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Developer Journal - 1 day, 3 hours ago
Grappling away... - By Aardvajk
Still grappling away in my spare time. Been focusing on making the rope behave correctly with moving objects, which has proven to be a bit more complicated than I expected, but seems to be working...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 12 hours ago
Updates! Puppies! - By TheChubu
It's been a while since I updated this journal, not because I didn't had anything to write about though. So, recap on updates it is. dustArtemis dustArtemis is a fork of Artemis Entity System...
Developer Journal - 1 day, 13 hours ago
The Meachnical Heart: Snow and My Ineptitude - By dsm1891
The Mechanical Heart Development Blog Where better to start the Dev-blog than what the player will see first when playing the game, the main menu. We wanted the main menu to really set the scene...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 3 hours ago
Project: The Harvest Blog 002 - By riuthamus
After a well needed vacation to Las Vegas I have arrived home and started work on the project again. For the most part I will be adding in all of the art assets that we will be using. Some of these...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 15 hours ago
Introduction - By Juliean
Hello,my name is Juli(e)an, and this is the introduction to my journal about how insane I am to develope my own game engine. Some of you might have seen me before on the forums, mainly (solely) on...
Developer Journal - 2 days, 20 hours ago
"Judges Score", a very short entry... - By Orymus3
"Judges Score", a very short entry... Although most (if not all) of my entries will be entered from the standpoint of a participant, this one is written from the perspective of a judge. A f...
Developer Journal - 3 days, 5 hours ago
Argh, bitrot. - By ApochPiQ
Turns out that leaving a project alone for six months is a great way to discover that it's full of mysterious bugs you don't remember having.I noticed some weird behavior with Era, the Epoch IDE, e...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 12 hours ago
A Quick Introduction to Sampler-Based Profiling - By ApochPiQ
Sampler-Based Profiling: The Quick Version So you're happily working on some code, and suddenly it happens: everything is just too damn slow ! Something is eating up all your performance, but it's...
Developer Journal - 4 days, 15 hours ago
Prologue - By Orymus3
Given that I'll be both partaking in the event , and a judge for the competition, it is only fitting that I start blogging about this! The Week of Awesome II? While the linked thread does a good j...
Developer Journal - 5 days, 13 hours ago
The Week of Awesome II - Deployment Prep - By Eck
Well, today I have spent about 3-4 hours so far working on my deployment process. I started out going down the path of the built in click-once installer for XNA since it would make sure all the pre...
Developer Journal - 6 days, 20 hours ago
Signing up for: The Week of Awesome II - By Eck
Today, I signed up to enter The Week of Awesome II which is a week long game development jam here at www.gamedev.net starting September 22nd. Part of the judging criteria is a 10 point "Participa...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 16 hours ago
Building a SlimDX MiniTriangle sample with Direct3D11 and IronPython - By Washu
<p>I generally don't post huge code dumps, mainly because I find them more annoying and less helpful than some books/authors might. But you know, I've been playing with IronPython/SlimDX re...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
Building a SlimDX MiniTriangle sample with Direct3D11 and IronPython - By Washu
I generally don't post huge code dumps, mainly because I find them more annoying and less helpful than some books/authors might. But you know, I've been playing with IronPython/SlimDX recently and...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD EAX, [EAX] of N - By Washu
So far I’ve covered how SlimGen works and the difficulties in doing what it does, including calling convention issues that one must be made aware of when writing replacement methods for use with Sl...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD EAX, [EAX] of N - By Washu
So far I’ve covered how SlimGen works and the difficulties in doing what it does, including calling convention issues that one must be made aware of when writing replacement methods for use with Sl...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
The Mechanical Heart - An Introduction - By dsm1891
THE MECHANICAL HEART Development Blog Welcome all,I have decided to create a weekly development blog of my current project titled The Mechanical Heart. In this issue I will outline what you can c...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD AL, [RAX] of N - By Washu
The question does arise though, when using SlimGen and writing your SSE replacement methods, what kind of calling convention does the CLR use?The CLR uses a version of fastcall. On x86 processors t...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD AL, [RAX] of N - By Washu
The question does arise though, when using SlimGen and writing your SSE replacement methods, what kind of calling convention does the CLR use?The CLR uses a version of fastcall. On x86 processors t...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD [EAX], EAX of N - By Washu
So previously we delved into one of the nastier performance corners on the .Net framework. Today I’m going to introduce you to a tool, that is in development currently, which allows you to take tho...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD [EAX], EAX of N - By Washu
So previously we delved into one of the nastier performance corners on the .Net framework. Today I’m going to introduce you to a tool, that is in development currently, which allows you to take tho...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 17 hours ago
SlimGen and You, Part ADD [EAX], AL of N - By Washu
Imagine you could have the safety of managed code, and the speed of SIMD all in one? Sounds like one of those weird dreams Trent has, or perhaps you are already thinking of using C++/CLI to wrap S...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 4 - By Washu
As noted previously there are some cases where the performance of unmanaged code can beat that of the managed JIT. In the previous case it was the matrix multiplication function. We do have some ot...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 3 - By Washu
Integrating unmanaged code into the managed platform is one of the problem areas with the managed world. Often times the exact costs of calling into unmanaged code is unknown. This obviously leads...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 2 - By Washu
Previously I discussed various potential issues the x86 JIT had with inlining non-trivial methods and functions taking or returning value types. In this entry I hope to cover some potential pitfall...
Developer Journal - 1 week, 1 day ago
Playing With The .NET JIT Part 1 - By Washu
Introduction.NET has been getting some interesting press recently. Even to the point where an article in Game Developer Magazine was published advocating the usage of managed code for rapid develop...


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