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Sep/23/2007

TigerPixel.DE has entered the combat zone of the RTT computer game World in Conflict.

Aug/31/2007

TigerPixel.DE has joined the Open Beta of the upcoming RTS computer game Company of Heroes: Opposing Front.

THQ is offering FilePlanet subscribers exclusive Open Beta access to join the next chapter in the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes series: Company of Heroes: Opposing Front. The availability of keys is extremely limited.

Aug/11/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been welcome to the 2nd public beta test of the upcoming multiplayer shooter Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Since Friday, Aug/03/2007, all ETQW participants of the 1st public beta test plus additional 25,000 participants will be eligible to join. The additional 25,000 keys are first come, first serve.

Jul/14/2007

TigerPixel.DE has accomplished the goal to be a well-equipped squad leader in the Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike zone.

Unlocked Upgrade Items

All upgrade items assigned to the squad leaders of the Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike zone have been unlocked:

  • SL-RPU (a Squad Leader Reinforcement Prioritizing Utility)

Now TigerPixel.DE is keen to become a well-equipped engineer.

Jul/13/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been welcome to the open beta test of the upcoming RTS computer game World in Conflict. The beta test is dedicated to the multiplayer part of the game.

Indeed, I agree to Fabian Siegismund: The DirectX 9.0-based explosions, shock waves, smoke, and background noise of the battles are incredible.

Jun/25/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been welcome to the beta test of the upcoming multiplayer shooter Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. The number of available beta keys is 60,000 and only available for subscribers to FilePlanet as GameStar.de reported on June 17th, 2007.

Jun/10/2007

TigerPixel.DE has accomplished the goal to be a well-equipped squad leader in the Battlefield 2142 zone.

Unlocked Upgrade Items

All upgrade items assigned to the squad leaders of the Battlefield 2142 zone have been unlocked:

  • SLSB (a Squad Leader Spawn Beacon)
  • RD-4 Otus (a short-range Reconnaissance Drone)
  • SD-8 Accipiter (a flying Sentry Drone with assault capabilities)

Now TigerPixel.DE is keen to become a well-equipped squad leader in the Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike zone.

May/31/2007

TigerPixel.DE has accomplished the goal to be a well-equipped assault soldier in the Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike zone.

Unlocked Upgrade Items

All upgrade items additionally assigned to the assault soldiers of the Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike zone have been unlocked:

  • Advanced Magazine
  • CM3-N Radar Grenade

Moreover the player abilities as listed below have been unlocked:

  • SAB-1b Shock Absorber Boot

Now TigerPixel.DE is keen to become a well-equipped squad leader.

May/28/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been deployed to the Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike zone.

May/19/2007

TigerPixel.DE has accomplished the goal to be a well-equipped assault soldier in the Battlefield 2142 zone.

Unlocked Upgrade Items

After approximately 58 hours taking fights all upgrade items assigned to the assault class have been unlocked:

  • Herzog AR-Shotgun
  • NetBat Infantry ID
  • PK-74 AR-Rocket
  • Baur H-AR
  • AED-6 Defibrillator
  • Advanced Med Hub
  • SG-34 Grenade
  • Voss L-AR

Moreover the player abilities as listed below have been unlocked:

  • FRG-1 Grenade
  • Sprintcor 2D Enhanced Endurance
  • Staminar 9 Recovery System
  • MaxClip
  • Extra Grenade
Mar/05/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been deployed to the Supreme Commander zone.

At the present time I'm busy accomplishing the UEF mission. If the mission is successful the deployment will be continued with multiplayer matches.

Feb/12/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been deployed to the Battlefield 2142 zone.

Unfortunately the deployment has delayed by more than six weeks. After the decision to use Windows XP Professional for my advanced gaming computer I stumbled across the issue that Battlefield 2 needs administrative privileges to be run. But it rubs me up the wrong way to do common tasks as an user with administrative privileges. I've spent much effort to find a solution inspired by the Run As command incorporated into Windows XP Professional. The issue is aggregated by the circumstance that other programs interacting with Battlefield 2 such as Fraps or Logitech G-series Keyboard Profiler need not only administrative privileges too but must also run in the same process space.
Now I'm in the happy position to present a well elaborated solution based on the freeware utilities CPAU and Makro:

  • CPAU is a really sophisticated and matured command line tool developed by Joe Richards. In comparison to the Run As command it is capable of encrypting the user id, password and program with parameters in an extra file for later reuse.
  • Makro is developed by Walter Hintenaus. If an instance of the Makro utility already runs, another launch of the Makro utility done by the same user forces the first running instance to seize the control of the second invocation. This feature is the key to spawn processes in the same process space. Moreover the Makro process can be hidden from the task bar and the system tray. Unfortunately its documentation is only available in German.

I try to explain my approach in a few words:
CPAU launches Makro with administrative privileges in the background when a common user logs in. A link file (.lnk) labeled with the name of the game resp. utility, that shall run with administrative privileges in a certain process space, invokes CPAU again. It tries to launch another Makro process but now with a shortcut as parameter, e.g. Shift+Alt+Ctrl+L+P. The shortcut is assigned to a so-called local macro: The macro will be only performed if a window with a certain title has been opened and has the focus. The only task of the macro is to invoke a game resp. utility on its own right! That is, such a local macro is defined for every game and every utility but it is always represented by the same short cut, in this case Shift+Alt+Ctrl+L+P, and the name of the game resp. utility. The name must be the same as the title of the link file mentioned above. And here another key feature comes in play. Double-clicking the link file attached to CPAU opens a windows that is recognized by the Makro process in case an appropriate macro has been defined.
Well! I hope it is roughly clear what happens. Later on I'm going to illustrate in detail (that is with the help of screenshots) my approach on this Web site. For now the reader may individually contact me for other details or for suggesting a better solution.
By the way, last week when I was nearly finishing my investigations of the issue I hit upon the open source utility AutoHotkey. Perhaps it is a candidate to replace the Makro utility. It is a matured software and the development goes on. The documentation is available in several languages. Aside from me it seems to be well known by other gamers. I've found in the provided forum many threads discussing shortcuts in connection with BATTLEFIELD 2 and BATTLEFIELD 2142.

Jan/09/2007

TigerPixel.DE has been promoted to Staff Sergeant in Battlefield 2:

Promotion to Staff Sergeant

Jan/04/2007

TigerPixel.DE's advanced gaming computer has been ready to be an edged arm for the forthcoming fights:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4600+
  • G.Skill F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK
  • Sapphire RADEON X1950 XTX
  • Creative Sound BLASTER X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
  • ViewSonic PT795
  • Teufel Concept E Magnum
  • Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
  • Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
  • GamersWear SLICKRIDE Mousepad (Counter)

Consult the section My Equipment for the details.

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