KanColle Kai – Disassembly Mini-Project – Filesystem Structure

This is gonna be a big long post. Judging from this, KanColle Kai uses a lot of XML abuse as there’s a shit-ton of XML files. Character Live2D files seem to be baked into the .asset files. In the patch, you can see updated Live2D motion files so I assume they now check if there’s files available from the patch folder, …

KanColle Kai (PS Vita) – Disassembly Mini-Project

I’ve been a fan of Kantai Collection, which is a game based around the concept of female characters that have memories from their World War 1 and 2 counter parts. As you would guess, it’s a JRPG with lots of RNG abuse, and it eventually took form as a DMM-hosted Flash Browser-based flash game. As popularity grew, it spawned both …

Adware in Software Installers – Quick Thoughts

Adware. Software designed to try to pop up and mess with your normal computer activity, and/or inject advertisements at random intervals, or when told to do so by a master server. Some applications I use like the cleaning software from Wise and ImgBurn now come with annoying “offers” that the author is trying to make some quick bucks from. It’s almost …

Time to dust off the blog… and Pokemon Go thoughts

Nothing really much to say to be honest, apart from some stuff like Pokemon Go. Might as well write about it while I’m taking a breather between website development projects. I’ve been looking into that game and for the fans of the Pokemon franchise, it works. It helps people who are big fans of the games or even the show …

Windows To Go: Actually, it’s not too bad

Just thought I’d throw it out there and comment on my experiences of running Windows 8.1 from a USB Hard Disk. The USB Hard Disk is a WD Elements Basic that supports USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed). Using GImageX, I deployed a vanilla copy of Windows 8.1 Professional – which was actually a hackish way of doing things since you have to …