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  1. This just happened for me as well. But after a refresh it was gone. Very strange.
  2. Now I don't know about the UK, but generally the salaries in the game industry is no on par with what you can get in the rest of the IT industry, especially in the consulting business!
  3. Hmm...interesting stuff. Wonder how this all pans out....
  4. Quote:Original post by Telastyn 150 practice projects That's actually a pretty cool list.
  5. Quote:Original post by tonald C++ or C++.net??? Forget about .NET if you are interested in graphics/game programming. Just learn pure C++. And be sure get a /good/ learning resource for C++.
  6. Quote:Original post by Winegums I think the milkshape ASCII format is about as easy as it gets (model data exported to a text file). After that I think the milkshape format (.md3?) is also fairly easy. Once you've got those down I think any other format is really just going to be a case of learning the layout and any qwirks it has. Ok. Thanks for the info. :)
  7. Hi there. I'm learning myself Cocoa and Objective-C programming (just for the kicks of it), and I have decided to do a small project in order to retain what I've learned about the platform. And that project is to be a small and simple model loader/editor. Although I know (some) graphics and math programming, I haven't coded a model loader before. Therefore I am seeking advice on which model formats are suited for "model beginners" like me. So, which model format(s) is the simplest to start with?
  8. You can use C++ (and C) to interface to most database. If you're using VS you could use SQL Server Express; it integrates well with the IDE.
  9. GPUs will absolutely not disappear; on the contrary stuff like SLI will become much more common. It'll be interesting to see whether PPU (Physics Processing Units) will catch on though.
  10. This is kinda funny. It's Bob Saget telling The Aristocrats joke: Bob Saget in the Aristocrats.
  11. Quote:Original post by Lenolian It might one source of the error since, in french at least, doubt is both a state and "something you can have" (dont know the correct word for this). Well, when I think about it, when used in plural you can actually use it as something "you have" in English as well. One might say: "I have my doubts about the Iraq war".
  12. Quote:Original post by Lenolian Quote:The original question makes perfect sense to me. It's not confusing "doubt" and "question". It's essentially saying "I think I know how to install this but I'm not certain". The second bit is attempting to resolve the doubt by asking a question. The mistake is thinking that the whole thing is a single thought when it's actually two. I agree with that, the error is more on the ":" vs "." rather than on "doubt" vs "question". "I have a doubt. How do I install <program>?" "I have a doubt: How do I install <program>?" AFAIK when used as a noun a doubt is not something you "can have"; a doubt is a state you're in. So it could be: "I'm in doubt: How do I install <program>?"
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