November 29th, 2010

marcus 2013

Corel Validation codes?

I installed Corel Graphics Suite 12 on the new PC tonight, but ran into a problem - Corel will no longer issue a validation code for installing it, or answer technical support queries such as "How the frack do I reinstall this software I paid for, which you bastards were happy to sell me?" So it looks like I have a few days to use it, then it will stop working.

This means, I suspect, that I will stop using Corel, since I really can't afford any recent version - unless someone knows a way to extract the validation code from the current PC? I've been going around in circles trying to figure this out for the last couple of hours.

Any suggestions? Or anyone got an email address for Corel technical support that will work?

Tomorrow I'll probably be trying to install Adobe Acrobat. Wish me luck...
marcus 2013

Things just get harder...

This is a very tentative idea for skill etc. use in the fanfic game.

Basically, the Diana system makes some skill use very easy. I think I want to add a mechanism so that the first time around easy things are easy, but if you keep on using the same shtick again and again there are penalties. Eg. Clarkson has "Drive really fast" 6, the first time he uses it he just has to roll one success, The second time and subsequent times he uses it he needs at least two successes. But if he had a second relevant skill such as "soup up vehicles" he could use that again without penalty.

I think it may be too complicated for the sort of cinematic games I have in mind - maybe the GM just needs to ask for more successes as the adventure progresses, it might be simpler.

Thoughts?