Here is how to backup and restore your saved games or worlds in the Windows 10 edition (from the Windows store) of Minecraft. It is actually pretty easy once you know where the save games are, although it would be nice if they would save to Onedrive or cloud so that they were automatically backed up.
Copy the folders in here e.g. to your Onedrive. These are your worlds.
Install Minecraft on the PC
Login using the same Microsoft account
Open the above location, and copy the folders in there
Now just run Minecraft and you should see your worlds
Today I was feeling nostalgic and decided to replay the classic original Homeworld game, which was released in 1999. I remember the graphics, story and music with such fondness, I thought I would see if it runs on Windows 8.1 x64 with an Intel HD 3000 onboard graphics card. It is still great, this is how I got it running:
Note that the pilot view switch gives lets you ride on the back of a ship by pressing q.
I had a lot of issues switching between display modes. The easiest way to do this is via the registry. Just switch these 2 registry keys around, for OpenGL:
However, d3d takes some time to show the menu, and then has lag in the build menu which makes it unusable for me. OpenGL has no issues other than some initial flickering when first loading. It is basically a question of messing around with the registry and shortcut until you find the optimal config. I would also suggest, if you run into issues, delete the entire key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Sierra On-Line\Homeworld and run it again. It will go back to defaults, switch to OpenGL, and then set the resolution again in the recreated key.
Check out this post for more info on the remake and prequel to this classic game:
Today I discovered somthing extremely handy if you are a Steam user for games on Windows. This does require that you already store your steam games on a seperate partition or disk to your OS installation. I do that to keep all the games off my rather small 128GB SSD drive which contains just the OS. If you don’t have steam on a seperate drive, you would have to backup all the content in Steam (right click on a game and choose backup) and then reinstall Steam on another drive, e.g. D: instead of C:.
If you have installed Steam on another drive, you are in luck. All you need to do is reinstall Windows (clean install is fine, format the C: drive and install a fresh copy), then you just download and install Steam into the same location it was previously. Lo and behold, Steam sees all your games and steam apps, and when it starts up you will see all your games ready and waiting. Pretty neat huh? If you buy games exclusively through Steam, this makes reinstalling the OS much easier. I would recommend that you backup your Save games just in case.