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Member Since 29 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 30 2013 04:14 AM

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In Topic: Using games to educate

22 June 2013 - 05:59 PM

Aren't good realistic simulation programs in and of themselves a great educational teaching tool? Some examples of what I am talking about are Microsoft Flight Simulator, Rail Works Train Simulator, Universe Sandbox and maybe even Americas Army. I understand that the OP is talking about the genre of educational games, but I believe it is still worth noting that we learn more from games than we think. Before I played Gran Turismo I knew absolutely nothing about cars, but now I know at least some things.

In Topic: DirectX 11 API Beginner book? advise? help!

18 June 2013 - 01:53 PM

Beginning Directx11 Game Programming by Allen Sherrod and Wendy Jones covers the basics and is a good starting point also.

In Topic: Retro Hacker Game

18 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Such game already exist:

Uplink:Trust is a Weakness 

until You have any new ideas, that will different Your game from this one, than i think there's no point.


I know about Uplink and the Hacker series and figured what I want to do is loads different. I mean for one thing they have graphical interfaces and where my game idea is concerned it doesn't have one leading you to learn a set of textual commands to manipulate files on a computer making you feel as if what you are doing is much more hands on.

In Topic: Directx fails to start in MSVC++ 2010

18 June 2013 - 02:09 AM

If you are creating the device with the debug flag, you now need to have vs2012 or the free remote debugging vs2012 tools installed on your machine, after a windows update a few months ago. Maybe that is causing your issue? If device creation succeeds without the debug flag, this is the issue.


 Thank you so much. Problem solved. Why in the world do they make changes like that though?

In Topic: Directx fails to start in MSVC++ 2010

17 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

What's the value of "result"? Clearly it's not S_OK, since then FAILED(result) would be false.

The value of result is E_FAIL through each iteration of the for loop and E_INVALIDARG at the end of the loop. It fails every time even though it shouldn't. I am trying to explain that the code is fine and that something else is the problem. I just don't know what that is. I tried uninstalling programs like AVG and anything else I installed since this code worked fine but to no avail. I have literally over 10 projects that worked fine months ago when I last debugged them with the same code. I come back months later to find that no of them run, they compile, they just don't run because the CreateDevice fails every time. The last resort is to wipe my hard drive and reinstall windows I am just hoping to avoid that.