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HOLY SWEET MOTHER OF GOD WTF.

I don't even know how I'll tidy this up and keep wires out of the fan. No idea at all. +Michael Birke​ said IED; I'm more worried I may have inadvertently summoned Cthulhu.
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Sadly, trimming is difficult, as they've got connectors on both ends. Should be able to tame them a tiny bit with a couple zip ties, though, but even then not a lot. There 26 individual black wires to each switch, two black and one red long pigtail strands as well (power+ground for the LED's and ground for the switches)...

Yeesh!

While I was doing it, I was considering making my own harness, but that's a lot of connectors and crimping.


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LED's wired and tested with a handful of AA batteries. Doesn't look too scary on this side and the lights are all good; promising so far! 
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Internal component layout. Everything gets bolted in place next (I'm using the motherboard tray from the old miniITX case shown earlier to secure the motherboard, and double sided foam tape for the HDD - amp, power supply and speakers gave convenient screw holes already.

Monitor sits with the panel in front of the speakers.

After all these components are secured in place and connected, with wiring nicely cleaned up, I'll wire the control panel (a mess, but simple with the blade connectors and pre supplied wiring - I'd have preferred to custom make the harness so wires are all the "right" length, but there's no sense in wasting the included harness.


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Wait for the rats nest that will develop with the wiring for the LED's and buttons; then it'll be downright frightening!
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So, I watched Ghostbusters.

And you know what? I had a blast. Thought it was hilarious, and a great tribute to a childhood classic.

Now, yes, it was absurd and ridiculous, _but so was the original _! I'm sure there won't be a sequel, given the mindless rage, but I wish there would be.
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That's what I figured, make my own mind up and have fun. Keen to go see it!
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Oooh, I always loved these books! I'd love to see them in a modern TV series format. Can't wait!
Roger Zelazny's book series has been credited as one of the main inspirations for 'Game of Thrones.'
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P.S. never read the "Merlin" books.
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+Jeremy Stratton​ Do NOT update Fallout 4 Unofficial patch, and if you're not using it now don't.

There's a critical bug that breaks settlers that have been summoned by a recruitment tower, and causes them to randomly reset themselves whenever they are out of your sight (even if they're standing right behind you). This is not fixable. You MAY be able to salvage a savegame by uninstalled UFO4P and murdering all the affected settlers, I'm unsure if that's a good fix or not.

I'm working on it now, trying to fix my game as much as I can, but not having a lot of luck. Sadly, I've not made independent saves in a while, just leaning on Quicksave, so it's looking like I'm going to lose a couple day's play over it :(

Edit: This is a base level bug not restricted to the Unofficial Patch. Any mod that touches the Workshop .pex scripts will cause it - even if they just replace the script with a completely identical one. It was replicated in an unmodified game to confirm.

What is happening is its a memory management modification by Bethesda added for consoles. Settlers are unloaded from RAM whenever you're not looking at them, then reloaded when they come into view again. With any script change, ONLY Settler name and job is preserved, everything else is randomly reassigned.

As far as I know this only impacts UFO4P at this point, but be EXTREMELY cautious adding workshop modifying mods after your game is under way. Mods that ONLY add items are fine, mind you - you just can't modify the scripts involved.

Once you are impacted, removing the mod and reverting to an earlier save (or following my steps below with every Radar Beacon added Settler in every settlement in your game as described below) is the only way to fix it.
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Editing the op to explain the issue and what exactly causes it.
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Front USB ports and audio output set up! Also, attaching some blocks and such to the underside of the control panel so it can sit in place and swing upwards to allow easy access to the internals. It'll be bolted through the protruding ends of the 2x2's to act as both hinges and a removable attachment point.

Tonight after work I'm going to throw some paint on the control panel and attach the controls, so I can be sure of where I'll post down the motherboard tray. Got to be sure the CPU heatsink and fan are clear of the controls.

Also going to add power and HDD LEDs to the front panel at some point in the process; I ripped the ones in the case out before turfing the remains of the frame, so it'll just be a matter of drilling a couple LED sized holes.
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Too late now. I thought about it, and actually have 8 buttons each, but that eats a lot of room. That's why I've got 6 buttons up top - P1, P2, and the extra 2.

I'll make a new cabinet later - a full standing cabinet with higher quality materials - and may go 2x4 then. Will see how many games want that (I've got... Well, everything - from mame through PS2. Everything.)
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Mounted the USB controller that takes button inputs and presents itself as a pair of gamepads to the PC. Couple spare motherboard standoffs screwed in worked smashingly here.
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Agreed. Looks professional. Soon you'll be building kiosks for medical centers and malls but ten years from now you will yearn for a simpler life where Pac's were always "men" or "Ms.'s".
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All the hardware installed and bolted down.

Amusingly, the monitor has only two height settings: down low, or 20cm higher. Spring loaded, so you push the button at the base and it springs up, or push it all the way down and it clicks into place.

Silly monitor thought is was so smart. Held it at the height I wanted, and drilled a screw through the stand to lock it there. Learned it but good!

Metal strapping turns out to be a great way to secure a monitor and build a custom vertical hard drive mount. Pretty happy with how that worked out.

Now all that's left is to wire the control panel!
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Bulk of the cabinet is built. Now, for the installation of the monitor, speakers, amp, LED lighting, computer, and such. I do still need a front "bezel" panel to go from the sides to the edges of the monitor, but I'm leaving that for last, after the guts are installed so I can be certain everything lines up.

The back is bolted on, so easily removable, and of course the control panel lifts off as well.

I'm hoping to figure out a good way to stencil the top panel, sadly my artistic abilities... Aren't. 
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hah wow, I didn't realize how horrible that photo was at the time. I think the camera lens was a bit dirty >.<
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Removable control panel is painted and assembled, but not wired yet.

Things have been... Challenging, having an ongoing project like this in a small home with toddlers, there've been countless instances of damage done during construction that have been repaired as best I could.

Things like "Look daddy! You said you wanted it clear coated till it looked wet, so I watered it with the hose!"

MDF board, fresh paint, garden hose. Sighs. You can only sand out so much.

Basically got to the point where I just want to get this done and accept it's not going to be as pretty as I'd hoped.


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Well, it sort of survived. It'd have survived better if it had already been clear coated (where it would have been protected) but as it was unfinished, the water got into the MDF and caused it to swell in places. I sanded it flat, painted a few more coats, and clear coated it so NOW it's water proof (within reason), but now it's not evenly painted or wholly flat as some spots swelled more after painting, and the surface is somewhat rougher in the wet spots. You can see the varying finish in the light reflection - you can only sand MDF that's been exposed to water so smooth :(

But, I had to cut a lot of corners with the cabinet overall anyways due to financial restrictions (basically, using the cheapest wood I could find and in a great many spots actual scrap, including some board that used to be part of the youngest minion's crib) so, well, it is what it is.

I'll build a new cabinet later with furniture grade wood and transfer the innards over, but that's a future project for when I'm not horrifically poor.
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Nothing like bundling up for a peaceful stroll in the Glowing Sea to relax.
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+Jeremy Stratton​ it's funny, I've built elaborate settlements everywhere except Red Rocket. Haven't decided what I'm going to do with the place.

Been sending companions there so they are easy to find (they tend to get lost in my bigger settlements!)

Finally managed to get the Benevolent Leader achievement (get a settlement's happiness to 100), which was absurdly fiddly. 
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