PlaatSoft exist eight years!

Eight years ago the first PlaatSoft open source project was released on the internet. Its was a addressbook created in Borland Delphi. A lot have happend over the years. Many projects (Drupal Modules, Wii Games, Android Games, Windows Tools, Raspberry Pi tools, etc….) were created which received great feedback from users arround the world. Many thanks for using my software. I hope the next years will be just as must fun as the previous. Best Regards

Click here to find information about the first open source project.


Web server upgrade

This evening I have upgraded my web server.

The following changes were implemented:
– Operating system is upgraded to Ubuntu 16.4 LTS
– WordPress is upgrade to 4.6
– All WordPress plugins are upgraded to latest available version.
– I have enabled HTTPS. The free SSL certificate is provide by letsencrypt. So now all traffic is end-to-end encrypted.



githubThis evening i moved all my project source code to GitHub because Google Code is disabling there service soon. I have also updated the software license of my software from GNU General Public version 2 to GNU General Public version 3.

Happy New year

I wish you all a very good 2016! Greetings to everybody!

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a merry christmas.

Happy New Year

I wish you all a very good 2015! Greetings to everybody!

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a merry christmas.

World of Tank – New Statistics website

Today i started a new PHP project. I am building a World of Tank statistics web site with offers more information then all other sites available on this moment.

Checkout the first concept release

Ubuntu 10.x with Java7

How to install Java on Ubuntu 10.x

Download he 32bit or 64bit Linux “compressed binary file” – it has a “.tar.gz” file extension i.e. “[java-version]-i586.tar.gz” for 32bit and “[java-version]-x64.tar.gz” for 64bit

Uncompress it
# tar -xvf jdk-7u2-linux-i586.tar.gz (32bit)
# tar -xvf jdk-7u2-linux-x64.tar.gz (64bit)

JDK 7 package is extracted into ./jdk1.7.0_02 directory. N.B. check carefully this folder name since Oracle seem to change this occasionally with each update.

Now move the JDK 7 directory to /usr/lib

# sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/jvm
# sudo mv ./jdk1.7.0_02 /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0

Now run

# sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/java” “java” “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/bin/java” 1
# sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/javac” “javac” “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/bin/javac” 1
# sudo update-alternatives –install “/usr/bin/javaws” “javaws” “/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0/bin/javaws” 1

This will assign Oracle JDK a priority of 1, which means that installing other JDKs will replace it as the default. Be sure to use a higher priority if you want Oracle JDK to remain the default. Correct the file ownership and the permissions of the executables:

# sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/java
# sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/javac
# sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/javaws
# sudo chown -R root:root /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0

Check the version of you new JDK 7 installation:

# java -version

java version “1.7.0”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0-b147)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 21.0-b17, mixed mode)

Happy New Year

I wish you all a very good 2014! Greetings to everybody!

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a merry christmas.

VirtualBox Windows / Solaris 10 / Xming

I had the following problem with Solaris 10 X86 in a VirtualBox container. I could not make a XDMCP session with xming to this Solaris 10 container.

After long searching I found that default Windows 7 Enterprise is blocking (firewall) this connection. To resolve this issues go to the Control Panel – Windows firewall – Advanched settings -> Inbound Rules. Find Xming X server and enable each profile.

Then everything is working fine.

On the Solaris 10 site the following steps must be executed to enable XDMCP

Solaris 10’s desktop environment is JDS which is based off of GNOME.

– Log in as root
– Open a terminal
– Type gdmsetup (a dialog box will appear)
– Click on the XDMCP tab
– Check the Enable XDMCP box
– Press Close

World of Tanks

I have been playing World of Tanks for a few months now. This are my results so far.

Noobmeter progress

Summer time

I wish everybody a nice summer holiday. Greetings!

Summer time

I wish everybody a nice summer holiday. Greetings!

New Hosting Provider

Hi. Last week I ordered a Virtual Private Server by Versio. This VPS is now operational and is hosting the following sites:

Family van der Plaat

I updated also all content of these sites because now all content, images and files are now located on the same server. Making maintenance and support much easier! If there are any problems (for example dead links) please let me know! Send an email to

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a merry christmas.

New Hosting Provider

Today is moved to a new hosting Provider. The coming year NitroServe is hosting this site.

Main reason to switch from hosting provider was the limited free of charge traffic (only 5GB per month) of my current provider (StartHosting). The new provider has NO traffic limit so happy surfing and downloading. 😀

If there are any problems with the site please let me known. Greetings!

Three years PlaatSoft

Exactly three year ago PlaatSoft was started. So time for a small flashback. It was a great third year. The last year WarQuest for Internet / Windows / Android and ChatCostCalc for Windows were developed with more then 213.000 downloads in total so far.

Ranking website is the 7086th largest site in Netherlands (within .nl domain). Check the serversiders site for more information.

The Future

The coming year more exciting games (focus on Android) will be created. So please checkout this website regular.

Summer time!

I wish everybody a nice summer holiday. Greetings!

Happy Easter 2011

I wish you all a happy easter.

Wii firmware update

Wii firmware upgrade (September 2010 release)

Yesterday I have upgraded my Wii firmware from version 4.3e to the september 2010 release (No version number change) Now i can use the Wii shopping and the nintendo movie channel again. Also the pre-installed Homebrew channel v1.0.8 and all my developed games are still working fine. So I am a happy man!

Website update

This afternoon I have upgraded my website.

The following changes were implemented:
– Upgrade to WordPress 3.0.5
– Upgrade all used plugins to latest available version.

Update 28-02-2011:
– Upgrade to WordPress 3.1

Happy New Year

I wish you all a very good 2011! Greetings to everybody in the Wii Homebrew scene.

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a merry christmas.

Website Upgrade

This morning I have upgraded my website.

The following changes were implemented (07-12-2010):
– Upgrade to WordPress 3.0.2
– Upgrade all used plugins to latest available version.

Update 14-12-2010
– Upgrade to WordPress 3.0.3

Site Maintenance

Coming saterday 20 november 2010 this webisite will be down from 00:00 until 7:00 because of a server upgrade! Sorry for the inconvinience! down

Hello everybody,

Can someone tell me why and are all ready down for more the 24 hours? Any news about this topic is welcome!

Note: I check these websites on daily bases. I personally think these are the best Wii Homebrew sites on the internet. Miss now all the action what is going on in the scene. 🙁

PlaatSoft 200.000 downloads

Hi everybody, Today PlaatSoft recorded the 200.000e downloads. That is great news! Thanks to all the users in the world.

Wii game PlaatSoft CodeMii Google Code Totals
Pong2 4.056 43.412 1.078 48.546
BibleQuiz 2.493 18.225 587 21.305
RedSquare 3.465 28.378 834 32.677
SpaceBubble 3.516 35.439 974 39.929
TowerDefense 3.045 50.278 2.275 55.598
KnightsQuest 0 0 0 0
Totals 16.575 175.732 5.748 198.055
Drupal module PlaatSoft Google Code Totals
Addressbook 853 10 863
Event Notification 250 0 250
Church Administration 58 3 61
Totals 1.161 13 1.174
Windows software PlaatSoft Google Code Totals
PlaatStats 563 15 578
PlaatScore 467 15 482
RedSquare 326 6 332
KnightsQuest 10 1 11
Totals 1.366 37 1.403

* Counting is based on my website, CodeMii (HomeBrew browser) and Google code site downloads.
** The following windows tool PlaatStats generated this statistics.

Software on

Today the following Windows tools PlaatStats, PlaatScore, ChatCostCalc and the Windows game RedSquare are added to repository. This popular website will make better promotion for the software resulting in more downloads. The first day all ready 60 downloads were recorded! Great! - Thousands of Free Software Downloads. Updated Daily!

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