Being a hard core java programmer the Windows console is only one step away from me. In Windows 7 I use a nifty inbuilt feature which allows me to open a command window and switch to a given directory in a single step.
- Using My Computer / Windows Explorer navigate to the relevant folder.
- Press Shift and do a Right Click either on the folder name.
- You will get a popup menu with the option “Open Command Window Here”.
- Clicking on this option will open the console / terminal window with this folder as the current directory.
- You can Right Click on an empty area as well to open the console/terminal for the current folder.
This facility is a time saver and I really like using it every now and then.
I had been digging in my email account for some reasons and voila I found the binaries of two games I developed around year 2000. These games were written in FoxPro as I found FoxPro very interesting those days. I used to develop financial apps in FoxPro and I still believe that it was a good development platform albeit not suitable for game development but anyways these two were simple text based games. I just downloaded the binaries and they still work but via ‘DOSBox’ which is a Dos emulator shell for newer windows version.
I developed these games to basically promote the services of the company for which I did freelancing. I figured that with some free games floating around people would find out about this company. Actually the plan failed miserably as I don’t think we made any new contact that way. But the games still work and it feels nice to see them operating after all these years. I would have loved to tweak around the source code if I still had it 🙁 but those were the days when I had still not learnt anything about Version Control and Backups.
I still remember the pride with which I included my name ‘Abhinav Anand’ in these game titles. I loved putting my name in everything I did and I still feel that branding is important for your work.
Splash Screen for Tetris
Game Screen of Tetris
Congratulations Screen of Tetris
Puzzle Game Screen