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Ultimate Fallout 2 Ironman Munchkin

I'm cleaning up the accumulated junk and found this guide that was written eons ago.

This build is focused on survival. No save/loading, killap's final patch, hard combat and game difficulty. As it is not only ironman but a munchkin too it must be a sniper since HtH is a bit underpowered.

See this for good insights into ironman survival. The two most important pieces of advice it has is: sneak and outdoorsman. Sneak does not work as well for me as advertised, that is I cannot end combat in all cases if the critter I shot did not die. Still, Sneak is still incredibly useful so it's tagged and raised to 150% in a hurry. Small Guns and Speech get tagged as well.

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Upgrade Woes

Debian Lenny was released back in February. My conservativeness only lasts about half a year so I decided to upgrade to Squeeze aka Debian testing. The upgrade itself went rather smoothly with a few notable exceptions. With KDE 4.3 I should have waited more. Notes:

  • Who thought it a grand idea that in the default theme (Oxygen) the color of the panel and window title bar cannot be customized? Installing the desktop theme called Aya solved the panel issue while going back to Keramik helped with the title bar.
  • The kmail message list is a train wreck by default with its multi-line entries. It took me ages to find how to turn it to back to classic theme (hint: it's not under `Configure KMail'), at the cost of no threading messages. Read more