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Everything posted by 1Mac

  1. EngineBugFixes and multiple worldspace mods

    I may have made a muddle of things here. The full context was whether Morroblivion conflicts with mods like Hammerfell (or I suppose, the Black Marshes), with the esm load order issue forefront in my mind. Vorians read is what I understood Qwerty to mean, but it's a bit over my head tbh. The OP was in part to see if I actually understood what he meant!
  2. EngineBugFixes and multiple worldspace mods

    Sorry for being imprecise. That's the specific issue we were discussing. If we understood each other, qwerty was saying that EngineBugFixes has solved that problem (so moving the worldspace with TES4Gecko would also be unnecessary). Of course it's possible we weren't understanding each other very well!
  3. The most Restless Night of Sleep Ever!

    Since we were talking about it: Oblivion (and Morrowind) on sale at GOG now.
  4. The most Restless Night of Sleep Ever!

    I echo Leo's point. For example, I found the page on the official DLCs very helpful but full of dead links and links to older mods that may have newer alternatives. I could see myself trying to update those articles, but I feel like I ought to do more testing and otherwise playing around with modded Morrowind before doing so. On the other hand, I'd be comfortable with putting together a shortish summary article on modding with OpenMW.
  5. The most Restless Night of Sleep Ever!

    Nope, haven't even played Morrowind yet, lol. But I've been doing a lot of research.
  6. The most Restless Night of Sleep Ever!

    I'm pretty sure MGE and MWSE would work with the GOG version, but I don't know. Neither MGE nor MWSE work with OpenMW, although a few MWSE mods like Weapon Sheathing and Glow in the Dahrk have some functionality in the latest nightlies of OpenMW. The long-term goal of OpenMW is to either incorporate the functions of MWSE, MGE, MGE-XE or make them irrelevant.
  7. The most Restless Night of Sleep Ever!

    There's definitely GOG support for OBSE. You just have to download its own particular "latest" loader. It works great. Oblivion from GOG has no DRM, no overlays, it's already LAA so you don't have to use the 4gb patcher, it includes all DLC, and you can get it for $10 if it's on sale. It's a no-brainer for people who don't own Oblivion yet, and even for people that do I still suggest it highly.
  8. Daggerfall - The Western Kingdom (WIP)

    Well, the Dune tileset at Nexus seems like the obvious choice. Though it's rather closely identified with Illeana's Elsweyr and her city of Corinthe, at least in my mind. Maybe it could be retextured, like change the blue to bronze or red perhaps? What tileset does Dwemer Art: Desert Alik'r use?
  9. [WIP] FOMO World Map - Tamriel And Beyond

    I misunderstood this question before (Wayport =! Wayrest, lol). Sifonseal told me that he was trying to reconcile TWMP Hammerfell and Hammerfell TEG, so he came up with some lore where TWMP Hammerfell was renamed "Wild Colovia," a sort of buffer zone between Cyrodiil and Hammerfell proper, as represented by TEG. So TWMP Hammerfell's Rihad was renamed, and TEG Hammerfell's Rihad is moved further west. This is only necessary because TWMP Hammerfell, a lore-unfriendly mess much inferior to TEG, is sadly a prerequisite for TWMP Skyrim Improved, which Sifonseal was/is in the process of upgrading. That makes this otherwise excellent map rather lore-unfriendly. I looked into it, and there is a way to strip TWMP Skyrim' Improved's dependency on TWMP Hammerfell using TES4Edit. It would take a lot of work, though. For the particulars, just look for my recent posts on the TES4Edit thread at Nexus.
  10. Interesting either way, thanks guys. Giskard is the "Engineer's Guild" guy, or whatever it's called, right? I gather that he would be extremely unlikely to grant permissions for anything. Is the Arenthia stuff found in Giskard's version of TEC? It seems like maybe that's a DC innovation.
  11. You know, I was sure that the Arenthia from The Elder Council was in its own worldspace, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Both mods actually edit Tamriel worldspace, i.e. the main exterior worldspace of Oblivion. Here's a post from Nexus: He's answering a question about TWMP and not necessarily Valenwood Improved, but I think you'll find the same issues. I think it would be neat if TEC Arenthia could be extracted from TEC and merged into Valenwood Improved, but I believe the permissions issues would be insurmountable. The Dragon Captions guys aren't generous with permissions and seem hard to communicate with. Edit: Although I suppose it wouldn't hurt to ask. Hmm...
  12. Whither Sifonseal/FOMO mods?

    It seems the WIP threads for Sifonseal's FOMO mods on this forum have disappeared. They are searchable, but the searches lead to error pages. Did Sifonseal pull them for some reason? They're some pretty ambitious projects, so I could understand feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. But it seemed like at least his FOMO Skyrim project was close to completion.
  13. Whither Sifonseal/FOMO mods?

    Hey, terrific news! Thanks for letting us know.
  14. [RELz] DarkUI'd DarN BAIN

    Thanks. I knew about Wrye's BAIN, but it doesn't have a wizard, which is why I liked Schtearn's so much. Glad to hear that he's planning on reuploading them!
  15. [RELz] DarkUI'd DarN BAIN

    Hey, sweet! I was a big fan of Schtearn's DarN BAINs and was sorry about the contretemps surrounding them. So thanks for this! Any chance for a Vanilla DarN BAIN?
  16. ESMs and Mod Resource Packs

    So there are actually two resource packs with separate esms that are part of the same installer package: TamRes.esm and TamRes_LandscapeResource.esm. Neither of them are injecting anything according to the xEdit logs. Cleaning masters for all the TWMP mods did result in removing a few dependencies: TWMP Skyrim Improved does not need the Landscape resource, and TWMP High Rock doesn't need either resource. But overall all the resource packs are needed if you want to play with all the TWMP mods. I recall getting some messed up performance issues the last time I tried playing with the TWMP mods, but it may have just been related to loading issues. I'll do another test run with all that in mind. Thanks for your help!
  17. ESMs and Mod Resource Packs

    I've been looking at various resource packs which various mods require and wondering about them. For example, there's a huge resource pack that a lot of TWMP mods require. It has an esm that I'm guessing exists so modders can easily use the assets from the resource pack in the Construction Set. It's supposedly required for the TWMP mods to run, but it seems to create huge performance problems (I say supposedly because if I Clean Masters in TES4Edit for, say, TWMP Skyrim Improved, it removes the esm as a master). Is it actually doing something with all those assets when it's running, even if they aren't being used in game? This isn't the only mod resource that's structured this way, and some other large mods without a resource pack do it to. Is there an advantage to doing so apart from making life easier for the mod maker? Any disadvantage, apart from what I surmise above?
  18. ESMs and Mod Resource Packs

    Interesting, though I'm not sure what injecting records means, or how to find out if the Tamriel Resource esm does so. I know has a dummy esp that lets Oblivion use the esm records (like Better Cities?). Does a big resource esm have a performance impact, even when not all the resources are being used?
  19. A question about new land mods

    That's a different Hammerfell mod that TWMP Hammerfell. Here's the current version. It has the advantage of actually being consistently lore-friendly, but a.) I don't believe it has any interiors or NPCs yet, b.) it has a load order conflict with Morroblivion, and c.) TWMP Skyrim Improved requires TWMP Hammerfell.
  20. A question about new land mods

    Virtually everything on that modlist is compatible except TWMP Valenwood with Elsweyr Pelletine; however, Puddles is working on a beta version of TWMP Valenwood on these very pages called Valenwood Regrown that is. I don't know how Morroblivion and Silgrad Tower work together. They are in separate world spaces, but sometimes that leads to load order conflicts unless they are properly flagged. It's also worth mentioning that Tamriel Overhaul seems to be dead, and that Morroblivion Worldspace doesn't work correctly with the latest version of Morroblivion. A basic modlist/install order for the TWMP stuff is: Elsweyr Deserts of Anequina (and other Elsweyr mods), Tamriel Heightmaps, Tamriel Resource Pack (which includes the landscape resource pack), and then various TWMP mods (with their respective requirements). Both Elsweyr Pelletine and Valenwood Regrown also require the TWMP Valenwood-Elsweyr landscape mod, and TWMP Skyrim Improved also requires TWMP Hammerfell and the TWMP High Rock landscape mod. I have a post at Nexus that dives into the province mods in great detail that you might find helpful.
  21. [RELz] TWMP Valenwood Regrown BETA

    Darn it, I should have been logging with Refscope as I went along. I'll do another walkthrough soon with that in mind. Anyway, you're welcome! I'm semi-obsessed with the idea of a complete Tamriel in Oblivion, and this is a big step in that direction.
  22. [RELz] TWMP Valenwood Regrown BETA

    Walking around southern Valenwood now. Very cool! I'll report what I've seen so far here. Let me know if you'd rather I PM you. Haven: bad path grids for the guards. I have MOO, so they kept trying to climb walls and knocking themselves out from the fall. There also doesn't seem to be a way to get in from Valenwood. The west gate is blocked by a high ridge. Southpoint: Floating rocks way above the city defined by TWMP Valenwood-Elsweyr. Also a floating tower on the east end of town. The layout seems very sparse and incomplete, with a huge empty square and buildings oddly distributed, but maybe that's just the original mod. Border ranch: All the farm animals ran over the fence and went to attack a unicorn. It was very weird. I'm guessing it's a faction AI thing? Greenheart: More TWMP VE floating rocks just a few feet above the streets, and some larger rocks floating north of town. Mirda (female NPC in town) was trying to walk into a fence. The door to the Crimson Droplet Hostel is red and I got dinged for trespassing; should it be public? Woodhearth: You guessed it: more floating rocks. Floating plants and crates along the coast. Floating banners on the dock at the north end of town (south of the castle). The LOD for the lighthouse is very weird, looks all twisted like a Dr. Suess building. The LOD to the Anvil lighthouse from Falinesti Harbour looks fine. Speaking of... Falinesti Harbour: Bad path grid for the Bosmer guard on the dock. No obvious way in to the castle or Falinesti. General: Weird specular stuff on some of the jungle trees. I imagine some of the plants are supposed to glow, but the sort of wiry looking trees are lit up at some angles and not others. I bet it's a TWMP VE issue. Also, when you ask NPCs about regions, it just goes back to the main conversation menu instead of loading a new dialogue tree. I just crashed before I could go to Falinesti, but that's because I have Katkat's 2k Anvil retexture installed, so it was a memory issue. I'll uninstall it and try again later. Edit, just saw your notification while writing this up. No, I'm not that fast!
  23. [RELz] TWMP Valenwood Regrown BETA

    Heh, just when I was getting ready to install it. I'll wait for the update. Is there anything I should look out for, testing-wise?
  24. There's a big retexture mod that I'd like to try my hand at optimizing. I know my way around GIMP, but there are still some things about DDS files I'd like to learn. This tutorial at Beyond Skyrim is excellent, but leaves me with a few questions. 1.) The tutorial author is adamant about not using alpha channels where they are not needed. But it wasn't clear on when they are needed or not. I would guess that things like architecture, armor, and clutter don't really need it, while landscape, flora, effects like fire, age maps do; plus I've read that lores files for RAEVWD shouldn't have them. Any other rules that I should know of? 2.) Relatedly, the rules for compression seem to be, use DTX5 if there is transparency, DTX1 if not. Is that right? 3.) The tutorial author claims that undersized png files work better for normal maps than DDS because there are no artifacts from compression. But I've never seen such a thing in Oblivion. So is he right, and how would that work in practice?
  25. DDS compression, alphas, normal maps

    Where do you find this PyFFI standalone? I've found tools that use PyFFI like Niftoaster or the PyFFI Optimizer on Nexus, but I'm not sure if I've found any standalone.