I hope you all have a Happy New Year 2018. Lets hope that this year brings you joy, peace, prosperity and harmony.
Posted by admin on 2017-12-31 04:04:53 UTC
Age Of Empires Online and Project Celeste
Project Celeste was created under Microsoft's "Game Content Usage Rules" using assets from Age of Empires Online. You will need to download a few things to make it work but once up it will let you play the game. There are people online playing the game and there is even a growing pvp niche. It is reported that one of the world's best Tournament gamers, The Mista, plays AOEO PvP amongst other games. An indication that top tier PvP is still being played.
20 years after its launch, Microsoft is proud to announce the Definitive Edition of the original Age of Empires.
Posted by admin on 2017-08-25 11:50:17 UTC
Age Of Empires IV Announced
It's time to battle through history once more in the latest entry of the landmark Age of Empires franchise. Watch The Trailer
Posted by admin on 2017-08-22 14:00:37 UTC
We are aware that the game patch downloads, that were a link to Microsoft's original patch files, no longer work. We are trying to find a solution to the problem.
Posted by admin on 2017-08-07 11:04:57 UTC
Dual Windowing Steam Games or Software
Many of you may be wanting to play or use software purchased through Steam in more than one window. Some games and software are best played on one big screen, others may require two windows. One of those games that was traditionally played with two windows of the same game was Lineage II because you often needed the aid of a second character for various reasons. In some software having two windows open like some audio processing software may help people syncing one audio track with another at the same time using two windows of the same software.
So to keep it short I will describe how: All you need to do is make a shortcut in your steam using the Add Non Steam Game option. Then you add a bat file that will load, start your desired application and then exit. I recommend you put the bat file in a place that you normally would back up so you don't have to keep writing batch files.
Making the batch file: 1. Create a plain text file. 2. Edit it with the lines: @echo off Start "" "X:\Program Files (x86)\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCLauncher.exe" /LauncherID:"NCWest" /CompanyID:"12" /GameID:"LINEAGE2" /LUpdateAddr:"updater.nclauncher.ncsoft.com" echo "Launching Lineage II Official" Exit
or in some cases when you don't need startup options you can just type:
@echo off "X:\Program Files (x86)\path_to_your_game.exe" echo "Launching Software" Exit
3. Rename the file extension from New Document.txt to New Document.bat. But make sure you have unchecked the File/Windows Explorer option to hide extension of known file types. Otherwise you will only and an extension visually but have a hidden extension for example if you leave that option your file will be called New Document.bat.txt. But you will only see New Document.bat and it won't work. 4. I normally put the batch files in the directory of the software just to make it easier to organise and then make a backup copy elsewhere. 5. Once you made the batch file make a shortcut somewhere on your desktop to launch it. Making a shortcut to the batch file simply lets you add some additional options through shortcut properties, like run as administrator or compatibility features, plus it lets you add an icon. 6. Now go to Steam and add the shortcut or batch file using the add non steam game. Give it a name that is alphabetically similar to the original steam game like Lineage II and Lineage II Multi Window.
Tweak per application as needed. Usually most application start this way but some exe's that are using viral heuristics like exe protection or monitoring algorithms may trigger your anti-virus into blocking the execution of your batch files. Most should work though.