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changing jEdit colors

Posted by SpiceWare, in jEdit 30 September 2014 · 70 views

I don't care at all for the default colors used by jEdit:

 
The main thing I don't like is how the white background overpowers the colors.  So I change it to black by doing the following:
​Select Utilities menu
Select Global Options... menu option
In the jEdit section select Text Area
Change the Text color from black to white
C...


Compile and Run 2600 assembly code from jEdit

Posted by SpiceWare, in jEdit 29 September 2014 · 96 views

In this blog entry we'll be making the changes to compile and run your 2600 program from jEdit.  You must have already followed the steps in Add a console to jEdit for this to work.

You must also have already installed the 6502 mode file and updated the catalog file.  The current 6502 mode file can be found in this blog entry .


For this we...


Add a console to jEdit

Posted by SpiceWare, in ColecoVision, jEdit, batari BASIC 29 September 2014 · 92 views

As I mentioned last night, due to some prodding by iesposta I finally took the time to figure out how to use jEdit to Compile and Run 2600 assembly code.  Now that I have it working, I really wish I'd done this years ago :roll:  I've also worked out how to do the same for ColecoVision assembly programs and will look into batari BASIC as well....


Updated assembly-6502 and batari BASIC mode files

Posted by SpiceWare, in batari BASIC, jEdit 28 September 2014 · 84 views

DPC+ registers have been added to the assembly-6502.xml mode file for 2600 development.
 
The zero and hex problems have been fixed and DPC+ registers have been added to the batari BASIC.xml mode file.
 
See the prior blog entry for how to add the mode files.  The assembly entry for the catalog file is:

 <MODE NAME="assembly-...


Updated batari BASIC mode file

Posted by SpiceWare, in batari BASIC, jEdit 27 September 2014 · 98 views

I like to use jEdit when I'm coding my 2600 games.  Back in June I revised my mode file, the syntax coloration rules, to make it easier to see graphic images that are represented by binary numbers.  I finally got around to implementing this change for my batari BASIC mode file. This is what it looks like:

Note: Color choices are under your c...


iOS Games course for just a Tweet!

Posted by SpiceWare, in iOS 26 September 2014 · 92 views

I've been taking an iOS course that I've been quite happy with.  They just offered up their iOS Games course for a Tweet .
 
Here's a YouTube video about it .
 
I do not know how long this offer will be good for, so I suggest you get it asap if you're interested.
 
NOTE: iOS development is done using Xcode , a Mac only IDE .


Purty

Posted by SpiceWare, 24 September 2014 · 117 views

 
Need to pick up some longer cables - to drive the second monitor from the MacBook Pro I'd been using a DisplayLink USB->DVI adaptor that had some decent length due to there being a USB and  a DVI cable on either side of the adaptor.  Now it's just the DVI cable with a short Mini DisplayPort->DVI adaptor.  I had to remove t...


Another Drobo 5D capacity increase

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 14 September 2014 · 93 views

My 6TB drive arrived!  When I took it out of the box it was heavier than I expected.  Per Amazon the 6TB is 1.9 pounds while the 4TB is 1.6 .
 
 
 
Before  Status:

 
Before Capacity:

 
Before Usage:

 
 
 
After Status:

 
After Capacity:

 
After Usage:

 
 
My storage on...


new TiVo Mega - 6 tuners, 24 TB storage

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 09 September 2014 · 66 views

TiVo announces TiVo Mega, a rackmount DVR with six tuners and 24TB

The new TiVo can record up to 4,000 hours of HD or 26,000 hours of SD. Price hasn't been set, but they're estimating it to be around $5,000.

It sounds like a lot, but as a comparison my setup with 4 tuners and 5.4TB of storage cost $3084. Granted I have gone a little overboard ;) - the...


August Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 02 September 2014 · 135 views

Spent $69 in August on Doctor Who, Season 8  and Franklin & Bash, Season 4  which leaves me $82 in savings for the month.  Cumulative Savings now total $2390 with $694 left to pay off the hardware.
 
I have not yet bought a 6 TB drive.  I spotted this reply over in the Drobo Forums:
so I checked the Capacity Calcula...






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