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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





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In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


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Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 21 August 2016 19:28 EDT (US)     2376 / 2504  
All this talk of RTW on the ipad made me want to have a go for the first time in a while. Opened up a game as the Greek States- and about 14 or so turns in Macedon has been destroyed and those pesky Roman dogs kicked out of Greece. Now its time to get my economy in order so i can mass produce Armoured Hoplite armies. What games (if any) are you all playing these days. I actually got out my copy of Bladestorm, which is a battlefield game on Xbox 360 on the 100 years war. All this dlc of Fallout 4 makes me want to start yet another game of it, but the obscene price of the season pass makes me second guess that.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 24 August 2016 04:51 EDT (US)     2377 / 2504  
RTW is just so much better than Rome II. *sigh* I don't think it matters how old it gets - if Sega keeps on down its current path with campaign map graphics it's always going to be prettier.

posted 24 August 2016 06:37 EDT (US)     2378 / 2504  
Every now and then I try to play Rome II, but then just end up going back to RTW or leaping ahead a bit to ETW.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 24 August 2016 11:51 EDT (US)     2379 / 2504  
I bounce between RTW and Tamriel (TES4: Oblivion). I have bought Skyrim and Medieval 2 Total war, ETW, and Nappy, but have not installed anything since RTW and TES4. Too busy conquering...

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posted 25 August 2016 03:50 EDT (US)     2380 / 2504  
I started playing RTW again last night. Been years and years.

Anyone got any good mod recommendations? I've no idea which mods are sitll running. Also is it easy to install them via Steam?

house won this
posted 25 August 2016 12:04 EDT (US)     2381 / 2504  
Mundus Magnus, RTR, and Amazon Total War plus its little sister Amazon Total War- Reignited are all still active as far as I know.

Don't know how well they work with Steam, though.

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Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 25 August 2016 20:18 EDT (US)     2382 / 2504  
As far as I know, modding with Steam isn't too hard, although I believe you'll have to go to Properties and edit startup options for mod switch. Otherwise, putting files in different places is the same as always.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
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My first book, The King's Own
posted 27 August 2016 00:44 EDT (US)     2383 / 2504  
I've also come down with a case of nostalgia for the games that made me fall in love with the franchise.

I uninstalled Total War: Warhammer and reinstalled Rome: Total War & Europa Barbarorum, Medieval 2 & Kingdoms with Europa Barbarorum 2, and Total War: Attila. Been playing EB 1 & 2 to get continuous inspiration for my ongoing writing projects and Attila to play as the Sassanids since I just finished reading an Osprey book focusing on Sassanian Elite Cavalry.

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
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posted 27 August 2016 05:09 EDT (US)     2384 / 2504  
I bought Rome 2 and Attila, but I just don't enjoy them... really at all. Plus there's annoying stuff like the name of the "Atrebates" faction being mis-spelled "Atrebartes" *groan* - give me Rome 1's total disregard for historical accuracy over annoying tiny things like that any day! xD
Every now and then I try to play Rome II, but then just end up going back to RTW or leaping ahead a bit to ETW.
I played ETW quite a bit in July, it's pretty good - possibly the most underrated TW game imo. I did buy Napoleon but I just can't get into it.
Anyone got any good mod recommendations? I've no idea which mods are sitll running. Also is it easy to install them via Steam?
*tries to resist temptation to plug own mod*

*cba*

I'm working on an improved version of my Keltoi Total War mod so that will obviously blow all other mods out of the water... obviously...

Stuff should work with Steam (although I thought it didn't for ages, awks)... modswitch definitely does anyway. I just use normal old-school desktop shortcuts for my mods.

[This message has been edited by Edorix (edited 08-27-2016 @ 05:18 AM).]

posted 27 August 2016 08:07 EDT (US)     2385 / 2504  
I look forward to a new Edorix mod.

I still run through High King of Britain every once in a while, just to give the Britons a bit of a chance at survival...

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Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 27 August 2016 17:07 EDT (US)     2386 / 2504  
I bought Rome 2 and Attila, but I just don't enjoy them... really at all. Plus there's annoying stuff like the name of the "Atrebates" faction being mis-spelled "Atrebartes" *groan* - give me Rome 1's total disregard for historical accuracy over annoying tiny things like that any day! xD
That's why I'm playing the Europa Barbarorum mods. All the hard work from past and current members of the EB team have made the mods that give an informative historically accurate experience far above anything else. EB 1 in particular as the information in the unit cards alone is simply fantastic.

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
posted 28 August 2016 09:42 EDT (US)     2387 / 2504  
Historical accuracy?

How accurate is it when we lead the Britons or the Greek States to ultimate victory?

We Germans did conquer all, so that is true...

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Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 28 August 2016 17:11 EDT (US)     2388 / 2504  
Hello guys! It's been a long time since I last walked in these halls, mostly due to Real Life catching up... However nostalgia has lead me back... What changes have been made during this whole time?

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
posted 28 August 2016 19:14 EDT (US)     2389 / 2504  
I bought Rome 2 and Attila, but I just don't enjoy them... really at all.
I agree with Rome 2, but i find Attila to be heads above the R2TW experience.
I played ETW quite a bit in July, it's pretty good - possibly the most underrated TW game imo
I agree to be honest, but nonetheless, the battles do get rather repetitive (Like all TW cames though to be honest).
Hello guys! It's been a long time since I last walked in these halls, mostly due to Real Life catching up... However nostalgia has lead me back... What changes have been made during this whole time?
Well lookie what the cat dragged in. How you doing Alex? Not much has changed around here to be honest. It gets very quiet around here. Hows Greece going? it has dropped largely out of the mainstream media lately.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 28 August 2016 20:15 EDT (US)     2390 / 2504  
Historical accuracy?

How accurate is it when we lead the Britons or the Greek States to ultimate victory?
Excuse me, 'historically authentic' would probably be the proper term. It's been awhile since I argued semantics with anyone
How accurate is it when we lead the Britons or the Greek States to ultimate victory?
I've actually never done that with either of those factions. I tend to shy away from factions that weren't very prominent during the time period in the games and mods. Most I did was unify the Greek peninsula for the hell of it, then started a new campaign with a different faction.

Speaking of Europa Barbarorum, the team continues to credit HeavenGames as one of groups to give them critical acclaim on their main site. Quite nice of them to still remember us after so long

"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
posted 29 August 2016 03:38 EDT (US)     2391 / 2504  
Well lookie what the cat dragged in. How you doing Alex? Not much has changed around here to be honest. It gets very quiet around here. Hows Greece going? it has dropped largely out of the mainstream media lately.
Well, I'm finishing my second year in uni this month, so many changes have happened. As for Greece, it hasn't changed much in the past 4 or so years, still the same problems. I assume that's why it doesn't receive as much attention anymore...:P
I bought Rome 2 and Attila, but I just don't enjoy them... really at all.
I agree with Rome 2, but i find Attila to be heads above the R2TW experience.
Having recently bought both games, I have to say that Attila is a far better game, although R2 can be improved with a dozen mods... Still, both games don't thrill me as much as the original RTW...

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
posted 30 August 2016 03:56 EDT (US)     2392 / 2504  
Stuff should work with Steam (although I thought it didn't for ages, awks)... modswitch definitely does anyway. I just use normal old-school desktop shortcuts for my mods.
Given that I've 100% forgotten how to apply mods at all, I just pointed the R:TR installer at the Steam app path and it seems to a) work ok, b) I can still load vanilla RTW via Steam. Not entirely sure how that works.

Anyway, after playing basically constantly for 2 or 3 days I pretty much burnt myself out on the game again

house won this
posted 31 August 2016 12:28 EDT (US)     2393 / 2504  
Glad to hear you got it working.

Now, to avoid burnout: drink. Very much. Then you are ready to take on any faction once again!

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Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 01 September 2016 03:06 EDT (US)     2394 / 2504  
Haha good advice, although if I'm playing games drunk I normally fall back onto ones I'm good at. I'm sure I used to play Rome on VH/VH back in the day but this time around I just didn't find it fun until I toned it back down to Normal/Normal

house won this

[This message has been edited by Jax (edited 09-01-2016 @ 03:07 AM).]

posted 02 September 2016 09:45 EDT (US)     2395 / 2504  
I played ETW quite a bit in July, it's pretty good - possibly the most underrated TW game imo
I agree to be honest, but nonetheless, the battles do get rather repetitive (Like all TW cames though to be honest).
Ahahaha... I haven't played an actual TW battle in months... Except to test out if my unit skin fiddling has worked! I just autoresolve 99% of the time.
I'm sure I used to play Rome on VH/VH back in the day but this time around I just didn't find it fun until I toned it back down to Normal/Normal
I've barely ever played on harder than H/H. Never did play for the challenge, just to carve out my perfect kingdom and then defend it.
I tend to shy away from factions that weren't very prominent during the time period in the games and mods.
I feel like I should be insulted... and yet... nope, I have no comeback. My great nation did feck all that we know about in the grand scheme of things. Just a charming little slightly bloodthirsty backwater.

[This message has been edited by Edorix (edited 09-02-2016 @ 09:48 AM).]

posted 02 September 2016 09:53 EDT (US)     2396 / 2504  
To be honest my main problem with Rome 2 and Attila is that the campaign map and to a lesser extent the UI are so frikking ugly and untidy. Maybe it's just me, but I really hate them. xD

btw Medieval Total War (1) is 66% off on Steam, I just picked it up for 2.50. Probably well worth a look at that price!

[This message has been edited by Edorix (edited 09-02-2016 @ 10:00 AM).]

posted 02 September 2016 11:52 EDT (US)     2397 / 2504  
Too bad I already have it, having plundered it from a sales bin a few years back.

Nice find.

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Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 09-03-2016 @ 07:00 AM).]

posted 02 September 2016 17:07 EDT (US)     2398 / 2504  
Ahahaha... I haven't played an actual TW battle in months... Except to test out if my unit skin fiddling has worked! I just autoresolve 99% of the time.
I do too. The only battles i really feel compelled to play on RTW are any faction vs the Romans (and egyptians) due to the massively skewed autoresolve calculations.
To be honest my main problem with Rome 2 and Attila is that the campaign map and to a lesser extent the UI are so frikking ugly and untidy. Maybe it's just me, but I really hate them. xD
I love the look of the campaign map, but do agree with you on the UI. I must admit- i am not a fan of the building system in post ETW games.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 05 September 2016 11:15 EDT (US)     2399 / 2504  
I (almost) NEVER auto-resolve. Not anymore.

Once I did. I had an army of like fifteen solid veterans units, full flags, and came up against a half-dozen beat-up remnants of some loser. Auto-resolve to clear them off the map and move on to bigger and better things. The computer drained my units and said I was defeated. Who commanded those remnants? Alexander?

After that, NEVER again on the auto-resolve. EVER. I will crush each and every maggot I come across now. I do not care if they number six men in rags. I will send my cavalry to trample them.

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|||||||||||||||| Too many Awards to list in Signature, sorry lords...|||||||||||||||||
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Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 09-07-2016 @ 10:42 AM).]

posted 06 September 2016 23:55 EDT (US)     2400 / 2504  
I too very rarely use auto resolve to avoid situations like the one Terikel experienced.

For anyone interested, the Ancient Empires mod for Total War: Attila has an estimated September 30th released date. I've been following the project almost since its inception a few years ago and I'm very excited for it. Think of the mod as having the time period and factions covered in Rome 2 with all the benefits (family tree, intriguing politics, settlement attrition, etc.) from Attila


"Life is more fun when you are insane. Just let go occasionally".- yakcamkir 12:14
"It is not numbers, but vision that wins wars." - Antiochus VII Sidetes
"My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel Grayhair
Angel of Total War: Rome II Heaven and the Total War: Attila Forums
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