Saturday, April 16, 2011

The KeenSWH Cornerstone

     It's not everyday you come across a game/demo that has been sat on for years, and probably being the first one besides the maker(s) to play it.  Keen Software House has it's own in-house engine capable of things that most modern engines aren't able to pull off, however it's an interesting step backwards in the wake of the new and better technology coming out where you see the real magic.

     It's the root of the project, the chunk of code that started a 6DoF revolution that now we know as Miner Wars.  But how did it all start....  Now you can see for yourself, in a demonstration of the first engine prototype that runs in OpenGL which is quite a step away from our current XNA/C# DirectX system.

     Not really sure if it's officially named yet, but for the sake of nomenclature... I dub this VRage Miner.  VRage being the engine name, and Miner being the first implementation of what Marek Rosa foresaw as the bread and butter of his engine.  There are lingering feelings of Terminal Velocity and other old DOS games while I first played this, very colorful and retro nostalgia.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Feline Time

     So I got a new kitty, she is about 10 months old, and loves to cuddle.  A family friend owned her previously,  but they are no longer able to keep her due to health issues beyond their control.  I have named her Entropy because she's very personable (most of the time) and gets into every cranny.  She hides all her poop in her litter box, and is pretty clean about things.  Overall a great companion, who needs a roommate when you have a cat to knead you.  (ow ow ow)

     I also will name the 'pubic' MC server Entropy, when it ever gets initiated.  It's not a priority at the moment for me, so don't expect it anytime soon.  This is my second kitty, but I'd consider it my first one.  My first kitty I had when I was little, but I had it for no less than a month before I visited Mexico for summer vacation, only to come back to my room remodeled with all my possessions boxed and moved, and no kitty.  So that doesn't count... I had several girlfriends with cats, but thats always a different experience.

     I've been a dog person most my life, and it's crazy how many differences there are between them.  I still love dogs, and I could argue that some points the dog's personality are more favorable, but each have their perks and are fascinating.  She seems to be very feisty and friendly, such a furball. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wolves Can't Mine

     Soo the new update is here I've been putting off doing  the update since Bukkit doesn't work instantly overnight, and the plugins have to be stable, but it's now about time...  I've updated the server, and we're just as lively as ever.  I'm thinking at this point, we have enough people to bump into someone at most times of the day. Not only that, there are new buildings and mods.  Come check out the Disco and the 6 new soundtracks!  

     There is also Spleef for when the right people are on, I must be on the server in order for that game to work. It's maad fun tho, join in the fun!: