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Author: dagoss
Posted: January 08, 2022 (08:56 AM)
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Spiderweb is such an underrated dev. Unfortunately, my life hasn't been ideal for PC games in the past few years, but I spent a good deal of time with the Averum 2012 remake and with Geneforge. I *really* liked Geneforge and highly recommend it.

Great to see more attention to these games


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: January 08, 2022 (11:49 AM)
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And the best thing about Spiderweb for me? During the course of either 2020 or 2021, Mac updated their OS and upon installing the update, I found out that a LOT of my Steam games were no longer compatible with my computer. And apparently Steam doesn't care about Mac enough to work that stuff out, as in the time since then, Icewind Dale is the only game that was patched to become compatible again and that was the producing company putting in the work to keep their games accessible, as opposed to anything Steam/Mac did.

But you know what games I never lost? Spiderweb's! All six I own (the three Avadon's and the three re-remakes of Exile/Avernum) have always been playable. That in itself is worth my admiration.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: January 10, 2022 (03:35 AM)
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You have the opposite problem I do. I do PC gaming on a Linux machine and some of Spiderweb's stuff is hard to get running with WINE.

I'm not surprised about IWD getting fixed. For all the stuff people gripe about with Beamdog, they've done a really good job at supporting all the EE Infinity Engine games. They've done some questionable stuff with story and characters, but I think they've shown a lot of respect for the games overall.


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