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Member Since 28 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2015 12:31 PM

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In Topic: Need help changing the date of a game

16 March 2015 - 12:06 PM

(Sorry, no idea about FIFA, but...) Study up on game ROM hacking (i.e.: SNES, PSX, whatever if need be) What you are ideally looking for when doing this sort of thing is called a "game trainer", AKA Game Shark for PC :-) Hex editor on steroids, basically. There's a piece of software called Bit Slicer for OS X -- https://github.com/zorgiepoo/Bit-Slicer -- that works well for real-time game hacking. Not sure about other platforms, but I'm sure you can find one fairly easily! Good luck.




In Topic: 2D AABB Collision resolution and collision system/class design

14 March 2015 - 06:29 PM



I don't have yet any experience with anything past rudimentary collision detection, but I've been watching the Handmade Hero series, and skimming through your post reminds me of several key points that the series illustrates in great detail how to go about solving. Although his game genre is not a platformer, most all the math applies equally the same. 


Check out the episode guide -- starting at roughly "Week 10: Player Collision" and onwards; "Basic Minkowski-based Collision Detection", at an absolute minimum, should be watched. It might even be best to start at "Week 9: Vector Math and Player Movement", tough to say.




In Topic: Where do I begin?

10 March 2015 - 01:34 AM

If you are new to programming, I'd strongly suggest starting out with a higher-level language like Python or perhaps C# in order to familiarize yourself with the basic constructs of a programming language. All programming languages share the same basic foundation; program flow, algorithms, data structures and so on -- these are the things you should start getting comfortable with.

In Topic: What are the recommended places to store save data?

16 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

On Mac, the standard location would be ~/Library/Application Support/<app_name>. Another fairly common spot is ~/Documents/<app_name>. For saved games that you wish to access across multiple users: /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/<app_name> or even /Users/Shared/<app_name>. For data that you shouldn't touch ... this sort of data typically reside in the application's bundle.

In Topic: What are the apps which you use most ?

26 December 2014 - 10:00 PM

I see. Fair enough! :-) I feel much the same way in regard to performance -- stability & performance (in that order) are my two minimum requirements for me using any piece of software on a daily basis. It's often surprising to me just how much half a second can make a difference!


Funny you mention command line ... I find myself preferring it often times purely because of performance :D In oh so many different ways!


I dunno how old of a development system you are talking about, but holy hell is SourceTree completely useless on an old AMD64 (1 core), 1GB RAM, 5200 RPM SATA disk drive ;<o