Hello from a longtime lurker

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Hello from a longtime lurker

Post Apr 12th '16, 23:34

So, I figured that I had lurked long enough & it was high time that I actually register :D Been playing Marathon via Aleph One for a few years and even with SheepShaver recently. I just wish I'd known about Marathon way back in '96 when I had a Performa 5215CD. So, yeah. Hopefully I can contribute something to this community :D
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eisnerguy1

Post Apr 13th '16, 01:12

Welcome to our community! I'll admit, we aren't as big as the Doom/Quake community but were still here none the less. We've got bugfixes, advanced rendering technologies and plenty of scenarios full of cool sci-fi shit. You'll fit in perfectly in this community so long as you can handle cursing/swearing and some member being occasional assholes (don't take it personal, it's how they make friends).

TIP: although we allow posting pictures of dog shit and gamers t-baging each other, we do not allow posting porno pics. The dudes in the Pigeon Lounge learned this the hard way.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Apr 13th '16, 06:05

3371-Alpha wrote:Welcome to our community! I'll admit, we aren't as big as the Doom/Quake community but were still here none the less. We've got bugfixes, advanced rendering technologies and plenty of scenarios full of cool sci-fi shit. You'll fit in perfectly in this community so long as you can handle cursing/swearing and some member being occasional assholes (don't take it personal, it's how they make friends).

TIP: although we allow posting pictures of dog shit and gamers t-baging each other, we do not allow posting porno pics. The dudes in the Pigeon Lounge learned this the hard way.

Thanks for the warm welcome! Awesome Happy Mac avatar! I'll definitely keep the rules in mind.
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eisnerguy1

Post Apr 13th '16, 19:39

eisnerguy1 wrote:Awesome Happy Mac avatar!

Thanks. Since Marathon originated on the Mac the majority of us on the Pfhorums are Mac users. We got some Linux, some Windows, but mostly Mac. You can see my machines specs below in my signature.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Apr 13th '16, 19:59

3371-Alpha wrote:Since Marathon originated on the Mac the majority of us on the Pfhorums are Mac users.

What? No.

You made a thread for yourself--why don't you stay in it?

Edit: also, hi new guy. So sorry a newbie is giving heartfelt advice about the harsh reality of the Pfhorums to a longtime lurker. You don't have your machine specs in your sig, so I think you'll do fine.
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treellama
Pittsburgh

Post Apr 13th '16, 20:33

treellama wrote:What? No.

I'm a Mac user, Crater Creator's a Mac user, Philtron's a Mac user.
treellama wrote:You made a thread for yourself--why don't you stay in it?

Just wandering about, helping people, that sort of thing. What harm could I cause? Also Patrick's an ass.
treellama wrote:So sorry a newbie is giving heartfelt advice about the harsh reality of the Pfhorums

I don't think newbie's a fair word to call me. Although I haven't been here a very long time, I've already finished the first two Marathon games & developed my own plugin (granted it was based on a previously abandoned plugins).
treellama wrote:You don't have your machine specs in your sig, so I think you'll do fine.

Actually that can be helpful at times, as you don't always have to retype your machine specs whenever you ask for help.
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0GHz 2003 (Model: 7,2)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard)
7GB RAM (OWC PC-3200U-30330 DDR SDRAM 400MHz)
ATi Radeon X800 XT (GPU overclocked to 500MHz, VRAM to 550MHz)
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Apr 13th '16, 20:42

eisnerguy1 wrote: longtime lurker


so you probably already know: read the Pfhorums.
If you arrive and there are no new posts, read some old ones.
Pick 'em at random, mostly they are timeless, three and four or even seven ( though seven is only even for very large and very small values of seven, mostly seven is odd) years ago, read as if they were written today.

Also, there are some intriguing inconsistencies i.e. Pfhorums is flagged by the spell checker.
I just play 'em; I don't know how they work.
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HelviusRufus

Post Apr 13th '16, 20:50

Welcome to hell, worm.
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philtron

Post Apr 13th '16, 21:03

LO! 't is a gala night
Within the lonesome latter years.
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils, and drowned in tears,
Sit in a theatre to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully
The music of the spheres.
I just play 'em; I don't know how they work.
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HelviusRufus

Post Apr 14th '16, 00:25

Thanks for the welcome guys!
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eisnerguy1

Post Apr 14th '16, 00:42

treellama wrote:You made a thread for yourself--why don't you stay in it?

TL always edits out the best part of his posts :(
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Wrkncacnter

Post Apr 15th '16, 05:07

3371-Alpha wrote:
treellama wrote:What? No.

I'm a Mac user, Crater Creator's a Mac user, Philtron's a Mac user.


I know the Pfhorums is a quiet place compared to Gaia Online or Chicken Smoothie or wherever you came from, but there are in fact more than three people that post here.

Also, hello new guy, welcome to our very reasonable community.
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RyokoTK
Saint Paul, MN

Post Apr 15th '16, 07:30

RyokoTK wrote:Chicken Smoothie


I wasn't expecting this to be an actual game. But it is. I don't know if there are any actual chickens.
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philtron

Post Apr 16th '16, 03:10

kurt wrote:So, I figured that I had lurked long enough


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