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by VTNC
Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Now THIS is how to raise your kids
Replies: 13
Views: 2779

Now THIS is how to raise your kids

Link Ryan Fraidenburgh was 14 when he was brought here shackled, kicking and screaming. Two men carrying handcuffs and leg irons came for him at his mother's home in Sacramento, Calif., shoved him into a van and bound him hand and foot. They drove him 12 hours south, over the Mexican border, into a...
by VTNC
Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BF2142 & Widescreen Monitor Issue
Replies: 23
Views: 4635

PS those lazy tools (EA/DICE/Satan) have actually said somewhere the reason they dont do widescreen is "its an unfair advantage" yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight, and sos my lower ping from not living out in the middle of kansas too! :roll: Giving people with certian hardware a wider fiel...
by VTNC
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Jeez Battlfield 2142 Sucks Bandwidth Like A Mother %#$%#!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4945

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by VTNC
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X² and X³ available on Steam; now without Starforce
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

X² and X³ available on Steam; now without Starforce

If you wanted to play X²: The Threat or X³: Reunion and was put off by the copy protection (Starforce), now's the time to buy it. It's on Steam and X² is $15 and X³ is $20 and there's a 10% off until this friday. If you don't know what X² and X³ is, you can check out their respective wikipedia artic...
by VTNC
Wed May 31, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Open Office 2.0 teething pitfalls
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Thanks to .doc's crappy format, you'll lose some formating importing files into OO. XML conversion helps, but not that much. Most users also develop a dependency on Word's interface, but that's just a matter of time and it should help you "weed out the dumb ones"¹ Good luck fighting vendor lock-in, ...
by VTNC
Wed May 31, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Is a XP 2700+ (333FSB) Fast Enough for 720p Video?
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

What!? No suggestions for Quicktime Alternative :-?

PS: Media Player Classic is the shiznits 8)
by VTNC
Mon May 15, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sin: Emergence
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Pre-ordered it. Lacks in different types of enemies but still pretty fun. And no stealth levels this time around.
by VTNC
Mon May 08, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to fix "fake" pendrives
Replies: 24
Views: 45963

And I was talking to my friends last night about real fake pendrives in China in which they played the switcharoo game and you only got the empty shell when you get home. I don't think in that case any steps will help. :-? A friend of mine got an "8 GB" pendrive at Hong Kong as change for something...
by VTNC
Mon May 08, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: How to fix "fake" pendrives
Replies: 24
Views: 45963

How to fix "fake" pendrives

⋅ Click here to download PortFree Production Program version 3.27. ⋅ Extract it and run it. You can use 7-zip , IZArc or the latest version of WinRAR to decompress 7-zip. ⋅ The interface is kinda ****, but that's because it's translated (badly) from chinese or somethin...
by VTNC
Mon May 08, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: OMFG I got StarForce!!! ???!!! ??!??!??
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Remember kids: Demos of games that have StarForce also have StarForce. Hell. Free games from companies that use StarForce have StarForce.
by VTNC
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: PDFs? No more awkward shell/browser integration
Replies: 22
Views: 3875

PDFs? No more awkward shell/browser integration

Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader is a free reader for PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. You can view and print PDF documents with it.

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by VTNC
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: best freeware media player?
Replies: 17
Views: 4455

Media Player Classic + [url=http://hellninjacommando.com/defilerpak/]DefilerPak + Quicktime Alternative + Real Alternative for video. Covers just about anything. VLC for backup. Also: if you have a DX9 compliant video card, MPC let's you write and use pixel shaders. Fun. Winamp for music. It's medi...
by VTNC
Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarForce caught linking to illegal torrents
Replies: 25
Views: 4312

by VTNC
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EA aka GIVE ME YOUR MONEY (video inside)
Replies: 31
Views: 5680

EA aka GIVE ME YOUR MONEY (video inside)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-DnK-d_sp0 Fall 2006? Thanks. We really didn't need patches and bugfixes to the unbalanced game with the sh1tty bug-ridden engine you already sold to us, along with expansion packs to give some players vantage over others. PS: We are your eternal beta-testers forever ...
by VTNC
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guess what game is getting a sequel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Guess what game is getting a sequel?

That's right, Duke Nukem Forever :lol: 16:33 If ever there was an aptly named game, it's Duke Nukem Forever. The next instalment in the FPS series featuring the wisecracking, un-PC Duke has been in development for something approaching a decade now. But astonishingly, in an interview with FiringSqua...
by VTNC
Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarForce caught linking to illegal torrents
Replies: 25
Views: 4312

Does the SF software run as a background process even if you are not running the game? Like Ryu said It's an aggressive filter driver Emphasis on driver. Normally your computer works like this: software <=> driver <=> hardware This is a model of the software making calls to the hardware through the...
by VTNC
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Trackmania: free MMOOG, car racing genre
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

**** StarForce¹ copy protection in a FREE game? Nice going, Digital Jesters. PS: using the StarForce Removal Tool to remove the StarForce drivers works until you start up Trackmania Nations, it then reinstalls the drivers. ¹ Introduction to StarForce: StarForce is a copy protection system that utili...
by VTNC
Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 early March
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 early March

Anyone's who has played the UT2004 mod, Red Orchestra, knows what I'm talking about. This is a realistic WW2 FPS. The creaters won the Make Something Unreal Contest and got one million dollars and a license to the Unreal 2.5 engine (and possibly future iterations of the engine). Now the team that cr...
by VTNC
Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Free Music thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Here's a great tip I got from another forum: ⋅ Download wget from here http://kimihia.org.nz/projects/cygwget/ ⋅ put in a dir. for example c:\example ⋅ create a shortcut to %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /k c:\example\wget.exe -r -l1 -H -t1 -nd -N -np -A.mp3 -erobots=off -i ...
by VTNC
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you play any STEAM multiplayer click here!
Replies: 12
Views: 2711

As an admin, I take offence to that. Those sounds are put there for fun; they add a little spice and do serve a purpose. For instance, instead of flashing an annoying 'OMG MOVE' message all over your screen, I could just play a .wav that says "MOVE YOUR ASS SOLDIER"...move more conveniant, and does...
by VTNC
Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Help Me plzzz
Replies: 9
Views: 2117

No punctuation, unnecessary ellipsis, shift key confusion, signing your post and a super-informative thread title.

Nice. 8)
by VTNC
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Free Music thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Free Music thread

Before this thread starts: Copyrighted content that you do not have permission to distribute is not allowed. No ifs, ands or butts. Please verify that whatever you're posting falls under public domain or creative commons . Now back to our regulary scheduled program... I'd like to start with Splashdo...
by VTNC
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever release date announced
Replies: 12
Views: 2790

Duke Nukem Forever release date announced

When pigs fly GB: You know, we've been so busy on Duke Forever for so long that we can't really see past just finishing this game, but you never can tell when it's done, you know, what you want to work on next. 1UP: Wait, wait. You guys are working on Duke Forever? GB: [Laughs] And ever and ever. 1...
by VTNC
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Idiocy of World War 2 Games
Replies: 37
Views: 8207

Jon, you didn't mention DoD, in fact, I don't remember anyone mentioning it.
by VTNC
Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: IE7 Public Beta...Firefox look out?
Replies: 17
Views: 4683

Hey, I heard IE7 will have TABS!!!1111one

Will I be able to change tabs by holding the right mouse button and turning the mouse scroll?

:(


Extensions are too deeply ingrained in tech-savvy FF users to switch back
by VTNC
Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: IE7 Public Beta...Firefox look out?
Replies: 17
Views: 4683

Even if it is better, I'll still use Firefox. Of course, on it's final release, I will no doubt download it just to be updated, but I've been using Firefox since it's release, and before that, Phoneix for several years. if That's a pretty big IF. Being accostumed to Firefox and your very own set of...
by VTNC
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Firing Squad: The 5 Problems with Videogame Journalism
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

A problem (#5 in the article) arises from the fact that reviewers rely on the pubs/devs to give them games to be reviewed. If they consistently rated games how they should b rated, the pubs stop giving them free games. That's a conflict of interest right there. This is a case where piracy could help...
by VTNC
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you play any STEAM multiplayer click here!
Replies: 12
Views: 2711

If you play any STEAM multiplayer click here!

You will thank me for this. ⋅ Go to your steam folder (usually C:\Program Files\Steam\) ⋅ Find the the subfolder of the game you want. (eg. Steam/SteamApps/<username>/counter-strike source/cstrike) ⋅ Find the "cfg" folder. Alternatively, search for .cfg files and try to...
by VTNC
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's the worst rice rocket you've seen in the wild?
Replies: 35
Views: 5472

Worst ever?
It was Ford Ka. Painted two colors :roll: with a genourmous double spoiler, a sh1tty ugly-ass custom front grill that looked like a chicken coop and a fake air intake.

Fortunately "spinnaz" haven't made it to Brasil. Yet.
by VTNC
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cyberscrub Anti virus
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Cyberscrub Anti virus

Jamesp wrote:
Anyone using this anti virus software. How does it compare to Norton?
It's NOT Norton, so it doesn't slow computers down as much as Norton
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