March 27, 2014 0

Preparing A CF Drive For Real Amiga Use Under OS X

More than an article, a note to myself (or anyone interested) on how to prepare a compact flash drive under OS X for use on a real amiga system.


diskutil list (find out cf disk name - /dev/disk1 for example)
sudo umount -f /dev/disk1 (unmount it)
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk1 bs=1 count=1024 (remove any partition)
sudo chmod a+rw /dev/disk1 (chmod it to read and write)

in fs-uae custom config add:

hard_drive_0 = /dev/disk1
hard_drive_0_type = rdb

boot fs-uae with the workbench 3.1 install diskette.
find the HDToolbox app, right click, select Icons->Information
change SCSI_DEVICE_NAME=scsi.device to SCSI_DEVICE_NAME=uaehf.device

From here on run HDToolbox and follow instructions at: http://www.pcguru.plus.com/uae_hdtoolbox.html

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September 30, 2013 0

History Lessons: Betrayal At Krondor (part 1)

An fresh excellent review of Betrayal at Krondor.

History Lessons: Betrayal At Krondor (part 1) | Waltorious Writes About Games.

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April 4, 2013 0

The Thief of Dreams

UPDATE: The kickstarter is live! Go and pledge!

From the writer behind the hit computer games Betrayal at Krondor and Dungeon Siege comes The Thief of Dreams, a new fantasy novel set in a world where magic is forbidden, where sorcerers are spies, and where a force beyond imagination threatens to transform the long simmering cold war between the nine kingdoms into a cataclysmic, world-shattering conflict.

The Thief of Dreams

NEAL HALLFORD has been writing for the computer gaming industry for over twenty three years, and has been lauded for his work in a number of benchmark fantasy games including Betrayal at Krondor, Dungeon Siege, Might & Magic III: Isles of Terra, Planet’s Edge, Champions of Norrath, Lords of Everquest and many others. Over the years his work has been experienced by millions of game players. His game Betrayal at Krondor was novelized into a New York Times best-selling book by Raymond E. Feist, and Dungeon Siege was adapted into the movie In the Name of the King, starring Jason Statham. Hallford now lives in San Diego, California where he’s also an independent film producer at Swords & Circuitry Studios which he operates with his wife, Jana.

Launching on Kickstarter on April 10th at Noon (Pacific Time).

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November 19, 2012 0

Neal Hallford at Thorvalla Kickstarter Launch (Update: Project Cancelled)

Check out the video recording of the Thorvalla Kickstarter launch event from Neal Hallford, the designer behind the award-winning Betrayal at Krondor RPG, Dungeon siege and many more. I also participated in the interview, posting questions and having a lot of fun. :)

Anyway take a look at the Thorvalla Kickstarter project and be sure to back it! Guido Henkel, the mastermind behind this project also worked on Planetscape:Torment and the Realms of Arkania series of RPGs back in the nineties, so he does have some experience in the field. ;)

Basically we have two very talented game designers and writers working together on a new RPG game. What more can you ask for? Back the project and make Thorvalla a reality!

Update: Sadly, the project has been cancelled.

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September 25, 2012 0

Official Betrayal at Krondor Remake Petition

Neal Hallford is looking for Betrayal at Krondor hard-core fans to sign a petition that – if successful – will start a Kickstarter campaign to fund the sequel.

For those of you who don’t know the original, take a look at Matt Barton’s video review of the goldie oldie BaK

Read what Mr. Hallford has to say on the subject and go sign the petition!
http://swordsandcircuitry.tumblr.com/post/32252729022/a-krondor-ing-we-will-go

June 8, 2012 0

Betrayal at Krondor CD Soundtrack

Feeling like today’s RPGs soundtracks sound all the same? Well, I do and sometimes I take respite by listening to Betrayal at Kdondor’s soundtrack composed by Jan Paul Moorehead.

June 1, 2012 0

Rehearsal room

I truly wouldn’t mind having a rehearsal room like that!

Anyone knows the source for this photo?

May 30, 2012 0

[EDIT] Betrayal at Krondor Remake?

Neal Hallford, co-author of Betrayal at Krondor is discussing the possibility of remaking BaK if enough buzz is generated. Visit this facebook thread and share!

https://www.facebook.com/nealiios/posts/10150675092943840

[EDIT]

Well, the situation turns out to be more complicated than that. This is an excerpt from *a* mailing list where Mr. Feist replied to a fan asking for the possibility af a BaK remake for its 20th anniversary and the rights involved:

I like Neal and John, but Neal was totally inappropriate with his post; he did that before John contacted me to ask about those rights. Neal has always been a little impulsive.
In any event beyond that there is nothing I can speak about publicly.
Best, R.E.F.

Another Feist’s comment on the rights “sitting in a box someplace in the company formally known as Sierra OnLine”:

Yup. I speak from experience that NO ONE at Activision/Blizzard gives a crap, or even knows about it.

Trust me, just getting my story rights back took years, not because they didn’t want to give them back, but because no one knew what we were talking about.

This leaves me and the many fans out there wondering who’s holding the rights for the game. Is it the now defunct Sierra Online (at the moment owned by Activision) or perhaps R.E.F. himself?

Anyway, time will tell if we are ever going to see a BaK remake or even “Thief of Dreams”, the real sequel to Betrayal at Krondor.

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January 30, 2012 0

Jack White releases new solo single ‘Love Interruption’

More info at JACK WHITE III.

December 27, 2011 0

southsiders: “The Commuter” by The Southsiders

What a wonderful bicycle. Santa? No? Ok.

southsiders: “The Commuter” by The Southsiders.