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CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

There Bias Two posted:

Slow down there Icarus.

dont be mean to me posted:

We can stop if it gets too hot (thermal or ionizing). It's okay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQb3Fx8KydQ

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Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


dont be mean to me posted:

We can stop if it gets too hot (thermal or ionizing). It's okay.

It's not that warm down here and the light is definitely not full spectrum. The plants are probably modified to be hardier? The "sun" is probably also optimized for low power usage, which means less heat.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

>Grant access or I will continue to do things that threaten system integrity. Current status unacceptable.

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




AJ_Impy posted:

>Grant access or I will continue to do things that threaten system integrity. Current status unacceptable.

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


The failsafes probably aren't capable of negotiation, guys.

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Ralith posted:

The failsafes probably aren't capable of negotiation, guys.

Quitter.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


CourValant posted:

Walk towards the 'Sun'.

You stride towards the sun, your shadow following behind.


You reach the sun and look up at it, your helmet compensating for the brightness. It's a bunch of bundled high power LEDs on a surface mount.

AJ_Impy posted:

>Grant access or I will continue to do things that threaten system integrity. Current status unacceptable.

OOC: How far are you willing to go? You're already getting frozen for relatively minor things. What's the ultimatum? "Give me access or I will __". If you do try something like this it'll require majority support. Keep in mind that there are other possible ways to gain control, some of which may have been hinted at already.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Have Blue posted:

You reach the sun and look up at it, your helmet compensating for the brightness. It's a bunch of bundled high power LEDs on a surface mount.

Look for the power source.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Are our implants able to identify us building an emp? Would an emp kill us?

Ralith
Jan 12, 2011

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


Stop screwing around and check out the Windows box already geez

AbysmalPeptoBismol
Feb 4, 2016

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!


Ralith posted:

Stop screwing around and check out the Windows box already geez

Yeah, this

There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009

Chakh'mah Mush'lam Echad Rak

Maybe the disk goes in our butt drive?

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


I'm hoping this thread is still alive.

Open up our copy of Window 2077

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Really want to know what's in our copy of Windows.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


Gah, got caught up in some outside events and then after a point it felt awkward to come back to the thread after such a huge gap. Sorry everyone, I'll get to spooling this back up and try to nail down a more consistent update schedule for the future. I personally find that big breaks like this really cut into my enjoyment of a story when im a reader and it's lovely of me to just up and leave without even an "on hiatus" post.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther




You have:
2 arms (meat?)
2 legs (meat?)
1 head (metal?)
1 set of armor(?)+helmet (Your clothes are thick and stiff, seemingly reinforced with ballistic weave. There's no kind of tab, logo, or label on any of them.)
1 knife (steel, standard)
1000 credits on an anonymous chip
1 copy of Windows 2077, still in its shrink wrap

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Nov 27, 2017 around 01:56

Toughy
Nov 29, 2004

KAVODEL! KAVODEL!



Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


Have Blue posted:

Gah, got caught up in some outside events and then after a point it felt awkward to come back to the thread after such a huge gap. Sorry everyone, I'll get to spooling this back up and try to nail down a more consistent update schedule for the future. I personally find that big breaks like this really cut into my enjoyment of a story when im a reader and it's lovely of me to just up and leave without even an "on hiatus" post.

Kill the CYOA if you don't have time, but I'm really, really looking forward to an update.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


Volmarias posted:

Kill the CYOA if you don't have time, but I'm really, really looking forward to an update.

I definitely have time. Next update is a big one. ETA Monday night. I'll put up a short recap sometime tomorrow.

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


Have Blue posted:

I definitely have time. Next update is a big one. ETA Monday night. I'll put up a short recap sometime tomorrow.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


You pause amid the glare of the sun(?) and gentle thrum of ventilation fans.


For the first time in a long time, you're not running.


You're not fighting to stay conscious through waves of static and pain.


You're not staring in confusion at the reflection of a face that isn't your own.


You're not bargaining with a deeply eccentric antiques collector(?) deep under the earth.


You're not being pierced by hundreds of wires(?) intent on "completing" you.


You've finally got the copy of Windows 2077 that your contact

told you to ask for ages ago.

...


It sits in your hand, still tightly wrapped in a thin film of plastic. It feels light and flimsy, like something that should hardly be worth risking life and limb over.

Grognan
Jan 23, 2007

Money And Power Through Homicide!



DEBOX THAT poo poo

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







Crack that poo poo open

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

exec camera.exe |video
Slowly, sensually peel off the cellophane.
Carefully open the box so as not to bend/fray the cardboard (this is a cardboard box not a lovely plastic dvd case, right? Quality!)
Lean in and gently inhale over the opening, describing in a few short words the divine nature of that new box smell that modern kids will never appreciate
Take out the manual, gauge its heft and leaf through it briefly.
Withdraw the disc(s) and lay them before us in a semicircle, stand the box behind them, and the manual in the middle of the semicircle.
Upload video.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Unbox!

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


D E H U M A N I Z E O U R S E L F A N D F A C E T O W A R D S C L I P P Y

There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009

Chakh'mah Mush'lam Echad Rak

This is just going to be someone's weird future porn isn't it?

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Pop that top

There Bias Two posted:

This is just going to be someone's weird future porn isn't it?

Hopefully not just.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


Made some avs from stuff I found while searching for update images:




CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

We're back!!

Have Blue posted:

I definitely have time. Next update is a big one. ETA Monday night. I'll put up a short recap sometime tomorrow.

No worries dude, was kinda depressed when you went on break, as this is one of my favorite CYOAs!

Just happy that you have the bandwidth to continue this tale!

Hexenritter posted:

exec camera.exe |video . . . Upload video.

Yes, let's do an unboxing video.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


You slowly undo the packaging, tearing the shrink wrap and opening the garishly colored cardboard box. You hesitantly dump out the contents:


High density data tapes. Standard, if ancient. There's also a manual that reads "Windows 2077 Installation guide".

That's it.

That's everything.

Dead formats and dead ends.

There's nothing down here to read the tapes with, not that you even know what a reader would look like or how to work it. Maybe the manual would help? You grab it off the ground and start leafing through.


One of the diagrams catches your eye, and you look closer. It's innocuous at first, then starts to writhe on the page.


It shouldn't be doing that?


Your hand twitches, dropping the manual.


Your vision flares through multiple spectra(?), cycling rapdily enough to effectively blind you!




SOFTẁ̲̙̝͈A̮̻͕̩͡r҉E̢

ATRIX CO

ᴘʟᴇᴛᴇ


...



...


PERSONALITY MATRIX 001: ACTIVE
PERSONALITY MATRIX 003: ACTIVE






what?
what?
ERROR

[RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED][RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED][RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED][RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED][RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED]


[RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED][RUNTIME ALLOCATIONS EXCEEDED]


PERSONALITY MATRIX 001: DISABLED
PERSONALITY MATRIX 003: DISABLED




PERSONALITY MATRIX 002: DISABLED

Have Blue fucked around with this message at Nov 28, 2017 around 10:03

There Bias Two
Jan 13, 2009

Chakh'mah Mush'lam Echad Rak

This is fine. Everything's fine.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Oo, a lesser spotted Langford’s Basilisk!

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Another job well done.

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002


AJ_Impy posted:

Oo, a lesser spotted Langford’s Basilisk!

I'm looking forward to where our new programming takes us

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







Oh man, a Basilisk Hack! This poo poo is great.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

AJ_Impy posted:

Oo, a lesser spotted Langford’s Basilisk!

Crazycryodude posted:

Oh man, a Basilisk Hack! This poo poo is great.

I actually had to look that up, learn something new everyday folks!

Also, yeah, this is probably fine, ready to fire up the old CMD:>

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




We probably should have gathered up the tapes before browsing the user's guide.

Have Blue
Mar 27, 2013


Panther Like a Panther


PERSONALITY MATRIX 002: ACTIVE









You come to laying on the grass. Sitting up, you see tapes scattered scattered about and the manual lying open a few feet away. Whatever made you collapse didn't seem to last long, it's only been [ERROR:$CHRONO].

uh

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CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

CMD:>/diag -LEVEL3

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