It’s an honor to have Bullfrog included with such an elite group of great Mac games.
This certainly sets the bar pretty high for Bullfrog 2! Oh the pressure — I better get back to work.
Over the past few days I’ve been moving code from the old Bullfrog game engine to a new Xcode 3 project for full-bore development to begin on Leopard.
Yes, we’ve made the decision to make Bullfrog 2 a Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) only product. There are just too many things in Leopard that we really want to use.
As I mentioned in the last update, I’ve been learning OpenGL and working towards converting the Bullfrog engine from the old Cocoa drawing code. Today, I checked in my changes that have officially started us down the OpenGL path.
Our green hero is now fully hardware accelerated and I have resolved my earlier transparency issues.
The next step is heavy refactoring of the game engine. Bullfrog was my first Cocoa / Objective-C project and the structure of the code definitely reflects that.
Now that I have significantly more experience in how a Cocoa-based project should be structured, we’ll spend a couple of weeks moving code around and getting our foundation in order.
This will allow for multiple developers to work inside the project as well as make the code generally more maintainable.
We’re still very much in the preliminary development stages with much design work still to be done. But, it’s a good feeling to move forward on this project.
Mac Software Bundles offering Mac software for sale at crazy low prices have been all the rage in the Mac community as of late.
Many of you have asked when LicenseKeeper would be included in a bundle or be offered at a discounted price.
Your chance has arrived to purchase scores of Mac software products at a huge discount off their retail price.
Seth Dillingham has announced the 2007 PMC Software Auctions to raise money for his ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge. The Pan-Mass Challenge directly benefits the Jimmy Fund, for the research and treatment of cancer at Dana-Farber.
Seth is making theme-based bundles available for auction through ebay. Each bundle is worth over $1,000 and contains over twenty products.
Most of us have been or will be touched by cancer at some point in our lives. Here is a great opportunity to help find a cure and get some great Mac software.
Now this is a bundle sale I can happily support!
New release, new bug fixes, and a couple of minor additions:
MacApper has posted a favorable review of LicenseKeeper 1.2 on their daily Mac-related blog.
Bonus! Outer Level Corp. has agreed to give away three free licenses for LicenseKeeper. All you have to do to win is post a comment with new features you would like to see in the next version of the app. You have until August 14th at 9 AM EST to enter. Winners will be randomly selected and announced in one week!
Help drive the future direction of LicenseKeeper by letting me know what you need to help manage your software serial numbers and license information.
ShoveBox is a very cool application that lets you quickly capture bits of information you encounter during your work day.
Several times a day I’ll come across a URL or information that I want to read and grok later but don’t have time to concentrate on it now.
ShoveBox gives you an inbox-like place to capture these items to be dealt with later, when you have time to concentrate on them.
Incase you haven’t seen this yet, Merlin Mann’s Google Tech Talk: Inbox Zero
Discovered a few issues with the 1.2 release. Use “Check for Updates” to get the update or download it directly: LicenseKeeper 1.2.1
LicenseKeeper 1.2 was released this morning. This version brings a new user interface along with some great new features.
This is a free upgrade for all currently registered LicenseKeeper users. Use “Check for Updates” or you can download the update directly from the LicenseKeeper product page.
I want to thank all of my awesome beta testers for their hard work, time, and great suggestions.