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by Ares Ex Machina
Feb 9th '13, 05:49
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Anti-Spam Registration Question
Replies: 21
Views: 28195

Why not make the question an image of text rather than writing it with actual text?

I also agree that the question shouldn't alienate newcomers.
by Ares Ex Machina
Feb 3rd '13, 02:26
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124803

The date and time of the last visit was a useful feature. Although a better approach might be to highlight not just topics, but individual posts that one hasn't read.
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 25th '13, 09:59
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oath of the Scenario Developer
Replies: 42
Views: 33972

by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 25th '13, 09:39
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: web themes
Replies: 12
Views: 6493

To wit, the Marathon would've had to have been built by engineers that had been in stasis since circa 1980 to be built with terminals that can only show green-on-black text in 10 point Courier. Maybe in the future, they become advanced enough to realize simple is better. Stuff like this is nostalgi...
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 24th '13, 12:26
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oath of the Scenario Developer
Replies: 42
Views: 33972

there has been an unfortunate data loss a while ago that nuked several months of hard work from my harddisk - I still have an old backup but for now the project is on hold until i have restored my other stuff. Apparently, fate doesn't like fools who don't make regular backups... This seems to be a ...
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 24th '13, 11:20
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Hi!
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 22nd '13, 19:45
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Wayward Star
Replies: 6
Views: 4695

SylithSenjak wrote:I can't seem to find much in the way of fic.
I actually didn't find out about this until just yesterday:

http://marathon.bungie.org/maraff/stories.html
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 22nd '13, 09:23
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Wayward Star
Replies: 6
Views: 4695

Glad you like it.
SylithSenjak wrote:... well, I'm intrigued. :D Is there more to come?
Yes and no. Since this is the prologue of a much longer story, the plot does continue -- but not in the same style of writing.
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 20th '13, 19:30
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 2021

Welcome! Hopefully I'll also see you on the meta.
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 20th '13, 03:37
Forum: Chat
Topic: Zelda Timeline
Replies: 0
Views: 3220

Zelda Timeline

For the Zelda fans here, this is a must-watch. There are spoilers, but you can usually see them coming (when they show or mention a game you haven't played).

http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episod ... d-of-zelda
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 20th '13, 01:14
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Wayward Star
Replies: 6
Views: 4695

Wayward Star

You gaze out through the panoramic window of the observation deck, past your own reflection, and take in the new starscape. Even though you knew what to expect, you're still captivated by the sight of the Milky Way in nearly all its entirety. The sight stirs up a stronger version of what you felt wh...
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 20th '13, 00:37
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Marathon 3: Salvation
Replies: 112
Views: 89456

Changed title from Oraculum to Salvation.
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 20th '13, 00:23
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Pfhorums 7 year, 7 month, 7 day anniversary!
Replies: 91
Views: 124803

I'm really liking the various View Posts links at the top, and how topics that haven't been read light up. Very nice! [MUp] Here are some things about how image attachments used to work that I like better: Previews - the entire image was scaled down rather than showing a cropped portion. Full Scale ...
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 19th '13, 23:05
Forum: Chat
Topic: Storytelling in video games
Replies: 27
Views: 23092

You seem to be making the generalization that a narrative has the same limitations regardless of its medium, and that to me just isn't true. If a picture is worth a thousand words, why bother painting words? The possibilities and strengths change from medium to medium, and if you refuse to acknowled...
by Ares Ex Machina
Jan 19th '13, 23:03
Forum: Mapping
Topic: John Romero's rules for level design
Replies: 32
Views: 18915

In reality, there's almost always some place you can see that you can get to which in turn leads to yet another visible/accessible place. This goes on indefinitely until you cross the continent or circle the globe (depending on your virtual options). No game developer has the means to build an entir...
by Ares Ex Machina
Dec 2nd '12, 05:56
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Aleph One 1.0.2
Replies: 5
Views: 4205

Not sure if you guys know or if it matters, but saved game files from coop do not save with the sgaA extension (on Windows XP anyway). They still work fine, although whenever I save for the first time on a map, I get an error message before I can resume. Using Co-Op-2.1.lua if that matters. Edit: No...
by Ares Ex Machina
Nov 29th '12, 08:58
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: green blooded simulacrums
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

skraeling wrote:Jumping off what CraterCreator said, I always felt that the Simulacrums were created from modified Pfhor bodies, hence the two toes, the yellow blood, lack of genitals, and red eyes.
Don't forget the lack of teeth! No teeth, and snaggle genitals.

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by Ares Ex Machina
Nov 29th '12, 06:47
Forum: Chat
Topic: Destiny
Replies: 9
Views: 28361

Looks like Craig Mullins is back! Check out these jaw-droppers.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/28/des...cept-art-leaked
by Ares Ex Machina
Nov 29th '12, 00:17
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: green blooded simulacrums
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

The Pfhor have a whole organization for creating simulacrums - the Ministry for the Eradication Through Imitation of Hostile Species Unsuitable for Enslavement. Rather than being lazy or rushed, I think their operation is actually sophisticated enough to work out the cost-to-benefit ratio of making...
by Ares Ex Machina
Nov 24th '12, 05:50
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Bridget found?
Replies: 18
Views: 19222

How's the Pfhorums
Covered in dust and out of batteries... [MFrown]
by Ares Ex Machina
Nov 8th '12, 22:09
Forum: Projects
Topic: Finally throwing out Halathon
Replies: 345
Views: 155424

I thought the pillar in the middle of the first screenshot was a graphical glitch. Not sure why, but I can't get that impression out of my head. It certainly has something to do with the angle he was at when he took the shot. The fact that it's facing us so head-on with such subtle perspective make...
by Ares Ex Machina
Nov 8th '12, 06:46
Forum: Projects
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 24
Views: 11493

These are great! I hope you're able to continue with this project some day.
by Ares Ex Machina
Oct 30th '12, 09:04
Forum: TCBY
Topic: Do we need a poll?
Replies: 8
Views: 10744

W wrote:It looks like some ASS-HOLE! ruined the poll, so I'll be forced to bump this topic from time to time manually.
Just be thankful he wasn't a gruff asshole.
by Ares Ex Machina
Oct 29th '12, 20:20
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Title Screen Change
Replies: 7
Views: 4669

From my original Marathon Infinity CD. Where'd you find something different? The trilogy release site perhaps? That's probably where most people got their Images file these days, but it should be identical, no? If you download the games from source.bungie.org, you will get Images files that are dif...
by Ares Ex Machina
Oct 29th '12, 06:49
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Title Screen Change
Replies: 7
Views: 4669

Crater Creator wrote:I'm running 1.0.2 and the (infinity) title screen looks the same as always for me.
Where did you get the Images file currently residing in your Marathon Infinity folder?