Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ultimate Gaming Rig Setup


Runtimes/Programs to Install on Windows

Microsoft Visual C++ Redist. x86 (x64 packages optional on x64 systems; MSVC 2017 is x64 only!)
2005-2017

Microsoft .Net Framework
1.1-4.7

DirectX Runtimes
11+ (Dependent on your GPU and Windows Version; for example DX12 is only on Windows 10)
9.0c (Jun2010) (Needed for some Games that use XAudio or Xinput Gamepads; Last version for Windows XP)

Oracle Java Runtimes x86 (x64 may be useful on x64 systems)
Oracle Java 8 SE (Java 8 will even if not supported, run on Windows XP)

Adobe Flash Player Runtime
Adobe Flash 27 AX, NPAPI, and PPAPI Browser Plugins. (AX not used in Windows 10)
Adobe Flash Player 27 Projector (Running Flash SWF and EXE files offline without a browser)

Adobe Shockwave Flash Runtime
Adobe ShockwaveFlash for Director 11 (Useful for older Macromedia Shockwave games)

Open AL 3D Audio Library
OpenAL 1.1 (Some Games and Emulators can use OpenAL as a Audio Renderer, Better than XAudio sometimes)

Open GL Graphics Library 
OpenGL 3.2 (Your OpenGL version is dependent on your GPU model)

RPG Maker RTP Runtines
2000-VXAce (Windows XP may only be able to use upto the XP RTP)

Recommended Hardware:
Nvidia GeForce GT 730 DDR3 2GB VRAM (The VRAM is built into the GPU PCI card; it doesn't matter what kind of System RAM slots the Motherboard has, the PCI is a different slot)
DirectX versions: 9.0c (WindowsXP), 10.1 (Windows Vista) 11.3 (Windows 7), 12 (Windows 10; Running at the DX11 feature level)
OpenGL version:4.6.0 (tested with a Open GL game: Minetest 0.4.16)

Recommended Windows OS:
Windows XP Black Edition x86 (if you can get everything to install on XP (Black Edition will install most of it for you); Limited to only 4GB of System Ram)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Supports upto 192GB of System Ram (16GB is more than enough tho); Able to install almost everything on this list, most modern laptop hardware no longer supports Windows XP)

Additional Software for Windows XP (These will still support Windows XP):
Mozilla Firefox 52.4.1 esr (32-bit) [Only use IE8 for Microsoft Features or Streaming Netflix with Microsoft Silverlight 5] (Last Stable Update for Windows XP SP2 and SP3)
Advast Anti-Virus for Windows XP (Freeware; better than Windows Defender)
VLC media player 2.2.6 (Freeware; better than WMP9/10) [Only use WMP9 for Games that require the Video Codec like Fable: TLC]

Sunday, November 5, 2017

VG Console Emulation 5

Windows 32-Bit Programs (J:/Program Files (x86))
Adobe Flash Player Projector 27.0.0.183 [Standalone/Not Installed]
RPG Maker XP 1.05a (Steam)

Windows 64-Bit Programs (J:/Program Files)
Chromium Web Browser 58.0.3029.96 [Standalone/Not Installed]

Games (J:/Program Files):
TESIII: Morrowind (Steam)
TESIV: Oblivion (Steam)
TESV: Skyrim (Steam)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Fable: Anniversary (Steam)
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Steam)
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Steam)
Left 4 Dead 2 (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Left4Dead 2 Beta (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Steam)
Skullgirls: Endless Beta (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Wakfu (Steam)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Grand Theft Auto V (Steam)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (Steam)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Steam)
Everlasting Summer (Steam) [Visual Novel; Hentai Patch Installed]
Victim of Xen (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Violett (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Millenium - A New Hope (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy III (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy VII (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy IX (Steam)
Awesomenauts (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Frosty Kiss (Steam) [Visual Novel]
An Octave Higher (Steam) [Visual Novel]
Sepia Tears (Steam) [Visual Novel]
Seduce Me the Otome (Steam) [Visual Novel]
The Legend of Korra (Steam)
Tales of Symphonia (Steam)

Games (J:/Games):
Fable III
The Sims 4 (Origin)
Minetest v.0.4.16 (MSVC; OpenGL)

Pokémon Fan Games (J:/Games/Pokemon Fan Games):
Pokémon Full Moon Version Ep. 9.3.2 (My Top Favorite Fan-Game!)
Pokémon Reborn Version Ep. 16.2
Pokémon Rejuvenation V9.2
Pokémon RaptorEX
Pokémon Omicron 1.5.5.2
Pokémon Generation 0 - Agatha's Story v.0.7.0.1

Pokémon Fan Games (J:/Games/Pokemon Fan Games/Adult Fan Games (18+)):
Pokémon Uncensored Edition 1.0.2c (GameJolt v0.4.4,  Shutdown by Nintendo)


Games (J:/ RPG Maker Games):
Bloodsphere 1.3 [RMXP]
Legionwood the Tale of Two Swords [RMVX]

Visual Novels (J:/Visual Novels):
Homeward 1.0.1 (18+) [Ren'Py 6.13.11e]
Katawa Shoujo 1.3.1 (18+) [Ren'Py 6.10.2e]
Crusoe Had It Easy (18+) [Adobe Flash 11]
Re:Maid  (18+) [Adobe Flash 11]

Emulators (J:/Emulators):
PSX: PCSX-R  1.9.93 beta
PS2: PCSX2  1.2.1 r5875 [Not Installed]
NDS: DeSmuME 0.9.12 x64 (Currrent Git Release)
GB-GBA: VBA-M 2.0.1 (Currrent Git Release)
N64: Project64 2.3.2.202 (Freemium; $5 Donation required to Remove Nagging Notifications)
GCN/Wii: Dolphin 5.0 -99 (x64)
PSP: PPSSPP 1.4.2
SNES: ZSNESW 1.51
NES: RockNES 5.41
N3DS: Citra (x64; Experimental, Mostly for Testing) [Not Installed]
Atari 2600: Stella 4.7.3
MS-DOS 7.10: [None; I use an FreeDOS 1.2 Virtual Machine]


Current Hardware Installed (Physical):
GPU: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GT 730 2GB DDR3 (Nvidia GeForce Drivers)
PSU: EVGA 500 Watt ATX Power Supply
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor (Quad-Core)
RAM Memory (System Total): AMD Radeon 16.0 GB DDR3 (2x 8.0 GB)
HDD:  Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA; 1 TB Hard Disk; Data Slave)
HDD 2: WDC WD2000JD-55HBC0 ATA Device
 (SATA; 186 GB Hard Disk; Windows 10 Pro x64 Boot)
USB Gamepad: PDP Rock candy 037-010 Xbox 360 USB Wired Gamepad [Connected/Windows Games Only]
Gamecube Gamepad: Nintendo WiiU Gamecube Adapter (4 Ports, USB; Modifyed the WinUSB driver using Zadig) [Original DOL-003 Gamepad] [Not Connected]
Bluetooth Gamepad: Nintendo Wiimote RVL-036 (Wiimotion Plus) [Not Connected]
Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH12NS40 ATA Device (SATA; Blu-Ray Disc ROM)
Floppy Drive: Y-E DATA USB-FDU USB Device (USB External; Microsoft Driver) [Not Connected]
Bluetooth Adapter: Bluetooth RFCOMM (Forced Toshiba BT Stack) [Not Connected]
LAN Adapter (Ethernet): Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
WLAN Adapter (Wireless): 802.11n Wireless LAN Card (HP; Built-In) [Not Enabled]
IR Light Emitter: PowerA Wii Ultra Sensor Bar (Wireless) [Not Connected]
USB 2.0 Hub: USB Root Hub (Microsoft Drivers; 6 USB 2.0 Ports)
USB 3.0 Hub: Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Root Hub (2 USB 3.0 Ports)
Keyboard: HP USB Wired Keyboard. (Microsoft Drivers)
Mouse: BlackWeb USB Wireless Blue Trace Mouse BWA15HO123 (Microsoft Driver)
System Printer: HP Deskjet 2540 series (USB Port; HP Drivers)
System Microphone: Nintendo Wii Konami USB Mic (Logitech USB Microphone; Microsoft Driver)


Current Hardware Installed (Software Emulated):
Virtual Optical Drive: ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device (BD-Rom)
Virtual NAT Adapter: VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 (VMware Player 12.5)
Virtual Printer: Microsoft Print to PDF (Feature of Windows 10; Print to File/Save as PDF)

Friday, June 9, 2017

VG Console Emulation 4


Windows 32-Bit Programs (J:/Program Files (x86))
Adobe Flash Player Projector 26.0.0.126 [Standalone/Not Installed]
RPG Maker XP 1.05a (Steam)

Windows 64-Bit Programs (J:/Program Files)
Chromium Web Browser 58.0.3029.96 [Standalone/Not Installed]

Games (J:/Program Files):
TESIII: Morrowind (Steam)
TESIV: Oblivion (Steam)
TESV: Skyrim (Steam)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Fable: Anniversary (Steam)
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Steam)
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Steam)
Left 4 Dead 2 (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Left4Dead 2 Beta (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Steam)
Skullgirls: Endless Beta (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Wakfu (Steam)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Grand Theft Auto V (Steam)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (Steam)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Steam)
Everlasting Summer (Steam) [Visual Novel; Hentai Patch Installed]
Victim of Xen (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Violett (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Millenium - A New Hope (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy III (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy VII (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy IX (Steam)
Awesomenauts (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Frosty Kiss (Steam) [Visual Novel]
An Octave Higher (Steam) [Visual Novel]
Sepia Tears (Steam) [Visual Novel]
Seduce Me the Otome (Steam) [Visual Novel]
The Legend of Korra (Steam)
Tales of Symphonia (Steam)

Games (J:/Games):
Fable III
The Sims 4 (Origin)
Minetest v.0.4.16 (MSVC; OpenGL)

Pokémon Fan Games (J:/Games/Pokemon Fan Games):
Pokémon Full Moon Version Ep. 8.3.1 (My Top Favorite Fan-Game!)
Pokémon Reborn Version Ep. 16.2
Pokémon RaptorEX
Pokémon Omicron 1.5.5.2
Pokémon Uncensored Edition 0.4.4 (Game Shutdown by Nintendo)
Pokémon Generation 0 - Agatha's Story v.0.7.0.1

Games (J:/ RPG Maker Games):
Bloodsphere 1.3 [RMXP]
Legionwood the Tale of Two Swords [RMVX]

Visual Novels (J:/Visual Novels):
Homeward 1.0.1 (18+) [Ren'Py 6.13.11e]
Katawa Shoujo 1.3.1 (18+) [Ren'Py 6.10.2e]
Crusoe Had It Easy (18+) [Adobe Flash 11]

Emulators (J:/Emulators):
PSX: PCSX-R  1.9.93 beta
PS2: PCSX2  1.2.1 r5875 [Not Installed]
NDS: DeSmuME 0.9.11 x86
GB-GBA: VBA-M 2.0.0 beta2
N64: Mupen64 Plus 2.5 [Not Installed]
GCN/Wii: Dolphin 5.0 -99 (x64)
PSP: PPSSPP 1.3
SNES: ZSNESW 1.51
NES: RockNES 5.41
N3DS: Citra (x64; Experimental, Mostly for Testing) [Not Installed]
Atari 2600: Stella 4.7.3
MS-DOS 7.10: [None; I use an FreeDOS 1.2 Virtual Machine]


Current Hardware Installed (Physical):
GPU: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GT 730 2GB DDR3
PSU: EVGA 500 Watt ATX Power Supply
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor (Quad-Core)
RAM Memory (System Total): AMD Radeon 16.0 GB DDR3 (2x 8.0 GB)
HDD:  Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA; 1 TB Hard Disk; Data Slave)
HDD 2: WDC WD2000JD-55HBC0 ATA Device
 (SATA; 186 GB Hard Disk; Windows 7 Ultimate Boot)
USB Gamepad: PDP Rock candy 037-010 Xbox 360 USB Wired Gamepad [Connected/Windows Games Only]
Gamecube Gamepad: Nintendo WiiU Gamecube Adapter (4 Ports, USB; Modifyed the WinUSB driver using Zadig) [Original DOL-003 Gamepad] [Not Connected]
Bluetooth Gamepad: Nintendo Wiimote RVL-036 (Wiimotion Plus) [Not Connected]
Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH12NS40 ATA Device (SATA)
Bluetooth Adapter: Bluetooth RFCOMM (Forced Toshiba BT Stack) [Not Connected]
LAN Adapter (Ethernet): Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
WLAN Adapter (Wireless): 802.11n Wireless LAN Card (HP; Built-In) [Not Enabled]
IR Light Emitter: PowerA Wii Ultra Sensor Bar (Wireless) [Not Connected]
USB 2.0 Hub: USB Root Hub (Microsoft Drivers; 6 USB 2.0 Ports)
USB 3.0 Hub: Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Root Hub (2 USB 3.0 Ports) 
Keyboard: HP USB Wired Keyboard. (Microsoft Drivers)
Mouse: BlackWeb USB Wireless Blue Trace Mouse BWA15HO123 (Microsoft Drivers)


Current Hardware Installed (Software Emulated):
Virtual Optical Drive: ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device (BD-Rom)
Virtual NAT Adapter: VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 (VMware Player 12.5)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

TESV:Skyrim - Way of the Pugilist

This guide for the Elderscrolls V: Skyrim, and how to use Unarmed Hand-to-Hand combat to defeat your enemies. First things first, you may want to work on these Skyrim Skill Perk trees.

Light Armor
Heavy Armor
Enchanting
Smithing

Now, since the Core game without any Mods (Vanilla Skyrim) doesn't have a "Hand-to-Hand" or "Unarmed" Skill Perk tree; the trick is to work on the Heavy Armor tree until you unlock the "Fist of Steel" skill perk. While not really researched to extent, I believe that the Glove or Gauntlets Armor weight is also the Base Damage dealt; the Gauntlets also deal an average of x2.0 damage for Sneak Attacks. The Light Armor "Gloves of the Pugilist", is the only item in the Vanilla Skyrim that has the "Fortify Unarmed" Enchantment on it. Which gives an additional 10 Damage to Unarmed Attacks.

Reference Links:
TES Wikia - Light Armor (Skyrim)
TES Wikia - Heavy Armor (Skyrim) 
TES Wikia - Enchanting (Skyrim)
TES Wikia - Smithing (Skyrim)
TES Wikia - Gloves of the Pugilist (Skyrim) 

Useful Mods:
Skyrim Nexus - Craft Temper Smelt by E2B2




Thursday, June 9, 2016

My New Rock Candy PC Gamepad

Recently, I bought an new USB wired Xbox 360 compatible controller for playing Steam Games on my Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Desktop. I bought an PDP Rock Candy Controller in Red for $20 usd at my Local Walmart. I love the PDP Gaming Accessories, they are basically the best Third Party Gaming and PC Accessory Manufacturer in the Market. And I owned an PDP Afterglow AX.1 Wired USB Xbox 360 Gamepad, which I had zero problems with. And as of Windows Vista, the Device Drivers for the Gamepads (Xbox 360) has been built-in to the Operating System. It's called the: "Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class". You will still have to download and install the drivers if you still run Windows XP (SP2 or Greater) tho. (The driver has built-in support for Xbox One Controllers on Windows 10) And, The Xbox 360 Controllers are not supported on any Windows Operating System older Windows XP. I personally bought this new Rock Candy Gamepad exclusively for playing "Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn".

External Links:


Product Pages and Online Shops:
PDP Rock Candy Xbox 360 - Stormin' Cherry [Official]
PDP Rock Candy Xbox 360 - Stormin' Cherry [Walmart]
PDP Rock Candy Xbox 360 - Various Colors [GameStop]

Driver Downloads:
Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows [Official] (Mostly needed for Windows XP)
Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Linux [xboxdrv] (Considered the Official solution)


Misc. Hardware Drivers for Fun:
Microsoft Xbox One Controller+Cable for Windows [Official] (Requires Windows 7/8/8.1)

Random Media:
Displaying the Driver and Device Listing in Windows 10 Pro x64.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

VG Console Emulation List 3




Games (J:/Program Files):
TESIII: Morrowind (Steam)
TESIV: Oblivion (Steam)
TESV: Skyrim (Steam)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Fable: Anniversary (Steam)
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Left 4 Dead 2 (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Steam)
Skullgirls: Endless Beta (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Wakfu (Steam)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Steam)
TERA (Steam)
Everlasting Summer (Steam) [Visual Novel]
Victim of Xen (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Millenium - A New Hope (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy III (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Final Fantasy VII (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Awesomenauts (Steam) [In Steam Library; Not Installed]
Frosty Kiss (Steam) [Visual Novel]
An Octave Higher (Steam) [Visual Novel]
Sepia Tears (Steam) [Visual Novel]
The Legend of Korra (Steam)

Games (J:/Games):
Fable III
Minetest

Games (J:/ RPG Maker Games):
[None Installed]

Visual Novels (J:/Visual Novels):
Homeward 1.0.1
Katawa Shoujo 1.3.1

Emulators (J:/Emulators):
PSX: PCSX-R  1.9.93 beta
PS2: PCSX2  1.2.1 r5875 [Not Installed]
NDS: DeSmuME 0.9.11 x86
GB-GBA: VBA-M 2.0.0 beta2
N64: Mupen64 Plus 2.5
GCN/Wii: Dolphin 4.0 -9224 (x64)
PSP: PPSSPP 1.0.1
SNES: Snes9x 1.53
NES: RockNES 5.142 [Not Installed]
N3DS: Citra (x64; Experimental, Mostly for Testing)


Current Hardware Installed (Physical):
GPU: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GT 730 2GB DDR3
PSU: Antec 350 Watt ATX Power Supply
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor (Quad-Core)
RAM Memory (System Total): 4.0 GB DDR3
HDD:  Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA; 1 TB Hard Disk; Data Slave)
HDD 2: ST316081 2AS SATA Disk Device (SATA; 160 GB Hard Disk; Windows 10 Boot)
USB Gamepad: PDP Afterglow AX.1 Xbox 360 USB Wired Gamepad [Not Connected/Windows Games Only]
Gamecube Gamepad: Nintendo WiiU Gamecube Adapter (4 Ports, USB; Modifyed the WinUSB driver using Zadig) [Original DOL-003 Gamepad]
Bluetooth Gamepad: Nintendo Wiimote RVL-036 (Wiimotion Plus) [Not Connected]
DVD Drive: hp DVD A  DH16ABLH ATA Device (SATA)
Bluetooth Adapter: Bluetooth RFCOMM (Forced Toshiba BT Stack) [Not Connected]
LAN Adapter (Ethernet): Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
WLAN Adapter (Wireless): 802.11n Wireless LAN Card (HP; Built-In)
IR Light Emitter: PowerA Wii Ultra Sensor Bar (Wireless)

Current Hardware Installed (Software Emulated):
[None]

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mupen64 Plus for Windows


Mupen64 Plus is an excellent N64 Emulator that is also cross-platform on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. (Also Android and FreeBSD) The only problems that I have had on Windows, was I couldn't configure my Xbox 360 USB gamepad to work using my favorite GUI frontend, M64Py. So, what I did is Save all of the Mupen64 Plus core files to my Hard Drive; then I used an Qt-Based Mupen64 Plus Launcher, to configure and edit the gamepad to my specific Hardware.Then I installed M64Py as my Default frontend, while also keeping "mupen64plus-qt.exe" installed in the "Program Files (x86)" folder. That way, I have two different GUI solutions to configure Mupen64 Plus.

Download Links:
Download: Mupen64 Plus - N64 Emulator (Core Files)
Download: Mupen64 Plus-Qt Launcher (GUI Launcher) (Useful to Edit Emulator Configuration)
Download: M64Py GUI Front-End (Python-Based) (My Personal GUI Front-End of Choice)

Other Downloads:
Download: PyQt 5.5.1 (Requires Python 3.4)
Download: Python 3.4.4
Download: SDL version 2.0.4 (Stable) (SDL ships with Mupen64 Plus; but M64Py requires SDL2, just put the DLL file in the Core Files folder)

Misc. Downloads:
 Download: Mupen64 "InputAutoCfg.ini" Controller Config file (PDP Afterglow AX.1 X360 Wired USB Gamepads and PDP RockCandy 037-010 X360 Wired USB Gamepads; .rar Archive (WinRAR5)) [Fully Works; Backup and replace the stock "InputAutoCfg.ini" file]

Reference Links:
Wikipedia: Mupen64 Plus

Screenshots (Windows 7):
Location of the Mupen64 Plus Core Files.



Location of the M64Py GUI Program.

Location of the Mupen64-Qt GUI Launcher.



Page Last Updated On: November 9th, 2017

Ultimate Gaming Rig Setup

Runtimes/Programs to Install on Windows Microsoft Visual C++ Redist. x86 (x64 packages optional on x64 systems; MSVC 2017 is x64 only!) ...