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Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Failon Ngayon - Filipino Media Hates Gaming

I found this video on Facebook and want to share it here. I'd like to know the reactions of fellow gamers out there specially the filipinos.


This report of ABS-CBN shows only the negative effects of gaming to children and their families. They didn't even list any positive ones and this might result to a restriction of gaming on internet cafes during weekdays as said in the report.

As a gamer, I find this offensive. How is your reaction on this. I'd like to know.

Dota 6.78c AI 1.4e "Farewell" Map Download

warcraft dota logo

Hi DotA Players! PBMN released another DotA AI Map. It is codenamed "Farewell". My theory is that this might be one of the last DotA AI maps to be created on the Warcraft III platform since most players of the original Dota are migrating to Dota 2.

Here are the features added or included in this map:

  • Ported changes to IceFrog's DotA 6.78c
  • All heroes and skills now work properly.
  • -cn mode has been updated to show professional player names.
  • AI stuck bug is fixed
  • AI's now use not more than 2 couriers
  • Code optimizations to decrease file size and improve stability
  • AI's get automatically get Gold Boost after 25 Levels

DotA 6.78c AI Download

According to AI team member Green_Sliche, There might be a second release (Rev B.) in future to fix remaining issues. Moreover, the team is looking for potential developers/candidates to continue porting upcoming DotA releases.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Feed Shark - Ping your blog, feed, or podcast for free!

feed shark ping blog

I just had my blog pinged using Feed Shark to hopefully increase the visibility of my blog in search engines. Try it too and let's see if it is effective!

Feed Shark is a free online tool that easily promotes your blog or website - with the simple push of a button! Feed Shark pings a variety of services to notify the world that your blog, website, RSS feed, or podcast has recently been updated or created! It takes less than a minute to use Feed Shark and saves you countless hours of time in the process! Enjoy our service and have fun!

Here's the link to their website:
http://feedshark.brainbliss.com/

Submission Trackers and other ping websites:
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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Improve gaming performance of your computer


We all love to play video games on our personal computers. Don't you agree? But the bad thing about PC gaming is that we have to upgrade parts of our computers if we want to play the latest games with the highest quality and frame rates as possible. Unlike Xbox or PlayStation players, we can't play games that are designed to be played on higher spec machines.  It is the main problem of us, gamers specially students who don't have the budget to buy new processors, graphic cards, or even a brand new laptop!

But you don't have to buy a new gaming rig right now if you want to play resource intensive games on your old machines! I'm a low budget gamer myself and I've done my research from the past few years on how to make gaming smoother and I'll share those tweaks to you today.


Do all these and you will see a significant increase in fps (frames per second) of your games.
  • Free up space in your hard drive - This is kinda self explanatory since almost all gadgets starts to become slower as you fill the memory with files. We need at least 10% free space in a partition as a preparation for the next step. So, uninstall those applications that you rarely use or do not use at all.
  • Defrag your hard drive - Defragging the hard drive optimizes the files stored in it and removes fragmentation of files. It will make it easier and faster for the hard disk to locate the files needed to run the games. To know more about defragging and fragmentation click here.
  • Update your graphics card driver - You need to update your drivers because leading card manufacturers like nvidia and amd provides bug fixes and performance optimizations for new games.
  • Install Razer game booster - This is a free application which tweaks settings on your computer. It also works as a graphics card updater but it doesn't get the latest drivers so you have to do it manually. Its main feature is the gaming mode which temporarily disables unnecessary services and applications that may slow down gaming performance.
  • Check for viruses or spywares - You need to check for harmful softwares because these will really slow down your whole machine and might do some damage to your hardware or files.
  • Lower the video settings in the game itself - Lower the resolution, turn off or lower anti-aliasing settings, turn off v-sync, textures and other settings that have an impact on performance.
  • Disable aero or use windows classic theme if you're using windows - This will save a few ram that can be used by your games.
  • Use ReadyBoost - It is a feature present only on Windows 7 onward and can be find on My Computer. It turns your flash drive as a Virtual RAM and it is very useful if your PC doesn't have that much RAM. It is recommended for those who have lower than 4 Gigs of RAM.
  • Increase Pagefile - This step is similar to ReadyBoost but this one uses your Hard Disk as Virtual RAM instead of your Flash Drive.
  • If you're brave, Overclock your processor or graphics card - This step is risky and should only be done if you are an experienced user because you might fry your card and you will render your laptop useless if you do it wrong. If you're interested, you can search guides on google on how to overclock your specific card.

Well, that's all the tweaks that I remember. I'll keep this post updated if I find more. I hope these steps will be effective to you as it did to me. Good luck squeezing a few more power on your computers! Have fun!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How to reduce lag and delay in Dota 2

Dota 2 Logo claotech.blogspot.com
So you came here searching for tips on how to lower the lag and delay in Dota 2 right? You can't play like you normally would if your ping is high! You will also get frustrated since your opponents have a great advantage over you and you might also become a burden to your allies as you don't participate in team plays well.

Well here's a simple tweak to make your gameplay smoother when you have a high ping.

If you're having a large percent of packet loss and your ping is unstable (e.g. Wireless Internet Connection), I recommend should apply this setting.

Set the NETWORK QUALITY to LOW. This will make the game noticeably smoother and will make your ping stable but it rarely makes it lower. You will feel less spikes in the game.


How to reduce lag and delay in Dota 2 claotech.blogspot.com
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If you experience WORSE due to this setting, I suggest you revert back to HIGH settings.

That's all for today. I'll keep you posted if I get more tweaks for Dota 2!

Source(s): 
Logo – DOTA 2 [Flat]

Reduce DOTA 2 Lag – How to Play Multiplayer Matches without Delays

Monday, 24 March 2014

TeraCopy - copy files faster in windows with resume capabilities

Do you experience slow copying or moving of files in windows? Or you might have also experienced an interrupted copy process when you accidentally removed your flash drive while a large sized file is copying?

Worry no more because TeraCopy is here!

TeraCopy




Article source: http://codesector.com/teracopy


One of the most common complaints about newer versions of Windows is the slow copying speed, especially when transferring lots of files over the network. If you want to speed up your copying or if you regularly transfer large amounts of data and have to stop the process to perform some other disk-intensive task, this program may be just what you need.

TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention. TeraCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler.

  • Copy files fasterTeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce the seek times. Asynchronous copying speeds up the file transfer between two physical hard drives.

  • Pause and resume file transfer activitiesPause the copy process at any time in order to free up system resources and continue with a single click.

  • Error recoveryIn case of a copy error, TeraCopy will try several times to recover and, in the worse case scenario, will simply skip the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
  • Interactive file listTeraCopy shows the failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only the problem files.
  • Shell integrationTeraCopy can completely replace the Explorer copy and move functions, in turn enabling you to work with files as usual.

Full Unicode support.
Windows 8 x64 support.


Download it for free here from the author's website:

Thursday, 20 March 2014

TCP Optimizer - maximize your internet speed!

Are you tired of your slow internet? You don't get the speed promised by your ISP and you want to make it faster?


Well, you've come to the right post because here's an application by SpeedGuide that tweaks the internet settings of your computer for optimal speeds!



SG TCP Optimizer




Description from the author, SpeedGuide,



"The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run. 

The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in Windows, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth*delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tuning of all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU). 

The TCP Optimizer is targeted towards broadband internet connections, however it can be helpful with tuning any internet connection type, from dialup to Gigabit+ :) It is completely free, requires no installation, and has been downloaded over 3 Million times. 

If you need help with the program, check the TCP Optimizer documentation, read our broadband tweaking articles, the Optimizer FAQ, and/or visit our Forums. The program can be freely (re)distributed, as long as you give us proper credit as the author, and it is not sold for profit."


Don't you worry because it will not cost you anything. It's absolutely FREE! And If you experience slower internet (which rarely happens) you can restore the settings from your backup because TCP Optimizer automatically saves one incase these kind of things happen.


You can download it from the official website of SpeedGuide.
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php


How to Tweak (for beginners)



This guide is just for beginners. Advanced users can experiment on their own or head to the forums of TCP Optimizer

Step 1.
Scroll the connection speed to the speed your ISP promised or the plan you applied for.

Step 2.
Click the Optimal radio button for automatic and optimal settings based on your speed.

Step 3.
Click Apply changes to save your settings.

Step 4.
Restart and see if your internet speed up a bit or if it get slower, restore to the previous or default settings.


That's all for today! Hope I helped someone!
Have a great day ahead!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Watch Free to Play, A Dota 2 Documentary film

Hi everyone! I just finished watching Free to Play, a documentary film featuring Hyhy (Benedict Lim), Dendi (Danil Ishutin) and Fear (Clinton Loomis) with their teams as they join the first Dota 2 International tournament. The film shows what life they have and the experiences that drive them to play Dota.

I recommend this film to everyone specially those who play Dota and other online competitive games.

Free to Play: Dota 2

image credits: (http://www.legitreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/freetoplay_sitenewsbanner.jpg)

Synopsis from IMDB:
"Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever."

You can watch the full movie for FREE on steam or here in Youtube.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKti-OF0AKw




Enjoy gaming and watching! Have a nice day!

Monday, 17 March 2014

MP3Gain - Adjust and Enhance the volume of your mp3 music

Are you tired of turning up or down the volume of your music once the next song is played? You are playing a loud song when suddenly the next song will be very soft and the volume of your playing device needs to be turned up for you to hear the music.

That will be frustrating specially when you are in a hurry or walking outside and it will be a hassle to reach out to your pocket and turn up the volume of your device (assuming you're using a mobile playing device) just so you can satisfy the sound that you need.

So worry no more! MP3Gain is here!



Here's the details of the software directly from the publisher's website.


"MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume.MP3Gain does not just do peak normalization, as many normalizers do. Instead, it does some statistical analysis to determine how loud the file actually sounds to the human ear.Also, the changes MP3Gain makes are completely lossless. There is no quality lost in the change because the program adjusts the mp3 file directly, without decoding and re-encoding."

It's absolutely FREE and you don't have to worry that your music file will get damaged or lose its quality since I have tested this with 200+ .mp3 files and I didn't have any problems with the sound!

But just for a precaution, backup your music files before you use MP3Gain so you still have the original files incase it didn't work out for you.

Here's the download link of the file.
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php


I don't own this software nor am I affiliated with them so if you're going to give credits do it to Glen Sawyer aka "snelg".

That's all! Enjoy playing music!