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 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: *pops his head in again*

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:44 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 796


His stats are in the description here: http://imgur.com/a/CD5n1 Parts of my PC... the case and keyboard... are still from the original system my parents bought me, way back in 2001 when I went off to college. Both are really showing their age, now. The keyboard I can make last, but the case is start...

 Forum: Cafeteria   Topic: Italian recipes

 Post subject: Re: Italian recipes
Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:46 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 972


Woot! Zombie topic. That's still at the top of the thread list. http://screen.yahoo.com/you-say-tomato-the-perfect-tomato-sauce-26964756.html I made this a few days ago for friends, only changing that I added a thin slice of fresh mozzarella under the sauce. And I used regular Italian bread (sliced ...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: *pops his head in again*

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 5:25 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 796


I never lost your little place. It's always been bookmarked on my browser... it just gradually floats farther down on the list as my current hobbies and priorities change. But I'll always miss playing Morrowind the way I used to, and I'll always associate Morrowind with Arwen's first journal. The ch...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Max Payne 3

 Post subject: Re: Max Payne 3
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:09 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 582


A late reply, to be sure! Of course, I'm *very* behind in terms of "games I mean to play someday." I was also a huge fan of the first two Max Payne games... the storyline was great, the ambiance was even better, and Max is definitely a cool/complex character. The first game was good, and t...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: *pops his head in again*

 Post subject: *pops his head in again*
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 796


Hello! Arwen and Xit might remember me from a long time ago, but they're probably the only ones. Not sure how long I was around as Ryft... probably posted more in the old forums with my Heng Pu handle, but that's a nickname I haven't used in over a decade, now. Glad to see this place is still here. ...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Rebelmaiden...

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:53 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 472


Ah, to be young again... :) Welcome, Rebelmaiden. I imagine Arwen might be able to fix your login name, if you asked nicely. We are not a large community, but we are a fairly long lived one, and while the conversation isn't always at break neck speed it's always worth checking in here once in a whil...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Its about bloody time!

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:49 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 495


The menu stuff is really geared for the 360, and the analog stick for walking speed is a nice perk. Otherwise, the PC controls aren't bad at all.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Music for Oblivion

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:37 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 3937


I've had a hard time of late getting Firefox to be steady and actually view any of Arwen's forums... very odd. Jumping through hoops to post this. I noted that, while the later Elder Scrolls games use mp3 files for the music, older games often do not, and figuring out how to record those tunes can b...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: GuildWars

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:11 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1540


Basically, it looks like they were only going to remove the service from China and its territories. But hey, that's what they get for being communist.]

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: A Humble Hello

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:10 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 424


Welcome to the forums. Again. :)

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Online Roleplaying

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:45 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1370


It is Neverwinter Nights 2, a graphical RPG based on the D&D 3.5 ruleset. It's free to play online if you own the game and its one expansion.

Exodus is one of many NWN2 server communities... it just happens to be a very high-RP oriented one.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Just curious about "Warhammer"

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:43 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1426


Or unless you mean the kind you pay every month...? Isn't that what a subscription is? What other type of subscription could you be thinking of? And I agree that the 15/month business plan is arse. You pay to play a boring game every month. They add continual amounts of busy work to make sure you ke...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: My Journal

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:32 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 708


Well, the plus side of the forum is that I discovered a whole forum full of cool character stories. The downside is that your images are way nice enough to deserve their own website or something.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: My Journal

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:07 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 708


Edit: Er, figured out the solution to the second complaint, and it seems obvious, now, and I feel silly. But hey, problem solved, and I'm happy, right?

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: My Journal

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:05 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 708


Gooch... this journal is incredibly crafted, and bravo on the level of polish and brass, so to speak. I've a few problems, though: You've gotta figure out a way to host it someplace that isn't an internet forum. Load times are awful! Imagine if every image was on a different web page, with a simple ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:59 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Yay! That goal is plenty fast enough, given your circumstances. I'm not complaining.

I'm the meanwhile, Gooches journal is... really really... journal like...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:45 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Hey, Arwen. How is the leg healing?

Also: when is chapter 16 coming out? It's been a while since you hinted that it was going to arrive... mid May, wasn't it? :)

Not that there is any rush. I have Gooch's journal to start reading in the meanwhile.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Music for Oblivion

Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:09 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 3937


Nice link. There's an old FPS game called "Killing Time" that had a very good musical score. I've always been a fan of that game. Most of it is unsuitable for Oblivion, but the track "mansion" would make good dungeon exploration music, particularly in Ayleid ruins. http://killing...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Got Alchemy?

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:41 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 489


The mod drops the torch automatically when you unsheath a weapon. And provided the weapon is sheathed, it auto-equips it again when you pick it back up.

;)

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Yahtzee - video review of Oblivion

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:06 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 387


Yeah, he's not PG or PC, at all. Funny, though.

I've been a long time fan of his reviews. Even his reviews of games that I haven't played can usually get a chuckle out of me.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: The great houses

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:04 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 475


The only spelling error you made was not capitalizing proper nouns. ;) I really enjoyed playing a warrior of House Redoran, actually. The Telvanni are too cut-throat, and with the Hlaalu my membership feels like a business transaction. It's only with the Redoran that I feel like I can rest easy and ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Got Alchemy?

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 489


Brighter Drop Lit Torches With Weight.

Never cast a light spell again. :P

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:01 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Nice work on the mod list, Arwen. Just when I think I'm finished modding my game, you come along and show me more good tidbits to pick up.

By the way, how many hours a day do you spend researching these mods?

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: MOD Love

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:54 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 459


Illumination Within? Beyond that, I wouldn't know... I'm not really into all of the alternate armors, weapons, and character appearance mods that are out there. I always get a chuckle out of people who want their characters to look like something out of Assassin's Creed, or a Final Fantasy game. Whi...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Yahtzee - video review of Oblivion

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:43 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 387


No, not the dice game. Zero Punctuation reviews Oblivion this week. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/75-Oblivion His delivery style is hilarious, and his comments are spot on, as always. Of course, he's only playing the vanilla game, so you expect it to be flawed, but tha...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Got Alchemy?

 Post subject: Got Alchemy?
Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:25 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 489


Now I remember why I promised myself never to take Alchemy as a major skill, ever again. So I'm using a 4x slower level up modifier. Alchemy is a minor skill, though I get a +5 from being a Breton, and magic specialization gives me another +5, so it started at a 15. I just got to level 2. I started ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Main Quest Rants

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:52 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1057


Beat this at 7th level, finally. Restarted my last character, and am having fun again. Wow, what a horrible end to the quest line. And at the end of it, despite being proclaimed champion of the empire, I didn't actually do anything more heroic than I did at any other point of the game. I didn't even...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:42 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


The new version of Open Better Cities will not require a new game for people who have been using either Better Cities or Open Cities of Cyrodiil to begin with.

They've released two cities so far. Huzzah!

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:23 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


I have thus far stayed away from cobl anything. I am spending far more time playing around with mods than I am actually playing the game, which is a bit sad. There are other mods that stop you from running backwards, I'm pretty sure. Some of them make the backwards button do a combination of alterna...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:23 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Thanks for the tips, Arwen. I agree that I could probably live with See You Sleep not working on bedrolls and still find it worth using. This is so weird, I just discovered Real Thirst not two minutes before checking these forums! I'm strongly considering using it instead of V&V, and going back ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:22 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Finally decided to take the plunge and seriously try Vim and Vigor Overhauled. And since I wasn't using Real Sleep anymore, I figured See You Sleep was a strong possibility. However, See You Sleep is causing me to crash to desktop partway through the Bethesda logo loading screen. Does anyone know an...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Music for Oblivion

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 10:51 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 3937


Your humble opinion was well taken, mind you. I did say "nice list" after all. ;) Zimmer's score for Pirates is really identifiable. It also IS very good. Have you tested the score for the movie Gladiator at all in the game? I've always enjoyed the score for that movie. I wish I had scores...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:42 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


The mod sounds like it would make the end of the main quest absolutely impossible, what with getting attacked by a dozen guys at a time.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Music for Oblivion

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:40 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 3937


Nice list. One of the things I've always avoided doing with custom music is adding tracks that are strongly iconic of another game, film, or series. Because certain songs are so identifiable as "not belonging" it tends to jolt me out of my game mindset. John Williams' Indiana Jones Theme i...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:34 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Can't wait to see all of this at work!

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:10 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Pancakes: I use poison constantly. It is a little bit of a hassle to use, but the results justify it to me. It counteracts troll or clanfear regeneration very nicely, and at higher alchemy levels it's absolutely brutal. Poisons with two or three types of damage plus silence can eliminate enemies of ...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Sup!!

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:57 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 431


Yes, Arwen has the definitive starting point list of mods for me. I continuously watch her list as it updates and give each of her choices a goodly amount of consideration, as she's pretty hard-core as roleplayers go for Oblivion. I also wish I had her desktop system, but I wouldn't give up my big w...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:44 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


If you get your stealth high enough, you can almost always use a bow for a whole fight, as enemies never manage to see you. Less effective in the daylight or at close range, of course. This means training your stealth to 75+ early on, though, which is a poor option for qualifying your need for a str...

 Forum: Library   Topic: Another gone, and the year still not half over

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:53 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 692


I've always wanted to get into the Thieve's World stories more. I've only read a few of them, and he was instrumental in getting that project going.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of humorous fantasy, either, so don't feel bad. :)

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Sup!!

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:52 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 431


Welcome! Stay a while! Maybe even longer!

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Just curious about "Warhammer"

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:50 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1426


Not sure.

Games Workshop's universe is popular, though. And unlike WoW it actually revolves around reasons to kill things in a believable way.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Performance tweaking

Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 9:20 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1326


I tried version 3.1, and it was causing crashing everytime I walked into Sancre Tor. Very annoying. And that was only with Streampurge running. Streamsave is horrible. It makes my game pause at awkward and unexpected times. My saved games aren't bloated anyways... I save with the console with specif...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 9:16 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Ah ha... changed my version of obse and it works fine now.

Most excellent!

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Main Quest Rants

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:36 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1057


I seem to have my killing of stunted scamps down perfectly. Two shock spells kills one, or else a shock spell and a fully charged claymore swing as they charge at me. Clanfear runts are a dose of poison. Dremora are poison if they summon things and run away, or straight up shock/swing fests if they ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Main Quest Rants

 Post subject: Main Quest Rants
Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:34 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1057


I'm assuming that anyone reading this has beaten the main quest once already, but just in case I'll be light with the spoilers. Even though I've been playing this game for a couple of years, on and off, I've never beaten the main quest. I got a little ways into it once before, but started it at high...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Main Quest Rants

 Post subject: Main Quest Rants
Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:34 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 203


I'm assuming that anyone reading this has beaten the main quest once already, but just in case I'll be light with the spoilers. Even though I've been playing this game for a couple of years, on and off, I've never beaten the main quest. I got a little ways into it once before, but started it at high...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Performance tweaking

Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:19 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1326


http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index ... streamline

Has anyone tried Streamline at all? It's supposed to help with certain things, and amazingly so.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:18 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


It looks like someone has been busy tweaking her mods page... ;) Good show, Arwen! I'll give Better Cities a try at some point - but first I think I want to check out open cities. http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=841133&st=0 Open Better Cities is now available!* *yeah, there...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Shaiya

Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:04 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 5029


You get what you pay for. You aren't going to find a free game that is even close to one of those. If such a thing existed, EQ2 and CoV would go out of business, wouldn't you think?

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Shaiya

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:39 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 5029


http://www.cabalonline.com/

Scam? Who is buying anything? I thought all of those games were free?

Or were you talking about the "stl pl8" for "200 glds"? That's not meant to represent a scam, but IS meant to represent bad grammar.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Interesting Character Journal

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:04 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 348


Found this the other day. An interesting read. Apparently it's done by the same guy who wrote the Half Life 2 webcomic "Concerned" (the Life and Death of Gordon Frohman). The first few pages are background on the build and rules and such, but the rest of it is great fun. He's up to day 20 ...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Shaiya

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:01 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 5029


I stay away from MMORPGs.... as far as free ones go I heard someone at work talking about Cabal (sp?) but I otherwise don't play them. I like Oblivion because it's immersive, and insular. The last thing my immersion needs is some 12 year old trying to sell me something in the marketplace by spamming...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Check this out!

 Post subject: Check this out!
Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:35 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 469


This is so cool. I didn't even know what forum to put this in... gaming, or music? Very articulate.

http://kotaku.com/387830/this-hands+fre ... weet-music

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Performance tweaking

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:10 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1326


What did you use to overclock your processor? I have an old AMD Athlon 3000+ but have always been too timid to overclock it, since I really don't know what I'm doing. The processor is really the key performance problem for my system. Also, from a non-performance ini editing perspective, some people ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:08 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Eh, it's not worth that much trouble, honestly.

My controls are all still set to defaults, at least for the keyboard. I have my mouse set up differently, but that shouldn't matter too much.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:12 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Quick question: I've not once gotten Denock Arrows to work, despite loading it dead last of late. Mod list is similar to the one above, though I've taken out a few things. Know anything that it interferes with? Also: if you use the bedroll mod (which I personally love), don't get thrown in jail. It ...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Turpin's first post. Hello.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:09 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1018


Spore is currently surpassing Daikatana for "pre game release hype".

It better be ALL that, and a bag of chips, or I'm going to cry.

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Turpin's first post. Hello.

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:26 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1018


Conan is great, if you are okay with the casual racism. ;)

And welcome to the forums, Turpin. Looking forward to hearing more about your Oblivion game experience.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Has anyone heard of "Rappelz"?

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:18 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1008


Grind is one of the key reasons I stopped playing games like that, actually. I don't find it all that interesting. If I want a grind experience, I usually go for more of an action game, like Diablo 2 or Dungeon Siege, which is a bit faster paced. It's not to say that the process of accumulating weal...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion vs. Morrowind

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:31 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1812


I agree that most of the Oblivion quests are more involving than most Morrowind quests. Despite having only 4 main guilds, and despite some minor complaints with the Mage and Fighter guild questlines being completely solvable by someone who has never used a spell or sword, respectively, and despite ...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Has anyone heard of "Rappelz"?

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:21 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1008


Grinding is... the process by which these games keep you playing them. You grind to gain levels, better equipment, etc. Quoting Wikipedia's article on MMORPGs, "In nearly all MMORPGs, the development of the player's character is a primary goal. Many titles feature a character progression system...

 Forum: Gallery   Topic: 2008 News in Music

 Post subject: 2008 News in Music
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:10 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 566


The best of 2008, including anticipated releases and concerts. This seems to be a pretty interesting year in music, so far... Stone Temple Pilots - A reunion tour has commenced, with Scott Weiland's departure from Velvet Revolver following in its wake. I thought I'd never get to see this band play l...

 Forum: Forum Games   Topic: What comes to mind?

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:23 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1837


Propogation

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:43 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


Sounds like you don't have much time for personal enjoyment reading, Xit.

Cheers, and hope that changes.

What does that second one entail, out of curiosity?

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

 Post subject: Watcha reading?
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:23 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


Finished the last book in the Dune series a week ago. I rather liked the series, but I'm not planning on reading the extended series authored by the author's son (and one other guy). Currently reading Ripples of Battle, by Victor Davis Hanson. It talks about three battles where western powers fought...

 Forum: Forum Games   Topic: What comes to mind?

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:36 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1837


Valencia.

(This again? To be honest, Arwen's forums are the only place I've ever seen threads like these... and I've been to a LOT of internet forums...)

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:36 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Oh? Good to know, and thanks!

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:59 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


edit: er, just noticed that this was a double post from ages ago!

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:58 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


This is my current load order... no longer relevent, deleted to shorten thread I'm still getting some errors, but so far it's minor. Notably Harvest-Containers is causing certain containers to open and close incorrectly, so I might need to drop it. If I keep it, I need to play with the load order fo...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:34 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


I'm now using brighter drop torches with weight. Great find, and it makes me more self conscious about picking up every torch I happen across, now. See You Sleep is giving me some strange errors. I think it's conflicting with something... possibly Real Sleep. Might need to use Vim and Vigor instead....

 Forum: News / Debates   Topic: Tibet

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:12 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 925


Communism is inherently well-meaning, but ends up producing evil and greedy leaders. One of the major problems with Communism in the way that it is implemented is that it tends to set up a dictatorship, which is easier to corrupt than a different type of government. An elected council could implemen...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:10 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Right. And that does work, for simple mods, where the only contents of "Data" are an esp and/or esm file(s). The problem comes with a large mod like Anvil Bay Expansion, or the Oblivion Stereo Sound Overhaul. In the Anvil Bay Expansion archive, as an example, the folder named "Data&qu...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:26 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Gah! You are SO not getting this! Xit, you're a smart guy... why aren't you understanding? Especially with your computer background! Here's an example... as simple as I can make it. If you can't follow this logic... I'm hopeless in my ability to explain this. Let's say I have a mod that I unzip to m...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:23 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Arwen: not used either of those mods, but I'll be sure to check them out. And how is it that ObMM can install mod files directly? I thought it could only do that with OMOD files. Xit: with a very large file directory for a large and complicated mod, it becomes difficult to use copy-paste to do that....

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:27 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Yes, quite. I've had some trouble lately with extracting archived data from downloaded mod files. Maybe someone can help me with this? As an example, I open a file in winrar, and inside the archive is a folder named "blahblahmod" and inside that is a folder named "data" and insid...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Board games?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:18 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 779


Unfortunately, you can't really have a game master play a character in Descent. The game is set up so that the "Overlord" player is actively trying to kill the players as best he can. The game mechanic for this is actually really neat. He gets a certain amount of threat points each turn, b...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:09 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Ouch! I'm just gonna... take a step away from that one... in case someone starts swinging. ;)

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Board games?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:30 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 779


Agreed. Definitely miniatures war games, those.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:41 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Seems that all the better body mods are female only... :-\

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Board games?

 Post subject: Board games?
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:58 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 779


No, not bored games! I play these types of games every Friday with some friends. We actually stopped our roleplaying campaign because some of them are so fun. I grew up with Hero Quest, which is a dungeon crawl sort of adventure board game set in the same universe as Games Workshop's Warhammer Fanta...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:53 am 

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Views: 10350


Yeah, if you already like your game with OOO, don't bother with TIE. Better Cities has been amazing so far, but if you use Qarls Texture packs with it prepare for a frame rate hit... They also add some things that you might not like... gallows, chopping blocks, and bodies and such in some of the tow...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:44 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Arwen wrote:
This is the only problem that I've had with Vista, and I'm not willing to reinstall my entire operating system just to try to fix this one minor problem (at least not during my current semester).


Ah, good call, Arwen! :D

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:50 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Lynges Thieves Highway: great for the Thievery mod listed above. Adds rooftop access to certain city areas, as well as rooftop access to certain buildings, even. Compatible with Better Cities if you use their fixed version. Fellan Cities of Cyrodiil: modifies a couple more areas of the Imperial City...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:47 pm 

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Views: 10350


Thanks for the clarifications, Arwen. And obviously I've visited your load-order page, you quoted me as saying so! ;) The Better Cities mod is amazing, from the little bit that I've seen about it. Not sure if it conflicts with Qarls Harvest yet, but I've been unable to drag myself away from the mark...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:11 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Very helpful, though it doesn't include everything I use, obviously. I've noticed that OOO has a lite version that takes out most of the stuff that I didn't like about it! Very nice, and I might have to actually consider using this mod, now. Seems that Oscuro is determined to make a believer out of ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:28 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


Thanks, good to know.

Sounds like the Better Cities mod has a lot of conflicts... one of those situations where you use it and little else as far as built content is concerned. Hopefully I can overcome its limitations.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion Mod conflicts and load order notes

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:01 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 10350


I'm currently playtesting a whole heap of Oblivion mods. Does anyone know of any obvious conflicts between any of the popular mods, or have any specific load orders that they would like to suggest? I'm noting that some of the mods that I'm pretty sure I learned about from Arwen's site are no longer ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion MODs

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:37 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 26156


Some Mods I'm using are listed below. A nexus search will pop up any of these, though. Anyone played around with the Better Cities mods? They look really attractive. Bananasplits Better Cities. You can get a merged mod, or individual ones for each city. Imperial Market and Arboreatum included. Custo...

 Forum: News / Debates   Topic: Tibet

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:51 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 925


Hopefully this comment doesn't get taken the wrong way, but... from what I can tell support for a free Tibet is far more popular in India or America than it is *in * Tibet. From what I can see, the current wave of protests are largely aimed at getting attention before the upcoming Beijing Olympics, ...

 Forum: Library   Topic: Beyond the Fall of Night

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:38 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 518


I was also pretty sad to hear about this. Clarke was the last of the "big three" in sci fi. For that matter, I've not seen a single sci-fi writer of the calliber of Clarke emerge in ages. Thankfully the best sci-fi writers are quite prodigious, so I have quite a large catalog of writers fr...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Age of War

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:36 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 674


Heh, I'm actually quite addicted to the turret defense (TD) games on that same site, in the strategy section. In particular, "Bloon Tower Defense 2" is a lot of fun, as it primarily revolves around monkeys throwing darts at balloons. Highly recommended. Balloon Defense (also recommended) i...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: R.I.P. Gary Gygax

 Post subject: R.I.P. Gary Gygax
Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:32 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 669


I found out about this last night. I was kinda sad to hear it, even though I didn't know him personally.

Without Gary Gygax there would be no D&D, and certainly no Elder Scrolls as we know it today. He has my thanks for helping shape most of the hobbies that I play and love today.

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Age of War

 Post subject: Age of War
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 674


http://www.break.com/games/age-of-war1.html This little webgame seemed stupid at first, but it's actually really addicting. Haven't beaten in on impossible, yet. My strategy to beat hard is to turret up, and fight on your half of the map as often as possible. The best turret on the last civ-level ca...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: The Return Of The King

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:37 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 784


Not bad. Really busy, though. Finishing up my last class for grad school... and it's a doozy.

Not much time for Eldar Scrolls of late. Been playing a bit of Dawn of War with my clan, and I roleplay as often as I can via Neverwinter Nights 2.

Life is good. How have you been?

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: The Return Of The King

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:49 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 784


Welcome back, mate. I'm Heng Pu from the old forums, if you remember me.

Cheers!

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Windows Vista

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:52 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1295


No one is moaning... just no is buying it! (Yet.) I did, after all, mention that in another two years, a lot of bugs would be worked out. And yes, we expect that from any MS OS... XP had all sorts of similar analogies, as you keep pointing out. And that's why we don't trust Vista (Yet!!!) In fairnes...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Night of Louisiane

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:38 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 811


My sidewalk is glare ice...

So,um, yeah, us northern states get dumped on pretty frequently.

But hey, at least you don't live in Buffalo!

Welcome back, L. Night!*

 Forum: Gallery   Topic: Graffiti

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:41 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 702


Yeah, if 97% of the population is Mexican, you can expect any community of writers to be predominantly Mexican. Common sense, there.

The area I've largely been studying in my research is NYC, which has a much broader ethnic survey.

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: Hospital Time

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:46 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2221


Ouch. Poor Arwen! Take care of yourself and keep in touch.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Online Roleplaying

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:44 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1370


Yeah... the setting is very class oriented, and half orcs aren't treated very well. My character and another were drinking and talking in a middle-upper class establishment, where half orcs aren't even supposed to be. This fellow came in off the street, ordered too many drinks, but thankfully left o...
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