31 May, 2008

Ford Offroad Racing??

I recently got my hands on Fords Offroad racing game. This isnt a new title, but I thought of picking it up anyway...

The gameplay is good, though the AI doesnt give up much of a competition. I found the handling pretty smooth. The responsiveness is good too.

There isnt anything more to say about this game...Its just your typical offroad racing game, in which all the cars were Fords Land Rovers!!

The game gets a 2 out of 5..

29 May, 2008

Registry error loading key 'Warcraft III\InstallPath'

1) Retrieving the cd-key

So u lost the game manual with the cd-key on it... There are a non-legit programs to retrieve lost cd-keys from the game.

So u still have v1.18.

For the cd-key grabber: http://www.securegamers.com/shadowfr...abber11800.exe

Of course u can get another key from Blizzard the Legit Way.

2) Just move the game back to C:\Program Files\

3) To have it where ever u want:

So ur game is still on the other partition/harddisk.

U can config a lot o stuff with regedit, especially in Windows itself, by the way.

When u move the game to an other directory the registry files remain unchanged.

The v1.19 patch at least needs to know where the game is located(from InstallPath).

So u need to use the Registry Editor and just rename those registry files' directories.

But if u don't know how to do this stuff ... well ...


Start -> Run Type: regedit
My Computer -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Blizzard Entertainment -> Warcraft III

Warcraft III:

InstallPath = from C:\Program Files\Warcraft III in D:\Warcraft III for example.

Program = from C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe in D:\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe for example.

War3CD = E:\ no change needed.

Warcraft III -> DelOpt0(Savegames)

Path0 = C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\save

Path1 = C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\save

Path2 = C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\save
Warcraft III -> DelOpt1(Replays)

Path0 = ...
Warcraft III -> DelOpt2(Logs)

Path0 = ...

Path1 = ...

Path2 = ...

Path3 = ...
Warcraft III -> DelOpt3(Errors)

Path0 = ...

The rest of those registry files u see there are fine.

27 May, 2008

Slave hack??

I just ran into this online game when browsing online. I was fascinated by the name itself. I ran a search on google and found out, it was a terminal based hacking game within a web browser!

This game runs within a web page, and installs no spyware on your pc, as no software download is required at all! I have played many other terminal based hacking games before, and have found the genre interesting. I decided to give this a try.

Im still a n00b at this, and will update this blog, as and when I reach advanced levels on this game, meanwhile, I would reccomend you signup for this game at here.

Until next time!

26 May, 2008

Using your Flash memory as RAM in XP

People have been fascinated by Microsofts idea of using a flash memory as a RAM in its Vista OS. Id say Im not surprised at all! Thats because Ive been doing the same thing with XP for about 2 years now!!! Yes, Ive been using my pen drive as RAM ! I would suggest backing up your XP installation before trying this out. Create a restore point if you can.

Heres how its done:

1. Insert your flash memory, and wait until you can see the icon for it in My Computer.

2. Right Click on My Computer, goto properties.

3. Goto Advanced.

4. Click the first settings button.

5. Select the advanced tab.

6. Click the change button

7. select the flash memory and type in the new size for the paging file (Yes, the amount of RAM you want added), take care this must not exceed the size of the drive.

8. Click the set Button, then the OK button. When asked to restart, do so...and VOILA, your XP got much MUCH faster...you wont find a difference in the amount of RAM displayed, but you'll find a performance gain for sure!

CAUTION: You will have to disable the paging file on the flash memory, before removing the flash memory, failing which, your Windows installation will fail to startup and you'll get the dreaded BSOD!!

Open Source alternatives to MS OFFICE?? Are you kidding me?

Writer A word processor similar in look and feel to Microsoft Word and offering a comparable range of functions and tools. It also includes the ability to export Portable Document Format (PDF) files with no additional software, and can also function as a WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing web pages.
Calc A spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel with a roughly equivalent range of features. Calc provides a number of features not present in Excel, including a system which automatically defines series for graphing, based on the layout of the user’s data. Calc is also capable of writing spreadsheets directly as a PDF file.
Impress A presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. It can export presentations to Adobe Flash (SWF) files allowing them to be played on any computer with the Flash player installed. It also includes the ability to create PDF files, and the ability to read Microsoft PowerPoint's .ppt format. Impress suffers from a lack of ready-made presentation designs. However, templates are readily available on the Internet.[12][13][14]
Base A database program similar to Microsoft Access. Base allows the creation and manipulation of databases, and the building of forms and reports to provide easy access to data for end-users. As with Access, Base may be used as a front-end to a number of different database systems, including Access databases (JET), ODBC data sources and MySQL/PostgreSQL. Base became part of the suite starting with version 2.0. Native to the OpenOffice.org suite is an adaptation of HSQL. While ooBase can be a front-end for any of the databases listed, there is no need for any of them to be installed.
Draw A vector graphics editor comparable in features to early versions of CorelDRAW. It features versatile "connectors" between shapes, which are available in a range of line styles and facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts. It has similar features to Desktop publishing software such as Scribus and Microsoft Publisher.
Math A tool for creating and editing mathematical formulae, similar to Microsoft Equation Editor. Formulae can be embedded inside other OpenOffice.org documents, such as those created by Writer. It supports multiple fonts and can exp