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Dampfen rules!

January 22nd, 2012 1 comment

Our new private website about Dampfen: – Join now!

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Installing Terraria/Steam in Wine

December 22nd, 2011 No comments

Today I had to rebuild my wine-prefix of Steam and re-install Terraria – the main reason to have Steam in the first place :D

The trouble was that I wanted to install Magicka. Magicka runs on .Net Framework version 3.5, while Terraria is using .Net Framework version 4.0. Unfortunately, the version 3.5 didn’t want to install. To be precise: 3.5 wanted to install 2.0 first, which didn’t install because 4.0 was already installed.

So I decided to create a fresh wine-prefix of Steam and install as much of .Net Frameworks as possible to not run into the same trouble later again. If you do not know what a “wine-prefix” is, have a look at the wiki page of winetricks – an awesome tool to make the usual trial & error work in wine much easier. Read more…

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Gitorious and third-party repository hooks

February 20th, 2011 No comments

Recently the Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup development team decided to also move the code repository away from There had been a few complains in the past about speed and reliability but the fact that and how they disabled the ability send emails when a commit to code was done gave the final push to move away. It has been quickly decided to setup the new git repository on

Unfortunately Gitorious does not support so-called hooks, which trigger things on certain events like informing the CIA bot in ##crawl-dev or sending summary emails to the mailing-list when changes are made.

I thought it might be useful to tell of how we made the git-hooks work, even though Gitorious does not provide this feature.
Read more…

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Back to the.. Spring RTS!

October 25th, 2010 2 comments

Recently I bought and also played StarCraft 2. It’s a neat game, good graphics and nice story line.. but omgomgomg – how inferior that game and its user-interface is compared to Spring RTS!

So I started to play some Spring again (with Fleur and Wolf and Eifeltrampel) and I have to say… it’s still the best RTS I know!

Sadly, there are way less players active than there used to be.. I hope that changes again soon, especially because winter is coming. In the mean-time we’ve been training against a brand new AI called E323AI, written by a friend of ours – and it’s amazing! Great job, Error323 – we’ve gotten our butts kicked more than once! :D

And of course, the game still supports (and seems to have stabilized) LUA widgets and gadgets. So I’ve been fiddling a bit recently (and especially during this weekend with Eifeltrampel) with that. It has become a nice collection already. Many widgets tweaked, some enhanced or fixed. I’ve created a git-repository and uploaded everything here:;a=summary

PS: I’ve been a bit busy lately, but I’m feeling confident that I would like to write some more in the near future :)

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ISO9660… what you should have always known but never dared to ask… or is it a clone?

October 8th, 2009 3 comments

Hi guys,

this is my first post on

I have to say, this is nothing I do easily. I love my silence and keeping a low profile is helping a lot :)

But I have to admit today is somewhat special:

I nearly lost my temper when I copied a CD yesterday just to find out today that I merely tried to copy it…

The image is garbage. It is broken. FOOBAR. Just a bunch of useless binary data. At least this is what file tells me:

calimero:~# file /media/Buffalo_1TB/ISO/be2009.iso
/media/Buffalo_1TB/ISO/be2009.iso: data

But if it were just that… The burned image is… garbage.

And I don’t have a clue why, because there is no copy protection scheme used or something strange in the error log… Just a bunch of useless data.

So I have to get the stuff again. Marvelous.


Just reading from the error log from the attempt to write the CD, I found out that I missed to move the .toc file to the right location so it could accompany the image as well…What a mess. And I found out while writing this post.

I don’t have to add that it’s not working, do I?

Yours sincerely


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