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Member Since 17 Sep 2001
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Destructible Terrain Demo!

20 April 2005 - 01:53 PM

I just hacked together a small destructible terrain demo, based on the method I described in this thread. The demo is written in C (ok, C++ for some syntactic sugar[wink]) and SDL (originally for Linux, converted to Windows), so it should be cross-platform. If you are interested, I'll provide a link for downloading the source and binaries (~230KiB). Screenshots: Cheers, Pat.

WinXP stopped working... [SOLVED]

14 April 2005 - 09:06 AM

Something strange just happened to my system. After the autoupate installed some "fixes", my WinXP simply refuses to boot. The boot logo shows up and disappears as usual, but just at the time the logon-screen should be displayed, the systems reboots. No blue screen, no error message. It simply reboots. I already tried the repair console and ran chkdsk, which found and fixed "at least one problem". Oh - and safemode doesn't help either - same thing there. Is there any option other than re-installing? Thanks a bunch, Pat. [Edited by - darookie on April 14, 2005 5:32:16 PM]

The Incredibles: Disturbing programme picture

17 December 2004 - 01:03 AM

I saw 'The Incredibles' yesterday and I must say that it's clearly one of the top three movies of the year and without doubt the best CG movie ever so far! What I really didn't get was this disturbing little piece of crap they showed right before the actual feature film. This brainless piece of shit with this sheep and the hairy creature nearly made me leave the cinema (no kidding! I was about to stand up and leave!). What the hell did the producers had in mind (other than psycho active drugs) when they 'created' this junk? Did anybody found this disgusting animated short appealing in any way? If so, why?

Quit smoking: any tips?

13 December 2004 - 04:43 AM

Three days ago I decided to finally quit smoking. Four years of feeding the tobacco industry and ruining my health should be enough. However, quitting is easier said than done - there are moment when I just want to have a smoke (about 3 times a day atm). I currently try to distract myself by doing 50 pushups. While this is certainly good training unfortunately it's not very effective[headshake]. Bubblegum doesn't help either. I already avoid second-hand smoking and after two days of keeping the windows open my domicile doesn't stink anymore. How did you quit smoking? Thanks, Pat.

Legal issues with using real company/brand names in a game

07 October 2004 - 01:51 AM

Are there any legal issues with using real company names in a game? Is it sufficient to alter the name and/or logo so that it does no refer directly to any existing brand/company? For example, am I calling for trouble when a monitor in my game has a 'Sony' logo on it or if the player can buy a Smith & Wesson in a weapon store? Thanks, Pat.