Blade Runner, one of the most acclaimed contemporary works, allowed us to immerse ourselves in the incredible Los Angeles of the year 2019, whose skyscrapers, alleys and futuristic society enveloped around us. With the threat of artificial humans known as lurking replicators, Harrison Ford, better known as Rick Deckard in the film, was to hunt them as soon as possible. A film that has inspired many other artists from other disciplines and, how can it be otherwise, video games have been one of them.
In 1997, the American studio of Westwood Studios, responsible for other prestigious titles such as Dune or Command & Conquer, transferred the mythical cyberpunk work of Ridley Scott to the computers of the time. Blade Runner for PC quickly became one of the best graphic adventures of the time in its own right and it has not been until now that we can enjoy this classic in today’s operating systems thanks to the participation of a large part of the community.
And the journey made so far has not been easy. Westwood Studios lost the source code of the title in a studio movie, which made it impossible to remaster or adapt Blade Runner for the future. As reported by Eurogamer, it has taken more than eight years of reverse engineering, thorough research and many tests until finally the famous point and click has been made compatible.
Thanks to this collective work, today we can recover one of the great works of the last century and thus prevent it from falling into oblivion, perpetuating the conservation of the video games of yesteryear. The recovery of Blade Runner would not have been possible without the essential collaboration of the ScummVM user, so we leave you his website of recovery of this and other titles here.
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A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician
Hiring an Electrician
Many homeowners attempt to do home improvement projects themselves, and the results are often disappointing. However, trying to handle electrical work independently can lead to costly errors and injuries. Discover a few things to check before hiring an electrician to get the job done right and stay within the budget.
When looking for an electrician, the first thing to consider is whether they are properly trained. The electricians should attend a vocational school or other recognized institute to learn how to perform the work correctly. Discuss the training process to find the right team for the job.
Comparing electricians includes reviewing their relevant experience performing similar work. Homeowners should discuss the project scope with potential electricians and determine whether they have experience in that area. Also, ask for recommendations and referrals from previous satisfied customers.
Once homeowners have a list of prospects, check online reviews to narrow down the possibilities based on customer experiences. Often, people discover more about an electrician or other service providers by reading reviews and talking to others. Also, discuss referrals with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and families to determine which services handled the work most efficiently.
Licensed and Insured
Verify your state’s requirement for license and insurance and then ensure the electrician is compliant to protect your most valuable asset. It is often tempting to hire an unlicensed or uninsured electrician to cut costs, but that often adds up to spending more money in the long run. Plus, you could be liable if an accident or injury occurs on your premises, adding even more to the costs.
Verify Credentials and Permits
The first step to verifying an electrician’s expertise is to inquire about licenses and insurance. The next step is to verify these credentials and permits to ensure they are valid and current. A quality electrician will immediately provide documentation for customers to verify.
Talk to Several Electricians
After comparing reviews and verifying credentials, consult with several electricians to find the right one for the project. While all of them might be qualified for the job, homeowners should find an electrician that understands their vision and wants to work with them every step of the way. Take notes during the interviews to review and determine the best candidate for the job.
While qualifications are crucial to getting the job done correctly, homeowners must also stay within their budget to avoid financial stress associated with unexpected surprises. An electrician should provide a precise estimate and include everything to be done to complete the project for homeowners to plan for payment. The goal is to find a qualified electrician that provides all the services needed for the most competitive price.
Look for Outstanding Customer Service
Finally, it helps to work with electricians dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and that stand behind their work. Inquire about warranties and other guarantees to verify the project will be completed according to specifications. Then choose the electrician who communicates clearly and makes you feel comfortable about their skills.
Hiring an electrician is often critical to getting the job done right and avoiding additional costs related to injuries and errors. Use this checklist to find a qualified electrician that provides outstanding service within your budget.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]