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Olof Hedman

Member Since 24 Aug 2011
Online Last Active Today, 04:18 PM

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In Topic: Gamejams for improving programming?

Today, 07:36 AM


I'm not sure that gamejams make you a better programmer.

 

I think game jams are more about meeting like minded people, getting inspired and having fun.

It could also be beneficial for your career to network.


In Topic: Minecraft style infinity blocky world ( fopen and holding blocks in ram )

24 November 2014 - 12:00 PM

One way could be using a database to store the data.

You could have a table with the chunks as binary blobs, load and save them as needed, and let the database software handle the details of streaming it to/from file.

 

sqlite is free and fairly simple to use, though it is not very advanced.

better software have more advance caching schemes, making them faster and more efficient, but are a lot more work to set up.

 

sqlite could be a good starting point, it works on a single file with no setup needed.


In Topic: How would I go about developing a console like ps1 or n64

24 November 2014 - 11:10 AM

Are you interested in any specific console, or mostly how consoles are constructed in general?

 

If in general, consoles are not really much different from any other kind of computer, so any knowledge in how computer systems work in general is very useful for understanding how a console is built.


In Topic: I need some google play store alternatives

22 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b?node=2350149011


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

17 November 2014 - 09:27 AM


Then there are those who patent stuff just to demand money from others, with no intention of actually using the inventions for anything. I consider those trolls.

 

The trolls usually do not file the patents, they usually have no R&D at all. 

What they do is they buy patents, from wherever they can find them, (maybe some bankrupt company)  for the sole purpose of using them to extort money from other companies.

 

Perfectly legal...


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