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Joehaynus - my CS:GO Workshop submission

Posted by EricBall, 23 April 2019 · 117 views

I finally finished the YouTube video, so I've submitted it to the workshop https://steamcommuni.../?id=1720872782


CS:GO MP5-SD skin - sneak peek

Posted by EricBall, 01 April 2019 · 110 views


Why CS:GO Danger Zone is better than PUBG

Posted by EricBall, 14 December 2018 · 375 views

Valve decided to make CS:GO free to play and at the same time add a battle royale mode "Danger Zone".  This is great for me as I was looking for a way to scratch my PUBG itch on my 27" iMac rather than playing PUBG on phones.
But IMHO Danger Zone is better than PUBG because it is only 16 players on a correspondingly smaller map.  This lea...

Fortnite keyboard trainer

Posted by EricBall, 25 November 2018 · 224 views

One of the big challenges in getting good at Fortnite is getting good at building.  While many hours of playing Wolf3D, DOOM, Descent etc have drilled the standard WASD key mapping into instinct, but I find I'm fumbling when I want to build.  I realized I needed something akin to typing drills, so I coded something up in Javascript:<html...

Fortnite versus PUBG

Posted by EricBall, 18 November 2018 · 212 views

I've been feeling minor PUBG withdrawal since my son took his Samsung tablet to college as I'm unwilling to spend the $$ to buy my own tablet for a "free to play" game.  Last night i broke down and installed Fortnite on my 27" iMac.  I've played about a dozen games so far and noted the following differences:
The big one is the whole building mec...

OSMC on RPi0w

Posted by EricBall, 01 October 2018 · 316 views

I have an external drive (5TB in your pocket for US$120 - the mind boggles) to which I've ripped DVDs, including Game of Thrones.  Now that my son is off to college, it might be easier for my wife and I to find the time to watch them.
They play back fine on my wife's MacBook - but its USB ports died so we have to use a DisplayPort adapter, whi...

Dream computer - OpEd

Posted by EricBall, 12 September 2018 · 227 views

Via one of the guy's YouTube videos, I happened across http://www.the8bitgu...dream-computer/
Now, not to rain on anyone's parade - but retro dream computers are just that, dreams.
I've been playing with computers since the Apple ][+ days - so I've got plenty of nostalgia for retro computers.  But guess what, when my...

my (100% free) iOS game is on the App Store!

Posted by EricBall, 02 April 2018 · 371 views
I took a day off so I could finally put on my "round-tuit" and get my iOS game into the App Store.
100% free to play. No in-app purchases. No subscriptions. No advertising.  WiFi not required.
30 levels to complete (so far)
Built-in level creator with the option to submi...

PUBG Mobile

Posted by EricBall, 22 March 2018 · 729 views

So last night I played my first game of PUBG Mobile - and survived long enough to reach #34 and made 3 kills.  (And I probably would have done better if the game hadn't glitched and not auto-reloaded my AR.)
I'm old enough to have played Wolfenstein 3D and DOOM; but not Quake because I'd stepped off the upgrade treadmill.  Multiplayer sho...

N64 versus PS1

Posted by EricBall, 19 January 2018 · 477 views

This past Christmas I bought an N64 for my son (and me) to enjoy my collection of games.  (Although the problem turned out to be dirty cartridges rather than a dead N64.)  He's been having a blast playing Super Mario 64 and the Mario Party games.
This nostalgia rekindled my interest in what is under the hood of both it and the original Pl...

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