Saturday, April 29, 2017

Vegas Movie Studio 14 - How to Use Custom Templates



Upon getting a copy of Vegas Movie Studio 14 I realized that I could not make custom templates.  In order for you to create a custom template you either need Movie Studio Platinum 14 or Movie Studio Pro 14.  But this meant for me that if I decided to make a video using a resolution for 3840x2160 would not be possible.  I had to look around and I found some interesting information.  You can use custom templates from older versions of Vegas Movie Studio Platinum or Vegas Pro.

This is how it can be done:

First your going to want to create a custom template but do make sure there is a video file in Vegas before doing so and for me i'm using Vega Movie Studio Platinum 10 which I do own.  You won't need to do anything with the video but in order to access the render options you need a file in place.


Then your going to want to save the file make sure its a unique name something you can remember.  Click that little floppy and your ready to go on to your next step.  If you see an error don't worry about it, it could be that your using an older version of Vegas which doesn't support resolutions higher then 1080p.  You can still however use the template with a newer version that does support higher resolutions.

Now its time to locate your Vegas Custom Template folder which will be located in C:\users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Sony\Render Templates\avc-mc.  Now depending on what version you used and what codec you used it might be in another folder in C:\users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Sony\Render Templates.  For me I saved mine in avc-mc so the file will be in that folder.  Leave the Window to the left or just copy the file you created which for me is Vegas Movie Studio 14 3840x2160.


Alright next were going to need find the Vegas Custom Template folder for Vegas Movie Studio 14 which should be located at C:\users\YOURUSERNAME\appdata\vegas\render templates. Now were going to want to copy over the file from C:\users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Sony\Render Templates\avc-mc.  


Now open up Vegas Movie Studio 14 and check to see if your custom template is in place if it is it should look like this:






Friday, April 28, 2017

How to Fix Nvidia Share



I am sure I am not the only one having this issue cause my friend started having this issue this week. When you start having issues with your Nvidia share feature there is a fix for that without restarting.

Well lets begin another simple fix.  All we need to do is open task manager and close anything related to Geforce Experience.  Remember nothing Nvidia related they are the green icons so only the black ones.

You may have to re-login into Geforce Experience but now you can go back into your game and use Nvidia Share again.

Dosbox How to Mount and Change Resolution



Considering I ran into somebody this week who had issues learning how to mount a hard drive and cd-rom in Dosbox I thought it would be a good idea to do a simple tutorial on this.

So lets get right into it...

First I'm going to use my D: drive on my main computer to create a folder which will be used as a mounted drive in Dosbox.  You can name it whatever you want and can use any drive you wish its just that the D: drive is what I already used.


Next up were going to have to open the config folder for Dosbox.  Press the start button and look for dosbox and click on "Dosbox 0.74 Options".  A config file will open where you can modify settings for Dosbox.  So we are going to scroll all the way to the bottom where you will see Autoexec.

We are going to mount the D:\dosgames with "mount C D:\dosgames" as seen in the config
Next were going to mount the CD-Rom cause you'll need that to either install or play games.
My CD-Rom drive letter is the F: drive where yours might be different.  This is how you mount the cd-rom "mount d f: -t cdrom".  Remember to save and exit.


Now you can open up Dosbox and you'll see that Z: is mounted this will happen every time.  To change your drive letters to your selected mounted drives all you have to do is type the drive letters you selected.  Example type C: for (D:\dosgames) and D: for (F: cdrom).

Remember to use dir /p to find out what directories you have on each drive.  When selecting a specific folder use cd\ and the specific folder your going to open.  Remember that if there is subs your going to need to use the full folder path.  So example you have a game called bleep its folder name is bleep.  You'll select this by typing cd\bleep and if it has a sub folder perhaps called sound you'd type cd\bleep\sound.  Now you have access to that folder and files.

Okay so now you want to play a game but perhaps your video doesn't look that good so now were going to want to go back to "Dosbox 0.74 options" in the start up again. Change to what you see in the screenshot and it shouldn't look stretched with amazing picture.  Remember to change the output to either OpenGL,OpenGLnb or direct 3d. 



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shadowman Fullscreen Fix (PC)



For those of you who have the Steam version of Shadowman you are probably having issues getting the game to play in fullscreen.  Well of course I come again with a fairly simple fix.

First download the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1703 Compatibility Kit available here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/windows-assessment-deployment-kit. Install Application Compatibility Kit you won't need the rest so don't worry about clicking all that.

Now open the Compatibility Administrator 32bit version from Windows Kits from the start menu.

Right click "New Database" next create new then application fix.


Next select the name of the game and the company vendor then click next. Don't select anything here just click Next again and scroll down until you see the following and click it and press Next.


At this Window just click Auto Generate and then Finish


Next your going to want to save by clicking the save button up at the top.  Name your database and name the save file.  After that you go to file and click install.


Now all you have to do is click exit and play your game and your ready to play in fullscreen glory. 


Friday, April 21, 2017

RollerCoaster Tycoon (Windows 10 fix)



The fix for this game is rather simple and this is for the physical release.  Set the games compatibility to Windows 98 and run in 640x480.  The only way to get this game to run in fullscreen at higher resolutions is setting it to boot at 640x480.  In game go to the floppy disk select options and select "window" change to fullscreen from 640x480 or higher resolutions.  The game should now boot in fullscreen with no hassle.


(WARNING) This game has caused some issues with the mouse upon exiting the game.  Try clicking on the taskbar or at the side of screen and it may go back to normal.


Some screenshots:



Ski-Doo X-Team Racing (Windows 10 fix)


This fix may work for other versions of Windows as well.  This works with the physical release of Ski-Doo X-Team Racing.  The fix is simple change the compatibility settings to Windows 98 and "run this program as an admin".  You'll need to edit the config file in (YOUR DRIVER LETTER):\Program Files (x86)\Daydream Software\Ski-Doo X-Team Racing.

Change the following lines:

 

(Warning) Do not go any higher the 1280x720 for me it didn't work it just stretched the screen in 640x480.

Here is some screenshots:











Thursday, April 20, 2017

Red Faction (Windows 10 fix)



First off i'm going to say once installed move it to another folder or drive and I don't know why but this is what worked for me.  For some reason I wasn't able to move files to the installed folder even though I moved files to it beforehand.  After running Dash Faction it for some reason disappeared and for some reason the game didn't run.  But once moved I no longer have issues. Anyways your going to want to download two files.

First being Dash Faction

Its available here: https://www.factionfiles.com/ff.php?action=file&id=517564

Place in the root of the RedFaction folder.  Make sure to go to options and change the launcher to the current location of your RF.exe if it hasn't changed.  If you don't change the game won't load.

Next your going to want to download Faction Files

Its available here: https://www.factionfiles.com/ff.php?action=file&id=517545

Place in the root of the RedFaction folder.  If asked to replace original RF.exe click yes.

Make sure the RF and Dash Faction are not running with administrator access or other compatibility settings.

Now I can confirm this works with the retail version this may also work with GOG and Steam versions as well.  Have fun and game on.

Motocross Madness 2 (Fix for Windows 10)



There is numerous workarounds for Motocross Madness 2 on the net but some may or may not work with Windows 10.  I find those with a legit copy if the game like myself will probably have the most issues.  For some reason the games main executable has issues running on Windows 10.  This issue maybe cause of a recent update that has stopped the usage of some DRM's.  So the easy way to fix this game is a few things.

First off your going to need to download D3DRM.DLL.  Its a Direct X file which is not available out of the box on Windows 10 and without it the game will not run.  Just copy and paste that to the root of the installation folder.

Download available here: http://www.driverskit.com/getdllfile/d3drm.dll/494.html



The next thing your going to need to get is a no-cd patch.  I can't give out links to this do to piracy.  You should be able to find a patch with Google.  Reason being is as said the original .exe file doesn't work.  I tried playing the game with the original file with the D3DRM.DLL file and it still didn't run.

Next your going to want to set the compatibility mode for the game to Windows XP SP3 and click Run this program as an Administrator.


How about some a few pics of the game





Friday, April 7, 2017

How To Install Nvidia Drivers Without Geforce Experience (PC)




Today I decided I wanted to make this post cause I've been getting sick and tired of Nvidia Geforce Experience.  Geforce Experience is good for a few features however its driver install is garbage.  Every time I go to install the driver with custom settings and set it to clean install it wants to restart my computer without notification.  Yet doing so without Geforce Experience involved altogether using the driver install the old fashioned way doesn't make you restart.  So in the following image you'll see where the driver is downloaded to and of course the date specified when downloaded so you know which one to use.  So for example I downloaded on 2017-04-7 you'll need to look for the folder that specifies that date.  Open that folder and you'll find the driver installer in there.  Open it and go through the same process without having to restart the computer.


Geometry Wars Mini Game in Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)



Today I show you Geometry Wars the mini game in Project Gotham Racing 2 which was the start to what made the game so huge.