Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ultramon: Solution to Dual Display (Second Monitor)

Because I can't use ATI Catalyst in non-ATI, I have searched and find this software really helping me a lot. Realtime Soft UltraMon, a software both x86 and x64 platform available. I used it with my laptop to connect second display (VGA port) to TV and use Ultramon to set the display properties.

But I got a problem with Mirroring as I can't mirror video played by Cyberlink PowerDVD 6 and 7 to second monitor. After a few trials, I decided to use function called 'clone part of the desktop' and clone the video window to second display. This is not the best option I got but thanks to Ultramon, at least it did the work.

Want to know more? Here's is the link to their website. You got to try this!

Note: I am still finding the best solution for karaoke video on second display without disturbing primary display.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Problem With Cyberlink PowerDVD 6 in Windows 7

There is currently no solution for this problem. So you must use newer version is PowerDVD. Currently the newest is PowerDVD 12 but I don't really like the new interface, a bit laggy for me. So I use PowerDVD 7, similar interface to PowerDVD 6.

And don't forget to get Deluxe version or you can't use Karaoke!

Update 01 (26/04/12, 655PM)
- Interface of PowerDVD 7 a bit problem to use with dual display, because the menu (control menu) is not really separated as when you use fullscreen on second monitor/display, the menu from display 1 will goto display 2.
- I also tried PowerDVD 8, more problem as the control menu isn't separated.
- Any idea/options for ATI Catalyst Theather Mode for non-ATI?

Update 02 (30/04/12, 1132AM)
- I prefer to use KMPlayer and VLC Media Player as an option to Cyberlink PowerDVD as new version of PowerDVD not fulfilling the main use for karaoke player.
- VLC Media Player doesn't has hotkey for Left-Right channel change, but KMPlayer has Left-Right channel remove and downmix to mono for same option as Left-Right selection.

Problem With Base System Device (Driver)

I got a problem to find drivers for Base System Device in Device Manager (Windows 7 Ultimate x86). After doing some googling, I found out that Base System Device is related to Card Reader (built-in). So, the solution is, find update for your Card Reader according to your laptop model.

Mine is Acer Aspire 4352. So I google the keyword 'aspire 4352', goto Acer Support/Download page, select operating system, download the card reader driver, goto Device Manager and update the drive for the Base System Device. 

Problem solved!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Want To Download Tiberian Sun?

Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun once was a very popular game and rival to Red Alert 2 and Yuri Revenge. I am sure that although this consider as an old game but it very interesting and PC nowadays can still play it well. I played it with my netbook smoothly and faster (the game speed is faster because of new type of processor). Want to download it?

Sure yes, there are site who share direct download link. Click HERE. It is included with Firestorm expansion pack.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

All Zombies Must Die: Missing File: Troubleshooting

Try to play but missing file? Download this file and extract to "<game folder>\Binaries\Win32".

I can play the game but without sound. Maybe something wrong with the DLL.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Supercow: No Display

Try this (solved problem in Windows 7 Ultimate).

Supercow.exe > Right Click > Properties > Compatibility > Windows Vista