Monday, December 10, 2007

I, Robot for Atari is Sweet

So I was trying to write an annotated bibliography for my Com Theory class and I got distracted. I started looking up old computers and found a website called "The History of Computing Project" and was looking through their video game timeline. I got down to 1984 and saw that the first game with 3D vector graphics came out for Atari.
Fortunately the game has a small following and I got to play the game after downloading a game emulator from here and then scouring for the ROM. I had to download the 0.89 version of the emulator because the 2.0 didn't work.
Great game. I wanna get it working on a machine to be arcade style or something. Great old video games are gonna be lost unless people are able to transfer them onto the Internet for people to enjoy. Video Games and other software should become public domain after 10 years or something.
I've been trying to get a copy of an old PlayStation game called Einhander. I had a demo disc and I really want to find it. That game is sweet too.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Microsoft Virtual PC

So this is blogging?

My roommate, Bill, showed me Microsoft Virtual PC today. I haven't tried it yet but I plan on it. I bet that will be a very cool piece of technology. Being able to run multiple operating systems at once on one machine is something that I've thought about for a long time. The first thing I want to do is install it on Angie's computer. I want to see if running Virtual PC on her laptop will help it run faster. Her laptop has a Sempron processor and I don't like it. That processor and the Celleron were designed to power super typewriters.

When I want to run multiple operating systems at once I've been using Remote Desktop Connection or forms of VNC. So I'm really running 2 or more separate computers at once. But Virtual PC adds a new spin on it.

This software, Microsoft Math, and this new laser mouse remote are all kick-ass. Then there's Surface and Photosynth which offers so much potential.

In this blog I plan to compare Windows and Mac OS. I like to argue between the two and with the new release of Mac OS 10.5 I am excited to see it up against Vista.

I'm a pc.