Nuclear Strike on Windows XP/Vista/7 – Solution

July 7th, 2014 Keine Kommentare

So a few weeks ago I decided to play a vintage pc game on my computer.
Some of you may remember the fight helicopter game called Nuclear Strike from the year 1999. The game ran only on Win 95 and 98 back then.

 

The installation on my Windows 7 computer was flawless. But when I clicked on that little desktop icon on my modern Windows 7 PC, the only thing I saw was an error message and the game crashed.

So here’s the question:

Does Nuclear Strike run on Windows Vista and Windows 7?

The answer is: Yes.
You only need to install a small tool, which enabled your modern pc graphic’s card to work with this classic game. It took me quite a while to figure it out.

In the late 90s/early 2000s many 3d games based on the so called “Glide API”, which helped developers to create amazing 3D games much quicker.
Today’s graphic cards don’t support Glide by default. You need a so called “Glide wrapper” to make some vintage games communicate with your modern highend graphics card.

You can find several free glide wrappers on the internet.

I decided to try nGlide first and installed it. And bam! No more than 5 minutes later I clicked on the Nuclear Strike desktop icon and the intro video appeared. Amazing!

You can find nGlide on the official website. Maybe you have other old games that you want to play, too. Then I recommend to take also a look at their game compatibility list.

 

web links:

Zeus Software – nGlide

Games compatibility list

 

 

Breakfast scene Doctor Who – The Bells of Saint John

June 8th, 2013 Keine Kommentare

Have you ever wondered where the breakfast scene of Doctor Who series 7 Episode 6 (The Bells of Saint John) in London was filmed?

It took me 2 hours to find the filming location. The Doctor and Clara ate breakfast at a roof terrace which is located at the Grange Hotel St. Pauls, London.

If you intend to eat breakfast there, you probably have to throw a party, because the roof terrace is a private function area.

Huge thanks to the developers of Google Earth and Google Maps for creating such amazing research tools.

Insider-Tip: Putty private key in Android ConnectBot

April 23rd, 2012 Keine Kommentare

For business reasons I often have to access our servers via SSH – even when on the road / in the sky

There’s a pretty good SSH client for Android, known as “ConnectBot” (free). This client does not support private key files, that are created with PuttyGen.
But there’s a solution for this.

To connect ConnectBot to SSH-Server, that require private key authentification, convert the private key file to an OpenSSH Key.
PuttyGen can do this for you!

This is the way:

Puttygen

  1. Load private key file via[File] -> [Load Private Key] (*.ppk)
  2. Enter passphrase, if required
  3. Click [Conversions] -> [Export OpenSSH key] and save the file

 

Connectbot

On your Android Phone or Tablet, you have to do the following steps in ConnectBot:

  1. Open menu and select entry [Manage Pubkeys]
  2. Select menu entry [Import]
  3. Load the just created OpenSSH key file from the sd card or internal memory
  4. Click on the lock icon to unlock the key
  5. Enter your password, if required

Now you’re able to connect to SSH-servers, that require private/public key based login.

 

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