Finally Repaired!!

On Monday, 30th my computer will be repaired. The first thing that I am going to do will be playing 1830: Railroads and Robber Barons with a friend.

1830: Railroads and Robber Barons (picture taken by abandonia.com)

Graphically a desaster but tactically a must have. You can download it here. You also need to download the manual because of the fivefold password request at the beginning (only downer in this game). The content in short terms is (like the title says) to earn as much money as you can by method of destroying all railroad-company opponents in unfriendly takeover-style as it was and still is the nature of capitalism. Really enlightening, what designer Steve Barcia, member of Avalon Hill (also responsible for the origin game) , made in 1995 of the 1986 board game by developer Francis G. Tresham (info even available in german wiki).

Notes: If you like to play this game, youve got to do the following:

1 after installation double-click on „sound.exe“ and turn-off sound
2 right-click on „1830.exe“-file and select preferences
3 select compatibility-tab
4 choose run game on windows 95 mode
5 select storage-tab
6 choose ems and xms 4096 KB and leave the rest unchanged
7 click on take over (or ok)
8 double-click 1830.exe

If you really need to play the game with sound you are forced to download dosbox windows xp or mac

That’s it and now have fun! I‘ll have it tomorrow…

Market Crash? Who cares! Computer Crash!!!

I hope I can save some files via RAID, but my PC does do nothing anymore and I did not save my files on DVD! Shit! Try to get it working this evening.

Three More Songs To Run…

…and the album will be ready. I considered to finish the tracks until new years eve. One new and a half other are ready since my last posting. In december I have to sing the complete songs again and do a better mastering without distortions in the high frequencies. I gave up looking for someone who does the singing better than me…but if there’s someone out there…I still wouldn‘t say no.

Lisa Freieck was marvelous!

Lisa Freieck will Play on Dec,20th 2008 on Radio Darmstadt

To all those who weren‘t there to see her: Lisa Freieck performed really wonderful last friday on Radio Darmstadt! I must confess, it brought me close to tears of emotion. If you now regret your decision not to get to Radio Darmstadt: Mark saturday, december, 20th in your diary. There will be a full-length concert on the Radio Station, and I promise a much better atmosphere. I am sorry for all those who came to visit the concert and had to stare on a white wall in an editorial office. This won‘t happen again…and the sound will also be better. I stick by my words!

Lisa Freieck
at the Radio Darmstadt Studios

Lisa Freieck bei Radio Darmstadt

Friday will be a day like no other. Not only because of there’s the „Lange Nacht Der Musen“ (long night of muses) all over the town of Darmstadt, no there’s another reason for it. Radio Darmstadt presents you the real sigular voice of Lisa Freieck. If you want to know if I‘m joking or not, visit her homepage or her myspace-page to convince yourself. But what’s the value of a recording compared against a live-concert? Come to the Radio Darmstadt-Studios on friday, september, 25th 2008 at 18:00, listen to her music and hover through the studios afterwards, guided by kind employees of the radio-station. I promise, this will be an unforgettable night for you with a really unbelievable artist. More information in german language HERE.