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  1. spinner -> jet-powered motor glider RC model (I am too lazy o build a single german word for it) A spinner is the aerodynamic cover of the propeller nose. We are currently building a jet-powered motorglider model of our own design. Twins learn basics of planes and flying, also 3D printer using, cutting balsa wood, ... Currently they are the only ones in family without a glider license because of some years missing in age. We restored a vintage training glider in covid years so the costs for glider licenses are actually lower than for a driving license. I have requests from a collector for our glider which is 1a condition. Would be nearly enough money for a vintage jet powered glider. Since it would start on its own there would be no lifting costs for starts and we have a field which could be used for starts and landings. We would be a family of '''jet pilots''' The spinner with a foldable propeller glider with a retractable jet engine for starts and no thermic
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  2. Just noticed this bovine in the desert near Khorum that has a fez on its head for some reason. Could it be a reference to something?
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  3. Primary work is interfering with the expected release sсhedule. The current expected date is January 30.
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  4. Of course, by no means rushing Dmitry. His work is invaluable.
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  5. Well now, that was a surprise. Noted for further reference. Yes, indeed, you can proceed with that solution, just go to the multiplayer island and observe, whether you ascend the hub mountain as expected.
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  6. stone henge -> wood-henge https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-discovered-130-dwellings-around-the-ringheiligtum-pommelte-monument-german-stonehenge/
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  7. Jetsons -> Flintstones There was a time when TV had only three channels and series for the whole family were the way to go. Jetsons, Flintstones, ... all about problems of normal families even if playing in stone-age or space-age. When I was young whole family watched them. Now with all these TV channels and a TV or computer monitor in each room... Sometimes I wish the old times back.
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  8. Hello everyone. I thought that I would share with you all a story idea that I have had and I would like to get feedback please. What I mean, do you like it? what would you like to see happen in the story? My story idea is based mostly on the Temple Guardian, because I simply like his back story as told through his hollographic messages that he has left to himself. The story is based on the Sacred 2 game to some extent, simply because this is a work of fiction and not about the actual game, but uses key referrence points from the game. I have of course my own interpratations of the Temple Guardian's origins, but I am remaining as faithful to that as possible with my own ideas and imagination into the mix. So please no one get upset or be offended by my ideas, they are not meant to be offensive in any way. I am in two minds about if I should post the whole complete story here at Darkmatters, as comments would be needed for that and I doubt I would get those comments. This story is soly for my own purpose and enjoyment. But I like the initial idea so much, that I simply had to share it with you all. I have put my ideas down into a from of a Premise and I hope that you will all Enjoy it. Sirius: Legend Of The Temple Guardian By She-Hawk Premise The battle was finally over, he could rest for a while. But that was when it hit him and it hit him fast. Everywhere he looked, there was carnage, death and destruction all around him, the carcasses of dragons and other creatures lay strewn all over the battle field. “What have I done?” He said, but that wasn’t right, he was part of a collective now under the control of the Great Machine, he was they, them. But something had changed and he was not too sure what that was, or why. “Come on Brother, we are leaving now.” He looked up and saw his brother, or at least one of them. “Solon. Why are we here? Why did we have to fight?” He said. Wait… he had a name too, it was vague at first, but yes, he had a name and it was Sirius. But they don’t have names, or do they? “You must be malfunctioning brother. That name is meaningless to us. We no longer have names, for we are the Temple Guardians and we are many.” Replied the one that Sirius had addressed as Solon. But what they had said, did not compute. Temple Guardians is what they are, not their name, yet that part seemed right, sort of. It was all very confusing for Sirius. “No brother. I am not malfunctioning.” Said Sirius all of a sudden, as though he was sure of himself. He was, well, sort of. It was like as though he was almost two distinct individual entities all at the same time. Though, that did not seem right either. No matter, something else was bleeding through, something that Sirius had no time to completely analyse. “Yes brother. You are. We have won this war. It was our destiny to win this war. Let us help repair you.” All of a sudden, an arm came jutting out of Solon’s top left shoulder, but at the end of it, there was some kind of a probe device, which they now intended to put through and into their brother’s head. Being part of a collective, Sirius had sensed his brother’s actions, but rather than allow the probe to penetrate through his head, his defences took over and quickly with his sword in his hand, he sliced off the arm that protruded dangerously towards him. “Why do you attack us brother?” Asked Solon in shock and alarm. “No, why do you attack me?” Asked Sirius. “We was not attacking you. We were attempting to repair you.” Replied Solon. “I am not malfunctioning.” Replied Sirius in anger. Wait… What was this? An emotion! But Temple Guardians do not feel such things. As strange as it was, it was there none the less. “I am not defective brother, you are.” Replied Sirius in full and complete anger now. Without warning another arm came from the top of Solon’s other shoulder, but once again, Sirius immediately detected this and with his sword, he sliced off the offending arm, knowing that his blade was the only weapon that could cut through Temple Guardian Armour. Solon then suddenly charged at Sirius with their sword and both swords clashed together, deflecting blow for blow, being brothers, or part of the collective, made them more than an even match for each other. Neither of them could get in a striking blow that would do any much damage. But just then, Solon, somehow was able to attack without Sirius being able to detect it. ‘Not possible.’ Thought Sirius, but he now looked at where his left arm had been completely severed. “You will pay for that brother.” Remarked Sirius in full complete anger. But this emotion was a negative one and it had now caused some sort of a feedback, or something. As he stopped in mid swing of his sword. “What… what is this? What are you doing to me brother?” Said Sirius in total alarm. A part of him was fighting to be part of the collective, also something else was going on that made feeling emotions to be possible. “We are doing nothing brother, you are doing this to yourself. We sense something in you and it is trying to disconnect us. We shan’t allow it.” Said Solon sharply and they now aimed their pulse cannon arm at Sirius, who was now unable to move, as something was happening to him. But just as Solon was about to blast their brother into none existence, there came a sudden and almighty powerful blast, it came directly from a Seraphim, surprisingly enough. The Seraphim were the enemy of the Temple Guardians, anything that was against the Great Machine were their enemies. But for some reason, the Seraphim were even more so their enemy, but Solon never questioned their core directive. The blast however, was so powerful, that there was simply nothing left of Solon, there was now, just a pile dust on the ground of where he once stood. “Why, why did you help me?” Asked Sirius in total confusion. “I sensed a change in you and I found I kindred spirit and I simply could not allow for you to be destroyed, even though we both serve different creators. There is however, something of the light within you, which in a sense makes you kind of a brother to me I suppose.” Remarked this rather unusual Seraphim. “Your brother! But we… I mean I. I am not related to you in anyway whatsoever.” “Yes, I am very well aware of that fact. But like I said, you and I are connected now, as you have the power of the light inside of you and there is nothing that you can do now to change that fact.” Replied the Seraphim. “Light? What light?” Asked Sirius in total confusion. “I do not fully understand as yet, but you have been touched by the creator. Obviously, he must think that you must be worthy and it is not my place to question his divine gift upon you. Though my sisters would completely not understand or even accept such a fact.” Replied the Seraphim, sounding a little sad upon saying that. “Then if I may ask. What makes you be so different?” Asked Sirius, feeling weaker with every passing moment. Something was changing him alright, but what, he could not completely fathom, nor was all of his mind able to process any of it at all. Too much was inside of his mind and it was as though he was now having a battle from within, with his own self. Which made no sense. Regardless of that fact, something was happening and it was completely beyond him to be able to do anything about it. “I honestly don’t know. I have always been different from my fellow sisters, which sadly made me an outcast to them, so now I travel alone in the hope that one day I will be able to reunite with my sisters.” Replied the Seraphim. “I am… S… Sirius.” Replied Sirius feeling the strain on his entire body and mind. “I am Seraph-Thena.” Replied the Seraphim and she helped Sirius get to his feet. “What you are feeling right now is the Power of the Light completely purging the darkness from within you. Though you might not quite be the same after it has completely banished the darkness away.” Remarked Seraph-Thena in a matter of fact sort of way. “We. I mean me. I. I cannot lose my memories. I do not want to lose my sense of self, not ever.” Replied Sirius. “Then I suggest that you activate Emergency Protocol Alpha One.” Suddenly replied Seraph-Thena. “What? Wait! How comes you know so much about us. I mean about us Temple Guardians that is?” Asked Sirius in shock and alarm. “Oh you’ll be very surprised as to what I know. Remarked Seraph-Thena. “Where, where are you taking me?” Asked Sirius. “I’m taking you to an ancient sacred burial site which will be able to hide you from being detected by the Great Machine.” “We. I mean, I… I do not know of such a place.” Said Sirius sounding a bit puzzled. “Of course you don’t know. No one does except for me that is.” Replied Seraph-Thena. “How comes you know and are aware of such a place then?” Asked Sirius in a curious manner. “The creator has endowed me with special knowledge that only I for now, can know about, until when the moment is right for when my fellow sisters are ready to be given such knowledge too.” Replied Seraph-Thena, somewhat cryptically. “I don’t understand.” Replied Sirius. “Neither do I just yet. But I am patient. I know that I will understand fully and completely in time. Once I have gotten you to the ancient sacred burial site, you can initiate the Emergency Protocol Alpha One Program there.” Said Seraph-Thena. It was a long journey and Seraph-Thena made sure that they were not being followed, she kept to the shadows, as so not to be seen with the Temple Guardian. For she knew the truth, that the Temple Guardians were the once great protectors of Ancaria, way before her and her kind came along and they did not like the fact that something rather than someone was doing their job. Though that matter is a lot more complicated than that. But right now, Seraph-Thena did not focus on such matters. She finally came to the entrance of the ancient sacred burial site. It did not look like anything remotely special, but that was the whole point of it. That way it could be kept safe in plain sight and no one would ever be the wiser about it. “What about my arm?” Sirius asked. “Don’t worry there are a few of your kind too, scattered about the battle field, I’ll take one of their arms, that will do.” Replied Seraph-Thena and she was then soon on her way, when she got back, she began to set about attaching the arm to Sirius’s left shoulder, while he activated the Emergency Protocol Alpha One Program.” A hologram of himself stood still, but it had it’s left arm intact. But it was supposed to look like that, it was a special hologram that represented him in his full and complete form. “Oh dear, this arm will not do at all.” Said Seraph-Thena, sounding disappointed, but it was a good thing that she had decided to bring several pairs of arms with her, just in case. But to no avail, none of the arms would attach themselves to Sirius’s left shoulder. But just then, Seraph-Thena had a sudden idea. The hologram’s prime directive was almost complete, when Seraph-Thena, came up to Sirius, holding something in her hands. “What is that you are holding?” He asked. “It is your new arm, I made it myself. I had to do so, because your true arm was cut off in such a way that no other actual Temple Guardian’s arms would fit into your shoulder joint, but this one will, as I have made it specifically for you and the problem that you have with your shoulder joint mechanism.” Remarked Seraph-Thena sounding quite pleased with herself. “Then please attach it quickly. I can feel my systems starting to shut down.” Said Sirius, a little harshly, though he did not mean to do so. “I shall seal up this tomb For when the day shall come when you shall be reactivated. As your battle is not yet over Sirius, not by a long shot and I am sorry to say that I however, shan’t be here for when that day shall come. As it truly shall do so. Said Seraph-Thena, Sirius said nothing, did nothing, for he had completely shut down. Seraph-Thena really did not want leave him. “Do I really have to leave him though-art creator?” She asked. Just then a voice from thin air boomed loudly in reply to her. “Yes my child. Don’t worry, his destiny is now his own. I need you elsewhere. When the time is right, you shall be reunited with him and of course, your other sisters.” With that, Seraph-Thena used her powers to seal the entrance of the ancient burial site and then; she left, knowing that her sort of brother, will be kept completely safe.
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  9. The revived units use the hybrid melee/ranged AI. Sacred 2 developers have fallen into the same logic trap, as Diablo 2 developers. Which is kind of ironic.
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  10. Thank you Steve my good and kind Sir. I'm glad to be better. I never like it when I get ill. Resting is all good and well, but I like and love being active, as much as possible, weather I am posting, playing a game, composing, making 3D models. So long as I am doing something, I'm happy.
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  11. We're glad to know that you are better now, Miss Amy, ma'am.
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  12. Bonjour à tous, tout d'abord désolée de parler en français je maitrise très mal l'anglais et la traduction Google .. comment dire. Je suis une "mamie" de 50 ans et je suis Française. Et oui je joue à sacred (une Geek? Oo ). Ben oui depuis mes 10 ans . Fan inconditionnelle de sacred toutes versions ( sauf le sacred 3 Beurk !!) et d'autres Baldur's gate. (là j'attends le 3 en espérant ne pas être déçue comme avec Sacred 3 et donjon siege 3) Je joue également sur des MMO comme New world ou Lost Ark. Merci de m'accueillir parmi vous. Cela fait un moment que je parcours votre forum et c'est de loin le plus complet et le plus intéressant. auto translate: gogoblender Hello everyone, first of all sorry to speak in French I have a very poor command of English and Google translation .. how to say. I am a 50 year old "granny" and I am French. And yes I play sacred (a Geek? Oo). Well yes since I was 10 years old. Unconditional fan of sacred all versions (except the sacred 3 Beurk !!) and other Baldur's gate. (here I'm waiting for 3 hoping not to be disappointed like with Sacred 3 and dungeon siege 3) I also play on MMOs like New world or Lost Ark. Thank you for welcoming me among you. I've been browsing your forum for a while now and it's by far the most comprehensive and interesting.
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  13. breakfast -> fasting Many countries use a word for breakfast which translates as stopping to fast after a night with no eating. German and scandinavian use Frühstück (early/früh piece/Stück of bread) or Morgenbrot (morning bread) and don't think about fasting. A Bauernfrühstück (farmers breakfast) is spezial because it should give enough calories for hard farmwork, same for the twins which are in their main growing phase and always hungry. Nowadays you can get it at restaurant the whole day.
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  14. Euro English => English "Euro English is to English what the Euro was to the deutsche mark." -Hooyaah
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  15. fire -> 112 In most of europe 112 is what you call if you would call 911 in north america Pic from the local forest fire last summer, collecting place, see the 112.
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  16. From what I see, the EE has a core module and then a lot of optional additional features. Basically, you want the folders from the 2nd screenshot to be at the location in the first screenshot and then enable them separately in JSGME. If you want only the core changes, only take and use the CORE. If you want any of the optional features, move and enable them in the JSGME, on top of the CORE package.
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  17. Extra Cheese -> Flammkuchen We do it at baking house days sometimes with Quark, raisins, onions, hazelnuts, bacon, Schmand, beargarlic... Much like this but this pic lacks the bear garlic
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  19. sri lanka rolls => samosas!
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  20. Minus 7 here and a great early. Opening blizzard here at 6 am.. perfect for running in 😄😄 gogo
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  21. Cheers! There will be the update today. Or is it not?
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  22. McDonalds -> X-Mas Market There was a food truck selling Waffelpommes (translate as waffle pommes frites) with a sweet softcheese/strawberry dip to look like ketchup(majonaise. But it are sweet waffles made to look like fries:. Our waffle iron could be upgraded with these special waffle fries forms. Video looks so easy to make.
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  23. waffle fries -> Belgium What are waffle fries? Are they these longly waffles which are fried and look like french fries, or are they these potato cut to look like a waffle and then fried? But both, french fries and brussel waffles, are from Belgium.
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  24. food -> potato Potato harvest is kind of a family reunion in our case. We do potatoes for nearly the whole family, but at harvest they have to help at a weekend The dried plants are put on heaves and burned to prevent fungal potato plant diseases if having them on a nearby field the coming year. In the hot ash we place potatoes, kind of campfie potatoes. They have a nice strong potato taste and we cut them in halves and smear Quark on them. Wish mom will be back at the next.
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  25. When it comes to blocked off dungeons, there were always 2 I've found intriguing: 1) Also in the Wastelands after the first dungeon, the 2 Scarab/Scorpion doors that seem like they lead into the same dungeon: 2) The gate to the dwarven realm in Grunwald forest. Would have made for a great entrance to another expansion area. As it is, it seems to be protected by some kind of magical force field. Wonder whether someone is keeping the gate closed from the outside or the dwarves themselves are keeping the door blocked.
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  26. Did a test run. Everything is fine, no problems on the mult. island. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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  28. Yee, wait until you tried him with double sword of the blood dryads going for fire dmg xD
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  29. Flintstones -> stone age gogo ps @chattius i remember those days of so few streams... black and white, local and the occasional snowy image from vermont... tv was almost boring, and outside was where it was at gogo
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  30. Well, Miss Amy, you have really done it. You have created a compelling back-story for the Temple Guardian and an explanation as to how he entered the game. It could a bit of polish and some editing for grammar, syntax and punctuation, yet the real necessity, the all too important content is present and the reader now has motivation for beginning the game as a Temple Guardian. I always thought that the small introduction for each character during their "creation" at the beginning of the game was quite a bit too minimal. Thank you for your introduction; I'm chuffed to bits!
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  31. We all know them. They just leap about and spit in your general direction, doing nothing in-between their spell casts (leap, spit). However, when I revive the plants with Shadow Warrior's Rallied Souls, they leap at an enemy and.... actually proceed to use melee attack against them. This blew my mind, seeing them do something in their 5 second waiting time between spell casts. They still use their spells properly, but also use the melee attack, which I had no idea existed until now. So now, I want to know if their AI/behavior could be adjusted to behave as they do when raised by Rallied Souls. It would make them so much better to fight and we would also get to see their melee attack animation. Anyone any ideas? I took a glance at behavior.txt and the plant AI they use could probably be somehow modified to match their behavior when raised from the dead. Anyone any ideas?
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  32. Salutations et bien rencontré, madame Rauva29. Donc, vous êtes un joueur jeune et vif, non? Merci pour les compliments et veuillez accepter notre sincère accueil. Votre anglais est en fait assez bon. S’il vous plaît favorisez-nous avec votre présence aussi souvent que vous le souhaitez! (Greetings and well met, madam Rauva29. So, you are a youthful and vivacious gamer, no? Thank you for the compliments and please accept our sincere welcome. Your English is actually quite good. Please favor us with your presence as often as you like!)
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  33. 112 - bill 101 famous law that passed in Quebec that made just about everything French gogo
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  34. Flammkuchen - 💥 fire 🤩 gogo
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  35. chicken curry -> Mistkratzer Our hens live in the open and have access to the dunghills and compost. Mist is dung and kratzen is scratching. So it are hens which scratch the dunghills in search for worms, maggots, mice,... The word is most often used by restaurant chiefs who prefer hens with less taste of their own done by a diet with a special corn mix. So they can use their fine spicing. Mistkratzer have a strong taste of their own which I actually like because I grew up with it. My younger brother with a Mistkratzer and future Mistkratzer. The cage is a protection against hawks, otter, weasels,...
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  36. Forecast is calling for heavy snow later today and into tomorrow. I'm right on the line between the 4-8 and 6-12 inch (10-20 & 15-30 cm) zones. We don't get that much snow very often, so the city and residents don't handle it well.
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  37. cheesecake -> village baking house day My favourite is a thin cheesecake with yeast dough from full grain spelt, a layer of poppy seed (or place some spots with a spoon in the cheese) and then a topping of Schichtkäse and some sprinkles on it as mom did it. Schichtkäse translates as layered cheese. Quark (soft cheese) with different fat contents is poured into a container. The high fat one is more yellow, the low fat white so it gives a nice texture.
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  39. Hey! I am also very much looking forward to the update Although I am very grateful to Dmitry for his work and I am ashamed to rush.
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  40. The theme for vampire form was 'bedazzled seraphim' will work on the FXs and if possible I might replace the vampiric wolf with a different entity if possible
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  41. I'm trying to make a script which display a countdown overlay when I press my potion button. It works fine outside of the game, it even works on the menu screen. But ingame the script can't catch my input, I don't know why. I'm playing Windowed mode. Here's the code : ; https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/1815 ... ding-time/ ;On-screen display (OSD) CustomColor = 99AA55 Gui +LastFound +AlwaysOnTop -Caption +ToolWindow Gui, Color, %CustomColor% Gui, Font, s32 ; Set a large font size (32-point). Gui, Add, Text, vMyText cBlue, 00 WinSet, TransColor, %CustomColor% Gui, Show, x0 y80 NoActivate return t:: ; hotkey t will start or reset counting counter:=0 SetTimer, UpdateOSD, -10 ; to update immediately SetTimer, UpdateOSD, 1000 return UpdateOSD: counter++ time_display:=70-counter if (time_display=0) SetTimer, UpdateOSD, off GuiControl,, MyText, %time_display% return esc::exitapp I'm sure people tried messing around with Autohotkey in the forum. I would be grateful if anyone can provide assistance to make it work ! Cheers P.S.: you need to make an executable of the script (right click, compile) and run the .exe as admin, otherwise it won't work, even on the title screen.
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  42. Time bandits - > 80 ‘s that movie was a genre movie 😄 gogo
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  43. Yeah, fullscreen at this point is basically not viable on newer systems. Especially loadings take forever due to the screen freezing for much longer than it should because the transition fade effects do not work in fullscreen. As for the borderless window, nothing can be done about that. The game is old enough so that it does not support dynamic window resizing, leading to the click position offset. The game still behaves as if the top title bar for the game window was there even if you force it to borderless fullscreen. A common thing in older games before dynamic window resizing was a thing (which is what allowed proper borderless fullscreen in the first place). 3rd party software will not magically add support for this into games that do not have it. You pretty much have to accept the oldschool windowed mode or live with the offset. No alternatives really. One tip for windowed mode - make the windows taskbar auto-hide when the mouse is not on it. Taskbar Settings - Automatically hide the taskbar when in desktop mode. Helps when you do accidentally click outside the game window so that you don't have to restart the game. It will still show up if you move the mouse to the very bottom of the screen, but the game is at least playable, as the taskbar will hide again the moment you leave the area with the mouse.
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  44. Where can I find this section? Can I get a link?
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  45. Belgium -> Mcdonalds heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere... they are! gogo
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  46. Citizen (Mage) View File With RuDDick's help I was able to turn this into reality. Citizen's can be finally used as heroes. Notes: Due to them lacking MANY animations their attack/casting animation might be weird. I tried to find the most suitable animations so I hope it will be enough. Be sure the check out the Pictures folder Enjoy! - Vilya Submitter VilyaTheWhite Submitted 12/26/2022 Category Sacred Mods
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  47. Lets say the vampiress taps into the seraphim powers for a while. She did drink ones blood or so her story says.
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  48. Piranha -> The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The AMT Piranha was the car used in the TV series.
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  49. Broholmer -> piranha gogo
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