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Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:07 pm
by Drakkmore
Malgremor wrote:GHF has changed quite a bit since I was last here & I don't think I like the changes. For one thing, I can't figure out how to post a new topic & another is that it is now black on white...it was much prettier & easier on the eyes when it was light on dark...among other things I am a signpainter & I always urge the client to go with light on dark.

I can help you with both of those two issues (unless you are posting from a mobile device.
First there is a button in the header at the top of each sub-forum (not the headers at the top of the page that have the user control panel, and stuff like that, but the header below that) you can use to post a new topic:
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on the appearance thing there is a small window that lets you select the style of the board from Morrowind, to Skyrim ,and a few other themes including Mobile only:
Morrowind
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Oblivion
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Skyrim
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FiBroBlack
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Prosatin Gray
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prosilver
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Mobile Only
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Malgremor wrote:Finally got Skyrim. Was going to wait until I got a more modern computer, but I was browsing a Gamestop the other day & found a used copy of Legendary Edition for 20 bucks, so I bought it. I'm using a Dell XPS w/ a Nvidia 7800 graphics card...2006 vintage; adequate for Oblivion, but I'm not sure for Skyrim. Frustrating thing is, I got it home & tried to install it & found that it requires this Steam thingie, which I know nothing about. Tried to download Steam, but my building's firewall blocked it. So, I will have to lug the computer to Starbucks to download Steam before I can even try to play Skyrim. Don't have much time these days for playing or posting...living in the world's most expensive city I have to work my a** off just to maintain a reasonably decent lifestyle, but occasionally I get a little bit ahead & can take some time off for Oblivion. Have some 200+ mods running now, but it's still rather boring compared to Morrowind. Hope they did a better job with Skyrim.

It is hard to tell what will run a game and what will not.
My Morrowind computer ran Skyrim on low to medium settings, and it was built 13 years ago specifically for Morrowind. It had a 1.8 gig AMD 3000+ processor with 2 gig RAM, and one of those ATI All in Wonder GPUs that had a coax cable in, and out for watching the tele on my machine or watching the machine on my tele (up to 1024 x 768, which I only bought because the back of the box had a MW screenie of a nekked Argonian running through Caldera), all on a First Main Board Motherboard with integrated Sound. I was amazed to see that this ran Skyrim so well, bu teach set up is a a little different. Not one thing on that set up met the minimum requirements for running Skyrim, and I guess maybe I pushed it a little hard because my PC started failing me in the early spring of 2012. Oddly it was not the processor that went, or the GPU, or even the MB, but instead it was the HDD that failed me after 11 years of dedicated service.When my faithful Hard drive went it took with it a cave system I was making for MW/TB/BM/TR map 2 that had many deep dark levels, and many mean ugly monsters,a nd many friendly underground dwelling communities, and many not friendly underground dwelling communities, and many many pitfalls, and drop offs to certain death, and many exits to the over world (one in or near every major, and minor settlement In Morrowind, it's expansions, and Tamriel Rebuilt Map 2) that I had been working on for 8 years.
As for Steam it is well....
It is steam they install a client to your machine which will allow you to chat with your friends that have steam, or make new friends that have interest in games you play, and you can have it launch your other non-Steam games from the client, an dyou can buy games from them that your Steam client will then Download, and install. While I do not like the fact that it is required to have steam installed to run Skyrim, I have taken advantage of the many many many Steam sails to get most of the games I got for like 75% off retail price or more.
Also Steam has a HUGE community of Modders that Mod for Skyrim, and the Steam Workshop working with the steam client,and your Skyrim install will automatically install, or remove any mods that you subscribe to on steam, including updating when a new version comes out. This does not mean that you can not find Skyrim mods any where, Nexus Mod Manager works with Skyrim as easily as it does with any other Bethsoft game, and there are a number of international mod sites dedicated to Skyrim as well.Steam is one of those things that either you love it or you hate it, with the very few people that fall into the "meh" category. Having never finished the Oblivion Main Quest I can not for certain say weather or not Skyrim has a better story then Oblivion, I can say that I've spent 1644 hours playing Skyrim, as opposed to prolly half of that in Oblivion. Though neither combined comes even close to 1/4 of the time I've spent in Morrowind over the last 12 years.
One more thing before I go (and this is aimed at both Malgremor, and Biobreak)  is that there is a GHF Steam group if you wish to join Send me  friend request on steam, and a private message on GHF with your steam name (so I don't just dismiss the friend request), and your intention of joining the steam group. I will then invite you to join the steam group and you may or may not accept.
One final last thing (and this also is aimed at both Malgremor, and Biobreak) is that We here at GHF are happy that you  are here, and we would be deeply saddened if you guys left us.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:42 pm
by Wasabi
Found this site when I was 14, not long after creating a terrible / rough 3d model of a helmet trying to figure out on how to get it in-game. Least that's how I remember it xD, 23 now, but it feels like yesterday.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:33 am
by abiel0530
I found this site in 2011-2012, looking for ways to increase fps, as I was playing on a dinky little netbook. Loads of fun in chat, thought that people here are cool, kept coming back and whoops, it's 2014, moar people, moar fun, so leaving never really popped in my mind.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:15 am
by Maiqdabomb
After butting heads with the mods over at the official forums, I decided to start a new reign of terror here at GHF. A few years later I became a magister. So I guess my original plan was a failure.

EDIT: just realized I posted to this thread before. Accept both answers as fact

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:57 am
by Chazz of Blades
I just came for the food and stayed for the insanity.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:26 pm
by Lossner
TBH someone on nexus told me about this place and yes I'm planing on staying

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:30 pm
by Chazz of Blades
Yay! We like it when people stay. Welcome to GHF, if nobody has said it yet.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:48 pm
by Lossner
:D

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:09 am
by Deathstalker13
Long time no see everybody. Let's see, I found this place about 8 years or so ago, because I was searching for Morrowind cheat codes for the xbox version, and almost all of the links I was finding were to PES' cheat/hack category. Until I looked into these "mod" things, I'd had no idea that there was even a PC version of the game. Is it wrong that I still feel like I'm just that annoying little kid who joined an online community full of adults; so full of questions with obvious answers, with remarks about topics that no one is interested in? In any case, the more I looked into what mods were, the more I wanted the PC version of the game, and I wanted to try my hand at it. But most importantly, I wanted a place to talk about these marvelous things I'd stumbled upon with people who enjoyed them as much as I did. I still vaguely remember finding the original site, with its clunky layout and cryptic, nigh-impregnable archive. I stayed, and always have planned on staying; I'm just bad at doing so, and have only gotten worse at it over the years. Things may have changed so much over the years, and will likely continue to do so, but I will never forget Great House Fliggerty: the first community online that I ever considered "home."

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:31 am
by Miserina
I can't even remember which came first, me on the official forums, or me here.  It was well over a decade ago now, I'm sure.  I was probably eleven or twelve years old the first time I wound up here and thought that it was totally worth it to get Morrowind on PC for all these cool mods.

I was such an awful brat, I just want to reach back in time and smack the sass out of my stupid face.  I whined so much, and I was so inconsiderate, rude to everyone.  I built up my own reputation as an awful little terror and burrowed my way into the community.  I had people alternately loving and hating me, and at one point there was serious discussion about kicking me out for being so awful.

Well, I wound up sticking it out.  I got older, and this place was always still here.  They actually put me in charge briefly, though I retired pretty quick for lack of work.  I never got into making mods myself, more about tweaking up my own perfect rendition of the game based on other peoples work, but I'm still into the community.  Life changes more than I ever imagined possible, but I think I've spent ten hours in the last week modding Skyrim.  I've got 140 mods on my fresh install, I haven't taken a single step in-game, and I know there's a hundred more mods I want before I'm really ready to settle in and play.

I'm sure that's some kind of madness, to be as happy installing and organizing mods, writing little patches to make everything work out right, etc., as I am actually playing the game... but I'm also fairly sure a lot of people around here can sympathize with that in a way few others can.

Edit: Oh, and when I first joined... I could barely imagine what the future would be like a week away.  I had no clue I'd still love this old fossil more than half a lifetime later.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:43 am
by Drakkmore
Welcome Back Miserina, we hope to see more of you in the future.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:41 pm
by Wasabi
Just stopping in to a familiar beloved hollow :) 24 now, where does the time go. (10 years since finding GHF)

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 2:07 am
by ladyonthemoon
Honestly, I cannot remember how and when I heard about GHF, just that it was years ago.

I decided to join here recently because the Morrowind modding community has zero activity on the official forums and Bethesda has other preoccupations at the time, which doesn't mean that they no longer care about the game that made them famous, of course.

I plan on staying, for now. :D

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:15 pm
by Zorbo
I think I came here for the Fishy Sticks.. really!  Actually read everything I could on modding and made some personal mods.  Played Oblivion and Skyrim (personal mods for those too).  Morrowind corrupted (CTD on entering the Cavern of the Incarnate) and my CD was so old and worn it would not install... Sadly I left the game for 7 or 8 years. Two computers later I installed it off Steam and used the Morrowind S.T.E.P. guide to bring the graphics up to at least some sort of standard. Amazing how it all came back... puzzling over mods, patches.. Downloaded some old tools (hard to remember the names) and got it all working.  Amazing looking! MMH was the download site for several of the mods in the S.T.E.P. guide and I recalled GHF was some good... glad to be back and very glad this is here... A great resource

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:21 pm
by dietbob196045
I was searching for one of my old mods, lost on my hard drive and found it (Thanks for that)  found that your forum was still active, more then most morrowind forums and stayed and yes I will stay.

Enjoy
Dietbob

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:12 pm
by LordXenophon
This site keeps popping up, whenever I search for mods or information about modding. Since my computer is as old as Morrowind and this is the only hosting site that will reliably work with it, I have chosen to upload all my mods here.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:10 pm
by Drakkmore
WELCOME TO GREAT HOUSE FLIGGERTY!!!!!!
we hope that you enjoy it here, and come back often.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:17 pm
by LordXenophon
And about your signature...

No, it doesn't worry me. I killed Vivec with ease. I used his soul to enchant a bell hammer.

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:15 am
by Crazy Greggy
Oooo. I came in through the bathroom window. Well, via Morrowind Modding History which I signed up as a member many moons ago. GHF was always there as the parent site of MMH so naturally found myself drawn here again, and again. and again. Glad I came and glad I stayed. But did someone mention punch? Must have missed that!

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:43 pm
by Denina
Drakkmore probably spiked the punch. You gotta watch him. ;)

Re: How did you find GHF and did you plan on staying?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:58 pm
by LordXenophon
So long as he didn't spike it with Ancient Daggoth Brandy...