What’s interesting about Arx Fatalis is that development of the game started up again last year even though the original shipped in 2002 (Windows, Xbox). Arkane Studios released patch 1.21 and with it open sourced the engine. That led to an new project called Arx Libertatis, which aimed to update the game to be played on multiple modern operating systems including Windows and Linux.
As the original game was for PC and Xbox, it relied heavily on DirectX. Arx Libertatis changed that by porting the engine to use SDL, OpenGL, and OpenAL so as to open up compatibility for other systems. They’ve also fixed a number of glitches the original game had, updated the rendering system, video resolutions, and implemented a port to the amd64 architecture.
Version 1.0 of Arx Libertatis has just been made available, and already has Windows and Linux versions available (Mac users can play it too).
As the Model 100 approaches its 30th birthday, John talks about what has kept the machine popular for so long, current software and hardware work that is keeping it relevant, and what modern developers could learn from spending some on a computer from 1983.
The twins; Alexander and Thomas Hunter; were just 16 years old when they devised the scam which fooled around 75,000 people, according to US officials.
With a very low power mode that runs at a full 100X power reduction from the peak power consumed by the iPad3 screen.
Hope the google tablet has this tech.