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Spock last won the day on May 9 2019

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About Spock

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    Almost anything but fish.
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  • All time best video game ever played
    Sacred anything
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    MD, USA
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    Computer Hardware, Programming, Reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy, SCUBA, Teaching.

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  1. Welcome, Curios. I hope you find everything you need in here. Could it be that your cookies have been mangled somehow? I remember having a similar problem a couple of decades ago. I deleted all my cookies and my login started working. The only problem was then having to remember all my multitudinous passwords. Fortunately I remembered most and got the rest ... in other ways. I cannot guarantee it will work but it is an option.
  2. Isn't the main advantage of a forum the ability to maintain a history of what is posted? That history is best kept where everyone involved can peruse it. Yes, every once in a while someone will rudely post into what someone had felt was a 'private' conservation but that is often a plus as it gains new perspective and possible solutions to problems. If there is a real need for private conversation, why not have restricted forums that are only visible to specific groups? I have used hidden forums as part of a 'spam trap' for many years. It keeps spam and porn out of the rest of the forum until I get around to removing them and the only one inconvenienced are the Admins who must access the profile to remove the offender. Many of my forums are visible to the public but require membership to post. There are even forums that are invisible to the public which gives us a means to discuss events of a more 'personal' matter that we don't wish to share with anyone not a member of the main forum. PMs are just that, Private Messages, something that should remain only between a extremely limited number of people and is of a limited useful life ... therefore eminently deleteable once that use has been accomplished. Of course this is only my personal take on things as it is only my opinion. Please take it in the helpful way it was intended regardless of the outcome.
  3. I just checked and I still have a copy of FF VIII that works on a PC as well as the PS2. I might try it again ... since I still have both systems.
  4. Then I guess it's up to gogo to move this further. I also trust the DM crew to preserve your intentions. Personally, I think it would be advantageous to have 'mirror' sites. I would remove all trace of external links so your site copy would no longer be directly accessible from my web site but the underlying code would still be there to preserve any external links as long as possible. If I simply deleted your site from my web site none of the existing links would work. That will eventually happen when I am no longer able to maintain my web site but hopefully by then DM will become the preferred site.
  5. Thank you. Your thoughts are appreciated. Since you are here, how do you feel about Dark Matters becoming the host for your old website? I know you have given permission for the transfer previously, but an explicit approval now might help speed things up a bit. If I had not recovered your sight might have been harder to recover. I have a feeling that Dark Matters will be around longer than my site. I will host your site as long as possible but there is no one else to take over my site if it goes down. Perhaps a 'mirror' site arrangement would be even better for your fans. Please let me know soon.
  6. Thanks for the good thoughts. I don't plan on giving up quite yet.
  7. Welcome, jokuni. I'm sure that you will discover this to be the premier location for all your Sacred needs. I think it's beyond time to actively transfer all the files I'm holding in trust over to Dark Matters...
  8. Sorry, I haven't been around much lately but I had a stroke 10 June 2019. I was in two different rehab centers with another short, week-long hospital stay near the beginning. I have now been discharged (about 20 Sept 2019), went through in-home therapy after that as well as outpatient therapy at turned out to be one of the best places to be. Funnily enough, my last outpatient therapy ended just before the big Covid-19 scare really took off. I still do not have full use of my right (primary) hand, but I am ... hopeful. My posts may be few from here on out because of being forced to use the "Columbus Method" of typing with my left hand. I will try to visit at least once a week or so, especially since we got a stairlift going down to my dungeon. I hope everyone here and those closest to them continues to be well. Peace and long life.
  9. The Dwarves looks like an interesting game. Is there any way to get a hard copy of the game? I much prefer to have a CD/DVD/Blu-ray of a game over a digital download.
  10. Just found this on Gamespot and thought I'd share: Q&A: Blind Guardian on Music in Games
  11. I'm mostly a Lurker on Darkmatters, but do try to follow most of the topics that gestate on the board. Sometimes I even participate. I haven't been a member all that long, but I remember playing Sacred using a copy I had to purchase from the UK because it wasn't available in the US yet. I like having a 512GB SSD as my boot drive on the PC I built but recently it has decided to not recognize the SSD sometimes and tries to boot from the 4TB data only harddrive. When it first happened, I panicked. Now I just go into BIOS and reset everything. I suppose I should get a spare SSD and make a copy but having heard there is an i9 intel processor, I want to get one of those. We also have iffy power here in the US, though I imagine not quite as bad as in South Africa. I have everything important on individual UPS boxes. It gives me a feeling of security to know that my electronics are protected.
  12. Book 4 is on Google Docwand, right now, has to be read there. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7gkeHH7RMlOWTJscUhYem5aR1E?usp=sharing
  13. Again, thanks. I just tried to upload a non-fiction piece, "Binary as Applied to Games", but found that all my so carefully laid out tables were borked in the upload, even though I used a DocX upload. Since I can't upload it there, perhaps someone here might get some use out of it: Binary Applied to Gaming.pdf
  14. Thanks. It isn't much but I tried to make it a complete story.
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