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  1. Patching Pinball to make its music work under Wine

    Update 11 October 2021: I've been asked to provide a straightforward list of bytes to change in the pinball.exe file, so here goes:

    For the Windows NT 4.0 version (which can run on Windows 3.1 via Win32s), change the following bytes:

    Offset Original byte value New byte …
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  2. Why Humanoid NPCs can't shoot in Portal

    Today, I decided to make my first post in almost two years on this blog, by investigating something that's bugged me for a long time. That is, when you spawn humanoid NPCs from Half-Life 2 in Portal (or a Portal mod), they are incapable of firing their weapons, with some …

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  3. New VIGoV website - Farewell to Wordpress!

    Wow, everything's suddenly looking very different, isn't it? Well, the reason for that is that I've done something I've been meaning to do for a long time: I've ditched Wordpress!

    Now don't get me wrong, Wordpress is a fine platform, but it's not really suitable for a site like this …

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  4. Automating LibreOffice using Perl and UNO

    I've recently taken an interest in macros and automation of office software. While at work I contented myself with writing Excel macros in Visual Basic, but for personal use I was more intrigued at the possibility of combining my favourite programming language, Perl, with my office suite of choice, LibreOffice …

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