Saturday, December 27, 2008

missing textures in gta 4

I learnt a workaround for missing textures in grand theft auto 4. First, I thought the problem was caused by video card drivers but it seems that the major cause is superfetch. You have to enable superfetch from windows services (assuming, of course, you disabled it). Then you'll have your textures back.

To enable superfetch service:

  1. Click on start button
  2. Run

  3. Type services.msc and click OK

  4. Find Superfetch in the list, right click and choose properties

  5. Choose "Automatic" as startup type

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

disposable e-mail account

If you are bored of giving your e-mail address to lousy forums/websites so that they can fill your inbox with lots of spam, then try mailinator which offers a disposable e-mail service. Give a e-mail to the lousy website when you sign-up and then go to mailinator and check your e-mail (you don't need to log in with a password). Do the confirmation thing through the e-mail and voila! You didn't have to give your usual e-mail for a stupid confirmation of a stupid website/forum.

Monday, December 22, 2008

reprogram your mouse buttons via x-mouse

x-mouse I have a Logitech cordless optical mouse. I recently tried to reprogram its buttons for new functionality, but Logitech recommends the usage of native windows vista mouse drivers instead of offering a more functional one, so here I am, googling for an application that'll give me the desired functionality. Then, I found X-Mouse. It has every option I need when I tweak my mouse buttons and a very low RAM consumption. You can change the functionality of left, right, middle, left thumb, right thumb button into one of the offered functions (like "close application", "copy/cut/paste", "send a custom keystroke sequence", "launch any application", "double click" so on) . I highly recommend it.