Month: April 2014

Easycap drivers for Windows 8 64bit

Since getting my Easycap device to convert VHS tapes I have had nothing but trouble finding drivers that actually work.
After trying alot of different drivers I found one that works fine which is available on ThePirateBay.

Link is:
Easycap Drivers
(Please note that this file was not uploaded by me and I am only linking it).

Hope it helps someone!

Please comment and let me know if the link is dead and I will upload the driver files.

EDIT: Updated link to use since they keep changing TLDs
EDIT: 2017 – Changed torrent link to a direct download link.

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Skype taking a long time to run on startup

A couple of months ago I experienced what seemed to be a glitch where Skype would take a few minutes to start up, You would double click the executable and literally wait there looking at the screen for up to 5 minutes before it decided to start. After google didn’t help me I realised there was a quick and dirty fix for this problem.

Open My Computer and locate:
“C:\Users\*YOUR USER ACCOUNT*\AppData\Roaming\”
(Appdata may appear non existant that is because it is a hidden folder. You can type that bit in the address bar to get there.)

Rename the “Skype” folder to “SkypeOld”.

Try launching Skype now, If it still takes some time, reinstall and it should now work normally.

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Age Of Empires 3 has stopped working

I was attempting to play Age Of Empires today and having recently upgraded to Windows 8 I had previously had issues with a number of applications that couldn’t run.

I received a message after starting a multiplayer match that the application has stopped working.

The issue was simply resolved by locating the Age Of Empires folder on your computer
For me it was in: C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\Common\Age Of Empires 3\bin\

Right click on age3.exe and goto “Properties” Click “Compatibility”
Untick any checkboxes selected then press Apply and Ok.

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