Saturday, September 29, 2007

Darth Vader: today we dine with Jesus!

"Your lack of Vodka supplies is disturbing."

dynamips (Cisco 7200 Simulator) on Mac OS X

It runs pretty decently so far, just need to get couple things installed manually or via ports if available:

 $ curl '' -o libelf.tgz
$ tar -zxf libelf.tgz
$ cd libelf-0.8.6
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
$ make
$ sudo make install ...
$ cd ../dynamips-0.2.5 && make
$ ./dynamips ../../c7200-ik9su2-mz.124-13b.bin
Cisco 7200 Simulation Platform (version 0.2.5-x86)
Cisco IOS Software, 7200 Software (C7200-IK9SU2-M), Version 12.4(13b), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 25-Apr-07 03:18 by prod_rel_team
Image text-base: 0x60008F10, data-base: 0x6258C180

Find about dynamips and the development blog. You already know about Cisco, no link loving for them today. ;-)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Those games never end

One of the most amazing things about gaming, is to find out that a game is still being played after years of its release date. Maybe this is the usual practice for someone used to the likes of old gaming platforms and the availability of emulation software, but we also have the usual late-to-mid 90s "PC game" which became a cult. Quake 3 is still active and many other fun LucasArts games are also actively played in public servers. This is the case of Jedi Academy and a bunch other titles from the same company. The interesting point is how things are shifting towards more massive multi-player games and the role-playing genre, instead of the good old FPS. LucasArts has a rather exciting title (Force Unleashed) in the works which may be only available for consoles, and many other game development companies are doing the same.

Something changed in the game industry that makes most companies release the best games primarily for gaming-oriented platforms. If the graphic drivers for Vista didn't suck...


Hopefully the old content will come up soon, it just takes some time to re-format it for Blogger. Until that is completed, enjoy the usual humor from Wikipedia free-for-all policy and the amusing changes made to OpenBSD's head Theo.