Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Basic4GL for Java

For the past few months a member of the Basic4GL forum has been developing a version which runs on Java. There is a thread on the forum here which contains more information however the Basic4GL Facebook page here has the most up-to-date developments on the project. If you'd like to download the newest version it can be found here on the developers site.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Building FreeGlut 3.0.0

I noticed that FreeGlut 3.0.0 had been released and decided to build it using MinGW. I've created a step-by-step guide here that should show you what to do. I still haven't got around to installing a 64-bit compiler yet but compilation would be near-identical if you have such a set-up. If you aren't that interested in building it yourself you can download both 64-bit and 32-bit shared/static libraries for MSVC and MinGW compilers from this site.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

New FLTK Tutorial

I recently decided to build FLTK v1.3.3 and wanted to create a tutorial as a reminder to myself and a guide for anyone else to follow. Sadly I still haven't got around to renewing my subscription at Wikispaces so I can't update my Wiki. :-(

But I did some research and discovered that Altervista offered free webspace so I created my tutorial there. Building FLTK is really simple (and it builds much quicker than wxWidgets) so you shouldn't encounter any difficulty.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

FreeGLUT 2.8.1 Windows Binaries

Recently I bought a new Windows 8 computer so I thought I'd reinstall all my old programming software. I tried installing MinGW using the new Automated Installer but got into a right mess. So I used TDM-GCC instead and although I'm now using a 64-bit system, I chose to stick to the tried-and-tested 32-bit version. I downloaded the source for FreeGLUT from the FreeGLUT site here.

Compilation was easy enough with no problems being reported and as usual I've compiled Shared and Static libraries; examples and the necessary includes are also provided. If you encounter any problems using them just post a comment. Click here to download.
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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

SDL_gfx-2.0.24 Binaries

As usual I've compiled the newest version of SDL_gfx for any Windows Users who need it.

Shared and Static Libraries can be downloaded from here.

Recently I received a post about compiling a 64-bit version, sadly I'm still using an old 32-bit Windows XP machine but I hope to be upgrading soon.

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Installing Java 7

In the past I'd tried installing the Java 7 JDK but the Installer would never successfully complete.

I eventually got it to install by downloading the combined JDK & NetBeans Installer.

I still don't know why this installation problem exists. A quick search on the Internet doesn't provide many answers as most people who are encountering these problems are using Linux rather than Windows.

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Friday, 20 January 2012

SDL_gfx-2.0.23 Binaries

I've compiled the latest version of SDL_gfx for any Windows Users who may need it.

Shared & Static Libraries are included & can be downloaded here.

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FreeGLUT 2.8.0 Binaries

I've compiled Shared & Static Libraries of FreeGLUT 2.8.0 for any Windows Users who need them. Simple Installation Instructions are included as is a Short Guide on how I compiled them for those who are interested. You can download the files by clicking here.

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Monday, 19 December 2011


So another Ludum Dare 48 Hour Coding Competition has been held & Notch the creator of Minecraft entered again. This time he made a game called Minicraft which can be best described as a much simpler 2D version of Minecraft. It's written in Java & the complete source can be downloaded from the previous link.

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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Making Easy Game SFX

Recently I've been watching Notch create a game in 48 hours on Justin.tv for the Ludum Dare competition.

At times during the Live broadcast he would use an additional application to create Sound-effects for his game. After a little searching I discovered that the app he was using was itself created for the competition back in 2007.

It's called sfxr & was developed by Tomas Pettersson. It's remarkable lightweight & really simple to use. Just one-click can generate a new random sound which can then be saved in the .WAV format.

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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Wolfram CDF Player

The Wolfram CDF Player includes all the functionality from the Wolfram Mathematica Player plus a lot of new features. It's available for Windows, Mac & Linux. It also includes plugins for popular browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera & Safari. Download here.

More information about the Computable Document Format can be found here.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Playlist Creator 3.6.2

Need to create some playlists containing your favourite media?

If you do you should take a look at Playlist Creator by oddgravity, it really is simple to use.

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Monday, 25 April 2011

Little Registry Cleaner

If you're looking for an Open Source Registry Cleaner or just an alternative to CCleaner then perhaps you should check out Little Registry Cleaner.

It's basically a deep registry cleaner which is extremely fast & will produce a log in the form of a text file which will show you everything which needs fixing. You've also got additional options such as being able to replace any registry entries that you have previously removed.

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