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The Forbidden Texts - Dark Magenta => Dark Magenta => Topic started by: Saussure on March 16, 2011, 07:47:21 PM

Title: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Saussure on March 16, 2011, 07:47:21 PM
Well, this has taken us a while!

Sorry for the little break in articles recently - we had a bit of lull in the supply pool, but I hope there are a few more in the pipeline now. Not that that should stop anyone submitting their brilliant ideas to us, of course...

We've got a bit of a treat this time around. If you head to the Dark Magenta website (http://www.darkmagenta.co.uk), you'll see there's a new article to feast your eyes upon. "Things That Dwell In the Darkness", written by Joseph Garvin, and supported by Kenneth Gardner, is an examination of the xenos species known to the Imperium of Man as the Hrud.

It's a great read in-and-of-itself, but the real surprise is the second link, which takes you to an external file-share. There, you'll find a different version of the same article. I suggest that, once you download that one, you click on the equipment images contained within it, and be suitably impressed!
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Ynek on March 17, 2011, 10:45:38 AM
Now, the fun bit is trying to figure out who 'Joseph Garvin' and 'Kenneth Gardner' are. Like a Callidus assassin, they could be any one of us...

On a slightly more relevant note - I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article. Some nice illustrations in there, too. ;D
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Ulgavitch on March 17, 2011, 12:07:17 PM
Hi,

Hate to be a pain, I've tried the external link and it doesn't want to download - any guesses as to why?

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Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Ynek on March 17, 2011, 07:32:20 PM
Hi,

Hate to be a pain, I've tried the external link and it doesn't want to download - any guesses as to why?

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Are you getting the error which says: "The file link that you requested is not valid. Please contact link publisher or try to make a search?"

The file was working fine this morning, but doesn't seem to be working at the moment, which is a bit odd.

Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 17, 2011, 10:37:36 PM
The file was working fine this morning, but doesn't seem to be working at the moment, which is a bit odd.

yeah, am trying to find out why :(

in the mean time, please *right click* and "Save As":

This Link (http://darkmagenta.co.uk/articles/Things that Dwell in Darkness (Animated).pdf)

it's a test of how well the hosting package handles 83mb downloads :P
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Shannow on March 17, 2011, 11:25:41 PM
Sadly doesn't seem to be mac friendly  :( at least not to my mac!

Having said the download was ridiculously quick, I mean 3 or 4 seconds quick!
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 18, 2011, 04:09:58 AM
Do you want it dumped on the Skoll Archive for a while, if you're having trouble with your external hosting?
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Kaled on March 18, 2011, 06:51:42 AM
Sadly doesn't seem to be mac friendly  :( at least not to my mac
It should be Mac-friendly, I created the original PDF of a PC but we used my girlfriend's Mac to add in the animations.
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Ulgavitch on March 18, 2011, 10:44:15 AM
I've managed to download it now ... and 'tis fantastic! Thank you so much, it must have taken ages to do.

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Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Shannow on March 18, 2011, 12:16:03 PM
What program would be best to open with it on a mac Kaled? When I right click and save as it automatically downloads as a pdf but won't open in Preview.

Any handy pointer if I'm being a tool always good.
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Kaled on March 18, 2011, 03:27:26 PM
It should open on a Mac using Adobe Acrobat - at least that's what works for us.
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Shannow on March 18, 2011, 05:09:32 PM
Ahh cheers, I don't have adobe sadly I just use preview which doesn't seem to like it. Oh well :( may have to steal a flatmates computer to have a peek.

Thanks anyway
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: DapperAnarchist on March 18, 2011, 06:30:14 PM
Unless you have a punitive download cap, getting Reader shouldn't be a problem - it's free...
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Heroka Vendile on March 19, 2011, 05:05:36 PM
Ahh cheers, I don't have adobe sadly I just use preview which doesn't seem to like it. Oh well :( may have to steal a flatmates computer to have a peek.

Thanks anyway

Adobe Acrobat Reader is 100% free from the Adobe website (http://get.adobe.com/reader/).

Preview on Macs is pretty pants for pdfs anyway.
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Shannow on March 19, 2011, 05:20:46 PM
Thanks again! Always just used preview as it very simple for cutting diagrams out of journal PDFs for essays so never looked for a different program. Will have a look later.

Thanks again (again)

NB: Finally got round to downloading adobe, animations excellent work! Worth my bumble induced wait!
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Myriad on March 23, 2011, 04:16:50 PM
Really good article, inspired a bit of a rewrite of Krud's character to bring him (or her, I suppose) into line with it.  Keep up the good work.  And a tiny personal milestone with the inclusion of one of my photos, of course  :).
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Swarbie on March 24, 2011, 10:01:17 AM
Yeah, a really great article. I loved it!
Title: Re: Things That Dwell in the Darkness
Post by: Dolnikan on March 24, 2011, 02:53:57 PM
A nice article, I found it enlightening.