Jump to content

Scythe Bearer

Members
  • Posts

    237
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from ikonomov in Stormcloak or Imperial   
    I want to freely follow the superstition of my choosing, and that includes the worship of Talos.  The Altermeri Dominion and the Empire must be driven from Skyrim.   
    Even if that allows Maven Blackbrair to becomes Jarl of The Rift and turn the Hold into one big criminal enterprise?
  2. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Uncus in Windows 11   
    Well I'll be damned!  I have a security update which failed.  I tried to report it to Microsoft, but alas, you need an MS Online account to report a problem. 

  3. Like
    Scythe Bearer reacted to Arthmoor in Open Cities Skyrim special edition?   
    The SE version of OCS is already online and available. Just not on Nexus, and it won't be coming back to Nexus either until they change their ways back to something that resembles respect for a mod author's rights.
    The archive system on Nexus that is enabling this silly push to never update the game is precisely the thing many of us strongly disagree with and will not willingly support.
  4. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from lmstearn in Why is Oblivion your favorite RPG?   
    I am enjoying playing Oblivion right now, but it is by no way my favorite game.  Yes, the scenery is pretty.  Yes, the story line is fun.  Yes, it is a good game.  But alas, it is not my favorite game. 
    To find my favorite game, you have to set the Wayback Machine to 1979.  There you will find a little gem called Colossal Cave Adventure, a game considered to many to be grandfather of all Adventure RPGs.  It was a line mode, command - response, typewriter console game.  No pretty graphics.  No open world.  By today's standards, it is a dinosaur.  But it was my first, and thus my greatest, love.
    Truth be told.  The Elder Scrolls isn't even my favorite BSG franchise.  I prefer the Fallout Series.  Everyone talks about the feeling they had when they first exited the Shipping House in Morrowind or the sewer in Oblivion.  That was my feeling when I first exited a vault. 
    So, different strokes for different folks, I guess. 
  5. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Uncus in Windows 11   
    As I have stated in this thread before (January 27, 2022 go be exact), I am on Windows 11, and I do not have a MS Online account (never have). 
    My only annoyance it the loss of the stackable tiles on the start menu and the inability to easily change the height of the taskbar.  
    I see none of the issues which are described by alt3rn1ty.   I do occasionally get reminders that I need to create a MS account, but nothing even close to the aggressive nature described above.  
    I see no reason you shouldn't move up on the adaption curve.  Windows 11 is just different than Windows 10, and takes some getting used too.  
    For my part, I had some real challenges relearning my reflexive keystrokes and mouse positioning.  The hardest, positioning the mouse over Start icon on the taskbar.   It's not on the left anymore (it's center bottom), but my reflex still moves the mouse to the left. 
     
  6. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Uncus in Cleaning plugin   
    Remember too, that Loot is only as good as the data input to it.  Mod authors can supply data to Loot on Prerequisite/corequisite mods, mods which must be loaded before their mod, and which mods are incompatible.  Mod authors can also supply the cleaning verification data which Xedit creates when a mod is cleaned.  But if authors do not supply this data to Loot, then Loot is basically guessing.  And given that quite a few mod authors do not clean their mods nor supply the data which Loot uses to order mods, Loot's load orders are a best guess. 
    This does not mean that you shouldn't use Loot.  The majority of responsible Mod authors do clean their mods, and do feed the mod data to Loot, and the more authors which supply data to Loot, the better Loot's load order becomes. 
  7. Haha
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Tasheni in Tasheni Followers Part 1 - One for All and All for One   
    Nice work.  Just one little nit.  Nords drink mead, not meet. 
     
  8. Haha
    Scythe Bearer reacted to lmstearn in Son of Random Stuff   
    The best oracle on the net ever.
    Just clicked up:
    Fantastic!
  9. Haha
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from lmstearn in Sunsetting Bethesda.Net Launcher   
    Poor project management, Todd.  But hell, I can share a spare, so now they have no excuse.
     

  10. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from phatbassanchor in So, how exactly do I install it?   
    Place the zipped file in \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Morrowind\Data Files and unzip it there.  Then, using your mod manager, activate the mod by enabling Unofficial Morrowind Patch.esm.
  11. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Innocent in AFK Mods / Account Creation   
    Lest we forget, the questions are random and the answers can be googled.  Just copy/paste the question into everybody's favorite search engine. 
  12. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Bwc51794 in How to remove Loot load order.   
    If you simply want to delete your load order, go to C:\Users\...your user name...\AppData\Local\Fallout 4 and rename the file plugins.txt.   All gone. 
    If you just want to shift your load order around, there are at least three possible solutions:
    First, open your mod manager and use whatever facilities it has to maintain and adjust your load order.  This is the preferred method. Second, open the game and open the mods service from the main menu.  Use that facility to reorder the mods to meet your needs.  Last, go to C:\Users\...your user name...\AppData\Local\Fallout 4 and open the file plugins.txt.  Save a backup copy and then move things around until they are the way you want them.  Just be careful to respect the format, which should be obvious.  This is how we managed load orders before mod managers.   
  13. Thanks
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from phatbassanchor in New player here. Should I install anything else besides the unofficial patch?   
    From what I have read thus far, your English is better than some of the folks here.  You use the language without all the colloquialisms and Idiomatic localizations which people sprinkle throughout their writings (me included).  You also write simply and concisely, without flourishes and excess verbiage.   It is refreshing to see the language used thus.
  14. Thanks
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Jumbo in New player here. Should I install anything else besides the unofficial patch?   
    From what I have read thus far, your English is better than some of the folks here.  You use the language without all the colloquialisms and Idiomatic localizations which people sprinkle throughout their writings (me included).  You also write simply and concisely, without flourishes and excess verbiage.   It is refreshing to see the language used thus.
  15. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from phatbassanchor in Demented rabbits and grumpy lizards?   
    I am, and will remain, a Hound from Hell.  Just one of the Devil's many Dogs. 
  16. Sad
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Aino_3027 in Anything Audio Thread   
    At the passing of Meat Loaf; 
     
  17. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Uncus in My Stuff Uncus   
    You forget people who move and can't take their animals with them. 
    And you forgot our most common problem.  People get "guard" dogs, and then try to keep them as house pets.  When the dog gets too big, or too assertive, they simply take the dog and dump it.  So our feral dogs aren't toy or small breeds,  they are Rottweilers, Dobermans, Pit Bull terriers, German Shepards, Chows, and at least one Bull Mastiff.  And when I talk about feral dogs, I am not talking about the ones that are dumped.  If captured, they can often be rehabilitated.  I am talking about their offspring, the animals which have never been socialized with people but have the dogs long inbred ability to inhabit human spaces. 
    The biggest "adaption" we have seen here is coyote-dog hybrids.  Normal coyotes run from people and are somewhat cowardly.  But these hybrids don't run, and are more aggressive.  These hybrids are shot on sight, regardless of the County and State and Animal Rights Activists.  They pose a threat to people and stock. 
    These animals have no
    Oh, and after yesterdays post, one of my neighbors reported one of his horses had been killed by feral dogs. 
  18. Thanks
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from AriesForce1988 in Skyrim Anniversary Edition and You   
    First place I always check is the system tray.  You would be surprised what is lurking down there.  then ...
    Tell Steam to close after launch.  Turn off all (or all but one) of the in-game overlays from Windows, your video drivers, Steam, and other sources.  Turn off the app that monitors the levels of ink in your printer.  Turn off the windows background cleanup processes.  Tell your security software to run their scans and cleanup when you're normally asleep.  Tell your backup tools to run after your security scan. 
    Most folks don't think to turn these things off, but they can kill game performance. 
  19. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from InstantHero in Content list, add game name, please   
    Found a work around.  Added the game name as a tag, then made that tag the Item Prefix.   Now that tag shows up before the mod name.   It's a cludge, and a pain in the butt to set up, but it does the job. 

  20. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from phatbassanchor in Quick Question on how AE impacts Previous SSE mod deck   
    Just one additional point. It is my understanding that should you purchase and download any or all of the "AE CC Pack", you are not required to use all of the content.  You can still activate/deactivate the CC mods individually using your mod manager.
  21. Thanks
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Thane Baldur in Quick Question on how AE impacts Previous SSE mod deck   
    Just one additional point. It is my understanding that should you purchase and download any or all of the "AE CC Pack", you are not required to use all of the content.  You can still activate/deactivate the CC mods individually using your mod manager.
  22. Thanks
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Sigurð Stormhand in Content list, add game name, please   
    Found a work around.  Added the game name as a tag, then made that tag the Item Prefix.   Now that tag shows up before the mod name.   It's a cludge, and a pain in the butt to set up, but it does the job. 

  23. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from smr1957 in Mod Dependencies?   
    In a word, "No". 
    Like a lot of authors, Arthmoor only supports the current version of the game.  The current version of SSE (1.6.342) contains all prior DLC and four CC items, all are included as part of the base game. 
    Consequently, if you wish to play Open Cities Skyrim, you will need to update your game to the current version of SSE.  NO other option is available. 
     
  24. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Sah in Skyrim Anniversary Edition announced   
    Given the season, send lumps of coal. 
     
  25. Like
    Scythe Bearer got a reaction from Sah in Skyrim Anniversary Edition announced   
    Sah, my response is much simpler.

    You start by picking a Mod Manager.  Ask a dozen people, and you get a dozen answers as to which one is "best".  I use the community version  of  NMM with Loot.  Others will swear by MO2 while a host of voices will advocate for Vortex.  Just ask someone you trust and go from there.
    As for your first mod, it should now and forever be the unofficial patch for whichever game you are modding.  It is so much simpler to play the game when the majority of annoying little bugs are fixed.  Form there, go with what you like; just as SSE is a wide open game, so is the modding world.  Start small, experiment, add more, throw some away, add some more.  Find what makes your game more satisfying for you. and add pieces.  And don't be afraid, because; being human; you will makes mistakes.  Everyone here has stepped in it more than once.
    Just follow a few simple rules. 
    Keep good backups.  Daily, or more if you are adding/removing mods or shifting things around a lot. Start a new game every time you add a mod to see how it plays well with others.  Some mods are simply incomparable.  Go slow.  People don't wake up on Thursday and create a 398 mod list from scratch.  Have fun.  If it isn't fun, stop, go back to basics and start over.  Did I mention backups.  EDIT:
    If you need help, go to a small community you trust and are comfortable with.  Avoid large communities when asking for help because you will either get too many conflicting responses to deal with, or crickets.  Nexus mods and their discords, Bethesda.net's Discord, and reddit's r/skyrimmods are all places to avoid unless you have asbestos skivvies and an iron hide.
     
×
×
  • Create New...