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Mirh (talkcontribs)
  • RunAsHighest is never disable-able (Vista+)
  • Application Compatibility Engine is forcefully always enabled (8.1+)
  • Ruined "disable display scaling on high DPI displays" setting (W10 NU, potentially improved later - workarounds)
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Mirh (talkcontribs)
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Non-unicode applications: replace Microsoft AppLocale

Vetle (talkcontribs)

Microsoft's AppLocale is discontinued and should be replaced with something like Locale Emulator.

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Mirh (talkcontribs)

Disclaimer: this is just for judicious testers for fix researching affairs. I don't think "the mass" is wise enough to take the liberty of disregarding a security measure

So.. we all know the story. Bcdedit, DSEO, self-signing and all. But did you know:

  • until Vista SP1 the later wasn't needed?
  • XP 64-bit (yes, it existed) didn't need signing at all?
  • Malware used to dexterously bypass the enforcement?
  • and Microsoft attempt to patch this further tightened requirements? KB2506014
  • DRM compliant (graphics/audio) and boot-start drivers require additional signing?
  • W10 and Secure boot enabled systems have even stricter policies? [possible workaround]

Watermarks can possibly be tinkered with this

EDIT: everything from Α to Ω [clause]
EDIT2: Loading unsigned code into kernel in Windows 10 (64) with help of VMware Workstation Pro/Player design flaw (should work up to Player 12.5.2)

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Ignored color calibration profiles + saturation enhancer

Mirh (talkcontribs)
RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

Neat, that's reall useful.

NeoChaos (talkcontribs)
Marioysikax (talkcontribs)

Oh man, solution that doesn't require dll injecting and is monitor/mode specific? Thanks for this!

Mirh (talkcontribs)

Judging by "sister thread", it's not like some games can't only work with injection.

Mirh (talkcontribs)

It's FOSS!

Anyway, there's even CPKeeper.

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Mirh (talkcontribs)
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Mirh (talkcontribs)
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RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)
  1. What is it called?
  2. Where can I download it? Can I have it as an .exe?
  3. Can I easily unninstall it?

I need to test a few things that's why I'm asking.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)
Garrett (talkcontribs)

Microsoft's generic Bluetooth driver is included with consumer editions of Windows from Windows XP SP2 onwards (there is nothing to download). Microsoft's driver uses the functionality built into Windows, so there is no extra software when using that driver. Some Bluetooth hardware may need the manufacturer's driver.

See General Bluetooth Support in Windows for more details.

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Mirh (talkcontribs)
Garrett (talkcontribs)

As I've mentioned on a previous thread, the problem there is that the Application Compatibility Toolkit is highly specific and requires some level of understanding of the problem--and the ideal solution is to then provide a game-specific fix package. As a result I'm not sure how useful generic instructions would be.

Mirh (talkcontribs)

It's usually difficult to pinpoint what's the compatibility bit required, yes...
but the point here was instead to provide yet another way to (permanently) force affinity on a single core, assuming you already know that's needed

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Mirh (talkcontribs)

I have modified windows registry too many times to believe an automatic solution (especially of this level) is the proper method to suggest.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

Dude, its not literally automatic, did you even test it yourself. All it does is bring you to the path you are looking for, instead of having to tediously go through each folder manually, that's it.

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)
Mirh (talkcontribs)

I don't see the point.

It seems an additional step to annoy the average joe

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

I like to keep things simple, but that doesn't mean that I'm doing that only for the average dude, power users also use this website if they need to, and honestly editing the registry is a very, tedious, boring, and repetitive task, I was mostly trying to find a way to streamline things out.

Also that doesn't mean that I should limit myself to stupid workarounds. But really it's not honestly that hard, there's no fancy UI but that's about it. You should honestly be happy that I actually bothered to waste my own time learning how to add that, just to make things simpler for everyone, instead I was hoping you'd maybe help me improve things around, not just tell me that I should remove this because you don't like it, jesus.

Mirh (talkcontribs)

I'm just saying I don't see all this improvement.

"Manual" seek isn't such a long process to require help.
And I just can't understand how opening cmd, cd-ing into another folder and then pasting the command could be considered faster

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

The Registry Editor doesn't exactly feature a very user friendly UI, really I thought you would've understood the reasoning behind all of this by now but whatever, let's just take all those %APPDATA% paths, it's really nice to know that you can just paste the entire path somewhere and just go directly to it, that's what the second more "advanced", thing, is ment to solve, or help you with. If you do have all the paths you need to go, all already nicely listed, readily available, then you can just directly go to them, instead of tediously opening, every single, god damn folder, sub folder, each time you need to make a change.

You literally setup the thing once, you leave the command line open, if you wish to move to a new path, then you copy the already known path, and just fucking go to it. I seriously do not understand how you don't see the improvement over the basic method. Like really, and it's not like I forced people to use the command line, they can always just use the first thing.

Mirh (talkcontribs)

I believe what we may really call automatic is something like this magic

It's literally a single command, and I guess it could be adapted for a lot mooore situations

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

I guess, but I had used the word "automatic" seeing as I didn't know what to name this thing. That's it. I don't really care otherwise.

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