Cool op-ed from @l03s about What Remains in The Ecologist!
"Gamers battling industry disinformation
What Remains is a game that draws parallels between industry disinformation campaigns from the 1980s and today."
US2455992A - Cathode-ray tube amusement device (1947)
Patent for the first proto-shmup :)
"The game can be made more spectacular, and the interest therein both from the players and the observers standpoint can be increased, by making a visible explosion of the cathode ray beam take place when the target is hit."
Technical Breakdown of a new NES game written in Lisp
"What Remains is a narrative adventure game for the 8-bit NES video game console, and was released in March 2019 as a free ROM, playable in emulator. It was created by a small team, Iodine Dynamics, over the course of two years of on and off development.[...] Herein is a technical breakdown of some of the pieces that make up our game’s engine, in the hopes that others find it useful or at least interesting to read about."
Sooooo... the whole point of adding bdf2subf into #p9p was to get acme to display the Terminus font properly :3
Research has shown that using any other font is
However, since the last time I used #acme it looks like that there has been lots of changes to #plan9port in relation to font display. The current favoured way seems to be running fontsrv that exposes most of the system's fonts to p9p via 9pfuse and that is also able to do on-demand conversion of these fonts to #Plan9's subfont format. But somehow it really does not look good here with the latest Terminus TTF. Sadly X11 PCF fonts are not supported by fontsrv either. There is a subfont Terminus conversion floating around but it was not quite correct either. Thankfully, running bdf2subf on the latest BDF version of Terminus fixed everything.
For those who want the conversion I use and instructions on how to make theirs: https://git.bleu255.com/plan9port/file/font/terminus/README.html
Someone made their own What Remains 1.0.2 #NES cart. This is so cool.
👺What Remains 1.0.2 released!👺
Codename: shitthelasthardwareupdatetriggeredafreezeinsomeemususinganoldbuggyfceuxcodebase AKA Making software for 80s tech that needs to be forward compatible with buggy emulation from the future is pretty radical.
bdf2subf 18.104.22.168 released :D
I started using #acme again and am planning to maintain a local collection of tweaks/changes to #plan9port (though probably 99.9% acme related). I'm starting by adding bdf2subf which is a handy #Plan9 BDF to subfont converter.
The latest version I could find is 1.3.1 from 2003 and I did minor changes to make it build nicely with #p9p's INSTALL script.
Will update thread about why this was somehow super important :)
tfw no feel software foundation