The past year has been good to me.
I have started the development of my first RPG – Call of Saregnar – and while I haven’t progressed as far as I would have liked, it is progress nevertheless. Having a full-time job and a 2 year old kid, there isn’t much time left to dedicate to my “geeky hobby” of making games.
Let’s take a look at some game-dev highlights for 2014:
- Came out with the idea for the game 🙂
- Wrote the world bible and created some rudimentary world maps
- Created the functional specification for the game
- Drew many of the in-game interface graphics
- Coded the game’s city/village/location exploration system
- Started working on the first tool – the map editor
Well, that’s not too bad, now that I look at it.
I will be happy if 2015 brings on that much progress as the past year did. Hopefully, soon I will have some visuals to back up my words.
Be sure to go check out the game development section on this site for more information on the game.
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
Longing for those handy keyboard shortcuts under OS X? Take a look at the article below:
A selection of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts | 456 Berea Street.
The MacHeist bundle is back and featuring 10 cool applications, like AppZapper, CSSEdit, Pixelmator and Snapz Pro X among the juicier ones. Head over to MacHeist to get them while they last!
NewsGator released today a bunch of quality RSS-reader applications including the superb NetNewsWire 3.1 for OS X and FeedDemon 2.6 on the Windows counterpart. Rejoice!
Read the press release here.
P.S. Wow, this should have been my present for christmas ^^