Friday, August 21, 2009
It is advisable that you download and install the latest version of Daemon Tools Pro which you can find in its website or at CNET. After having done this you should copy in to your hard disk the files indicated by mdf, mdo and I think the third one is mds. Then mount this image files by using Daemon Tools after which you can now install your pc games. However in some cases you still need a crack which you will be able to see after you have mounted and install these files. Just explore these files. There are also instances that you will be asked for a CD key and you wont find any CD key or CD key generator included in your disc. Fortunately you can look for the CD key of a particular pc game at YOUTUBE or other gaming websites.
PC GAMES (PART2)
If you want to play at resolutions of 1440 x 900 or a little bit higher then you would not need to spend a lot of bucks for a high end PC to be able to play games like Crysis which is a graphics demanding kind of game. I am emphasizing this because if you like to play at high resolutions perhaps at 1920 x 1080 at high definition, you will really need a high end video card. The rule is that the higher the resolution or the larger monitor then the faster the GPU that it will require.
Of course having a high end computer with a CPU like Intel i7 running at 3.0GHZ or more (overclocked) and a GPU like Nvidia GTX 285 or GTX 295 in SLI (be that in dual, triple, or quad configuration) would be the most ideal so you can play games at high settings and high resolutions and still achieve high frames rates per second.
An affordable computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.8GHZ and a Nvidia GTS 250 GPU will run most if not all current pc games in the market at a decent frame rate. The recommended system requirements of most pc games is that you should at least have an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHZ or better an Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHZ and a 9800 GT graphics card. I am not familiar with AMD processors and ATI Radeon graphics card so I will just discuss Intel processors and Nvidia GPU. .
A Nvidia GTS 250 has almost the same technical specs with that of a Nvidia 9800 GTX+ however a GTS 250 is a little bit faster running with 128 stream processors, 738 core clock, 1100MHZ memory clock and 1836 shader. It has a lower power consumption and it is said to be an overclock version of a 9800GTX+.
Having multiple video cards requires an extensive cooling system and a more powerful PSU but if you do have money to spare then of course the best is having a high end computer. There are custom built gaming computers like those of Alienware and Digital Storm wherein you can even specify the hardware and software that you want to be included in your computer so long as you have the budget but if you have the skills or technical know how it would be cheaper to assemble your dream computer yourself.
POWER SUPPLY UNIT (PSU) and 12 VOLT RAIL
I have surfed the internet and have viewed many forums and websites in my quest to determine how one will be able to know the amperage on the 12 volt rail of a power supply unit of a computer. I found two ways of calculating the amps of PSU. First let me emphasize that I do not know which of these two methods is the correct one.
Add the amps indicated in each 12 volt rail, for example you have two 12 Volt Rails with 19 amps each then 2 x 19 = 38 amps.
See the label indicated in your PSU wherein in my case which is a 500 watts Raptor, it is indicated 384 watts with 19 amps on each 12 Volt Rail with a maximum of 500 watts. The computation is 384/12 = 32 amps.
Please take note that it is advisable to buy a branded PSU for it is more efficient and its power ratings are reliable.
Knowing the correct amperage of your PSU in its 12 volt rail is very important especially in the installation of graphics card. A faster or high end graphics card requires a higher wattage of power and amperes. If for example a Nvidia 9400GT only requires 350 watts and 18 amps on the 12 volt rail of a PSU however a 9600 GT requires 400 watts and 26 amps. If you install a Nvidia GTX 260 which requires 500 watts and 36 amps in a computer with a PSU of 500 watts but with an amps lower than 36 amps then the video card might not work properly. In addition high end graphics card require either a single or two six pin connector and in a GTX 295 it requires one six pin and one eight pin connector.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Just like what I have said that computers nowadays are no longer considered as a luxury but a necessity. Computers that are being use for simple paper works and internet are usually computers with simple technical specifications like for example having small hard drives, for Vista with at least 1GB and an onboard video card. However for gaming and demanding applications such would not suffice.
This kind of computers have high technical specifications. For example they have a much more advance kind of video cards depending on the type of game to be played. If a pc game demands for high graphics then one should use video cards like those manufactured either by ATI Radeon or Nividia. I personally use Nvidia 9800 GT though I plan to buy a Nvidia 260 GTX which is a high end graphics card so that games will look more realistic and fast. A more advance graphics card means you should have a power supply which match the card. For example a 9600 GT requires a minimum of 400 while a 285 GTX requires a minimum of 550 watts. Some even go to the extent of having 2 or 3 or even 4 graphics card in SLI for Nvidia or Corssfire for ATI Radeon. However if you decide to have multiple graphics card then there will be a considerable increase in the amount of heat produce by these graphics card and a special cooling system should be installed in your computer casing.
When it comes to the processor or CPU, it is must to have a faster CPU like Intel Core 2 Duo with a speed of at least 2.8 Ghz , an Intel Quad Core or even the newer Intel Core I7. The processors might be an AMD or an Intel. Some gamers tend to overclock their CPU or video cards to a faster speed than its native speed. This can result to increase in heat and if you are not sure if what you are doing then this could lead to a computer crash. Over clocking is not advisable. It must also have a high amount of RAM for example at least 4GB for the Vista.
Such kind of computers can be use not only in gaming but the best thing is that it can take almost any software application. Unlike ordinary computers which are not capable to run high end applications.
So if you have a budget better invest in a computer with high technical specs and as I said usually this kind of computers are the gaming computers. They are more expensive but in the end it can just do any application.
DAEMON TOOLS AND YASU
Some tend to buy pirated pc games for the originals are quite expensive. This pirated disc use cracks or key generators to be able to install this pc games, Others use Daemon Tools wherein you have to install first Daemon Tools and in other cases a YASU is also installed in the DIR of the Daemon Tools to cloaked the Daemon Tools during its used. I personally am frustrated with the use of this Daemon tools especially those that has YASU. Sometimes this pirated pc games has Trojan virus so better have an effective anti virus software. I have an original anti-virus which quickly detects and removes this annoying Trojan virus. So be careful in installing pirated pc games. Though I am not encouraging on to use pirated pc, I can say that a pirated pc game which simply use a crack with no Daemon Tools needed is the easiest way to install a pc game.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Visions of the Apocalypse
The Making of a Fututistic Thriller
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sony recently unveiled its new entry into in the VAIO series, the NW, complete with a Blu-ray drive. It has a 15.5 inch WXGA display with XBRITE, 2 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 with 512 VRAM, 4x BD - ROM drive, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a webcam, 400 GB HDD and a li-ion battery with 5.5 hrs in large capacity. It has VGA and HDMI output and Memory Stick Pro, Expresscard and SD card slots.
THE RELEVANCE OF COMPUTER IN OUR LIVES TODAY
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
THE PINK PANTHER 2
When legendary treasures from around the world are stolen including the priceless Pink Panther Diamong, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is forced to assign Inspector Clouseau to a team of international detectives and experts with the job of catching the thief and retrieving the stolen artifact.
Starring: Steve martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, John Cleese
Starring : Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Joan Cusack
Brendan Fraser is Mo Folchart a father who possess the ability to bring characters from books to life when he reads them aloud. But he accidentally brings into life a power hungry villain from a childrens fable to life and kidnaps her daughter and demands Mo to bring the other menacing characters in the book to life. To save her daughters life Mo assembles a group of allies both real and magic and embarks on a journey to set things right
Starring : Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren, Paul Bettany, Andy Serkis
I was quite dissapointed with this film it is not the kind of film I expected from Brendan Fraser. Previous movies made by Brendan Fraser were all entertaining and fun to watch and made money in the box office. This movie somehow lack action and the visual effects are not that effective.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Today, there are several kinds of HD TV namely LCD, LED and PLASMA. Plasma still has an edge when it comes to image sharpness, richness of its blackness and often times when it comes to price which is pretty much lower. Sets which are below 40 inches are only available in LCD models but those 50 inches and above, plasma tends to be cheaper than LCD. Now manufacturers have introduced the LED television however this are actually LCD TV that used LED rather than flourescent lamps to light the screen. Depending on the type of LED configuration used, some LED lit LCD TV used a backlight array creating richer blacks than standard LCD TV almost the same level as that of the plasma. LED lit LCD TV are quite expensive.
Plasma HD TV have considerably improved conquering previous problems plauqing it and now it has an extended lifetime of 100,000 hours. Plasma have btter picture quality but LCD TV are catching up. LCD TV can now handle fast moving pictures by using 120HZ technology wherein the sets circuitry doubles the number of video frames smoothing out the motion. Some manufacturers like Sony have even introduced 240 HZ that quadruples the number of frames.
I have observed that the most popular kind of HD TV is the LCD TV. The vast majority of HD TV in the market are LCD TV. The LED lit LCD TV is really thin and much lighter and has a better picture quality
Samsung recently announced its Verizon bound Omina II/18000. Its specs are the following:
3.7 inch AMOLED resistive touch screen with WVGA (480 X 800) resolution
EVDO Rev A
5 Megapixel camera, 720 X 480 fps video recording
2GB to 16GB internal memory with Micro SD expansion slot
Wi-Fi, AGPS and TouchWiz 2.0 UI
Today, there are several kinds of HD TV namely, lcd, led and Plasma. Plasma still has an edge when it come to image sharpness, richness of its blackness and often times when it comes to price.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Taken these things into consideration and though studies are still being conducted it is advisable that one should be careful like turning off you Wi-Fi at home when not in use and maybe use other alternatives of internet connections..
LENOVO THINKPAD T400
It comes with an Intel T9600 processor, the T400 clocks in at 2.8 Ghz. It has a 6MB cache and an ATI Radeon 3470 for its video card with a 256 MB of GDDR3 memory on top of 160 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. It has a display of 14 inches with an Intel Montevina based platform which can haandle hybrid graphics, LED backlit display and power saving features. The display is a 6 bit LG LED backlit panel with the screen 300:1 contrast. The keyboard is the same with the older models but it is quieter. It has three USB ports and no digital video output but it has VGA
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Two days beore his wedding doug & his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a bachelor party they will never forget. When the three groomsmen wake up in the next morning, they can remember a thing. They found a tiger in the bathroom and 6 month old baby in the closet at the suite of their hotel. they cant find Doug with no clue at all as to what happened. they must figure out what happened and get Doug in time to walk the aisle
Genre : COMEDY
Starring : Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms,Zach Galifianakis and Heather Graham
Disney/Pixar presents UP. A story of Carl Frederciksen is an old man about 80 years old and a a former balloon salesman. He is tired of life and his true love has passed away, leaving him alone and shut away from the world. then developers suddenly try to push him away from his home. He then launches his house high up into the air using thousands of balloons and sets of to South America to fulfill a promise to her late wife. What he had not bargain was for the eight year old chatter box who happened to be stuck on his porch when he lifted
Genre: Animation Comedy
Sony latest noise cancelling earbuds boast of in-line noise cancelling module with three separate modes: general mode, airplane mode and one for trains/buses etc. Sony states that these latest earphones will eliminate 99 percent of undesired noise. It only requires one AA cell capable of providing 20 hrs. of noise suppression.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The New PSP GO
Sony has revealed its new PSP GO. It is a next generation hand held gadget and it is half the size of the original PSP with an Ultra-Portable Design and Digital content Focus. The GO doesnt need the UMD. It has a new slide out controller and is equipped with a higher memory. It has Bluetooth capability and a built in wireless internet. sony also announced that all future PSP games will soon be available for digital downloads which means you no longer have to buy softwares on disc. Hot video games will soon be available like Resident Evil and Gran Turismo.
Actually some models of the PSP can actually be modified and its memory is expanded to 4GB to 8 GB to accomodate downloaded games. Thus one no longer needs to purchase an expensive UMD to be able play PSP games and you can have several games in just one memory stick. PSP GO could possibly be the solution of Sony to this sort of piracy of its PSP games for in PSP GO you would just have to download the games and would no longer need the UMD.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
The movie is quite long but nevertheless entertaining. The visual effects were effective as can be seen on the appearance of the new born but old Benjamin and the way he looks as he ages backward. Its just amazing to see Benjamin as he ages back and to see him die as a baby in the arms of her old lover played by Cate Blancehett.
- Audio Commentary by director Danvid Fincher
PIRATED DVD AND BLU-RAY DISC
Today there are many pirated disc claiming to be blu-ray copies. many people are beeing fooled to believe that indeed these are blu-ray disc copies. It is basic that blu-ray disc are not capable of being played in DVD players while DVD discs can be played in blu-ray players. People should learn to distinguish the difference of the two disc in order not to be fooled by unscrupulous persons selling bootleg disc. The truth is these are not blu-ray disc but merely DVD. Movies from blu-ray disc have been copied and transferred to DVDs in a lower resolution some at 720p. Pirates use a bootleg format called AVCHD which uses 720 horizontal lines instead of Blu-rays 1080 resolution. I have seen these so called pirated blu-ray disc and i must admit that the quality is quite impressive even the packaging my gosh it even looks better than the original in terms of packaging. When i played these pirated disc copied from original DVD and Blu-ray, it feels like the real thing, almost. Most of these pirated disc dont have special features and it somtimes have wrong descriptions. Some of these disc have no special features coz they claim that they have been recorded in HIGH BIT RATES wherein a lot of memory is being used as compared to ordinary copies of DVD. I have bought an original movie DVD in HIGH BIT RATE and they have deleted the special features and indeed it sounds better and looks crispier.
One must be knowledgeable when dealing with this vendors of pirated because some of them are ignorant when it comes to the technalities of a dvd and blu-ray. They even dont know what is a dolby digital and DTS. So long that the audio is clear they insist that is already enough. You should know the difference between a DVD and blu-ray etc. otherwise you will be misled by this unscrupulous vendors.
I even saw pirated UMD movies for the PSP, They even claim to have a real pirated blu-ray movie using a blu-ray disc thus it is is supposed to be an exact duplicate of an original blu-ray movie however i have not tested it yet if what they claim is true.
The positve effect of this piracy is that it forced down the price of original DVD. Before the price of an original DVD is really quite high but with the introduction of piracy these prices went down because most movie buffs tend to patronize this low price pirated copies and thus to enable to compete, the price of original DVD went down. Though this has brought losses in terms of millions of dollars to the movie industry.
In the Philippines, a licensed distributor of original DVD movies lowered their prices to 299 or less unfortunately only the features film have been included in the disc meaning the special features have been omitted. Not only that, the packaging even looks cheap. What is the use of buying of an original DVD when the special features have been deleted. Ironically, some pirated DVD especially those with great packaging have better picture quality and some even have complete special features. This development is very dissappointing especially to those collectors like me who only buy original DVD. The qulaity of original DVD movies should be maintained despite the recduction in its price. Fortunately, some distributors still manitain the qulity of original DVD despite the reduction of its price.
However, I would like to stress lest I be misunderstood that I AM NOT ENCOURAGING THAT YOU PURCHASE A PIRATED DVD OR ANY DISC FOR THAT MATTER FOR IT HAS CAUSE SEVERE LOSESS TO THE MOVIE INDUSTRY AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY PIRACY BESIDES THE FACT THAT IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE COPYRIGHT LAW.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
- 850 watts total power
- S-Master Digital Amplifier
- FM and AM Tuner with 30 Preset Stations
- Bass Boast
- USB Connectivity
The best way to enjoy these movies is for you to purchase a Home Theater System using either a DVD or Blu-ray disc format. Of course Blu-ray is the best for it offers 1080P high definition resolution but a DVD would suffice for the budget constraint geek. I use a not so expensive Sony Home Theatre System and a 29 inch Sony Wega television. I cant afford yet an LCD tv but the experience in watching at home is already astounding and earth shattering. However you must use only high quality dvd and not those pirated disc though I have seen some pirated DVDs which offer good resolution but these are only movies wherein the original DVD or Blu-ray of such movies have al;ready been released ( presumably the original DVD have been copied).
Pirated DVD and Blu-ray
1 The Proposal
2 The Hangover
4, Year One
5. The Taking of Pelham 123
6. Night at the Museum 2
7. Star Trek
8. Land of the Lost
9. Imagine That
10. Terminator Salvation
2. My Sister's Keeper
4. The Hurt Locker
Coming Soon Movies:
4. Lion's Den
5. I Love You Beth Cooper
I have observed that digital effects plays a big part in movies. Todays big budget movies always includes digital effects. It makes it possible for movie makers to create any visual effects (dinosaurs, aliens, space ships, large scale warfare etc). Films like Terminator, Jurassic Park, The Day After Tomorow, Independence Day , Transformer etc, have all been made possible thru digital effects. I guess this has been pioneered by George Lucas"Industrial Light and Magic".