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  1. For what it is worth, I chose to export my meshes as .obj then parse that with a simple python script into a custom format for my game. I really only needed the mesh shape and simplistic texture cords though so that method may or may not be suitable for what you wish to do.
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    Post yer' freakin' desktop!

    Nothing fancy here, just a photo(paint) filtered screen shot of my character from Horizons.(605k) Just wallpaper, but the desktop just spoils it with icons and stuff. (=
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    London Terror Attacks

    From mediawiki, which sites news.bbc.co.uk: Quote:Excerpt from British Prime Minister Tony Blair "... It is important however that those engaged in terrorism realise that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism on the world. Whatever they do, it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilised nations throughout the world"(Emphasis my own) Which is the only way it can be. I so wish those that would do harm to others would just realize that. They will not break our spirit. We don't have to see eye to eye, we just have to be nice to each other. Is that really so terribly hard? *Curtsies in respect to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the British people.* I wish that everyone is well and safe and remains so. [sad]
  4. I was going to ask how this one compared to the 1953 version but after reading a few reviews I think I'll pass on it. ;)
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    Best Way to get started.

    Fwiw I didn't bother with the GED even, or rather I did and tests and I don't get along so well. *shrug* I have all the credits, close enough. Math wise... learn as you need it; Vector math (as an example) isn't that bad and there are plenty of references floating about the 'net. I took either pre alegbra or algbra1 and pretty much forgot all of it it's soo useful. *shrug* Granted, I'm not messing with physics and such like but you can manage well enough without formal training. I've had to dig up some math information but it hasn't been that bad. I did do a horrendously stupid trig problem that formal math classes (not just the geometry class in high school, which I've nearly forgotten all of) might have prevented. *shrug* Of course, it might not of, it was very obvious. (45° right triangle; with different length legs *cough* can't do that, of course.). Most of my problems I believe stem from 21 odd years of being horribly wrong; Now that I've figured that out things are starting to fall into place. Regardless, the problems I've had, have not been math related and I don't thing formal training would have helped *that* much; Would have been interesting mind you, but such as it goes. My point is simply, depends on what you are doing; If you want to make 3d engines from the ground up, you'll need a good understanding of various math disciplines. If you want to make games.. well, you may not need anything more advanced than 1+1.. It depends on what you want to be doing, and what you plan to be doing it in. For what it is worth (=
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    Relationships in games?

    I like it, and it sounds like a good premise to me. It strikes me as the hardest parts being hiding the mechanics and making the AI respond intelligibly/believably. It seems like it would be doable and worth doing as well. I feel it could add a lot to a game; especially survival horror type as you describe.
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    Moral Quandary of the Week (TM)

    Quote: Do you kill James? Uh, no. Quote: edit: Would your response be different if you didn't know the baby's name? No.
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    Bjork?

    I am quite fond of both "Human Behaviour" and "There's More To Life Than This". "Army Of Me" isn't too bad. ;) each to their own.
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    Full Steam Ahead!

    Go! Go! Go! EDI!
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    New Black Sky Screenshot

    Very pretty! (=
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    A library in a mmorpg

    It could work, I think. But, I have to agree that making it an integral part of the game probably not such a good idea, but it depends on what segment of the players you want to cater to as well. (So do not like to read, some do, etc.) From a practicality standpoint, it's more content that must be created. Must way time/effort of that vs how may you think will use/find fun and so on. Another nice thing is it makes it easier to make special knowledge harder to obtain (say mage guild only books, or that hermit out in the boonies for instance). The cheat sites of course, almost instantly counter this, but such as it goes. Fwiw one of the things I'm looking forward to in Oblivion is the in game books, so the idea appeals to me.
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    Color personality test

    Quote:Your Existing Situation Acts in an orderly, methodical, and self-contained manner. Needs the sympathetic understanding of someone who will give her recognition and approval. I'll go along with that. Your Stress Sources The existing situation is disagreeable. Feels lonely and uncertain as she has an unsatisfied need to ally herself with others whose standards are as high as her own, and wants to stand out from the rank and file. This sense of isolation magnifies the need into a compelling urge, all the more upsetting to her self-sufficiency because of the restraint she normally imposes on herself. Since she wants to demonstrate the unique quality of her own character, she tries to suppress this need for others and affects an attitude of unconcerned self-reliance to conceal her fear of inadequacy, treating those who criticize her behavior with contempt. However, beneath this assumption of indifference she really longs for the approval and esteem of others. Ooh dead on the money. Your Restrained Characteristics Trying to calm down and unwind after a period of over-agitation which has left her listless and devoid of energy. In need of peace and quiet; becomes irritable if this is denied her Probably does not fit. Circumstances are such that she feels forced to compromise for the time being if she is to avoid being cut off from affection or from full participation. Sounds about right. Your Desired Objective Longs for a tender and sympathetic bond and for a situation of idealized harmony. Has an imperative need for tenderness and affection. Susceptible to anything esthetic. Aesthetic I'm not going to deny, but I am trying to be practical (= Your Actual Problem Greatly impressed by the unique, by originality, and by individuals of outstanding characteristics. Tries to emulate the characteristics she admires and to display originality in her own personality. *nods twice* I don't think I call this a 'problem' though. Your Actual Problem #2 Disappointment and the fear that there is no point in formulating fresh goals have led to anxiety, and she is distressed by the lack of any close and understanding relationship. She attempts to escape into a substitute world in which things are more nearly as she desires them to be. A pretty good description of the near past. Fun (= But then I always have liked such things.
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    text color in vim

    Prolly, what I posted was for gVIM, sorry forgot to mention that. Also, my knowledge of VIM starts at 6.0 so I may be making erroneous assumptions for your version. I use 6.3 currently. By the by it is WELL worth the bother to get using 6.3. Folds > all ;) Make sure :version lists "+syntax" also by the by; not going to get much colors without it. (will show "-syntax" is it was compiled without syntax stuff.) I'm not really super sure on terms (mine worked out of the box as it were), I only fiddled with :colorscheme (= A quick check shows that Adaryn.vim : A Deep, Sharp color scheme, has term colors, I think anyway. (I've no term available so I can but guess) The highlight command is pretty easy to understand, :highlight <group> <options=value> group being what well group you want these optiones to pertain to; cTodo for instance. (// XXX, TODO in a comment only, by the by, in a :set ft=cpp file) and the options (:h highlight-args) set a particular option. "guifg=linen" for instance. Perhaps easiest to learn by example and examine your vim/color directory, or visit vim.sf.net and DL one that sounds nice. Another option perhaps would be to hop into X and get GVIM running and try playing with it abit; then once you have a better idea fiddle with xterm, if you have the option of course.
  14. The Amber novles were a nice enough read: The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) looks to be a nice all in one set. Or, Nine Princes In Amber (by Roger Zelazny) is a good starting spot. Sword-Dancer (Sword-Dancer Saga) by Jennifer Roberson perhaps; I stopped at book 3 (didn't like where the story was headed more than anything); 6 part series now apparently. Memorable.
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    3ds Max 6

    By the by last I heard Discreet was rather picky about not selling older versions, as such you may have a hard time finding it. Probably your best bet is to consult your teaching institution.
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