quinta-feira, 27 de abril de 2017

AROS Playground - Help Wanted

First of all - I'm sorry that I have been away, but unfortunately I had to deal with RL issues, and AROS had to be a part of something that I had to leave behind.

I always planned in coming back, but it's not the time now.

So after stumbling in the last weekend by accident on this forum post at EAB: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=84284 I have to try to make a mend with myself.

You all know that back in 2012 I, with the help of a few people started a blog page regarding AROS games - to publicize them and and helping the global awareness of the potential of AROS.

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That blog was: http://arosgamer.blogspot.pt/

I wished it continued, but when I offered to Paolone to carry the work he already had much on his hands, also other people declined.

So I'm coming here to ask if anyone wishes to carry the torch.
Even if it's only for posting about the new games on AROS - which is simple since it's a blog...

If anyone wishes to apply just leave a comment in AROS-EXEC and PM. And I'll make the arrangements to pass the admin rights to the site.

If you wish only to post I can give access as well.

If not, Maybe I'll just shutdown the site.

And hopefully one day I'll be back with time and passion to carry on with AROS.

To all that carry on, specially the devs - my deepest thanks to a project that I hold dear in my heart.

sexta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2014

Been quiet lately...

Yes I know... I've been away...
Unfortunate situations have been popping out and I've failed with AROS...

I'm at crossroad in my life (processional one with consequences on my personal one), and AROS will have to wait.
As for AROS Playground I'll be passing the torch to someone else to carry onde - and his time not temporarily. Whoever takes this project will be the head honcho (so to speak).

I'll have to focus in one project at the moment and AROS will have to wait.

I'm not leaving AROS - just getting my bearings and then i'll return...

segunda-feira, 18 de março de 2013

Keeping a promise - More Kitty

If you've been following the Raspberry AROS native boot saga, you'll know that finally it does! (If you don't, well... you know now!...)
Nick 'Kalamatee' Andrews had already promised a native version of AROS booting from SD-card - and it's here! According his words only USB is the limit for usability on Raspberry Pi.

If you don't know what is Raspberry Pi well just go to Wikipedia (I'm lazy today).

But while this is just another step into the multiplatform area of AROS (x86/x64/m68k/ppc/arm...), it's also a beautiful excuse for another Kitty post (to annoy the anti-furry squad ;) )!

An image by Mdrb for the AMIGA IMPACT french site, really captures the moment regarding AROS achievement on Raspberry Pi really in a good way and it's sure delicious on multiple ways! Excellent work - if anyone knows him and his reading this, be sure to compliment him on my behalf!
I definitely ask for more from Mrdb! Keep Kitty coming... to this site or another site!

I told you there would be more Kitty... I always keep a promise! ;)

sábado, 16 de março de 2013

AROS WORLD - finally becoming a portal for AROS

Fact: AROS World site has been dragging to get AROS notoriety.
Created with the objective to provide more AROS PR and being of complementary purpose to AROS-EXEC and AROS.ORG (back in the early days). After all AROS-EXEC was created in a spirit of development interchange of info outside the AROS .ORG dev-ML, it wasn't intended to become the AROS Portal for all users.
While being well received and nurtured inside the community, it never really took of at first...
There were even talks of shutting down the site...

And why? Simply putting - on a relative small community such as ours, realities tend to be somewhat harsh. Few users were going to waste time in two forums, double posting, etc with little going of besides developer activity... And as a news portal regarding AROS, back then the AROS SHOW was THE much anticipated and read site outside the "official AROS channels".

But as I anticipated and mentioned earlier AROS World would have it's own space in the future as AROS would evolve and mature. Now having 4 distros, branching diferent architetures as well as the original X86 an the intended m68k, users are more now. And AROS is now regarded more as an alternative Amiga like OS, even by the early antagonists of the project.
And recently it has becoming more apparent that AROS World is now more useful - and meaningful.

Of course all merit has to go to it's administrators (and users). AROS World is full of well placed and managed news, info and topics - always up to date - that make it to the common user a place to regularly visit.
And although I wasn't fond of it's design at first, I have to reckon its adequate and works like a charm!

Congratulations AROS World admins - You've provided one the finest resource for AROS - keep it going!

So bookmark AROS World now (if you haven't already) and show it some love. It will grow on you!

sexta-feira, 15 de março de 2013

I'm coming back...

For personal reasons I had to put on hold several projects, and lot of real life stuff...

Things are more stable now, so maybe I can slowly resume them - specially AROS.

More news to come soon!...

I’m coming home
I’m coming home
tell the World I’m coming home
Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits and they’ve forgiven my mistakes
I’m coming home, I’m coming home
tell the World I’m coming

terça-feira, 30 de outubro de 2012

AROS and GAMES - experience has been enhanced

Guess what?! AROS games list has been growing fast for the last couple of months!
Only this year more than 24 games were ported to AROS (most of them listed on AROS Playground), and while some are simple games (yet addictive) others are pretty complex affairs!

One example is FreeCiv, the well known open-source remake of Sid Meyer's strategy Classic Civilization with lot of options and full network support.

But one of the genres where AROS is seriously lacking is 3D racing games, that apart from SuperTuxKart (and not update version must I add), we have nothing more!
TORCS is on Bszili's list! And while not yet fully working it's showing remarkable progress from the screenshot below!

Naturally the credits go the developers behind these ports, and the developers behind AROS.
Thanks to all of them!

sexta-feira, 31 de agosto de 2012

I promised there would be more Kitty!...

Like  I said before - Heeeereee's Kitty!...

Again Magnus Ahlvik delivers a top notch work! On it's own style, it even surpasses original Eric Schwartz work (I know it's debatable - but it's my opinion anyway)!
This is the Lara Croft meets James Bond cartoon equivalent. The appropriate character for AROS...
With artists like this AROS and Kitty have a lot to offer!

And this is part of the the new AROS Playground Wallpapers labeled "9 lives left". So be sure to check it out and download (Also available on AROS-ARCHIVES)

Thanks MANU, for this and all the work done so far! You're one of my AROS heroes!...