I've received all the development tools I needed, plus a copy of the incomparable Spectrum. Recently, I also yanked the Video Overlay and Superdrive cards out of the IIGS on the suspicion that the machine would behave itself better without them. I wasn't wrong. This probably has nothing to do with those cards themselves, but rather the amount of amperage being pulled through the traces of the board and subsequently converted to heat. Interestingly, without those two cards, I have zero stability problems now, which, when combined with the new software (and all the games I've painstakingly and individually tricked into running from the CF card) makes the IIGS a much more appealing computer to use regularly.

So did I get anywhere with the new stuff? Yes.

For the first time ever, I've seen the tiled world of the game I've been working on, scrolling on a IIGS screen in both axes. I'll be working all weekend to combine this with my sound driver into a fun little demo to show off. We're cookin with gas now. I just can't wait to show you what I've been working on all this time.