Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Eye of the Tiger

So, today, I chose to continue upgrading my laptop all the way to 10.4.11 (as a birthday gift to myself). Mostly for Firefox 3. Only kidding. And, surprisingly, it still runs just as fast (perhaps even faster) than it did with 10.2.8. Now time to download and compile all the stuff again.... 900+ MB for XCode 2.5.... Maybe now I can play Psychonauts or finish off S&M Season 2....

EDIT (6/23/08): Instead of just starting a new post, I'll just continue adding to this shorter one. Hey, it makes more sense to have one longer post than two short ones! :P I finished S&M Season 2. But, I'll be leaving home, heading out on the road for Atlanta later today. I'll see you all in a week. And, when I get back, I might even have a Wii! (Obviously for the new HE games to be released on the Wii, S&M, and ScummVM on the Wii!)

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Last night, my friends, a journey that began almost two years ago came to an end. My laptop is running 10.3.9. On October 31, 2006, my laptop crashed while updating from 10.3.2 to 10.3.9 and I was never able to get it to run 10.3 again. So, I was stuck with 10.2.8 for a long time. My HD broke last month and that ended the reign of 10.2.8 and I was forced to buy a new HD (120GB -- a big upgrade over 15GB). Last night, the new HD came, I installed it, and installed 10.3.2 (along with 9.2.1 for classic) and then finally upgraded to 10.3.9. So, my laptop was unofficially dead from October 31, 2006 to June 13, 2008 (Friday the 13th even, which is quite ironic if you think about it).

So, what this means is I'll be able to run a lot more than I could and now I can stop pestering people when ScummVM no longer works on 10.2.8. ;) And, I'm downloading XCode 1.5 which contains gcc3.3, so I'll be able to compile better than I was with gcc3.1.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Update on All Things

The past few days I turned to something I hadn't touched in a while. About 7 months, if memory serves correctly. PreAGI. Specifically, The Gelfling Adventure. TrollVM originally had some basic code for Gelfling. It could really only load the texts and show the intro. Since then, I've made it compile under ScummVM and I've begun to add the game logic coding. Unfortunately, it's just as hardcoded as Mickey's Space Adventure. And that means it's going to be a while before anything's really playable. But at least you can navigate the first few scenes now.

I've also bought a new 120GB HD for my laptop, so maybe I'll be able to get that to work again. :)

OK, so not so much of a big update, but it's something!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Back on the Shelves

No, sorry, it's not LucasArts adventure games. Nor does the recent interview really help in that direction.

Three Humongous Entertainment games are currently being sold in Target (at least in the United States): Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, Freddi Fish 1, and SPY Fox 1. On a recent forum post, it appears that they might have some differences. Hopefully, it's not that encryption used by the downloadables (that you still have to pay for) off of Atari's website (ActiveMark's TryMedia, I believe).

On a sadder note, my laptop has officially died. It crashed (for the third day in a row), and on reboot, nothing works. It didn't actually finish starting 10.2.8, and all the graphics were messed up. I have a feeling the hard drive has conked out. Ironically, I was talking to Kostas on Sunday (before the first crash) about broken hard drives....

Go watch this in the meantime... (Yes, it's ScummVM related)