Uncharted 2 – Trophies and Tips

Uncharted 2 – Trophies and Tips

Here are the names of the Uncharted 2 trophies, and some tips on how you can achieve them. The tips were written based on my ps3 experience but lots of the tips are also relevant to the xbox and pc versions of the game.

48 Total Trophies: Platinum Trophy 1 Platinum Gold Trophy 3 Gold Silver Trophy 8 Silver Bronze Trophy 36 Bronze Hidden Trophy 0 of these are hidden

Platinum Trophy
Platinum

Platinum

Collect all other trophies!

Bronze Trophy
First Treasure

Find one treasure

Pick the first treasure you come across. Treasures are scattered all over each level and shine in the light. When you are standing over one, it will tell you what to press to pick it up. This is similar to picking up weapons but comes up with a small treasure chest symbol instead.

Bronze Trophy
Apprentice Fortune Hunter

Find ten treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Novice Fortune Hunter

Find 20 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Cadet Fortune Hunter

Find 30 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Intermediate Fortune Hunter

Find 40 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Practiced Fortune Hunter

Find 50 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Proficient Fortune Hunter

Find 60 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Professional Fortune Hunter

Find 70 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Expert Fortune Hunter

Find 80 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Crack Fortune Hunter

Find 90 treasures

No tips yet.

Silver Trophy
Master Fortune Hunter

Find all 100 treasures

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Relic Finder

Find the Strange Relic

The Strange Relic is found in Chapter 5 – This relic is located near the beginning, after killing the guy on the roof, you jump down from the roof and head across the street to an open sewer. Drop down the sewer and it is in the corner.

Silver Trophy
Survivor

Defeat 75 enemies in a row without dying

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
20 Headshots

Defeat 20 enemies with headshots

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
100 Headshots

Defeat 100 enemies with headshots

No tips yet.

Silver Trophy
250 Headshots

Defeat 250 enemies with headshots

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Headshot Expert

Defeat five enemies in a row with headshots

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Run-and-Gunner

Defeat 20 enemies by shooting from the hip (without aiming with L1)

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Hangman

Defeat 20 enemies with gunfire by aiming while hanging

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
50 Kills: 92FS – 9mm

Defeat 50 enemies with the 92FS – 9mm

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
50 Kills: Micro – 9mm

Defeat 50 enemies with the Micro – 9mm

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
30 Kills: Wes – 44

Defeat 30 enemies with the Wes – 44

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
30 Kills: Desert – 5

Defeat 30 enemies with the Desert – 5

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
20 Kills: Pistole

Defeat 20 enemies with the Pistole

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
70 Kills: FAL

Defeat 70 enemies with the FAL

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
70 Kills: M4

Defeat 70 enemies with the M4

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
50 Kills: Dragon Sniper

Defeat 50 enemies with the Dragon Sniper

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
30 Kills: Moss – 12

Defeat 30 enemies with the Moss – 12

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
70 Kills: SAS – 12

Defeat 70 enemies with the SAS – 12

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
50 Kills: M32 – Hammer

Defeat 50 enemies with the M32 – Hammer

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
30 Kills: RPG – 7

Defeat 30 enemies with the RPG – 7

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
200 Kills: GAU – 19

Defeat 200 enemies with the GAU – 19

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
30 Kills: Mk-NDI

Defeat 30 enemies with the Mk-NDI

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Triple Dyno-Might

Defeat three enemies with one explosion

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Grenade Hangman

Defeat ten enemies with grenades by aiming while hanging

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Bare-knuckle Brawler

Defeat 20 enemies with hand-to-hand combat

No tips yet.

Silver Trophy
Bare-knuckle Slugger

Defeat 50 enemies with hand-to-hand combat.

No tips yet.

Silver Trophy
Bare-knuckle Expert

Defeat ten enemies in a row with hand-to-hand combat.

No tips yet.

Silver Trophy
Master Ninja

Defeat 50 enemies with stealth attacks.

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Steel Fist Master

Defeat 20 enemies with a single punch, after softening them up with gunfire.

No tips yet.

Silver Trophy
Steel Fist Expert

Defeat ten enemies in a row with a single punch, after softening them up with gunfire.

This is one of the hardest trophies to achieve on this game and some people think there is a “bug” stopping them from getting it, but they are just not doing it right! The trophy requires you to kill 10 enemines in a row using a single punch after weakening them with gunfire (The steel fist combo).

You may have worked out that on very easy, level 4, grey enemies take one shot then a punch and black take 3 shots then a punch. The important part of this trophy is you must do it all in one movement, and must not shoot another enemy between the shot (or third) And the punch.

The steel fist combo does not just mean shoot, then eventally punch, it is shoot then instantly follow it up with a punch. If you are grappled by an enemy mid way through, I recommend restarting. It is possible to use L1 to aim your shots at the enemy, but you must be sure to instantly snap out of your aim and get to the enemy as quick as possible. I tried multiple times to get this before I discovered this fact, hope it helps.

Silver Trophy
Charted – Easy

Finish the game in Easy Mode.

No tips yet.

Gold Trophy
Charted – Normal

Finish the game in Normal Mode.

No tips yet.

Gold Trophy
Charted – Hard

Finish the game in Hard Mode.

No tips yet.

Gold Trophy
Charted – Crushing

Finish the game in Crushing Mode.

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Thrillseeker

Complete one Competitive Multiplayer game.

No tips yet.

Bronze Trophy
Buddy System

Complete one Cooperative Multiplayer game.

No tips yet.

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Runescape – Tormented Demons Guide


This isn’t a full guide, it’s just something small to help those who go on TD events, a helping hand.


REQUIREMENTS: MUST HAVE COMPLETED ‘WHILE GUTHIX SLEEPS’ QUEST

Tormented Demon - What an ugly beast!
Tormented Demon – What an ugly beast!


Minimum Levels


— 80+ Ranged, Attack, and Strength

— 70+ Defense

— 80+ Hitpoints

— 43+ Prayer, You have to be able to use all the protection prayers


Recommended Levels


— 90+ Ranged, Attack, and Strength

— 85+ Defense

— 90+ Hitpoints

— 70+ Prayer, Blessing is a very helpful ability to have at an event


Basically at TD’s you need 2 forms of combat, the best combo is to take melee and range, the Demons attack using all 3 combat styles, with a special attack and shield!

Tormented Demon Attack Styles
Tormented Demon Attack Styles


Mage – They Basically look like they swing backwards and swing forwards, and shoots a little fireball.


Range – Looks like they take something out of their pocket and fling the spike at you like a dart


Melee – Looks like a D claw spec, they lunge and swipe at you with their claws leaving a little swipe mark in the air (epic)


Special – They look like they’re having a seizure, they bend backwards and shake a bit, then the special shoots out to hit the floor as they continue with their normal attack


TD’s dont hit too high, usually around 25-30 ish, but they switch attacks and they can combo you, especialy if another couple of demons decide to join the party.


You cant deal much damage to the demons if their shield is active, you can see the little flamey-egg encircling them, you need to attack with darklight till you get the message that the demon is weakened, then you can deal some proper damage!


The Demons special attack is basically a mage attack that hits the ground near you and damages everybody around if they dont have mage prayer on, this combo’s with their normal attack so basically its just a mage attack + other attack, a double hit.


Inventory


Tormented Demon Inventory
Tormented Demon Inventory
Tormented Demon Inventory


You don’t have to use this exact set-up, but its just recommended, remember this is just to give you an idea of what to take.


— Sapphire Lantern – necessary for reaching the Guthixian Temple.


— Darklight – you will need this to weaken the demons’ fire shields otherwise you’ll hardly do any damage.


— Rune Crossbow and a Godsword/Dragon Halberd – You must bring two styles of attack, use a decent bolt, Diamond(e) seems to be pretty good for these demons. For your melee style bring a Dragon halberd for its great specs, you can also bring a godsword or whip or something efficient for melee, but seeing as this is a team guide, you’re best to stick to simple stuff


— Familiar Pouch + Scrolls – Healing familiars are extremely helpful in teams, but if you are going solo, it would be wise to bring a Beast of Burden for extra food.


— Super Attack and Strength, and Ranging Potion – Be able to do as much damage as possible.


— Prayer Potions – Without prayer, you’ll be a horrible stain on the ground!


— High Level Food – Sharks are good, but tuna potatoes/pineapple pizzas are best, you can alternatively use Saradomin Brews and Super restores but its sorta unnecessary because you’re in a team.


The Safespots

Tormented Demon Attack Styles
Tormented Demon Attack Styles
Tormented Demon Safespots


There are more safespots but these blue highlights are the most commonly used and are most favourited by clans, the red line is the demons range, they cant attack you if you’re beyond that, thats the ideal potting time.


The Luring to Safespot

Tormented Demon Attack Styles
Tormented Demon Luring Safespot


This is the basic safespot and luring, the red arrows is the demons path, the blue are your own steps.

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Runescape – Uber Runecrafting Guide

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Junglebiscuit guide to runecrafting! Want to make 340M getting 99? Want to have one of the most respected capes that exist on runescape? Then Read on!

Runecrafting is a fairly old skill, that involves a lot of clicking, and concentration. It is all about running to an alter with rune or pure essence, crafting the rune, and repeating it.

Currently, the Zamorak Mage Institute (ZMI) alter is the fastest runecrafting experience in the game, raking in around 45-55k exp per hour. However, don’t be fooled, ZMI has many drawbacks.

This is what happens when you get addicted to runecrafting:

This is what happens when you get addicted to runecrafting
This is what happens when you get addicted to runecrafting!

That could be you if you get 99 runecraft 🙂

Right, now its time to go into depth, including what you need to get the most out of your time runecrafting 😀

Graahk Runecrafting:

This section of my guide will concentrate on runecrafting with a Spirit Graahk pouch.

Requirements:

– 57 Summoning
– 44 Runecrafting (Minimum)
– Be a fast clicker

What you will need:

– Pure essence (lots of it)
– Rings of duelling
– Super energy potions
– Spirit graahk pouches
– Amulets of glory (4)

This is what you should wear when runecrafting:

Graahk Runecrafting Gear

Graahk Runecrafting Gear

As long as your weight is below zero, its fine. When you have penance gloves, you can afford to wear a skillcape if you so wish.

This is how your bank should be set out, make sure you have the essence on the top right hand corner of your bank, so that its not as far to drag the mouse:

Graahk Runcraft Bank Setup

Graahk Runcraft Bank Setup

This is what your inventory should look like:

Graahk Runcraft Inventory

Graahk Runcraft Inventory

Make sure you put an energy potion in the top left hand corner. Fill the rest of your inventory with pure essence.

Now for the route:

Start at edgeville bank, get your pouches, pure essence, duelling rings and pure essence out. Also summon your graahk.

Click “interact” on your graahk, then click teleport:

Graahk Teleport

Graahk Teleport

Then, run west, following the line shown on the map:

Route To Nature Altar

Route To Nature Altar

When you get there, click on the stone, and you appear at the altar.

When you are at the alter, craft your runes, empty the pouches, then click teleport to castlewars on your ring of duelling.

Castle Wars Bank Teleport

Castle Wars Bank Teleport

Bank up, fill pouches, and repeat!

Doing this method, on average you will craft 2300 natures at 75-90 Runecrafting. Once you are 91+ runecrafting, you can craft 4600 natures per hour!

Time for some maths:

2300 x 260 = 598000 – That is nearly 600k per hour!

91+ Runecrafting:

4600 x 260 = 1196000 – Thats just over 1.1M Per hour!

If you don’t have 75+ Runecrafting, you can craft around 1.8k natures per hour.

Now for the exp:

REMEMBER: Runecrafting experience is not gained per rune crafted, it is gained by per essence used!

So, based on 2300 essence crafted per hour:

2300 x 9 = 20700 exp per hour.

Abyss Runecrafting:

Abyss Runecrafting is one of the old fashioned ways of runecrafting. The Abyss is a rift, which is surrounded by many monsters. However, there are many benefits for using the abyss.

• Grants you access to all the runecrafting rifts. This makes it alot easier to craft runes such as blood and death runes.
• Pouches can be repaired by the mage in the centre of the abyss. The Abyss is alot more practical for players with 100+ combat.

Here is a basic map of the abyss:

Map of the Runecrafting AbyssMap of the Runecrafting Abyss

The Abyss has an outer core, which contains monsters, and entrances into the inner core, which contains all the rifts. There are many ways in which to reach the centre, as the map shows above.

The most effective gear to wear in the abyss is light equipment, such as boots of lightness, spottier/spotted cape etc. It is best that you keep your weight below 0, this way you’ll be able to run for longer.

This is what you should wear in the abyss:

Runecrafting Abyss Equipment

Runecrafting Abyss Equipment

The ring of duelling is just another teleportation device, incase you forget to pull out a new amulet of glory.

Runecrafting Abyss Inventory

Runecrafting Abyss Inventory

Starting at edgeville bank, you should run north to the wilderness ditch. Hop over it, then run north to the Zamorak mage.

The Route To Zamorak Mage From Edgeville

The Route To Zamorak Mage From Edgeville

Right click on the zamorak mage, then click teleport. When you get into the abyss, find a shortcut of your choice, and go through it. Then, select the rift of your choice.

Now, you can simply craft your runes, and teleport to edgeville. From there you can just bank, and repeat!

For this method, the exp will vary greatly, depending on the runes that you craft. Usually, you can craft around 800-1200 pure essence per hour.

Just do an average (1000) Essence x Exp of the rune.

Below is how much exp you’ll gain per rune 🙂

Rune Runecrafting level Needed Amount of Exp

Air 1 5
Mind 2 5.5
Water 5 6
Earth 9 6.5
Fire 14 7
Body 20 7.5
Cosmic 27 8
Chaos 35 8.5
Astral 40 8.7
Nature 44 9
Law 54 9.5
Death 65 10
Blood 77 10.5

REMEMBER! The exp is based on per essence used, not per rune crafted!

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Runescape – Pyramid Plunder Guide

Edit: Required Quests: Gertrudes Cat, Icthlarin’s Little Helper (or at least started)

Recommended Quests: Contact … For use of the bank in Sophanem

Suggested MINIMUM Gear

Pyramid Plunder Minimum Gear

Pyramid Plunder Minimum Gear

Recommended Gear:

Pyramid Plunder Recommended Gear

Pyramid Plunder Recommended Gear

Also the Agile clothing would be helpful here

You can save inventory space by swapping the antpoisons for a holy symbol and the prayer book from the great brain robbery quest so you can use the cure poison effect.

If you’ve thrown this book away retrieve it from the bookcase lower south east side of the monastery west of Edgeville. Monks robes ect would also help with this technique lowering your weight for increased agility yet increasing your prayer ability if your going to melee prayer against the mummy or scarab.

How To Get There:

Travel to Sophanem via the Magic Carpets. If you’ve done The Feud quest the carpet rides cost 200gp in total, if you haven’t it will cost you 400gp.

Shanty Pass carpet to Pollnivneach.

Walk south to catch the carpet south of the Pollnivneach Pub to Sophanem.

Enter the gates to Sophanem and the pyramid is directly south in front of you.

Pyramid Plunder Pyramid Entrance

Pyramid Plunder Pyramid Entrance

On each of the four sides to the pyramid you will find a door, enter each one until you find a room with a mummy inside. (Please note each time you exit the pyramid you will exit through the NORTH door).

On finding the mummy, right click him and select Start-minigame Guardian Mummy.

Starting Pyramid Plunder

Starting Pyramid Plunder

Passing Speartraps At Pyramid Plunder

Passing Speartraps At Pyramid Plunder

There are Eight room’s within the pyramid, on entering each one you must select Pass spear trap on the wall entering the room. (There is only ONE speartrap per room).

Pick-lock Tomb Door At Pyramid Plunder

Pick-lock Tomb Door At Pyramid Plunder

Search all the doors in the room to pass into the next room, keep doing this until your in the room for YOUR thieving level. If you try to enter a room that requires a higher thieving level than you currently have, you will get a message explaining you can not enter.

70 Thieving In a Tomb At Pyramid Plunder

70 Thieving In a Tomb At Pyramid Plunder

Once in your thieving level room start searching all the earns, if you fail keep trying.

When your timer has nearly run out open the sacrophagi if your wanting a little strength exp (Ignore the level 84 mummy) and quickly open the golden chest.

The reason I open both of these last is so I don’t have to kill the mummy or the level 98 Scarab swarm if I should get them.

In every room there is a Leave Room Door.. entering this door will end the mini game before the timer runs out.

On finishing the game drink one sip of antipoison, if you drink whilst searching the urn’s you’ll go through MANY potions.

Tips

Once you’ve run through the game a few times you will soon notice you can search a few urn’s in the previous room before entering your final room and still have enough time to search everything in there.

Although you can take the plundered loot to Simon at the Agility Pyramid and exchange them for some good cash (1250gp for a gold statue) I recommend you forget about them if your want FAST theiving exp.

At level 85 thieving you can receive up to 14k exp for 5 minutes work, I compared the time for the summer garden in soceress’s SUMMER garden and found the minimum time is around 3 minutes to run through twice for 3k exp per Mug.

Runescape – Daily/Weekly Chores and Money Making

Here is a list of daily and weekly Runescape tasks – If you complete this list every day/week when you log on you will find it does not take long but you will end up with a large pile of cash 🙂

Even if you can’t do some of these tasks, pick some others from the list that you can.

Daily chores are:

First tele to your house and check next star time and location – mining the star is relaxing, gives mining experience and gives about 90k gp for maybe 20-30 mins mining (sadly only once a day) – If you don’t have a telescope join hunt4stars clan chat.

Teleport to Varrock and visit Zaff while wearing Varrock armour(Obtained by completing the Varrock achievement diary), talk to him and buy battlestaffs. Varrock 3 armour means you can get 64 staffs a day Varrock 2=32 Varrock 1=16 its a 1.3k profit on each one per day for a couple mins effort if you just sell them on the grand exchange. Lets assume you have varrock 3 = 83.2k (you can also make them into air staffs for crafting exp and sell on GE or you can just sell them for greater profit to players or high alc).

BATTLESTAVES FROM VARROCK ACHIEVEMENT DIARY:

Once you complete all 3 stages of the Varrock achievement diary you are able to (while wearing the varrock armour) purchase upto 64 battlestaves from zaff in varrock. The battlestaves have a set price of 7000gp each

7000gp battlestaffs from Zaff in Varrock

The beauty of this is that they are in huge demand from crafters and alchers and can usually fetch well over 8000gp each in the grand exchange and they usually sell instantly. The oher great thing is that almost never go down in price, they’re pretty steady in price so you dont have to worry much about the demand going down as you can see here:

7000gp battlestaffs from Zaff in Varrock

Currently battlestaves sell instantly at around 8400gp each which is a profit of over 1400gp per staff with absolutely zero effort

selling battlestaffs on the grandexchange

As you can see you can buy 64 staves per day for a nice profit of 1400-1500 each instantly, the best part is you can buy the battlestaves from zaff and run 5 seconds north to the grand exchange and instantly sell them

APPOXIMATE PROFIT PER DAY: 92,800gp

Go to GE to change any merching investments.

Walk or glory teleport to Edgeville and go to the nearby fairy ring to manage your kingdom. Top up populariity generally doubles your money up to 75k a day (eg you spend 75k for 150k worth of stuff) – See the following guide.

MANAGE THY KINGDOM:

The first thing you should do is complete both quests (theyre fairly easy) so you can use 15 workers to collect resources. After you’ve completed the quests get your favour upto the max 100% and keep it there, it takes perhaps 1 minute per day max. It’s best to use a fairy ring (available during fairytale pt.2 quest) to get to the kingdom, use code CIP

Kingdom fairy ring code

You can put upto 7.5m gp into the coffers but it’s not necessary if you cant afford it, aslong as you keep over 75,000gp (It takes 75k out of the coffers per day) you’ll technically be fine but i recommend keeping a week or two’s amount in there just to make it easy incase you forget…1m gp is more than enough.

**you kingdom takes 10% of what’s in the coffers upto a maximum of 75k (if youve done both quests). If you have less than 750,000gp in the coffers you will be getting less profit so it’s best to always keep over 750k in the coffers**

kingdom subjects 100% happy

Hes an example showing one way you can distribute your workers:
– 10 workers on maple logs
– 5 workers on flax

example showing how to distribute your workers

The costs per unit for your workers effort is as follows:

costs per unit for kingdom workers effort

So using my choices per day my cost is 75,000gp (This is a fixed cost no matter what you choose) and for that I recieve the following:

890 maple logs and 9 bird nests – 67,400 gp
625 flax and 1 random herb seed – 54,500 gp

In addition to the above I also recieve usually 5 random tree seeds per day which can fetch between 20,000 – 500,000+ depending on the type. It’s completely random and i’ve recieved as low as 5k gp in seeds and as high as 500k from a few magic seeds. I usually average around 50k in tree seeds per day over the longterm.

MANAGE THY KINGDOM is the perfect introduction to runescape investing and I recommend it for everyone. Even if you have an extremely limited amount of cash this is the perfect thing for youas long as you have around 1m cash you’re all set! The best way to look at it is if you keep the coffers topped up around 1m cash at all times you’ll always get around 85-100k profit per day for a daily return on investment of between 8-10%. As you can see even if you are relatively poor you can get upto 10% proit per day!

APPOXIMATE PROFIT PER DAY: 97,000gp

Go back to Edge and go do Bork for about 7 to 9k, 3 gems, 5 blue charms, 2 green and 7 crimson

House tele out recharge prayer, use garden portal to yanile for your daily 80 buckets of sand ge 140 ea = 11k.

Go to the bank get ready for a farming run. 1 rannar at Trolheim 4 toadflax at other locations generally gives 7 rannars and 28 toadflax for a profit of 74k per run.

HERB FARMING (2 runs per day):

For this guide I’m only including the 4 major herb patches since I never use the trollheim patch (available after the “My Arm’s Big Adventure” quest), you can include it if you want and since it never gets diseased your profits can be even better.

When it comes to growing herbs it is recommend to use super compost and, if you have them, use magic secateurs. Herbs are going to die, it’s unavoidable, but over the longterm everyone seems to agree that you average around 6 herbs per seed after you count the herbs that die, for this guide im going to use this average. Many people like to grow ranarr and/or snapdragon because they are worth the most and if you have millions of gp to buy the compost and seeds then by all means go for it (I personally grow Ranarr) but for most people starting out or that don’t have a lot of money toadflax is recommend. Toadflax sells extremely well for a very good price and the seeds cost almost nothing so your investment won’t be that much. For this guide we are going to use Toadflax as an example.

The 4 major herb plots are located here:

7000gp battlestaffs from Zaff in Varrock

For a more detailed guide on herb farming i recommend tip.it`s excellend guide.

Herb`s take approx. 75-80 minutes to grow and the best part is they grow even while you are logged out. For this guide were using the example of you planting 4 toadflax seeds before going to bed and each day logging in to pick them and then playing runescape for around 1 hour a day until you can plant a 2nd round of herbs before logging out. This will give you 8 herb seeds per day planted and picked for an average of 48-50 herbs.

7000gp battlestaffs from Zaff in Varrock

As you can see the costéprofit breaks down as follows:

1 toadflax seed + 1 super compost = 800 gp
6 toadflax herbs = 14,300gp

This gives us an average profit of around 13,500gp per seed planted and picked which multiplied by 4 patches is a nice 54,000gp profit. With our assumed 8 seeds per day thats 108,000gp profit with perhaps 15 minutes of effort at most. For others that are logged in for longer you can obviously increase your profits exponentially. There have been many times I`ve planted and picked over 30 seeds in a day which is equal to over 400,000gp profit.

APPOXIMATE PROFIT PER DAY: 108,000gp (8 seeds planted and picked)

Whilst at catherby patch talk to Arhein on dock and buy daily 80 seaweed and 40 pineapple (I make glass for mage exp as im generally on lunar but you can just sell on GE) I use pineapples for supercompost 18k for seaweed on GE.

That lot doesn’t take long and nets 267k (with varrock 3 armour) plus 90k for star and few good charms – then off to slayer or whatever else I want to do.

Weekly chores are:

Tears of guthix – I get about 8k agility exp here – I hate agility.

Circus – Just do for max exp eg hardest to lowest only succedding once no emotes gives me about:

20k mage exp

18k range

8k agility

Penguins w60 get as many as you can 25exp per penguin x skill level eg for my 80 summoning I get 80x15x25=30k summoning exp a massive saving for me in cash, time and charms (theres a max of 15 penguins a week).

Summary:

You may need to change your setup to do this efficiently but this guide should give you some ideas – If your in Varrock why not buy some staffs its instant profit to spend on pk gear.

I dont think any of the above breaks Jagex rules and its definately worth doing – The tasks above are very low financial risk unlike merching on the GE and are very fast to complete. If you have any questions please post on the forums.

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Oblivion Optimising Performance Guide

1. OPTIMISE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM

First thing you should do is use a search engine to find a guide on optimising your operating system, if you use Windows Vista then search “how to optimise windows vista”. You need to find a guide that only presents meaningful, efficient little things you can do that can drastically optimize the performance of your PC. These guides will have a major effect on basically everything you do with your computer and is well worth a look if you spend half your time waiting for things to happen.


2. VIDEO CARD OVERCLOCKING

Secondly, you should consider overclocking your video card. Depending on the video card you use, this can reap good benefits or not. Some cards are notably good overclockers, like the 7900GS, or X850Pro, while some can’t achieve much, like my actual X800XL.

For ATI cards, a nice overclocking utility is ATI Tray Tools. It’ll make your life so much easier.

For NVidia cards, Rivatuner has the best reputation, although I don’t currently own an nVidia card and didn’t get the occasion to test it.

Both are easy and intuitive to use, but you should always be very careful about overclocking, and take the time to read a comprehensive guide.


3. OBLIVION TWEAKS

Thats the computer sorted, now we can do some tweaking in Oblivion.

a) Oblivion launcher options and in-game video options:

I’ll leave some up to your experimenting, since all pcs are different. However, in order to optimize your framerate, try changing your options according to the list provided here, one at a time, until you find a comfortable setting.

1. VSync OFF. VSync reduces image tearing, but this is generally a secondary concern. It can have drastic consequences on framerate.

2. Water quality on NORMAL. It is hard to see any difference between normal and high water rendering, except in the framerate.

3. Resolution: between 1280×1024 and 800×600. Middle-range cards and lower have a really hard time with high resolutions. This can absolutely kill your performance. With a little antialiasing, a lower resolution can be just as good and with a major boost in framerate.

4. Textures on MEDIUM. This is advised on all video cards 256 MB or less. It was often pointed out that playing Oblivion for a long time with high textures is overkill for 256MB video cards. Medium textures look just as good as long as you’re not looking up too close.

5. Anti-aliasing 4X, 2X or OFF. Above 4X, Antialiasing does nothing except slowing down your computer. At 2X, it’s already a major improvement over none, and most video cards can do this almost “for free” (with no framerate hit). Of course, if you really have low-end hardware, then turning it off altogether will improve performance even more, although at a significant quality hit.

6. Very little or no grass. Even on high-end video cards like the X1950XT, Oblivion’s default grass is an fps killer. However, there are ways to optimize its rendering, as we will discuss below. So before you reduce your grass, try the other options at the end of this guide.

7. Shadows on self/Shadows on grass/Tree canopy shadows/Ext Shadows/Int shadows OFF. Shadows are easy to ignore and are often a major fps killer.

8. Specular distance at 40% or lower. I did some testing and specular lightning doesn’t seem to change much, except making shiny surfaces somehow even more shiny. For the fps cost, it’s not necessarly worth it.

9. Blood decals on LOW or OFF. Minor detail that can slow you down even more in combat.

10. Window reflections OFF. All kinds of reflections involve rendering stuff twice, which is always taxing on the video card.

b) Oblivion.ini

This file is NOT located in your Program Files/Oblivion directory but rather in My Documents/My Games/oblivion.ini. Double-click on it and then find and edit the following lines. As the oblivion.ini is a long text file, CTRL-F is your friend.

bUse Joystick=0 (leave to 1 if you are actually using a joystick)
bUseRefractionShader=0 (especially true on low-end ATI cards. This will lead to strange artifacts for spell effects, be warned.)
bPreemptivelyUnloadCells=1 (leave at 0 if you have 1GB of RAM or more)
bSelectivePurgeUnusedOnFastTravel=1 (leave at 0 if you have 1GB of RAM or more)

bBackgroundLoadLipFiles=1
bLoadBackgroundFaceGen=1
bBackgroundCellLoads=1
bLoadHelmetsInBackground=1
iBackgroundLoadLoading=1
bBackgroundPathing=1

If your processor is a dual-core or supports hyperthreading, edit the following lines as such:

bUseThreadedBlood=1
bUseThreadedMorpher=1
bUseThreadedTempEffects=1
bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1
bUseMultiThreadedFaceGen=1
iNumHavokThreads=5
iThreads=9
iOpenMPLevel=10

If enabling grass doesn’t kill your framerate, or if you can’t live without grass (that sounds very wrong), optimize it:

iMinGrassSize=130 (you can try a higher value: 150, 180, 200)

Blanking the following will prevent all the startup movies from loading into the memory, thus reducing memory usage and speeding up Oblivion on the startup:

SMainMenuMovieIntro=
SIntroSequence=

Disabling the animated map in the main menu can increase mouse responsiveness:

SMainMenuMovie=

Finally, disabling music frees up the CPU somewhat, and some people really prefer playing the game without music, so they can enjoy all the ambient sounds.

bmusicenabled=0


4. MODS

There are a few mods released in various locations that will help you optimise your game performance, just search for the names below:

Streamline: Oblivion is reputated for bad memoy management. This awesome program will clean the memory intelligently, resulting in significantly reduced stutter for everyone!

Low Poly Grass: This mod replaces the 20-poly grass mesh with an 8 poly one, effectively reducing the graphical load presented by grass by more than 50%! This works wonders on most systems. A lot of people actually prefer the simpler mesh for aesthetical reasons too. If you’re looking for maximum performance at all costs, search for a 4-polygon version, called Low-Low poly grass. It looks extremely simplistic though.

Quiet feet: Having a sound playing for each of the four paws of each animal around you (including your own horse!), especially if they’re all running at the same time, can totally bog down the CPU. This mod simply removes this sound.

Operation Optimization: Similar to low-poly grass, this mods replaces many meshes with low-poly ones, that look just as good. I haven’t have the occasion to test it personaly, but it has been said to improve the framerate in some areas.

De-Parallaxer: This removes parallax mapping on most textures, thus making them appear more flat. I’ve not been able to see much improvement in framerate with this, but that’s maybe because I was more bottlenecked by fill rate than anything else. Depending on the video card you use, it could help.

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Oblivion Beginners Guide


BEST WEAPON TO GET AT LEVEL 1:

Umbra, both sword and armor is found in Vindasel (ayleid ruin) South West of the IC


A QUICK WAY TO LEVEL UP:

The fastest way we found to level up (legit)
is to become a mass murderer by fighting the guards
you will level up very quickly. It would take around 10 game days to level up 10 times whereas using normal methods can take up to 50 game days…


QUICK MAGIC MASTERY

Gain access to the Arcane University create a small spell for each college of magicka
DESTRUCTION: fire 3 points 1 sec SELF
RESTORATION: restore health 3 points 1 sec SELF/TOUCH
ILLUSION: Invisibility 1-5 secs SELF or Light 1-5 secs 10-15 ft.
ALTERATION: open very easy lock (keep casting on harder lock)
COUNJURATION: bound helmet 1-5 secs SELF or summon scamp
MYSTICISM: detect life 1-15 secs 10-30 ft.
When your magicka runs out rest for an hour – for the most part getting to expert (75/100) is fairly easy after that it mite take up to an hour to increase 10 points.


USEFUL CHEATS

DUPLICATION: once you have 2 or more scrolls of the same kind double-click on it. Drop the item you wish to duplicate (the first attempt might fail).

95% of items can be duplicated including SOULGEMS and SIGIL STONES.

PERMANENT ENCHANTMENTS: this one requires you to have 4 or more scrolls of the same kind.

1ST: do the duplication cheat on the ENCHANTED ITEM you wish to make permanent you should now have 2 of the item

2ND: equip one of the two ENCHANTED ITEMS

3RD: double-click on the scroll you have 4 or more of

4TH: then drop the UN-EQUIPPED version of the ENCHANTED ITEM
now BOTH versions should be dropped and the item should be un-able to be re-quipped (because the enchantment is permanent) – sell the extra copies.


LETS GET FREAKY

Gain access to the arcane university. Do the duplication cheat on any UN-ENCHANTED item. Enchant the EXTRA COPIES of the duplicated item, for example: fortify magicka 24 pts
Perform the duplication cheat on your new enchanted item
then do the permanent enchantment on your duplicated enchanted items
sell your extra copies
since you kept the original version you can do it as many times as you wish
Its possible to fortify magicka 5000 in less than an hour
since you MASTERED all your magicka colleges (or even just a few is nice)
you now can create FREAKY spells (100 frost damage 50 feet 10 secs + 50 damage health 100 ft 20 secs)
A spell like that mite in fact cost 10,000 gold to create and 5000 magicka to cast but the sky is the limit!!!!!
Get creative and enjoy

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