18 Oct

L.A. Noire PC command line options

Got around to finishing L.A. Noire recently. It’s a huge, fun, and original game with an immersive cinematic feel to it. Also interesting is the story behind it’s development and tech: L.A. Noire – Wikipedia

L.A. Noire Trailer:

I unfortunately had performance problems running it on my machine. Not a bad machine mind you, I can play pretty much everything else fine like Skyrim, etc.
I drudged through several cases until I finally Googled about it finding this official post How to fix poor L.A. Noire PC performance on certain hardware setups, and then some other unofficial ones saying pretty much the same thing.

There is little to no descriptions for these commands. I didn’t want to go around blindly playing with random combinations not knowing what they did.
I took a look in “LANoire.exe” and sure enough there were plenty of strings embedded in it, even better there were even hidden descriptions (albeit slightly outdated) for the commands.
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10 Oct

Bing / Microsoft Translator C++ example

Today I write about the Bing/Microsoft Translator and give you a nice C++ example on how to use the API (using the HTML interface) since there is none to be found elsewhere. You will not find a single C++ example in any of the MS documentation (nor a current complete one any place else on the web). All of the examples are C# and PHP only. It’s understandable after all since it’s easier with these languages/systems due to their native components, but I needed and wanted C/C++.

English “Hello World!” to German translation:
BingTranslate C++ main()

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