Books, Books, and more Books!
So I found out today that my books for this semester is only going to cost me about $300(5 classes)! Thank GOD! LOL.. Last semester, I was warmly welcomed to K-State with a frickin $550 book tab(4 classes). :| They sure do know how to get you coming.
>raises a can of dr. pepper< Here's to another semester...
Wow... Well this was a horrific experience to say the least. I had some people running in circles trying to help me figure this horrific task out of trying to compile the allegro source with MSVC8.
Yesterday, I had it working pretty well until I ran into a problem doing collision detection. Some things that I was trying to do was written for the newest version of Allegro, so I decided to completely erase Allegro and re-install with the newest Allegro version (beta source).
I stayed up until 3ish last night working on it with somebody, and then today I worked on it for a good solid 6 hours trying to get it to run. Which, basically I learned the hard way....
If you dont set something up exactly right, the errors are stupidified(just like with everything else ;) )! I ended up figuring it out after everybody else called it quits. Not even the docs that I read through covered it good enough to solve the issues that I ran across. But hey, Its a learning experience and now Im installing it on my laptop pretty flawless (Having a few minor issues still, but atleast I know exactly what needs to be done to fix it).
Shout Outs to the Development Scene
I think most of us dream of actually producing something that is IGF quality. I browse the forums and the journals almost daily and I truely see that some people have the heart and ambition to put out what it takes and reach for the stars.
Radioactive-Software, ran by a single, solid, ambitious individual is working his ass off to take his game, Gang War, to a solid 'BETA' status from which he will submit that sucker over to attempt to get into the second round at the IGF! His clock is ticking and the 2 week timer has already began. I do not doubt that he wont succeed at making this deadline considering how much effort he has put into the development already.
I'll be watching you, goodluck man.
Good.. To.. Go!!
I'm really excited about getting this library set up and working! I was having a blast yesterday tinkering around with tutorials, learning some things(loading bitmaps, animating them, collision detection), and now that I am up and running -- before long I hope to start spiting words about a project! With all of this inspiration around, its about time for me to do something! ;)
Take Care everybody!