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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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GOG has their summer sale, which I'm sure everyone knows.  I've picked up a dozen games for 20 bucks.  Good games.

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You can also enter a contest on Nexus to win some GOG games. I should have posted that yesterday because the entry period ends today.

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True, plus Nexus has a GOG deal--certain games are cheaper and Nexus gets a kickback.  Fallout, etc--games that Nexus supports.

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GOG continues their summer sale. Today they had horror titles on sale, including Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption. This is the first game in the series. It’s only $1.99 CAD! I’ve never played it. Sorry I wasn’t able to post this sooner.

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I bought Battlespire and The Redguard last night (giving me Arena and Daggerfall for free), though comments under both Batllespire and Redguard suggest the GOG versions are unplayable. Meh.

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That would be from people who have never played those games and don't realize they were very hard to play back then. Let us know how it goes.

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12 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

That would be from people who have never played those games and don't realize they were very hard to play back then. Let us know how it goes.

Actually they say the games are technically unplayable, not that they're hard games to play. Anyway I doubt I'll get around to playing them any time soon.

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Why would they sell games which are technically unplayable? For newer rigs is it a timing thing in the game engine or an OS/architecture issue perhaps addressed by running in a VM (think scummvm-like :P )

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I found that the graphics resolution was so low, Arena and Daggerfall were almost unplayable. I couldn't use an LCD monitor at all, I had to dig up a CRT. I also used my ancient Pentium MMX so I didn't have to mess around with a DOS box. That's what I was trying to say.

As you suggested Schtearn, processor speed is also an issue.

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Posted (edited)

One person's comment on Redguard: " GOG only gives you the 3Dfx version which uses a 3Dfx wrapper to emulate the 3Dfx hardware. It runs very poorly even on a fast modern machine. The framerate is choppy which affects sword fighting which is crucial in the gameplay of this title. I have tried to mess around with the settings in DOSBox and nGlide and nothing seems to help. "

Another: " The emulated version is terribly slow, choppy and unpleasant. It seems, dosbox isn't capable of emulating the game properly. I'm not sure if the software-version would work faster, but on the GOG-version you can't change 3D-acceleration to software mode. "

And there's more like that.

In fact I was mistaken about the other title, they don't have the same complaints for Battlespire.

 

EDIT

I'm not bothered personally, I bought after reading those reviews.

Edited by Vorians

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