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I’ve had this post as a Draft ever since I came back from Austria (which is a weird-ass country by the way), mainly due to the fact that I managed to change ssh port on my server without changing the firewall :)
So I finally connected a keyboard and screen and set everything up the way they was, which meant I could commit the changes I did to the Trekwar game to the server, and get them on this computer and grab some screen shots.
It is now possible to move your fleets around the map, Client allows you to press the tile the fleet should move to and then tells the server to move the ships.
Fixed a bug where the local copy of the move orders where not updated properly, implemented the starsystem controll window:
Implemented build orders, now possible to build structures on planets. Queue not implemented yet.
On the airplane back home I implemented the asteroid belts (high-altitude programming is fun).
Notice the beautiful asteroids drawn in mspaint on my laptop’s touch pad :)
Everything comes at a price. For example, my new computer though being able to run Crysis pretty smooth, sounds like a small hovercraft. And I’ve decided to move the computer out into the hallway.
Step 1: Drill a large hole in the wall between the living room and the hallway, the hole is up under the roof, next to the projector screen
Step 2: Order one 10 meter long DVI cable, 2 PS2 cables, 3x audio cables and wait around 2 weeks :(
Step 3: Extend the hole to so that the DVI connector fits trough it :)
Step 4: Put a junction box over the hole and run all the cables trough it
Step 5: Put the PC in the hallway on top of your weapon safe and connect all the cables, then close up the junction boxes
Step 6: Enjoy your very tidy desk (that shuttle computer on my desk is my trusty server hosting aakretech.org, etc..)
I managed to drag myself away from Crysis and play Portal which came with the Orange box, and DAMN.. that was one of the best games I’ve played in years.
The level designs are very funny and clever, and using the portal gun was the most fun I think I’ve ever had in a game. The humor is also very good, and the levels.. Did I mention the levels? :)
Anyway the game has a small downside, it is WAY to short and the last levels where not very challenging, I am however looking forward to playing the 6 advanced bonus levels. The main story only took 3.2 hours to complete (thank you Steam), and I feel it should have been at least twice as long. I can however see myself playing this game over and over again, especially to get the “achievements” in the game (make very long jumps, make a loop and fall 30′000 feet, etc..). I think this is one of the games with the best replay value I’ve seen this year.
Rating 9 / 10
Pinky was away with Anne and Erik this week, at the RoseIldern ferret show in Molde. She was gone in what seemed like forever (49,5 hours), and we are really glad to have her back :)
She came back with two prices (Second place in her category, and BEST albino/white in the entire show with around 200 ferrets)
She also won some swag (a nice glass thropy for best albino, kibbles, toys and hammocks)
I used my shiny new credit card to order myself a brand new computer today :) Just ordered the computer, will keep my old screen/keyboard mouse.