A friend gave me his old laptop and this weekend I’ve been trying to install the OS for it. Serious issues with Windows 7 as it failed during install, because the machine has USB3 and Windows 7 doesn’t support that. Why does it need to fail there?! Can’t I install a bare-bones version and update the damn drivers later.
Ubuntu 18.04 installed fine, but there’s one very annoying feature: Screen rotate. During the installation the display kept rotating! I suppose there’s a sensor that is broken or just hyper and that causes the screen to auto-rotate, but shouldn’t this be fixed by default?
I’d like to get the W7 to work as graphics will be faster (I think). It does boot PS2 & NCG, but runs at 50-80%.
And yeah, I skipped the weekly report, not much progress. I need to re-plan projects. And actually since my new computer can handle more, I might continue with ixbar3000 again. Oh yeah. I did make some art.
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.
bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, wtf?
If you’ve online during the last few years you have probably heard of bitcoin (a crypto-currency). Now, if you are like me, you are somewhere between sceptical to paranoid when it comes to divulging your money to some random online dude. In this blog entry I explain how to get some crypto-currency for free.
I will skip the history lessons, should you want to know more wikipedia is there for you.
Continue reading Knee deep in Crypto-currencies