Year: 2012

Heading North

I live in Mountain View, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley right now.  I’m moving 700 miles north to Beaverton, OR in the heart of the Silicon Forest over the next few days.  I’m looking forward to not being around California drivers anymore.

Server Updated

Over the course of a lunch hour yesterday I updated the operating system on the Basternae box.  It was running Ubuntu 10.04.  It’s now on Ubuntu 12.04.  It took about 45 minutes to finish the whole process including testing and fixes.  Only one thing broke in the process.  The Django web framework, which runs about

Tarf: Dragonslayer

Tarf killed the dragon on Dragonwilds. I still haven’t come anywhere close — best I’ve been able to do is level 3 at 12th place.

Client Version 0.24 Released

I’ve released version 0.24 of the Basternae Client.  Use the download link on the right side of the blog or on the basternae.org front page to get it. This release mainly has cosmetic changes: Changed the font for most things from Segoe UI to Verdana.  It just looks better. Added “show group” and “show equipment”

Goodbye FindMUD

For a few years I ran findmud.com. It was mainly an exercise in customizing Drupal, but there was no real need for it. The Mud Connector filled the mud listing and community need quite nicely. FindMUD is gone now. It was time that it was put out to pasture. It was fun while it lasted.

New Monsters on Dragon Wilds

I recently expanded the monster pool on Dragon Wilds by a third. It’s still the same impossible old-style text-based combat game, but now with more things to get killed by. Enjoy: dragonwilds.com

New Client Artwork From John Baker

John Baker, a friend of mine for a long while, did some work creating graphics tiles for me. It was intended for use in two old-style RPG projects I’m gradually working on. I’m sure you’ll hear about them later as they develop. Neat thing is, they were designed with both those projects and the Basternae

Multiverse MMO Engine

There’s a game engine designed for building massively multiplayer online games.  It’s called Multiverse.  It was originally a proprietary engine, but it went open source at the beginning of the year when the company that created it went out of business. I played with it a bit back in 2010 before I left Ohio.  When

Back Online

The Basternae site is back online after being gone for six months.   The MUD is also back online at basternae.org port 4502.