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Gaming Discussion / Re: sony just announced the playstation 4
« on: February 22, 2013, 01:25:33 pm »
just gonna leave this here


Gaming Discussion / Final Fantasy 7 engine deconstructed
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:11:22 pm »
Hasd any of you read this? it's quite fascinating to read even when i don't understand 80% of what the author says.. all those numbers and terms and equations... so fascinating, anyways it's in pdf form


Also, i wonder if there's any other piece like this for any other game? i would love to see one for a Zelda game.

General Discussion / Re: Need advice on purchasing headphones
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:03:22 pm »
Yes, complete Dj style cans, i used them for music production and movies/games late at night, i'mtellig you, these phones are a great value. Here are some videos so you can tell if it's over the ear style is what you need


General Discussion / Re: Android music players
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:54:42 pm »
Im using Poweramp sice i bought my first smartphone ever.. is really good and does what i need. there's a trial version on the play store.

General Discussion / Re: Need advice on purchasing headphones
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:51:20 pm »
I bought a pair of these last christmas and they are great for the price, good islation and pretty well balanced sound, also detachable cable and 2 cables one short one long.


General Discussion / Desktop PC is dying... is it?
« on: November 26, 2012, 08:23:07 pm »
Well just read this and still don't know what it means for people that like to build their own systems. I'm not sure if Intel is just going for all the pie, or is just another one of those "predictions".

it will fucking suck to not be able to buy all the parts i like, and putting them together. Not to mention Motherboard manufacturers will completely vanish, unless this is going the same route GPU's have always been, Intel will sell the vanilla version, then Gigabyte releases their own custom, overclocked version. Thoughts?


Gaming Discussion / Re: Any reliable wesite to buy a DS flashcart?
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:17:40 am »
Because you're only wanting this for homebrew purposes...

I already have an Acekard 2i that's working great on my kid's 3ds, but i just got a second hand DSi XL and i want to play GBA games on it, specially Aria of Sorrow which is one of my favorite games Superdard is the only cart that allows GBA homebrew directly.

And just as an advice, those DSTt carts are really crappy, that was the very first cart i bought almost 4 years ago and you wouldn't believe how many times i had to reformat the sd card due to file corruption, i lost my saves many, MANY times until i just had enough and bought the Acekard 2i i currently have. I'm gonna bite on that store Sarge linked me to, from the Jersey store obviously, those 5 bucks i couldsave ordering from HK are not worth the anxiety.

Gaming Discussion / Any reliable wesite to buy a DS flashcart?
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:20:55 pm »
I guess is not against the rules of the board to ask for this, not asking for Roms or anything. Do any of you know a reliable website that ships to the US? i bought my 2 previous Acekard flashcarts from ndsgamer but, they've been out of stock for at least 2 months now, and they haven't replied any of my emails so i think they are out of business.

So far i've only found some shaddy sites based on Asia.. anyone knows a better place? i want a Supercard DS 2

General Discussion / Re: Help repairing a damaged partition
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:17:26 pm »

I'm curious as to how you merged those partitions you talked about

I just used the biult in Windows disk manager, it was really strange because, as soon as i selected "extend volume" and aplied changes, i noticed the color of the bar turning from white to green, which means it as converted also to a dynamic partition, i don't know what happened but anyways, tomorrow i'm getting a new hard drive, samsung or WD, i'm done with Shitgate, all 3 drives i had in my entire life have failed before the 1 year mark.

General Discussion / Re: Help repairing a damaged partition
« on: November 12, 2012, 06:15:55 pm »
well, you're not gonna believe this but, as i couldn't borrow an external sata-USB adapter, i remembered i had a Windows XP live cd somewhere, just found it and booted the system. Believe it or not i can access the drive perfectly from the livecd, i even copied 2 folders with important data.

Anyways, drive is unplugged until i get a new hard drive this black friday, thanks for the help man.

General Discussion / Re: Help repairing a damaged partition
« on: November 12, 2012, 01:21:14 pm »
Yeah, somehow i missed taht pĂ ragraph, anyways, just installed that program and at least its recognizing the drive as it should be, 328 Gb used...

Have you used this program before? i don't have a usb adapter to plug my hard drive as external via USB, i'mtrying that first and if it fails then i'm using this partition converter. hopefully it'lll go well.

good news (i think...)  it's reading my directories structure, everything is there at least, so i guess this is a corrupted MBR ? how can a partition table get corrupted out of nothing? literally, i was using my computer 2 hours before the drive disappeared. Still hessitant about converting it to basic though... what's another option to try and copy all the files directly from the damaged partition, to another hard drive? i have some HD's from computers i'm fixing so i can at least extract the important data i'm not prepared to lose... ever.

General Discussion / Re: Help repairing a damaged partition
« on: November 12, 2012, 11:38:03 am »
Ok, i just reverted that hex value to it's former 42 and apparently i'm atthe beggining of this mess once more. hard drive is marked as "dynamic disk invalid" in windows disk manager and it doesn't appear on windows explorer, obviously because is not mounted.

Dank, from what i understand in the link you provide, converting the partition to basic would also format the drive, losing my data in the process am i right? i've read the tutorial and i can't see any mention of "without losing data".

pic is what TestDisk finds after scanning the drive

it can't fix the damaged partition table, i'm running the scan again to see if the error was in some way related to the hex number i edited before, will post result when it finishes.

General Discussion / Help repairing a damaged partition
« on: November 12, 2012, 09:41:17 am »
So, long story short.

2 weeks ago i got a new 80 GB SSD, installed Win 7 64 bits on it and merged 2 partitions on my old HD, at first noticed it was recognized as "dynamic" which was strange but i said whatever. Everything was working fine until last night when i turn my computer on and notice my storage 500 GB HD was gone.

Checked the cables and they were properly connected, next i entered disk manager and my drive was set as "dynamic disk invalid". Weird i said, tried to set te partition as active but no luck, after some minutes i Googled this error and found this thread:


Pretty much everyone on it was able to fix this problem with no issues, so i downloaded that program (hex editor), and edited the value 42 and changed it to 07 as the tutorial says. Rebooted my machine and i noticed that now my drive is recognized in both, windows explorer and disk manager, however... the drive appears as RAW and ask for formatting when i try to access it, which is false as i have 7 years worth of music and games i've downloaded over the years and i can't lose anything, there's some things i'm not gonna be able to download or get anymore, personal projects and such.

Anyways, after the initial panic attack, i Googled how to fix corrupted partitions, and found this program http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step  i run a test and it says it can't recover my partition sending an error like "partitions appears to small", however, i can at least see the name of my hard drive, something strange is that his program detects it as CHS (clusters, heads and sectors)   64201 240 63  sector size 512 but, in BIOS i see the drive as cylinders 65535 head 16 sector 255.

I remember  6 or 7 months ago that drive was scanned for errors on boot, check disk repair them and it's been working with no problems since then. What can i do to get this drive working again? there's some important data on this drive.

And before someone tells me "that's why you have to make backups on external HD'S" well, i had another 500 Gb external that died abouth a month ago, and i was gonna buy a new one this black friday, Murphy's Law at work.

Any suggestions? 

General Discussion / Re: Gotta love homemade prosthetics
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:31:20 am »
after 191,249,702,194,345,871,349  hours on Photoshop

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:04:20 pm »
I'm 9 hours into Darksiders II, having a great time, i LOVED the first game, it's the best Zelda ripoff i've played.

I just defeated a big ass golem which reminded me of Shadow of the Colossus, that's what i like about this games, they take the best ideas of other well known games like God of War, Zelda, Devil May Cry, Prince of Persia and now lootfests like Diablo and countless MMO's, mix them together and the result is something awesome, character design, combat feels good, areas feel BIG (somewhat empty i must say), dungeons are enourmous, and the overall scale of the game feels epic.

My only complain would be, the main area of the game feels empty, but that's how i felt playing Twilight Princess and Wind Waker too, so not a big deal for me, loot system is addictive, everytime an enemy drops something i'm excited to see if it has any new magic properties and the usual stuff we've seen in Diablo games, the most interesting stuff is the ability to "craft" your own weapons by feeding them other weapons, i have a bigass hammer with ice and fire damage properties... i'm loving this game.

General Discussion / Re: Gotta love homemade prosthetics
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:51:47 pm »
He never asked for this...

sorry i had to do it...

Gaming Discussion / Re: Anyone playing Deus Ex HR on Pc ?
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:49:20 am »
yes, the game has autosaves, but when i choose "load latest save" it takes me to the very beginning of the game, apparently this is a well know bug, I'm not the only one who got screwed.
As far as i can remember, you can pretty much complete sidequests at any time, and i don't recall any important decisions besides saving a hostage and helping a "hacker" to escape.

Anyways, last night some random guy gave me his savefile just after the China mission, probably BTW 4-5 hours prior to where i was, so losing 4 hours of gameplay is a lot better than losing 20.

Gaming Discussion / how does this make you feel?
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:43:26 am »
At first i laughed, then i was confused, then i raged a bit, then nostalgiaed.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Anyone playing Deus Ex HR on Pc ?
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:04:34 pm »
Aghh, then that's a no too, i have restore points dissabled since they take so much HD space,  dammit... iwas about 25 hours into it,  just started a new game and i gave up after realizing how looooooooong the game is and i just don't feel like starting all over again, specially considering Darksiders II comes next week :/

If any of you know somebody that is currently playing the game, or has it installed please ask him about a savefile near the second boss fight.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Anyone playing Deus Ex HR on Pc ?
« on: August 05, 2012, 09:51:30 pm »
nope, that's not an option, the savefile just refuses to load, the game does not even recognize it, tried to start a new game, then replacing the old save and it doesn't appear in the "load" menu.

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