• Advertisement

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

To Paul Cunningham

This topic is 6428 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Paul, are you a commercial game developer? I''m asking because you seem like one. - DarkMage139 "Real game developers don't change the rules. Real game developers don't break the rules. Real game developers make the rules!" "Originality (in games) is the spice of life!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
No. but i try to think like one so my opinions etc are helpful. Thats all for now :-) Do i here any offers?


WE are their,
"Sons of the Free"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Paul, you''re welcome to join me You think like me in most respects. We just hafta get you to move to USA.. hehe

J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
quote:
Original post by Niphty

Paul, you''re welcome to join me You think like me in most respects. We just hafta get you to move to USA.. hehe

J


So who else is commercial here anyhow? are you Niphty? :-)



WE are their,
"Sons of the Free"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I co-own a business for game development, yes My girlfriend and I are Managing Partners of our business.
The problem with virtual, Landfish, is paying someone overseas. In order to pay someone there, you must be allowed to exist there. That means you have to pay fees to be there. If you notice, that''s why companies offer packages to transfer to somewhere instead of paying you elsewhere. It costs to become a company in each and every state and to have people you pay in that state. You have to pay unemployment for that state, taxes, everything. It goes the same with international. I''m looking for a way to get around that, by simply making it so they''re technically working here, but living abroad and telecommuting to work but.. as of yet.. that''s still being worked out with a lawyer so I don''t get my arse in trouble somehow. I know we can do it within the US.. i''m not sure about elsewhere. BUT.. if we can, I''d be more''n happy to snatch up Paul Since you, Landfish, turned down my offers ;p

J
p.s. Landfish, you should see the design plans we have for our medieval RP.. damn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And besides, there is nothing like being able to step into the same room and do some arse kicking right

quote:

Whats this, a MONTH LATE! *whip* *whip*



All quotes are personal and are not intended to offend but if they do - tough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
quote:
Original post by Niphty

I got dibbs!




I've been coding too much. When you said that the first thing that popped into my mind was

Device Independent Bitmaps (DIBs, if you didn't get it).

I'm gonna go play some songs on my guitar.

P.S. Has anyone else noticed the cool Gourad Shading on the toilet? (or the "john" as some might call it)

- DarkMage139
"Real game developers don't change the rules. Real game developers don't break the rules. Real game developers make the rules!"
"Originality (in games) is the spice of life!"

Edited by - DarkMage139 on June 28, 2000 7:14:47 PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep to the Gourad shading, and think of the algorithm god developed to generate that real time sky effect -woo.

GOD - first person to develop the First Person perspective view.
AND his AI routines rock.

-----------------------------------------------
All messages are of my own personal opinion and
not meant to offend. But if they do - tough :)

Neuro.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yeah, the universe still has the best engine. And scalability!

- DarkMage139
"Real game developers don't change the rules. Real game developers don't break the rules. Real game developers make the rules!"
"Originality (in games) is the spice of life!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Actually, if the universe is constantly expanding, then the best algorithm it is not Because that means it''s going to hit a point where it runs out of system resources, and crushes back in on itself. It''s a constant algorithm! (yes, i believe in big bang)

J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Personally i don''t believe the universe is expanding. I think its being stretched by outer universal forces that are pulling on the fabric of time space the same way the contents of a black hole pull everthing in.



WE are their,
"Sons of the Free"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How do you know were not in a black hole right now?! Have you ever been in a black hole? So then would any of you really be able to judge whether or not were just experiencing the inside of a black hole?!?

*glances around nervously*



----------------------------------------
Whenever I see an old lady slip and fall on a wet sidewalk, my first instinct is to laugh. But then I think, what if I was an ant and she fell on me? Then it wouldn't seem quite so funny.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I we are talking about the real universe they have two theories of what is going to happen.

a) The universe keeps expanding, stars get further apart until one day void. All will be cold and nothing will exist.

b) It will reach a point and then start coming in on itself. Eventually it will come down to the size of an atom like before and we will have another big bang, new universe etc.

Has anyone ever thought though, if the universe is everything, where the hell is it expanding into ???

-----------------------------------------------
All messages are of my own personal opinion and
not meant to offend. But if they do - tough :)

Neuro.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Talking about the universe? Oh, I gotta get in on this one...

Paul''s idea isn''t far-fetched. There''s a smooth sheet of microwave radiation coming from all sides of the universe, so there may be something out there pulling us toward it. Personally, I don''t believe that, but you never know. There has to be SOMETHING to make up for the chaos in our universe, because an explosion wouldn''t do it.

Neuro forgot to mention the third (and most likely) possibility:
c) Our universe will expand until it slows to a stop, at which point it will sit forever until it cools down to zero Kelvin and ceases to exist (based on the second law of thermodynamics).

In order for this to happen, the mass of our universe must be equal to the omega ratio (which is roughly one hydrogen atom per cubic meter). The most promising Big-Bang theory thus far suggests that our universe would HAVE to meet this requirement, which means we''ll slow to a stop.

Neuro posed the interesting question, "What the hell is our universe expanding into?" Who knows? Who will ever know? Most likely our star system will cease to exist long before the universe is over. It''s possible there are other universes like ours far away. Maybe someday we''ll master transporting matter through quantum foam. Then we can go there and find out.

Just more theories. Served with coffee and crumpets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You guys started to talk about what will happen
to universe, and stuff which is very interesting, but
I just had a question.. I saw you were mentioning
"virtual companies" Do any of you know if companies
with people in different countries have succeeded to
create any games like this? I find it hard to believe,
but I guess it could work with good communication, and
if people stick to THEIR work. Need a good leader I can
only assume. Just a thought-



"garbage in garbagecan? hm.. makes sense"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sort of on the original subject (not the philosophy about the universe, although that was fun)


Niphty, see what your lawyer thinks of the use of Contractors, people who have to take care of their own income taxes and benefits. Contract employees might help with the fees problem.

quote:
Original post by Niphty

he problem with virtual, Landfish, is paying someone overseas. In order to pay someone there, you must be allowed to exist there. That means you have to pay fees to be there. If you notice, that''s why companies offer packages to transfer to somewhere instead of paying you elsewhere. It costs to become a company in each and every state and to have people you pay in that state. You have to pay unemployment for that state, taxes, everything. It goes the same with international. I''m looking for a way to get around that, by simply making it so they''re technically working here, but living abroad and telecommuting to

/quote]




--
The Sandman
-----------------------------------------------------------

When the least they could do to you was everything,
then the most they could do to you suddenly held no terror.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Going back to scientific discussion...

If the universe reached zero kelvin, will it really cease to exist? wouldn''t it just die, but not be destroyed?

For instance, what if Earth suddenly reached absolute zero. All it means is that we''ll run out energy. No movement. We''ll just be frozen, but not necessarily destroyed, right?

So "absolute zero" won''t destroy you, but you won''t be doing anything for a while.

- DarkMage139
"Real game developers don't change the rules. Real game developers don't break the rules. Real game developers make the rules!"
"Originality (in games) is the spice of life!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You want to here something else i''ve been thinking about...

How the big bang occured. Here''s a theory.

Matter and Anti Matter are naturally a bonded pair. When they are bonded nothing occurs, there just that, Bonded. But when you divide them watch out, BOOM! hence big bang equals collision of matter and anti matter. So what made them divide is a clue as to what exists outside of the universe.



WE are their,
"Sons of the Free"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you hit absolute 0, all matter would stop moving, so to you.. life would cease to exist, either way.

As far as in a black hole. No, we''re not. If we were, our universe would hafta be one hella cool thing to expand in it.

Microwaves at the edge of the universe? interesting, but that could just be matter we can''t see expanding outwards Always a possiblitiy.. hehe.

Uhmm.. there''s an interesting interdimensional/parrallel universe theory where we''re all touching on all sides and every point of contact is another universe. Meaning there''s infinate ones since the surface of a true sphere is infinate.. Also.. we expand to create room for more universes to connect to us.. since every passing second spawns an infinate number of "what if.." scenerios. Somewhere, in some other universe, i''m done typing this because i didn''t make so many typos.. hehe
It''s a very interesting thought.. infinate possibilities for infinate ammounts of small time.. hehe That means we''d hafta grow very fast. But since we can''t tell how many points of contact a sphere has.. well, we hafta assume infinate, although i believe it''s finite in a way we can''t yet explain. Just like gravity is wrong.. but i can''t prove that yet, give me a couple more years to get rich so i can fund my projects.. hehe.
This BTW shows something.. my real passion is engineering, and creating and tearing appart. It also means i''m good at programming and making games. But if i had money to do anything, i wouldn''t be here.

J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Here''s my crazy crackpot idea:

I think that since everything exploded from a single point according to the big
bang theory, and everthing converges to a single point with black holes, then
they must have something in common. In fact, I think that the big bang was the
result of a black hole collapsing onto itself. So right now we have the universe
continuously expanding. And I think it will continue to expand forever. But over
time, I think black holes will eventually suck up everything, because everything
in the universe is attracted to something else.

So that would mean all we have left is black holes. But even black holes must
be attracted to each other, so one black hole is sucked up by another black hole
until we only have one black hole left. This one black hole then has nothing
else in the universe to suck up except itself, so it collapses and then another
big bang repeats itself.


Wayfarer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Advertisement