Apple Errors Software

Create Bootcamp partition

Today I had to reinstall Bootcamp, and thus create a new Windows partition.

Trying the Bootcamp setup wizard, I got the same error as I had before – “Your disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved”.

I tried to Zero-Out-Data, overwriting all deleted data on the disk with 0’s. Yet this did not seem to solve the problem.

After deleting some big files, like my heroes & 24 episodes, I tried again. Still nothing.

I then remembered I had WoW Wrath of the Lich King installed (7ish Gb). Deleting the WoW folder and trying again, did solve the problem. I didn’t even have to zero-out-data again.

So, basicly, deleting big files (folders?!) seems to solve the problem too.

Apple Games Software Windows

WoW:WotLK 3.0.1 installers

Here’s a list of all World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King installers:

English: WinMac

French: WinMac

German: WinMac

Spanish: WinMac

The download is 2.04Gb (on a Mac), I haven’t started the download on a Windows yet.

And yes, you will still need a beta invitation before being able to login!

You’ll find me under Tuinslak or Isazi on the EU beta realm.

As for the character copy, it was done within 10 minutes. Just 5 hours left on the download. 🙁

Edit: same size on a Windows – 2.04Gb. The download contains the setup.exe and the, so you should be able to copy it to any OS.

Misc Software

I never really used bookmarks, but a few days ago, I decided it was time for me, to organise myself a bit more, and get some bookmark application. I decided to give a try.

While surfing delicious, I came upon Wordle, a site that generates a tag/word cloud. Here is what my delicious tags look like at the moment.

Too bad I doesn’t auto generate every X time. But… Seems cool to play with.

Software Windows

Vista pointing out the obvious

Vista pointing something out

Errors Software Windows

Ventrilo 2.1, Vista, and Surround 5.1

Helene’s new Vista pc seemed to be working fine, except for Ventrilo 2.1 (the free and, well, illegal version).

It managed to connect, but no sound was coming out of it. Not when someone was talking, and not when there was a status message (like a join/connect/…).

I tried every out- and input device in “Setup”. I deleted the config, reinstalled, … Nothing seemed to work. I even checked if Vista wasn’t muting it, and it wasn’t. 😉

Yet, when plugging in her (USB) headset, it worked fine… So it had to be a Vista/sound config problem.

My Vista, at home, and the one om my Macbook could run Vent just fine…?!

That’s when I went to her sound settings (config panel -> sound). Selected the speakers, and clicked on Configure.

They were set to 5.1 Surround, which is what she’s using.

I tried to use some other audio option, like stereo (or quadrophonic), and restarted Vent… And guess what! Yep, it worked.

Vista sound settings

So I assume Ventrilo 2.1 does not have surround/5.1 (and greater) support.

Some ugly workaround, to change that each time, but at least it works now.