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Armor for Ladies in Skyrim

12th April 2014 - Category: Games

I’ve played Skyrim a lot. Not as much these days, but I do like to follow Top5 Skyrim Mods by Cam and Seb at Gamespot.

They were asked by a viewer to cover some more female armors, in particular super hero costumes.

I’m more into immersion myself, so I thought I would post my favourite armours for the ladies.

Now I tend to play as a male character in Skyrim because of the first person view, but you can have Housecarls, hirelings and companions. Skyrim is a nordic and windswept place. So I tend to dislike the skimpy armors on my travel companions. Serana kind of gets away with it as she is undead and so cold is moot. Even then I want armor to, you know, be armor.

My first choice is the Crimson Ranger Armor with the black textures.ScreenShot7

As you can see It’s my No 1 choice for Jenassa, as she is always chatting about striking from shadows, shown here with zzjay and Grace Darklings Hoods with hairs. [Also available for male characters]

I really like some of the vanilla armors as well.

Stand outs are: 2012-11-17_00001

For Jenassa again the Elven Armor, but the Thalmor version by CaBaL120. 2013-01-01_00006

For Lydia Orcish again by CaBaL120 and…ScreenShot33

Nordic Carved also by CaBaL120. I know the Above is Jenassa, but bare with me. You can find these retextures in the Book of Silence. I am playing a male battle mage at the moment. He’s a Breton so slightly short and not that strong. When I need warrior backing me up I bring Lydia along. I have her modded to be tall even for a Nord. So she has a Brienne of Tarth thing going on.

Armors to also consider.

Fur Huntress by Killer Keo, now Keo is renown for doing skimpy versions of armours and that’s why I think his most immersive work has been overlooked. His fans don’t like it as its pretty much fully covered and immersion fans wouldn’t know to look at his stuff. It looks great for a hunter play through and genuinely looks like it was made from furs and leather in game.

Templar Set by Mancika is an interesting one. Even in the sets above, there is still the fact that they look a bit boob armour-ish. Not that realistic. I’d say they are 1:1 with the Skyrim lore. However if you want armour that could stop a double handed sword I think this is the one. Perhaps the choice for a Lady Van Nord. [Also available for male characters]

Lustmord Vampire Armor by AmethistDeceiver is on the other side, it does have a cleavage window, but then again all vanilla vampire armor do, its very configurable and has a sans-window option, whilst keeping the fem-fatale look. [Also available for male characters]

Listening to: Perturbator

25th January 2014 - Category: Music

Sieg Xeon!

28th December 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

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Ram is on its way. Mwahahahaha!

Incase you were wondering

3rd December 2013 - Category: Games

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Yep still playing Skyrim…

On my purple flaming spectral horse!

Liveview Modding

8th November 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

Followed an XDA guide on how to mod a strap so you can charge the Liveview without removing it from its insanely hard to get out watch clip.

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Opera to Maxthon Switch 4

6th October 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

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Ok that’s handy for a large monitor setup. Poping out a video into another small window just for viewing.

Opera to Maxthon Switch 3

4th October 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

Oops realised I haven’t done a post about migrating your settings.

Favourites

Opera Export FavsMaxthon Import Favs

You want to go to the Opera menu, then settings, then Import and Export and choose Export Bookmarks as HTML.

Then in Maxthon, (1) go to the Maxthon menu , (2) then bookmarks manager, (3) Menu, (4) import, (5) from HTML file.

Searches

Finding your search.ni

You need to first locate your search.ini file, it should be in your opera profile folder. Similar to above.

Open in your editor of choice.

Opening your search.iniAdding searches

You are looking for the URL that contain %S.Then in Maxthon, go to manage search, add and then paste in the URL from the ini. This also works for Multi search.

I haven’t imported my Notes and Maxthon’s RSS reader is pretty poor.

Opera to Maxthon Switch 2

22nd September 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

Opera Search Dialogue

Maxthon Search Dialogue

The top image is from Opera 12 and the bottom from Maxthon 4. As you can see Maxthon only allows you to search on what ever search engine you last used.

This can be really annoying as you might have been wanting to look for a price before and than a video the next second.

The work around is this:

Maxthon Search Settings

First delete all search engines except Maxthon Multisearch.

Maxthon Multisearch Settings

Then edit up a good list of search engines in Multisearch settings. You can copy the lines directly from you Opera searches.ini. (especially as the defaults are for the USA)

Maxthon Multisearch Results

Then when you search Multisearch will do your prefered engine first, but also give you a menu for other engines. This isn’t as elegant as Opera, but its far better than the tom foolery from before.

Whilst were at it here is a wee request for Maxthon. Please make adding to Search and Multisearch as easy as Opera 12.

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Notice how easy it is to add a search in Opera? in Maxthon you must visit the site, then do a search, say http://www.bit-tech.net/search?q=test and then change it into a search string http://www.bit-tech.net/search?q=%us or http://www.bit-tech.net/search?q=s

Opera to Maxthon Switch 1

20th September 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

Opera 12 is still one of my all time favourite browsers, but its rendering engine is much slower and was in need of an upgrade. However the rest of it was awesome. It was a nice browser to come home to. However Opera saw fit to replace a Swiss Army Knife with a Spoon! It’s gotten mildy better, but you essentially have a spork now.

My day job is UI design. I use Firefox as my go to dev browser, with Firebug it is just somehow slicker than any other solution, it is also very tolerant of stupid corporate networks. However it feels like a bag of bolts glued together as a browsing browser.

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Above should be a quick run down of my Maxthon setup.

Now to get it to look like this I had to get the latest Beta from the Maxthon forum and then found a link in a thread to the Chinese forum to get a nice new theme. The sidebar looks stuck on by default. I really hope the old Maxthon 3 Creative Suite theme gets ported, that was genuinely nice to use.

I’m going to do a series of blog posts about this, explaining some work arounds and some brick walls using Maxthon (4 aka Cloud {urgh!} Browser) Vs Opera 12.

P.S. the term Cloud needs to die face down in a ditch. Its nothing but a stupid marketing ploy for internet services. The Internet brings to mind 4Chan and goatsies and spam. So they gave it a make over and called it the ‘Cloud’. Its still the same old internet, now with fluffy marketing speak.

Goodbye Skype

1st September 2013 - Category: Tech and Computers

It’s over I am leaving. Except like all truly shonky websites I can’t leave I just have to abandon my account.

Why you ask? Skype Resolvers, yep anyone can pretty much DOS you based on your IP.

Not logged into Skype? as far as I can tell they can’t resolve back then.

So goodbye Skype. Maybe Razer Coms or Google from now on.