Archive for September, 2010

ZX Spectrum : Elite Collection

Posted: September 28, 2010 in Games
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Elite Systems, famous games editors in the 80s, announced that it will release ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection (Vol. #1) soon. Additional volumes will be added later (or as in-App purchases), and Elite invites other developers and publishers to bring their titles.

Cloud9 IDE : JS online editor

Posted: September 25, 2010 in IT/Dev
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Cloud9 IDE is an open source on-browser JS editor, that also allows starting server applications based on NodeJS. It however for now lacks a visual layout plugin for various JS frameworks (ExtJS, Cappuccino), and the debugger seems requiring Chrome.

Proposal for equity / search engines

Posted: September 25, 2010 in IT/Dev
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As ideas (or promoting of something, like music) is now more and more likely to be received through web channels (web biggest companies are willing to get rid of regular TV, radio and now Press), search engines ranking algorithms will have too much impact on basic (fundamentals) rights. That is we should ensure independant/reliable control of these.

One solution would be that such algorithms (the ones from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc.) be provided to a central/regulated worldwide entity (where they may also be validated). Browsers would then allow to enter this central site address (through their general settings), and when searching for something on regular Google, Yahoo, etc. sites, the updated browsers would automatically send an additional request to the central site system (that would choose its corresponding validated engine to make the same search), and alert if returned results differ too much. Then it would prevent suspect filtering from both sides (considering both side don’t make agreements…) !

Try sound available for mac

Posted: September 25, 2010 in Audio

Audio softwares test Try sound solution, provided at Best Service site, is now available for mac. After registering for a 30 minutes test session we receive a download link to a client software (same principle as with VNC). The remote server runs Kontakt 4, Independance, and other hosts instances configured with a library each. We can switch to any listed library. For a given instance we can modify parameters/load instruments, as with regular remote networking. However the audio latency is very high. There is also to note that a background noise (birds like) is added to the stream.

EastWest’s TeraPack solution may then be better, however it has to be purchased again each time a new library is out (not problematic however for a single editor like EastWest, as new releases are logically less frequent).

Galaxy on Fire free

Posted: September 25, 2010 in Games

Game Galaxy on Fire is now available for free at the AppStore.

Assassin’s Creed 2 for mac

Posted: September 25, 2010 in Games

Assassin’s Creed 2 Deluxe Edition for mac is available as pre-order at macgamestore (34,99$). About the required video card, it is stated 256 MB Dedicated Shader model 3.0 or higher (ATI RADEON HD 4000/5000 series, NVIDIA GeForce® 100/200 series), so it may launch on a mac mini 2010 (a 3 Ghz processor and dedicated video card are listed however).

Solomon’s Boneyard free

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Games

Game Solomon’s Boneyard is provided for free today at the AppStore.