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上个礼拜,因为多手,就跑去看回以前中学的部落,
纯粹想找回一些突然想起想要找回的东西,结果发现到很多的照片都不见了。。。

全部变成了。。。


可爱的中学照片都变成了青蛙。。。


还有一些变成了 404 水桶。。。

sien!!!!!

就因为这样,我就接下来陆陆续续把所有还找得回的照片都通通 download 下来,
然后都上传到自己的 hosting 去。

。。。

整整两个星期都 OT 来弄这个,终于都弄完了。

2006 和 2007 年都是用青蛙的,全都不见了。
2008 年才开始用水桶,那些都还好都还在。

Moral of the story: 如果有照片是打算 store 长久的,千万不要上传去免费的网站。不可靠。

[Guide] How to extract radio station musics from Saints Row The Third

DISCLAIMERS:
  1. Ripping contents out of original game installation may or may not be legal in your country. Do it at your own risk.
  2. The result music files are for personal use only. DO NOT publicly distribute or circumvent the music files.
  3. Tools linked in this guide are done by 3rd party author. I give no warranty nor guarantee on the usage of the tools. Use them at your own risk.

Before you start

You must have a copy of Saints Row The Third installed in your hard drive (or a copy of the needed game file).

Basic command prompt knowledge is required.

The end results are 96kbps audio files. These music are the exact rip from the game itself, but since the musics are played as a background music in-game, you might not notice the bad music quality in-game. If you are expecting quality music, then you might be disappointed.




Tools needed:

This tool from Rick’s Game stuff
http://svn.gib.me/builds/volition/ (Download the latest build)
(mirror/version used in this guide)

This tool from ToadKing
http://toadking.com/bnk_tools.zip
(mirror/version used in this guide)

ww2ogg tool from here
http://www.hcs64.com/vgm_ripping.html (Download “ww2ogg”)
(mirror/version used in this guide)




Procedures

  1. Find and copy the sounds_common.vpp_pc file to a working folder on your PC that’s easy to access (in this guide, I’ll be putting all the files on my desktop). It resides in <steam installation folder>\steamapps\common\Saints Row the Third\packfiles\pc\cache\sounds_common.vpp_pc (around 600MB+).

    These are all the required files.

  2. Unpack the .zip tools.

    • For bnk_tools.zip, all you need is bnk_pc_extractor.exe.
    • For volition.zip, all you need is the bin_sr3 folder.
    • For ww2ogg.zip, all you need is the ww2ogg.exe.

  3. Open up command prompt, navigate to the bin_sr3 folder, and run this command:> Gibbed.SaintsRow3.UnpackVPP.exe ../sounds_common.vpp_pc

    Once this is done, you should have a new folder appeared in bin_sr3 folder. Move that folder to up one directory. Your original directory should look like this.

    Inside the sounds_common folder should have a lot of .bnk_pc files.

  4. The radio station musics are in the radio_<station>_media.bnk_pc files. I will extract one of the stations in this guide, just repeat for the rest.

    In the command prompt, navigate to the folder for the bnk_pc_extractor.exe, and run this command:> bnk_pc_extractor.exe sound_common/radio_klassic_media.bnk_pc

    You should get a lot of .wav files in the sounds_common folder.

    Repeat this step for all the radio_<station>_media.bnk_pc files.

  5. These .wav files are compress files. You will need to uncompress them into codec-readable format. In command prompt, use this command:> ww2ogg.exe sounds_common/radio_klassic_media_00000.wav

    Once that is done, you will find radio_klassic_media_00000.ogg in the same folder as the radio_klassic_media_00000.wav file.

    Repeat this step for all the radio_<station>_media_<number>.wav files.

  6. (Optional) If you got the right codec installed in your system, you can play the .ogg file directly. If you wish to copy into an MP3 player or your phone, use something to convert the .ogg files into MP3. I recommend using Format Factory to do it.



References

Custom Radio Stations Guide

Distant Worlds – Music from Final Fantasy

Finally!!! It’s here!!!


On Aug 16, I bought a ticket and went for their concert. They are the Distant Worlds! Kinda like a Square Enix official orchestra band that plays Final Fantasy music. This is one of the rare chance they visit Malaysia! So I went ahead to buy their ticket immediately when I heard of the news. (Thanks for the share in Facebook! hehe)

Sadly, I only managed to buy their CD1. CD2 has sold out, both days.

Last resort, I Whatsapp my boss to see if he can purchase their CD2 for me from Amazon. He often buy stuff from Amazon, so I can tap only his shipping. And… after weeks and weeks of waiting, finally it arrived!


Distant Worlds Official Website
http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/

You can stream their awesome music here (Or buy digital downloads)
http://store.ffdistantworlds.com/

Or buy from Amazon
Distant Worlds – Music from Final Fantasy
Distant Worlds II – More Music from Final Fantasy

Abujaba – JB gathering

Why is this topic called “Abujaba”?
Because this.

We are COMPUTER SCIENTISTS!!! We use technology to communicate!
Technology like nose blocking Skype, and word messing Google Drive!


Nijyumaru is a place that my family always go when we want to have Japanese food. It is one of the best Japanese restaurant that I know of. Although a bit pricey, they still fall within the reasonable range. But the food there are fresh and tasty, they have quick and quality service too!

Only downside is, you gotta make a reservation before you go, or else you’ll have to wait outside for who-knows how long before you have a seat. Oh, even if you made reservation, they’ll tell you that “Your seat is for 7pm to 8pm, ok?”.

Luckily, this restaurant hasn’t been too popular amongst Singaporeans, yet.


After dinner, we went for movie. And this happened.

Seriously? National Anthem in the cinema? Damn it!
WHERE ARE THE TRAILERS!!!!!

Fuck it.

Anyway, I got this Movie Club member card.

And it’s shiny.


Never had BKT for breakfast before. That’s a new experience.


Went to LEGOLAND for the n-th time.
Bo bian, being a Johorean with many foreign friends, it’s inevitable.

However this time they got a new area.
Star-Wars! Pew pew pew!

I wanna buy that RM1000 ship. It’s so shinyyyyyyyy~~~~~~

I’m gonna get one when I’m rich. :< Okay, although I've been here so many times, this is the longest stay in LEGOLAND of all my visits here. Not sure is it because of the queue, or because we walk slowly. Unexpectedly, we exit the theme park by 5pm. And because of this, we skipped the Hell Kitty town. Sorry Sharon. >“< Well, you can always just buy from Groupon and go there yourself.


果条仔 Kuey Tiao Kia. We skipped that, because of time constraint.

For some weird reason, we tried it in Google translate.
And it came out as…

It’s weird.


Todak has one of the best Seafood in town!
Sadly it’s full of Singaporeans now. So that place is damn crowded.

Still, we had our share.

Super giant “Medium” size pincers.
Expensive. But shiok!


City Square had this Doraemon 100th anniversary exhibition.
So, City Square also became part of our Abujaba gathering itinerary.

Basically the exhibitor took one whole patch of ground floor to put up a photo shooting area and merchandise selling area, and those this chance to earn some cash. You even need to buy for entrance ticket to visit inside!

Not much to see except to take photos.

Some of them are weird.


We found this place via Trip Advisor.
They have a website here: http://mystery.com.my/

This is the first time we all try this kind of game, so we chose the easiest one of them all.

Basically, the host will bring us into a locked room, and we gotta try to find our way out of the room. There are tips and tools scattered in the rooms, and we need to find them all.

To avoid spoilers, I’ll just say, it took us more than one hour to escape. And my biggest contribution is to “ask god”. hahaha~

And somehow we managed to escape!
Haha~ Not gonna be showcased on the wall of losers. :P


It’s been… I think… years since I last went for sing K.

LOL~ Need to wait for another year now.


As a Johorean, this is my first time went to JPO.
Kinda meh. So no comment here.

Might come back here next year once I have a new allocation of apparel allowance. hehe


Looking forward to Abujaba ver. 2!

Funny (but true) Logic

Woman: Do you drink beer?
Man: Yes.

Woman: How many beers a day?
Man: Usually about 3.

Woman: How much do you pay per beer?
Man: $5 which includes a tip.

Woman: And how long have you been drinking?
Man: About 20 years, I suppose.

Woman: So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day, which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400… correct?
Man: Correct.

Woman: If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108000, correct?
Man: Correct.

Woman: Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?
Man: …

Man: Do you drink beer?
Woman: No.
Man: Where’s your Ferrari?

Source

Problem with wisdom tooth

Been having this toothache for weeks.

It started like 2 weeks ago, it was just this tiny itch every now and then, it feels pretty normal when I have an ulcer, figured it will go away after a few days if I just eat healthy for some time.

But no, it got worse everyday. Until one night, it was so painful that I can’t even go to sleep. Woke up in the middle of the night, and can’t fall back to sleep because of the pain.

Took MC for the next day, and go straight to a dentist. This MC was the very first MC I took ever since I started work here. Popped my MC cherry lol. ==

Ok, doctor say it could be that ulcer, I got 2 big ones at that moment. But also could be that wisdom tooth that had already decayed pretty badly. She prescribed me for mouth wash and some painkillers, and ask me to consider extracting that decayed wisdom tooth if the pain continues.

That consultation + X-ray alone costed 100 dollars. ==

After a week of better night sleep with that pain killer, it got worsen.
Although the pain is manageable during the day, it starts to get more painful during the night. Also, it gets awfully painful when I’m having hot or cold food or drinks. It must have been that decayed tooth, because now that I start pinching or pushing it, I can feel a little stabbing pain.

My appointment for dentist is Saturday evening. Hope it goes well after that extraction.

Pocket painful too.
So costly.

SPiCa – Cover by Narae

最近突然又玩回 osu! 了。
因为我发现,他们的 mania mode 越来越像回 o2mania 的了!

下载很多新的歌之后,找到一首很好听的 Miku cover。

原版的歌是 Miku 唱的。
这个却是由真人去翻唱 Miku 的歌,而且超级好听的!太神奇了!!

只可惜不知道去哪里下载。
所以,只好拿 osu 的 folder 里面的 mp3 好了。呵呵

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Happy New Year~

一个 post 直接打完全部祝福语,哈哈哈~

每年都有打 Christmas List 跟 New Year Resolution 的之前,
今年,我看还是算了吧,打了也是打爽的而已。哈哈!
随缘就好。哦弥陀佛。

总结来说,前年是个大衰年。超级无敌霹雳难过的一年。
去年嘛,是过渡期吧。用了整整一年来当过渡期会不会太长了?whatever~
不过去年在新加坡做了一整年的工,从一开始的 pok gai 老,
到现在可以算是 financially stable 了,
其实生活也还不错的。

尤其可以每个星期回家,
然后还有回韶韵玩玩乐器。
(说到韶韵,今年好像又开始练习了!可是我还没有回去过。没有乐器,不懂借不借得到。>”<) 新的工作蛮富有挑战性的,虽然压力也比较多。 可是我还蛮喜欢我的工作的~ 打 code 就是我的强项。 :P


记得以前每年倒数都会去我们的秘密路边小山丘看烟花。
今年竟然不见了!

不懂是因为今年大家都 pok gai 没有放烟花了,
还是因为那个新的 high way 挡着了。

真的,只有跟你出来才会一直发生奇奇怪怪的事情的咯!

就这样,一起跨越了 1314。
不知不觉,就这样认识 10 年了。
我们又了一个 10 年后的 “鼎泰丰” 约定。哈哈!


新年愿望:希望开心的日子比之前还多~

Nowhere

上个月在某间 Popular 逛,
本来只是吃饱饭消磨时间顺便找找看有什么好买来圣诞节交换礼物的。
结果给我发现这个。。。

虽然已经看过他们这次的的演唱会两场了,我也还是毫不犹豫的就买回家了。


可惜没有 Jazz 版的《恋爱 ING》,也没有像我看那两场的那么长。
也好怀念他们那个 A Capella 的《武装》。还有《第一天》。这片碟也没有。

不过,也还不错的。一点也不后悔~
支持自己的喜欢的乐团,也支持正版~~


Yolo~

人为什么要有恶梦?

昨晚睡不好,做恶梦。
再加上今天是星期一,有 monday blue,
整个就是在公司超级没有心情做工。

今天早上的心情,就让我想起了我以前在 KL 公司上班的最后几天那样。
Zombie mode。虽然圣诞节就快到了。


你知道的:


人为什么要有恶梦?

梦是好的。

人的脑袋可以通过梦来整理思维,
也可以通过梦境来试验一些现实中不能试验的结果。
梦也能创造灵感。

但是,人为什么要有恶梦???

睡觉就是为了让身心得到休息。
但是一旦做了恶梦,却会使到自己的身心更疲累。
有时候还会糟糕到影响自己一整天的情绪。就像现在的我。。。


好啦。不管心情几差也好。
在公司上班时间打部落是一件很不好的事情。
所以,就算怎样没心情做工也好,
也还是要开机个 program 假装在认真工作。

加油!