Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Warcraft

Warcraft is a stratergy game which i came to know about by my friend in the hostel and what i didn't know at that time was that i will become addicted to this game in future.I have been playing this game for almost 4 years and i am still not bored on playing this ,that to especially in my collage LAN with my friends.

Here is some info about this wonderful game which i have been playing all these years.

There are basically four Races in this game,the Humans,the Orcs,the Undead and the Night Elves.In the starting the Humans and the Orcs as usual fight against themselves,then the Undead raises from the hell and they call the demon,the night elves who are guardians of the nature ,join hands with the humans and the orcs and defeat the demon from destroying the tree of life.

The way in which the campaign takes us through this story is really amazing and we have 4 heroes in each race and we also have a little of role playing attached to this game in the campaigns

A little intro about the races....


Relatively speaking, Humanity is one of the youngest races of the world. Unlike Elves and Dwarves, Humans live brief lives full of change and strife. Thus, Humanity pushes itself to achieve great heights in empire-building, technology, and magical study. It is for this reason that Human kingdoms have expanded so drastically in such short periods of time. Overall, Humanity values virtue and honor and seeks only to safeguard itself against the forces of darkness. Aided by the Holy Light, Humanity has fought the hardest and suffered the most during the war against the Orcish Hordes.







The savage, green-skinned Orcs are one of the most prolific races of the Warcraft world. Born on the hellish world of Draenor, the Orcs were brought into the kingdom of Azeroth through the dimensional gateway known as the Dark Portal and forced to make war upon the Humans. The Orcs are typically believed to be brutal and mindless, possessing no humanity or empathy for other races. Although few are aware of it, the Orcs once cultivated a noble, Shamanistic society on the world of Draenor. Yet the proud Orc clans were corrupted by the Burning Legion and used as pawns in the Legion's invasion of Azeroth. In recent years the Orcs have begun to release themselves from the Demons' corruption, and rekindle their ancient, noble traditions.







The reclusive Night Elves were the first race to awaken in the World of Warcraft. These shadowy, immortal beings were the first to study magic and let it loose throughout the world nearly ten thousand years before Warcraft I. The Night Elves' reckless use of magic drew the Burning Legion into the world and led to a catastrophic war between the two titanic races. The Night Elves barely managed to banish the Legion from the world, but their wondrous homeland was shattered and drowned by the sea. Ever since, the Night Elves refused to use magic for fear that the dreaded Legion would return. The Night Elves closed themselves off from the rest of the world and remained hidden atop their holy mountain of Hyjal for many thousands of years. As a race, Night Elves are typically honorable and just, but they are very distrusting of the 'lesser races' of the world. They are nocturnal by nature and their shadowy powers often elicit the same distrust that they have for their mortal neighbors.






The horrifying Undead army called the Scourge consists of thousands of walking corpses, disembodied spirits, damned mortal men and insidious extra-dimensional entities. The Scourge was created by the Burning Legion for the sole purpose of sewing terror across the world in anticipation of the Legion's inevitable invasion. The Undead are ruled by Ner'zhul, the Lich King, who lords over the icy realm of Northrend from his frozen throne. Ner'zhul commands the terrible plague of undeath which he sends ever southward into the human lands. As the plague encroaches on the southlands, more and more humans fall prey to Ner'zhul's mental control and life-draining sickness every day. In this way, Ner'zhul has swelled the ranks of the already considerable Scourge. Though Ner'zhul and his Undead Scourge are bound to the will of the Burning Legion, the Lich King constantly strives to free himself and gain vengeance upon the demons for damning him so completely.

Ip Messenger

IP Messenger is one of the awesome tool which allows you to chat on LAN or network with other people if they are using the same software. The software slowly detects people who are using the it in the network and adds to them your list with the name set in the software. Its an open source, multi platform messenger based on TCP/UDP.

Features of Ip Messenger :-


  • Multi Platform ( Windows, MacOS X and Unix ).
  • Open source and Free download.
  • Allows File and Folder transfer along the network.
  • Supports Broadcast Messages to a range of IP address.
  • You can lock your message with a password when its sent to other user.
  • You can even set your status.
  • Supports NIC extension in the latest version.
  • Messages can be logged in case you accidentally close the message box.
  • Shows the Ip address, login user, machine name of the other users.
  • Send message from command prompt like this

Command Line support
ipmsg.exe [port] /MSG [/LOG][/SEAL]
ex) C:\> ipmsg.exe /MSG /SEAL localhost Hello.

Its an excellent software which we are using in office without any problem. It provides us an easy solution because its fast and we don’t get any complains from our mail servers too. So if you are looking for a chat software which works on LAN, this could be your answer. Its free and if I missed its available in languages like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese also.

Here are some Images to give you a preview of how it looks like :


Ip Messenger C

IP Messenger personalized Settings

IP Messenger Log Settings

Extra Settings for IP Messenger

Resources for Ip Messenger :


  • Download Link for all platforms and languages. Size 102 KB approx.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Smoking the Harddisk

What are you guys looking at ????????????? ,the weird tittle !!! Sure,the tittle is weird as my experience at least too me.First of all i have two systems ,one in my college hostel and one in my home and i always used to carry my hostel hard disk when ever i go home for a long vacation as i have most of the contents and data's in it .I connect my hostel hard disk as a slave in my home system and i use it regularly like this.

This incident happened last month,it was a one week holiday trip for me.As usual i packed my hard disk with my other stuffs and traveled home.In my home after a day i started connecting my hostel hard disk as a slave to my home system.To my utter disbelief ,the computer didn't recognize even a single hard disk.

i thought i had given the wrong master/slave jumper settings as this usually happens a lot due to that and so i looked at the disks for this problem .But i have already given the right jumper settings in it.The next thought was that the cables may be loose or not properly connected so i reconnected them once again and i restarted the system.Nothing happened and i tried again for the third time with some little reconnections to make sure that the buses are connected tightly and correctly.

As i was looking at the monitor for some sort of sign,i got a sign from my open CPU cabinet ,that too specially from my hostel hard disk.Curious about the sign,it was the worst thing that happened to me,man.smokes where the signs !!!!!!!!!

Smokes where coming out of my hard disk ,i was stunned for sometime and then i came back to reality and i turned off my system.Then i removed my hostel hard drive and booted the system too see whether the problem was with the system's power cable or my hard disk and i got the answer back as my hard disk.

I took my hard disk to one of the local computer hardware shop to know what happened and more than that too get some of the data's back.The person said that my hard disk's main board got burned out and i need to change the board for even trying to retrieve my data's.I asked what had created this problem and i was totally taken back by the answer.

Any guesses guys ??????????

what ever you have guessed,mostly it will be wrong as the answer is

An ANT



Thursday, January 24, 2008

Removing Amvo.exe Virus

Hi friends,One week ago my system started acting funny ,the hidden files where always hidden even if we change the file settings in it & the hard disk partition's didn't open up correctly and i was not even able to explore them by right clicking on it.The only way it can be accessed was using direct explore from my computer or some other tools.I checked my all ongoing process on that time and found a process called as amvo.exe

I tried to get it out but wasn't able to by just removing it from msconfig startup,then i searched the net and found out the way to remove it & here it is

Go to command prompt by running cmd in run
Go to c:\Windows\System32 folder

Delete the amvo.exe file in it by using

del /f/ah amvo.exe

check if there are anyother dll by the same name like amvo0.dll or amvo1.dll
u will not be able to remove those files now,don't worry about that.Now remove the amvo.exe from startup and restart your system.

After Restarting your system goto command prompt and delelte those dll files in the system32 folder by using the same command

del /f/ah amvo0.dll
del /f/ah amvo1.dll

these files ll be present only sometimes

then goto back to c:\ in command prompt and remove the autorun.inf file by using the same command

del /f/ah autorun.inf

do this for all the partitionson your system.
Don't open anyone now,restart the system then access them .

If u wanna check whether they are gone,use dir in command prompt for hidden files to view it

dir /ah

Removing if there any other dll files created by it in c:\
The virus ll be gone forever.
 
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