If you’re still on Windows XP (gasp) and are fretting over Microsoft’s discontinued support of XP, there is now a way for XP users to receive official MS security updates. All it involves is modifying the registry to make your system appear as a Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 system, which runs off the same OS kernel as Windows XP. As Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 has official support from Microsoft until April 9, 2019, Windows XP users can unofficially get security updates for another five years!
To make this registry change, you can create a .reg file with the following contents below and execute it.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady] “Installed”=dword:00000001
Once done, the Microsoft Update website will be fooled into believing that your XP system is a POSReady system, making the latest updates available.
Thanks to ZDNet
for reporting this. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has issued a statement about the “hack” in that it is completely unsupported and that users are better off upgrading to Windows 8.1 instead. No word on if Microsoft will do anything to counter this hack, but for the time-being, XP users can gain access to the latest security updates for Windows Embedded.SOURCE
: ZDNet – Registry hack enables continued updates for Windows XP Read More
Cid’s Aerial Tours
The latest update (1.02) for
has been published onto Google Play! CAT now has Japanese and Korean language support; Cid is multi-lingual! The worlds of Final Fantasy IV can now be viewed with Japanese and Korean location labels.
Here is the full list of changes in 1.02.- Added missing Overworld map locations.- Added Japanese and Korean language support. Cid is now multi-lingual!- Main screen background now alternates between a sky and underworld background.
The latest update to Cid’s Aerial Tours
can be found on the Google Play Store: Read More
DRAGON GEO on the Google Play Store
I just posted an update (1.02) for
! There are some rather large changes with this version, as it features many new maps, including the Dragon Warrior VII map that King Zenith from Dragon’s Den
recently made. Here are the changes with the new version: * Fixed a few audio-related crash bugs. * Fixed a memory issue for LOW RESOLUTION mode. * Added several new maps for Dragon Warrior III:
- Cave of Enticement
- Romaly Castle
- Cave West of Noaniels
- Eginbear Castle
- Isis Castle
- Cave of Jipang
- Port Town
- Shrine of Holy
- Shrine of the Poison Swamp. * Added Gwaelin’s Cave for Dragon Warrior II. * Added the Dragon Warrior VII PS1 map by King Zenith.
Many thanks goes out again to King Zenith and x_loto! DRAGON GEO
can be found here: Read More
After a month-long long stay in Minnesota and a long four day roadtrip across the country, I am now back in the Bay Area! The big news is that I’m now here in California permanently!
After seeing all the excitement in the mobile tech sector here in the Bay Area from my last few trips to California, I came to the conclusion that I needed to make the move out to the Bay Area. While it was a difficult decision to make, I believe that moving in the Bay Area provided the best opportunities to help pursue my goal of becoming a mobile developer.
I’ll miss everything about Minnesota (well, maybe except for the subzero winter days and the mosquitoes), but mostly the friends and family there. With new determination and a fresh new start in the Bay Area, I’m committed to achieving my goals. Read More