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      Linode Critical Maintenance   01/10/2018

      Linode has announced our service slot for the patch for variants 1 and 2 of the Spectre vulnerability. The server will be rebooted at 2018-05-09 3:00:00 AM UTC.  I have updated the forum thread -  please see my post here.


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  1. Unofficial Morrowind Patch The Unofficial Morrowind Patch aims to fix the bugs in Morrowind, Tribunal and Bloodmoon that Bethesda never fixed. We intend to create a single patch that will incorporate the various patches and fixes that have been released in the past so that no additional fixes to vanilla Morrowind are needed - one patch to fix them all. We will continue to develop our patch to fix the bugs that are still oustanding after the other fixes have been merged. This will be a bug fix patch. It will not include enhancements, tweaks or subjective changes. Our fixes will be based on evidence we can find in the game files and will also fix game-breaking bugs. All those changes will be documented and the documentation will be easily accessible so that any user can see the rationale for the fix. We're looking at using one of the patch mods as a base and merging the fixes from other patches like the Morrowind Patch Project and ThePal's Unofficial Morrowind Patch. We will set the version of our first release at a higher number than the other major unofficial patches to demonstrate that it is a new update to the old patches. If you'd like to submit a fix without joining the team, you can upload your patch to our File Contributions area. You have to be a member of The Assimilation Lab to do that though. Team: AndalayBay Skrawafunda Amenophis Arthmoor Dragon32 Fritz Greatness7 HedgeHog12 Jac Midgetalien qqqbbb Reizeron Project Forums: You can follow our progress in this forum. We'll post announcements once we're ready for beta testers and bug submissions. Credits Thanks to Leonardo for getting this project organized and getting us all going! More to come!
  2. Games on Sale

    I chipped in on the Go Fund Me campaign for that and I’ve never downloaded it, let alone played it.
  3. (Discussion) Are Open Cities practical for Province mods?

    Yes, that’s correct, provided you don’t change GridstoLoad. Keep it at 5 and open cities aren’t any more of a hit than closed ones.
  4. Towards a lightweight Unique Landscapes

    Yeah I’ve read that some i5’s actually out-perform the i7’s. As you say, especially for a game like Oblivion.
  5. Dreams

    I had a cool one this morning. I was a professional football player that played on a men’s team and a really good knife thrower. The weird part was that I was throwing Swiss Army knives that would flop around until I threw them.
  6. (Discussion) Are Open Cities practical for Province mods?

    We opened our cities in Black Marsh, which is for Oblivion, but still. I also run Open Cities in Skyrim. I hate closed cities.
  7. Towards a lightweight Unique Landscapes

    Well it’s pretty much impossible to get a single core CPU now, but yeah, you’re right.
  8. Programming Languages

    No it’s assembler. Here’s a browser based tutorial with an emulator. Done.
  9. Towards a lightweight Unique Landscapes

    To further illustrate Vorians' comments, Black Marsh (the project hosted here) is currently an ESP and it's 99.7 MB in size. The BSA is 915 MB. It's a large worldspace outside Cyrodiil with its own open cities. We have a lot of high polygon count meshes and custom races with their own skeletons. The performance is fine. As usual it can get a bit crunchy in cities with the NPC's running about, but I don't even get any stuttering. One thing to remember with Oblivion is that it's CPU intensive. The engine doesn't use graphics cards very much - all the processing is done by the CPU. It's important to have a fast, multi-threaded, multi-core CPU, especially if you want to run mods that add a lot of content.
  10. #changethechannel

    We got some messages from him that confirmed he was reading private messages. If I recall things correctly, he thought you were an ally and was annoyed when you didn’t help, so that might have been the source of the threats. He honestly didn’t understand who was involved with the project and who wasn’t, or what their places were. There were a few people who he considered “allies” and I got some very confused messages from people when all the shit went down. He was also seriously paranoid. He misinterpreted a lot of stuff and took our discussion as a plot against him when it had nothing to do with him at all.
  11. #changethechannel

    Yeah he had made up a really complex life for himself. When we found out the truth, we were amazed at the stuff he had constructed. The real problem for us is how he responded when someone came along and threatened his fantasy. For us as forum members, we had to retreat to only talking in private messages because he was continually interfering and trying to belittle us. He was obviously feeling very threatened. Then we got some indications that our messages were being monitored as well and that’s when I said I was leaving.
  12. Random Stuffz

    I saw a show on Discovery channel that showed all these really big trucks. The ones in the mining industry are some of the biggest. It looked like they were a blast to drive.
  13. Programming Languages

    Not mine! Jimi’s. He’s 9 years older than me. I took a course in university on microprocessor programming. I think it was the 6802. That’s when I discovered Jimi had a 6502 and I was able to use it for practice. The instruction set was smaller, but it would have still helped if I had more time. I used it a bit, but university engineering courses are really intense and I was barely keeping up.
  14. Random Stuffz

    You should see the trucks they use for mining. The bloody wheels are 10 ft in diameter!! I found a link.
  15. #changethechannel

    I liked that for calling him Mr. Marine Moneybags. Perfect! He’s one of the two that got the lawyer’s letter. Anyway the point is that there are just some personalties who aren’t equipped to run community sites. When turmoil does occur, they take it too personally and think it’s an attack on them. That’s a common thread in all this and I think the same thing has happened to Channel Awesome. If the guy that’s left is the one that produces all the cool content, then he can stay but will have to work alone. If he’s not, then the whole thing will shut down.
  16. Fun Facts about Me

    Or Things you Never Knew about Me. And I just don’t mean “me”, I mean each forum member who chooses to participate. I’ll start. I can “sing” an excellent version of the Meow, Meow tune. I can also mimic the short whiny meow that cats like to do sometimes, especially females. Lastly Jimi tells me that I did such a good imitation of a male cat’s wail that I had all the cats in the basement perk up their ears and wonder where the noise was coming from. I was demonstrating that the little meows of a female kitten are nothing in comparison to the caterwauling of a male cat looking for the hot babes in the neighbourhood.
  17. #changethechannel

    Here’s the definition. Basically the guys claimed they owned DBC because it was hosted on their site. They also claimed we stole materials from Modcraft. They started contacting other sites, like Nexus, telling them to ban us. The stupid idiot even claimed there was an active FBI investigation. The same individual also claimed he was a millionaire and owned a strip club and expensive boats. The guy’s stories were incredible. He also claimed he sold the plans to a perpetual motion machine to Audi. Being a mechanical engineer, I almost pissed my pants laughing so hard. I posted a joke video on another fictitious machine and the poor idiot thought it was real. *sigh*
  18. Programming Languages

    If you do look into assembler, try to find one for a simple processor. Don’t dive into the language for modern processors. Believe it or not, we still have a 6502 microprocessor that has a very basic set of instructions. It’s 40 years old, I think. Yep, here’s the wiki article. It’s a whopping 8 bits. I’ll take a picture once we get it unpacked. We even have the chips to expand its abilities.
  19. Ground Textures Not Blending?

    Just a wild guess, but could it be due to your texture size? All Natural had a problem with sky textures for a long time until someone figured out that it only happened to users who had their texture size set to small or medium. AN had only supplied textures for the large texture size. We created textures to match the other sizes and that fixed the problem. I’m not sure if the same even applies to landscape textures, but the effect looks exactly like the problem those users were having with their sky textures.
  20. #changethechannel

    My lawyer sent him a letter explaining that if he didn’t back off, we’d charge him with libel.
  21. Programming Languages

    Assembler or assembly is as low as you can get. Even today it’s used when you need a module that operates really fast. As you say, it’s basically machine language. Your next best bet is C (no sharps or pluses). Modern languages have a lot of overheard. They usually perform just fine once they’re compiled.
  22. #changethechannel

    It sounds like the whole thing was run by a bunch of kids and the people who contributed didn’t consult a lawyer to understand what they needed in a contract. I doubt there were contracts at all. If you’re contributing to something that involves money, get a lawyer to draw up a contract for you. It will cost you $3000, but you can claim that as an expense on your tax return and hopefully you’ll make that back in the long run. I don’t like lawyers, but I know from hard won experience, they are an evil necessity sometimes and contracts are one such time.
  23. #changethechannel

    I also hired a corporate lawyer to get the assholes to back off when they tried to claim DBC was the property of Modcraft. I’m afraid the lads weren’t aware of my favourite expression: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
  24. Fun Facts about Me

    You’re more evil than VM.