My latest game prototype has taken up quite a bit of my time. Check it out.
Link to the tumblr for my game Robotronic (working title):
If you were the server admin on a TeamSpeak 3 server, and you lost privilege by formatting your computer or otherwise, this guide will show you how to generate a new privilege key (since they can only be used once) and use it to regain server admin privileges on your server.
I put this guide together using multiple other guides (listed on bottom of post), since not one would guide you through the entire process. If you’re TS3 server is running on a Windows machine, this guide would be all you need to get a new privilege key.
Note: If you a renting a TS3 server from a company, just contact them to get a new key.
-TeamSpeak 3 (TS3) server running on Windows
-Access to server that TS3 is running on
1. Password Change
1. Go to your TS3 server folder (on the server it’s located on).
2. Create a shortcut of the executable
3. Right click on the shortcut and click properties
4. In the target box should be something similar to one of these two depending where you put your server folder
- Windows 32bit
- Windows 64bit
5. Put this after the .exe Remember to include a space after .exe!
- Windows 32bit
C:\Program Files\teamspeak3-server_win32\ts3server_win32.exe serveradmin_password=passwordhere
- Windows 64bit
C:\Program Files\teamspeak3-server_win64\ts3server_win64.exe serveradmin_password=passwordhere
7. Notice there is a space between .exe and serveradmin
2. Generating New Privilege Key
1. Get the tool called Putty
2. Start it (on either the server machine or your own local computer) and enter your server IP under session
3. Select telnet and the query port (10011 is the default port)
4. Enter a connection name under Saved Session
5. Press on save and then double click the server entry
6. Use the following three commands (hitting enter after typing each line) to login as the serveradmin and generate a new privilege key, which you should copy and save somewhere:
login serveradmin password use 1 tokenadd tokentype=0 tokenid1=6 tokenid2=0 quit
login serveradmin basketball error id=0 msg=ok use 1 error id=0 msg=ok tokenadd tokentype=0 tokenid1=6 tokenid2=0 token=RxXX4eEHo2X4jjNxX978a0O2oow3JJQbHDc9Oyp8Hh error id=0 msg=ok quit error id=0 msg=ok Connection closed by foreign host.
3. Using Privilege Key
1. Now, stop the TS3 server and delete the shortcut you made earlier and start the server from the .exe
2. Launch your TS3 client and connect to your server.
3. Click on Permissions > Use Privilege Key, then paste in the key you saved earlier (looks like token=REheh3h53hhH, copy the token= part as well) and hit OK.
4. You should now be the server admin again!
This is my dog Lando.
My best guess is a Kelpie mix. At around 7 months old, he’s made life a little more interesting for the couple months I’ve had him. He’s not the first dog I’ve cared for. Growing up, our family had two outside dogs, but Lando is the first inside dog I have had, and also the first one to have on my own.
Not being completely green when it comes to dogs has helped, and most of what I had expected about owning an inside dogs has held true, but it’s the things that I did not see coming that are most interesting. For one, Lando helps keep my room clean. Anything I leave on the floor has a short life expectancy as he is likely to tear it to shreds the moment I stop giving him my attention. He’s also helped my tan, or lack there of, by taking me on walks to the dog park, or playing fetch with me.
All in all, I haven’t regretted rescuing Lando from the shelter, or at least not most of the time. I knew what I was getting into, and had been wanting a dog of my own after living in a pet free barracks for 3 years, and seeing coworkers bring their dogs in to work from time to time. It is unfortunate that I do not have any puppy pictures to share of him, but I hope to have pictures and memories in the future of the rest of our time together.
I’m just documenting here a problem that I have come across multiple times, and finally found the cause and fix for it a couple of weeks ago.
If you are installing Windows on an SSD(solid-state drive), and you have other drives, be it SSD or HDD(hard disk drive), Windows might install the MBR(Master Boot Record) on a different drive than the one you are installing windows on. You might see how this can cause much confusion and frustration later down the road when you decide to retire an old HDD, and then all of a sudden get a “DISK BOOT FAILURE PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER” error on startup. This is because the MBR was on the HDD that you removed, even if Windows is installed on another drive, the BIOS reads the whichever drive is set as primary in the BIOS and looks for a MBR.
The other problem it causes is you need to set whichever drive has the MBR on it as the primary boot drive in the BIOS. Before I knew what the problem was, I would just set different drives as primary until it booted, because I thought my BIOS was bugged.
Solution (For Windows 7, might work with Vista):
-Assuming you know which drive has Windows installed on it, set that as primary in your BIOS and disconnect all other drives from the motherboard. Insert your Windows install CD and boot from the CD (see how to boot from CD).
-The following instructions are from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392#method1, I’m pasting the beginning steps here, and then giving you the rest of the steps in my own words as they aren’t well explained on the Microsoft Support site.
To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:
- Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
- Click Repair your computer.
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
Here are some more programs that I recommend to anyone who spends as much time on the computer as I do.
For when you just need all the power you can get from your PC, or if you think a program is interfering with another program or a game, and you just want to close all the unnecessary programs and services running in the fore and background. EndItAll kills all non-essential (system services) processes with a single click, but it also allows you to lock certain processes to keep them from being killed when you run it.
I’m starting off this blog by recommending a few sites and apps that I use regularly, and that I think others might not have heard of and can benefit from them.
The place to go if you need an app for something and don’t know what’s current, or if you want to see which apps are most popular, and download the most up to date version from the site. It’s very to the point with all the top apps for a variety of categories. Did I mention most of the apps are free?
A website that lets you pick which programs you want to install, and generates an installer that will install the most up to date versions of all the apps that you picked, all in only a few clicks. This site saves valuable time when you do a fresh install on a PC. But don’t throw away the installer! Every now and then, just run the same installer, and it will check for updates for all the apps you installed in the beginning. You could even set the program as a task, once a week. Most programs have auto update built into them, but a considerable amount still require you to check the website to see if a newer version is available, and download and install it yourself, where Ninite does it all, and for free!