It's just writing a bunch of data into a memory area that a "VGA device" DMAs into the video buffer. There's nothing fancy going on and the visual effect was a side effect of the emulator clock rate and the data I was putting in the buffer.
Been writing a little emulator for a fantasy CPU inspired by a uni course into the workings of a computer. After numerous branch and math test programs, I finally got it to do a bit of graphics!
Had some fun sabering people to death last night on @gamingonlinux Friday Livestream. This is pure skill and no luck whatsoever. https://clips.twitch.tv/SnappyBlueCakeFreakinStinkin
Regarding Pyre, Sir Gilman remains the best.
Rukey Greentail is also the best.
They are the co-best.
Goodbye 2017, hello 2018. Please be better than your predecessor!
Twice I've had Audacity eat all my RAM during a recording session (took about 40-50 minutes for my system to start swapping) so I feel I need to re-examine my recording process a bit. Maybe record everything purely with OBS and do audio editing separately?
Whew, only took me a couple of forevers but I finally managed to move my subscriptions and also trim the list slightly. Was a bit of a trip down the memory lane going through all the channels I had subscribed to at some point which had become inactive over time.
Bleh, moving YouTube subscriptions from one channel to another is a nice pain. Apparently they had a feature to automate it but naturally that got cut out along the way. And clicking "Subscribe" a good couple dozen times tripped the bot detector. Sigh.
Pyre on True Nightwing difficulty is a very intense experience indeed. It really feels bad when you fail and feels absolutely amazing when you pull off a last-minute miracle and manage to turn the tables. I can highly recommend it.
Did my Assembly programming exam and now I am stuck at the campus for the next 3-ish hours. Should I attempt being productive or just browse the nets and play video games?
Patreon to creators:
Please, please stop switching to LiberaPay!
Gaming on Linux can now be supported on Liberapay !
Liberapay is a donations platform to help you fund the creators and projects you appreciate.
In comparison to more well known Patreon, The FEES ARE LOWER, you can also put a lump sum into your "wallet" to then dish it out to anyone on the service.
Liberapay is run transparently by a non-profit organization, its source code is open, public.
Bah, phone derped from 100% battery to 0% again. Having to constantly keep it plugged into a battery bank really emphasizes how much this thing is on life support. I guess I know what to ask for from Santa.
Steam has a special Finland Anniversary Sale of games made by Finnish developers https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/steam-has-a-special-finland-anniversary-sale-of-games-made-by-finnish-developers.10839 #GameSale
Phew, almost done with university studies for today. Soon I can go back home and actually celebrate my birthday. Woo!