Gothic. I tried it out because I already played Gothic II of which I got a free copy from my employer then (because he is publisher of the game) and I liked the game very much. I didn't know that Gothic, its precedessor was that good too, looks like Gothic II simply had some better marketing.
I didn't find a shop with the single game so to be able to play it I had to buy the Gothic Collectors Edition, containing 6(!) CDs full of RPG game data. It contains Gothic, Gothic II and the extension pack to Gothic II. If you are looking for a perfect tool to minimize your free time, just buy it.
the front page of the Irrlicht engine webpage, you'll read that there are some big changes going on. We've now got cvs and I'm no more the only one working on the engine. Has hell frozen over?
The reason for doing this is simple: Irrlicht is has become so popular that I'm simply not able to do everything on my own. Hell, it takes ages only to answer all the mails I get. :) This is also a good possibility to add long requested features to Irrlicht which I am not able to do because simply of missing hardware. (Mac, pocketpc, for example).
And btw: How do you like the new team page? I wasn't sure If I should put photos of us there, but I think it's funny this way. :)
The reason is that - I think maybe because of the holidays - I'm currently getting flooded by Irrlicht releated mails. I can understand it, in winter, especially before Xmas, I'm usually playing more games and then get a bit inspired by their graphics, and tempted to write a small game or 3D app for myself. So it looks like other people do this too, and the result is masses of mails coming to my inbox. And I am unable to answer them all and getting a guilty conscience when I am creating a new blog entry but haven't answered all mails yet. But prior to not blogging anything and wishing you happy holidays - I'm going to be in the deep deep internetless and snowy mountains of Austria for some days - I'm simply not answering all. So sorry if you are reading this, but didn't get an answer yet.
The picture is a logo I created 2 or 3 years ago, when I whished happy holidays on irrlicht.sf.net. :)
I created the tickets for a Kabarett event using svg. But now, it looks like no one will ever see them. Not because they are too ugly, fortunately. Yesterday, they burned down the University of Economics of Vienna, and this is where the event should take place tomorrow. Thanks, arsonists.
The Chronicles of Narnia. I had to watch it because I often saw the TV miniseries when I was a child. And of course, I didn't expect anything, because today I am really used to do this with movies with lots of CG animations. And of course because it was made by Disney.
And as expected, it wasn't an outstanding movie. The new The Chronicles of Narnia movie neither has an exciting told story, nor brilliant dialogs or actors. As always, it only lives of its nice pictures and computer generated graphics. Nevertheless, I really liked it, but maybe because I simply like fantasy stuff. My company for example didn't like the movie at all, she even meant that it totally sucked. And I can understand her, some details really were annoying. The white witch for example constantly named the Lion 'grosse Katze', which is an awful translation error, IMO (Big Cat = Raubkatze, not Große Katze!). Also, some things didn't fit together. Example: The 14 (whatever) year old boy transformed from a pupil into a fighting machine within one day, without explanation. In one scene he even killed a huge Minotaur nearly incidental with one short strike of his left hand. Ha.
To summarize: Nice pictures. If you like fantasy, get some beer, and go watch that movie, then it might be ok. :)
created a video showing this. It even features music. :)
Not to mention the cool new irrlicht supported platform.
IE even when you tell them that it's a high security risk twice a week for one full year, even if you have installed Firefox and Opera as alternatives on their PC. They coninue spamming you with stupid questions about 3D programming, even if you have told them multiple times that you won't help them and pointed them to several helpful forums. They are polluting your appartement with their unsecured WLAN waves and are proud that they were able to name their access point 'Dr. SomeOtherTitles SomeName' but will likely sue you if they think you are accessing the web over their router.
Yes. Sorry for the rant. If you have read this blog from the beginning, when I started it nearly two years ago on my old domain code3d.com, you know that I originally created it for ranting, and to make me feel better this way . And it's a bit better now. Hm, but maybe I can go on a bit. Ok:
Xmas sucks. I'm tired of worshipping the the book, media, and whatever industry every year just because everybody else is doing it too. I'm also tired going to my doctor's appointment where I have to wait for hours then. What's the point calling this 'appointment' ?? And yes: I'm also tired of being single, I think now for about half a year. It sucks. At least a bit.
Ok, that's it. Enough ranting for some time. :)
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