Category: Tools

When VLC Doesn’t Update Anymore

Bug

Most of us probably ran into a bug in some application at one point. Sometimes it’s not very obvious, e.g. a random crash, while other times you may know that, if you for example perform certain five steps it will crash. But what do you do when you find an issue? Do you just avoid…


NightlyBuilds have been update!

Looking at the last news entry on the NightlyBuilds website, it seems like it has nearly been two years since I last update the Nightly Builds. https://nightlybuilds.ch/ One of the reasons I didn’t bother as much to keep them updated was, because we at SFML now have setup a Continues Integration system which allows anyone…


Convert EPS to SVG – Cisco Icons for yEd

I wasted like one or two hours on this and thought, I’d make a quick post, so others don’t have to waste their time in the future. Convert EPS to SVG If you just want to convert some EPS files to an SVG file, all you need is Inkscape and then use the following command…


A look at CLion 1.0

For the development of Synth Guitar my Ludum Dare Compo entry I decided to use JetBrains’ CLion as my IDE. Ever since writing my most popular post about MinGW-w64 and an older EAP version I played around with the thought of trying it out, but never found the right project for it. For a year…


How to use MinGW-w64 with CLion

Update 29.09.2014: As pointed out by Anastasia Kazakova in the comments, CLion’s EAP has received an update which added native support for MinGW-w64! In the past few days, I’ve seen CLion mentioned on multiple locations including the SFML forum. CLion is a new IDE developed by JetBrains for CMake based projects, it supports multiple languages…


SFML News – Week 40 (2013) – 18 (2014)

Believe it or not, but here’s a new SFML News post. About half a year is it since the last news post, to all the regular followers of the SFML News I apologize. Writing the SFML News is a time consuming thing and with my internship my focus has been heavily shifted toward web development,…


Building = Preprocessing + Compiling + Linking

After answering the same questions over and over and over and over again especially about compiling and linking, I thought it might be time to write down a few things, that I and maybe others could point to instead of keep repeating ourselves in the future. Given the wideness topic I’ll be writing things down…


SFML News – Week …-29 (2013)

Although I’ve once wanted to make weekly updates on SFML News, the amount of content go more and more, while my time got less and less, thus I eventually stopped. Since there have been many new posts on various projects in the last few days, I decided to make another quick update and present some…


yEd – A simple and nice diagram tool

How often do you find yourself, trying to put some information graphically into sense, but fail to do, because the software you’re using isn’t really nice to use? Maybe you’ve never experienced that or have never needed to do so, but I have on multiple occasion and it has never been fun. Being a fan…


TileMapCreator – Update 02

Nearly two month have passed since the last update on the TileMapCreator and I kind of feel bad about it. For my excuse I’m studying for my upcoming big exam. Last time I was talking about the grid and how I want it to improve; I’ve spend quite some time thinking and trying out things,…