Saturday, May 28, 2016

(ARCHIVED) Technology Showdown Test Pilot 5 Trailer now out!

It's the final battle between Apple and Tux, versus the Winbuntu; who will win? Find out in the final test pilot to our animated series, which drops on June 18th, 2016!

Click here to watch the trailer:

- SFC (


Friday, May 20, 2016

(ARCHIVED) Freaky Friday!

Today is Friday, and it's so freaky because we've got some major SFC updates to talk about!

1. We're now on Facebook! You can check us out on our new Facebook page here: Make sure to like our page and stay up-to-date with us! We'll be posting the same stuff that we did on our Google+ page: SFC and gaming session announcements.

2. The SFC Website has been updated to 1.6.4! A lot has been put into this website update, and boy do we have some changes to talk about! The changelog is listed below in the post.

3. Our Youtube channel has been renovated. We've already announced this earlier, but our Youtube channel renovations are now complete! Most of our videos have updated thumbnails and updated descriptions. We've also archived some of our older videos, and we've removed several videos from our channel. The RailVids videos are in the process being moved over to the Penn Central Fan Site (formerly Project PCFS) Youtube Channel, while our now removed old videos (except the TechNews video) will be put into the SFC archives, and will be shown occasionally on Backstage & Newsletter.

4. Project PIOS is getting an update! People have been asking about PIOS, and we've been keeping it quiet for a while, but now we're officially announcing Alpha 1.2.0! Some of the major changes will consist of new extra wallpapers (including one sent in by a fan), a sample Camera app for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module, and omxplayer now bundled. We're planning to release it before June.

We hope you enjoy the changes we've been making to our content-creator group, and once again, make sure to check us out on Facebook! As always, we'll see you in the not-too-distant future.

- Sage from SFC (

SFC Website Version 1.6.4 Changelog:
- Added an AdBlock notice on the homepage
- Added a link to our new Facebook page on the social bar
- Updated the Apple Product Generator
- Updated the Software Generator
- Improvements and Bug Fixes

Friday, May 6, 2016

(ARCHIVED) Youtube Channel Changes

Sorry I haven't gotten the chance to post anything on this blog for a while, but this literally needs to be said, and I think it's great news for the future of our content-creator group.

During the month of May, we are going to make one of the biggest changes in SFC history: Our Youtube Channel.

During the next 2 weeks, we will be revamping our Youtube channel, by updating video thumbnails (except for the archived ones), slightly editing videos (on most videos that aren't archived), archiving old videos, removing several videos, monetizing videos (except for the archived ones), and rebranding some of our videos.

The following videos that will be removed are:
- Raspberry Pi - Quick Start Guide (Version 1) *1st video we've uploaded to Youtube!*
- Raspberry Pi - Installing Linux Without NOOBS (Version 1)
- Raspberry Pi Internet Sharing Tutorial
- SFC TechNews - iPhone 6S
- SFC's RailVids - Railvid #1: Dual SD60s in Elephant Style
- SFC's RailVids - RailVid #2: CN SD75I leads an Intermodal
- SFC's RailVids - RailVid #3: Amtrak Vermonter in Vermont

Most of these videos will be put into the SFC Archives, which will be made available via our free email service, Backstage & Newsletter. However, one of our videos (the TechNews Pilot), will not get archived. All of the RailVids videos will be moved over to our Project PCFS Youtube Channel (focused on railroading), which will be made available on the Project PCFS website.

All of these videos listed above will be removed from our official Youtube channel on May 20th, 2016. You'll have one last chance to take a look at these videos (or download them) on our Youtube channel before they go bye-bye.

The following videos that will be archived are:
- SFC Plays Minecraft Episodes 1 through 10
- SFC Plays Train Simulator Episodes 1 through 5 (6 through 12 will get slight updates)
- The Android PC Project video series
- The Dell Dimension XPS T550 Review video series
- SFC's Train Simulator DLC Showcase Pilot (Marias Pass)

These videos will stay on our Youtube channel, but will no longer be updated. These videos won't get monetized, and won't have their thumbnails or descriptions updated. SFC Plays Train Simulator episodes 6 through 12 will get slight thumbnail changes, updated descriptions, and a few fixes (such as missing annotations).

The following videos that will get major revamps are:
- SFC Plays Minecraft Episodes 11 through 14
- SFC Plays Train Simulator Episodes 13 through 18
- SFC Plays Marble Blast Episodes 1 through 6
- All the Windows Software Room videos (with the old format)
- Technology Showdown Test Pilots 1 through 4
- SFC Plays Toontown (single let's play video)

These videos above will get major revamps, such as updated video thumbnails, slight video edits, updated video descriptions, and monetization (if these videos do get approved for that).

Like we said before, these major channel changes will take effect during the next 2 weeks, and we hope you'll enjoy the new changes to our Youtube channel as much as we do!

We're also working on The Computer Cellar Pilot and the Software Room video on Macintosh System 2 as we speak, and we're hoping to get them out during this 2 week period.

For now, I'll see you in the not-too-distant future!

- Sage from SFC (