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Christmas Lights Time!

Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, Dec 2, 2012.

  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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    [​IMG] The seasonal decoration is up again on the site & forums! If you don't see it, clear your browser's cache of those pages by hitting Ctrl + F5.
     
  2. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    It's officially close to Christmas!
     
  3. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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!)

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    :)

    Wait! No snow?
     
  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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    It's only just started snowing on the BoM... ;)

    NOTE: If the snow is slowing down your computer, select the style "BoM - Snow on Forum Listing Only" from the dropdown menu at the bottom left of any forum page!
     
  5. henkie

    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Good timing on the snow, it was snowing here too today :)
     
  6. Gaear

    Gaear ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful

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    Is anyone else seeing the strange effect where the snow appears to be causing a horizontal scroll bar to occasionally flicker on the bottom of the screen while posting?
     
  7. 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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    It's not a big deal, just curious. Here's a screen.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 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'm not sure I can spot the problem...? Or, you mean the horizontal scroll bars occasionally appears for no reason? Which browser are you using?

    This snow script is wonky... all the prior years some people kept complaining it slows down their computer but it never did for me. Well, this year it does. It's by far the best looking and most realistic snow I could find though. But the random movement of the flakes is likely very CPU intensive... if you can find a better one, I'd be happy to replace it.
     
  10. Gaear

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    I've seen it on two computers, both running the Chrome. It does seem to happen when a snowflake gets dangerously close to the right side border. ;) And yes the scrollbar just appears quite briefly and then goes away and then comes back again, etc. Like a strobe light. Don't worry about it though, I was mainly just curious if I was starting to lose it. :D
     
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    This used to happen with Opera as well in the previous years. The current version seems fine though. But it is probably a problem with the snow script anyway.
     
  12. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran

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    It all works fine on my iPad, which is the only way I look at the Internet these days.
     
  13. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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!)

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    I'm using FireFox and Snow Leopard (iMac) :D, without any problems. :)
     
  14. 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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    And the lights are back on again... 'tis the season! ;)
     
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  15. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown 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!)

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    :D Are we afraid to lose precious BoM-members? :evil:
     
  16. 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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    Snow's still problematic for the same reason as before...
     
  17. Darion

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    It snowed so hard the last time here on SP, I got snowed in by lag. :)
     
  18. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps 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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    Ironic that, say, 8 years ago the snow worked just fine for people. Same basic snow... nearly a decade of PC improvements later, it's somehow too laggy.

    :confused:
     
  19. Darion

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    I hear you Marce.
    Imagine my face after it made my gaming-rig buckle.
    Lost faith in tech.
    Maybe the Snow requires DX11 or such.
    (Or a render-farm) :D

    ;)
     
  20. Splunge

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    It's because of global warming - milder temperatures cause the snow to be wetter and heavier, thus increasing both its mass and velocity. And since kinetic energy equals mass times velocity squared, the additional strain on processors is enormous. :p
     

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