For this weekâ€™s Thousander Club update:
Game Hours: 161 / 1000
Game Ideas: 432 / 1000
There are 33 days left until the deadline for entering a game in IGF 2007: Countdown to IGF 2007
There is a deadline for a project at my day job, and so I haven’t had as much time to work on my own projects.
On top of it all, I had upgraded to a new version of SDL, which broke compatibility with the Kyra Sprite Engine. I couldn’t compile Kyra because there was a compile error in a certain file that has not changed for a number of versions. I have no idea why it wouldn’t work, but I had to change a line in it to get it to compile.
Unfortunately, after I did the new build and built my project against it, I couldn’t run it. Something else was updated on my system which prevented me from running applications that aren’t installed, such as Oracle’s Eye Prime and the Professor Fizzwizzle demo. I decided to upgrade everything on my system, since I was spending as much time as I was just trying to get these things working.
The result: I am typing this post from my girlfriend’s computer while waiting for the kernel to recompile so that I can create new Nvidia kernel modules in order to use Xorg (as I was using XFree86 before). I was able to get some work done this weekend, but I lost a lot of productivity.
I need to look into setting up virtualization so that I can get a clean image of a Gnu/Linux build without needing to worry about breaking anything when upgrading.