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And then the computer went fizz

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Stories & Tales' started by Woodswallow, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Woodswallow

    Woodswallow Chieftain

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    Playing Diety level. American. Population 293,000,000. 2400 points. I was attacking the last city of my last rival, when the computer started making strange burny-outy smells and fizzing noises. I tell you that damned AI resented me giving it a whopping so much that it nuked my hard drive!:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: All I have left are memories:cry:
     
  2. Specialist290

    Specialist290 Terracotta Statue Man

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    Ouch.

    In a rather similar story, I do have one game (my epic France Game that I can't stop bragging about every chance I get--eventually I'm going to write an actual story about it, but you can find a partial and sketchy account of some of it here ) which has, miraculously, survived two harddrive crashes for a little over three years now. I completed it about a year ago and I started it a little over two years before that, and it was only a Warlord-level game, but I still have the final save on a floppy disk because of the fond memories it gave...

    Like I said, someday I'll do a more detailed writeup, but some of the details are kinda scratchy nowadays.
     
  3. The Person

    The Person Deity +2

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    OK, this is the last offence from Microprose. Coding an AI that nukes your HD if it loses? Now that's going a little too far.
     
  4. Specialist290

    Specialist290 Terracotta Statue Man

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    Fortunately, as described above, I still managed to win :D

    (Ooh! "1000 Reasons" post inspiration!)
     
  5. Woodswallow

    Woodswallow Chieftain

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    People, from the 1st chapter of the book of Civilology: And thus the prophet .Comgeek spake; "Save thou thy game to disc or thou shalt be left with ashes in thy hard-drive.":cry:
    Another thing too: when I opened the casing up I discovered an AI tank unit jammed in the cooling fan - a last, desperate gasp from an AI which didn't want to lose.;):rolleyes:
     
  6. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    hey Woodswallow, i just thought that your name could be read another way
     
  7. BaconLad

    BaconLad Chieftain

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    LOL oh my god, that really made me giggle hee hee :lol: :lol: :lol:
     

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