Seems like the seeming lack of updates from Penny
Arcade (mentioned below) was my fault. When I created the
bookmark it used some page that hasn't been updated in a
while. When I changed it to just WWW.PENNY-ARCADE.COM it
came up with the current news. I suppose I need to make
sure every time I add a bookmark that it uses the right
Still no progress on the enhanced Decaying Orbit. I've
been busy playing System Shock 2. What an awesome game!
Plus I just recently got Homeworld so that might occupy a
lot of time depending on how much I get into it. I
finished Sonic Adventure, but haven't gotten all the
emblems yet. Don't know if I will, though since landing a
2000g fish with Big the Cat is hair-tearing frustrating.
I picked up Soul Calibur a couple weeks back and have
played that off and on. I'm not much into fighting games,
but can appreciate the beauty of this one.
When will I get back to Decaying Orbit? Who's to say.
I think I just need to dive back in and I'll get in the
groove again. We'll see.
I've been continuing in the "game player" mode for a
while now. I'm not sure when I'll switch back to
programmer" mode. I recently acquired Grand Theft Auto
which has thoroughly occupied my time. I'm having a blast
with it and expect to be at it for a few more weeks. I'm on
the 4th out of 6 missions. Since I got the Director's Cut
version I still have the London set to go through too.
I also snagged the old dancing game Bust-A-Groove. The
music is very catchy and has me coming back for more
regularly. And since you can finish a game in 30 minutes
(unlike GTA which takes a few hours) it's more inviting for
Wipeout 3 and Homeworld are to be played at some point
I've started to learn Windows programming in an effort
to port my TimPak utility from DOS. I want to make it all
nice and spiffy :) I have done some Windows programming in
the past, but it was a while ago when the libraries weren't
very user friendly. I have Visual C++ 6.0 now and it looks
to be much better. So, since this utility will be used for
my Yaroze efforts I guess you could say I've come back to
I've grown a bit bored with Grand Theft Auto. The
problem is that you can only save after beating a city. So
it takes several hours at a time to play. I finally played
Wipeout 3 and it seems very cool. I'll try not to obsess
over it like I did Wipeout 64 :). Ultima Ascention will be
coming soon (Dragon Edition of course). Also I need to pick
up Rocket: Robot on Wheels since it looks outstanding.
Despite these wonderful distractions, I hope to pick up the
Yaroze pace soon.