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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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Posts posted by Schtearn

  1. Yea, there's heaps on the boil, plus some of the great mods on this site.Has anyone trialled Skywind or Morroblivion? Are they faithful ports?What was the legals of Nexus not hosting them?Did play Daggerfall years ago, but got bugged out in levelling as a thief. Ambitious game, but needed lots more development.What Oblivion and Skyrim lack most are the complex catechismal logic trees found in such games like Planescape. Oh, and the violence option if one gets stuck without breaking the quest. Yea, and more fleshed out characters!I have read past reviews of Morrowind, and what you say confirms their claims that Morrowind is without doubt the best game of the series.

  2. Haven't played Morrowind.


    It's the mods that had made Oblivion a special experience- (tried the Symphonic Variations anyone?).

    Getting them to run well together in a meticulously tweaked config is a small Everest in itself.


    The Imperial City is beautiful, and the Oblivion dungeons are superior to Skyrim's, but Skyrim is a better game engine and does things in a different way.


    Yes there is a lot of visual sameness in Oblivion,- even with Unique Landscapes etc. but that's just how it is.

    The heavily accented voice-overs in Skyrim are not to everyone's taste and there's something clunky about the world map.


    In both games, there are too many low-quality dungeons/caves/ruins "just around the corner." Could the plots be better? There's better politics in Skyrim, but then do we learn much about Tamriel religion/ lore/ philosophy in the quest lines of any game?

  3. Tried out the Redimized Reduced (medium) and it works a treat. Sorted most of the LOD FPS issues with Qarls Full on this rig.


    Now to get the thing working in Bain:

    • Copy the unzipped omod package over to your Bash Installers folder.
    • Switch to Wrye Bash and activate the Installers Tab. It should automatically (at least in the default case) extract the OMOD to a new directory called "Qarl Texture Pack 3 Redimized and further reduced OMOD" in Bash Installers.
    • This folder will contain the subdirectories "meshes", "textures", "Detailed Terrain", "QTP3 reduced low", "02 QTP3 reduced medium", "QTP3 reduced high", and "omod conversion data"
    • Navigate to the folder "Qarl Texture Pack 3 Redimized and further reduced OMOD" and create new folders "00 Coremeshes" and "01 Coretextures".
    • Move the meshes directory into "00 Coremeshes" and move the textures directory into "01 Coretextures".
    • Rename the "QTP3 reduced low" directory to "02 QTP3 reduced low".
    • Similarly rename "QTP3 reduced medium" to "03 QTP3 reduced medium" and "QTP3 reduced high" to "04 QTP3 reduced high"
    • If you wish to include the readme, navigate back to the "omod conversion data" directory and copy the readme.rtf to the main directory: "Qarl Texture Pack 3 Redimized and further reduced OMOD".


    • Repack just the folders prefixed with a number to a new archive with a name of your choosing (I called mine "QarlsRedimedReduced"), including the readme if required, with an archive program like 7-zip.
    • This will take some time, depending on the compression used.
    • Move the archive over to Bash Installers, and navigate to the lower right subpackages pane of Bash after selecting this package in the Installer's tab.


    • Select "00 Coremeshes" and "01 Coretextures".


    • Then for max FPS hit just install these.
    • For a smaller FPS hit select "02 QTP3 reduced low".
    • For an even smaller FPS hit select "02 QTP3 reduced low" and "QTP3 reduced medium".
    • For a minimal FPS impact, select all the packages.
    • If using UOP, then apply the UOP342 Compatibility Patch, and you should be ready to go.


    • As for "Detailed Terrain", that is a separate mod and is designed to work with QTP3.
    • Repack it and install it after QTP3 if you wish.
    • Their Nexus site is still active, but the beta 2 is the last update.
    • Looks like a great mod, but I probably won't keep it as someone there mentioned shader issues with OBGE Liquid Water.
    • Update: Works well with Oblivion Reloaded