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ZippoLag

Member Since 09 May 2006
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2015 10:11 PM

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In Topic: MMOs and modern scaling techniques

13 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

On the note of "web-app stuff applied to an MMO server", has anyone checked out NetEase/Pomelo (an MMO engine built on top of Node.js)? For what I've seen it has a pretty straight forward way of encapsulating distributed servers (although it seems to still suffer if too many players congregate in one area). Sadly, I haven't been able to find any real analysis apart from these slides: http://www.slideshare.net/xieccy/pomelo-jsconfasia So I don't really know how it handles server interactio and how would a physics simulation would run in there.

 

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I bet through some clever trickery and using player locality you could engineer a system of virtual boxes or spheres of players that overlapped and allowed you to grow or shrink on demand.

 

Awesome, I recall thinking about something like that when I "dream of making an MMO some day" in my teen years. I'll have to try it out when the day finally comes.


In Topic: How would you organize your IDE layout on a single widescreen monitor?

24 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

I don't have a stable position for things, but having "WinSplit Revolution" installed helps greatly (it let's you send your currently active window to a corner of the screen and resize it with hotkeys). Plus it's free.


In Topic: What don't you like about your programming language?

24 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

 

Well, despite all the small quirks the language has, my biggest beef against JavaScript is the lack of a (good) free editing tool. I've been jumping back and forth between Notepad++, Scripted and Brackets, but it amazes me to no end how no tool manages to implement a good code assist like WebStorm's.. But I currently can't afford it, so..

You might want to check out LightTable

 

 

It does indeed look interesting, but after messing with it for a while I can't make it do what I thought it would be able to do. I'm still getting better code hinting from Scripted or even Notepad++ than from LightTbale :/

 

Edit: it turns out, Brackets.io has been greatly improved since last time I tried it! And currently, if you add some plugins it does everything I missed from other editors. For anyone stumbling upon this post, I'm using these plugins: Beautify, Brackets Language Switcher, CSSLint, Indent Guides, Interactive Linter, Match Highlighter, PHPLint for Brackets, Select Lines, Simple JS Code Hints and WD Minimap.


In Topic: What don't you like about your programming language?

20 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

Well, despite all the small quirks the language has, my biggest beef against JavaScript is the lack of a (good) free editing tool. I've been jumping back and forth between Notepad++, Scripted and Brackets, but it amazes me to no end how no tool manages to implement a good code assist like WebStorm's.. But I currently can't afford it, so..


In Topic: Game Project Survey

11 April 2013 - 07:56 AM

Seems that the url in the first post was missing the #gid=0 on the end, which led to the messed-up survey, so I changed it to match the link text, which led to the working survey.

 

Well, that would've saved me a lot of trouble! '^^
I'll keep that in mind next time I use google's forms, althought the lack of validation for text fields makes me want to try another service..


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