web analytics

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)
Download v0.7.8 (Beta Release)
Discuss on Steam Forums
Discuss on WideScreenGamingForum.com
StrategyInformer.com

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)
Download v0.7.8 (Beta Release)
Download v0.7.7
Download v0.7.6
Download v0.7.5
Download v0.7.4
Download v0.7.3
Download v0.7.2
Download v0.7.1
Download v0.7.0
Download v0.6.3
Download v0.6.2
Download v0.6.1
Download v0.6
Download v0.5
Download v0.4
Download v0.3
Download v0.2
Download v0.1(Debug Release, Read Only)
Discuss on Steam Forums

 

DIAdvCfg – Dead Island Advanced Config Tool v0.6.3

This is an older post, the updated post is here http://nigelt.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/diadvcfg-dead-island-advanced-config-tool/

Dead Island Advanced Config Tool v0.6.3

Beta Release! Polish and Shine.

Written by Nigel Todman ([email protected])

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

CRC32/DIAdvCfg.exe/3BA1AEB8

Download v0.6.3(Beta Release)
(V0.7.6 is out http://nigelt.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/diadvcfg-dead-island-advanced-config-tool/ )
Discuss on Steam Forums

Changelog:
———-
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 v0.6.3
Download v0.6.2
Download v0.6.1
Download v0.6
Download v0.5
Download v0.4
Download v0.3
Download v0.2
Download v0.1(Debug Release, Read Only)
Discuss on Steam Forums

 

I’m still kicking.

It’s been a long time since I’ve found time to update this. Been busy with other projects that shall remain nameless 😉 Lately I’ve found myself in British Columbia, which is quite far away from where I last found myself. Lots of crazy stuff has been happening in the world, both abroad, across the nation and in my own little corner of life. Right now I’m watching a David Suzuki special on Autism on CBC. Interesting stuff. Speaking of David Suzuki I’ve actually got a candid photo of him from a little known protest you may or may not have heard of, Occupy Vancouver

I got pretty close i guess? This was just after he concluded a 20min or so speech on 10/22/2011

So aside from the odd protest here and there I’ve mostly been looking for work, drinking coffee, playing skyrim and coding to save the planet.

 

Ever download a huge series of files off Usenet…

Only to discover there is a damn password on the archive!

Well, more often then not, as of late. This site has been extremely helpful to me.

http://www.jimbeeer.com/?page_id=432

Thou i can never remember it, nor its spelling. So now. It is here for myself and the rest of you to find.

Enjoy!

[Was re-discovered this time for a password on the archive rld-sh2u.rar which was “sadfsfsa”]

 

ATi Releases Catalyst 10.8 for all Operating Systems!

ATI has released Cataylst 10.8 for all Operating Systems. Here’s links for your operating system as well as highlights from the releases notes 😀

Windows 7 x86 (x64)

Windows Vista x86 (x64)

Windows XP x86 (x64)

From the Release Notes:

New Features

This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:

  • OpenGL ES 2.0 support
  • Video Quality default options
  • Performance enhancement for Eyefinity Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configurations
  • Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II

OpenGL ES 2.0 support

  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 delivers full support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
  • Enables 3D accelerated graphics within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Supported on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

Video Quality default options
The Default video options for ATI Catalyst™ have been greatly enhanced to deliver
the best quality video viewing experience. Users can also choose to apply these
settings to Internet Video via a new checkbox control within the ATI Catalyst™

Control Center

  • In the “Advanced Color” section, the following defaults are now enabled:
  • Color vibrance (default = 40)
  • Flesh tone correction (default = 50)
  • Brighter Whites
  • In the “Advanced Quality” section, the following defaults are now enabled:
  • Edge-enhancement (default = 25)
  • De-noise (default = 64)
  • Mosquito Noise Reduction (default = 50)
  • De-blocking (default = 50)

Note: Video Quality option settings can be accessed by launching the
Catalyst™ Control Center and clicking on “Graphics”, then “Video”
and “All Settings”.

Performance enhancement for Eyefinity Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configurations

Performance has been greatly improved for users running with ATI Eyefinity on a
Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configuration

Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II
ATI Catalyst™ Control Center enabled Anti-Aliasing is now available for StarCraft II

Catalyst™ Application Profiles

The following application profiles are available with this release of Catalyst™ 10.8:

  • Singularity – CrossFire™ profile update
  • Mafia 2 – CrossFire™ profile update
  • Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark – new CrossFire™ profile
  • Lord of the Rings Online – new CrossFire™ profile
  • Aliens Vs. Predator – CrossFire™ profile update

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.8:

  • Far Cry 2
  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and
    CrossFire™ configurations

  • Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and
    CrossFire™ configurations

  • Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and
    CrossFire™ configurations

  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Performance increases 3-5% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and
    CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series configurations

  • Stormrise
  • Performance increases 5-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 series and ATI
    Radeon™ HD 5500 series configurations

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows. These include:

  • HDMI default refresh rate now appears properly as 60 Hz under HDTV in Catalyst™
    Control Center

  • Catalyst™ Control Center – Basic wizard pane or resolution combo box in “Display
    Setting for Desktop Viewing” page no longer turns blank in basic view for
    component video mode

  • “FSAA” is a selectable option in City of Heroes / City of Heroes Going Rogue™

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Desktop line corruption no longer observed after powering off the DP display and
    then turning it on while viewing Blu-ray content

  • “Borderlands” no longer fails after a duration of gameplay
  • Opening numerous windows in Adobe Photoshop CS5 no longer causes application
    to fail

  • Re-sizing Windows Media Player while viewing 720/1080 WMV video content no
    longer causes the screen to turn black

  • “ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead” game now works in CrossFire™ mode
  • Shifting mouse cursor between displays no longer causes intermittent cursor
    corruption or system lock up

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • Catalyst™ Control Center no longer fails and displays error message while
    transcoding specific video files on 64-bit operating systems

  • AVI video no longer lags during playback within Microsoft PowerPoint slide deck
  • 3D and video settings in Catalyst™ Control Center are now retained after resume
    from sleep/hibernate

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled in PowerDVD
  • Minor frame drops are no longer observed while viewing HD interlaced content
 

ATI releases Catalyst 10.7 for all Operating Systems!

ATI has released Cataylst 10.7 for all Operating Systems. Here’s links for your operating system as well as highlights from the releases notes 😀

Windows 7 x86 (x64)

Windows Vista x86 (x64)

Windows XP x86 (x64)

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst 10.7:

Borderlands

  • Performance increases 3-5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 and ATI Radeon™ HD
    5700 series single card and CrossFire™ configurations when anti-aliasing and
    anisotropic filtering is enabled

  • Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 single card and
    CrossFire™ configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled

  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 and ATI Radeon™ HD
    5500 series single card configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering
    is enabled

  • Performance increases 2-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series single card and
    CrossFire™ configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows. These include:

  • “Current Setting” indicator will now appear when “Windows desktop” option is
    selected in “Catalyst™ Control Center – Basic” for specific CV resolutions

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • “Desktop Window Manager has stopped working” error no longer appears after
    driver installation on specific cards

  • ATI Stream (CAL) test no longer exits with exception error under CrossFire™
    configurations

  • Screen no longer turns blank when flashlight is turned on in “The Chronicles of
    Riddick 2” with Screen Space Ambient Occlusion enabled

  • Running Unigine Heaven 2.1 (OpenGL) with “Tessellation” enabled no longer causes
    system to fail

  • Player no longer exits abruptly while changing basic quality settings in Catalyst™
    Control Center

  • Browser no longer fails after repeated system suspend/resume and video playback
    pauses while viewing YouTube content

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • ATI Stream (CAL) test no longer exits with exception error under CrossFire™
    configurations

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • “Age Of Empires: The Rise of Rome” no longer fails and display error message when
    the diplomacy button is clicked

  • Flickering no longer observed when task switching between game and desktop with
    Alt+Tab in “Need for Speed: Shift” game