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by Alan M
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Newcastle Raspberry Jam, Tues 30th October
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Newcastle Raspberry Jam, Tues 30th October

First I miss the Gateshead eDay, then this happens the week I'm in Switzerland on a training course... :x
by Alan M
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 15425

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

Well, I finally got round to trying this out last night. Much better! With the inverted controls I can now actually control the ship properly instead of moving the wrong way and having to correct myself, and the 'space dust' is great. It would be nice to actually find another player online so I coul...
by Alan M
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adventures in Pi Land...Shopping for keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Adventures in Pi Land...Shopping for keyboards

The other keyboard I found a power rating on listed it as 300mA and I rejected it right there. When I first got my PI I had 2 USB keyboards to hand. One was an old Microsoft keyboard with a built-in hub and the other was a cheap no-name Chinese made thing that said 300mA on the bottom. I tried the ...
by Alan M
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 15425

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

Could someone briefly explain what changing the split will do to my system? I'm not even completely sure what it means, and will it reduce my system's general performance? Changing the split means you vary the amount of memory that you dedicate to the graphics processor. The GPU in the Pi has no me...
by Alan M
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 93242

Re: USB Port Current Boost

The best solution would be to bypass the USB polyfuses with two 1 ohm resistors, low enough for a minimal voltage drop, but high enough to limit inrush current to something the 47uF cap can deliver, if that doesn't work mount a new 220uF (microfarad, not picofarad) capacitor near (but not behind) t...
by Alan M
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 15425

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

I've had a few plays now, but never encountered anyone else online. The enemy fighter is easy, but that cruiser is nails. Couple of suggestions. 1. The option to invert the Y axis on the controls would be great. 2. The game really needs something to give you an impression of speed. Not sure what, so...

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