Category: Personal

Dual Wallpaper Background: “The power to dream must be met by the will to build.”

As I sit here spasming and suffering while I adjust to yet another drug I had this thought.  I thought it was pretty cool so while I doubt it’s original (some variation of it must exist) I created a dual wallpaper background with it.  Simple.


Role Playing Games For Sale

I have the following collection of role playing games and items available for sale.  Please make an offer.  Delivery will be actual cost of delivery which could be substantial if you purchase multiple books — because they’re books.

Legions of Thyatis, Basic D&D Module
Excellent Condition

Eye of Traldar
Good Condition

Rage of the Rakasta, Basic D&D Module
Excellent Condition

In the Phantom’s Wake,. Basic D&D Module
Excellent Condition

RIFTS Role Playing Game
Excellent Condition

Marvel Super Heroes Judge’s Book
Good Condition

Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home, Dragonlance Campaign Setting
Excellent Condition

Marvel Super Heroes Player’s Book
Good Condition

Marvel Super Heroes Deluxe City Campaign Set
Good Condition

Priest’s Spell Compendium, Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3
Excellent Condition

Wizard’s Spell Compendium, Volume 1 and Volume 2
Excellent Condition

The Art of the Dragonlance Saga
The spine has some wear, but the interior is in excellent condition.

Palladium Role Playing Game
Excellent Condition

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fair Condition

Succession Wars
Fair Condition

Pathfinder Pawns, Bestiary 2
Pathfinder Pawns, Villain Codex Box
New Condition (Unopened)

Castle Ravenloft, Near Mint Condition
Pathfinder Pawns, Bestiary Box 1, Excellent Condition
Pathfinder Starter Set, Excellent Condition

Pathfinder 3.5 Bestiary, Mint
Pathfinder 3.5 Bestiary 2, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Horror Adventures, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Villain Codex, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Ultimate Magic, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Ultimate Combat, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  The Inner Sea World Guide, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Inner Sea Gods, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Ultimate Intrigue, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5: GameMastery Guide, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Ultimate Equipment, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5: Core Rulebook, Excellent
D&D:  Rules Cyclopedia, Fair to Poor
Pathfinder, 3.5: Advanced Race Guide, Excellent
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Advanced Player’s Guide, Excellent
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Bestiary (Paperback), Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Gods and Magic, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Monster Summoner’s Handbook, Excellent
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Psychic Anthology, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Healer’s Handbook, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Dirty Tactics Toolbox, Mint
Pathfinder, 3.5:  Advanced Class Origins, Mint

If you buy everything I’ll include my Paizo account in the deal.  It has several hundred items in digital format.


Improve Dungeon Siege’s Graphical Resolution

Game:  Dungeon Siege
Runs on Windows 10:  With No Modifications
Notes:  Does not include Legends of Aranna

This is for the Steam version of Dungeon Siege but is applicable if you know how to add launch options to your particular launcher.

Right click on the Dungeon Siege game name in the Steam library and choose Properties.

From the window which appears, click the Set Launch Options button.

In the screen which appears enter the following text:

width=1920 height=1080 fullscreen=true vsync=false maxfps=60 nointro=true bltonly=true

width=1920 sets the width of the game screen; replace 1920 with your desired width.

height=1080 sets the height of the game screen; replace 1080 with your desired width.

fullscreen=true turns on full screen mode.

vsync=false turns off vertical syncing.  This can help with FPS flutters.

maxfps=60 sets a maximum number of frames per second.

nointro=true turns off the introductory video screens.

bltonly=true turns on BLT mode instead of flip.  (See DirectX documentation for further details.)  Specifically, this handles a situation where nVidia cards flash.

zonematch=true (see screenshot) will, by default, open the multiplayer menu for you to connect.

Although Dungeon Siege was considered highly moddable at the time, it doesn’t appear that any high definition graphics packs were created or survived.

When you start the game you’ll get an error message about the resolution not matching the hardware configuration.  Ignore it.

Once you’re in game you want to hit Escape, then Options.  Turn on All Complex shadows and set Texture Filtering to Trilinear.  Next, crank up the Object Detail as far as it’ll go.

This video represents all of these settings.