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Bloo
03-29-2007, 11:19 PM
This thread is intended for all minor Questions and Answers regarding anything techy! Wanna know the difference a byte and a bit? Ask it here! Need help to open a CD image format? Get it here!

Props to Robby D for the idea :W

EAGLE EYE
03-30-2007, 11:36 AM
Anyone know where I can find like a freeware application which will let me manage my wifi connection, that possibly has more advanced features over doing it through xp?

EAGLE EYE
03-30-2007, 01:59 PM
If you unpacked the the .iso file from the .rar files let me know...


plus check the original thread u made about it.

EAGLE EYE
03-30-2007, 02:04 PM
was there multiple .rar files that created one big .iso when unpacked?

cuz this is common...

EAGLE EYE
03-30-2007, 02:13 PM
If you have the iso file (should be a rather large file) use nero or something, and choose burn "image" and select that file, then when your done put it in your cdrom and it should most likely auto start and let you install.

I mentioned in your original thread that most groups that (rip/bootleg) the game will include a crack and a cd key. If they did.... the crack will be a .exe file which you copy into the game installation folder (most likely somewhere like c:\program files\ *games directory*

EAGLE EYE
03-31-2007, 04:08 AM
the .iso file might have a crack file/directory within it.... it this is so (extract the .exe file to the installation directory) It will most likely be the the same file name as the .exe that launches the game.



my god if i was only there in person i could do this in less than 2:15 minutes...

Bloo
04-02-2007, 12:55 AM
i got the game installed now its saying i dont have a disc

I know exactily what the issue is. Most of the time when you're dealing with game copys the game itself will not read the burned copy like the original. What you need to do is DL a No CD crack. Basically it's a hacked version of the .exe file that will overlook the CD and boot straight from the HDD. Just go to google and type in "warcraft 3 no cd" without the quotations and see what pops up. Haven't seen a game so far that didn't have one.

EAGLE EYE
04-04-2007, 11:30 PM
Is is possible to buy a cable which can connect to my laptops S-Video port and hook up to the audio/video ports on my tv so I can watch downloaded videos on my tv?

Bloo
04-06-2007, 05:44 AM
As long as that S-video port on your laptop is output then definately. I hook my desktop up to my TV whenever I feel like playing F.E.A.R. on a big screen with full surround

EAGLE EYE
04-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Im already thinking of the possibilities

Dough Snatcher
04-09-2007, 06:51 PM
Does anyone know how to download streamed material off the net. Say like i wanna take a song from off "xxl" or "crackspace". Can someone tell me how to do that.

Thanatologist
04-09-2007, 09:32 PM
Does anyone know how to download streamed material off the net. Say like i wanna take a song from off "xxl" or "crackspace". Can someone tell me how to do that.



i use High Criteria's Total Recorder for stuff like that. works good.

EAGLE EYE
04-12-2007, 10:15 AM
I doubt anyone can help me out with this..... but


Who knows how to enable TCP Forwarding in Linux Slackware 11.0?

Bodega Pop Tartz
12-02-2007, 03:25 PM
I have a question, I got 2 hard drives in my laptop, if one crashes will the whole computer crash with it?

Bloo
12-03-2007, 04:32 AM
It depends.

If the HDD that is bad is the one that your OS (Windows for example) is installed on then yes. If it's just a HDD with other programs and files on it, your computer will start up just fine, but your data on that drive will either be unaccessible

Bodega Pop Tartz
12-03-2007, 07:45 PM
Yeah, because I got two drives, my normal one, then I threw all my music on my other hard drive.

Sean
01-04-2008, 11:24 AM
Does anyone know what video formats are compatible with ipods? If it makes any difference, it's an ipod touch.

Storm
01-04-2008, 12:56 PM
you should've got the iPhone. Basically, MPEG-4 Video File is what used, you can download programs that'll convert your videos to iPod compatible. I would get Videora(I use that) or I heard some programs that can convert a videos file size into a mp3 size file so you can put even more videos without losing the quality of the video.

WARPATH
01-04-2008, 02:47 PM
Does anyone know what video formats are compatible with ipods? If it makes any difference, it's an ipod touch.

Explore your option set up for your iPod, it should tell you exactly which formats are supported.

JRoll
01-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Ok I'm using the internet on my PS3, and some stuff requires a flash player to see. It has a message that says "You have either turned javascript off, or you need to download the latest version of the flash player. But I have javascript turned on. I don't know how to get the newest flash because you need to save it like if it was on a computer. And theres is no option for getting it for a gamesystem. Help?

Sean
01-05-2008, 01:20 PM
you should've got the iPhone. Basically, MPEG-4 Video File is what used, you can download programs that'll convert your videos to iPod compatible. I would get Videora(I use that) or I heard some programs that can convert a videos file size into a mp3 size file so you can put even more videos without losing the quality of the video.

Thanks, I'll try that Videora, all the converters I have tried are pretty shit and for some reason when I convert them using itunes it takes away the sound. And iPhones are a lot more expensive, plus a 50 ($100) a month phone bill. I'm happy with the phone I got.

Explore your option set up for your iPod, it should tell you exactly which formats are supported.

I didn't actually have the ipod when I asked, I just wanted to know what formats of video I can download in advance. Thanks anyway.

Anyone else got an iPod touch or iPhone? It's fuckin sick

Storm
01-05-2008, 01:34 PM
No problem. Yea, I was just saying that because over here its like a 100 dollar difference between the touch and phone. My cousin has the iPhone and yea it's really cool even though I hate typing in websites with my finger because I keep pressing the wrong due to the letters not being big enough lol.

Sean
01-05-2008, 07:30 PM
^ Yeah I do that a lot lol, but I think it'll be easy once I'm used to it.

Anyone know anything about torrents? I've tried downloading a few torrent things using BitTorrent but they take fuckin aaaaaages. It took me like 2 hours to download 2 south park episodes. Is there some way of making it faster or is there a better program to use or something? I only just got it today so I haven't got a clue about it.

Edit: I don't think it's because of my shitty internet connection because it's about 10x quicker downloading any other type of file

Storm
01-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Ok, I have a file that is a UIF file and I need a program that opens them, which program does that and which one is best.

STYLE
01-09-2008, 02:51 AM
Ok, I have a file that is a UIF file and I need a program that opens them, which program does that and which one is best.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070407232212AADAFds

Storm
01-09-2008, 12:14 PM
Thanks for link, it did answer my question.

Sean
01-13-2008, 06:27 PM
How do I make files go into the podcast section of itunes? I've got some podcast episodes that I downloaded from a torrent site but itunes thinks they are music files, how do I make it think they are podcasts?

Storm
01-13-2008, 06:31 PM
Try dragging it from Podcast to the Library. I think that's how I did it.

Sean
01-13-2008, 06:37 PM
Nah that doesn't work. I've already got some episodes from the same podcast that are in the podcast section, so I want to get them in the same album.

Storm
01-13-2008, 06:43 PM
You could put them in your i-Pod and then if you have a program like iDump or iLift, you can d/l the file from your i-pod to your computer and then put it back in itunes and it'll most likely go to the movies section.

Sean
01-29-2008, 05:21 PM
I need some help with torrents again. I've downloaded 3 or 4 avi video files from torrent sites that have been in really good quality but they've got no sound. Am I doing something wrong that is making them like this or is it just the file? I don't think it is just the file because the video is really popular with hundreds of seeds and whatever, and I don't think all these people would keep the video if it had no sound lol.

The video I just downloaded with no sound was Blades of Glory from IsoHunt if that helps...

http://isohunt.com/torrents/blades+of+glory (first one)

Storm
01-29-2008, 05:52 PM
Are you saying, there isn't any sound when playing them in itunes or your ipod?

Sean
01-29-2008, 05:57 PM
There's no sound when I play them anywhere - Windows Media Player, Real Player, DivX player. There is no sound at all.

Storm
01-29-2008, 06:00 PM
Try converting it to mpeg video and put it in your library and see if the sound is there.

Sean
01-29-2008, 06:26 PM
Fixed it now, I downloaded some codecs and now it works. I'm still converting the file though, my computers just going pretty slow at the moment because I've got a lot of shit going on.

Here's a link to the codecs if anyone wants them

http://www.cccp-project.net

Sean
02-06-2008, 04:30 PM
For some reason, my " and @ keys are switched around when I type. It only happens when typing text in some places, such as in this forum and on msn. Does anyone know what the hell is going on? It's happened a few times, I was wondering if I've accidentally changed some settings or something

Sean
05-11-2008, 08:11 PM
I wanna get some decent, relatively cheap speakers for my TV to play music, games and DVDs through. What's the best (and cheapest) type of speakers to get? I was thinking about just getting some PC speakers but thought they might be a bit shit. I'm not going for a massive sound system, just some good speakers as the inbuilt ones on my TV are pretty lame. I wanna spend like 40 max, I got a car to pay for soon.

Here's my TV if it matters (audio outputs and shit...I don't know)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SyncMaster-940MW-panel-display/dp/B000F9SNNW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1210549951&sr=8-8

Sean
05-12-2008, 08:26 AM
Bump. Nobody ever replies to this thread :(

SKAMPOE
08-10-2008, 07:12 PM
ok i got a 1999 sony vaio laptop, shit is fucked up slow as fuck n it shuts of all the time one me, whut can i do to get to werk normally,

WARPATH
09-11-2008, 01:22 PM
is there any way to get a collection of gifs to work as a screensaver?

Yes.

If your using widndows xp go to:

Control panel>appearnce and themes> display or themes and screen savers (depending what mode your in)

choose mypictures slide show.

Then, click the settings button and find the directory your gifs are in.

WARPATH
09-11-2008, 01:23 PM
ok i got a 1999 sony vaio laptop, shit is fucked up slow as fuck n it shuts of all the time one me, whut can i do to get to werk normally,

Quit using VISTA.

WARPATH
09-11-2008, 01:27 PM
I doubt anyone can help me out with this..... but


Who knows how to enable TCP Forwarding in Linux Slackware 11.0?

echo '1' > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

WARPATH
09-11-2008, 01:31 PM
I need some help with torrents again. I've downloaded 3 or 4 avi video files from torrent sites that have been in really good quality but they've got no sound. Am I doing something wrong that is making them like this or is it just the file? I don't think it is just the file because the video is really popular with hundreds of seeds and whatever, and I don't think all these people would keep the video if it had no sound lol.

The video I just downloaded with no sound was Blades of Glory from IsoHunt if that helps...

http://isohunt.com/torrents/blades+of+glory (first one)

I found the Xvid codecs work well, but i'm not sure what the problem is if you can't get playing on the Ps3.

WARPATH
09-11-2008, 01:36 PM
^ Yeah I do that a lot lol, but I think it'll be easy once I'm used to it.

Anyone know anything about torrents? I've tried downloading a few torrent things using BitTorrent but they take fuckin aaaaaages. It took me like 2 hours to download 2 south park episodes. Is there some way of making it faster or is there a better program to use or something? I only just got it today so I haven't got a clue about it.

Edit: I don't think it's because of my shitty internet connection because it's about 10x quicker downloading any other type of file

When you download torrents, look for the torrent you want with the most seeds.

Seeds= more people with the complete file you want= more resources for you download= a faster download.

food for thought
02-25-2011, 11:58 AM
lol what an ancient ass thread that is stickied for no reason