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Ventures into tool development

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Over the past few weeks I've started a few new projects, which has left Sandbox neglected. However I'm considering leaving the happy world of 2D and moving on to 3D, so I'm not sure if I'll even continue with Sandbox.

GB.Net - I should have more time to work on this now that I'm back at school. See I can't compile programs on the school computers because the dumb fuck admins won't install .Net 2.0 or MDX, cause "I'll use them to play games". Like that isn't already a problem, all the kids do is chat on MSN(yet IRC is blocked, fuckers), watch Google Video or play Counter Strike, INCLUDING THE ADMINS! Anyway the point is that it's the perfect environment for just punching in opcodes.

New projects:

Anim8or Viewer:

This is supposed to import .an8 3D models and allow the user to view them / save them to .x. However right now there is no "viewer" part, only a command line utility to do conversions. Plus it falls apart on complex meshes, but it's not like I'd be using those anyway on my fancy 64MB built-in card!



HeightMap Editor:

I just started this one on Sunday so I'm still experimenting with how to actually process the heightmap data.



I have some others, but don't know if I'll continue with them, plus the screenshots aren't impressive at all.
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Ah, do what I did -- graduate, then buy your own machine.

My laptop is loaded up with gear that I doubt the university's IT department would particularly agree with me having on their LAN.

But they can't do a damn thing about it.

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Oh I have my own machine, but it's at home and isn't exactly "portable". I do plan on getting a laptop though, if my summer job ever mails me my last two checks .

Edit: wait how can you graduate and still be at university?

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Edit: wait how can you graduate and still be at university?

I've graduated three times (high school, undergraduate, masters) and I'm still at university. Once I get my Ph.D. there's a good chance I'll still be there [grin].

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I think it's called graduation when you leave high school, isn't it?

The nasally blondes at my high school used to call it Graaaaad.

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Edit: wait how can you graduate and still be at university?

I've graduated three times (high school, undergraduate, masters) and I'm still at university. Once I get my Ph.D. there's a good chance I'll still be there [grin].


Damn soon we'll have to call you Dr. Trapper Zoid.

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I think it's called graduation when you leave high school, isn't it?


Yes, but the way you worded it, it sounded like you think I'm still in high school.

Edit: I don't know why this post appears above yours.

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Those lazy bastards.... Say you're using it for one of your school projects (and use it for one of your projects). Then you can get one of your profs to yell at them to install .NET 2.0 and MDX on the machines. And honestly, what's wrong with having games at school? You need something to reflesh yourself every once in a while so you don't fall asleep.... As long as you know what's going on, what's wrong with that?

And yeah, XNA is pretty much just the next generation of Managed DirectX, plus a few extra design features. It turns it into more of an engine then an API.

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Those lazy bastards.... Say you're using it for one of your school projects (and use it for one of your projects). Then you can get one of your profs to yell at them to install .NET 2.0 and MDX on the machines.


Not going to happen. The C# class only uses .Net 1.1

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And yeah, XNA is pretty much just the next generation of Managed DirectX, plus a few extra design features. It turns it into more of an engine then an API.


Yeah I know what it's supposed to be, but I'm tired of this beta crap. First MDX 2 is beta, now XNA is beta. MS is turning into Google. Plus I heard there's supposed to be a managed wrapper just for DX10, so who knows what the hell is going on.

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