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February 9th, 2005


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03:09 am
A few days since I updated last. Haven't done much, except for Sunday. We drove to Crossford (near Dunfermline) to visit one of my cousins, for my aunt's 75th birthday. Like Boxing Day, lots of my cousins and their families there, it was a fine lunch and a fun afternoon. I'm sure we'll see them again sometime soon.

Meanwhile, I've been playing Morrowind a lot. It has flaws ... most notably the dreaded "CTD" (Crash To Desktop) - one minute you're playing the game normally, the next minute it's gone and you're staring at the Windows desktop (quicksave often). Despite that, it's still a lot of fun. I've installed a new bunch of mods for it lately, too - some to make it look better, some which add new areas and quests, and some because they're fun and silly.
(say, haloumi, did you get my recommendation for MW (back in August last year, while you were travelling the world) ?)



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From:morniendil
Date:February 8th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
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I found that not loading saved games was a good way to avoid the CTDs. That, and installing the update(s) of course :)
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From:davidcook
Date:February 9th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, if I couldn't load saved games I'd never get anywhere in the game :-)

(I think I have all the updates ... but I also have 20-25 mods packed in :-) )
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From:haloumi
Date:February 8th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
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I did get your recommendation but I have not acted upon it.

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But the distance between lurking and striking varies from tiny to vast.
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From:davidcook
Date:February 9th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
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Are you sure you're not an epeeist ? :-)
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From:sols_light
Date:February 9th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
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I haven't had a single CTD with my Game of the Year Edition, but tht might be because it's prepatched. The only problems I've had is when my system is so overloaded trying to run it that the game chugs a little too much. That can only be fixed by a new system, so not much to worry about.
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From:davidcook
Date:February 9th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, I think I have the latest patched version (with Tribunal and Bloodmoon too).
As for slowing down, happens quite a bit, but the FPS Optimizer helps quite a bit - it allows you to control the view distance with your mouse wheel - so if the FPS drops off too much (Hello, Balmora ! (10 fps ... 7 fps ... 5 fps ... )), I can just wind back the view distance. It also allows you to increase the view distance beyond the normal maximum, so that if you want a pretty snapshot of a wide area, you can get it ...
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From:sols_light
Date:February 9th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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ooh, thank you, I shall have to do that, as it would make it worth playing if I could get rid of the dreaded frame-rate chugs.

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