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Projects Update

Posted by Dakota Reno on October 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I am currently building SlimOS 2.0, a new generation of its older version SlimOS 1.0. View the original version on GitHub, here.

This version will include better graphics and GUI with an SDK. See GitHub for updates or my Blog.

Projects Update

Posted by Dakota Reno on June 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Projects Update
I will be updating my Projects section soon. 
Projects
Here are some projects I'm currently working on:
- libOS: A simple OS toolkit library made in .NET, specificly VB.NET(Visual Basic .NET).
- vOS: A simple window-in-window OS shell programmed with VB.NET using the libOS .NET toolkit.
- EasyWebBrowser: Another VB.NET project. An easy simple web browser.
Stay tuned!

Environment Variables - How To

Posted by Dakota Reno on May 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Enviroment Variables

What are they?

They variables used throughout programs and games, stored in the registry of your Operating System.

How do you change them?

It all depends on what OS you have.

Steps for Windows 95/98/ME:

  • Click on Control Panel
  • Click on System [Properties]
  • Click on the Advanced Tab
  • Click Change Environment Variables or Enviroment Variables
  • Click the New button to add, click the Edit button to edit, or click the Delete button to delete
  • [Reboot if neccessary.]

 

Steps for Windows 2000/XP:

  • Click Start to open Control Panel
  • Click System Properties
  • Click on the Advanced Tab
  • Click Change Environment Variables
  • Optional?: Reboot (Recommended, but not neccessary)

 

Steps for Windows Vista/7:

By default Windows views it in Category view, you may need to view all to access it faster

Category View:

  • Open up the Control Panel
  • Click on System and Security
  • Click on the System link
  • Click on “Advanced system settings”, in the sidebar
  • Click on the Advanced tab (located at the bottom)
  • Click New, Edit, or Delete to Add, Edit, or Delete
  • Click Ok and Ok
  • Reboot is unneccessary

All Itemed-View:

  • Open up the Control Panel
  • Click on System
  • Click on Advanced system settings, in the left sidebar
  • Click on the Advanced tab (located at the bottom)
  • Click New, Edit, or Delete to Add, Edit, or Delete
  • Click Ok and Ok
  • Reboot is unneccessary

 

HTML5 - The Storage Object (JavaScript)

Posted by Dakota Reno on March 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

HTML5 Storage

Types of Storage:

  • localStorage
  • sessionStorage

window.localStorage

Usage:

var storage = [window.]localStorage;
// To set a property:
storage.replaceMe = setMe;
// or:
storage.setItem(replaceMe, setMe);
// To get a property:
var string = storage.replaceMe;
// or:
var string = storage.getItem(replaceMe);

Reference

Functions:

  • setItem(name, value)
  • getItem(name)
  • removeItem(name)
  • clear()
  • key(value)

Property(ies):

  • length

window.sessionStorage

Usage:

var storage = [window.]localStorage;
// To set a property:
storage.replaceMe = setMe;
// or:
storage.setItem(replaceMe, setMe);
// To get a property:
var string = storage.replaceMe;
// or:
var string = storage.getItem(replaceMe);

Reference

Functions:

  • setItem(name, value)
  • getItem(name)
  • removeItem(name)
  • clear()
  • key(value)

Property(ies):

  • length

Try It!

Source:
var s = window.localStorage; s.clicks = 100; function persistentStorage() { this.set = function(n,v) { if((n!=null)&&(v!=null)) { window.localStorage.setItem(n,v); } }; this.get = function(n) { if(n!=null) { return window.localStorage.getItem(n); } }; this.key = function(n) { if(n!=null) { return window.localStorage.key(n); } }; this.count = window.localStorage.length; this.clear = function() { window.localStorage.clear(); }; this.remove = function(n) { window.localStorage.removeItem(n); }; } //document.getElementById("result").innerText = "Clicks: " + s.clicks; var pS = new persistentStorage(); document.writeln("<b>Clicks: </b>" + s.clicks); pS.set("clicks", 1); document.writeln("<br />"); document.writeln("<b>Clicks: </b>" + s.clicks);
Try It!
Result:
function tryIt() { var txt = document.getElementById("src").value; //eval(txt); var out = '' + txt + ''; var d = result.document; d.open(); d.clear(); d.write(out); d.close(); //document.getElementById("result").innerHTML = out; }

How to Install GTA: VCS PSP CheatDevice on PSP 3000 Pro CFW 6.3x/6.6x B9/B10

Posted by Dakota Reno on March 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Requirements

First of all you need a PSP model 3000, with PSP Pro CFW 6.3x/6.6x B9/B10. I will post another how-to guide on that soon.

Prepartion

1. Download all necessary files below:

Installation

1. Download the zip file

2. Connect your PSP and put it in storage mode

3. Either choose 1 of 2 ways:

  • Extract all files from the zip archive onto the PSP's MemoryStick's root folder.
  • Extract all file into another folder and manually copy them to the root of the MemoryStick

3. Now open Windows Explorer or any filemanager and navigate to the root of the MemoryStick

4. Navigate to the SEPLUGINS(use correct casing) folder

5. Open the "GAME.TXT" file with NotePad or any text editor

6. Add the following line(s):

ms0:/seplugins/vcscheatdevice.prx 1

7. Explanation: 1 or 0 indicates "1" Enabled or 0 "Disabled"

8. Now launch GTA: LCS on your PSP

9. Press L+Up to open the CheatDevice Menu

10. Controls: Shown on screen Arrows to Navigate; X to Enable/Disable/Select

11. NOTE: If the menu doesn't pop-up, wait a few secs for it to load, and if that doesn't work, go back to Step 6 and ENABLE(1) both or the ms0:/seplugins/vcscheatdevice.prx 1 line.

12. Note: You must be running Pro CFW in prior to be able to do all this.

13. Note: You may also Enable/Disable Plugins (including CheatDevice) by accessing the Recovery Menu by running Pro CFW and Press Select at the XMB and selecting Recovery [Menu] and then Plugins -> and scroll down to the plugin (or in this case ms0:/seplugins/vcscheatdevice.prx).

Conclusion

So far the only version of CheatDevice VCS PSP that works is the "modded" version I found on PSP Homebrew site a while ago. It included hex-editing the UMD Original CheatDevice LCS PS2 version and porting it to the PSP. Some features will vary due to the hex-editing. Without hex-editing, CheatDevice would never have been loaded on the PSP. Also the original version of CheatDevice PSP meant for non-UMD versions, had broken links on CheatDevice.com and the old-but-still-working site MaxBot.com. That is why I created this little guide and uploads of what was found. Bare with this guide, as I copied and pasted it from the prev. guide.

For a video on this guide go here on YouTube (NOT MINE):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R66WLdBd1k

Happy Hacking! 8)

How to Install GTA: LCS PSP CheatDevice on PSP 3000 Pro CFW 6.3x/6.6x B9/B10

Posted by Dakota Reno on March 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (11)

Requirements

First of all you need a PSP model 3000, with PSP Pro CFW 6.3x/6.6x B9/B10. I will post another how-to guide on that soon.

Prepartion

1. Download all necessary files below:

Installation

1. Download the zip file

2. Connect your PSP and put it in storage mode

3. Either choose 1 of 2 ways:

  • Extract all files from the zip archive onto the PSP's MemoryStick's root folder.
  • Extract all file into another folder and manually copy them to the root of the MemoryStick

3. Now open Windows Explorer or any filemanager and navigate to the root of the MemoryStick

4. Navigate to the SEPLUGINS(use correct casing) folder

5. Open the "GAME.TXT" file with NotePad or any text editor

6. Add the following line(s):

ms0:seplugins/lcscheatdevice.prx 1

ms0:/seplugins/lcscheatdevice371.prx 0

7. Explanation: 1 or 0 indicates "1" Enabled or 0 "Disabled"

8. Now launch GTA: LCS on your PSP

9. Press L+Up to open the CheatDevice Menu

10. Controls: Shown on screen Arrows to Navigate; X to Enable/Disable/Select

11. NOTE: If the menu doesn't pop-up, wait a few secs for it to load, and if that doesn't work, go back to Step 6 and ENABLE(1) both or the ms0:/seplugins/lcscheatdevice371.prx line.

12. Note: You must be running Pro CFW in prior to be able to do all this.

13. Note: You may also Enable/Disable Plugins (including CheatDevice) by accessing the Recovery Menu by running Pro CFW and Press Select at the XMB and selecting Recovery [Menu] and then Plugins -> and scroll down to the plugin (or in this case ms0:seplugins/lcscheatdevice.prx).

Conclusion

So far the only version of CheatDevice LCS PSP that works is the "modded" version I found on PSP Heombrew site a while ago. It included hex-editing the UMD Original CheatDevice LCS PS2 version and porting it to the PSP. Some features will vary due to the hex-editing. Without hex-editing, CheatDevice would never have been loaded on the PSP. Also the original version of CheatDevice PSP meant for non-UMD versions, had broken links on CheatDevice.com and the old-but-still-working site MaxBot.com. That is why I created this little guide and uploads of what was found.

Happy Hacking! 8)

TI-nspire CX Problems

Posted by Dakota Reno on March 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

TI-nspire CX

Overall, a decent calculator. Sometimes there's problems, though. For instance, try installing Ndless on it. I did. Here's how the story went:

I was looking for an OS Extender for my calculator to run some homebrew. Downloaded the Ndless extender, went through the installation instructions, and installed it. Or so I thought...

It froze, then I rebooted it. It froze at the clock at boot-time. See:

Pressed the [On] or [Home] button and clock went away but the background remained. So I looked and looked and looked on Google for some answers, nothing. So I found this on Omnimaga. I tried pressing [Doc] [Enter] and [EE] keys at boot-time and releasing them AS SOON AS it turns on when I pressed the [Reset] button on the back. It then shown recovery menu with 4 options:

1. Cancel - The most non-intrusive reset option; no changes are made, the unit restarts.

2. Delete Operating System – The operating system will be deleted without deleting any documents.

3. Delete Document Folder Contents – This will delete the user’s documents, but will not delete the OS.

4. Complete Format – This will delete the OS and all documents for a total erase of memory.

I then chose the 2nd option, but that didn't work after I reboot the calculator. I then tried the 4th option, deleting and erasing everything of My Documents I had saved, even though the USB Link worked, but it didn't matter. After that it formatted the NAND Partition, along with the OS. I rebooted it, then installed the OS, then rebooted again, and it did the samething again.

So I went searching again. I have forgotten the last post here also on the same thread, it included another Recovery or Maintence Menu for Recovery and Diagnost Tools and Tests. Accessed by HOLDING and RELEASING the [Esc] [Menu] [Minus] keys at boot-time using the same method as described above. Tests that are included are Touchpad, Keyboard, Battery, NAND Partition(VERY important), and others. Controls are simple:

Use [*] (multiply) or [/] (dividing) signs

Use [UP] or [DOWN]

- to scroll up or down.

Use [ENTER] to begin or accept tests.

Use [ESC] to exit tests or go back [to the prev. menu].

* Or if using numbers is easier, use the number keys. *

* On certain tests it asks you to select {PASS} or select {FAIL} to Pass or Fail tests, use the [UP] or [*] to pass the test or use the [DOWN] or [/] to fail the test. *

Finally, there in the "Additional Function" Menu, was my answer in fixing the calculator: 'SDRAM / Nand Test'. In the menu was other tests and in those tests specifically, are the very core, precious tests in order for the TI-nSpire CX to boot properly. So I ran all those tests, all succeded. For some reason that was the problem.

* Note: Some tests will fail either because the calculator doesn't have the required hardware or because it doesn't have the right resources, resulting in a false-failure. Otherwise, fail is a true-failure. *

To wrap up, ALWAYS use the Diagnostic Menu first then the Recovery Menu to not lose any of your data.

NOTE: This tutorial/problem isn't 100% accurate, but it is 90-99% accurate.


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