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OpenTTD 1.0.5 for Mac OSX

OpenTTD 1.0.5 for Mac OSX

Open Transport Tycoon is a game which supports Windows and Linux native. Since I use a mac I tried to compile it for OSX, which worked out pretty well. If you have a Mac and want to play OpenTTD you can download the compiled version here. Just unzip the file by double clicking. The only thing missing is the graphics and sound files.

The graphics can be downloaded here. Just extract the zip file into the data directory of my compiled version.

The sound files can be downloaded here. Just extract the zip file into the data directory of my compiled version.

If you run into trouble feel free to leave a comment. This version of OpenTTD has been compiled on Mac OS 10.6.4.

OpenTTD running under Mac OSX 10.6.4
Remote access ASP.NET development server

Remote access ASP.NET development server

I am developing a web application which needs mobile access as well. In order to test this, I need to access the ASP.NET development server from my iOS device. Unfortunately the ASP.NET development server is only accessible from the localhost. This website describes an easy way to forward a port to from the ip adres to the development server.

First you need to download a free tool called rinetd which is available here.

When you have extracted the file to a folder you need to create a config file with the forwaring information. An example could be:

0.0.0.0 8080 127.0.0.1 65458

Save this file as rinetd.conf to the folder of rinetd.

Which mean you want to forward any data from port 8080 to port 65458, which is the port my ASP.NET development server is running. To start rinetd open a console and launch the following command:

rinetd.exe -c rinetd.conf
Detect Displays shortcut on OSX

Detect Displays shortcut on OSX

I have an external monitor attached to my iMac. Sometimes I use it as a secondary display, sometimes it is turned off. When you are already in OSX and turn on your external monitor it will not be detected immediately. You first need to open your display preferences and click on “Detect Displays”. This tweet however, shows that you can use CMD + BrightnessUp (which is in most cases F2 or fn + F2) instead.

free cocoa packet sniffer for OSX

free cocoa packet sniffer for OSX

According to the Cocoa Packet Analyzer website:

Cocoa Packet Analyzer is a native Mac OS X implementation of a network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer. CPA supports the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading, capturing and writing packet trace files.

Features:

  • Basic packet capturing (libPCAP/ tcpdump filter expressions can be used).
  • Analyze, display and filter packet trace files.
  • Supports PCAP packet capture format.
  • Quicklook plugin included – it is basic but at least you can get an overview over packet trace files in finder.
  • Intel 64-bit CPU support.
Cocoa Packet Analyzer screenshot