Archive for November, 2007

Time travel

The MMO “City of Heroes” added a new [time travel feature]. Now you can replay some of your favorite missions. What would be even better is to time travel back to when people were playing it so you could form a party for a mission.

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SSIS/DTS command-line compiler

I am looking for a command-line compiler for SSIS/DTS packages. These are essentially xml based business objects.

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Vicious Engine

The [Vicious Engine] is a multi-platform abstraction that lets you create games that work on all the platforms listed below.

  • Nintendo Wii™
  • Xbox 360™
  • Sony PlayStation®2
  • Sony PSP®
  • Microsoft Xbox®
  • Nintendo GameCube™
  • PC
  • Sony PlayStation®3

    [Vicious Engine video tutorials] require the [TSCC Codec].

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    CEGUI::Exception

    Oddly, [CEGUI::Exception] lacks a way to record and access a stack trace.

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    Mirror (WIP)

    I had an odd idea about making about $10 worth of mirror/easels to redirect more light into the house to reduce the heating bill. It’s still a work in progress, but I sketched out something like this.

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    Gimp and PDF

    I get an error when I open a PDF with Gimp. I’ve asked on the forums about it. It turns out that [GhostScript 8.60] needs to be in your path. Also a environment variable needs to be created for {GS_PROG: C:/Program Files (x86)/gs/gs8.60/bin/gswin32c.exe}.

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    Print to PDF

    Microsoft released a free [add-on] that allows you to print to PDF.

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    Sector 13 Gameplay Videos

    I had a chance to record a gameplay video for the IGF build that we submitted. There is a bug in my audio driver that explains the audio noise.

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    Dr. Divx

    [Dr. Divx] is an open source video encoder that allows you to both encode and crop video at the same time. With Dr. Divx you can queue up encoding videos for a variety of download speeds.

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    VS 2008 Released Today

    Visual Studio 2008 released today. [VS 2008 Express] can be downloaded for free.

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