With Zetty and I heading off next for South Africa next Tuesday and the Chimp and Rabbits wedding this weekend, It’s comming crunch time for Eraser.
To test what machines it’s going to run on I’ve packaged up a 1 level beta test for you all.
Unforunately due to the fact that XNA is right on the bleeding edge you’ve got to install a few updates and have a shader compatable video card to be able to play.
Let me know how you go?
It’s been a little quiet around here again, the following images are of the little game comp project that Euan and I are collaborating on that has been occupying all of my spare time, that and a 12 hour mountain bike race, fishing in San Reamo, getting ready for Trav and Jess’s wedding (mostly the impending bucks weekend) and our trip away in December.
If you think it looks like it’s hand drawn on graph paper rather than a computer game then I’m some way towards getting the look right, that’s right I’m using all the graphics processing power of a modern GPU with pixel shaders to render in realtime maths book doodles attacking an eraser which is in turn spewing out an array of red pen drawn death.
Why, I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been done before?
Here’s a link to the comp entry thread, I’m keeping it on the down low (I don’t actually say if they’re screen shots or concept sketches) to see if I can generate some intrigue, no doubt someone will find this blog entry and my cover will be blown, oh well it’s worth a shot.
I’m sure most of you are as sick as I am of XP’s gordy friggin Blue bubbly sh!te default theme, unfortunately the alternative options they give you are equally as shizen if not a little worse.
I have never understood why they would highlight the border of an application so much when 99.99999% of the time you’re concerned about what’s in side the border!
Finally some reprieve, the Mabster sent this Zune XP theme to me this morning, it’s an official theme from Microsoft that renders your window boarder in glorious non-imposing BLACK.
I’ve been running today and apart from the selected item colour not being a colour (it defaults to gray but you can change it) it’s rather nice, still not a pinch on Apples Aqua interface but makes XP more bearable.
Download it and give it a go ZuneDesktopTheme.msi (1.6Mb)