LanceJZ

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  1. Spatial Hashing

    Your choice of pseudo-code is horrible. It reads like gibberish to me. The article could be improved if you used something else. In fact your article would be better without it all together. Thank you for explaining this. C++/C# are what I'm used to.
  2. Game programming in (SlimDX / XNA)

    I'm in your boat Dynamo_Maestro, I've reached a point I want to grow. I do this as a hobby, but I also enjoy to share what I learn. This is something that is rare it would seem. My last hurdle is the mesh. Getting it form a file, to the screen. Learning C++ makes my head hurt, as does reading it. I've read all the samples, and the suggested DIrectX tutor sites, and they were not really much help for me. I need wait it seems to find someone who is able to explain things some one like me can understand. No one has yet, that I found, made a blog on learning SlimDX, or SharpDX. I chose SharpDX because it is currently supported. I hope I end up enjoying talking to the GPU directly soon. The time and energy it takes to figure it out is daunting. Having XNA do all the work for me, made me lazy. I think I understand game programming, I even made a simple game engine tutorial using XNA that took me about three months to complete. I'm at the point now that I'm getting so frustrated that I'm losing my motivation. I could use some good news from someone who has been where I am. Any tips would be appreciated! Thank you for your time, and game on!
  3. XNA 4 3D Game Engine Tutor

    You are very welcome! I'm glad someone likes it! It makes my day! I have many advanced topics to cover in the next book of the series. Such as lighting effects, and advanced texturing. I'm also going to add different kinds of cameras, such as follow camera, orbit camera, and free camera. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Game on!
  4. Game Engine Programming in XNA

    Making a game engine even for one game is a good thing, if you ask me. It may take a week to create a game engine, but then it would only take you a few days to create the game. If you want to see a simple [url="https://sites.google.com/site/xna4tutorsbylance/"]3D game engine using XNA 4[/url], you can have a look at mine on my web site. It is used in a tutor on making a game engine. I hope that helps anyone who comes across this. Thank you for your time.
  5. Is XNA dying and MS forcing to C++?

    I have heard that XNA is not going anywhere. In a few months there will be a new XNA for VS 2012, that is what I have been told.
  6. I wanted everyone to know about my new tutor I compleated, and just created a web site for. You can find it here [url="https://sites.google.com/site/xna4tutorsbylance/"]XNA 4 3D Game Engine Tutor[/url]. In the first part, of five chapters, I guide you through creating a simple 3D game engine, then I have the reader create the classic asteroids game using the engine to show you how easy it is. I supply all the assets. In the second part, I add to that, with effects, such as adding particle effects to the engine. I hope someone finds it useful, and thank you for your time.
  7. I wanted everyone to know about my new tutor I compleated, and just created a web site for. You can find it here [url="https://sites.google.com/site/xna4tutorsbylance/"]XNA 4 3D Game Engine Tutor[/url]. In the first part, of five chapters, I guide you through creating a simple 3D game engine, then I have the reader create the classic asteroids game using the engine to show you how easy it is. I supply all the assets. In the second part, I add to that, with effects, such as adding particle effects to the engine. I hope someone finds it useful, and thank you for your time. I posted this into the wrong topic, I copied it to the XNA topic. I don't see how to delete a post so it is not in two places. Sorry about that, my fault for having multiple tabs open. Thanks.
  8. Windows XNA game site

    I've created a Codeplex page for Windows XNA, so join me, let us make a web site! http://windowsxna.codeplex.com/ I hope to see you there!
  9. Windows XNA game site

    I've found something though small, you can post on these sites. http://www.nickmania.com/ and http://gamejolt.com/ So far, Nickmania is small but it mentions XNA in its tools section. We could just mix in with the rest on Gamejolt as well. I don't know, I'm afraid it may take more then the two of us. I don't have time to maintain a web site as well as code. We could cross link at least, I do have a simple web site for my project. You could make one and give me its link to put on my site. That could work for now, until we find more interest.
  10. I've read a few posts that talk about a site needed for us to share our XNA games for Windows. It seems we need to get together and make our own. I want to also mention my current project here, http://sites.google.com/site/gamesbylancezimmermaninxna/ It is my first XNA game. I'm a hobbyist programmer. I enjoy it allot, and would also enjoy helping anyone who is just starting out. Thank you