Alun Hancock Facebook ; YouTube ; Steam ; LinkedIn ; iProfile ;
Email, MSN and Skype details below; but really, facebook is the way to find me.

Fancy a game online?
Elite Dangerous ; Terraria (my server) ; Minecraft for PC/Mac (my server) ; Lord of the Rings Online (Evernight server)

I also play PC multiplayer:
Portal 2 ; Team Fortress 2 ; Left 4 Dead / L4D2 ; Alien Swarm
Torchlight 2 ; F1 2013 ;

Keep up to date with the latest happenings on facebook/WorldOfRainbow

Coming soon:
Cavern of the Welsh Wizard: Explore randomly generated floor tiles to find loot, recruit followers and defeat the dungeon beasties. Totally not a rip-off of Sorcerer's Cave.

World of Rainbow 2: The VB2013 remake with a few new features such as archer towers and pets.

Stealth Technology [August 2017]
A game development document that I never got around to finishing, explaining the concepts of Stealth, Camoflage and Detection.

Calendar 2017 in Excel.xlsx format [October 2016]

Test Tier
Currency Tier upgrade test [July 2016]
A small test application I made for evaluating the viability of a game option for upgrading low-tier goods into higher tiers for crafting and construction purposes. I wanted to know how many low-tier goods would be needed based on different upgrade ratios over multiple higher tiers. It would have been more efficient to have done this in Excel, but I wanted to try out VB 2015. Source code is included, but its a really tiny program anyway.

Calendar 2016 in Excel.xlsx format [December 2015]

Raspberry Pi RDP
Raspberry Pi via Remote Desktop.xps [February 2015]
Instructions on how to configure a Raspberry Pi to be accessed via Microsoft Remote Desktop, and secure an alternative port number.

SQL 2014 Express
Installing SQL Server 2014 Express.xps [January 2015]
Step-by-step instructions on how to install various versions of SQL Server Express.

Calendar 2015 in Excel.xlsx format [December 2014]

Engine Power Mechanics
Game Mechanics for Engine Power.xps [November 2014]
A companion document to my spaceship rooms list below, explaining the basic principles for fuel, engines and power suitable for many game styles.

Windows - Configuring an RDP port.txt [October 2014]
How to setup a new Remote Desktop port to access your machine from another device.

Windows - Creating an emergency Administrator account.txt [July 2014]
If your Windows user profile is corrupt or locked out, here's how to create a new account to get access to your machine.

SQL 2012 Express
Installing SQL Server 2012 Express.xps [updated December 2014]
Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1.xps [June 2014]
Step-by-step instructions on how to install various versions of SQL Server Express.

Random Millions
Random Millions - Random Number Generator [May 2014]
Create a text file containing a million randomly-assorted numbers. You get exactly 10,000 of every digit (0 to 9), randomly sorted with all identical pairs removed. VB 2012 source code is available on demand.

Minecraft Fireworks
Minecraft Fireworks crafting guide.xps [May 2014]
Instructions on how to create Fireworks recipes in Minecraft.

Minecraft Land Generator
Minecraft Server - Automatic Land Generation and Mapping.xps [May 2014 - updated]
Instructions on how to setup a Minecraft server to pre-generate a large world map and build an overviewer render in a single command. If you're looking for a way to create and view minecraft maps or want to check seed values this is the guide you need.

Spaceship Room list [February 2014]
A list of all the rooms you might find on a giant deep-space vessel. I can't remember who asked for this, but here it is for everybody.

SaboTile [February 2014]
A remake of the ZX Spectrum game Saboteur and fully compliant with the 'it must be crap' regulations, I submitted this for RetroRemakes "One-screen-cassette-50" compilation mini-contest. Written in VB2012. I've got a few little updates to do before I release the source code.

Calendar 2014 in Excel.xlsx format [December 2013]
[2013 Word.docx] [2012 Word.docx]
I got tired of doing the same old Word format, so this time in Excel with some pre-added dates and occasions.

World Dynamics
Dynamic World Design Article .xps format [June 2013]
Designed for multi-player online game worlds. How to create a world that is constantly evolving without relying on players and pre-written quests.

Future Fusion Article
Future Fusion Article .xps format [Early 2012]
I wrote this article back in 2012 intended for RetroFusion but couldn't find anywhere to get it published.

Passes of Eight
Passes of Eight - Passcode Generator [October 2011]
Create 8-character passcodes using a mix of upper-case, lower-case alphabetical characters and numerical values. You don't get the source code yet, but if I get a few requests I'll add some .dll functionality so that you can call this app from your own code and make everything available then.

Diablo II items [March 2011 update]
Uniques, Sets, Runes, Gems, Quest items and lots more for the Diablo 2 Hero Editor. (get the editor at ModDB)
Handy link: Ladder Runewords for single player games. /Players 8

My Big Clock
My Big Clock [March 2011]
The Alarm Clock again. This time it's and the code is included as usual.

Early Warning [February 2011]
Recently re-written for with code included. This is a practical joke application that doesn't appear to do anything. Just let it run in the background (you can see it in Task Manager) and it will pop up some stupid messages at random times, roughly every 4 hours.

Alarm Alert
Alarm Alert [July 2009]
An alarm clock. Windows XP doesn't have one, so I wrote this while waiting for a pizza. VB6 source code included.

World of Rainbow
World of Rainbow [alpha series/June 2009]
A basic game including the VB 6 source code so beginners can see how things work - Kill the coloured enemies to build up your character. Features player-customisable graphics.

World Maker Demo
WorldMaker Demo [February 2003]
Create fantasy world maps. This is just a demo but you can see the map building method at work. VB6 source included.

Balls Up
Balls Up [Feb 2000]
My UK lottery number generator. VB6 but I don't have the source code for this one.

Copyright Alun Hancock 2015.

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