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  • Prepare for PODCASTS OF ANNIHILATION!

    9 hours ago

    OboeCrazy Freelancer

    Wizards of the Coast announced the Tomb of Annihilation, the next huge adventure for D&D players. Then they had the Stream of Annihilation showing off all sorts of content creators doing Twitch streams highlighting that upcoming release. As everyone knows all good things come in threes, and so prepare for…


    THE PODCASTS OF ANNIHILATION!


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    11 different live play D&D podcasts have teamed up with Wizards of the Coast to bring you a week of special content all related to the Tomb of Annihilation release. Starting on September 18th with two episodes every day all week you can hear some of the best D&D podcasts creating awesome shows to celebrate the adventures we will have in Chult. These episodes will be featured on Wizard’s own Dungeon Delve podcast feed, along with bonus content and exciting crossovers!


    Dungeon Drunks is proud and honored to be one of those podcasts!


    If you are already a fan and subscriber to our podcast you’ll get our special Podcasts of Annihilation episode like normal from the Dungeon Drunks feed! But we highly recommend checking out the other podcasts participating in this event, as they are filled with wonderful, talented, creative, hysterical D&D fans who are just like us; in love with D&D and making awesome entertainment for you to enjoy. Plus you should absolutely subscribe to the Dungeon Delve feed so you can hear all of the special games.  Some Dungeon Drunks players will be showing up on other podcasts, and our DM is doing something special with all the other DMs that you won’t want to miss!


    Follow us for all the info!!!


    Our Website!

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    Our iTunes (and we'd love if you left us a review!)


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  • Clothing Sizes Be All Like...

    23 hours ago

    DiMono It's Back Baby!

    Yesterday I went to Mountain Warehouse to get some shirts and a sleeping bag. I have some tank tops from them already, and they're mediums. I got to the store, at a different location than the last time I went there, and discovered a serious lack of medium-sized shirts. I found five of them. Tons of small and XS, and lots of XL and up. 5 mediums. I was carrying them all around with me trying to choose two from them when there was only one I really wanted.


    After literally an hour and a half of trying to find more mediums, I came upon a long sleeved shirt I liked, grabbed it in a medium, and tried it on. The sleeves were too long, so I grabbed a small, which fit perfectly. So I grabbed some of the many small shirts, and they too fit me. So apparently despite owning medium tank tops I'm meant to wear small shirts from them.


    I'm 6'3"


    Clothing, man.

  • FIRST Week.....

    1 day ago

    Izayer Keeper of Stories

    This time around of FIRST Week (FW) is actually increasing (just a little) the traffic we get here in the forums. I hope it's a slow burn that'll get brighter over time but not anytime soon. Right now the site still need updates before the community side of things is able to handle the traffic or if there is a type of support system of any kind.


    But it does fill my heart with joy knowing that there are fans interested in joining the forums and taking the time to chatting with people around the world.  As this is happening this week, I hope that everyone can make friends and get to know each other. Knowing me, I'm always here to help if any of you are reading this.


    See y'all in the forums!

  • Let's not be hasty...

    1 day ago

    EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Diciendo esas mamadas...

    Not too long ago, I mentioned how I was tired of IT work. Today, a sudden "we got a new person and need a computer" was dropped in my lap.


    I'm glad. That's strange for me for to be glad that something people knew for a month or longer was dropped upon me without any forward notice at the moment something was needed.


    I thought about my change in mood, and I believe that I sorely needed a break from "let's configure the system to punish bad people" and get back to some "someone needs help".


    IT isn't bad. It's the kind of IT that gets to me. This department's primary responsibility is enforcement, which is simply the punishment of people who break rules, which means we focus only on the worse parts of Human tendencies.


    It's nice to be needed for making something work better than making something hurt worse. It's like I can breathe again if even for just a moment.

  • Day 227

    1 day ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    Today started out pretty good. I met with my artist friend and we went down by the bridge over the river to sketch. Then I came home, ate lunch and mowed my lawn (which took 3 hours).  


    I bought a new computer yesterday and wanted to admire how quickly it started up before I worked on the commission piece. 


    Only, it asked me for a password...after I told it NOT to do that...and I had no idea what that password was.  So, it only took about four hours on the phone with Dell, but I finally got onto my new computer (after a complete reinstall of windows 10). 


     I still have not had dinner, I'm cranky and really pissed off at microsoft right now. 


    Not one darn thing got done creatively or artistically today.  I am now going to microwave something to eat and have a good stiff drink. 


    (Pictures of trees tomorrow-I promise!)


    I hope everyone else had a much better day!

  • Huge Dragon Ball Super spoilers and some other sweet news as well.

    12 hours ago

    ninjacake Senzu Bean!!!

    Don't look at this if you don't want spoilers. Just scroll past as fast as you can.











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    Goku's next form has been revealed. I'd love to hear some thoughts.


    Not only that but we are also getting 2 episodes of a Dragon Ball Super/One Piece crossover and each episode will be an hour long. Get hyped Shonen fans!


    Edit: I'll just add this pic as a link. This has some translated text as well as a better view of Goku in his new form. He is jacked, so it's probably not an evolution of the skinny god form but maybe it is? Again, would love some thoughts.

  • Faking It

    2 days ago

    Letan Drink Coffee, Make Games

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    Well after getting stumped on implementing bounce movement the way I wanted, it's finally coming along. Most of today's work has been spent trying to fake height in a 2D setting. I've had these simple object shadows in the project for a while, but they've never been good at handling y-axis movement while also maintaining a specified height or even allowing a flexible one for something like this bounce effect. 


    Totally put way more time into this small feature than what it's actually worth, but little things like this are the level of polish I wanna hit for Cursed Seasons.

  • So here's where I find myself, lost and directionless.

    23 hours ago

    Lpokmnj This space for rent

    Quick summary: Friends have tried to hook me up with a mutual friend. She's interested in me. I'm interested in her. We went on a date this past Sunday. She didn't go running and screaming, and would like to do it again.

    She's quiet and reserved. I'm quiet and reserved. I am so confused by this and I have no idea how to proceed. Anyone got advice on how to go forward and not screw this up?

  • The Journey That Is Modding The OG Xbox

    1 day ago

    Blood_XIII

    I learned around the middle of July that, unbeknownst to me for the 4-5 years I've owned it, my Hauppague HD PVR2 capture device can ACTUALLY take composite input... Which for anyone too young or not tech savvy enough to know, means I can capture video from the old school red-white-and-yellow AV cables that were standard fare two console generations ago.


    For me, this meant that I had a whole world of new options for my videos going forward! Namely with THIS bad boy.

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    The original Xbox.


    Now I know what some of you are thinking and yes, The OG Xbox DID have a component cable (Red-green-blue-red-white) and I DO own such... But not every game supported HD, and even IF I only stuck to those there's still the issue that, for whatever reason, the Hauppague WILL NOT recognize the incoming signal (I think it's the difference between 720i/1080i and 720p/1080p, seeing as the OG Xbox only does the former... But I've got no fucking idea). But whatever, I'm fine having my videos be on the blurry end if the alternative is NOT having the capability to use certain consoles AT ALL.


    Here's the catch though: Games for this old console are hard to come by, and all the best ones are stupidly expensive and I'm NOT gonna pay over $30 for a game on a console that is over 15 years old! So I decided to go a different route, that being one I was once familiar with because I had done it YEARS ago on my first Xbox: Softmodding.


    (For the curious, the Halo Edition one here was one I bought on Ebay back in 2011 or so. My FIRST Xbox was sold to a friend around the time the 360 came out)


    So I went looking into the details of how to softmod the OG Xbox, because it'd been so many years that I legitimately forgot almost EVERY detail... Turns out it's gotten WAY more complicated.


    Hence where the journey began, with me first learning that I needed to do some PHYSICAL modifications as well. Before starting, I needed to specifically I needed to make sure of two things; The dashboard's third identifier needs to be 5960 AND if the kernel's third identifier is 5713 or less I would need to crack it open and remove something.xTA1OI0.png


    The dashboard was the right version (Which if you ever played a game AFTER the release of Halo 2 it was an update on the disc), but the kernel was right within the problem zone! Much to my own chagrin, I would have to break the stickers on the bottom of the console and open it up.


    The reason being is that all Xboxes before the 1.6 model have a capacitor that allow the system clock to stay accurate even when the console is unplugged... But after about 7-8 years (Or less, if the system is used heavily) this capacitor begins to leak acid onto the motherboard. If left long enough it will eat through the nearby traces and ultimately to board itself, causing irreparable damage and potentially even starting a fire within the console!


    So, following the many guides that exist, I began my journey by opening the console.CQIKeic.jpg
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    Lucky for me, this particular Xbox had spent so much time collecting dust before AND after my purchasing it that the capacitor had barely leaked at all... So little in fact that the r/OriginalXbox subreddit had to point out to me (Via the slightly darker discoloration on the board) that it had leaked at all!

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    Some quick work with a pair of small pliers removed the capacitor, and then I followed the subreddit's advice and used white vinegar to clean the traces of acid THEN went back over the area with rubbing alcohol to remove the vinegar (Because vinegar can be very conductive when dried, and that's obviously bad for electronics)40eQtFG.jpg


    After clipping the tabs off with some small wire cutters, it was time to make sure my modification hadn't broken the console...TUFnslW.jpg

    Success! And just as expected the clock was no longer keeping time.

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    Next came the parts I had done all those years ago; The actual softmodding process... Except it had gotten a bit more tricky than it used to be. This USED to be doable via memory cards, but...Sh7GljB.jpg


    That's not USB, and the OG Xbox doesn't have USB ports, BUT you have to get the softmod files from a PC onto the Xbox somehow! This USED to be doable with a Gameshark peripheral that allowed you to access the memory card with a PC... But that old trick doesn't work on anything but Windows XP!

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    The workaround NOW is that there are controller-to-USB cables you can get online for like $5... But I have something that not many people still own!XRqKdAH.jpg


    Though it may be covered in dust and on it's last legs, this old tower hanging out at my parents' place is STILL alive and running Windows XP! I wouldn't need to worry about getting that extra cable, nor would I have to deal with the headache of finding the right <4gb flash drive (The Xbox will only read a very select few!) like everyone else!


    Next came the process of actually adding the files to the memory card, which required all of the following:

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    The Action Replay software was the ONLY thing I could find that would give the PC the right drivers to recognize the memory card... And that alone took me two days to figure out! Anyways, unpacking the .zip folder and drilling down to get to the files I needed was the next order of business.

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    Then, instead of using the Action Replay or Gameshark software, I was instructed by every tutorial to use Xplorer360, a program that made it MUCH easier because I could see the files themselves as opposed to only seeing files the program would recognize.

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    With the files now on the memory card, I simply had to put the card into the controller and then copy them to the Xbox's internal hard drive.

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    There was only one other item I needed, so $6 and 9 days later...x7uGXXV.jpg


    There are three games you can use to load the Linux files, and the original Splinter Cell is regarded as being the easiest... And it's also what I used in the past, so go with what you know, right?


    It was time to enter the next major step; The actual softmod installation... Which I recorded and edited, to save myself a lot of typing.

    By the way, during this process the Xbox's LED turned what is normally the color of universal death and dread!

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    This is normal though.


    Next came what I personally found to be the hardest/most stressful part: Upgrading the internal hard drive.


    First I had to download a program known as Chimp, then set up the FTP connection on my computer and put the files onto the Xbox in the correct folders/manner.5QAWcL2.png

    I didn't document this part AS I was doing it, so everything is already in the proper place ni the next imageset.L3dufCX.png


    The next step was where my issues began, because I'm an idiot.

    The new HDD I chose was a 250gb Western Digital... Not thinking about the fact that the HDD INSIDE the Xbox was also a Western Digital (I'll explain why that's a problem for dumb people like me in just a bit)n3eZTAl.jpg


    Next was setting the jumpers in the right way, to make sure the Xbox would recognize its original drive as the master and the new drive as the slave (So as not to overwrite the wrong one)

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    Next came the tricky process of setting up both drives at once. Basically, you have to pull the IDE cable from the disc drive and plug it into the new HDD to clone it, BUT the Xbox will crash if it can't detect the disc drive! So you can ONLY do this once Chimp is loaded.

    Once again, I failed to document this part because I'm an idiot, so have a screencap from the video tutorial I was using.

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    Then you just start Chimp (AKA LpartX).

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    NOW it was time to swap the IDE cable... Which I again didn't take a picture of, so here's another screencap from the tutorial I was following.

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    AND THIS IS WHERE I HIT MY PROBLEM.


    See, I'm paranoid AND dumb, so I don't know how to tell designations in-system between a master and slave... And because I was so nervous, I ALSO misread the drive serials.xkqHaZP.png


    Though I didn't take a screenshot of the second drive's info, they both started and ended with the same designation. WD80EB looked EXACTLY the same as WD2500EB to me in the moment, and I had no idea that it was as simple as /dev/hda being the master drive and /dev/hdb being the slave drive... This took me three hours to figure out.


    Once I did though, it was a simple matter of just following the second option from start to finish, cloning the C and E drives.nWBotNU.png
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    With THAT out of the way, it was time to remove the old drive for good and permanently install the new one.5MXBf7D.jpg


    And then hook that bitch up and make sure the F drive's number checked out...Lgd3PFq.png


    Which it absolutely did.

    I now had a softmodded Xbox with 250gb of space; All the free games, emulators and homebrew stuff I could ever want to play for my channel was now an option! I can even rip a game from the disc that's IN the Xbox's disc tray! And speaking of games, the first wave was a collection of old favorites AND potential material for my channel...


    My channel is about to get a lot more retro, guys.

  • Day 228

    6 hours ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    After I got home from my writing group my sister and I hauled the rest of the trimmed branches from the cherry tree to the dump. 


    I finally finished the commission piece! I have sent a photo and am waiting for approval, also the ok to publish a picture. (I'm weird that way)


    AND, as promised here is a gif of the cherry trees. 

    The pictures are: as they were when I bought the place, this spring in bloom  (Before they got even bigger), and now with the massive pruning. You'll notice they are still larger than they were when I got the place!


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