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[Development][C++11] Hooded Break!

Posted by superman3275, 11 January 2013 · 719 views

I've been working on Hooded, and having trouble.I don't have a firm grasp of the C++ language.When I got the new edition of "Teach Yourself C++ in an Hour a Day", I didn't finish reading it. And that was because I wanted to read through the whole book. I got bored eight percent in, and here's why:I'm pressuring myself. I'm making myself read throughout wh...

[Web Development][HTML5] Aptana Studio Three File Systems

Posted by superman3275, in HTML5, Web Development 26 December 2012 · 1,566 views
Web Development, HTML5, Aptana and 7 more...
As some of you know (I've been starting many of my posts with those words, I do not know why :)) I've recently started doing some freelance web development on the side. I've always used CoffeCup's amazing free HTML editor, however it's lack of support for scripting (JavaScript, Asp.Net, etc.) led me to find another choice. And thus, I came to Aptana Studi...

[Development] Hooded Development #8: Progress! Finally!

Posted by superman3275, 23 December 2012 · 693 views

I understand. You're mad at me. I effectively stopped working on Hooded.Except I did not.Life has really gotten in the way, however I have a large amount of free time over the holidays. I've spend 10-12 hours working on Hooded over the last few days.It's made so much progress. It will hopefully be done by the end of December (This Month :)!)So now, here's...

[Book] HTML Made Easy (By Paul Browning)

Posted by superman3275, in Book 14 December 2012 · 1,079 views

If you've seen some of my last few posts, you might know that I recently started learning web design. Don't worry, I'm still working on hooded. I just wanted something new and fresh, so web design it was. I started with HTML, using HTML Made Easy by Paul Browning. This is my book review. HTML made easy also covered CSS.

HTML made easy by...

[Case] Breakout!

Posted by superman3275, in Case 30 November 2012 · 685 views

Wow, it's been a very long time since my last case study! Well now, I'm here to give you a great one: Breakout!

Let's start with the mechanics, as usual:
You control a single paddle that can move left and right.
There is a 2D array of blocks.
The Paddle is at the bottom of the screen, the blocks are at the top.

[Structure][C++11] The Auto Variable

Posted by superman3275, in Structure, C++11 30 November 2012 · 1,283 views

How many C++ programmers reading this know what an auto variable is. Come on, raise your hand. I count 1... 2... 3... Almost all of you!

However for those of you that don't know the basics of the new standard yet, auto is a new variable that works like this:


// Hooded.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console...

[Development] SCREENSHOT (Hooded Development #7)

Posted by superman3275, 29 November 2012 · 571 views

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It's a Screenshot!

Of Grass.

That looks like crap.

What you're seeing right there is an image of grass that my Tile System loaded from a file.

The Tile System is currently in the process of getting scrapped and rewritten, so there you go. Isn't it amazing!

I hope to load more tiles, and show...

[Development] Hooded Development #6

Posted by superman3275, in Development 18 November 2012 · 780 views

I know, I know, you want screenshots. However very unfortunately I am away from the computer all of thanksgiving week, so you'll have to wait.

I haven't been very active recently, and I'm very sorry. I've had many things to do recently, however I've freed up a lot more time this coming month. I hope to have a fun game (albeit not a...

[Development] Hooded Development #5

Posted by superman3275, 04 November 2012 · 588 views

Hello guys! This is another Hooded development post, so here it goes:

I haven't started refactoring yet. This weekend I was away from the computer, however this week I'm officially starting refactoring. Here's my official project scope (For you people who want to know how far along I am!)

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[Intro] It's Halloween! What are you dressing up as?

Posted by superman3275, 31 October 2012 · 476 views

Hello everybody! Here in the U.S., It's Halloween! So, what are you dressing up as? I'm going as a nudist on strike (Look it up Posted Image!)