Monday, 29 June 2009

Trine Gameplay Trailer

It should be coming out for the Xbox 360 pretty soon too.

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TIOBE Rankings

Java is still at number One in the TIOBE Rankings, you can read more here.
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How Computers Calculate

Interesting set of articles on Wikipedia & other sites, which contain information on the various methods that Computers use to carry out calculations.
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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Firefox Add-ons

Two Firefox Add-ons that I've recently been trying out are AutoCopy & Tab Mix Plus.

You can find out more about them here.
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Donkey Kong Aquatic Ambience

I brought Donkey Kong Country when it first came out for the Super Nintendo in 1994. I found the following video on YouTube, which shows one of the Underwater levels.

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Saturday, 27 June 2009

AmigaDOS PDF Manual

PDF, Scanned copies of the AmigaDOS & Tripos manuals can be downloaded from here.
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Creating a DevPak

Here are some Websites which will show you how to create a DevPak.
  • Rules for creating a DevPak, here.
  • Creating a DevPak for wxDev-C++, here.
  • How to create a DevPak for Dev-C++, here.
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Friday, 26 June 2009

Jay Miner Speech 1989

Video of a speech made by Jay Miner on the Amiga Computer in 1989 here. Interesting because he suggests if he could have made any changes to the Amiga Hardware he would have changed the Planar display for a Chunky one.

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Function Pointers in C & C++

Useful Website here which discusses Function Pointers & their usage in various programming languages.
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3D Tutorials

  • Vector Math tutorial, here.
  • 3D Programming tutorial, here.
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I first heard about SFML in this post on the GDN Forum.

I found some tutorial examples here & tried them out.
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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Browsershots Website

If you want to see how your Website will appear in different Web browsers, visit this site.
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Installing ruby-opengl

Have you recently tried to install the ruby-opengl gem for Windows using gem update only for it to fail with a cryptic error message like the following..?

'cl' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

If you have, just download the gem from here & install it manually.

You can find more information about the error in this thread.

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Monday, 22 June 2009

Microsoft Robotics Studio

The new version of Microsoft's Robotic Studio has been released & is available to download from here.

You can find out more about the Robotics Studio & watch an accompanying video here.
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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Jing Free Screen Capture

Free Screen Capture program called Jing can be downloaded from here.
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Friday, 19 June 2009

New Google Chrome Version

I was browsing on FileHippo & noticed there was a new version of Google Chrome. So I downloaded & decided to try it out & was happy to discover that it is now compatible with Java. If you want to see the results for yourself, try visiting the 3D Mountains Java Applet page here. Even the JOGL example which can be found here works too.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Java Applet Examples

Useful Java Applets can be found on the following pages.
  • Hidden Surface Removal, here.
  • 3D Mountains, here.
  • Fractal Terrains, here.
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Falling Sand Game

Really good Falling Sand game here.
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Excellent Flash Games

Last night I was chatting on IM & was given some links to the following Flash games, Factory Balls 2 & Crush the Castle.
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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Opera Unite

New Browser released today from Opera called Opera Unite. Not only does it support Web Browsing & E-Mail but also File Sharing, Image Viewing & it can be used as a Web Server & a Media Player.

It can be downloaded from here for Windows, Mac & Linux & there is a support forum here.

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Java Criticism

There seems to be just as many sites that are critical of Java as there are C++.
  • Java Sucks, read here.
  • Why Sun thinks Java sucks, here.
  • Java Hall of Shame, read here.
  • Java Sucks a little more, here.
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More C++ Criticism

Here are some links to articles which are critical of the C++ Programming Language.
  • C++ is good for the economy, read here.
  • I did it all for you, read here.
  • A lot of quotes, here.
  • A cautionary tale to read, here.
  • A lot of comments to read, here.
  • C++ FQA, here.
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Comparing Floating Point Numbers

Description in this thread of how you do it.
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Bad Code

Nice thread here on the Ubuntu Forums about the subject of bad coding practices.
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Solving Equations

I came across this post on the Science Forums, where someone was having a problem solving an equation. I thought I'd try entering it in Wolfram Alpha & was surprised when it solved it & even showed all the steps.
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Saturday, 13 June 2009

Edge Magazine

I brought the first issue of Edge magazine way back in September 1993. It's good to see that it's still being published & they've got a webpage here that you should check out.
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Friday, 12 June 2009


Kodu is a Game Creation Tool made by Microsoft which will be released pretty soon, You can find more at the following link or you can watch the video below.

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Thursday, 11 June 2009

Browser Statistics

Good site here which lists the most common browsers which are used to surf the Internet.
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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Mario Paint Composer

I used to have this on my Super Nintendo along with the Mouse & now you can use it on your PC or Mac.

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Nice site can be found here, where you can upload your screencasts.
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Online Sound Synthesizer

Nice online tool for making music can be found here. Just click the squares on the screen to make your music.
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Sunday, 7 June 2009

WMP Plugins

If you're looking for Plugins & Codecs for Windows Media Player, you can find them here.
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Friday, 5 June 2009

Planet Fallout

Nice Fallout related website here, where you can find a huge amount of information regarding the game.
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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Virtual Functions & Inheritance

If you're writing in an Object Oriented language you'll want to make sure you make use of features such as Virtual Functions & Inheritance.
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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Halo 3: ODST

Here is the official gameplay video for Halo 3: ODST. You can read more here at IGN.

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Monday, 1 June 2009

New Search Engine

Microsoft has developed a new search engine called Bing.
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