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Hyper Terminal on Windows 8

by on Mar.06, 2014, under IT, Software

If you still tinker with RS-232 (serial) ports, you will undoubtedly need some software to communicate with devices connected to that port. In the days of Windows XP and below, that program (at least for me) was HyperTerminal. However, unfortunately, this is no longer included in newer versions of the Windows OS. Luckily though, it still works. I’m currently using it on Windows 8 with no problems whatsoever.

The only thing you need to do is to copy two files from a Windows XP machine. They are found in the following locations:

  • C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Hypertrm.exe
  • C:\Windows\System32\hypertrm.dll

Grab those files and copy them over to your new OS. Make sure they can ‘see’ each other, meaning you would most likely want to put them in the same folder. After that, just run the exe and you’re done.

NOTE: Run the program as an administrator. I was getting connection errors if I ran it otherwise.

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Global Game Jam 2014 – Wait For Me

by on Mar.06, 2014, under Code, Gaming, IT

Another year, another Global Game Jam. In the spirit of last year, the same team gathered again. This year we even had reinforcements as another member joined in. We set out to create a split-screen-co-op-top-down-platformer, which we think turned out pretty good.

Enter “Wait For Meeee!!!!”:
Wait For Me Screenshot

As if it were a trend, we made quite a difficult game, same as last year’s “Heartless Zombie.”
In order to avoid retyping, here’s what I wrote about it on the official Game Jam site:
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