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Member Since 13 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2014 02:31 AM

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In Topic: A Complete "English Word List"

17 November 2014 - 07:36 AM

If you do a search on github you will find dozens of examples of word lists you can use.  Most people start with the Linux word list that swiftcoder mentions and then sanitize it by removing proffanities, racist words etc..
You can also find seperatly on github lists that only contain bad words too. 
If it is for a word game then zynga actually have the list they use for their games on Github.

In Topic: Are there any patent trollers in the games indestry?

17 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

A lot of stuff in the video games industry is patented.  In fact its suprising how much stuff is patented.


Vibration Feedback - Patented
Motion Control - Patented
Showing an image on a loading screen - Patented

Showing an on screen clickable button - Patented
Applying Post Processing effects to a first person scene - Patented

Saved Games - Patented

Any computer physics simulation - Patented
Pong / Breakout bat and ball - Patented


It just depends to what extent somebody will enforce their patent.  Most companies in the games industry are not that strict when enforcing patents as everybody realises that nothing would get done.  The only really big lawsuits are usually with the hardware companies and not software developers.


In Topic: Build/design a mobile app using HTML5/Javascript?

05 November 2014 - 03:05 AM

Do you need some sort of SDK or special dev tool?


No you don't you can write an web app in regular HTML5 and javascript and include a splashscreen and icon and a few Apple specific meta tags at the top of your document.  It looks like a web app that the user navigates to in the browser but safari will show a prompt asking the user to add your web app to their home screen,  Once they do this your app will appear and function just like any other native full screen application.

There are frameworks available that make it easier to develop iOS apps with HTML5 a few popular ones are:



In Topic: how to remotely configure app starter packs?

04 November 2014 - 02:43 AM

Why do you want to provide different users with different advantages based on demographics?


A/B Split testing?




This seems blatantly unfair to anyone who happens to fall outside of your favoured demographics, and likely to result in a lot of people lying on signup to fall into a favoured demographic...


Could be that users in a specific region have a set price point that they are willing to pay / can afford.  Also it depends where he is getting the information from.  If it is a mobile game he can get their local from the device.  Or he can use Geo  IP lookup.  Some people can still face this but, if they are willing to change their device local or region settings or use a proxy for a few extra coins then let them.

In Topic: Why don't you use GCC on windows?

31 October 2014 - 07:44 AM

Yea like on OSX...they simply linked gcc to clang. I only found out by inspecting my stuff with bvi. Not the gentlemen's way. GCC should sue Apple some billions for that


Why would they sue themselves?  One of the largest contributers to GCC is Apple.