Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / MISC (no matching category)
Author: Ahsaniqbal111 Total-Replies: 0
On a number of different occasions, people need to hide the control panel items so that anyone who uses the same computer won't be able to make unnecessary changes. It must however be kept in mind that even if the items are not visible, changes to computer settings can be made through different sources. But still, if the subjects from whom you are hiding the icons are non-professional and don't have much technical information, you can successfully achieve your goals. The ideal scenario would be the case of a father hiding "Add and Remove Programs" icon from the control panel so that his children cannot delete any necessary applications.
There are a number of ways in which this effect can be achieved. Let me explain them one by one.
1) By using third party applications
The easiest way to hide control panel items is using 3rd party tools like "Tweak UI". All you need to do is download this little tool and install it on your computer. After the installation is complete, run the tool. You will see a window as shown below.
On the left hand side, there are different classes of settings and on the right are the values. When you select the "control panel" option in the left, you will see that the right side will show the items of the control panel. Just uncheck the items you want to hide and you are done.
2) By changing the group policy
In the start menu, click on run. Type "gpedit.msc" and press enter. You will see a window as shown below.
Go to "User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel. You will see a number of different options on the left side. Double click the "Hide Specified Control Panel Applets". A new window will appear where you can edit the options of the command. Enable the command by selecting the "Enabled" radio button. Then click "show" button and add the name of ".cpl" file of the respective control panel item. Click "add" followed by "ok". Apply the settings by clicking "Apply". Confirm by visiting the control panel.
3) By Adding a Registry Value
In the run utility of start menu, type "regedit". The Registry Editor will open as shown in the image below.
Go to "HKEY_Current_User > Control Panel > Don't load". Right click on the right side of the window and create a new String value. The name of the value must be the same as the ".cpl" file of the respective control panel item. After naming the entry properly, double click on it and enter "No" in the Value Data textfield. Click "OK" and Restart the computer.
4) Through Command Prompt
This method is actually a duplicate of adding a registry value but in this case, instead of windows explorer, command prompt is used to create new registry values. Open the command prompt by typing "cmd" or "command" followed by enter in the run utility. After the command prompt opens, enter the following line of code and press enter.
CODEreg add "hkcu\control panel\don't load" /v [name of respective .cpl file] /t REG_SZ /d No
The red add command is used to create a new registry value. The next portion of the command tells the system to create the new value in that specific location. Normally we don't wrap the address in quotation marks but when the address contains spaces, they are used. The /v parameter is for value of the new registry entry. It should be the name of the corresponding ".cpl" file (without square brackets). /t parameter is for type and /d is for data.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Software / Freeware
Author: Steven9088 Total-Replies: 1
QUOTEIf you are looking for a program which will allow you to hide items from add\remove list in Control Panel and Start Menu items, you've come to the right place.
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You can use Hide Programs 1.0 to
* prevent others from uninstalling the programs you have installed
* prevent other users from knowing what programs you have installed
* remove the programs which cannot be uninstalled correctly to speedup loading Add\Remove programs list in Control Panel
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Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / Windows (All Versions)
Author: soleimanian Total-Replies: 13
How to disable or limit access to the Control Panel (Windows NT, 2000, XP)
1- Run Group Policy; for this click Start > Run > and type gpedit.msc and press OK.
2- In left side under User Configuration section select Administrative Templates and click on (+) and select Control Panel. In right side :
3- In Windows 2000 double click on Disable Control Panel and in Windows XP double click on Prohibit access to the Control Panel.
4- select Enabled and press OK.
To hide Control Panel items from Control Panel window:
1- double click on Hide Specified Control Panel Applets and select Enabled.
2- click on Show; in new window click Add.
3- to hide Control Panel items from Control Panel type its name in dialog box. For example : if you type System, Windows will hide System icon from Control Panel.
Note that Group Policy will hide Control Panel items from Control Panel, a professional user can type sysdm.cpl in Run dialog box and run System Properties.
Posted in Astahost / Asta ANSWERS!
Author: Ahsaniqbal111 Total-Replies: 3
Yesterday I wrote a tutorial "How to hide control panel items". In the tutorial section, it is stated as a guideline that the posts there will only become live after they are approved by the moderators. My tutorial is live and you can see it here, which means the it has been approved by the moderators. Ironically, I am not seeing any increase in mycents. This is leading me to ask the question whether there is any value of these how tos and tutorials as far as mycents are concerned.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / Windows (All Versions)
Author: Brian01001 Total-Replies: 3
Here are somme kool noob tricks you can do on windows Xp and maybe other verions. Havent tried on others yet. You do these AT YOUR OWN RISK. I TAKE NO RESPONSIBLITY FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THESE.
QUOTELock XP Workstation (#1)
You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same.
Remove Windows XP system software (#2)
XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.
New commands (#3)
For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creating and watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options -- they're all far too baroque to go into here.
Windows XP supports IPv6 (#4)
XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generation of IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type 'ipv6 install' into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruin your existing network setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at the command line to find out more. If you don't know what IPv6 is, don't worry and don't bother.
Kill tasks from the command line (#5)
You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot about what's going on in your system.
Enable ClearType by default (#6)
XP has ClearType -- Microsoft's anti-aliasing font display technology-- but doesn't have it enabled by default. It's well worth trying, especially if you were there for DOS and all those years of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat. To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entry
HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/ControlPanel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2.
Run program as different user (#7)
You can run a program as a different user without logging out and back in again. Right click the icon, select Run As... and enter the user name and password you want to use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need to have administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note that you can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects.
Speed up the Start Menu (#8)
The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appear, but you can speed things along by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0.
Rename multiple files at once (#9)
You can rename loads of files at once in Windows Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will be renamed to that name, with individual numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder you can arrange icons in alphabetized groups by View, Arrange Icon By... Show In-Groups.
Show covert art in Media Player (#10)
Windows Media Player will display the cover art for albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found the picture on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it.
Display Hibernate Option on the Shut Down dialog (#11)
For some reason, Hibernate isn't available from the default Shut Down dialog. But you can enable it simply enough, by holding down the SHIFT key while the dialog is visible. Now you see it, now you don't!
Enable ClearType on the Welcome Screen! (#12)
As laptop users and other LCD owners are quickly realizing, Microsoft's ClearType technology in Windows XP really makes a big difference for readability. But the this feature is enabled on a per-user basis in Windows XP, so you can't see the effect on the Welcome screen; it only appears after you logon.
But you can fix that. Fire up the Registry Editor and look for the following keys:
(default user) HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop \
FontSmoothing (String Value)
HKEY_USERS \ .Default \ Control Panel \ Desktop \
FontSmoothingType (Hexadecimal DWORD Value)
Make sure both of these values are set to 2 and you'll have ClearType enabled on the Welcome screen and on each new user by default.
Change User Picture (#13)
Click on the Icon at the top of the start menu. Select desired picture from resulting screen Windows 2000 style logon. To revert back to the Win2k style logon so you can log on as the administrator and other options, press ctrl+alt+delete twice at the logon screen. Change the location of the My Music or My Pictures folders:
In Windows 2000, Microsoft added the ability to right-click the My Documents folder and choose a new location for that folder in the shell. With Windows XP, Microsoft has elevated the My Music and My Pictures folders to the same "special shell folder" status of My Documents, but they never added a similar (and simple) method for changing those folder's locations. However, it is actually pretty easy to change the location of these folders, using the following method.
Open a My Computer window and navigate to the location where you'd like My Music (or My Pictures) to reside. Then, open the My Documents folder in a different window. Drag the My Music (or My Pictures) folder to the other window, and Windows XP will update all of the references to that folder to the new location, including the Start menu.
Protect Your Files From Unauthorized Users (#14)
Other users with permission to delete a file (users with Modify or Full Control permission) can't use your encrypted files-but they can make them difficult for you to use. Any such user can rename your files, which can make them difficult to find, and can also delete your files. (Even if the user merely deletes them to the Recycle Bin and doesn't remove them altogether, the deleted files are unavailable to you because you don't have access to any other user's Recycle Bin.) Therefore, if you're concerned about protecting your files from other authorized users as well as from a thief who steals your computer, you should modify the NTFS permissions to prevent any type of modification by other users.
Shutdown Your System in a Hurry (#15)
If you need to shut down in a hurry-or if a frozen application prevents you from shutting down in the normal ways-you can use the following procedure. Be aware, however, that you won't get an opportunity to save open documents. To perform an emergency shutdown, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to display Task Manager. Open the Shut down menu and hold down the Ctrl key as you click the Turn Off command. Poof! If your computer is part of a domain, the procedure is similar. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then hold down Ctrl when you click Shut Down. In this situation, you'll get a warning message pointing out-quite correctly-that this should be used only as a last resort.
Provide Personal Support (#16)
It never fails: when friends, co-workers, or family members discover that you're a Windows expert, you get pressed into service as an unpaid support technician. If the party asking for help is running any edition of Windows XP and has an active Internet connection, your job is much easier. Have the other person send you a Remote Assistance request; when you accept the request, you connect directly to their computer and can edit Registry settings, fix file associations, set System options, and perform just about any other troubleshooting or repair task, just as if you were sitting at the other person's desk.
Quickly Fix Connectivity Problems (#17)
Are you having trouble connecting to other computers on your local area network? If your network uses a hardware firewall that assigns IP addresses to each machine and you're certain you've configured all other components correctly, check to see whether the Internet Connection Firewall is enabled. That component can effectively block communication between PCs on the network.
Hack IE Title Bar (#18)
This can be an impressive bit of personalization. Use your name or moniker to brand Internet Explorer. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ and left-click on Main to change the string "Window Title" to whatever you wish.
Unload DLLs (#19)
To prevent Windows from caching DLLs after the program using them has closed, follow this procedure: Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\ then left-click on Explorer. Right-click (as above) and create the DWORD
AlwaysUnloadDLL with a value of 1. This requires a reboot to take effect. This will allow memory to be used more efficiently.
Registry Hacks (#20)
Editing the Windows Registry, while much more common now than in years past, is still not to be entered into lightly. You can break Windows, cause boot failure. I know you're gonna do it anyway; why else would you be reading this. Just be careful, OK?
These are few because, for the most part WinXP can be customized through the interlace or with third-party freeware (as above).
All of the tips below require running regedit. To do so, hit 'Start/Run' then type 'regedit' and follow the instructions.
Naturally, I take no responsibility for any damage or loss of data incurred in the remote possibility that something goes terribly wrong.
The Ultimate Appearance Tweak (#21)
Microsoft said: "You can connect up to 10 monitors to your Windows XP-based computer and display numerous programs or windows at one time. You can use your mouse to move items from one monitor to another. You can open a different file on each monitor. Or several. Or you can stretch one item across several monitors; so for example, you can see more columns in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, or the entire layout of a Web page, without scrolling." Consider it. Monitors and PCI video cards are pretty cheap now. Windows recognizes the addition & allows easy adjustments on the 'Display Properties/Settings' menu.
Save Streaming Media (#22)
It's cool to listen to MP3s (or watch movies) over the Internet. Often, saving this media, however, seems impossible. Hey, if it plays on your computer, it's on your hard drive. Once the file is fully loaded and with folder view set to show hidden and systems folders, searches for the media (.mp3 or .mpg). There it is!
Securing the Paging File (#23)
If you're truly concerned about the possibility of your computer falling into the wrong hands, you should be sure that you don't leave any tracks in the paging file. By default, when you shut down your system, the paging file remains intact. People who've access to your computer could conceivably look through the unencrypted paging file to find information they shouldn't have.
Assign a Keyboard Shortcut (#24)
Click in the Shortcut Key field and press a keyboard combination that you want to use for launching or switching to this program. The shortcut key you assign must consist of one character key (a letter, number, or symbol) plus at least two of the following three keys: Ctrl, Alt, and Shift. (If you press a character key only, Windows automatically adds Ctrl+Alt.)
Shortcut keys work only when assigned to a program shortcut on the Start menu, the Programs menu, or the Desktop. The shortcuts you define will not work if it conflicts with a combination used in the program whose window has the focus.
So there you go, some kool stuff you can do with windows. There are alot of other ones you can do also that are more advance but i wont get into then right now.
Sun Apr 13, 2008 New Discussion
Posted in Computers & Tech / Software / Business & Productivity
Author: dserban Total-Replies: 1
The article linked below is interesting if you've ever wanted to:
- Make custom PDF notepaper
- Convert files to PDF online
- Annotate PDF's with Skim
- Password protect PDF's
- Merge PDF files
- Edit PDF's with PDF Tools
- Speed up your PDF reader
- Manage your PDF library in iTunes
- Convert that whiteboard to PDF
- Save any document as a PDF
I found something interesting in it - I found how you can take just about any office document or image file and have it converted to PDF and sent to your e-mail address. The website to do that is:
I tested it with a text file and the result looks pretty good in my opinion, but I noticed that there is a file size limitation - 2 MB. Also, you are stuck with the "Letter" format - I haven't found an option for how to change that on the submit page.
Like I mentioned in other articles, I use the free PrimoPDF print driver and I'm pretty happy with it. This whole online conversion thing is for when I might be away from my PC or just using someone else's PC on a one-time basis.
The article also served as a refresher for how to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader - move the accessibility API file from the plug_ins directory to the Optional directory and Reader will start up a lot faster.
Open any PDF using Adobe Acrobat or Reader 8. Unless you view it in full-screen mode, you are very likely seeing a set of icons to the left side of the page - icons almost as big and loud as the copies I’ve posted here on the left.
In version 8, these icons provide access to a variety of systems that may be available within the document. The most familiar of these Navigation Panes are bookmarks and thumbnails, but there are at least 14 altogether, not including auxiliary panes. Click on a navigation pane button and the corresponding pane opens to the right.
Prior to version 8, navigation pane buttons consisted of tiny demure gray folders with overlapping hard-to-read labels nestled together on the upper left edge of the page. The design didn’t really help users switch between panes, but these little labels were so small and quiet they made virtually no impact on the presentation of the page, and were easily ignored.
To HIDE the Navigation Pane Buttons, so your uses don’t suffer them when you don’t want them to, simply check Hide Window Controls in the Document Properties (Control-D) Initial View dialog. In Acrobat 8, this switch has effect of hiding both the navigation pane buttons AND the split-window icon and vertical scroll bar on the right side of the page. Critically, this feature may be managed on any number of PDF files at once using a simple Batch Process in Acrobat Professional.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Software / System Tools & Utilities
Author: ganeshn11 Total-Replies: 10
Hi guys and gals, I started this new topic to tell you people that all those online optimizing softwares are a bunch of spywares, I have benn using this software/utility for quite some time (2 years till now) and this software has proved me that its the best available at the market.
Let me spoil the secret before you even read the article!
I use a software named...Yamicsoft WinXP Manager.
Its a all-in-one utility to tweak, optimize, tweak, tune up and clean up your Windows XP, it bundles more than 28 different utilities in one and help your system faster and more stable, secure and personal! It will increase you system speed, improve system security and suit your idea! Be compatible with Windows XP SP2 entirely (OS= Microsoft Windows XP only)!
I have jotted down some of the useful points about WinXP Manager, here they are.
Get detailed system and all hardware information on your system; helps you to find out the missing Registration codes of Microsoft product; show all detailed information of running processes and threads on your machine; WinXP Manager offers optimization Wizard feature for the user without having any advanced knowledge.
Tweak your system to improve windows startup and shutdown speed; monitor and free your Physical Memory; tweak your hardware to increase system speed and performance; disable some unnecessary services which start with windows; repairs Internet Explorer and certain other System Components to restore these functions.
Find out which files or folders engross your disk space and shown with chart; Find and clean junk, unnecessary wallpaper and screen saver files to increase Hard Disk space; Registry Cleaner can easily checks your registry and repair incorrectly linked registry entries, automatically remove invalid entries; Registry Defrag rebuilds and re-indexs your registry to reduce application response time and registry access time; smart uninstaller can uninstall and logoff installed programs neatly.
Control what is started on Windows startup; edit context menus of mouse Right-Clicking; customize system desktop, menus, toolbar and notifications settings, change Windows logon background; change system icons; custom OEM information; automatically change your desktop wallpaper on background.
You can improve desktop, menus, control panel, windows logon securities, and enable numerous hidden performance options of system, disable system updates and error reports; hide and restrict to access drives, specify which applications are not allowed to be executed on your computer; encrypt/decrypt and shred files, camouflage folder to hide its content from Windows explorer, change the location of system folders; Privacy Protector can maintain your personal privacy by eliminating the tracks that you leave behind; create lots of randomization password once.
Optimize your Internet connection speed, manage all shares items, search for and find out opened ports on your system; Tweak your Internet Explorer easily; backup all data in Outlook Express; automatically check the invalid URLs in your favorites and parse domain name; Message Sender can easily send messages to others.
Show the collection of Windows utilities; control your computer when you're not at home; apply XP visual style to any Windows applications; appoint logging on time of any account users.
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Posted in Computers & Tech / Internet and Websites
Author: Trekkie101 Total-Replies: 19
Right ive gone to reply to this so many times but didnt but now im going to, moonwitch you already know my feelings on this so you dont have to listen to my rant.
QUOTEI've noticed how much Mozilla Firefox looks really like Internet Explorer.
EH?!?!?!? it doesnt, all rbowsers need an address bar and some menus but it doesnt look like Internet Explorer, infact its radically different, why do all OS's look the same? A mac and windows, linux could all be compared but we know they dont actually look the same, similar yes but a Mac or KDEor Gnome dont look like windows, similar in appaerance and functionality but dont actually look the same, the same case is with firefox, yes similar interface but doesnt look like IE in any way.
QUOTEIt seems that the only thing they did was change the buttons, add RSS, and tabs
RSS takes a bit of coding to pull off and tabs is quite a major lot of code, I would hardly shrug it off as a simple thing. Also, bookmarks, history, control panel all are different are they not? View source, downloads etc? are all different.
Gecko? you do know theres an entire engine thats a complete own coded thing that doesnt use any IE code.
Thank you qwijibow you got it right.
Sorry for the rant but a lot of people are finding as many way as possible to either bad mouth firefox or pretend its something else. Take the recent java exploit for example.
Point: Firefox doesnt look like internet explorer.
Posted in Others / Gaming / Fighter Games
Author: ProtoMan.EXE Total-Replies: 0
Relatively straightforward - head to the right and destroy the enemies. If you prefer to just sneak past, change back into Humanoid form - as the others explain later, Serpan's mechs in the Inner Areas will not attack human beings, so these will just flutter about or walk about aimlessly. They can still harm you if you touch them, however, and since you can't dash in Humanoid form, it may just be easier to blast your way through the enemies. It's probably better to just fight your way through, if only to make sure you're used to the control scheme and to warm-up on your reaction timings. You'll probably notice a series of upward ledges near the end of this area, but you can ignore those for now - they just lead up to a door you can't open just yet. Head through the shutters to A-2.
Pretty much more of the same, with a couple slightly stronger enemies here, like the Cutting Gyros (little guntanks with propellors) and the Beyond 44s (spinning wheels). Just blast or dodge your way past to fight the boss, the big snake Mechaniloid that attacked earlier.
Boss Fight: Giga Aspis (ギガアスピス)
HP: 2 Bars
Weak Point: N/A (Head is only part of the body susceptible to attacks)
Acid Ring - Giga Aspis spits a small ring of four green balls at you. This attack is signalled by the lights along his body lighting up sequentially. Aspis spits at the location you were standing when he opens his mouth, so stay on one side until he fires, then dash to the other.
Rock Fling - Giga Aspis turns around and slithers off-screen. A second later, his tail will reappear and smash the ground, causing three boulders, randomly small or larger, to fly out at you. The boulders can be destroyed.
Lunge - Giga Aspis will rear back a bit and lunge forward, covering most of the ground except the area right in front of where he was "standing" before he lunged. Standing here and ducking is the only way to dodge this attack.
Strategy: Generic opening stage boss - if you've played almost any other Rockman game from the SF/SNES generation on, you know what you're up against here. His body is armored, and thus immune to all forms of attack, but the head is not so well-protected. Fire charge shots and dodge his well-telegraphed attacks.
After defeating Giga Aspis, head right and enter the door, and you'll find your first Save Point. A short story scene will follow, and Fluub will ask if you want to save your game. Regardless of your choice, more talking will follow, and you will now be able to access the TransServer. As of right now, this is your only TransServer, and thus you can't teleport to another one. You can, however, save your game and accept Missions, and it will of course refill your Life Energy and restore your extra lives should you have lost any. The following two Missions are available at this time:
It's easiest to do the two missions in order, so let's start with the first mission. Accept the Mission and head to the right.
You're in the second section of A-2 now, and you should notice that it's relatively small. You should also notice the large giraffe-like enemies. Near as I can tell these are immortal (even if you destroy the heads, they regenerate), so just ignore them. Head to the left to find the ledge low enough for you to jump up and reach, go up and follow the ascending slope. Eventually you should find a cave door, which you should enter. The cave leads to Area B-1.
Mission 01: ジルウェのそうさく
Objective: Pick up the four Computer Chips, and find Jirue.
Upon entering this area, a short dialogue will ensue, but it's nothing significant. Another straightforward area, just keep heading right, destroying enemies as they appear. Along the way you'll see strange items - these are Computer Chips, and there are four of them along the path in this area. They're story items, so just collect them, as you'll give them to Prairie later. They're all right on the path forward, so you would almost have to actively try to not see them. Just pick them up as you go. Ignore the ledges upward and the doors, as they either cannot be opened, lead to doors that cannot be opened, or are dead-ends. The first door on the path, however, does have a full life-refill tank in it, so if you desperately need health, stop there for it. Otherwise, proceed to the shutters, and Area B-2. You should have two of the four Computer Chips before proceeding.
And now we have ladders. Just keep going, picking up the computer chip near the second Beyond 44. Eventually you'll see a ladder going down at the lowest point between two slopes. At the bottom is a door that leads to another TransServer room - stop here if you need a health/life refill, or want to save your progress. Whether or not you stop here now though, remember this location, since you'll be going through it relatively soon. At any rate, keep heading right, picking up the last Computer Chip and going down one last, enemy-free downward slope. You should find yourself on a flat plane, until you are interrupted by the passing of an airship. This airship is the boss of the Mission.
Boss Fight: War Raia (ウォーライア)
HP: 2 Bars
Weak Point: N/A
Crate Drop - War Raia will drop three crates in a stack. Two of the crates will shoot small energy balls at you.
Strategy: You can't directly attack War Raia, as your Buster can't shoot upward. However, this boss's own attack strategy provides his downfall - when he drops the crates, one of them will not attack you. Shoot this one until it explodes, and it will cause the pile of crates to explode and shoot up into the air. The pile of crates being launched into the air, should they connect with the War Raia, deal a significant amount of damage to it. The easiest way to take advantage of this is to fully charge the X-Buster, then waste the first shot. The second, stronger shot can destroy the weak crate in one shot if it connects. Wait for War Raia to drop the crates, then as soon as the third crate is dropped, fire your second shot at the weak crate. It should destroy the pile before it can even fire a shot, and should connect with War Raia, as it doesn't have the time to move out of the way. After 4 hits, your portion of the fight is over.
The War Raia doesn't seem to be ready to go down just yet, but a red flash leaps by, and with a fierce slash cuts down the War Raia. The red character reveals himself to be the one chosen by Model Zet, and is none other than your senpai, Jirue! Dialogue ensues, and your Mission is now complete. The closest TransServer is the one on the bottom of the ladder you passed, so head back that way. Use the top option on the TransServer to report your Mission as complete - you'll get your EC reward of 250 Crystals. Accept the one remaining Mission, and head right into Area C-1.
Mission 02: ガーディアンのテスト
Objective: Locate the four Guardian members hiding in the city, and get the Proof of passing the test.
Head right and down the ladder. Talk to the Guardian member here, who will brief you on your mission. Head to the right, and enter the first door-style entrance you see. The first Guardian member will be right in front of you, so talk to her. She'll teleport out, so leave the room and head right, entering the next door you see. You should see a small passage that will require you to crawl through - switch back to Humanoid form if you weren't already in it, and crawl through. Chat up the kid, who will then teleport out. Jump up on the ledge and crawl through and head back out. You've got a bit of a walk from here to the next Guardian member, so just head right. Head past the van stalled on top of a ladder, and past the building it's situated in front of. The next door-style entrance you can enter should lead to a wide open room with two Metools and a cowardly Guardian member. However, if you enter in a combat form, he'll run away scared from the now active Mets. Enter the room in Humanoid form and jump over the Mets, and talk to him to get him to teleport out safely. Leave and head to the right, crawling under the overpass, and head through the shutters to Area C-2.
Another straightforward run, just head straight right, crawling under trucks as necessary. Alternatively, you could go through in battle form, triggering the Mechaniloids in the background to attack, but it doesn't make that big a difference. Eventually you should reach a building with holes in the walls requiring you to crawl after passing the second truck. Crawl through, as in one of the areas between the walls is the fourth Guardian member. Keep heading right to find the Guardian member who briefed you initially, who will give you the Plush Toy, the proof of passing the test. Behind him, in the room marked "DATA", you will find a red save point - at these save points, you can accept/quit/report Missions, as well as save your game, but cannot teleport you. You can use this one to report your Mission and save your game, but whether or not you do, you'll need to return to the TransServer between B-2 and C-1 to continue the game. Head back that way and access the TransServer, and choose to warp to a different TransServer. A new destination should have opened up - Area X-1, the Guardian Base. Warp there.
A short dialogue scene will occur here, where you hand over the Computer Chips and Plush Toy to Prairie, proving your accomplishment of the two Missions. After the scene, head out the door and head left to the Bridge. Another long cut scene will occur, wherein Prairie formally introduces herself. After the scene, head right into the hallway, entering the first door (the one between the Bridge and the TransServer room). Another short dialogue scene will occur where you hand over Model X to Fluub the mechanic, who analyzes and returns it. However, alarms go off, and you return to the bridge. Basically, Irregulars have made it into the city somehow and are causing havoc in Area D. Your character, having his/her grudge against the Irregulars, storms off to Area D to fight them and to protect the innocents.
Upon your arrival in Area D, there will be another short dialogue. Afterward, press forward, and shoot the control panel at the end of the road - a bridge will lower. Keep going right until you find the wounded Guardian member, then head through the shutter to D-2.
More of the same broken road and new enemies. Keep progressing. Eventually, you'll run into a scene familiar to X series fans - you'll be attacked by a floating bee-like helicopter, the King Flyer, which you must fire on to force to move forward, until it ends up in the middle of the bridge, at which point it will explode and bring the bridge down with its remains. Of course, going past it leads to the second one, which floats a little bit higher up, but is otherwise identical. The only other thing along the path that might throw you off is another X1 homage - some of the ledges, which are easily identified by the myriad cracks, will fall should you stand on them. Just keep moving and eventually you'll hit another story scene with a group of mysterious strangers surrounding Jirue. They'll teleport away, and you'll be forced to fight Jirue in Model Zet form.
Boss Fight: Jirue - Model Zet (ジルウェ － モデルZ)
HP: (2 bars)
Weak Point: N/A
Piercing Strike - Jirue will dash forward, stabbing with the Zet-Saber.
Wide Slash - Jirue's eye will flash, and he will leap forward and strike with a rather wide Zet-Saber strike.
Charge Slash - Jirue will slash at the ground with a charged Zet-Saber slash, causing two boulders to crash out of the ground. He seems to only use this attack when his HP dips below half.
Rising Wave - Jirue will draw the Zet-Saber and drive it into the ground and stand still, causing thin waves of energy to rise out from the ground for a second. After the first waves go off, two new waves will appear slightly farther away from him, repeating two more times. The waves are telegraphed by a split-second flash of light where they will strike.
Zet Strike - Jirue will jump up in the air and perform three dashing strikes to make the shape of a letter Z. He can start this attack from either side, and if he starts from the right, it will be a backwards Z.
Strategy: Jirue is a relatively easy fight, as he is not only telegraphs most of his attacks, he has relatively long rest periods. Furthermore, most of his attacks are only effective at melee range, and while the battlefield IS small, it's easy to keep a safe distance and to blast away at him with charged shots. Keep your distance, and the fight is yours.
After your victory, Jirue will get struck down by a purple bolt of lightning, and the mysterious trio shows their presence. A long dialogue scene ensues, with the end result being that Van/Eeru borrows the power of Model Zet and combines the power of the two Live Metals, thus giving birth to Rockman Model Zeks (ZX). Head a bit to the right for more dialogue, and your character pledging to help Guardian in their fight against Serpan Company.
Chapter ２： Recover The Live Metals!
You'll find yourself on the bridge of Guardian Base again, being briefed by Prairie. Basically, this is where you figure out what your main objective is - to destroy the Live Metal Model V, a mysterious Live Metal that not only is controlling the Irregulars, but is being desperately sought after by Serpan. While it's exact location is unknown, it was sealed away behind a door by the six Live Metals and their passcodes. Unfortunately, Serpan's group recovered the passcode data from Models X and Zet after the previous fight, and they already have the other four Live Metals. To break the seal, the other four passcodes will be needed - in other words, the other Live Metals must be recovered. Serpan has split each of the Live Metals in his possession in two, creating two powerful Repliroids, called Forceroids, from each. The Missions from here on out will be to head to Outer Areas to hunt down and terminate the Forceroids, and recover the Live Metals in the process.
Although there are eight Forceroids, you can only access four of the Missions at a time, as you must acquire the first half of a Live Metal before you can challenge the Forceroid with the second half - in other words, you'll need to defeat HighBolt the Raptoroid before you can challenge Hurricane the Wolveroid's Mission. Beyond this restriction, you may take on the Missions in any order. However, be advised that after your fourth Mission is complete, regardless of which Mission it is, you will be temporarily unable to take on new Missions, due to an emergency situation type stage (see Chapter 3 for details), so if there's a Live Metal you definitely must have or one you need at full power before then, make sure to challenge those Missions immediately, giving yourself time to accumulate the Crystals necessary to repair the Live Metals if necessary. Also be advised that Fluub won't do Live Metal repair while you're mid-Mission, so be sure that whatever Live Metal you get from your fourth Mission won't be in immediate need of repair.
Alright, I will list the Missions here in the order you'll see them initially on the Take a Mission screen, and cover each in turn. You most certainly do not have to do the Missions in this order, so make sure to skip around this guide to reach the section you need.
発電所の調査 （はつでんしょのちょうさ - Power Plant Investigation）
ソウナンシャのたんさく (Search for Survivors)
イレギュラーのげきたい (Repel the Irregulars!)
ライブメタルのついせき (Pursue the Live Metal!)
Objective: Investigate the Power Plant's secret.
Reward: 200 EC
Target Area: Area E
How to Reach: Area E connects from Area C-2, the second half of the town. Simply head all the way to the right, past the fountain, and enter the door to E-1.
Prairie will brief you, and you can proceed with the mission. Another simple area, just keep going forward, destroying the enemies as you go. Proceed through the shutter to Area E-2.
The first thing you'll notice upon entering this area is that there are paths along the ground along which electric sparks travel. As you've probably guessed, these hurt quite a bit. Do your best to not step in those areas, or only go through right after the spark passes. The other main obstacles in this area are spinning wheels of four electrified rods that will be rotating. Obviously, these also hurt, and you should time your run through to go in between rods, as if you were trying to go through a set of automatically rotating doors. The first two are fairly self-explanatory, but the third is rotating in the opposite direction you need to proceed. However, this is also pretty simple, as all you need to do is hit the nearby switch to reverse the direction. The fourth and final wheel is already rotating in the direction you need it to go thanks to your prior switch-hitting, but there is another switch you can use here too. Sneak past to reach Area E-4.
Another straightforward run, until you hit the wheels. Basically, the turning wheels lower you until you fall to the ground below. This is not deadly, as there IS ground below. However, if you want to make the rest of the level a LOT easier, you should jump across the wheels to reach the area on the opposite side. If you don't care and/or want to challenge yourself, go ahead and fall down the wheels, and move a little to the right.
After crossing the wheels, destroy the Face Electric monster, and walk through the covered paths to the right. Enter the door to Area E-3.
The main attraction here is conveyor belts, some of which drop enemies. Kill them and get to the end to find a ladder leading to a dead end with a strange, glowing machine. Smash it, and you should hear machines powering down. Head on up to find the conveyors all stopped, and every other moving/electrical obstacle in the level disabled. Head back to the wheel section of E-4 and drop down to continue.
Whether or not you disabled the obstacles, keep moving past the wheel section. Eventually you'll reach a downward sloping staircase of sorts. There is a ledge to the upper-right with another Face Electric enemy and a Sub-Tank, which there's really no reason not to get, but is not necessary. Continue onward, climbing up the ladder to the door to Area E-6 and the mid-boss.
Mid-Boss Fight: Crash Impact
Charge - The mid-boss will charge forward and attempt to ram you with it's spiked roller.
Energy Beam - The mid-boss will charge up the cannon at it's front and unleash a large, powerful blast of energy. If you hit the boss enough while it charges this attack, it may lose the charge and fail to initialize.
Strategy: This is not at all a hard fight, and is probably just there to make you realize that just because you're now using Zero's body doesn't mean you should only rely on the Saber. The boss spends the battle attempting to ram into you or use it's beam cannon on you. If you're on the wall when it rams into it, you'll get temporarily stunned. Other than that, just keep blasting it with the Buster and it should fall fast.
Continue past the mid-boss to find yourself back in E-4, in that little previously unreachable area between the Sub-Tank and the mid-boss door. Go through the other door here to Area E-5.
Notice the huge amount of Cyber Elves in the background? That's what Prairie is talking to you about (Eeru notes that it's the same thing that Jirue turned into when he died). Basically, you now have discovered the secret of this power plant - using Cyber Elves to generate energy. Now all you gotta do is stop it. Get going.
If you didn't destroy the generator earlier, this area is full of those spark lines, only many are vertical now. Time your runs through if you didn't bother with the generator. You'll also notice some very irritating cannons that fire every so often. These can be "aimed" by hitting them to change the angle, and they can destroy each other, as well as enemies. Keep going until you hit the last obstacle of the area, falling platforms. Each of these platforms has a base, which is the lowest point it will fall to. However, if you missed the generator, they are electrocuted. Cross the platforms and go through the shutter at the end of the bottom passage for Area E-7, and the boss.
A short walk to the right, and a flashy, lens-flare causing entrance from HighBolt the Raptoroid. Get ready for a fight!
Boss: HighBolt the Raptoroid (ハイボルト・ザ・ラプタロイド)
HP: (2 bars)
Weak Point: Wings
Charge - HighBolt drops, then charges forward.
Laser Rain - HighBolt streaks across the screen diagonally, leaving his claws in the corners. The claws float and fire bolts, slowly changing directions.
Swing Shockwave - HighBolt swings his wings in a three-hit pattern, and on the third swing shoots a small shockwave at you.
Spin Formation - HighBolt descends, detaches his claws, electrifies them, and causes them to circle him. They then fire out bolts of electricity, first high and low, then two middle, then high and low again. He then charges forward. Easiest way to dodge would be to switch to Humanoid and duck in the low part of the battlefield.
Lightning Rain - HighBolt flies across the battlefield, raining a lightning bolt on you. It takes time to recharge, and so it will be off for a split second during the run.
Reflection Laser - HighBolt goes to the top middle of the screen and aims six targetting lasers at the ground. After a second, these lasers are replaced by energy beams that hurt quite a bit. Stand in between.
Strategy: HighBolt's a relatively easy boss, whether or not you're going for a high level finish. Making the fight even easier is the fact that he's weak to Ice, and thus you can take advantage of LX's OIS to finish him even faster. All his attacks are relatively easy to dodge, and by the third or so time you fight him, you should be able to beat him without a scratch. Defeating HighBolt gets you the first half of the Model H Live Metal.
With HighBolt's defeat, you now have the air-dash capable Model H, as well as access to Area I, site of the Mission to get the second half of Model H. Head right and enter the door to access the TransServer as well as Area I.
Objective: Locate the source of the distress signal.
Reward: 200 EC
Target Area: Area F
How to Reach: Area F connects from Area B-3, which is reached from B-1. At the cliffside with multiple doors, ascend the ledges and enter the cave at the top. Use an attack that can hit up to hit the red switch, opening up the path, and follow the path up to a shutter that leads to Area F-1.
Upon arrival, Prairie will brief you on the mission. Proceed forward through the level until you find an area with three Face Freezes and three paths above them. Go up the middle one and continue on to Area F-2.
You'll be going for a bit of a swim here, and unfortunately, your responses will be a little lagged in the water. Thankfully, this is a pretty simple area without any tricky jumps, and your path does NOT take you through that scary looking tunnel lined with spikes. Blast your way through the blocks and anemone robots, going right and up to find the shutter. You'll find yourself in Area F-3.
Upon entering the area, a short dialogue will ensue. Afterwards, you'll need to start going upwards, so head right to start the path. Near the beginning of this area, you'll notice a door with red bars across - you cannot enter this room just yet, but remember where it is, as you'll be coming back very soon. At the end of your ascent, you'll see a door blocked off by some blocks. Blast through and enter to fight the mid-boss.
Mid-Boss Fight: Crash Impact
Spike Smash - If you get dragged too close to the mid-boss's front, it will attempt to crush you with the spiked rollers on the front.
Energy Beam - The mid-boss will charge up the cannon at it's front and unleash a large, powerful blast of energy. If you hit the boss enough while it charges this attack, it may lose the charge and fail to initialize.
Strategy: This is not at all a hard fight, and is probably just there to make you realize that just because you're now using Zero's body doesn't mean you should only rely on the Saber. The boss will be moving in place, which might seem stupid, but it's doing it to make the conveyor-belt like ground pull you forward so it can run you over or smash you. Just cling to the wall or jump to deal with this, all the while charging the Buster and letting loose on the front cannon. About halfway through the cannon will become dented, and the mid-boss will soon start driving even faster in a desperate attempt to pull you in. Continue until the truck explodes.
After destroying the mid-boss, head right and into the door. You'll have found the source of the signal, but there's no one there - just a plot-significant data disk. A long scene will ensue, and you'll try to find the rest of the data disk. The lock on the door on the bottom of Area F-3 is now released, so go down the path until you arrive at the door and enter to Area F-4.
Another water area follows, but it's quite short. Just watch your jumps, as there are quite a few spike traps. You'll soon find the boss shutters, leading into Area F-5.
In the antechamber, charge any weapons you want to charge, and/or switch to an appropriate Live Metal - it's boss time! Head through the shutter to meet the misleadingly small and cute-appearing Luaarl, and get ready for a fight.
Boss: Luaarl the Abyssroid (ルアール・ザ・アビスロイド)
HP: (2 bars)
Weak Point: Head (smaller body)
Ice Slasher - Luaarl will shoot off small icicles at you as s/he goes up and down. The icicles are fired in sets of two, with one going forward, the other at a 45 degree angle downwards. The easiest way to dodge would be to go close to her position for the first three shots, then jump and stay up until she fires off the bottom and second from the bottom shots before landing underneath in the blindspot again.
Snowflake - Luaarl fires a snowflake along the top of the area, dropping smaller flakes that turn into ice crystals if they hit the ground. Being hit by these will freeze you. The icicle always leaves a single safe spot, so use that and use a charge shot to break the rest.
Torpedo - Luaarl will attempt to suck you in, and draw up it's main body to fire a torpedo at you. It will also continue to fire it's smaller icicles while doing so.
Abyssal Charge - When Luaarl takes too much damage or sometimes when Van/Eeru gets too close, Luaarl's main body charges forward and attempts to bite them.
Chill Beam - Luaarl descends to the ocean floor and charges up to create a large icicle, then propels it by an energy beam. The icicle can be pushed back by your own attacks.
Strategy: OK, schizo much? Luaarl is a total headjob, but that doesn't mean s/he is going to be a pushover. Luaarl's got a variety of attacks, a good number of which are tricky to completely dodge, and all do decent damage, some even freezing you. Also, be advised that there's a reason it's on a line - the Luaarl you attack and see for the most part is only a smaller part of a much larger body. In fact, Luaarl is an anglerfish-like Repliroid, and the personality and such seem stored in the small body located where the light would be on such a fish. Some of Luaarl's attacks invoke the main body, and as such, one should be sure to be aware of it's presence.
One strategy could be to charge in and Saber away at it, taking advantage of it's weak point to do more damage, while at the same time temporarily destroying it and interrupting any attack it might have been performing for the main body's charge. Those going for the high Level finish might find it easier, however, to play a distance game, sniping Luaarl with the Buster to keep from hitting the weak point. At any rate, do your best to dodge Luaarl's attacks, but don't relent on the offensive either - this is a fight you want to end fast, before Luaarl's attacks add up. Keep up a constant barrage on the smaller body, and victory should be yours, along with the Model L Live Metal.
After Luaarl's defeat, it will go through one more schizo speech before exploding, leaving behind Model L, the Live Metal based on Leviathan of the Shitenou. A dialogue will ensue, and you'll gain the use of the Model L. Head right to find a TransServer, from which you can report the Mission and leave the area.
Objective: Rescue the civilians from the burning building.
Reward: 400 EC
Target Area: Area G
How to Reach: Area G is reached from the far right end of Area D-3.
No opening briefing, as it's pretty obvious what's going on as soon as you arrive. The place is on fire, but the fires can be dispelled by HX's charge shots. Not that they need to be. Keep pressing onward, and you should meet a Guardian member. Press on to G-2.
Here's where the rescue mission really starts. Basically, you'll need to chat up the people here to teleport them to safety. Of course, as you've already seen, the townsfolk don't trust cosplayers, so you'll need to switch to Humanoid form. Luckily, they're all BLIND AS HELL, so you can transform right before their eyes and they'll never realize it. The Guardian members, of course, can be chatted up in any form. After saving enough people, the top door will open up allowing you to proceed, but why not save everyone? Check every door, and don't forget to jump on the windowsills and press Up - you'll enter them like doorways, often finding trapped civilians or Guardians. It's pretty straightforward, so after you're done, just go all the way up and through the door.
Kill stuff, keep moving. Go through the windowsill area to get across the gap. Keep going through the shutter to G-5.
Not much new here. Just keep moving, and when the path is blocked by fire, slide down the building and destroy a Face Flame and you can move through there if you want to conserve HX's OIS energy (which is the boss' weakness). Head through the shutter for a fight.
Boss: Fistleo the Predatoroid (フィストレオ・ザ・プレデトロイド)
HP: (2 bars)
Weak Point: Head
Healing Charge - Before Fistleo attacks, he usually charges up, healing himself.
White Flame - Fistleo glows white and creates balls of energy that appear where you're standing.
Fall Ceiling - Fistleo will leap up and strike the two flaming blocks of ceiling, causing them to fall. He then dashes through all of them to attack you.
Flame Dash - Fistleo charges forward, leaving a burning trail, and the wall he strikes will have flames travel up it.
Five Fires - Fistleo turns into a flame and lunges across half the screen, generating four fireballs, two above and two below him. He will come down, and these continue.
Strategy: This guy is a ranker's nightmare - not only is his body horribly hard to hit without hitting his weak point, he heals himself quite often. Beyond that, not terribly remarkable - moves a bit, decently fast, and he'll be all over the place if you let him... but he's elementally weak to HX, so just zap the crap out of him.
After you've extinguished Fistleo, Model F will grant his services to you. Head right to find a TransServer.
Objective: Recover the Live Metal from the Forceroid.
Reward: 200 EC
Target Area: Area H
How to Reach: Area H connects to Area A-3. Head to Area A-1 and ascend the ledges near the shutter to A-2, and go through the yellow door to find A-3. Move right and go up the ledges, then pass through the door to reach H-1.
Prairie briefs you, while your character spaces out. Head forward. Jump on the train if you want it to get going, though it doesn't really matter. Just go forward until you find the shutter.
Mid-Boss Fight: Metool Powered
Met Defense - Metool Powered will retract into it's helmet. Like any good Met, it's immune to most any form of attack while in this state, and certainly to any you can muster.
Hover Tackle - While in Met Defense, Metool Powered may start to hover, then move to your current position before setting down. Switch to Humanoid form and crawl under it.
Mini Mets - Metool Powered will release small, mini-Mets, which take a single hit to fell. It tends to jump from side to side while doing so.
Strategy: Holy deja vu, Batman! It's a giant Metool!
....Just blast it. Dodge the Hover Tackle, shoot the little Mets. This guy's not hard at all.
Van/Eeru will freak out when they fail to find the Live Metal on the Metool Powered. Prairie asks what's wrong, and s/he freaks out on her. Prairie tells him/her to calm down, and wonders what's up. Van/Eeru straightens up and spills the beans - this very amusement park is where their mother was killed in that Irregular attack ten years ago. Some platonic WAFF cheering up later, you resume the mission. Head right, past the purple door (this leads to L-1, the next PX Mission area), and to H-3.
This place is formatted like one of those crane games, only whoever's operating it is actually good at it, as they almost always manage to get a prize into the hole. Unfortunately, that prize COULD be you - the cranes will pick you up if they can, damaging you and possibly killing you if they drop you in the hole. Doesn't help that the dolls slow down your movement. Proceed quickly, killing bugs as you go. If you see a shiny candy get grabbed by a crane, pick it up - it's an Item A, a minor healing item. Keep moving forward, jumping carefully when you get to the blimp area (Model HX really helps out here). Head through the shutter to H-4 and the boss.
You're almost done with the Mission - just time to deal with an irritating little monkey.
Boss: Purpril the Mandoroid (パープリル・ザ・マンドロイド)
HP: (2 bars)
Weak Point: Arms
Iron Balls - Purpril hurls two metal balls, which bounce around a bit before exploding.
Mine Toss - Purpril drops some mines, which explode shortly after landing.
Sand Shield - Purpril tosses up some sand to block attacks and harm you.
Disc Strike - Purpril spins into a disc and hurls himself at the wall, bouncing off and hitting the other side. He ascends in this way until he reaches the top, at which point he repeats the process downwards.
Stone Barrage - During his Disc Strike, Purpril may lodge himself 3/4 the way up the wall. If he does, he's about to send a horde of stones your way. They can be destroyed.
Strategy: Probably the most irritating Forceroid - not only are his attacks irritatingly placed, so is his weak point, which is a bit too easy to hit. This guy can end up anywhere on the field, and depending on his placement, his attacks can just get WAY too irritating. Add on top of that that he has no elemental weakness, and you've got probably the most irritating fight in the game. Just blast the hell out of him fast.
Destroying this irritating little monkey nets you Model P, the ninja master of the Shitenou's Live Metal. Head right to find a red TransServer from which you can report your Mission, but cannot warp. For convenience's sake, I would recommend accepting the follow-up Mission, けんきゅうじょうのボウエイ, immediately and backtracking to H-2 to take on the Mission, but you also have the option of moving forward through the short area and emerging on the lower half of A-3, behind that growth of thorns.
--More coming soon--
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QUOTESecret - Hidden Command Line Switch
Instructions - Go to "Start", "Run" and Type defrag c: -b to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information.
Notes - Windows XP will run this automatically every three days or so, during system idle periods. BootVis will evoke this when you run the "Optimize System" function. There is no need to manually run this unless you wish to immediately optimize a newly installed application's load time.
Secret - Hidden Install Creator
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type iexpress
Notes - IExpress is a technology designed to simplify creation of a setup program. Using the step-by-step IExpress Wizard, you can create self-extracting files that automatically run the setup program contained inside. The setup program can be an .inf file or an executable program. IExpress technology automatically removes the setup files after installation, saving the user time and frustration.
Secret - Hidden Text Editor
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type edit
Notes - Windows XP comes with another text editor besides Notepad - it's called the MS-DOS Editor, and it's commonly referred to simply as Edit. It has features similar to Notepad, as well as additional features such as the ability to work with multiple text files and change the background and text colors.
Secret - Hidden Internet Conference Application
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type conf
Notes - Windows XP is the last version of Microsoft Windows to include NetMeeting. NetMeeting delivers a complete Internet conferencing solution for all Windows users with multi-point data conferencing, text chat, whiteboard, and file transfer, as well as point-to-point audio and video.
Secret - Create a Log File
Instructions - Launch Notepad, Type .LOG on the first line, and then press Enter to move to the next line. On the File menu, click Save As, type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then click OK. When you next open the file, note that the date and time have been appended to the end of the log, immediately preceding the place where new text can be added. You can use this functionality to automatically add the current date and time to each log entry.
Secret - Image Trails
Instructions - Open an image and hold down Shift then drag the image around to create an image trail.
Secret - 10x Zoom
Instructions - Open an image and select the magnifying glass icon. Left-Click exactly on the line below the 8x.
Secret - Hidden Font Editor
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type eudcedit
Notes - You can use Private Character Editor to create unique letters and logos for your font library.
Secret - Hidden Windows Chat Program
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type winchat
Notes - You can use Windows Chat on your computer to communicate with someone on another computer. Both computers must be connected to the same network (for example, a local area network [LAN] or the Internet). Also, each computer must be running a similar protocol, such as TCP/IP.
Secret - Hidden Windows Media Player
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, type mplayer2
Notes - Windows Media Player 6.4 (Classic) is installed along with Windows Media Player 7. The only update is that it now supports the latest codecs.
Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 during game play. Then you will be asked if you want to Abort, Retry or Ignore. Choose Abort, then move any card to instantly win.
Secret - Hidden Game Modes
Instructions - In the "Game" menu choose "Select Game". Enter -1 or -2 to activate the hidden game modes.
Secret - Show All Cards
Instructions - Go to Start, Run, Type: 'Regedit', OK. Edit this registry key:
Right click on the Hearts folder, select New, String Value and name it ZB. Right-click on ZB, select Modify and enter a Value Data of 42, OK and close Regedit. Start Hearts (not Internet Hearts). Once in a game Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12 to show all the cards.
Background - This secret is a reference to Douglas Adams' book the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 'ZB' is the initials of the character Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Galactic President. '42' is the answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything.
Secret - Reveal Mines
Instructions - Minimize or close all running applications. Launch Minesweeper, then type xyzzy. Next hold down either shift key for one second. Now when you move the mouse cursor over a Minesweeper square you will see a tiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop screen. This pixel will change to black when your mouse moves over a mine. You may need to change you desktop background to a solid color other than white or black to see the pixel.
Secret - Stop Timer
Instructions - Launch Minesweeper and start a game so the timer starts counting, then press the Windows Key + D to show the desktop. Now when you select minesweeper from the taskbar you can continue playing with the timer stopped.
Secret - Extra Balls
Instructions - Type 1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls.
Secret - Gravity Well
Instructions - Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the Gravity Well.
Secret - Instant Promotion
Instructions - Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up in ranks.
Secret - Skill Shot
Instructions - Launch the ball partially up the chute past the third yellow light bar so it falls back down to get 75,000 points. There are six yellow light bars that are worth a varying amount of points:
First: 15,000 points
Second: 30,000 points
Third: 75,000 points
Fourth: 30,000 points
Fifth: 15,000 points
Sixth: 7,500 points
Secret - Test Mode
Instructions - Type hidden test at the start of a new ball to activate Test Mode. No notification will be given that this is activated but you can now left-click the mouse button and drag the ball around. While in test mode press the following keys for more secrets:
H - Get a 1,000,000,000 High Score
M - Shows the amount of system memory
R - Increases your rank in game
Y - Shows the Frames/sec rate
Secret - Unlimited Balls
Instructions - Type bmax at the start of a new ball. No notification will be given that this is activated but when a ball is lost a new ball will appear from the yellow wormhole indefinitely. Once this is activated you will be unable to activate other secrets without restarting the game.
Secret - Instant Win
Instructions - Press Alt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win.
Secret - Draw single cards in a Draw Three game
Instructions - Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT while drawing a new card. Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one.
Secret - Hidden Uninstall Options
Instructions - Warning: Proceed at your own risk! Browse to C:\Windows\inf\ and make a backup copy of sysoc.inf. Then open the original file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf in notepad. Go to "Edit" and select "Replace". In "Find what:" type ,hide and in "Replace with:" type , then select "Replace All", save and close the file. Go to the "Control Panel", "Add/Remove", select "Add/Remove Windows Components". You will now see many more Windows components to uninstall. Do not remove anything with no label or that you do not recognize or fully understand what it does. Doing so can break certain functionality in Windows.
Secret - Hidden Control Panel Extensions
Instructions - Download and install TweakUI, launch, go to "Control Panel" and check any item not selected, then "Apply" and "OK". You will now see the hidden control panel extensions.
Secret - Hidden Devices
Instructions - Go to the "Control Panel", "System" icon, "Hardware" tab and select "Device Manager". Select "View" and Show hidden devices.
Secret - Phantom Devices
Instructions - Go to "Start", "Programs", "Accessories" and select "Command Prompt". At the command prompt, type "set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" and press Enter. At the command prompt, type "start devmgmt.msc" and press Enter. Select "View" and Show hidden devices. You can see devices that are not connected to the computer.
Notes - When you close the command prompt window, Windows clears the "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" variable that you set and prevents phantom devices from being displayed when you select "Show hidden devices".
Secret - Hidden MIDI Files
Instructions - Browse to C:\Windows\Media and you will find 3 hidden MIDI files:
Notes - "MIDI" stands for "Musical Instrument Digital Interface" - A compression format for encoding music.
Secret - Music from the Installer
Instructions - Browse to C:\Windows\system32\oobe\images\title.wma and play.
Notes - "OOBE" stands for "Out-of-Box Experience".
Secret - Display Hibernate Option on the Shut Down dialog
Instructions - Go to "Start", "Turn Off Computer..." and press either Shift key to change the "Stand By" button to "Hibernate".
Secret - Over 100 Windows XP Support Utilities are on the install CD
Instructions for Pre-SP2 users - If you do not have SP2 installed, put the original Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM Drive, run the D:\Support\Tools\setup.exe file.
Hope this is nice find.
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Hardware related Stuff
Author: LegallyHigh Total-Replies: 39
Alright, I'm not sure if anyone owns an Xbox 360, or uses one at this forum. However, the other day, while playing video games on my 360, I came across some valuable information. If you have ever been looking to go wireless with an Xbox 360 this may help you out. You may have realized the very high cost of wirelss 360 use.
The adaptor for wireless is $80+ and of course you will need a wireles router (about $30), aswell. However, while I was playing Gears of War, a popular game on the 360, I was told if you already had a laptop (with a wireless adaptor), you would not need to purchase an Official Xbox 360 Wireless Adaptor. Instead, he claimed, he used his Laptop to output, or rather, split, the wireless signal to the Xbox 360.
To do this you must have a laptop recieving wireless internet, and an ethernet cable. Plug the ethernet cable from the laptops port to the Xbox 360's so they are connected, sharing a connection. Now all you have to do is go to (on your laptop, if it is wondows, I'm not sure about Macs) Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connections -> Network Connections find your wireless connection, right click it, and click "Bridge Connections".
I was surprised this was so easy, I ran wires all the way from the second floor of my house to the basement so I could get onto Xbox Live, but I would never have if I knew I could use this much easier method instead. However, I'm guessing my wired connection is probably more clear than a wireless connection would have been since my wireless router has a weak signal. I hope this tutorial helps some people out, Good Day.
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Programming / PHP
Author: vujsa Total-Replies: 15
Okay, last things first and first things when I get a chance.
PHP operators are mostly the same as operators used by other languages and most are mathamatical in nature.
I'll give a few here and provide a link to the rest.
+ addition 1 + 1 = 2
- subtraction 3 - 2 = 1
* multiply 2 * 3 = 6
/ divide 6 / 3 = 2
% modulus (remander of division) 9 % 4 = 1 or 9 % 3 = 0 or 10 % 7 = 3
Assignment: This sets the value of the variable on the left side.
= equal $this = 1
+= Add To $this += 2 (this would add 2 to the value of $this) or ($this = $this + 2)
-+ Subtract From $this -= 3 (this would subtract 3 to the value of $this) or ($this = $this - 3)
Comparison: Compares the values or variables on either side of the operator.
== Equal To $x == 2 (Is $x Equal To 2)
!= Not Equal To $w != 5 (Is $w Not Equal To 5)
> Greater Than $r > $t (Is $r Greater Than $t)
< Less Than $c < 7 (Is $c Less Than 7)
>= Greater Than Or Equal To $e >= 100 (Is $e Greater Than Or Equal To 100)
<= Less Than Or Equal To $p <= 1 (Is $p Less Than Or Equal To 1)
Here is the link to all PHP operators as explained in the PHP manual. This part is fairly straight forward so you'll be able to understand I think.
I suggest reading that entire chapter about Language Reference.
I wouldn't worry too much about understanding all of the information but this will give you some reference to draw from. A lot of the stuff in that chapter will make sense now that you are starting to learn. If you have questions about your reading assignment, then you can get help here.
One last thing about some of the symbols you have seen.
The escape key (\) - This tells PHP to treat the next character as a literal character and not an operator. This will be better explained in the PHP manual link above.
Additionally, in PHP (//) is used to comment a line of code. After you finish a line of code, you can comment as to what it is etc...
CODE$a = 201; // Assign 201 as the value of the variable $a
Also, this can be used to escape an entire line of code:.
CODE// $a = "This is the new value of the variable";
Php would overlook this line as a result. I use it to help identify errors in my code by "hiding" code line by line.
Now that I explained that, the \/\/ was the escaping of the slashes in the "http://". At the time I wasn't thinking clearly and escaped the slashes because I was worried about the comment code being the same characters but forgot that the comment code isn't recognized inside of double quotes. That was the reason for the change in the orriginal code.
For more information about commenting, Here is another tutorial of mine.
Good Comments Make Good Scripts.
Okay, I'll go into template use and design on my next post. Right now it is getting a little late and I need to give some thought about my next post.
Posted in General Discussion / The Einstein Factor
Author: morphious69 Total-Replies: 39
firstly I would like to create a distinction between over unity and perpetual motion. basics of the two is that the latter does not have to produce extra power and in fact if not all of the extra power is extracted from the former then it will destroy itself thus ending the possibility of being perpetual.
Now about the permanent magnet idea.
every design I have seen has ignored the fact that moving a magnet past another magnet requires the same amount of energy as it will generate once it is past the resistance of that magnet. so how would one get past that? Eliminate the initial resistance that exists by moving it away until the other is past the resistance field. this would create a sort of effect much like say a person riding a bicycle and the hills he rides up or down are flat until he is at the area of which the top exists then to have the hill rise so he can coast down and out over the flat area next to another said hill. It is an idea I am going to attempt at some time in the near future using old waste hard drives to supply my materials.
and on another note if one is interested in something very easy to build and supply say light to cut down those electric bills try looking into the flapper technology.
I believe the official term is windbelt and here are a few links
I honestly believe this is the easiest to build electric generator and with basic electronics knowledge you can even power an entire house while using then generators to make say a fence (that is a friend's idea so I can't claim credit there)
just so you understand magnets are not producing their pull magically from nothing but instead are simply aligning a lot of some sort of background energy on a specific frequency thus the reason they only effect similar materials (you can read up more on how each atom has frequencies it responds to and how it "ignores", or is transparent to, others by going here (bose-Einsteinum condesation site) which by the way is probably how true cold fusion will be accomplished
what really makes me wonder is if there are other forms of material attraction that if one but has the frequency maybe a magnet for aluminum r other materials could be made? this I think would be a far more important discovery than even over unity as this might give us the control over materials to allow for manufacturing technics that would rival what we are led to see in say even star trek shows. there are more things I could write about but I think I am getting of topic so I will leave with this one final thought. Who cares is the free energy device you make will power a city? just take care of your power needs and let others do the same. if you can get free or "green" energy for your needs then you have removed your self from the burden that society currently places on our ecology. If you want to do more then write photograph and document your success so others can at least mimic you. and Luxeon's all the way!!!!
Posted in Computers & Tech / Software / Freeware
Author: Steven9088 Total-Replies: 1
The latest and greatest new additions to LimeWire 4.14
* Bittorrent Support Built-In
Many ways to get files -- all in one application!
* Better Control Over Shared Folders
Revamped sharing options give you finer control over what goes onto the network.
* System Tray Notifications
See when your downloads finish, no matter what app you're in.
* Mojito DHT (Distributed Hash Table) Support
Better locates those rare files and makes it easier to resume stalled downloads.
* TLS (Transport Layer Security) Support
Keep your connections safe & secure.
And LimeWire still has all of these great features:
* NO BUNDLED SOFTWARE OF ANY KIND!
No spyware. No adware. Guaranteed.
* Firewall to Firewall Transfers.
Since about 60% of users are currently firewalled, this feature greatly increases the amount of content on the network.
* Faster network connections.
Using new "UDP Host Caches", LimeWire starts up and connects faster then ever before!
* Universal Plug 'N Play.
UPnP support allows LimeWire to find more search results and have faster downloads.
* iTunes Integration.
Windows and Mac users can now take advantage of LimeWire's iTunes integration.
* Creative Commons Integration.
LimeWire now recognizes OGGs and MP3s licensed under a Creative Commons License.
* "What's New?" feature.
Users can browse the network for the most recent content additions.
* Search drill down results.
Searches in LimeWire now immediately display information that fully describes files.
* Proxy support.
Users can now use web proxies to route their downloads to protect their identity.
* Support for International searches and International groups.
Users can now search in any language, and LimeWire ensures that a user will be connected to other users with their own language to aide international users to receive search results in their native language and to find content from sources that are close to home.
- Fixed uploads to cancel if they are inactive for too long.
- Fixed checking 'Accept' encoding values during HTTP transfers.
- Fixed some errors where an upload was improperly cancelled due to read
timeouts, when no read was being attempted. Extra special thanks to 'RickH'
for his help tracking this down.
- Fixed a very rare error where uploads could stall if no other network
activity was occuring.
- Fixed an error if connections were asked for their ip/port prior to starting
a connect attempt.
- Bittorrent downloads can now be previewed if the torrent is for a single file.
- Browse Host requests now send the correct 'Host' header.
- Fixed a bug where a newly-unshared folder could be re-shared on next startup
if that folder had previously been explicitly shared and a parent of that
folder was also shared.
- Added much more informative dialogs for sharing new folders, allowing the user
to easily see and choose which subfolders are shared.
- Completely disallowed sharing any folder that is a root.
- Removed support for an older update mechanism.
- Enabled outgoing TLS by default and added an option to disable TLS if required.
- Added the ability to change the banners for upgrading to PRO.
- Added the ability to change the 'Official LimeWire Results' message.
- Fixed an error related to clicking 'Find More Sources' for a file whose
keywords were all longer than 30 characters.
- Added the ability to limit update notifications to specific versions of an OS.
- Added a fallback update request via HTTP if no new network update messages
arrive in a certain period of time.
- Updated the About window.
- Added the ability to select multiple files and/or folders when choosing to
share new files/folders from the library.
- Re-arranged the Program Files/LimeWire folder on Windows, to reduce errors
associated with upgrading.
- Recognize when loading the tray icon fails, and allow LimeWire to properly
- Improve the speed with which icons in the library are displayed on non-Windows
- Fixed searching through the Options to remove characters like ",;:.
- Added many, many, many new translations.
- Fixed some errors associated with the new large file support.
- Fixed some display errors with the new notification windows.
- Removed the 'Scan For Files' part of the setup wizard.
- Large File support: LimeWire can now share and transfer files up to 1TB large.
- Added support for accepting and connecting using TLS, with only accepting
- Fixed a memory leak on windows related to painting file icons. Extra special
thanks to 'hopalong' for his help tracking this down.
- Snappier UI when there are a lot of downloads in progress on Windows.
- Notification popups when a download completes.
- Fixed some columns not appearing properly on Java 1.6.
- Optimized looking up hosts when connecting to the network.
- Removed support for Gnutella clients that do not support GGEP extensions.
- Fixed some more DHT deadlocks.
- Workaround errors creating temporary directories on Windows.
- Removed GWebCache support.
- Display a better error message if LimeWire is unable to create a settings and
temporary settings directory.
- Internal build changes.
- Limit the size of HTTP Headers when uploading.
- Fixed to close uploading resources if an upload is explicitly killed.
- Rewrote upload code to be much more efficient, use less resources, and upload
- Updated international support so that files containing foreign characters can
now be properly launched, deleted, etc... on Windows 2000+.
- Fixed to now wors properly when installed outside of Program Files on
international versions of Windows.
- Updated to not need Administrator privileges on Vista to work properly.
- Fixed for downloads occasionally stalling if the disk becomes backed up.
- Workaround some more freezing network activity in earlier versions of Java.
- Reduce the memory required when someone performs a browse host on you.
- Warn people running in a beta or early release version of Java 1.6.0 that
there will be problems.
- Added an option to delete files directly instead of always moving to the
recycle bin (or trash), when deleting files from the library.
- Fixed the sizing of the Options window when font sizes are changed.
- Fixed a very annoying error when the audio player wasn't visible.
- Added ability to change the font sizes (from the View menu).
- Fixed broken BinaryHeap data structure.
- Fixed various DHT-related deadlocks.
- Made the DHT more resilient to attacks.
- Fixed occasional problems with pausing and/or resuming torrents.
- Made OOB results a little harder to spoof.
- Fixes that should decrease traffic to ultrapeers.
- Added a network-level filter for hostile hosts.
- Improved reliability for F2F transfers.
- Workaround some more errors with filechoosing.
- Fixed search result selection problems on OSX.
- Fixed storing Mojito DHT routing tables between session.
- Updated Mojito DHT to be more resilient in the face of hostile nodes in a
- Workaround freezing network activity in earlier versions of Java.
- Fixed BitTorrent to again work with HTTP/SOCKS proxies.
- Fixed FW-FW transfers to work with old BearShare clients.
- Updated hostile detection for connecting to hosts.
- Fixed potential problem with requesting invalid files from malicious
- Fixed collections that expire to work reliably using nanoseconds.
- Fixed generating unique random sequences to not go over a maximum value.
- Added ability to inspect LimeWire for usage statistics.
- Added ability to change what algorithm is used to determine if a file is rare.
- Fixed counting the number of bytes read in a stream to work correctly when
EOF is reached.
- Updated many network-related checks to work with IPv6.
- Fixed checking if an IP address is "this computer" to work on computers
with multiple interfaces and/or addresses.
- Added the ability for Mojito DHT to publish certain Gnutella-specific values.
- Fixed deadlocks associated with the Mojito DHT.
- Fixed the Mojito DHT to use threads that will record when errors occur.
- Fixed exception with sending chats occasionally.
- Fixed reading old downloads.dat files.
- Fixed errors sending query replies occasionally.
- Fixed 'Explore' button launching the the file instead of displaying it.
- Fixed upload bandwidth display to be more accurate.
- Reduced the number of digits shown for MB, TB, GB, etc..
- Fixed upload progress from halting at 99%.
- Updated run.bat to always work.
- Hide the license dialog when viewing a secure search result.
- Fixed stripping numbers and lowercasing the search when doing an XML search.
- Updated using HTTP/SOCKS proxies to use non-blocking I/O (and not require
- Added the client-side of using secure OOB queries / replies.
- Validate the URI used for BitTorrent trackers.
- Fixed timing issues associated with saving BT data to disk and closing or
cancelling a torrent.
- Fix the "key" parameter sent to trackers in BitTorrent.
- Fix spam checking to look at XML data in replies too.
- Updated connecting to avoid hostile hosts and subnets.
- Added the ability to run LimeWire from a temporary settings directory if
the expected directory can't be written to.
- Update the GUID used for BitTorrent to have different LW BT versions.
- Loosened the requirements for boostrapping into the Mojito DHT.
- Fix updating of FW-FW alternate locations when using a non-FW-FW transfer to
not update the location with an incorrect port.
- Fix cleaning up a temporarily stalled download (busy, out of sources, etc..)
to ensure that all pending disk writes are processed.
- Updated the adult keyword filter.
- Fixed the adult filter for "What's New" searches to work when more than one
search is happening at once.
- Updated keyword filters to look inside XML data.
- Updated deadlock reporting to report errors within the I/O system.
- Send more session information when a bug is reported.
- Updated deadlock reports to contain more detailed information about what
methods have locked what objects.
- Updated the default GUI error handling to not ignore errors from within
the new LimeWire component hierarchy.
- Fixed an error associated with displaying errors before the splash screen
- Workaround LimeWire freezing due to Swing deadlocks whne starting up.
- Update the progressbar on the splashscreen to display percentages.
- Added warnings for Windows Vista when setting directories to unsafe locations.
- Center the chat window on the screen if the middle of the visible window is
outside of the viewable area.
- Enable inactive downloads to be explored.
- Fixed the maximum number of sources remembered when using GUESS as a backup
for failed downloads.
- Fixed the Thread that processes bug reports to not stop LimeWire from closing.
- Fixed bug reports to send the thread name and detail messages correctly.
- Added Mojito DHT.
- Added a 'Mojito DHT Arcs View' through Tools -> Advanced to visualize Mojito
DHT network traffic.
- Fixed problem downloading torrents with no name, or an empty list of files.
- Fixed some race conditions in downloading torrents.
- Fixed problem reading corrupted torrent data from disk.
- Fixed a problem pausing & resume torrents very quickly.
- Fixed adding (or not adding) a completed torrent download to the library.
- Fixed maximum torrent limit to be higher for Vista.
- Fixed experimental torrent disk writer to fail gracefully on non-Sun JVMs.
- Fixed saving torrent information to flush in-memory data to disk.
- Added ability to download .torrent files through Gnutella and automatically
begin a complete torrent download.
- Fixed error where one faulty incoming connection could cause all incoming
connections to fail.
- Fixed timing errors with previewing downloads and launching files from the
- Disabled the 'Describe' button in the library when a folder is selected.
- Ensured the 'Search Results' node in the library is visible after a search
through files is done.
- Fixed library search to discard invalid characters.
- Workaround strange CSS parsing errors.
- Ignore more exceptions associated with opening filechoosers on XP.
- Allow the user to select and block multiple hosts through a nice list.
- Display file sizes in the current language instead of the system default.
- Fixed requesting many FW-FW downloads at once to not run out of memory.
- Added ability to share files for a single session.
- Fix sending UDP pongs to not degenerate into the same set of hosts.
- Recognize when LimeWire is corrupted and warn the user.
- Add the server-side of a more secure out-of-band reply mechanism.
- Send a secure search result to requests for LimeWire.
- Disconnect from users who have a corrupted version of LimeWire.
- Read public keys from the code, instead of other files.
- Share .torrent files on Gnutella until torrent stops or tracker dies.
- Fixed using BitTorrent over proxies.
- Fixed error when BitTorrent file length is exact multiple of chunk size.
- Apply Content Filtering to BitTorrent requests.
- Fixed tracker timeout problems with BitTorrent downloads.
- Fixed race condition when requesting GWebCaches.
- Fixed clicking a magnet link that points to a .torrent file.
- Fixed and improved chat. This will not work until the user you're connecting
to has upgraded.
- Report the number of times LimeWire has attempted to workaround XPSP2's socket
limit during a bug report.
- Fixed reading corrupted download data to not show an error.
- Add support for blocking ranges of hostile IP addresses.
- Fixed banning *.*.*.* and using whitelists.
- Fixed fencepost error reading a Gnutella message of type 255.
- Fixed a possible deadlock when sending UDP responses to download HEAD requests.
- Added abilility for UDP crawler to request node uptime and DHT information.
- Fix an error with pooling inflaters & deflaters to reduce memory use.
- Fix a wrong default value for FW-FW transfer optimizations.
- Fixed an error where editing the metadata of a file in the library could
change the wrong file if the exact same file was shared elsewhere in your
- Updated the BitTorrent options to use two different panes.
- Generate and send a bug report if LimeWire freezes.
- Ignore errors when calculating the preferred sizes of a progress bar.
- Added a 'Logging' tab that displays more detailed information about LimeWire's
- Fixed startup to not stall or crash on certain Java versions when loading
- Workaround Java 1.5 errors opening a filechooser on Vista.
- Added an hourglass icon after 'Preview' or 'Launch' is clicked, while the file
is prepared for viewing.
- Added ability to search through every option in the Options dialog.
- Fixed shutting LimeWire down if the native tray icon failed to load.
- Added a warning about secure Lime Wire LLC search results.
- Fixed too much memory use from upload lines not removing correctly.
(Thanks to Jens-Uwe Mager)
- Fixed a file descriptor leak when creating secure random number generators.
- Fixed and optimized generating unique random sequences.
(Thanks to Karl Magdsick)
- Fixed problem with comparing version numbers. (Thanks to Jens-Uwe Mager)
- Fixed run.bat for open-source users. (Thanks to Cameron Walsh)
- Fixed labels that contained URLs to take the border size into account when
determing their preferred size.
- Added ability to detect and report when LimeWire is frozen.
- Added new wrappers for writing and reading data to/from disk, to ensure it
is valid and not tampered.
- Updated split panes to use a continuous layout when resizing.
- Fix an error where the "Application Data" directory was never used.
- Fix an error where newer installations might not be able to find any stable
connections after many users updated.
- Fix an error where loading LimeWire could stall or crash if running Java 1.6.
- (Internal build changes.)
- Update Vista compatibility.
- Add security warning about unofficial search results.
- Embed keys within the program instead of using extra files.
- Warn if LimeWire appears to be overtaken by a trojan.
- Fix sending pongs to not degenerate into the same set of hosts.
- Lock-down UDP crawling.
- Send a bug report if it looks like the program is frozen.
- Updated LimeWire.exe.
- Integrate Bittorrent.
- Require Java 1.5.
- Many, many behind-the-scenes changes to modularize the code. Nearly every
single source file was altered.
- Added support for reading metadata from files in Quicktime format.
- Added support for reading metadata from files in MPEG 1 & MPEG 2 format.
- Fixed editing MP3 files to not use 'unsynchronization', which caused Windows
Explorer to be unable to interpret the metadata.
- Move deleted files to the Recycle Bin on Windows and Trash on OSX.
- Display "&" instead '&", "'" instead of "'", and other fixes for
metadata if the metadata incorrectly contained these converted values.
- Begin all file or directory choosers in the last directory that was used,
instead of the current working directory.
- Added the ability to drop new files or folders on LimeWire and have LimeWire
ask if you want to share them.
- Added the ability to drag search results to the download table and have them
- Added the ability to drag files into the media player and have them added to
- Added the ability to drag magnet links, torrent files, and torrent links onto
LimeWire and have them start.
- Updated D&D to work on Linux.
- Fix to set the icon to an hourglass while a preview is being constructed after
double-clicking on a download-in-progress.
- Remove magnet protocol check from LimeWire launcher and put it in LimeWire.exe
- Allow the user to choose whether or not they want LimeWire to be their default
- Do not display hidden files in the library.
- Add a 'Search in Shared Files' searchbox into the library.
- Allow multiple hosts to blocked at once from search results.
- Fix to show that a download in 'Connecting...' status is really hitting more
hosts, by adding 'Connecting (tried ## hosts)' after 15 hosts are tried.
- Fix display of 'Length' and other formatted metadata values in tooltips and
filterboxes to show as 'HH:MM:SS' instead of a big number in seconds.
- Allow browse-host to work on yourself even if you're firewalled or in a
- Allow files resumed from the library to go to the proper directory for the
- Analyze all data files when starting to detect errors and ignore them, instead
of failing to startup.
- Fix many issues related to upload requests improperly being rejected.
- Improve security of OOB replies.
- Use a pool for deflater / inflater objects, reducing the amount of memory
required for initiating connections, sending/reading query replies with XML,
and sending/reading QRP tables.
- Re-enable the magnetmix button by default.
- Use the built-in XML parser instead of bundling an additional xerces parser.
- Fix scanning for stalled uploads to reduce the number of 'watchdog' objects
- Fix launching processes to display a message if the process failed to launch.
- Add support for binding to a specific IP address when creating outgoing
- Internationalize the popupmenu from the system tray.
- Force Windows icons to be refreshed when LimeWire takes a filetype association.
- Open a URL on Windows without requiring the "donotremove.htm" file.
- Launch a file on Windows using the default command, instead of forcing 'open'
- Skip over invalid characters when reading XML (from the network or from disk).
- Do not print [Fatal Error] or other such comments to the console when parsing
XML from the network.
- Update the About window.
- Remove LimeWire.exe from the Window's firewall exception list if it added
itself when LimeWire started.
- Optimize right-click menu on text fields to not require retrieving the
clipboard contents when determining if 'Paste' is available.
- Update the splash screen.
- Fix remembering the windows size, position & state so that if LimeWire is
maximized, it will start maximized during the next session (instead of
starting restored with a larger window).
- Optimize the tooltip in the statusbar bandwidth indicator to be lazily
- Disable renaming when multiple files are selected in the library.
- Optimize displaying icons of files in the library.
- Fix to allow renaming a file from CAPITALS to capitals (changing the case of
the file) on Windows.
- Re-organized the context menu in the library to offer better 'License' options
- Updated the Creative Commons Publish option into an easy-to-use wizard.
- Fix to not allow invalid directories to be typed into the per-media-type save
- Fix to prevent hitting page-up, page-down, etc.. from shifting the search
input panel left or right.
- Fix to prevent fields that aren't searchable from being displayed in the
search input panel.
- Update OSX DMG image & OSX Installer image.
- Use the correct locale for formatting numbers.
- Ignore internal errors when opening a filechooser.
- Added 'Refresh' option to context menu in library.
- Fix to hide the splash screen if a fatal error occurs during startup.
- Fix the LimeWire icon to have correct alpha transparencies and look good on
all versions of Windows.
- Fix saving the playlist to allow saving the existing name again.
- Optimize startup time by expanding themes on demand.
(Contributed by Johannes Blume)
- Fix an exception when changing the save location from or to the root directory
- Fixed run script on Linux / Unix.
- Fix a divide by 0 bug when reading FLAC metadata.
- Ignore internal HttpClient errors related to reading cookies.
- Fix expiration of QueryKeys.
- Optimize throughput of FW-FW transfers.
- Optimize IP whitelist / blacklist to allow a store/lookup of hundreds of
thousands of IPs in under a millisecond.
- Read a 'hostiles.txt' file that will auto-add to the blacklist each startup.
- Don't allow arbitrary errors when sending or reading UDP messages to close the
entire UDP socket.
- Optimized storage-space required for URNs (SHA1 hashes).
- Convert many things to an 'enum' for better type-safety.
- Prevent a socket connect with no timeout from potentially waiting forever.
- Optimize the collection of many small writes to a TCP socket into a single
- Fix reading with a read-throttle enabled to reduce massive CPU usage.
- Optimize events in the I/O thread so that events causing data to be
read/written will happen before the throttle is informed of time-elapsing,
allowing the data to be read/written faster.
- Optimize the I/O selector, allowing the selector to sleep until it knows
something is available.
- Fix NIOServerSocket to close all pending accepted sockets when the
ServerSocket is shutdown.
- Add ability to bind outgoing connections to a specific interface.
- Secure multicast replies.
- Finish load-test of filter server.
- Remove a leftover email@example.com email.
- Load-test the filter server.
- Fixed a deadlock that could cause downloads and the GUI to stall.
- Fixed upload bug that prevented more than 5 active uploads.
- Fixed bug that lost track of some connecting sockets, leaving connections
and downloads stuck in a connecting state forever.
- Added many translations.
- Fixed a bug that could cause a division by 0 when calculating the averagewo
- Added more debug information to bug reports.
- Ignore incomplete files that have incorrect filesizes.
- Better socket timeout handling.
- Added many translations.
- Fixed average uptime reported while crawling to include the current session.
- Ignore some errors related to reading from the network faster than LimeWire
can write to disk.
- Ignore some internal HttpClient errors related to malformed cookies.
- Ignore errors while parsing invalid FLAC metadata.
- Ignore errors caused by parsing ID3v2 data with malformed custom genres.
- Fix iniitialization to ensure the setting directory can be created before
attempting to create it and failing.
- Ignore errors caused by failing to retrieve native icons.
- Add more debug information to various errors.
- Added ability to retrieve average connected uptime while crawling.
- Added more session information to bug reports.
- Fixed uploading to use 3KB instead of 3B for determining if more uploads can
be allowed. This should significantly increase download/upload speeds as
more people update to newer versions.
- Updated downloading to clear cached data after each download finishes, in
order to reduce memory requirements.
- Reduced the amount of cached buffers.
- Fixed reading very corrupted spam training data so that LimeWire will not
- Updated the 'About' page.
- Fixed the way native icons are retrieved so that starting LimeWire is faster.
- Fixed 'Mark As Spam' button so that it can be toggled back and forth.
- Fixed reading saved creation-time file to ignore corruption.
- Added debugging information to some errors while sending UDP packets.
- Added debugging information to errors while downloading.
- Hopefully fixed errors where a download source gets added after the download
- Hopefully fixed errors where multiple download sources attempt to download
the same ranges.
- Fixed error while downloading caused by closing the download from a different
- Fixed error while writing downloaded data to disk if the local cache was full.
- Fixed a possible cause of 100% CPU usage that would occur often on Ultrapeers.
- Handle errors when the system runs out of memory while reading from a socket.
- Ignore errors caused by out-of-date DLLs being used.
- Ignore some errors related to DAAP (iTunes sharing) being an inconsitent state.
- Workaround errors caused by using a progressbar on a custom skinned Windows XP.
- Fixed errors caused by not including log4j in the installation.
- Fixed an error caused by saving a download to the root directory.
- Fixed search filters to display and sort bitrate & length properly.
- Fixed some errors with editing metadata of a file that had metadata from
more than one schema (audio, video, etc..).
- Added many more translations.
- Fixed error caused by a Gnutella connection connecting quicker than expected.
- Fixed to not allow duplicate incoming connections from the same host.
- Fixed to not attempt connecting to the same host muliple times at once.
- Fixed Gnutella handshake responses to give useful error messages.
- Fixed Ultrapeer peer connections to allow a small number of "not good"
non-LimeWire peer connections.
- Fixed a potential deadlock scenario while connecting to the network.
- Fixed downloading to never stall in 'Downloading' as the download was almost
- Fixed downloading to never stall in 'Connecting' state if multiple pushes
were using the same client GUID.
- Fixed downloading to never attempt to steal ranges from the same source
more than once.
- Added more information to errors while downloading.
- Fixed to ignore some rare errors while parsing MP3 metadata.
- Fixed to report a friendly error message if LimeWire attempts to open a file
that another process has locked.
- Fixed an error caused by right-clicking a file in the library with a strange
filename like "_".
- Fixed Windows icon shown in title bar and alt-tab to be a prettier icon.
- Fixed LimeWire PRO splash screen to be a valid image file.
- Fixed initial splash screen handling to work better if the image can't be
- Fixed language flag to have a default globe image show if the flag can't be
- Fixed initial splash screen to support the new Application Data preferences
directory on Windows.
- Fixed the setup wizard on Linux with the GTK theme to not error.
- Fixed an error with the setup wizard scan progressbar on Windows with a custom
- Fixed handling response data to not error if strange response indexes are used.
- Added many, many, many more translations.
- Updated incoming connection handling to not require a new thread for each
incoming connection. This will decrease memory and resource requirements
for all Ultrapeers and anyone who shares a large number of files.
- Improved firewall-firewall transfer support. These kinds of transfers will
use less memory and resources than prior versions.
- Vastly improved download handling. All downloads are now processed on a
single thread, which will decrease memory and resource requirements for all
- Removed artificial bandwidth limitiation of ~150KB/s per host. LimeWire will
now upload and download at the full available capacity.
- Improved temporary buffer storage. LimeWire will make use of preallocated
buffers, using much less overall memory.
- Fixed download throttle to apply to all downloaded traffic (including HTTP
- Updated DAAP (iTunes Sharing) to be snappier and use less memory.
- Updated DAAP (iTunes Sharing) to use the same I/O subsystem as the rest of
- Updated DAAP (iTunes Sharing) to allow Videos to be shared also.
- Added the ability to append (#) to duplicate downloaded files. Thanks to
'MaTZ' for contributing this!
- Fixed reading saved spam training data so that corrupted data will not crash
- Fixed 'Print All Stack Traces' in the Console to print multiple stack traces
from threads with the same name.
- Improved the look & feel of the LimeWire Setup Wizard dialogs.
- Added the ability for LimeWire to automatically add itself to the Windows
Firewall Exception list, removing one step from the LimeWire Setup Wizard for
Windows XP users (and improving LimeWire's experience for those who set it
- Removed firstname.lastname@example.org links and instead directed people to 'Support' on
- Fixed 'No Internet Connection' dialog so it only appears once instead of
stacking up multiple times if you're away from the computer.
- Added a new 'Language Button' to the status bar, so users who see LimeWire in
a strange language have an easy way to fix it.
- Added the ability to 'Get More Results', which will do another search and not
erase results already displayed. Thanks to Philip Schalm for contributing
- Fixed 'bitrate' column to sort properly.
- Fixed 'length' column to display time in HH:MM:SS instead of a lot of seconds.
- Added the ability to edit the metadata of many files at once by selecting
them all and choosing 'Describe' in the library.
- Improved connection management. LimeWire will use much less resources and
memory when making outgoing connections or starting a download.
- Support for 'Secure Results'. These are messages that LimeWire can verify are
secure and not tampered with in any way. Some messages that contain risky
data (such as a URL to go to) are discarded if they are not secure. Secure
Results will appear in your search results quality column with a 'lock' icon
instead of the stars.
- Support for 'Content Filtering'. This allows users to optionally have
LimeWire check all files they upload and/or download against a list of content
that copyright owners have requested be removed from the network. This
feature is in active development. To learn more about it, visit
the content filtering 'about' page.
- Improved temporary task handling. LimeWire will use a pool of cached threads
to handle long-lived tasks instead of constructing a new one for each. This
should significantly improve performance on some machines.
- Improved checking for a live internet connection. LimeWire should do a better
job of knowing when the internet is alive or not.
- Fixed the sizing of the LimeWire GUI. It will now take into account all sorts
of intrusions on the desktop space, such as the dock on OSX or taskbar on
Windows (be it on the top, left, bottom, or right). Folks who liked to keep
LimeWire maximimized may have noticed that it shrank slightly every time
LimeWire was restarted. This is now fixed.
- Reduced increased amount of disk I/O by reverting change that uncapped the
implicit bandwidth limit. We'll fix it a better way for a future version.
- Fixed resuming incomplete files to do a full scan only if actually necessary.
- Added ability to print all stack traces to the Console window by holding down
Ctrl & Alt when pressing 'Save' in the Console tab. (Note that this only
works if using Java 1.5 or above.)
- Fixed network operations on machines with older versions of Java.
4.10.6 / 4.10.7 (02.10.2006)
- Fixed searching to not stop early if many spam results arrive.
- Fixed checking for a live internet connection.
- Fixed downloading to try new hosts at the end of a download if the current
one is going very slow.
- Fixed resuming incomplete files to scan the existing file for data, so that
resuming may start with more than 0% downloaded.
- Fixed all network activity to not have an implicit bandwidth cap of ~150kbps
per stream. Transfers now have a nearly infinite bandwidth limit.
- Added support for sharing video files via DAAP (to programs such as iTunes).
- Fixed so that some international characters do not cause errors when sending
- Fixed search results so that if junk results are sent to the bottom and no
column is sorted, junk results are still sent to the bottom.
- Fixed tooltips on search results so that the filename of each result isn't
- LimeWire works on Intel-based Macs now!
- Fix a bug that would make LW crash with some foreign caracters
- Minor download bugfixes
- Fix a serious download bug; that will make downloads start much faster
- Fix a bug where old incomplete downloads would start from 0%
- Fix a rare freeze upon startup
- Make the console tab save easier to use by beta testers
- Fix for an error with displaying the tooltips on the connections tab
- Fix for sorting of junk results
- Small changes to the UPnP code for some weird routers
- New splashscreens!
- Fix for brushed metal theme on OSX
- Minor tweaks to the filter
- Bugfix for getting too many results when the filter degenerates
- More spam filter improvements
- Fix displaying/hiding of spam results
- Make results from What's New bypass the filter as well
- Change the spam filter gui
- Small bugfixes
- Make results from Browse Host bypass the filter
- First version of the spam filter
- Fixed spanish translations
- Ability to publish files to the internet archive
- Prevent a crash when trying to start a search for a download with a weird name
- Fix a bug with search button dissapearing
- Other small bugifxes
- Add "Explore" button to the download window
- Add the ability to start a search from a download
- Various fixes
- Add the ability to describe files from different media types with many more
- Move the default preferences directory to a more Windows-friendly location
- Small fix for another metadata edit refresh problem.
- Small fix for metadata edit refresh problem.
- Added a tool in the Library for publishing audio files under a creative
- Fixed race condition with ultrapeer, peer, and leaf connections.
- Added special settings for becoming an ultrapeer.
- Fixed nodes thinking they were firewalled when they were not.
- Fixed a rarely occurring freeze on shutdown.
- Added option to filter .asf and .wmv filetypes.
- Small changes to the update mechanism.
- Eliminate old installers from the network share.
- Fixed broken What's New searches.
- Release version of 4.9.24.
- Always try to reconnect even if there is no Internet connection.
- Release version of 4.9.22 Beta.
- Fixed Tip of the Day appearing behind the main application window.
- Fixed broken native file launching on Windows.
- Better tree spacing in the Options and Statistics windows.
- Do not display preference item for tray icon if platform does not support tray
- Fix problem where License Warning dialog would reappear after visiting
Searching -> Basic option pane.
- Fixed a few small typos.
- Attempted to fix missing Win98 tray icon.
- Added preference for displaying tray icon while LimeWire window is visible.
- Reprioritize threads so that GUI thread is given slighter higher priority than
- Downloads now remember at least one source across LimeWire sessions.
- Fixed typo in bandwidth indicator options.
- Fixed some flickering behavior in the tray icon.
- Fixed a potential deadlock in FileManager.
- Improved GUI responsiveness when clearing finished downloads.
- Eliminated excess memory usage when sharing lots of files.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Updated Japanese translation.
- Optimized memory usage in several places.
- Release version of 4.9.10.
- New LimeWire 4.9 splash screens.
- Included many new international translations.
- Reverted change to VerifyingFile.
- Small improvements to memory consumption.
- Increased the maximum number of sources from which to swarm.
- Made the default connection speed in the installer to be cable/dsl.
- No longer truncating trailing 'extensions' of folders in the Library table.
- Fixed downloads not necessarily resuming on LimeWire restart.
- The bandwidth indicator now shows a time average over the past several
- More small bug fixes.
- Incorporated column resizing patch from Miguel Munoz.
- More small bug fixes.
- Fix synchronization issues in Shared Files indicator in status bar.
- Ignore lots more UDP errors.
- Don't request hash trees from people without SHA-1s.
- Fix endless recursion on in-network requeries.
- Assert that intervals are positive.
- Reduce memory needed for verifying download chunks.
- Removed possible deadlock with writing to network.
- Assert that values are within a file size when checking for hash tree
- Fixed broken interval comparison for very large files.
- Process in-network updates even if they are missing some important parts.
- Don't assume in-network update message downloads are not already started.
- Catch common errors for Windows XP and provide suggestions on workarounds.
- If the Options window is visible, don't update just-downloaded themes.
- Use theme colors in About LimeWire window.
- More small Download bug fixes.
- Better matching for XML query searches. (A search for 'Limers' now matches
- More small Download bug fixes.
- Improved status bar, with new bandwidth and firewall indicators and improved
shared files indicator.
- In-network upgrades. LimeWire can automatically retrieve new versions from
- Media player enabling and disabling no longer requires restart.
- About LimeWire window is up-to-date, with a better architecture for
- Show License column by default in search results and prompt when downloading a
file without a license, offering the option to remember the user's decision.
- Further Library and Download bug fixes from previous beta.
- Fixed display of "downloading" and "incomplete" icons in search results.
- Subfolders are displayed in the Library table.
- Queries with license parameters now return results only with license matches.
- Various Library and Download bug fixes from previous beta
LimeWire now recognizes more types of licenses in the search results. In
addition to Creative Commons licenses, which LimeWire 4.3 added, "Weedshare"
licenses and arbitrary licenses in WMA & WMV files are recognized. If you
enable the 'License' column you can see if any search result had a license.
You can then right-click on the item and choose to 'View License' to verify the
information. As if that wasn't enough, you can now right-click on any search
result and choose to 'Download As', saving the file to any arbitrary location.
You can also choose to search for similiar kinds of results from a new
'Search More' submenu.
In a nutshell, downloads just work better. They're faster, they're smarter,
and they use fewer resources. LimeWire now has vastly improved support for
large files due to a highly optimized swarming algorithm. These features will
continue to speed up downloads even further in the future, as more users
We've gone to great lengths to make sure that you don't accidentally share
files you didn't mean to. LimeWire will now detect directories that are
"sensitive", prompting the user to confirm that they really do want to share
them. You can also now choose to stop sharing a single file from a shared
folder, or stop sharing a subdirectory of a shared folder. For users who want
to share files from arbitrary locations, you can also choose to share any
individual file. These files will show in a special 'Individually Shared Files'
item in the library. The Library tab has also been revamped to give you more
control over what you're sharing while maintaining LimeWire's famous
The entire messaging architecture has been redesigned and rearchitected to use
less resources and less memory. Ultrapeers should notice a significant speed
and memory improvement when connected to many hosts. In the future this will
allow your searches to return results faster and reach more hosts.
The nitty gritty on changes:
- Changed Gnutella messaging architecture to be single-threaded (using
non-blocking I/O calls).
- Heavily optimized reading & writing of messaging, from TCP, UDP & Multicast.
- Removed many unnecessary threads, allowing LimeWire to use less overall
- Fixed bug where save files for multiple downloaders could conflict. LimeWire
will now prompt for a new save location.
- Added many 'Save Location' features for downloads. You can now choose an
arbitrary save location for any download, as well as change it at any time
during the download.
- LimeWire will now let you know if the file you're downloading matches any
file in the library (via a hash lookup). This is in addition to the
already-existing checks that prompted you about overwriting a file.
- The library now supports sharing (and not sharing) single files and folders.
- LimeWire now recognizes "sensitive" directories, asking the user whether they
really want to share that directory.
- Fixed partial file sharing to only advertise ranges that are verified as
- Fixed alternate locations to be shared among shared files, incomplete files,
and downloads, instead of storing duplicate copies for each.
- Optimized Gnutella connections to leaves (or from leaves to Ultrapeers) to
not use as much memory, since they require less flow control support.
- Optimized query throttling & QRP tables. When LimeWire becomes busy, it now
sends a message telling its Ultrapeer and/or neighbors to stop sending it
queries. The Ultrapeer will remove the leaf's QRP information from the
combined Ultrapeer QRP tables when sending out combined tables, if the leaf
- Added many more extensions to the list of shared extensions.
- All message processing and dispatching is now done in a single thread, which
will reduce resources and contention for various shared objects.
- Proxies for downloads are now saved with the download so that firewalled
hosts can be reused when restarting LimeWire.
- Any host who we succesfully connected to while downloading is saved for the
future use if LimeWire restarts.
- Added support for expiring alternation locations after LimeWire sends them
out too many times. This ensures that older hosts who may have left the
network will fall out of memory after some time.
- Updated the default list of GWebCaches.
- Major magnet upgrades. LimeWire now can handle many more magnet links, as
well as automatically opening a search tab for very ambiguous magnets.
- Fixed some errors with inflating & deflating Gnutella message traffic that
could have caused the connection to drop.
- Added support for randomly downloading parts of the file when doing a
download. Preference is given to the beginning of the file for files that
can be previewed. This will ensure that the file is spread to many hosts,
removing a single point of failure, while still allowing you to preview files
as they download.
- Heavily optimized the entire downloading process, giving downloads a major
- Requesting ranges for download from a host can now be done in parallel.
Previously, LimeWire would only request one part of a file per time from any
given host, reducing the speed of a download to the lowest speed of any
- Added support for verifying the integrity of a download as the download is
progressing. This will fix the problem where many downloads get to 99% and
then restart. This will also let you know that a download is getting many
corrupt bytes and kill it before it wastes all your bandwidth.
- Fixed the progress-bar in uploads to show the correct progress for swarmed
- Optimized downloading to prefer partial sources & firewalled sources first,
reducing the load on hosts who have the complete file and are not firewalled.
- Fixed many problems where downloads could have disk errors, offering the user
to option to download to a new location.
- Optimized downloading to do disk I/O in a different thread than network I/O.
- Heavily optimized downloads by pinging possible sources prior to connecting.
LimeWire will connect to hosts who respond to the ping first, as well as
learn about other potential sources and whether or not the responding host
was available for uploading.
- Added entries to the library's popup menus that easily allow you to stop
sharing or start sharing one of the files or folders.
- Added the ability for downloads to be saved to different locations based on
the media type of the download.
- Added new 'Saved Folder' entries to the library that show the saved files in
the different media type saved folders.
- Added recognition of "Weedshare" licenses. These are WMA/WMV/ASF files that
are freely shareable and licensed to allow three free plays, after which you
can purchase the file. You'll get a cut of the profit from any other person
who purchases a file that you've shared after purchasing it. Enable the
'License' column in search results to see these kinds of files.
- Added recognition of WMA/WMV/ASF files that require license lookups prior to
playing. Enable the 'License' column in search results to see these kinds of
- Added the ability to parse OGM, AVI, WMA, WMV, ASF and FLAC files for
- Revised the sizes for Tiger Trees at different file size depths to ensure
that validating downloads uses sane block sizes.
- Disallowed a ':' character in search results on OSX.
- Fixed some leaked Sockets if LimeWire was set up to use HTTP or SOCKS
- Updated the schemas for Audio and Video searches, removing unnecessary fields
and improving the order of remaining ones.
- Added the ability to stop sending bugs to LimeWire's bug server for older
- Improved the Internal Error dialog.
- Massively improved the autocompletion, using a dropdown box that allows you
to choose from any possible completion. You can also delete your
autocomplete history at any time, without restarting LimeWire.
- Fixed deadlock in DAAP, for streaming tunes to iTunes.
- Require Java 1.4 for using LimeWire.
- Fixed multi-line labels to expand to the largest unbreakable phrase.
- Added the ability to use installed Java Look & Feels other than LimeWire's
Themes or the system Look & Feel.
- Fixed many issues with standard list editor components (lists that can be
added or remove to) and allowed more keyboard actions.
- Added the ability to send magnet links of search results or files in the
library to the clipboard, for pasting elsewhere.
- Added the ability to start a search for files that are similar to a search
result, a file in the library, or an item in a search filter box.
- Cleaned up the Chat window.
- Cleaned up the Connections tab, changing the 'add' feature into a button that
prompts for further input, and fixing many spacing issues.
- Added more information to the advanced tooltips in downloads.
- Added many more integrity checks prior to starting a download from a search
result, offering the user the option to save to a new file if it is going to
overwrite an existing one, as well as many more options.
- Revamped much of the library, making it more intuitive and easier to use.
- Fixed some tray icon bugs on Linux. LimeWire should now show up correctly in
the system tray.
- Sped up the 'Options' dialog appearing. Inidividual options items are now
lazily loaded as you click on them.
- Added the ability to choose if you want to receive upgrade notices for Major
upgrades, Beta upgrades, or Service releases.
- Added tooltips to the main 'Search Types' in the Search tab.
- Rewrote version update mechanism.
- Removed some unnecessary magnet handling code.
- Fixed deadlock in DAAP code. Thanks to Roger Kapsi for contributing this.
- Move the splash window to the back if there is an error during startup.
Thanks to Felix Berger for contributing this.
- Attempted fix for some fatal startup errors.
- Added tray icon on some Linux systems.
- Removed 'Idle' status indication.
- Reordered items in library popup menu. Thanks to Christopher Johnson for
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QUOTE (the empty calorie)My Workstation:
1710MHz Pentium IV-478
Intel D850MV Motherboard
6.5G Primary HD
37.4G Secondary HD
Sound Blaster 128 PCI
ATi Xpert2000+ (Rage 128GL) 32M
Mac OS X 10.4.1
Such a good computer still to this day.
raises eyebrow to the Mac OS 10.4.1
Dual 1.25Ghz G4 PowerMac
128MB ATi video Card (Radeon of somekind)
23" Apple HD Cinema Display
17" Apple LCD display
1Ghz G4 Powermac (Xgrid Admin/controller)
OS 10.4 Server (unlimited client)
20 x 1.25 Ghz Mac Mini's
512MB Ram each
Configured as Xgrid Agents.
Yes I do run a supercomputer in my basement...(25Ghz, 12.5GB Ram total grid power)
Mactel Developer's Machine
Processor: P4 (3Ghz)
Nvida video card
OS 10.4.x (Intel)
all I can say under the developer's NDA.
Dual 2Ghz G5 Power Mac
Ati Video Card (128MB Ram)
Fiber Card connected to 1.2TB Xserve G5 RAID
Extra Gigabit Ethernet Card
23" Apple HD Cinema display
20" Apple Cinema Display
Final Cut Studio 5
OS X.4 Server (unlimited Client)
20 Xserve G5 Cluster Nodes
I work a video production studio, so yes we really do use that much power, but at $75,000 - $350,000 per commerical, we can actually afford it...