Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Game Development Blog

I just wanted to let you guys know that I've been putting alot of my time and energy into building my own game dev company for a while now.  Given the fact that there isn't much hiring going on in this region for those who don't have 5+ years of experience or more on the job, I'd much rather take my chances going out on my own doing what I enjoy.  This has been my plan for a few years now, but at first I wanted to get more industry experience before getting started, but that plan isn't working due to the overwhelmingly pickiness of hiring managers these days.

Although I haven't released any of my games yet, I've gotten off to a good start.  I have the equipment, hardware and software to do most things that I plan to do, made a nice little office in my apartment, and a few games that people are already looking forward to buying/playing (not just people, one 3rd party company is interested in one of my games).  Sounds great in all, but there's much more work to be done besides coding and designing levels/artwork. =)

My blog is located at:

This doesn't mean that I've stopped working on Cxbx at all!  It just means that I have more than one project going on (one that will hopefully pay off).  I still have time during my off days and weekends to work on Cxbx and other emulation related stuff.

So if you want, feel free to follow this blog and give your opinions on the games I'm working on.  Any feedback is welcome.  And at this point, I can use all the good advice I can get. :)


Friday, February 8, 2013

Dead to Rights: BSOD anyone?

I recently bought a few Xbox1 games from a used game store about 2 weeks ago, one of them was Dead to Rights.  I already own the game, but I bought another copy since my other copy of it is out of reach (in another state with most of my Xbox games).  So I dump the game, thinking "Yeah, now I can finally fix that crash I couldn't track before...".  As soon as I get ingame, what happens?  BSOD.  Wtf? Cxbx hasn't given me a BSOD since that time I tried to emulate Wolfenstein back in 2004-05ish!  The worst part is, I have no idea what's causing it. I think it's an issue with XP.  It keeps bringing up win32.sys, so it's probably kernel related...

Back when I had vista, this wasn't a problem.  I never thought I'd say it, but I actually do miss vista a little.  While I and most other users hated it, Cxbx loves it with a passion, as it's the most compatible version of Windows running it.  I tried Win7 and 8, and none of them ran Cxbx as well as Vista did.

"This game is on PC, who cares?"  I do.  This is a battle for completion, and I don't have as many games using XDK 4432 as I'd like, so...

Meh, I'm not going to worry about it too much, so I'll just have to work on some other games until I either fix what's wrong with this laptop or get a new PC altogether (the latter would be nice).  Maybe I'll just keep bashing away at Otogi or something like that.