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If you've got miscoloration in old games, simply do this:

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  1. Open the taskmanager by simply pressing ctrl, alt and delete.
  2. Turn off explorer.exe
  3. Enter the game
  4. When you get out of the game, press ctrl, alt and delete again (incase you turned off the task manager)
  5. In the top left corner, hit 'File' and from there choose the first option "Run"
  6. There, type in explorer.exe to get it back up.

A fix for Vampire Masquerade on 64-bit w/ over 2GB of RAM PCs.

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Hello,

If you're a Steam user and you get the 'Available memory less than 15MB' do the following:

1. Download the game
2. (On Steam), Right Click the Game, Hit Properties -> Local Files -> Verify Integrity of Game Cache (to confirm you've got all the necessary files.)
3. Download this: Click me
4. Open the exe and redirect the path to your game's engine.dll. By default it is on Steam -> steamapps -> common -> vampire masquerade - bloodlines -> bin -> engine.dll
5. Patch

If you get the "Steam not found", do the following:
NOTE: Because GameSpot does not allow horizontally upsidedown slash marks, I'll say where you'll put them into: Put the upsidedown slash mark between C: and Program Files (x86) and Program Files (x86) and Steam and remove the space between them in the following quote's PART 8


1: Right-click on "Computer" (in XP it was called "My Computer") and click on Properties.

2: in Vista / 7, on the left click on "Advanced System Settings". On XP, Google search for how to change your system path, because I can't quite remember where things were in XP.

3: In the Advanced tab, you'll see a button for "Environment Variables". Click it.

4: In the upper section of that new window, you should see something like "User Variables for [your username]". Scroll through to find the one called "PATH".

5: Highlight the entry for "PATH" and click "Edit...".

6: You'll get a too-small text box that has a field on the top for "Variable Name" and a field under it for "Variable Value". Put your cursor into the "Variable Value" field and hit the [End] key so you know you're not inserting text in the middle of another entry. If you push the right arrow key it should not scroll.

7: Add a semicolon [;] to separate your new entry from the others. This is the key to the right of the 'L' key, without pressing Shift.
Correct -> ;
Incorrect -> :

8: Paste in the path to Steam, which for me on a default-install Windows 7 64 system is:
C: Program Files (x86) Steam


9: Press OK, and re-launch Steam so that it gets the new environment variables. (It might work without re-launching, but hey why not.)

10: Run the game!
Internetz


If you're not on Steam, simply install the game and guide this to its rightful place (where the engine.dll is at)

If you care to know a little bit about me, here you go

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Hey there,

I'm an 18,5 year old guy from Finland. I'm an uppersecondary school student. I've been a gamer for quite a long while, maybe since I was 5 - I don't remember perfectly well. Games have been quite a good escape from the reality from time to time, something else to think about. I've lived a good life regardless of some mishaps I don't really wish to share to the public world being the introvert I am. It's usually much easier to talk to someone anonymous online - as many of you might've noticed yourselves too.

Because of my past perhaps, I've ended up thinking a lot of stuff more than I'd have otherwise. In a way I can say that bad stuff is good having happened - you learn from bad moments, without bad moments you wouldn't value good moments as much as in life without the cons - and maybe overall, the world is perfect because it has both, pros and cons. There's no one side without the other.

As far as religion goes, I'm personally fine with what others believe in, it's their thing as long as they don't start shoving it down my throat, and most of the time, they don't. I personally think the whole 'supernatural god' is just an escape for one to think that we're not alone in this huge world of ours'. Hey, religion's good as long as it doesn't get extreme - what I mean by that is - its main purpose is to guide people anyway to do the 'objectional good' in life. However, don't do the deeds because a book says so - what is a good deed if you do the deed for the sake of salvation? It's not a good deed at all, because you mustn't use someone as instrumental value for your own desires. You have to do the good deeds for the sake of them being good deeds. You don't need a bible to do that and therefore I personally think atheists can have morales too, we - as people just seemingly take sides far too easily when something contradicts with our belief. Live and let live.

I'm sick of the fact that some people are so afraid of 'difference' too. What I mean by that is, before it used to be the fear of dark skinned people - racism. Nowadays, it's the amount of homophobes. Now, I'm not a homosexual person myself, but I really personally hate how some people are onto them about "As long as they don't touch me in the wrong places I'm cool with it." That's seriously quite a stereotype of a homosexual, do you see a straight man touching a woman's ass all the time? No, so why should sexuality affect someone's behavior with others? It's obvious that we in most case scenarios act conservative, we're afraid of new, different and we prefer the old and familiar. Once again, live and let live.

Another thing's funny too: A lot of us - while we're trying to stick to the mass and not pop out from the crowd too much, also wish to be different from the others. We don't want to fall down to stereotypes aka generalizations. It's a contradicting wish, like it or not, we're all different in our own ways, some of us are just better at showing it - while most of us keep it to themselves. The fact we know so little of each others makes generalizing easy. The truth is that we're all similar in our own ways - but in the end we're all unique - no one is ever the exact same replica of another even if it might seem that on the surface. The truth is that no one knows you better than you do.

Stuff like this usually floats in this introvert head of mine, from time to time I used to think it might be that I'm a little more on the abstract hemisphere of mine than some by average as I'm a left handed person when it comes down to writing on the pencil and having the cutlery vice versa. How does it affect? Lateralization. I'm not saying I'm the only one who can think, but I guess I'm trying to say I'm not as shallow as some people seem to be lacking mind's theory all together.

Just reminds me of those people who think love's just a passing feeling, whereas to me for example it's like a heavy pack of rose in a metaphor, we wish to be able to hold onto it, we all seek it - and it's beautiful to an observer, however because it's heavy it requires two people to hold it. The pain - given by the thorns might grow overwhelming resulting in the rose falling and dying. No relationship is perfect, like said: what doesn't kill it, only makes it stronger if the things are done coping through the problems TOGETHER. Love is trust, coping through problems together and the overwhelming care to hold the roses bearing the pain to begin with. It can be platonic - but it can also be more.

What's intelligence? It's not always the mass of information learned via school and experience. It can also be tolerance, the understanding of mind's theory, understanding of another in terms of psychology, having some philosophic thoughts, logical thinking and also.. overall, the most important ones: behavior and applying the learned in reality. Bacon would probably say one thing that many'd say too: "Knowledge is power" - it means that with knowledge, you can contribute on what others think - and what is talked about using your rhetoric skills. The ability to contribute, is power.

Solution to 'Failed to find Steam' -error in old games.

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1: Right-click on "Computer" (in XP it was called "My Computer") and click on Properties.

2: in Vista / 7, on the left click on "Advanced System Settings". On XP, Google search for how to change your system path, because I can't quite remember where things were in XP.

3: In the Advanced tab, you'll see a button for "Environment Variables". Click it.

4: In the upper section of that new window, you should see something like "User Variables for [your username]". Scroll through to find the one called "PATH".

5: Highlight the entry for "PATH" and click "Edit...".

6: You'll get a too-small text box that has a field on the top for "Variable Name" and a field under it for "Variable Value". Put your cursor into the "Variable Value" field and hit the [End] key so you know you're not inserting text in the middle of another entry. If you push the right arrow key it should not scroll.

7: Add a semicolon [;] to separate your new entry from the others. This is the key to the right of the 'L' key, without pressing Shift.
Correct -> ;
Incorrect -> :

8: Paste in the path to Steam, which for me on a default-install Windows 7 64 system is:
C: Program Files (x86)Steam

9: Press OK, and re-launch Steam so that it gets the new environment variables. (It might work without re-launching, but hey why not.)

10: Run the game!
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I basically did this. Dreamfall & The Longest Journey both work on my 64-bit. For whatever reason, some old games refuse to work on a 64-bit and these were my first doing that.
Appearently in the quote, Gamespot removes the otherway around /-marks. Remove the space between C: and Program files and add the otherwayaround/ between. Also put it between the ) and Steam

Humble Indie Bundle #4 is out, pay what you want.

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The bundle includes

Jamestown

Bit.Trip Runner

Super Meat Boy

Shank

NightSky HD

For those who pay the average or over also get

Cavestory+


Gratuitous Space Battle



Considering how often Humblebundle adds something, this will doubtfully be an exception.
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To those who can't boot L.A. Noire or have issues with stuttering

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I had issues booting the game up once it finished downloading & installing on Steam. Those of you who're here for the stuttering, see step 4 only.

Here's what I did to get it working nicely:
1. It said it failed to load d3dx9_43.dll. I had to download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35 or Click me for the same link usually Steam automatically gets these, but with this game, no.

2. After having installed that, I rebooted my PC.

3. I found out I still couldn't launch it, only this time it wouldn't give me an alarm on an issue. I read online it could be fixed by turning off UAC from Control Panel or running Steam as administrator. I went with the latter, because I didn't want to decrease my UAC security. So I turned off Steam, went to the Steam.exe, hit RMB and chose 'Run as an administrator'.

4. Now, as I got to the menu, I went to the command line of the game's internal options and put in -npd -str -nonv
Now, the game finally works.

Still, I shouldn't have had to go through all that, the game's still locked at 30fps due to it being a poor port. I don't mind too much though because this game's not so full of action that 60fps is CRUCIAL. Still, I wanted to post this to some people, not everyone likes to browse online too much and they tend to give up fairly easy and quick.

My videocard drivers are ForceWare 285.62 if anyone's wondering. Some betadrivers have issues with L.A. Noire, therefore I pointed it out.

The Humble Introversion Bundle is up - pay what you want.

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www.humblebundle.com or Click me
Those who pay more than the average also Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe in addition to the 'any price' Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON and Multiwinia.

It would start to seem that a new humblebundle pops up at every month at the end.

A couple of Minecraft problems explained

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I recently reformatted my desktop PC and, as I was testing the games I had just installed, I noticed - after not having played Minecraft for months. That my Minecraft, instead of running its usual 60-90fps outdoors, 300fps indoors, it'd go down to 0-2 frames per second after 2 minutes of gameplay approximately.

Well, it turned out that as I'm on ForceWare 285.62 GPU driver (You can check this from Nvidia's control panel -> help -> updates or MSI Afterburner) it didn't exactly walk hand in hand with my Minecraft Beta v1.8.1. I know it wasn't my own personal issue as I've read that some people have had similar issues, with the same version of Minecraft and with the same driver version.

The fix is simple though and I'm here to share it with you guys just incase someone'd require it:
http://assets.minecraft.net/1_9-pre5/minecraft.jar

or click the following: Click me

Installation:
1. Go to My Computer
2. In the directory path (on the left side from the 'search bar'), type in %appdata%
3. From there, enter the folders .minecraft and then the folder inside of it: bin
(4, optional) Create a directory called backup and copypaste the minecraft.jar you've got in the bin folder, there.
5. Now click the link above in this blogpost and save the file.
6. Hit the right mouse button on it and choose 'Cut', then go to the bin folder and hit 'Paste'
7. It should now ask for overwriting, choose yes.

Congratulations, you've succesfully upgraded your Minecraft to Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 which won't lag on the 285.62 drivers that the Beta 1.8.1 did.
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If you've had issues with Steam's ingame overlay UI not working with Minecraft, the reason is probably that you're using the Java 64-bit, if you feel the necessity of having Steam ingame overlay UI, play Minecraft using the 32-bit Java. Doing this however will make using the 'Far' setting on Rendering Mode less hardware optimizing.

You can do the following: You don't need to uninstall the 64-bit Java, but you'll have to use the 32-bit if you wish to have the overlay, if nothing: do it like me: Play the game 64-bit, if you must take a screenshot, swap to 32-bit, take it and continue playing on the 64-bit

"C:/Program Files (x86)/Java/jre6/bin/javaw.exe" -Xmx800m -jar "Minecraft Location/Minecraft.exe"
Turn every slash mark upside down, GameSpot doesn't like that mark and therefore I couldn't use it.

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If they'll stay on what they've said, the full release of Minecraft's on Nov. 18th, 2011. Then its price will go up its remaining 25% to 100%.