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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Ninja Blade Black Screen Fix (PC)


Not that I would totally recommend playing this cause its a broken mess however there is one issue that a few people have had while playing this on Windows 8 and higher.  As far as I know there has been no solution to this issue until I just found out today clumsily by pressing 3 buttons I usually don't press unless a game is totally locked up.

Okay so some of you or maybe most of you have had that black screen issue while playing this.  I would pretty much just alt-tab out of the game and close it and probably never start up again if I couldn't fix the situation.  Well instead of that I pressed ctrl+shift+esc which usually in combination opens taskmanager. Well it did but for some strange reason the game starts and the FMV plays.  However all you really need to do is press the "esc" button and the video starts.  If it pauses alt+tab out and click back in and press "esc" again and it will play.

I did notice however you miss the very beginning intro.  I've tried other fixes as well which includes using Riva Tuner to cap the Framerate to 60fps.  You can disable vertical sync and 30fps max.  That may work I just found out after doing this and disabling Riva Tuner the game actually didn't depend on the framerate cap after and the very beginning intro actually starts... Odd but give each method a try until it works for you.

Now you'll probably notice the game has a horrible issue with stuttering which as far as I know can't be fixed.  This is the reason why I'd say pass on this game and if the console version has no issue play that instead.  But if you really want to enjoy this game with steady framerate and less stuttering play at 30fps even cap it with Rivatuner if the FMV problem hasn't been fixed yet.  However if you can put up with this messy game have fun.

When you first start the game you might have an issue alt-tab out close the game and start it up again.  Also you want other fixes please visit https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Ninja_Blade.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Avermedia Extremecap U3 Audio Capture Fix with Recentral



A little while ago I went to go and try to capture some game play using my Extremecap U3 by Avermedia using their capture software Recentral.  It seems as of the new 1903 update Windows blocks the driver.  It will capture video but it won't capture audio.  Sure you can hear the audio just fine while using the software but again no audio capture.

I went to contact Avermedia customer support and they had said for whatever reason Windows is blocking the driver.  Of course I have the email here for you guys to see it also has a direct link to the driver which will solve the issue.  However this may or may not work for you so don't blame me if it doesn't.

Hello Mr./Ms. Eric D Frendo-Cumbo,
Thank you for choosing AVerMedia.
Hi, 1.Please install new software for solving audio issues. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BV4b_3GtoS147bM3VZ3FUs69ArIj7No
2.During the install process, you may refer to Code 52 issues, code 52*: The driver error code 52 refers to that Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. Probably the driver installed on your computer is signed incorrectly.  
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_qO4sueMVs9zHftHKA1lJxX9fTUqaeWU 
https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/solved-driver-error-code-52
 3.After installing the driver, please follow this FAQ process way to disable signature on   your computer setting. 
Best regards, AVerMedia Service Support

For me this driver works and it should for you.  As I'm aware I've seen people have similar issues so I'm kind of baffled why Avermedia has not included this driver on their site yet.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sega Rally Revo Setup is Already Running (FIX)



Okay this is an issue that I had today and I found out that I wasn't the only one having this issue.  Well apparently each and every time you go to install the game it puts a temporary file in the documents folder called SegaRallyInstall.txt.  Anytime you disrupt the setup that file remains and when you go to reinstall you get the "Setup Is Already Running" error.  So you'll just need to delete that and you'll be able to reinstall the game.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Fury 3 Fix (Win10)



Well I'm pretty sure I had already done this before but today I found that my guide to installing Fury 3 isn't available.  Perhaps I deleted it by mistake or perhaps I was working on it and I didn't like it.  So here is how to get Fury 3 to work on Windows 10.  Perhaps this will work with other versions of Windows.  I have tested this so far with Windows 8 and Windows 10 and had no problems. 

There is other guides on the internet but they don't have the fix to have this working on Windows 8 and perhaps the same issue happens with Windows 10.  There is still one issue that possibly can be fixed but isn't in this guide and that is being able to use the "help" feature.  Help used to be built into Windows but in later versions it was removed and by doing that it breaks it for older games.

Anyways this fix is superbly easy if you know how to install a virtual system using Windows XP using Virtualbox or VMware Player.  If you don't know how to set it up you need to find a guide on the internet and after that come back here.  For this setup I'll be using Virtualbox.

After installing your virtual emulator you'll want to be able to share your main system hard drive with the emulator for easy drop and drag.  For Virtualbox its quite simple just open Virtualbox, right click on Windows XP that you just installed and go to settings.  From there go to shared folders and you can share a whole drive or even just a specific folder and I guess for this you may just want to make a Fury 3 folder on your C: or any drive you like.  From within Virtualbox add the folder from "Shared Folders" and now you'll have access to the folder for easy dropping and dragging and don't forget to click "Auto Mount".


Once you have done this you will now be able to access that hard drive within your emulated Windows XP on Virtualbox.  When accessing the drive from the emulator just go to "My Computer".  The drives may show there with your emulated "C:" drive in the lower window as a network drive.  If it isn't there just click on "Network Places".  Within there you'll see your non emulated drives under different letters but should also give you the letters and name of the folder with in those shared drives.

Next up is the simple part.  Go to install Fury 3 on your emulated drive.  Once complete just drop and drag to your shared drive where you made the Fury 3 folder.  Once that is done we no longer need the virtual emulator.

This may work out of the box for Windows 7 and lower but for Windows 8 and 10 you'll probably have to edit a file to get it working perfectly.  So go to where you have the game installed and look for the SYSTEM folder. For me I put it on my D: drive so its located at D:\FURY3\SYSTEM.

Now look for the Fury3.ini file and open it with notepad or another text editor.  Scroll down until you see the following line which will look identical but where I have "?" there should be a driver letter.

[CD-ROM]
CDROMPath=?:\fury3\system\story
startupPodName=?:\FURY3\System\startup.pod
gamePodName=?:\FURY3\System\fury3.pod

Now you may see drive letters which were associated with the emulated Windows XP.  We want to associate your installation with your current version of Windows.  So associate your CDROMPath= to your CD/DVD/Blu Ray drive letter.  For me mine was drive F:.  Next you want to associate where you have Fury 3 installed.  Again for me mine was drive D:.  So after that is done it should look like this but again your letters will be different depending on your setup.

[CD-ROM]
CDROMPath=F:\fury3\system\story
startupPodName=D:\FURY3\System\startup.pod
gamePodName=D:\FURY3\System\fury3.pod

After that is done just click save and exit out of there.  Now open the game and you shouldn't have any errors and be able to play the game perfectly of course without the help feature.  I hope you enjoy playing this hidden gem its a part of my childhood and I'm glad I was able to play it again.





Thursday, March 21, 2019

Whitelist Fix for Playstation TV with Official Sony Firmware (PSTV)


You're looking at this cause you have a PSTV and you probably have a PS Vita game or app you want to use on the PSTV and can't.  Well yes of course I gotta fix for that and no you don't need HENkaku or other mods to get this to work all you need is official Sony firmware.  Also do take note I will not take any blame if your system messes up and also note that you can remove the whitelist patch which I will also discuss.  Also this isn't to play homebrew, emulators, pirated content etc... this is just to play official commercial content.

So first up there is a few things you need which include:

QCMA - https://codestation.github.io/qcma/

PSVimgTools Frontend - https://bitbucket.org/SilicaAndPina/psvimgtools-frontend/downloads/

USING QCMA

Now we begin with the first step.  First up go and open QCMA and then when the icon pops up in the taskbar right click on it and go to Settings.



When that pops up change the settings to what you see exactly in this screenshot.



BACKING UP YOUR PSTV

Next up you're going to want to go to your PSTV but first take out the memory card and then head to Content Manager.  From there scroll down to Backup.  Now if you have QCMA setup properly your PSTV should connect to your PC fine if not try and re-register your PC.  Now all you want to do is press the back up button under Backup Utility as seen in this screenshot.

Now that you have done that it should be quite a small file about 2mb's and of course it didn't take to long.  If you had a memory card in there it would have taken longer and may become an issue in the near future.

USING PSVIMGTOOLS FRONTEND

Alright so now we head on down to psvimgtool frontend.  Open it up and wait for the gui to pop up and click on Easy Installers as seen in this screenshot.



Once you have done that you have a new window select the Whitelister (white list hack).


Next select your PSN nickname (image not shown) and then the backup from your PSTV as seen in the screenshot below.  Yours maybe a different name but if you get lost follow the first 8 numbers example  year 2019- month 03- day 20. 

Click Patch whitelist and it will begin to install and a prompt should come up when its completed.  Once completed make sure the memory card is still not in the PSTV. 

RESTORING PSTV WITH WHITELIST HACK

Now head on back to the PSTV and go to Content Manager, Copy Content and click Restore under the Backup Utility. As seen in the screenshot above when we discussed backing up your PSTV.

Now the restore shouldn't take to long and you'll be prompted to keep the backup and I would keep it for future use for updating games and apps. Right after you've done that then turn off your PSTV.  Once you have turned off your PSTV pop back in the memory card.  Now you should be back at your main menu and now you can test out any PS Vita game and see if it runs.  It should work fine if you did all of the above do note this may or may not work for PSP and PSone games.

UNINSTALLING PSIMGTOOLS FRONTEND

If you're having problems with the psimgtool frontend uninstall it then go to C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming and find psimgtools-frontend folder and delete it.  Reinstall it and make a new backup with your PSTV and follow the guide for psimgtools frontend.

UPDATING AND INSTALLING DLC

Also note that by doing this you will not be able to update or install DLC for your games but there is a fix for that and again its quite simple.  Power off your PSTV take out the memory card after hold the power button until you get to Safe Mode.  Next click on 2. Rebuild Database.  This will completely remove the whitelist hack.  Power off put the memory card back in and by doing this you will now be able to update your games and install DLC.  


After doing this you will want to reinstall the whitelist.  Remember how I said you may want to reinstall the backup?  First turn off your PSTV take the memory card out. Next head on back to Content Manager, Copy Content, Backup Utility and then click Restore.  After restoring once again keep the backup.  Turn off the PSTV again stick the memory card back in and now you can go back to the main menu and use your PS Vita games and apps.

FINAL WORDS

I have done this and I am now able to use Netflix and Wipeout 2048 after fully updating them as seen in the screenshots below.  I hope this guide was helpful to you cause I was extremely happy when I was able to do this and play all my games that I purchased.  Also don't worry about losing your backup just make a new one and run psimgtools again.  Remember if psimgtools doesn't work then follow the step on uninstalling it.  If you have an extra PSTV without the whitelist hack or a PS Vita you can patch your apps that way without having to reinstall the backup.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

0x80070005 Microsoft Store Apps Fix (Win10)


I'm gathering you're here cause you got the error above seen in the screenshot.  Of course with Windows 8 - 10 you probably have come across a few issues involving the Microsoft Store.  I gotta fix for the 0x80070005 error now this may or may not work and this may work with other errors as well.

Remember that in doing this you're responsible for the actions you take.  I will not be held accountable if this messes up your system.

First off your going to want to download an app called Wise Force Deleter which is available here:
https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-force-deleter.html

Install and run.  After that you want to grab the folders for the certain app that is broken with in Wise Force Deleter.  For me it was the Movies and TV app so it would be under Microsoft.ZuneVideo available at C:\Program Files\WindowsApps.  So if you're having issues with the music app it might be Microsoft.ZuneMusic.  Not sure what other apps might be under but you can do a search on Google to relate your app to one of the folders.

Also make sure you select the right folders or you might mess this up but if you did it may work after the upgrade process.

Anyways if you see more then one folder attached to your app delete them.  Example being Microsoft.ZuneVideo has 4 folders.  So make sure you collect all four folders.  A pop up will come up asking you if you want to delete all sub folders and unlock and delete click yes.  Once you have selected the folders you want to delete click "Unlock & Delete".

Once done the folders should have disappeared. Now for the next step and this will take awhile depending on your hardware and your internet connection.  Download Media Creation Tool from the second link at the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10.  The second link will be the "Download tool now" button.

After that open the Media Creation Tool that you downloaded.  It will start collecting data for an upgrade.  After that click the upgrade button and head on to upgrading your Windows 10 operating system by clicking next.  Once complete go back to the Microsoft Store app and search for the app that was broken and click install.  Once you have done this the app should now go and install and be able to run again.

For me it was the Movies and TV app and as you can see from the screenshot that I took after fixing its running again.



Friday, March 15, 2019

Mario Paint Mouse Cursor (WIN)


Well Mario Day has come and passed.  Today I decided to mess around with mouse pointers for Windows.  I tried to find one for Mario Paint and I couldn't exactly find the perfect one.  So I decided to use the one Nintendo made and make it into a mouse pointer for Windows.  Do note that this mouse pointer I did not make its Nintendo's official pointer I just cropped it and turned it into a pointer for Windows.  This may work for all versions of Windows at least I know Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10 will work.

To use it go to settings select devices then select mouse.  On the far right of the screen you'll see "additional mouse options".  Click that and go to the pointers tab and then browse to where you downloaded your pointer and select it.  Apply and done you now have the Mario Paint pointer.

If you're at all interested in downloading it check out the link below.

https://goo.gl/32r52s

For all things related to Nintendo visit: www.nintendo.com