High-Performance LODs with DynDOLOD 2.x

Get pretty LODs like this without the performance impact.

Skyrim is an old game, but still fun to play.  I occasionally use it to blow off steam, and have had plenty of experience modding it.  The following is an update to an earlier post that was written for DynDOLOD 1.49, which, as someone has pointed out, is ancient and the instructions no longer apply.  I use the following settings and receive no performance hits from DynDOLOD, since  have disabled the scripts that DynDOLOD likes to inject. – MORE

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Skyrim and High Performance Dynamic LODs using DynDOLOD

This is a cross-post from 4chan for posterity.  I regularly get 55FPS (capped) using the following procedure, which is a mash of STEP instructions, DynDOLOD install procedures, and personal experience.  LODs are still pretty crappy-looking, but it’s a Gamebryo game, and they at least match up with what’s actually in the world.

  1. First, ensure shit works before installing DynDOLOD.
  2. Install the latest development release of FO4Edit and rename it to TES5Edit.exe.
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How to Clean Skyrim Saves

I recently made a Skyrim mod to fix an annoying bug with Serana, one of the Dawnguard DLC’s characters.  She’s a rather complex entity, using her own AI to help quests in Dawnguard manipulate her follower status and “lock” her to the player when needed.  Unfortunately, this AI also clashes with mods like Extensible Follower Framework, which enable you to have more than one follower at a time.  – MORE

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Phabricator and Supervisor

When Space Station 14 was first getting its sea legs, we had the need for a project management system that could easily handle hundreds of developers, and had ways for the team to easily review changes without stumbling all over each other.  We ended up using Phabricator from Phacility, and while its effectiveness is debatable (Arcanist is a pain in the ass to install on Windows, for example), it has many useful features.  – MORE

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Disabling AverMedia’s Media Center Hotkeys

A year ago, I purchased an AverMedia C027 PCIe HD  capture card, so I could stream old retro games from my PS2, SNES, and N64.  While it works a lot better than the Hauppauge PVR, it still has a few issues.  I am reminded of these issues whenever I try to take a screencap with Fraps while playing a game: F10 brings up the AverMedia Media Center, which is a full-screen app that I have to use to configure the card’s input.  – MORE

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HHVM on Lighttpd – Walk in the Park

Together at last.

Just switched this server (dedi.nexisonline.net) to HHVM, a recode of PHP by Facebook. The process went smoother than expected, although I switched the ChanMan/testing server to HHVM a while ago, and therefore had some prior experience.

Unfortunately, HHVM has rather piss-poor documentation on how to get it running on Lighttpd, which is fairly odd, considering they have docs for Apache and nginx. – MORE

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