Weekly Summary 05/04/2020

Weekly Summary 05/04/2020

Wunderlist shutting down, Flashpoint 8.0, a lost Sega Genesis game and more!

Shutdowns

As a reminder, Wunderlist the planning app will be shutting down in a matter days. The app has been merged into Microsoft’s To Do, which can import any lists users might have left on Wunderlist:

After May 6th, your to-dos will no longer sync. For a period of time, you’ll still be able to import your lists into To Do. Starting today, we will no longer accept new Wunderlist sign-ups.

Excerpt from shutdown announcement on https://www.wunderlist.com

A couple of days ago Sandboxie, the sandboxing tool which enables users to run programs or make downloads to a virtual environment, went open source. Sophos, the team behind Sanboxie, have announced that they will be shutting down their forums on June 1, seeing as communication is likely to continue on GitHub. There are already a few snapshots of the forums available on the Waybackmachine.

Their GitHub repository is available here: https://github.com/sandboxie/sandboxie

Updates

As we already covered over the weekend, Public.Resource.Org won a legal battle against the state of Georgia. The court ruled that state law was in fact public domain and hence could be posted online, for all to see.

After one whole month, Flashpoint 8.0 is here to grace us all. This version includes a whopping 10,000 new games, several thousand new animations and a few more supported plugins (Viscape, Vitalize and Hypercosm). Head on over to https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/downloads/ to grab a copy yourself. Additionally this is the first release to include a https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/Manual.pdf, to relieve you of having to read through the wiki or Discord chat logs.

Discoveries

Last but not least, our friends over at Gaming Alexandria have footage on an unreleased game Sega Genesis game called Breach. It was a port of a game with the same namesake for the Amiga (released in 1987). The sole programmer behind the port, David Ashley, shared a copy of the prototype and source code with them.

You can read more about it here: https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/2020/04/30/breach-sega-genesis/

That’s about it for this week…

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