Monday, April 30, 2012

Torn City Marriage Proposal Bug Fix

There is a bug in torn city that some players can't propose marriage to other players.
When they try the game says they already proposed to someone and must first cancel their pending proposals.
But when they try to cancel their pending proposals the game says they don't have any, and they still can't propose.

It goes like this:
Are you very sure you want to propose to [username] using your [ring]?

> Yes, propose to [username]        > No, do not propose to [username]

You are already proposing to someone. You must wait until they accept or decline, otherwise you can withdraw it.

> Cancel your pending proposals.

You currently have no proposal pending to marry another player.

In order to fix this problem you need to contact a staff member and ask him to fix your problem of not being able to propose.

You can find a list of staff members here:

They will help you as soon as they can and you will be able to propose marriage again.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blogger Protips

Here are some protips to make your blog more professional.

Removing the navigation bar
Blogger by default shows a navigation bar at the top of your blog.
Staying with the navigation bar makes it looks like you didn't put effort into making your blog look good, and make you look unprofessional.

To remove it follow these steps:
1. Select the blog you want.
2. Go to template and choose "Edit HTML". A pop up will show up, select Proceed.
3. Search for "/* Variable definitions" (without quotes), and insert the next code just above it:

#navbar-iframe {
display: none !important;

It should look like this:

Use standard link colors
Some of the templates on Blogger use different color for the standard colors used for links which are blue for a link and purple for a visited link.
Avoid using different colors to not confuse your visitors.

Add images to your posts
I consider it a must to add at least one photo to every post which is related to it.
It will make your post more lively and will give the reader a quick hint about what the post is about.

Make your visitors stay
Adding things like "Popular Posts", or list of labels to your blog will expose your visitors to other content you created. It may interest some of the visitors and will make them stay and read another post.
Give them the ability to follow you so they'll have a way to find out about new content you created that might interest them. Things like Twitter, Facebook, and Google are great popular tools to do it.

Let people know you are there!
This is perhaps the most important tip I can give you. Let people know about your blog!
If you won't do so it is most likely people won't find your blog, and you will get very low traffic.
A good example about how to do this is to go to some forum which is related to your post, make there a thread with a short explanation about what your post is about and give a link to it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Uninstalling AdFree from Android smartphones

AdFree is a service that blocks ads from being displayed.

First of all I personally think it's wrong to use such a service, because ads are monetizing method that doesn't require the users to pay. Blocking ads decrease the profitability of this method, and hypothetically if everyone would use ad blocking service, we will have to start to pay money to visit sites.

AdFree uses the "hosts" file to redirect advertisement sites addresses back to your device, and this way blocking the communication to the advertisement site server.
AdFree have a problem when uninstalling it - it doesn't undo the changes it did to the "hosts" file.
Because of this even after uninstalling the application advertisement sites are still blocked.

In order to undo these changes you have to edit the "hosts" file.
To do this you need a rooted Android smartphone (you probably have one because it's required in order to use AdFree), and a text editor program that can edit the file.
I recommend using ES File Explorer(Adfly link)

Setting ES File Explorer
First you need to setup ES File Explorer to be able to access root file and edit them.
To do so you need to:
1. Open ES File Explorer.
2. Press the menu button and select "Settings".
3. In the "Root settings" section check "Root Explorer" and "Mount File System".

Editing the hosts file
After you done setting ES File Explorer, you can edit the "hosts" file and remove AdFree's blocking.
1. Navigate to the hosts file and open it. The hosts file located at:
(Press the "up button to go to the root folder - "/")
2. Delete everything.
3. Add the line " localhost"
Optional: Add anything else you want. (if you know what you are doing)

Last step is to restart the smartphone and AdFree blockage is removed!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Amulets and Armor Character Editor v0.3

Version 0.3 is here and it let you the ability to edit all of your character's stats.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (Adfly link)

your saved files found in:
...\Amulets and Armor\S0000000\

Download (Adfly link)

Change log:
Edit strength, speed, magic, accuracy, stealth and constitution.
Edit health, max health, mana and max mana.
Edit level and experience.
Edit character class.
Added max input value limit to avoid bad input.
Fixed few bugs.

Fix for a critical bug

Edit name
Edit password
Edit money on you character
Edit money in your bank