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by jonadab
February 16th, 2006, 10:52 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: How to decompress (on windows)
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: How to decompress (on windows)

De [censored] Hans wrote:I can not decompress the .cfg files.
What does it mean to decompress a .cfg file, and why do you need to do it? Normally .cfg files are just plain text, so I'm not sure what it would even mean to "decompress" them.
by jonadab
February 15th, 2006, 10:24 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Less random game
Replies: 51
Views: 8363

Actually, the discussion has nothing to do with trusting the computer or not. But how can you speak for all users? I have seen many users more or less admit that they don't really trust the computer to generate fair random numbers. This gets into the definition of what constitutes "random"...
by jonadab
February 15th, 2006, 9:48 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Less random game
Replies: 51
Views: 8363

there is no difference if you multiply the hit points by 4 but the attacks also by 4, the chance to die is the same, just now with higher numbers. This is untrue. Drawing a larger number of random numbers decreases the standard deviation, which makes the results "feel" less random to most...
by jonadab
February 9th, 2006, 10:49 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Names of Units
Replies: 21
Views: 3846

Some more...

Arthur, Brendan, Corry, Devon, Eustace, Frank, Gerald, Hubert, Iggy, James, Konrad, Lloyd, Maurice, Norwood, Oscar, Phillip, Quiggly, Randall, Sorbin, Troy, Uncle, Vinny, Wilbur, Xavier, Yasser, Zlad Alice, Beatrice, Candace, Danielle, Edith, Florene, Gladys, Helga, Ismarelda, Janeane, Kristi, Lill...
by jonadab
February 9th, 2006, 10:25 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why..?
Replies: 31
Views: 5942

Re: Why..?

I really sympathize with OgreMage on this one. In HttT, my horsemen always seemed to die RIGHT when they were about to level up. It was so annoying I eventually stopped recruiting them. Yeah, the first couple of times through HttT I didn't recruit many horsemen either. It was TRoW that tought me to...
by jonadab
February 9th, 2006, 10:21 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why..?
Replies: 31
Views: 5942

Re: Why..?

especially when I have to restart 1 scenario in a campaign 13 times to save one of my units from some ridiculous combat situation that was as unavoidable as it was infuriating. There are various strategy guides in these fora and on the wiki that will help you here. 1. Units cannot support each othe...
by jonadab
February 9th, 2006, 9:26 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: What are you 3rd level favorite unit?
Replies: 61
Views: 9673

Avenger, because...

... it is an exceedingly well-rounded unit. An archmage, impressive though he is in some ways, can get his clock cleaned by strong melee. A sharpshooter is just as bad in that regard, and a Mage of Light is worse. A paladin can get shot full of arrows, an in any event its really strong attack is onl...
by jonadab
February 9th, 2006, 4:03 am
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: Halfling race
Replies: 52
Views: 13722

I am also very certain that LOTR is no longer under copywrite. It was published in the fifties; therefore, it's still under copyright. (Pretty much everything published in the Western world after about 1940 is still under copyright, unless the copyright holder expressly released it.) Additionally, ...
by jonadab
February 9th, 2006, 2:39 am
Forum: Developers’ Discussions
Topic: Changing damage types
Replies: 81
Views: 21400

As i see it, crushing would be a matter of weight and leverage. Your comomn mace/club doesn't have it, but if you have a heavy mace, flail, large axe or long or strong arms, you would likely "crush" your opponent. The longer and harder I think about this, the more certain I become that th...
by jonadab
January 31st, 2006, 5:09 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: New Ability: Slayer
Replies: 36
Views: 4867

Sapient wrote:maybe it would make sense for a direwolf rider, though :)
Call it Cuttle and give it to the Cuttlefish.

Thanks, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.
by jonadab
January 31st, 2006, 4:39 am
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: 17th-18th century units
Replies: 18
Views: 5422

A rapier is sturdier than a foil.

I'm thinking more of the rapier you see when fencing which is kind of flimsy. I suppose calvary rapiers would be much more sturdy. The sword you see in fencing is a foil. Rapiers are light as swords go, but they are real swords, sturdy enough to slice through most lightweight materiels (if you keep...
by jonadab
January 29th, 2006, 12:17 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Manders
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

Invisibility in swamps is a good solution, IMO. Let's keep that. I'm just not sure of which unit would use it. Pending that it can be coded up in WML, I think I'd give it to the Slinger/Zinger line and the Mighty Mander, if that's not overpowered. Either that or the Bog Monster Line, but I think I ...
by jonadab
January 29th, 2006, 3:41 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Manders
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

Burin's Tale

Hmm... taken by force has potential, but not by Wesfolk (wrong continent). Who, besides Elves and dwarves, lived in the Wesnoth area, or east of it, a hundred or so years before TRoW? I will look back through the dialog in TRoW and see exactly what Burin reveals about his past (he does say some thi...
by jonadab
January 28th, 2006, 11:12 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Manders
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

Against undead, the most powerful is holy, and manders definitely wouldn't have. No, I don't think they'll have any holy attacks (at least, not at level 0 or 1). But they have a lot of impact. I was thinking cold resistance too, but that's negotiable. EDIT: Then again, if we take away the cold resi...
by jonadab
January 28th, 2006, 7:14 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Need Help
Replies: 28
Views: 24788

I'm on Windows and the Gimp works fine. :? You obviously have extraordinarily high tolerance for incredibly bad UI's. ;) But seriously, I really wouldn't count on ordinary windows users to have the patience to use something like the GIMP, that's why I wouldn't recommend it myself. Gimp 1.x on Windo...