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Offline TheTeaCat

Disaster!
« on: December 01, 2006, 08:06:53 AM »


my pc went "bang" the other night. I lost everything. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I mean everything. :'(

HDD failure.

All gone no hope.

But..
Good news..........



Now have 2 HDD installed  ;D
120Gig and 110 Gig ;D
Lots of space ;D
 (I can Back up my back up heehee) ;D
;D

I just have to start afresh. 

Hmm time to get the plugin folder sorted once and for all.Now I know what to do.
So a new map and nam and ohh the lists too long. terraforming, building heeehee lots of fun.

Could be a while for new pics from me but don't worry I'm sure I'll have some good stuff before long.

Ok Time for a cuppa now,  ;D
might even have a biccy too!


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« Last Edit: December 01, 2006, 08:10:14 AM by TheTeaCat »
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Offline bat

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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 12:16:08 PM »
Oh that's terrible!

But nice news for you (and means that more pictures from your work?)!

Offline TheTeaCat

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 04:19:08 PM »
Cheers bat.

yep fresh install of everything.
Do you know how much stuff I had?  &mmm

 I didn't.  &mmm

Untill I went looking for it. :(

Oh well.

Such is life.

more pics indeed. gonna terraform a region wanna see it?


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Offline Alfred.Jones

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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 06:44:58 PM »
That is very unfortunate TheTeaCat. Hope you get most of your things back.

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Offline TheTeaCat

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 07:09:18 PM »
thanks Alfred. :thumbsup:

Found some bits :D but not as much as i hoped. &mmm

Anyway it gives me a chance to have a nice tidy :o plugins folder. ::)

As I now know where to put stuff where I want. ::)

Have had worse things happen than a HDD failure :( and coped with them ;) so I expect I'll be ok ::)

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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 07:12:19 PM »
Thats good ;)

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Offline jeronij

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2006, 03:22:30 AM »
Hi TTC, lets think japanese  ;)   Crisis = New opprtunity   ;D

Time to make a brand new plugins folder. It will take some time ( It took me two weeks last time I did it) but the effort is well worth it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2006, 04:40:42 AM »
That is a good point. I deleted my plugins folder so i didnt have all the stuff that I dont use ;)

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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2006, 05:07:40 AM »
more pics indeed. gonna terraform a region wanna see it?

That are good news and we (I) would see how you terraform this region!

Offline mjig_dudy

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2006, 09:23:07 AM »
My plugins folder once 'disappeared' (don't ask how, as i don't know).

I was, of course at first very annoyed, but later found it really useful because it gave me a chance to properly organize my plugins  (I still had some really bad simcity 4 official exchange content in there :angrymore:). And it also sorted out my game loading time, which at that point was really long.

Now my plugins folder is getting a bit heavy again, and it needs a good sorting out, but i really can't be bothered so i will just wait until something goes wrong with my computer again :D.

So just look at it as something that has to happen now and again, annoying at first but good in the long run.

Offline TheTeaCat

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2006, 10:24:29 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words folks. :thumbsup:

I agree it was about time something blew (either my pc or my top at how long it took to load  ::)0

Its a fresh start and whats nice is I know what I like, what I want and what you lot want lol

A clean slate new region and empty plugins folder. The possibilities are endless.

Hmm Jeronij i like your idea  :thumbsup:japanese bats   :thumbsup:  ooooh tempting ;D
 
Who knows maybe my new drunken Vulcan logical system might even work ::)

Anyhow time for TEA ;D ;D


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Offline pica

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2006, 12:28:27 PM »
I have started also a new pluginfolder. He wasn't lost, I deleted it myself.
There were to many missing files. I always check the dependecies but I got lots of plugins wich didn't work or failures.

So i'm now building a new one, step by step. I hope that will work.

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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2006, 02:12:12 PM »
Oh, TheTeaCat, sorry to hear about your computer.  But actually, I almost (almost) wish it would happen to mine, so I would have a good excuse to get a better one.  But good luck putting it back together!  It should make quite the adventure, I would think...

pica: Wow, you purposely deleted your plug-in folder?  Man, you have guts!  I don't even want to do that, and I still have all of the zip files stored in a different folder!  Good luck!
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Offline TheTeaCat

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2006, 06:23:22 PM »
Jeronij, Masochist, Bat, Alfred, mjig_dudy, Pica,

 
such is life, thanks for the kind words.

It is nice to have such supportive friends on this site.

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Kettle's on. Milk? Sugars?    ps I don't like Earl Grey  $%Grinno$%
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Offline pica

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2006, 06:38:47 PM »
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pica: Wow, you purposely deleted your plug-in folder?  Man, you have guts!  I don't even want to do that, and I still have all of the zip files stored in a different folder!  Good luck!

I've stored also the zips. Every time I play now, I put a few in the pluginfolder and see if they work fine.

@TTC, when you miss something and you can't get it anymore, please let me know. I stored a lot of plugins.

Offline TheTeaCat

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2006, 06:57:23 PM »
Pica

Thank you what a kind gesture. Thank you I shall avail of your kindness if ever i get stuck.

PS

I think I got the cream and for any cat that's always good ;D.


The IT department at work insisted that I bring in my hdd  to see what they could do
and guess what folks they managed to recover about 60% of the data on there.

My working plugin folder was lost, :(
All my music (72Gig) was lost  :'(
but my simcity back up copy was saved. ;D

It's not everything I had but it's quite a lot of it :)

Cost me lunch for 3 people in the (Heavily subsidised (75%) )staff canteen. :thumbsup:

Bargin :thumbsup:



now just got to put it all back where it belongs.

Tea first though

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« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 07:01:05 PM by TheTeaCat »
Kettle's on. Milk? Sugars?    ps I don't like Earl Grey  $%Grinno$%
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - If you're not part of the solution , you're part of the problem!
"Never knock on Death's door: Ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!"
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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2006, 04:57:37 PM »
I've recently lost my HDs and am operating on a substandard computer not suitable for anything except typing.... I had 2x200GB SATA RAID 0 Seagate Hard Disks in which the boot sector apparently went bad at the same time. Currently awaiting replacements. I just finished spending about an hour changing textures on a SC4M map in SC4 which is now lost.

Computers. Grr...
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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2006, 05:45:36 PM »
The same happen to me with my two 120Gb connected through RAID0, when I upgraded my PC this summer. I changed motherboard without saving my Raid settings to transport to other board, but, luckilly I had a new 300Gb SATA disk and had them copied before. I just had to setup again the system. Now I have a 300 Gb HD + 2x120Gb HDs connected through RAID0 plus 1 external 160GB HD. 700 all together :D

Offline NikNik

Re: Disaster!
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2006, 05:22:29 AM »
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pica: Wow, you purposely deleted your plug-in folder?  Man, you have guts!  I don't even want to do that, and I still have all of the zip files stored in a different folder!  Good luck!
Wow  thought I was the only one out there who is weird enough to keep the zips stored. Although it helped me in findingthe right dependancies on a couple occasions. It also helps in backing up (I only back up the zip files).

Good luck sorting teaCat.
Good luck beskhu3epnm, sound rotten an hour work gone.

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Re: Disaster!
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2006, 09:41:47 AM »
can't tell you how many times i have rebuilt my plugins, i hope you have high speed cable  %brg/$

i suggest doing all your dependency packs, prop packs, texture packs first.