12-29-12: Initial release.
Are you a google voice user? I am, and one feature I like about it the most is the free SMS texting. Even though I have google voice on my phone, on my tablet, and looking at sms text messages from the web browser, I wanted to know if there was an easier way on my desktop to access all of my google voice functions.
It turns out that there is!
There is a program called GVNotifier that simply does that: it notifies you of new calls, voicemails, and you can even do SMS texting straight from the desktop! Sweet, time to turn off email SMS text notifications.
For more screenshots, and a link to the latest free download, click here.
So recently I had upgraded the firmware on my Skytex Skypad Alpha 2, and although it already came rooted from the factory, I noticed I was having issues with two things:
- Google Play store was missing, the stock firmware came with 1Mobile Market
- I installed Google Voice applet, and although it installed, I could not add my Google account to it. I downloaded Google Play Services, and this did not help.
10-30-12: Initial release.
Some of you guys know this, but some may not, but I run a Youtube channel called vstPower. I could tell you the sad sob story of how GameDexterity was shut down by youtube after 3 years, 9400+ subs, but I’m not going to.
That is what the first video upload on vstPower channel is all about. Rather, I am here to talk about something else that most people may not even realize, and that is about the PS2 playlist!
In the coming weeks, I will go back to old PS2 articles I have written and update them so that they reference the correct video, but in the meantime, did you know that everything that you need to know about PS2 modding, FMCB, and more is right here under your nose?
All you got to do is check out the PS2 playlist, watch a few videos, and get up to speed! But don’t take my word for it, as they say, seeing is believing.
Click the link below, check out some of the PS2 videos, and if you got questions, either leave a comment on the Youtube video, or leave one here. Thanks!
PS2 Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8FB2D7062B84BBBA
10-7-12: Re-write of a long forgotten post brought up to 2012 standards.
Forewarning: This article is dark and deep. We are going to be going down a very dark rabbit hole, into a world where probably your mother, girlfriend, or perhaps society would shun you out of their lives if they knew what you are about to do.
I am not held responsible for whatever happens to your life, if you decide to follow this tutorial! – Versatile
Piracy is an enormous problem, without a doubt. So I’m just going to jump into things right off the bat and begin by stating something that I haven’t heard anyone say so far regarding PIPA and ACTA: There are numerous other problems that are exponentially worse. Sure, piracy is a crime, but if it gets “omitted,” will that change the world for the better? I can, off of the top of my head, dish out a list of better causes that drops to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
1. Solve world hunger
2. Shelter the homeless
3. Solve global warming issues
4. Stop aids
5. Stop breast cancer
6. Stop any disease
7. Increase literacy rates
8. Stop oil starvation
9. Population control
10. Solve poor/rich distribution of wealth
This, I will not deceive you, is a list conjured from a pile of rubbish I thought up in thirty seconds. Although all of the above can be debated widely, the point is nonetheless clear: THERE ARE NUMEROUS AMOUNTS OF GREATER PROBLEMS THAN PIRACY!
Now, let me begin with the comparisons. There is a vast array of countries that prohibit piracy, and America is one of them (obviously). Now, my question to you, the reader, is “what is the only major country that piracy is not frowned upon?” Allow me to give you a hint or two: It’s a world superpower, it’s located in Asia, and over 95% of the goods sold in America derive from there. That’s right, you’ve guessed it! China!
Amazingly, real copies of things are harder to find than burnt ones! If one were to walk into a video store and attempt to browse their selection, you could find any movie without a doubt. Why? Because everything is burned, my good friend! Every movie you could possibly imagine, burned on a previously blank DVD that is now titled with a sharpie. Same goes for video games, programs, and just about any other form of data. What’s more amazing is that if the price is put into equivalent of the United States economy, the average movie would only cost you a whopping fifty cents! That’s right, the latest and greatest for only half of a dollar. Prices vary depending on how big the file is and how difficult it was to burn; still, the most expensive piece of data (if applied to our economy, once again) would be no more than five dollars.
Now, could you even possibly imagine how excellent it would be if you were only asked to dish out fifty cents for the newest blockbuster hit? Well I’d say that you don’t need to pirate whatsoever, because data doesn’t cost ridiculous amounts. Doesn’t it chafe you at least the tiniest bit knowing that a Chinese citizen only spends eight minutes out of his minimum-wage paycheck to purchase the newest release while you work for three plus hours to buy the “original” copy of that same exact movie? I assume it does. And the list doesn’t end there! Xbox 360 games, PS3 games, PC games, all programs, operating systems, and just about anything else you can imagine, all for under five dollars.
China, considered to be one of the most communist and controlled countries on Earth, condones piracy while America, said to be one of the freest and most prosperous countries in the world, does not? My fellow reader, if there is one thing I ask of you it is that you at least consider the possibility of betrayal by the American system and that you will also consider making a stand for yourself.
Long live free-world.
10-20-11: Initial release.
10-31-11: Updated instructions.
11-1-11: Added pictures.
Hey guys, today I installed the Dungeon Defenders and it works perfectly online. After I installed the game, I was up and running in less than 5 minutes. This is how you do it:
1) Install game.
2) Inside your Binaries folder, there is a program called DunDefConfig.
3) Run it. In lower left hand corner, select Gamespy. Save.
4) If using Tunngle, get the program at tunngle.net. Make account, then login with the Tunngle program. Go over to any of the Dungeon Defender rooms. Finding the rooms will look like below:
5) Launch game. Create your hero, then go online, then go to open match. Then you can do quick match or custom match. From there, click LAN in the lower left hand corner, and either host or join a game. No need to use gamespy if using a vpn gaming solution.
See video tutorial below:
7-23-11: Initial release.
If you hadn’t known, Spotify is now in the USA, but to get in (as of the time of this writing), you got to be invited. I have created a special Spotify invite ring (similar to my Demonoid invite ring) where I help you guys out. All you got to do is go to the form at the end of this blog article, fill out the google docs form, and wait for me to send you an invite.
What you can also do to help me out is go to spotify.com, and sign up all your email addresses for invites. As you get your invites, use the form to submit those to me, and then I can help recycle invites for other people. Thanks!
Youtube Tutorial Video:
7-11-11: Initial release.
8-21-12: Re-wrote whole post. Showing off C&C Red Alert Aftermath tutorial.
So you love Red Alert, but you want to play C&C Red Alert Aftermatch on your modern Windows 7 machine? All you got to do is download the UDP version of the game, and you are good to go!
See the video tutorial below, and go to Youtube for the video description where the link to the game is located. Have fun!
7-1-11: Initial release.
1-21-12: Fixed video link.
I know a lot of you guys have low attention spans, so I will keep this brief. I want to thank my Youtube/Tunngle friend Hidraga for informing me of this secretive information that he had kept to himself for over a year.
Basically, there is a Polish forum that has a bunch of valid serial keys for certain games, but is only available for Polish users, that is, unless you use a polish proxy to defeat the system!
Although they have a small select of games, the reason this is important for us is that they have a Kane and Lynch: Dead Men key. This is good for us, because if you have an older GFWL game that has a banned key, you can use your new key to activate your game and play online!
Confused? Read the quick and dirty tutorial below then:
Quick and dirty text tutorial:
1) Create an email address, or use something you already got like yahoo or gmail.com
2) Register on the forum. ( http://forum.cdaction.pl/register.html) using your e-mail.
3. Activate your account from the e-mail notification that was sent to you.
4. Login to the forum ( http://forum.cdaction.pl/login.html ).
5. Turn on a polish proxy server for the web browser ( http://spys.ru/proxys/PL/ )
If you need a proxy, use the one below:
Go to http://www.ip-adress.com/ to make sure your proxy is working.
6. Go to this link http://www.cdaction.pl/seriale/
7. Check your e-mail for the key!
If you want to mass hoard more keys, then you need to create a new e-mail account, a new forum account, use same proxy (or a new one if you desire) and repeat steps 2-7.
Once you have gotten you Kane and Lynch:Dead Men key, below are the list of games you can use that key on to activate:
Battlestations: Pacific – works, but no multiplayer
Batman: Arkham Asylum – works, but no multiplayer
BioShock 2 – works, nobody plays it
Grand Theft Auto IV – works
Gears of War – works
Fallout 3 – works, but no multiplayer
Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition – works, but no multiplayer
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage – works, nobody plays it
Fuel – works
Hour of Victory – works, nobody plays it
Halo 2 – works
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights – works
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men – works
Legend of the Galactic Heroes – works, but no multiplayer
Quantum of Solace – works
Red Faction: Guerrilla – works
Resident Evil 5 – works
Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Republic Heroes – works, but no multiplayer
Stormrise – works, but no multiplayer
Street Fighter IV – works
The Club – works, but no multiplayer
Vancouver 2010 – works
Viva Pinata – works, but no multiplayer
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – steam+gfwl = will crash on pirated version of the game when joining
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising – steam+gfwl = will crash on pirated version of the game when joining
If you need a video tutorial, then see below: