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Not really got much done this evening. Had some discussion on skins for The ARC and I downloaded a few more readymade ones I think will be good to modify., but my foray into DVd ripping went a bit off. VLC does do what I want but bizarrely with the wizard it gives it in 4:3 whereas playing about with the open disc and stream/save option results in a nice 16:9 file though I need to try again to get it higher quality as it looks somewhat too grainy for my liking. Only trouble is if you want to stop party way through it you have to force quit and a couple of times I set it up to convert a chapter it did it once and then started doing it again, with the file playing but not displaying the right time info. Ah well. Shall investigate more tomorrow evening.

I tried out The Elder Scrolls of Morrowwind III and not currently impressed. It's more than a bit dated. This is the trouble with 3D stuff before it got much good, it dates so easily and then looks dire. Sometimes I wish for certain types of games they might consider sticking to the original styles. I liked the Baldur's Gate isometric view for RPG's and miss that. Also, RPG's are always so gui complex with stats pages galore etc and I don't like the layout for those much in this either. Again I keep comparing to BG which I thought did most things well; I've been spoilt by that.

I did watch Dogma though. Had previously only seen half the film and was fab to see the rest because I hate not finishing a film. Alan Rickman was so cool in it, very smartly dressed. :D And bizarrely for a film that is handing it to Catholicism it makes a fair few decent points on theology that aren't necessarily against the idea of an omnipotent compassionate God. I enjoyed it in its entirety. I did end up wishing Loki hadn't died though.


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Apr. 2nd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, Morrowwind! I used to love that game; you're right, it's not great, but it was fun. Oooh, Baldur's Gate! Man, I haven't played comp games in so long. =(

Although, have you ever played Bioshock or Hellgate London? Both fantastic games; well, I haven't played, I've only watched lol
Apr. 2nd, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Due to reinstalls etc I've never finished either BG game but man I love those both to bits. Some darn fun mods for them too. I've still got Icewinddale to finish too, plus Fallout if I can relocate my discs... and then there's Planescape Torment in the same style. :D

Bioshock, I tried a little when a colleague brought it in with his 360 into work but the PC demo doesn't do more than loop sound on my computer and I don't have a 360 myself yet. Hellgate London I've heard of but not played - if it's out on the PS3 I might check it out though.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Nice! Planescape Torment? Not heard of that one

You should definitely check it out if you can. =)
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