Ubuntu 15.10 Quad Monitor xorg.conf configuration

At work I was tasked with setting up a NOC-esque monitoring wall, using an old desktop, two video cards and 4 monitors. I wiped the box and installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it, and immediately jumped into a world of hurt. First, here’s the final result. $ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by […]

How to record desktop images into gif format on Ubuntu 14.04

First, you need to install a few requirements: sudo apt-get install gifsicle imagemagick sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder Now you need to use simple screen recorder to capture whatever video you like. I used it to snag some gameplay of a game I was working on. It has an excellent […]

LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Setup Summary

I stream-of-consciousness documented my unnecessarily complex journey through figuring out how to set up LWJGL enough to draw images on the screen. Since it took me almost 2 weeks and 3 posts to figure out, I clearly made some mistakes along the way. If you’d like to read of my trials, check out the posts, […]

LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Slick2D and images

Update: Just trying to get set up? Check out the streamlined setup tutorial LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Setup Summary. This is the third post in a series. You should probably go back and start from the first post. LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Environment Setup Ok, so we’ve got a shape drawing, but I really want […]

LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – OpenGL drawing and keyboard input

Update: Just trying to get set up? Check out the streamlined setup tutorial LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Setup Summary. This is the second post in a series, you should probably go back and read the first post. LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Environment Setup Ok, so we were able to run our Hello World project that […]

LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Environment Setup

Update: Just trying to get set up? Check out the streamlined setup tutorial LWJGL 2D Breakout Tutorial – Setup Summary. So, I’ve been looking around for a good game engine that allows me to develop in Linux and ship to all sorts of platforms. I’ve finally settled on LWJGL, but there’s a lack of information out […]