Recently I’ve really expanded my Engine Tool useage, Unreal Engine 4 looks promising and allows the leveraging of my existing C++ skills.  Game Maker Studio is extremely simple and is great for 2d type games.  I’ve also picked up RPG Maker VX Ace, though I haven’t yet had time to mess with it, it appears to basically be a plug and play builder for JRPG style games, I intend to dig into it at some point and see if I can hack in a different combat system, otherwise It will likely be GMS that I write those types of games in.




RELM 3.0

*UPDATE* Released  Rook Entertainment Tools Page

I spent a few days rewriting alot of C++ code to make the program C#, and finished all the tool logic, just some tooltips to add as well as set up the TAB steps in a logical manner and It will be complete.  I expect to release it this weekend.

Here are some images from the Tool.  RELM uses less than 9mb of ram while running, and even while renaming/moving files I’ve never seen it tick over 0.1% cpu usage.


Hardware Headache

I built a new development machine over the holidays using Intel’s new Rapid Storage Technology.

What a PITA!  Two OS reloads to get the system to acknowledge it’s using RST, then the intel driver crashes and the system crashes on OS install.  Well that’s enough RST for me!  I reconfigured the SSD as a standard drive and all seems to be working.

I configured Windows to put the User directory and Program Files/Program Files(x86) onto the 2TB D: drive.


Yeong Yang YY-0221B Case
Gigabyte GA-Z69-UD3
Intel i7-2600K
Patriot 4×4 16 GB Ram
OCZ Nocti 64GB SSD
Seagate 2TB 7200rpm SATA HD
Sapphire 6970 HD 2GB
1 x SATA BluRay
3x Samsung 27″ P2770HD Monitors
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Logitech G930 Wireless Surround sound Headphones
Logitech MX1100 Wireless Mouse
Logitech THX 5.1 Speakers
Wacom Bamboo Tablet


I’ve wanted a Mac to play with for a few years, I even tried to build a Hackintosh a few years ago, but trying to get Audio/Video working properly was so much of a pain I gave up.  Well its time to give it another shot.  Thanks too much simpler tools from Tony Mac X86 I’ll be attempting this again, probably this weekend if all goes well.  Tony’s new Unibeast and Multibeast installers make the installation a snap.  All I need to do is verify the Hackintosh hardware I bought a couple of years ago is supported by Unibeast and Multibeast, and I’ll be on my way.

With the advent of iOS, I’m hoping to be able to get in some iOS5 development if the Hackintosh build is successful.