Freebie Friday! DirSync Pro: synchronization/back-up software

As promised in the last What Can I Get Away With Wednesday post, here is a link to some non-gratis synchronization software! I highly recommend DirSync Pro for shuttling your files to-and-from your newly minted NAS machine! It’s free, but please consider supporting it! application: http://dirsyncpro.org/ support it:...
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Throwback Thursday! My first mods.

I used to be big into case modding. Now that I’m fully committed to #gamedev I have less time/money for it. Here’s some photos from days gone by (note the OG flat-panel in picture 2):      These days I just by a good looking/functional case and leave...
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What’s a Splat Map?

I recently saw a game dev youtuber give out bad info when asked what a splat map is, saying that “the splat map is the base texture that covers the entirety of the terrain. The texture map (image) is literally placed (splatted) over the terrain (in the video...
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Meetup Mondays! Want to be Interviewed?

Are you a game developer, an aspiring developer,  a current or former student? Want more exposure? Sure! Who doesn’t? Be a part of Meetup Mondays here at Nickel City Pixels by following this simple three-step process: Step 1: Comment below and subscribe to the newsletter. Step 2: Download...
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Scrutiny Saturday – Microphones for under $50.

It’s the future! Video recording (cell phones/DSLRs) and editing (PCs, software) tech are all cheap and on point. So WTF microphones? Why are microphones the weak link when it comes to creating quality A/V products? Shouldn’t video be like, a million times more difficult (and by extension, expensive)...
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