Creating custom ARMax (Action Replay Max) CD using Updated Codelist

I’m pretty sure most of you already heard about this cheating devices especially for those who like to cheat on their ps2 game :P (and the most viewed post on my blog is about ps2) … but im not going to talk about how this cheat devices works or something like that, but i’ll give you another tutorial on how to create a customized ARMax CD which always include the latest codelist (instead of using your memory card space to store the updated codelist)

Recommended PS2 Tools

Here’s a list of the most useful PS2 tools ever released on the net (for free of course) ;) besides i’ve already tested it all and all this tools works great

Code (Gameshark, Codebreaker, ARMax) Converting / Decrypting :

PS2 Ripping Tools (although i’ve already put this on my previous post but i forgot to add the link to the official website, so i put it again together in here) ;) :

Note: The official site is in Japanese, but if you don’t want to download each of these files one by one you can download it from here

YPOPs! :: Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo Mail!

YPOPs! is an application that provides POP3 access to Yahoo! Mail. It is available o­n the Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac platforms.

Yahoo! Mail disabled free access to its POP3 service o­n 24th April, 2002. This application emulates a POP3 server and enables popular email clients like Outlook, Netscape, Eudora, Mozilla, etc., to download email from Yahoo! accounts. We do not go against the license agreements of Yahoo! Mail. This application is completely legitimate and well within the realms of legal software.

How do we do it you ask? Well, this application is more like a gateway. It provides a POP3 server interface at o­ne end to talk to email clients and an HTTP client (browser) interface at the other which allows it to talk to Yahoo!

YPOPs! :: Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo Mail!.

Windows Genuine Activation Remover

RemoveWGA enables you to remove the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications tool, which is calling home and connect to Microsoft servers every time you boot. Futures updates of this notification tool will (officialy) setup the connection rate to once every two weeks.

Once the WGA Notification tool has checked your OS and has confirmed you had a legit copy, there is no decent point or reason to check it again and again every boot. Moreover, connecting to Microsoft brings security issue for corporate networks, and privacy issues for everyone. It is also unclear which information are transmitted (Microsoft published an official answer, but an individual study brought some questions). All of that, along the fact that Microsoft used deceptive ways to make you install this tool (it was told you it was an urgent security update, whereas it is a new installation giving you no extra security) makes me calling this tool a spyware.

Also, Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications is different than Windows Genuine Advantage Validation. RemoveWGA only remove the notification part, phoning home, and does not touch the Validation part. As the time I’m writting this, the Validation part is mandatory for some not critical downloads from Microsoft, but the Notification part is not mandatory at all, and you are able to install all of the security updates without installing this one. This may change in the future thought, I don’t know what are the Microsoft plans.

Note : once the WGA notification is removed, the Automatic Update will bug you about installing the update again. This is normal, and out of the scope of RemoveWGA (since at this point, the WGA notification is uninstalled from your system). If you are concerned about tweaking Automatic Update to prevent Microsoft trying to push the update on your computer, read this page

Using FFDshow with Winamp to improve your audio quality

Here’s a simple guide on how to improve the sound quality of your audio files if you’re using Winamp on the fly by using FFDshow ;)

1. First download ffdshow from its official site

2. After downloading and installing it, run the ffdshow audio decoder configuration from the start menu, and set the codecs tab like this (you can customize it later, but for now try to follow this guide ;) )


3. Don’t forget to resample the audio stream into 48.000 Hz like screenshow below

Yay ! My first blog ever!!!

After a long process (actually it’s not that long, i’ve finished creating my first blog ever .. in my entire life) although most blog contain a daily journal, but im going to write about computer stuff in here .. and hopefully there’ll be alot of visitors coming to my site :)

as i side note, i already edited this page .. because i left my first blog in wordpress at 15 August because i want to have more flexibility over my blog (or my site) .. and i think that’s the best thing i’ve ever done in my entire life