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  1. It just came to my attention I do NOT have the proper version you all are playing. I am sorry to have bothered you guys like this, but in the future I may be able to obtain the proper version, and then I shall return. Happy Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas! 8) ;D 8)
  2. I guess I'm nothing more than a forum troll any more... **sigh** ...Oh well, I'll get over it. Just wish I could associate with you guys more. :O
  3. 2D, 3D... ...What's next? 4D? (Enter areas on the map accidentally and/or enter 'timeports' deliberately that have been built around such areas that were folded in time?) ??? :O ::) ;)
  4. ??? Any ETA on download page reactivation ??? (I'm dieing to kick some...er...I'm anxious to have my...er...I wanna play online! 8)
  5. I watched this thread for a little, and I'd like to add something for thought, too. Note: Examples below are NOT real, but the message in them is: -Let's say I were really hungry and hadn't eaten for days; I walk into a supermarket and walking into and past the produce section I take an apple to sustain me. I continue to walk the store, eating, and when I am finished, start walking towards the door, tossing the apple core into the trashcan near the door. I know it's wrong, but is it evil? -I am walking down the road and I see a man is laying on he side of the road next to his car, obviously wounded and bleeding pretty bad. I do what first aid I know and after I'm sure I've done my best, begin to search the man for ID or medical information. I find something and make haste to get the man back into his car and begin the drive to the hospital. Once he's been admitted I realize I am hungry. I don't like hospital food, so I get BACK into the man's car and drive a few blocks to McDonalds, have myself a bite, pop back home to give the wife something to eat as well and let her know what happened, stop real quick to put some gas back into the car, then head back to the hospital. I'm sure this isn't evil, but is it wrong? -Let's say I have a friend who's really REALLY seriously thinking of killing herself. I don't want to lose a friend, since I have so few, so I tell my wife what's happening and go over to her house and try to talk some sense into her. She finally agrees not to do what she had planned, as long as I sleep with her. I obviously refuse, since I am married, so she grabs a knife and begins to threaten to kill herself again unless we have sex. Reluctantly, I begin to strip, just to save her life. Neither of us are evil and neither of us are wrong; Right? -Last one: I am a crook and have been for many successful years. I became one just to keep my wife and three kids comfortable after a lawsuit and bankruptcy wipes us clean. I've managed to rob every store in town and never got caught, until I make one more attempt and am cornered by law enforcement. Instead of putting up a fight (for my family), I go ahead and give myself up knowing they will search my home and find some stolen stuff my family has need of. I give up not because I don't want to try any more, but because I'm tired of the lies and the sneaking about. Am I wrong in giving up? Am I right? Wouldn't it be considered evil to stop trying to keep the family alive and happy? Or is it a good thing I gave up, even if it means my family looses important things they use, merely because it's now evidence? Was the officer evil for stopping me from keeping my family alive? Is HE wrong? The above situations are obviously made up, but they point out a flaw in our way of thinking. We have set in mental stone what is right and wrong, good and evil. We each have our own way of viewing this mental stone from different angles, different points of view. I personally believe every single one of us has the answer right from the start, yet not one of us are completely correct. However, if we ALL shared (and accepted, mind you) other views and angles of this mental stone, we would find out every single one of us missed the truth WAY back when we first began to consider the differences. On the same token, we would discover we all are also right on the money, collectively speaking that is. In the first example I'm trying to point out that some things aren't really serious enough to bother with in the discussion of good vs evil, right vs wrong. Survival is never wrong. Could be at that time I was so hungry, I couldn't think straight enough to ask if there was any way I could get an apple; Why I might have even thought of it, yet out of fear of the dreaded "No." decided not to bother asking. I was really hungry after all. (A mis-judgment call?) Example number two shows a mere slip of judgment, that's all. I am doing a good deed for someone, sure. I even make sure I know the guy's name and where the information is so the staff can get the paperwork done AND contact family. The situation truly begins when I use the man's car. It's not mine, but I've been walking for years and really tired of it. I have the keys, and the man's not using it. It's again a matter of judgment; I even put gas in the (stolen/borrowed) car. In the third example, I try to demonstrate the desire to be a friend, yet at the same time try to maintain my own personal values. In the end, the only doubts will be from those who instantly see me as 'unfaithful to my wife'. Again, a poor judgment call, since I could have began to let her think I was going thru with it, and when the opportunity came up, over powered her and contacted those who could help her better than I could. The last one is really interesting. To even begin to steal was a bad choice, considering there are MANY ways to get aid for free. But the family does come first, as most realize, and that's where the wrong begins and the right ends. How am I supposed to care for my family if I get caught? Yes, I may have been lucky up to the last 'job', but I should have thought about getting caught earlier. Another thing that was missed was the possibility of my wife going to jail as well as me as an assistant to the crimes (she DID take and use the stuff and never reported me.) Not to mention potential loss of the kids... Bottom line of what I'm trying to say is that everyone truly knows what is right from wrong, and what is good or evil. We just refuse to even look sometimes and check it out. Some of the things we think are evil or wrong are in fact not; While other things we think are ok and acceptable aren't. Problem is, however, what is right and good to one for whatever reason, may be wrong and evil to another for the same (or a different) reason. We each need to take the time to examine EVERY situation that comes across our paths and make the judgment call necessary. Do I take the apple? Will I drive the car? Is there an alternative solution to my problem? Is it really necessary to do what I'm about to do? (This post is obviously open for discussion...)
  6. ??? Here is a little test that will help you decide: You're walking down a deserted street with your other half and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you. You are carrying a Glock cal 40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Democrat's Answer: Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor! Or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my other half think? What about the kids? Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to the children? Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on ,could the others get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1 ? Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. This is all so confusing! I need to discuss with some friends over a latte and try to come to a consensus. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Republican's Answer: BANG! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Redneck's Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! Click.... (sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click Little girl: 'Nice grouping! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hollow Points?' Little boy: 'You got him! Can I shoot the next one?' Other half: 'You are not taking that to the taxidermist. 8) (I must be Independent, as I wouldn't even BE there!) 8)
  7. The easiest boss I have ever had the pleasure of dispatching would have to be Ganon from "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past". I found it to be quite entertaining! The hardest boss I think, for me anyways, was Bongo-Bongo from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He was SO darn hard to get my arrows into, let along the longshot!! FINALLY, after several tries, I defeated him! (Was a tough battle for me, but it WAS the most fun...So far!) (I've played again and again several times since that first time, and can take him easily enough now... But still, he was tough!) 8)
  8. ROFL! The phrase "kiss my grits" has been around for many MANY years and is used a LOT in some areas of the USA! (Just thought I'd mention it...hehe) 8)
  9. LOL! And I thought I was he only one who actually went out of their way to find things like that to jest about! KUDO's! (And you're right about the books... They, like truth and fact, can never vanish. They can be denied, ignored, hidden and even altered slightly, but the fact remains, as you state: 'Nuff said, huh? 8)
  10. This is point-blank FACT! My normal tactic of getting factories out (and hence, more harvesters) so I can have the finances for backing a good defense (almost) took a dump in the last 3! I must have tried several times before I finally figured out I needed the support of a few cheap troops to keep things stable! Then wind traps and rocket turrets ahoy! 8)
  11. Thanks! Waiting for the downloads to be available again. Um, if one wanted to write stories for the forums, where would be the BEST place to post them? 8)
  12. I'm serious. From that page's link, on the server link, I get directed to the following URL showing the message as sated above. http://dune2k.com/Download/30 ???
  13. I get the message: Downloads are temporarily disabled. :O
  14. I'm not only new here on the forums, but new to playing Dune 2k online as well. In order to start, I'd like to mainly play in maps from the game first, so are there any updates/patches/changes to the maps/data in the past year? (link on other thread don't work?) ???
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