10 Nov 2014

Windows and the set in stone Unidentified Network

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Microsoft, in their infinite “wisdom” makes networks without reachable gateways “unidentified” and it won’t let you change it.

Simple enough – just set the default gateway on the interface to a reachable IP that windows can ping.

Bang – solved.

20 Sep 2014

Note To Self: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installing on bootcamp

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You can have issues – but the best way is to use an 8GB USB drive.

The next step is to let the wizard build the USB drive and copy the apple software to the device.

But don’t let it do the install, just yet.

Instead, leave that unchecked.

Once it’s done, download this:

Extract that then copy it to USB stick and overwrite.

THEN fire up the bootcamp wizard again and tell it to use the USB drive and do the install.

This is because of the digital signing of some of the files. Windows won’t like them, and if you try and disable signature checking it’ll BSOD.


27 Jan 2014

Turn Based Mobile Multiplayer Game Feedback Sought

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I have an upcoming multiplayer mobile strategy game I’m almost done with – and I was thinking about how I’m doing multiplayer.
Summary: Instead of a player making a move, something happening, then the next player making a move, something happens when everyone completes their move.

Effectively, everyone can connect and make their moves. Once everyone has made their move, the game turn (combat) increments.

A turn time limit can be set by the game creator – if a player doesn’t make their move within the time limit, the turn increments without them.

If a player is skipped more than two turns (or 48 hours, whichever is greater), the other players can boot them from the game.

So here’s what I’m wanting some feedback on:

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