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07-30-2004, 02:21 PM
Damn my 56k...
The August calendars are up and they look brilliant! I am most interested in the new stuff days, which is when I will check all day and I have cancelled any appointments I have on those days.
If only I were allowed.
07-30-2004, 02:27 PM
Feeling very pleased that I have now got three amazing historical game musicians to reply to me personally on different forums, I was going to ask whether the full screen (not half black) wallpapers were real or renders.
If they are real, I will certainly cancel all bookings until "holiday" 2004. I don't care if I become a recluse anymore. I can talk to the Pharaoh people!
"Those are some BIG drumsticks!"
Yes, they are Nemur! How are you today?
07-31-2004, 06:33 AM
great wallpapers thanks for the full screen one's, now to decided which to use
07-31-2004, 02:50 PM
Just chipping in my two bits of gratefulness for the new calendar wallpapers. I went with this one (http://www.immortalcities.com/cotn/images/wpth-daytime2-august2004.jpg) for this month. Of course, I'll have to rearrange my icons again! ;) I really like the full screen view, though. Kudos to the artist who made those!
07-31-2004, 03:10 PM
That's one thing I hate about desktops. I chose the full midday one too and I couldn't find anywhere for my icons so I just put them infront of "Immortal Cities". All my other icons have been put in a taskbar, but the original three will not budge, much to my disappointment. :rolleyes:
07-31-2004, 03:24 PM
I put the icons of my most frequently used icons to the left of the calendar, as shown here (http://www.similarities.org/misc/cotndesktop2.jpg). This seems an OK place for them, where they don't look terribly out of place. Funnily enough, before CotN, I have never used custom wallpapers, but the calendar design really "got" me. My significant other still teases me for that, which is the payback for my comments that I uttered when she put LotR wallpapers on her desktop. I admit, I deserve it. :)
08-01-2004, 01:07 PM
The last time I ever downloaded a wallpaper for a game other than this one, was...what else: Pharaoh.
The screen's are amazing and atmospheric. When I used to post at the Black & White forums, I made an entire thread about how scenic things were, and started posting screenshots of the most atmospheric moments (things like a deserted Celtic village overlooking mountains and the sea, with a hazy sky and an amazing sunrise in the background) and it became quite a trend, even though I originally did it as a test.
This is what I love about games like this. (Black & White 1 and CotN seem to have a very similar looking engine too, but not like EE's) I like the laid-back approach meaning I can usually stop whenever I want just to observe the city and capture the awe of the moment. It makes me think of the lives of the ancients, and this might be why I have paid CotN so much attention.
Thank you, Tilted Mill. This game looks to be brilliant no matter the complexity or simplicity of it. When I buy my copy one of the first things I will do is get close down on a fishing ship at dusk around the water. Come on, who doesn't like atmosphere?
08-01-2004, 01:15 PM
But all that atmosphere can vanish the next second, when a humongous crocodile slams the boat from the side, makes it's occupants fall into the Nile and eats 'em. Now that's what I call realistical. :D
08-01-2004, 01:22 PM
I bet you like Steve Irwin ;) .
08-01-2004, 01:34 PM
You have to warm to someone who can hold a baby in one hand whilst annoying a crocodile with the other. :rolleyes:
Just to clarify, when I say games like these, I mean atmospheric ones
Even once a crocodile has made a load of fuss and eaten someone, you still have the atmosphere, it is just better because someone has died. :p
I don't want my people to die. I get upset when I am playing the Sims and one of them dies in a fire.
08-01-2004, 02:12 PM
They're not Highlanders. Egyptians did die of old age.
If you don't want them to die another type of death *grin*, you just make sure that there are enough doctors, guards, animal "controllers" and other kinds of supervisors around.
I'm talking like the game is already out. I CAN'T WAIT! :p
08-01-2004, 03:16 PM
They're not Highlanders
The Ethiopians were. ;)
Ahh I love taking things literally.
08-01-2004, 03:25 PM
Notice the capital letter in "Highlanders". It's a group of people, not an adjective. ;)
08-01-2004, 03:33 PM
Well the Ethiopian Highlands must be important if the Nile source can be found there. ;)
08-01-2004, 03:37 PM
Fine. You win. :o
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