Asura’s Wrath for PC Petition – Help Sign it!
Revisions: 2-27-12: Initial release.
My partner HM7 at my youtube channel GameDexterity is really interested in this game called Asura’s Wrath. In a recent “Ask Capcom” session, Capcom said that if there was enough interest in PC version, they might be able to do something.
So what did HM7 do? Well, he created a video to help get this point across! Working together, I had lended my voice for the script, and HM7 put everything together inside Sony Vegas 10. The result? A really nice montage of game footage while at the same time telling gamers why we need to sign the petition. Watch the video below, and help sign the petition!
Portal 2 – Co-Op Launcher
4-30-11: Initial Release.
Since the release of Portal 2, there has been a lot of good work being done in the community. With so many gamers playing Portal 2 in LAN networks across the Internet, it is no surprise that several people have started work on their own special co-op launchers to make life easier instead of typing cumbersome commands through the console.
Dekart8111 made a special launcher of his own (see above screenshot) that he developed that is released as CS.RIN.RU. How it works is pretty simple. If you are the client, type in the ip of the host and click connect. If you are the host, then select the map in question and just host it after the client is connecting to you.
Pretty simple stuff.
To download the client, and read more about how to use it, see the link below:
Halo Reach – The Ending
9-8-10: Initial release.
Hey guys, so this past weekend a group of my friends had a chance to play Halo Reach. Wait, a second, the game comes out on September 14th?
Yes, that is correct, but yet our friends had it. How? Simple. They got a downloaded copy off of torrents and played it on the modded Xbox. I assure you, it is not BS. I was there and I saw them rushed the campaign on easy mode, which took them about 3.5 hours.
To make it even more funny, they skipped all the cut scenes trying to rush through the campaign. Don’t worry, I won’t put any spoilers here. If you are a halo fan, you will enjoy this game.
Now were my friends going to buy halo reach? Most likely not. They are cheap bastards, and they don’t even have an xbox live account!
Anyway, someone had the balls to upload the ending of the game online on youtube finally. I just watched it, and I can assure you it is indeed real because it is the same ending I experienced in person. Enjoy!
[How To] Play Age of Mythology LAN Online Using Tunngle (Forget Hamachi/Garena)
1-25-10: Initial release.
I was testing this game recently and discovered that by default when hosting a LAN game online using Tunngle, it likes to use your default IP address assigned by your router. An example would be 192.168.0.1. This is irritating because you want the game to recognize your Tunngle IP address. What to do?
[How To] Play Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne LAN Online Free Using Tunngle (Forget Hamachi & Garena)
1-11-10: Initial release.
1-12-10: Added my youtube video.
Foreword: There is nothing illegal about playing Warcraft 3 LAN online bypassing the Battle.net servers. I have a legit game, and I play on Tunngle with friends time to time. If you are a Hamachi user, I suggest you switch to Tunngle. There are more people and its easier to host!
I love DOTA. I love it so much that I play it when I am sick of playing other games. With that said, someone had requested a Tunngle tutorial on how to play this game online, so here is the tutorial. If you want to play DOTA online with me and the others, add my Tunngle username: Versatile.
1) First of all, make sure you have the latest game update. You can get the latest Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne update here.
2) Download and install Tunngle. Make an account. Sign in. If you are having trouble signing into Tunngle, then you need to port forward UDP 11155 for your computer. Don’t know how to port forward? See my video below:
3) Go to the Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne network. Or the Dota Network. To get there, you need to login to Tunngle. Then do Community -> Networks -> Browser -> Strategy -> Forward (Press 4 times) -> Double click on the Warcraft 3 network.
[How To] Play Left 4 Dead 2 LAN Online Using Tunngle (Garena, or Hamachi)
Easy to remember URL = http://www.tinyurl.com/l4dguide2
Garena username = versatileninja, Tunngle username = versatile
Foreword: As we all know, L4D2 right now is an awesome game. Similar to last year, I was involved with writing Hamachi and Garena guides for L4D1. It was good for awhile, but in retrospect it was a pain and almost a mistake to talk about questionable practices. The tutorials got so popular that WordPress caught on and we had a 9 day suspension which turns out because we had links to so called “cracks” and the articles were removed to keep the blog alive. If you want to continue with L4D 1, see the unofficial L4D site here.
Now that L4D 2 is here, I am going to take a different approach. WordPress staff or other questionable readers I have this statement for you. No way does this tutorial indirectly or directly facilitate illicit methods or devious acts of behavior (also known as piracy). This tutorial shows legitimate gamers how to play Left 4 Dead 2 online without having to succumb to Steam and be forced to use it for their gaming pleasure. This tutorial shows users how to host and connect to LAN games online without having to resort to Steam. If you believe this is a mistake, search google and see how many gamers are resorting to other needs to play games without Steam. Now the tutorial has become more valuable. Left 4 Dead 2 is a great game. Support Valve. Support “innovation”. – Versatile
11-30-09: Initial release.
12-1-09: Added information on name changing method. Added some Garena items because honestly, they need help bad.
12-2-09: Did additional testing and simplified the hosting process instructions. Determined sv_allow_lobby_connect 0 and sv_lan 1 not required.
12-3-09: Added master patch to 2003. Rewrote the whole tutorial guide to make it even easier to follow and adding personal zing.
12-4-09: Added Hamachi 188.8.131.52 instructions.
12-5-09: Added stryder 2003 patch. Added 2004 incremental patch (tried a new one). Added subtitle/ammo files and more to the troubleshooting section.
12-6-09: Made note about revloader. Please get rid of it! Made all download links dropbox.
12-7-09: New links in download section for 2004 patch. The previous 2004 patch per online scan has a virus in it, and my local AV did not detect it. 😦
12-9-09: Added 2005 patch and stryder dec 8th update.
12-11-09: The master patch 2005 wasn’t working right. Fixed the download section and changed instructions. Added new stand alone. Added Tunngle instructions.
12-12-09: Added master patch 2006. Deleted name changing tutorial as it is now obsolete thanks to new standalone or stryder patch.
12-13-09: Added more links in download section and redone the instructions. Added misc. footage section, courtesy of Tunnglers.
12-14-09: Added different fix for the rzr-init file.
12-19-09: Added 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 patch file.
12-20-09: Added master patch to 2007.
12-28-09: Added my youtube video.
12-30-09: Added new links for 18.104.22.168 and standalone.
1-7-10: Fixed link for standalone. New update for standalone.
1-14-10: Added link for 22.214.171.124.
1-16-10: New standalone version T9.
1-18-10: Fixed link for standalone version T9 rev 3.
1-20-10: Standalone was updated. Fixed link.
2-9-10: 126.96.36.199 files and standalone links updated.
2-17-10: Fixed link for standalone patch.
2-23:10: Added new links for 188.8.131.52.
2-26-10: Added new links for 184.108.40.206.
4-15-10: Fixed a command for hosting error.
4-27-10: Added 220.127.116.11 links!
5-13-10: Added 18.104.22.168 links!
5-24-10: Added 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 incremental links!
6-5-10: Redid the whole download section.
6-26-10: Added L4D2 tunngle download section.
Note: This is a warm hello to all gamers who are looking how to play L4D 2 LAN online. Props goes first of all to the Tunngle team and the community there. Garena and Hamachi get no brotherly love. Read the rant below to understand why. Nonetheless, I decided to put up a quick Garena setup guide because they need help irregardless what the VPN program is and I am a nice guy. 🙂
Read the rest of this entry
[How To] Play Call of Duty – World at War 5 Co-Op Online Using Hamachi (Tunngle Preferred)
Foreword: I’ve decided to put this tutorial back up, which was originally created by author Chyea for Call of Duty World at War. Please note that the preferred method is Tunngle. You need to update your game to the latest version. Please see my exclusive Tunngle video below.
Of course, this article is no way in shape or form created to promote piracy. There are legitimate players with legitimate users who want to play this game via LAN with their friends. This is an educational piece, and shall be treated as one. ~ Versatile
11-17-09: Re-release of an old article per indiscreet demand. MW2 is a better game. Does anyone care about this one? 🙂
1-22-10: Added tunngle video.
[Underground Exclusive] An Interview With the Tunngle Team!
8-18-09: Initial release
Foreword: After two weeks of anticipation, I am very happy to bring what is considered the first interview ever on the Internet with the Tunngle team. Actually, what I did was send in my list of questions to Zax, who then filtered it on with the rest of the group to get the answers. Now we finally have something worth showing to everyone. I hope by reading this interview, it has given you some insight into what Tunngle is, and the main drivers behind it. I am so glad to have found Tunngle, and I wish I had found it earlier! ~ Versatile
Before I get started and show off the tutorial questions with the answers, I am sure there are some questions that some of you are wondering about so let me go through those first.
[How To] Play Halo 2 PC Online With Tunngle For Free
7-31-09: Initial Release.
8-8-09: Added hamachi network to coordinate tunngle halo 2.
8-9-09: Added registry download so you don’t have to do it manually!
10-10-09: Added teknogods beta 12 link and changed instructions.
1-15-10: Here is the teknogods beta 14. Download.
1-16-10: Added clarifications to tutorial about F12. Added a download link for additional “help” files. Added halo 2 video finally.
1-31-10: Fixed tutorial to have teknogods beta 15 link.
3-18-10: Fixed dropbox links.
5-17-10: Added teknogods beta 16.
4-29-11: Made it more visible for the network dll download.
8-14-12: Fixed link.
11-9-12: Fixed link for teknogods.
11-9-15: Added new video tutorial using Windows 10.
Foreword: With the recent discovery of Tunngle, I wanted to experiment to see what other games I can get working. After spending 2 hours figuring out that Hamachi does not work at all with Halo 2, I went onto Tunngle. By the time all is said and done, about 5 hours of frustration with fellow gamers helped me get to the solution I present in the article. Enjoy! ~ Versatile
Let’s face it, Halo 2 for PC was a big deal back in the day. When Xbox users got Halo 2 for the Xbox, it made the Halo 1 PC users very jealous. Now it came for Vista, and guess what? It wasn’t even a hit! LOL!
In today’s tutorial, I show you how you can use Tunngle to play Halo 2 online with your friends.
[How To] run your high-requirement game without those graphic glitches
Some newer games, such as PES 2009 and GTA 4 require a lot of system resources and a higher-end PC to run. Even when your PC meets those requirements, sometimes the games run slowly and the graphics shows glitches because of some other resource hungry processes interfering with your game. The post will introduce a solution to this problem.
Every program you run, and some that automatically run in the background, create processes that may consume memory that interferes with your gameplay. To terminate those processes open Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL-ALT-DELTE.
After the Task Manager shows up, click on the “Processes” Tab. If you have not previously cleaned some unused startup items using STARTER or another startup manager, you might find there are a whole lot of resource hogging processes. Now sort the processes according to “User Name” by clicking on the header of the “User Name” column.
All of the processes belonging to your user name except “explorer.exe” can be ended by highlighting the process and clicking “End Process” at the bottom-right corner of the Task Manager. Click yes to confirm.
Now, run your game. Afterwards, pause the game and use ALT-TAB to return to the desktop. Open Task Manager again using CTRL-ALT-DELTE. Go to the “Process” tab again, and find your game process. The name should be same to the game executable. For example, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 would be “pes6.exe”.
Right click on that entry, then “Set Priority” and click “Real Time”. That should make the game run as fast as possible that your PC can allow. Enjoy playing your games faster!
Note: If you terminate the wrong process(es), just do a force reboot, and the processes will rerun themselves.