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  1. I have a larger image with the Protagonist and the Hound (which I will upload when I get back home tonight), but I do not recall the wallpaper you are mentioning.
  2. Updated the page with recent quotes from this thread and added a link to this thread.
  3. The 940B was bought in April 2006. It's not even a year old and it's still inferior to the 193P+. How long do you think they've come? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> There is no comparison between B series and P series Samsung monitors.
  4. Samsung 193P was released in early 2004. TFT monitors have come a long way since then.
  5. I currently own a Samsung 1100 DF (a pseudo-flat 21" CRT) and I have it on 1600x1200. That resolution is way too much for a 19" CRT monitor - you are probably losing eyesight as we speak. I've had my 21" for roughly three years, and I had to take it in for calibration (the picture was getting blurry) about three months ago. Back when I bought it, TFTs were overpriced junk. However, the technology has moved forward since then, so I am now going to buy a 19" TFT - namely, Samsung's 971p. It'll still be more expensive than what I paid for the CRT, and its default resolution is 1280x1024, but damn, the picture is SHARP, colors are great, and eyestrain will be reduced. And it will take up four times less desk space than the CRT, which has become a concern of mine lately.
  6. It depends on what you consider to be "news," but it will take me a while to filter through my old FAQ and the piles of other info I have (that never made it into the FAQ) and repost it in the new one. That should keep me busy for several months for sure.
  7. I don't think it is necessary to sticky it. Unfortunately, I have not had the time to work on the FAQ today (I got called in to a very long business meeting unexpectedly, which pretty much made a mess of all my plans for today), but I'll try to get something done tomorrow. I am sure the thread will keep itself near the top anyways.
  8. Warlock should have been failry easy to implement. Much easier than all other spellcasters. And warlocks are PnP kings of UMD. BTW, I agree that moving this thread was unnecessary.
  9. While a UMD-using warlock can be pretty devastating in PnP, I have yet to see UMD play anything more than a marginal role in my NWN2 game. I have it maxed out, of course. I believe my warlock's total UMD bonus is +16 or something. However (A) I haven't found any really good wands yet (B) I don't have enough cash to craft even a 1st level wand. I have no idea whether this will change after the area I am currently playing (and got bored with). Oh, and my UMD performance on scrolls is lackluster. I fail roughly 50% of the time. So, all in, as I doubt that the majority of NWN2 gameplay will happen at uber-high levels (and, hence, uber-high UMD bonus), I don't think it's unbalanced. I could be wrong, of course. BTW, I simply don't see how a warlock is more boring to play than a fighter. Compared to true spellcasters, sure. But fighters have done exactly the same thing since the dawn of D&D, and people still play them. Wash, rinse, repeat.
  10. I'd like to once again ask the moderators to rename this thread to "The Black Hound FAQ" or something... I did not anticipate initially it would evolve in this manner.
  11. I would have preferred a correct implementation of cleric domains over the warlock class, even though I am playing a warlock in NWN2 now. Warlock is a very nice class, if a bit boring (for a "spellcaster").
  12. Oh, sorry, I am not familiar with the inner workings of the NWN2 engine, I just presumed it would be doable (since there are already racial & class abilities, feats, and so on that provide similar benefits).
  13. My personal suggestion regarding the loot and the raising of level cap is as follows: reward the PC with small but meaningful rewards throughout the game (a +1 luck bonus on saves vs something here, another +1 competence bonus to certain skill checks there, etc) and keep the level cap and loot as low as possible. I would personally add small mechanical rewards to the epithets (e.g. Porcelain Mask gives a +2 resistance bonus on saves vs charm, Suicide King gives a +2 resistance bonus on saves vs fear, and so on). I've been using this reward method in my own campaigns and I have found that the players enjoy such bonuses immensely, preferring them to phat lewt.
  14. Damsel is hawt. But then, so are Jeanette and VV.
  15. The graphics pipeline of the Mystary engine is horrible. There's no way Josh would want to use it over NWN2 engine.
  16. Seeing as how this thread is slowly turning into something more than just an announcement for my FAQ (which I will have more time to work on during the weekend), I would like to ask one of the mods to change the thread title to "The Black Hound FAQ Thread" to make it more accessible.
  17. You can move the path of My Documents folder to another partition. http://thundercloud.net/information-avenue/my-documents/ As for Vista, you will have to move to it if you ever want to play a DirectX 10 game. DX10 is not coming out on XP. Ever.
  18. I hope that's on a non-system partition. Microsoft recommends to have at least 5 gigs free on the system partition, and there are several good reasons for this.
  19. <offtopic> Wow, Amentep, I haven't seen you in ages. </offtopic> Bloodlines is awesome. Until you get to the sewers, at which point it begins to suck.
  20. The game was never intended to be a sequel of Baldur's Gate, they just had to use the name for licensing purposes.
  21. Thanks very much! I hope to have more of the FAQ up tonight, and I'll start looking over your compiled stuff after that.
  22. I am pleased to announce that the old FAQ is now up and running. It took me surprisingly little time to fix the CSS and HTML. I guess it wasn't THAT bad, after all. I tested it on IE7 and FF2 and it's displaying properly on both.
  23. That Megaupload thing never works for me, it always gives me the "all slots for your country are currently in use" message. Can you Rapidshare it?
  24. It's his project (and fully unofficial), although I am sure he is not averse to getting help from others at Obsidian (on their free time).
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