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Felix Atagong's Unfinished Projects

Felix Atagong's Unfinished Projects

Felix Atagong's Unfinished Projects

Iggy Triptychs

Penumbra (2006 Tech Demo) Walkthrough

Penumbra (2006 Tech Demo) Walkthrough

Pink Floyd Pie Chart Quiz

Shot Online Calculator - Starting Page

Syd A Choo Choo

The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit

The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit

The Other Room

2006

2001: A Time Odyssey

This is another answer on my question: How Does Dirk Gently Really Ends?. Of course the time paradox from the Dirk Gently novel has been discussed before in the past, although in the past may be quite a subjective term when discussing time paradoxes. Tukler (remember him from the previous entry?) gave me a link to a discussion from 2001 that I represent here in Reader’s Digest form. Tom Wyant Q: How did they save the world? A: If you already know all about Samuel Taylor Coleridge, skip the next...

A man called Syd

About a year, a year and a half, ago I had this splendid idea of making a small Flash based game, basically a point and click puzzle that would use Pink Floyd covers (mostly by Hipgnosis) in a kind of interactive way. I made a preloader (a pink pig, of course) and an introduction that consisted of 16 Floyd covers that had to be clicked in chronological order during the game. Puzzle #1 (of 16!) was based on the famous See Emily Play 'train' cover that uses a drawing from Syd Barrett himself. Add to that...

Audacity 1.2.5

Another one of those Sourceforge beauties is the free digital audio editor Audacity. One of my many Unfinished Projects consists of a remix Projectst between an ambient British collective and one of those dinosaurs of rock. Audacity is the program I made it with and, no, the results are for my MP3-player alone and not free for download. Audacity is, of course, free and can be downloaded from Sourceforge if that page is not down as it is now, the moment I write this. Some of Audacity's features include (I...

Bad Moon Rising (Sandbox Of God Walkthrough Part 2)

The Sandbox Of God really is an amazing game. By combining natural phenomena and godly interventions the inhabitants of Earth and their habitat evolve in different ways. The game travels through 7 chapters, each representing a certain period of our Earth, starting in 1.000.000 years BC and ending in 2100 AD. Depending from the (previous and actual) situation several icons are shown on the screen. Clicking these will trigger some actions. Some of these actions are pretty straightforward, it is obvious that...

Bugs

Well that last post (Naiture: Artifical Planet Update Announced) was quite a drag wasn't it? When I pressed the icon that had been hiding on my desktop for years all the game did was creating the following logfile: Detected monitors = 1Loading settings...done.Creating f3DEnvironment...Saving settings...done.Goodbye! :) Although the specs on the website read that you need the latest drivers to run the simulation, several forums that I consulted recommended NOT to use a modern driver as the software is...

Dutch Localisation file 0.80

I played a few games in Dutch and the file has now been changed into version 0.80. Na een aantal spelletjes heb ik wat aanpassingen gedaan. Een aangepast taalbestand, versie 0.80 van 20 juli 2006, staat nu op de Penumbra site. If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Penumbra Overture Announced...

Gentle Ghosts

I have (re)read Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for about the fourth time now and still I'm puzzled. I really don't understand the ending and maybe some helpful ghost could give me a call to clear things up a little... Attention: if you haven't read the book... S P O I L E R S  A H E A D When the ghost from the planet Salaxar (who hijacked the body of Michael Wenton-Weakes) arrives in Cambridge he has a chat with Dirk Gently who says at a certain point:...

Gyroworld

A Spindizzy clone (see my previous post) in Flash can be found here: Gyroworld. It uses, however, other maps than the original... If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Much Ado...

Heinlein Manoeuvres In The Dark

Robert Heinlein - Rocketship Galileo - 1947. Can a book that starts with the sentence(s): "Everybody all set?How about your camera, Art?You sure you got the lens cover off this time?", possibly be good? I am not so sure. Books that starts with the sentence(s): "It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression 'as pretty as an airport'.", or: "It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my...

I Want To Be A Little Fishy (Sandbox Of God Walkthrough Part 4)

The Sandbox Of God really is an amazing game. By combining natural phenomena and godly interventions the inhabitants of Earth and their habitat evolve in different ways. The game travels through 7 chapters, each representing a certain period of our Earth, starting in 1.000.000 years BC and ending in 2100 AD. Depending from the (previous and actual) situation several icons are shown on the screen. Clicking these will trigger some actions. Some of these actions are pretty straightforward, it is obvious that...

It's the Final Countdown (Sandbox Of God Walkthrough Part 5)

The Sandbox Of God really is an amazing game. By combining natural phenomena and godly interventions the inhabitants of Earth and their habitat evolve in different ways. The game travels through 7 chapters, each representing a certain period of our Earth, starting in 1.000.000 years BC and ending in 2100 AD. Depending from the (previous and actual) situation several icons are shown on the screen. Clicking these will trigger some actions. Some of these actions are pretty straightforward, it is obvious that...

Minor Update

The Shot-Online pages have now been updated and show a link to the general blog. If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: What is the Shot-Online calculator for? ...

Mrs Sauskind's Cat And Other Relevant Facts

This is another answer on my question: How Does Dirk Gently Really Ends?  An explanation by Glyn (1995-ish) A spaceship comes to earth to colonise it. The entire crew make a preliminary landing in a landing craft, which is damaged by a meteorite on the way down. The pilot makes some repairs, but relies on his Electric Monk to verify that it is safe to take off. Unfortunately the Monk trusted a little too much - the landing craft blew up. In addition, the explosion caused the start of life in the...

Much Ado

Things haven't been moving a lot on this website and that is because some rather disturbing things have happened in my life lately. If you ask what it is I'll answer 'none of your business', my psych knows and that is enough. Ask me another question then, for instance 'what is the best computer game... ever' and I'll give you an answer in a split second without hesitation. I'll give you three answers even... On three: Tetris, the original (1985). The game is so well known that I don't need to elaborate on...

Naiture: Artifical Planet Update Announced

If you are the kindaguy who just likes to watch how things evolve slowly, rather than to click and shoot ten times a second, then Artificial Planet is the game for you. I am not even sure if it is a game so let us call it a simulation instead. To quote the creators: AI.Planet is a virtual world for artificial intelligence. The environment has water, land, suns, moons, and atmosphere. Plants, animals, fish, and insects can be added to create a dynamic ecosystem. Clouds, rain, wind, lightning, rivers, and...

Nomen Est Omen: Starship Titanic

Having read the Douglas Adams novel  that was actually written by Terry Jones, from Monty Python fame, I found that it was about time to titillate my visual sensor systems and to play the game that listens to the same title: Starship Titanic. I remember the game well, around the year 2000 it was lying in heaps in the sales bin of a local CD shop, that also happened to sell some software and videos of girls in various stadia of nakedness, and perhaps due to the fact that nobody knew what this shop...

Open Source Theme Hospital Clone Announced

Amongst the dozen best games of all times is Bullfrog's Theme Hospital. Although a bit old-fashioned in the graphics area it has a kind of absurd humor that is hard to find in most games nowadays. More info on the original game can be found here:Wikipedia's Theme Hospital entryand this is the Holy Grail for would-be playersIan's Theme Hospital Clinic I'm quite thrilled by the fact that a few developers have the intention to make a 21st century clone of the game: "Hospital Tycoon is intended to be...

Penumbra Dutch Localisation File

I know that somebody else is also busy with a Dutch translation but I couldn't wait any longer with my version...This still has to be fully tested by me so I don't upload it yet to the Penumbra server.Download can be found is here:Dutch. lang version 0.70Beware it is still in testing mode, so there might still be typos here and there (hence the version 0.70). If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Penumbra Overture Announced...

Penumbra Overture Announced

The makers of the Penumbra demo have the following exciting news: Today we would like to announce that a commercial version of Penumbra, called Penumbra - Overture, is in development.The game will feature the same story as the tech demo, but will go go alot more indepth on what has happened on the Greenland and with your late father. There will also be some new gameplay features, for example a new mouse driven melee system.Check out the www.frictionalgames.com mainpage for two new screenshots. If you...

Penumbra Overture Website

The gothic horror demo Penumbra was so excellent that the makers have decided to go commercial. Three episodes are planned, costing 19.99 Euro each. The hype can be followed at Penumbra Overture. If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Nomen Est Omen: Starship Titanic...

Penumbra Walkthrough

Penumbra is an excellent game, I made some notes while playing and turned these into a walkthrough that can be found here:Penumbra WalkthroughYou can mail me if anything is wrong, suggestions, typos, etc..., etc...Felix(atagong add lycos dot com) If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Dutch Localisation file 0.80...

Penumbra Walkthrough in PDF format

Planetphillip (Commentary and Analysis of Sci-Fi Single Player First Person Shooters) were so kind to add my Penumbra Walkthrough on their site. It comes in three different flavours:As a webpage: Penumbra Walkthrough HTMLAs a printer-friendly page: Penumbra Walkthrough Printer FriendlyAs a pdf file: Penumbra-Walkthrough.pdf Of course they also have a 'regular' Penumbra page and that can be found here: Penumbra If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Penumbra Overture...

Penumbra's Wikipedia Entry Back Online

I suppose that the title says it all but for those who didn't grasp it the first time: The Wikipedia entry for the Penumbra game has been put back online.Penumbra at Wikipedia.A link to the walkthrough has been added as well. If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Penumbra Overture Announced...

Seiklus

While I was looking around for the ELU simulation I came across this small gem that was gathering dust on my hard disk since 2004. It is called Seiklus and I remember it stole my heart when I started playing it a few years ago. What is it about, ???, a kind of gingerbread man is trying to get back to his darling because he has been hurled into the catacombs of the little big planet they are living on by a crash-landing meteor (quite a few meteors lately on this blog). To get back to his wifey he...

Seiklus (again)

Not a lot happening 'ere, oy, last week. Wot have I been doin' you might think. Well after I had written a small piece on Seiklus I could not resist the game anymore, so I played it once again. Twice in fact. In a row. First time I got pissed of because I only reached 99% of the game. Second time was slightly better. Seiklus is about the best - retro style - game I have encountered so far. And even more important, it is freeware. Totally freeware. It has been made with Mark Overmars's Game Maker that...

Shot-Online Calculator 2.27

An upgraded version of the Shot-Online Calculator has now been uploaded. The website has been changed a bit. Shot-Online Calculator 2.27  If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Minor Update ...

Shot-Online Calculator on SONews.net

Shot-Online Calculator has found a place on SONews.net, one of those guild-based fan-forums.Shot-Online Calculator entry on SONews.net. <irony>Slowly but surely it will conquer the world.</irony> If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Shot-Online Calculator 2.27 ...

Star Trek - TOS 'Enhanced' Promo Trailer

The ship will hit the fans, well that is what CBS Paramount Domestic Television says on its promo trailer that has been released a few days ago. We will have to wait for the real episodes to see what all the fuss is all about, because all I can tell you know is that the title music has been re-recorded and that some digital effects have been added. Star Trek Remastered Or with a little luck you can even watch it here. Internet Explorer users may have to click twice: once to activate the movie, once again...

Star Trek Rebooted

After the as good as certain debacle of Star Trek XI, aka The Franchise Is Dead, that is loathed by the fans before the movie is even made, Paramount has now announced an upgrade of all episodes of the original series. This will mean: (computer generated) enhanced battle sequences, ship exteriors, galaxy shots and landscapes. The original music will get a stereo re-recording and even Captain Kirk’s Space, the final frontier monologue will get a digital treatment. Read more at: Startrek.com If you liked...

The Dirk Gently Time Travel Thread

If you happen to read this blog on a regularly basis, what I don't believe at all by the way, then you may have seen, and probably not read, several posts about Douglas Adams. In Dirk Gently's first adventure the holistic detective meets A: a retired time lord who isn't called a time lord for copyright reasons so I assume (Douglas Adams used to write for Doctor Who at the Beeb.) and;B: a few ghosts:B stroke 1: one pathetic one who tries to phone home to whisper a last message to his sister and;B stroke 2:...

The Rough Guide To Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd fans have been diminished to a bunch of pathetic wankers if you ask me. I know, I am one of them. We discuss the fact if Syd Barrett was having an Earl Grey or an Orange Pekoe tea on Sunday morning the 18th of November of the year 1967 and we are proud of that. You slowly become a Pink Floyd wanker (PFW for short) when one realizes that the amount of Pink Floyd tribute CDs starts to become bigger than the volume of official Pink Floyd albums. Magazines with Pink Floyd on the cover make a pile...

The Sandbox Of God

Does anybody remember Tetris? The original, I mean. It came in three flavours, if my memory is correct. Etetris in EGA, Ctetris in CGA and Vtetris that had a staggering 16 colours! After a few years I put Tetris for Windows on my computer, mainly because my original Tetris disk had become unplayable, but that version never gave me the same kicks as the DOS version. Speaking about my old computer, I still have got it somewhere. A 286 beauty with 150 megabyte, containing Windows 3.11, Microsoft Office,...

The Wrath Of Kubla Khan

This is another episode from my quest for the ultimate answer on the question: 'How Does Dirk Gently Really Ends?'  I may not have been the only gentle reader with this question and several answers have already been published on this site, some dating from 1995. But sorry mates, I cannot ‘believe’ these explanations. Let me explain, but before I forget… S P O I L E R S  A H E A D Most of the book runs in an alternative timeline that has an extended Kubla Khan poem by...

Thingamablog 2.0 Announced

It was feared that the rather excellent blog freeware Thingamablog, that also powers this blog by the way, was going to get stranded on version 1.0.5 that dates from November 2005. But Bob (The Builder, sorry couldn't resist that one) has now announced version 2.0. Adventurous people can already download an alphaish version of the software:TAMB's wysiwyg html framework nearly complete If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Some updates......

Thingamablog 2.0 on its way

If you don't have a webserver that allows database actions, php, asp and all that stuff and you want to make a blog of your own then you have two choices: subscribe to a free blogging service or; install Thingamablog It was already announced here that Bob from Thingamablog (TAMB for short) was working on an update of this rather good piece of software (to make it excellent it still has a few minor bugs that should be cleared out). He finally found some time to explain what version 2.0 will bring, but...

This Satanic Trip

OK, I admit. I am in my Douglas Adams period. During those periods all that I touch, all that I see, all that I taste, and all I feel circles around DNA. However, you have to admit, the man was a genius. But also a shrewd entrepreneur. He made Hitchhiker radio shows (on the air, on vinyl, on CD and even on DVD), books, comics, a computer game, a television show, a (rather bad) movie, and even a towel. The man did not only look like one but was also a mogul of good taste. He even played on stage with Pink...

Tourette's Planet (18+)

The Unfinished Projects category was originally set up for those old ideas that are floating in my brain but that were not realized for a lot of obvious silly reasons. The fact that I have not started cataloguing these Projects on this page is because I am using exactly the same obvious silly reasons for not opening my blog editor. So here is an idea I came up with this week, perhaps it could turn into a short science fiction story as the plot is really too meagre to full a complete novel. The trigger...

Tukler's Revenge

Tukler was one of the people who gave me an answer on the How Does Dirk Gently Really Ends question and when I replied that I didn't buy that explanation, he came up with this. (The underneath text has been edited a bit) S P O I L E R S  A H E A D I understand your point of view and agree that it is possible to think that when travelling forward in time they would be travelling in an earth which is already de-humanized by the ghost. But... who are we to state this? Do we have...

Tukler's Time Treatment

Tukler was one of the people who gave me an answer on the How Does Dirk Gently Really Ends? question through the Douglas Adams NG. S P O I L E R S  A H E A D When they discovered they had 2 minutes left, they didn't to anything to stop the ghost at that time, but activated the time machine and travelled forward in time to Coleridge's time, and prevent Coleridge to write the second part of Kubla Khan. Another theory, which I support, about its meaning in the book is that it...

Under The Vulcano (Sandbox Of God Walkthrough Part 3)

The Sandbox Of God really is an amazing game. By combining natural phenomena and godly interventions the inhabitants of Earth and their habitat evolve in different ways. The game travels through 7 chapters, each representing a certain period of our Earth, starting in 1.000.000 years BC and ending in 2100 AD. Depending from the (previous and actual) situation several icons are shown on the screen. Clicking these will trigger some actions. Some of these actions are pretty straightforward, it is obvious that...

UTF-8

Instead of cleaning my house like I promised to my dear lady I have been converting my webpages to UTF-8, another one of those daft html standards they come up with every now and then. Not that my pages weren't 'readable' or something, but in order to make a Google-XML-sitemap with Endsheet they had to be UTF-8. Don't ask me why. Don't ask me what UTF-8 stands for, although I have a pretty good idea now about the F letter. The blog pages are already in UTF-8, Thingamablog does that automatically, but I...

Walking Through The Valley Of Eden (Sandbox of God Walkthrough Part 1)

The Sandbox Of God really is an amazing game. By combining natural phenomena and godly interventions the inhabitants of Earth and their habitat evolve in different ways. The game travels through 7 chapters, each representing a certain period of our Earth, starting in 1.000.000 years BC and ending in 2100 AD. Depending from the (previous and actual) situation several icons are shown on the screen. Clicking these will trigger some actions. Some of these actions are pretty straightforward, it is obvious that...

Walkthru Update

My walkthru / hintsfile has been updated a little bit.Not to spoil the fun I don't give the *exact* solutions in this file: you still have to read the notes / mails in the game to find the access codes you'll have to find the solution yourself to grab the gasoline / power chord / climb into the ceiling hatches, etc... Penumbra Walkthru If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Tentacle Day...

What is the Shot-Online calculator for?

The Shot-Online calculator is a (simple) Excel sheet that calculates the distance of your shot for the popular free online golf simulation Shot-Online. Some players use tables and a calculator to estimate the influence of the underground, wind, lie, weather conditions and temperature, but I wanted to automatize it a little bit and put everything in an Excel sheet. Using this tool is not considered illegal by Shot-Online rules. But the following is (quoted from a mail I received today): set up another pc...

Wikipedia article has been deleted

Altough several fans of the game tried to save the Wikipedia article on Penumbra, the article has been deleted. Some reasons why (and why not) can be found here:Wikipedia: Articles for deletion / Penumbra (game) (broken link). If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Penumbra's Wikipedia Entry Back Online...

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