Epic Chas Gamer 2.0!

Epic Chas Gamer might have been redesigned, as you might have seen. The new things of Epic Chas Gamer are:

New widgets

New Project File post layout.

Also Charlieseverythingblog is getting better as well, as I will make the blog even better by adding widgets and making more posts.

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

How to make a professional WordPress Blog

There are a few ways that I think will make your WordPress Blog more professional.

1. Customize your blog. This will make it look new and shiny, ready for some more posts. Try and Customize your blog so that it matches what it is about.

2. Use an anti-spam plugin for WordPress to avoid spam. Akismet is a good anti-spam plugin for WordPress.

3. Put some widgets on your blog. This makes your blog look good because the widgets are useful.

4. Check for spelling mistakes before publishing a post. Correct any spelling mistakes before publishing a post.

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How to download Raspbian ‘wheezy’ in 2016!

With a 4GB SD Card and a RasPi Model B, I wanted to install Raspbian. I tried to use my Pi3 and an SD Reader and dd to write the image of Raspbian over to my 4GB SD Card. Then I plugged the 4GB SD Card into my Pi Model B and booted it up and it booted but never got further than the ‘nonblocking pool is initialised’ message at my Pi’s bootup. So I booted up my Raspberry Pi 3 and plugged in my 4GB SD Card through an SD Reader. I went to https://downloads.raspberrypi.org and downloaded Raspbian ‘wheezy’ and soon I will use dd to write the image to the SD Card.

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

Gameband and RasPi3

A Gameband is a cool wristband that backs up Minecraft data, allows you to create animations and even tell the time! You must plug it into your computer through USB to charge it, and while it is plugged in you can play Minecraft through it by opening the Gameband app and clicking Play Minecraft and you can customize animations and view them when the Gameband is unplugged from the PC. The thing is, could you use the Gameband application on a Raspberry Pi 3? The Gameband is compatible with Linux, so would it work on a RasPi3. I would really like to make PixelFurnace animations. I plugged my Gameband into my RasPi3 and saw the Gameband as a mounted USB Drive so I clicked on it and clicked on Gameband_linux.bat and pressed Execute and nothing happened! Is the problem to do with my Raspberry Pi 3, the Gameband or the Operating System. I have also found out that you can run Minecraft PC on a RasPi 3.

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NOOBS 1.9.2 won’t work on my Raspberry Pi anymore

Today I tried to upgrade NOOBS to a better version and rebooted my Pi3. Then I pressed SHIFT for recovery mode and there was nothing new! So I pressed ESC and my Pi suddenly showed a menu saying Select OS to boot and it showed no OSes! My SD Card is an 8GB and my NOOBS version was 1.9 and I tried to update it to 1.9.2! Please Help!

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

A successfull OpenGL session on my RPi3

Today I had to do a Pi Recovery reset to free up some storage on my RPi3. Once done, I opened raspi-config and enabled ‘AB GL Driver’. I rebooted and I had to unplug the power supply and replug it in again a few times but after 4 times I span my mouse and pressed on the keyboard and saw the Raspbian desktop load. The thing was, when I clicked on Shutdown and then logout, my TV displayed no signal. Also Minecraft 1.8.9 wouldn’t load. I have been using OpenGL with no problems.

A problem that you might encounter with OpenGL Enabled on your Pi:

The Pi doesn’t always load. You have to spin the mouse around sometimes but if you see no Desktop you will have to unplug and plug in your Pi again. You might have to do this a few times but the Raspbian desktop should load eventually.

I disabled OpenGL using NOOBS’ Config Editor because I wanted to be able to play Minecraft Pi again because no game showed when GL was enabled. I like the GL though and I will enable it on my Pi Sometimes.

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

PS: The GL only works Pi2s and Pi3s. Enabling it on a different Pi will cause that Pi not to boot.

 

Some features of Raspbian Jessie!

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Sonic Pi:

If using Raspbian ‘wheezy’ then open up LXTerminal and type sudo apt-get install sonic-pi # To install Sonic Pi Software onto your RasPi

If using Raspbian Jessie then make sure the package sonic-pi is up to date. Open the Terminal by pressing ALT + CTRL + T and type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get install sonic-pi.

Then open the Programming Menu and Click Sonic Pi on both versions of Raspbian.

You can create music through code. One of my examples is found at https://coolchasgamer.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/project-file-1-for-some-features-of-raspbian-jessie/

Minecraft

Minecraft is pre-installed on Raspbian Jessie, but you can easily install Minecraft on Raspbian ‘wheezy’ by opening LXTerminal and typing sudo apt-get install minecraft-pi and pressing enter.

Eject USB Drives

In Raspbian Jessie you can simply eject USB Storage Drives by clicking on the Eject button and press on the USB Storage. This way, your USB Storage can be removed safely. On Raspbian ‘wheezy’ this button is not there.

There are loads more Raspbian Jessie features!

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂

Project File 1 for Some Features of Raspbian Jessie

This project file requires the following project files:

No project files are required

This project must be copied and pasted into Sonic Pi. Then click Run and enjoy!

The project file:

play 58
play 65
play 67
sleep 2
play 70
play 79
play 77
sleep 1
play 80
play 89
play 87
sleep 1
play 90
play 99
play 97
sleep 1
play 100
play 109
play 107
sleep 1
play 90
play 99
play 97
sleep 1
play 80
play 89
play 87
sleep 1
play 70
play 79
play 77
sleep 1
play 60
play 69
play 67
sleep 1
play 50
play 59
play 57