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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. 3 points
    Vincent

    My E3 2018 Experience

    I don't know what forum to post this in. As requested, here are my thoughts on my E3 experience this year. I had gotten the opportunity to get a media pass to go to E3 this year. (Those not in the know, they recently opened up passes for public purchase. Previously the event was by invite only or you required an approved media pass to be able to attend. The media passes are still a thing, and they get you in for free, rather than having to pay $249 for a ticket.) So I decided to go, along with my friend that got me in through his website. It was our first time meeting in person after having known each other online for 12 years, so that was an interesting experience in itself. If I had to describe E3 in one word it would be... exhausting. We flew in on the day that the showroom floor opened, June 12. We didn't plan well enough to get into any of the conferences. I did want to sit in on the Bethesda one but maybe next year. My plane landed in California at 8:50 am, pacific time after a torturous 6 hour flight in coach from New York, which departed at 5:10 in the morning, eastern time... Pain, suffering, agony... Three words that describe this tremulous experience. Hotel check-in wasn't until 2:00 pm that day, so I had to lug my heavy backpack around for the entire day which only made the first day all the more exhausting. We didn't end up leaving the convention center until around 5:30 pm that day. Thankfully, a mental health organization called Take This (Cool guys, check them out.) was there providing a secluded room which they called the AFK Room where you could come rest for a while. Needless to say, we spent a decent bit of time in there throughout the day. So you probably want me to talk about the games now, right? The first thing we ended up doing after arriving was getting in the line to check out the Nintendo area. They had a gated off section with a bunch of their upcoming games. You had to wait in line to get one of these guys: Card says day 3, but I actually did this twice. They rip up your card before you leave so I thought to take a picture of it the second time. They only allowed you inside the gated area if you presented one of those cards, no matter what kind of show pass you had. Once inside you got stamped for each game you played, and finally you got to turn the card in for some cheap trinkets (Some Mario pins and a Nintendo Switch... cloth? Napkin? Still can't wrap my head around what it actually is.) After that we basically just walked around the show floor for a while, checking things out here and there. We had split up at this point to check things out on our own, so I decided to head over to the Bethesda section. They didn't have much playable that I was really interested in. Fallout 76 wasn't there for some inconceivable reason. It's coming out this year so I don't understand the decision to leave it behind. What I did get to play, however, was The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the upcoming Elder Scrolls mobile game. Honestly, it wasn't that bad. I was expecting it to be, well... not good, but it proved me wrong. The game is pretty neat. You get three distinct areas to focus on. One for PVP, appropriately called the arena, one for dungeon crawling and town management, and one that's an endless dungeon. I chose the endless dungeon for my demo. It controls the best it can for a mobile game. You tap where you want to go on the screen and your character will run to that point. The combat was interesting, but not the best thing in the world. You hold down on the screen and let go when the little circle around your finger turns yellow and then your character attacks. I was disappointed in the lack of world interactivity. I went up to a crate, for example, and I was unable to look inside it. You can only interact with designated items that have a yellow glow around them. Another thing that kind of bugged me is just how many of Skyrim's graphic assets they straight up ripped from the game and plopped in here. You can tell that they're the same meshes, for almost everything. It does look pretty impressive for a mobile game though. I'm interested in checking out more of it when it comes out, but I'm not a huge mobile game player so that probably won't change. I also got a free ice cream from the Rage 2 ammo truck which was pretty funny. It was an ice truck decked out to look like an armored van. They were also giving out real, edible Elder Scrolls sweetrolls! So that was fun. Day 2 was a bit more interesting. We got there bright and early and were able to get into the line to play the upcoming Pokemon games. (Yes mom, I still play Pokemon.) I ended up kind of regretting that decision because we waited in that line for 3 solid hours. The games were pretty ok but nothing to really brag about, at least according to the guided demo that I played. They had a staffer at each demo unit guiding you through, telling you exactly what you were and weren't allowed to do. We were pretty tired after that and decided to go get some overwhelmingly priced lunch. The rest of the day we just kind of did some more wandering. I went to get some rest and while I was scrolling through twitter I saw that one of my favorite youtube channels, Funhaus, was doing a live show at the GameSpot booth, so I went over there to check it out. Seeing them live was a pretty surreal experience, especially after this happened... (Spoiler because it's a giant embedded video) I got to be part of the Q&A. Yeah, that's me. I didn't know what to ask so I just asked them an inside joke that only people that watch the channel would understand. Definitely the highlight of the show for me though. After that we wandered around some more before heading back to the hotel to rest up for the final day. Day 3 was basically all wandering around because we had already seen everything at that point. My friend stayed until 5:00 pm when his flight had to take off so we parted ways and I stayed until closing until I had to get over to the airport for my flight. Another agonizing 6 hours in coach after having to wait at LAX for 4 hours because I had no where else to go. Farewell LA. You're a terrible place, please don't ever change. Here's a picture of all the crap I left with. Of course I had to buy the Dark Brotherhood shirt and sticker at the Bethesda booth. Would I do it again? That's a tough question to answer. I did have a good time. It was definitely worth experiencing at least once in my life. Maybe if I go again next year I'll only do one or two days. All in all, good experience.
  4. 3 points
    Hello TAL. I'm posting this today because I have been attempting myself at recreating my childhood experience of playing this game. I have to say thank you and you all gave great insight and suggestions on details that i could imagine are somewhat lost in todays modern day computer world. I have successfully emulated this game in a virtual machine and it runs Flawless. In my attempts to get this game running i tried windows 95, 98, xp,7,1 and after a sleepless night or two of tinkering i was finally able to launch the game. windows xp won't run the game at all; windows 95 (the one with IE) will run the game but not display right; windows 98 was the only OS that would run properly. I installed three crucial (i think) components to the system. 1. 256 bit color driver 2. Direct X8 (holy smokes this had windows 98 support!!) 3. ac'97 audio driver ps - my first attempt at making an iso failed miserably and resulted in the game starting, flashing a black screen and closing. The iso file was just 30 mb but upon inspecting the underside of the actual CD i could see the whole thing is written to so i'm guessing something was lost. i worked around this by putting the actual cd in the host machine and setting the cd drive in virtual box
  5. 2 points
    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! <<<
  6. 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.
  7. 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!!!
  8. 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:
  9. 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:
  10. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Happy Birthday Amadaun!

    You beat me by 1 minute.
  11. 2 points
  12. 2 points
    Sue

    Kitties!!

    Here's a picture of my two on a late night boxed set binge
  13. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Here are a couple of shots of Darwin in his harness:
  14. 2 points
    Cataholic. Yes, the spelling is intentional.
  15. 2 points
    Hey guys! I'm working on the next chapter and it's taking longer than I thought because the bullshit train keeps on going. Hopefully I'll get it up soon enough before I have to start packing my stuff up. On the plus side, once I get moved in, I can finally finish up some voice acting I have to do.
  16. 2 points
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

  17. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    I’ve read in various sources that male Brits aren’t fully developed until they’re 3 or 4 years old. It might be just muscle mass, but when fully developed they should be quite solid. Apparently it’s testosterone that gives them the big cheeks, or JOWLS, as Ama puts it.
  18. 2 points
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

    I think I've figured out why Darwin's registered name is Roosevelt. I mean. The CIV6 JOWLS.
  19. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Even the different colours have different prices because of their rarity. First you have to import the cats and then you need to come up with the right combination to get the results you want. I seriously lucked out with my first pair because I had no clue what I was doing. Now I would focus more on getting a chinchilla colour, which would be pretty expensive. And I think it's time to announce that I got my site updated finally. Cor Auratum is my cattery. The logo was done by Amadaun. Thanks Ama! Btw, I didn't change the colour, I just put it on the banner with the dark blue background and I thought the effect looked awesome. If you visit on a mobile device with low resolution, like a cellphone, you'll see the banner change and the logo drops down and shows its real colours. I still have a few fixes to upload to the live site, which I'll do shortly.
  20. 2 points
    I now need to play some VM:B to feel clean again. I'm a good vampire! *looks at Heather* *looks at Malkavian playthrough* I'm a chaotic neutral vampire!
  21. 2 points
    This was too funny to leave out.
  22. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    I'm finally updating my web site and I needed a bunch more pictures. Here is Pascal's response: This reminds of the joke, And now the kits have definitely reached the adorable stage. They will be five weeks old on Monday. When I open the door to the enclosure, the white one very purposely marches out.
  23. 2 points
    Vincent

    #changethechannel

    Oh my god, modcraft was such a shit show. The amount of gymnastics I had to do to get that damn darkbrotherhood.com website in order was infuriating. They had this horrible theme that they bought that they insisted on me using but it was such a broken, ugly looking piece of shit that I would have had to be some kind of wizard to make it work. In the end I just rebuilt the entire site from the ground up because it was so bad. They also had some really questionable stuff stored on the server for the site that I won't specifically get into... Those people were a nightmare to work with. Not to mention that any time I needed to get something done I'd have to go track "him" down on the vent server and butt into whatever fucked up conversation they were having. Then there was the whole part about me being threatened by Mr. Marine Moneybags when you guys were trying to split when I didn't even know what was going on. I have more but before this becomes the Modcraft horror story thread, I'll leave it at that.
  24. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Here are some pictures of my queen, Ada, just before she delivered her new litter. She was really big this time. The second picture shows dad, Pascal, walking by. I have descriptions of each image in my gallery album, here. Here are some pictures of Ada with her new kittens. Sorry for the fuzziness on some of them. The enclosure is fairly dark and I had to snap the pictures quickly in some cases. You can see the cord for the heating pad in some of the pictures. After Ada climbed out of the nest and laid on the cool floor, I realized it was too hot and removed the pad. As I said in the description for this picture, quickly taking pictures can lead to some unfortunate poses. Now some pics showing the kits on their own. Where's mom? In the next two pictures, I'm doing the daily weighing of each kit. I think you can see why I need to use nail polish on their back claws to tell them apart. They are mewing for mom in these pictures and she's anxiously waiting in the nest for me to return them.
  25. 2 points
    Amadaun

    Fun Facts about Me

    I once sold my sister her own toys back in a "garage sale" after she left them in my room. I made a little over $5, and bought candy with my ill-gotten gains.
  26. 2 points
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    For those that don’t know, I’m now a professional cat breeder of British Shorthairs. Today I talked to the president of the Canadian Cat Association as she works to get me set up with a mentor. We had a fun chat and I got some interesting advice. Here are some fun facts about breeding cats. Did you know that bathing a cat for a show is a 7 step process? I don’t know what those 7 steps are yet, but obviously just giving them a bath and blow dry doesn’t cut it. You have to get your cat tested for known genetic defects to make sure your cat doesn’t carry those genes. The woman I spoke to bought a cat from a breeder that was an excellent forger. She forged the test results to show the cat as being negative whereas she was actually double positive and therefore unbreedable. The cat was kept as a pet and with the woman’s diligence, has survived to be eight years old. The defect in this case is a heart defect. You have to watch out for Chinese brokers who will buy cats here to ship them to China. They wind up in big warehouses to be sold to the highest bidder where they are bred until they are dead. There are many Chinese who love cats and are quite affluent, so they care for their pets. Basically I was told to use translation services to deal with potential buyers directly and not deal with brokers. You shouldn’t have more than one intact male cat because they will compete for territory and it’s hard to keep them all satisfied. You need lots of queens to keep a male cat happy. I knew I was breaking rule no. 5 when I got a second breeding pair, but it was a deal I couldn’t pass up. Unfortunately the cats were mistreated by the woman that had imported them and I’m now working on getting them socialized. The male attacks Pascal on sight and he sprays (pees on furniture and stuff to mark his territory). I am buying “stud pants” for him, or, in other words, diapers. We use UV lights to find the bad spots (where cats have marked or vomited) and use products with enzymes and bacteria to break down the urine and remove the odour. Those are on order now. Female cats that haven’t been spayed will go into heat every three weeks from January until September. As the author of a book on breeding that I read put it, females are either in heat, pregnant or spayed. Heat lasts for a week to ten days. So I have screaming females, with frustrated screaming males, one of which pees all over the place if I let him run loose. I finally get peaceful silence for nine weeks if I let them breed. Then I have adorable kittens to wean and rehome. Vacations are now a thing of the past. Yes, I wanted to do this. Morale of the story: get your cats fixed unless you really want to breed pedigree cats. There are gazillions of unwanted animals waiting to be adopted. One last fact: pedigree is the term for purebred cats. Purebred is the term for dogs.
  27. 1 point
    I'm back working on DBC. I've already squashed a bunch of bugs and have added a new option for completing a certain nasty contract that I think people will really like. The last quest in Awakening needs to be rewritten in preparation for Consequences so you'll need to play through the mod again if you've finished it already. Sorry about that, but with the fixes and the voice acting, hopefully you'll be keen to check it out again. The big fixes in this release involve preventing some changes DBC makes to certain characters from kicking in too soon. If you have Awakening in your load order now, I recommend removing it and waiting for the new release, unless you're partway through the quest line already. If you are, stop playing before you have to turn in the dagger. There was a logic loophole that I missed previously. I've also fixed up our locations so they can either be visited before the mod starts or they are inaccessible, using various methods to hide them. I've also balanced the goodies out a bit more. Some chests were grossly overpowered and I've corrected that, while a big dungeon with a certain vampire didn't have enough goodies. I've also added a bit of "backstory" by making a location available to visit and clear before DBC starts. Then when the associated DBC quest does start, the state of the dungeon makes more sense.
  28. 1 point
    The FOMO World Map is a map built for use with theNiceOne's Dynamic Map (Obviously it can be used alone as well but why would you not want the features of Dynamic Map?). The project is simply the product of my own desire to see the vast scope of the world within my modded Oblivion whenever I wanted to by scrolling about the map, the feeling of knowing that there is a vast vast world all around you for your characters to explore is simply one that I find all too enchanting. The map depicts the various province mods of Tamriel most of which are in the Tamriel worldspace but also Hammerfell: TEG, Silgrad Tower, and MorroBlivion which are not in the Tamriel worldspace, as well as various other island/continent province mods like Windfall, Dibella's Watch, Nascosto Isles and as you can clearly see Ubanga which are all NOT in the Tamriel worldspace but simply show up on the map to perfect scale and placed where they would be in the headcanon lore of my own modded Oblivion's world (Which is obviously based on the lore provided in those mods themselves and based on the geography and culture of the people in the mods. If someone wants to argue that one of these island provinces should be in another location I would be more than happy to hear your position on it's position ^^). Without further ado, The Current Version (Well almost current) of [WIP] FOMO World Map: Link to full resolution version on DeviantArt: Its HUGE!! If your interested in teasers and getting hype why not check out some of the other nice progress screenshot over on my DeviantArt profile while your over there: Sifonseal As the title of this thread states this is still a WIP, it has been a WIP for many many months now slowly improving and expanding over that time slowly, much of it is subject to change, the prime example being when Envy releases Elsweyr Pellitine I will likely switch from TWMP Valenwood Improved to TWMP Valenwood-Elsweyr to be able to play Elsweyr Pellitine and as such the map will also drastically change. I also very much look forward to adding TAL's own Black Marsh and Titov's Hammerfell to this ever growing map ^^. However I will likely release full resolution copy of the map in dds format with the required ini file for Dynamic Map and installation instructions for all the nice folk here at TAL that are interested in giving the map a try. Obviously you are welcome to (And I encourage it) download the linked map, dds it and workout the specific of the ini if you want to mess around with it right now, if you do decide to do this feel free to ask about the specific of the ini file ^^. Also if someone wants a lighter version of the map, here is the last upload before the Ubanga expansion: Mapy Map Furthermore, for those who don't already know every city and road you see on that map exists in my modded Oblivion (Sadly though some of those cities (e.g. those in Valenwood) are just shells), regardless I like to look at this map and see a testament to the vastness of a heavily modded Oblivion! The reason or this WIP release thread currently is just to get whatever feedback anyone might have on the map, as well as an idea for what else might need to be included on it in the future, many of the minor details like the detailing of the roads and the shadowing of place names have not been added as they would need to be recreated with each iteration, so the actual release versions of the map will look more detailed than these WIP versions, though the current WIP versions are adequately pleasing to the eye from where I stand, though that might be due to a smidge of bias from spending so much time making it ^^".
  29. 1 point
    Amadaun

    Random Stuffz

    Happy Halloween from my nephew!
  30. 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.
  31. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Northern UI Compatibility

    I linked it in the OP. It's basically SkyUI for Oblivion.
  32. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Kitties!!

    Big cat! It looks like he had tons of personality.
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    AndalayBay

    Feedback thread

    Chrome is a pain in the ass. It does that for all sites without SSL. I have a certificate for my cattery site, on the same server, but I can't get one for TAL until we switch the forum software. You need an active license to change the URL that the forums use.
  35. 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. -.-
  36. 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.
  37. 1 point
    Malonn

    NAFTA - The Battle Begins

    I tell ya, I'm being ejuhmucated about all kinds of stuff here--cars, cats...
  38. 1 point
    puddles

    [RELz] Arkshtrumz EV

    Arkshtrumz EV View File This is a translation of the brilliant Dwemer Ruins of Arkshtrumz mod created by a Russian modding team. Ramza at TESALL provided quite a bit of support getting the scripts translated right, in addition to granting me permission to release my translation. This .esp obviously won't work without downloading the original mod from: http://tesall.ru/files/file/3880-dvemerskie-ruiny-arkshtrumc/ The mod is difficult to describe, so if you're interested you might checkout the video trailers in that link's Screenshot section to decide if you'll like it. The "Ruins" are absolutely immense, perhaps one of the few mods where I literally felt as if I was getting lost during my explorations. My translation has been in-progress for...well over a year, now: such is the vastness of the mod. It probably took me a good 16-20 hours of play to complete the "questliine" of the mod, and even then I may have missed some secret areas. However...this mod is confusing, so if you have questions, please post them. I'll try to compile a FAQ to address questions or concerns. Submitter puddles Submitted 06/10/2018 Category Quests  
  39. 1 point
    Amadaun

    Updates and Announcements - May 2017

    ... Nope. Stabby time!
  40. 1 point
    Sue

    Kitties!!

    Pippin is approaching 11 months old and getting big. The footstool is 18" x 14"
  41. 1 point
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

    I give you: Infant Max (a decade ago.) Little asshole scaled me like Everest to get that toy. Edit: Yes, I have very tiny feet.
  42. 1 point

    Version 1.1.0

    124 downloads

    This is a translation of the brilliant Dwemer Art: Desert Alik'r mod by Usher7r and his team, which brings to Oblivion the Alik'r Desert of Hammerfell in all its glory. Due to Usher7r's abrupt disappearance (from which I hope he'll return soon!), there's a few unaddressed glitches (such as scorpion/snake venom causing messages to stop appearing on the top left if you or any Actors in the cell have it), which I attempted to rectify by adding a dialogue to give poisoned actors an antidote if you have it in your inventory. With that indirectly remedied, I can personally say -- as I played through both of its main quests and visited almost every dungeon -- that the mod is quite stable, although expect a bit of lag in Alik'ra due to its sprawling size. This .esp obviously won't work without downloading the original mod from: http://tesall.ru/files/file/6786-dvemerskoe-iskusstvo-pustynya-alik-39-r/ Accessing the mod's contents currently requires being Arch-Mage of Cyrodiil to initiate the series of events that will lead you there, but it's possible to access the worldspace via cow on the console, and you'll be able to play everything but the quests that directly reference you as Arch-Mage...probably. There's bound to be some incomplete/crude translations of dialogue left that I missed, so please report such instances to me and I'll try to fix them in my next update. Certain books -- specifically ones from Skyrim -- are intentionally untranslated because I either lack the books, or it's a foreign "fan fiction" that's too in-depth for my to translate. I have an HGEC/RM patch for the mod's clothing and armor available, as well as an OCO2 patch for its races, if people are interested in it. If someone requests either I'll upload them, but it's a bit more complicated than just uploading an .esp. I claim no credit for this mod beyond the 100+ man hours put into translating it to English. Please refer to the link above for full credits.
  43. 1 point
    Amadaun

    Kitties!!

    Pascal is a step above Frankie. Frankie was washing his butt. Frankie was startled by his penis. Frankie bit and yanked it. Frankie regretted everything.
  44. 1 point
    Malonn

    Programming Languages

    I knew you wouldn't care, but it's poor form.
  45. 1 point
    Schtearn

    Happy Birthday Cray!

    Who says?
  46. 1 point
    Malonn

    Kitties!!

    Pretty kitties. You're one hell of a cat lover, AB. Nice write-up about care and handling tips. Quite knowledgeable.
  47. 1 point
    Visceral Moonlight

    Random Stuffz

    You know what's fun to do? Counting Shatner's pauses!
  48. 1 point
    Visceral Moonlight

    Movie Quote Game

    Haven't I done that one already? Princess Mononoke.
  49. 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
  50. 1 point
    Sue

    Kitties!!

    Here's a picture of Pip I took almost 2 weeks ago. He was helping me with my Avon
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