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Happy New Year!

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So it’s 2012. I’m going to skip the obligatory apocalyptic joke and jump into the meat of this post.

Game Updates

Trophiends has gotten some promising reviews / stats from the few “First Impression” players over at FlashGameLicense.com, so I’m really happy about that.  I’ve learned of a few areas of the game that can be improved, so I plan on doing some work on that tonight and possibly 100% completing the game.  (All that’s left to do besides those minor tweaks is to build 5 bonus levels, of which I already have a few ideas.)

If I don’t finish up tonight however, it’s not a big deal, I’ll finish it up tomorrow.  I’ll still be on schedule because I don’t plan on uploading the game for sponsorship until Wednesday morning Sunday morning.  I’ll also begin promoting Defective and focusing on getting that sold on Wednesday Sunday / Monday as well, so expect two games of mine to be released nearly simultaneously, probably in February.

The Holidays…

So Christmas came and went.  It was a fun weekend with the family, and the gifts weren’t too shabby either.  If any of you follow me on Twitter, you’ll probably be aware that I’ve been planning on building a computer for Christmas.  I spent the Christmas shopping season scouting on deals on all of the parts, and after receiving the monitor as a Christmas gift from my parents, I put the thing together on December 26th.

I ran into a few minor issues along the way, all of which only slowed me down. The first being that I plugged the monitor DVI cable into the wrong slot onto the PC when I first booted it up to see if it worked.  As a result, the computer turned on and looked to be working, but the monitor showed “No Signal.”  That was quickly resolved, however.

I then learned that I would need to buy a new copy of Windows 7, as I apparently can’t resuse the one I bought with a student discount back in 2009.

After installing Windows, I then realized I completely forgot about a wireless card.  Another two days of waiting while it shipped and the build was finally completed.  (Well, not completely.  I want to overclock the CPU but because a rear fan isn’t working I have to wait on that to arrive on Monday.)

Here are a few pictures of my battlestation.

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And for those interested, here is the part list.

So yeah, as you can tell, I’m pretty excited.  I tried out Battlefield 3 and it runs super smooth at 1920 x 1080 at all High settings.  Even Ultra runs completely smooth (and looks amazing) except when there are a lot of explosions or something similar.

So that’s that.  I plan on getting to work on my next game project sometime this week.  I’ve been planning it for weeks now and can’t wait to see it take shape.  More news on that in the future, of course.

Alright, happy 2012!

  1. FlashMush proclaims: January 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Looking forward to the New Year as well.

  2. Paul D'Amora states: January 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I just skipped over the part about the games, sorry.

    The setup looks really nice though. I almost went for that exact case for my build, but it wasn’t quite my style. I would actually be interested in one of those /rig pages you used to have up on FTLose. Pictures of the inside and stuff. But overall it looks really great. Oh, and to avoid being too nice, you are an LED whore.

  3. Ralph blathers: January 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    There’s a pic of the inside.

    And I know, I love lights. If it were possible, I would eat lights. Like the photons, you know? I’d just eat them. Eat them right on up.

    Ikea Dioder, for any future-people who may be wondering. That’s what I’m using for the monitor bias lighting.

    Edit: Also, yeah, that /rig/ page was hilarious. Especially because when I sold forthelose.org, I forgot to take it down, so it was still there months after I sold it. I’m still kind of pissed the new owner sold it to that WP plugin site, I would love to go look at it and see all the good times we had before Rid and I knew you.

  4. Brandon utters: January 2, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Really awesome setup. I would love to have something like that one day.

  5. Ralph proclaims: January 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Well if you’d quit your job and instead get on MSN more, maybe it would happen.

  6. Paul D'Amora utters: January 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Kind of a small board. What form factor is that? I’m actually going to be a hyprocrit and buy those lights now.

  7. Brandon says: January 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Don’t even give me that, Ralph lol. I’ve been waiting for you to get on again for a while. You better be with your new computer now. I only work tomorrow until 8, then I have the rest of the week off.

  8. Ralph utters: January 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    @Paul – It’s actually a regular-sized ATX board, the case, however, is kind of huge.

    Also lololol @ the lights.

    @Brandon – I was hoping you were busy over the past month so I could lie and say I’ve been on MSN. DAMN, YO.

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