Category Archives: Tutorials
11-23-16 Initial release.
Recently I got a lot of gamers telling me that in my previous Halo 2 Project Cartographer video that the files linked didn’t work, or maybe they had issues on Windows 10. All of that didn’t make any sense to me at all, so earlier today I reinstalled the game, got the Halo 2 Launcher file from h2v.online, and it got my game online on the first try!
So how does it work? Here is the quick text tutorial:
- Install Halo 2 Vista PC on your computer. It works fine on my Windows 10 64-bit machine.
- Get the Halo 2 Launcher from h2v.online/install. Link here.
- Put the .exe in the root of your Halo 2 folder.
- Run the .exe, make an account, and then sign in and play!
For the visual learners out there, see my video tutorial below. Enjoy!
8-23-15: Initial release.
With the third game coming out this Winter, I thought it be fun to get back into Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and investigate the Starfriend method for the game. If you are not familiar with Starfriend, it is an emulator that originally came out for Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty that will allow you to play the game online via dedicated servers outside of Blizzard, or even let you play on your own hosted server online or through LAN!
For those that don’t know, the game does not support LAN so of course this is a major breakthrough!
I recently did a video tutorial on this topic, and I will summarize high level what is involved to get Starfriend to work with your copy of Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. The main forum tutorial link will be at the bottom of this post as well.
High Level Tutorial Summary:
- Obtain the game and install. You can login to the Battle.net service, and download a free copy of the Starcraft 2 Starter Edition. If you do this method, make sure you login to the game once, and then log out back to the Desktop.
- Get Starfriend 1.x.
- Get map cache.
- Extract Starfriend anywhere on your computer.
- Extract the map cache contents into the root of your Starfriend folder.
- Run the Leatrix Latency Fix 1.23.
- Start the Starfriend emulator. From the GUI, you can host a server, or join a game that is either your friends/own server or an existing lobby on a dedicated server.
- When you login, the username is “firstname.lastname@example.org” without quotes, and the password is “gg” without quotes.
- The person who logins first will have a set of stars around the Username which resembles this is the host.
- Any person who logins afterwards will be just clients, and they will need for the host to invite them to play.
For more details and to get the files, see the video tutorial and the forum link below. Enjoy!
Forum Tutorial with files: Link
5-11-15: Initial release.
On my youtube channel in the past, I had two videos that discussed how to get your Sony DS3 controller to connect to the PC. The first video focused solely on Motioninjoy, which is a program/driver package that installed the proper PS3 drivers so your controller can emulate the xbox 360 game controller on the PC.
Since then, I made a second video tutorial that used a combination of Motioninjoy and Better DS3 Tool. The idea behind that video is we use the drivers from Motioninjoy, but then we use the offline Better DS3 Tool so we can use our controller without having to be connected to the Internet.
For whatever reason, I still have viewers telling me they can’t get their DS3 controller to work properly on the PC.
Henceforth, I created what should now be the final PS3 controller tutorial using the SCP DS3 Drivers. The reason this method is awesome is because once all is said and done, the SCP Server runs as a service in Windows, which means that once you turn on your computer, this is always running in the background. No need to have a program running in the background. Just plug in your DS3 to the PC, or enable bluetooth on your controller, and you are ready to have a lot of good times.
See my video tutorial for more details, and check out the youtube page for all necessary links. Thanks!
2/15/14: Initial release.
Did you know that you can play LAN with Starcraft II Wings of Liberty? This game has no real LAN, but thanks to a great program called Starfriend, you can do a real LAN party, or you can take it online and play too!
For more details on this method, go to Battle4sc2.com, or see my video tutorial below. Enjoy!
1-9-14: Initial release.
The last few months I always get questions from gamers asking me why they are having problems with pairing their PS3 controller to their laptop or desktop even though they fulfill the 39 and 40 requirement on their bluetooth adapter.
I don’t know if this is the final answer, but I found out that if you use version v.0.6.00001, your chances of successfully pairing your PS3 controller through wireless to your computer is much easier.
If you use newer copies of motioninjoy, it just may not work at all from a bluetooth pairing standpoint.
To understand more about how to use USB or bluetooth dongles for connecting the PS3 to your computer, see my youtube video below.
Image courtesy of spong.com
3-2-13: Initial release.
Recently, the game Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army was released. The game is fun, if that is, you enjoy doing headshots on zombies. Anyway, this is a Steam game, but it works great online.
See the video tutorial below. If you need a text tutorial, see the tunngle wiki here.
11-24-12: Initial release.
If you have Windows 7 or 8, you will need to use the MotioninJoy program, although it will still work fine for older operating systems.
Using the MotioninJoy program, you can connect your PS3 controller to the PC via bluetooth, but today’s tutorial will be focused strictly on the USB method, and in this case, using two PS3 controllers connected at same time to the same computer.
Using this method, I was able to play an NES emulator (JNES) with Battletoads and had two player local play. It was awesome!
1) Go download and install MotioninJoy. Visit website and download: Here
2) After it is installed, I want you to connect your PS3 controller(s). Now in the main screen, select your drivers and load them.
3) Afterwards, click the Profiles tab, and if all is well, you will see your PS3 controller(s) in the dropdown. Configure appropriately.
4) You know if all is well if you go to the Control Panel to configure your controllers, and you can map everything. below screenshot shows my control panel.
5) Then your PS3 controllers should be recognized in any game or other program. I am using JNES, which is an emulator program, and you can see that my PS3 controllers are available for usage.
So that’s it. Pretty easy, enjoy!
11-17-12: Initial release.
When I was growing up as a kid, one of the games I used to play all the time was Soldier of Fortune. At the time, the game was awesome because it was the first game of its kind to allow the user to shoot off limbs and body parts right off the body.
Want to blow off the arm? Go ahead. Maybe just a leg instead? Sure, go for it!
But now with modern machines, you may try to run the game, and it doesn’t work? It crashes? Well, I found a simple way to make the game work.
The steps are below:
1) Install game.
2) Install latest patch. Go to filefront.com to find latest files.
3) Now go into your Soldier of Fortune game folder. Make a copy of the SoF.exe and repaste it to make another copy. Rename the new file as mohaa.exe.
4) Now run the SoF.exe and play the game! Apparently, having the mohaa.exe for whatever reason allows the game to work. See screenshot below:
Hope that helps, enjoy!
10-31-12: Initial release.
Here is a very quick text tutorial of what you need to do in order to play Need for Speed Most Wanted Black Edition online using the tunngle program.
1) Install Need for Speed: Most Wanted
2) Download and Install Update 1.3
3) Go to your Game Installfolder and edit the “server.cfg” File
- Replace TRUST=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with TRUST=255.255.255.255
- Replace TRUST_MATCH=%%bind(“xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx”) with TRUST_MATCH=%%bind(“YourTunngleIP”)
- Replace ADDR=%%bind(“184.108.40.206”) with ADDR=%%bind(“YourTunngleIP”)
4) Join the Need for Speed: Most Wanted Network
5) Start the Game
- As Client: Go to “LAN Play” and join any Match
- As Host: If you are inside the Mainmenu, then go back to the Desktop and disable your Internet Adapter. Go back to Game and create your Server under “LAN Play”. Re-enable your Internet Adapter and wait for Tunngle reconnect, then you have to wait for Players to join your Server.
That’s it! Have fun!
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