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Member Since 08 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 30 2014 11:05 AM

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In Topic: Microsoft burned down my home, where now?

02 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

More generally speaking, a lot of us are growing irritated with the sheer rate that MS is deprecating, transitioning, or just plain forgetting about some of their newer technologies. That's a much different and longer conversation, but I'll say the same thing I've said before: it's no longer a Microsoft-only world of consumer computing. There's an awful lot of consumer-facing devices that aren't Windows, and that's got serious implications for how developers choose their tech.


Yeah I guess we have to remember that Microsoft is a company, backed by large investors, and they need to answer to these investors. Investors only care about one thing. Making money. I remember back when Bill Gates was CEO, one investor on a conference call asked him to give less to charity, and try and generate more for the investors (or something like that). Microsoft needs to keep us buying products and spending money. So when they "deprecate" products, yeah it sucks, but I kind of understand that is just how it works. They don't just make tech to please us developers... It's a business, they need to be where the money is. 


I'm totally with you (Promit) about Metro. I'm disinterested.

In Topic: drawing a design of coins from an xml file or json file.

28 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

if this is all that you have on that file, then it would be more efficient (space and time to load) to use a simple text file with one pattern per line.


It would be even more efficient to not use a separate file at all. You can simply use an array.




Start with a default.

var coins = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];


Now every time you execute this line of code, it will return an array of random 1's and 0's


coins.map(function() { return +(Math.random() > 0.5) });




As an aside - When you're dealing with JavaScript pretend "xml" is a bad word. Always use JSON.

In Topic: Javascript tile based layered game maps information

26 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

There are a few frameworks out there to handle this. Google html5 isometric game engine

or are you looking to create your own?

In Topic: Do we need a Code Review forum?

24 March 2013 - 07:18 AM

How would the other forums be moderated? Does it mean any topic that is started with source code in it must be moved to the code review forum? That could be a pain to moderate... unless it is made very clear, especially for new members.

In Topic: What does 2.5D actually mean?

20 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Would you consider Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2 as games that are 2.5D ?