2008 Blog Archive

Thief widescreen

I've been really busy with my writing lately, brushing up old manuscripts and sorting out a problem with the fantasy novel I'm working on. Anyhow, I've found time to add a bit about running Thief 1 and Thief 2 in widescreen resolutions. It can be done, and it is glorious! Check out the details in the Gaming area of the site.

Thief 1 and 2

Speaking of gaming, it's amazing how hard it can be to get Thief and Thief 2 running these days, let alone looking as good as it did when it was released. I've added a page to the Gaming section to make life easier for gamers that want to play these wonderul, original first person sneaker games. Stuff like Splinter Cell has nothing on them.

I've also updated my System Shock 2 instructions to deal with modern 32-bit rendering.

42 Gaming

There's an interesting games review site at 42gaming.com, which I may just have a wee bit to do with. Reliable game reviews that rate rubbish as the rubbish they are, and give credit when it's due. Go check it out, I think you'll like it.

Addendum Jan 2010: The site has been discontinued. That was quick, huh? But I still have the game reviews on disk. If I get the time I'll put the online on this site.

Still Alive

Fear not, I am in fact Still Alive! On which subject, let me say Portal is a brilliant game. One of the few of recent times, believe me.

The nasty ear infection I had has cleared away, leaving me with some lovely tinnitus in one ear to remember it by. Annoying, but a definite improvement on the infection itself. With luck, the ringing sound will go away eventually... But frankly I won't be holding my breath. I'd likely turn blue.

I've been looking at doing in depth game reviews, on a dedicated site, with some like-minded (ie: grumpy) company. It seems to me the majority of reviews are too subjective, making it hard to tell if you'll like the game yourself. Plus they miss aspects I care about, like plot. No, not story! Plot, dammit. I'll rant about it properly once the review site is up. So consider yourself warned!

Anyhow... belated happy new year, merry solstice, etc etc! Now go buy a new book, play Portal, and generally enjoy yourself. That's an order!