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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky

date_range 14/09/2008 16:06

Woo, got my hands on the new Stalker. I’m having some great moments, though there seems to be an issue with FPS at the moment. I’m not the only one so I doubt it’s me.. Should be patched soon. I’ve ran through sections of the old game, and it is now much scarier. I’ll give two examples of just plain randomness. The best thing about it is, it isn’t scripted, it isn’t set up, it won’t happen the same way again. It’s completely random and unexpected. I was happily walking along an old street in Cordon with a seriously unfunny...

Time for something new..

date_range 04/09/2008 18:04

I reckon it’d be time to write something new, but there hasn’t been going on that much lately. I might start filming a little film soon, not sure yet. I haven’t got anything to write about right now, I’ve been bored all week. Awaiting the release of some of the more exciting games. Far Cry 2, Spore (Out now, yay), Stalker: Clear Skies.. oh and when was Gran Turismo 5’s full version coming out again? Hope it hasn’t been delayed.. On a totally unrelated topic, I’ve managed to find my sun glasses, oh so colourful.

Terramortis

date_range 18/08/2008 19:50

I’ve decided I’d publicly post a very early release of a small game I’ve been working on. It uses a pre-existing game engine based on Basic available at 3DGameStudio. I’ve been spending a little bit of time on it and have used an example level provided elsewhere and have focused more on the actual code that keeps the game running. I am still attempting to improve frame rate as I am yet to focus on code optimization. The game itself consists of the player spawning in a small room filled with a few zombies. I have been able to write...

Virus

date_range 15/08/2008 17:15

Wow, I managed to kill my own computer with some virus. Time to reinstall, ugh. That wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve done in a while. On my PS3 right now with Linux, nothing to do until then. With a bit of luck I can keep the files I had. Small blog post today, but then again, who expected me to kill my own computer with my own virus? Basically I’ve just told it to reinstall Vista Ultimate 64-bit over the old installation so hopefully I keep the files with the new installation, which would be nice. No I don’t have...

Tech Stuff

date_range 12/08/2008 19:48

Hmm, not much to report this week, or today. I’m not really up to anything lately, had some exciting moments at school today, though. Anyway, the only interesting thing here at home I can think of right now is pretty much what I’ve done with my Playstation 3. I have a nice set-up now after installing Linux on it. Yellow Dog Linux 6 to be exact. I’m in the process of modding it further with other apps and stuff, but mostly just experimenting to see what I can do. I know some readers aren’t really into the more technical details...

Adobe After Effects

date_range 05/08/2008 20:38

Okay, I haven’t posted for a while again so I’ll write a new exciting story. What have I been doing lately? Well then. I’ve started to learn how to use a program called Adobe After Effects. If you don’t know already, it is a video editing program that allows the user to add in very complex visual effects and other changes that you can generally not do in your everyday Windows Movie Maker. Well I won’t go in any detail about the boring bits so I’ll post two videos I’ve created. Unfortunately something seems to be causing my videos to...

www.gearsoflanka.com

date_range 28/07/2008 19:06

www.gearsoflanka.com What am I doing? I haven’t posted for a while so I’m going to try to help add a friend’s site to Google so he can stop asking for help. Hopefully this helps a little.

Birthday

date_range 11/07/2008 01:34

Yay, cool I’m 15. Unfortunately It’s 1:30AM in the morning of my Birthday so I don’t have much to post. Maybe later.

Small Programs

date_range 07/07/2008 17:07

Ok, it’s been a while and I hadn’t released something yet so I’ll put my number guessing program up. It’s not going to be terribly exciting or entertaining so don’t get your hopes up. Just something I was stuffing around with. You can get the file here, find a readme here and view the source code here. I’ve also uploaded three extra little programs that may be a bit more fun to use/watch. Fake BSOD (blue screen of death). No way to get out with it without task manager or alt tabbing. Put it in the startup folder for the...

PS3 2.40 and programming

date_range 02/07/2008 20:42

Yay, the latest Playstation 3 update is out. 2.40, now we’ve got in-game XMB, trophies, etc. Cool. I hope Meal Gear Solid 4 updates with this. As for the “programming” part in the title, since yesterday I’ve been designing a number guessing game in its simplest text-based form as a console application. The game itself was done yesterday, but I’m adding a few extra options at the moment. Change the background limit, add a guessing limit, allow to save and load options, save and load statistics, see how many guesses you made, your average guessing percentage and so on. Maybe...