SlamDrag

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  1. Improving yourself by improving your environment

    I don't have any programmer friends (though I do have a friend who does game development, but he's not really a programmer)   You know what, it's great to just go out. Like Cornstalks said, not programming for a day won't kill you.
  2. I love solving really tough problems on my own. I dislike spending a ton of time on a single problem.   I love writing a long piece of code, then running it and finding out it has no bugs. I hate writing long pieces of code that I can't break up into smaller parts.   I love creating a ton of different parts at the same time. I dislike gluing them all together.
  3. Chromebook

    Chromebooks are good enough for browsing the web and playing flash games. But for programming you would need to install Linux. The HDD space on those things is pretty small (because it's solid state). So I am not sure how good it would be for programming. You can find some pretty cheap HP laptops that are decent.
  4. I always just roll my own GUI Library with features that are specific to each game. I should probably just write one that can be used across all my games, but to lazy fo' that.   GUI's for me are the most trivial task in game development, it doesn't take a long time providing you don't need super complex things.   The only real problems I have come across is scrolling.
  5. Converting the mouse position to

    Language shouldn't matter, implementation does.
  6. Which program should I use?

    I would strongly recommend you stay away from Game Maker. It's very much overpriced. If you want something similar to Game Maker you could take a look at Enigma. Which is much more flexible and completely free.   I would recommend that you learn a language such as Java or as mentioned above C#. It will take you longer to get set up and start making games, but in the long run (in my opinion) it's the better option. It has infinite amounts of potential applications and isn't just limited to games.
  7. Looking for a easy to use game engine

    I would strongly encourage you to try and write your own engine. Learning Javascript/HTML5 would probably be the best way to go.   JavaScript is really easy to learn, and HTML5 is just a markup language so that's also really easy.   Now that RPG Engine you are using looks overpriced, especially since it isn't a general purpose Engine and can only be used for RPG's for Facebook. So if you ever wanted to branch out you can't.   Developing your own Engine would be free.
  8. Malware alert!

    (on the note of chrome being malware) Chrome does install Chrome updates without telling you (super annoying, as it bogs down my computer quite a bit, I have to manually exit the process from task manager if it gets really bad). So yes, it does install software without alerting the user.   BUUUUT on the subject of pac man, I do not get malware warnings at all.
  9. Game programming architecture

    There are no set rules as to how you code your game. That's up to you. You can do it any way you want really.
  10. Three of a kind numbers

    Well, you need to test if 3 of 5 numbers are the same.   What you could do is use a nested for loop to iterate through all the numbers and test which is the same with which then have an integer keep track of how many numbers are the same, then return true if it's greater than three. That's just one possible solution. There are probably others.
  11. April Fool's pranks '13

    Youtube competition was awesome.
  12. So, windows 8?

    My family is generally Apple oriented (much to my dismay), so we don't actually have a Windows 8 machine (my brother does dual boots win7 on his mac though).   Anyways, we went to the Microsoft store to try out the Surface. I ended up trying out windows 8. I have to say I don't really like it a whole lot. It works well on the Surface and Windows Phone, but I dislike it on the desktop.   When using the test computer at the microsoft store I barely used the start page at all. It was more of a burden and useless toy. The desktop was actually useful.   Altogether, until games actually use Dx 11.1 (which is unlikely, they will probably just skip to Dx 12 when it comes out). I'll just stick with Windows 7.
  13. Interesting OpenGL Graphical glitch

    Derp. It ended up I forgot to enable depth testing in the first place. Lawl.   Thank you all for putting up with my incompetence.
  14. Interesting OpenGL Graphical glitch

    I don't know what that is, so I haven't been messing around with that.
  15. Interesting OpenGL Graphical glitch

    Alright I tried making the vertices be drawn clockwise but that hasn't changed anything, the glitch still happens.