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jaredmellentine

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« Reply #120 on: 07-09-2003 19:25 »

Thanks! =)

I could use some help sometime in the near future. I'll get my stuff together and post what I need help with. This would be the perfect place for some input.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #121 on: 07-09-2003 19:31 »

Could you post up the stuff you've done, or email it to me at alexvilagosh@hotmail.com?

There are a lot of good artists here that could help, and Chump did one but he lost it all, but he still may help you.
Idlesaint

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« Reply #122 on: 07-09-2003 22:05 »

anything to post yet jaredmellentine? and chump, it probably was a lot of work, but you stil have that board at the FSAC so (just suggesting) but why not start again, but just double up on some back up files so you won't lose them again? like for example, put them all on a website or store them in an e-mail account? anyways, i'm sad to heard that they all got lost, i was looking forward to a Futuropoly.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #123 on: 07-10-2003 12:49 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2003 12:49 »

Alright, I made a little page that shows a sample of what I've done already.

 http://www.mellentine.com/futuropoly/

Have a blast!
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #124 on: 07-10-2003 13:13 »

As I mentioned before, I am going to need some help on a few things. First of all, don't try to help me unless you've read the page that I linked to above (all the links, smartypants  roll eyes ). That should give you a good grasp of the direction that I'm going with this game.

I will need some help with the descriptions of properties. All property descriptions were taken from the encyclopedia at CGEF and maybe one other place... I forget. Coming up with content was never my strong point, but I'm sure someone here is good at it. The properties that I will need content for are:
- Little Neptune
- Past-O-Rama
- Cookieville Orphanarium
- Dinkin' Donuts
- O'Zorgnax's Pub
- Luna Park
- Famous Original Ray's Superior Court
- Applied Cryogenics
- Academy of Inventors
- Alien Overlord and Taylor
- The Hip Joint
- Madison Cube Garden
- Elzar's Fine Cuisine
- Robot Arms Apartments
- Historic (Square Root) 66 Truck Stop
- South Street Space Port
- Malfunctioning Eddie's Car Emporium

I know, it seems like a lot, but I think that if all of us work together we etc, etc. You can post your descriptions here or you can email them to me.

Let's see... how to put this nicely. I'm not going to use crappy descriptions  no no, so make them good.

Thanks for your help!  smile
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #125 on: 07-11-2003 05:17 »

I'll try to get to it...

Some questions (I've seen every episode, but my memory is EXTREMELY bad!)
Which episodes are these in:
Dinkin' Donuts
O'Zorgnax's Pub
Famous Original Ray's Superior Court
Alien Overlord and Taylor
Historic (Square Root) 66 Truck Stop
South Street Space Port
reverend

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« Reply #126 on: 07-11-2003 06:40 »

jaredmellentine - I looked at your website and what you've done so far looks fantastic. I don't think I can be of much practical help but I hope this is encouraging. Keep up the good work!
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #127 on: 07-11-2003 07:26 »

How do you plan to make the characters?
Chump

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« Reply #128 on: 07-11-2003 10:32 »

Yes, everything that I had made and remade is gone. It was lost with the multitude of other files that I lost. Anyway, I guess all I can offer you is a little guidence, and the old version of the board which is on FSAC under Kevin Mac page 2. I ditched the Giant shimmering effect in favour of a wite background with losts of art in it. You may wish to go in that direction, I don't know. Theres another thread around somewhere... you might want to find that too.
Chump

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« Reply #129 on: 07-11-2003 10:36 »

Dinkin' Donuts- I dated a robot
O'Zorgnax's Pub- Many, the first one, The Cyber House Rules...
Famous Original Ray's Superior Court- Insane in the Membrane, A Tale of Two Santas
Alien Overlord and Taylor- uh The first christmas one, the stock one...
Historic (Square Root) 66 Truck Stop- Parasites Lost
South Street Space Port- A Flight to Remember, War is the H-Word
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #130 on: 07-11-2003 12:14 »
« Last Edit on: 07-11-2003 12:14 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
I'll try to get to it...

Alex, thanks for your willingness to help. I'll make sure you're on the inside loop for anything on my behalf.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #131 on: 07-11-2003 12:33 »

 
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Originally posted by reverend:
Keep up the good work!

Thanks, reverend! If you have any ideas or suggestions based on what you've seen, let me know.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #132 on: 07-11-2003 12:34 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
How do you plan to make the characters?

I had two options that I was thinking about. First of all, there are some small action figure sets that include all the characters I need. The sets are available through eBay.

Fry, Leela, Bender, Farnsworth:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3232643511&category=363
Amy, Zoidberg:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3138061737&category=20909
Hermes, Nibbler:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3138061520&category=20909

The second idea wasn't mine. I was reading on this message board and I came across something that was made for the last board. Basically it is a piece of paper that folds into an isosceles triangle, showing the name and figure of the character. It's a cool idea and it's a lot cheaper than spending ~$40 (after shipping) on those metal figurines.

Frog guy:  http://server29.hypermart.net/kmac/peel/tk-1.gif
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #133 on: 07-11-2003 12:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Anyway, I guess all I can offer you is a little guidence, and the old version of the board which is on FSAC under Kevin Mac page 2. I ditched the Giant shimmering effect in favour of a wite background with losts of art in it. You may wish to go in that direction, I don't know. Theres another thread around somewhere... you might want to find that too.

Again, thanks for your willingness to help. I would be honored to have you help me at some point during this. I would like your input on the board. I really liked your gameboard that you designed, but I had a couple issues with it. I don't want it to seem like I'm trying to put down your original idea. I'm not. Anyway, here's my thoughts on the board:

As I mentioned before, I'm creating all my images at 300dpi. The only version of the board that I can find is 2000px by 2000px at 72dpi (27.78 inches wide). I could convert this to 300 dpi, but it would result in a board that is 6.67 inches wide. While I haven't actually measured a normal Monopoly board, I've done a little research that suggests that they are 22 inches by 22 inches. At 300dpi, this would require a board size of 6600px by 6600px. It's pretty much impossible to resize an image by threefold and expect a decent quality print.  I would be willing to use your board as a reference, but I wouldn't be able to use it for print.

Okay, the second issue is this. I would like to see more character in the board. I don't know what all that involves or if it's even possible with a Futurama version of this game. I think I've mentioned the Simpsons Monopoly board before. I really like the fact that they tie all the different properties together as storefronts in a town. I don't have any suggestions about how to do this with Futuropoly, that's why I'm asking for help.

Simpsons Monopoly board #1:  http://www.animationalley.com/images/misc/simp_monop.jpg
Simpsons Monopoly board #2:  http://www.direct.ca/bigpetes/monopoly.jpg

Okay, one last thing about the board. I really, really don't want to offend you with these proposed changes. I hope I haven't done that. It's difficult to know if I've done any harm in a forum like this, so please let me know. I want you to know that I was blown away when I saw your board that you designed. That's the only reason I'm working on Futuropoly.

Lastly, I've found the other Futuropoly thread.

Thread:  http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-000329/
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #134 on: 07-11-2003 12:55 »

I found another place to get the figurines, if you hate eBay for some reason. They're a little bit more expensive though.

Bender, Fry, Leela, Farnsworth:  http://www.universalfun.com/dprod/?pid=31
Amy, Zoidberg, Hermes, Nibbler:  http://www.universalfun.com/dprod/?pid=1000
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #135 on: 07-11-2003 20:08 »

@jaredmellentine: how long do you want each description?

@Chump: thanks for the episodes.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #136 on: 07-12-2003 03:47 »
« Last Edit on: 07-12-2003 03:47 »

Sorry about the double post, but I've got some stuff to aks you guys. Here is my Madison Cube Garden description so far:
 
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Madison Cube Garden is the New New York equivalent to 20th century New York's Madison Square Garden. It regularly holds important events, including Blurnsball matches and rock concerts, and is one of the symbols of the city.

What other information should I/can I add to this?

I've just done another, The Hip Joint. Same goes as above, what should I add or change?
 
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The place to hang if you want to be cool in the 30th Century would have to be The Hip Joint. Floating through space, this club is the perfect place to go and hone your flirting skills and hopefully pick up. The styles and fashion there are very retro, with rings being worn by nearly everyone. Rings have been out of style for years and are not cool, but they are retro!
Not sure about spellings too.
Teral

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« Reply #137 on: 07-12-2003 11:29 »

Some time The Hip Joint have special evenings, like robots only, I guess you can throw in another example. Non-corporeal beings only night?
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #138 on: 07-14-2003 11:23 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
@jaredmellentine: how long do you want each description?

Take your cues for length from the samples posted on my sample site ( http://www.mellentine.com/futuropoly/?p=property ). I've posted the longest description (New New York Tube Lines) and the shortest description (Planet Express).

Thanks for your help so far.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #139 on: 07-14-2003 11:33 »

I know I've mentioned this before, but I never received a response in regards to this issue. As you all know, I'm planning on re-designing the board for various reasons previously posted. I'd also like to make the board properties seem to fit better with each other rather than having individual properties. That may seem a little confusing. Here's an example:

We all know that in "Hell is Other Robots" (1ACV09) Fry and Leela go to Robot Hell to save Bender. The way that they get to Robot Hell is by falling through a trap door in an abandoned amusement park and sliding down a long slide. I was thinking about making the "Go to Robot Hell" space on the Futuropoly board have something to do with the amusement park, then I can add a slide (not "Chutes and Ladders" style) across the middle of the board that goes to Robot Hell.

What are some other things that could be tied together like that? Or what are some different properties that could be tied to the properties we already have? I'm not fixed on the properties yet. I'd be willing to replace one of the existing spaces with something that fit better.
rusty_s

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« Reply #140 on: 08-05-2003 15:13 »

In the episode of futurama i just watched( the one where fry and amy date, then fry's head gets attachted to her shoulder) al gore is on the $500, but his head is not in a jar, its just a shot from his shoulders and up.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #141 on: 08-11-2003 18:03 »

 
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Originally posted by rusty_s:
In the episode of futurama i just watched( the one where fry and amy date, then fry's head gets attachted to her shoulder) al gore is on the $500, but his head is not in a jar, its just a shot from his shoulders and up.

Thanks, rusty. So it's similar to the one that I created already? ( http://www.mellentine.com/futuropoly/?p=money )
Techieman

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« Reply #142 on: 01-11-2004 03:24 »

I hope it is not too late to put my two cents in.

1. Maybe instead of "Just Sinning" it is "Just Dealmaking." This would follow very nicely with Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings.

2. Make one of the cheap properties New Jersey. There are quite a few jokes about it in Fututrama and therefore I believe it deserves a place on the board. The Crimes of Hot picture of it would be perfect. On the other hand, expecting someone to be willing to buy New Jersey seems a little unrealistic...and for more than the price of a candy bar!  laff.

Great job, I hope you haven't abandoned the project, I really want to play it!
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #143 on: 01-11-2004 10:39 »

Yeah, I'd like to see this project completed. I put in a lot of input a while back (a good year ago a least) when Chump was trying to do it, and I'd still really like to play it!

I like "Just Sinning" better though :P
John C
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« Reply #144 on: 01-11-2004 10:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Techieman:
2. Make one of the cheap properties New Jersey. There are quite a few jokes about it in Fututrama and therefore I believe it deserves a place on the board. The Crimes of Hot picture of it would be perfect. On the other hand, expecting someone to be willing to buy New Jersey seems a little unrealistic...and for more than the price of a candy bar!   laff.

Welcome to PEEL. Now I challenge you to clawplache!  wink
Dolcelannah

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« Reply #145 on: 01-24-2004 04:10 »

*Bump*

That stuff looks FANTASTIC, jaredmellentine.

Just a couple of little nitpicks:

1. Can we have DOOP Headquarters rather than Doop Headquarters? It's an acronym, after all.

2. Cookieville Minimum Security Orphanarium?

3. And it's "diarrhoea", not "diarrhea".

But it looks AMAZING, well done!

jaredmellentine

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« Reply #146 on: 01-26-2004 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Techieman:
I hope it is not too late to put my two cents in.
Not at all. I thought everyone had forgotten about this. I know I had.

 
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Originally posted by Techieman:
1. Maybe instead of "Just Sinning" it is "Just Dealmaking." This would follow very nicely with Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings.
I agree with Kazzahdrane, I think that "Just Sinning" is better. If you look at the list of characters, I don't think "Just Dealmaking" applies to anyone but Bender.

 
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Originally posted by Techieman:
2. Make one of the cheap properties New Jersey. There are quite a few jokes about it in Fututrama and therefore I believe it deserves a place on the board. The Crimes of Hot picture of it would be perfect. On the other hand, expecting someone to be willing to buy New Jersey seems a little unrealistic...and for more than the price of a candy bar!   laff.
I'm still not quite sure what I want to do with the board. I do like all of the properties, however. I plan on keeping them the same as I have, unless there's an urgent reason to change them.

 
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Originally posted by Techieman:
Great job, I hope you haven't abandoned the project, I really want to play it!
Thanks!! I haven't abandoned it, in fact, I was trying to pick it back up again when I came across these new posts. I'll post a list of things that I still need to do. I think the list is rather short.

I'm sorry I kinda shot down your ideas, however I do have some good news if you'll read on a little bit.

Thanks for your input!!  smile
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #147 on: 01-26-2004 13:02 »
« Last Edit on: 01-26-2004 13:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Dolcelannah:
*Bump*

That stuff looks FANTASTIC, jaredmellentine.

Just a couple of little nitpicks:

1. Can we have DOOP Headquarters rather than Doop Headquarters? It's an acronym, after all.

2. Cookieville Minimum Security Orphanarium?

3. And it's "diarrhoea", not "diarrhea".

But it looks AMAZING, well done!


Okay... I guess I had a couple mistakes.

1. I'll have to check, but I think I used "DOOP" on the actual card. If not, it's an easy change.

2. I can change that if no one else has a problem with it. Speak now or forever hold your peace.

3. Diarrhea is an alternate spelling and, in my opinion, is much easier to read.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #148 on: 01-26-2004 13:21 »

Alright, I guess everyone is about ready for this project to be done, right?

Good. Then I need some help.  smile

I don't have every episode, every place, and every character memorized, but together we have a wealth of knowledge.

I'm nearing completion of this project. I'm going to try to list from memory the things that I still need to do.

1. The board needs to be completed. I haven't even started work on the board. As I've mentioned before, I'd like the board to have some character to it. I'm not sure exactly what I mean by that, but I want the Futuropoly board to be somewhere between the "plain old Monopoly" board and the Simpsons monopoly board. So here's the help I need. I need lots of brainstorming on ways that I can make this board unique. They can be little things like fonts or symbols, or they could be big things like how to design the center of the board.

2. I need help with the descriptions of properties. You can use the examples from my Futuropoly site. Each property has to have its own description. The properties that I still need help with are:
- Little Neptune
- Past-O-Rama
- Cookieville Orphanarium
- Dinkin' Donuts
- O'Zorgnax's Pub
- Luna Park
- Famous Original Ray's Superior Court
- Applied Cryogenics
- Academy of Inventors
- Alien Overlord and Taylor
- The Hip Joint
- Madison Cube Garden
- Elzar's Fine Cuisine
- Robot Arms Apartments
- Historic (Square Root) 66 Truck Stop
- South Street Space Port
- Malfunctioning Eddie's Car Emporium

I can't remember now if I got a few of those done since I posted that. I'll have to check. In the meantime, you can still post your descriptions.

3. I need pictures for all of the property cards for the transits (railroads). I might end up doing this myself because I'll probably just do some scan art. If you have any ideas, I'll take those.

Okay. I think that's it. I think I've solved the problem with the game pieces. I'm buying a set of popouts that look like this. I'll find a way to get them out to everyone that wants the game. That should cover all the gamepieces, unless you wanted to use Kif, Zapp, Scruffy, etc. Those won't be included and you'll have to find a way to make they yourself.

One more thing, I'm keeping all the images with layers in .psd format (for those of you with Adobe Photoshop) so that any changes that you want can be made for your own version.

If you have no idea what I was talking about, I'll also be making .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) files for those of you that just want to print what I made. I'm not really sure about how I want to distribute this. I guess the easiest way would be to mail them out on cds, but that would require B+P (blanks and postage... you send me a blank cd and a prepaid envelope, I send it back with the game). I have some webspace too, so I guess I could post it there if I have to.

Alright. I think that's it for now. I'll make sure I didn't miss anything as far as tasks required to complete the game.

Thanks in advance for your help!!  smile
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #149 on: 01-26-2004 15:14 »

Using webspace would probably make the most sense. The files shouldn't be huge, certainly not if you stick a few cards to a page, and just tell people to print them onto thin card.

*decides he needs to get a printer*
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #150 on: 01-27-2004 00:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
Using webspace would probably make the most sense. The files shouldn't be huge, certainly not if you stick a few cards to a page, and just tell people to print them onto thin card.

Hmmm. If I'm only gonna be putting the files on my website (as opposed to other methods), I'm more inclined to only upload the .pdf files. They're a lot smaller than uploading all of the .psd files. I guess I'll just do B+P for people that want to tweak the files using the .psd files.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #151 on: 01-27-2004 13:43 »

Yep, that's sort of what I meant, but it proper words  smile
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #152 on: 01-30-2004 09:11 »

Ohhhh... i'm very excited about this, i can't wait to see the gameboard!
nerdlingus

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« Reply #153 on: 03-18-2004 07:29 »

- Bumpedy Bump -

Me want Futurama monopoly game now! 

Is there any more info on this anywheres?
also the links to the "Futuropoly site" are busted.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #154 on: 04-17-2004 02:35 »

There have been many verisons of Monopoly.  San Francisco Monopoly, New York Monopoly, LOTR Monopoly, Simpsons Monopoly and even a ghetto monopoly.  Personal I like the original, but if there was a Futurama Monopoly, I'd get it.
Sal

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« Reply #155 on: 04-18-2004 07:36 »

i Keep getting told to "search" for somthing i want well....
no.
Im sorry dont kill me!

I want a link for all the Futrama Monoply stuff
I tried loads on this but they dont work

Dont say search!

I want it...i want it...i want it!!!
winna

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« Reply #156 on: 04-18-2004 11:08 »

Is anyone still actually working on this project?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #157 on: 04-18-2004 21:40 »

I'd have to say no.  Chump's version got wrecked, and this jaredmellentine guy vanished off PEEL months ago.  How the thread seems to be little more than a spamfest for nOObs.
jaredmellentine

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« Reply #158 on: 04-20-2004 18:48 »

i'm not gone.

i stopped working on the project because no one was willing to help me out. i still have all the graphics and information.
tom123

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« Reply #159 on: 04-20-2004 20:59 »

That sounds really cool! Sounds like youve thought it out.
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