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Raspberry Pi, Server repairs underway, and Project Eternity!

by on Oct.13, 2012, under Techie, Video Games

Alright so it’s been a long summer and now in the fall without the Minecraft server working. I’ve got a new power supply, but the cord is a bit short to the mobo, so next week I’ll be cutting and extending each wire one-by-one and then we should be back online after (I’m assuming) a LOT of updates to CentOS and patching to the newest MineCraft Server .jar. So very sorry for the delay in getting this fixed, but I just never gave myself time to locate a new power supply until just recently and even then Andrew beat me to buying it – BIG THANKS!

Kind of out of order with my title, but I decided to take the plunge and get a Raspberry Pi (Model B) to use as an XBMC (RaspXBMC to be exact). If I am reading everything right I’ll be shipped a Rev 2.0 board around Nov. 1st. After the recent support from Boradcom to allow OC from 700Mhz up to 1Ghz I figure it was time to pick one up and see if it does stream my 1080p movies well. If all goes well I’ll make a few more for use around my house on TVs to watch movies I’ve recorded from DVD to my unRAID.
Below is a list of what I got and am getting:

Raspberry Pi Board (Model B) – $35 + shipping
Raspberry Pi Enclosure Kit (Black) – $12.50 + shipping
NOTE: They have a Purple Version for $16.50
SanDisk Ultra 16 GB microSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-016G-U46A (Amazon Link) – $13.29
NOTE: Click here to see the offical list here!
pIO – Raspberry Pi microSD Card Adapter – $12.07
5.25V 1A USB port Power Supply (to allow for 5V after voltage drop) – $5.95
MPEG-2 License key – $3.86
VC-1 License key – $1.93
Yatse Widget, the XBMC Remote – FREE

Last thing is I actually pledged to a Kickstarter project for the first time. I think the concept of Kickstarter is great and I figure it would only be a matter of time till well know developers would come to the community and offer to make the games they love and they know so many people love if only the fans would essential “pre-pay.” I have read time and time again how so many great game ideas never see the light of day because the Publishers and/or financial backers of a studio won’t pay for the new and untried IP. Well it seems as though Obsidian Entertainment finally did exactly what I was waiting for with adding their own Kickstarter project of Project Eternity! Please if you love Fantasy-RPG back them and help reach their $3.5 Million goal (top end goal they have right now)! Personally I took the $25 for now, but might be kicking it up to the $65 for the free digital download plus a box version! I’m big into digital downloads for games (ie Steam!), but sometimes a box copy is still awesome 🙂 Will just have to see if I can ford the extra $40 or not…

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