A happily productive 2014 and a better 2015!

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.

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