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How to play Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved in 1920×1080 (Steam)

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I’ve just picked up a copy of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Steam. I used to love this twin-stick arcade shooter since I first discovered it in Project Gotham Racing. I had the Xbox 360 version too, and haven’t thought about it for many years. I didn’t even know it was available on Steam until today, and picked up a copy for $1.99 – happy memories! I browsed through the resolution options pretty much immediately, since the game comes up with a default of 640×480, which is a tad low for today’s screens. By...

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Getting Started with Streaming – An Overview

Posted by on 8:49 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Getting Started with Streaming – An Overview

I’ve been meaning to put this quick guide together, with helpful bits of equipment and software that you need to get started in the world of streaming. I also wanted to explain the principles in a not-too-technical way. Here’s what I’ve come up with! This guide includes some philosophy, general tips, some basic kit suggestions, as well as “extra credit” optionals with affiliated links to the products I’m talking about. I hope you get some information out of this list! If you have any questions, feel free to...

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How to build anchor links on the same page with WordPress

Posted by on 11:57 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to build anchor links on the same page with WordPress

Anchor Links are internal links that can re-direct the user to a part further up or down inside a web page. This is a useful way to make a longer article better navigable, for example by starting with a small table of content, with each heading linking further down on the same page. It’s been a popular strategy back in the early days of the internet, and it’s technically still how a table of contents in an e-book works, and I thought I’d bring the topic back to the table (I had forgotten how to do it, so here’s a handy...

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How to recover from a 6-beep BIOS error on a HP Z600 / Z800 Workstation

Posted by on 8:13 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to recover from a 6-beep BIOS error on a HP Z600 / Z800 Workstation

Funny story: I was setting browsing through the Z600 BIOS today trying to optimise an issue I was investigating, when I came across an interesting option I thought I’d fiddle with: the PCI-e compute option. You can find it under Advanced PCI options I believe. I thought perhaps it’ll turn my two GPUs on the system into even faster devices… but sadly that wasn’t the case. Instead I apparently BRICKED the whole system! So my Z600 is beeping 6 times upon startup, which indicates a pre-video startup error (in other words,...

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WHOLEV 12″ LCD HDMI / BND Field Monitor Review

Posted by on 12:34 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on WHOLEV 12″ LCD HDMI / BND Field Monitor Review

I was looking for a small portable monitor, the size of a laptop screen with a HDMI input. Most big brands offer sizes of 22″ and larger, but during the COVID crisis I needed something smaller for a streaming setup in my spare room. This WHOLEV model seemed to fit my needs (I got the 12″ version).  The unit is as described, featuring four inputs at the back: HDMIVGARCAand BNC The latter is of interest to professional broadcast users, for whom BNC is a standard composite video route). There’s also a USB port at the back, but...

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ASUS Monitor Comparison: VS228H vs VP228 – The Differences

Posted by on 9:34 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on ASUS Monitor Comparison: VS228H vs VP228 – The Differences

I’ve been looking for a 22″ monitor to improve my setup, and I came across two ASUS models that both fit my budget nicely. They’re both under $100 with very similar features, yet one seemed to be the “newer model” according to Amazon. I was intrigued to know the differences, and dissatisfied with the descriptions, I ordered both! I’ve compared them side by side for a week and I can finally tell you the exact differences between the ASUS VP228H-P (LED, apparently older) and the ASUS VP228H (LCD, apparently...

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OBS NDI: Quick Setup Guide for Dual PC Streaming

Posted by on 7:43 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on OBS NDI: Quick Setup Guide for Dual PC Streaming

I’ve been experimenting with OBS NDI recently, and although it may not be as relevant in 2020 as it once was, I thought it best to take some notes on how to make a dual-PC streaming setup work before I forget. It’s pretty straightforward. Here’s what we need: two computers on the same network (wired for best results)two installations of OBS, one on either computerthe OBS-NDI plugin installed on both systems I should mention that this will with a wireless network, but it can lead to lower frame rates due to data throughput....

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How do Humble Bundle refunds work for Steam Keys?

Posted by on 9:55 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How do Humble Bundle refunds work for Steam Keys?

I’ve recently seen what I thought could be an interesting game called Filament. It had just been released, and I thought I’d buy it. They had it on offer through Humble Bundle. They had it on sale, I was hyped, and I bought it. I even went via a friend’s referral code to support him. All was well. Humble don’t make software available for download though. They give you a redemption key for another place, or a software key that makes whatever you buy operational. It’s a really clever system. In my case, I got a...

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How to get the URL to your next Live Stream on YouTube (stream now)

Posted by on 9:05 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to get the URL to your next Live Stream on YouTube (stream now)

YouTube’s Studio “forever Beta” interface is in a continuous state of disarray. At the time of writing, and since 2018, we’re seeing a partially upgraded interface with plenty of deep links into the older YouTube Classic experience. 2020 is almost half over, and YouTube have upgraded half of the Live Streaming experience (Events). However, the Stream Now option is still Classic, and as such has a few issues that won’t be fixed (until we see the rest of YouTube’s upgrade… at some point in the...

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How YouTube trimmed my 3 hour video to a 6 second clip – Funny Fail Story

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I wanted to share a tragically funny YouTube story with you. It has to do with a copyright claim I’ve received on one of my recent Twitch streams, and a “helpful” tool YouTube offer to alleviate such a problem. Grab a coffee and prepare to be amused. I was playing Cube Escape: Paradox on Twitch, and we really got into it. It’s an exciting TwinPeak-esque game with a very atmospheric soundtrack. In fact, the first part is free to play, and there’s a free movie you can watch too. Twitch only saves game broadcasts...

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