And here I was, thinking on Friday “Ah, this has been a quiet week for updates and releases. PtitSeb was probably taking a (well deserved) break. I can probably do a quick summary of what happened these past days in a couple of minutes.” When I woke up on Friday morning and checked the repo again, I realized my mistake: Streak was back. With a lot of stuff. Oh no.
Aleph One is an open source continuation of the classic science fiction FPS series Marathon. Released in the 90’s and popularised on the Mac platform, Aleph One is faithful to the original series including the sleek menus, dark futuristic graphics, eerie sound effects and thrilling gameplay. Our own Pandora port was compiled and packaged by Pickle, with all three episodes and datafiles nicely wrapped up into a single PND.
In this little article I’ll describe my Pandora usage during a typical working day. So I won’t talk about how the Pandora can transform a long, exhausting day of traveling into a fun day with many hours of gaming while standing in queue for airport security and passport control, waiting at the gate for boarding to start, sitting in a cramped economy class seat, and so on. And I won’t talk about how the Pandora saved me from boredom on that day when I made the mistake to agree to join my girlfriend to the shopping mall. Or how I used it as an emergency flashlight when the power went out for a couple of hours in an old hotel in Budapest. No, I’ll talk about a typical, normal day.
Last weekend I spent my weekend in Tokyo (yeah, I live in Japan, so this is not very hard to do) and when in town, I usually schedule a quick trip to Akibahara (秋葉原, also known as Akiba and famous for its Electric Town) with one of my friends there, who likes retro-gaming even more than I do. What did we do there? Well, we found a couple of interesting games, I ended up buying some Japanese Playstation 1 oldies, and once back at home I ripped them so that I can play them on Pandora. Ready for the full report?
So, you want to do a port for the Pandora? But you have no idea where to begin with ? You are not familiar with Linux either ? You don’t feel like going through thousands of forum pages, with people contradicting each other every 2 posts, to find out the right way to do it was on page 56 out of 81 ? Well aren’t you the lucky one, today Dredd shows you how to do a port from start to finish.
If 30 levels of brain-twisting action sounds like your thing, you will definitely want to check out the winner of the 2013 DragonBox Coding Competition for Original Pandora Games, Aquaventure.
Another week, another crazy series of updates and releases. And this time there are big news, with the official release of the openGL wrapper from Lunixbochs with several games taking advantage of it.
Just a short post today after the long discussion about the browsers from yesterday. I hope you enjoyed that, by the way. I just added as “Support Us” page in the top menu of the PandoraLive page, and let me explain exactly where this is coming from and what we would like to ask all of you.
There are already tons (well, lots) of browsers available on Pandora. Firefox, LightWeight2, Chromium, Arora, Panda, Jumanji and many others. Yet it is hard to find a good comparison of what they can do, and how fast and responsive they are. You have been waiting for it, so here is the ultimate comparison of the browsers available for Pandora in March 2013.