Ed Andersen

Software Developer and Architect in Japan

  • Lines on the New Xbox Experience

    Thanks to the ever-excellent Zman at The Z Buffer, I’ve been sent some screenshots of what Lines actually looks like on the New Xbox Experience. Awesome!

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  • Lines now on Xbox Live

    So my grand plan to rewrite my game for the Community Games launch didn’t quite go according to plan, so I decided to polish up the original version as a bit of practice. It has now been approved and is on Xbox Live Community Games – NXE users can download the trial and buy it…

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  • Lines EX – rebuilding with XNA 3

    My dissertation project saw me making an XNA game (Lines) and website to go with it (edngames.com) which used web services to make essentially a cut down Xbox Live on the PC with rich presence support, automatic high score uploading etc. I feel it was very successful (and the markers agreed) but I didn’t get…

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  • Mail.app and iPhone encode Japanese as Korean

    The latest of ridiculous bugs I have found after my switchover to Mac is that Korean takes precedence over Japanese when “Automatic” is selected as the encoding on Mail.app. It literally sees Japanese text as Korean and encodes emails as ISO-2022-KR (Korean) if both Japanese and Korean are selected under Languages. Try it yourself: make…

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  • iPhone O2 – how to fix the image compression

    O2 in the UK butcher images while using GPRS/3G/EDGE – seriously effecting the iPhone. Images are recompressed to horrendous levels – look at the App Store here: As you can see, the Facebook and Super Monkey Ball banners have been recompressed. This effects webpages aswell – meaning downloading new wallpapers or browsing Flickr is a…

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