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  1. Considering only 30 FMs have been released for TDS in the 4+ years T3Ed has been available, and already 10 or so have been released for TDM (most of which just since October), I think it's safe to say Dark Radiant is easier to use. ^_^


    Anyone fancy doing moddb - it's awkard to work back. There is a total but I think it includes Saint Lucia and Thief's Den.


    Total downloads since 10/17/2009 = 1485. Assuming a few downloads of SL and TD, it's safe to say 1450 total for TDM 1.0.



    Fileplanet shows a total of 279 downloads, and Fileshack shows 376. (I'm assuming you aren't including these in your mirror totals)


    Given the torrent downloads of 1244 and mirror downloads of 3285, the overall total would be 1450+279+376+1244+3285=


    6634 Total



  3. linux users rarely fall into the "Hand holding" crowd when it comes to things like "file management" *shiver*


    This statement is confusing. :blink:


    Being a Linux user of 8+ years, I love "hand-holding" "file management" (eg, repositories) as opposed to The Windows Way™ of searching for a program, jumping through several webpages to find a download mirror (all the while shooting popups like a swarm of zombies), hopefully downloading the latest version and correct architecture, then finally installing the program while unchecking the "Install our toolbar!" option. I'll take "urpmi <package>", "sudo apt-get install <package>", or "yum install <package>" over The Windows Way™ any day of the week. For this reason the TDM updater is awesome IMO.


    Nonetheless, I don't see any problem with you or anyone else creating a third party FM manager, even if it isn't platform agnostic.

  4. Springheel, are you able to get a warranty replacement for that card? If not, I just read an interesting fix for the card, you may want to check it out.


    You have to bake it in an oven. Really.  :)


    Farther down the thread people say it works!


    I know of several people that used the oven trick and it fixed their cards...


    It basically melts the solder points and this fixes any contacts that got loose over time...


    It won't fix dead cores or dead graphics chips or blown caps. But cores / graphics chips usually don't fail and blown caps, well you can spot them easily...


    Graphics card companies to the same thing. They just call it rework station or something like that :-)


    Thats also why people buy dead cards. In hope they can revive them and sell them on...




  5. To name a few FF addons I use: 


    Session Manager  "Session Manager saves and restores the state of all windows - either when you want it or automatically at startup and after crashes. Additionally it offers you to reopen (accidentally) closed windows and tabs." Started using this one a couple months ago. I've been loving this addon and kinda wish I'd known of it sooner.


    Of course I use Adblock Plus, Flashblock, and NoScript.


    I've started using Tree Style Tab and Multiple Tab Handler. Not so necessary, but sometimes I have an assload of tabs open and these two addons seem to help me keep track of things.


    DownloadHelper is pretty cool. I kind of got used to it in the way that I don't even think about it as being special anymore. I just use it when I want something, like if I'm watching a video or listening to a song.


    An addon called 'Color toggle' simplifies color switching. Without the addon, I would keep going through the menu whenever I wanted to change the color. Now I just click a button and a web page, such as Google, goes from blinding light to dark and easy on the eyes.


    That's kinda sad that you're just now discovering the power of session management. Opera has had sessions since 1996. Many other innovations that are now standard amongst most browsers (though some still require add-ons) were introduced by Opera as well, such as pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, ad blocking, flash blocking, fast forward, mouse gestures, and speed dial. Opera also includes Email, IRC, and Bittorrent built-in. They just introduced Opera Unite which I like a lot, and Opera Turbo makes my shitty internet at work (384/384) feel quite snappy. I do wish there were a DownloadHelper add-on for Opera, but I just use FF when I need that function. 


    As for Chrome, I wasn't impressed and uninstalled it less than 24hours after installing it. I've been using Opera as my primary browser since 2001, and I haven't been impressed by any other browser since then (though Konqueror had some nice features as well).



  6. I used to KO everyone by nature, and played that way for the longest time.  

    More recently I've started trying to ghost parts of FMs and only KO if I have to.  

    I don't know if my preference changed, but it may just be that sometimes it's nice to mix up your play style and have a different experience with the game.


    I did the same for a while, but then it gets to be boring having all the AI in the map "sleeping". I try to ghost but don't force myself. If someone gives me trouble I will occasionally immobilize them, or some lights will be doused. The self-imposed restrictions are challenging and fun.

  7. What does it mean to ghost a mission???

    There are several interpretations, but basically it means to complete the mission without being seen, and without blackjacking or killing (unless it is required to complete an objective).


    Some take it to the extreme and complete the mission without being seen or heard, while leaving everything in the mission untouched other than those things absolutely necessary to complete the mission. That means no dousing of torches or candles, no rope or broadhead arrows left behind, if you move something you put it back like it was, moss arrows cleaned up, nobody KOed or killed, etc. Basically you leave no trace that you were there.


    More detailed ghosting rules can be read here.


    Ninja'd! :P

  8. But I have run into a problem:  Since the Training Mission is already there with the game, I have wanted to get the four additional missions but have no idea how to get the TDM to detect them so I can make use of them.  I have looked for directions on how to do this but cannot find any.


    Would you have any ideas on how I can get to use the four additional missions?


    I should add that I have dragged and dropped these missions into a desktop folder simply called 'New Folder' which is where they still are.


    shadowwalker, those mission files you downloaded should be placed in the \darkmod\fms folder located within your Doom 3 folder. Do not extract the files, and be sure they have the extension pk4 and not zip. TDM will do the rest.

  9. trojan horse SHeur2.BOWO


    I had this warning from my anti-virus scaner when downloading from the first link on missions page here The Dark Mod wacko.gif hop it´s just a fluk in my sys huh.gif bud i thourgt i´d better tell you guy´s!


    What virus scanner? I feel pretty confident it is a false-positive, but it's not an executable, and Doom 3 can't use it to install anything to your system, so it would be harmless anyway. 

  10. Check your Doom 3 base folder for a file named "doomkey". Open it with Notepad/Wordpad and you should see your CD key on the first line. If it doesn't resemble the key you are entering, then replace that line with your CD key, no spaces, no dashes, all letters in CAPS.  


    Also, your CD key should be 16 digits total, and make sure you are using the correct key (inside case, not outside). 



  11. Hi, i have a question. Would it be possible to create a page (like between "I want to Help" and "Off Topic") called "I need Help"? It would be way easier to find what you are searching for.


    Greeting Sono


    A technical help subforum is a good idea, with a few "most common problems" threads stickied.

  12. Next time please PM me, I can just recompile and check them in on my laptop - but I need a little reminder from time to time to do this :)


    It's not really that big of a deal, and I know you are busy (or have been). It also helps me to keep svn and 1.0 separate, the console works better (working history), and it helped to iron out any annoyances with Wine. I will definitely want to test the Linux binaries before any updates are released, so I will nag you before then, if necessary. :)

  13. LeatherMan and Gr1nReaper, thank you so much for helping out... I can start the game without a problem.

    Just tried the tutorial, and everything is going smooth!


    @LeatherMan: one thing was missing from the install guide. When I tried to start doom3, it gave me an error: "doom3 couldn't load default.cfg"

    So I did

    touch ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Doom\ 3/default.cfg

    to create the file. After this, I could start Doom3


    Interesting. I didn't run into that myself, but thanks for posting the solution so anyone else having that problem will see this.




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