An Update !

So it is a rainy bank holiday Monday here in the UK (go figure !) so what better time than to do an update.

Things are finally really coming together now, software is sorted, yay for XSplit, a second monitor has been ordered and should arrive hopefully the beginning of next month and have also just ordered a capture card, i have been debating whether or not to get one and after reading and watching a number of reviews i finally decided to to go for it as it would give me the most options for capturing and recording content for Twitch and YouTube.

The capture card is the Avermedia Live Gamer HD perfect for integrating into XSplit and with its on board capabilities it will take off load from the gaming pc.

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As for the monitor have decided to go for the Acer XB270HA 27″ G-Sync 144Hz Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor this should hopefully give me some nice smooth gameplay, this will give me a 2 monitor setup which should be enough to have all the streaming software on one screen and gameplay on the main one.

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Here is the current setup

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Much too cluttered for a single screen so the second monitor will help with that.

That will do for now, more updates when things arrive and i can show them off.

LieutLaww

 

Welcome to LL Retro Gaming

And so the Blog changes yet again, this time it has become the Official home to my LL Retro Gaming Twitch and YouTube Channels.

The Twitch channel will be the main place to find me as I will hopefully start streaming there come September, the main purpose of the channel is retro gaming, hence the name.

I will be playing games from the MSX, C64, Amiga and possibly arcade titles as well, there is no set schedule yet but I will post a something once I have a better idea of when things are going to happen.

The YouTube channel will have archived shows and possibly recorded game play from other titles if I decide to do a Lets Play series for the channel as well.

That’s all for now and I hope to keep this updated as much as possible.

LieutLaww

To Test or not To Test

That is the question.

So when they first announced that SWTOR was going into beta and sign ups were available I jumped at the chance to sign up, later on though as I read more and more about the game my mind was changed. Did I really want to be in the beta and spoil the game for me?

Having already decided I was going to be a Jedi Knight I did not really want to test and spoil the story that you would play through.

Fast forward to a few days ago and i see an email saying I was in the beta, again I thought no I want to keep the game pure but then thinking on it why not jump into the beta i didnt have to create a Jedi Knight character i could try something else possibly something on the side of the Sith.

So now i am waiting for another email saying when and how i can download and get a very brief look at the game before its released, which is now the 20th of December for everyone or possibly the 15th for the people who have preordered and submitted their early access keys.

Minecraft 1.8 Pre-Release

So a pre-release of Minecraft 1.8 had been leaked, and then officially sanctioned by Notch, its rather buggy and obv needs work but they have announced that the final version of 1.8 will be released on Monday.

A number of mod builders and Texture artists have already released versions that will run with 1.8 pre these include Mixcraft HD and Too Many Items, other mods etc are currently being updated and we will see them either once they have finished debugging them or when the 1.8 final is released.

Features of 1.8

The 1.8 Pre-Release is available for testing right now! We’ve done some extensive testing, and discovered the following features:

- Biomes are MUCH larger and uniform than before

-Swamp biome was added to the list of existing biomes – look for vines on trees!

- Vines
Can be collected with shears, in the manner of leaf blocks. Vines will grow on any surface they are placed on

- Beef and Chicken added

- Strongholds – spawn once per world

- Ruins (basically strongholds on the ground)

- Giant mushrooms (Do not generate yet)

- Silverfish

- Creative mode
Allows flying, insta-break, unlimited items from an item palette, no damage, and more

- Abandoned mine shafts

- Endermen
Normally passive, these night-spawning mobs will teleport to (and attack) you if you look directly at them. When defeated, they can drop Ender Pearls, which presently do nothing

- Bow charging
Variable damage with charge, can also land critical hits. Additionally, attacks can crit if you hit a player or mob when descending from a jump

- Sprinting
Run faster, knock mobs back that are hit during a sprint – appears to deplete the hunger bar faster

- New high-quality Main Menu

- Chest animation (lids open, close)

- Player list on SMP; Server listings

- Setting gamemode on SMP “/gamemode username 0/1″, 1 being Creative and 0 being Survival

- Hunger
Depletes slowly over time, can be filled by eating food. At 9 more more bars, you will regenerate health slowly.

- Eating animation

- Arrows stick to mobs

- Xp bar (Gain xp from killing mobs and other players)

- New lighting engine (Colored lights, smoother lighting)

- Clouds are now at the ceiling of the world

- Cave spiders

- Zombies drop rotten flesh, which can be consumed

- Watermelons (as well as watermelon and pumpkin seeds)

- Glass panes
These can be crafted at a crafting table by making a 3×2 grid of Glass Blocks – makes 16 panes. These panes can be placed in lines, corners and crosses, and they will adjoin with the nearest adjacent block.

- Iron Bars
Created by making a 3×2 grid of iron ingots at a crafting table. Can be placed in the same manner as glass panes

- Brick, Stone Brick stairs

- Smooth stone brick
Can be crafted by placing Stone in a 2×2 grid, makes 4 Stone Bricks

- F6 & F7 Adjust the time of day when pressed/held

I doubt i will be able to update much more on the release of 1.8 as i am off on holiday tom, but will have the laptop with me so will try if i have some spare time.

A change of direction

So I have decided to take the blog in a different direction, I havent used the blog in a while so have decided to change things up a bit and start fresh. I have laid to rest Pod Blog as I don’t play as much EVE as I used to so don’t really thing its worth keeping the blog EVE specific any more. I have updated the blog with a new theme and may tweak it about as I see the need, I shall keep all my old posts here just incase they happen to be linked elsewhere.

I will probably have quite a few Minecraft posts as that’s my current obsession ;) but I won’t be limiting it to just Minecraft.

That is all for now, was just a quick little update on whats happening here.

WazneB

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