Poll

Which describes your UA use?

I play UA with UAShell to apply "hacked" mods.
18 (85.7%)
I play UA by itself and never play "hacked" mods.
0 (0%)
I no longer play UA.
2 (9.5%)
I have never played UA.
1 (4.8%)
I don't really know what UA is (I'm new).
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: January 26, 2014, 10:07:40 AM

Author Topic: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)  (Read 11090 times)

Offline Vix

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #60 on: November 02, 2013, 10:38:22 PM »
I can only think of one example where this has been done in the past.

Game06 - Journey to the Rock by Ray Dyer
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/g/game06.txt

Game06 - Journey to the Rock Special Edition by Ray Dyer with updated Artwork by Vixenkitty
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/g/game06se.txt

In this case, I don't think any feathers were ruffled or noses were put out of joint. Our community is small enough that we can usually cooperate, unless an author objects to someone tampering with their work.

In this case, I explicitly sought and gained permission from Ray to do the update. But, then Ray is an active member of the community.

Had I wanted to update some other mod and could not locate the original author, I still may have done so. But, I would also have abided by the copyright rules you showed, assuming they had that document.

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2014, 09:56:48 AM »
Well, those results weren't so bad. 

Considering that getting even 20 members to participate in a Poll is better than average.   

I'm sure that if all our members were to have participated, the percentages would've changed, drastically, but I'm still heartened that the first choice did so well.

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2015, 12:18:49 AM »
I would have had to say "I no longer play UA" due to the fact I've been away 18-20 months. Not that I didn't try to get back, or let you know I was moving. I got two attempts that failed before my satellite subscription ran out. When I got to my new place I spent two months trying to get my computer to work with Wi-Fi. Even bought a modem and a router. I finally decided the computer gods wanted me to take a vacation. So I did. Haven't played anything for 16 months or so.

I've had bad luck trying to get back on. When I tried to log on 6 months ago I was locked out for being away to long. While I was pondering what to do next it started snowing and snowing and snowing. When winter ended it took me two moths to remember to try again. Then my computer decides it doesn't want to open any web pages.

I do feel really bad I never got a message through. After modding from 2004 to 2014 I did need the rest though.

A hall of fame for unhacked mods would be good for newbies. A HOF for hacked modules likely to be played unhacked might not be.

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2015, 04:21:23 AM »
Oh well I am playing a bit less too, but my decision is to stay and work harder on this :D because I wan't to learn things and improve. Thanks to Manikus I have learned a lot about 3d art, hoping to learn more about mod designing. Maybe after summer will have to go to Belgrade but probably will have computer there. But now will try to play and learn as much as possible.

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2015, 07:22:43 AM »
Having played all Goldbox Games found on the Wizworks CD, I recently stumbled over the FRUA re-release by GOG. For the near future I'll plan to take on some classic conversions like Ray Dyer's 'The Realm'-Campaign and some Ravenloft Modules.
Right now I've made it through 'Skeletons' and 2/3 of 'Keep at the Borderlands'.

Beyond 'The Realm' I'm looking forward to Spelljammer-, Oriental- and Ravenloft Action.

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2015, 10:04:15 AM »
Having played all Goldbox Games found on the Wizworks CD, I recently stumbled over the FRUA re-release by GOG. For the near future I'll plan to take on some classic conversions like Ray Dyer's 'The Realm'-Campaign and some Ravenloft Modules.
Right now I've made it through 'Skeletons' and 2/3 of 'Keep at the Borderlands'.

Beyond 'The Realm' I'm looking forward to Spelljammer-, Oriental- and Ravenloft Action.
 

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2015, 10:55:30 AM »
Beyond 'The Realm' I'm looking forward to Spelljammer-, Oriental- and Ravenloft Action.

Don't get your hopes up about Spelljammer - I think I just put that in the header so I could group "The Armageddon War" with the Planescape designs. It might be the only design I know of that has some Spelljammer elements in it, and only to a minor extent, among other stuff. Oriental Adventures we have quite a few and very good ones at that, but they're all rather short and more story- than combat-oriented. In any case, I think you won't be disappointed with the Ravenloft action.  :)

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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2015, 12:02:34 PM »
Beyond 'The Realm' I'm looking forward to Spelljammer-, Oriental- and Ravenloft Action.

There's this two part Oriental Adventures module by Darius:
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/o/oa-td1.txt
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/o/oa-td2.txt

This short Oriental Adventures module by hans has amazing graphics:
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/demos/fnw.txt

For Ravenloft, you couldn't ask for a design better than this classic one by Dika Wolf:
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/h/hunted.txt

And Darius shows up again with these three Ravenloft adventures:
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/r/ra1.txt
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/r/ra2.txt
http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/modules/r/ra3.txt
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Re: Are you playing UA or not? (Please participate)
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2015, 11:13:58 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome!  :D

In time I might post a review on various Realm modules.

So far, my heroes have braved the following Realm modules: 'Skeletons', 'The Keep at the Borderlands', 'The Lost City', 'The Lost Tower of Castanamir', 'Horror on the Hill', 'The Ghost Tower of Inverness' and 'Ravenloft'.

I really appreciate Ray Dyers' personal style and writing. You did a great job, man!
Right now, my favourite adventure is 'The Lost City'. Nothing beats a good ole dungeon crawl plus a big surprise at 'the end'...

Ravenloft is also beautifully done and captures the Demiplane of Dread's gothic atmosphere right away.

I guess my party was a bit too powerful for that module, though. My plan was like looking for secrets and not taking the main entrance. Good thinking, but not the expected approach! Therefore I played the module practically backwards: I went straight to the crypts and stayed down there. Because you know, these stairs gave me a hard time. I found lots of dead guys, lots of undead, a shadow demon, the villain, his coffin, various secret passages, the hoard, a coven of witches, a place to rest, the villain, a damsel in distress, another 'damsel' in distress, an illusion of the villain (he was already slain) and at the very last: the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind. Then I ran off to the chasm and the game was over... . A great game, though. Next time, I'll play it with a slightly less experienced party and do it the intended/logical way.

At the moment, I'm fighting my way through to Iggwilv's Hideout. Just after that annoying minotaur maze, yet another nasty corrupted save game incident made it necessary to restart the whole game.

By the way, is it possible to avoid that automatic damage event in the centaur's vale? 50 or more points of dmg is quite a blow. I had to use every single healing spell, several charges of a staff of healing and a few potions to get my party through.

 

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