Dustlayer

Retro means old but cool.

I grew up with the Commodore C64 but was never able to master the machine. I was young, I wanted to play the latest games and let other people do the pioneer work on exploring this incredible hardware. Today I have better skills to catch up on what it takes to code the C64. I will share what I learn along the way. Enjoy the trip to the past!

Dustlayer Photos of the Week 20.04.2013

I thought it would be a good idea to get some distraction from all the coding topics from time to time. You might know that I collect C64 Stuff but also Retro Videogames. I hope you enjoy to looking at some of the photos. 

I will go down into my Retro lair and try to dig up some interesting stuff for a picture gallery on a regular basis. For the future I will set some theme to each gallery (e.g., Horror Games on C64) but for the first one, I have just grabbed some pictures I took in the last few weeks and months. Have Fun!

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DUST 0.5.0 released - removed Win32 emulation

I have released a new Version of DUST and removed the setup routines to install Win32 emulation.

How to update:  sudo npm -g install dustlayer

Why the removal of Setup Options for Win32 Emulation?
The automatic installation simply does not work satisfactory. There are countless sources of errors depending on OSX Version, previously installed Wine version and directory permissions. I realized it is much easier and straight-forward to write a short tutorial on how to get Wine working on Mac OSX instead. 

A nice side-effect is that the whole DUST setup runs now through in less than 90 seconds on a standard OSX system.

Expect a tutorial on Win32 Emulation on Mac next week as chapter of a new episode which discusses playing with sprites where we want to use a Windows-Application to edit our graphics. That is unless I find an alternative Sprite Editor on Mac - if you know any, let me know.

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DUST 0.4.6 released

I have released another new Version of DUST to address a problem affecting users of Unarchiver which led to the problem that WineBottler and the Win32 apps were not set up properly. 

How to update:  sudo npm -g install dustlayer 
How to test a previous setup: dust test
Run setup again: dust setup

When 'dust test' reveals there are tools missing, you can just re-run the setup process.

Note that when the setup routine installs WineBottler for the first time - it will open the program during installation so it does some initial configuration. You must first confirm that you want to open the program.

In the meantime, the configuration in the terminal window will finish up. You can close the Wine Install window when the following message appears.

Winebottler Configuration is completed - close this window.

Run 'dust test' again in the terminal and everything should be fine.

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