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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Power of Dual Channel

Just after the PC fair, I got myself another 1GB ram and slot it into my lappy and get a dual channel 2GB ram (same size and speed)

Gaming performance has increase and the base score rating in Vista is increasing from 2.5 to 3.1!

I only tested playing Red Alert 3 and im able to set it 1280x768 resolution(which able to see further than 1024x768) with model and texture detail to high without lag.
I got small problem in Red Alert 3 which annoys me, did anyone have this problem when you're playing the Empire of the Rising Sun and the building is just green texture when unpacking?

Because when i saw my friend lappy playing EoRS, when the core unpack the building, the building is coming up from the bottom to the top digitally. I remember i dont have this problem last month ago o_O
Anyone know any fix to this?

Rappelz Online is playable in maximum graphic setting =D

Few Dayz later my Whole Vista Malfunctioned for some reason so i had to reformat again.
I install and update everything from scratch and to my surprise, the EoRs core unpacking texture was fix O.O

The only thing that i didn't update is the graphic driver, I'm using the default driver version


The heck with EoRs Building Core's animation =_="
the bug return and the core building animation became green texture again
think there is something to do with after i install the FRAP program <_<

Sunday, November 30, 2008

What's Next?

Upcoming Prince of Persia this Dec 07
Currently looking forward to the release of the new Prince of Persia coming this December
Our Prince don't have any sand ability so there's no rewinding in this sequel but instead gain a new ally (Elika, Princess from another kingdom) with him throughout most part of the game.
so far I've researched about the game is that the game character model is cel-shaded texture (anime style graphic) and it seem that the world environment is getting bigger and wider.

Prince of Persia Gameplay

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Friday, November 14, 2008

What's Next?

Upcoming game Left 4 Dead this Nov 18
Currently, I'm downloading it's demo through Steam online
With the promising gameplay like 4 player Co-op and AI Director(enhance spawn and controlling of zombies by AI)
As I've heard it uses Steam Engine of Counter Strike Source and Half Life 2, chances of Left 4 Dead to be playable is high.

Just this morning i finish downloaded Left 4 Dead Demo through Steam and got to try it out first.
So far its kinda disappointing cuz of some performance hit during in large areas like on street or during hordes of zombies come attacking. I have set the graphic setting to the lowest(except the page file allocation to high since it will use more ram to boost performance)

In XP, The texture of the surrounding is very bright which spoil the atmosphere of the game.

That problem doesn't exist in Vista though. The only problem is the lagness during in large areas which could lethally spoil the whole gameplay.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


The sequel to the command & conquer franchise is back, Red Alert 3 no doubt is an awesome Real-Time Strategy game.
Albert Einstein got zapped O.O!

In Red Alert 3, the Soviet travel back in time to eliminate Albert Einstein, where as when return to the present time, alter the timeline thus preventing the Allies from winning the war. The outcome was indeed what soviet has hoped to be success but in the alternative present timeline, a new nation stood up from the east, calling themselves the Empire of the Rising Sun. The campaign introduce the storyline nicely and the cut scenes are great to watch.

The Invasion of the Rising Sun Begins!

Soviet and Allies are back with newer arsenals and technology, plus a whole new faction, Empire of the Rising Sun. All three faction has it's own unique playing style especially in constructing structures. Sea plays a major role as buildings are able to construct on it. Red Alert 3 focus on all land,sea and air which result in a wide range of strategies and tactics. The replacement ore field with an ore mine is acceptable though as one ore collector harvest back and forth between Ore Refinery and the Ore Mine.

Soviet has a lot of menacing arsenal up in their sleeve

The physic of the game is noticeable like air unit falling and damage any land units or structure it crush on. The campaign is fun to play with plus an AI co-commander assisting you throughout the mission. A new addition feature is the cooperative campaign with you can coop with your buddy(replacing the AI co-commander position) online to play through all the campaign together.

The Tesla technology is back, packing a lot of UuuhF!

Some memorable units like Allies's Aircraft Carrier and Soviet's Apocalypse Tank are back but serve more purposes than they were in Red Alert 2. This applies to all units in Red Alert 3 as each of them has a secondary function. Some units are able to travel both land and sea. The Rising Sun has unique units as some of them can switch mode like the Mecha Tengu which it's secondary function can transform into a Jet mode Tengu. More info on the units click here

Soviet Twinblade can act as a transport for units especially Apocalyte tank

Rising Sun Nanoswarm protects against anything

Another new feature is the Top-Secret Protocol which are side powers. Some of which are passive like the Allies Air Superiority upgrade which upgrades all the air units to do more damage or the Rising Sun Fortifiet Fleet which makes your naval units faster with stronger defense and better naval scanners. Active protocol power like the Soviet Orbital Strike or the Rising Sun Final Squadron. Protocol power can be devastating and when use it right can turn the tide of war lethally. Let's don't forget about the Superweapon shall we as each faction has 2 superweapons, one is offensive like the Soviet Vacuum Imploder and the other is defensive like the Allies Chronosphere.

All faction has it's own unique protocol power

The only problem with Red Alert 3 is the waypoint of the units which sometime, unit walk a far way around to it's given destination or get stuck in a location. These problem can be ignored and forgiven as Red Alert 3 provide a lot of mayhem and laugh thus resulting in a fun RTS game. Welcome Back Comrades!

Allies ready for another naval assault

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Adjust your graphic setting until you found the right setting for your spec,
The best graphic setting for me is:
Resolution = 1024*768
Water, Texture and Shader Detail = Medium
Model Detail = High
Vertical Sync = Yes (not sure what it does)
Other Detail are low, no AA, no vertical sync, no shadow

There's one glitch is that sometime the Allies Time Bomb wont show the timer countdown and smiley icon when it detonates. This happen when your FPS couldn't catch up, it means it wont show if your FPS couldnt catch up the animation, lag!

Allies put a smile to their enemy before they go BooM

If only the VFX detail can be set to Medium since it allow more nicer visual to the effects plus yellow line noticeable on selected units but performance can suffer a great fall =(
Anyway, overall it's still playable and great game even for us 945GM Gamer! d^-^b

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Where and What I been up to you ask

First of all, I've been finding and trying out other games and even modded games too
Havent been gaming real stuff out day for quite a long time

Updated the Playable and Unplayable list
-Multiwinia - Survival of the Fittest (downloadable at here)
-Mount & Blade (downloadable at here)

-Bionic Commando Rearmed

Recently, I have been playing back classic games like Diablo 2 and Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge with my buddies and comrades
I know some people have problem in some issue in these 2 games

To play Diablo2 in Vista
go to game folder -> right click the game launcher (Diablo2.exe) -> go to the compatibility tab -> In the Setting section, Tick the "Disable Desktop Composition"

To play Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge LAN game in Vista
Since Vista has no IPX protocol
Download a file call "wsock32.dll" then extract it to your RA2 game folder
Now during in-game menu, you should be able to play the "network"

Sunday, September 28, 2008

WIndow Vista

I have been receiving technical issue in gaming on Window Vista.
So from now on i will analyze and test the games using Vista OS to see if they are playable or not in a new Section.

Stay tuned for further notice..

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Discussion Section


Friday, September 12, 2008


Due to the excitement of waiting for Red Alert 3 release, I couldn't find a cool and nice wallpaper that represent Red Alert 3.
Instead, I came across 2 sexy wallpapers of Natasha and Eva (Both are in-game CG characters).
At the end, I combine those 2 wallpaper into one sexy wallpaper of both of the ladies X3

This is a tribute to Command & Conquer Red Alert 3
Click on the picture for full size resolution (1280x800)

Some of you may start to wonder if Red Alert 3 is going to be playable with 945GM or not.
Well, for those who have played C&C3 Tiberium Wars, we only get to set the graphic till medium in playable FPS state.
As you know that Red Alert 3 engine is an upgrade version of C&C3 Tiberium Wars, the chances of running that game is little.
I've seen Red Alert 3 gameplays and the only worry's me is the water texture mechanism.
Even if the game is playable, wonder if the low setting will affect the gameplay during at sea(besides the visual)

How do you think?
Discuss and leave feedback at the below of the post

Stay tuned for more updated news..

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


This is blog is still in a migrating process from

For the opening of this blog i reviewed a new game in detail which is SPORE
It's in the Game Review Section.

I hope to get feedback about this new blog.
More will come so stay tuned


Spore is an unique and interesting game.
It plays as an evolution of life. There are 5 phases of evolution, from a tiny micro organism cell to a galactic space age.
Spore has a wide range and variety of customization throughout the game. The only limits is your imagination.

The game mainly let's you start of as a tiny cell in the cell phases, which let you choose either herbivorous or carnivorous. Which depends on your playing style. Later as you progress, you'll find new parts for your creature.To customize your creature, you call for a mate to give birth a new specie of your creature once you done customizing.
As you progress, you'll be ready to evolution in the second phase which is the creature phase.

This is when your creature walks on land. In this phase, you mainly explore and find parts around the land. You'll meet other creatures as you explore around. How you want to interact with them is up to you. Either use social way to be friend with them or fight and dominate them.
As your creature progress, it's "brain" become bigger until you enter into the third age, which is the tribal age.
In this phase, the gameplay mechanism becomes real-time strategy style. Instead of controlling one of your creature, you now control all of your kind. In this phase, you'll command your creatures to gather food, gather wild creatures to be your pets and explore the rest of the land. As there are other tribes in the area, your goal is to dominate all tribe by either conquering them with force or be friend with them by playing instruments.
After dominating all tribe, you'll find your creatures declaring you to make a town hall for them as they advance into the forth phase which is the civilization phase.

The civilization phase plays the same way as tribal phase except this time, it plays in a larger scope. You won't be able to control your creature starting from this phase as you start to control vehicle type of land, sea and air. In this phase, you start with your nation, dominating other nation through either military power, economic power or religion power. As you dominate all of the nation, your creature starts to construct your first spaceship.
Thus entering the final phase, the space phase. This is where it's get more interesting than the previous phases. You now control your spaceship only. As you zoom out from your planet to the solar system, you'll find other planet orbiting around it. If that's not enough, zooming all the way out and you'll find yourself looking at the galactic universe. There's a lot to do in this phase. Ranging from accomplishing missions to colonize other planets. It's just playing endlessly.

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Thanks to Maxis, which they aim to let majority scope of hardware specs to play Spore.
With 1024x768 and all settings to low(except graphic effects and player model quality to medium), I'm getting around 15~32 FPS, it will depends as the FPS will drop dramatically when there's too much stuff happening on the screen.
There is an issue when the creature texture did not load properly. The only solution is don't keep changing resolution while playing the game.


These are the games that i found it in an unplayable state
Can't Start - (CS)
Unplayable FramePerSecond - (UFPS)
Crush - (C)

Alone in the Dark 5
Bionic Commando Rearmed (CS)
Call of Duty 2 (under recheck)
Dead Space (CS)
Devil May Cry 4 (CS)
F.E.A.R 2 (UFPS)
Full Spectrum Warrior (UFPS)
Ghostbuster The Video Game (CS)
Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter (C)
Halo 2 (UFPS)
Hitman Blood Money (CS)
Kane & Lynch Dead Men (CS)
Lost Planet Extreme Condition (CS)
Medal of Honor Airborne Assault (CS)
Need for Speed : Undercover (C)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV (CS)
Spiderman 3 the game (CS)
Starship Trooper (UFPS)
Star Wars The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition (CS)
Stranglehold (CS)
Supreme Commander (under recheck)
Tomb Clancy Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (Crush for no reason)
Tomb Raider Underworld (CS)
The Last Remnant (CS)
Pyroblazer (UFPS)
Resident Evil 5 (CS)
X-MEN 3 The Movie (CS)


These are the games that i found it to be playable state
Workaround Issue - WI

Age Of Empire 3

Age Of Empire 3 Warchief
Age Of Empire 3 Asian Dynasty
Battlefield 1942 series
Battlefield Heroes
Battle Realm
Battle Realm Winter of the Wolf
Black & White

Black & White 2
C&C First Decade
C&C 3 Tiberium War (WI)
C&C 3 Kane's Wrath
C&C 4 Tiberium Twilight

Call of Duty 2
Chaos Legion

Corum Online
CounterStrike Condition Zero, Source
Dawn of War Dark Crusade
Dawn of War Soulstorm
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (WI)
Diablo 2
Dream of Mirror Online
(Geometry Tearing)
Elderscroll III Morrowind, Bloodmoon
Elderscroll IV Oblivion
Empire Earth 2
Enter the Matrix
F.E.A.R Extraction Point
F.E.A.R. Combat
Far Cry (WI)
Fiesta Online
Fly For Fun Online
Half Life
Half Life 2
Half Life 2 Episode 2 (WI)
Halo Combat Evolved
HellGate London
Highstreet 5 Online
Homeworld 2
House of the Dead 2
House of the Dead 3 (FPS consider not smooth though)
Jade Empire Special Edition (WI)
Just Cause (WI)
Legend of Heroes VI : Sora no Kiseki
Lego Star Wars
Lego Star Wars 2

LOTR Battle for Middle Earth
LOTR2 Rise of the Witch King
LUNA Online
Mabinogi Life Fantasy Online

Magical Battle Arena
Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Spearhead, Breakthrough
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
Mount & Blade
Multiwinia - Survival of the Fittest
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights 2 (WI)
NFS Most Wanted Black Edition
NFS Carbon
Onimusha 3 Demon Siege
Pandora Saga
Perfect World
Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst
Phantasy Star Universe
Phantasy Star Universe Ambition of the Illumines (Post Effect problem in Story Mode)
Pi Story Online
Prince of Persia The Sand of Time
Prince of Persia Warrior Within
Prince of Persia Two Thrones
Ragnarok Online 2
RappelzSEA Online
Red Alert 2
Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge
Red Alert 3
Red Alert 3 Uprising (BSOD when Desolator fire their weapon in XP, Vista has no problem)
Resident Evil 4 (known as Bio hazard 4)
Rise Of Nation
Rise Of Nation Thrones and Patriots
Rise Of Nation Rise of Legend
Romance of the Three Kingdom XI
Rome Total War
Secret of the Solstice Online
Serious Sam Second Encounter
Serious Sam II

Sins of a Solar Empire
Space Cowboy Online
Spore Galactic Adventure
Starcraft 2
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Star Wars Empire at War
Star Wars Empire at War - Force of Corruption

Star Wars Jedi Academy
Star Wars Republic Commando
Stronghold Legend

Super Dance Online Xtreme
The Club
The Ship
The Sims 2 series
The Sims Life Stories, Pet Stories
The Sims 3
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tom Clancy's HAWX (WI)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Series (Except Vegas & Vegas 2, Havent try yet)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Transformer The Game
Unreal Tournament 2004
Warcraft III (DOTA)
World in Conflict
World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade, The Rise of the Lich King
XDO Season 2 (Super Dance Online)
: The Ark of Napishtim
幻想三国志4 ( Fantasia Sango Series)