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Hey everyone!

Today I pretty much did homework, played some games, and programmed a little on our game. About all I really did was enable actual teams on the map, so hopefully I can get some actual gameplay going on tomorrow at school over the LAN there. Other than that, I just rewrote some more of the rendering code to be more efficient and cut down on the number of huge map-spanning nested for loops. Anyways, it's not that important, but hopefully the gameplay test goes well tomorrow and we can get a demo together for you guys to play soon.

I also made a little video for you guys showing off how the frame independent movement makes the movies cooler, so here it is:

Download the Video (12.0MB)

In other news, I'm pretty pissed off at my school right now. About a month ago, I went with 3 other people as a team representing my school to this knowledge competition. Now I'm not usually one for giving up Saturdays for that kind of stuff, but the prize was $1000, and there were only 4 of us on the team, so I thought, "Hey! $250 for being smart, I'll take it!". So off we went, adn we ended upo taking 2nd place, which had an $800 prize, so we still each earned $200. I was pretty happy with the whole thing, and before they gave us the money, I borrowed $200 from my parents to put gas in my airplane for a cross-country flight ($4 a gallon for avgas...) So anyways, the next week, I get a letter from the office telling me that I couldn't get my money because I'm an athlete. So at this point I'm like "What the hell! This is bullshit, the swimming season ended 2 months ago, and this has nothing to do with my ability to swim well". Apparently the fact that I do swim a sport and that I'm good at it automatically voids and cash rewards I earn at school sponsored activities.... yeah WTF. What I don't understand is what the hell being smart has to do with being an athlete, just because I'm "well-rounded", and not just strong in one area, I'm being punished, and that really pisses me off. Anyways, I just had to vent, so thanks for listening[grin]
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"Oh, I guess I played Counterstrike today..."

Lol! The game is looking very nice. My suggestion to fix the gun blast problem is to cap the maximum time to simulate between frames. So if the game hiccups and takes 1/10 sec for a frame, you don't update for the full time elapsed, just some maximum value, like 1/20 or 1/30 or whatever works.

"to put gas in my airplane for a cross-country flight"

Man, your life is so much cooler than mine was in high school. Heck, it might be cooler than mine now.

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Looking very nice :)
Btw, you don't have any portuguese ancestors do you ?
I'm asking because "Sapo" means "Frog" in portuguese, and each time i read your name, i think of Sir Frog.. ,lol

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Whoa, that logo looks hot!


Thank, Mark the artist is good at what he does[grin]

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Lol! The game is looking very nice. My suggestion to fix the gun blast problem is to cap the maximum time to simulate between frames. So if the game hiccups and takes 1/10 sec for a frame, you don't update for the full time elapsed, just some maximum value, like 1/20 or 1/30 or whatever works.


Thats a good idea, I think I'll try implementing that today and let you guys know how it goes.

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Looking very nice :)
Btw, you don't have any portuguese ancestors do you ?
I'm asking because "Sapo" means "Frog" in portuguese, and each time i read your name, i think of Sir Frog.. ,lol


Nope, its Czech all the way for me[grin], but I do live in New Mexico, so we end up absorbing a lot of spanish, and I guess Sapo means frog in at least 2 languages[grin] As for why my screen name is Sapo in every online thing I do, thats another story....

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Wait...you fly your own plane?


Yeah, my dad is a fighter pilot, so I've been exposed to airplanes my entire life, and he's been teaching me since I was like 10, and in April I get my full private pilot's license!

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"Sapo" is ripped from a science fiction art book which I happen to also have, it stood for Sub-Atomic Particle Oscillator or something.

Also thanks for the praise on the banner, that sucker took me days, wasting precious time I could've used to tell sapo to work harder.

Thanks for the comments!

-Mark the Artist

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"Sapo" is ripped from a science fiction art book which I happen to also have, it stood for Sub-Atomic Particle Oscillator or something.


Hmmmm, I don't recall it going down like that.....

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If you still have that book, look up the "Tarantula"
You probably had it in your subconcious, not suprising considering its lack of protection from the outside world (I'm calling you stupid, BTW)[obligatory smiley].

In anyways, I got a microphone! Expect awesome tonight.

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Kickass, let me know if you have trouble with video

BTW I came up with Sir Sapo in 6th grade because my Spanish teacher said we all needed spanish nicknames, and Sapo was the last one left.....

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