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Post by Triaxx2 » Wed, 14. Jan 15, 14:26

I didn't realize this didn't have a mod list.

I've got Loki's Advanced Hyperdrive
Cycrow's cheats for a few of the more 'cinematic' things I've done.
Cycrow's Equipment Research and Development.
Improved Boarding... which I don't recall having ever used.
Improved Races is installed, but disabled because it didn't work properly.
NPC Bailing Addon, because it should have been vanilla. It's turned way down.
The Marauder Shipyard, because it's both awesome, and useful to be able to buy certain things.

I've also got all of Lucike's Scripts from the collection, which is too massive to name.

And the mission information fix. Because that's absurdly useful.
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Post by radster01 » Wed, 6. May 15, 23:45

hey, what happened to this? I want more!

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Post by Triaxx2 » Thu, 7. May 15, 00:08

Lag. My gaming computer is pretty old now. I'm building a new one though, so it shouldn't be long before I can fire this up again. That combined with some significant computer problems, caused me to stop. Technically it's on hiatus.
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Post by Sabrina Bergin » Thu, 7. May 15, 05:50

Triaxx2:

What sort of rig are you putting together Triaxx2? Just curious as I'm thinking of upgrading my MB later this year.

I'm running an Intel I3 3.4 GHZ at the moment and my FPS drops quite a bit in combat situations.

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Post by Triaxx2 » Thu, 7. May 15, 14:44

This is my new one. It's a massive improvement over my current one, which is a dual core, 2.21Ghz processor, and 2 GB of RAM. So a significant upgrade.
  • Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
    Motherboard: ASRock 870
    CPU:AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz
    RAM: G.SKILL 16GB 94.99 (BOUGHT)
    Video Card: MSI GAMING N750 TF 1GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    OS: Windows 7
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Post by Sabrina Bergin » Thu, 7. May 15, 17:47

Triaxx2:

It looks pretty good I can't see you having a FPS issue with it. I'm thinking of upgrading my MB with an Intel I5 CPU and update my ram from 8-16GB.

The rest of my kit is pretty new due to a string of hardware failures, at the end of last year. Hope to see you back soon.

Shaun.

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Post by Triaxx2 » Thu, 7. May 15, 20:11

Don't think so either. My old one has been pretty absurdly reliable, aside from some minor issues, and one lightning strike, but the new one will be a monster by comparison.

I'm not a big fan of Intel processors. I've never had anything but trouble with them. AMD's always been the way to go. Same with HDD's. WD's have always given me problems, but I've got a nearly 25 year old Seagate that still works just fine.
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Post by Sabrina Bergin » Thu, 7. May 15, 20:26

Triaxx2:

I know what you mean I was looking at the cost over performance specs more than anything else.

Plus the other considerations are the number of SETA internal and external ports/ connections. Plus a lot of kit available here is intended for use with an Intel board.

Having said that I should think that Seagate drive you spoke of must have an appalling transfer speed. Speaking of which I, note you have only one physical HDD Listed. I would consider using a min sized SSD for boot up purposes if nothing else.

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Post by Triaxx2 » Fri, 8. May 15, 04:41

The only external port I won't be able to use is the lone USB3.0 on my case, which is fine, because there's one on the back of the mobo. The connectors on my current case are broken because they stuck out the front of the case, and got stepped on. Plus the front door broke off, so it left my power, and reset buttons exposed. Thus the new case has all that stuff on top.

The 25 year old one? Yeah, it's 10GB, with an IDE cable connection. It's only slightly quicker than dial-up. :D

Yeah. I'm definitely going to get myself an SSD later on, but right now I just want it up and running. I'm thinking a 120GB, with Windows 7 on one partition, and Linux on the other, so I can play Minecraft without having windows in my business.
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Post by Sabrina Bergin » Sun, 10. May 15, 05:38

Triaxx2:

Interesting, after my last post my primary HD decided not to talk to me anymore and I have just spent the best part of 48 hours getting my rig up and running again. Perhaps I should consider an AMD rig?

Bad news is I lost my current game but I think I have a save I can use stored on cloud I can down load. Trouble I have is that every attempt I make to mod my game back to where it was ends badly.

Just trying to use the plug in manager sends my machine to a non responsive state despite totally wiping/formatting all three drives and starting from scratch.

So it looks like I will have to play this run through Vanilla.

Good news is I haven't suffered a hardware loss.

Not sure if this was an Intel problem, deffo wasn't a virus so a bit of a puzzle. Still I like a challenge.

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Post by Triaxx2 » Mon, 27. Jul 15, 03:18

So, I really like Steam's built in browser. I'm actually sending this message from the command deck of Knight's Lance. I've had to roll back to about half-way through the last chapter, due to a bit of save corruption. Since I didn't do anything particularly interesting, it's not too hard to recreate, and as soon as I finish that, I'll move on. Just letting you know.

Mini-Chapter:

Oh gods, the booze. I don't know what happened last night, but I got so insanely drunk, and then wrote an entire entry for a two day operation. I swear. I need to drink less, or drink something a little higher quality. Or maybe check and make sure they didn't write space on a regular fuel canister. Ugh.
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Post by Sabrina Bergin » Mon, 27. Jul 15, 06:56

Triaxx2:

I had a similar problem which prompted me to buy my current rig last year. Joke was that I eventually got the HD to work again when I replaced the PSU.

Try fitting a different power lead to it if you have one spare. I recall my HD started to make a mechanical noise like a dry wheel bearing when it spooled up just prior to its failing.

As for scripts I have always had a problem getting mods to work properly, I think it is because they tend to overlap each other and have to be installed in a step by step sequence and tested at each stage. Touch wood since then except for the graphics card and my backup HDD failing (They were old) I haven't really had a problem.

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Post by Triaxx2 » Tue, 28. Jul 15, 01:08

Thankfully, nothing so horrible. Just the latest save, which was about two hours from the previous one. I normally save more frequently, and just didn't do it this time. It's all been recovered, and I'm working on the next chapter. Depressingly, now my laptop needs replacing, but the new desktop's got power enough to spare for both the game and the word processor. Just have to remember to park before I tab out. :D
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Post by Sabrina Bergin » Tue, 28. Jul 15, 09:53

Triaxx2:

That is excellent news, looking forward to seeing you cracking on again.

I use a Midi tower PC myself, I'm old fashioned that way plus its much easier to work on when they decide to go pear shaped.

As for not saving, the number of times I used to pull my hair out after I had hit the quit tab then remembered I hadn't , it's a wonder I'm not bald.

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Post by Triaxx2 » Tue, 28. Jul 15, 13:39

I always save before I quit, but I also save habitually in other places as well. And for whatever reason, this time I didn't.

I love my mid-tower. Big enough for everything I need, though it's just big enough for the motherboard. A half inch or so bigger, and I wouldn't have room for the PSU under the mobo. I'd originally planned on a smaller one, but it didn't work with my CPU. Oh well. This one works fantastically.

I keep getting informed that my Ship Tools file is the wrong language when I start the game. Any idea how to fix that?
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