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nick68k

Member Since 15 Apr 2008
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In Topic: Teletype

19 October 2020 - 09:38 PM

Ah, you were unlucky with your timing. The vast majority of the messages are super nerdy stuff. (And I suspect the app was closed down for the evening...the text entry box should be working again in the morning).

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

13 October 2020 - 10:27 PM

View PostCougar, on 13 October 2020 - 10:10 PM, said:

He's probably not the most famous... I studied SF academically through most of my twenties so I met or at least heard speak quite a few. By far the most famous author I've met is Neil Gaiman... the fame of most SF authors (who are still alive) is a bit harder to judge.

I ended up meeting Stross by happenstance; I went along to the event with the intention of hearing Brian Aldiss speak, but he pulled out at the last moment due to poor health. I never did get to meet Aldiss.

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

13 October 2020 - 09:56 PM

View PostCougar, on 13 October 2020 - 09:37 PM, said:

Woah, way to bury the lede...you met Charles Stross??

If I were to answer that a rain of telephones might start falling from the sky.

Grats on Niven though, that's hard to beat.

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

13 October 2020 - 06:06 PM

hey guys the last time I actually sat down with rulebooks and friends and dice and what have you was 1987 and the githyanki looked like this...other than being less HD,am I missing anything?

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extra bonus material: I met the creator of the githyanki at a science fiction book fair some years ago, by which time he'd become a Very Serious SF Author. He got incredibly shirty when I asked him about them, saying he wouldn't write that sort of crap now. So, if you ever happen to bump into him, don't hesitate to remind him of his youthful endeavours.

In Topic: Baldur's Gate 3 releases Oct 6 for Mac

06 October 2020 - 03:02 PM

View PostIchigo27, on 06 October 2020 - 02:04 PM, said:

Doesn't even run as low as mojave. For a game of that graphical quality you'd think it could run on minimum settings with at least a GPU on par with a radeonR7 260X or even a 250. And the CPU? You need at least a quad core i7.  For hard drive space, I honestly thought that was going to be only 20-50Gbs.

Yeah. I don't have a hope in hell on running on my current setup. I'll wait for the Infinity Engine Unenhanced Edition. Get to it, Beamdog.