22 July 2012

How to play your own music collection in Guild Wars 2

Not only can you play your own music in Guild Wars 2, you can also control when they will be played.

All you have to do is to create playlists which include your tracks and put them into a special folder. This folder can be found under: C:\YOURWINDOWSNAME\Documents\Guild Wars 2\Music\

Supported types of playlists:
.wpl .m3u .pls .asx .wax

Supported types of audio files in those playlists:
.mp3 .ogg .flac .wav .aiff .mid .it

This folder will most probably be empty. You have to name your playlists a certain way to have them played at the appropriate time. The following names are recognized:


All mp3players like WinAmp, iTunes, etc make it really easy to create a playlist. Just create one with the right name and put it into the Music-folder.

If you are using Windows Media player you can run into a problem with the playlist where GW2 doesn't recognize the audio file paths because WMP saves them in relation to the playlist as opposed to saving the full path.
If that happens open the playlist in a texteditor and change the absolute paths including the drive letter.
For example WMP would write \bandname\title.mp3 instead of D:\mymusic\bandname\title.mp3

01 July 2012

Using the Diablo 3 RMAH without an Authenticator.

Well the title isn't entirely correct. You have to link an authenticator to your Battle.Net account at one point to start using the RealMoney Auction house. But the trick is that you can delink it afterwards and still use the auction house. I sold several items after that and all went find through the audit.

This may not be a big deal for some people, but for me it is. Because almost all german ISPs forcibly disconnect you after 24h you have to re-authenticate yourself to Battle.Net every day, which does get a bit annoying after some days.

17 May 2012

SharpKeys 3.5 - How to get rid of CapsLock

Who needs the CapsLock-Key anyway? In my opinion it is the most useless key on the keyboard and only used by angry internet citizens.

There are several ways to deactivate CapsLock or give it a new function. I used a AutoHotkey-script for a long time but utilizing the Windows-registry is the cleanest albeit not easiest way to do so.

This is were SharpKeys comes into the picture. It's a small program which lets you change the function of any on the keyboard and makes the necessary changes in the registry. You don't even have to install it, it works out of the box.

CapsLock is useless and my LAlt is broken.

Just select the key which function you want to change and then select the new function. That's it. Reboot and you're done.

You can get SharpKeys 3.5 here and here.

26 April 2012

Detailed maps of Legend of Grimrock

Level 1 - Into the Dark

Level 2 - Old Tunnels

Level 3 - Pillars of Light

Level 4 - Archives

Level 5 - Hallways

Level 6 - Trapped

Level 7 - Ancient Chambers

Level 8 - The Vault

Level 9 - Goromorg Temple I

Level 10 - Goromorg Temple II

Level 11 - The Tomb

Level 12 - The Prison

Level 13 - The Cemetery
You should be able to get what the symbols mean by yourself. The green dots are Monsters I had not yet killed in my playthrough or Monsters that respawned.

The maps themselfs I screenshotted while having developer mode enabled.

Thank a lot to Punchy on the official Forums who told the world how to exactly do that in the first place.

20 April 2012

Better Skyrim Controller Support: 8 hotkeys, quicksave -load and more!

-----===>) WHAT IS THIS (<===-----
If you use the xbox360-controller with the pc-version you normally have only two hotkeys for your favourites. Those are *Left* and *Right* on the d-pad. You hold those and they will get assigned to the items.

This file adds 6 more on the D-pad to that. You still enter the favourites menu with *Up*. In the menu though you use the left Analog Stick to browse. The new hotkeys are:

Sprint + D-pad-Left 
Sprint + D-pad-Right 
Sprint + D-pad-Up 
Sprint + D-pad-Down

You have to enter the Favourites Menu by pressing Back on your Controller.
If you want to Wait you have to press Sprint+Back.

For the Quicksave Function you have to press X+B. Hold X then press B. Quicksaved. :)
To Quickload press A+Y.

Taking Screenshots happens by pressing Sprint+Start.
To Autowalk press Sprint+Right Stick.

There is also another Version for Lefthanded People where I swapped Looking and Moving

-----===>) TROUBLESHOOTING (<===-----
Delete the file ControlMap_Custom.txt in your Skyrim mainfolder.

-----===>) INSTALLATION (<===-----
To Install, just extract the zip inside your Skyrim-Data-folder under X:\programs\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data

You can download my mod from skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=246

-----===>) DEINSTALLATION (<===-----
Just delete the file controlmap.txt in X:\programs\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data\Interface\Controls\PC