How to fix: Lightroom 4 – Crash on Import

After importing a file, Lightroom stops working. This might not be a solution for everyone but here are two things you can try:

1. Delete the Preference file located at

“%appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences” (just enter this at Start->Run or WindowsKey+R)

or the long way:

C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences

2. Disconnect all USB Controllers. Lightroom disliked my connected Windows 8 Phone so go check those devices as well.

Beautymine – Map Converter

Nothing special, just the map converter written in C#. This map converter will read a world file and only extract and decompress the data I need into a single file.

ss2_0[1]

New SSD…and some other stuff while at it

So yeah, I wanted a SSD, so while I was at that, I got myself a new case, a new CPU cooler, some more RAM:

Before:
comp-1[1]
After:
comp-2[1]
Fractal Design Define R4 (I switched the side panels around, put some nice pictures and some programming cheat-sheets on it, looks like a fridge now)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (C2, OCed to 3.6GHz at 1,425V)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
NZXT Kraken X40
NVIDIA GeForce 275

Beautymine C++/DX

V1 has not even been released and was scrapped. This was the latest progress:

XNA/C# running quite smoothly but for some optimizations I am in need of DX10 so I moved to C++ and can proudly present an immense improvement:

bm2[1]

How to fix: Windows Phone 8 Driver Not Found

So yeah this took me some time to figure out so here we go:

Hardware-IDs:

USB\VID_045E&PID_F0CA&REV_0100&MI_01
USB\VID_045E&PID_F0CA&MI_01

I am using Windows 7 64-bit.

Problem: Upon connecting the Windows 8 Phone, there are 2 drivers to be installed. One installs succesfully, the other one is left with a yellow exlamation mark in the Device Manager.

1. Get yourself the Windows Phone USB drivers e.g. from here

2. Unzip the folder.

3. Open the “WmZuneSerUSB.inf” file with Notepad/Editor.

4. Change the lines
[Microsoft.NTx86]
%DeviceDesc% = WINMOBIL, USB\Vid_045E&PID_04EC&MI_01

[Microsoft.NTamd64]
%DeviceDesc% = WINMOBIL, USB\Vid_045E&PID_04EC&MI_01

to

[Microsoft.NTx86]
%DeviceDesc%