Tuesday, January 31, 2006

NFS MW - Where am I

Wondering where I reached in NFS Most Wanted? Well, of-late been a little busy. But managed to play once in a while. And here are the results, all set to challenge Blacklist #3 and managed to get a pink slip for Blacklist #4. So how is his Dodge Viper? Pretty impressive, ain't it?!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Puzzle: Who Am I?

I am a word of 5 letters, people eat me.
If you remove one letter, I will be a form of energy.
If you remove two letters, I will be needed for living.
If you remove three letters, I will be near you.
If you remove four letters, I will be a drink for you.

Who am I?

Friday, January 20, 2006

Want more puzzles?!!

You think that was too easy? Then try this... this is supposed to be "The hardest riddle available on the internet". It has 138 levels and only 0.0011% of all who attempted could solve it. Wanna give a try? Best wishes...


Be puzzled!

Came across another interesting series of puzzles. Had cracked head on another one found from orkut (google community, http://orkut.com/) some time back. That was a pretty tough one.. phew! So here goes another one... on same lines -

It was created by a couple of guys from IIM Indore, India. Make your brains sweat... best wishes. I think the first 10 are kinda easy. It seems there are 30 ones in this. A clue, don’t crack your head on first ones... just click!
For more clues, drop a note...

Note: Some can be clicked, but for some you have to change the url(link) with the answer. And don’t forget to see the source of the page, it has lotsa hints!

Monday, January 16, 2006

NFS MW - Status update

Everyone is asking where I have reached in NFS MW. So here comes the current status. I just finished the blacklist #6 Ming and now on the way to bust the #5 Webster. By the by, I got a pink slip to Ming's Lamborghini Gallardo. Man... whatta car!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Railroad Tycoon 3 - Demo

I have always been a Tycoon fan, especially the Railroad Tycoon. I played the Railroad Tycoon 2 at least 3 times fully, with varying difficulty levels. Just as the version 3 was released, I downloaded the Demo and finished it. See the screenshots from the Demo version... and don’t forget to start soon! It is an amazing game, great strategy and awesome graphics. The Demo version has two scenarios. Go... go for Gold!

Note: Just got the full version, have to finish NFS MW and start it soon ;-)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Installing NFS Most Wanted

NFS Most Wanted was released in Nov 16, 2005. It was a hit within a few weeks, becoming the #1 game of winter 05. Installing NFS MW is a little tricky, unless you bought a legitimate one (highly advised!). But me being a pauper, finally had to settle with a pirated copy. Due to requests from many friends, I am sharing my little installation secret ;-)

The installation comes in 4 CDs. Don't know why, the installer process asks for 3 CDs only. I think the 4th CD is mainly the hacked launcher etc. But for me, it didn’t work, even though I put the first CD and tried to run through the cracked launcher. Finally after an intensive research in net, I managed to make things work (hope you have already seen the screenshots in previous posts).

The games works only by using a virtual disk. For this, I had to download the image of CD1 (I used BitComet and a torrent site). Most of the images in net are of 'Alcohol' format (a CD burner and imaging software). I downloaded a free tool called 'DAEMON' Tools to load the image and to create the virtual drive. This alone won’t work as the game will complain you to put the valid NFS disk in the drive. To skip this original disc validation, you have to use a tool called 'SafeDisc Hider'. Install SafeDisc hider, load the image in Daemon Tools, run SafeDisc hider and click 'Hide' and just double click the desktop shortcut to have hours of non-stop, exhilarating game play.

Need help? Leave a comment.


Friday, January 06, 2006

NFSMW - Challenging Earl #9

Guess who drives Earl's car now?!

Many friends of mine told me that they are stuck with Earl (blacklist #9). Earl seems to be giving them a tough time in the sprint. I didn’t believe them; I thought I would be too good for him. But, honestly… he did sweat me a little. The speedtrap was a piece of cake, but the sprint I had to try with all my cars... and finally my first and the best Volkswagen Golf GTI (modified) did the trick. It was a marginal win… a pretty tough one, I admit! Best Wishes!

Some tips to kick the shit out of Earl:
  • Try to be in the front always (or at least close by)
  • Be careful at the turns, especially during end
  • Save some NOS for the end
  • Try to slow him down; whenever, wherever n however possible

Monday, January 02, 2006

Tips for getting blacklisted - NFSMW

You need to perfect three things: driving, timing and tuning. With these three, most of the races are a piece of cake. Try to get as much cash as possible on the way to top of blacklist. Even if you need to win only say 5/8 races, try completing all 8. Being rich always pays off. Use the extra cash you have to buy performance upgrades. Don't bother much about visual appeal in this NFS. When you beat an opponent (blacklist member) you get to choose two markers. I would highly recommend choosing one performance upgrade and a random marker. Thus you get latest performance upgrades and if lucky, pink slip to your opponent's car too. Visit the parts shop once a while, and don’t forget the backroom to use up your performance markers.