- Sunday, February 1: Leo's Pick: The Pyramat PM300
- Monday, February 2: Leo's Pick: There
- Tuesday, February 3: The All Seeing Eye
- Wednesday, February 4: Trick Out Game Boy and Game Boy Advance
- Thursday, February 5: Play Video Formats on Your Mac
- Friday, February 6: Which Console Should You Get?
- Saturday, February 7: Twisted List: Video Games
- Sunday, February 8: Goodies That Won't Break the Budget
- Monday, February 9: How to Cheat at Solitaire
- Tuesday, February 10: Classic Arcade Gaming
- Wednesday, February 11: Games for the Graphically Challenged
- Thursday, February 12: Twisted List: Alien Games
- Friday, February 13: Ultimate Gaming Machine 6.0
- Saturday, February 14: UGM 6.0: Benchmarks
- Sunday, February 15: Twisted List: Top Five Free Arcade Games
- Monday, February 16: Sub-$500 Gaming PC
- Tuesday, February 17: Small-Time Gaming with Linux
- Wednesday, February 18: Help Yourself: Game Peripherals
- Thursday, February 19: NVidia GeForce Chips Explained
- Friday, February 20: Wil Wheaton's Favorite Games
- Saturday, February 21: Are Emulators Legal?
- Sunday, February 22: Warcraft III Strategies and Tips
- Monday, February 23: Twisted List: Dinosaur Games
- Tuesday, February 24: My Cheating Heart
- Wednesday, February 25: The Commodore 64 Is Alive
- Thursday, February 26: The Commodore 64 Is Alive (continued)
- Friday, February 27: Hot Wheels
- Saturday, February 28: Patrick's Favorite Free Games
- Sunday, February 29: Xbox Mod Chips
Tuesday, February 24: My Cheating Heart
Why not cheat? You'll only be hurting yourself.
When you're stuck in Hearts and you don't know what to do, just take a little peek at everyone else's cards. I won't tell if you won't.
Note: This involves hacking the Window's Registry, which, if you do wrong, can mess things up. If you don't feel comfortable mucking with the Registry, don't do it.
Go to Start, Run, and type regedit.
When you're in the Registry Editor, find the following string: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion Applets\Hearts.
Go to Edit, New String Value, and name your new string ZB.
Type 42 for its value.
Open Hearts. Select to be the dealer, and then press F2 to begin a game against the computer.
Hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt+F12 at the same time. Your opponents' cards will be revealed.
Hold down the key combo again to hide them.
Note: If you can't find the string for Hearts in your Registry, make sure you've run Hearts at least once on your computer. Quit out of the Registry Editor, run Hearts for a bit, and then exit out of it and start at Step 1 again.
Don't you feel the least bit guilty? I don't know about you, but I sure don't.
Download of the Day: Dink Smallwood
Ladies and gentlemen, the adventure games we all miss so much are back. Or maybe they never really left. Dink Smallwood (http://rtsoft.com/dink/index.htm) is an older adventure game that will run on practically any current computer (it runs on 486s and up). The game features a good-natured guy trying to make his way in the Middle Ages (or thereaboutsthe exact age is never really specified). You have to talk to people, gather information, and start adventuring in the wide world.
Dink Smallwood was released as freeware by Robinson Technologies for the world to enjoy, so take advantage of it. The graphics aren't stunning and the game is not the most advanced, but the story is good and it is lovingly crafted and maintained. A word of advice: Ctrl is the default select button. Other than that, the game is quite intuitive. Enjoy!
Site of the Day: Map of Middle-Earth
As this Lord of the Rings fansite so eloquently puts it, "There is no limit to what a bored nerd can do!" Enjoy the product of one man's freakish obsession (http://www.taylorcustom.com/localinks/mearth/mearthmap.html).