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    Topic Originally Posted by BmanRouge of the Old EIBB...Lots of good advice here, taffer!<table><tr><td><TR bgcolor="#00104F">
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    <FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial" color="#ffffff"><B>Topic:&nbsp;&nbsp; List if Tid-Bits to help PCs run Thief Better</B></FONT></TD></TR><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-11-2001 06:37 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>First of all, <B>let me make it clear that I am not a computer wiz by any stretch</B> but, I have some friends who are and their suggestions have helped me so I thunk I would put them in a post that may help my fellow thieves.<BR>This is a post that contains a few tid-bits of info that helped Thief run better on my PC.<P>I am running Win98 SE on a 650Mhz Athlon w/256Meg of RAM & a 20Gig Harddrive.<BR>running Thief TDP, DarkLoader 3.02 and the latest DromEd.<P>**Hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete this will give you an idea of what is running right now on your PC. Remember, a computer can only do ONE thing at a time so the more things you have running at once, the longer the line to be exicuted is. Shorten the line, speed up the game. Hit Cancel.<P>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<P>**Be sure that you run your maintenance program regularly.<BR>Go to START - PROGRAMS - ACCESSORIES - SYSTEM TOOLS - MAINTENANCE WIZARD and set the parameters.<P>Select: Change my maintenance settings or schedule<BR>Click OK<BR>Select: Custom, NEXT, Set your time, NEXT, Uncheck ALL, NEXT, Yes, Defrag, NEXT,<BR>Yes, Scan my hard disk, SETTINGS, Select THOROUGH and check Automatically fix errors, OK.<BR>Yes, delete, SETTINGS, (I checked everything but the 2 Win98 boxes ) OK, NEXT, FINISH.<P>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<P>**The next thing you want to do is insure that all of your systems resources are freed up to play the game. To do this, right click on "My Computer" and select "properties" then click the "Performance" tab. Look at the System Resources: The idea is to try to get it up to over 90-95%.<P>Here's how:<BR>Go to "Start" , then Run, then type msconfig then hit "OK"<BR>Select the "Startup" tab<BR>(this is a list of everything that is loaded when you start your PC. They run in the background and consume your systems resources)<BR>you will need to leave the following items checked:<BR>System Tray<BR>LoadPowerProfile (the Rundll32.exe) there may be 2 of them, keep both.<BR>You may also need to keep the Vshwin32EXE, try with & without it.<BR>Uncheck everything else (you can go back and recheck them later if you want to)<BR>Click "OK" and restart your computer. Check your system resources, it should have freed up a bunch. Mine is at 98%.<P>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<P>**There is a handy little program called "regclean" (Can Be Found At <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q147/7/69.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://support.microsoft.com/support.../Q147/7/69.asp</A> <BR>that helped my PC a bunch by cleaning the windows registry of corrupted or old files.<P>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<P>**Many of you probably already do this but for those who dont, you may wish to try it: <P>Copy the entire Thief disk (including hidden files) on to your hard drive. Then install Thief twice from the hard drive, one into a "Thief" folder as usual and the other into another folder (I called it "ThiefDL" for DarkLoader). Then add your DarkLoader and FMs into the "ThiefDL" folder. It really seems to cut down on crashes and speeds things up a bit.<P>To Do:<BR>First open your Windows Explorer then select<BR>View<BR>Folder Options<BR>View<BR>Show All Files... Click "OK"<BR>Insert your Thief Disk and stop/exit the installation.<BR>Highlight the Thief disk in your CD drive on the left hand column of the Windows Explorer.<BR>Edit<BR>Select All<BR>Edit<BR>Copy<BR>Then go to your hard drive and create a folder called "THIEFDISK"<BR>Open that folder and select<BR>Paste<BR>This should begin copying the Thief Disk from the CD to the Hard drive.<BR>When it is complete, remove the disk from the CD drive and create a folder called "ThiefDL" on your hard drive (usually under "Programs"). <P>At this point you should begin the install process from the THIEFDISK folder. Just double click on the setup.exe and when it asks you for the "Destination folder" select "Browse" and choose the "ThiefDL" folder.<P>After it is installed, add the DarkLoader and your FMs. No further need for the disk. <BR>If you have FMs that you are in the middle of, just copy the contents of the SAVE folder from the other Thief location to the ThiefDL SAVE folder. <P>This works really well for those of you who DromEd. Use the ThiefDL for FMs and beta and the other Thief folder for working with the DromEd. <BR>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<P>I hope that those of you who use this info will benefit from it. And <B>those of you who have other comments, info or tricks that we can use will add them to this post.</B><P>Hope this helps!<BR>Cheers!<BR>B<P><BR></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>belboz</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 285<BR>From: Lowtowne<BR>Registered: NOV 2000</FONT>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-11-2001 07:01 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Defrag your harddrive often, say once a month. Ignore the warning that your harddrive doesn't need defragging, there's a bug in the defragging tool for windows98 they missed a decimal point in the calculation. Remember to turn the taskmanager program off before you defrag and dont use your computer for anything during defragging that access the harddrive.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Gingerbread Man</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 70<BR>From: The Spidermellon Patch<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-11-2001 09:11 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>[Bha. Apparently, I'm dumber than I thought, and didn't see the bit in BmanRogue's post about MSCONFIG... Grrr. In case anyone's interested, that's why I've edited. No point in telling you the same thing twice, eh? <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"> ]<P>In other news, see about getting yourself the freeware thingie called FreeMemStd (there's a FreeMemPro that isn't freeware, but the Std is free for personal use). It allows you to allocate and free RAM up to 512M at the click of a button. This is super useful, seeing as how programs like to squat RAM even after you've closed them up.<P>(Sorry, I don't have a link to FreeMem, but it's probably easy to find with a search engine. Unless MsLedd is right behing me with a link, that is... <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"> )<p>[This message has been edited by Gingerbread Man (edited 01-11-2001).]</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-11-2001 11:41 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>FreeMem web site<BR> <A HREF="http://www.meikel.com/en/freemem/fmemstd.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.meikel.com/en/freemem/fmemstd.htm</A> <P>Info from the site:<BR>Free up any amount of RAM<BR>You can always free up any amount of RAM by just a mouse click. Please do not misunderstand this. RAM is still limited by the amount of RAM you have installed and the amount of RAM Windows declines to free. This is the main purpose of FreeMem<BR>Statistics to verify the results<BR>FreeMem delivers you a graphical chart of free physical RAM. Using this chart, you can verify the results of FreeMem's work. Use this statistics to optimize your other settings. For your convenience, you can display the current available amount of RAM in the title-bar so that it is always visible, even if FreeMem is minimized.<BR>Startup options<BR>After you turn on your PC, one of the heaviest usages of Windows starts. A lot of stuff has to be loaded and initialized. After that, usually a lot of RAM is wasted, because you just don't need all the features Windows loads. It is essential that you free up a good amount of RAM right before you start working. We suggest: Leave this to FreeMem and don't worry about this any more.<BR>Command Line<BR>FreeMem supports a command line interface. It is only useful for very special purposes. Check the help files of FreeMem to read about this.<P>Thanks GM!<P>B<BR><p>[This message has been edited by BmanRogue (edited 01-11-2001).]</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Huntress</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1341<BR>From: CA<BR>Registered: DEC 1999</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-11-2001 02:46 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Well I also use a free prog called "Tweakall" and is very good for not only freeing up your Ram but has many other selections to do things with if you wish..also a backup tab for your settings in the registry which you can do multiples of saves at different times to use if needed, etc. You get it at:<P> <A HREF="http://www.abtons-shed.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.abtons-shed.com</A> <P>easy to install and use...and that's for me <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Good Hunting!<P>------------------<BR>It's not how you win the game, it's how you play it! </FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1984<BR>From: ohio<BR>Registered: MAY 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-11-2001 05:37 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Thanks Bman!<P>I changed my performance from 64% to 87% !!<P>I haven't tried Thief yet to see the results, but, it seems like it sure can't hurt with performance figures like that.<P>------------------<BR>Life gives you but one chance...............Thief gives you as many as you want.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-15-2001 06:05 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>*BUMP* for Clayman</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>lauerw</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 86<BR>From: duncanville,tx, usa<BR>Registered: SEP 1999</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-15-2001 04:40 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Thanks for the link to RegClean. I wasn't aware of such a nifty tool.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-15-2001 09:22 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>The following was thieved from a post by MsLedd:<P>There is an excellent utility available for free called [i]"Startup Control Panel"[/], which I have found to be absolutely indispensable and couldn't live without. It installs as a Control Panel applet and from there you can control all of your system's startup programs from the startup folder/Run registry keys/run services registry keys/run once registry keys...<P>You can add/edit/disable/delete any of the items and it even has a "recycle bin" type method of deleting items, so it's safe all around. <BR> <A HREF="http://mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml</A> <P><BR>Thanks MsLedd ;-)<BR>B<P><BR></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Laz</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 369<BR>From: The Other Side.<BR>Registered: NOV 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-15-2001 10:33 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Cheers BmanRogue,<P>You have some great windows tips here. In fact, all the info is great. I have already benefited from some of the stuff in this thread. Thanks<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <P>------------------<BR>As the smoke cleared...<BR><I>"Up from the dust I arise, to walk this restless earth. Alas, for just a moment in time; hence, to dust I shall return."</I><BR><A HREF="http://webpages.charter.net/tsauce/index.html" TARGET=_blank>NativeArt Design</A> Taffers!</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Peter Smith</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Moderator <P>Posts: 1646<BR>From: San Diego, CA and Los Alamos, NM<BR>Registered: FEB 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-15-2001 11:07 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Thanks, BmanRogue! <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Those were great suggestions. I changed resources from 82% to 95% and nothing essential seems to have been lost. I'm going to get some of those utilities now.<P>I have an off-off-topic question. I found VCACHE listed among the msconfig files. What is that? I have a problem with a VCACHE VXD causing a system crash on shutdown in Win 98. I have determined that the crash is brought on by the combination of two things: DSL software (PPP3 protocol) and the installation (but not the use) of Netscape Communicator. I'd like to get rid of that problem if I can, even though it doesn't really hurt anything, but I don't want to get rid of either DSL or Netscape.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>clayman</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Moderator <P>Posts: 3669<BR>From: Knoxville, TN <BR>Registered: JUN 1999</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-16-2001 05:55 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Wow, a lot of info in this thread. I should have read this before posting my system slowdown topic. I will try all this tonight; thanks BmanRogue and others ! <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>------------------<BR>Clayman<P>"It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have." - William Munny, <I>Unforgiven</I></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BrokenArts</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1315<BR>From: Some where in Dallas, Don't make me come find you!<BR>Registered: APR 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-16-2001 06:10 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>I appreciate these tips. We were able to reconfig our system from 85% to 92%. Pretty darn good. Will look into the other stuff.<BR>Thanks again. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>I'm sure I will have questions.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-17-2001 07:35 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Hello my fellow Thieves,<P>I hope the info presented in this thread is a benefit to you all. I came across a nice page full of handy utilities at:<P>EDIT: It seems the link is spelt different than the company... Sorry folks, try this.<P> <A HREF="http://www.analoguex.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.analoguex.com</A> <P>I am running a few of the clean-up/diagnostic programs right now.<P>The DLL archive<BR>The Max Memory &<BR>The Cashe Booster<P>Just tryin' to squeeze every last ounce of speed out of my system.<P>B<BR><p>[This message has been edited by BmanRogue (edited 01-18-2001).]</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>johnmac</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 202<BR>From: Pembroke Pines, FL USA<BR>Registered: FEB 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR> Thanks Bman -<P> Just by cleaning up the msconfig - I've gone from 83% to 92%. I, like the others, am gonna try one of the other suggestions to see if I can bump it up to 95%. Thanks for the info.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>yubetcha</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1071<BR>From: McKinney, Tx USA<BR>Registered: JAN 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BmanRogue:<BR><B> I came across a nice page full of handy utilities at:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.analogex.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.analogex.com</A> <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>BmanRogue, is the URL correct here? I went there, and found a picture of an oriental guy, and this:<P> Analog Digital Design Services<BR> Analog Designer Training<BR> Analysis and Evaluation of Mixed Signal LSI<P>And there are 3 links to Register.com. I didn't find any utilities. What am I missing?<p>[This message has been edited by yubetcha (edited 01-18-2001).]</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top>
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    </FONT><HR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yubetcha:<BR><B> BmanRogue, is the URL correct here? I went there, and found a picture of an oriental guy.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Sorry yubetcha, the link is <A HREF="http://www.analoguex.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.analoguex.com</A> and that guy really looks like he needs to get out of the house more... Or maybe just a copy of Thief!!! I think I'll e-mail him a link to the "Demos" page ;-)<P>B<P><BR></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>MsLedd</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 211<BR>From: San Jose, CA US<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>BmanRogue, you sure thieve good advice <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>To add to that handy-dandy little freebie... here's a free online set of sytem tests that can be a big help <B><A HREF="http://www.pcpitstop.com/" TARGET=_blank>PCPITSTOP</A></B> You can use the tests anonomously, or create an "account" (still free) so that your tests are saved and an online profile created which can be helpful to use as comparison. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P><P>------------------<BR><I>I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way.</I></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>yubetcha</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1071<BR>From: McKinney, Tx USA<BR>Registered: JAN 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BmanRogue:<BR><B> ...that guy really looks like he needs to get out of the house more... Or maybe just a copy of Thief!!! I think I'll e-mail him a link to the "Demos" page ;-)<P>B<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LOL! I agree. Someone needs to tell him a joke once in awhile <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Getting into Thief would also help.<BR>And thanks for the link.<P></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1984<BR>From: ohio<BR>Registered: MAY 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>richnmel-<P>Am I correct in assuming that you are copying your thief cd to HD for faster game play? Then, after the install of Thief, just copy disk 2. Mind is an orange color. This is the game play disk and that is the only one that needs to be copied to HD.<P>Haven't tried it though. It natually seems the way it should be. Give that a shot.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------<BR>As the smoke cleared...<BR><I>"Up from the dust I arise, to walk this restless earth. Alas, for just a moment in time; hence, to dust I shall return."</I><BR>Need a Thief briefing? I'm just one <B><A HREF="http://wwp.icq.com/55645024" TARGET=_blank>click</A></B> away.<BR><B><A HREF="http://webpages.charter.net/tsauce/index.html" TARGET=_blank>NativeArt Design</A> Taffers!</B></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1984<BR>From: ohio<BR>Registered: MAY 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>Laz<BR>I've copied <B>both</B> disks onto the HD, completelely re-installed the game without using either CD, and when I try to start thief.............it tells me to insert the CD !! Argggg <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/mad.gif"><BR>I look at the properties of my shortcut, and it goes straight to my copied folder.<BR>Do I have to change any config, or startup files to fix this?<P>btw..........I'm doing this on Thief 2.....in case it makes any difference.<P>------------------<BR>Life gives you but one chance...............Thief gives you as many as you want.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1984<BR>From: ohio<BR>Registered: MAY 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>Has anyone else been able to play thief without the cd's??<P>------------------<BR>Life gives you but one chance...............Thief gives you as many as you want.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ricknmel:<BR><B>Has anyone else been able to play thief without the cd's??<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ricknmel, I only have TDP and it works fine without the disk... I don't know about TG or T2... Sorry.<P>B<P><BR></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>*bump* in search of more tid-bits!<P>B<BR></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>amievil?</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 256<BR>From: <BR>Registered: SEP 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>the thread shall live on as it contains useful info for everyone <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Salvage</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 81<BR>From: Canada<BR>Registered: NOV 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>There is a command that you put into one of the windows config files that makes windows use physical memory before it uses virtual memory, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it is. If I remember I'll post back here. Maybe someone else knows.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Salvage</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 81<BR>From: Canada<BR>Registered: NOV 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR>Found it, it's in the second last paragraph of the second page(fat32)of <A HREF="http://www.dailyradar.com/features/game_feature_page_610_1.html" TARGET=_blank>this article</A> , I suggest you read the whole thing.<p>[This message has been edited by Salvage (edited 02-14-2001).]</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>theBlackman</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1600<BR>From: So. California<BR>Registered: JAN 2001</FONT></td><TD>
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    </FONT><HR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ricknmel:<BR><B>Has anyone else been able to play thief without the cd's??<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I have played all 3 versions without the CDs.<BR>Thur Darkloader, Dromed, and OMs. If you need a tip how to do it..Email me.<P>------------------<BR>Need one-on-one help. I'm just a <A HREF="http://wwp.icq.com/2696764" TARGET=_blank>click</A> away.<BR>Or Check out my ever growing web site.<BR><A HREF="http://webpages.charter.net/tsauce/index.html" TARGET=_blank>NativeArt Design</A></FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 1984<BR>From: ohio<BR>Registered: MAY 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 02-16-2001 07:32 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>Thanks Apache, but I got them both working a while ago. All is good and well now.<P>------------------<BR>Life gives you but one chance...............Thief gives you as many as you want.</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"><TD width=18% valign=top><FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 119<BR>From: USA<BR>Registered: OCT 2000</FONT></td><TD>
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    <FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 02-19-2001 09:46 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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    </FONT><HR>I've been to <A HREF="http://www.pcpitstop.com" TARGET=_blank>www.pcpitstop.com</A> and it seems to be a very useful site. After tweedling with some settings and haveing little luck, I went into the setup and selected <B>"Restore Defaults"</B> then <B>"Optomize Settings"</B> and saved as I exited and POW! everything is working great! All I had to do was go into the msconfig again and reset it. I also downloaded a neat utility called <B>"Startup Cop"</B> or something like that and it keeps programs from reinserting themselves into the startup.<P>Thanks again MsLedd!!<P>Cheers,<BR>B</FONT><BR><BR></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0">
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    Mouser, you missed the second half. :o We don't want to lose the second half!

    Thanks all who participated, it's been very useful :D

    I had to disable smilies, vBullitin telling me there's too many :rolleyes:

    BTW, I hope you're going to keep the old smilies where they are, or there will be hundreds of broken images.

    Edit: Fixed \o/

    <table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 width="95%"><TR><td bgcolor="#000000"><table width=100% border=0 cellspacing=1 cellpadding=4><TR bgcolor="#00104F"><TD valign=middle width=18%><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial" color="#ffffff"><B>Author</B></FONT></TD><TD valign=middle><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial" color="#ffffff"><B>Topic:&nbsp;&nbsp; List if Tid-Bits to help PCs run Thief Better</B></FONT></TD></TR><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Munin the Raven</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Moderator <P>Posts: 3487<BR>From:Somewhere in Midgard<BR>Registered: Oct 1999</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 07-05-2001 10:38 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Munin+the+Raven" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Munin the Raven"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Munin+the+Raven" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Munin the Raven"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000039&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=39"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Yes, Johno, it is. However, I think the saves reset to the begining of the mission they were saved on.</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000039&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>clayman</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Moderator <P>Posts: 5625<BR>From:Knoxville, TN <BR>Registered: Jun 1999</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 07-21-2001 05:34 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=clayman" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for clayman"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000040&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=40"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>bump</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000040&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>clayman</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Moderator <P>Posts: 5625<BR>From:Knoxville, TN <BR>Registered: Jun 1999</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-03-2001 07:41 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=clayman" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for clayman"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000041&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=41"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>bumped for ricknmel. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000041&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BmanRogue</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 120<BR>From:USA<BR>Registered: Oct 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon10.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-06-2001 06:15 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=BmanRogue" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for BmanRogue"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=BmanRogue" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email BmanRogue"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000043&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=43"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>*bump*<P><BR>Boy, I really miss this forum! I gotta get back here more often.<P>B<BR></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000043&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon5.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 07:20 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000044&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=44"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>The "regclean" link is no longer valid. Anyone know where I can find it...or something similar? With all the proggies I've installed and removed in the last several months, my registry's gotta be a mess.<BR>Nevermind...I found it here: <A HREF="http://www.createwindow.com/wininfo/regclean.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.createwindow.com/wininfo/regclean.htm</A> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR><p>[This message has been edited by ricknmel (edited 11-11-2001).]</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000044&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>bravus</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 838<BR>From:Canada<BR>Registered: Sep 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 07:26 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=bravus" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for bravus"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=bravus" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email bravus"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000045&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=45"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Yep, try here:<P> <A HREF="http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10106-100-881470.html" TARGET=_blank>http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0...00-881470.html</A> <P>Bravus<P>Edit: Heh - I posted this between your message and your edit! I'll leave it here as a good alternative download site.<p>[This message has been edited by bravus (edited 11-11-2001).]</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000045&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Salvage</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 644<BR>From:on.ca<BR>Registered: Nov 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 08:02 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Salvage"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Salvage"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000046&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=46"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR><A HREF="http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/regcleaner.shtml" TARGET=_blank>Regcleaner</A> is an alternative to regclean. I use it in conjunction with Regclean and Norton WinDoctor, and it always finds things the other two didn't.<P><BR>Go to Tools>Registry Cleanup<P>Edit: For the new version(4.3), it's Tools>Registry Cleanup>Do Them All<p>[This message has been edited by Salvage (edited 06-05-2002).]</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000046&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 08:19 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000047&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=47"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Thanks Salvage...Just d/l'ed it. I'll give that one a try too. If I'm not back in a day or two...it killed my pc. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>I'm making progress on this thing. I'm back up to about 73%. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"> One thing that's different though...I didn't have an active firewall back when I was up in the 90's, so I'm sure I'll never get it there again, I just want to get as close as possible.</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000047&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon11.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 08:31 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000048&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=48"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>HOLY MOLEY!!<BR>92% <B>with</B> the firewall running...just from using your program Salvage! Awesome!<BR>Thanks<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>....now to go find out what programs don't work anymore... <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>edit-...yup....everything still seems to work!...at least the important Thief related stuff...and the internet <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>------------------<BR><I>New sig coming soon to a reply near you.......</I><BR>But for now I'll just spam <A HREF="http://home.woh.rr.com/rnmssite/index.html" TARGET=_blank>RicknMels Website</A> <I>Thief Links & Downloads, 2 FM's done and a 3rd @ 30%</I><p>[This message has been edited by ricknmel (edited 11-11-2001).]</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000048&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Salvage</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 644<BR>From:on.ca<BR>Registered: Nov 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 09:10 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Salvage"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Salvage"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000049&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=49"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>It pays to keep the registry clean, don't it?</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000049&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>bravus</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 838<BR>From:Canada<BR>Registered: Sep 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 09:16 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=bravus" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for bravus"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=bravus" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email bravus"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000050&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=50"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>That's a very nice toy indeed, Salvage (more than a toy, of course, a necessity - but still fun to play with!) Now that's what freeware is all about... And the products end up so excellent that I'd willingly pay for them. But I guess it's not time to get off into a free software/open source type rant... <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>I basically posted to say thanx - this is a new one to me, and extremely useful.<P>Bravus</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000050&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 12:34 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000051&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=51"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>One more thanks to Salvage. Thief is running better than ever. No choppyness at all. I still can't believe that a few unused files in my registry could make such a difference.<P>And btw- I ran the regular regclean twice before I ran regcleaner and still was able to delete about 6 things that regclean never found. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------<BR><I>New sig coming soon to a reply near you.......</I><BR>But for now I'll just spam <A HREF="http://home.woh.rr.com/rnmssite/index.html" TARGET=_blank>RicknMels Website</A> <I>Thief Links & Downloads, 2 FM's done and a 3rd @ 30%</I></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000051&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Apocrypha Roxy</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 664<BR>From:Cragscleft's Asylum, Padded Cell #83<BR>Registered: Nov 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-11-2001 01:08 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Apocrypha+Roxy" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Apocrypha Roxy"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Apocrypha+Roxy" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Apocrypha Roxy"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000052&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=52"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Alas, i had a virus or some sort of mishappening, and today i went to mcaffee.com and found this NIFTY tool that cleared things up for me - you taffers might as well check it out:<P>MemoKit is not freeware, but is not expensive - $29.95, and it works just like FreeMemSTD (which i did get but i believe thats what cause all my frustration in the first place) only it works like 10 x better- 5 minutes and my performance was up from 64% to <B>90%</B>!!!<P>Try it out... you'll be glad you did! <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000052&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Huntress</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 2341<BR>From:CA<BR>Registered: Dec 1999</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-16-2001 02:57 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Huntress" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Huntress"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000053&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=53"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>I'm just doing a kickapoopoo ... interesting thread to keep up IMHO <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Good Hunting!<P>------------------<BR>It's not how you win the game, it's how you play it! <B>Have Fun!</B> <I>back to regular programming</I> :)</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000053&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon10.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-16-2001 03:38 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000054&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=54"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>a kickapoopoo? <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>Just when I thought I heard it all....LOL <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P>------------------<BR><I>New sig coming soon to a reply near you.......</I><BR>But for now I'll just spam <A HREF="http://home.woh.rr.com/rnmssite/index.html" TARGET=_blank>RicknMels Website</A> <I>Thief Links & Downloads, 2 FM's done and a 3rd @ 30%</I></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000054&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Gum Drop</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 2056<BR>From:Midlands, England<BR>Registered: Jan 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-16-2001 04:00 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Gum+Drop" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Gum Drop"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Gum+Drop" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Gum Drop"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000055&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=55"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ricknmel:<BR><B>a kickapoopoo?...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>*Clicks on link Mr Smith kindly provided the previous night and types in the newest conundrum*<P>Huh? <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/eek.gif"><P>Oh my! <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/redface.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000055&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-17-2001 10:59 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000056&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=56"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>I just got back from pcpitstop and I'm even more impressed.<P>My best Mps for video previously had been 48, usually running in the mid to low 40's, even on fresh boots right after defrags. Just out of curiosity I went there this morning because it seems to be running alot better since I used Salvages registry cleaner.<P><B>I scored a 63!</B> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/eek.gif"> Thats about a <B>50% increase</B> over normal. I am just amazed that a few wasted registry entries can be so detrimental to your performance. If you haven't tried it out, I highly recommend it. And it's even easy enough for a simpleton such as myself to use. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>I also just ordered another 128MB of RAM. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>Great deal - $18.12 including 2nd day FedEx shipping. I almost bought two of them, but I think 312MB will be more than plenty for this old puter. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>------------------<BR><I>New sig coming soon to a reply near you.......</I><BR>But for now I'll just spam <A HREF="http://home.woh.rr.com/rnmssite/index.html" TARGET=_blank>RicknMels Website</A> <I>Thief Links & Downloads, 2 FM's done and a 3rd @ 30%</I><P><p>[This message has been edited by ricknmel (edited 11-17-2001).]</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000056&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon11.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-20-2001 07:08 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000057&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=57"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Welp...here goes nuttin'<BR>I got my RAM in hand and I'm shutting down to install it.....If I don't return in a few days...you know something went wrong!<P>Wish me luck....ya'll know I need it! <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>------------------<BR><I>New sig coming soon to a reply near you.......</I><BR>But for now I'll just spam <A HREF="http://home.woh.rr.com/rnmssite/index.html" TARGET=_blank>RicknMels Website</A> <I>Thief Links & Downloads, 2 FM's done and a 3rd @ 30%</I></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000057&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>ricknmel</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 5611<BR>From:ohio<BR>Registered: May 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-21-2001 04:01 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=ricknmel" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for ricknmel"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000058&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=58"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Ya just gotta love replying to yourself twice in a row <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P>RAM is installed....not noticing much of a change, but I haven't really done anything yet. Ya suppose thats why I haven't noticed a change yet? <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000058&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>theBlackman</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 4132<BR>From:So. California<BR>Registered: Jan 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 11-27-2001 08:36 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=theBlackman" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for theBlackman"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=theBlackman" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email theBlackman"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000059&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=59"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Bump for Brokenarts</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000059&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Salvage</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 644<BR>From:on.ca<BR>Registered: Nov 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-03-2002 12:07 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Salvage"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Salvage"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000060&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=60"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Purge Prevention.</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000060&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Komag</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 356<BR>From:Orem, UT, USA<BR>Registered: Dec 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 01-03-2002 04:13 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Komag" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Komag"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Komag" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Komag"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000061&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=61"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Will any of this stuff help for WinXP, or does XP handle it all better already and that's one reason it's faster and more stable than previous windows?<P>------------------<BR>- <A HREF="http://www.keepofmetalandgold.com" TARGET=_blank><B><I>The Keep of Metal and Gold</I></B></A> - FM's,Upcom's,Pics,FREE FM CD's,Full Tutorial,More!<BR>- <B><I>Jan 1</I></B> Happy New Year with 268 new FM screenshots!!!<BR>- Come chat on the cool new <A HREF="http://dynamic3.gamespy.com/~thief/ultimatebb.cgi" TARGET=_blank><B><I>TUG Forums</I></B></A>! I'm modding the FM forum there :-)</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000061&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>BrokenArts</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 3694<BR>From:lurking about Texas somewhere..<BR>Registered: Apr 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 04-04-2002 11:29 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=BrokenArts" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for BrokenArts"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=BrokenArts" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email BrokenArts"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000062&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=62"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Tis a bump for BatMite. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Man I had to dig for this thing. <IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000062&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Salvage</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 644<BR>From:on.ca<BR>Registered: Nov 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 04-25-2002 10:12 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Salvage"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Salvage" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Salvage"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000063&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=63"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>This one's all about changing the priorities of running processes.<P>Running processes are programs running on your computer, like explorer.exe or anything you run. When you set the priority of a process you are basically setting the amount of CPU time it gets, and we all know that more_CPU_time=better_performance.<P><A HREF="http://www.sover.net/~whoi/WinUtils4.html" TARGET=_blank>Process Switcher</A>, <A HREF="http://utopian.freeyellow.com/myprog/ProcessSwitch/processswitchmin.zip" TARGET=_blank>Download</A> (756Kb) Freeware. Win 95/98/NT, probably works for ME/2k/XP. Sits in the system tray and changes the priorities of running programs to what you choose, very simple and easy to use. Only works with .exe files though.<P><A HREF="http://www.xmlsp.com/pview/prcview.htm" TARGET=_blank>Process Viewer</A> (90kb) Freeware. Win 95/98/ME/NT/2k/XP. I was overwhelmed by the amount of information it gives you, so I didn't experiment too much with it.<P><A HREF="http://simtel.saix.net/pub/simtelnet/win95/util/runprio.zip" TARGET=_blank>Runprio</A> (14k) Freeware <A HREF="http://simtel.saix.net/win95/util.html" TARGET=_blank>Found Here</A>. It doesn't say what OS it's for, but it works on my 98 system. Command line tool, start individual programs with specific priorities. Good use with shortcuts eg. to open Undying with high priority my shortcut would be:<P>C:\Downloads\RUNPRIO.EXE high "C:\Games\Undying\System\Undying.exe"</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000063&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>theBlackman</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 4132<BR>From:So. California<BR>Registered: Jan 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 04-25-2002 11:09 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=theBlackman" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for theBlackman"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=theBlackman" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email theBlackman"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000064&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=64"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Additional tuneup info that may help.<P>If you get out of memory errors, the cause could be Vcache in W95-98-98SE-ME.<BR>Vcache us a 32 bit protected mode cache driver. This determined the maximum cache size based on available RAM.<P>Vcache reserves memory addresses to permit it to access a cache of the maximum size so it CAN increase to that size if needed. Vcache can reserve ALL the available system memory for use. This will cause OOM errors and other problems.<P>Vcache is limited by the OPSYS to a max of 800 MB. To avoid the problem (and others) set the max Vcache in your SYSTEM.INI file to keep the Max amount of Vcache down.<P>Check the MS site on support for additional info. Look for Article Q108079 and Q253912 for more info on Vcache and MaxFileCache.<P>Another problem with OOM errors and frequent restarts can be caused by VCDLF. If you get an OOM or "illegal operation" error message and the details are VCDLF caused and invalid page fault... use FIND to locate Vcdlf.exe then rename it to Vcdlf.old.<P>Press enter then you need to remove it from the registry.<P>Rather than tell you how, get the MS tech info sheet Q303045. The process IS simple, but read the steps and use them only when you are certain you understand the process.</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000064&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#DFE0E0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Common</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 183<BR>From:seattle, washington, USA<BR>Registered: Apr 2000</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon1.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 04-25-2002 02:40 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Common" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Common"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=email&ToWhom=Common" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/email.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to Email Common"></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000065&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=65"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>Bump for ME!</FONT><P align=right><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">IP: <A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getip&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000065&forum=Thief+Series&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better">Logged</A></font></P></td></tr><tr bgcolor="#C0C8D0"> <TD width=18% valign=top> <FONT SIZE="2" face="Arial"><B>Myystique</B></font><BR><FONT SIZE="1" face="Arial">Member <P>Posts: 48<BR>From:Texas <BR>Registered: Jul 2001</FONT></td><TD><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/icons/icon10.gif" BORDER=0 ALIGN=ABSCENTER><FONT SIZE="2" FACE="Arial"><FONT SIZE="1" color="#001450" face="Arial">posted 04-25-2002 11:29 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/ubbmisc.cgi?action=getbio&UserName=Myystique" target=_blank><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/profile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Click Here to See the Profile for Myystique"></A> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=editpost&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&ReplyNum=000066&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/edit.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Edit/Delete Message"></A> &nbsp;&nbsp;<A HREF="http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/postings.cgi?action=reply&forum=Thief+Series&number=24&topic=005616.cgi&TopicSubject=List+if+Tid-Bits+to+help+PCs+run+Thief+Better&replyto=66"><IMG SRC="http://www.eidosgames.com/ubb/quote.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="Reply w/Quote"></A></FONT><HR>I went from 68% to 92% with Regclean, once again you taffers are batting a 1000!!! 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    Have you got those sticky thing you can use to keep this at the top of the topic list?

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    Yes. All the threads that have "important" prefixed to the title are sticky.

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    Did not forget the second page, just ran out of time last night.

    As you have noticed it can be a bit tricky getting a topic from the old UBB forum formatted (nearly) correctly when re-created in vBulletin.

    Catman showed me what I was omitting....basically vBulletin adds its own page breaks when cutting and pasting the old HTML, and in order to avoid creating that giant "super-header" the Entire Topic has to be on One Line. This is no small task when re-creating multi-page archived topics, and is time-consuming.

    Due to my other responsibilites (testgames testgames testgames) it will be a slow process for me to get the archives re-created here, but rest assured that I refuse to let them be lost.

    Thanks for importing page 2 over here though! That helps me out.

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    I forgot about that thread. Thanks GM I'll see if following that improves play of TG on my wife's pc
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    Ah, I see now. I noticed the odd line breaks {BR /} and figured that could be the problem, but didn't think to put the old thread in one line. You can't really tell that it was one line by using quote.

    That must have been terribly frustrating figuring it out. It made my head hurt which rarely happens with me.

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    Um... I've been looking at this post, and I've realized that this just isn't for Thief only, it helps with a PC overall. Well, I know it wouldn't kill my PC to try one of these (since I'm @ 70%!!!), but I need to know what they do. Do they delete stuff? Move Stuff? what? b/c I need to know b/c I need to explain to my mom what it is if she asks, and "it speeds the PC up" will not work. Sorry.

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    I'd say that the 3 most important tweaks are setting the swap file size, keeping the registry clean, and setting ram to be used before virtual memory, so I'll explain those.

    <ol><li>Setting the swap file size prevents Windows from continuously resizing the swap file, causing hard drive use and wasted space on your hard drive. By setting the swap file to a constant size(set max and min at the same number) the computer doesn't have to recalculate the "recommended" swap file size all the time, saving many clock cycles. This does not add or remove anything to your hard drive.

    Net effect: You get more processor power available, having more cycles available to do more important things. It makes your computer faster.

    <li>Keeping the registry clean prevents Windows from constantly looking for files that are no longer on your computer. Due to poorly programmed programs that keep a history files in the registry, when one of those files from that "history" is removed or has it's name changed that registry key becomes invalid. Windows will keep looking for that file over and over and over even though it isn't there, regardless of whether the program that made the key is open or not. Programs that do not uninstall properly also leave invalid registry keys behind. Regclean and Regcleaner remove those invalid keys from the registry, in the unlikely case that either of them remove something that is needed they both make backups of the keys they remove which can be easily put back into the registry.

    Net effect: Same as the last one, you get more processor power available, having more cycles available for more important things. It makes your computer faster.

    <li>Setting physical ram to be used before the swap file is simply that, your faster hardware(RAM) is used before your slower hardware(hard drive), preventing unneeded hard drive access which slows down your computer. This is a simple process of changing one of the Windows files. This was linked to above, but the links are now dead, I will outline the process below.

    Net effect: It makes your computer faster.
    </ol>

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    RAM Before Virtual Memory
    This is for Windows 98, the process for other versions should be similar, but may not be the same for NT based Windows.

    <ol><li>Go to Start>Run and enter sysedit, hit OK.
    <li>Select System.ini(this file can also be opened in Notepad).
    <li>Browse to the section that says [386Enh]
    <li>Go to the bottom of that section and add the line:
    <font color="green">ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1</font>
    <li>Go to File>Save, then File>Exit</ol>

    I hope this is what you wanted.
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    Exclamation Running Thief in Dual Processor PC

    First of all, I am honored that this thread is still being viewed and hope that it will continue to be a viable resource for us all.

    I am running a Dual Athlon system and have had trouble with Thief freezing. The video would just Lock-up less that a minute into the game. After posting the problem, I got a response from Leatherman advising me to get and install IMAGECFG.EXE located on the Win 2000 Server disk.

    As I was unable to locate the needed IMAGECFG.EXE file which would perminently set my processor's affinity, I opted for a Temporary solution.

    I found the info at
    http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBA/tip0200/rh0209.htm

    And here is what it said:

    Manage processor affinity.

    If you have a multi-processor system, it is possible to select which CPU(s) an application uses.
    Open Task Manager and select your application on the Processes tab.
    Right click the program name and choose Set Affinity.
    Uncheck the processors which should not run this application.

    If you try to select a service, Set Affinity will be ignored.

    This will have to be done each time you start the game.

    But, I don't care...
    I'M OFF TO PLAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
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    Rolleyes Problem with Scandisk

    Is it normal for scandisk to take about 3-4 hours on thorough??? I mean, my patience runs thin everytime, and after it's done scanning the 1,833,000 or whatever - it begins to do a whole new set!!! I mean, it just takes forever. I fixed it so it wouldn't stop and start over like it used to (and that cut my time from 8-9 hours to 3-4 hours.) But it just seems like that is still too long.

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    Well, I'm (again) getting interested in improving my computer's speed. According to Salvage's latest post (which was a loooooooong time ago in this thread), I need to set the swap file size to the same. I've heard that it should be twice the size of your RAM (so no "out of memory" errors come up and you have plenty of space). I've also heard that if you right click "My Computer" and choose "Properties" and then the "Performance" tab and the the "Virutal Memory" button, you can manage it. But it says nothing about swap file size there. Is it the same thing? Sorry for pulling this thread from the dead. (I'm a poet and I know it!) (I made a rhyme, just in time!) (Baby I'm hot coz I'm rhyming a lot!) (Okay I'll stop I'm such a dweeb!)

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    I believe virtual memory is what you want. I conducted a small experiment in this a week or so ago, actually. I have 512 MB of RAM, and set my v/m to 512 MB as well. Upon rebooting (I had to) my system ran slow and jerky like it does when I'm running two Dark Engines at once. I rebooted and reset my v/m to 1032 MB (just over twice my RAM) and everything was back to normal. Should be what you want.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone...

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    Originally posted by Danventry
    But it says nothing about swap file size there. Is it the same thing? Sorry for pulling this thread from the dead.
    In W95-98-98SE YES!

    The SWAP FILE is a mem cache on the HDD (remember "virtual"?). When your on board mem in RAM is not enough for your application, then the "Swap file"(virtual memory, also known as the "paging" file) on the HDD is used as a scratchpad memory to bolster the available memory.
    Last edited by theBlackman; 09-16-2003 at 09:18 AM.

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    Default Multiprocessor/Hyperthreading

    I've put together a simple page regarding multiprocessor/hyperthreading systems.

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    Default GO TO: www.majorgeeks.com !!!!

    When I was searching for REGCLEAN.EXE from Microsoft, I came across
    different REGISTRY CLEANING/BOOSTING/REPAIR programs that are even more efficient!

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/ has a whole load (do we still have free speech in this country or not????!!!!) of system tools to get your PC speed up to date. ON the HOMEPAGE click the LINK: "REGISTRY" and you will be bombarded with tools to help you out. The FIRST 3 programs on that list are most recommended by the site.

    This is a great solution if your PC is too slow, but you don't have the time/patience to reinstall WIN XP. As a matter of fact - you may never have to do that again (to get your performance boost) as long as you keep your registry clean!

    In case of a cleaning session gone wrong you can always undo all the changes the programs do to your registry - but the most recommended programs (especially the 3 top candidates) seem to be almost failsafe!

    I had a good experience with #3: REGBOOST. There's a 30 days trial shareware package you can download, run & forget or purchase if you want to get extra features.

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    Something ungodly has happened to the first posts in this thread.

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    The first two posts are HTML copied from the old UBB pages. I think there is something wrong with the HTML tags. When I put these tags in the front of the post

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    and these tags at the end

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    Then it looks great as a stand-alone web page. Actually, the first post here is several posts in the old UBB page.

    I tried inserting these tags with the forum post editor, and it had no effect. Apparently this is because the forum inserts its own hidden tags and page organization HTML, unknown to the user of the post editor. Evidently there is a tag conflict somewhere. I haven't found it yet. I'll keep looking....

    EDIT:

    OK, I think I understand the problem. By opening the entire web page with an HTML editor, I see that the original HTML had < and > characters to delimit HTML tags, but someone copied that original HTML into this page using the post editor. The post editor caused the original < and > characters to be replaced by &lt (less than) and &gt (greater than), which cause text displays of < and >. The original < and > characters are lost, so the page as it stands is not valid HTML.

    I can't fix it, because the only tool I have, the post editor, is what is causing the substitution problem. Whoever did this editing needs to figure out how to set it straight. I think that an href link to a separate HTML page might work.

    As a temporary measure, below are links to the first two posts as separate HTML files in my own web space:

    First post by BmanRogue

    Second post by Salvage

    I've also placed these links in the first post.
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