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  1. Thank you so much to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! dragonhug.gif?1


    @Ady Man @ASIR [CZE] @K-Sprint @Skazochnik @Japs_TMP @RazvanRO15 @Thurston @Chris2306 @Averazon @RazvyRazvan15 @Batuhan1086 @Szifter @Fred Flintstone @szykaro23 @TomiikCZ @ElectroHouse20 @FBTC DAF - Raaphael @Callum Johnson @Haulvoc @Knusperschnitzel @S.E.T AssassinGoEasy @Soryn Official @VCouto @dangrexf


    I did not reply directly to every single one of you but I did read all your posts! dragonnod1.gif?1 


    And though I cannot share any cake with any of you, I can share these:





    You all have a great week! dummy.gif

    1. VCouto


      <3 <3 <3

    2. Guest


      You're welcome, Have fun every day.:wub:

    3. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      I'm a bit late, Happy Birthday :)

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  2. Have you ever heard a cat snoring with reverb?


    You're welcome!

  3. Sometimes you just gotta let things be as they are. Help sometimes may only turn things to the worse. Still... there is a chance it might be a hilarious turn for the worse!


  4. The fixed trailer for the Sonic movie is out now! It looks soooo much better!



  5. So then... we have a new kitten! dragonwant.gif?1 Look at her!


    This itteh bitteh kitteh is very energetic, adorable, cute, fluffy, loving and loves to be around people! She's too sweet! yayzplz.gifShe doesn't REALLY have a name yet, though. My mother calls her Princess. I heard my brother calling her Luna, a few times, even though as far as I know, he knows nothing about My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, let alone watch it; so I just thought of something... why don't I call her Celestia? Think of it... Her fur is white, my mother calls her "Princess", my brother calls her "Luna", Celestia is a princess and she's white. It's the perfect name! dummy.gif

    1. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      Seeing those pictures just confirms why I'll always prefer cats to dogs. There's nothing cuter!

    2. Candy Heart

      Candy Heart

      She's a very cute kitty, "princess celestia" 

    3. Killua  // Ireland ^_^
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  6. That moment when you are playing Rocket League on one PC and have work on the second PC and a wonderful little, furry white being jumps on the desk and walks over the keyboards of both computers...



    1. K0rnholio


      That is so adorbs :love:

    2. Candy Heart
    3. Tuna_


      Aahaha, que linda a brincar com a bola! Muitas felicidades :D

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  7. Monday sucks so have a birb.


    1. Candy Heart

      Candy Heart

      Back to work for me from having 3 weeks off pretty much.

  8. When a player breaks a rule and tries to run away. :troll: 



    I'm just joking, of course. :P

    1. -Gonzalez-
    2. KaitanFox


      Well thats pretty accurate tbh.

  9. Microsoft's forcibly pushing Windows 10 onto users and intentionally forcing Windows 7's death. Meanwhile...



    1. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      If Windows 10 is the future, let me get my time machine to stay in 2009.

  10. Having troubles in the Calais-Duisburg area? Too many trolls? Too much traffic? I have the perfect solution to solve those issues on MP. Here's a map of the area, showing the solution:





    Better than that, only if we replace the whole game with ATS. Now THAT would be a major improvement to everything!



    1. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      I don't get it. All I see is a happy calm and peaceful ma- OHHH

  11. I'm gonna move back to only moderating ETS2, from now on, instead of only moderating ATS.








    At least that's what I would say if I were insane or today wasn't April 1st.


    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      That was an April Fools joke. I'm not mad to switch back over to ETS2. lol ATS is my home. <3


      I'm staying in ATS with my beautiful Pete. :3


    2. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      Now you mention it, I think I'm going to just uninstall ATS. ETS2 is so much better anyw- Oh no April 1st is over :O

    3. CAMSHAFT#1


      Glad to hear that as you would be missed!! Look forward to seeing ya sometime soon. :love:

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  12. On the 30th we have a heavy haul convoy again. I missed the first one but I plan on going on the next one, though my current truck cannot really handle more than 25 tons in its current configuration. So I suppose I should switch trucks. I have an old Mercedes that I put up together for heavy hauling but I only used it once, so I've switched the chassis to enable my favorite paintjob, updated a few things around and here it is, now:



    I tested hill climb and hill start with a 61 tons locomotive on Dortmund's quarry (the steepest hill there is in the quarry) as well as a couple steep roads around the map, and this truck managed them just fine without even lifting the front wheels off the ground. Also tested braking and acceleration on the landing strip of Amsterdam's airport. Took nearly the whole landing strip of to get it to reach 80 KM/h but it got there. Slamming the service brakes + engine brake + retarder on max + trailer brake stopped it much quicker than I expected, to be honest! So all in all, I think this truck should be fine enough, despite that not being the most appropriate chassis for something as heavy as what up to 70 tons. And I think it looks nice. :) Sure, it's no Draco Pete, but it looks alright.



    1. Ady Man

      Ady Man

      Nice Photo:love:

    2. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      Wonder if a owned 0 ton heavy cargo trailer would count for that convoy :thinking::troll:

  13. Big traffic jam in Paris. Meanwhile I'm like:




    1. LordBenji


      Bahaha xD And gotta love being able to read all those names in French

    2. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      They're just uh... orange lanterns!

  14. Last Sunday's TMP Grand Prix Championship was a blast! And as usual, I've recorded some of the best moments, from the first race to the final as well as the end celebration. And the video is now up! Enjoy! :)





    Here's last year's:


    1. DerAmpelmann


      Aye, it's a nice song I hear. :D



    2. KaitanFox


      The one time racing is allowed on the Truckers.MP servers. Looks like great fun though, how do you get to do it?

    3. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      It's a yearly event, @NotSoFancyFox. A few days prior to the date of the event, sign ups are made available for users interested in participating. There are some requirements they must meet, though. If the users who sign up to race meet the requirements, they are entered in the championship. Stay tuned on the site for new events! https://www.truckersmp.com

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  15. Are you guys excited for the third TruckersMP Grand Prix Championship later today? It's a really fun event! https://truckersmp.com/blog/145



    Here's a taste of it to get you hyped:


    1. MarkON


      It'll be a great evening :tmp:

      Well, I'd certainly will be watching this event.


  16. Thank you so much to all of you who congratulated me on the promotion! <3 I am not going to tag all of you here because I don't want to spam you, but you know who you are. Thank you! dragonhug.gif?1


    And to co celebrate, let us have some lols! dummy.gif


    1. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Thank you, chaps! ^-^

    2. Evandr0


      Congratulations on the promotion for GM leader, Mike! :D

    3. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      Thank you! <3

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  17. Right then... about time I write what should now be the final update on this little project of mine that I have been working on since late last year: https://forum.truckersmp.com/index.php?/profile/666-mike-dragon/&amp;status=120306&amp;type=status I meant to post about it weeks ago, around early February, actually, but I kept on postponing it for various reasons (mostly laziness).


    So then, as I have mentioned previously, I've been having issues with that PC where it would completely lock up at seemingly random moments and for no apparent reason. After many tests I came to the conclusion that the problem was, most likely, being caused by the processor cooler. So I ordered a new one eventually and once it arrived, I got it installed.



    Perfect installation, brand new thermal compound and much lower temperatures with the new cooler and no problems to read the RPM like the old cooler!




    Everything seemed to be going well and the computer worked for quite some time without showing any signs of the problems it was having before the cooler was replaced. Until it did, that is. So I was like, "WTF?!". While playing Need for Speed Most Wanted as a test, it eventually locked up again. I was a bit bamboozled but also quite frustrated. If replacing the cooler didn't fix the problem, then there should be only one last thing left to replace: The motherboard. Which I really did NOT want to do. Besides, despite the circumstances pointing at the motherboard being the guilty one for the problem, I highly doubted that it is defective. Then I remembered that AIDA64, which I have installed on Windows XP on this PC, has a system stress battery of tests. I needed a detailed diagnostic so I ran it a few times (should have done it from the beginning, to be honest). Sometimes the test would fail to run and when it would run, the system would lock up again. But to my surprise, it only happened when I had the RAM selected to be subjected to the stress test.




    I was surprised by this result because I had tested the RAM with Memtest on this motherboard as well as another one and in neither tests any problems were found. So I went into full "Screw it!" mode and replaced the two 512MB DDR2 RAM modules for a single 1 GB DDR400 module (this motherboard supports both generations. Just not both at the same time) and ran ALL the tests all over again with the older memory and SON OF A GUN!!! After two days of heavy testing, not a single problem! The computer, for the first time since I started to actually use it, ran smoothly as if it was brand new. Not a single Windows crash, not a single lock up as it was happening before, not a single failure on AIDA64's stress tests, nothing. I suppose the DDR2 RAM slots on the motherboard might not be as good as I believed they were, after all. Well, that sucks! :thisisfine:


    Fun fact, Internet Explorer 5 on Windows 2000 is still able to browse Google. I wasn't expecting that.



    Anyway... It's been weeks now since I have finished all the tests on this PC and put it back together, for good, this time. I still need to get it some support so it won't sit on the floor as it currently is (which is bad for it), but other than that it is working perfectly fine!


    Between the time I brought it back to my bedroom for actual usage and now, I have installed some games on it and even experimented with recording a game from the PC itself.


    I tested it under Windows XP and used Bandicam. King of the Road is very playable while recording, despite the lower framerate and compared to capturing with my old TV capture card, it's definitely a far better choice, image-wise. Though the framerate, although playable, did bug me quite a lot. For comparison, here's some actual playthrough of the same game that I recorded on Sunday, just a few hours after Real Operations 6 ended (I was very tired when I recorded this video). This was, however, recorded using my TV capture card. You should notice the smooth framerate, but lower image quality. I actually address these points I just mentioned in the video itself:




    So all in all, I suppose I can say I am happy with this little project I have been working on for so many months, now, and I suppose I can say that it is finally finished. Should I have to work on it again, hopefully it should be to simply upgrade something. I certainly would like to have a higher-end AGP graphics card for this system. But for now, this is all.  dummy.gif 



  18. A PSA for your weekend:


  19. Welp... I guess I hate my life and want to die now (this is a joke, by the way. No one should wish to die, never! I'm being comically dramatic. Do NOT take that first sentence seriously. In fact, this sentence is a reference to an old video that used a Parry Gripp song, which I will link below)... I just finished season two of The Dragon Prince and there's no season 3 out yet or news of when it will be coming out and I don't know what to do now that I have been left on a massive cliffhanger of this awesomely epic fantasy story that brings together humans, elfs, dragons, magic and a buttload of other epic things.



    It's just one of those shows that you enjoy so much that you could do nothing but watch it all day long and you'd still would be left wanting more!


    1. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      I understand your feeling, I watched this brilliant show and season 2 ended with a big cliihanger but the channel cancelled in out of no where so no season 3 :(:(:(:(:(:(

    2. BrunoPelogia


      Same here mike..it ended way too fast lol...now i'm waiting for stranger things

  20. It's Sunday, my dudes! Start it off with a new song you already know but never really heard before:


  21. Alright, cool! I just got my very first season rewards in Rocket League! dummy.gif First time playing ranked and I am not that great, but I've managed Platinum so I guess it's something. Got Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum wheels from ranking on Season 9.

  22. Me going through the week be like:



    Me when I remember that Sunday ends up in a Monday:


  23. Happy Single's Day, I guess!

  24. How about an awesome topical song to end the evening, hm?


    Genesis - Land of Confusion


  25. I'm not gonna comment on what I think of these "motivational" phases/quotes I see some people posting in their statuses but I'll say this: No quote is better than mine and nothing you say will prove me wrong! Hah! >:3


    "It's got a a face, but no body. You'll never stay if you don't go."

    1. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      "The words make sense, but make no sense. If I keep trying it must work eventually"
      pretty much how I see that quote. That could just be down to me being 'simple' :p

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      It's not because you are "simple". It's because you simply don't know what the quote is from. :kappa:


    3. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      Well im gonna have nightmares

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