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  1. MustEatYemen

    Yayy, ranting about languages!

    One other benefit you glossed over, that matters for professional game studios. C or C++ gives you a relatively well known way to target a diverse set of platforms with a single engine core. For people starting out, I doubt your going to be simultaneously targeting 360/Wii/PS3/PC/Mac out of the gate, and if you need to be, you should be looking at an existing system you can buy (for very reasonable prices) like Unity or Torque. Hell I recently ported my personal game projects over to Java and LWJGL and off C++. :)
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    Blinders

    It seems to talk most developers several years before they move from the stage of just getting something to compile is the accomplishment to actually make something functionally correct. Then after that, they still have to learn stuff outside their own domain. Next toss concepts of real data integrity, security, system architecture, and you are looking at a minimum of 3 years for someone to really "get" it. I assume if you went back to that same person and asked them how to improve the random number generator on a platform, they'd end up calling it several times and mixing the numbers together, instead of taking a step backing and first studying the system and it's inherent problems. So yeah, there's a problem. How does one help? Giving them the answer that they may just ignore versus ignoring them so they won't even learn? Washu, you've been hanging around far too long, and dealing with far too many newbs (including myself). What's your recommendation? Personally I only really deal with one off simple questions, and helping to improve the people directly around me, people I work with day to day, beyond that I ignore everything else.
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    Freebie anyway

    The last review I read from the front page was on ElectroServer 4, while jovial and well written, it was lacking in technical detail, and wasn't in depth enough. I'm not sure how to resolve that particular article, because it seems that unless you setup a demo game, and worked with them on the low level network integration and made something, it isn't possible to really get that much detail. Compounded by the apparent lack of documentation. So I can't really give you feedback properly on that article as I don't know how to resolve that issue. I rarely read the reviews on gamedev, either they focus on tools that are below professional grade, in domains I don't work in, or feel like product placements. Again that isn't a problem with you. What I think would be interesting is a review of indie games and games that take a interesting departure from the tried and true of game development.
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    A Complete Listing of C++ String Types

    The problem is you get onto platforms where you don't have STD readily available and open up a whole new can of worms.
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    Friday Freebie Fest

    Quote:Original post by johnhattan Quote:Original post by MustEatYemen Referral programs work great. For example http://www.prosper.com/join/Nil If you sign-up to Prosper using the above link, become a lender, and loan out $50 dollars, you get $25 and I get $25. (Through careful evaluation, I'm earning 0.02 a day from a $100 investment, I'd invest more, but having liquid cash for a down payment and paying off existing debt is a higher priority. Also, loans are 3yr periods, so treat them as CD's with some serious loss risk) INGDirect used to offer up a similar deal for referral of a someone to an account that they stored 250$ in a savings account. Gave the referral an additional 50$ and referrer $25. It's a deal. I just parlayed my cash from the paypal clone into prosper. Happy karma for all :) Yeah :) Side note: you may need to transfer in 25$ so you have $50 dollars in your account to then with draw the entire $50 amount. (An oddity on an otherwise great system, or do what I did with my referral money, invest it into a safe loan)
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    Friday Freebie Fest

    Referral programs work great. For example http://www.prosper.com/join/Nil If you sign-up to Prosper using the above link, become a lender, and loan out $50 dollars, you get $25 and I get $25. (Through careful evaluation, I'm earning 0.02 a day from a $100 investment, I'd invest more, but having liquid cash for a down payment and paying off existing debt is a higher priority. Also, loans are 3yr periods, so treat them as CD's with some serious loss risk) INGDirect used to offer up a similar deal for referral of a someone to an account that they stored 250$ in a savings account. Gave the referral an additional 50$ and referrer $25.
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    Obligatory screenshot

    I'm 24, and have a extensive policy (extra health, liability, full pay off of the Mazda's loan, etc) covering both a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 and a 2008 Mazda 3, runs me $176/mo in OR, USA. Since we have two cars, I don't go for the rental replacement, and with AAA and roadside assistance for the Mazda, I also don't go for towing reimbursement. You should be able to call up good a good insurance agent and get a quote since you know what cars you are looking at, so you know exactly what you'll be paying for insurance.
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    The Concept -- Background and Overview

    You may wish to explore the sound idea as a separate project, more on the fringe of game vs art approach. Once you have a grounding for the sound section, it'll give you more background in what to explore to make a game from it. I think a prototype, like your getting thoughts down, will give you a path to explore and follow.
  9. MustEatYemen

    Yeah, that's the wrestling name, ha!

    One other thing. Get pre-approved through a company like Capital One so you can negotiate the car dealer down on interest rate. We got the car dealer to get us 4.49% instead of 8% because we sent them back because we had 6.0% through Capital One.
  10. MustEatYemen

    Yeah, that's the wrestling name, ha!

    I recently went car shopping, and ended up getting a Mazda 3. With the features we were looking for MSRP'd at $19k we got for $17k. I don't know what kind of climate you drive around in, so the 4 wheel drive of the Subaru may be more appealing, but I'd suggest looking into this car too. Also I've been very happy with my Ford Focus ZX3 2002, but that line has been discontinued (hatchback) and the 2008 Focus are over priced compared to what you used to get.
  11. MustEatYemen

    I'm Fairly Certain

    Look into NSIS
  12. MustEatYemen

    It's Loose!

    Doh, I wanted unlimited derm packs or something :)
  13. MustEatYemen

    It's Loose!

    Now if only I could get some cheat codes for the console.
  14. MustEatYemen

    First demo release!

    Gave it a tried, worked well on my Win XP 3.4ghz Intel 4 1GB ram Nvidia 8600GT Dual monitor environment (left monitor was 0,0) Avg framerate was around 12-14FPS I was busy debugging some stuff, so various development tools were open at the time, Eclipse/Thunderbird/Putty/Wireshark/Filezilla/Sun WTK etc.
  15. MustEatYemen

    Minigame happenings

    Kirby Adventure style old west shooting contest! (With ray guns, and in space, and zombies!)
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