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Development Info Avernum 6 Details

Jason

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Tags: Avernum 6; Spiderweb Software

Indie RPG big man on campus <a href="http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=187">Jeff Vogel</a> would like you to know a <a href="http://www.ironycentral.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169744&#Post169744" target="blank">few things about Avernum 6</a>.
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<blockquote>* Every graphic has been redone. All of the icons will be anti-aliased and have shadows, which makes the game look much nicer. It's the prettiest game we've ever done.
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*I will use and expand upon all interface improvements from Geneforge 5. Being able to play in a window, play at any resolution, etc.
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* The buffing system will be very similar to Geneforge 5. Haste is weaker now, and you can have fewer buffs overall. Haste potions will be full double actions, though, the sort from the older games.
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* A bunch of game and system improvements. Dual-wielding weapons is back. The world map will be much more useful, as will quest destination marks on your map. You can see full information about items by mousing over them. (Finally!)
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* My favorite trio of wizards, Solberg, Lark, and Gladwell, return. As does X. And many other familiar faces.
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* The game takes place in Avernum. The old Avernum. But, for the first time, you start in the Great Cave.
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* The final fate of Avernum, it turns out, is something I've been foreshadowing since Exile 2.
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* Anama, no. Skribbane, yes. And yes, the first hit is free.</blockquote><br>
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Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.rpgwatch.com/">RPG Watch</A>
 

Lurkar

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Count em as excited. One o the things I disliked about Avernum 5 was the lack of familiarity from the previous games. It felt more like a spin off then a sequel.
 

spacemoose

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I wish he'd go back to the exile engine

it looked nice, and was just abstract enough to let my mind fill in the gaps
 

flushfire

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i hope "every graphic has been redone" means new PC portraits. there's only a few of those and i really don't get why the games got stuck with the same art (for the portraits) that looked like they were drawn by kids. please no more black guy in purple tights or sliths in chalecos.
 

Andhaira

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I did find it funny that Vogel made the effort to be politically correct with regards to skin color for the character avatars.

Anyhow look forward to a new avernum as usual. I was diasppointed by avernum 5, hope this one is better.
 

Korgan

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A1-A3 engine was the best. The new one is tolerable for Geneforge, but it ruined Avernum for me.
 

Durwyn

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Motherfucking Geneforge V won't install for me. The installer is somehow fucked up on my rig and it hangs up at the beggining of instalation. Anybody had simmiliar problem ?
 

Andhaira

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Why don't you download it again? Its not like its a giant file or anything.
 
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Have to agree that I found the Exile engine to be the best, but I won't say no to another outing in Exile/Avernum.
 

Trash

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Consider me interested. His last Avernum games have been steady improvements and while the setting is almost milked dry, it somehow keeps appealing. Am looking forward to the ending of the saga.
 

Saxon1974

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NotAnAlt said:
Will it have a walking animation?

Crap I hope so.

If he would add that and make the walls a little less blocky looking I could probably play this series again.

Im not a graphics whore, but these games do need a little upgrade.
 

OSK

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I couldn't get into the Avernum games after playing the hell out of the Exile games. The Avernum games have a smaller party size and less difficult combat.

How were the recent ones?
 

Monocause

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OldSkoolKamikaze said:
How were the recent ones?

I say skip 4 and try the demo of 5. Avernum 4 is just a grindfest with shitloads of tiresome combat - and it's the first in the av series to transfer into the geneforge engine, and suffers from extremely bland graphics as a result. I also consider the plot in Av 4 to be the worst in the whole series.
 

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