Archive for January, 2010

Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Pen & Paper, Amiga licensees

First off all a list of various D&D series titles released for the Commodore Amiga. Source for Amiga ratings is mobygames  user rating. 5 is highest. If no rating supplied on the page, I calculated them from magazine reviews or estimated by taking matching average of other systems.

After that a little background of the naming conventions, history and real Pen & Paper RPG startup.

SSI Dragonlance games

The DragonLance series published 1984 is the first D&D brand given to computer RPGs. The world Krynn consists of several continents, the main location is Ansalon. The story here is about war between good, evil and neutral powers. The Heroes of the Lance are the protagonists of the chronicles of DragonLance series. They have a major influence on the World of Krynn esp. to Ansalon. Continue reading

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HowTo Defrag your HDDs PROPERLY!

Especially regarding to my FSX Report earlier, where HDD maintenance is very important, here’s a quick tip for keeping your harddisks in very good shape, speed and reliability. Also with context menu integration to defrag single files or folders!

JKDefrag v3.36 – FREE!

This is the tool you want for all your defragmentation and maintenance needs. Forget Windows built-in and other commercial products, as this is small, smart and does a very good job, speeding up your entire system, single harddisks or even folders or files. And it’s for free!

First of all get the appropriate version of the software regarding to your OS. It’ll work on any Windows above 2000 to Win7, 32/64bit versions.

Yes, if you visit the homepage there is a newer version resp. re-branded MyDefrag. Tested that and I don’t like it. Display flickers, technically not as smart as this latest JKDefrag and even not portable. Context integration? I don’t know. So keep up with JKDefrag.

Unzip into any folder you like, I recommend “C:\jkd”, as C: is my Win7 OS on.
Go to the JKDefrag.exe (JKDefrag64.exe) properties/compatibility and select “Run as Administrator”, apply and OK. Continue reading

Microsoft Flight Simulator X – Report & Tips

Hello blog fellas!

Finally an update here after more than two weeks. Yeh, sry, but the picture placement and some other “non-WYSIWYG” here pretty annoys me…

What the hell are you doing, marquisor?? Well, besides other things I recently got into aviation and want to let you take part in this review.

Updates

As I update this post more or less regularly here’s a short version list:

  • 0.1.2
    Added “Questionable Addons”, slightly more review experience added.
  • 0.1.1
    Added “Known Issue” in 3) … Recommended Addons for Ulitmate Terrain X
    Minor changes, links added
  • 0.1
    Initial release

Microsoft® Flight Simulator X

I installed FSX again. That is the Microsoft® Flight Simulator X. And I recently bought some or even some more addons for it spending ~ 200 EUR. But it’s looking pretty good now.

I also managed to finetune it to get decent framerates of my taste and beyond the magic 10 FPS rate.

If you consider buying this simulation (it’s not a game!), be sure you got at least quadcore rig 2,83GHz++ with fast harddrive and a mid-range gfx board, f.e. ATi 4000HD/nvidia 9xxx+ series.

You’ll be also unlucky with your new software, if you won’t dig into websites, forums and blog posts all about aviation and pc-tuning, as this is the first you have to do. Without the ambition to fly or old hardware I don’t recommend this flightsim.

Get a Trial version of FSX

1) Getting the sim running decent on your PC

Which takes some time, also with every addon you install you have to check all settings over and over again and keep your filesystem clean (defragmented), OS “houskeeping” is mandatory!

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Happy new year! – 2010

Hello fellas, ladies and gentlemen!

Some short wishes for you to have a very happy healthful new year. The next year everyone of us gets one year older, guess!

And that’s the point: Our experience grows, not only our sorrows! The time of “Rien ne vas plus” has gone, cards get shuffled again and everything might or seems to only can get better, as we grew up even more last year! Now ladies and gentlemen, place you bets again, you can’t always lose!

To have it not that dry speech here of course I got some fancy beat for ya…
It’s from Golden Dawn, an american psychedelic rock band (yeah, again! you know I love this kind of music!!). As read on wiki they’re similar to my real favourite garage psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators.

Maybe give it a shot and think about above words. It also contains some of a message and therefore an addition: You don’t have to be starving, sometimes you just have to eat something that not seems very tasty (experiences)… IT’S EASY!

Enough of philosophical speech… Here it goes:




Best wishes! And let’s face it what awaits us in very new experience in 2010.
Keep cool, always in groove and smooth. Stay the way you are!

Yours
marquisor

- real C64 8bit pic of me -

Greetings to:
Jens, Martin, Markus, Chris D., Melli W., Alex, Frank B., Wolli, Sebastian, Ingo, Toni, Matze, Kay, all my fellas at technician school esp. Stefan, Andreas, Jethro, Toni, all my fellas at BA and BiBu school esp. Rudi, Ralf L., Heiko, Markus L. and also Gero and Manuela, my old colleagues and fellas at the wagon factory, and of course my parents!

Onliners:
Myself, Chris D., John B., Seb. N., M.W., lottinger, Hank, SpaceRat, MFS, Babs, T-Low, DH, CH, sys2074, CL, Lander, Shawn, Predseda, Cerium, night_creature, turricanx, SarahKreuz31, EvilCensor (brute force!), Yojimbo, Krowbar, Papa_Shango