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12 Oct 2011 12:22
Psychonauts v1.1.602 patch for Retail, GOG and other dd versions coming soon!
Despite im busy as hell, in a day or two i will roll out a new 1.1.602 patch from steam for all the non steam versions of game. laughing
Stay tuned!
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03 Oct 2011 00:11
Psychonauts v1.05 patch for Retail, GOG and other dd versions
Recently Double fine rolled out out patch for Psychonauts on steam, but unfortunately they ignored retail and other digitally downloadable versions.

Thats why i did their job and adapted Steam update for retail and any other releases of Psychonauts.
I spent a half of night designing installer's UI, to make it look as official as possible (or even better than official). Another half was spent in coding and debugging installer script and testing patches on different version of game.
I think i pre-calculated all possible cases and it should work just Double fine! laughing

There are two versions of patch, LIte and Full.

Lite version is about 17mb, updated FMV files excluded from this version, because, despite change in size of files, there is no noticeable difference between old and updated files.
Download Psychonauts v1.05 lite patch

Full version is about 338mb, updated FMV files included.
Download Psychonauts v1.05 full patch

Enjoy! You can report patch specific issues via comments... if you will have any.
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20 Aug 2011 00:38
I did it! 301 Redirect via PHP!
Stupid third party site scripts consider www.domain.com/blahblah and domain.com/blah/ or domain.com/blah/index.php as different urls, this messing everything when users uses different links of same location.
So i need to set 301 redirects to unify all various types of urls as one. This isnt such a big problem, but in addition to this, but one of damn servers i use hot apache-powered, as result it is not familiar with .htaccess files and have pretty poor web-base interface for settings.
So i have no other option but to code 301 redirects via PHP.
This was challenging, because i never was a PHP gure and last time i coded something with PHP was almost year ago, so i already forgot everything about it and had to start from beginning - from lame docs on various sites. And this was pain in brain, because PHP is very server-dependable, and this bloody mess not works as expected. But after all i did it!
Now my domain always redirects to www mirror and /index.php files of every directory redirects to root of directory /, in same time user query and protocol remains preserved laughing.
Sounds simple, but coding this in PHP was not that simple, i spent half of day on this!
Well its not very optimized yet, im going to shorten it a little and i think i must use if\else more effective than this, but maybe current source would be useful for you:

$baseHost = 'www.domain.com';
$host = $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'];
$file = $_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME'];
$dir = dirname($file);
$request = explode('?',$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);
if(isset($_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']) && $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'] != ''){
$query = '?'.$_SERVER['QUERY_STRING'];
}
else{
$query = '';
}
if(isset($_SERVER['SERVER_PORT']) && $_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] == '443'){
$protocol = 'https';
}
else{
$protocol = 'http';
}
$prefix = $protocol.'://';
$suffix = 'www.';
if(strcmp($host,$baseHost) != 0){
$link = $prefix.$suffix.$host.$dir.$query;
header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
header("Location: $link");
}
elseif(strcmp(basename($dir),basename($request[0])) != 0){
$link = $prefix.$host.$dir.$query;
header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
header("Location: $link");
}
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19 Aug 2011 08:46
LIMBO is overrated game, but its ambient OST is awesome!
This short, but awesome soundtrack can say more than 1000 words, so just listen. Remins me some of Aphex Twin (AFX) selected ambient works.



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20 Feb 2011 08:16
Found the way to remove Dead Space 2 PC 30 fps lock!
Just turn off v-sync in game and force it via display driver control panel if you dont want to see screen tearing and here you go - stable 60 fps, and very smooth animation.
For extra smooth experience in Dead Space 2 just try RivaTuner Overrider with triple buffering on if you have Nvidia or ATI card, or try RadenPro with same triple buffering on (this tool is safer, since RT Overrider may crash game in you will try to change screen resolution).

Enjoy wink
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10 Jun 2010 03:46
Site almost re-done... + bonus: Valve's games high res icon pack
Last few weeks i was updating my site, that was abandoned somewhere in 2008 year due of server problems.

Old site engine was rewritten with new cms, but new cms mean new problems, and salvation of these problems mean a lot of rewritten code.
I promised myself few years ago that im done with programming, but it still cant let me go, and its pretty big pain in arse now, because it so freaking hard to code when you forgot almost everything you knew about programming.

After this total reconstruction my site have comments, rss, twitter integration and many other things you may not care about laughing, like custom error pages 404, 403, etc (try http://voodooman.gta-action.ru/wtf ).
All downloads still available, and there are some file that i never published on site but which was here for years.
For example beta icon pack of Valve games including original Half Life, Half Life 2, Counter Strike, Team Fortress 2, Portal and even Portal 2 which was made long before it was really announced (i knew its coming wink).
It was available here for friends since 2008, i only updated archive with few new icons half of year ago.

Download these icons now!

ATM im busy with code polishing and restoration of some old news.
Please use comments for bug reports and suggestions.
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20 Dec 2007 23:20
Download now Repair GTA 1.5 rc1 while its hot!
Repair GTA rc1 released, both English and Russian version now in a single archive that you can download by clicking here. And please read the Readme!

Русская версия Repair GTA 1.5 rc1 вместе с английской доступны в одном архиве скачать который можно по этой ссылке. И пожалуйста прочитайте Readme!

What's it?
Its a simple, good looking, universal and configurable backup and restore tool for GTA series.
Note: You can use tool with any game or software that you like to, just dont forget 2 install Repair GTA
files into game root folder, then just edit ini files (its realy simple, all you need 2 know you can read
in comments inside INI files).
You can also tweak comression type if u like to, read Rar.txt for additional information.
By the way its a first tool for GTA4... its kinda "GTA4 ready... already" :)

Что это?
Простая, удобная, неплохо выполненная визуально, универсальная и настраеваемая программа для архивации
и востановления файлов игр серии GTA.
Примечание: Вы можете использовать программу с абсолютно любой игрой\программой, просто скопируйте все файлы
Repair GTA в корневую директорию вашей игры, и отредактируйте ini файлы (это легко, все что для этого нужно,
это прочитать коментарии в самих ini файлах и следовать простым инструкциям).
Вы так же можете настроить метод сжатия, читайте файл Rar.txt для разъяснения подробностей.
Кстати, это первая программа для GTA4... нуу понимаете - "GTA4 ready... already"
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19 Dec 2007 14:14
Fresh redesign after i screwed up previous one + Repair GTA news
Yesterday i was trying 2 fix page style to make it compatible with Firefox and Opera, but i screwed up CSS file, so i decide 2 start design again from scratch. Just after few hours i did what u can c right now (not sure if it still will look like this tomorrow) but during production again that bug appeared in Firefox where page was totally fucked up... finally i fixed that's lame bug, and u know what? i don't like Mozilla \ Netscape-based browsers, bcoz they don't following all css and xhtml rules, so i need 2 use my "voodoo magic" to make page look exactly the same way in all browsers.

Now about Repair GTA - universal backup tool: RC1 english and russian is ready to be distributed. Just preparing package with express written readme, when i finish i will upload RC1 to my site, so comeback later today.
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14 Dec 2007 05:33
New counter installed... missing ASP features
Just installed Hotlog.ru visitors counter, bcoz mail.ru one is old, lame and have number of visitors from Hideout v2 that was deleted 2 years ago. Going 2 index my page in search engines.... btw i feel myself so fast, free and safe when using my own static xhtml instead of php powered cms that i previously used in hideout v2 (damn phpnuke nuked itself and i lost all files at http://voodooman.gtwar.com ). Bad thing that this is NIX server that have no support for asp scripts, im not good in php coding.
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12 Dec 2007 00:10
Repair GTA is back! now with banana flavor :)
Repair GTA 1.5 (universal, customizable, noob friendly, easy to use and just good looking backup tool) will be released at this week. It is first ever tool that support GTA 4 (not announced yet for PC).
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