One lovely blog award – who are my favourite bloggers?

This challenge has spread across the internet like fire (I didn’t create this challenge) so I have decided to do one. Basically, I have to tell you 7 things about my character. And up to 15 bloggers I enjoy. I have over 40 followers, but as there are limits (a few don’t have blogs) and you can only do up to 15. I am sorry if I do not include you!

So, here are the 7 things about me!

1. I think about my web browser project, ECG SeaSurf , for a lot of my time. I love it because the world wide web is a big place, and making software that allows people to browse such a great thing makes me feel special.

2. I do not try to block the spotlight from other developers as I love seeing what others have produced too, and I love getting inspired.

3. I love playing video games because they are extremely fun, and it feels like I am in the game (no VR here!). They also take stress away.

4. I love writing stories, to entertain people. I am writing a story called Sir Wolf’s Castle, about Minecraft wolves and a villan called Sir Bum-Smacker.

5. I love looking at over blogs and leaving feedback and liking posts because I don’t want to look selfish.

6. I love ketchup. It is an awesome sauce.

7. There are lots of other things I love but don’t blog about: Star Wars and Legends of Chima, for example.

Now, here are my favourite bloggers: I DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINK CONTENT CHANGING

1. Codeinfig:

An author of a coding language called Fig, a coding enthusiast, and much more. Check out his blog at codeinfig.wordpress.com!

2. Jacque:

If you want to go beyond my app-making service (I would recommend trying it first and requesting a removal if you don’t like it), then Jacque is the person for you. He can even get your app published to the Play Store (I didn’t ask for an app because I can make one myself).

Check out his blog at themarvelousmind.com

3.  ARJ

If you want a guide to coding and you want to be a pro, then ARJ’s blog “A bit of everything – copy” is the place for you. He has another blog, pythongr.wordpress.com, which is worth checking out too.

Find his main blog at abdurrahmaanjanhangeer.wordpress.com

4. Daniel He hetianding

A Minecraft enthusiast, this blogger creates maps and then publishes them.

Find his blog at worldofmanyworlds.wordpress.com.

5. LZH

A real tech enthusiast, admin of a website called TechCentral which contains everything tech.

Leave a comment or like at limzhenghong.wordpress.com

6. AntonioWestley

A master blogger, who loves posting about sites he recommends.

Check out his active site at alltheeabove.wordpress.com.

Check out his inactive site at antoniowestley.wordpress.com

7. antepher

A real ESP8266 and Arduino enthusiast, as well as Python Expert, antepher maintains a blog called techtutorialsx.

Like and comment on his blog at techtutorialsx.wordpress.com!

8. Paul Sinha

One of my first followers, Paul Sinha appears on the Chase and is really funny.

Check out his blog at sinhaha.com

9. Old and New Reviews

Reviewing and playing video games, I enjoy reading this blog.

Follow the blog at oldandnewreviews.com!

10. Is there any blog you recommend?

I can’t think of a tenth, but I want to reach 10, so if you recommend a blog, plz leave  a comment.

PS: The rules (I have forgotten the URL to the original creator’s blog) also mention that you should post about being chosen. So, thank you codeinfig for choosing me! SO, remember that!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

 

 

 

Super Tux

The game super tux is amazing! You have to complete the level you are on to get to the next level.Tux is a penguin and he is trying to find penny there are 26/27 levels at first they are easy but then they get harder and harder til you get to the last level which is impossible!🐧

Snowbunny 787 🐰

 

Video Game

I am developing a video game and can’t think of a name for it. Can you guys plz comment with some good names for a video game. It is going to be a fighting game.

Thanks!

Epic Chas Gamer 😀

Minecraft on Raspberry Pi Model B 256MB RAM Performance test

This was tested on a fresh Raspbian Wheezy from NOOBS 1.2.1.

Minecraft Pi ran successfully and was very fast. I had to install it manually because I was using an old release of Raspbian 7 wheezy that doesn’t have Minecraft pre-installed.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BEST PERFORMANCE:

CLOSE DOWN ALL BROWSERS BEFORE OPENING MINECRAFT

ALL CPU AND GPU INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN BEFORE LAUNCHING MINECRAFT (ie. Chromium)

 

OpenGL ES on the Raspberry Pi

The OpenGL driver for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 is awesome, but today I disabled it for a little bit. I began looking at the OpenGL ES power the Raspberry Pi had already!

First, Open up the terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

glxgears

The program should run at around 3o FPS.

glestestraspberrypi

Next, run the glxheads program with the following command:

glxheads

glxheadsonraspberrypi

You can play a lot of basic 3D Games as well!

Enjoy!

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.

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.

 

OpenGL won’t work on my RasPi 3

Today I wanted to get some high quality software running on my RPi3 so I installed OpenGL. Then I opened raspi-config by typing in sudo raspi-config and going down to Advanced options and clicking GL Driver and enabling it. Then I reboot my RPi3.

The screen is more stretched and I can’t see the Raspberries at the top any more. Then, when the login was meant to load, a black screen appeared and white flashed there and my TV said No Signal. Please can somebody come up with a solution for this!

Please tell me how to get OpenGL working on a Pi3!

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

UPDATE: It works now! I am enjoying using some professional software on my Raspbery Pi 3!

 

 

How to get Minecraft Pi up ‘n’ running

In one of my older posts I told you that you could install Minecraft Pi through a web browser. It is a quick and easy way to download Minecraft Pi but there is another way.

By the end of this post you will know how to:

Install Minecraft through apt-get

Use the API to send chat messages to the game

Connect to another player using the same network as you’s game

Please note that Raspbian Jessie has Minecraft pre-installed.

Install Minecraft

open up LXTerminal and type sudo apt-get install minecraft-pi # Install Minecraft

Open Minecraft

Type in minecraft-pi to the terminal. Then click Start Game, followed by Create New and then the game will generate a world

Controls

Move with the WSAD keys and jump with space. Press SHIFT to crouch and left click to mine and right click to place block. Press E for inventory and ESC for the pause menu.

API Chat

All players on your Minecraft World can see this message. To post a message, open IDLE from the Programming category in the Menu and type:

from mcpi.minecraft import Minecraft

mc = Minecraft.create()

mc.postToChat(“Hello World of Minecraft Pi!”)

Replace Hello World of Minecraft Pi! with your message. You could do exactly the same thing with the following code:

from mcpi.minecraft import Minecraft

mc = Minecraft.create()

my_message = “Hello World of Minecraft Pi!”

mc.postToChat(my_message)

Replace Hello World of Minecraft Pi! in my_message with whatever you want. Remember, you must be on a Minecraft World!

Local Network Multiplayer

Did you know that you can play multiplayer with people using the same network as you? To play a multiplayer game, all Pi’s that want to join must be on the same network as the world owner.

Tutorial:

For the owner:

Go onto a World by clicking Start Game and then clicking on the World or Creating a New World.

For the users who want to join:

Click Join Game and then Click on StevePi and click Join Game at the bottom left of the screen.

 

 

 

Nether Reactor in Minecraft Pi Editon

Only today I realised this: if you download a MCPE Survival map you can build and activate Nether Reactor Cores on the Map. Simply build a Nether Reactor. The Reactor should look like this:

nether_core_mcpi

Activate the reactor by right clicking on the Core. Once activated, Zombie Pigman should appear and a tower made of netherrack will appear. Enjoy!

nether_in_mcpi

If you can’t get the reactor working then make sure the map is Survival Mode (Technically it treats you like you are in Creative still) and find some advice online (example search. How to build and activate the nether reactor in MCPE 0.6.1) until it works.

If you have got it working then wait until holes naturally generate in the walls of the netherrack building. Then escape from the Zombie Pigmen!

Enjoy!

Epic Chas Gamer 🙂