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  1. As others have said, my guess is the driver. Check this out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia
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    MMO Limit number of accounts

    [quote name='SimonForsman' timestamp='1357916962' post='5020330'] Allthough wouldn't your name and address be tied to the cards anyway(Last time i checked my billing address is tied to all my physical and virtual creditcards), so it should still be possible to tie the purchases to the individual. [/quote] Yeah, that's true.   However, I think you need to give up on limiting number of accounts. What's to stop me from having my relatives or friends buying me additional accounts?   If you design the game where having multiple accounts gives the player a major advantage, the players that actually manage to get multiple accounts (and they will!) will certainly break the integrity.
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    MMO Limit number of accounts

      Wow really? Why would they allow that?   OK, back to the drawing board to figure out a way to do this in game.  For secure online purchases. A lot of people are reluctant to give their credit card number to certain websites, so they allow you to make a temporary credit card for each purchase basically.
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    MMO Limit number of accounts

    With my bank, I have the option to generate as many temporary credit cards as I wish, so your solution would not work.   I think you should think of some in-game solution, such as not allowing new players to trade for x amount of days, or limit how much they can trade.
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    breakout objects

    I don't understand the question. The order of what exactly? Order rarely matters.
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    Stuck on newbie project

    Great work so far. I would encourage you to continue with this project. I am kind of envious that you got this far. I have been a professional game programmer for about 7 years, and done a lot of hobby projects. One thing I regret though is that I never finished any of them. Add enemies, and change the sprites and you can release your game.
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    Code design

    Make the game first. And redesign as you go. If performance is not an issue, don't bother optimizing.
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    Polygon count

    I don't know how OpenGL handles lines, if we assume each line is 2 triangles: Make a counter, numTriangles and set to 0 before rendering the tree (or generating it). Every time you draw a line segment, increase numTriangles by 2. Every time you draw a leaf, increase numTriangles by 8.
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    Remaking an old game - Ethical?

    I don't know the details but I would not consider this unethical or stealing. My most important tip is to not hide it. Say you were inspired by X. It's almost impossible to make a new game/movie today with a new theme and premise. My experience is also that 90% of the PBBGs is the same game reskinned.
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    Polygon count

    How do you draw the tree? And don't you already know how many polygons there are in the tree when generating it?
  11. The floating point limit is one reason, but this can be solved by dividing the world in sectors. Sectors are also needed for streaming parts of the world, because memory is also a bottleneck when dealing with large worlds. I think the main reason is that the games (for which the engine was made) does not need a bigger world, so the engines don't support it.
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    Traversal & Deletion in an STL List

    You can also postincrement it when calling erase. [source lang="cpp"]if (wantToDelete) horde.erase(zIt++); else ++zIt;[/source]
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    Does This Way of Making a Game Work?

    Start with basic models. Static models should be pretty safe (buildings, props, etc.), animated ones are very likely to require changes, even something as simple as a walk animation might have to be redone if you later on decide that it is too slow or too fast, especially if you don't have any gameplay yet (and it sounded like you haven't decided the pace of the game from what I understood). I also recommend figuring out what style you want, because that alone will require changes to models without even taking gameplay aspects into account.
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    open gl game

    As others said, Pong is an excellent first game to make. You can make it with just boxes, and go from there. I would say DirectX is easier. OpenGL's fixed function pipeline might be easier than DirectX but that is deprecated. Anyway, just choose one and stick to it.
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    Free Game Music for developers!

    Thank you very much for this. The tracks I listened to a while back was of very high quality.
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