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Everything posted by Schtearn

  1. Games on Sale

    An amazing deal: The CD version of Morrowind going for a paltry $60 AU. Plus a very low postage fee of $10. CDs must be more of a collector's item these days, so dive in for that unforgettable taste of nostalgia!
  2. (De)Motivational... and Funny Stuff (NSFW)

    It's the best explanation of time out there!
  3. How to get past games to run

    Wonder if the GOG version of the (free) Arena & Daggerfall contains the Smooth Graphics as described in the advanced configs: https://wiwiki.wiwiland.net/?title=Arena_:_ArenaSetup_EN https://wiwiki.wiwiland.net/index.php?title=Daggerfall_:_DaggerfallSetup_EN
  4. Speed Trees

    The Autocad notes also provide a background to it for sure. The most basic test would be to use his code to transfer a vanilla spt to text, then back to spt, and then test it in game. Setting up tests for SpeedTree is another thing. If it does that, we can certainly move onto other considerations.
  5. Tools and Utilities

    ShadeMe is still looking after the CSE- very busy last year, but now looking like one or two commits per annum. From memory, there were lots of issues from various users on the old Bethsoft forums but only two at Github now, and both of those by ShadeMe. Bunch o' Edits: There's a bug section at Nexus Mods which explains it. To complement this great list there's also Buddah. Has anyone tried Timeslip's Mod Conflict Detector? Performed a run on this setup and got a truckload of errors! (2mb file) Wow. (As with the original, this is also found in TESModManager, a kind of OBMM reloaded still being developed). The DDS Plugin for Gimp has its only home at Google. Is it possible to mirror it here (think the GNU license allows it) in case Google pulls its code repo. Unlikely- but we all know what happened to Google+ don't we? In NifTools there's a thing called Mopper. There's an article with broken image links which explains the acronym: The link for Tes4Files has gone. (Discussed above.) The ModsReloaded file has been verified as working. Does DDSOpt actually replace the relevant functions of TES4Files?
  6. Is it Possible to Add Custom Map Markers to the Existing ones?

    He'll want a BSA extractor for that, BSA Commander is what i use. Note on search: In Windows 10 indexing for search is turned on for all files by default. In my case only a few folders are indexed, but in earlier editions of Windows, non-indexed files may not be picked up in searches at all.
  7. Random Stuffz

    What a wabbajock. My idea of space travel:
  8. Jeremy Soule Rape Accusations

    The court of public opinion is at best a fickle thing. If the author of this post were ever bestowed such a role of libelant (so help me Talos) I would have abnegated all claims on dear Jeremy if he had ever made stuff like this. As it is, all such claims are hurtful and cruel, and it should be in the statutes that such claims should never be publicised until they have been dealt with in court.
  9. Search for volunteer

    Combining mods can be done with TesEdit, never done it myself so no experience there. There's good info on it here, also this thread: Changing stats is straightforward, Hana has a wealth of texture guides over at AFK mods. We can certainly help with specific questions.
  10. Random Stuffz

    It was a bit mystifying in Man and Amoeba when untangling the precise reason for Newton Jennings to revise his theory to accommodate for a more sentient life form on Mars. Martin suggests it was all tied in to the Pauli Exclusion Principle. In the grand order and scale of things, we are little more than fermions- and it's possible many of their characteristics commute through the chain of life, as far as that goes, in the knowledge the writers of the show blithely grabbed any old random scientific theory just to keep us on our toes. It's mentioned at he following point: There's also this interesting article with the following quote:
  11. "Bad" Movie Suggestions

    Who watches free to air these days? Epic Movie mentioned back here seriously wanted a script rehash and remolding of ideas. Casting wasn't so much of a problem as the roles were not well typed nor delineated. Still, the actual production was passable and there were a couple of laughs on tap. The Rotten Tomatoes 2% was awarded by folks who probably expected something better. I always try to keep an open mind.
  12. Star Trek - Discussion

    A good writer transcends gender- if one is able to infer gender readily from the content alone, switch to another channel.
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    For vintage vampyreans:
  14. Random Stuffz

    Well, it came across as not being complete drudgery for the director and crew. Novelty these days, as we well know, wears thin in a sitting- this movie is worth at least a look, a second viewing is for action fans only.
  15. Random Stuffz

    Another way of putting it: A hybrid Sword & Sorcery styled "reboot" of the Dracula franchise with the emphasis not so much on fangs & milky white necks but wham bam super undead prowess.
  16. Star Trek - Discussion

    Kathryn Janeway ticked all the boxes, but was she too perfect to be believable? (Harping back again to Servillan who was a lot more mongrel- but infinitely more entertaining)
  17. Star Trek - Discussion

    First time here for "Bridge Bunny" Thanks.
  18. Random Stuffz

    They mashed & ballzed up a lot of the content for sure,- for a heroic/action movie, it's not for the overly discerning customer. They could have thrown in Frankenstein's monster or the Incredible Hulk or even Rin Tin Tin, as long as they did not disrupt the pace of the movie or upset the development of its internal plot line. However, thankfully, Hammer and others kept close to Stoker's Dracula and the likes of Le Fanu's Carmilla.
  19. The Beaverton

    Cool! Personally have a weakness for this kind of stuff: https://www.thebeaverton.com/2019/04/woman-dressed-like-its-5c-and-man-dressed-like-its-40c-meet-for-lunch/
  20. Random Stuffz

    Initial impression of Dracula Untold was about 7/10- somewhat more than the general reaction. A problem with the movie was the opening intro (or lack of it). along with monotones in the rhythm and sameness of the sound effects. Doesn't work with formulaic content. The music was good, however. And the sets, camera work & flow of the story. Didn't see anything glaringly wrong with the mythos, a new light on the traditional representations. Nothing wrong with the acting or the CGI. In summation, the movie made a positive contribution to the Dracula brand. Perhaps time will be kinder than the critics.
  21. Random Stuffz

    Watching peacock spider vids can soothe the soul:
  22. Interest Rates

    Very interesting piece on interest rates through the ages, and the current unprecedented trend: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rearvision/how-low-can-they-go-a-history-of-interest-rates./11324394 And they finished up on the note of yee-hah!