Guess who's back, bitches?
...No, not Elvis, damn it. He really is dead, okay?
I meant me.
Thanks to the boundless generosity of our good buddy Sgt Ovakil - who is apparently trying real hard to get into heaven - I again have a working video card.
As I've told him, saying simply "thank you" seems grossly inadequate. Hopefully, by doing so in a semi-public manner, I can offset how lame my thanks are.
Spent a couple hours getting everything in, installed, diagnostic-ed, and put through some paces, and it looks good. New card cruises at 61C while playing FO3 @1024x768, large textures, medium most options. Turns in 20 - 25 FPS outdoors with two companions in tow. Better indoors. Not half shabby for a 2.4ghz single core that's got 66% of the recommended minimum spec of RAM, eh?
Unfortunately, I won't be immediately returning to modding. A whole host of small bugs manifested in FO3 during my test playing, and it's going to take me a day or two to get them all nailed down and killed with fire.
Especially since real life keeps intruding. Damned dishes won't do themselves, no matter how many times I tell them to. It's 2010. Aren't we supposed to have robots for this crap by now?
My dystopian ranting aside, a huge thanks to you, John. I have no idea why you like my work so much (really, it isn't that good...) but I'm glad you're enjoying it. I certainly owe you for this one.