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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.Detail&id=6375
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
Total Comments 1755 (Pro)
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News Comments > DC Universe Online F2P Data
5. Re: DC Universe Online F2P Data Nov 22, 2011, 11:11 Darks
 
necrosis wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 09:43:
Now if they only use that money to increase server power so I don't have to wait 30 min in a queue every time I want to log in.

No shit dude, Iíve gotten to the point where itís not worth even trying to get on anymore. And I bought this game 6 months ago when it was on sale for 5 dollars. Those of us who are premium members should have gotten head of the line privileges. So I just keep plugging away at the Star Wars MMO.
 
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News Comments > Jurassic Park Metacritic Boosting
15. Re: Jurassic Park Metacritic Boosting Nov 18, 2011, 11:33 Darks
 
Prez wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 11:24:
They also didn't explain who they were in the review.

Neither do the fanboys and haters.

You really canít fault them for giving their game a good score. But they should have said in their review who they are.

I made a mod a few years back that took us almost one and a half years to make. On the site that hosts it we have the ability to rate our mod there, but I never did. I did not want to be accused of rating my own mod highly even though we were very proud of the work we did on it. It was a highlighted mod in PC Gamer too that got great reviews too.

I know all too well what itís like to see someone bash your hard work, especially for us when it was something that was free and offered over 30 hours of game play. The mod we made was for Never winter nights. ďEye of the BeholderĒ So itís not uncommon for someone to do what these guys did.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Delayed
8. Re: Torchlight II Delayed Nov 17, 2011, 15:12 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 14:51:
Makes sense, right now is way too crazy for games to release anything else. I love the AC series which he mentioned but I'm skipping Revelations until its like $20 because I've got enough games to play to last at least six months. Hell I still haven't finished Arkham City.

Same here, way too much to play right now. I am disappointed that itís not out yet, but Iím all for the game getting polished and running great. Iím sure we will see this game released in the next two months though. Any longer and they risk Diablo 3 coming out and they donít want to compete with that.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
84. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 14:00 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 13:57:
Right, that's a workaround involving other equips though like I mentioned earlier. People want to just hit one button to equip two weapons that they select without needing any workaround, end of story. It would just make things far easier. They don't want to be hitting 3-4 different keys to have to do it and they don't want to have to memorize what order they did things in so that it doesn't screw up in the middle of combat while they're worried about managing shouts/magic/weapons/etc.

Speaking of which, anyone know if there are Control 1-9 shortcuts or something? Having just 1-8 is really limiting and my favorites menu is bloated from all of silly dragon shouts and etc.

I donít think there is, it seems to be locked down to just those 8. And to me I think they should have made three Favorites menus. One for Weapons, one for Spells and one for Potions. I hate having to wade through that long list of crap.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
82. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 13:46 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 12:55:
Iím not sure why you all are having issues with it. I have two swords both with different enchantments. One with Ice the other with Fire and Iím having no issues at all with it. I havenít tried an Axe. So Iím not sure about those. I switch back between the swords and my bow a lot and a heal spell. But, I have had some issues with other keys sometimes seemingly getting confused and not working until; I hit either TAB or escape and they work again.

Are they the same sword though? I think you're misunderstanding what people are wanting here, they want a single hotkey to equip different weapons for dual wielding purposes. Try equipping an axe and a sword to the same hotkey, you can't. Any items that are "grouped" under the favorites menu you can dual wield by hitting the same button twice. For example if I have 3 Imperial Swords and I assign hotkey 5 to them I can dual wield them by hitting 5 twice. Once equips one of those imperial swords in my right hand, a second time equips another in my left. Any items that aren't grouped can't be dual wielded without using two different hotkeys to select them. There is an annoying workaround involving having one previously equipped and switching hands but we're not counting that because its silly.

It's just a limitation of the system they chose unfortunately, the only way it'll be fixed is likely through mods.

I understand what you are saying. Let me explain how I think this is working. Itís not the most refined way and thereís no rhyme or reason to why Bethesda did it this way.

I have two complete different swords. I bound one to #1 and the other to #2

I have my Bow bound to #4 and another one to #5

I think, the primary hand weapon needs to be the hot key used I hit the #1 key and both are re-equipped in both hands.

I will test out the Axes and Daggers when I get home. But Iím thinking that the primary hand weapon is the only key that needs to be hit in order to get both weapons equipped again. I may be wrong, but again I will test it when I get home. I do believe when I hit the #2 key only the one sword was equipped.

Also I do not have to hit the same key twice to get them to re-equip.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
77. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 12:48 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 12:42:
Darks wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 12:23:
Actually they do, I have both one handed swords equiped and All I have to do is hit the #1 key and both are re-equiped. I havent had any issues at all with it.

That only seems to work if you have two identical items with the same ID. If you're trying to dual wield a sword and an axe or two swords with different enchantments it doesn't work. It's a limitation of the favorites system unfortunately.

Iím not sure why you all are having issues with it. I have two swords both with different enchantments. One with Ice the other with Fire and Iím having no issues at all with it. I havenít tried an Axe. So Iím not sure about those. I switch back between the swords and my bow a lot and a heal spell. But, I have had some issues with other keys sometimes seemingly getting confused and not working until; I hit either TAB or escape and they work again.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
75. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 12:23 Darks
 
everyone wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 06:41:
Ratty wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 00:55:
I swear some of the NPCs are voiced by Garrett himself, Stephen Russell.
That's because they are.
Darks wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 02:17:
You guys realize that you can hot key weapons and spells in this game with the key pad and the number keys right?
You realise that the hotkeys don't actually work if you want to dual wield, right?

Actually they do, I have both one handed swords equiped and All I have to do is hit the #1 key and both are re-equiped. I havent had any issues at all with it.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
29. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 02:17 Darks
 
MisterBenn wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 00:54:
Flatline wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 00:18:
my weapons are mapped backwards
Use Left Hand and Use Right Hand are remappable ingame! They are reversed by default to be the same as previous games presumably.

You guys realize that you can hot key weapons and spells in this game with the key pad and the number keys right?

Just hover the mouse over any item so that it turns white. And this has to be done while the Favorites menu is open. Then hit the number key to while the item is highlighted. Get out of the Favorite menu and hit the number key you assigned it and it is now hot keyed. In the Favorites menu if it works correctly you will see the number pop up in front of the item you hot keyed.

Works great and itís so much easier. They are basically using the same key mapping of items like Fallout.
 
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News Comments > Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin
3. Re: Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin Nov 16, 2011, 11:03 Darks
 
Why would anyone want to drink from a well that is posioned? Not me!!

You know damn well that EA is out there buying off other Developers to use their portal just like Sony did years ago with the Blue ray crap because they were desperate to beat out HD DVD. Which in my opinion was a far superior format.
 
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News Comments > Brink Patch Coming
1. Re: Brink Patch Coming Nov 15, 2011, 21:43 Darks
 
You mean people still play this?  
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
42. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 13:29 Darks
 
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 13:19:
Bucky wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 12:56:
The UI still irritates me, not because it sucks with the mouse (I just use the keyboard) but because so much is hidden. I just figured out that you hit R to unlock shouts with stored up dragon souls. Every time I'd tried to select a new shout, it had just said I needed a dragon soul. I'd pushed along in the relevant quest lines, killed dragons and then immediately tried to select the shout.....and then 20 minutes ago I accidentally stumbled across how to do it. Bah!

It should unlock on selection, but to be fair it does tell you at the bottom that R will unlock it.

The UI is a big irritation, especially when it comes to remapping keys. I like how you remap a key and the interface still shows the default key as the mapping and does not reflect what you have remapped it too. That bugs me to no end. Plus you cannot use the Key pad to remap keys either. Iím a left hander and always use the Arrow keys and the Key pad. So remapping keys is essential for me. It drives me crazy that Developers are so close minded and think that everyone uses WASD to play games. Moron Developers!!
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
29. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 11:57 Darks
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 11:27:
Verno wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 11:10:
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 11:07:
And this is why we get a shitty UI.

/mods already in the work.

Creston

Once I fixed the mouse sensitivity problems I didn't really mind the UI. There's a bit too much scrolling but the sub-categories take care of that for the most part. Then again I actually use my houses for storage and don't walk around like a mobile armory so *shrug*

I keep TRYING not to, but then I stumble on another bandit camp, and five minutes later I'm loaded with all kinds of loot again.

Btw, I HATE that they did loot the exact same way as in Oblivion. It's horseshit. Yes, the bandits aren't walking around in Daedric armor, but even so, it's fucking stupid that you can't find any decent loot when you're low level. Isn't that the whole POINT of exploring? That when I find a chest guarded by a puzzle and a Master lock, I get something decent when I open it? Rather than 14 fucking gold and a potion of fucking Stamina???

I recently found an underwater ruin where there was a glass mace lying on a table. Sweet! So with my Orc warrior playthrough, I run there to go pick up my sweet weapon. Yeah. For my Orc, the mace was Iron.

Actually, ALL of the loot feels pretty shitty. They're obviously using a Diablo like system, where you have a main range of items, and then you can have a few modifiers to it, so an Iron Mace can be a Hallowed Iron Mace of Fire, for example.

Except that in Skyrim, the modifiers are mostly shitty, and there seems to be maybe a dozen of them, and that's it. I can't even fucking count the amount of weapons I've found that "make undead flee."

Is there really NOBODY at Bethesda who understands that part of the fun in a big open-world RPG is going into a very dangerous area, and managing to sneak out with a Daedric weapon, or piece of armor? They fucking knew this in Morrowind?!

I guess we'll have to wait for Oscuro's successor to fix that.

Creston

Your choice if you want to use this or not. but you can use this code to increase your weight limit that you can carry. This code will add to your existing weight. So if your carrying 300 now and add another 2300 with the code you get 600.

player.modav carryweight xxx Use to set the weight you can carry

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
12. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 10:53 Darks
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 10:44:
Doma wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 10:03:
PC Gamer says:

While only 14% of those copies sold were on PC, those figures donít include digital download numbers, which are sure to be substantial considering the enormous numbers of people playing Skyrim on Steam.

I'm surprised it's as high as 476K units sold on the PC if this doesn't include digital downloads. Does anyone know what percent of PC game sales are digital? Can anyone even make an educated guess? I would have thought it would be several times the number who buy physical copies, but that guess isn't even educated.

I think Skyrim requires Steam, so even people who did buy physical copies will show up on Steam's stats.

I think we can guess that Steam sold well over 300 Thousand units, the other day they posted a record of 231,593 concurrent users on Steam for Skyrim. So i would imagine that they sold around that amount if not more.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Versus ThreatFire
49. Re: removed Nov 14, 2011, 22:49 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Nov 14, 2011, 16:12:
Darks wrote on Nov 14, 2011, 15:37:
Wow, what a surprise Verno, you just had to chime in didnít ya?

Hat

Fits you perfectly, the Ass hat!
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Versus ThreatFire
43. Re: removed Nov 14, 2011, 15:37 Darks
 
Wow, what a surprise Verno, you just had to chime in didnít ya?  
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News Comments > Skyrim Versus ThreatFire
41. Re: removed Nov 14, 2011, 13:44 Darks
 
Really Blues? I Get a life and stop screwing with our post.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Reviews
29. Re: Skyrim Reviews Nov 10, 2011, 14:26 Darks
 
Unfortunalty for us, the pirates are already playing the game. Razor released a playable copy already  
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News Comments > Skyrim Reviews
15. Re: Skyrim Reviews Nov 10, 2011, 13:00 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 12:52:
Ugh, Bethsoft as usual. All you need to know from the gamespy review...

I like the storylines in these things well enough, but I have the attention span of a coked up ferret

and

I was less than jazzed with how Skyrim handled the PC interface. I like the idea of the Favorites system, but would have preferred to be able to assign specific weapons to the number keys or to generally have a different item interface instead of scrolling through rows of item names -- if you're going to make the game for PC, you might as well find more ways to take advantage of the hardware than simply tightening up the graphics. The interface works really well if you have a gamepad but I felt it was rather cumbersome with the mouse and keyboard.

This shit pisses me off to no end. They're going to make how many millions from PC gamers and they can't assign a guy or two to make a PC UI? Oh right, that's the community's job. Silly me.

Anyway, it's finally up for sale on Green Man for $53 and it's a Steam key. I think I'm going to wait a few more hours to see if they have their typical weekend sale and save another 15 or 20 points.

Pisses me off to, now itís going to be up to the Mod community to make a proper UI for the game. I canít understand why Bethesda chooses to not implement a proper PC UI. Thatís unforgivable!
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Reviews
5. Re: Skyrim Reviews Nov 10, 2011, 12:11 Darks
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 11:44:
12 hours to go!

Yep, I belive that 9PM Pacific time the game is supposed to unlock.
 
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