A log of my posts across the forums.
GunslingerBara's Articles
February 20, 2012 by GunslingerBara
Hey everyone! Tomorrow we'll be pushing an update to the Stardock Forums that will require us to take them down for a short period. The update will happen around 10AM EST and may be down for up to an hour. The forums will be inaccessible during that time.

What's new?

Design refresh for the stardock.com Forums. Other sites' forums have no changes (or very minor changes).Minor update to the editor, primarily focused on bug fixes.Various minor bug fixes.Major changes to the back-e...
October 19, 2011 by GunslingerBara
A new DesktopX 4 BETA is available for DesktopX 3.x & Object Desktop customers. This BETA release is focused on streamlining the interface and configuration options. Visit the DesktopX Themes library on WinCustomize.com to select from hundreds of choices to change your desktop look and feel.

This BETA can be downloaded from your products download page on the Stardock store. Logon with your Stardock account at https://store.stardock.com/myaccount/products. Please note this beta update is o...
August 19, 2011 by GunslingerBara
Hey guys! The past month or so I've been doing research on the best hardware to get to run Battlefield 3 on maximum. At this point, I think I'm pretty much an expert on this hardware

My goal for this hardware is to achieve at least 30 fps in Battlefield 3 on maximum settings on a 1920x1200 monitor.

If you go to this link, you'll find all of the research I've done for all of the primary parts needed: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1XnqHpALuQiyAK0BbvP93kZXIdaj3...
March 22, 2011 by GunslingerBara
Hey everyone! I recently pushed an update to the forums to make some bug fixes, and figure I'd add a few new features along the way. Here's what changed:

1. You can now give karma to users even in locked posts.

2. For those of you that do not know, you can quote only specific parts of a user's text. It works like this:

A. Select the text you wish to quote, then hit the quote button:B. The selected text will then show up in the reply box:If you wish to quote the entire text, ...
October 13, 2010 by GunslingerBara
I bought Heavy Rain a few weeks ago but didn't start it since I was playing other games.  I finally decided to start playing last night around 11PM.  So I start up my PS3 and pop in the disc.  Unfortunately, I hadn't used my PS3 in a while so I missed a system update, had to apply that before I could start playing.  Took about 30 minutes.

Started Heavy Rain.  There's an update to the game.  I expected this, since I'd heard the game had gotten Move support, not to...
October 12, 2010 by GunslingerBara
I bought Dead Rising 2 on launch day, which was 2 weeks ago today.  In that time, I've completed the game 5 times, gotten 41 of the 50 achievements, and pretty much done everything there is to do in the game (with the exception of multiplayer).  I played the game on Xbox 360, but I suspect a lot of what I say below applies to the PC version as well.  So here are my thoughts on the game:

When I first started playing this game, I was very, very frustrated.  A year or so back...
October 7, 2010 by GunslingerBara
Hey everyone, we're trying to track down a problem with the forums, but it only seems to be hitting a very small set of users.  Have any of you experienced a problem while browsing the forums where it randomly says "The webpage is not available"?  A refresh or two usually fixes it.

Here's an image of the issue at hand:

So, how many of you have experienced this recently?

EDIT: This week we've been having some server troubles where the above error may appear.  If you ha...
October 5, 2010 by GunslingerBara
Hey everyone!

I just pushed an update to the forums.  This update is a big one, made up of a lot of small changes and tweaks.  The most significant change is that we now show which site posts, PM's, and karma are coming from.  This is to help avoid confusion and to spread the word of the other forums and sites.  Please take a look at the change log below for more info:

Change Log:

In posts, we now show which site the posts and each reply came from.In each user's karm...
September 24, 2010 by GunslingerBara
I pushed a forum update today that has the following changes:

1. Disabled the ads on the WinCustomize forums to try and prevent the "Malware Detection" problems for Chrome and Firefox.

2. Karma is now universal across all sites.  This means that the karma number you now see in each post will be the same across all of the forums, and that giving someone karma means they will get it everywhere.  Let me know if you notice any issues with it.

3. Updated some of our back-end modera...
September 21, 2010 by GunslingerBara
Just wanted to give you guys a quick update to let you know that you can now post on the forums using the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch in the Safari app.  

Note that the editor is disabled, and you will only have access to a regular text box for inputting messages, so you will not be able to do any special formatting.  However, HTML is enabled for that text box, so you can type it out manually if you'd like.

July 1, 2010 by GunslingerBara
I had a dream last night. It's odd that I can remember pretty much the whole thing, and since the dream was so strange I figure I'd post it.

The dream starts off with me at my house. My parents are sleeping upstairs, and my brothers are in the basement. The doorbell rings and I go to answer it. It's these 2 guys and a girl, about college-aged. They walk inside (uninvited) and start looking around the house. I was confused. What the hell is going on? So I ask them.

They reveal to me that my...
May 13, 2010 by GunslingerBara
I have updated the WinCustomize personal pages so that the design matches the new WinCustomize design.  I have also fixed some bugs, increased performance, and all-around cleaned it up. 

FYI, if you do not already have a personal page, you will not be able to create one for the time being.  We are working on a "Settings" page of some kind to handle all of that stuff, which we will release in the near future.

Please report any bugs you may find here or in this forum.  He...
April 21, 2010 by GunslingerBara
Hello everyone,

Another update this month, this time to add a few much-requested features.  See the change log below for details.

Note: If you notice any of the below features are not available or not working properly, please do a hard refresh (hold CTRL and press F5) to retrieve the latest javascript and css files.

1. Timezones!

An oft-requested feature is the ability to set a timezone.  You can do so in your My Account page under Options.  You can also set it in the ...
April 6, 2010 by GunslingerBara
Hello everyone,

The forums were updated today (April 6, 2010) to fix some long-standing bugs, add a few new features, and make some minor changes.  The change log is as follows:

Note: If you notice any of the below features are not available or not working properly, please do a hard refresh (hold CTRL and press F5) to retrieve the latest javascript and css files.

1. "Flattened forums" option now available.

The flattened forums option is simply another way of viewing the forums. ...
October 9, 2009 by GunslingerBara
Hey everyone,

I pushed an update that has fixed a few annoying bugs, added some new features, and prepared the code for future updates.  This update is also a stepping stone for integrating features from other Stardock apps/websites. The change log is as follows:

1. Updated Profiles

A. Now showing the avatar picture instead of the personal picture.  At the moment I don't think we're showing the personal picture anywhere, so I'm up for suggestions on where to place it.B. Now sh...