World of Warcraft >
Windows-specific notes on World of Warcraft performance improvements.
These notes were written, I believe, when playing with World of Warcraft on Windows XP.
Hardware > USB >
Instructions taken from Arch Linux's advice. (Original source)
update 2 - this is basically pointless with contemporary hardware and software. Just use the defaults for something like
cgdisk or GParted:
Use MiB alignment for modern operating systems.
The Cylinder/Head/Sector values reported by modern disk devices no longer have a direct physical relationship to the data stored on the disk device. Hence it is no longer valid to use this alignment setting to achieve enhanced performance.
cgdisk, when beginning with a new partition table, when creating the first partition, automatically creates a small empty partition before it, and thus is said to align everything properly. I haven't double-checked this.
This is the notion of "freezing" Windows in time, such that it can work as-expected but be "rolled back" to a previous state.
Software (Security) >
I'm also lumping similar projects into this page, for reference.
See also Snapshot (computer storage)
So I wanted to get City of Heroes installed to try it out. I've been bored of World of Warcraft for the longest time, and a superhero-based game has been sounding like fun for some time now.
At this point neither Diablo 3 - (2012 game) nor Star Wars: The Old Republic were out. I just needed something to do.
But for some odd reason I could not get City of Heroes to work. It was definitely a DirectX issue, except DirectX refused to install! Hopefully someone out there can benefit from the hell I went through, and my notes would be useful..
TODO - make a proper page
Operating Systems > Windows > Windows 3.1 >
For reasons which ought to be obvious, this Windows 3.11 update project is dead.