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  1. Okay I want to cheat by editing the 'trails' maps. How to I do it? I want to unlock legends - all the maps. It's simple in Stronghold 2 but I cannot do it Legends. I assume it's do-able but how? I searched the 'net and one link said use Excel (believe it or not I have office 97). It did open it (eventually) but revealed only symbols. I did download the ?'ultimate bundle' of saves - but don't know how to use them or if they will even allow editing. Any help from here will certainly be appreciated. Also a logical reason why Firefly is so paranoid about players unlocking the maps would be interesting to hear. LS
  2. I thought it very clever in the movie Jupiter Ascending when the spacecraft lifts off and it leaves those 'rings' in the field.? Good sci-fi movie. LS
  3. It will all work out well for Britain eventually. Once the bankers and big corporations work the angles again for their financial advantage - it won't take them long - they are very clever at turning a profit. They'll just use the their media outlets to tell you that everything's okay and people will happily borrow more and get further in debt, making their banks and big biz profits rise to astronomical heights again and stocks markets will get back to 'normal'. If Wales does succeed, what will happen to the Prince of Wales? He burnt the toast and the fire burned down his house? LS
  4. Ah, those poor bankers and stock market gamblers.. don't you feel sorry for them?? Their dreams of making even bigger fortunes have been interrupted by Brexit. They must be suffering so badly and may even have to hock their yachts. My heart goes out to them maybe we should all take a banker to lunch today. How awful it is now that the British will have to go back to making their own decisions. LS
  5. Stronghold 3... from a fanatic of Stronghold 2's point of view. I find it very annoying to play on my computer because even after cranking the resolution and the graphics way down - it still runs so slow that it's hard to move troops to useful positions when attacked (re bandits in Chapter 4 (or is it 3?) of the peace campaign. The lag between mouse movement and reaction time is too long to enjoy the game. I've tried several times to 'get into' the game but it just runs too slow *my video card is only a 2gb Nvidia 430 so that may be why.? I think Firefly needs new leadership and more savvy programmers. Can we not crowdfund this directionless company before it's forgotten?
  6. I grew up in (at the time) the largest city in the world... London,England. At our house we had gas lights. Later when I was about 8 we got electricity, lights bulbs in all the rooms and a radio (BBC). One day a laundromat opened nearby and I saw a washing machine. Still later when I was 11 years old I saw my first television... it showed the Queens coronation. When I was 13 I got an electric record player - one that I did not have to replace the needle every two or three records, nor did it need winding up to play. When I was 14 I got a six transistor radio and that was the greatest new technology I saw until I worked at a place with a IBM mainframe and a year or two later built my first computer (Altec) from a kit and learned how to program it - no storage, you have to reprogram it every time you turned it on. When I was 17 I saw my first color TV. ?Then along came consoles like Coleco for Pong and Atari that used a TV and let you play Space Invaders. And the greatest of all a Z80 from Sinclair. Cheap and the perfect machine to learn BASIC (Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) That led me into Apple ll, Commodore etc, I opened a computer school, taught kids to program with BASIC, adults how to use word processing and spreadsheets and the rest is history... now I only have an older computer - I don't even own a cell phone! LS
  7. The world is about to get a new operating system that does not run your computer... it's called sharia law! LS?
  8. I found this thread to be very informative and definitely NOT a waste of time. Politics are exactly what you should discuss (in this thread) especially for young people who are venturing into the topic for the first time. Older folks like me had our chance to make change and because of not paying attention AND doing something to force change, we let the establishment walk all over us and bring the world to the crisis it appears to be in now. Personally i prefer independence from belonging to groups of any kind, but if you want to get something done it's impossible unless you belong to a group that has the power and money to implement changes.? The changes that are happening and those that are about to happen are basically of two minds, those that are ready to give up independence and join globalization and those that want to keep their histories and their way of life as in the past. Being an old one I hate the changes that are taking individualism away and forcing us to accept one culture... however being a realist I know it's pointless and have to accept that those whose agendas are to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else will always win because they are driven by the biggest drive of all... greed! ? LS
  9. I don't think of myself as a skeptic only a realist. Tell me you have never been influenced by religious beliefs or a church upbringing and I'll think your stand is more credible. If however, if any of the gods were injected into your mind as a child and you (at the time) believed any of it, ...well I'll still love you as a person and you are definitely in the majority but personally, I can't jump on the bandwagon. Had I lived back in medieval times (or under Islamic law today) I would have been burnt at the stake or beheaded for my opinions before I reached my 20th birthday.? Fortunately here and now I can actually feel relatively safe in in my mind but still feel sorrow for the loss of human advancement that religions or beliefs in supernatural beings has done to human intellect. I've hoped all my life that I could be surrounded by individual thinkers , unbound by the superstitions of their ancestors. ?But, that's not going to happen anytime soon. ?What lies in other galaxies is pure speculation which is an extraordinarily lot of fun to think about. I'm a great fan of Doctor Who and would like to have a tardis, however... belief in Aliens is the same as belief in voodoo you either believe or don't.
  10. It all boils down to money and the power that money brings. Eventually like the French, Russians, Americans, Cuba, China and just about every other large population, there will be the peoples rebellion and they will try to overthrow their oppressors. Unfortunately the young will be the ones to be in the thick of it and have to do the fighting like is expected of youth as you are more expendable ( as long as your parents breed more). At the present time, if I were taking odds, I'd say the Muslims have the future sewed up. They are motivated and breed a lot. Matthew Steele, if I were you I would emigrate to New Zealand (unwanted and relatively safe), find a a few rural acres and study how to live off the land without being dependent on the establishment. In the words of someone or the other. "Run! run far away and never look back." LS
  11. The USA's gun laws were created to give give people not only the freedom to own guns to kill each other' but to prevent any 'invaders' having the upper hand. Now that every nutjob in the USA has a gun/s, it's virtually impossible to stop the 'law abiding' citizens from protecting themselves from these nutters with restrictive gun laws. There are laws to prevent certain people from owning a firearm however it has to be proven under those laws that these people are committing a crime. Mental instability is NOT a crime and so very little can be done. It's rather like the medieval times the ruling class did anything they want to the peasants. ?America changed all that by allowing everyone to own a gun. Naturally with so many guns around there is 'collateral' damage... Too bad, arm yourself and fight back! . The Paris concert shooting took place in a city where guns are forbidden and they have extremely tough laws to prevent gun ownership.. ? . I don't own a gun and have no wish to live in the USA. The USA is a wonderfully free but scary place. The future of the world looks grim indeed but it's just another phase in history and we need to go thru another 'crusade' and win overwhelmingly to get back to hoping for world peace. I'm not long for this world but you are, and you are going to see/experience things I wish I could protect you from, but your xbox games provide you with what will be a truth. World anarchy is around the corner. LS
  12. Thank you for the welcome. . I also have seen unidentified 'things' in the sky, such as 7 lights flying in formation silently over the night sky. That was back in the late fifties. The other teenagers I was with all thought flying saucers - I said no it's just military aircraft flying so high they were reflecting the sun. My mother said she saw what looked like a 'scaffolding' flying overhead one day when she was in her garden. However, from another viewpoint it was just an old bi-plane with double wings and struts. . When I was a about 11 years old. I lived in what was called the City of London and right after the war this area had block after block of bombed ruins to play in. My parents were caretakers of an old place that had cloisters, abbey, banquet hall, chapel etc., all in abandoned condition it was first built around 1400. It was also a 1600's plague burial grounds as well as having it's own church and graveyard ?- all dating back centuries. It was/is in the heart of London and at the time I was there (the only child), completely walled in (about 10 acres of old buildings and at the time overgrown gardens, bushes, cobblestones etc.) with only one fortified entrance with a portcullis. The gate closed at 9 pm and stayed shut until 6 am. If you were not home by then you were locked out with no way to get back in.? . Ghost stories were constantly talked about and sightings were relatively common. Back then just after the war, The City of London still had gas lamps, very little traffic and was completely silent after 6pm. . ?My mother had 'seen' ghosts a couple of times. I wanted desperately to meet a ghost and so would sneak out of my bedroom after everyone went to bed (8.30-9 pm). I would spend hour after hour wandering the old buildings and graveyards in the dark or with a candle, challenging ghosts to show up... but, of course, none did. However I was able to climb into an old tower one midnight and ring a tower bell that had probably not rang for donkey's years. I snuck back home and the next day felt very smug at the kerfuffle it caused. It gave undeniable 'proof' of ghosts. I relished in the secrecy of my goings on and over the next 2 or 3 years I provided even more 'proof' of ghosts. Including scaring people in St Paul's cathedral where I had hidden overnight and gave blood curdling screams from the crypt at 2 am. As far as they are/were concerned it was ghosts. . I used to do this sort of thing all the time as it was fun to see how gullible adults can be. I never let on these pranks were mine and went along with the ruse. The only time a felt really guilty was when I frightened my friend who ran home crying and his mother would never let him come to my place to play again. Even when I tried to explain to my friend I had invented the situation he said "oh no, what I saw was real" - probably believed for the rest of his life. I have lots of experiences over the years in different parts of the world and my biggest surprise in my travels was discovering how truly easy it is to convince people to believe in the unknown - ghosts, poltergeists, angels, voodoo, etc., and of course the thousands of religions and superstitions that I've come across ?all boils down to the same thing - you have to toss truth and factual knowledge out the window and have faith. . With faith all things are possible. . LS
  13. As a true blue atheist, I do not 'believe' in UFOs that are from outer space, such as flying saucers. Sightings are always explainable and attributed to meteors, aircraft and military testing craft. As well as visual distortions of light reflections from water clouds (mirage effects) etc.,. not to mention fakes and assorted BS. . Anyone brought up with any beliefs about supernatural beings, gods, myths, ghosts etc will easily fall prey to "preachers' of supernatural events. UFOs, the underworld, reptiles and all. They merely swap their god beliefs to modern, catchy beliefs as a means to identify with a group that they want to belong to. It's like a baptist becoming a Mormon or a Christian joining Islam. . It's a lot of bunk that is made for the consumer's of sci-fi magazines, movies, religious propaganda and bought by folks who feel inadequate in their own explanation of things. . All beliefs require faith and faith is the opposite of fact, but beliefs have to misuse provable facts and create their own 'believable' facts to keep their congregations.? . No offence to readers here, merely my observations over the years... and, as in everything read or heard anywhere in the world... more mind-seeds for your intellect to play with. . LS . http://www.theufopages.com/ ?
  14. I assume that the lords are not balanced so as to add variety to their various capabilities. Look how fast and how many, vikings pour onto the scene with Olaf and I notice it's not that hard to beat the Bishop or Sir Grey. I would however, love to be able to set the castles, troop allocations and weapons allowed in Kingmaker. I guess I want Kingmaker to be the same as War custom with missions and all but with the same AI as Kingmaker so they all still do their best to attack and defend. LS
  15. Thanks for the comp.? Yes of course, use anything you find of mine for whatever purpose you want - no credit is necessary. . My system is an older one, I use the graphics to the fullest - 1920x1200 or thereabouts, It's not a zoom limiting type fade out it's just not allowing every type plant in large quantities. After testing this a little I find it's just too many 'items' at once... and after all, the game makers wanted all the power into the 'action' part of the game, so made a choice (rightfully so). . Right now I trying the same idea on the smaller map to see if I can 'plant' as many bushes and undergrowth without it some of it disappearing when the actual game starts. When I have done the smaller map I'll post it for you too use as an example map. LS
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