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esme last won the day on June 18 2018

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  1. Sorry I missed this, has it been 10 years already ? A good test for a quality product is how long it lasts, TDM is a quality product, a huge thank you to everyone who's contributed
  2. Are we talking puppet sex here, only Team America already scarred me for life on that
  3. The only issue I've had with L*nux installs is with L*nux identifying the variant of the Wifi card in a laptop, once that was sorted I never had further issues, updates just worked, the last update I had on a W10 tablet borked the touch screen and accelerometer so it won't auto rotate & I had to figure out how to break in & then fix the power settings in order to get the touch screen working again as it's kind of necessary on a tablet device, if I hadn't managed that it would be a brick, I had no say about the update it just happened And yeah I know it's not 'just' Microsoft, I know there are cameras everywhere, I know others use my data & I take steps to minimise my digital footprint, I might not be very successful but it's my data & I'll do what I want with it, that's my choice As I said it's a cheap laptop, with integrated video, it should be fine on my main machine, I'll check Wine out thanks
  4. I'm currently looking at migrating my systems ( couple of laptops & desktops ) to l*nux I've looked at a few distro's & Zorin looks reasonable, the front end isn't too much of a shock to a life long windows user for a start I've set it up on a couple of laptops, one dedicated & one dual boot which went without a hitch I even put TDM on it, runs like a drugged slug on the laptop but I'm impressed it runs at all as it's a really low spec machine I just use for testing, basically I'm ironing out any issues before I tackle my main machine as I earn a living with that one If anyone knows any major issues with Zorin (based on Ubuntu) please shout out Also I'm looking at the possibility of running the existing W7 installation inside a virtual machine & isolating it from the network, I'd really like to do it without reinstalling windows & just let W7 sort out the sudden disappearance of half it's resources, anyone know if that's doable ? I may just ditch W7 as I can't think of any apps I use under W7 that haven't got equivalents under l*nux, I'd quite like my thief installs to work but I can ask on ttlg for that
  5. Thanks for all the hard work taaaki
  6. Thanks for all the hard work getting the forum back for us
  7. You've probably already seen this one then
  8. Thank you, looks like I missed the first one, I shall reload a save & go look ... nope I missed the 5th one, thanks again
  9. Finished this with all the loot & 5 out of 6 secrets, any chance of a secret list as I'd love to know what I've missed
  10. Complete aside here but changes to the usual way things operate need communicating to the player so they can use them The TDM universe works with a given set of rules, if those rules change in some subtle way it's not really fair on the player to expect them to guess this has happened unless there's some clue For example climbable banners aren't in many FM's so I don't even try climbing them, breakable lights would be another thing I wouldn't try unless I'd been informed prior to playing the FM that this was a feature So if this is going to be FM specific can the author please let the player know beforehand as I for one am not going to waste ammunition trying to shoot lights out unless I know there's a chance it'll work And if it's going to be a game wide feature can they be additions to the existing lights with some way of telling breakable lights from non breakable ones so existing FM's with electric lights aren't affected
  11. Sounds like the cunning artificers from discworld
  12. Now there's an idea for a mission, outsneak death to gain eternal life
  13. He climbed out of a deep sewer, looked up at the rooftops to see if there was a way up & stepped back for a better view it's easily done
  14. To stop Cortana, open a windows explorer window, find & rename it's folder, this will fail as Cortana is running but you should get a retry popup, then open the task manager, kill Cortana & quickly hit the retry button If you're too slow Cortana will restart & the rename will fail again & you'll get another retry popup, so try again until you manage to rename the folder Once the folder is renamed Cortana can't start At least until the next time Windows updates
  15. I've set my internet connection to metered on my tablet, told it not to update on battery & shrunk the windows partition as much as I can & made a 2nd drive in the space Now it only tries to update when I'm connected to the mains, there's enough room to download updates to the virus scanner which I get asked about but attempts to download O/S updates fail because there's not enough space As I only use it for twitter that's fine by me
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