Guide to Running Non Steam Team Fortress 2

Uptill now, i had only wished of playing Team Fortress 2 on international server, as i did not have the luxury of buying the game and playing it on International servers. One of the reasons is the intervention of Steam, which at times, i find to be a real pain for gamers :S

So Following is a guide to run Team Fortress 2 on Regular servers, without any problems, AND have all the unlocks available ! And it is also compatible with steam!

Read the entire Guide here: L33tzone

Deactivating Hibernation in Vista

If you have a large amount of system memory installed, it is definitely worth your while to take a closer look at Windows’ Hibernate feature. The hiberfil.sys file, to which the entire content of the system memory is copied when hibernation is activated, is always just as large as the physical memory. In other words, if your system is equipped with 8 GB of RAM, you’re wasting the same amount on your hard drive if you never use this feature.

Additionally, with computers nowadays coming equipped with more and more memory, the usefulness of the hibernation feature is increasingly being called into question. After all, it takes more time to write 8 GB of data to the hard drive when the system shuts down and then read it back when it starts up again than simply restarting Windows. Of course, the time the whole process takes depends on the amount of memory in use by the system. If only 1 GB is in actual use, only these files are written to disk. Continue reading