Category Archives: Computer Programs
You knew it was coming. We had a post here talking about how to get Portal, and now we have the game ending. Enjoy!
Hey, if we released the game ending to the original RA2, then why forget its amazing expansion? Hell, these were the games we grew up playing. I learned all my strategy and secret pwning skills from this since like the 3rd grade. (wow, its been a long time!)
Alright, this is apparently the next new game from Ensemble Studios.
It looks amazing, let me tell you.
Here is a video:
Halo Wars is a real-time action strategy game for the Xbox 360 that allows the player to control large armies and to shrewdly direct them in realistic warfare. Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC – made famous by the Halo FPS games – Halo Wars provides a new angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battle.
The images below are renders of the units or buildings in-game. Mouse-over each image to see the original concept art. In the weeks and months ahead we will be updating the features page with more information and imagery.
(taken from halowars.com)
To learn more, watch videos, and more, go to http://www.halowars.com/
its pro 😛
One of the more popular ending cinematics from the GW: Nightfall campaign. (this is the third game in the series)
What exactly does P2P mean? Well, it’s only the best thing ever invented. P2P stands for Peer to Peer. This is the fastest and most widely used way to transfer files over the internet or a home network. Recently, P2P has been used to download media such as movies, programs, music, pictures, or even books. It has been recorded that about 85% of all internet bandwidth is being used for ‘illegal’ downloading from a P2P network. But how exactly does P2P work?
P2P, is usually thought to run off of a centralized server containing all of the media being downloaded, but oh contraire. P2P uses only client based nodes, simply put, you are in another persons computer. The P2P software you are using simply allows you to ‘share’ the media you would like others to be able to download. For example, in LimeWire, you can share a folder by choosing Tools>Options>Sharing.
From here, you can share any folder on your hard drive. These files then become visible to anyone searching for a file currently on your computer. They are then able to download this file directly from your computer over the internet.
With torrent clients, all you have to do to share a file, is to let the download finish, but DON’T delete the torrent, let it sit and allow others to upload, or take that file off of your computer(otherwise known as ‘seeding’)
(Click for a larger view)
As for security, the only real threat is the well know viruses that bored computer geeks make in their spare time 🙂 . When downloading a file from ANY P2P network, I would recommend reading all comments about the selected file, or looking at the size. If you see the size of a selected movie to be 123.4KB, think again. How could a 2 hour long movie be that small? This is a trick which most noobs fall for. I have had numerous friends have their computers completely screw from doing this.
And as for the legality of this, you decide. I will tell you my opinion in a further post!
If you have any further questions, please comment and I WILL comment back!
What would the world be like without GameTap? Well, not too different, but of course, we wouldn’t notice a big difference if an atomic bomb pwned the land above our heads. That’s right, we are The Underground 😛
Do you have the urge to play games, free or not? Do you want a way to play games really cheaply, and let them take less space on your harddrive. Get Gametap!
GameTap allows you to play the latest games and older games all in their original format. They have GT TV as well, allowing you to watch TV on your pc. Gamers of all ages will be delighted with this program as it has 55 + free games and over 900 games that cost as little as 99 cents.
Ignore the title. It will bore you, scare you, even make this article seem terrible.
Of course, we like to tell you what you are reading about.
So, feeling crowded? Looking for that extra space? Have just too many darn windows open and need to use all of them?
“Vern allows you to have many programs running at once with each occupying its own Virtual Screen. Vern displays a representation of each of the Virtual Screens in its selector, which, in total, we refer to as VernSpace. A mini window on the surface of the Vern selector is a representation of the actual program in VernSpace.”
Basically, VERN “results in a cleaner looking desktop and can actually speed up the look and feel of Windows.” Anything in the VERNSpace not used is not active and does not require as much physical memory. The programs not used but running are not redrawn. what does that mean? well, your computer spends a short time on doing everything. for example, 10 millisecond (ms) on program A, 10 ms on B, 10 ms on C, etc. till you go back to program A. then the loop repeats with minor modifications. as such, something not used in the VERNSpace is not redrawn and is partially skipped in the loop. Vern’s use of memory is minimal, for real.
I use this thing all the time, and its really amazing. much like Launchy from our earlier posts, VERN holds a space in our hearts as one of the top programs to use on your pc.
Click here to go to VERN
Have you experienced problems with your pc? don’t know why or what is going on?
Well, it might just be your RAM. Here at The Underground, we know how much you need your pc, or else how could we write for you? Here is a really helpful program that will allow you to check whether your RAM has a problem.
“Memtest86 is thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86.”
To use the Memtest, you have to download it from their website: here
Memtest is free, however, if you dont know how to use or make bootable disks, you will have to buy it from them.
Ok, so, we want to help you avoid the costs. Download memtest and use a program like Nero or Sonic to burn the .iso file to a blank cd.
now, reboot your pc and go into the BIOS. you will have to change the boot order from Hard Drive or USB to CD. Save your changes, exit the BIOS, and insert the CD.
the pc should reboot by default, if not, restart yourself. the test should now run and it will tell you if there are errors on you RAM. the test takes various amounts of time depending on your PC.
This is what memtest looks like:
This is what memtest will show if you have errors. these are generalized, you might get different errors:
Here’s some proof that it works. When I built my pc, i experienced many restarts. i ran memtest and learned that my ram was faulty. now, i am posting this today to help those that need it. So, MemTest really does work. I replaced my RAM ASAP and now can play all the games I want and write articles for The Underground
Download MemTest here at: http://memtest86.com/download.html
Are you looking for ways to clean up your computer? As you surf the Internet, you are prone to downloading Trojans, viruses, adverts, cookies, and just a bunch of other random Internet junk. Spybot helps clean your computer of spam, well at least most of it. This is what the website has to say for itself:
Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behavior to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.
The best part about this program it is easy to use, uses minimal system resources, and its free! What more can you ask for? Check it out here.