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Everything posted by Malonn

  1. Random Stuffz

    Lol, thanks for sharing that one, VM.
  2. Kitties!!

    Holy smokes! No ma'am, I won't be buying one.
  3. Programming Languages

    I'm basically just getting started, VM. I can't say I have an area yet. I haven't touched GUI's yet in Python. I did a little tinkering here and there in AutoHotkey, but nothing much. Enough to know they take patience. Yes, SirFrederik was the original ObXP author. I can't make what that line says though. Honestly, I don't get the statement. Setting tempShort to something >= something. I'm too noob for that one. This line makes it smell like bacon when I read it, though I know what it does (just not why): let a := a == 0. It toggles a between 1 and 0 but I don't get it.
  4. Kitties!!

    No, I can't care for a cat like that properly. Out of curiosity, how much would one be?
  5. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    Gotcha. Yeah, after squaring away my skill rate tweaks all seems to be good now. I haven't got a skill level up message since. Also, I did not level up my character in the starter dungeon. I like it, but onething, AB: First, my first character level up was odd. I leveled up, got the points menu, closed it, then got a message saying this is the first time I've installed ObXP and I need to distribute points. So, my first point distribution was wiped and I had to do it again. Other than that, it's been smooth sailing. It will be in my LO for a long time. I especially love the ini customization possibilities and the way it rewards you for class skill usage. I used to pick all magic skills for my class because they level so slow and grind-like; it would give me a leg up picking them, but now some thought will have to go into my class with skills. A jack-of-all-trades is not as easy as it used to be. I'll keep my thoughts posted here.
  6. Programming Languages

    I have an Associate's Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Not a Bachelor's and nothing to do with programming. I'm a loong ways off from working professionally, but I was eventually hoping for some entry level position to get my foot in the door. There are sites that offer programmers for hire, aren't there. I used to work for a website and the lead coder was hired from a site like that. He was good too. Here's the site. I was hoping to get a start that way... but I really don't know much about the field or profession. People like you, AB, and VM are tons helpful to me.
  7. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    Gotcha. I set up a conditional or two to remove the skills stuff. NP. So am I correct that I should not see a skill has advanced message? If I do, I've goofed somewhere, right?
  8. Kitties!!

    Now those are cute kittens! Adorable.
  9. Huge Scare Today

  10. Programming Languages

    Lol, so mileage may vary. Well, I'm not going back to school. Hopefully a programming degree isn't required to get a programming job. All kinds of sites offer practice exercises. I'm sticking with the beginner stuff for now, but I bet there are some intermediate and advanced exercises out there too, for when one advances to that level. Tons of literature too. The internet makes it easy to learn a language.
  11. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    Oh, ok. My skills were still advancing during my tutorial dungeon test run, though. It must be because a mod I have sets the skill advance rates via script? Most go unchanged except a key few, but all get set. So, normally in ObXP there are no skill advances from practice? Interesting. I kinda missed the whole point of it, confused because I was still leveling skills. Now I understand and am prepared to embrace all that ObXP has to offer. I'll add a conditional in my mod to check for ObXP and if found, disable the necessary parts. Thanks, AB.
  12. Huge Scare Today

    Columbine, eh? A sad day indeed. I see why you are particularly hateful of these kinds of crimes. I hope the dude rots in jail, but from what I hear about Canada's prison sentences, he could get 10 years tops and be out in less than that.
  13. Programming Languages

    Odd. Was there something about the structure of the courses that didn't agree with you? I bet college programming is intense...
  14. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    No. In the readme it says that ObXP is incompatible with skill level rate mods (such as Progress, Fundament; I have a custom one I run based off of Fundament). I'm wondering why, and if it is something I can work around? Marksman and Mercantile, in particular, are terrible vanilla. Speechcraft (useless, I know) levels way to slow at higher levels. Etc. etc. But, for some praise, I've been playing ObXP and am quite impressed and enjoy it. It may be my go-to leveling fixer (I've always enjoyed Fallout's leveling). Kudos, AB!
  15. Random Stuffz

    Ah, GIMP, the best open source image editor/designer on the web (IMHO). Good heads-up, VM.
  16. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    AB, why are mods that effect leveling rates not compatible with ObXP? Is it workaroundable?
  17. Huge Scare Today

    Just trying to get a feel for what crime level your used to and what you see when you flip on the TV. Every month there is a mass murder. Like clockwork.
  18. Programming Languages

    You all are wily programming vets. It's a lot to take in for an uber noob like myself, but I'm assuming you lads and lass's have been there at some point. I wrote my first functional utility program in Python yesterday. I rip (i.e. pirate) movies and back them up to two separate HDDs. The program automates that. Works great (room for improvement, of course) but I have to use "ffprobe.exe" (sibling of ffmpeg) to get metadata. Python has no built-in support for video and audio files.
  19. WIP Oblivion Mod Translations

    Awesome. I would like to play some of those Russian mods. There are some talented modders on that site. Thanks for your efforts.
  20. Programming Languages

    You would have been programming easy stuff? How long have you been programming, VM?
  21. Games not on Sale

    No loss if it's free. Even if it was cheap it wouldn't be a loss. But I wouldn't pay $50 - $60 for it.
  22. Huge Scare Today

    Are you from the States, Ama?
  23. Programming Languages

    Overqualified? Did they hire you though? Or was that a way for them to decline hiring you? How are you with C++? Still reference the help docs on occasion? Are you exclusively a C++ programmer? I'm happy with these responses though. I'm finding that I quite enjoy programming, and I'd may even like to do it as a job (in due time, of course). I'm just going to scour the web for Python exercises--do as many as I can. Practice every day.
  24. Games not on Sale

    The game seems to have a bit of a learning curve.
  25. Programming Languages

    Sort of a relief to hear that. There's no way my brain can store all the info Python has to offer. And then, what if I decide I want to try C# or Java--no way could I remember. I've been scripting with Oblivion for 6 years or so and can't remember all the functions either. When I'm scripting my browser is open and a tab with the wiki is up. So, a Google or Microsoft or Apple programmer has to reference docs too, eh? Teams of programmers with their browsers pointed at the official documentation?