PC Nerding

Expanding my reach: Mac OS X

Since i started using Unity3D last October, my will was to test my not-released games on every device i had. This was limiting me to Webplayer and PC only, but then Unity team offered for free both Android and iOS licenses and i got my chance to test apps on my old HTC Desire. But I felt it was not enough, so i decided to add a Mac to my desk and bought a not-so-cheap MacBoo Pro 15″, an used Mid 2010 model, with dual core i7 2.66GHz CPU, 4GB ram and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M video card.
I personally prefer to use Windows for my programming needs, but having a Mac could help learn and test new things.

Next step? An iPhone and/or an iPad. Then a Ferrari 458 Italia. 🙂

PC Nerding

How to add Minecraft to your Xfire/Raptr

If you play Minecraft and you want to track your playtime, here’s how.

Please note that i just found it in Xfire official forum (this page).

First, locate your Xfire’s games list “xfire_games.ini”, usually found in C:\ProgramData\Xfire, then add this code to the list.
DetectDirDefault=C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\

After that, make a copy of Minecraft’s exe into “C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin”. If still doesn’t get detected, try adding it manually trough Xfire options and it should work. Or, at least, it worked for me.

Raptr official forums
To get Minecraft detected by Raptr, create a folder called Minecraft in your Program Files folder and copy the exe inside it. The final path should be “C:\Program Files\Minecraft\Minecraft.exe”. Then make Raptr rescan your game list.

A final note. There’s no need to launch the game from one of those paths, i launch the game from a third copy inside my Documents folder and both program detect it.

UPDATE Oct 26,2012: As Doug pointed out in comments, if you’re using a 64-bit OS you must have Java 6 64-bit installed. Java 7 won’t recognize the game.