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More Windows 8 Fun

Posted by johnhattan, 30 November 2012 · 1,597 views

(hmm, for some reason the RSS importer from http://thecodezone.blogspot.com is borked, so I'm going the old fashioned way, with cut-n-paste)

Well at some point a couple of weeks ago the hard drive in my Main Development Box decided that booting to an OS was no longer necessary. And it chose to do so right in...


Great freebie deal

Posted by johnhattan, 25 September 2012 · 844 views

Oh but I have a good freebie that's coming up in a couple of days. I was going to post this as a gamedev.net front-page news item, but it appears that our news-feed is entirely scraped from other sources now (which is just fine with me), so I'm posting this as a blog item. Feel free to upvote it on that front page tab so everybody sees it.

Packt...


Changes to Mac versions

  Posted by johnhattan, 06 March 2012 · 899 views

This is a long-needed change to the Mac versions of my games. In the past, my Mac games worked on both the old PowerPC-based Macs as well as the newer Intel ones. Well, now the PowerPC Macs have graduated from "old" to "ancient", and Apple has been gently nudging developers into working only with newer releases.

And that extends to the...


The simple solutions sometimes

  Posted by johnhattan, 10 February 2012 · 856 views

Tech support tip for independent game developers selling game downloads

Gmail is a GREAT tech support tool.

I've been selling downloadable games on my website since 2007. And in those years I've had plenty (and by plenty I mean hundreds) of emails to support@thecodezone.com from people who need help. 99% of the emails fall into two...


Books to review

Posted by johnhattan, 08 February 2012 · 1,322 views

Okay, I just got a dozen requests for reviews from O'Reilly and Packt, so I thought I'd post the whole set here. If there's something you'd like to see reviewed, by all means tell me in a comment and I'll make sure it happens:

O'Reilly
ActionScript Developer's Guide to PureMVC
Google Script: Enterprise Application...






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