Join the dark side

July 31, 2008 @ 17:24

revan4.jpgWell, this is a bit of a strange thing, the other day when I was helping Hazel with her new PC project in our spare room/workshop a flatmate walked in and said “think you can make me a mask with the stuff you have here?”.

The mask in question is to be his Halloween costume for this year. He is going as Darth Revan from the game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. A quick google brought up a couple of screen caps and a few fan-made masks. After some discussion and research I decided I’d do it.
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Ogre

July 29, 2008 @ 13:49

ogre.gifWe are probably going to be using Ogre to create a group project. It should be fun, although we were told we would possibly be using an engine by Instinct Technology I have a license from the university to play around with Instinct Studio but I thought it would be more worthy to spend my time getting to know how Ogre works. Plus it’s open source and I can do it without booting Windows. Woo.

So far I’ve installed the relevant libraries and headers as per instruction and started going through the tutorials on the Ogre3d wiki. I just thought I’d document my progress so far.
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Vista, XP, Linux multi-boot

July 27, 2008 @ 15:35

I know there are thousands of guides as to how to install any and/or all of the above online already but I found a major flaw with them. All the ones I found end up chainloading the Vista bootloader from grub (or lilo) giving you 2 menus to go through to boot any MS operating system. I was obviously feeling very enthusiastic the day I was setting things up because I spent a long time fiddling getting it to work so that grub will boot directly to the OS I tell it. Following is a guide as to how to do it. Some parts (such as creating a menu.lst) are skipped over as they are covered in detail in many other places. Get stuck, google.
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New blog

July 27, 2008 @ 12:43

The previous blog I had on here is now gone and I was too lazy to copy the posts over. I might filter through google’s cache in a bit and see whether I can ressurect a couple of them, not that they were interesting really, just it will make my site look like I actually use it (until you read the dates posted of course)
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