August 30, 2012

Playing Left 4 Dead 2 #2

Yes, I'm really enjoying this game...




August 27, 2012

Tim Cook on Windows 8 RTM Enterprise

Ok, I had the time to install the Windows 8 RTM.
A bit "meh" for some elements in the GUI.
The borders in the GUI are too huge, thank you TinyWindowsBorder.exe (there is a registry tweak too).
In the Store there are the Development Tools, not bad, but this market needs more useful apps (yeah, for the classic shell too).




August 24, 2012

Goodbye Psygnosis


A piece of history goes away.
Sony decides to close ex-Psygnosis studio.

Do you remember its games?


Moar info: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psygnosis

Bullets and shells, a little treasure

I found these from WWI and WWII (Yes, the musket ball is of an earlier period):


I recognized (model, weapon, year, etc...) about 60% of the objects in the picture.
A little piece of history condensed in metal.

August 19, 2012

Metro Luna, a Xp Metro style for your Windows

It's a strange and beautiful theme that combine the old Xp theme (Luna) and the new "Modern UI" "Metro" style from Windows 8. Awesome.



http://giro54.deviantart.com/art/Metro-Luna-319865527

(Start orb here: http://fav.me/d5afaxw)

August 14, 2012

Customize your Windows 8 (borders and colors)

In Windows 8 you can't set a size for the windows borders.
Microsoft are you mad?
But... Ahh, finally!
You can set the windows borders in Windows 8 via registry key, but with this tool is so easy!


AeroTuner (for tuning your UI colors):
http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.95

Tiny Windows Borders (see picture above):
http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.96

PS: I'm using the RC version, but I think that these tools work fine in the RTM too. Try them.

August 9, 2012

Age of Empires III: problem installing War Chiefs


I can't install the War Chiefs expansion pack because the "Age of Empires III was not installed for All Users or the current user. Please log in with the correct account. This setup will exit." error always pops up and I have Windows 7.

So there is a solution:

in this path:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

create some new directories:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III

ProgramData is a invisible directory, write the address in the address bar, then create Microsoft Games directory, then create another directory inside called Age of Empires III.

Install War Chiefs and et-voilĂ !!

Today ~2000  users on ESO!! Let's play!!


CD/DVD cover with A4

Now we have the usb keys, but a few years ago we used the CD/DVD more often.
And I never had a case at hand.

A good piece of A4 paper and the problem is solved!



August 8, 2012

ES Online (Age Of Empires 3 servers) are still online

The servers of Age Of Empires 3 are still online!
I re-install my copy of Age Of Empires 3 and the expansions (War Chiefs + Asian Dynasties).


AoE3 is the best chapter of the AoE saga. Imho.

August 5, 2012

PCSX2 1.0.0 (r5350) is here!!


The new version of the famous PS2 emulator is here!
For Win, Mac and Linux.

Changelog:

On Windows:

Core:
  • Video timing adjustments
  • microVU fixes for Metal Gear Solid 2 and others
  • General speedups
  • microVU speedup
  • New GIF unit that mimics the real one better
  • microVU elementary function bug fixed (affecting Valkyrie Profile 2, Radiata Stories and Star Ocean 3)
  • Implemented Multi-Threaded VU! A new speed hack with almost 100% compatibility with games, using a third core to run the VU1 unit separately
  • CDVD fixes (Time Crisis boots now)
  • Added support for progressive scan timings
  • Path 3 arbitration and timing refinements
  • Added Finnish, Malaysian, Korean, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Polish translations
SPU2-X:
  • Configurable output volume
  • Fixes to reverb
  • Various sound looping fixes
  • Improved time stretcher
  • Reverse phase audio quality improved
GSdx:
  • Fixed RGB mode movie recording
  • Texture cache change that fixes some black screening games
  • Implemented NVidia FXAA 3.10, page up key activates it
  • Better multithreading
  • Arc the Lad bad fog fix
  • Fixed shadows in software renderer
  • Implementation of GSdx "Shadeboost" project (saturation, brightness, contrast settings)
  • User configurable hacks in the GUI
  • Fixed flickering in many FMVs
  • Implementation of GSdx "Cutie" project (various extra CRC hacks)
Lilypad:
  • Pad state getting stuck with savestates bug fixed
USBqemu:
  • Revamped it a bit
On Linux:

OnePad changes:
  • New dialog configuration panel
  • Improved support of various pad (sixaxis)/mouse/wiimote
  • Added support for more controllers
  • Added support for pressure-sensitive buttons
GSdx:
  • GSdx ported for Linux! Based on OpenGL 3.3 with some 4.x hardware independent extensions. Requires OpenGL 4.2 drivers and is still in experimental stages. Don't expect the hardware renderer to run properly, but the Software renderer should be fine.
  • Added support for configuration and keyboard shortcuts from PCSX2
ZZogl:
  • Added support for configuration and keyboard shortcuts from PCSX2
  • Added a GLSL backend to replace CG. Like GSdx, it requires OpenGL 4.2 drivers. Only available with PCSX2 self-compilation.
PCSX2 GUI:
  • Added thread timing information to see the CPU usage in the status bar
  • Fix multiple frame/box letters sizing.



Download: http://pcsx2.net/download.html

Creepy images (8 images)

Creepy images from the web...


August 1, 2012

The X-Files gaming

I remember the first X-Files game for Playstation 1...


and I remember that the memory card was corrupted (fuc*) when I was in the second disk.
Disappointed and frustrated I played it no more.


For the Playstation 2 there is The X-Files: Resist or Serve


Some screens...

X-files intro

My Ps2 is gone, so... I'm playing on emulator, but is slow as shit: fault of my computer (damned single-core).
I must find a way to play it decently... I like too much X-Files series and this game looks promising.

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