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James Osborne

Also Known As

  • Jamie Osborne

Game Credits

Programming/Engineering

Myth: The Fallen Lords (1997)   (Programming)
 

Thanks

Abuse (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
 


Developer Biography

First game played: Pong (hardware console version from Sears)
First industry job: Manager of the Game Technology Group at Apple Computer
Contributions:
* Apple Game Sprockets
* Myth: The Fallen Lords
* Confirmed Kill (unpublished, Eidos)
* DirectPlay 5

Obscure cred: On first day with DirectPlay team at Microsoft discovered that DirectPlay was listening for connections on 47624 and not 2234 like everyone thought. Reason? 47624 = BA08, which is the byte-order-reversed version of 08BA, which = 2234. Someone forgot that the network is big-endian. It was too late to do anything about it, so DirectPlay's been listening on the "wrong" port ever since.
Current role: Dev Lead for Microsoft Train Simulator 2

Last updated: Oct 09, 2006