Thursday, May 26, 2011

firefox portable release channels

firefox portable is a great creation of, however unless you are content with being on the public release channel of firefox it doesn't cut the gravy. This guide will tell you how to get on (at the time of    writing, which was shortly after 4.0 hit public release) the 7.0, 6.0, and 5.0 channels.

stable, 4.0- head over to to get it. under applications,  run the.paf.exe and open it up

beta, 5.0- run the .paf.exe from this page

aurora, 50.a2- get beta, then open up the firefox menu-->help-->about firefox-->change-->select                              aurora

          nightly, nightly, 7.0a2- get any of the above, go to  trunk/ and download the latest .zip for your platform example is firefox- 7.0a1 extract it. go to the extract folder "firefox"  and copy and paste all of it's contents into portable app\app\firefox, delete EVERYTHING then paste the files in from the package from run firefoxportable.exe. the first run page should appear. open the nightly(firefox) menu, help, about nightly. check that it says nightly, not firefox and hit check for updates

Monday, May 2, 2011

transform a netbook into a mobile arcade

you may think that netbooks and games don't mix well, but they do.
non-free prerequisites
1. internet
2. netbook
3. usb mouse
4. usb keyboard, external monitor(optional)
5. some time

Section 1, Windows games
1. go to, games and download angry birds, need for speed underground 2, and plants vs zombies
2. find the thread that holds the Warsow portable launcher and download it,  run it, and the go to the Warsow website to download "Warsow" and extract the containing files to /app/warsow/
3. use peazip from to extract the three .rar files
4. swf opener portable, and use Firefox's tools-->page info trick to download.swf files from online games to play them offline

Section 2, Emulators to play nintendo games
1. download JNES(for online play) or FCE ultra(for big monitors) these are to play the original Nintendo
2. DOWnload Zsnes this is for the second Nintendo
3. download project64k(for the N64)
4. get virtualboy portable(for GBA, GB, GBC) at mediafire
5. Get NO$GBA this is a DS emulator that also supports gameboy, so virtualboy is not needed if you get this
5. use peazip to extract everything into it's own folder
6. find a good ROM site for your games, try,, etc.(for games)
We used a acer aspire one with intel atom n450 prosessor at 1.66ghz, 1gb of RAM, windows 7 professional, and intel intergrated graphics. all our games ran at full speed and at 1024 X 600 resolution this should work with almost and windows version. 

Alternatives to products
1. angrybirds-none
2. plants vs zombies- none
3. Jnes, FCE ultra- google "NES emulator"
4. ZSNES- google "SNES emulator"
5. Project64k- project64(need install), 1964, google "N64 emulator" or "Nintendo 64 emulator"
6. Virtualboy advance- virtualboy-M, google "gameboy (insert color, advance here optionally) emulator"
7. warsow- red eclipse, open arena, urban terror, alien arena, halo franchise