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CarltonTroisi

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  1. Just wanted to leave a quick note here. I was out of the Dark Mod loop for a while as 2.06 was said to be very buggy, uneven, and I'm not technically minded so I just gave up until the next update. I updated to 2.07 a few weeks ago and have been through 4 new missions released in the last year or so. All were good, but I think this one is probably the best. I rarely ever leave criticism, praise or anything, so consider this a sign you're doing something right. I liked the straightforward layout of the map, I hate feeling lost in a maze. The interiors were designed very neatly. The objectives were clear, you had good secrets. I hope your second mission which I haven't played yet, is comparable! Cheers
  2. Neon, I love your colorful maps... ain't no one else who does color/vibrancy like you Keep 'em coming!
  3. I agree with you, of course, and I don't think folks are lying. That said, I downplay his controversial actions, because I think it stems from a real-life issue. (I was going to speculate on that, but perhaps that's not proper.) Whatever the issue may be, he's trying to compensate for that by taking control in those places where he is joined, but when it's not enough, it becomes overreach. And look, I could well be wrong. It's just a suspicion. Maybe not even fair to post given he can't speak for himself now, but this is what my intuition tells me about it, so felt I would chime in.
  4. This was an important member who helped keep the lights on, beta-tested countless missions, gave advice and assistance to many, co-authored as well as authored his own missions. You cannot have a healthy, active mod without industrious members. This guy was a pillar of the community. I'm hoping it's only temporary. You have a guy who's given countless hours of his time over many years, and the thanks he gets is a ban? So, it's got to be temporary right? I've been watching, also. Some heavy-handed adjustments to older missions for bugfixing. Some wanton use of templates. Really? That justifies exile of an important content creator? Of an industrious workhorse? For real?
  5. Not just buggy. It's a complete disaster, man. None of the promises made to the backers were fulfilled--just take a look around. Classic bait and switch. This is not Looking Glass 2.0, this is... I don't know what it is. Something must have gone terribly wrong.
  6. I assure you that UFOs are no spent fad, mate. We can't know that they're extraterrestrial, as yet... but there are legitimate unexplained cases. Not "advanced" earthly vehicles... we don't have secret aircraft that defy physics. Not meteors or asteroids, not comets. Real, legitimate phenomena that defies explanation. Could be extraterrestrial, could be inter-dimensional... as if you can claim to know better?
  7. For the doubters, I would point you to this. Presuming honesty, this is a solid proof right here. Yes, anecdotal, but anecdotal evidence should not always be waved off...
  8. "All the time the only conclusion one can get to is the power of our minds. Whether you believe in supernatural stuff or not. Because it is impossible with someone who does not have any capacity for imagination. In that regard we can envy the advantages of a plain mind." Actually, I have a strong capacity for imagination, some degree of belief in the supernatural, highly sensitive, etc... and have never seen a ghost. Explain that. I grew up as something of an Indigo, have always "wished" to see evidence of the hyper-real... and yet I haven't seen any firsthand. A paradox, if ever there was one, right?
  9. CarltonTroisi

    Ghosts

    So, what do you folks think? Seen any ghosts? I know someone who claims they see a ghost, in real life, most days of the *week.* The irony is this person is a normal, high functioning person, no obvious mental health issues. While I myself, have never seen a ghost... and I'm an abnormal, low-functioning person, with quite a few issues! Now, let's hear your experiences with ghosts and/or the paranormal!
  10. Well, because of Steam (sales, bundles, and so on) and the like, I can hardly be bothered configuring stuff on my own, no more. I suppose it doesn't help that I was never a sharp cookie, either In terms of Hexen 2, how would I go about setting that up? Should I get the Steam version? Is there a patch that improves the base game, smooths the rough edges? I never played it, and regretted that. Was hoping to rectify that now. But I'm looking at current and old reviews and the game sounds like a chore. Obscure puzzles, excessive backtracking, hard-to-find doors... Doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy. Oy Vey.
  11. I have fond memories of Raven Software's old FPS shooters, Heretic and Hexen... especially the latter. Something about that "dark gothic" element, really worked for me. The atmosphere of Hexen was amazing. I never got around to playing "Hexen 2", though. Is it still worth playing? Are there any mods or "fan fixes" etc? Chime in, folks.. I'll even take suggestions for similar games, or games on the horizon...
  12. Some great choices, there, man! Especially Grim Fandango.
  13. Anderson, man... that's quite the buzz-kill. That said, your points are well and understood. But for now, let's wade into the unknown and speculate. "Mystery" is my middle name. Let's get the ball rolling.
  14. I know this is The Dark Mod forums, but I figure, who doesn't like a good mystery? Perhaps one such story could be used for an FM plot? Let me get the ball rolling, with a case I've just learned about, and it's strange alright: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud_case What do you think?
  15. Hey there, Perchance I could join you guys? I'm not exactly near the Netherlands... but if I were, I'd want to join the "pub crawl" with you chaps.. get into trouble, as it were.
  16. Hello Ladro, I haven't gotten to this mission yet, but next time I fire up TDM, I'll probably run this one first! Can you give more specificity, as to what you liked about the mission? What made it stand out, in your opinion?
  17. Lemme get this straight.. An argument over a simple misunderstanding, is leading you to (basically) scrap all the hard work you've been doing on several missions, including the Shadowhide mission? A petty argument is leading you to stop contributing altogether? At least, reconsider. You help keep the lights on in this place. C'mon man.
  18. I assume the player character is the blue one? And it's still a Thief-like game? What about stealth. Where can the thief hide? (the 2 others are guards) Even though you only had time to make a 2d level here, it's different in a refreshing way. Looking forward to it.
  19. Reading some more on this: You can gift games from bundles as long as you don't plan to use that game. It creates a URL that you can send to a friend to activate. (I was wrong about being able to store these games as Extra Copies for trades, though.) This is from the official site: https://support.humblebundle.com/hc/en-us/articles/202712460-Purchasing-and-Sending-Gifts#partial Also, I'm quite certain I've given the Steam key from games I had no interest in, to others, and it worked. After all each key can only be activated once; doesn't matter who does the activation. However more recently Humble Bundle changed and does not provide literal keys it links *directly* to your Steam account. That said, I have many bundles from BEFORE the change with unclaimed games (or, unused keys) and these could be sent to anyone interested. Anyone looking for a trade should post here, or contact via PM.
  20. I don't know exactly how it works either. For Steam, official trading only works with one "gift" for another. It all sounds like a nuisance though. And you are correct.. once added to your official library (even if unplayed) no one else can get your game. This only works for games in your gift inventory. If you have any unclaimed keys: The other way to do this is more crude but works if both parties are honest. Just find the unclaimed Steam key for the game you're not going to play (from a Bundle, for instance) and send it via PM, in exchange for another. I've also given some away that I'm never going to use for nothing in exchange, might as well give it to someone who's interested. Any of these options would work, lemme know what you think. Titles I'm looking for: Observer STASIS Assassin's Creed 2 Singularity Bulletstorm Skyrim Max Payne 3 Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Let me know which older titles (or indie games) you're seeking and I'll see if I have any.
  21. I have never traded a game on Steam before. Reading up on it I found you can only trade gifted games. I haven't literally received any games as a gift, but I have a crapload of Steam keys (from bundle purchases) that could be added to gift inventory. Mostly indie titles but also some AAA games I've no interest in. There's a short-list of titles I'm seeking, which I could put here, but not sure if that's within proper decorum..?
  22. My idea is you could implement quick-travel while still running time off the clock. Same time spent in the game world, less time spent playing the game doing nothing. I suspect this is how it will work out in the remake.
  23. wycha, that's a good overview, should be helpful for first-time players. Oh boy, great as Pathologic was... there's no chance I would play it again... it took way too much time to get anywhere, and basically most of the gameplay is walking from one side of the map to the other... no shortcuts, no fast travel. Having to spend hours straight to accomplish 1-2 things, because of slow walking speed and wonky game mechanics.. having to reload constantly, sometimes go back to earlier saves.. no thanks, not again. But is one of a few games you could say is "truly unique" and the writing, while dense, is fantastic. I'm interested to try the remake whenever that's released... apparently they fix the slowness with some kind of fast travel, along with many other improvements.
  24. I played one of the Penumbra games a while back--Penumbra Black Plague I think it was. Cool, but disjointed. That thing with the "hive mind" and the tasks given to you, felt out of place, somehow. But again the atmosphere was great, I'm also partial to Arctic suspense. Is the Overture worth a try?
  25. Cryostasis is a great niche game. I suspect it will gather a cult following--somewhat like Sanitarium from 1998--slowly over time. I don't truly understand the plot but the atmosphere--those ice effects--was second to none. It'll chill your bones; if you don't like the cold, might wanna skip. Otherwise, seek it out. It might just change your life
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