Saturday, 28 May 2011

Troll Slayer

I was looking for some small side project to relax between coding sessions of Kaduria. I found Troll Slayer. It was promising (and I guess still is) 7DRL with nice tiles. However the source code is quite difficult to work with. It's taken from some previous project so there are lots of commented out code. Not to mention that the code is pretty messy. I was almost close to abandon the project, but looks like it's something to improve during a long period of time...

At the moment I'm writing a BMP importer for Brick Atelier so I can load Troll Slayer's tiles and start to make them better. It's not a simple task however, because I'm re-writing the dialog class for more consistent style (like all dialogs should have at least Ok button) and also adding a support for viewing the BMP image and also selecting tile areas from it to import.

Meanwhile the development of both Teemu and Kaduria are stopped for a while I guess. Well, at least I'm doing something.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

MyWinLocker adventure

Acer was pre-installed with MyWinLocker, a totally useless piece of crap software. Control panel's remove program did not work with either settings (checking/unchecking) and when check the MyWinLocker suite entry was removed, leaving the program still there. I tried to download and run the "tool" from Egistec site, but nothing happened. Well, fuck this. Let's go hardcore. You wanted it, you got it.

1. De-activated all processes related to Egistec.
2. With CCleaner deleted entries in startup
3. Deleted all Egistec folders from Program Files (x86), well the IPS or whatever refused to be deleted so a restart was needed
4. Deleted the remaining IPS folder
5. Deleted start menu folder of Egistec
6. CCleaner windows registry clean up
7. Re-started and hoped that nothing important was broken (while thinking of removing the entire Windows and becoming a Linux user)

Well, I think that was good enough. The program doesn't start and the files don't exist. There could be entries in the registry, but that's ok.