How To Play Old Nintendo Classics On Your PC For FREE!

A lot of people are actually amazed at the fact that this is even possible but I assure you it is and for a very long time. Console emulation is one of the oldest underground scenes out there. I remember trolling tirelessly through IRC, AOL and DC++ networks in search of channels that served ROMs. I quickly became a collector of everything form MAME to PSOne, never getting enough and only wanting more. A ROM is simply and image or copy of the actually game software. An Emulator is the software that pretends to be the Nintendo console on your computer and translates the software so your operating system can play it. Many Emulators Exist out there if you just look for them, MAME, ATARI, JAGUAR, PANASONIC, SEGA GENISIS, SEGA SATURN and much much more. In this post we will cover how to play SNES or Super Nintendo.

Before you start make sure your computer is at least a Pentium 4 or higher for best results.
You will need to download a SNES Emulator and Rom.

You can can download the SNES Emulator here.
You can download a ROM of your choice at http://www.rom-world.com/dl.php?name=Super_Nintendo

If you can spend some money on a PS2 controller for your computer it will make the gameplay more enjoyable.

  • extract the snes9x-1.52-win32.fix3.zip to a folder of your choice
  • extract the rom image to the same folder
  • run snes9x.exe and open rom file

once the rom is running it should look something like below.

Once the game is running you’re going to want to:

  • configure your controls, assign a PS2 Controller or use your keyboard keys
  • If you have a good video card with lots of memory you will want to play with the graphic settings as well, as a lot of diffrent graphic modes exist it will be up to you to test out which one works best for you hardware.

At this point you sit down and enjoy :) If you have an question or comments please leave them, I will respond promptly.

How to Remove LiveZilla’s Footer/Credits

If you’re like me footers with forced credits aren’t cool, although sometimes someones work deserves credit it can ruin a visitors perspective who is expecting a brand.
In this quick tutorial I will show you how to remove all the LiveZilla Credits from the UI so visitors will never know your are using an open source support client. This can be achieved by following 2 simple steps:

  • edit the carrier_logo.gif image to represent you company’s brand/logo.
  • change footer code that shows LiveZilla Credits

If you haven’t already figured out to install the livezilla server files in a folder called live_chat or live_support. Do it now, its SEO friendly :)

Once you have installed your server files make sure they are located one level up of your root directory (root:/live_chat/) this will make everything look more professional in the long run.

Once the steps above have been completed locate the file named lz_chat_frame.4.1.tpl this file should be located at:

root:/live_chat/templates/frames/

once located the file should look similar to this:

lz_chat_frame.4.1.tpl

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Remove Line 13 so it looks like the source below.

Updated lz_chat_frame.4.1.tpl

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Thats it! Kiss the footer and the breadcrumb’s root gone!

 

I have updated this tutorial for version 3.3.2.2 (last open source version) at the following post /how-to-remove-livezillas-footercredits-from-version-3-3-2-2/

Removing Login Fields From Justin Kliens WP-Facebook-Autoconnect

First of all I would like to say thanks to Justin for the plugin, it saved me some time :)
You can find his easy to use plugin at his personal blog site: http://www.justin-klein.com/projects/wp-fb-autoconnect/

This modification will work with Version 1.3.10

After about half an hour I was able to find the code that was causing a second duplicate login and password field. I am sure Justin was thinking ahead with the login fields but in some cases it actually interferes with the blog design/UI. The other problem was the welcome and edit profile links once logged in.

The block of code is found in 2 sections within Widget.php

The First NULLED section will remove the Welcome and Edit profile links once a user is logged in.
The Second NULLED section of code will remove the login fields.

Widget.php
Note: you can copy and past this entire code onto your Widget.php file to update it or download the file directly from the link at the bottom of this post.

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/**

  * Sidebar LoginLogout widget with Facebook Connect button

  **/


class Widget_LoginLogout extends WP_Widget

{

    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    //Init the Widget

    function Widget_LoginLogout()

    {

        $this->WP_Widget( false, "WP-FB AutoConnect", array( 'description' => 'A sidebar Login/Logout form with Facebook Connect button' ) );

    }

     

    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    //Output the widget's content.

    function widget( $args, $instance )

    {

        //Get args and output the title

        extract( $args );

        echo $before_widget;

        $title = apply_filters('widget_title', $instance['title']);

        if( $title ) echo $before_title . $title . $after_title;

       

        //If logged in, show "Welcome, User!"

        $userdata = wp_get_current_user();

        if( $userdata->ID ):

        ?>

/*?>            
########################################################################
########################################################################
########################################################################
           
NULLED  TO PREVENT THE WELCOME MESSAGE ONCE THE USE IS LOGGED IN-->
           
           


              display_name?>!


             

                |

             


           

           
## END OF NULL <--
 */?>

       
        //Otherwise, show the login form (with Facebook Connect button)

        else:

        ?>

/*      

########################################################################
########################################################################
########################################################################
           
NULLED TO PREVENT THE WIDGETS LOGIN FIELDS-->
   
               
/wp-login.php' method='post'>

               


               


               


               

                ?


                ";?>

               

                '>

           

           
##END OF NULL <--
*/?>
           
            global $opt_jfb_hide_button;

            if( !get_option($opt_jfb_hide_button) )

            {

                jfb_output_facebook_btn();

                jfb_output_facebook_init();

                jfb_output_facebook_callback();

            }

        endif;

        echo $after_widget;

    }

   

   

    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    //Update the widget settings

    function update( $new_instance, $old_instance )

    {

        $instance = $old_instance;

        $instance['title'] = $new_instance['title'];

        return $instance;

    }



    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    //Display the widget settings on the widgets admin panel

    function form( $instance )

    {

        ?>

       



           

            echo $this->get_field_id('title'); ?>" name="echo $this->get_field_name('title'); ?>" type="text" value="echo $instance['title']; ?>">

       



       
    }

}





//Register the widget

add_action( 'widgets_init', 'register_jfbLogin' );

function register_jfbLogin() { register_widget( 'Widget_LoginLogout' ); }



?>

Once you have made the 2 listed changes your facebook button may be out of alignment from your theme, to simply fix this add some padding using css in the following file:

Main.php (lines 105-109)

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If this too much code for you and you just want the login fields gone download the following files and replace the ones in your x:/wp-content/plugins/wp-fb-autoconnect folder.

Download Files