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How to start a co-op campaign in HALO: Master Chief Collection

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When I first tried the HALO Master Chief Collection shortly after its release, we had no idea how to enable co-op mode so we could play campaigns together over LAN or the internet. There was just no intuitive way to get this going, nor were there any instructions around. I returned the game for a refund and never thought about it again. Until this weekend, when the collection was playable for free over on Steam. This time I figured out how to invite friends and play the game together, and because I’ll probably forget for next time,...

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Fixed: HALO Master Chief Collection disappears from the Task Bar

Posted by on 1:33 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Fixed: HALO Master Chief Collection disappears from the Task Bar

I was excited to try out the remastered version of HALO: Combat Evolved this weekend during the Steam Free Play period. It was just as exciting as I remember it, with modern controls and a wonderful way to switch between new and classic graphics at anytime during the game. We even streamed some co-op campaign action on Julia’s Channel. However, when I used ALT+TAB to switch to another app, the running game had vanished from my Windows Task Bar. Steam reported it as still running, so did the Task Manager, but there was no way to bring it...

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How to enable audio output on the front of the HP Z600 Workstation

Posted by on 1:52 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to enable audio output on the front of the HP Z600 Workstation

I’ve had an interesting puzzle with my various Z workstations and their analogue audio outputs over the years: while the 3.5mm jacks at the back seem to be working fine, I can only get the front input to work, but the front output. It’s handy to have sometimes when you want to plug in a pair of headphones quickly. When this appeared on one workstation I had naturally assumed that it has something to do with a faulty cable – but when all four of my workstations exhibited the problem, I started digging deeper. Turns out the...

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How to fix the MS-Gaming Overlay popup message in Windows 10

Posted by on 1:37 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to fix the MS-Gaming Overlay popup message in Windows 10

We’ve recently installed DS4 Windows on Julia’s PC so that she could play Fortnite with her PS4 controller. The moment we did this Windows started complaining that ms-gaming overlay link needs to have some app installed, with a link to the Windows Store that never completed installing an app we didn’t want in the first place. Before it got to the end, some error code pops up and the whole charade starts again. It got boring extremely fast! Turns out there’s an easy way to disable the whole thing, even without...

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How to see Footsteps and Chests in Fortnite

Posted by on 9:07 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to see Footsteps and Chests in Fortnite

Loot chests and footsteps are audio effects in Fortnite that can be heard thanks to spacial sound. To pinpoint their exact location we need stereo headphones or good speakers. Not all of us have either, so the developers added an option visualize these effects with icons, letting us see where players are coming from, and where loot chests can be found. To enable this, head into Settings. Under Audio, there’s an option to Visualize Sound Effects. That’s it! Your next vitory just got a little easier

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How to set the Network Adapter Order Priority in Windows 10

Posted by on 5:38 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to set the Network Adapter Order Priority in Windows 10

On my streaming PC I have two internet connections: one is my main wired connection that comes in from a fibre, the other is an LTE router that works with a SIM card. On some days my upload speed on the main is terrible, so this is an ideal setup that lets me switch over to my backup in OBS with a few clicks. Windows however doesn’t let me select the internet connection to use and instead relies on metric values that determine which connection is “better” than the other – and Windows being Windows, the automation...

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Limbo save file (EPIC Version and Location)

Posted by on 12:22 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Limbo save file (EPIC Version and Location)

I picked up Playdead’s Limbo for $2.49 on EPIC a couple of weeks ago. I really enjoyed it and played it almost through to the end. When I picked it back up, I’ve noticed that the game had started me right at the beginning, and not where I had left it off. I have no idea what had happened, but I didn’t fancy playing it all again from the start. I thought perhaps I can take a look at my save game and see if that has any clues, or was somehow fixable. I did some digging and found that the Steam version save game is apparently...

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FIXED: Creating folders and renaming files takes forever in Windows

Posted by on 10:41 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on FIXED: Creating folders and renaming files takes forever in Windows

Windows 10 surprised me with another interesting “feature” this week: creating new folders or renaming files takes way longer than it used to. It started out of nowhere and for no particular reason, taking anywhere between 20 seconds and up to several minutes. I’m an impatient guy with limited time left on this planet, and trying to a void a complete Windows refresh, I did some digging. Turns out the culprit was the File History feature. Here’s what solved this problem for me. in Windows Explorer, head over to the View...

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Where to find a List of all Clips you’ve made from YouTube Videos

Posted by on 3:03 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on Where to find a List of all Clips you’ve made from YouTube Videos

YouTube have recently introduced their new Clips Feature. These are quick and easy snippets that users can create from eligible videos, referencing a section of the original video. You can create a clip by using the little scissors icon underneath a video. When you’re done you’ll get a handy URL you can share, like this one: https://www.youtube.com/clip/Ugwneg8K208vVkTjuGp4AaABCQ I was wondering if there’s a list of clips I’ve created somewhere. I thought the most logical place would perhaps be inside YouTube Studio,...

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What happens when you reject a gift on Steam?

Posted by on 2:22 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on What happens when you reject a gift on Steam?

The other day Nate was kind enough to gift me a game while it was on sale. Thank you Nate! I guess he meant to gift me and someone else the same game, but accidentally gifted it to me twice. Double-thanks, Nate (it was a Double-Fine game after all). Not in the need for two copies, was wondering what would happen when I reject his second gift. Would Nate get it back, so he could re-gift it? Would it disappear into thin air? How do these edge cases get handled on Steam? Thankfully we monitored the process and can confirm that the game copy is...

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