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GDNet Lounge

Chat about anything you feel like, but keep it mature and civil. It does not have to be about game development, but it should be about something; i.e. don't post JUST to post.
Forum Moderator: Ravuya

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Is it possible to make gami... - last post by Luckless

Coding Horrors

Discuss software design issues, quirky things you've found, asshat approaches to problems, shitty code your co-workers wrote, shitty code you yourself wrote and wondered what you were thinking, elegant problem solutions (to flip things around), design patterns, "hey look I can write a compiler with one line of code because I'm so clever" type stuff

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GDNet Comments, Suggestions and Ideas

Please let us know your thoughts, problems and ideas for the website by creating a thread for discussion here. Thanks for your feedback!

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Your Announcements

Make your web site or game project known to everyone. If you're going to spam our board, this is the place to do it!
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Help Wanted Classifieds

Are you looking for a team to join or for someone to join your team? Post about it here.

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Article Writing


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Add your ideas for articles you'd either like to write or would love to see. This forum is inspiration central for potential contributors. Also discuss broader topic categories you'd like to see more time spent on and ideas to continue to grow our article library.

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[Recruitment] Project Team... - last post by Hodgman

Indie Projects (Awesomesauce)

Indie Projects

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Artificial Intelligence

All aspects of AI programming and theory
Forum Moderator: IADaveMark

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Behavior Trees or FSM? - last post by Norman Barrows

Build Systems and Source Control

For the discussion of build systems, build issues, fixes, build problems, content pipeline management, source revision control and related tools such as CMake, ANT, BuildForge, Subversion, Git, Team Foundation Server, etc.
Forum Moderator: AllEightUp

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For Beginners

If you are new to game development, plan on spending some time here before visiting the other forums.
Forum Moderator: Josh Petrie

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Game Programming

Discuss game programming topics not specifically covered in another forum.
Forum Moderator: swiftcoder

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General Programming

The place for discussing programming issues not related to games.
Forum Moderator: ApochPiQ

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Constructor + putting into... - last post by King Mir

Graphics Programming and Theory

All aspects of non-API specific 2D and 3D graphics programming and theory.
Forum Moderator: Promit

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DoF - near field bleeding - last post by maxest

DirectX and XNA

Questions and discussion regarding all official technologies under Microsoft's XNA branding (e.g. Direct3D and XNA Game Studio Express) as well as any unofficial and 3rd-party libraries supporting DirectX or XNA (e.g. SlimDX, tools and plugins)
Forum Moderator: MJP

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[Question] Rect and its Depth - last post by GAFO666

OpenGL

Questions specific to the OpenGL API belong here.
Forum Moderator Brother Bob

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Outerra OpenGL benchmarks - last post by cameni

Multiplayer and Network Programming

Multiplayer programming and networking in games.
Forum Moderator: hplus0603

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Starting out with networking - last post by spacerat

Math and Physics

Discussion of math and physics, primarily as they apply to games.
Forum Moderator: grhodes_at_work

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Apply drag to rotation - last post by Randy Gaul

Mobile and Console Development

For discussion of game development related to iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms as well as questions specific to the Wii, XBox 360, PS3 or other consoles.
Forum Moderator: frob

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Android - where to save scr... - last post by Nanoha

APIs and Tools

For the discussion of APIs such as Unity, CryEngine, SDL, Allegro, FMod, OpenAL, ODE, Ogre, CrystalSpace. Also covered are scripting languages such as Lua, Python, etc., as well as game-specific scripting languages like UnrealScript.
Forum Moderator: Kylotan, Hodgman

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Game Design

Game design discussion.
Forum Moderator: Sandman

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Visual Arts

From 2D to 3D, all about creating art for games.
Forum Moderator: riuthamus

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Music and Sound

The artistic side of creating game music and sound effects.
Forum Moderator: nsmadsen

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Research - Foley art (quest... - last post by mgreenaudio

Writing for Games

Forum for creative criticism, idea exchange, and instruction in the art of writing for games
Forum Moderator: sunandshadow

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Business and Law

Discuss business and legal issues related to game development such as marketing, contracts, copyright issues, etc.
Forum Moderators: Obscure, monalaw

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Production and Management

Discuss all that is involved with producing a game and managing a team of developers both onsite and remotely.
Forum Moderator: Tom Sloper

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Resolving Creative Differences - last post by Gian-Reto

Game Industry Job Advice

Discuss how and where to get game industry jobs, questions about game-related education, and other game job and career related information.
Forum Moderator: Tom Sloper

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NeHe Productions

Everything OpenGL
Forum Moderators: Kazade, Caste

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AngelCode

Game development and more...
Forum Moderator: Andreas Jonsson

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Events for Gamers

Discuss various events happening in the industry, from conferences to gaming expos to consumer shows. See who's attending, get the latest news, arrange room shares, etc!
Forum Moderator: Mathew Anderson

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C# Workshop


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Dedicated forum for the accelerated 10 week C# workshop, beginning July 1st, 2007.
Workshop Instructor: JWalsh

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How connect dll to C# - pro... - last post by termintator2012

XNA 4.0 2011 Workshop


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Accelerated 16 week XNA 4.0 Workshop beginning January 17, 2010.
Workshop Instructor: JWalsh

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CPP Workshop

Dedicated forum for the C++ Workshop, running from June 1st, 2006.
Workshop Instructor: superpig

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Error in std::bad_alloc (de... - last post by BitMaster

Freehand Drawing Workshop

How anyone can get better at art, running from October 28th, 2006
Workshop Instructor: Oluseyi

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Monday, April 2, 2007 - last post by Maveryck

Hands-On Interactive Game Development

This series of tutorials takes a progressive, intensive, and interactive approach at learning how to develop games. Learn more here.

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About C basics....! - last post by Ravuya

SICP Workshop

Workshop for those studying "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs."
Workshop Instructor: Muhammad Haggag

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