Sound Effect generators: sfxr and its forks

Here are some free and easy-to-use tools for constructing non-realistic sound effects in games. For now, this is mainly about DrPetter’s sfxr and some forks of the program. sfxr sfxr by DrPetter is a free and open-source tool…

WikidPad 2.2 Administration Notes

WikidPad is an open-source Desktop Wiki that I’ve used to consolidate personal notes. This post describes some adjustments to WikidPad’s default settings that I prefer, and some quick housecleaning and formatting reminders. I’m using WikidPad version 2.2 for Windows. (Note: As…

Platformer Project: Plans vs Reality

I’ve been fleshing out an idea for an action-platformer over the past couple of months. I may have made a mistake in planning too much before I even have a working engine prototype. My ideas seem…

Raspberry Pi 2 Composite video

This is a note-to-self on outputting Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi) audio/video to CRT NTSC televisions with Raspbian OS via NOOBS. This was much easier than I thought it was going to be — the Retropie distribution even worked immediately. RPi…

Odallus: The Dark Call under Wine

Here are some quick notes on getting Odallus: The Dark Call working with Wine in Linux. I played about half of the game on Windows, and the rest under Wine. The only major annoying issue was occasional frame-drop…