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    A new survey, released last week, suggests a good chunk of gamers are spending time on their favorite hobby at work — meaning several of you reading this article are gaming when you shouldn’t be. The survey, compiled by Limelight Networks, was taken by over 3,000 gamers across six countries: the US, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. The questions ranged from “How many hours do you spend playing video games per week?” to “Will you continue to play online games or make purchases from a gaming website that has previously experienced a security breach or been hacked?” Perhaps one of the most subversive questions was “How often do you play video games during work?” According to the findings, almost 40 percent of American gamers play at work at least once a month. Among gamers in all of the survey’s countries, almost 35 percent of respondents ages 18-25 have gamed at work. 8.6 percent responded they play games at work daily. That’s a lot of potential productivity lost. The survey leaves out one crucial bit of information: the games played while working. I’m sure we’ve all played the odd game of Solitaire or Candy Crush over a five-minute break without losing too much momentum, but several rounds of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is going to be a bit more disruptive. It’s hardly the first time researchers have suggested that games could be interfering with our work. Researchers who published last year with National Bureau of Economic Research suggested young men in particular could be working less than older ones because they’re spending so much time playing video games. There are a few other findings gamers will find relatable: Over 60 percent of gamers globally admit to losing sleep for games, and almost 40 have admitted to missing a meal. We’ve all been there. I also wonder if sleepy, hungry gamers are the ones gaming at work, which would probably mean even more time lost. Also, several respondents apparently said they’d quit their jobs if they thought they could make a living playing video games, but I would think that’d be a given. Anybody would love to make a living on their hobby, but it’s likely not as easy as it sounds. Source Thenextweb
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    Hey Joe, and thanks for registering. I might be out on a limb here but could it possibly be...
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    You are looking for this. One of the best RTS games from it's time. Nor sure if it will run on Windows 8/10.
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    How to allocate more memory for Minecraft: Because many people ask this question here's a little guide on how to give Minecraft more RAM memory to work with. Normaly Minecraft works fine with his 1GB RAM. But if you allocatte more memory, you can better some situations: More RAM for texture pack buffering (128x ++) More RAM for singleplayer and multiplayer maps buffering (less reloading) Better working with RAM intensive mods Faster map rebuild What do I have to do? Minecraft Launcher: Since Minecraft version 1.6.X you can use the new launcher. With this, it is possible to integrate Java commands directly into the game. Here is what you have to do: Download and execute the new launcher In the section "Launch options" select your profile (you may have to activate "advanced settings" to continue) activate "JVM Arguments" and edit the text area that says "-Xmx1G" at the very beginning. Change that to desired RAM, best is to choose half of your machines installed RAM. If you have 8 GB RAM then change the 1 to 4 so it would instead look like "-Xmx4G". And that's it. You have now changed the RAM amount that Minecraft is allowed to allocate and use.
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    Hey everyone. Thought I would share how to get Minecraft 1.12.2 up and running with Forge, shaders and mods all running from a custom folder, not the .minecraft folder in your hidden user folder. First and foremost, make sure you have installed Minecraft and downloaded the 1.12.2 (latest release when this was written) in to you games folder. For the purpose of this guide we are going to install our Minecraft into "D:\Minecraft". Then create a folder in your newly installed Minecraft called whatever you want, we are going to call it "gamefiles", so the path would look like this "D:\Minecraft\gamefiles". The process thereafter is pretty simple and straight forward. Just follow the few steps below and you will be up and running in not time. Installing Forge Download the Forge mod loader and choose the one for Minecraft 1.12.2 and install it. Make sure you have Java installed on your system or it will not work. The install will show the .minecraft as install location, that's fine, just click next and let it finish. When Forge is complete, go to your Minecraft folder and launch the game. Right to the big green "Play" button there should now be a new profile called Forge that you can choose by clicking the small up-arrow. Choose it. Next, in the Minecraft launcher, go to Launch Options and click on the forge profile. This will open up the settings for that profile. Leave everything as it is (you can change resolution if you want to) except for the "Game directory" option, click the toggle button and then the browse button, go to the folder you created earlier (gamefiles) and click OK. Now we have specified from which folder Forge will run mods and files from. Now start you Minecraft game with the forge profile to see so everything works. The forge launcher should open and count all files and then launch the game. If no errors occur everything is fine so far. Installing Shaders Download the Optifine with Chocapic Shaders pack and choose the version for Minecraft 1.12.2. Download them to any folder outside you Minecraft install folder or create a temp folder inside the "gamefiles". Unzip the file 2 and put the .jar in the mods folder, if there is no mods folder then create one. The path should look like this "D:\Minecraft\gamefiles\mods" Then unzip the file called "shaderpacks" and move the entire folder into your Minecaft\gamefiles folder so the path looks like this "D:\Minecraft\gamefiles\shaderpacks" And that's it. The files will now be loaded by Forge mod from your custom folder and there's no need to ever use the .minecraft folder again, and this way everything stays as it is in case something happens and you need to reinstall Windows. There one more step though, to activate the shaders in game you will have to launch the game and go to Options>Video>Shaders and choose one of them. Don't worry if the game freezes, it's just loading the shaders and it can take a minute. Let me know if anything isn't working, also let me know if found this guide useful.
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    A quick tutorial on how to install Minecraft texture packs. Download any texture pack from our resource library (or any other site) Run Minecraft. If you already have Minecraft running, make sure you save and quit the world: you need to at least be in the main menu to continue. Click Texture Packs button, or Resource Packs button depending on you Minecraft version. (If you do not see it, go to Options) Click Open Texture Pack Folder or Resource Packs Folder button; this will open the folder where Minecraft stores all texture packs Copy the downloaded .zip file to the folder that opens The texture pack should show up in Minecraft after a few seconds.
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    BEFORE DOWNLOADING FROM FREEBURNERS: A FEW QUICK TIPS FOR RUNNING GAMES: Most games here are archived to speed up download times. You’ll need WinRar or 7Zip to extract them, and PowerISO to mount the CD image(s) for installation. Google ‘how to use PowerIso‘ for more info. CD Image formats include .bin .iso .mdf .img or .nrg. If you are running Windows 8 or 10 they have built in support for ISO files. If after installation the game asks for the CD, look for a crack .exe to copy into the game folder, or leave the correct virtual CD image (.bin, .iso, etc) mounted. Game downloads are essentially divided into full disc versions that you can mount with PowerIso or “ripped” versions. These “rips” are working games that have some content (intro movies, music, sound effects) removed but are otherwise workable. They may have Setup.exe or Install.exe in the game folder that you must run to auto-extract essential files. Many also have a registry program that must be applied before starting the game. If you encounter a file divided into numerous archive files (example: game.001, game.002, game.003) then you’ll have to open the first file with WinRar or 7zip and simply extract its contents (it may also have a setup program). If you get an error, it’s likely because some archive files are missing (not located in the same folder). Got an error extracting a .7z file with WinRar? Then don’t use WinRar. Use 7Zip If a 90s era Windows game doesn’t run on your brand-new computer, you might want to consider DOWNGRADING to something that the game was actually designed for. Old offline Windows XP SP3 machines are still a great solution for running many old games. For games that XP can’t run, use a Virtual Machine to simulate a Windows 98 or 95 environment. Also try to run in XP or Win98 Compatibility Mode. Some 90s games (Shadow Warrior, Quake 2, Rival Realms) will have music files coded on the CD alongside game files (these come as BIN/CUE CDs). The best solution to playing the music tracks ingame is to run the game in a Win98 environment, and making sure the CD file is mounted on the PRIMARY optical drive within Win98. To play MS DOS era games on modern operating systems you have to use a DOS emulator, such as DosBox. To play ScummVM engine games such as Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and similar titles use the ScummVM emulator. Always run a virus scan of the downloaded file before extracting it's contents. It's for your own good. Freeburners do not take responsibility for anything happening to your machine.