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EverQuest goes Free to Play! (F2P)

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Update: We’ve also got a nifty countdown of Sony’s ideal live time for the servers. Whether or not they hit it is yet to be seen.

From TFA:

We're celebrating EverQuest's 13th birthday! Beginning at 12:01 AM PDT on Friday, March 16, 2012, we will be launching EverQuest Free to Play. Your Way. This year we are combining it with one of the most exciting things to happen in the history of EQ. Mark your calendars and get ready for one huge celebration, with 13th Anniversary events and the transition to free-to-play both coming on March 16!

To celebrate EverQuest’s 13th birthday, players will be able to embark on anniversary missions and quests. Stop by the Plane of Knowledge to join the celebration. Just look for the festive anniversary décor to get started.

There are thirteen new themed quests, including a spectacular mission as some of the greatest villains of EverQuest, a raid to stop a familiar face from gaining ultimate power, and over 40 events from past anniversaries.

In this update, we will also launch the Hero’s Journey. All players upon logging in will receive a book which guides them on their adventuring. New content and achievements have been added for this journey.

Also, new map functions have been added to the game. Using the Find feature not only shows you the path to your destination in the world, but also the path on the map. On top of that, you now have the ability to click on your map and have a path appear to that spot both on the map and within the world. A new zone guide will also help players find how to get from zone to zone within the enormous world of Norrath.

Also this:

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SynAdvCFG – Syndicate Advanced Config Tool v0.2.1

SynAdvCFG – Syndicate Advanced Config Tool v0.2.1

Beta Release – Use with Caution

Written by Nigel Todman ([email protected])

Updates: http://nigelt.wordpress.com/

CRC32/SynAdvCFG.exe/95812FBA

Download v0.2.1 (Beta Release)
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Changelog
———
v0.2.1 04-13-12
Automatic settings path detection is now optional!
Fixed settings path detection for Windows XP!
Added BitCoin address! Donations welcome but not required 🙂
(Click on BitCoin to copy address to clipboard)
Various code optimizations

v0.2.0 03-22-12
Added Launch Syndicate.exe function!
Increased delay for detection of username for settings path
Various code optimizations

v0.1.3 03-20-12
Really Fixed subscript out of range this time
Various code optimizations

v0.1.2 03-20-12
Fixed subscript out of range when saving settings
Various code optimizations

v0.1.1 03-19-12
Added support for saving settings! Use with caution!
Added support for detection/writing of Brightness
Added support for detection/writing of Black Level
Added support for detection/writing of Pixel Aspect
Rearranged interface items slightly
Resized main application window
Various code optimizations

v0.1.0 03-10-12
First release
Attempts to automatically detect settings folder
Parses values from Environment.cfg
Read Only, No write functions yet!

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AMD Releases Catalyst 12.2 for all Operating Systems!

Release Notes

Download Windows Vista/7 x64 12.2 Catalyst Drivers
Download Windows Vista/7 x86 12.2 Catalyst Drivers
Download Windows XP x86 12.2 Catalyst Drivers

NEW FEATURES

Windows 7 and Windows Vista support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

Enables support for Windows 7 64-bit/32-bit and Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit.
Windows XP support will be made available in AMD Catalyst 12.4.

IMPROVEMENTS

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing is now available for DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications

Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
Users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.
Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications).

AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements

  • Custom resolutions – users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD Eyefinity configurations.
  • Dynamic Configuration Changes: Switching between different display configurations (when physically plugging/un-plugging displays) will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile.
  • HydraVision enhancements: The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference.
  • Profile Manager improvements: Users can now create multiple Display profiles, enabling users to seamlessly switch between various AMD Eyefinity and Display Configurations.

RESOLVED ISSUES

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Tom Clancy HAWX with Crossfire™ and Eyefinity enabled.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3 in a Tri-Crossfire setup.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire and Vsync enabled.
  • Skipping the in-game cinematics when running Dragon Age 2 in DirectX 11 mode no longer causes random stuttering.
  • The Battleforge DirectX 10.0 benchmark no longer experiences intermittent crashes when run in Tri-Crossfire mode.
  • Random flickering is no longer observed when playing Battlefield – Bad Company 2 in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Playing back h.264 interlaced BluRay content no longer displays intermittent green flashing.
  • The system no longer experiences random hangs when playing back BluRay 3D content in Duplicate mode.
  • Starcraft II no longer experiences random system crashes when exiting a campaign in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Batman – Arkam City no longer experiences intermittent system crashes when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Changing Crossfire settings no longer causes a random system crash.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when playing Rage with Crossfire enabled.
  • Crysis Warhead and Battlefield – Bad Company II no longer experience random crashes in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Playback of BluRay 3D content now correctly uses hardware acceleration.
  • Random texture corruption is no longer displayed when playing Dirt III in DirectX 11 mode and with anisotropic filtering applied.
  • Windows Aero options are available after installing the driver.
  • Background textures in World of Warcraft Cataclysm no longer experience random flickering in some Crossfire and Eyefinity configurations.
 

Call of Duty 4 CD Key Backup and Recovery v1.1

Was dusting off some old code and I found this and decided to give it a recompile and a facelift.

I originally wrote this in 2008 and I just discovered I had actually furthered the code and released a newer version…But…Like many I hosted my files at Megaupload.com and now they are GONE. This is what v2.0 looked like at one point… but the source code and binaries have been lost to time and FBI Raids…

So without further delay…some code back from the dead.

Call of Duty 4 CD Key Backup and Recovery v1.1

cod4-key v1.1 by Nigel Todman

Updates: http://nigelt.wordpress.com/

CRC32/cod4-key.exe/D6A53F35

No new functionality, 5 min job. Grabs CD-Key, saves it to a txt. Cannot Backup CD Key until it has been Recovered.

Download v1.1
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BOAdvCFG – Black Ops Advanced Config Tool v0.1.1

Black Ops Advanced Config Tool v0.1.1

BOAdvCFG v0.1.1 (Debug Release, Read Only!)

Written by Nigel Todman ([email protected])

Updates: http://www.nigeltodman.com

CRC32/BOAdvCFG.exe/35D6C414

Download v0.1.1(Debug Release, Read Only!)
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Changelog
———
v0.1.1 03-07-12
Added Black Ops icon
Detects Black Ops folder from registry now.
No longer assumes you are running Steam
Added detection of config_mp.cfg
Added Launch BlackOpsMP.exe function
Added Launch BlackOps.exe function
Added Motion Blur support
Added Rate support
Resized checkboxes slightly
Various code optimizations

v0.1.0 03-06-12
First Release
Assumes your all using Steam
Detects Black Ops folder from SteamApps
Parses singleplayer config

Download v0.1.1(Debug Release, Read Only!)

 

BPAdvCFG – Burnout Paradise Advanced Config Tool v0.3.4

Burnout Paradise Advanced Config Tool v0.3.4

BPAdvCFG v0.3.4 (Beta Release, Polish and Shine)

Written by Nigel Todman ([email protected])

Updates: http://nigelt.wordpress.com

CRC32/BPAdvCFG.exe/FB9ED84C

If you dont have the required OCX files you can get them here:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24417
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=10019


Download v0.4.1 (Final Version)
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Changelog
———
v0.3.4 04-10-12
Fixed settings path detection for XP!
various code optimizations

v0.3.3 03-29-12
Updated cleanup code to reflect temporary file name change.
Various code optimizations

v0.3.2 03-29-12
Fixed bug where Anti-aliasing was set to value of slider and not corresponding multiple
Changed temporary file name for username detection
Various code optimizations

v0.3.1 03-25-12
Increased array size of BPTweak() when Saving
Should fix subscript out of range with smaller Config.ini
Inital text now clears when you click message box
Pressing enter in the message box now sends
Fixed some erroneous nick detection from chat

v0.3.0 03-24-12
Added a Chat function!
Chat is only partially featured.
Even still its quicker then forums or e-mail and requires no registration 😉
May require a few libraries now, All available from Microsoft.
Various code optimizations

v0.2.5 03-24-12
Changed various interface items to sliders
Rearranged interface items slightly
Re-sized window slightly
Chat coming soon!
Various code optimizations

v0.2.4 03-20-12
Improved detection of Original Menu Music and No Intro states
Various code optimizations.

v0.2.3 03-20-12
Improved detection of Menu Music and No Intro fixes.
Better handling of backup files for Menu Music and No Intro.
Various code optimizations.


Known Conditional Bug in v0.1.6+ :
If you applied Menu Music or No Intro fixes and saved settings more then once, Your backups got overwritten with backups of the modified files.

You can find these files on the CD or they would be about 18mb to download. I’ll write a script to extract and install these if you need them later today.

BPUnTweak.rar 18.23MB

v0.2.2 03-14-12
Added option to change background!
Changed default background
Resized checkboxes slightly
Small tooltip corrections
Various code optimizations

v0.2.1 03-13-12
Added option to change text color!
Various code optimizations

v0.2.0 03-07-12
Auto Detects Settings path!
Improved error handling
Better cleanup of temp files
Various code optimizations

v0.1.9 03-06-12
Added No Intro Fix!
Minor spelling corrections
Various code optimizations

v0.1.8 03-06-12
Quick Bugfix in Menu Music Tweak
Even more tooltips, Only 1 left
Now comes with SFV file for the paranoid (I’m one of them)
Various code optimizations

v0.1.7 03-05-12
Changed Launcher code slightly
Even more Tooltips! 90% done now
Various code optimizations

v0.1.6 03-05-12
Added Burnout Icon
Added Menu Music Tweak!
More Tooltips
Various code optimizations

v0.1.5 03-04-12
Added Tooltips!
Tooltips about 70% done
Various code optimizations
Updated default, min and max values.

v0.1.4 03-04-12
Fixed SSAO Detection
Motion Blur actually has 3 states, changed from checkbox to integer
Using BurnoutLauncher.exe instead of BurnoutParadise.exe
Various code optimizations

v0.1.3 03-04-12
Quick Bug Fixes (Hard Coded array lengths, Subscripts out of range, etc)
Changed output of Config.ini, Should keep untouched settings now.
Tooltips coming soon.
Various code optimizations

v0.1.2 03-04-12
Added support for saving Settings. (Still Beta, use with caution)
Added Launch Burnout Paradise button to File menu.

v0.1.1 03-04-12
Added background image
Change font color
Debug Release, Write Functions disabled.

v0.1 03-04-12
First Release!
Parses user supplied folder for Config.ini
Debug Release, Write Functions disabled.

Download v0.3.4 (Beta Release)
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DIAdvCFG – Dead Island Advanced Config Tool v0.7.8

Dead Island Advanced Config Tool v0.7.8

Beta Release! Polish and Shine.

Written by Nigel Todman ([email protected])

Updates: http://nigeltodman.com/

CRC32/DIAdvCfg.exe/082B0C57


Download v0.7.9 (Final Release)
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Changelog:
———-
v0.7.8 04-13-12
Automatic settings path detection is now optional!
Improved Windows XP Support
Added BitCoin address! Donations welcome but not required 🙂
(Click on BitCoin to copy address to clipboard)
Various code optimizations

v0.7.7 04-11-12
Fixed settings path detection for XP!
Various code optimizations

v0.7.6 03-19-12
Added option to change background!
Improved error handling when only 1 file is ‘set’
Various code optimizations

v0.7.5 03-17-12
Added option to change text color!
Various code optimizations

v0.7.4 03-07-12
Added Depth of Field Tweak!
Improved Motion Blur Tweak.
Better cleanup of temp files
Resized checkboxes slightly
Various code optimizations

v0.7.3 03-07-12
Auto Detects Settings path!
Improved error handling
Releases now include SFV file
Various code optimizations

v0.7.2 03-05-12
Few more tooltips for Audio controls
Backup button now backs up Audio.scr too
Various code optimizations

v0.7.1 03-04-12
Added some tooltips for Audio controls
Updated Min/Max/Default values for Audio controls
Changed output of Audio.scr.

Known Bugs:
Some settings (Like Volume, Gamma) still don’t stick.
Its possible that any setting with a slider needs to be set in game…
Fullscreen doesn’t stick unless Vsync is also turned on

v0.7.0 03-03-12
Added support for reading and writing of settings to Audio.scr!
Backs up Audio settings to Audio.sc1
Changed font to Verdana
Added background image

v0.6.3 03-02-12
Changed output of Video.scr
Tooltip corrections and additions
Various code optimizations

v0.6.2 03-02-12
Fixed Lightmap detection
Fixed Fullscreen detection
Fixed Vsync detection
Corrected Default, Min and Max Values
Various code optimizations

v0.6.1 03-02-12
Nothing but Tool Tips
About 70% done now.
No code optimizations
No spelling corrections 😛

v0.6 03-01-12
Changed font from MS Sans Serif to Times New Roman
Re-sized and repositioned all elements of the interface.
Few more tooltips. About 40% done
More minor spelling corrections.
Various code optimizations

v0.5 03-01-12
Woops, Quick Bugfix release. (Array out of range)
Properly incremented build string at compile (missed in v0.4)
Even more code optimizations

v0.4 03-01-12
Added Field of View (FOV) Tweak
Added detailed Tooltips for some controls including
descriptions, formatting and syntax info. Not done yet.
Improved Motion Blur detection
Various code optimizations

v0.3 03-01-12
Added more Dead Island-esque color scheme
Added No Intro Launcher function
Added Motion Blur tweak. First tweak of this style, Not actually in Video.scr Using ‘loose’ files.
Various code optimizations
Minor spelling corrections

v0.2 03-01-12
Added Saving settings function
Added Backup settings function
Detects Dead Island Install Path, Doesn’t use it yet. Launcher soon.
Various code optimizations

v0.1 02-29-12
First release
Parses current settings from Video.scr in user supplied path
Detects Dead Island version from Registry

Download v0.7.9 (Final Release)
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