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Member Since 23 Mar 2003
Offline Last Active Jan 05 2014 12:04 PM

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In Topic: Anybody left from the 2003 crowd?

20 October 2013 - 03:09 AM

I remember getting banned once, end of 2003, for a post in one of the random threads in the lounge taunting Dave. I felt like such a bad boy.

In Topic: Cyberlympics.com looking for AI-Contestants

11 November 2010 - 06:44 AM

That's pretty impressive and looks like fun. What's the main challenge in coding a bot? Do you need to make separate bots for single tanks and formations?

I'd change the site layout a bit if you want to attract users. I think this year's Google AI Contest site does a pretty good job of telling the user what it's about and how to get started. I'd also try to lower the game viewer loading time.. it's pretty annoying to have it load for so long.

[Edit: Fixed link tag]

[Edited by - InnocuousFox on November 12, 2010 10:44:17 AM]

In Topic: Sensation of Speed

26 January 2010 - 08:01 AM

I'm working on a flight sim game and I can tell you, the problem with creating a good sensation of speed has been incredibly tricky.

What gives you a good sensation:

- detail textures help out quite a bit - they give you a lot of moving pixels under your plane. Also, the bigger you terrain texture can be, the better

- ground scenary - trees or tanks or whatever you can put there will allow you to have a reference to percieve speed

- faster speed near the ground, slower at high altitude

- responsive controls - make the plane turn and roll quicly and you get a lot of movement of the terrain on screen

- low altitude flying - fly low and make your terrain high (so you can go up/down mountains)

- other planes - this will give you a reference scale when visualizing a far away mountain as well as a speed reference - how much does the plane move agains the terrain in relation to its own size

In Topic: The USD is falling in value: What to do if/when/before/after it collapses?

14 September 2009 - 06:38 PM

Ugh.. have you actually checked the rates? The USD is at 2008 levels, which is quite low but then again gold investment isn't doing extraordinary well either.

In Topic: Internet Boosters

24 July 2009 - 09:10 PM

Original post by worldextermination
Thanks for the info, but wouldn't the OS be better suited to everyone's needs (indeed what they market it for) if Microsoft itself used better runtime libraries to better suit their target audience? Because although they do not say it, it seems to me that they imply that Windows is aimed towards everyone, developers, gamers, businessmen, etc as a whole. But on the contrary, they have been trying to improve their OS. It might be because Microsoft is trying new trial and error tactics, and Vista was an error.

It seems to me that Microsoft is trying to steal your Megahurtz. You clearly need some bad ass Megahurtz restoration services provided by registry cleaning, mem-to-swap file forcing and time scaling software.