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November 10[edit]

Harddisk Partition in Windows 7[edit]

Is it possible to increase size of a partition without disturbing it's data (there is space available). This partition happens to be "default partition" and is almost full, so I keep on getting annoying messages about it being having no more space ( I don't put any new data here, of course) but even when I install programs etc. on other partitions (which do have space), the fact that this partition has no spaces becomes the problem leading to giveup the install itself. What should I do ?  Jon Ascton  (talk) 13:14, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

  1. backup
  2. download a Linux LiveCD like Ubuntu or Knoppix edit: ... and boot off that (I'm not suggesting you install linux; make sure you don't pick that option)
  3. resize partitions with gparted (docs)
-- Finlay McWalterTalk 13:24, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
You can skip #2 if you use a gparted live disc. (I've done it before, which means it must be pretty easy.) --Mr.98 (talk) 16:33, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

They say it's smart to defrag your filesystem before resizing (Windows filesystems in particular). ¦ Reisio (talk) 17:08, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Backing up is wise; changing partitions is not for the faint hearted. I agree that gparted is the best tool for the job. Do not use Partition Magic as bugs in that software has on more than one occasion ended in failure for me (thank goodness for backups but I would have rather had a successful resize rather than gigs of restores to do). The best tool for recovering lost partitions (just before embarking on a restore) is a brilliant free utility called testdisk.

Apple Developer Account Question[edit]

I'm reading from a book about the process, and I read the following:

"You have to enroll as either an individual or as a company. If you choose individual, you will not be able to add other programmers or quality assurance members to your account, which is necessary to distribute your application to others during the development and testing process. However, if you select Company, you will be required to provide detailed information about your company."

I don't have a company, but if I were to get into this, I'd like to be able to put apps on my own iPhone that is registered to me. If I get a Standard Program certificate as an individual, will it be possible for me to put apps at the development and testing phase on my own phone? (talk) 17:15, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

I recommend checking the website at From the iOS Developer Account Management FAQ: "How many iOS devices can I register for testing and Ad Hoc distribution? You are allowed to register up to 100 iOS devices for testing and Ad Hoc distribution per membership year. Please Note: Although you may remove a device from your account, it will continue to count against your 100 device limit." If you have other questions, you can start by checking the Developer Support webpage, often the fastest way to get your answer. Nimur (talk) 17:28, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

planck distribution function[edit]

I wanted to draw planck distribution function in Graph (software) and animate it with respect to T as the varying constant, but even though I put everything correctly, it doesn't draw it. Why?--Irrational number (talk) 18:46, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

You say you're trying to animate with respect to T the function
or ,
but in that function, T is the variable. According to this,
"you select which constant you want to change in the animation. The constant must already have been created in the Custom functions/constants dialog. The selected constant will be changed in each frame in the animation."
(emphasis added by me) so like it seems you know, this software can animate with respect to incrementally changing constants and redrawing the function, but not incrementally changing the variable and redrawing the function so far. (talk) 17:15, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
No, the variables are or , and T is the parameter (certainly in the interpretation of OP). Admittedly, one should probably write etc., but the forms you gave are commonly used in physics. --Wrongfilter (talk) 11:24, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

That's exactly what I meant, now, any help?--Irrational number (talk) 16:51, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Sonic Heroes Blender 3d Answer![edit]

I'm making a Sonic Heroes fan game,but I need Blender models,where can I get some sonic models? comment added by (talk) 21:23, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

...make some, or pay someone to make some, or con someone into making some, or [1] ¦ Reisio (talk) 17:44, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Isn't there like a free Blender site where people can get models?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:29, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Certainly. I googled "free Blender site where people can get models" and found this list [2] of sixty of them. (Blender can import a wide range of formats.)  Card Zero  (talk) 20:44, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
No sonic models on each site. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:13, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
In order to find Sonic models, I googled "Sonic models". This [3] is the first link (apart from links to youtube videos). It has Sonic models for the Garry's Mod game. I expect they will be in SMD format, so you will need the tools to import SMD files into Blender.  Card Zero  (talk) 04:17, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Sonic Fan Games HQ's forums may be a better place to ask, if you've not tried yet. --Colapeninsula (talk) 23:26, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Tried,this guy I know on youtube called Igon22 who has Sonic Heroes models but every time I ask him he won't respond. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:05, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
On Wikipedia, we tend to discourage copyright infringing material... Subtle, aren't I? « Aaron Rotenberg « Talk « 18:59, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Anymore websites?

Sonic Game maker help[edit]

Hi I'm the guy with Sonic Heroes Blender 3D question,Where can I get 3D gameplay(like Sonic Realms of Chaos) for Game Maker?~Tailsman67~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:25, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Your Google-fu is weak, strengthen, you must. Anyway, I googled "Game Maker 3D" and got 17,300,000 results. You could try looking there first. HTH, User:Bodman456 | Come talk to me or ask me a question! (I don't bite ;D) 04:33, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Na,I'm more of a Bing-fu.....I found it!Thanks!