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  • ElmarkOFearElmarkOFear Senior Member Kentucky, USAPosts: 554Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Go Eazy wrote: »
    So your saying the mod is done now? How did I miss that?

    *cleans off glasses*
    Please remain sitting quietly while I find my banning pink fairy wand. Don't go away. It won't hurt.

    I thought the Hundred Years War Mod referred to the amount of time until it was completed!!!! hehe :)
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  • on a mountainon a mountain Senior Member Basel, SwitzerlandPosts: 1,018Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I thought the Hundred Years War Mod referred to the amount of time until it was completed!!!! hehe :)

    First my Adobe Photoshop died. Then my old computer died. And right now I am sitting in a quagmire of exams. Not very fertile ground for the mod.
  • Ancient_RuffianAncient_Ruffian Senior Member Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Greetings and salutations, I am the Weaver, an ageing English teacher from the end of the earth. I joined the forums some time ago now, when I first started playing Rome. Before that I'd become mildly addicted to Medieval: Total War. I have enjoyed every subsequent TW title more than the one before it, which makes me, I suppose, the perfect foil of the computer game marketeer. I've written a few things for Fan Fiction, and joined the DEF a year and a half ago. Because there is no sudden stop, the fall is delightful.

    @on a mountain, I take it the quagmire consists of exams you have to mark, rather than sit? I feel your pain, if so. I have a stack of thick senior research assignments to mark. Woe is me.
    OSWALD: This ancient ruffian, sir, whose life I have spared at suit of his gray beard,--

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  • Go EazyGo Eazy Senior Member Posts: 108Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Actually IIRC oam is going for his second PhD in mathematics, so he has to sit through the exams. Or I could be completely wrong : P
  • TaediusTaedius Junior Member Posts: 3Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Taedius. Norwegian, 35. Joined the ezboard in '04 after enjoying MTW, just as RTW was being announced. Those are the only TW-games I've played, really, with the XL mod and EB mod respectively.
  • TheKiaserTheKiaser Junior Member Posts: 16Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hi, im TheKiaser (on the forums) I started playing the total war series with RTW in about 2005 and ive been a fan of it sence. I have all the TW games sence RTW and when I got on totalwar.com and noticed the new game (STWII) and the forums I was glad to join and talk about my favorite game series.
  • on a mountainon a mountain Senior Member Basel, SwitzerlandPosts: 1,018Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    The Weaver wrote: »
    @on a mountain, I take it the quagmire consists of exams you have to mark, rather than sit? I feel your pain, if so. I have a stack of thick senior research assignments to mark. Woe is me.

    Actually you are almost right (and so is Go Eazy): I went back to uni after 15 years as a researcher and 3 years teaching in a hopeless little mountain village (the switch to teaching was caused by the arrival of daughter mark I, and my desire to spend more time with the family).
    I have been studying maths for the past three years in order to be able to teach maths and geography at the top tear of swiss highschools. This because the salaries are plum and the hours are pudding.
  • Maeda_ToshiieMaeda_Toshiie Senior Member SingaporePosts: 3,596Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hi, Maeda Toshiie. I first came into contact with STW when it was mentioned to me by my sergeant in 2001 when I was serving my national service. I got the game some time later and got hooked. The side effect was that I also became interested in Japanese history as well. After STW came MTW, which hooked me as well. After several months of lurking, I finally registered on the old Ezboard forums in Jan 2004. That's where I met fellow TW enthusiasts and became part of the community, meeting many memorable characters along the way. I was asked to help moderate the forums in the dying months of 2004. I've been on and off the forums since then, depending on real life circ.u.mstances.

    In real life, I am a chemical engineer by training, with an interest in process systems engineering. Currently I am stuck in a research institute doing something rather far away from original line of education and interests. Fingers cross on whether I can move on to somewhere and onto something closer to my interests.
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  • Hidden GunmanHidden Gunman Moderator Posts: 4,606Moderators
    edited July 2010
    Hidden Gunman (HG).

    First TW was Rome, and every one of the releases since.

    Former soldier, infantry then specialised in explosives/ammunition. Now in law enforcement, developing firearms regulatory policy in my state, after getting banged up too much to be able to play on the road.

    Looking forward to the day TW moves into the modern era...

    Edit:

    (1) Another of the grumpy old men of the forums. Not as old as some, but grumpier...

    (2) I remember when there was talk about a 'role playing game' coming out that was going to be called Dungeons and Dragons, and how it was supposed to need funny shaped dice.
    Yes, it's me.

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  • IscaranIscaran Tech-Hero. Posts: 4,229Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hi there my nickname here is Iscaran and I am a graduated in solid state chemistry and am now employed in research/production control for a company selling automobile catalysts.
    I joined some time after the first Medieval was released because of a technical problem I had and I couldn't solve despite my vast technical computer experience.A little later I joined the tech mod team where I am lurking the shadows since then :-).

    The best game was MTW I in my opinion - though ETW is also great, it just lacks a good campaign AI.
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  • ElmarkOFearElmarkOFear Senior Member Kentucky, USAPosts: 554Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I think I must be the dinosaur around these parts now. I joined the forums a few weeks after STW was released and have been participating ever since in one way or another. I was a moderator at totalwar.com and then an admin. I was also a moderator at the .org and .net forums at one time.

    I also held the first two MP tournaments for the TW series. A 1v1 and 2v2 STW tourney. The 1v1 had over 100+ participants and took over 12 hours to complete.

    Through the years I have been fortunate/unfortunate enough to experience the highs/lows of the TW series and community. After RTW was released, I took a little hiatus, but returned soon after to have fun with my Mod Squad pals and other online friends I had met during my previous time spent here.

    I also remember recommending Maeda and Psycho for the Mod Squad (I think I am the only one who uses that term to describe the mod/admins!! ) and it looks like my recommendations were spot on . . . they are two fine invidividuals and close friends (well as close as you get online that is!! hehe). :)
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  • Rath_DarkbladeRath_Darkblade Senior Member Posts: 2,112Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    You're not the only dinosaur here, Elmo. ;-)

    Hello. I'm Rath Darkblade and I've been online, on one board or another, since about 1994 or 1995 (in my first year in uni). Yes, I was there for the DOS 3 days, I remember Norton Commander, I've used a Commodore 64 back in the early 80s, I've used Eudora and Pegasus, I've used a dumb terminal. You name it in microcomputers, I've either seen it or used it.

    I have been a moderator or administrator on a variety of forums; I've written a huge variety of prose and poetry (sci-fi, fantasy, history, pseudo-history, haiku, song parody, etc. etc.) ever since I finished high school (which was MANY years ago now! ;-)), and I still do from time to time.

    I have been a member of a local choir, as well as a professional theatre group, for the past 5 years - and I've performed in many and varied concerts, doing almost any kind of material - mostly classical and light opera, but also musicals, spirituals, a capella Elizabethan madrigals (extremely challenging!), and others.

    I read obsessively - I have a huge library - and I have published a few history articles in local journals. More actively I do bike riding, running, and play soccer (goalkeeper for preference).

    Want to know more? Email me or drop me a message. ;-)
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  • {eX}Archangel{eX}Archangel Junior Member Posts: 14Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    IBlewAFuse wrote: »
    Ian

    Sgt. in the Canadian Forces

    Played Total War from the start.


    Loves Beer.

    Same, but I am in the US Air Force, and my name isn't Ian.
  • ElmarkOFearElmarkOFear Senior Member Kentucky, USAPosts: 554Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Rath: I got ya beat: When I learned to program in college we used keypunch machines. If you have ever tried to program using such a machine, you know about the huge stack of cards you ended up with and how it took 24 hours to get your program back from the mainframe dept. SIGH It's a wonder I learned anything at all. hehe
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  • BillyRuffianBillyRuffian Moderator UKPosts: 34,419Registered Users, Moderators, Knights
    edited July 2010
    Rath: I got ya beat: When I learned to program in college we used keypunch machines. If you have ever tried to program using such a machine, you know about the huge stack of cards you ended up with and how it took 24 hours to get your program back from the mainframe dept. SIGH It's a wonder I learned anything at all. hehe
    My first experience of programming was 1969. We were using the local university computer because it was pretty much the only one in town, trying to solve quadratic equations with Algol on punch cards. I've never tried to write code since.

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  • Rath_DarkbladeRath_Darkblade Senior Member Posts: 2,112Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    OK, you guys got me beat. ;-) My first experience of programming was with Basic for Commodore 64. I used it to write fairly advanced text adventures. (Yes, no graphics!) :-P I've never touched punch cards or Algol, although I once had to program in COBOL - a painful experience. However, I do remember my Commodore 64 with particular fondness; it was the first computer I owned, and I mostly used it to play games that I stored on audio cassettes, using fairly primitive joysticks. Anyone remember a game called Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson, by any chance? ;-)

    *looks around* Yes, I can imagine the younger generation here are shaking their heads and muttering "Commodore? Text adventures? COBOL? Audio cassettes? Joysticks? NO GRAPHICS??? WTF?" ;-)
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  • CogreCogre Senior Member Posts: 2,097Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    i am right there with you rath, I remember when atari tried to push out the first consumer pc. I , as a poor kid, worked a deal with the salesmen. I would go in and play games on the computer to show the rich parents how much fun thier kids could have playing them. I did that until atari realised it was 10 years ahead of its time.
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  • on a mountainon a mountain Senior Member Basel, SwitzerlandPosts: 1,018Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    OK, you guys got me beat. ;-) My first experience of programming was with Basic for Commodore 64. I used it to write fairly advanced text adventures. (Yes, no graphics!) :-P I've never touched punch cards or Algol, although I once had to program in COBOL - a painful experience. However, I do remember my Commodore 64 with particular fondness; it was the first computer I owned, and I mostly used it to play games that I stored on audio cassettes, using fairly primitive joysticks. Anyone remember a game called Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson, by any chance? ;-)

    *looks around* Yes, I can imagine the younger generation here are shaking their heads and muttering "Commodore? Text adventures? COBOL? Audio cassettes? Joysticks? NO GRAPHICS??? WTF?" ;-)

    I hear ya, bro!

    I learned to program basic in 1981. In order to store the programs we had little cassettes. I believe I still have the cassette containing the master mind game I had written somewhere. I tried to play it on a normal stereo one day, with very interesting results. The screaching of the souls in hell!!!

    I never had to do COBOL, but I learned Fortran77 (or whatever the year was).
  • ElmarkOFearElmarkOFear Senior Member Kentucky, USAPosts: 554Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    We affectionately referred to it as ForTRASH77. :)

    I had the first video game system of its kind: It was called the Fairchild. Look it up. It was way ahead of its time. I spent many an hour playing on that system.
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  • Maeda_ToshiieMaeda_Toshiie Senior Member SingaporePosts: 3,596Registered Users
    edited July 2010

    /* f2c.h -- Standard Fortran to C header file */

    /** barf [ba:rf] 2. "He suggested using FORTRAN, and everybody barfed."

    - From The Shogakukan DICTIONARY OF NEW ENGLISH (Second edition) */

    #ifndef F2C_INCLUDE
    #define F2C_INCLUDE

    Yeah, found it when I investigated f2c. I even used it for a while as a sig at Yuku, though it was not visible on the forums.

    Looking at old Fortran code (66 and 77) with its gotos (and computed gotos) is enough to give me headaches.

    I resolved to learn F77 for access to old (but still practically unbeatably fast. LAPACK anyone?) mathematical libraries despite of stuff like Blitz (no I still hate C++ even as I tried to learn it not so long ago), but still do not have the time to do so.

    Speaking of programming languages, there is the popular list of comparison of languages to females, though it is rather old and most of the languages on it are hardly in use anymore, except in legacy code bases.


    Oh wait, we are really hijacking the thread...
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  • daelin4daelin4 Senior Member Posts: 16,064Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Maeda i must say I'm very upset at your change of avatar.

    Corrected action is the most sincere form of apology.
  • ElyriothElyrioth Senior Member Posts: 696Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Have to agree bring back the old one!
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  • Hidden GunmanHidden Gunman Moderator Posts: 4,606Moderators
    edited July 2010
    OK, you guys got me beat. ;-) My first experience of programming was with Basic for Commodore 64. I used it to write fairly advanced text adventures. (Yes, no graphics!) :-P I've never touched punch cards or Algol, although I once had to program in COBOL - a painful experience. However, I do remember my Commodore 64 with particular fondness; it was the first computer I owned, and I mostly used it to play games that I stored on audio cassettes, using fairly primitive joysticks. Anyone remember a game called Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson, by any chance? ;-)

    *looks around* Yes, I can imagine the younger generation here are shaking their heads and muttering "Commodore? Text adventures? COBOL? Audio cassettes? Joysticks? NO GRAPHICS??? WTF?" ;-)

    I think I've still got the Commodore 64 programming manual in my library, lol. If I recall, I actually got a square 'ball' to bounce around all the sides of my screen...then decided that any programming beyond 'if-then' was a suck and gave up....

    Edit:

    But computers had credibility then...a 'floppy drive' really used floppy discs, and you could fit about five of them in the same space it now takes to store a CD/DVD in a jewel case. My old C64 drive cost me $400 back in 198?. There was no **** on the internet...and no spam.

    Still...I have picked up a rusty knife, now should I turn East, West, North or South?
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  • Rath_DarkbladeRath_Darkblade Senior Member Posts: 2,112Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    We affectionately referred to it as ForTRASH77. :)

    I had the first video game system of its kind: It was called the Fairchild. Look it up. It was way ahead of its time. I spent many an hour playing on that system.

    Remember the TRASH-20? ;)
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  • Maeda_ToshiieMaeda_Toshiie Senior Member SingaporePosts: 3,596Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Minorin is back by popular demand... Too bad my other beloved Nana-chan doesn't look good in yukatas, nor do the rest have good pictures in yukata. Otherwise I'd do a parade.

    I remember the 5.25" floppies when I was young. I remembered using MS DOS (v5 and v6) when I was about 12, command-line all the way. Interestingly, some of the work now is back to a console, though it is more of Linux or running Cygwin.
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  • Pro NoobPro Noob Junior Member Posts: 30Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hey everyone I'm Pro Noob :D

    I used to be lkman13 back on yuku but I never liked that name very much and pro noob sounded better plus it was based on an old joke instead of a random bunch of letters and numbers like lkman13. I'm 15 and live in Scotland.

    I got the total war games in a weird order. I started with Rome, then got Shogun and its Mongol invasion, then got rome: barbarian invasion, then got med and viking invasion. After playing these I stopped playing total war for about a year until I saw Med 2 in a shop at a discount price so I got it and thought it was pretty good so I picked up the expansion. I then got empire (via pre order) and thought it was ok but it never really did much for me so I got bored of it after about 6-8 months. I pre ordered Napoleon also and although it was fun and had more depth than empire, I got bored after like 3 weeks. So now I've went back to Med 2 and play stainless steal.
  • Grey ValloreanGrey Vallorean Member Posts: 43Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hello everybody!

    Thought I would join the forums after I heard the announcement of Shogun 2.

    I'm a fan of the Total War games (Excluding Empire, Not that it is bad just not a fan of the time period) I started with Shogun and Medieval and have been playing them right up to Medieval 2. Very excited about Shogun 2 as Shogun despite its age is my favorite time period of the series. I'm 20 and from England and am definitely enjoying the weather. So once again... Hello Everyone! =)
  • Go EazyGo Eazy Senior Member Posts: 108Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    You guys have me beat, I'm right there with Rath and cogre though. Good old DOS, and I do remember Magic Vs. Bird :P
  • Rath_DarkbladeRath_Darkblade Senior Member Posts: 2,112Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Heh. Go Eazy, remember all those matchups - Magic vs. Bird...? ;) I remember so well how I used to try and beat my friends - Magic would be fast and could slam, whereas Bird would be a little slower but could shoot 3-pointers like nobody's business. ;)

    Of course, I'm expecting the young'uns to be looking at us, shake their heads, and think "Who the #&%* is Larry Bird?" ;)
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  • Go EazyGo Eazy Senior Member Posts: 108Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I remember being frustrated while playing as Bird because he was so sloooooooow. When he would start hitting those threes thought it was all but over. IIRC my sweet spot was at the top right, SWISH every time ; )
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