OpenBVE

A new interest of mine is that of train simulation. A widely followed program for years was the good old BVE train viewer. However, with the release of Windows Vista, a change to DirectX caused it to become incompatible. The program also showed signs of age, with some graphics cards not working. Then the community began its very own version of BVE aptly named “OpenBVE.”

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The development of this program has been very swift indeed. In about 8 months, the developer has made leaps and bounds from the original, and very buggy alpha. OpenBVE now has more features than the current BVE and some of the routes look much better in OpenBVE than the old BVE.

 

Myself and DarkFire, have been following development of this program for a while and are pleased with how things are turning out. With regular updates from the developer, it really feels as if this program wont stagnate and become vapourware.

 

If you are interested in such things check out http://openbve.uuuq.com/en/ for the route player program and http://www.trainsimcentral.co.uk for some routes and trains.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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Rarely does a film capture my attention so much. Full of jokes, laugh out loud situations and serious parts, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, really shines as one of the best films that I have seen.

 

Have an IMDB quote:

A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. With her newfound power, she tries to use it to her advantage, but soon finds that tampering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results. – IMDB

 

Do watch this movie if you can, it truly is a good film.

 

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Wikipedia

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) – Amazon

Lazy ol’ Sunday

Sitting about, watching “Cast away” for the millionth time.
Back to Uni tomorrow morn, for a day of Chemistry and other sciency related things. 😀
In related news, I’ve subscribed to the New Scientist. Paying  Â£3.25 per issue is not my thing, so getting 50% off a year seems very good indeed.
Alas I must leave you, for I am to get the train tomorrow morning and dont want to miss it