Although we know our teaser site must have left everyone in a state of suspense and confusion because no one could have possibly guessed what our secret surprise was, you may now exhale as we reveal to you Z0MB1ES (on teh ph0ne)!
June 6, 2011
Gato, like many cats, furiously investigates any new thing that enters her home. A recent sharp influx of PAX shwag from FedEx has led to a serious upswing in Gato-conducted detective work. She likes roses too!
Good morning Gato and blog readers! Your usual Good Morning Gato will be presented to you by the newest Ska Studio-er, Michelle. Wednesday evening, Dustin ventured across the country to represent Ska Studios and The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile at Microsoft’s Xbox February Showcase in slightly-warmer-than-here San Francisco. Try not to be too upset by the change today; take a deep breath and everything will be just fine.
February 25, 2011
It has come to my attention that Vista doesn’t play well with my older games, i.e. everything before The Dishwasher. ZSX3/Manic Space, which I’ve ran on Vista successfully, uses DirectX 8.0, but the older ones (ZSX 1 + 2, SCZ) use DX7, and I’ve had no luck with that.
Here’s a nice technical discussion/flamewar on the msdn boards about the topic.
The gist is that some developers are feeling spurned by Microsoft for dropping support for old technologies, but Microsoft has stated that the technology has reached its planned end-of-life, and it’s time to move on. I tend to side with Microsoft on this one–technology does not age like classic novels. It is a shame to see old games die, but honestly–we shouldn’t have to bury each new OS release in piles of legacy support.
So, long story short, if you want to play SCZ, ZSX2 or ZSX, use a Windows 2000/Me/XP box. If anyone figures out how to get the older ones working on Vista, let me know.
August 29, 2007
I just reached Seattle!
They charge $10/day for Internet.
More info to come!
August 12, 2007