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Member Since 10 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2015 08:07 AM

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In Topic: Why is this PC going slow?

16 August 2015 - 09:30 AM

Why are you so confused?

Windows 10 isn't designed to run on just 2GB of RAM, hell even Windows 7 can barely run on that!

Upgrade your RAM, that will help. RAm is fairly inexpensive and you'll probably gain a considerable increase in performance just by adding two more gigs. 

Downgrade to an earlier version of Windows, that will help. 

And as always, make sure your drivers are up to date. The GTX 750 also isn't the greatest card in the world and is probably also a contributor. Yes, you're running older games on it and it should be just fine, but because you're running Windows 10 on just two gigs of RAM it will slow everything down. 

So, to sum up. 

Buy RAM (inexpensive and available from Newegg, Tiger Direct, or even Best Buy)
Downgrade WIndows 10 to Windows 7
Check drivers


In Topic: Need some feedback on my tileset design!

14 August 2015 - 12:57 PM

Yes, the one on the right is better. The one on the left has that ugly gif-compression look to it. If you want to do 32 bit era, just do lower resolution. The gif-compressed look doesn't look retro 32bit. It looks like early-internet with animated compressed animations and hit-counters.

Thanks for the input! Yeah, I too think the ones on the right look far far better. 

I did a bit of a redesign, attempting some hills/slopes. Still needs work, plus I want to work out tiles with different slope angles. One step at a time! :D

In Topic: The new 'Disallowed topics' rule

12 August 2015 - 02:51 PM

Ah, a double-edged sword this is!

From the moderators' perspective, a temporary ban on certain topics seems a very good thing to do, until the heat of the fire cools down a bit. 
I come from various other forums (particularly the forums of The Game Creators), where they have banned tons of topics with no ifs, ands or buts about it. They're just banned. Talking about them in any sense? Thread locked, key thrown away, moderators message you and say "Sorry, disallowed topic!". 

So, at least GD.net has the good sense of letting us talk about the ban itself, and it really does seem to be only temporary; to give the staff a well-deserved break, and to let the community cool down a bit too. 

I never participated in these subjects anyway so it's no difference to me. That being said...

From the community's perspective, a sudden ban of topics is a little disconcerting. Bit I think jbadams is handling it very well, and it doesn't look to me like he's trying to start a dictatorship of any kind (not yet, anyway! :P ), so again I think a temporary ban makes sense. Gives everyone a break, and now you don't have to worry about a new thread about GamerGate popping up. :P


In Topic: My grave mistake of upgrading to Windows 10

12 August 2015 - 03:32 AM

I upgraded to Windows 10, which promptly led me to install Linux Mint on my secondary hard drive. :P


In Topic: I need advice for beginning game programming

21 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

I'm currently using (and enjoying!) App Game Kit. It lets you program in either BASIC or C++, it's entirely up to you. It's a very powerful tool. This game was made using it as well as lots of others, I highly recommend it. :)