Why using Mobile Devices as Game Servers is a bad idea

As a developer of the Mirror Networking stack, sometimes I look in the help channels and see people wanting to use Android or iOS for game servers, where people would connect to each other’s phones and have a game session. Before I dive into the nitty gritty, I’m going to say it now: Using Mobile…

Google Cloud Servers: Unity says “Magic number is wrong: 542”

This apparently is a mono bug, and seems to happen if you try to invoke a Linux headless build on a Google Cloud VPS instance. From what I understand it’s something to do with the terminal emulator that the Google Cloud Console uses. If you used SSH to log into the server and started that…

Mirror Networking: List Server “Missing chunk error” (Outdated installed erlang version)

Time for a change of pace and this time it’s a Mirror Networking post. The Problem Sometimes when you have purchased the Mirror List Server, which is written in Erlang and is a very robust old-school list server (think Quake/Call of Duty/Battlefield 1942) interface following the KISS principle, you’ll face an error regarding Erlang on…

Blue Vows: Character Audio Rip (v1)

Blue Vows is one game that I’ve had my eye on for some time, mainly because it’s literally a carbon chinese copy of KanColle Arcade, which is a 3D arcade adaptation of the Kantai Collection browser game hosted on the DMM Games platform. This game is in Chinese and has no English UI, so unless…

Another day, another bait…

In case you aren’t aware, I’m the developer of the Ignorance Reliable UDP transport, and I can’t help but shake my head (and maybe sometimes laugh) when I see comments like this from known trolls. This guy randomly tries to throw a dagger at me and hopes he can inflict a response or something. To…

30 Second Review of the TP-Link TL-SG1016DE Smart Ethernet Switch

It’s fucking good with 16 Gigabit LAN Ports. Easy to setup, unfortunately this model doesn’t have Power over Ethernet so I have to use 2 power bricks for my PTP Access Point and Security Camera. Very quiet too – no fan perhaps? I do see a huge heatsink on the CPU inside through the vents….

These attacks against the Mirror developers have gotta stop…

So I woke up to the news that there’s a group of people going around trying to break into not only the GitHub accounts of the Mirror Developers. They are also trying to reset passwords in a bid to compromise the developers and cause some serious damage to the reputation of the Mirror Networking stack….

Girls Frontline Viewer Update

Just a quick update with the Girls Frontline Viewer project of mine. Development has resumed on it, however I am rebuilding it from scratch as I cannot find the compressed archive of the backup I made before I upgraded my computer hardware earlier this year. The plus side is that I’ve gotten rid of the…

Getting blocked from an upstream Github Repo: NX edition.

This is going to be a short piece regarding some drama that I had with an “upstream” developer regarding a dependency that my Mirror HLAPI transport, Ignorance, uses to make things happen. I’ll provide an analysis of events and provide my thoughts. Stanislav Denisov, also known as nxrighthere on GitHub, is the developer of the…