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Vividian definitely gave great performance, I was just looking over my test videos again and it was comparable with so-called "performance" ENBs like Realvision while looking at least 10x better, with the DoF and particle effects and so on.

However, it was a little bright, during the day.  In the shadows, dungeons or at night it looked good, but on a clear day, Markarth looked positively cheery.  It's possible with the CoT patch, this wouldn't be as much of an issue (my testing was done on vanilla lighting).  Edit: CoT and ELE-Lite/Relighting Skyrim looks pretty good.  Also leaves the door open to possibly having Vividian later, as it is already patched for those.

So I'm like 95% done on my modlist for the Requiem playthrough, barring RSE getting patched before next weekend.  And even that would be a simple swap and repatch.

However, I am being indecisive about lighting.  On the one hand, I could, with minimal performance impact, install something like this.  It will make the game more realistically darker, which won't matter too much for us (since we won't be using stealth), but it will add to immersion, require the use of light spells/torches in dungeons and other fun stuff.  It would then be easy to add in something like Dynavision for dynamic depth of field, and the job's done.  Climates of Tamriel provides a bit of colour as well as weather support, and the game will look much better.

Or I could use an ENB.  I've done some testing with various ENBs around, and I can still maintain 30FPS while recording using some of the ones based off the latest binaries.  Based off testing, the two that seem most promising are Grim and Sombre - Hircine or Vividian.  However, they are definitely more demanding, and I cannot guarantee a definite 30 FPS in certain demanding zones, like say Riften Market or the road to Whiterun's outskirts.

I'll be recording at 30 FPS regardless, as I cannot guarantee a smooth 60 FPS even without ENBs (Skyrim's engine is basically crap at multi-threading, and for some reason NPCs place a lot of demand on the system), but I thought I should ask here for thoughts.

fat 30 yr olds and skinny 50 year olds.

Every one is just making small talk and standing around. 

Sounds like a BDSM club to me.

Or Kill Me / Re: brain stop please
« on: November 28, 2015, 12:30:30 am »
This is true.

Meunster, do a post-grad degree.  Your life will become a remorseless hell of reading and studying to the point you won't care about being lonely.

Everyone is always drunk.

Except EoC, that sober son of a bitch.

Or Kill Me / Re: brain stop please
« on: November 27, 2015, 09:54:16 pm »
Great,  so all my problems are because I'm lonely.  And I've been regressing to a shit poster because my only friend is in jail.

Boohoo.  I work three nights out of every six and then when I'm not working, I'm studying.  Social life, friends...what are those?

Amazingly, I manage to not shitpost everywhere.

If I'd been there, I could have at least said you were drunk, as a get of jail free card.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Turkey shoots down Russian Jet
« on: November 27, 2015, 07:19:37 am »
Here's the kicker though: the Turkmen Syrian group is led by an alleged member of the Grey Wolves organization.

In the late 1970s, former military prosecutor and Turkish Supreme Court Justice Emin Değer documented collaboration between the Grey Wolves and Counter-Guerrilla—the Turkish stay-behind anti-communist organization, part of NATO planning which was supposed to prepare networks for guerrilla warfare in case of a Soviet invasion—and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Martin Lee writes that the Counter-Guerrilla supplied weapons to the Grey Wolves,[8] while according to Tim Jacoby, the CIA overtly transferred guns and explosives to Grey Wolf units through an agent in the 1970s.[113]

During the Susurluk scandal of 1996 the Grey Wolves were accused of being members of the Counter-Guerrilla, the Turkish branch of Operation Gladio.[114] Abdullah Çatlı, second in command of the Grey Wolves leadership,[8] was killed during the Susurluk car crash, which sparked the scandal. The April 1997 report of the Turkish National Assembly's investigative committee "offered considerable evidence of close ties between state authorities and criminal gangs, including the use of the Grey Wolves to carry out illegal activities."[115]

In the 2008 the Ergenekon trials a court document revealed that the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) armed and funded Grey Wolves members to carry out political murders.[116] They mostly targeted members of the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA),[116] which attacked Turkish embassies abroad in retaliation of the denial of the Armenian Genocide. The Turkish intelligence services also made use of the Grey Wolves in the conflict against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) by offering them amnesty in exchange.[24][117]

Their helicopter was shot down by an American weapon, given to a man belonging to a group like that?  The GRU are not strong believers in coincidence.  They think the provocation was staged (and not without good reason), so they're almost certainly considering the followup in a similar light.

Personally, I do think it was coincidence, at least with regards to the weapon.  Lots of American weapons in that part of the world, they could've picked it up anywhere.  But it does pay to be suspicious of Turkey.


Nigel is also drunk.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Turkey shoots down Russian Jet
« on: November 26, 2015, 07:57:34 pm »
39 Turkish businessmen arrested in Moscow today.

Have I mentioned lately that I love you all?  Because I do.

Hoopla's been at the sauce again.

Uh oh.

I just figured out how to use ENBs while recording and preserving a watchable framerate.  Behold the power!

Bleak ENB:

Grim and Sombre - Hircine preset

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 26, 2015, 01:56:29 am »
That can't be right, because there's no way to make it into an easily digestible soundbite.



But, seriously, thanks, Cain.

No worries.  It just pays to remember, everyone has some form of agency.  Ethno-linguistic groupings, history, religion, culture and resource division matter as much as geopolitical rivalry and oil, if not more so.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Turkey shoots down Russian Jet
« on: November 26, 2015, 01:18:52 am »
I'm sure that won't stop Putin from using it as a wedge issue to ratchet tensions between Turkey and the rest of NATO by pretending he'll consider war over it.

Nothing official, of course, but he did just send a much of missile systems to Syria, for example.

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