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polyfrag

Member Since 20 Mar 2003
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DMD 'Ware > Agent-based economic modelling

Posted 18 July 2014

I don't know whether I'm more interested in economic modelling or making games. I tried to start on an article of my economic model.


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In recent years, agent-based economic modeling has been getting more attention in popular journals.
In an August 2009 opinion article in Nature journal titled, "The economy needs agent-based modelling" says, "In t...


DMD 'Ware > 2D conundrum

Posted 15 July 2014

I've been working on the project with my open source buddy and I've started on the economics side of things.

https://github.com/polyf/corpstatesc

But my partner's graphics card is fried and he's running on integrated now. I spent the last 2-3 days getting the isometric version running.

https://github.com/polyf/corpstatesd

It runs at 60 FPS on my mom...


DMD 'Ware > Much faster now

Posted 06 July 2014

I've not given up on 3D. The game now runs at 300-500 FPS here thanks to:

- getting rid of several hundred units
- getting rid of shadows and bump mapping
- using VBO
- frustum culling everything
- simplifying the unit models

Maybe now I can do something useful on the gameplay.

I also had an idea. This type of game might be particularly suited for AI-a...


DMD 'Ware > Pixel-perfect orthography

Posted 03 July 2014

Some open source linux enthusiast person has been helping me with my project.

https://github.com/polyf/corpstatesc/commits/master

Thanks to his final nudge, the RTS runs on linux now.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/temp/corpstatesc/aaa/018/1403285019287.png

Though it's very slow on his Core 2 Duo, mid-range NVidia setup, though he run...


DMD 'Ware > 65,535 characters on one texture

Posted 20 June 2014

Among other things I did, I packed the first 65,535 unicode characters on a single 4096x4096 bitmap font texture. It took 3 hours.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/temp/corpstatesc/aaa/017/2014-06-11%2007-20-38.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109630018/temp/corpstatesc/aaa/017/2014-06-13%2009-58-35.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercont...


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