Saturday, September 29, 2007
It runs pretty decently so far, just need to get couple things installed manually or via ports if available:
$ curl 'http://www.mr511.de/software/libelf-0.8.6.tar.gz' -o libelf.tgz
$ tar -zxf libelf.tgz
$ cd libelf-0.8.6
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
$ 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: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 25-Apr-07 03:18 by prod_rel_team
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
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...