Playing with VMWare

Last night I downloaded the new free versions of:
– VMWare server last night.
– MS’s Virtual PC 2004.

I’d played with a free (then warezed) version of Virtual PC 2004 before and was pretty impressed.

Well, I am writing this in virtual (VMWare) version of the the latest Ubuntu offering. I must say it’s even better than MS’s offering.

I can’t really offer too much in the way of insight into the newer verison of Ubuntu as I’ve only just installed literally seconds ago. But the way VMWare cranks along – yeah I like it. And free is good too. And this is on an ancient machine with only 512MB of RAM.

The only problem I had was that it installed the virtual HDD as a SCSI rather than IDE. No biggy though – took all of 1 minute to find and fix.

Must go – world of warcraft awaits…

SNES USB adaptor

Woohoo. I won a SNES control pad and a Super Smart Joy SNES-USB adaptor the other day. I entered the online competition so long ago that I had forgotten all about it. I think it was from Lik-Sang. I bought five LCD TopGuns from them once, so I guess that might of helped…

It will be great to be able to hook this up to my Mame cabinet and play the old snes games with an original controller. It will also be handy to use this an controller for games that can handle more than two players at once.

WOW I crumbled

Several years ago I spent many, many hours (days, weeks…) playing a MUD. It was called Drasan. It was text-only. Eventually I realised it was taking waay to much of my time. I have not played an RPG since.

Today I crumbled. I purchased World Of Warcraft. Some people at work started talking about getting a few of us together and doing some raids. The next day I saw an advertisement in the paper – $49 for WoW.

I couldn’t resist.

This may be my last post…