Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Ezio being a major BAMF in goddamn gorgeous Brutus Armor

Been meaning to post this, but I kept forgetting. Finished the game in three days, fourth day spent mopping up Romulus lairs and other side quests. Currently replaying it to get 100% sync on everything.

On my first playthrough, I feel a little cheated with Sequence 8 and 9, if only because I was waiting ’til the last moment (aka putting it off ’cause I heard from Sei that it’s horrible for PC users) before heading off to the last Romulus Lair. Needless to say I waited a really long time. :/ Being unable to clean up quests and do a final shop run prior to the final stages earn Ubisoft less love from me. Would have traded the Apple for that badass Brutus Armor in a heartbeat. Ezio doing a Mortal Kombat-esque move while wielding the Apple was entertaining, though.

Images are linked to the full PNG screenshots. I’ll make a separate post for 1080p + 1440×900 screenshots soon. (more…)

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Meant to post this earlier, but got excited with the game. D:

The sibling entity’s very kind friend Joy made it possible for the sibling entity to buy me the Limited Codex Edition of AC:B. Had a bit of a scare with Philippine Customs and taxes (Customs is apparently choosing to tax certain non-commercial goods now despite being clearly labeled as gifts), but they thankfully chose not to tax this.

Freaking expensive with the shipping and all, but I love it. Will just be buying the digital downloads next time, though. Especially since I purchased the DDE for Sei, and she confirms that it basically has most of the key items from the Codex Editon anyway, just in digital format.

Anyway, on to the pictures. Most of these have larger versions, and apologies for some of the blurry photos. (more…)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

For those who have trouble installing the 1.1 version of .Net in Windows 7 (“application has generated an exception that could not be handled” error), the following steps from JasonFJ from this thread worked perfectly for me:

~ Create a new folder named DotNet in C:\ drive (C:\DotNet is used in this guide, you can change to any folder you prefer, but ensure that you use correct path in the following steps).

~ Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package. Make sure the setup file is saved as dotnetfx.exe .

~ Download Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe). Make sure that the file is renamed and saved as dotnetfxsp1.exe, so that the rest of the steps can be followed easily.

~ Move both installation files into the same directory (i.e. C:\DotNet), if you’re not saving them together. Open command prompt as Administrator (Start > All Programs > Accessories > [right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator]).

~ Change to the directory where the two installation setup files for .NET 1.1 are saved (i.e. C:\DotNet).

~ Run the following commands one by one, press Enter after each one.

dotnetfx.exe /c:”msiexec.exe /a netfx.msi TARGETDIR=C:\DotNet”

~ Then click on “Yes” when prompted to answer “would you like to install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. Package?”

dotnetfxsp1.exe /Xp:C:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp

msiexec.exe /a c:\DotNet\netfx.msi /p c:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp

That’s it. It apparently doesn’t work for everyone, but this was the solution that worked for me. Games/programs like Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) require .Net 1.1.

If this still doesn’t work, check out this thread at the LOTRO forums for other solutions.

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