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Jarrod's Fallout 3, Part 2
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Jarrod
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@ Pokey - it's definitely in pieces for me too, although it apparently has two heads - one in the Lab, the other near the satelite area where it met its demise.

 

Thanks Spike, much appreciated.  I've started stock-piling cameras in the Lab, in case Rothchild ever turns up again.  No-one has stolen them yet.

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Isn't Rothchild down in the Citidel lab? He is always there for me. So far. Which is pretty far in. 

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I've been everyplace on my map trying to get to Metro Central so I can go on to Adams Air Force Base. I guess I didn't visit it in the original game. I've tried going from nearby stations but always end up where I started. I even tried to go from the capital building, but the door to the Metro was locked.

Edit…I did find the White House Plaza finally and the entrance to the presidential metro. This reminds me of what I disliked in the original game.

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Pokey said:

Edit…I did find the White House Plaza finally and the entrance to the presidential metro. This reminds me of what I disliked in the original game.


Pokey, are you speaking of the tunnel/subway crawls?  I like those in games.  The only one I didn't like was the Pres. Metro with the really-really-nasty-hard-to-kill-ghouls.  But once I cleared them all out, all was fun again.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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I didn't mind the subways, and having Fawks along certainly made it easier. I hide behind him a lot. It was the difficulty in finding a way to get to a destination using the subways. I wished there was a way to go above ground.

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OK.  I finished Gothic 2 and I am now going to try out some of the addons for Fallout 3 (still on my computer).   I already had The Pitt and Operation Anchorage loaded. 

So  I played a bit just running around from place to place that I knew to reprogram my mind about the commands and get the feel again of the game. I was worried that I would hate being in the wasteland again but it just seems like home. 

Looked over my weapons and ammo. Starting with Fallout 1,  I always went with the same limited number of weapons which I could count on (so I didn't have to have every type of ammo).   I am still happy with my weapon choice.  

I went back to Megaton and looked at my old house.  What a mess.  My wonderful teddy bear collection was all over the floor.  I doubt that I have the patience to try to set that up agan.  And Dogmeat (my beloved Dogmeat) was gone.   So I went back to the vault and found Dogmeat hanging around outside and brought him back to my house.  I know that forcing Dogmeat to spend all this time alone as I go out is terrible.  But I also know that I need Dogmeat here with me as I start out again.  Maybe I could just take him through walks in Megaton and that would keep him happy.

One of the things that has convinced me to come back again to Outcast 3 is what you all have said about the mods.  I have never done mods.   But this seems like a good time to try.   So I am going to do that. 

Is there one place that I go to see what mods there are?  Any info would be appreciated.

Kay

  

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Kay, I'm glad you're getting back into F3.  I don't have lots of time right this minute, but I'd be glad to talk mods later tonight or tomorrow - maybe ad nauseam.

To get you started, and we'll see how well these links hold up in-sentence, go to http://www.fallout3nexus.com/.  The 4-part series is about 40 minutes.  With the exception of the specific mods he chose, I followed his process to the letter and had only a small hiccup or 2 early on.  This guy knows what he's talking about.

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Toger said:

I see your links Spike. Have you considered "embedding" them in a phrase or a word instead of cajoling it to display the link in its entirety?


The little chain "link" symbol is grayed out, so it's unusable to me.  What the hell...?

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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I swear, someone has left a bobby pin lying on the floor in the stairwell at work, just to taunt me.  Every time I walk past it, part of me thinks "I should pick that up.  You can never have enough bobby pins for unlock attempts".

 

And they weigh nothing, too.

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Jarrod said:

I swear, someone has left a bobby pin lying on the floor in the stairwell at work, just to taunt me.  Every time I walk past it, part of me thinks "I should pick that up.  You can never have enough bobby pins for unlock attempts".

 

And they weigh nothing, too.


I'll see your bobby pin and raise you a bottle cap.  I was coming out of the grocery store recently.  Walking through the parking lot I almost, ALMOST, stooped down to pick up a bottle cap before I remembered where I was.  This game gets to ya.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Spike said:

Toger said:

I see your links Spike. Have you considered "embedding" them in a phrase or a word instead of cajoling it to display the link in its entirety?


The little chain "link" symbol is grayed out, so it's unusable to me.  What the hell…?

 


The chain link is greyed out until you highlight the text you want to embed the url.

The picking up of bobby pins and bottle caps reminds me of when I played the original NWN where traps were highlighted with a red square. Walking down the street, I noticed someone had painted the sidewalk in front of their storefront red and green. My first thought was to avoid stepping on the red squares so as not to spring the trap.

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Toger said:

Spike said:

Toger said:


The chain link is greyed out until you highlight the text you want to embed the url.

The picking up of bobby pins and bottle caps reminds me of when I played the original NWN where traps were highlighted with a red square. Walking down the street, I noticed someone had painted the sidewalk in front of their storefront red and green. My first thought was to avoid stepping on the red squares so as not to spring the trap.


This is just a test. 

Attempting to imbed a link in this sentence

 Let's see if it's visible, and clickable.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Can anyone see the link embedded in my post above?  It's in the 2nd sentence: Let's see...

I can't see it as it's not highlighted, and it's not clickable for me.

I used the highlight text/click on little chain-y thing.  All looked well, as usual, in my compose box, but when I posted, the highlighting was gone.

 

I say we take up a collection and get Tap a better blog/forum provider (I know that WP is free, but you get my meaning).  As I've said in the past, if Tap (then FFC) had a PayPal account I'd be glad to kick in a few bucks for expenses from time to time.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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I can't see it.

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I can see and click it.

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I can't see the link in Spike's post.  Kay

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I can see Spike's link perfectly. In fact it's the dark clear navy that Toger & I have been wanting since the pale washed out hard-to-see-it's-a-link-with-naked-eye blue days of yore.

Windows 7 & FireFox 3.6.8.

Further muddying the waters, Scout's avatar was hugging the left margin last night, smaller than usual but still in proportion. This morning on the front page he'd become squished & skinny in addition to small & left-hugging.

 

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Still all links all the time for me. How odd that half can't see links and half can.

 

Just to update all on my avatar. I lost all my log-in info for Gravatar and they are ignoring my repeated emails to support so I can't even get into my account to try and figure what happened. So for now the the white hand is still subject to constant morphing.

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Spike said:

Jarrod said:

I swear, someone has left a bobby pin lying on the floor in the stairwell at work, just to taunt me.  Every time I walk past it, part of me thinks "I should pick that up.  You can never have enough bobby pins for unlock attempts".

 

And they weigh nothing, too.


I'll see your bobby pin and raise you a bottle cap.  I was coming out of the grocery store recently.  Walking through the parking lot I almost, ALMOST, stooped down to pick up a bottle cap before I remembered where I was.  This game gets to ya.
 

Once upon a time I hatched a plan: gonna make a mosaic using bottlecaps. No idea what of, but excitedly zoomed around town collecting them from bartenders. Got a twenty gallon trash bag, steam cleaned, which has followed me through two moves. Took years to break the habit of picking them of the sidewalk. "ooh! silver and blue, I need that!"
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Your idea reminds me of images of people/places/things (doesn't matter of what) that are composed of lots and lots of smaller images. Usually, if not always, the smaller images are photos.  A photo mosaic, I guess.   With bottle caps you could be the next Warhol, or loony bin resident.  You choose. 

A photo mosaic of some old bozo or another.  Created from photos of oil rigs and SUVs.

 

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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