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by terkio
6-Jul-18 16:00
Forum: RTC Editing
Topic: dealing damage continuously to the whole party
Replies: 18
Views: 188

Re: dealing damage continuously to the whole party

Hello Saumun, this constant damage to the party reminds me of a dungeon of yours. A dungeon in which there is a level that has poisoned air, so the party could not survive for long, unless you had the right gear.....of course. Was that "Dark Reign 2" ? You sure know how to damage continuously the wh...
by terkio
17-Jun-18 19:05
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

About Lor and Kazai.
The normal game behavior is:
You can hire one of them, not both.
Once you have hired one of them, you cannot open the door of the other one.
by terkio
14-Jun-18 22:30
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

Indeed, so to avoid gender, may be we can translate: Lance ça, attrappe ça arrache ça.
by terkio
14-Jun-18 22:02
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

Pretty hard, because of double meanings, ambiguities and tricks. If not impossible because of no equivalent in french. Vachement dur, à cause de doubles sens, ambituités, astuces. Si pas impossible car aucun équivalent en français. One must understand the tricks for a right translation, playing the ...
by terkio
14-Jun-18 20:57
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

OK, give me the texts. I hope I can undertand them, there are some pretty kryptic clues in CSB.
by terkio
14-Jun-18 20:20
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

hrvg wrote:
14-Jun-18 14:10
Thanks terkio.
Do you speak French?
French is my native language :)
by terkio
14-Jun-18 14:02
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

Nonsense. Someone is pulling your leg.
Just un case, this was not translated to French.
It means "On te fait marcher".
by terkio
10-Jun-18 21:10
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

For the translation.txt file. Why not using a Tab file ?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab-separated_values
by terkio
8-Jun-18 15:36
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

Get this archive: http://dianneandpaul.net/CSBwin/CSBFrench1.zip It contains all the files necessary to play Chaos Strikes Back in French. You should not change ANY of the files EXCEPT translation.txt. You can translate a lot of the game using this file (translation.txt). When you have modified thi...
by terkio
1-Jun-18 09:48
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back
Replies: 186
Views: 3390

Re: Translation: Chaos Strikes Back

An easy and dirty way, is to patch the rtc file using an hexadecimal editor.
This allows modifying text.
The editor will show every string of ASCI characters and allow to change it by whatever string you want of equal length or shorter.
by terkio
24-May-18 01:13
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

Ishar.
It was easy to hack champion's inventory for as much coins an potions as you want.
Dungeons and outdoors, villages and taverns.
by terkio
26-Apr-18 15:15
Forum: RTC Editing
Topic: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue

Hexadecimal editors are general purpose tools to work at the lowest software level.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_editor
There are plenty of them available.
by terkio
26-Apr-18 09:39
Forum: RTC Editing
Topic: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue

To really know what is going on with such weird file issues, an hexadecimal editor will show ALL there is in a file. On a png file, its format is simple enough.

Trouble can come from the access rights of the file, too. This is not IN the file and that is system dependent, environment dependent.
by terkio
25-Apr-18 16:12
Forum: RTC Editing
Topic: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue

I have had problems with files before....... think it has something to do with transparency. Using an hexadecimal editor as I suggested would locate fields that are wrong, it could very well be the fields that define "transparency" or "alpha blending". Another suggestion: Using a powerfull image ed...
by terkio
25-Apr-18 10:11
Forum: RTC Editing
Topic: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Magic Map icons PNG/BMP - Strange issue

I presume the reason is in the header of the PNG.
It would be interesting to compare the headers of a png that has this issue with one that does not.
Or to replace the header of a bad png by the one of a good png.
This is what I would do with an hexadecimal editor on those files.
by terkio
24-Apr-18 13:42
Forum: Forum suggestions / maintenance
Topic: Newbie question?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Newbie question?

About post editing:
Is what I copy pasted from the FAQ, up to date :?:
I sure like 8) what was done to stop people abusing the feature by rewriting history
by terkio
23-Apr-18 12:26
Forum: Forum suggestions / maintenance
Topic: Newbie question?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Newbie question?

The long answer from the FAQ. How do I edit or delete a post? Unless you are a board administrator or moderator, you can only edit or delete your own posts. You can edit a post by clicking the edit button for the relevant post, sometimes for only a limited time after the post was made. If someone ha...
by terkio
17-Apr-18 21:41
Forum: Dungeon Master (DM)
Topic: In CSBWin what do "DM Rules" do?
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: In CSBWin what do "DM Rules" do?

It makes no difference because no player ever use Vi altars.
by terkio
9-Apr-18 21:26
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

PaulH » 9-Apr-18 19:27 I never completed Knightmare! I got to a section I couldn't pass, where monster spawning just went crazy. This was 25 years ago, I may have to get the Amiga emulator back out! The way back from the castle is awfully saturated with ghosts that spawned during the long time you ...
by terkio
3-Apr-18 23:24
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

The end boss in Knightmare was very hard to kill. It took me days. Who knows wether there was a trick to kill him faster If I remember right, you had to kill the end boss to get the crown. Then you carried the crown at some place and that was it: End of the game, you had saved the world and got back...
by terkio
3-Apr-18 00:34
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

I was not impressed by Black Crypt, may be I played a demo version or confuse with another game.
Is this the game with two headed ogres and lots of animated armor knights ?
Is there a full version available ?
by terkio
1-Apr-18 14:53
Forum: Dungeon Strikes Back (DSB)
Topic: [April Fool's] Loot Boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Loot Boxes

There are trap chests in the game "Dragon Flight". Many chests found in dungeons, opening gives items or injuries. They work that way all year around, not at a specific date.
by terkio
28-Mar-18 07:10
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

DM/CSB first, definitely. Since DM, at that time, I tried all games of the same kind. The Eob serie, of course. Betrayal of Chrondor was one I was enable to complete. Stuck at a place with gorgons that petrified my party whatever I tried and no place to find a way. An old game I loved "Dragon flight...
by terkio
27-Mar-18 15:19
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

I enjoyed M&M, but gave up at X. I found X very different with a terrible 3D engine, unplayable, a ripp off.
by terkio
27-Mar-18 13:40
Forum: Other Games like DM
Topic: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 1254

Re: (2nd?) Best game in DM's genre?

Some more old games, that I enjoyed a lot.

Bloodwitch was excellent, forgiving the very poor graphics. A good magic system, good champions leveling system.
Knightmare was excellent, forgiving the poor graphics. Overall good with clever puzzles.
Stonekeeper was pretty good. Good scenario.
by terkio
23-Mar-18 15:18
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Can i collect 4 corbums before going to Ful Ya?
Replies: 25
Views: 1084

Re: Can i collect 4 corbums before going to Ful Ya?

The giant room of death.
SpoilerShow
Isn't it the place with a good trick to hail hell to the demons.
by terkio
21-Mar-18 20:39
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Can i collect 4 corbums before going to Ful Ya?
Replies: 25
Views: 1084

Re: Can i collect 4 corbums before going to Ful Ya?

I remember I had all 4 corbums before going at the ya pit to dump them.
I got all 4, but had not been able to enter Ku.
I killed all knights at the ku entrance and was not aware I could enter ku while fighting them.
I did visit the ku domain, top down, from the corbum pillar.
by terkio
20-Mar-18 18:03
Forum: Chaos Strikes Back (CSB)
Topic: Are defensive actions / spells worth doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Are defensive actions / spells worth doing?

I like to doodle under shields Fir Bro Neta and Ir Kath. I do not waste mana that reach maximum, I cast shields to gain priest levels and protection. Stacking fireshields makes my champoins fire proof once they've reached high health. To gain on health I level all champions on all four skills. Is th...
by terkio
13-Mar-18 00:43
Forum: RTC
Topic: [RTC] Dungeon Master X (DMX)
Replies: 66
Views: 1639

Re: [RTC] Dungeon Master X (DMX)

Congratulations, jahmiann.
Here I come, I restarted with a new team using version 2.
by terkio
9-Mar-18 09:36
Forum: RTC
Topic: [RTC] Dungeon Master X (DMX)
Replies: 66
Views: 1639

Re: [RTC] Dungeon Master X (DMX)

SpoilerShow
Priest: May be, a war cry