Upgrades Soon

Upgrades Soon

The ancient dedicated server that this blog and several sites are hosted on will be receiving badly-needed RAM upgrades to support a Space Engineers I have been asked to host. I still have to schedule a date with the datacenter, but it’ll probably be within a week or two.  Unfortunately, even after manually patching the game’s IL, I was able to get the UI to pop up and get the remote API running, but the game crashes with an access violation after running for a bit. – MORE

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Fixing a Role-Changed VIVE Tracker

Fixing a Role-Changed VIVE Tracker

Update 2/20/2020: I “decompiled” the Vive Tracker Role Changer tool and figured out it’s just self-extracting batch file packaged with lighthouse_console. Will try to get in touch with Valve or HTC to see if there’s a more direct way of getting configuration data.

I recently picked up a used 2018 VIVE Tracker from Amazon so I could start building a full-body tracking kit over the next few months. – MORE

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4chan’s New Ad Loader, And “Canvas Fingerprinting” Accusations

4chan’s New Ad Loader, And “Canvas Fingerprinting” Accusations

It’s that time of the year again, and Hiro, 4chan’s current owner, has decided to switch to a new ad loader after issues with the previous one (“argon”) being blocked.  I didn’t make an article about Argon, since I didn’t figure anyone would give a shit beyond the few paranoids on /g/, but I did tear it apart and reverse-engineer it on my GitLab as an exercise.  – MORE

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FTD – Lua, Missiles, and APIs, Oh My

I should probably use this blog more often.  Here it sits, gathering dust, while I work on things that people would like to know more about.

A while ago, I started working on a game from Brilliant Skies, Ltd. called From the Depths.  Placing the game in a particular genre is difficult:  It’s got voxel-building, like Minecraft. It has real-time Strategy elements, like Starcraft.  – MORE

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Screengrab, now with falsified reviews!

Screengrab, now with falsified reviews!

Yesterday, I made a hacked version of the Firefox addon Screengrab that removes the ads the author added.  Again, I understand the guy made the ads opt-inm and he needs the money for his sick kid, but some of us just don’t want adware anywhere on our computers.

Because of the new “feature”, the addon has been receiving lots of bad reviews, so today, I decided to check in to see how things were going on that front. – MORE

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High-Performance LODs with DynDOLOD 2.x

High-Performance LODs with DynDOLOD 2.x

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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