I'm quite new to game development (had two small projects in university with Unity and libgdx and wrote quite a bunch of Minecraft plugins and mods but that's mostly it) and want to expand my knowledge in a cool project. I'd love to find a project I'm passionate to work on. I personally don't play any browser or mobile game, thus I'd prefer a desktop game. I'd love to dig into fields like graphics (already had DirectX in university but would love to learn more), AI and general game programming. I'm mostly playing open world, RTS, tycoon, simulation and MOBA games but am open to new genres and ideas. It doesn't have to be a game, if you have an interesting project like an engine or something else just tell me. Even though I'd love to be a proud player of the game we will create.
If someone has a cool project just PM me, I'd love to hear about it and hopefully it will enthrall me as much as you!
By winnex RD
Am migrating a WD7 to WDK 10 (Environment is Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10, windows Driver).
In windows Driver filters are Folder capture.ong is the visual studio enviobement while wdk7 folders is the original WDK7 folders.
I just created a filters and created the necessary files inside.
I do want to know if i am doing the right thing.
If am wrong would gladly appreciate correction.
Attached are the snapshots of my environment
By tope awolowo
Good day forum.
Am trying to connvert a WDK 7 project (https://github.com/basil00/Divert. windowsdivert ) to WDK 10 (Environment is Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10, windows Driver).
In the template for windows drivers Visual Studio 2015 which are :
Kernel Mode Driver (KMDF)
Kernel Mode Driver (KMDF) EMPTY
User Mode Driver (UMDF V2)
User Mode Empty (UMDF V2).
What is stressing is this, Would like to know which should i use to start and populated the project.
Should i use the Kernel Mode Driver (KMDF) EMPTY, then populate it with codes from Windivert
Which driver template should i use.
By Jesse "Chime" Collins
This is only the beginning, VRm I right?
Not unlike an arms race, the VR price war has only begun. Who has the best Equipment? Early this Summer, Oculus had a massive sale on their device, the Oculus Rift, ending in a permanent price drop. HTC is now following suit, cutting out the sale, dropping the price altogether on their Vive Head-Mounted Display.
Yesterday, The HTC Vive took a hefty slash in price, dropping from their $799 price tag, down to $599. This comes as no surprise after the Oculus Rift dropped down to $399 earlier this Summer on sale. At the end of the sale, the price raised back up to $499 as the final price, $100 less than previous to the sale.
The HTC Vive comes with plenty of their worth for the price, too. Along with the head-mounted display, accessories include two wireless controllers, two bases stations, comfort-related materials, and everything purchasers need to get going (cords, etc.). Additionally, the system comes with Google Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie’s Plank Experience as promotional content, as well as one-month subscription to Viveport.
Vive's Giving Away Some Free Content For New Owners
As a breakdown of the free content, purchasers of the Vive get $53 of extra content from the promotional pack. Google Tilt Brush ($19.99 retail value) gives artists a full 360-degree canvas to paint massive murals and masterpieces. Everest VR ($14.99 retail value) allows people to climb Mount Everest in first-person, without the fear of dying from hypothermia. Richie’s Plank Experience is a starter “game” for new VR players, teaching balance using VR, as well as giving a couple extra modes like a sky-writing experience.
But, that’s not all! Purchasers of the $600 system also get a free 1-month subscription to Viveport, HTC’s subscription service, valued at the incredibly pricey $6.99. Subscribers can choose five games/experiences to try out during their subscription period, with five more for each additional subscribed month. The list to choose from includes some amazing titles like ROM: Extraction, which has players shooting robots in a space station. But, people should research their potential options to maximise their potential. For instance, players can also choose the (somehow) award winning title, BUTTS: The VR Experience, which may or may not push virtual reality to its foremost limits (spoiler: it doesn’t).
But, What About Me And You?
The question to ask is “What does this mean for potential VR buyers?” Well, the war is in motion here, showing both of these price drops. Virtual Reality enthusiasts and companies are pushing that VR is the future. With this price drop, the Vive finally becomes more affordable to the masses, as well as the even more affordable Oculus Rift. But, alas, other companies are starting to get in on the game, as well.
Some people just want entertainment instead of gaming. Artists want whitespace to create. Experiences can be strapped to a face for cheap. Google, the folks that bring the Daydream to the VR market, is pushing their own boundaries by teaming up with HTC and Lenovo for cost-effective standalone experiences. Microsoft’s HoloLens will take users into augmented reality, albeit from a much higher price. VRotica, an erotica-enabled standalone HMD device already on the market, costs a fraction of the price of other HMDs.
Essentially, VR is getting cheaper. For those that have a device already, awesome. The experiences are unlike anything ever before. For potential buyers, as with all technology in history, VR is getting cheaper all the time. Thousands of games and experiences inhabit the SteamVR storefront and respective virtual shops.
“VR Ready” Computers are coming down in price as well, eventually making the idea a non-issue. But, the average joe still has to fork out some cash for a game-capable machine, because cheap computers still can’t handle it. VR, at the moment, is for the elite, but it won’t be for too much longer.
Is it the perfect time to grab a now $599 Vive, a recently dropped $499 Rift, or should buyers wait it out for even better prices and devices later?
I think shouldn't be far from true to say that often beginners feel lost and don't know the best way to improve their skills, especially if they are self-thaught in wathever they are learning, being it 2D, 3D, Programming or wathever. There could be many obstacles and pitfall to learning, it could be that since one is begginner he/she doesn't realize that the scope of his project is just too big, or maybe one can't come up with a good story/gameplay for his life so lack the motivation to even attempt doing anyting on his own, and maybe one is stuck in a situation where would like to have the story/gameplay aspect figured out by someone better at it (by joining a team) but lack the technical skill to join said team and has an hard time gaining said skill because is not in a team to begin with.
So I thought, something that can help beginners grow faster is something I saw in other communities around the web, which is friendly competitions.
The ones I know of are mostly 2D-3D related, for instance polycount.com "Bi-Monthly CHARACTER ART Challenge" and "Monthly Environment Art Challenge", or conceptart.org "Character of the Week", "Creature of the Week", "Environment of the Week".
Of course there are many more of this challenges I would like to see come into existence related to programming and game engines, for instance challenges in making certain games (see usual tetris/pong but also something more unique and specific, given some guidelines) and challenges like "Create a Water shader in Unreal Engine", or "Create a water ripple particle effect" and so on.
The cool thing about this is that begginner could compare each other works (professional hopefully join in the challenge as well) and see how the best resoult where obtained, with everyone focusing/researching on the same task and learning from the best examples. This stuff is not far from something like school exercise from my point of view, therefore something invaluable for self-taught beginners who are at higher risk of getting lost by lack of direction.
And here's gamedev.net twist on the subject, by joining and completing the current challenges one would get "achievments" or "medals" that are visible in his profile and under his avatar, as a cool way to improve his rep and keep the community active
This is the kind of place I would like to see, where one join, check the current challenges list and decide to join in and learn something new or improve on the subject during that day/week. Also often I open the forum and there are no new topic that need to be replied, therefore this would keep us all busy in the free time
Of course, maybe this sounds fun on digital paper but could end up not working, I have no idea if this stuff can work smoothly on sites that have less than a certain treshold of traffic, and it also require the time from someone actively creating this challenges content.
Well anyway, I think it is worth thinking about it, let me know what do you think