• C4I_Officer (cs)

    eBay the Caesar III manual :-p

    Oh and first ;-)

  • SlyEcho (cs)

    Ah, Caesar III. What a great game that was.

  • Slydder (cs)

    What the hell is this shit! THIRD!!!

  • undefined (unregistered)

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  • Tony Soprano (unregistered)

    So me and m boyz, see, were all fixin to go relieve that jint of a few cases of dat dere Char-Donny, but now youze sayin dat it ain't really wort no two grand per bottle?

  • Croc Dundee (unregistered)

    Man those Aussies sure have some odd names for things.

    Kangeroos, digeredoos, dingos, and now places called filesyd0803.out...

    What will those crazy guys think of next?

  • Master Chief (cs)

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  • Xanthus179 (cs)

    What the hell is this comment?

    And yes, I too would like to get my Chard on, but I do not appear to have the required funds for such a transaction.

  • ParkinT (cs)

    TO SUMMARIZE: Obama cannot meet the [undefined] challenge without an overpriced bottle of [cheap] wine.* What the hell is this shit!?

    *Unless he takes the bus to FILE SYD0803.out

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  • Quango (cs) in reply to Croc Dundee
    Croc Dundee:
    Man those Aussies sure have some odd names for things.

    Kangeroos, digeredoos, dingos, and now places called filesyd0803.out...

    What will those crazy guys think of next?

    We Brits have them beat: Treacle Mine Road

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Drink the wine expecting $1800 quality and you may well ask "what the hell is this s**t"

  • Robert Synnott (unregistered)

    Nah, that's just our best guess at what the economy's up to these days.

  • Code Dependent (cs)

    I guess something happened in the world of mathematics since I was in college. PI was defined back then.

  • IT Girl (unregistered) in reply to Quango
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  • Charles400 (cs)

    The bus picture isn't a WTF. My street name is FILE SYD0803.OUT

  • Wayne (unregistered) in reply to IT Girl
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  • rpresser (cs)

    You think maybe Ken Parker is responsible for the manual profanity?

  • SuperAnalyst (cs)

    I really want to call shenanigans on that Ceasar III quip, but not without digging up my old copy of the manual first.

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  • Kammat (unregistered) in reply to SuperAnalyst

    Just found a copy of it, and I can verify the "What the hell..." portion in it. Great proofreading there!

  • campkev (cs) in reply to Quango

    Is that a road booby-trapped with mines that, when they explode, cover you with syrup? That would be awesome. I'd pack up my pancakes and head to England immediately.

  • Pol (cs) in reply to IT Girl
    IT Girl:
    Nothing beats Canadian's for naming places:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Louis-du-Ha!_Ha!,_Quebec

    and don't forget

    http://tbigg.sasktelwebhosting.com/

    where the sign into town says "New York may be big, but this is Biggar"

    There's a place near me called Biggar!

  • Niels (unregistered)

    The worst about the Caesar III manual is that it's actually wrong about a lot of stuff too, many of the effects described for buildings (such as that statue) are just different in the actual game. I think they mention that in the readme file too.

  • SenTree (cs) in reply to campkev
    campkev:
    Is that a road booby-trapped with mines that, when they explode, cover you with syrup? That would be awesome. I'd pack up my pancakes and head to England immediately.
    No, that's mine as in hole-in-the-ground-from-where-one-extracts-natural-resources. Cornwall is full of abandoned treacle mine workings (at least that what my parents told me when I was a kid).
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  • Mark (unregistered) in reply to Pol

    And if you're ever in Wales:

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

    (No that's not made up.)

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Pol
    Pol:
    IT Girl:
    Nothing beats Canadian's for naming places:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Louis-du-Ha!_Ha!,_Quebec

    and don't forget

    http://tbigg.sasktelwebhosting.com/

    where the sign into town says "New York may be big, but this is Biggar"

    There's a place near me called Biggar!
    Could have been worse; at least they didn't name it Buggar.

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  • Anonymouse (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that the image for "Temple, Small" is actually a "Temple, Large". I prefer to spend my marble on oracles.

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    Don't knock it until you've tried it. 'Nonvintage' was a damn good year!

    (Captcha: FAILED! 'secundurn' and 'scundum' look a lot alike)

  • Leak (cs) in reply to Pol
    Pol:
    There's a place near me called Biggar!
    You've got to be Fucking kidding me...

    Well, we Upper Austrians got that while the Bavarians are more into Petting...

    np: Jared Emerson-Johnson - More Than Jerks (Sam & Max Season One OST (Disc 1))

  • woot (unregistered)

    "... technically its the end of the world"

    That's just awesome. I'm going to have to find a use for that phrase.

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  • Arancaytar (cs)

    If it's over $1000, it's not exactly cheap wine, now is it? :P

    --

    I checked my (German) copy of the Caesar III manual, and unfortunately this got lost in translation. However, they did add a comparatively dull "???" there which really does not convey the same message. Translators are so unreliable.

    Anyway, does it remind anyone else of the Buggre All This Bible in Pratchett/Gaiman's Good Omens?

  • Zygo (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that this manual for a computer game has at least 210 pages. Who has that kind of attention span?

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to Zygo
    Zygo:
    The real WTF is that this manual for a computer game has at least 210 pages. Who has that kind of attention span?

    Derek Smart.

  • Dr. Evil (unregistered) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    And if you're ever in Wales:

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

    (No that's not made up.)

    This is where Murlocs come from.

  • blindman (unregistered)

    Sorry, but that Irish Girl is just NOT as hot as the original one. You think you can just dress any chick up in Green and call her a lassie? Don't work that way. Irish the first one was back.

  • moz (unregistered) in reply to Leak
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  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to moz
    moz:
    Incidentally, is "family sized bottle of wine" a well-known synonym for a magnum somewhere, or is thinking of wine in terms of portion size just a sign that Luke may be an alkie?
    Well, if he was an alkie, he'd probably think of the bottle as all his, rather than sharing with the wife and kids.
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  • DWalker59 (cs) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    And if you're ever in Wales:

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

    (No that's not made up.)

    When I visited Hawai'i, I got a T-shirt that showed a picture of the humuhumunukunukuapua'a fish, captioned "swim softly and carry a big name". I think it's the state fish of Hawai'i.

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  • rfsmit (cs)

    TRWTF is that the Caesar manual should say "Worse than failure is this poo?"

  • rfsmit (cs) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    And if you're ever in Wales:

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

    (No that's not made up.)

    Ahem.

    Wikipedia:
    This village was originally known as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (and is sometimes still referred to as Llanfairpwllgwyngyll) and was given its long name in the 19th century in an attempt to develop the village as a commercial and tourist centre. Today the village is still signposted as Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, marked on Ordnance Survey maps as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and is known to locals as Llanfairpwll or simply Llanfair.

    So as you can see, it was made up.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Croc Dundee
    Croc Dundee:

    Kangeroos, digeredoos, dingos, and now places called filesyd0803.out...

    It's probably somewhere near Woop Woop.

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