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Smash champions

Super Smash Bros are without a question the best games mankind has ever created.

Unfortunately, no Smash has been released for computer yet and knowing Nintendo none will ever be.

Luckily, there are good Nintendo 64, Game Cube and Nintendo Wii emulators although Wii emulation requires a powerful machine.
Let’s stick to the other two then. Nintendo 64 emulators (Project64 is by far the best) work perfectly on pretty much every machine today and since neither the game nor the emulator (Project64 anyway) take much space (20 MB altogether tops), I suggest you keep N64 Smash on every computer just in case 😉

Now, the most important is Smash Melee for Game Cube since Game Cube emulation is pretty good on modern computers (you still might get a lag or two here and there though). The best emulator – well, the one I use anyway – is Dolphin. Yes, Dolphin, can emulate Nintendo Wii too, but I wouldn’t suggest trying it unless you have a pretty damn good machine. Especially since there’s no need. There’s a ton of good Game Cube games. When it comes to Smash, sure, Brawl is better, but Melee has it all too – great graphics, a lot of characters and maps (less than Brawl though 😦 )

I mentioned a lot of characters and maps, but when you start the game, you won’t say so.

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The question marks suggest that there are maps and characters that can be unlocked. True, actually there are more characters and maps to unlock than the question marks in the screenies 😀

So, how to unlock them?
By playing single-player and winning, of course. But that takes a lot of time, especially if you’re a fellow like me, who just wants to Smash with his friends! In addition, if you’re playing the game on a computer, you need to “clean” emulator settings (meaning game saves too) from time to time to keep the thing running on peek efficiency. Furthermore, Dolphin v4 (currently the latest stable version of Dolphin) keeps its settings in the user folder, meaning that if you want to have unlocked characters and/or maps, you have to to copy Dolphin settings – which may not always be accessible –  to every account on which you intend to Smash with unlocked stuff.

So, let’s look for an alternative. There is one, at least if you’re running the game on Dolphin.

This is how the main Dolphin window looks like:

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Go to Options\Configure… or just click Config icon. Checkmark Enable Cheats in the General tab. Then go to Paths tab, click on the big Add.. button and find the path to the folder with Smash

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D: \ Igre \ Game Cube is the folder where I keep my Game Cube games, including Smash (igre meaning games)

Click OK.

The main Dolphin window should suddenly look something like this:

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Right click on SUPERSMASH BROS. Melee and go to Properties.

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Now, go to AR Codes tab and checkmark the following codes:
Open All Characters,
Metroidy Level,
City rooftops level,
During F-Zero race,
On top giant pokemon,
Mario Bros style level,
Game and Watch level,
Platforms in starfield 1 level,
Platforms in starfield 2 level,
Level with ‘windy’ tree,
Yoshi’s story level,
Dusk jungle level.

Press Close when you’re done.

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Now, start the game and press Start how many times it takes to confirm everything you’ve “unlocked”. Wait a moment till the emulator saves new settings (a yellow message saying that things were saved should appear on top of the screen).

Now, stop the emulation, return to the game Properties, uncheckmark all the cheats you checkmarked before and click Close. Your unlocks were saved so you don’t need the cheats any more. Furthermore, if you leave them on, the game might get buggy.

Start the game again and commence Smashing with any character on any map 😀
Character and map selection should look something like this now:

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There, I told you how to make full epicness of an epic game on computer. Concerned about the term cheat? Well, you can always unlock stuff the old fashioned way 🙂

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Red Squad

Ovo nije post o onim štreberima iz Starog dreka, niti je post o onoj Star Wars ekipici iako s tom ekipicom ima više veze budući da smo Star Wars The Old Republic (ToR) gilda. Ipak, budući da se radnja odvija nekih 5000 godina prije formiranja spomenutog Red Squada, rekao bih da baš ni s njim nemamo previše veze 😀

Tagirajući stare postove, danas sam se podsjetio da sam blogao o svojoj gildi u Atlantici (Reaperi). Onda da spomenem i Red Squad 😀

Riječ je o gildi s ovih prostora – ima nas od Triglava do Vardara [“od Koruške do Šumadije” mi bolje zvuči, ali kaže šef (guildmaster/guildleader) da imamo i Makedonce, čak i Bugara, pa da ih ne izostavim iako mislim da s njima nisam igrao].
Meni je nedavno palo na pemt ime Mos Eisley ćevabdžinica (ono, kao Mos Eisley kantina), ali budući da se promjena imena gilde naplaćuje pravim parama…

Gilda je na republičkoj strani europskog PVE* servera Red Eclipse.
*PVE je skraćenica od Player Versus Environment što znači da je server namijenjen ubijanju mobova i prelaženju igre, a ne mlaćenju drugih igrača. Međutim, PVP (Player Versus Player) je moguć na PVE ToR serverima, ali te ne mogu mlatit bez pristanka 😀

Kako postati član

Koliko znam, trenutno je jedino ograničenje da razumijete ovaj post 😉 Naime, igrača s ovih prostora nema puno u odnosu na ostatak svijeta i Europe. Razloga je više: mali broj stanovnika čitave regije u odnosu na ostatak Europe; lošije financijsko stanje u odnosu na ostatak Europe (znači, manja kompjuteriziranost, slabiji kompjuteri i sl.); nepoznavanje svjetskih jezika (ukratko, naš jezik je pizdin dim i kad se zbroje hrvatski, srpski, bosanski i crnogorski; pa čak i ako se svi zapadnoslavenski jezici stave u isti koš), najčešće engleskog (u ovom slučaju ili njemačkog ili francuskog jer postoje ToR serveri na tim jezicima i igra je dostupna na tim jezicima)… Ipak, na serveru postoji još barem jedna domaća gilda – Balkan United.
Dovoljno je samo zamoliti nekog član gilde da vas ubaci, Čim postaneš član, možeš zvati druge ljude. I sumnjam da će se to promijeniti u skoroj budućnosti.

Nemamo web stranicu, poput foruma; ali postoji grupa gilde na Facebooku čijim članom možete postati odmah po upadu u gildu. Admin, ili jedan od, je Strasilo (Rasturam, Dibbil, Prozor), pa je njega potrebno kontaktirati (barem sam ja tako ušao u grupu).

Također, imamo sobu u TeamSpeaku.

Za sve ostale detalje je najbolje da kontaktirate šefa, Qu’wele’net, u igri.

O igri Star Wars The Old Republic

Riječ je o MMORPG igri smještenoj u Star Wars galaksiji. Dio je serijala Knights of the Old Republic (KoTR) (treći nastavak).

Kao i radnja Star Wars filmova, radnja igre ove igre se odvija “nekoć davno” u istoj dalekoj galaksiji. Međutim, radnja igre se odvija otprilike 5000 godina davnije nego u filmovima.

Bit je da je igru, od 11.mjeseca 2012. godine, moguće besplatno igrati (i to legalno). Registracija je, naravno, potrebna, ali je besplatna. Besplatno igranje igre ima dosta ograničenja, ali je moguće napredovati u igri bez da se plaća. Lako je postati pretplatnik kad god poželiš 😀

Da više ne tupim o igri, sve informacije je moguće naći na službenoj stranici igre, uključujući i skinuti igru*.
*Instalacija igre (de facto skidanje igre) traje više od pola dana. Igra ima 25 GB, tako da nemojte ni pomišljati o skidanju igre bez flateratea 😀

Evo još završna misao o igri: svima kojima se Star Wars imalo sviđa, toplo preporučam igru 🙂
Zapravo preporučam igru općenito. Da citiram članicu gilde: Ne volim baš Star Wars, ali obožavam BioWare (proizvođač ToR-a). Do sad me nikad nisu razočarali.

P.S. Gilda je aktivna i na imperijalnoj strani. Međutim, imperijalna (tamna) strana je bazirana na nacizmu. Osim znatiželje za drugačijom pričom, razlozi igranja na imperijalnoj strani mogu biti samo, najčešće, preseravanje (glumatanje zločestih dečki) ili psihička poremećenost. Budući da igru još nisam završio ni s jedi knightom, a postoje još tri klase (po četiri na svakoj strani, a svaka klasa ima drugačiju priču), ja ne igram na imperijalnoj strani iako mi je jedan lik rekao da je “zanimljivije” igrati na imperijalnoj strani. Bez brige, igra je dovoljno zanimljiva i zabavna na republičkoj strani 😀
U biti, tko ima višak vremena, zašto ne probati i imperijalnu stranu 😀 Možete nas i tamo naći, samo, pretpostavljam, pod drugim imenom (jedna gilda ne može biti na obje strane, ali ime se možda može ponavljati). Continue reading

Orion (AO nation)

As said yesterday, I’ll post more about Orion today.

I meant to write the crap down, but, believe it or not, I used my brain this time – here’s a screeny Caesar the NPC so kindly gave me:

Just note that guild (nation) level is constantly changing. Likewise, guild leaders and COs often change and the control over a town can be changed.

Just like guild leaders, nation kings can change [e.g. the previous king was Barnak (i.e. the leader of SolidGold) and the king is always the leader of the leading guld]. However, Cass has been our boss for a long time and until the Reapers are the leaders of Orion (should be only temporary), I doubt the queen of Orion is going to change.

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Not that I’m bragging, but the Reaper guild of Atlantica Online on Argos server became the leading guild of Orion nation last Saturday – ahha-yeah
Really, shouldn’t be bragging ’cause I did shit for the guild to become the leading guild. The boss was quite surprised when she became the queen of Orion; something that the leaders of the Reapers and SolidGold (founders of Orion and leading guild till last Sat) are in close relations.

Anyway, check out the guild on Xfire: http://www.xfire.com/communities/rgon/

Not that I’m bragging further, but here’s some basic info:
Guild level: 110 (constantly changing)
Controlled town: Vancouver
Nation: leaders of Orion
Guild leader / Nation queen: cassandra48
Guild CO: Aeroz

I’ll probably post info about Orion soon.

Jedi Academy a dying game?

Four years ago, when I was a member of a Jedi Academy clan, I remember there was a post about Jedi Academy being a dying game ’cause it was really old (back then, it was 4 years old) and that there were only like 500 servers left (I guess there had been a lot more at the beginning).

True, games like Modern Warfare have a lot more servers, but 500 is not a small number either, especially for a four year old game.

Four more years have passed now (yeah, the game is twice as old now as it was back then) and I can’t say that the number of servers hasn’t dropped since ’cause I’ve hardly numbered the servers, but the fact is that Xfire still lists a lot of Jedi Academy servers. I just took a little look through them – there are like dozens of different clans. Probably a lot more ’cause Xfire doesn’t list all the servers (it does most, but not all) and these were just the ones with an obvious clan name (e.g. EK clan server; there are like a lot of servers with the beginning of the name ………………………………………).

Anyway, how the hell can an eight year old game with a fair number of servers and clans be dying?

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EFF (JKA clan)

Now, a little info for Jedi Academy players:

EFF clan has been quite popular for some time now. Got a buddy there and they seemed just fine. However, I was just on their server and they allowed a guy with a nick Hitler to play with them. That’s unthinkable in the modern world – everybody knows how evil this product of family inbreeding was. What’s funny is that they got that shit no laming, but they allow sick fucks like this guy to play.

Well, when I joined the server, I said hi and and, hitler, fuck u. The guy (and everybody else) acted like what the hell am I talking about. Well, I humoured them once and said how Hitler killed millions just for being different upon which this sick fuck of a gamer told me those were all lies, that Hitler had “no choice”…

Anyway, to sum it all up – STAY AWAY FROM EFF!!!

P.S. I find it strange that nazi scum would even play a Star Wars game. I mean, Star Wars Galaxy is full of different species and races…

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Bots and other hacks

Since ROLF (Atlantica) guild was kicked from Orion nation because of botting, I wanna write a word or two about bots and other hacks.

A bot is an online game hack which automatically fights, heals and does quests while you’re AFK. Now, like all the hacks, bot is illegal. But is it really so evil?

I’ll give examples of games.

Silkroad Online (2012/4/10)

I haven’t played Silkroad for ages, so I can only say how things were back when I played.

Silkroad is a “free” MMORPG. Yeah, I used the quotation marks for a reason(s). You can download the game for free and play for free. However, Joymax (the game developer) favours the paying players in the following ways: normal levelling speed and instant access to a server (back when I played, servers used to be crowded all the time and sometimes it took 12 hours to enter a server).

Levelling speed is the main reason people use bots for Silkroad – levelling your character up is just too slow for nonpaying players – people used to compensate for that by leaving the bot fight and thus collect experience points while they do IRL stuff. Another reason is that (if you don’t pay Joymax) the frequency of dead mobs dropping the items required for a quest is just too small – a bot collects items that are usually too rare to wait for.

When good bots stopped being free, the number of Silroad players seriously dropped (that’s when I stopped playing). Joymax is officially against bots. But, seriously, I doubt that good bots (which are not free now*) are managed without underground help of Joymax. If there weren’t any bots, Silkroad would not have any players. Some of those players often decide to become paying players so they can enjoy the benefits paying players have. Joymax, thus, makes money.

There’s another hack Silkroad players use, or used to use. As I said if you are a nonpaying player, sometimes, you can’t connect for hours. Joymax closes the game every time the server rejects you making you start the game all over again every now and then making you pay them to avoid losing nerves and wasting time. Yeah, a really cheap shot. Anyway, there is (or was ×D ) a hack preventing the game to close and even keep trying to join automatically whenever there’d be some room on the server (yes, you could wait 12 hours even then) – the trick is (was) to start the game and the hack when you wake up and play in the afternoon or the evening depending on when you join the server. If you manage to join early, you set your bot to do stuff till you join.

Atlantica Online (2012/4/10)

Now this is the game I’ve played for past 9 months (I’m in the game auto-crafting even now).

Unlike Silkroad, it’s free for all – levelling speed is acceptable and the same for all, everyone has an instant access to servers and the item drop frequency is just fine. It really seems there’s no need for a bot.

There is a catch though. Items ingame cost billions of gold, which is often difficult to earn. However, there’s Item Mall where you can buy items for real money at acceptable prices. This is favouring people who have money. Well, the definite advantages of Atlantica are – no monthly fee and no obligation to use Item Mall regularly (you can use the mall when you have some spare money and then not use it for years without losing your game character). Back to the item prices now – you can buy a rare item easily in Item Mall and then sell it for billions of gold ingame thus making a lot of ingame gold in very short time.

I’m one of the few level 98 players who doesn’t own an ingame house. The gold I’ve earned (and gotten from donations ×D ), I spent for upgrading my formation (yeah, that can be über expensive without Item Mall). You do collect gold every time you kill a mob, but that’s nothing. In that way, a bot would be useful – you can set it to kill mobs and collect the little gold from mobs while you do IRL stuff. I guess I would use a decent money hack to buy meself a house and, prolly, a mount (I wouldn’t be that ambitious to go for an ent though, but seriously 200 mil for a simple horse that only speeds up your movement and doesn’t improve your stats one bit…).

Anyway, don’t worry boss. If I decide to use a bot, I’ll leave the guild myself. I don’t wanna make trouble with Barnak to the guild. Basically, I don’t wanna make the guild another ROFL 😀 You guys are kind enough to keep despite me playing for shit.

DC Universe Online (2012/4/10)

DC is a superhero MMORPG I play from time to time. I like Marvel more too, but hey, DC is free 😀 I can’t really judge hacking of this game (if there is any hacking at all), since I don’t play it a lot.

Anyway there are three levels (I think) of players – nonpaying players and two levels of paying players (cheaper, and the one that costs more)

Sony Online Entertainment (the developer of DC) is, unlike Joymax, decent enough to openly say the limitations of nonpaying players and doesn’t favour the paying players. Nonpaying players have instant access to servers and level up at normal speed. A limitation I’ve noticed is the league (equivalent of a guild) creation – only paying players can create leagues.

In the little time I’ve played the game, I saw no reason to bot; but as I said, I can’t judge the hacking of this game, since I haven’t played a lot.

*If there is a decent free bot for Silkoroad, please email me at nelandir@hotmail.com. I might start playing the game again though I doubt it ’cause I don’t have time for both Atlantica and Silkroad, and Silkroad is not turn based nor does it have strategic elements. Generally, I don’t like strategies (too much work, too little fight), but Atlantica has just enough strategic elements to make the game more interesting. Another thing, the de facto spoken language in Silkroad is Turkish, which I don’t speak. Almost everyone in Atlantica speak English, at least on Argos, the server I play on.

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