This I have not seen.


<img src="\usflag.gif" align="left"/>&nbsp; Admini
Staff member
I've been having problems installing ANYTHING in the last several days. Including Messenger live, the update for world of warcraft, and more.

With the returned error codes, found many fixes on the net, involving renaming system files, or removing them. Unregistering services, rerunning them. Registry edits. Software uninstall. Driver updates.

Nothing worked.

Come to find out, by chance - the CLOCK on my computer was set to some 2220 year, and windows media player alerted me about it, saying it could not run.

I changed the date and EVERYTHING works now.

WHY? Why would that stop anything from running? Some built in MS safeguard?

Why was the date changed? WHAT changed it? Surely I didnt.



Non ex transverso sed deorsum
There are various critical dates that tend to break some applications. You can take a glance here and blame your favorite one.

Now, why did the clock jump to that date? Could be:
  • bad luck (yes, the CMOS gets screwed up every now and then)
  • time synchronization gone horribly wrong (if you enabled it)
  • just some vein attempt from yourself to extend that 30-day shareware evaluation period a little longer :D


Gone but not forgotten
As a rough guess I'd say it's a thing with how some programs "see" the current date, year to be specific.
Ever heard of Y2K? There's a similar deal with 2038 - some programs measure the date/time as amount of seconds which passed since 1st of January 1901. Somewhere at 2038 the number of seconds will simply overflow the 32-bit integer and...bad things will happen. The programs you tried were probably doing something with time and the fact it was past 2038 must've "confused" them. Of course this is just one possible scenario, I'm pretty sure there are other possible reasons.


So SFilip, in 2038 everyone will get a BSOD? (Assuming that everyone still used Windows XP 32bit :p)


Gone but not forgotten
Well...some people thought Y2K would cause a civil war in US. :rolleyes:
Feel free to start your own conspiracy theory.


Originally posted by SD_Ryoko
Come to find out, by chance - the CLOCK on my computer was set to some 2220 year, and windows media player alerted me about it, saying it could not run.
this is wierd, because why does windows media player alerts the computer, or just bothered you?

this is odd though....

i think that the system is screwed up...
maybe some virus caused it...
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    My one game was basically Among Us but you sabotaged an entire medieval city simulated drastically inefficiently with dynamic NPCs :S
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    of course I never finished it x D
  • jonas jonas:
  • jonas jonas:
    I think you can still run the original game, just there's a chance your map won't work with the newer patches
  • jonas jonas:
    what development framework have you been looking at for mobile development?
  • jonas jonas:
    I'm currently creating (as a hobby) a space invaders like game for mobile using Xamarin, after starting a few larger projects that I also may not have finished :rolleyes::p
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Awesome! you should look at the Atari VCS platform it does not have a huge user base but the one it has is super active at around 11k and they have no games in there store
  • The Helper The Helper:
    basically it is linux
  • The Helper The Helper:
    OMG it is BanLord as Blackveiled on the forum
  • The Helper The Helper:
    what is up buddy
  • jonas jonas:
    thanks for the tip, that sounds cool. Never heard about the VCS before but seems like it should be a good match
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    The winter vacation left a toll on me. I missed staying up late and sleeping in late.
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    i haven't looked into it yet
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    If I could use something Python compatible it would save me some learning
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    But Unity might be easiest
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    looking at old posts here makes me happy. Makes me be all like "wow I was pretty smart in 2009"
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    mostly failing at life through adulthood really demotivated me for a while
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    ....what I don't get is why the fuck they would force us to permanently convert to a version of the game everyone fucking hated : \
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    Raid Shadow Legends texture pack smh
  • jonas jonas:
    Most people fail at life throughout their adulthood. Sometimes we get to learn from it. Usually it just feels like crap.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    What does not kill you makes you stronger is what they say
  • C Cherry.Grove:
    for real! :cool:
  • Varine Varine:
    Are we still on the topic of failing? I failed lots!
  • jonas jonas:
    If you ever want to talk about it we're here. The way I see it, you're still around. That required a few very difficult successes if you ask me:)

    Members online


    Hive Workshop NUON Dome