SteamCMD Error When Updating 0x1

If you receive and error like this when using SteamCMD to update your servers try deleting the Steam directory in the root of your game server, the old hldsupdatetool is not compatible with SteamCMD!


app_update 740 validate
Steam> Initial App state (0x2) update required
App state (0x10102) reconfiguring, progress: -nan (0 / 0)
Error! App ‘740’ state is 0x1 after update job.

Steam Version of BioShock – Cheats working!

For all of you trying to get cheats working in your BioShock game you bought on steam, you may notice they do not activate and trainers will not work.  Follow this tutorial to get cheats working:

  1. Navigate to your steam folder, normally:  C:Program FilesSteam
  2. Enter the folder: steamappscommonbioshockbuidsrelease
  3. Edit the file DefUser_int.ini
  4. Do a find and replace on the key you would like to find for what cheat
    Such as replace… “F10=” with”F10=god”

Here are some more codes you can try out!

Code:                  Result:

fly                          Fly Mode

ghost                    No Clipping Mode

teleport                Teleport to Crosshair

walk                      Remove Fly and Ghost modes

killpawnsKill        All Enemies on Level

slomo                   Slomo Mode

suicide                 Kill Self

givehealth           Gives Health

givebioammo     Gives EVE

igbigbucks          Give $500

Diablo 2: LOD Vista Errors

More video game problems? Yes! Always! This time I was trying to play Diablo 2 on my new Vista computer. The game will start and I get a black screen. This is the error i get to enjoy when I tab out: UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: ACCESS_VIOLATION (c0000005). I do a little googling without any luck, but found a solution! Hopefully this helps someone else.

Right click on Diablo II.exe
Go to Properties
Go to Compatibility
Check off run in 256 colors.

You are good to go!

Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne Errors

Error:  When starting Warcraft III Frozen Throne you get an error: “Sorry, Warcraft III could not be opened.”

Quick Fix:  

Download patch 1.21b

Run Warcraft III Frozen Throne

Update with


So today I broke down and bought the Warcraft Battle Chest.  I was trying to find a game my Macbook Air could play 😉  Anyways, I install and download the newest updates from the Blizzard FTP.  I start playing Warcraft and it was as fun as I remembered.  I then want to play Warcraft III, Frozen Throne expantion and to my dismay I find that it will not start!  It says “Sorry, Warcraft III could not be opened”  Some error… no other info at all!



Downgrade time!  I downgraded to 1.21b and the game started up.  I then connected to Battle.Net and let it update.  Now I can play on, fully updated without any problems.  By the way, here is the patch.

* Note:  If you have already connected to battle net and applied the patch from there you can still downgrade using the download above.