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SP Happenings #192

Discussion in 'BoM Blogs' started by Taluntain, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Lordy, lordy, where to start with this one... it's been a bit more than 2 months since my last SPH blog entry, but so much has happened since then that I'll have quite a bit of work on my hands getting just the most important things down.

    First and foremost, with the invaluable help of Calis (of past SP, The Pit, Terra-Arcanum and more recent Codex fame) we've tracked down and resolved the slowdown problem with the site that's been rearing its ugly head every few months for the last two years and more and patched up the site so that it now runs properly in the different environment that I've moved it to post-fix. This really was a Big Deal and I can't thank Calis enough for taking the time to help out. Also, if it wasn't for BTA's speedy scripting, this would have taken much longer to fix site-wide, so kudos to BTA for always being there when I need this sort of help!

    SPS account holders have been able to check out a practically finished version of Montresor's detailed Planescape: Torment online walkthrough for SP for a few days now. Once this trial run has been completed in a week or two, the walkthrough will go live on the main site and will be accessible to everyone. Great work, Monty!

    Getting us up to the latest versions of the message board software and the blogs took a bit of doing as well. Those of you who haven't tried out our blogging system yet - give it a shot. It really is getting better and better!

    A few other things worth mentioning are: SP GOG affiliation, Sorcerer's Place Facebook Page, a batch of new BoM arcade games, maximum number of album pictures for SPS account holders doubled, maximum album picture file size for SPS account holders raised, thread tags, death of the old SPMP group, LAT display temporarily disabled, and probably a few more things I'm forgetting.

    We're still not nearly as current with the gaming news as I would like, but The Magister's recently acquired help in this area is definitely appreciated.

    I can't promise anything in terms of deadlines for a new site content update just yet, but that's simply because I'm working on some other things at the moment. If you've submitted something to SP that hasn't gone up yet and you're tired of waiting, just shoot me an e-mail and I'll put it up ahead of schedule.

    Last, but definitely not least, I NEED YOUR SCREENSHOTS! It's been over a year since my last call to submit your in-game screenshots and I have completely drained the pool of submitted screenshots from literally ALL of the games covered on SP except for those from the Neverwinter Nights series, and it's a shame that I consequently have to predominantly feature NWN series screenshots in our spotlight. I badly need screenshots from all of the Infinity Engine games, as well as all the others we cover. Taking screenshots during playing is simple and described in depth in our screenshot-taking guide, so I'm looking forward to seeing your shots in my mailbox soon!
     
  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Added some embarrassingly missing BTA kudos... sorry BTA, that was really an unintended oversight solely due to the amount of things going on in the last 2 months. It's hard to keep track of everything in my mind!
     
  3. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    LMAO! Really, I don't need kudos, but I appreciate it nonetheless. :)
     
  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I hate it when I leave out credit where it'd due so it annoys me when I find out later that I'd forgot...
     
  5. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Screen shots? Of all the games that SP covers? SP covers the Elder scrolls. I have shots from Morrowind and Oblivion and I know that Chandos has shots from TES IV (Oblivion.

    note: why is this in red? Must be a way to change it. Must check more. Although red is best color right now. Oh turned white when posted. Good, works perfectly for me.
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Actually, the games covered are those we have sections on the site for. We only cover TES on the forums...
     
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