Read Skyrim’s In-Game Books in E-Book Format on your Kindle, Nook, or Other E-Reader

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Want to read Skyrim’s books outside of the game? The good folk over at capane.us have got you covered! The Skyrim in-game book e-book collection is available in both mobi (Kindle) and epub (everything else) formats.

http://capane.us/2011/11/24/dovahkiin-gutenberg/

Enjoy! I know I will.

I recommend Calibre to manage your e-books.

Categories: Skyrim

Skyrim Tips that Help with Mouse Lag and Physics Glitches

November 13, 2011 9 comments

The 1.3 fixed the y-axis sensitivity. These modifications still apply for mouse lag/physics glitches:

Many problems are caused by having your fps go above 60, but if you leave vsync on (capping the fps at 60 of 120 depending on your monitor), the mouse lags like crazy. I haven’t been able to get triple buffering working (on my GTX 570), but I have figured out how to fix both problems.

These tweaks go in one of two INI files (Skyrim.ini or SkyrimPrefs.ini) located in Documents/My Games/Skyrim.

Fix mouse lag by disabling vsync in Skyrim.ini
– Add iPresentInterval=0 under the [Display] section

Fix physics from going bonkers at high FPS – LOL
– Download FPS Limiter*:
Extract to your Skyrim folder under Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim. Open antilag.cfg and set FPSlimit=60.

Fix mouse acceleration by disabling it. This goes in SkyrimPrefs.ini
– Set bMouseAcceleration=0 in the [Controls] section

The following change is not recommended with the 1.2-onward patches. If you had previously added this and are experiencing mouse issues, try removing the changes:

Fix y-axis sensivity being different from x-axis in Skyrim.ini
– Add to following under the [Controls] section. If you don’t have a [Controls] section, add it!
fMouseHeadingYScale=0.0200
fMouseHeadingXScale=0.0200

PLAY WITH fMouseHeadingYScale UNTIL IT FEELS GOOD IN GAME. For me making them match had the y-axis more sensitive than the x-axis (might be due to 120Hz monitor, 0.0140 was the sweet spot). So play with it until they’re the same. Test this in an area that is closest to your average fps – which is hopefully 60fps (due to sensitivity going lower the lower your fps goes – no fix for that yet).

There are more tips on the Neogaf Forums but things are still in somewhat of a mess as we figure out what works well and what does not. Some tweaks have been shown to have unexpected side effects. Unless you are an advanced user that likes living on the dangerous edge, I would recommend sticking with as clean of an install as possible.

I also recommend protecting your saved games against corruption and loss by using Dropboxifier.

* You can also use something like dxtory to limit your fps (useful if you are already using a modded d3d9.dll). I leave it to your discretion, but can offer no support on other fps limiters since I don’t use them.

Categories: Skyrim

Dropboxifier v0.1.7 – Update Released

July 20, 2011 3 comments

A bugfix release for Dropboxifier is available. This should help prevent any unintentional loss of data should something go wrong.

Release Notes

  • If moving the files fails for any reason, move any moved files back to where they were and remove any linked entry.
  • If source link does not exist when undropboxifying, move files to their place anyway.

As per discussion http://dropboxifier.codeplex.com/discussions/265552

Get Dropboxifier from Codeplex

Categories: Dropboxifier, Programming

The Witcher 2 – Performance Issue on nVidia Cards

May 17, 2011 4 comments

This patch should now fix most issues for you!
The Witcher 2 – Patch 1.35

The following information is now deprecated. Get the patch instead.

Now OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED.

Do you have the 3D Vision driver installed? Check “Control Panel -> Program and Features” and look for “nVidia 3D.”

Apparently there’s a bug with The Witcher 2 that absolutely tanks performance if you have the 3D vision drivers installed – it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re using them. I had this problem and in parts I was getting as low as 12 FPS on my GTX 570. Uninstalling the 3D Vision drivers fixed everything and in the same sections I now get 60+ fps with everything maxed except Ubersampling.

I was very lucky to stumble upon this information. Spread the word.

Of course also make sure you have the latest drivers from nVidia, which are 275.27 as of writing this. I heard those can solve a lot of problems as well.

More performance tips on the NeoGaf forums.

Categories: The Witcher 2

WARNING: Dropboxifier torrents and viruses!

It has been brought to my attention that there is a torrent of Dropboxifier floating around the interwebs. This torrent contains a virus! Specifically, this virus.

Dropboxifier will never, ever, be distributed as a torrent by a third party. Dropboxifier is free software available at Codeplex. There is no reason to torrent it!

The torrent that I saw for Dropboxifier was an installer that put unwanted DLLs on your PC. The current version of Dropboxifier, 0.1.7, is a standalone executable and does not require any installer.

Never trust a torrent. Remain vigilant. Use protection.

Categories: Dropboxifier

Dropboxifier v0.1.6 – Update Released

A new relatively minor update for Dropboxifier has been released:

Release Notes
– Added link to Dropboxifier homepage
– Update validation on property change instead of on focus lost as to be less annoying
– If there’s an error in the XML, don’t overwrite it

As usual, grab it from Codeplex.

Categories: Dropboxifier, Programming

Dropboxifier Featured!

April 15, 2011 2 comments
Categories: Dropboxifier