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    New NAUSICAA DVD has Mark Hamill as Voice

    Giant insect, actually, not a slug. iirc. I heard someone one time talk about juding an anime costume contest, and someone dressed up as one of those bugs. He apparently won the contest hands down. Nausicaa is fairly old, as mentioned. Its loosely based on the manga of the same name (5...
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    Battletech Movie?

    Crescent Hawk's Inception, and Crescent Hawk's Revenge. Both were released by Infocom. Overhead map with Battlemechs represented by a side or front view instead of overhead. :p Also, afaik, the only computerized version of the game that features the Chameleon training battlemech...
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    Battletech Movie?

    There's also the Longbow(?) that turned up in a later TRO book, and that was based on the Spartan (I think that's the name of the destroid with the massive missile pod arms), the Marauder and Marauder II (both based on Glaug/ Officer's Battle Pod), and numerous mechs that bore a resemblence to...
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    Battletech Movie?

    FASA licensed some stuff from Japan for use in their game - basically a number of mecha designs that appeared in Macross and a few other anime shows (at least one from Crusher Joe, a few from Dougram, and some other shows as well). A few years back, Harmony Gold finally got around to realizing...
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    Battletech Movie?

    Of course, the problem with this idea is that the "REAL Battlemechs that have helped the game over 20 years" are ones that are off limits because FASA decided it wasn't worth the trouble and cost to fight Harmony Gold over licensing issues in court. Those would be battlemechs like the Locust...
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    X-Com Interceptor

    Thanks. While I didn't find a solution to my specific problem (although I didn't try running it in Win9x Emulation Mode, which is a suggestion for other problems), I did find what appears to be a much more serious bug I'll need to deal with.
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    X-Com Interceptor

    Does anyone know of a good site to dig up some troubleshooting information for this game? Yeah, its not exactly a classic, but I've been talking a lot about the original X-Com lately (and Sluggy Freelance has been using X-Com screens for the comic panels recently as well), and I'm feeling a...
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    Battlestar Galactica on - WOW!

    Similar feelings. The only three characters (or two, depending on how you want to look at it) that I can find real interest in are the two Boomers, and Helo. In the case of Galactica Boomer, its the question of whether she'll "break" the Cylon personality (you know its coming) before she...
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    Nuke cleanup

    And don't forget the Genie nuclear air to air missile. I read once (in Popular Mechanics, or something similar) that every now and then, some scientist gets the bright idea of building a cruise missile that uses an unshielded nuclear reactor to power it. The idea is that you launch the...
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    Cap Ship Shields

    And there's also the problem that you can't exactly tune mass drivers and missile launchers to a shield wavelength, as both types of weapons fire physical objects. Wavelength tuning would only work with energy weapons. Another idea that might work is that as noted, outgoing weapons fire...
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    What would make it a great year for Wing Commander?

    I'd have to say that it would be Electronic Arts announcing that they'd decided to take a small risk and make a new WC combat space sim game when no one else had demonstrated lately that it was a massive money maker in the computer gaming market. That would also be about the time I started...
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    TCS Coral Sea

    I take it the Bengals are the wrong type of carrier for inclusion in the list? Just curious, as it seems an otherwise odd omission.
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    Carrier Landing Styles

    I don't know about you, but I think I'd rather avoid having the afterburners fired inside the ship. One little careless accident, and you could have dead personnel, fried fighters, or worse. Even more importantly, the carrier deck has an atmosphere, and any open flame (for example, from...
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    I'm Back

    Is that one of the attacks from stealth fighters? Meaning that if you skip the nav point, you can tell Angel that you saw stealth fighters even though you never entered combat? :D
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    The original names of the other two Japanese series were "Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross" and "Genesis Climber Mospeada". If you want the Japanese version of Macross as released in the US, you need to get the version released by Animeigo. Everything else (both as Robotech and as...
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    The Battlestar Galactica Thread

    I didn't see it (I'd been warned about it beforehand), but I have heard quite a bit about it, so some various odds and ends... The official news so far is that it won't be turned into a series, but despite that, SciFi went ahead and extended the option to renew the actors' contracts to the...
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    Which PC game are you most looking forward to?

    Not that I'm particularly happy with the games I've played from 3DO in the last year or two. M&M9 was a big disappointment, and HoMM IV wasn't as good as it could have been, either. I suppose to my list of Morrowind: Bloodmoon and WC3: Frozen Throne, I should also add NWN: Shadows of...
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    Does WC:P have spoilers to WC3 and 4?

    Well obviously the most basic spoilers in Prophecy would be the cast members that are in Prophecy and also in WC4. Obviously, they're not going to be dying any time soon. Prophecy also has a comment early on in the game (during one of the mission briefings) that could tip you off about the...
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    Evading Missles

    Ironic, perhaps, though I don't know if I'd call it funny. And I doubt any mission can be as difficult as the "Save the Ralari" mission.
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    Say What?

    Oh, I don't know. There's always room for the lunatics who think in small terms (i.e. a carrier and its crew) versus lunatics who think in grandiose terms (i.e. the majority of the human population).