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    meh... moodswings... meh

    I've barely touched my engine in 2 weeks or so. I've had another thing enter my life. I don't even know why I'm posting. I don't know if I'll continue my 4e4 project, but at least my engine is at a good stopping place. It loads and renders models and stuff, so at least it works. I've been wondering, what is Toronto like? Is there lots of public transportation there so that you can get around without a car? (I'm afraid mine won't take the weather) What are some good places to see? Where's a good place to take a girl there? What parts of the year are relatively warm and snow free? I've heard canada has 2 seasons: Winter and June :) PS: Betcha anything Rob Loach will answer this one :)
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    I'mmmm baaaack!

    Thanks for the warm bon voyage guys and to answer your question Programmer16, I did not fly :/ I first stopped in Jacksonville (north florida) to stay with my cousins/aunt/uncle for a day. My uncle is a successfull web developer and he really knows his stuff (finished top of his class, etc.) He wants me to intern for him at his company when I'm done with high school, and I think I will. Thats's right, I let the cat out of the bag, for those who don't already know, I'm only 17 (18 in september). Up till recently I've been pretty secretive about my age due to the fear of age discrimination (I guess). It was probably obvious though. After that we went to Fort Lauderdale (south florida) which is where we stayed at a mediocre beach resort. The beach was the most beutifull i've ever seen it. The water was a clear emerald green. I've been told the farther south you go (till you hit the equator?) the clearer the water gets. At the bahamas it's clear blue, so there you go :) We also went to miami (even more southern florida). There we took a ride on a glass bottom boat. Really cool, we saw some baracuda's, sharks, other fish, and ship artifacts. I'm so glad to be back though. During the trip, I spent some time reading "tricks of the 3d game programming gurus" just for kicks. I've had the book for months just never read it till now. I'm so glad I don't code like him anymore :) Meanwhile my engine hasn't gone anywhere in 10 days or so. I've got a really polygon heavy lamborghini floating in my window and my frame rate is really bad (~7 fps). I need to work on a scene graph and some occluding technologies to gain some speed, then a basic mesh terrain, mabey a hight map in the future. So then... wait, I'm hungry
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    whee!

    I'm going to florida in t-minus X seconds!11!11 You will not hear from me in at least a week. Muahhaha!
  4. The Forgotten Mindset

    Awwwwe Phooey

    I came so close to winning a 1986 Mazda Rx-7 Engine for just $75!!!!!! eBay Auction I held back because I didn't know how much shipping would be for a ~230 pound hunk of steel and iron. I found out that it would cost over $500 for FedEx, and UPS and USPS didn't accept anything that heavy. He said he'd deliver it within 200 miles (which I am within) for a fee, so I sent him a message asking him how large his fee would be. I never got a response. [bawling] Granted I did wait till the last minute to ask :/ Anyways, you may be wondering why I would buy such an engine. Why what other reason other than to power a golf cart! No, I'm serious. At my work we have some broken golf carts, and I was going to buy one so that I could put a ultra high RPM racing engine in it :P I didn't have enough cart space to put in a transmission, so I was going to use a fixed chain or belt drive in it to directly power the back axel instead. I don't know if I would actually get up the nerve to do this, but hey, a fast and light engine for $75 -- think of the possibilities.
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    Curiosity killet teh ckat!!1!

    During work the other day, I noticed that an old, retired, work truck read "V8 7000." So I was thinking "A 7 litre V8?!!!1!!11!! Hot Dog!" So I approached the front of it and noticed a very large hood opening lever thing just sticking out of the grill right in front of me. It was tempting. I don't think I've seen an engine that size before, so I stuck my hand out, and wiggled the large lever. It hadn't been opened in ages, so it was pretty difficult to open. After about 1.5 seconds of failure, BAMMMM!!! Sharp pains reverberated through my cerebellum as the erratic buzzing sounds of the winged insect rattled from it's hidding place. For a few moments, I couldn't think of anything else but the pain, it was quite an experience. It's like my nearvous system went into Win32 exclusive mode. It left a small bump for a while and later swelled up a bit. Next morning I woke up with a even more swollen hand. Now my hand looks like this: (note: that black crap is tobacco, which didn't help much) Oh, and my engine can load basic meshes now. I don't have to use skinned meshes in my game, but it would be a nice addition. And now I am convinced that I could make an engine in a month, I just don't want to :) I still gotta put in some occluding systems to make it work decently though. A viewing frustrum should be enough for now, and that won't take very long to impliment.
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    My 1969 Yamaha YL1 motorcycle runs. That is all.
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    Progress, or something like it....

    Well, I think my estimation of finishing my engine within a "~month" may be slightly off [grin] Now that I think about it, I think dgreen02 said: "~month or two". Two months is more like it, but I think I'd be able to pull this off if I really wanted to. My engine's name is Starbreeze. Usually you shouldn't have to worry about using someone else's 3D Engine name, right? There's not that many to come in conflict with, right? What are the odds you'd use the name of someone else's engine? That's only for things like tv, radio, newspaper, and inventions right? WRONG: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_chroniclesofriddick_legal.html http://videogames.weblogsinc.com/entry/6437880566722089/ http://www.starbreeze.com/index.jsp These clowns don't know who they're dealing with. When they see the truly awesome power of my engine-- --they'll quake with fear, and *give* me the rights to that name. Muahaha!
  8. The Forgotten Mindset

    Holy Engine Design Batman!

    Somebody slap me because I have the urge to make my own....... engine! I was talking to dgreen02 and I asked him how long he thought it would take to make a simple 3d engine composing of these vague requriments: -A mesh loader -lighting -Input processing -Sprites & Fonts -Height maps -Shadows -Collision Detection -Realistic Car physics -Node partitioning (didn't include that one in the chat) He said something like this: "~month, if you work pretty hard. It's possible to do it under a month if you work really hard." Do you all agree? If not, I don't care, I'm too hardheaded to change my mind now :) I'll use Direct3D 8 since I've got some experience there, for physics: tokamak, for sound: FMOD.
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    4e4

    I am soo going to enter this. This will be my first contest, and this time, I want do a 3d game! I was thinking of using Ogre, but it's at least 30 megs and I'm on, brace yourself, DIAL-UP! The other option would be to use the stuff out of my old "Programming Role-Playing Games with DirectX" book since I already have the code for it. I've always wanted to do a sort of Destruction Derby game, so that's what I'll do! No copy-cats! :)
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    I had beef and potatoes 4 minutes ago!

    Ok, here is my obligatory "sorry, haven't posted in a while" entry. What am I up to? Well, I finished both of my class projects... kinda. I didn't get to do the game for my networking class, I just made a little chat program instead (time restraints, duh). I did finish the other game though. And it is completely different that it was thought out to be... Behold: Uber-Maze Escape!11!1!1oen11! It's a l3et game where you do the, and.. and, you run to, and.., and you do the thing, and, and what the heck, you just run through a maze and try to get on the high score list. Oh, and you're a robot stolen from chrono trigger. Actually, all of the gameplay graphics were taken from chrono trigger --all 4 of them: grass tile, robot, fence tile, and the font tiles. Is this legal? Intuition says: "Not really, but who cares." Still paranoid though :) All of the gui graphics were made by me, and btw, my "team mates" did absolutely nothing to aid the creation of the game, I did it all. Our artist, compiled lots of tilesets we never got to use, and the other guy made the powerpoint. Yay for teamwork! Actually, I wouldn't let them touch the project even if they wanted. :) You can download the game from the GDS here.
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