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  1. It's sad how politics have taken such a dominant part of our lives and has sneaked into our language. Unfortunately the only way to fix this so that we can walk safely on neutral ground is to do exactly what Sigurd suggests and try to be conscious of it. I know for sure that it has happened to me over the last few years, I often find myself going off into some political topic with my real life friends and although I understand that I'll not fix the world, voicing my opinion seems the right thing to do. And all it does is add more noise to what feels an already noise polluted world. Maybe w
  2. You misspelled swearing as sweating in your post above and I was laughing my ass off. lol EDIT: Well, that would be what I would be doing if I was to moderate. I sometimes find myself mistyping subconsciously words based on what I'm thinking, so I just found it funny is all. Probably not the case here, and why would it be if you are already a moderator, but I just found it funny.
  3. I think this is the first time I've read a forum's rules. It feels a bit restrictive, like the collapse of the imaginary sense of freedom once you consider that you can't take a dump in the middle of Walmart. Sorry for the ugly metaphor, but it's needed to illustrate the ugliness of the carelessness with which sometimes the word freedom is wrongly used in some parts of the world. To be honest, I'm a bit surprised this thread is still going. It feels like a badly conceived ode. But many people were hurt on Bethesda, and I think the reason why this thread is still going. I don't think the
  4. I've had NPCs chase me through doors that change areas. Mine and Sah's last deaths were because of this. As for NPCs randomly dying, I've had once Belethor die without seeing it happen. He does venture outside Whiterun, so it must have been there. Normally though, very few NPCs are scripted to run around in Tamriel, usually the ones that do are either essential or protected. As you can imagine there is logic behind this, but then some NPCs are scripted to not even leave one room, so logic seems an elusive mistress. Normally NPCs will not simply die randomly in the game, getting killed by
  5. In Photoshop there's an automation tool that allows you to do that. I also found a way to convert a batch of files online here https://cloudconvert.com/png-to-jpg. It even allows you to resize the images and specify the compression quality, but I just tested it and the default quality is great, about the same as what Windows Paint is using. So you can just select your files and then convert and download all the converted images at once.
  6. Both gloves on both the .png and .jpg files look about the same on my screen here. If you are using a non IPS monitor and have both images one above the other when comparing them, the slight difference in the vertical viewing angle can cause a slight shift in color and brightness. The two images are not identical, at 400% some .jpg artifacts can be spotted if both images are viewed next to each other, but probably most people won't do that
  7. Adella does not want to use mods to resolve the problem. I've made a mod that addresses this exact issue a few weeks ago: Nexus: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/49667/ Xbox: https://bethesda.net/en/mods/skyrim/mod-detail/4213788/ And I agree that such mods should not be used and there shouldn't be a need for them, but sadly this is Skyrim. NPCs occasionally fall from the sky, just like animals do. There are folks around here who can explain better why this happens, but yes, it happens. Luckily protected and essential people don't die when it happens to be th
  8. OK, after posting the images above a few observations can be made. The downsizing algorithm used by the website when doing the thumbnails is doing a fairly good job regardless of the original image size, but the only way to get perfectly sharp images is to upload them at a size smaller than 800x600 to make sure that the thumbnail is the original image. So if you are happy with an image with the size of 800x600 or smaller then that's the best size to use because the thumbnail inserted into a post will be the sharpest it can be. If a larger size is desired, it doesn't really matter what size
  9. Yep. Although I just did some testing with Paint on Windows 10. Normally I never use it for anything, but when it comes to image resizing it does a great job, I believe it uses a Bicubic algorithm resulting in excellent quality images. Also when saving .jpg files the default JPG compression quality seems be of very high quality, a great balance between image size and image quality, I'd say optimal. It seems Windows Paint might be limited in functionality, but the things that it does, it does well. Unless somebody already has another image editing software, for resizing and saving .jpg ima
  10. EDIT below: There are a few things to consider if you want your images to be sharp and take less space. First you want to use .jpg file format. Your images are in 24-bit .png file format, which is great for image quality, but with higher .jpg compression quality you can get visually the same results for less than half the file size. Second, images posted inside a thread will be resized to 800x600 pixel for their thumbnail. When downsizing you want your original image to be at least 1.5x and ideally 2x the size to get a good quality result, otherwise your downsized image will
  11. Agreed, especially mods that don't make sense. Glowing books, give me a break.
  12. He came up with a better one, double colon plus space, preceding the location. lol
  13. hah Yep, it is 800, I didn't check before... comparing the above images makes it look like there's a bigger difference between the two if the original was 1000. Yeah, I think the size that it is right now strikes a good balance. 4:3 is also the right decision. But yeah, I think anything smaller than what it is right now might be too small. Once a thread becomes popular enough to get the sidebar I doubt many people will see the full size anyways, as it will be downsized. Even the 1000 was not too bad, I think the bigger issue was the embedded videos that were at 100%. Having both at 800x6
  14. Me too man. PC rules! What could be better than sitting in front of a nice large monitor with a nice keyboard and mouse?
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