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It's been kind of a stressful week here at the BlueTower, as we have two geriatric relatives who are ailing: My step-grandmother, who is very much a real grandmother to me, is in the ICU with complications following heart surgery (as if heart surgery on a patient who is 90-something could be uncomplicated to start with). And Hudson the wonder dog has been mostly off her food for a week after a bout of vomiting and diarrhea we believe was caused by a round of antibiotics for a skin infection, and it doesn't take much of a hunger strike to make a skinny 13-year-old purebred dog seem to waste away. My tendency to internalize this kind of stress has now bitten me in the back, if not the backside, as I am now suffering with a backache, which is not only the first I can recall in over 10 years, but also by far the worst I've ever experienced. The good news is that both patients seem to be doing better: The doctors say our grandma is on the right track after a few setbacks, and after being taken off the pills, Hudsy is slowly starting to get her appetite back. It was only after things started looking up that my back attacked me, so I may manage to still be ailing as everyone else is recovering, which is fine by me, as it would mean that everyone else is recovering.

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37. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 08:57 PHJF
 
How do we do our group only? I found the join crew members thing and it put me in a server with PHJF and me from our crew and a bunch of random people.

There was some other guy in there from BN there but they weren't accomplishing anything either.

You can create private sessions. Last night marked the first night I was actually connected to somebody from the Crew, so that was an improvement, but I still can't successfully start any fucking jobs. When not doing jobs about the only thing to do is hold up corner stores for petty cash or, as everybody else was doing, just drive around killing each other.

And jesus was that shit laggy.
 
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36. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 04:21 hoolaparara
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:03:
PHJF wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:32:
I just migrated my library to new OS/SSD and simply copied over /steamapps/

That works if you reinstall Steam over the top. It doesn't seem to work (anymore) if you're trying to just add games back into an existing Steam installation.

Some games will reinstall if I just launch them, but so far it's about 50-50. Sigh.


Did you back up the acf files with them? I noticed when I was trying to cheat on downloading the various versions of civilization 4 (since the mods have complete copies of everything that came before) that steam ignores what is actually there if the acf file for the game in the Steam/steamapps directory says its not there.

I think ACF is also quite recent so some games you have backed up may still use the old system?
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 03:30 nin
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 02:56:
nin wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 02:49:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 01:16:
I finally got it to load the first race. It lagged and even though I ran through the checkpoints it told me I didn't. I finished dead last. PHJF was on, but neither of us had any bullets because other players kept ganking us. I started a death match mission and the game froze. Then I pretty much gave up.

I managed to get through the first race. Got first place, even after the guy who was in second tried to take me out, and caused a much worse wreck of his own.

I'm using our group only or solo, currently, until I figure out WTH is going on...(edit: actually, I'll probably stay with our group only, so as not to have internet jackasses in the way.)

For some reason, our new logo isn't showing up yet...

How do we do our group only? I found the join crew members thing and it put me in a server with PHJF and me from our crew and a bunch of random people.

Instead of just holding down on the D-pad and hitting down on the right stick, I go through the menu...it's something like "Play GTA online" and then under there's there's several game options.

The bottom option is solo, and there's a couple above it that let you choose who can join your game (anyone, Crew only, friends only, or solo).

 
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34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 02:56 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 02:49:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 01:16:
I finally got it to load the first race. It lagged and even though I ran through the checkpoints it told me I didn't. I finished dead last. PHJF was on, but neither of us had any bullets because other players kept ganking us. I started a death match mission and the game froze. Then I pretty much gave up.

I managed to get through the first race. Got first place, even after the guy who was in second tried to take me out, and caused a much worse wreck of his own.

I'm using our group only or solo, currently, until I figure out WTH is going on...(edit: actually, I'll probably stay with our group only, so as not to have internet jackasses in the way.)

For some reason, our new logo isn't showing up yet...

How do we do our group only? I found the join crew members thing and it put me in a server with PHJF and me from our crew and a bunch of random people.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 02:49 nin
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 01:16:
I finally got it to load the first race. It lagged and even though I ran through the checkpoints it told me I didn't. I finished dead last. PHJF was on, but neither of us had any bullets because other players kept ganking us. I started a death match mission and the game froze. Then I pretty much gave up.

I managed to get through the first race. Got first place, even after the guy who was in second tried to take me out, and caused a much worse wreck of his own.

I'm using our group only or solo, currently, until I figure out WTH is going on...(edit: actually, I'll probably stay with our group only, so as not to have internet jackasses in the way.)

For some reason, our new logo isn't showing up yet...
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 01:44 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 20:46:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 16:58:
BTW, for about a year I've been thinking of building a handcrank desk so I can do half sitting, half standing work days. Can you post some pics online and post a link? I'm curious about your design.

Sure I'll take some pics at work on Monday for you.

Thanks, really appreciate it. You can buy them... for $1000. I figure I can make one for $100 or so.
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 01:16 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 22:05:
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:02:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:22:
Noboy has said anything, so maybe no one is using it, but that PIS (Pibwasser) stock on BAWSAQ went up 10 dollars today.....I really hope you guys jumped on it. My 1.2M is now 26M.

Rockstar still doesn't seem to be able to actually realize what I want my character to look like.

You're not missing much. I can't even do the first mission: for the second time today, I'm trying to do the first race and the game just freezes at the "blurry city" scene while the radio plays away...awesome job, R*!


I finally got it to load the first race. It lagged and even though I ran through the checkpoints it told me I didn't. I finished dead last. PHJF was on, but neither of us had any bullets because other players kept ganking us. I started a death match mission and the game froze. Then I pretty much gave up.
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 01:12 Ant
 
Life can be so crazy and sucky like that, Blue. My last grandparents aren't doing well either. I just had a grand(ma/mother)'s death back in Spring. Ugh!  
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 00:38 Rectal Prolapse
 
This book helped me with my chronic back pain: Trigger Point Therapy Workbook  
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2013, 00:01 Mr. Tact
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 16:02:
Speaking of pain, starting to get carpel tunnel in my left hand.
I'm so surprised I haven't had issues with carpel -- with 30+ years of keyboarding one thing or another. Here's hoping you have good luck with your issue and that I continue with my good luck.
 
Truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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27. Hope all get better Oct 5, 2013, 23:53 kubato
 
My heart cries for all the pain in your house, I wish the best for all.
As far as back pain goes, I am a diabetic and broke my neck a few years ago due to a insulin reaction where I fell into a wall at a steep angle. I survived and am all well now. I went to the doctor who gave me the regular pain meds plus some stuff to keep my muscles from stiffing up. It was Naproxen Sodium aka Aleve but,the dose was 500mg.
I started to run out and ask the doc for more, he told me to just buy Aleve and take two it was the same thing. It is the greatest medicine I have ever used for back or neck pain. He warned me and I am warning everyone. You cannot keep taking 500mg for long or you will ruin your liver and/or kidneys. If you drink booze or already stress your liver/kidneys, do not take two pills. As always check with your local doctor first and read and follow the directions before believing anything you read on the internet.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 23:25 xXBatmanXx
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 23:13:
nin wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 22:05:
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:02:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:22:
Noboy has said anything, so maybe no one is using it, but that PIS (Pibwasser) stock on BAWSAQ went up 10 dollars today.....I really hope you guys jumped on it. My 1.2M is now 26M.

Rockstar still doesn't seem to be able to actually realize what I want my character to look like.

You're not missing much. I can't even do the first mission: for the second time today, I'm trying to do the first race and the game just freezes at the "blurry city" scene while the radio plays away...awesome job, R*!


Yeah, the playstation online version is a total clusterfuck.

That is weird, I did first part of ps3 that night I was playing 360 and it worked just fine for the first mission and I quit. I then played the shit out of the 360 version. I am afraid to turn the game on, I was told online characters may have wiped for 360?
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 23:13 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 22:05:
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:02:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:22:
Noboy has said anything, so maybe no one is using it, but that PIS (Pibwasser) stock on BAWSAQ went up 10 dollars today.....I really hope you guys jumped on it. My 1.2M is now 26M.

Rockstar still doesn't seem to be able to actually realize what I want my character to look like.

You're not missing much. I can't even do the first mission: for the second time today, I'm trying to do the first race and the game just freezes at the "blurry city" scene while the radio plays away...awesome job, R*!


Yeah, the playstation online version is a total clusterfuck.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 22:05 nin
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 19:02:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:22:
Noboy has said anything, so maybe no one is using it, but that PIS (Pibwasser) stock on BAWSAQ went up 10 dollars today.....I really hope you guys jumped on it. My 1.2M is now 26M.

Rockstar still doesn't seem to be able to actually realize what I want my character to look like.

You're not missing much. I can't even do the first mission: for the second time today, I'm trying to do the first race and the game just freezes at the "blurry city" scene while the radio plays away...awesome job, R*!

 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 20:46 Redmask
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 16:58:
BTW, for about a year I've been thinking of building a handcrank desk so I can do half sitting, half standing work days. Can you post some pics online and post a link? I'm curious about your design.

Sure I'll take some pics at work on Monday for you.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 19:03 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:32:
I just migrated my library to new OS/SSD and simply copied over /steamapps/

That works if you reinstall Steam over the top. It doesn't seem to work (anymore) if you're trying to just add games back into an existing Steam installation.

Some games will reinstall if I just launch them, but so far it's about 50-50. Sigh.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 19:02 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 18:22:
Noboy has said anything, so maybe no one is using it, but that PIS (Pibwasser) stock on BAWSAQ went up 10 dollars today.....I really hope you guys jumped on it. My 1.2M is now 26M.

Rockstar still doesn't seem to be able to actually realize what I want my character to look like.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 18:32 PHJF
 
I just migrated my library to new OS/SSD and simply copied over /steamapps/  
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 18:22 xXBatmanXx
 
Noboy has said anything, so maybe no one is using it, but that PIS (Pibwasser) stock on BAWSAQ went up 10 dollars today.....I really hope you guys jumped on it. My 1.2M is now 26M.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 17:52 Creston
 
I have no idea how I missed this, but it's funny as fuck.

NFL Playbooks.
 
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