do a rearm roll every time your fire a gun to see if you still have ammo or it blew up in your hands or whatever.

    The basic stub guns have a 4+ rearm roll. 50/50 to be able to fire it again.

    I believe you only make a rearm roll if you roll a 6 to hit.

  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote:
    I've never tried Deus Ex.

    And I haven't been convinced to. I have no problem with old graphics, but I have a problem with ugly graphics.

    Also, too much trenchcoat+sunglasses at night

    Deus Ex has one of the silliest plots in video game history.

    It's still worth playing.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote:

    it's pretty awful that I only saw about 1/4th of that youtube screen shot and immediately knew what it was.

    ugh

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    I've never played 40k

    but I've always liked the imperial guard the best

    one reason is the (relative) lack of swords

    because come on

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    also why the fuck are pell grants only for undergrads and prospective teachers

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    I mean, for me it's a basic measure of

    a) what else I could be doing
    b) how confident I am that I'll enjoy the thing once I 'break through'
    c) how much I'm disliking it

    I have a lot of free time (and not many video games in the house) so a means I'll probably be inclined to give it a shot. Some of my good buddies who I think have good taste recommend the game, so b means I'll probably be inclined to give it a shot. But the extremeness of my boredom when playing the game- my lack of entertainment, my dissatisfaction from the graphics... pretty much everything in the hour or so I spent fooling around... says 'this is just too fucking unrewarding, I'd rather look at lolcats or send nude pictures to @casual eddy than spend more hoping this game gets good and I have fun'.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Lawndart wrote:
    Abdhyius wrote:
    I've never tried Deus Ex.

    And I haven't been convinced to. I have no problem with old graphics, but I have a problem with ugly graphics.

    Also, too much trenchcoat+sunglasses at night

    Deus Ex has one of the silliest plots in video game history.

    It's still worth playing.

    Yeah there's that too.

    so uh, why.

    If the plot is crap, the look is crap, why should I play it?

    if you tell me the gameplay is still gold I will be disinclined to believe you

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    Abd, you have a lot to answer for. Successful Alcoholics depressed the shit out of me.

    I'm a published writer and have a very unique and interesting writing style. I'm also sharp and witty. My profile is well-written and hilarious. My messages are likewise brilliant. And I've been doing this stuff for...four or five years. I know what "works" in terms of good internet dating writing. "Works" in the sense of leading to a "date" with a human female.
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