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[How To] Play Halo 2 PC Online With Tunngle For Free

Revisions:

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.

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[Indirect Tutorial] Killing Floor – The New Left 4 Dead?

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Foreword:  I have named this tutorial very strangely.  The “Indirect Tutorial”?  What is that supposed to mean?  *smiles*  Please recognize that the nature of this article is to simply open your eyes about this game, and what it can do for you, or what you can do for it.  I leave the rest of the mystery to you.  ~ Versatile

Revisions:

5-27-09: Initial release

5-29-09: Added the new link to the other tutorial website. >_>


It was bound to happen. With the success of Valve’s game of the year “Left 4 Dead”, it was bound that another zombie game would hit the market soon. Tripwire has the answer with their different game called “Killing Floor”.

What is Killing Floor?

Per Wikipedia:

Killing Floor is a mod for the Unreal Tournament 2004 video game, first released in 2005 as a demo, and full version, later that year. The mod acquired popularity after appearing in several game magazines. It is a survival horror first-person shooter based game, with Co-op multiplayer action. A retail version of the game was released via Steam on May 14, 2009.

To me, think of it as Counter Strike meets Left 4 Dead.  Main features include:

  • Killing zombies for cash.
  • Fighting waves of zombies similar to Left 4 Dead.
  • 6 player co-op.
  • Each map has a “boss”.
  • Available SDK map making kit.
  • In game voice communication

and more!  See the full details at http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/.

Is there a Single Player?

Yes, sort of.  All you do is go as yourself and fight against waves of zombies until you reach the boss. You can earn perks this way too so you can unlock other achievements.  Due note that there are no AI computer players to help you, so you are definitely on your own here.

How about Online Multiplayer?

Yes, there is online multiplayer. You can host your own online games and have up to six people playing with you on Steam.  If you have a custom map that your friend doesn’t, your friend will automatically download the map from you.  Left 4 Dead currently does not have this feature, so this is nice to have.

Can Killing Floor be played without Steam? *wink*

Yes, there is a LAN mode so you can play offline.

No, you misunderstood me.  Can Killing Floor be played online without Steam? *double wink*

Oh, you mean can it be played online without having Steam?  Yes, it can.  However, you do realize that this is circumventing the Steam system.  I have heard the argument from players who own the game that Steam players are bothersome, and they would like to try a different way of playing their game online.  Perhaps with more mature audience.  I have no argument against these cases.  In fact, I want people to be aware of all opportunities to play their game online besides Steam.

Currently there are two popular ways to play your game online:

  • Garena  (most popular)
  • Hamachi (second most popular)

Garena is starting to become the most popular online portal to help you play your games online.  In fact, as of today 5-27-09, Killing Floor was added to the Garena network!

Hamachi is another good way to play online.  It is a virtual VPN solution that essentially emulates the LAN over the Internet so you can play with your friends by playing in what is called Hamachi networks.

How can I play Killing Floor Online with Garena or Hamachi?  Do I need special patches?

Due to the nature of WordPress.com, I don’t think I am allowed to go into those type of details as that is frowned upon.  However, I do recall among my adventures on the Internet that there are guides that explain how to play Killing Floor online with Garena or Hamachi.  Should I post a link to one of those sites?  Would there be any harm in that?  I don’t think so, do you?

Here is the link:  [How To] Play Killing Floor Online – Garena/Hamachi

Note:  This article is simply to make you aware of other online gaming alternatives.  No way do we infer or advocate piracy. We are not held liable for what you may learn at other websites on the Internet.  How you want to live your digital life is up to you, and the Underground Staff wishes you the best of luck on your journey.

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Popularity of Gaming

In our times, games are released onto the torrent tracks within days of official releases. Versatile1 and I thought about this and had a debate. What would happen to popular games in a few years? Will seeding die down to 1 or 2 hardcore people looking for a few ratio points? Or will it continue?

V1’s approach to the matter was: If you want it, get it a few months after torrential release. (WE DON’T ADVOCATE THIS, THIS IS PURELY HYPOTHETICAL). Of course, this is a bit silly, as torrents (which are viewed publicly) show that games from even 10 years ago are still “popular” as ever!

Thinking about this, it was logical to assume that seeding on games would die out sometime. But the real question was, when would this happen?

So we came up with a new theory. For console gaming, seeding dies out within years for most games, quicker for less popular games. But for pc gaming, only fad games and low popularity games lose seeds fast. No one wants to seed what won’t be downloaded. For popular games and hot games, seeds will be available for years to come.

Why is this? Is console game less popular than pc gaming? Personally, I don’t think so. The universality of the pc makes it able to compete with the game consoles.

Consoles, on one hand, are popular when they first come out. Lots of hype, ads, lines at stores. As time goes on, it is commonplace to have some sort of console because of the mob mentality, but the name of the console becomes just a name. The next gen consoles start to overshadow the old ones. Take a look at the Wii, Xbox 360, and the PS3.

While the next-gen consoles replace the older ones, game support for the older consoles disappears. Thus, seeds start to disappear and people move onto the new bandwagon. Add onto this the fact that so many console games come out and seeds die fast anyway, finding things for old consoles becomes hard.

Meanwhile, pc games are universally tied to an operating system. That means new games are linked to hardware which can easily be replaced at low costs. Many games work on multiple OSes as well. When a new console comes out, some games might not be compatible.

Thus why our theory seems to stand. What do you think?
Post your word!
Voltaire.

2007 Games Of The Year by GAMESPY

PC Game of the Year

PC Top 10 Games of the Year

PC Action Game of the Year

PC Adventure of the Year

PC Best Strategy Game of the Year

PC Expansion of the Year

PC MMO Game of the Year

PC Multiplayer Game of the Year

PC RPG Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Top 10 Games of the Year

Xbox 360 Action Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Fighting Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Multiplayer Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Music Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Racing of the Year

Xbox 360 RPG Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Sports Game of the Year

PS3 Game of the Year

PS3 Top 10 Games of the Year

PS3 Action Game of the Year

PS3 Fighting Game of the Year

PS3 Multiplayer Game of the Year

PS3 Music Game of the Year

PS3 Platformer Game of the Year

PS3 Racing Game of the Year

PS3 Sports Game of the Year

Wii Game of the Year

Wii Top 10 Games of the Year

Wii Action Game of the Year

Wii Platformer Game of the Year

Wii Adventure Game of the Year

Wii RPG Game of the Year

Wii Sports Game of the Year

Wii Music Game of the Year

Wii Party Game of the Year

Wii Puzzle Game of the Year

Wii Turn-Based Strategy Game of the Year

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My opinion: I’ve never agreed with gamespy’s ranking methodology, therefore I’m not a big fan of some of the results. However it’s worth mentioning that after all these years, the mario series is still able to throw weight around.
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This is the result of the more important “VIDEO GAME AWARDS OF 2007”


GAME OF THE YEAR
BioShock

STUDIO OF THE YEAR
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BEST SHOOTER
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)

BEST RPG
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare)

BEST MILITARY GAME
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
skate (Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box)

BEST HANDHELD GAME
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

BEST GRAPHICS
Crysis (Electronic Arts/ Crytek)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW
The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores)

BEST RHYTHM GAME
Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

BEST DRIVING GAME
DiRT (Codemasters/ Codemasters)

BEST ACTION GAME
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
The Orange Box/ Portal (Valve/ Valve)

BEST XBOX 360 GAME
BioShock

BEST WII GAME
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

BEST PS3 GAME
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment/
Insomniac Games)

BEST PC GAME
The Orange Box (Valve/ Valve)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BioShock

BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME
Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)

MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW
Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)

[Game Ending] Assasin’s Creed

[Hack] Install Leopard on your PC in 3 Easy Steps

All credit goes to source.  I take no credit, simply recreating the experience here to save you guys trouble.

Well its been only a day since the Mac OSX Leopard was released officially by Apple and the hackers have managed to create a patched DVD that everyone like you and me can use to install Leopard on PC’s without having to buy a Mac. Please note the tutorial that I am going to post is still experimental and things might not work the right way simply because it is still early days in hacking Leopard to work on PC’s. Well if you don’t mind your PC getting screwed then go ahead and try out this tutorial.

Make sure you backup all important data before you proceed. Here are the things that you will need before Install Leopard on your PC…

  • The Patched DVD Image
  • The zip file containing the patch
  • One pen drive or USB Flash Drive formatted as FAT32

Well once you have all these you can go ahead and Install Leopard..

Step 1. Getting things ready

  • Burn the DVD Image onto a Single Layer DVD-R using a software like Nero.
  • Format the USB Flash Drive and the drive label should be “Patcher” without the quotes. Please note it has to be “Patcher” only and nothing else for the patch to work when we apply it later.
  • Extract the Zip file and put its contents into the USB Flash Drive.
  • Now your USB Drive should contain a folder called “files”, if it doesn’t then check to see where you have gone wrong.

Step 2. Installing Leopard

  • Now that you have the Patched DVD with you, you can now install Leopard. Pop in the DVD into the drive and boot into it by pressing F12 at the BIOS Prompt.
  • Boot into the DVD and the installer should now load. It take a while though, so be patient.
  • Select your Language and make sure you select Customize and you need to deselect all the packages that are displayed.
  • Leopard will now install. This can take a while, so go grab yourself a coffee.
  • It will ask you to Reboot, so go ahead and Reboot. Before rebooting make sure that USB Flash Drive is connected to the PC.

Step 3. Patching Leopard

  • Now that you have got Leopard installed, you need to patch it. Before we do that Boot into the Leopard DVD like the way you did before.
  • Wait for the Darwin Bootloader to load. Once it loads up press F8. You should now see a prompt. Type -s and hit enter. The DVD will now load in Verbose mode. Watch for any errors. It should load without a problem because you have already installed Leopard.
  • Once the setup is loaded select your Language. Once done you should now be seeing the Welcome Screen. Once there navigate to Utilities-Terminal.
  • Once the terminal loads up, you now need to browse to your USB Drive, so follow the steps below, typing it exactly as it appears below in the Terminal. In the command line type the following as they appear here

    cd ..
    cd ..
    cd Volumes
    cd Patcher
    cd files

    Notice the space between cd and the 2 dots.

  • Now its the time to run the patcher to make sure Leopard will work on your PC. Type the following into the Terminal. ./9a581PostPatch.sh
  • The Patch should now run. You can answer Yes while removing the ACPUPowerManagement.kext
  • After the Script is done, you should now be able to Boot into Leopard after you restart.

Step 4. Congratulations! You’ve done the Impossible!

Well that was it. Please note this has not been extensively tested, so most of your Hardware like Sound, Network may not work. If something goes wrong for you or you want to help us, then please join the discussion over at OSX86Scene. If you noticed I haven’t posted the links to the Torrent that contains the DVD image and the zip. Well I haven’t posted them because I am sure the lawyers over at Apple are going to sue the hell out of me. If you wondering where you can find them, then head over to Demonoid and search for it.

Well here are few screenshots by Mac.nub over at the forums who could get Leopard working on his system.

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Some Updates and Clarifications :

  • This Hack works on Intel PC’s with atleast SSE3
  • You need to format your Leopard Partition to HFS+
  • Make Sure you install Leopard on MBR and not GUID or it won’t boot.
  • More Patched DVD’s from Uphuck, Netkas is in the works so it would be better if you wait for the polished releases to come out.

[Game Ending] Time Shift

Warning: This is a spoiler for the PC game Time Shift. Watch at own risk.

[Game Ending] Crysis

With the release of Crysis for PC only a few days old, we found the complete game ending for you to watch. Be warned! This is and will always be a spoiler!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Enjoy! (Take a break from reading)

My Insights on Halo3 and COD4 MP

Okay, so I have sampled multiplayer from Call of Duty 4 and it’s got some tricks.
You can:
-Call in air strikes.
-Find people with the radar/map.
-Lay down/crawl.
-The ability to shoot through wooden walls/objects with higher calibers.
-Chuck a grenade back at your opponent(if you’re fast enough)
-Near death state which you can still shoot.

I’ve played games like this before and while some of the ideas are pretty cool, there are more than a few complaints I have with it.
1-The airstrikes unbalance it especially the helicopters.
2-You have to move slower and make yourself a target to aim your weapon.
3-You have to stand in front of an open door to throw a grenade in it. (yes I know you have to do it in halo as well).
4-On the right map, people who lay on the ground can just murder their opponents.
5-With radar on, you know EXACTLY where your opponents are.
6-With radar off, you have to have nearly perfect vision unless they walk directly in front of you.
7-Running only gets you dead faster.
8-Grenade throw stinks.
9-You have to sit down and read a manual just to know how to play.
10-Unless you shoot them in the head, they aren’t dead right away and can fire back.
11-Death cams (Why do I want to watch my killer’s POV?)
12-No vehicles to ride in!

I like to be able to point and shoot, not have to do something that will make me move slower and reduce my sight. I know that sniper and br limit vision, but at least they don’t make me move slower. I like being able to jump in a hog/mongoose and depending on what I do I can throw off the balance of the fight. Just go on a splatter spree or just act goofy and get the enemy’s attention while my buddies get into position. To get more weapons or ammo, I have to loot the corpse of my enemy? What happens if I run out of ammo and all of his buddies are standing next to his corpse? I die is what, and I would prefer the option to be able to get more weapons or ammo, or pull a strategic withdrawal.

The structures had no landmarks that could be simple to remember. In halo 3, “I’m pinned at Froman!” is all the info your team needs to know where you are and where some of the enemy are. When we played Call of Duty 4, it was, “I’m in a room!” “There are boxes!” I also called in a helicopter strike and watched as I racked up enemy kills with no actual effort on my part. You can hide in a building and call in for the entire enemy team to be wiped out with no chance of reprisal.

Now onto Halo 3:
-mancannons
-hornets (AWESOME!!!)
-mongoose
-sniper rifle that requires skill
-Large market for DLC
-Forge
-Infection playlists
-NO MORE NOOB COMBO!!!!! YAY!!!
-portable turrets
-THE RETURN OF THE ASSAULT RIFLE!!! Now when out of ammo, you can assault someone with it!
-the shotgun and needler are to be feared!!!

There are also some big negatives to point out in Halo

One big point is that on maps like Epitaph and Snowbound there are shied doors placed around the map. These doors promote camping with weapons such as shotgun and mauler. There is a counter to this camping though. All you have to do is just hang around the top of the bases with sniper and battle rifle and wait for them to come out. The only flaw to this strategy is that if the opposing team has the lead all they would have to do is have the nerve to sit in ah-mazing protected room for the rest of the round.

Another negative which I am not directly affected by but i know many others are is the fact bungie had worked hard to make the game with the least amount of glitches possible. They have done a good job on this and I am personally happy but i know for a fact that a lot of the glitching community is disappointed.

Overall I feel these are two VERY GREAT games. Remember these are just MY opinions. I’m sure that some of you out there disagree with me but this isn’t the place to flame. If you would like post your insights or disagreements but withhold from flame please.

[Game Ending] Call of Duty 4: Modern Combact

Warning! This video contains spoilers!

(well, it is a spoiler to be honest)

I will give credit where credit is due. Thanks to author GN, I have found a video with the game ending. Its the first one it seems. And yes, I used the YouTube search, so @GN: thanks, your vid is hitting the heights 😀