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  1. 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.

  2. Looking at this library, the usage goes:

      1. sptparser tree.spt > newtree.txt
      2. emacs newtree.txt (or any other text editor)
      3. sptcompiler newtree.txt > newtree.spt

    There's not a real lot of info on how to build or handle any compiled form. Should I raise an issue just to ask?

  3. 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? :P

    In NifTools there's a thing called Mopper. There's an article with broken image links which explains the acronym: 


    MOPP (Memory Optimized Partial Polytope) is a way of compressing bounding volume data for arbitrary polygon meshes.

    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?

  4. 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.



    5 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

    Well he has to extract the files from the BSA’s first, if he hasn’t already.

    Else they are still in the process of extraction? Probably implies they are compressed to and beyond neutron star specs. :P



  5. 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. :P

    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. 

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  6. 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. :)

  7. 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:


    But being science fiction, My Favorite Martian took efforts to inject some scientific facts into its scripts. Among many examples include the acronym for LASER being correctly defined as "Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation". The size of an electron (only 1/1837 that of a proton) is stated, along with a mention of the "M" and "N" shells of an atom. A theory of combining cobolt (Martin correctly gives its atomic weight as 58.94) with silicon is postulated. Quantum Physics is touched upon with the mention of Pauli’s Exclusion Principle and Einstein’s Simplified Field Theory. ("I simplified it for him," says the Martian.) One Martian moon (Phobos) does indeed rise and set three times a day, as Martin tells Tim, but even if some facts stated about the fourth planet didn’t coincide with what we knew to be true, the Martian does refer to the "red night" on Mars 13 years before Viking photos confirmed it.


  8. 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. :P

  9. 10 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

    I wish Star Trek had more female writers. Then we might see a more realistic representation of women.

    A good writer transcends gender- if one is able to infer gender readily from the content alone, switch to another channel.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. How low can they go? There is an impetus in many large financial organizations to do away with interest altogether, and just charge for the upkeep & maintenance of accounts. If one wants interest, go with an investment bank or buy bonds.

    If we become completely cashless, then no more money under the pillow. And retrenched mint workers lining up on the cashless dole queues!