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Monday, October 16th, 2006
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I haven't asked you guys what to do in my spare time for a while.

HexxagonDS still has a lot of work left, but I'm still thinking ahead to what I want to do on the DS next:
I really like the idea of a MythTV frontend using MythStream TV so I can get my recorded shows anywhere with wireless, or live TV if for some reason I wanted that. It would be a lot of work, since nobody has written a decent video player yet. But the PC side is mostly done already.
Descent II would make the best DS game ever, and D2X-XL is ripe for the porting. Except I don't think it would ever fit in the available memory. Even the original version. Nobody had only 4MB RAM in 1997. Might be fun to try though, maybe using SuperCard RAM.
There's also the idea of making an original game, probably Son of Spacegame. This would be a huge undertaking, and I would have to find minions to do things like 2d art, 3d art, music, story, and dialog. It would only be worth it if the result was also playable on a PC. I mean, it would *really* be worth it, but only if there was a chance of finishing it.

There's also my non-DS projects directory, brimming with unfinished crap:
My RTMP stream downloader Loose Seal needs a lot of work, including stream remultiplexing and heuristics for finding RTMP streams in SWF files.
There are still like 75 origin points left in Startalyzer, my tool for analyzing a windows startup process. It also needs the ability to read and write to registry files without any win32, so it can be run on a linux boot CD.
JiveJournal is a FUSE based virtual filesystem that lets you mount your LJ Scrapbook. It's basically done. But I have to submit changes to the LJ server so it will give me HTTP resume for seeking, unless that's been done already.
Watching HDTV in linux sucks because even when XvMC actually works, it doesn't do the beautiful deinterlacing that TVTime did. Doing MPEG decoding and deinterlacing completely in shaders sounds like a good idea, but I'm not sure if it's feasible. This would be something to add to MythTV.

Poll #846485 What to do

DS projects

MythTV frontend
1(10.0%)
Descent II port
2(20.0%)
Original game
3(30.0%)
Get a PSP
0(0.0%)
Something else
1(10.0%)

PC projects

Loose Seal
2(28.6%)
Startalyzer
1(14.3%)
JiveJournal
1(14.3%)
GLSL video processor
0(0.0%)
Something else
3(42.9%)
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[User Picture]From: lipid
2006-10-17 05:46 am (UTC)

Other:

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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-10-18 02:28 am (UTC)

Re: Other:

Oh no, I'm stuck on #4 and #5 and I only have three days left!
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[User Picture]From: lipid
2006-10-26 04:46 am (UTC)

Got another one.

THIS + Nintendo DS.
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From: zhaytee
2006-10-17 01:15 pm (UTC)
As usual, I'm available for music-writin' if you decide to make an original game. ;P

I can even churn out some code, if need be!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-10-18 02:31 am (UTC)
Thanks, man. I'll let you know if I do. I'd love some original music... I'd use the hell out of that music.
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[User Picture]From: duinlas
2006-10-17 02:51 pm (UTC)
Well I know what "something else" I'd have you work on for the PC. :P

And you know... spacegame is nifty and all... but I always just think about how to sell it, how to make people see THIS is the unique thing and better than all other things because of XYZ.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-10-18 02:37 am (UTC)
Heh. I guessed yours. Nobody else elaborated :P
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2006-10-17 11:24 pm (UTC)
Code my game, dammit!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-10-18 02:38 am (UTC)
I need to talk to you about this. What type of game are you working on anyway?
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2006-10-18 03:02 am (UTC)
it's just a lil side scroller. i might be able to use a freebie maker, but i don't know how.
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