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  1. Congratulations! I held off on rebuilding STEP because I knew it was coming out soon, didn't think it would be today though! Thanks to everyone involved, a lot of changes in this one! I've heard of it, but never used it. Looks to be extremely helpful though, should make things a lot easier going forward!
  2. Speaking of GOG, their 2017 summer sale has launched. It lasts until Tuesday, June 20th.
  3. Windows 10 doesn't want to load Oblivion when it's mounted on your virtual drive?
  4. Perhaps not severely underpowered as you progress throughout the game, but it does feel that way at the start of it. As you're fighting your way through Helgen you don't have access to any enchanted items yet, or a lot of potions/staffs. As Shadriss stated, early on if you rely on destruction spells alone, you can't even defeat a single foe before your magika runs out. In vanilla, are you supposed to rely on using swords/axes or bows, using destruction spells only sparingly, until you level your magika and perks later on?
  5. The Don't Starve MEGA PACK is currently on sale on Steam for $12.21 discounted from its regular price of $39.96.
  6. Following up with another post on what I've decided to do unless I hear otherwise in-case this helps out someone in the future. I don't believe the skin textures contain any alpha's so I've just exported as "DXT1 RGB 4 bpp | no alpha" and re-generated the MIP maps.
  7. I'm editing several skin texture files and am using the nVidia DDS plugin for Photoshop. When importing, I'm not bringing in any of the MIP maps and am loading the DDS files at default sizing. After doing my texture edits, there are quite a few options when asked export the DDS from Photoshop. I'm curious about what the recommended settings are for the DXT compression settings for skin textures? I'm assuming these differ per the skin itself versus normal maps? Below are examples of some of the compression settings: DXT1 RGB 4 bpp | no alphaDXT1 ARGB 4 bpp | 1 bit alphaDXT3 ARGB 8 bpp | explicit alphaDXT5 ARGB 8 bpp | interpolated alphaDXT5_NM XY 8 bpp | using DXT5
  8. Microsoft will be continuing to run a "beta" version of the OS even after Windows 10 is released to receive feedback from users before the updates head to consumers. Even if they had gone ahead with the Fall release schedule, I can't see them wanting to add/change anything major at this point. From what Microsoft has said, with the way the system has been structured on the back-end, they can add new features in the months/years to come anyway.
  9. If you haven't already I recommend that you try out Build 10158 that was released yesterday, available through Windows Update (Fast distro). Microsoft has *finally* included an option to disable internet searches and show local results only when searching for files through the start menu. Once it built an index of my files, the results came up pretty much instantly. The system also feels a little bit snappier and more responsive in general. Microsoft Edge has also had a few new features added into it. Hopefully everything will start shaping up as we're about 4 weeks out from the official release of Windows 10.
  10. I noticed that right away as well, not a huge fan of the new start menu tying into Bing either. It looks like if you type services.msc, two buttons will appear at the bottom of the start menu, "My Stuff" & "Web". If you click on My Stuff it brings up the Services MMC snap-in shortcut to click on. Seems like a step backwards though making users click on an additional button to get to where they need to go. It looks like you can supposedly edit three Group Policy settings to disable the Bing searches, but so far after changing them it's still including Bing in the search results. UPDATE* I just installed Build 10130 and have noticed a fairly significant difference in speed/stability while using the Edge browser. Granted, I haven't used it for too long just yet but on the last build it was noticeably hanging while attempting to load certain webpages.
  11. "Windows 10 extends the Xbox experience with game streaming. Play your Xbox One games on a desktop, laptop, or tablet in your home on your local Wi-Fi.* *Stream to one device at a time with supported games." Here's the webpage where I got the information. https://www.xbox.com/en-us/windows-10
  12. I held off on buying Windows 8 Pro (running the Windows 8.1 upgrade) because I didn't see anything missing from it besides mostly Management features. (ability to join a domain, group policy, etc.) With Windows 10, I wonder if it will be important for gamers to purchase Windows 10 Pro? (if they didn't have a Pro equivalent edition already) Generally I've never had any issues with automatic updates, but if Windows is now picking and choosing more of them for me, will that be causing potential problems with drivers related to gaming? (among other issues)
  13. As a reference for my post about Project Spartan being officially named Edge, here's a page from Microsoft's website with some more info regarding it. https://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-microsoft-edge-pc
  14. Project Spartan is just the code name for the browser while it's in development, I believe the final name for it is Edge. I think I read that it is being designed as an 'app' instead of a traditional desktop application. Perhaps the reason for that is the way updates are going to start rolling out, as alt3rn1ty stated, one OS instead of new editions in the future. It sounds like they're setting up large portions of the OS to be modular so that they can update parts & pieces of the code and the OS can be updated much like Android/iOS apps are updated currently. (except with Windows 10 the updates will be downloaded/installed automatically)
  15. Thanks for taking the time to do a review of most of the Skyrim tools with Windows 10. I finally installed Windows 10 onto an older laptop that I have to more thoroughly test it outside of a virtual machine. It looks like there may be some issues relating to OpenGL as an older game I have refuses to start. Hopefully that is not the case with Skyrim and other more modern games. I'd like to test Skyrim itself, but the laptop isn't powerful enough to handle it. I'm not overly comfortable with shrinking my desktop's hard drive and attempting to dual boot Windows 10 (in the off chance something goes wrong) and I happen to lose the data that I haven't backed up.
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