Today was a topsy-turvy but ultimately positive day! For the first time in my life I used crimpers to cut and refit an Ethernet cord. I had little hope in it actually working after my first failed attempt yesterday which took far too long. Just before I went to bed last night I thought to myself “there must be a better way.”
And so I started thinking about the problem and came to the conclusion that I needed some kind of medium to make the cords not move during insertion. You don’t need the entirety of the cord to be revealed which meant that I could do something to the bottom 2/3rds of the revealed cord to keep the top 1/3 aligned.
Tape! I took some brown packing tape and I made a small slice of it. Once I aligned the 8 cables I pressed them against the sticky side of the table so that they wouldn’t move even if I wiggled or dropped the bundle. It worked like a gem and I was able to click and rebuild both sides in a fraction of the time it took me the first time. When I go to make the second one I ‘ll try to do it in front of the webcam to get a nice HD video made of the project. At the moment I have a cellphone recording but its basically a blurry mess.
I also moved all of my add-ons for Skyrim from the workshop to the Nexus. At first this was catastrophic and lead to my saves crashing the game instantly (the first crashes I believe I’ve had in…ever). After a bit of jiggling I think its all in order as there were no more crashes for the rest of the night. Naturally I’ll be a bundle of nerves for the next 72 hours as I play.
I believe I’ve made Skyrim look fairly gorgeous and play really well with the combination of mods I’m using. If you are curious to try some or all of them out. Here are they are:
Unofficial Skyrim Patch
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch
Unofficial High Resolution Patch
Better Dynamic Snow
Lanterns Of Skyrim – Around Cities_bright
The Paarthurnax Dilemma
Guard Dialogue Overhaul
dD – Enhanced Blood Main
SoS – The Dungeons
SoS – The Wilds
SoS – Civilization
Realistic Lighting Overhaul – Weathers
SoS – Civilization-PatchCoT
Reduced Distance NPC Greetings
Random Alternate Start
RAS – Riverwood CharGen
WATER DB Waves
Compass Marker Range 3000-6000
Dawnspire – Dragonborn Plugin
So there you are! That’s the exact load order of all the mods I’m currently using. I’ve even been nice enough to link each one to the real world page where you can acquire it! There are some other tools you will want like BOSS and SKSE. Finally I’m also using something called ENB. But I really feel like you should only dabble in that if you know what you are doing. Go Google it and see if it is something that interests you.
Other than my goof moving from Workshop to Nexus I haven’t had any problems with these mods and my framerate is fairly solid. I get close to 60FPS when I’m not streaming and when I’m streaming + watching my stream on Twitch (rendering 3 times) I’m seeing between 30 and 60 usually. You’ll notice a bit of choppiness but all this + ultra is worth it I think.
He begged for mercy. Deprideo’s cold blood allows for no such luxury.
She told Deprideo he wasn’t long for this world. He respectfully disagreed.
ps. I got a 5th follower on Twitch! So exciting!