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.
The post that gives me the most trouble here on the Underground is everyone asking for an invite code. Almost every frickin’ day someone comes along and asks, “Hey, can you give me an invite?”
Or “How about me too?” After a while, the google spreadsheet was born. In the beginning, I had faith that people had good will and would enter in their names and be done with it.
This worked well, except I quickly realized I had no control. Were there spam bots? How did I know people weren’t just typing in a bunch of fake email address or what? Hence, I decided that I had to control the spreadsheet myself. By having people enter in their requests through the comments, I am able to update the spreadsheet.
How does the Versatile1 system work with invites?
I will tell you how it currently works and what is the process:
1) E-mail people the “test” email. What I do here is I have a pre-written script that I just copy and paste to people. It has very specific instructions in there, and I tell people to respond to me as soon as possible. The e-mail contact is then added to a temporary demonid category list.
2) If people respond, I send them invite. If people don’t respond within a week, I go online to the google spreadsheet and mark them as “EPIC FAIL ACCOUNTS”.
3) For those people who I sent an invite, I ask them if it works. If it does, I add them to the official “Demonoid” category mailing list.
4) Once or twice a month I send out a mass email to the “Demonoid” mailing list asking for invites. It works in a sense I get a crapload of invites. Then I start the circle all over again and sending test emails. If not enough people respond, I have a bunch of expired codes. That is no good!
So now the new method is on the master e-mail list, I ask that people who can generate codes respond to me, but don’t send me any codes yet. I will collect a pool of active participants, and ask them to send me invites one by one.
This way I can distribute invite codes on demand, whithout having to get stuck in a situation where I have more codes on the verge of expiration than participants.
The point of this post is to get feedback from you guys. What do you think is a better method of doing this? Any thoughts? For now the system works fine. I’m cleaning up my mass e-mail list and adding flair to my test email. If there is anything else I should be considering, let me know.
THIS POST IS NOT MEANT FOR COMMENTS ASKING FOR DEMONOID INVITES. GO TO THE OTHER BLOG LINK FOR DEMONOID INVITES, GEEZ.