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.

EastWest released Hollywood Strings Gold (available September, 27), a 16-bit version that provides a single mics configuration (mid-tree), all articulations (however no divisi), bow change (however not in legato mode). It is priced 750$ (1450$ for the full Diamond version) and includes 48 Gb of samples (310 Gb for Diamond version), on DVD or on a 500 Gb Western Digital Black Caviar internal disk (can be put on an external SATA case plugged through firewire), that is provided for free until September, 30.

Moreover the Diamond verison is also included on the disk, for a 10 days try (allows to compare the two versions, and to easily upgrade).

HTML Device : audio&video streams

Posted: September 22, 2010 in IT/Dev

A draft about the new HTML Device extension is available. This new tag allows to stream audio and video from/to an external device (camcorder, etc.).

iPhone : Undercroft free

Posted: September 17, 2010 in Games

The RPG Undercroft, that reminds Dungeon Maser, is now provided for free at the AppStore (18 Mb). Reviews are very positive.

Links about CP2JavaWS

Posted: September 16, 2010 in IT/Dev

Here is a (partial) list of references to CP2JavaWS : (referenced in a slide) (at 26 minutes) (Java link)

And many other links :

70th most clicked site from

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Audio

The Cjed home site ranks 70th in the top 100 sites (most clicked) from portal.