Ballistic Overkill Server Manager released!

After a very long while, and a couple missed deadlines, Ballistic Overkill Server Manager is finally available as a preview release. You can download Ballistic Overkill Server Manager (“BOSM”) directly from this site, including the source code, and you may also obtain the source code directly from https://bitbucket.org/zanphar/ballistic-overkill-server-manager. You may also report any issues or problems that you encounter at https://bitbucket.org/zanphar/ballistic-overkill-server-manager/issues?status=new&status=open so that it may be investigated and corrected!

For the moment, the source code will only be hosted at the Bitbucket site.

Ballistic Overkill Server Manager (“BOSM”) is a simple program that is designed to assist and help with setting up a Ballistic Overkill Dedicated Server (“BODS”). With this software, you can have your very own server setup in less time, and have more time for playing.

Key Features:

* Download, extract and install SteamCMD easier and faster.
* Download and install Ballistic Overkill Dedicated Server software.
* Start and stop Ballistic Overkill Dedicated Server from one location.
* Update both SteamCMD and the Ballistic Overkill Dedicated Server with ease.
* Configure Ballistic Overkill Dedicated Server to your needs.
* Completely open-sourced under the MIT license agreement.

You can download Ballistic Overkill Server Manager here. You may also find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

Forceful Eject Disc

This is a simple and effective way to eject discs that are being stubborn and won’t eject using any other method. Please be advised that this may also eject discs that you do not necessarily want to be ejected, such as mounted images besides optical discs (CD and DVD) as well as other devices.

Forceful Eject Disc is released completely free of charge but is provided “as-is” without any guarantee or warranty of any kind whether express or implied. Forceful Eject Disc (or “FED” for short,) is distributed with two types. The actual application that you can drag and drop to your Applications folder, execute it from the image or copy it anywhere you wish. The second is an OS X Installer that guides you through the installation process.

This is something that I tossed together when I was having issues trying to eject a disc that was actually never in the system, oops. But it does also eject images that are mounted along with discs that are in the drive, could be useful to some. Please keep in mind that this was also developed on Mac OS X 10.7.

 You may download Forceful Eject Disc (or “FED” for short) here.

CharlieWARE SOFTWARE Client released!

The CharlieWARE SOFTWARE Client is now available for download, including the complete source code to the client application. The client requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to be installed to operate, and the source code requires you to have Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2010 or Visual Studio .NET 2010 installed to build the executables from the source code.

I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, what type of license should the CharlieWARE SOFTWARE Client be placed under once it was released, and I’ve decided to open source it with the BSDv3 license. This decision to release this as an open source project was made so others could also join in and help with the development, or even build their own project based off this software’s source code.

This decision was also made in hopes that others can help contribute to the software, while being able to focus on other parts of the site, and other projects. This does not mean I am dropping the client or abandoning the project either, but it’s there so you can see that it is in fact, a reality. 🙂