Day: <span>September 27, 2010</span>

A New Inaria

Behold!

Inaria!  Compiled with NetBeans and Cygwin!

“But Viridian!” I hear you exclaim. (My god, you exclaim loud. Keep it down, will ya?) “This is just the same Inaria that you’ve been peddling for years now!”

Ah, but it is not. For this version of Inaria was compiled using the NetBeans IDE and the Cygwin compiler platform. And since the source does not call any Windows libraries, that means I could very easily make a Linux version.

If Linux didn’t hate me.

So why’d I do this? Well, I had an interview recently, and the company is using NetBeans as their IDE so I figured I’d get familiar with it. It’s actually quite good – similar enough to Visual Studio that I could figure things out quick. And it’s got one nice feature – hold CTRL and mouse over an include directive and it’ll tell you the path of the file you’re including (or tell you that it cannot find it). Nice.

More good stuff tomorrow, including a CHALLENGE! (For me, not for you. Sorry.)


My One-Sentence Review of Civilization 5

You know, we started using computers to play these kinds of games to get away from the limitations of board wargames.

And if you want more proof that Civilization IV is still the pinnacle of the series, here it is. Warning, strong but hilarious language.

As for Civilization Facebook (which, yes, I know, is technically called Civilization Network)…I have no problem with it. I probably won’t play it, but I don’t think it’s a travesty that craps on the good name of the series like some people do.