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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!

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  1. 4 points
    AndalayBay

    [WIPz] Unofficial Morrowind Patch

    And we're back! Work has resumed on this project.
  2. 3 points
    AndalayBay

    Cat Show Tails

    As I’m sure many of you know by now, I breed pedigree cats. Our purpose is to maintain and promote the breed. Part of that process is to enter our little darlings in cat shows where they can be judged and hopefully win awards. The big difference between dog and cat shows is that with cat shows, we can’t run around a ring with our cats on leads. I wish we could! There are several cat breeds that will happily walk on a leash. In fact, it’s pretty much a requirement for Bengals and Savannas, which need a lot of exercise and stimulation. However the one thing I think all cat breeds have in common is their independence. They’ll walk on a leash, but where they want to go, not where you want them to go. So while it would be very entertaining, it would be chaos to have a bunch of cats walking around on leads. They would also fight. We’ve had two shows within a month which gave me the opportunity to show all my cats. The first show was in Niagara Falls as part of the Pet Expo. It was two days, running on a weekend. The second show was in Belleville and was only a one day show since it coincided with the awards banquet, which took place on Saturday. Now I’ll use the pictures we took from the shows to explain the structure, what the judges are looking for and show you the expressions on my cats’ faces as they tolerated the judging process. First, let's start with the Pet Expo floor in Niagara Falls: From that view, the cat show area was in the top right. The next picture is the cat show area. This show had four rings, or judging areas. All the participants are in show cages, or kennels on tables. Some shows will provide cages, but they aren't very good, so it's best to buy your own. We prefer the soft-side collapsible kennels, like the burgundy one at the front in the picture below. Show Mechanics To show your cat, they must be registered with the organization running the show. In this case, that's the Canadian Cat Association (CCA). Even household pets can be registered and shown and we regularly get quite a few people doing that. Then you fill out the entry form for the show. Once your entry is confirmed, you are assigned a number for each cat (or kitten). When you arrive at the show, you're given a catalogue that lists all the registrants and the show schedule. You look for the category for your cats so you know where you need to go and listen to the announcements for when your cats are called to the ring. Each cage in the ring will have a number on top and you place your cat in the appropriate cage. Judging Pedigree cats are judged based on their conformity to the breed standard. Each breed has a published standard and one of the really interesting tasks as a breeder is trying to judge how well your six week old kitten adheres to the standard. They change a lot and all breeders will tell you about the stories when they sold a champion. You just hope that when you do, at least you sold him or her with breeding rights and not as a pet! If you think you have a high quality champion, you want to keep that animal in your cattery and have them as part of your breeding program. In addition to the standard, cats are also judging on grooming and personality. Cat shows are beauty pageants and some cats just don't perform well in shows. My queen, Ada, is a perfect example. She hates shows and doesn't perform well. She is also small, so some judges may feel that she doesn't conform to the standard. The breed standard for British Shorthairs doesn't say anything about overall size, just that everything should be in proportion and they should have a cobby body. Cats are judged by multiple judges because each judge has different things that they consider important. Champion Status This only applies to pedigree cats. Once your cat has been judged by four judges and has not been disqualified by any of the four, you cat attains his Champion status. After that, he needs to beat out other Champions to gain points towards his Grand Champion status. Once he's attained that, he needs to beat other Grand Champions to earn his Double Grand Champion. After that, it's Master Grand Champion and then finally Supreme Master Grand Champion. You need to attend a lot of shows for several years to attain the higher ranks. Now let's get back to pictures! Once our numbers were called, Jimi and I took our cats to the ring and put them in their judging cages. Male cats are always separated by female cats or empty cages to prevent fights. Then the judge takes each cat of the cage and brings her to the judging table. Here's Curie being judged: Sharon is checking the proportion of Curie's ears and head. Curie's cage is number 22 in the background. Kyra was number 23, Kyan was 24 and Pascal was 25. It was Kyra and Kyan who did the best at the Niagara Falls show. Here are some pictures of Kyra being judged: The judges liked Kyra's rare colour and the quality of her coat. She also has a nice round face. As you can see, Kyan just wishes this was over. One of the judges checked Kyan's testicles (to make sure they've dropped) and so after that, he tucked his tail between his legs when each judge picked him up. One judge laughed and said "You'll get the hang of this". The judge checked him because technically, he's still a kitten. They don't do that with adults because if there was a problem, they couldn't breed. Anyway Kyan did very well. He has a nice plush coat that's very soft as well. His face needs to fill out more and if it doesn't, we'll get him neutered and keep him as a pet. Finally here are some pictures of Pascal. Pascal is an interesting case because his body is very good for a British Shorthair, but his markings aren't true. He's listed as a Silver Ticked Tabby, but he has some spots. Not enough spots to be called a Silver Spotted Tabby however. So he won't do well with any judge that knows their colours and markings, but not all judges do. He was ranked highest by one judge who felt body structure was the most important factor. Once the judges have seen all the cats for each breed, they start awarding ribbons. Here is Curie, Kyra and Kyan with the ribbons on their cages: They all get the red and green ribbons because they were the only British Shorthair cats in the show this time around and they all had different colours. The judge in this case awarded Kyan with best of breed and Kyra got second best of breed. None of that means points however. The really important part is when each judge picks their favourites among all shorthair cats and among all breeds. All breed means all cats, no matter their breed. Overall Standings Here are the awards my cats won at the Niagara Falls show: Curie - 7th best All Breed Kyra - 10th best Shorthair, 8th best All Breed, 9th best All Breed Kyan - 8th best All Breed, 5th best All Breed, 9th best All Breed, 10th best All Breed, 8th best Shorthair Pascal - 7th best All Breed There were eight judges in total and every single judge chose at least one of my cats in their finals rings. Here are some pictures showing the plaques they won on their kennel ribbons: That's Pascal and Kyan sharing a kennel and the picture below has Curie and Kyra sharing the other kennel. That concludes the Niagara Falls cat show. Thanks for reading! If you got this far, you deserve a medal.
  3. 2 points
    Vorians

    Oblivion Crash on Load

    WAT? Are you sure you meant to say that? That's a really bad idea, don't do it.
  4. 2 points
    1Mac

    The most Restless Night of Sleep Ever!

    There's definitely GOG support for OBSE. You just have to download its own particular "latest" loader. It works great. Oblivion from GOG has no DRM, no overlays, it's already LAA so you don't have to use the 4gb patcher, it includes all DLC, and you can get it for $10 if it's on sale. It's a no-brainer for people who don't own Oblivion yet, and even for people that do I still suggest it highly.
  5. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Older Brits are like that. They just love the attention and will purr away. One time when I took one of my old Brits, Britannia, to the vet, she was purring while the vet was trying to listen to her heart. The vet had to put a dab of alcohol on her nose to make her stop purring. Just a minute ago, I heard the fans in my computer really ramp up and I was wondering what was making them run so hard. One of the kittens was sleeping on the radiator!!!
  6. 2 points
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

    Speaking of the small humans, Zita has decided that having the new human kitten is okay, because she comes with things to sit on. From six years prior, Sokka and my first niece had an argument about their beds:
  7. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Recently I needed to get some pictures of our cats and kittens and I think I finally found somebody who hates having her picture taken even more than I do. Clearly I wasn't getting the message, so she made herself clearer:
  8. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    You beat me by 1 minute.
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    Sue

    Kitties!!

    Here's a picture of my two on a late night boxed set binge
  11. 1 point
    I recommend holding off until the new release. Unfortunately I’ve hit a snag due to an engine limitation so I haven’t worked on DBC for a while. I’m trying to find a work-around. If you do play through the current version, you have to redo the last part of the mod. I’ll suggest to people that they play the mod over again due to all the bug fixes, new ways of completing some quests and the voice acting.
  12. 1 point
    Malonn

    [IDEA] Weather Protected Clothing

    I'm currently playing through a Morroblivion session (never finished Morrowind, and OpenMW is taking too long), so don't have a Oblivion save--you'll have to do all testing. I'll get something out to you this weekend.
  13. 1 point
    I have already posted this on AFK Mods, so I thought why not have the same thread here. Although, I didn't added a unsorted loadorder on AFK Mods. Not sorted BOSS LOOT Note, I gave up trying to mod the Steam version of Oblivion due for various reason e.g stupid application error, some errors with WB as well etc just to mention a few reasons why I gave up trying. Feel free to post your result of sorting a loadorder, with a lot of mods, in both BOSS and LOOT then post it in this thread just to use it as a reference when updating the masterlist for both BOSS and LOOT.
  14. 1 point
    Malonn

    [IDEA] Weather Protected Clothing

    There was a Wet and Cold for SLE that I'm aware of. SSE's version came out later. If you need help with the scripting, Leo just give me a shout here. I'll be able to help out.
  15. 1 point
    Arthmoor

    Oblivion - Steam version

    I take it I gave Oblivion players too much credit in this case I would hope by now that everyone knows the gold standard for any Bashed Patch build is to use CBash since it does more. But I guess I can change the readme to explicitly say so.
  16. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Oblivion - Steam version

    You have to use CBash to build your bashed patch when you use Arthmoor's DLC Delayers. It's a filter mod, so it has to be merged into the bashed patch and only CBash can do that. The python version (of the bashed patch) can't. I'm only using a couple of the DLC's and it works fine.
  17. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Random Stuffz

    Jimi was re-admitted to hospital last week due to an infection. He was released today and we celebrated by ordering in dinner. He had a chili dog. I can’t think of a better way to recover from hospital food!
  18. 1 point
    Leonardo

    Oblivion Crash on Load

    I know one can use the clean save method, but I haven't touched a modded Oblivion for a long time so I am bit rusty. I think Anda knows what I'm referring to and she can point you in the right direction.
  19. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Oblivion Crash on Load

    Hi @Terrorix, I moved this to a new post since it's not really Oblivion XP related. Since you uninstalled BTMod, you'll have to also uninstall Oblivion XP and anneal your Dark UI BAIN. Then install Oblivion XP again.
  20. 1 point
    A thread of Uniformity Mods for Morrowind Gameplay vs. Text Over the years of playing Morrowind, I've noticed how many things which you read in books or are said through dialogue are inconsistent with what actually appears in gameplay. There have been many mods made which address a lot of these inconsistencies, either taking the form of bug fixes or lore-friendly additions to the game world. The goal of this thread is to make a list of all of these incongruities and list mods which address those issues. Modders can consider this thread a source for ideas, while players can consider this thread a place to share inconsistencies you have discovered with others and find potential mods to add to their playlist. For example, Savants will tell you this about Ald Redaynia: We know from gameplay that the only thing at Ald Redaynia is the ruined Wizard Tower. However, there are two mods which aim to address this inconsistency between dialogue and gameplay: Ald Redaynia Extended and Redaynia Village (my personal choice of the two) Please note, that I'm not stating that the way the gameplay turned out is automatically wrong if it disagrees with text, but it is oftentimes less interesting. With that introduction out of the way, let me get the thread started with my list of findings. The thread will be divided into several different categories: Inconsistencies: Explicitly variant material; those things which are said to exist in dialogue or books but which do not appear or are not recognized in the game. Ineffectuals: Implicitly variant material; those things which aren't explicitly absent from the game but which are severely underdeveloped. Inferences: Conclusions drawn from underdeveloped or hinted at material. These are much more subjective. Take it or leave it. Information: Items of somewhat obscure information hidden in the game's text. Change log List of Inconsistencies Explicitly variant material List of Ineffectuals Implicitly variant material List of Inferences Conclusions drawn from underdeveloped or hinted at material List of Information Obscure information >>> Please share your own experience with inconsistencies here in this thread! <<< >>> Please follow the format I have used when posting: quotation, issue, solution (if applicable) <<< >>> Feel free to use this thread for discussion of the lists in this post or lists posted by other members. <<< >>> If you know of or make any mods which address these items (or items which are not listed), please share here! <<<
  21. 1 point
    Schtearn

    Kitties!!

    An excellent collection of cat stories from "All Creatures Great and Small". A perennial favourite is the story of Moses, raised by a sow!
  22. 1 point
    Must be old age and forgetfulness.
  23. 1 point
    That’s why I don’t use Chrome. It’s ironic, given that Google tracks you and sends your personal information to advertisers. Anyway in this case, it’s complaining because it can’t verify the SSL certificate. If you search for that error message, you’ll find a bunch of solutions, including some that simply tell you to clear your cache. For the record, I get a similar error with Firefox, although Firefox admits that it might be just a misconfigured certificate.
  24. 1 point
    puddles

    [RELz] TWMP Valenwood Regrown BETA

    This is my busy season at work, so I sadly haven’t made much progress on this project. I’ve removed/fixed some floating objects, and I have the dialogue / diary entries for about 5 quests prepared...but implementing the quests’ scripts and making them actually work in-game isn’t my strong suit, especially when my time is limited. I end up going down rabbit holes trying to make everything perfect and it just doesn’t get done. Ideally I could get some help, but I think most people interested in that sort of thing are already busy with a project. Next update will have more floating stuff fixes, and hopefully all least a couple small quests.
  25. 1 point
    Sue

    Kitties!!

    Just seen this - I'm so sorry Ama. He looks like a lovely cat.
  26. 1 point
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

    Holy HELL that's the death glares to end all death glares. Lock your doors!
  27. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Northern UI Compatibility

    I linked it in the OP. It's basically SkyUI for Oblivion.
  28. 1 point
    Schtearn

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    Have a great day!
  29. 1 point
    puddles

    [RELz] TWMP Valenwood Regrown BETA

    ...And a couple weeks later I still haven’t gotten it uploaded. Still working on this gradually, but between the busy season at work, getting the More Races Alpha off the ground, and doing seekrat Black Marsh stuff I keep getting distracted. I need more hours in the day that aren’t sleeping or work...or to win the lottery so I can become a full time NEET. >.> I’ve added Kallopi, the famous rodents of Falinesti to the game. Faeries have been added. Hydras can spawn as an rare enemy at higher levels. Also added the stage framework for a quest in Emperors Run, just need to add the stuff to the map and link it to the quest results.
  30. 1 point
    Sigurd Stormhand

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    I'm sorry I missed your birthday, I was unforgivably distracted. Here is Jackie Chan singing in Chinese as a proxy to express your awesomeness:
  31. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Random Stuffz

    Amadaun, check this out. A woman after your own heart! Also, I own that knitting machine, except I don’t have the motor. My mother-in-law did. She created the patterns on computer, fed them into the machine, set it up with the motor and then would go do other stuff while it knitted a sweater. Oh, and she was in her eighties!
  32. 1 point
    Malonn

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    Happy birthday. I hope your day brings fun with family and friends.
  33. 1 point
    puddles

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    Happy birthday!
  34. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    Happy Birthday! Have a great day. I hope you're feeling better! I won't be around later today, so I'm glad I caught this tonight.
  35. 1 point
    We've had a huge influx of new members in the past few days - like, a shocking amount. It's awesome. Welcome all new members! You are also awesome and we're glad to see you here! If you haven't been approved yet, I promise I'll get to you. I know that introductions are awkward, but if you're comfortable, we'd love to learn why you joined and what games you play. Because we want to say hi and learn what our members expect from us. Oh, and bonus points if you attach cute pet pictures because I have no shame and even less professionalism when it comes to cute pet pictures.
  36. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Progress Thread

    I was back briefly and then we had a couple of cat shows. I'll see if I can make some time to get back to playing and modding.
  37. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Random Stuffz

    You’re such a shit disturber.
  38. 1 point
    Great! Putting 0.5 works. Maybe I'll add 30 XP for botching quests though. The player's character did learn something about failing.
  39. 1 point
    Malonn

    DDS compression, alphas, normal maps

    No, that's not it. Here it is.
  40. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Happy Birthday Schtearn!

    Happy birthday! Have a great day. At your age, I figured you needed that. Or perhaps this:
  41. 1 point
    Vorians

    Help with enabling AWLS lights

    To your original question, yes if the custom mesh uses vanilla window textures and AWLS contains an edited vanilla mesh which also used that vanilla window texture, then after running IllumAnimation, it should automatically display the AWLS glowmap texture when lit. Make sure that the texture paths in the mesh are relative, not full, they should begin with "textures\" not with "C:\" or "Data\" The tool should have duplicated the mesh in the NIF which the window texture is used on, so there will now be two meshes for the window. Check that both have good texture file paths, one pointing to the vanilla texture, one pointing to a file with an "L" suffix for "lit". Double-check you truly do have the AWLS textures installed which this mesh is using (should be the same filename as vanilla and in the same directory as the vanilla texture would be if extracted from the BSA, but suffixed with "L" before the underscore - there should be two, one ending "_g.dds" and the other ending "_n.dds")
  42. 1 point
    puddles

    [RELz] TWMP Valenwood Regrown BETA

    Ummm...the tree replacer should be OK. I'm not sure about the OCO patch. And, you don't want to have ValenwoodImproved in your LO at all. Otherwise everything willl double up. Unless you mean the Meshes/Textures for the 1030 version, which should be fine Man, Oblivion will forever .baffle me. So...I was testing the game PERFECTLY FINE the other night...but last night I rebuilt my Bashed Patch, and now if I look up anywhere that DistantLOD starts to view...CTD. I disabled the Bashed Patch, that didn't help. I disabled Valenwood Regrown, that didn't help...I reset my Oblivion.ini, that didn't help. I seriously have no idea what's going on. -.-
  43. 1 point
    Leonardo

    [WIPz] Unofficial Morrowind Patch

    Here you go. https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/77868/
  44. 1 point
    puddles

    TWMP Elsweyr Valenwood Improved WIP

    Okay, so I can safely say that the mod is fully fuctional, and I was able to do a speedrun through a vast area with Speed 100 without any CTDs. So this weekend I'll be packaging up the beta release.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    puddles

    TWMP Elsweyr Valenwood Improved WIP

    All of the major cities are fully accessible, now that I...found the other half of Southpoint that I somehow missed the first time around. I had to completely change the layout I already had to fit everything in... x.x There’s a few caves and settlements I need to level out tonight. Envy gave me permission to use the living wood houses from Valenwood Islands, but I’m not going to worry about those for this initial release. Otherwise I’ll never be able to release the darn thing. Now I see why Haldar abandoned the TWMP_ValenwoodImproved mod I used as the template for this! Q_Q
  47. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Cat Show Tails

    Belleville Show I took my last two cats, Ada and Darwin, to the Belleville show. It was only a one day show because there was an awards banquet Saturday night. Darwin doesn't get along with most of the other cats, so it is difficult for us to travel with him. We'd need two hotel rooms! Ada tolerated him for one night, so it wasn't too bad. Just a bit of hissing and growling. Ada was the one doing the hissing and growling. Darwin is scared of her even though he's literally twice as big as her. The show venue was the Quinte Curling Club. Yes, how typically Canadian. It was a lot quieter, but a lot of people dropped by to see the cats. There were six judging rings. Here's a picture of Ada being judged: This was her first show in two years and she wasn't any happier this time than she was last time. She has a good structure, with a nice round head and face, but she's small. She doesn't quite have the cobby body judges are looking for. However she produces excellent kittens. Darwin stole the show, as we hoped. He's the perfect British Shorthair. The judges loved him and he earned lots of awards. He needs to relax and show more personality. That's a work in progress because he was mistreated in the past. We're still teaching him how to play. Here are a couple of pics of him being judged: The judge in the above picture really liked him and awarded him Best Shorthair Champion and 2nd Best All Breed Champion. This judge put him up to the scratching post and he obligingly grabbed it. You can see how big his paws are in that picture. Lastly here's a picture of Darwin in the judging cage showing his 7th Best Shorthair Cat award from the above judge: He's a real contrast to the Exotic Shorthair cat on the right side and the Devon Rex on the left. Exotic Shorthair are basically Siamese cats in different colours. Both cats are very skinny with long bodies and long legs - the exact opposite of a Brit. Darwin's Awards: 7th Best Shorthair Cat Best Shorthair Champion 2nd Best Shorthair Cat 2nd Best All Breed Champion 3rd Best All Breed Cat 9th Best Shorthair Cat 2nd Best Shorthair Champion 4th Best All Breed Cat 2nd Best All Breed Champion There are no duplicates: he got the same award from several judges. Our next show will be the Canadian National Exhibition show at the end of August. This will be my "home" show as we live just north of the CNE so I'd like to take all my cats if I can.
  48. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Here are a couple of shots of Darwin in his harness:
  49. 1 point
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

    We do actually have an asshole cat. Not the way you'd think, though. He loves all humans forever, especially if they call him pretty. (He flops on the floor and rolls around and trills) He's a little asshole because he trolls all the other cats and then acts innocent when he gets called out. Literally even as a kitten, shame was something that happened to other cats.
  50. 1 point
    1Mac

    [WIP] FOMO World Map - Tamriel And Beyond

    With Sifonseal's permission, I'm sharing a GIMP file of his FOMO map that can be exported and used in Dynamic Map. I put some of the new lands on his map into new layers; that way you can hide the layers for the lands you don't use before exporting as a DDS and putting it in your game. It's not as slick as Dynamic Map's functionality, but Sifonseal's is perhaps the best-looking, most complete map of Tamriel there is, and this way you can put it in your game! (There's probably a fairly easy way to do this in Dynamic Maps itself, but I haven't taken the time to figure it out and don't know that I will.) Here's what you need: GIMP, which is an open-source image editor like Photoshop Dynamic Map. Install the Core and Tamriel Heightmaps folders using Wrye Bash. Here's what to do: Download the file and open it in GIMP. Open the "Layer - Brushes" window. Click the open-eye icon to hide the elements of the map you don't want to use. You can click the same spot to show them again. Under the "Image" menu, click "Merge Visible Layers." Under the "File" menu, click "Export." Change the file's name to "FOMO Tamriel.dds" and click "Export". Dismiss the warning about not being able to write a volume map. Under the "Compression" menu, choose "BC2 / DXT3." Move the "FOMO Tamriel.dds" file to the /textures/menus/DynamicMap/ folder in your Oblivion Data folder. Open the Dynamic Map.ini file, found in /Data/Ini. Select all, then paste the following into the document, then save. 8. Run Archive Invalidation, just to be safe. It seemed like it was necessary for the new map to take. I may make a new version to put a few other areas, like Sutch or Coldstone, into layers, so this map has even more options. Do mention if you have any other ideas! Here's that link again: FOMO Tamriel.xcf
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