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by PlasmaJohn
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 9451

Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion

Still no mention at all of where NWNX came from originally, and I have no clue how they can ignore the GPL, and redo it without even recognizing the origins of it (I'd ask my lawyer mum, but I never understand that legal stuff, heh).[/i] :P Simple, they wrote their own. They haven't used any of the...
by PlasmaJohn
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 9451

Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion

Some of the PW admins have been making unreasonable demands and even threats to protect their turf as far as player retention goes. Did you actually read the concerns or did you dismiss them as poors? There are valid concerns beyond not willing to part with $20. Since the kerfuffle I'm adding poor ...
by PlasmaJohn
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 9451

Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion

Oof. Drama already. See the longer 1.69 compatibility thread in the Persistent World forum. Sad that a BD dev resorted to threats and accusations instead of clarifying their position. I bumped my thread but I'm not holding my breath on a positive response from BD. I also asked what happens during a ...
by PlasmaJohn
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 9451

Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion

Would just release the master server code if Beamdog went out of business. Expressed a desire to not see another scenario like before when the master server died. (I made it a point to push this question myself.) Did they name the escrow service they hired to manage this along with the exact trigge...
by PlasmaJohn
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Beamdog Announces NWN Enhanced Edition
Replies: 30
Views: 3795

Re: Beamdog Announces NWN Enhanced Edition

*bribes PJ with cases of scotch, or week long passes to the nearest hooker ranch, if he would come back to play in CCC more often* Only sorta kidding there. :P I have absolutely been spoiled by modern MMO mechanics, graphics, and dungeon design. Going back to D&D rules is excruciatingly painful. I ...
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Beamdog Announces NWN Enhanced Edition
Replies: 30
Views: 3795

Re: Beamdog Announces NWN Enhanced Edition

See, y'all aren't making the save vs. Grumpy Old Engineer any easier. There are far too many warts in the NWN engine to seriously consider it for anything other than a nostalgia project. If there's a decision to "start fresh" why would a team want to shackle themselves to an NWN engine when there ar...
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Beamdog Announces NWN Enhanced Edition
Replies: 30
Views: 3795

Re: Beamdog Announces NWN Enhanced Edition

I won't really delve into anticipating what work would need to be done, because the details are still quite vague. But, any phrase on the subject involving "it should be easy enough to..." is an arcane incantation that will possibly summon forth the mighty mustachio of PlasmaJohn to throw a bucket ...
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 9451

Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion

We all remember what happened when Gamespy was shut down :cry: You're killing me Tom :lol: GameSpy had nothing to do with authentication. At all. GameSpy was not the Master Server, it was the server listing service. I wonder if there will be any way we can use the new NWN:EE but keep our own authen...
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 9451

Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Notes and Discussion

Online and Multiplayer New master server with new CD keys associated with the new client with persistent worlds in mind. Gamespy replaced entirely. Identities will be based on public CD keys. This means old user IDs as we know them will no longer work. There will still be a form of backward compati...
by PlasmaJohn
Wed May 17, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: NWN Scripting
Topic: How to use RetrieveCampaignObject with FETCHMODE (nwnx odbc)
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Re: How to use RetrieveCampaignObject with FETCHMODE (nwnx o

Hey there. Avlis' persistent storage is all menu (conversation) based. I've been a bit out of the loop as far as NWN stuff goes so the following may have been mitigated by the NWNX crowd. Container events fail spectacularly when reporting stacked items making them hilariously prone to duplication ex...
by PlasmaJohn
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Raves
Topic: The Avlis Player Reunion Weekend
Replies: 24
Views: 14307

Re: The Avlis Player Reunion Weekend

Great to see those I ran into again! :sauf: I regret that I didn't have more time to hang out but maybe I'll poke my head in from time to time ( no promises though :( )
by PlasmaJohn
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Avlis News
Topic: RSVP for the Avlis Player Reunion!
Replies: 154
Views: 70146

Re: RSVP for the Avlis Player Reunion!

Grunt wrote:I think if I bring Fletcher around, I'll just RP him as having gone blind and become a stumbling drunk. That way, the RP will match the IG movement. :D
Haha... no kidding. After four years of MMO movement, NWN controls are... foreign.
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Avlis News
Topic: RSVP for the Avlis Player Reunion!
Replies: 154
Views: 70146

Re: RSVP for the Avlis Player Reunion!

I'll make an effort to peek in probably Sat. or Sun. afternoon. Sadly my evenings are already booked (raid, yo).
by PlasmaJohn
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Raves
Topic: The Avlissian!
Replies: 67
Views: 26131

Re: The Avlissian!

Vichan Lyonsen wrote:Honestly I was surprised I only got 4
Looks like things are going out in batches. Think I've seen 3 or 4 waves across my various accounts. Even got one on a forum alt I totally forgot about :lol: :flucht:
by PlasmaJohn
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Avlis News
Topic: - From the Team: Please Read -
Replies: 21
Views: 17493

Re: - From the Team: Please Read -

The problem has been identified and a fix is in the works. The issue affects ep-chests, p-merchants and p-corpses only. I was able to apply a workaround. However if any server (except Mikona) gets restarted, the workaround will need to be reapplied until the permanent fix gets fielded. I strongly ur...
by PlasmaJohn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Considering building a test PC with Ubuntu and WINE
Replies: 20
Views: 14583

Re: Considering building a test PC with Ubuntu and WINE

Nighthawk4 wrote:I have never liked Ubuntu until now - I don't like systems that disable running as root.
Changing that is easy peasy. Root's there, just without a password (which prevents login as root)
sudo su -
passwd
follow the prompts
by PlasmaJohn
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Considering building a test PC with Ubuntu and WINE
Replies: 20
Views: 14583

Re: Considering building a test PC with Ubuntu and WINE

Accidentally yes. Why not run the native Linux NWN client?
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Router settings?
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

Re: Router settings?

On one of the machines, edit the nwnplayer.ini in the NWN directory. Change the line that says "Client Port=5120" to "Client Port=5121". Basically you want both machines using different ports, otherwise things get very confused. Also, the number needs to be 5120 or greater due to some brain damage ...
by PlasmaJohn
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: NWN Scripting
Topic: Player housing - opinions, assistance...
Replies: 18
Views: 20690

Re: Player housing - opinions, assistance...

Do not use the CEP scripts (zep_...) they cause a significant amount of lag. The Player Housing instructions specifically tell you not to use them for this reason. For a light that can be toggled use nw_O2_onoff (note that the first "O" is capital). Also make sure that the fire placeable is of the "...
by PlasmaJohn
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: New character suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 9791

Re: New character suggestions

If I was an Avlis deity and I saw a cleric with no preferred God/Goddess, I would do my utmost to tempt that character to my side. I am sure all the other deities would do the same. It would be a DM's playground! As noted earlier, we allow characters to play divine casters with no deity specified o...
by PlasmaJohn
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: Logging in problem
Replies: 5
Views: 4541

Re: Logging in problem

Grab a DM in #avlis and they should be able to clear that for you. FWIW I'll be home in 3-4 hours.
by PlasmaJohn
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: I need a bit of advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Re: I need a bit of advice

... what I need to know is if I buy a new copy of NWN will I still be subject to the Bioware Authentication ... Short answer: yes. For all intents and purposes the Bioware Master Server is dead and gone. There is no single replacement. If you wish to play on Avlis you must register with Alpha. Exce...
by PlasmaJohn
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Avlis News
Topic: News ~ Eklektikos Upgraded!
Replies: 22
Views: 13029

Re: News ~ Eklektikos Upgraded!

:feuer: :good:
by PlasmaJohn
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Avlis News
Topic: Alpha Server Released
Replies: 2
Views: 4418

Alpha Server Released

FOIG, Inc. and the Avlis Team announces that Avlis' servers will use Avlis' Alpha Server instead of Bioware's Master Server for operational authentication. The decision to implement Alpha was not made lightly. We require a secure and reliable authentication service to protect our playerbase against ...
by PlasmaJohn
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: NWN General Discussion
Topic: My NWN helper script (Bash, OS X)
Replies: 3
Views: 4329

Re: My NWN helper script (Bash, OS X)

Neither +connect nor -connect work under Linux. Regardless, I've populated my Favorites tab with the Avlis server instead of depending on GameSpy or history.