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Fallen Sword Quick Links for Combat Sets

Posted 01 July 2010 – 12:30 by Abhorence

Wasn’t sure where to post this so I am putting it here.  This is a guide to use combat sets with 1 click!! hmmm let me go take some screen shots and I will be right back… Ok that’s done, let’s begin!

Step 1:
Write down the name of your combat sets in a vertical column on a piece of paper.

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Step 2:
Right click on the PROFILE page and select “View Page Source” from the menu
This will open a source code window.
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Step 3:
Hold down the “Control” key and press the “F” key
This brings up a “Find” window on the source code page.
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Step 4:
Type in the name of one of your combat sets in the “Find” box, this will bring you to the line of code with ALL your combat set ID #’s
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Step #5:
As you can see from the image above the number BEFORE your combat set name is the combat ID # for that set.
Write the combat ID # next to each of your combat sets names on the piece of paper from step #1
(mine would be)
Max Def 888888
Max Armor 999999

Step #6:
Go to the Quick Links page.
Left Column > Character > Quick Links
This is where you input your Set info.
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Step #7:
Enter a name for the link in the left hand box. I made mine the same name as the combat sets, but you can name it anything.

Copy the line of text below that is blue and paste it into the “URL” box.
at the end of the phrase “combatSetId=” insert your combat set # with no spaces.

For my example it would look like this:

The little check-able box would open a new page every time you click it so do not check that
After you have it named and the combat id # has been inserted, click the [Add] at the end to add the link.

When you have completed these steps the combat quick links will appear at the top of the page in white and simply clicking these links will change your gear according to the combat link.

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Open Log Fire

Colourful open log fire which we had in our living area for most of the cold winter months. It was beautiful to look at, and to listen to (cackling wood; sometimes imitating a mini fireworks display if the wood was too wet). But it didn’t really warm up the living room, let alone the rest of the house – unless you sat right in front of it in the rocking chair. And it did make the room messy, to the point where I need to get it repainted shortly when the weather improves. The open log fire is now replaced with a cassette-type iron fireplace. Very clean and sending out enough heat to warm up most of the house. I miss the open log fire, but this new one is more practical. And just as “pretty”. And works out cheaper too: don’t have to buy so many logs from the log merchant.

The video below reminds me of christmas time, 2009.

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Cleaning a glass-fronted fireplace

I was hunting on the Internet to solve the problem I was getting with my new cassette fireplace. It made such a big difference in heating up the lounge area and other parts of the house. However, I noticed that the glass door was turning black inside in places with grained-on soot. Soapy water did not work, nor did a spray-on glass cleaner, and I knew that I mustn’t use a brillo pad or other abrasive on the glass door. I found this article written by Crystal Ray, which I have reproduced below. I hope it helps many other readers who have expereinced the same problem as me. In the end I opted for a watered-down ammonia solution with a hard (but not abrasive) rag. There are still two finger-size areas around the hinges which are still resilient to my cleaning, but on the whole the glass door came out satisfactorily clean even though it took me over 40 minutes to get it looking as it does now. I’m sure there is a quicker and simplier – and less messy – solution; perhaps someone could let me know what it is!

And now… I need to tackle the inside of the oven again. *big sigh*.

Many people have glass fireplace doors, and like glass shower doors, they can be difficult to clean. Fireplace doors coated with soot don’t do anything for the appearance of a room, and what good is it to start a fire if you can’t see it behind the glass? Cleaning fireplace doors can be a messy job, and it’s important that abrasives aren’t used since they can scratch glass. Unfortunately, ordinary glass cleaners meant for regular windows usually won’t cut through layers of baked-on soot.

Those who have glass fireplace doors can try the following safe and easy methods to clean their doors and enjoy watching the dancing flames of a beautiful fire on a cold fall or winter night. These are methods used by people who keep their glass fireplace doors sparkling clean, and they’ve found success with these simple household products, natural remedies, and a little elbow grease.

Fight Ashes With Ashes
It’s hard to believe that fireplace ashes would remove black soot from glass fireplace doors, but many people swear by this method of cleaning. Wad a sheet of newspaper into a ball, and slightly dampen it with water. Dip the newspaper in ashes, and use it to wipe away soot and grime. Repeat the process if necessary.

Household Ammonia
Ammonia is a fantastic product that’s great for a number of cleaning purposes, and it’s very inexpensive compared to name-brand cleaners that may or may not work. Next time you need to clean your glass fireplace doors, try ordinary household ammonia and a damp rag. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation, and remember to never mix the ammonia with any other household cleaners.

A Flat Razor Blade
If layers of soot are baked, consider using a flat razor blade to scrape it off. Use masking tape or duct tape to completely cover one side of a flat razor blade (not a utility knife), and carefully begin scraping the soot off the glass beginning at one corner. As long as the razor blade is used at a sharp angle, almost flat against the surface, it shouldn’t scratch the glass.

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