Åpen Sone Game Jam fall 2014

It’s over a year since last time I competed in a game jam, but this weekend I was (nearly) free to participate in the fall edition of Åpen Sone Game Jam (at University at Oslo). The theme this time was “limit”. There are of course several ways to interpret this, but I took it as a handicap. So I made a spaceship game called “Little Big Spaceship” (a tribute to Little Big Adventure), where you and one or two friends shot out in space with a spaceship. The kicker is that each spaceship type has a limit, either in turn rate, fire rate, or speed. So you have to fit your play style with the type of ship you have chosen.

So with this little game I manage to sweep up the third place, winning myself a little trophy and the book “Realm of Racket”.

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Game art from Kenney.

You can fork or clone the project over at Github.
Executable for windows, and regular .love.

Sold my apartment

Back in May I posted about some renovation I was doing to my apartment, because I was going to put it up for sale later that month. Now, four months later I’m done with the renovations, sold the apartment, and bought a new one! And I’m moving in on Friday! Couldn’t be more trilled!

Before I introduce you to my new apartment which is nearly twice the size of my old one, I want to post some images of my old one. The photographer did a wonderful job, and I was really pleased with the price I got for it.

The apartment ad can be seen at Finn.no.

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See more images after the jump!

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New computer!

I mention in an earlier post that I had bought a new computer (plus a Chromecast!). I’ve been long thinking about buying a desktop computer (since I started working and earning money), but I never got around or felt I had a good reason. Also, before the summer I was packing down because I was selling my apartment, so that wasn’t a good time to buy a new computer.

This fall I got a small game development job making a game for UIO:Energi called Energispillet, so since I got a small fee for that, and I was tired of working on my laptop, which I just found out that I forgot to blog about. It was a Acer TimelineX 3830TG 13.3″, a nice laptop! That is why I decided to order my self a brand new desktop computer with just the hardware I wanted! Or, nearly just the hardware I wanted. I had a limit, so no fancy PSU or abandons of RAM and memory. So this is what I ended up with.

  • BitFenix Phenom M Sort
    • Vifter: 1x 120mm Bunn, 1x 120mm Bak, mATX, mITX,
  • Intel Core i7-4770 Processor -Demo
    • Socket-LGA1150, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 8MB, 84W, HD460
  • ASUS Z97M-PLUS, Socket-1150
    • m-ATX, Z97, DDR3, 2xPCIe-x16, CFX, VGA, DVI, HDMI,
  • Samsung 24″ LED SyncMaster S24D390H
    • 1920×1080 PLS, 5ms, 1m:1, VGA/HDMI
  • Razer DeathStalker
    • Expert Gaming Keyboard – USB, Nordic layout
  • HyperX 3K SSD 240GB 2.5″ w/Watchdogs vou
    • SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 555MB/510MB/s read/write, S
  • HyperX Fury DDR3 1600MHz 16GB Black
    • 2x8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM (Kit of 2) HyperX Fur
  • Cooler Master V650S, 650W PSU -Demo
    • ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 2x 6+2pin PCI
  • Noctua NT-H1 Kjølepasta
    • 3.5 gram, High-Performance Hybrid
  • Crucial MX100 SSD 128GB 2,5″ 7mm
    • SATA 3.0 6GB/s, 9,5mm adapter, 550/150Mb/s read/wr
  • ASUS USB-N13 11n USB Adapter
    • PSP XLink Kai Support, Secure and Consistent conne

I’m pretty pleased with the setup, and it is working as a charm both with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (even though I had some problem with the wifi).

See some images after the jump.

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Trials Fusion glitches

Funny. This was a draft made way back in May, when I was playing a lot of Trails Fusion. Not as good as the previous ones (or more, not that inovation as the previous), but still a good game. Was a ton of fun to play through. And I would probably start playing it again when I move! “Anywho”, I took screenshots with my phone of some of the glitches I experienced. Nothing game breaking, just funny.

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This is a rather funny looking tree. I even think there are some games that use this as game art.

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What a strange bush.

About the Asus USB-N14 Wireless-N300 adapter

Some of you know that I’m running Ubuntu at home (and at work, most of the time). So when I bought a new computer two weeks ago (have forgotten to blog about that (stay tuned)), I needed a USB wifi adapter as the motherboard dindn’t have an integrated one. I forgot to search high and low before ordering, so I just took the newest Asus (as I have an Asus router) adapter that had a fair price.

The Asus USB-N14 Wireless-N300 USB Adapter (that is one long name) did (not surprisingly) not work out of the box on Ubuntu 14.04. So I downloaded the driver using my phone and extracted it to my computer, but when I tried to compile the code I always got two compile errors. So after a lot of googling and trying to fix the error I just have up.

So I decided to send it back and order a new one. I went for the little sibling USB-N13 Wireless-N300 Adapter, this was mostly because most of the answers that I tried for myy N14 where reported to work with the N13. So when I hooked it up it was detected automagically by my computer, but of course couldn’t use it to use the internet. It would only connect. So I went to my backup plan and followed these simple steps (that are taken from this GitHub-page https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes):

Ensure you have the necessary prerequisites installed:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

Clone this repository:

git clone https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git

Set it up as a DKMS module:

sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes

Build and install it (the version at the end may be updated, so double check with the git repo to be sure):

sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.9

Refresh the module list:

sudo depmod -a

Ensure the native (and broken) kernel driver is blacklisted:

sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

And reboot. You’re done.

Thanks to P. Varet!