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#4960957 FStream Problem

Posted by on 19 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

edd's method is great, normally a while cycle is used.

I normally use

[source lang="cpp"]while (!file.eof()){ //DO THE READING HERE}[/source]

#4960307 is "game designing" a role in its self?

Posted by on 17 July 2012 - 08:53 PM

Yes, you can get hired.

Imagine a game like any other software, when designing a business application, there are 4 major steps and design is one of them.

Design probably is the most important step of them all.

#4960268 Starting developing for Android

Posted by on 17 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

Hello everyone on gamedev! I'd like to know where and how to start developing for Android. And can anyone suggest me good Android game engines or frameworks? Can somebody tell me what game engines are big companies like Gameloft or EA using?

First things first man, learn Java, after doing that, you can choose from the list that other members provided.

Shouldn't be complicated, give it your best

#4960252 Best Programming Language(s) For Employment ?

Posted by on 17 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

Well right now the trend is:

C#, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Objective C and Java.

But what's most important to me,personally it's not the number of languages you know, it's your ability to solve problems, languages can be easily learned, the ability to solve problems can't

You have a good skill set. Try learning about databases and client side scripting languajes like javascript and the jQuery library

#4959868 game programming as a viable career?

Posted by on 16 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'm sorry for derailing a little bit here, but...

Acotoz, on 16 July 2012 - 10:17 AM, said:
Ok, I'm sorry if I offended any LA native in the post.
LSU isn't in LA... Anyway, even if people don't get offended, it comes across as trolling ("In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts [...] off-topic messages in an online community [...] disrupting normal on-topic discussion"), which is one big reason to avoid it. For the record, I'm not here calling you a troll. I'm just explaining this.

Are you serious? where are you from? LA is the two letter abbreviation for the state of Louisiana. You probably thought I meant Los Angeles.

Again, If anybody has the right to be offended here it has to be the author of the topic.

#4959638 Database Primary Key

Posted by on 16 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

It's always a better practice to make your primary key an int value.

The querying is way more faster and optimal when doing complex queries.

Have a nice day

#4959635 game programming as a viable career?

Posted by on 16 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

There are certainly places and times to use it, but this is one example of when it is not acceptable. “I hate your school, and did I mention that I hate your school until I die? Oh, and you probably won’t make it without talent and hard work. Good luck.”
This is not the time and place to say, “Good luck,” and I strongly recommend that you just do the same thing everyone else is doing: Not saying, “Good luck,” at the end of every post.

Ok, I'm sorry if I offended any LA native in the post. How is saying "work hard and never give up" bad advice? Is saying "forget it, stop trying" better advice?

If you read blogs and articles about people who are in the industry, the #1 advice they give is Never give up.

And finally, why do you get offended by "Good luck", do you want me to say "Sweet Dreams" or "Enjoy your meal"?

If anybody has the right to get offended by my advice is lilMike not you Mr L. Spiro.

Have a nice day.

#4959408 game programming as a viable career?

Posted by on 15 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

I am currently a junior in college, going to Louisiana State University going for a Computer Science/Math degree

On a personal note, i must share you this: I hate, despise and loathe LSU.

About the career, if you are persistent and work hard and have talent you might make it.

Again, I detest and intensely dislike LSU and I will till I die.

Good luck

#4959009 Team communication software

Posted by on 14 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

My suggestions:

1. Skype for people
2. SVN for code

Good luck

#4959008 Braid algorithm

Posted by on 14 July 2012 - 12:31 AM

My wild guess is to use Bezier curves.

It kinda reminds me, when I was a kid, I use to frequent a bakery, their specialty was a braided bread just like that one. Good times...

But anyways, I think you can find something useful out of Bezier curves for this.

Good luck

#4958832 Am I "using" people?

Posted by on 13 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

Yes you are

Good luck

#4958237 C++ As First Language

Posted by on 11 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

C++ is the founding father of the world. Learn it.

Good luck

#4958204 Why Game Programming?

Posted by on 11 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

There are only two reasons a person writes an engine:

1. For the love of the art
2. Somebody is paying you to do so.

Good lucj

#4957749 Struggling with ==

Posted by on 10 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

The AND (&&) operator is pure magic my friend, use it

Good luck

#4957420 Trying To Run SDL on Visual Studio 2012

Posted by on 09 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

Visual Studio from 2008 and up = Pure Garbage.

That why I stick to 2005.

Good luck