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iPhone - "Popup" redirect

03 December 2014 - 04:43 AM

Unfortunately I've been "blessed" with an iPhone (6).


Whenever I'm accessing gamedev.net via mobile connection (does not happen via WLAN) I'm redirected to some weird ad (lp.mobileboostr.com) that pops up, wants a confirmation (javascript alert?) and I cannot access anything at gamedev at all.


The redirection happens after a few seconds, looks like it's going to spaces.slimspots.com which then redirects to lp.mobileboostr.com.

This makes access completely impossible.


It's a company phone so I doubt there's anything funky with the mobile data service.

MSE warns about linked site

10 August 2014 - 10:48 PM

Accessing an older link (http://www.gamedev.net/topic/595984-culling-standard-cw-vs-ccw/) I got a warning from MSE, but only once:


Microsoft Security Essentials blocked content on this website
Hosted by: www.gamedev.net



Could be an ad that only appears every now and then?

Aspect ratio vs. display ratio

09 February 2014 - 12:29 AM

Hi all,


Recently esp. laptops display get wider and wider, and I have some problem getting a proper ratio done. I'm using DX8 or DX9 (yes).


My laptop for example lists 800 x 600 as a valid mode for fullscreen. However when I set it the display size doesn't match the mode ratio. The display then stretches the 800 x 600 to look like 1200 x 600 (exaggerated for explanation purposes).


I managed to determine the laptops native mode (which would obviously the ideal resolution for itself, but not for the game). Comparing the ratio of that resolution with all other listed there's NO single other mode that matches the ratio.


What is the common way to work around that?


For a 3d game I'd use native mode and calc black borders on the left/right or top/bottom side to keep the ratio clean.

For a 2d game it's even more annoying. I'd have to find a suitable scaling (a plain factor is required), translate the wanted ratio to the virtual ratio and apply borders as well.


Is that really the way to go about this?

IOTD - Edited image, now gone?

10 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

I submitted an entry for IOTD, and per request exchanged the images with higher resolution.

Now the main IOTD forum (and IOTD display) doesn't show the image anymore, only a red cross. I can't seem to do anything about that, exchanging the main image doesn't change anything.


Script error in IOTD page

05 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Had these after quoting a comment on a IOTD (Soulless):

[b]Warning[/b]: Data missing in classes_like_composite::add in [b]/var/www/gamedev/admin/sources/classes/like/composite.php[/b] on line [b]477[/b]

[b]Warning[/b]: Relationship ID missing in classes_like_registry::getKey in [b]/var/www/gamedev/admin/sources/classes/like/composite.php[/b] on line [b]143[/b]