The many programming languages in my brain.

The other day I was thinking of all the programming languages I used over the years.  I describe the tasks I remember them being used for below.  As I am getting older, I thought I would document it here for the future me and for anyone who may find it of interest. Languages: Basic 6502…

Light at the end of the tunnel!

Making a game can be very time consuming and often oddities in the chosen game engine can put through a spanner in the works.   Finally, for me, my journey creating Jetman Galactic Mars is almost finished.  The game is done but I managed to lock out my Apple Developer account by getting rid of one…

Bish Bash Bosh – Another year survived!

Good bye 2020 and hello 2021.  It must be my age as these weeks fly by so fast, I have trouble keeping up with the day of the week. I have started to upload updated versions of my products as Freeware and will convert the coffee ware versions also.   The reason is, I am spending…

GameSalad Release Notes and Downloads Mac OSX Only

The aim of this page is to provide links to as many versions of GameSalad as possible. I have projects going back to version 0.8.x.x and they will not load into the lastest release. Most of the following versions are not available from the official GameSalad page (below) or URL to download the program are…

Crash & ZZap!64 Magazines

If you are into your retro magazines then I have the entire Crash and ZZap!64 archive in PDF format. For Crash click here. For ZZap!64 click here.

October 2020

Where has this year gone?  The last few months have been a blur and I have spent most of my time like others at home.   I thought, for my own sanity, put an update out. I have spent most of my spare time working on some games.   I have 2 games in progress, Jetman Galactic…

April 2020

The last couple of months have been an interesting one with the dreaded virus going around reducing the world population.   Just before lockdown I grabbed myself a reasonable new Range Rover Sport and said goodbye to my lovely Range Rover Vogue.   They say if you get a Range Rover that works for more than 10…

Feb 2020

Another month swings buy and the pace of life ever increasing in speed. Its like that old Microsoft advert where the scene opens with a woman giving birth, the baby shoots out and as he is flying through the sky, ages until an old man and finally lands in a grave dead.  I found it…

The reason I am ditching Apple products

Losing faith in Apple…. I have been an avid fan since the first iPod and for a time before that, I had a MacBook (pre Intel) which I did not really like.   But, Apple had solid build quality and it just worked unlike buggy Windows at that time.   For the last 10 years, Apple hardware…

December 2019 – A late post

Late with the December post, it’s been a very busy month.   I am yet again amazed on how quickly December has rolled around.  Last month I purchased the ZenBook Duo Pro and have now returned it to Amazon for a refund.  This was one of those times I had a feeling the return was not…

November 2019 – MediaLibrary Release

Its early November and a busy one and FitzSoft has a new logo :-). Rocking a new ASUS ZenBook DUO Pro laptop…. I have been spending the last month looking for a new laptop which would allow for some game development as well as .net programming.   It came down to a Lenovo T490, X1 Extreme…

October 2019

I had to ask what month it was this morning as I thought it was still September. It must be an age thing as I never remembered time going so fast when I was younger. Finally released fsAudio which is an enhanced version of the old SimpleAudioConverter.  A very powerful conversion tool. MediaLibrary is now…

.NET Versions for Windows OS

I have created this post as a reminder to myself. Keeping tabs on what versions of .net work on Windows version X. For me, my future projects will target .Net 4.8 as it supports better DPI-Awareness. The information in this post was copied from: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/get-started/system-requirements Installation requirements The .NET Framework requires administrator privileges for installation.…

Thoughts in September 2019…

The end of August and September has been very busy.  Working in the City of London during the day is both challenging and tiring.  The good things about working in the Corporate world are they way they manage themselves, technology and customers.   Every company I have worked at has been different with some far better…

Software for Windows XP

Software for Windows XP I am a programmer that has many disks all out or sync with my latest versions of software/source code.  My desk is messy and I can never find what I am looking for. I have decided to put things I need in one place for reference and to keep a copy…

6 Methods to Fully Remove or Uninstall Microsoft Office

6 Methods to Fully Remove or Uninstall Microsoft Office The following information was found a while back and as I needed to Uninstall Office completely I thought I would post it here so its easy for me to find in the future.  If its useful to you then great 🙂 It is not uncommon that…

Older Versions of iTunes

iTunes software repository Here you can download all the older versions of itunes that have been released. Apple likes to make changes that they think will make things easier and more streamline for us, sometimes they just get it wrong. You don’t need to run the latest version of iTunes you just need to use…

.NET Framework All Versions Offline Installers Direct Download Links

.NET Framework All versions direct download links Download .NET Framework 1.0 Direct download link Service Pack 3 download link Download .NET Framework 1.1 Download link for all languages Service Pack 1 download link Download .NET Framework 2.0 Download Link Service Pack 2 download link Download .NET Framework 3.0 Download link Download .NET Framework 3.5 Download…

Thoughts in August 2019…

New start… It’s halfway through 2019 and wow its hot in the UK.  I have been going through disks and disks full of old source code and projects going back to 1998.   I also found the source code to an old Ftp Server project that appeared on the PC Pro cover disk in December 2000. …

Hard Core 6502 with the C64 BoyZ

It all started with a VIC-20, let me explain…. When I was 15 years old, my parents purchased a Commodore VIC-20 home computer for Christmas. With a cream case and a brown keyboard it was nothing like the BBC Micro or ZX81 I was using at the school lunch computer club. This small machine with…

Open Letter to EscSoft Users

This is an open letter to users of Software by EscSoft/BinaryComputing Ltd. In 2017 Binary Computing Ltd and EscSoft closed doors. If you are a user of any products by EscSoft and would like to see them made available then please let me know and I will see if I can update and release them.…

Binary Computing Software – The End 🙁

Hi, Good morning / afternoon / evening and welcome! My name is Chris and I was one of the software developers at Binary Computing Ltd. I ran my company with my x-wife and I have always had a passion for computing since the age of 14. Like many people who work in I.T, the pressure…

Tech notes – Fix Invalid Windows 8 License key

I have been spending the evening building new VM’s for testing.  I am not a big fan as I like to test on real hardware. I found on Windows 8, I was not able to use my license key (not OEM) which I purchased when Windows 8 first arrived at Amazon.   It reported my key…