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Vista top / side bar for Windows XP

September 21, 2009

Here are the simple ways to get vista like top / side bar on Windows XP.

Option 1 : Rocket Dock
Download Rocket Dock bar from http://www.rocketdock.com

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.

Features:
It is Free!!!
Minimize windows to the dock
Real-time window previews in Vista
Running application indicators
Simple drag-n-drop interface
Multi-monitor support
Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons
Icons zoom and transition smoothly
Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over
Positioning and layering options
Fully customizable
Supports many languages and can easily be translated

Option 2 : Object Dock

ObjectDock is a program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it. In short, it’s a task bar and program launcher that does it with style.



Download from http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/downloads.asp#download

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Vista ‘Flip 3D’ function for Windows XP

September 21, 2009

It is very easy to have Vista ‘Flip 3D’ function for Windows XP.
Here is what you need…

1) Download & Install WinFlip from http://winflip.en.softonic.com/download

After installation, you will find the icon on your task bar (Near clock), right click and go to ‘Option’.


You will find following options.

Change the hotkey and other options based on your need.

And that’s it. Now Vista like 3D Flip is enabled on your XP.

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The Unofficial PlayStation 2 Backup Guide

September 4, 2009

This is the Unofficial PlayStation 2 Guide with over 30 Different Tutorials.
Enjoy and happy gaming !!! Thanks to all the people who helped to make this great guide. I’ve not made this and I’m just a user.

Features:
How to Backup PS2 Games…
How to make and use exploit’s…
How to open up your PS2 fully…
How to play SNES games on your PS2…
How to play games online with your PS2…
How to use your USB Stick as a memory card…
How to Play back-up’d games without a Mod-Chip…
How to Regenerate PS2 games to make them smaller and fit on one DVD…
….and many many more….

DOWNLOAD from various servers.
download from www.rapidshare.com
download from www.megaupload.com
download from www.zshare.net
download from www.divshare.com

PASSWORD
http://www.fullandfree.info

PS2LOAD to making game boot for USBAdvance

September 4, 2009
First of all Thank you to tinpak5536 from SKSApps.com (I did few small changes) and other people not me. I’m only a user and tried the below step by step guild to make it working.

Need Tools :

PS2LOAD (See below for download)
UltraISO (All version that can made PS2 image)

This Tutorial I will use PES2009

Step by Step
1.Patch your ISO file using USBUtil / DNAS Swap if needed and open image file with UltraISO and extract any where you want
If you don’t know what you USBUtil / DNAS Swap and how to use it, please read my other post “PS2 : What is USBUtil ? How to use USBUtil ? (by ISEKO)” for more
information.


2.Extract all files in PS2LOAD.rar to your game

3.open file MSYSTEM.CNF to Edit like this

Quote:
\PES2009\cdrom0:\SLES_554.06;1

4.Rename file PS2LOAD. I’m renaming to SLES_555.55



5. Open file SYSTEM.CNF to edit name that you rename (and video mode that you want)

6.rebuild image file with ULTRAISO

after this step convert ISO file and tranfer file to your USB/Hard drive you will see like this

if you did step to step.It will not freeze after press select game.I try to use CD/DVD rom generator 2.00 and iml2DVD,but It freeze after press select game.So I try to use UltraISO and its work.

All the best and happy gaming…

Source & Download : http://forums.sksapps.com/tutorials/8923-tutorial-ps2load-making-game-boot-usbadvance.html

Free McBoot FMCB alternative for PS2 Console:SCPH-90004

September 3, 2009

Free McBoot doesnot work on newer version of Ps2 (SCPH-90004).
Sony has changed the bios after March 08 and fix the critical defect which allows programs like FMCB to boot PS2 using memory card.
The only options are…

  1. Use Swap disk
  2. Mod Chip

I, myself has this newer version of PS2 and after lot of search and R&D, I reach to conclusion that FMCB doesn’t work on SCPH-90004 models.

PS2 : What is USBUtil ? How to use USBUtil ? (by ISEKO)

September 1, 2009

What is USBUtil?

- USButil is a tool to create and manipulate games which can be played with USBExtreme or USBAdvance on Playstation 2. This is a good alternative to DNAS swap method. USBExtreme or USBAdvance has very low compatibility with PS2 games and this method (DNAS swap) is used to make game compatible with USBExtreme or USBAdvance, so game can be played on PS2 using USBExtreme or USBAdvance.
Please see my other post “PS2 USB Advance / USB Extreme black / blank screen DNAS Swap” for more detail on DNAS Swap.

How and Where you can use USBUtil?

- This software runs on Windows and can be executed from any folder or root, flash memory or external hard-drive. The already concerted games can be copied or saved in any destination with enough capacity. You can also create games for any platform using ISOs or game backups (this option concerns the possibility of keeping the biggest amount of compatibility, due to with USBExtreme directly from disc some games are imposible to run but they from ISO they do, that option will make us to save the time we spent converting the game two times). USBUtils allows to convert several ISO(s) into games at consecutively, and next options as well: Copy, Move, Convert into ISO and Erase can be used on several games.

What does USBUtil need to work?

The software needs to work the game files already created with the configuration file( ul.cfg), or the creation of a new one across the ISO(s) or backup of our game cd/dvds . If ISO file is being patched then you need to load ISO file using USBExtreme on your USB HDD.
Please see my other post “PS2 Playing game from USB” for more details.

Source : http://www.scenespain.net ( USBUtil by ISEKO )

PS2 List of Games that Support USBAdvance / USBExtreme

September 1, 2009

All the games except DVD 9 are supported by USBExtrme / USBAdvance. I’ve tried my self serveral DVD9 games and non of them working.

If you find solution on how to play DVD9 games on USBExtrme / USBAdvance, please send me a details on techvision011@gamil.com. Thanks !!!

Free AVI to DivX Conversion

August 21, 2009

It is very easy to convert existing AVI files to DivX ones (which can be played on PS2 using SMS or other media player of PS2), using a freeware program called VirtualDub. You’ll need following utilities.
1)
VirtualDub –> http://www.virtualdub.org/
2) DivX Codecs –> http://www.divx-digest.com/software/divxcodec.html
3) MP3 codec –> http://www.riphelp.com/downloads/mp3.html (Optional)

After installation, start VirtualDub and follow below simple steps..

  1. File menu => Open video file – the orginal un-encoded AVI file
  2. In the “Video” menu, select “compression”, and set it to the DivX Codec. You may optionally set Codec settings, like keyframes and bitrate. Please see this page for more information.
  3. Still in the Video menu, select the option “Full processing mode”.
  4. If your orginal AVI had audio, please find out what frequency it is (right click on the file and select “properties”, it should be listed in the “Details” section).
  5. Still in the Audio menu, select the option “AVI audio”
  6. Go to the Audio menu and select “compression”, and set it to MPEG-3 with frequency matching that of your original AVI file, and also bitrate to at least 96. You may need to turn on the “Show all format” option to see all available options.
  7. Still in the Audio menu, select the option “Full processing mode”
  8. Finally, go to the file menu and select “Save AVI”, and choose a name for the file (make it different to the name of the original AVI), and in a few minutes (depending on the size of your original AVI file), you’ll have a perfect DivX AVI file.

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Source : http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/avi2mpeg4_page2.html

Turn PS2 into a Home Entertainment System

August 21, 2009

Do you have a large collection of DVD’s or DivX movies , but don’t know how to play them independently on your TV without DVD(Media) player or Do you have a Playstation 2 but don’t know how to make an optimum use of your investment?

Step 1: You need…

Hardware:

  1. Playstation 2
  2. Blank CD
  3. USB Hard Disk (Optional)

Software

  1. CD Gen PS2
  2. SMS Player

Step 2:

SMS is a DivX and MP3 player for the PS2.

Using SMS, you can stream movies and music right to your TV. forget about all the set-top boxes, forget about the ‘Media PC’, if you have a PS2, you have all the hardware you need.

Features of SMS include:

  • Smooth DivX AVI Playback at decent resolution
  • Pan/Scan and zooming
  • Subtitles support (SRT and SUB)
  • Visual seek (Fast Forward and Rewind)
  • Multiple language and character set support for subtitles other than English
  • MP3 Playback
  • AC3 Surround Support
  • Full resolution
  • Multilanguage
  • Copy your movies and mp3’s to your internal HDD!

SMS will read video files from a variety of sources:

  • Network Streaming
  • USB Drives
  • Hard Drives (both the Official Sony HDD and any normal PC HDD)
  • CD/DVD-ROM (and NO modchip required!)

SMS can even read DVD-RW discs specially formatted with the DVD-Video filesystem, or CD-R Discs formatted with CDDAFS without needing a modchip or any Swap tricks.

Download SMS Player.

Download CDGenPS2.

Download USB.irx file which is part of Naplink.

Download the SYSTEM.cnf file.

Note: There are other Media players for PS2, But I chose SMS because I find it most efficient.

Step 3:

Extract the CDGenPS2 zip file to any location on your drive. Launch the CDGenPS2 exe file.

Drag all the files in the application which you have download (i.e SMS.elf, USB.irx, System.cnf)

Right click on “System.cnf” and click “Edit”, check “Fix LBA”, type 12231 in LBA “text box”

Click File->Create CD then Save

Voila! Burn to a CD (not DVD) using any of your favourite CD-Writer software.

Step 4:

Place the newly created CD into your PS2. Power On.

After the SMS player loads up. Replace the CD, with any DVD or CD which contains the DivX / Xvid or MP3’s, just browse and play the files.

If you want, I have created a CD-Image for you. Download SMS Player CD-Image Zip, extract it, then burn it to your CD.

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Disclaimer! Ensure that you legally own the original movies which you backup in DivX or Xvid formats. I take no responsibility for any damage to your property. Take your own risk.

Source : http://digitalherald.blogspot.com/2006/10/turn-your-ps2-into-home-entertainment.html

How to use sony cd dvd generator

August 18, 2009

Download Sony CD DVD generator and launch.

Select Create new project from File –> New
Select CD / DVD based on type of media you are using…
Drag and Drop your extracted ISO files and make a note of XXXX_NNN.NN file in my case it is SLUS_217.01
Click on Volume and type the below information.
Click on Rec and save the iml file
You may get following error but ignore… :)
Start the recording from File –> Export and save the file.
This will create image with xxx.000, xxx.001, xxx.002 based on the file size

Go to start (of your windows) –> run –> type ‘cmd’
Now to merge all the 00N files use following command
copy /b xxx.000 + xxx.001 +xxx.002 xxx.iso

Now load this ISO file using Magic Disk and USB Extreme and njoy playing :)

Thank you !!! If you have any question please leave your comments and I will get back to you ASAP

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