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Change BlueStacks App Player Resolution

Overview

BlueStacks App Player for Windows is a great Android emulator that supports most of the common apps and games from Google Play.
In this tutorial I will show you how to Change BlueStacks App Player Resolution in Windows.

Download and Install BlueStacks App Player

  1. Go to http://www.bluestacks.com/ and download BlueStacks App Player
  2. Open BlueStacks App Player and register your GMail Account details
  3. Close BlueStacks

Change BlueStacks App Player Resolution

There are several values ‘GuestHeight/GuestWidth’, and ‘WindowHeight/WindowWidth’.
The ‘Guest’ values sets the Androids resolution and the ‘Window’ values sets the window resolution.

  1. Open ‘regedit’: Start->Run->regedit
  2. Navigate to: ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/BlueStacks/Guests/Android/FrameBuffer/0/’
  3. Double click the value ‘GuestHeight’
  4. Change Base to Decimal
  5. Input your desired Height resolution
  6. Double click the value ‘GuestWidth’
  7. Change Base to Decimal
  8. Input your desired Height resolution

Repeat the process for the ‘WindowHeight’ and ‘WindowWidth’ values.
Change BlueStacks App Player Resolution

Enjoy!

Optimize BlueStacks App Player for Windows

Overview

BlueStacks App Player for Windows is a great Android emulator that supports most of the common games on Google Play.
In this tutorial I will give you a few tips how to optimize BlueStacks App Player for Windows.

Download and Install BlueStacks App Player

  1. Go to http://www.bluestacks.com/ and download BlueStacks App Player
  2. Open BlueStacks App Player and register your GMail Account details
  3. Close BlueStacks

Adjust BlueStacks RAM (Memory)

BlueStacks App Player comes with a default of 768MB RAM.

  1. Open ‘regedit’: Start->Run->regedit
  2. Navigate to: ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/BlueStacks/Guests/Android’
  3. Double click the value ‘Memory’
  4. Change Base to Decimal
  5. Input your desired RAM amount
    DO NOT USE MORE THEN HALF OF YOUR PHYSICAL RAM!!
    For example: If you have 4GB of RAM input 2GB: ‘2048’
  6. optimize BlueStacks RAM

Flickering Issue with NVidia Display Adapter

Sometimes with NVidia GPUs there is an issue that causes the screen to flicker.
CHANGE THIS ONLY IF YOUR BLUESTACKS APP IS FLICKERING!!

  1. Open NVidia Control Panel and navigate to ‘Manage 3D Settings’
  2. Select tab ‘Program Settings’
  3. Click Add and Select ‘BlueStacks Frontend’
  4. Scroll down to ‘Threaded optimization’ and change it to ‘Off’
  5. optimize BlueStacks NVidia GPU

BlueStacks Process priority

Increase BlueStacks Process priorities in Task Manager:

  1. Open Task Manager and go to Details tab
  2. Right-Click ‘HD-Frontend’ and change priority to Above-Normal
  3. optimize BlueStacks NVidia CPU

Enjoy!!

Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth

Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth

indiana jones and the fountain of youth

indiana jones and the fountain of youth

“Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth is a freeware fan game project in a similar style to the 1992 classic Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. The game is in development and features brand new original art and animations in classic low-res style, a gripping story, advanced coding methods and original music. For Windows (XP, Vista, 7) PC.”

indiana jones and the fountain of youth

indiana jones and the fountain of youth

Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth – a fan made project that’s aimed towards the old-school gamers out there. simple point and click adventure like the style of the classic LucasArts game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.

It feels like someone went back in time to the days of LucasArts game development and uncovered a never before made game. In development since 1999,

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Download 

Download indiana jones and the fountain of youth demo at barnettcollege.com. (Direct link)

 

Walkthrough

Check the Text walkthrough or if you prefer it on Youtube:

 

When the full game will be released?

“Fountain of Youth” began as a concept and script by Jocke Andersson circa 1999. The game is being constructed for FREE by a group of people who are fans of the Indiana Jones films, games and literature. On completion, FoY will be completely free to download and play.

Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth seems like one of those  projects that may have delayed for a while but when it comes out it’ll be more than worth the wait.

You can reach the team about recuirtment or general questions via goaskindiana@hotmail.co.uk. Stay updated in the community forum.

Check the game Facebook page.

 

Media

Flash Animations (opens in new window) 2003 – 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007
Mini-games (opens in new window) Passage of Saints – Temple of Spheres Wallpapers (opens in new window) “4 Corners” – 1024×768 – “Main Title” – 1024×768  

 

enjoy playing indiana jones and the fountain of youth.

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Google Web Designer review – It’s the future?

Google Web Designer review

I’ve met today with the new Google Web Designer Beta – the new tool Google released for building adaptive, universally usable rich HTML based designes including ads.

The main purpose appears to be to provide a way to produce Adobe Flash-style animated in HTML5/CSS3 without using Flash.

“We think that Google Web Designer will be the key to making HTML5 accessible to people throughout the industry, getting us closer to the goal of ‘build once, run anywhere,’” Google engineer Sean Kranzberg posted

The Google Web Designer Youtube page is full of examples:

 

Google Web Designer

Starting Google Web Designer for the first time…

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Google Web Designer is available as a free (as in beer) download for Windows PC and Mac OS X, so at this stage, it won’t run on Linux, or Chromebooks.

Google Web Designer loading

Google Web Designer loading

Google Web Designer

Google Web Designer main screen

Product review

You have several presets to start from. You can start by creating a new Ad banner, or HTML / CSS / JS / XML as you can see:

gwb-presets

 

The UI is slick, and yet powerfull. You have great tools to work with creating your HTML file.

gwb-tools3D Object tools: You can move/rotate any object in 3D mode.

Text tool: You can write wherever you want in the document and not in HTML oriented direction (Position: absolute;)

Tag tool: Create blocks (DIV) of objects.

Pen tool: You can draw vectors. Just like Flash or Illustrator.

You can also find the Stroke tool and Fill tool as expected. also you can find the normal Zoom tool, Selection tool and Hand tool

One idea. Any screen.

Google Web Designer helps you create a responsive HTML. everything you create is accessible on any screen – desktop, tablet or mobile – without compatibility issues.

Amplify with code

If you’re feeling more hands-on, all the code behind your designs is hand-editable.

Two animation modes

In Quick mode, build your animations scene by scene and google web designer take care of the frames in between. In Advanced mode, animate individual elements using layers, easily changing the location of elements within the stack.

Full 3D authoring environment

Create and manipulate 3D content utilizing an array of tools and the power of CSS3. Rotate objects and even 2D designs along any axis, visualizing 3D transformations and translations as you author.

 

 

Summary

Although other Hacker News users reckon the code that GWD generates compares unfavorably to Microsoft FrontPage 2000. I found the code to be somehow fine, if inspected and modified manually. This tool is great for creating HTML parts (widgets) that are cross browser responsible (like ads, menu, carousel, etc.).

I still gonna play with Google Web Designer for sometime, but I must admit I was never the ‘HTML generator’ guy.. I don’t think that tools like that will take the job for the great HTML/CSS designers out there… How write their code using decent IDE.

It’s worth noting that projects like Adobe Muse/Dreamweaver, Reflow and others include most of Web Designer’s features, too. But by making Web Designer available for free, Google is putting quite a bit of pressure on the competitors.

 

That’s it. What do you think about Google Web Designer?

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the program can’t start because msvcr100.dll is missing from your computer

the program can’t start because msvcr100.dll is missing from your computer

Solution to “the program can’t start because msvcr100.dll is missing from your computer” error.

the program can't start because msvcr100.dll is missing from your computer

This file is part of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which can easily be downloaded on the Microsoft website as x86 or x64 edition:

 

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package for (X86)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=en

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packager for (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=eb4ebe2d-33c0-4a47-9dd4-b9a6d7bd44da&displaylang=en

 

Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package for (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=BA9257CA-337F-4B40-8C14-157CFDFFEE4E&displaylang=en

 

Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5555

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14632

 

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

 

Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784

 

Usually the application that misses the dll indicates what version you need – if one does not work, simply install other.

 

 

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Disable Inactive Users in Active Directory

Overview

Disable all Active Directory users in a domain or a specified OU that have not logged on and were not created within X days and save the list to a csv file.

Download Disable Inactive Users Power-Shell Script

Disable-Inactive-AD-Users @ GitHub

Settings

Edit the script file and replace the following values:

  • Log folder:
    $LogFolder = “C:\Disable-Inactive-AD-Users\”
  • Search base – Domain or Organizational Unit to search – use Distinguished Name (DN)
    $OU = “OU=MyUsers,DC=domain,DC=com”
  • Period of time (in days) a user has been inactive
    $UnusedDays = 365

Disable Inactive Users in Active Directory

Enjoy

SSH X11 Forwarding Display using MobaXterm on Windows

Overview

SSH X11 Forwarding Display is a tricky thing to establish on different Windows operating systems.
MobaXterm is a free Xserver and tabbed SSH client for Windows Operating Systems which allows you to run native Linux Applications like they are running on your Windows.
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PuTTY Configuration Tips with SSH Connection

Overview

You can find here a few PuTTY Configuration Tips that will save you a lot of time using SSH.
PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application.

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Remote Desktop over SSH using PuTTY

Overview

Connecting to a SSH server as a gateway and not directly to a Remote Desktop PC is a safer way to connect and add another layer of encryption without losing performance,
this way you can connect to any client behind a firewall as long as you have port 22 open to your SSH server.
Using Windows Remote Desktop over SSH connection is a very simple task to perform using PuTTY.

tunnel-overview

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Remote Desktop over SSH using Tunnelier

Overview

Bitvise Tunnelier makes it easier to Use Windows Remote Desktop over SSH connection.
Connecting to a Secure Shell server as a gateway and not directly to a windows PC, is a safer way to connect and add another layer of encryption.
This way you can connect to any client behind a firewall as long as you have port 22 open to your SSH server.

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Delprof – Terminal Server User Profile Deletion Utility

Overview

In this tutorial we will use a command called Delprof that will help you delete disconnected User Profiles from Windows Terminal Server.

terminal-services-logo Delprof

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Fix BS Player Skips Frames with Subtitles on Full Screen

Overview

BS Player skips frames while displaying MKVs Subtitles with several codecs on Windows 7/8.

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