Modals & NWN Test

This page was built to test the required code to get the hint modals working on The Harp & Chrysanthemum page. It contains the three modals, which do not display until racked up and down. This has been tested on Firefox and is usable, and on Opera, which behaves oddly, and still requires to be…

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On the WOTC OGL

Wizards of the Coast are looking to earn more money from their D&D assets, this has led to some 3rd party creators to worry about their right of access to the rules which had been available to them via WotC Open Gaming Licence OGL 1.0a. The similarity with the software industry’s open source wars and…

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ANNO 1880

Xmas us coming, I was  on Steam and found ANNO 1880 which looks beautiful, at least in stills. Currently on offer for a very reasonable price. What do others say? I have a look at some reviews. …

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NWN2: Shaper of Dreams

A module for NWN2, “The shaper of dreams”, a game in six chapters, seeming written in German and translated, or at least the first three chapters have been. Here are my notes. …

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NWN2 Monks

I started a new game, and am running a Monk, because the game, called “Bad Habits” is made for one. Here are my notes …

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America’s Cup 2020-21

I thought I’d write something about the America’s cup, due to start later this month. It’s the epitome of Michael Green’s comment in Coarse Sailing, “the only sport where you don’t congratulate the winner when losing, but run into the committee room to complain and get them disqualified”. I was much more interested in the…

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NWN2 and W10 (2020)

I have a new windows laptop and need to bring my NWN2 game forward from the old machine; both are windows 10, although the new one is 64 bit. I wanted to economise the build’s storage space this time and had to overcome what looks like a 32/64 bit pragma problem; here is what I…

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NWN2 important buttons

I have written about hacking NWN2 in a couple of places on this wiki. This note gathers them together and documents quick save and print screen, and now the following controls. Enjoy!

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A persistent world

Can I make and use an NWN virtual world a.k.a. persitant world as a conference feature on one of the cloud providers? It’d be fun. I probably should check client licencing to see if it’s worth it because the client software isn’t small; maybe I could RDP onto it. Anywhere, here are my notes. 

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Hero Wars

Originally attracted by the dungeon puzzles, I became hooked. A fantasy setting … complex character management mechanics. But I became bored with it; there’s insufficient agency in levelling up, and/or even party membership selection. I gave up with this. I have kept my links & notes online …

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Class Wargames & the ECW

I have been/am still reading Richard Barbrook’s book, “Class Wargames”. Among its many fascinating themes is his study of the collapse of democratic military forces into dictatorship.He name checks Napoleon, Toussaint Louverture & the Russian Revolution. I wonder why he didn’t start earlier with the English Civil War, it would seem to me to be…

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Baldurdash 301

This was the original and first unofficial fixpack for the Baldur’s Gate family of games. I refer to it in this wiki on  a couple of my BG2 articles. It has now moved and can be found at Gibberlings 3 and has been renamed “fixpack”. The old site is available at the wayback machine.

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