April 1, 2021 — by aixxe
I recently finished writing a Discord bot to play audio and video from YouTube, Twitch, and various other sources. It’s not all that efficient, reliable, or even terms-of-service-legal, but it was fun to build, and hopefully this post will inspire someone to make something better so I can switch to using that instead.
January 3, 2021 — by aixxe
I’ve been wanting to set up recording hardware for the players at my local arcade for a while now. Unfortunately, plugging a few cables into a capture card and calling it a day doesn’t make for a very interesting blog post, so I had to be a bit more creative.
May 9, 2020 — by aixxe
At long last, this is the final entry in the ‘streamlining score sharing’ series. With all of the data now at our disposal, all that’s left is to render it out to an image and submit it to Discord. In this post, we’ll turn our hook library into a server, create a matching client, and finally, share scores with a single button press.
January 2, 2020 — by aixxe
After a long day of downloading event packs, creating BGM loops, converting graphics from INFINITAS, dual-booting Windows 10 on the game PC and fixing encoding issues, I had finally set up beatoraja to my liking. There was just one thing left to do: figure out where to put the on screen camera for recordings.
December 26, 2019 — by aixxe
This is the second in a series of posts on streamlining score sharing in beatmania IIDX. Using the data we found last time, we'll build an internal library to read score data from memory, find and hook a function to run our code on the result screen, and finally, hijack an import to get our library loaded automatically.
June 23, 2019 — by aixxe
Sharing scores is a big part of the rhythm game community. For me, it's been a great way to keep track of my progress and meet similarly skilled players to compete with. On the other hand, taking pictures of the screen with my phone each time got old fast. The process needed some streamlining and I had a plan.
December 25, 2017 — by aixxe
This post will cover the initial installation of GitLab Community Edition, configuring Windows & Linux-based job runners and finally, using the built-in continuous integration feature of GitLab to automatically build your project. Sounds like a lot of work but you’d be surprised at how simple the entire process is.
September 17, 2017 — by aixxe
Somehow, despite the eternal procrastination that re-writing one of my larger internal projects has become, I’ve finally managed to make some progress and replace my extremely inefficient method for achieving ‘stream-proof’ visuals with something a lot easier to implement.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Similarly, if we patch the memory of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from kernel space, would that be considered an internal or external hack? Not sure. I know how to do it, though. Do you want to know?
April 23, 2017 — by aixxe
This time we’re diving into the world of tool assisted speedrunning – also known as ‘TASing’. Simply put, the process of creating a speedrun using third-party tools. In this post, we’ll build the core recording & playback logic, add the ability to re-record and finally, replay the recording on a live server.