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Member Since 21 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2014 12:30 PM

Journal Entries

Infinity Elephant Development Journal > The Scope Problem

Posted 04 June 2014

There are people here on Gamedev that have been active for a very long time. I sometimes wish I could ask, or get reasonable data on, exactly how many posts have been put up in the "For Beginners" forum from people who want to make the next great MMORPG. Each one has a million and two big huge industry changing ideas and will not be deterred. They take...

Infinity Elephant Development Journal > Efficiency and You!

Posted 24 April 2014

Hi there, fancy meeting you here!

Well, today I want to talk about efficiency. This is not, however, about the technical aspects of writing efficient code. That is not my area of expertise. There are plenty of people on this very site and others that can talk at great length about that topic. No, I am here to talk about making the most effective us...

Infinity Elephant Development Journal > Getting Back on the Horse.

Posted 11 April 2014

Well, here we are. It's about 10 months since I last posted an entry in this journal, and that entry was all about sticking with it and not dropping things. Does this qualify as irony? http://public.gamedev5.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png

What often happens in the world of non-professional game developers is this thing called "Life"....

Infinity Elephant Development Journal > Put Yourself Out There!

Posted 11 June 2013

My starting point for this entry is this... I've been a hobbyist type developer for a number of years.  I have, at various times, started a project (always on my own) worked on it for a few weeks, then dropped it.  Most of the time I would move away from programming entirely in between projects.  I never talked about my ideas, got input on my design, or a...

Infinity Elephant Development Journal > Learn to use additional APIs/libraries!

Posted 29 May 2013

I'm coding my game in C++.  I chose to go this route because I have learned some over the years and C++ is mostly what I've learned with.  I've done previous small projects with it as well.Once upon a time, as a newbie, I was incredibly insistent on learning how to do everything myself.  It didn't matter to me that I was constantly reinventing the wheel,...