If like me you enjoy messing around with Vulkan, I’m sure you’ll be familiar with Renderdoc, the awesomest open-source graphics debugger ever. RenderDoc is a vital tool in sorting out most weird graphical errors that you’ll encounter in your graphics development adventures (it sure is for me), however on Linux things are a bit… homespun.… Continue reading installing renderdoc on linux: the road to happiness
So yesterday, I got excited at the notion of DirectX 12 on Linux and well… now that there’s been a bit of time and discussion of this in kernel maintainer discussion threads, it’s not quite what I thought. The fact that the DX12 library is going to be closed source would be a real problem… Continue reading more from the snowstorm in hell
So for a large chunk of my life, I didn’t like using Microsoft products. Why? Well, a youth of Visual Basic 6 high school computing assignments for one. VB6 has made more money than God, but on the other hand it epitomised for my everything I disliked about Microsoft: it was slow, locked down to… Continue reading and finally, a snow storm broke out in hell today…
To those outside of the Linux world, “Linux” is taken to be like “Windows” or “Mac OS”. To those of us who use it regularly, it’s actually “GNU/Linux” as it’s the combination of the GNU userland with the Linux kernel, and variations on this actually form a whole galaxy of operating systems that share a… Continue reading pop goes the computer
Maybe I should make “The Road To Happiness” a series or something, but I’ve been having some knotty little problems with getting the Vulkan SDK working since upgrading from my old Ubuntu 16.04 installation to the nice, shiny new Ubuntu 18.04. One of the helpful things that happened was that my Vulkan SDK I downloaded from… Continue reading vulkan ubuntu 18.04 upgrade problems: the road to happiness
I’m going to write a post about coding your own games from scratch later: it’s a topic I have quite strong feelings on (both ways), however right now I feel a pressing need to share with the world a fix for issues with CMake and a certain library that is widely used – FreeType 2.… Continue reading freetype 2: the road to happiness
I do take a long time between posts, don’t I? theanswers42.com is kind of a thing I seem to end up taking a hiatus from, and then remember that I’ve actually got opinions about things and wonder where I can put them, and hey presto here I am again! I always come flying back saying that “this… Continue reading soup that is beautiful
So, I’ve gotten out of my whining-about-politics rut to do something entirely new and original on this blog… well, once I get finished on my coding revamp not new and original at all as I intend to do it a lot more often. What is this new and original thing you ask? Well, I’ve been… Continue reading pong lives forever!