Call of duty Black ops 3 not starting in windows 10 solution

Even though Black Ops 3 is 6 years old i wanted to try it out again and ran into massive problems and it wouldn’t start and not even in safe mode!

After spending a few hours trying to search for a solution online which i tried them all, i found nothing that worked.

The first thing i tried was to add the games folder to my antivirus exceptions list.

After giving up on ever getting the game to start again i was messing about in Bitdefender thinking there must be some setting that’s causing the problem.

Advanced Threat Detection-Causes the game to not start:
Add an exception in Bitdefender and make sure that “Advanced Threat Detection” is on for the exclusion to “blackops3.exe” as below.

How to install two PHP versions in Window XAMPP?

While Xampp with PHP7 is great there are times when you need PHP5 for an old project. I found this great article on medium the other day on how to have two different PHP versions and one Xampp installation. The alternative is a pain as running two Xampp versions is just too much hassle.

The below article allows you to setup xampp to use PHP 5 and 7 when ever you want. So for normal projects you would use the address’s below, basically it makes xammp listen on port 8888 (or whatever u want) for requests and then uses PHP5 to interpret/compile any Php5 code.

PHP 7http://localhost/myproject
PHP 5http://localhost:8888/myproject

Article with details;

HOW TO FIX microsoft flight sim 2020 livery Problem after latest patch 29th oct 2020

The latest MSFS2020 patch breaks some liveries working but theres a fix. The problem seems to be that the livery will not load now if the livery hasnt got a model folder.

In other words the aircraft.cfg file must have a valid entry in the model=”” field. This model folder must exist and must the same name as the texture folder.

title = "Airbus A320 Neo Aer Lingus Original" ; Variation name
model = "" ; model folder
panel = "" ; panel folder
sound = "" ; sound folder
texture = "EIN1" ; texture folder

The above entry in the aircraft.cfg file must be changed to;

title = "Airbus A320 Neo Aer Lingus Original" ; Variation name
model = "EIN1" ; model folder
panel = "" ; panel folder
sound = "" ; sound folder
texture = "EIN1" ; texture folder

So for every livery you must create a “model.liveryname” folder with a model.cfg file inside and update layout.json file with an entry for the new model.cfg file;

"path": "SimObjects/Airplanes/Asobo_A320_NEO/MODEL.EIN1/model.cfg",
"size": 902,
"date": 132434199000000000

Maybe they will fix this, but for now it works.

Msfs 2020 – Create your own liveries & scenary tutorials

Flight Sim 2020 is a huge improvement in the Flight Sim series but one of the best things about is that you can create your own content! There are many ways from using the SDK to creating your own liveries. So i thought id post a collection of videos and tutorials ive found usefull

Liveries- Creating Your Own:
Heres are a few videos on how to create your own liveries with full instructions, its requires some photoshop skills.

Photoshop/Gimp Method:
This method is by far the easier in my opinion as the blender painting method can get tricky.

3D Painting with Blender:
Really depends on your skills with Blender in my opinion.

Video1: how to paint liverys easier with Blender
Video2: Another Tutorial on Blender
Vid3: Shorter Video from the author of the import plugin for blender

Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 – Anomolies Dundalk,Drogheda

These are tiny “issues” in a great sim but none the less a bit of a letdown. There are problems with bridges in the game including;

  • local drogheda viaduct bridge,
  • sydney harbour
  • firth bridge in scotland.

Below are some local things i found while flying around co. louth

Drogheda viaduct bridge is sunken into the ground
Drogheda viaduct bridge is sunken into the ground
Dowdall’s hill graveyard has houses built on it