ixbar3000 is now over 10 year old! Amazing. In this release the main interests would be the new NES, GBA & PC-98 metadata! Over 2000 PC-98 games have images to go with the metadata. PC-FX loader was also fixed and the images are available for download. This version uses NeoKobe v2 on the Japanese computers, however some systems still have the v1 loaders and as such they may fail a lot. A lot of time was used to solidify the loading of PC-98 instead.
Continue reading ixbar3000 v31 – released!
Some internal work was done on loaders as the project is trying to move into a more unified loader super-system. Hopefully the defects were crushed for this release. Older loaders were removed as they are deprecated by others.
The future of the project will slow down (well that has happened already) as I’ll try to allocate my time on my gamedev projects. On any issues You might have contact me on twitter or discord.
AARGH! I don’t like Vista not a bit. I tried some emulators and:
PCSX2 1.4.0 fails to start because I’m missing some msredist files.
PPSSPP fails because Windows Vistas DEP prevents it’s use!
I tried to take a little video too, but I have no tools for that. Then I had to download some tools, but they required SP2 and still they didn’t install, because I needed a “platform upgrade”…
10 years of ixbar3000 (and the git-code fails :P)!
Such ambitious project having features still not available in any of the competition. While this gives me some satisfaction it does sadden me that I was unable to build a community around it. There will be a proper update post later. Once I make the damn thing work (protip: the git version works now).
Ah yeah, I got some specs for the NES game I’m doing with a friend. I should make that.
And I’m now testing a discord server. https://discord.gg/gZ8qceb
Internet was fun.
First boot and firefox gave me “Assertion failure: [unhandlable oom] Failed to allocate object while tenuring.” and crashed. Had to issue the renew firefox, which worked, but all of my plugins and themes were obsolete. Several websites were out too. I’m a bit disturbed how it’s the large corporate sites that remain and all the great hobbyist sites seem to disappear one-by-one.
ixbar3000 — The Decade edition!
Pushed ixbar3000 to sourceforge, didn’t have time to test it unfortunately. So I might need to patch it soon (I always forget something). That’s how I do my 10 year anniversary updates! Yeah! That didn’t go quite as planned. Git was not friendly with my push-attempt at first. So I’m not even sure if the damn thing even works.
Fixed a computer
There was a computer stuck in login loop. You set your account info, screen turns black for a moment and then You’re back at the login screen! Very annoying! First I fixed that. Then I noticed that the machine was also running unsupported version of Ubuntu and for that I had to edit some repos manually. And now that machine works more as it should. And as LTS it should be safe for years.
Upgraded my amplifier
I replaced my old Panasonic SA-AK40 with even older Akai AA-R31L! That Akai is older than I’m, but it looks so cool. It also have better functionality bass/treble/balance are on knobs instead of the 6 presets in panasonic.
I finally have my very own rack! Now all my server stuff have a place to be!
I bought a very NES Castlevaniaish game, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Nice little distraction.
And while online I was able to unlock several suits in DoAX3. Pistachio, Scallops, Peace and Savannah! Later on Clione was an option too, but that’s some kind of nurse thing, meh.
Vacation over, 6 weeks until next one.