Thursday, May 5, 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Codex Edition unlocker

This unlocks the game so it thinks it is the codex edition, I have only tested it on the CD version of the game, so can't say for sure if it'll work on the Steam version.

You will need to have the cracked version for it to work, as the game performs checks on the version you own. (

Download this prog:
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Then just double click to install. Simple as that.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood no verification

This is for the 1.02 update, and fixes the game so it does not require any initial logins or verifications. Also if you have issues with low performance, as in the vidios don't work properly, or the menu screen crawls, or the fps in-game drops alot, then you might want to try using this.

Note: This does stop all online actions, including multiplayer.

1. Install the game.

2. Run the game and let it update. Or download the update and install it manually:
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3. Download this zip:
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4. Go to the game's install folder (usually C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Assassin's Creed Brotherhood) and copy the files from the zip in there, over-writing the ones installed.

Play the game.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gender Wars

The other day I came across a game that has been gathering dust for years, literally, and I decided I wanted to play it. Its a Dos game and Dosbox annoys me, so I set about finding a way to play it without it. After alot of messing around I got it to install and play. So heres how to do that. Note: I have only done this on XP, so if you're using any other system this might not work.

1. Download and install VDM Sound
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2. Insert the cd, hold down the shift key to stop it from autorunning the setup program.

3. Manually open the cd (right-click cd drive and click open or explore).

4. Right-click the install.exe and click run with VDMS.

5. Keep the install location as-is (C:/GW), and press enter. After this it will ask for your sound card. Select the Sound Blaster 16, or Sound Blaster AWE 32 and then select detect hardware. It should find something. Test the sound, and if all is working select Sound is ok and press anter.

The game is now installed.

To play:

1. Go the the install folder (C:\GW), right-click the gw.exe and set the compatibility to Windows 95.

2. Open Command Prompt, and click to maximize the window (even if it doesn't change size, it is important oddly enough)

3. Type in the following lines (pressing enter after each, the last one starts the game)

cd C:\Program Files\VDMSound
cd C:\GW

Alternatively you can download this batch file that does all of the above, so you don't have to type it every time. Just unzip and run the game using the batch file.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Infernal Missing PhysX Error Fix

If you've installed a game recently that uses the newer PhysX, like I just did, you might notice that Infernal suddenly thinks that PhysX isn't installed. This is because nVidia in their infinite wisdom didn't include the 2.5.2 files in the new version, which Infernal needs.

This is easy to fix, and works for any version of the game.

1. Download this:
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2. Copy the folder in the zip to C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine

Done! Infernal should now run without the error message.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy Vista Win 7 Work-Around

This game seems to have problems on any system newer than XP. It installs if you're lucky, but never starts and refuses to patch no matter how much you try.

So far I have only found one way around it and that is to install the game on XP, patch it, crack it, and copy the folder to a flash drive to play, or copy it to a machine running Vista/Win 7.

If you want to go through that process, here's what to do.

1. Install the game from the cd on a XP machine.

2. Download and install the patch:
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3. Download the no-cd crack:
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4. Go to the game's install directory (usually C:/Program Files/Atari/Fahrenheit/) and replace the game exe with the one in the zip.

5. Copy the Fahrenheit folder to a flash drive.

Alternatively you can download this:

It has been patched and cracked already. There is a reg file in there, just in case the game doesn't run, but its only rarely that it is needed. Just extract to wherever you want and play.

It is the EU version. Don't know if thats important, but thought I'd mention it anyway.

Spore Bad_Data Fix

So, you've been playing Spore, and got to the space stage, only to find that all your planets and system are called BAD_DATA. Great!

This only seems to happen on the English version of the game, and only from 1.04 onwards. It is a problem where the game hasn't created the namegeneration package, so can't generate names properly.

Note: If you have saved the game in the space stage this will not help, as the game has already attempted to generate names for planets and failed. So you might have to start a new game.

1. Install the game from the dvd, and any add-ons and expansion packs if you have them.

2. Download and install the 1.05.1 patch:
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3. Go to C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SPORE\Data\Locale\en-us. In there is a file called NameGeneration.package, copy it and paste it to C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SPORE\Data\Locale\en-gb

This should stop the problem from happening.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sims 3 Late Night Crash Fix

So you've just installed the new EP, whats the first thing you're gonna do? Probably the same thing I did: check out the new neighborhood map thingy, which you can do no problem, but just try and play it and the game crashes to the desktop.

all is not lost, heres a workaround for a problem that shouldn't exist if EA actually play-tested their games.

1. in the new neighborhood (I forget the name) go into edit town mode.

2. you may notice a grey empty lot somewhere, the one in my game was down next the Plumbob Pictures Backlot. Bulldoze the lot.

you should now be able to play without a problem, however if you can't try moving/bulldozing any Ambitions lots.

Edit: Screenshot to show where the lot is in my game (picture quality is a kinda poor because I had the game in windowed mode at the time).