Amazon has a new open-source, free, and royalty free game engine called [Amazon Lumberyard]. Lumberyard licensed and extends the [Crytek Engine]. Udemy offers [CryENGINE SDK Game Programming Essentials] to quickly ramp up and get started. Amazon has a [MarketPlace] but it’s still early to expect an asset store to sell game content[?] The [download page] has several game assets available.
David and Ryan created an inexpensive way to produce [cloud lighting] synchronized over bluetooth.
Kickstarter commissioned Mark Harris from Seattle to investigate the [Failure of Zano], a successfully funded and backed Kickstarter project for hand-sized drone. The KS campaign raised $2M out of an initial goal of $190k. Unfortunately, Zano lacked the technical competency to deliver their backer rewards.
[Jonathan Blow], creator of the game “Braid”, shares his thoughts on indie game development on Engadget.
[Codepad] is a place for developers to share & save code snippets.
[Handbrake] is an open source tool that’s FREE and converts between all the popular video formats.
[StudioStyles] holds Visual Studio color schemes which are good for 2008 and 2010.
Mac has a subversion client [SCPlugin] with finder integration after all.
[VirtualBox 4.0.4] adds some GUI enhancements to the virtualization software. Be sure to also install the “VirtualBox 4.0.4 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack” to support USB 2.0.
I had some initial issues running a guest of Windows XP on Windows-7. The same guest worked on Linux and MacOS. It turned out to be necessary to disable the 3d acceleration in the VM settings to avoid a crash during start-up.
To install 3d-acceleration on a Windows-XP guest, you have to boot into safe-mode.
[NTFS-3G] is a driver for Mac that lets you read and write to Windows NTFS partitions.
Get $30 off the price of [VMWare Fusion] if you order by March 15th, 2011.
- Eclipse makes developing apps for Android super easy with the [ADT] add-on. Download [Eclipse]. You need the [Android SDK] to develop and install your Android app over USB.
- After you launch Eclipse, install the [ADT] add-on and restart Eclipse.
- Setup the path to the Android SDK in the Eclipse preferences
- Download and setup the [AVD] Android SDK platforms to sync with a device or virtual device. Window->Android SDK and AVD Manager
- Now you can create an Android project. File->New->Other-> expand Android and select Android Project.
- [GrepCode] is a useful Eclipse plugin.
So I learned a little thing about Macs. When you get a back, order the least amount of memory possible from the Apple store because they overcharge by a lot. So I overpaid, and then got a good price to max out at new egg.
When I installed the hardware, I dropped a couple of the laptop screws, which I spent 10 minutes looking for. These screws are literally the size of a spec of dirt.
After the RAM is installed, I booted from a Ununtu CD and ran the memory test.
The more RAM, the better everything works. TADA
It turns out even with family settings on, purchases can still be made without a password prompt. I need to root the XBOX 360 or something so points can’t be spent and purchases can’t be made without entering a password. [post]
Apparently Firebug causes the browser to lock up when viewing gmail. [Here] is a solution.
I was able to convert from Geeklog.net to WordPress, by modifying the geeklog RSS to include all stories and then using the WordPress RSS import tool. I don’t see my images yet…
I previously used geeklog.net for my blogging software, but I found it locked up after 4 years of use. So I plan on migrating all my posts over to word press and then I’ll continue making posts and link the main site to it.