Tim Wilson

Musings of a fantasy author in a wibbly wobbly world.



REVIEW: ScummVM 0.13.0

Todays games are a very different affair to those of yesteryear.  Gone for the most part are the point and click adventures with limited cut scenes (if any) and multiple lines of text.  Todays efforts are a multi-media extravaganza of... Continue Reading →

SDLBASIC – The high-level interpreter for all?

AMOS.  That name may ring a few bells with anyone who owned an Amiga computer all those years ago.  It was a high-level language, similar to BASIC yet powerful to allow all sorts of fancy programs.  What made AMOS great... Continue Reading →


Well ok, not really, but a creative type on Youtube has produced this good little "poke in the eye" to Steve Ballmer and Microsoft. Really, does MS think this man does the company image any good? Ill let you be... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: GRIDWARS 2 – Manic, addictive & free!

Article by Goblin[RFD] Firstly, I promise that all these game reviews will stop!  As you may have realised I took away the email feature here, this was mainly due to the overwhelming response of recommended titles and the time it... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: REGNUM – Not a system command, another RPG!

Article by Goblin[RFD] Sounding more like a system command rather than a game, Regnum is the latest discovery ive made in the world of free online RPG's and more importantly, native Linux ones. After downloading 290mb of game installation, I... Continue Reading →


I know its been a few days since there was an Openbytes update, so heres some general news.  The reason for the silence was because of Software Freedom Day and other commitments to the open source cause, which, over the... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: NEXUIZ – FPS Mayhem for Linux

Article by GoblinRFD Deathmatch FPS's are like buses, you wait for ages and then two come along at the same time, well not really, but twice Ive found a deathmatch game while looking through the Linux repository, A really fine... Continue Reading →

EMULATION: XSpect – ZX 48K Spectrum Emulation!

I love my emulators, none more so than the ones from my childhood days. Due to my uncle working at Sinclair at the time, I got a ZX Spectrum 48K (the one with the rubber keys) as a present.  I... Continue Reading →

REPORT: ACTA – The OpenBytes view

So that everyone understands whats being talked about ACTA stands for Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  It is a trade agreement being set up between America, Europe, Japan and pretty much anywhere in the world where piracy appears to be a... Continue Reading →

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