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