For nostalgia’s sake, I wanted to see if it was possible to install Halo 2 PC (or Halo 2 for Windows Vista) on Windows 11. All it took was a little time, a fair amount of trial and error, and some troubleshooting when downloading Games for Windows Live in 2022. If you’re looking for some help doing the same for whatever reason (just remember that multiplayer achievements are no longer obtainable), follow this guide.Here’s how to fix Halo 2 PC’s installation issues on Windows 10 & 11.
Upgrading & Flashing VBIOS on the Gateway Creator Series
Posted in General on the 23rd April, 2021 by Michael Stenberg
In early 2021, I purchased the Gateway Creators Series laptop with the RTX 2060 discrete graphics card (GWTN156-3BK) to get me through the next few months as availability for many of the 3060/3070 series laptops has become more and more ridiculous. The laptop has an amazing price to performance ratio, and has been available for as low as $649 at Walmart. At the time of this writing, the price has risen – it’s $799 – but still a decent value.
After some research and some trial and error, I was able to get the maximum performance out of this laptop by making some tweaks, adding some more RAM, upgrading the NVMe drive, and by flashing a 115w VBIOS to the graphics card.Here’s how I was able to do it.
Running an Ocarina of Time Randomizer on a Wii
Posted in Gaming on the 22nd August, 2018 by Michael Stenberg
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time randomizers are taking the speedrunning community by storm. I wanted to load one onto my Wii’s Virtual Console but was having issues getting the injected WAD to load.
Here’s the process I followed to inject an Ocarina of Time Randomizer ROM into a Wii Virtual Console WAD.
Posted in General on the 14th September, 2017 by Michael Stenberg
I’m Michael. I am a senior web developer for Boyne Resorts and occasionally write about things I find interesting.
On The Equifax Breach
Posted in General on the 8th September, 2017 by Michael Stenberg
There’s been a colossal breach that you need to know about. Yes, this is serious, and yes, you need to take action. This breach is extremely frustrating and depending on the information that Equifax has about you, this can very easily lead to your identity being stolen.
Read what’s happened, what to do, and learn more about the Equifax breach.
Adding CAA Records in GoDaddy DNS
Posted in Technology on the 7th September, 2017 by Michael Stenberg
As of September 7, 2017, SSL providers are required to verify CAA, or Certificate Authority Authorization, DNS records in order to issue an SSL certificate for any given domain.
Bioshock 2 Audio Diary Checklist
Posted in Gaming on the 3rd March, 2010 by Michael Stenberg
When Bioshock 2 was released in 2010, I created an Audio Diary checklist without exact locations to aid players in their adventure through Rapture. This is helpful if you want to collect all the audio diaries without spoiling how to get them or their precise location in-game. The list includes the greater-area location name and the name of the diary.Read more and download the checklist.