New Site Theme and Some Updates

Well, after going nearly 3 years old without any updates, the theme the site was using finally broke. Even the admin panel was all sorts of fucked up. So I found a new theme I’m happy with, customized it a bit, and everything is back in working order. Let me know what you think, I’m always looking to improve it.

In other news, I really should update this blog on a somewhat regular basis, as the last post was way back in 2012. I usually use the blog for big updates, but there haven’t been any in a while. Maybe I’ll announce important stuff here, like my next game playthrough or other stuff like that. As I’ve said on Twitter, I have a new project I’m working on with some friends, but I’m not officially announcing what it is yet, so stay tuned for that. Oh yeah, my internet is still absolute ass so streaming is a no-go. Well, I guess that’s it for now. Stay tuned for future updates!

P.S. You probably didn’t notice, but the site is now hosted on my dedicated box and cached through CloudFlare.

About the Stream…

Well, first of all I gave the site a new layout. Let me know what you think!

Now, as for the stream, since my internet blows I won’t be doing it anymore. Whenever I do stream, it’ll just be testing stuff, all my game playthroughs will be on YouTube from now on. I may get back into streaming if/when I get better internet, but for now that’s it.

I have lots of plans for YouTube, and I’ve been experiment with render settings in Sony Vegas to try and get 720p without the files being too large, so possibly HD videos in the future. Black Mesa won’t be in HD because I didn’t record with Fraps at a high enough resolution, but future games will be recorded in HD. I should note there will be no more videos after Black Mesa until I get my new computer in a few months, so sorry but Fraps just takes up too much space. I’m getting the AVerMedia C985 Capture Card, so that’ll sure be fun!

New Hosting and Junk from Outer Space 2

Well, I’ve moved to a new host, Linux Hosts Inc., I was on 000webhost before. This new host should be faster, more stable and I can use the site to host content for my new game…

…Junk from Outer Space 2, which you can find right here at GitHub. It’s a complete remake of the original Junk from Outer Space, because the old codebase is a mess and not easy to expand on. With the new one I will be able to do a lot of things I couldn’t before. It’s still in it’s early “pre-alpha” stages, as I’m just working on the codebase itself, but hopefully soon I’ll be getting to the real fun part.

Binaries are not yet available, so if you want to play it you’ll need to compile it yourself. I recommend the NetBeans IDE as the GitHub repository includes project info for it.