Saturday, September 27, 2014

How to play Wipeout XL on the latest versions of Windows (PC)




There is a lot of old titles that are hard to install on the latest versions of Windows mostly cause the games were encrypted to only run on x32 systems and now a days most computers are running on x64 systems.  Well here is another game Wipeout XL which is an amazing game and I figured out how to get this game to work with little to no hassle.

Lets begin the steps to get this amazing game to run on your current Windows operating system.

First your going to need Virtualbox and a x32 Windows operating system installed on it preferably Windows XP.  You then have to right click on the operating system and go to settings then shared folders. Click the + sign as seen in the screenshot below then select your local hard drive and select Auto Mount.  Do not select read only or you will be unable to write to it.




Once that is complete run the operating system and install the game to the designated C:program files\wipeout XL\ folder.  It won't matter where you install cause it has to be moved to your Local hard drive on your current OS.



Now in Virtualbox your hard drive that you mounted maybe a different letter and will probably look different then a local hard drive as pictured below.  My Local hard drive is Drive "C" but on Virtualbox it is mounted as F:.  But the wording obviously is fairly simple to understand "C_drive on 'vboxsrv' (F:)".


So go to the Local Disk (C:) where you installed the game on Virtualbox and drag over all the files with in the Wipeout XL folder and right click and copy. That is right do not copy the Wipeout XL folder just the files with in. Next go to C_drive on 'vboxsrv' (F:) and make a new folder called Wobble and in that folder paste all the files as shown in the screen shot below.  If you don't you may get an error like this "C:\Wobble\BLITSURF and so on missing files".

(Click the image to enlarge)

The next step you'll need to download a no cd crack I'm not going to tell you where to get one but the file should be identical to the wipeout2.exe file.  The reason we are doing this is the CD won't read. Just copy and paste over the original wipeout2.exe and if done correctly the file should open as seen in the screenshot below.


You may have to set some compatibility settings for the game but if the game runs fine then skip this. For those who couldn't get the game to run just right click on wipeout2.exe go to properties then go to compatibility and click "run as administrator" and choose Windows 95 as the OS.  

Alright so the next step is selecting your resolution and after that hit play and your ready to go.  You should see the following loading screen.



Well if you followed the tutorial as shown you should be able to play the game no problem.  I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial and I hope to have another one for you soon.




Thursday, September 25, 2014

Comixology 25 Comics for Free for National Comic Book Day



Comixology if you didn't know is a site dedicated to bringing you today's and yesterdays awesome comics in digital format.  Comixology also offers amazing deals and lots of free comics.  But there is days where they give you a bundle of comics for free and this time its 25 comics for National Comic Book Day.

You can get your free comics from www.comixology.com

Realtek RTL8111 LAN driver fix for Linux/Ubuntu



Well I just setup a Ubuntu machine that i'm thinking about giving my sister.  But of course I ran into a problem which usually happens running a Linux operating system.  The Realtek RTL8111 LAN/Ethernet port would take way to long to connect or wouldn't connect at all.  So the following command comes from a user named praseodymium over at http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/lan-karte-funktioniert-nicht/#post-3005217 which looks like a German related Ubuntu Support site.

The following commands will help you resolve your issue if you have the Realtek RTL8111 LAN port which is on M2A-VM motherboards and possibly a few others.  Type the following commands one by one in the Terminal.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms

wget http://r8168dl.appspot.com/files/r8168-8.038.00.tar.bz2

tar xvf r8168-8.038.00.tar.bz2 cd r8168-8.038.00/

sudo sh ./autorun.sh


Once complete you will be able to connect to the internet as soon as you login.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Install Android on Virtualbox



A lot of people have been asking me how to install Android Kit Kat 4.4 on Virtualbox.  Well this video will show you how and although I mention this is for Windows 8 it will probably work for Linux and Mac as well.

Android Kit Kat 4.4 R1:http://sourceforge.net/projects/android-x86/files/Release%204.4/

Virtualbox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Safe Mode with Command Prompt (Windows 8/8.1)



I and many people have had issues trying to run safe mode on Windows 8/8.1.  Most people including myself have been told you have to do it within Windows 8/8.1 but sometimes that isn't possible cause you can't start up properly.  The most difficult option was to wait until the computer boots and wait for the bios screen to disappear and hold shift and press F8.  Now you may enter safe mode but I haven't ever got that to work.

Well what people didn't know is there is a simple way of getting into Safe Mode without having to go into Windows 8/8.1.  If you have a setup disk your ready to go.  When the system boots press "F8" so you can choose what medium you want to boot with.

Select your CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Rom and wait for Windows 8/8.1 setup to load.  Once you get to the screen to select your language press next.  You'll then be sent to another screen where you can either setup the operating system or repair your current Windows operating system.  Click repair and you'll be brought to another screen with repair options.  You'll want to select troubleshoot, then select advanced options.  After this select command prompt and type in the following.

First type "C:" without the quotations so you can enter the hard drive that Windows is installed on.

Then use the following commands for whatever options you prefer.

Safe Mode:
bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal

or

Safe Mode with Networking:
bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network

This will change the boot settings to force safe mode to fix whatever problems you need repaired. After your finished solving your problem right click near the start button and select run.  After that type in msconfig and select the boot tab and unclick Safe Mode.

So now you have solved your problem without having to refresh, or restore.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DCeric Play's: Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (Dreamcast)



Today I play Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for the Sega Dreamcast.  This is the Japanese version and I explain the differences from it and the American release.

Monday, September 8, 2014

DCeric's How To... Connect BBA on DEmul (Dreamcast)



In this video tutorial I show you how to connect BBA on the Dreamcast, DEmul emulator using an OpenVPN bridged TAP connection.  Its as easy as 1,2,3... and me and you should be able to play some PSO in no time.

Warning: In DEmul do not have have Netplay under Config enabled that is the Kaillera Client.  Go to "Plugins and Paths" under netplay select "enable BBA" that is what I am using for this Tutorial.

Emulator: http://demul.emulation64.com/

OpenVPN: https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html