Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meri Kurisumasu!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I know I'm too late, but let's just forget about that fact for a second. I can't exactly say I've had much to do, but it was a bit confusing at some points. First off, I actually wanted to visit my dad at the first Christmas day, but then he said he won't be coming because of the snow. I actually planned this post on the second day, so I didn't do it on the first day when I actually now had the time to. So at the second day I visited my dad, we went to some relatives and stuff, visited them for Christmas, the stuff you do every year, basically. He has a cracked X-Box, so when we got home, I played a bit of Tekken 6 there. The game is pretty fun, I especially like that they keep the customization part of the game. The only dumb thing is, the bosses are still fake difficulty. They aren't especially good, they're not skilled. No, they are stupid as fuck, you can hit them all the time with the same attack and they won't dodge it a single time. The only thing that prevented me from killing him, is that his attacks hit the whole screen, they do massive damage, and he actually blocks if you try to interrupt him in his attack. Clearly, what the developers wanted to achieve here is that you combo him to death. I'm no big fan of "Play a game once, learn thousands of combos", but the only combos I had are for the Kangaroo, and those weren't working properly for him.

Back to Christmas. I've got a bit of money from everyone, no big amount, but it's at least something to live with. I'm usually not getting much for Christmas, so it's no big surprise. The one thing that was totally different is, that so some people on my friend list suddenly decided to buy me a game. I'm just gonna take this chance to mention them for the sake of charity. Kumiko bought me Super Meat Boy, and Mirodir suddenly decided to get me Monday Night Combat, an awesome game, if you haven't heard about it, check it out. Yesterday he also bought me Global Agenda, because it was only 6 Euros. Pretty neat stuff.

So, I didn't want to write too much since I was in a hurry, but now I'm at it so I can at least finish what I'm writing. I finished watching Panty and Stocking. Surprising end, gotta say. A bit unexpected, but there'll probably be a second season. They also released their totally awesome OST, which I have to get at some point today. Played a lot of games, so much to do, so less time. Been still watching Conan, will still continue.

Anyway, dinner's ready right now, so I'll put an end to it. See you all around!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The time! Where did it go?!

So, yeah. I haven't really noticed that time was passing by THIS fast. I just wanted to do a quick update before the christmas post I'll be doing. I also just noticed that I have a limited space regarding uploaded pictures. I am currently using 5% of my 1000 MB I can upload. Considering all the hundreds of pictures I already am hosting here, I guess that's a pretty good deal.

What's happened, let's see... I've watched some more Detective Conan and Panty and Stocking, and I apparently have to tell you that P&S will stop airing soon, at episode 13. A sad thing, because I really liked the style of the anime, but if it sold well enough I am pretty damn sure we'll see a Season 2.

As for games, well. It's Christmas, what do you expect, everyone goes nuts about Christmas changes and updates. TF2 released the Medieval Mode and more weapons and hats, Killing Floor added a new skin to the monsters, new achievements and a map, but only during the festives. Minecraft went out of alpha and is now beta, that means the prize has changed and you won't get all following expansions for free, just the updates. Well, that is, of course, only if you haven't bought the game during alpha. And Pirates, Vikings and Knights II will soon release the new mode and the new class voices, and soon after that the new classes Sharpshooter and Man-at-Arms.
Elsword will also release a big update at the 5th of January, adding 5 dungeons and a new town.
League of Legends added skins for some heroes which you can only buy in a certain time.
I guess that's really all I could keep in mind for updates. Miro recently bought me (yet again) a new game, called Swords and Soldiers, and it's so sick and awesome. Of course, it's not a game for everyone, but if you like sidescrolling RTS you should look into it. Not getting too much into it now.

I've been having headaches two days straight, and I can't seem to get rid of them. It's annoying, but I guess I'll have to deal with it.
We'll see each other next time when I'm back with the Christmas update, I don't know if I'll have much to say then, and I'm not sure when I'll be posting, since I'll spend a day at my dad's house. See you around!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stupid DLLs, how do they work?

So I apparently had to reinstall Windows because of some shitty DLLs not working.

You probably want to know why so I'll get right on with it. It all started with League of Legends not working, it crashed whenever it was supposed to start, so I did some research. So I've been informed that you can fix this issue with reinstalling Direct X. Seems like an easy enough task, wouldn't you say? Well fuck that. Direct X wouldn't install because of some nasty bug where it kept saying it wouldn't be able to install. So yeah, so much for that. So I googled about that issue and eventually found out that many have that problem, but nobody found a solution. The only workaround was to remove Direct X, install Direct X 9 b, and then copy paste the older DLLs from 9 b into an older version of Direct X 9 c. That did the trick. So I finally had 9 c on my computer again, even though an older version. Back to League of Legends. Still didn't work, still crashed. Fuck. So I eventually figured out I had to download a d3x9_39.dll and copy it into the System32 folder of Windows. And there, League of Legends worked again. Great, right? NO.

After I restarted my computer the next day, it didn't even boot and just freezed on a screen saying my loading process needs DLLs for Kernel. Kernel my ass, I said. Apparently that didn't do anything, so I spent 5 FUCKING HOURS searching for a solution, and ended up just reinstalling Windows. Luckily, I haven't lost any of my files, but I don't have a registry so I have to pretty much reinstall everything anyway, except for music and pictures. I'm just glad I've got a working computer again. Also, Elsword.

Elsword is a korean game, similar to Grand Chase, where you beat up shit and level up, and do quests in the dungeons where you are beating up shit. It's like Grand Chase 2, just better. And more awesome. "But wait!", you'll be saying, "isn't it korean?". HECK NO. Germany recently released a Closed Beta, and today they're switching to Open Beta. I've been waiting for this game for years, obviously I've played CB already and am more than happy with what I experienced. Even though the game is German, most of you might still understand what to do, and like all the people ingame are talking English, so it won't hurt to ask. And if the German Version is doing good, you'll get your English Version, soon, too. Here's a link.

So, besides doing the stuff I just told you about, I, of course, played some more League of Legends and watched more anime, namely Detective Conan and Panty & Stocking.
Oh, and I totally watched a movie yesterday, called Megamind. Albi told me about it while we were walking backt hen, you should remember her from my previous post. Movie was pretty awesome, nice animation, funny, and had that little something. So yar.

I guess that is, again, all I have to say about myself as for now. If anything happens, you're the first to know. See y'all!