Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Basic4GL Wine Update

A new version of Basic4GL for been released & can be downloaded from here. I've also updated the Basic4GL entry on the Wine AppDB, which you can read here.
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Brutus2D Update

A new version of Brutus2D v1.8.5 can be downloaded from here.
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Basic4GL: Promo Video

Back in 2007 I made a video showcasing some of the things that could be done in the Basic4GL Programming language.

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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Coding in Groovy

Groovy is a language that compiles to Java bytecode & can be used wherever Java can. I've just downloaded & installed the Windows version, anyone else who's interested in Groovy should check out this thread on the Ubuntu forum.
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Joe Walsh: Space Age Whiz Kids

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Monday, 29 December 2008

Google Sites

If you want some free webspace to create some sites & upload files, watch the following video from Google. Visit Google Sites here & create your own.

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Sunday, 28 December 2008

Your Sinclair: Top 100 Games

From Issues 70 - 74 of 'Your Sinclair' magazine listed the top 100 games which were then available for the Sinclair Spectrum Computer. I've placed the pages from the magazines in a Picasa album which can be seen here. (Just click the image on the page that you want to see & then click the magnify icon)

You can also see an online listing of the top 100 games here on 'World of Stuart'.
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Tamava Reader

If you need a binary newsgroup reader/downloader, I would highly recommend you download Tamava reader from here.
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Friday, 26 December 2008

Brutus2D Completely Free

Brutus2D is now completely free, you can read more in this thread on the Brutus2D forum & it can be downloaded here.
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Spread Firefox & Thunderbird

If you want some Firefox & Thunderbird images that you can place on your webpage, look on the following sites here & here.
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BBC Micro Live Special

You can watch the entire programme which was made back in the early 80's here on Google video.

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Thursday, 25 December 2008

Bandersnatch BBC Documentary

Back in the 1980's 'Imagine' software were working on a revolutionary game called Bandersnatch. Sadly the company went out of business before the game could ever be released. The BBC were actually making a documentary about 'Imagine' while they were going out of business & it can be seen here.

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Monday, 22 December 2008

Final Fantasy Links

Here are some Final Fantasy related links.
  • Final Fantasy VIII Part 11 of a Walkthrough, video here.
  • Final Fantasy Franchise on Wikipedia, here.
  • Final Fantasy VIII Walkthrough, here.
  • Final Fantasy VIII on Wikipedia, here.
  • Final Fantasy VIII Part 24 of a Walkthrough, video here.
  • Final Fantasy XI on Wikipedia, here.
  • Final Fantasy X-2 on Wikipedia, here.
  • Final Fantasy X on Wikipedia, here.
  • Final Fantasy XIII on Wikipedia, here.
  • Vagrant Story on Wikipedia, here.
  • Secret of Mana on Wikipedia, here.
  • Secret of Evermore on Wikipedia, here.
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Saturday, 20 December 2008


Excellent free multiplayer racer available to download here.
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Genso's Junkyard

Lots of nice programs, sources & demos are available to download here.
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Off Topic Post

Crowded House: Don't Dream It's Over

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Thursday, 18 December 2008

Let Me Google that for you

A very amusing Internet search site can be found here.
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DBF-Interactive Links

Useful DBF-Interactive links...
  • Libraries & Include files available here.
  • Dutch Colourz demo available here.
  • Some demo productions, here.
  • C0D1G0 demo available here.
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Image Resizing Update

Online tools for resizing images can be found at the following links...
  • Online tool written in Java here.
  • Another Online tool written in Flash here.
A good description of the image resizing algorithm can be found here.
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Linux Basic4GL PBWiki

Earlier this year I created a Wiki which featured some programs written for B4SDL.
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Ubuntu GameDev Wiki

There is a good Wikispace here dedicated to game development in Ubuntu.
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Prince of Persia Animation

Footage that was used for the animations in the computer game, Prince of Persia. Can be seen here.

Prince of Persia Animation Reference 1985 from jordan mechner on Vimeo.
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Nice Windows Blog

There's a nice Windows related blog here. It contains a lot of information that any Windows user should find very useful.
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100 SNES Games in 10 minutes

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Content Aware Image Resizing

Ever wanted to resize an image but keep the original content? 

Excellent video here on YouTube.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Is a blog where a lot of game remakes can be found. The author of the blog can also be found on the retro remakes game site here.
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Is a site where you can download a lot of intro & demo remakes from the Amiga era. The remakes are written in FreeBASIC, ASM & C#, the site can be found here.
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Monday, 15 December 2008

Wrox: Assembly Programming

The 'Professional Assembly Language' book published by Wrox contains a lot of programs written in the GAS syntax. Sadly they use a few Linux commands which means they aren't as cross platform as they could be.

On the Wrox forum here, there is a solution to this problem though.
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Open Source Flash Development

I was reading this thread on the Science forum & came across the following links to some Open Source Flash software.

  • Open Source Flash, here.
  • Adobe Flex 3, here.
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Useful Assembly Links

I've recently just joined the MASM forum, so here are some useful links for learning Assembly programming.
  • MASM32 Hello world program, here.
  • A lot of GoASM links can be found here.
  • Win32 Assembly tutorial, here.
  • More Win32 API examples, here.
  • GoASM homepage, here.
  • Windows SDK, 1GB download, here.
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Sunday, 14 December 2008

IP Address Website Tool

What is my IP address

Sadly the tool on this site doesn't create signatures which use BB code for ProBoards Forums but it does produce HTML code which can be embedded on blogs, websites & wikis.
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CRC Calculator

If you need a program to calculate CRC checksums (Cyclic Redundancy Check) get it here.

Another CRC checker can be found here.

A full description of the CRC function can be found on Wikipedia here.
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Seal's Wiki

If you need help customizing your Wiki, you should check out Seal's Wiki here.
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Thursday, 11 December 2008

Mathematica Player 7

The new version of the Mathematica Player can be downloaded from here.

Demonstrations can be found here, Player features can be found here & a development guide can be found here.
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Devpaks Wiki

I've created a new Wiki here, where I've placed selected Devpaks that I've downloaded from the official Devpak site.

I've had to do this since I was getting fed-up with the poor reliability of the download links on the official site.
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Sunday, 7 December 2008

View Web Browser Cache

If you want to view the files in your Web browser's Cache, download these free programs.
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Build a Companion Cube

Want your own Weighted Companion Cube like the one in Portal? Get the plan here.
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Scilab Numerical Computation

Need a program for calculations, etc? Download Scilab from here.
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Visual Basic .NET Programming

Nice book here on Google Book Search.
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Saturday, 6 December 2008

Perlin Noise in Basic4GL

Nice selection of programs here on the Basic4GL forum.
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Mario Paint Composer

I used to own the original on the SNES. Nice video here.

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Da Fish in Sea

Is a Flash related blog which contains a lot of useful programs with full source-code. It can be found here.
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Friday, 5 December 2008

Understanding Python Files

What's the difference between a .pyo file & a .pyc file. Find out here.
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Opera passes the Acid3 test

The newest Alpha version of Opera which can be downloaded from here, successfully passes the Acid3 test with 100%. Please make sure you read the warnings on the download page before you install the Alpha version.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2008


Processing is an Open Source programming language that I first heard about in this post on the Ubuntu forum. You can download it from here, I recommend you get the Java version even if you've got a JDK already installed.
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Monday, 1 December 2008

Serif Free Software & Vista

Serif have a website here where you can download a lot of free software, sadly a lot of the programs aren't compatible with Vista. You can find out more here.
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