In the earliest days of Final Fantasy XI, you couldn’t alt-tab without crashing the game. Thus, the Windower program, a little add-on designed to force the game to allow alt-tabbing like basically anything else in the world. The add-on was also disallowed, but the developers eventually adopted a “don’t be an idiot” approach to it; you have native window support now, but if you still want to use it for its other functionality, just don’t shout about it in-game and you’ll probably be fine. Of course, it’s hardly the only unofficial modification that affects a game’s functionality; multiboxing in World of Warcraft, various map add-ons for City of Heroes, the DPS trackers for Final Fantasy XIV. Every game has stuff that’s not technically allowed, but isn’t any sort of cheating tool; it’s just there to improve your life as a player. So have you ever run unauthorized MMO modifications? Not cheating tools, those are a different … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Have you ever run unauthorized MMO modifications?
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It’s fair to assume we have all attempted to cheat a little bit within a game whether out of frustration or desperation it’s a daily occurrence that happens across all platforms but is it immoral and does it lead to further issues? My first memories of cheating came way back when I was a young lad in the early 1990s were Playstation magazines were sold with demos and featured cheats for many of the most popular games on the console. I was lucky enough to have entered a competition with a publication that I sadly cannot remember the name of, but for being a winner, I was given a fantastic Xploder cheat cartridge, wow … it was amazing! It was a relatively simple method of cheating that altered the memory of a game in real-time, after all – it’s all made of 0 and 1’s. The cartridge came with a small little book that made it as easy as pie. Unlimited lives became the norm, and GOD mode was the future, I am a virtual king, and we all need tips, especially … [Read more...] about Is cheating in-game immoral?
Earlier this month, Overwatch made headlines when a player posted up a behavioral therapy chart his wife – who happens to be a therapist – made him fill out after he complained about his game losses. The idea is that you write down your “negative thoughts” about the game experience, then reflect on that to see how your temporary emotion has distorted your opinions, then craft a positive frame instead. It’s funny – but also pretty useful, and even Overwatch Redditors were asking for a blank sheet so they could try it themselves. That brings us to today’s Daily Grind: How do you deal with your anger in an MMO? Do you complain to guildies, log out, bang your desk, go work out to burn off some steam? Are you handling it as well as the Overwatch Redditor and trying to learn from what went wrong? What do you do, exactly, when your teammates turn out to be “hot garbage”? My wife told me to fill out this form after I kept complaining about … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How do you deal with your anger in MMORPGs?
Last Updated 23rd May 2017. (Update to main image, PDF download and Hi-Res PDF) After many request through email and on social networks, I have finally been able to find time to create the Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts infographic, that so many people asked for. I had no idea that Adobe Lightroom was so popular, especially among all you photographers out there, until I started getting emails asking me "Where the hell is the Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts!?" Lightroom is great at organizing your photos, and is vital in this day an age where we can take as many as a thousand photos in just one day! It's really handy as you have all your photos in one place, and makes them available on your computer, on the web, and on your mobile devices. With this set of keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom, it will no doubt speed up tasks that would normally take double or treble the time to do with standard mouse / menu command access. I hope this graphic becomes a valuable resource for you.If you like … [Read more...] about 2017 Adobe Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet – Make A Website Hub
WordPress is the best blogging platform. You can find a lot of free WordPress themes and plugins to enhance your blogging experience but still for some reasons you may need to tackle with the coding of your WordPress blog. If you are aware of WordPress tags and codes, you can easily do anything with your WordPress blog. This article provides a list of best 15 WordPress cheat sheets that will help you in developing your WordPress theme and plugin as well as these are helpful in SEO of your blog. If you are a WordPress coder or developer, you might like to download these cheat sheet and use it for your future reference. Especially, if you are into WordPress plugin or theme development, you will find these cheatsheets very useful. Most of the sheets listed here are designed for WordPress 3.0+, so you will have no issues using it with the latest version of WordPress. Though I have added links to the source, and you can check the version compatibility there. WordPress Cheat Sheet … [Read more...] about 15 Best WordPress Cheat Sheet For Designers & Developers 2016