I’ve been playing league of legends A LOT lately and this addiction has made me install it on my secondary machine (the laptop) also.
During today’s season 3.1 patch update, I decided to try a trick that allows getting the update files while EU-west is still down. Somebody on reddit mentioned setting the SERVER to EU-NE would get the game updated while EUW is down. I tried this and the game happily downloaded like 80MBs of files. A while later i restart the LOL client and set the server back to EUW. All of a sudden I get an error that there’s something wrong with the game files (without any further information). Considering how shitty the League of Legends Adobe Air client is, I was not surprised.
I ran the repair function to fix the files but after 30 mins of ‘repair’ nothing happened. Here’s how an old backup saved me. I realized I had a month old RAR archive of my league of legends folder (i used that rar file to copy league of legends from my desktop to laptop). I just deleted the old league folder and extracted the month old RAR files. Launched the game and voila! it started updating the patch again (hey! its still better than spending hours staring at the repair files screen of the client).
The game just updated and it’s about time to get my daily fix
P.S. Kinda sad that I finished work in a hurry to save some extra time for my weekend league of legends session and most of the time got spent trying to fix/update the game but at least I get to play now . League is such an addictive game D:
Ever since the news of PS3 jailbreak since August, 2010, nearly every PS3, the PS3 jailbreak has become instantly popular.
Following are some easy steps about how to jailbreak your ps3.
First of all you need a device that can run the jailbreak code on your ps3. It can be one of the many supported USB devices like an iPhone, Android Phones, or the most convenient of all, a dedicated PS3 modchip or jailbreak dongle.
You can buy a PS3 modchip to jailbreak your ps3 for as low as $25-$35. Google around for modchips like ps3key, ps3break etc. They all work and all are in the $30 range.
After you’ve purchased a modchip, just follow the following easy steps to setup your PS3 for the first time.
Download BackupManager (This application needs to be installed on your PS3 from a usb flash drive). So just copy this file to a USB flash drive. Make sure the backupManager is in the root of the USB flash drive. (Do not use it yet)
Make sure the power cable to your ps3 is disconnected, and plug in the PS3 modchip via the USB port (make sure no other usb device is connected to the ps3 yet)
Press the power button on the front of the ps3, immediately followed by pressing the eject button. You should hear multiple beeps, that’d mean the modchip has worked successfully.
Now let the ps3 boot, after you see the XMB menu, insert the USB flash drive on the 2nd USB port of the ps3. Go to the games submenu and you will see a new Icon saying “Install Package”, select it and you will see the backupManager.pkg file.
Install the backupManager, after the installation is over, now you can see the new BackupManager application icon on your ps3 xmb menu. This backup Manager will now be used to copy and play downloaded ps3 games on your ps3 now. The ps3 is now jailbreak
Now, you might ask how to copy PS3 games to my ps3 now?
Well you’ve two options,
Either download PS3 games from the internet, from torrent websites as well as sites like rapidshare. I can’t link those here as it’ll be illegal.
Or Rent games from gameshops and make copies of those games via the BackupManager. You can return the orignal game discs after copying them and play the copied files from ps3 hard disk.
Here are some steps about how to copy ps3 game into the ps3 hard disk:
Plug-in the ps3 jailbreak modchip into one of the usb ports of PS3 (make sure the power cable of ps3 is disconnected).
Connect the PS3 power cable, and now press the power key on the front of the PS3, immediately followed by the Eject key. (you should hear multiple beeps which mean the ps3 has been successfuly jailbroken)
Now once the ps3 is booted, on the menu go to Games and select and launch the Backup Manager application that we installed in start of the tutorial.
Now insert the game disc into the ps3 that you want to copy into the ps3 hdd.
Press the [copy] button as show on the backup manager bottom. (the ps3 will copy the entire game from the blu-ray disc to the ps3 (it can take upto 30-60 minutes depending on game size). You can copy as many games as you want this way.
After the game(s) has been copied, Now you can play all these games from the ps3 hard disc, just by inserting any (random) PS3 game disc (it has to be original game). For example, i use my Tekken 6 original disc inside my ps3, with that disc i boot all the copied games from my ps3.
I will later on add steps how to copy games from PC to PS3 so you can play downloaded ps3 games that you got from internet.
Hope this helps. Enjoy your ps3 hacks and homebrew now.
That’s right, Rockstar released the official details and screenshots of the PC version of their highly anticipated GTA IV game. There are alot of new features being added to the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV and it will be superior in many ways compared to its Xbox360 and PS3 versions.
Rockstar’s Steve Hahnel showed off the some teaser info like more details and screens at Leipzig Games Convention today. So here’s whats new GTA IV’s PC version:
Much improved visuals (more polished compared to the Xbox360, PS3 versions)
Increased number of multiplayer count, so you can easily play gang-war sort of multiplayer games in GTA IV (hopefully).
If you’ve got the rig, Rockstar’s got the games to use it to full potential. GTA IV’s PC port will be support a max resolution of 2560×600. That alot of detail.
You can control camera view in replays, and can upload your replays to Rockstar’s social club for others to watch.
Multiplayer games can be defined more explicitely now. E.g. you can limit your death matches to a certain weapon only (no sniper cheatin, eh?)
Xbox360′s controller is being supported. I like using the analog stick for controlling vehicles, much smoother that way.
Following are the relesed screenshots by Rockstar today GTA 4 will be released for PC on November 18th, by the way. Hit the Read More link for more screenshots.
Here’s a fresh trailer showing Miss Lara Croft in action in her upcoming game, Tombraider: Underworld. There are still around 2+ months left to Underworld’s release, but things are heating up now. Last week we saw the released photo session of Lara’s Model Alison Carroll, now this video. The gameplay looks solid in the vid but I wont be makin’ any assumptions as it’d be too early, we’ll see that when the game is released. Here’s the released trailer.
Ok guys, take this with a grain of salt or two. This hacker called StreetskaterFU over at PS3HAX has apprently found a way to load Blu-Ray games off the PS3′s hdd. PS3HAX has confirmed as the claim being legit and people are actually confirming this hack as been working.
Well it sounds too good to be true, but if its really workin’ then its great news ‘the scene’. Currently its stated that the hack works for older games only. Games claimed to be working with this hack are Warhawk, Gran Turismo 5, COD3, MotorStorm & RFOM and that both legal and illegal copies can be played (should be bad news for $ony). Check out the following video of this hack in action if you want want to believe.
This is the first guide in the series about modifiying (modding) GTA: San Andreas. We’ll be starting modding by adding new vehicles with cool designs to GTA: San Andreas. There’ll be more guides about modding GTA sereis games here on TechLighten. Today, we’ll cover about replacing the default San Andreas cars with new, cool ones. We’ll be taking San Andreas’ Police Car as our replacement example. The default police car looks pretty dull as you can see in the image. But San Andreas is gonna rock after we replace this dull police car with a shiny new Aston Martin DB9 (designed by a friend, Jack).
Well no doubt Crysis is a real power-hungry game and I can understand about people being worried if their rigs would be able to handle the almighty follow up in the series, that is Crysis: Warhead. Fear not though, EA has just released the official system specifications and they are not THAT much extra-ordinarily demanding, just compare your rig, I know most of you will happily find yourself (and your beloved rig) in the safe-zone. Here are the official specs:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2.0 GHz
(2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vista)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
(Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory Storage: 15GB Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible ODD: DVD-ROM OS: Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Vista DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10
The official site is ready for pre-orders. Crysis: Warhead will be released on Sept, 12th in Europe, followed by a Sept, 16th release in North America. For some new screenshots of the game Read the rest of this entry »