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    [java] Weird math

    Some more links: Wikipedia IEEE 754
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    RPG without XP?

    Quote:Original post by Jon Alma Quote:Original post by tentoid The most important thing about experience points that it allows you to *customize your character*. You have limited points to use in certain well-thought skills that fit your character and playing style. I think the ability to customize your character in different ways in an RPG is important. XP and level advancement isn't just there to increase your HP or improve the amount of damage you do. I'm arguing with myself about this - should you gain XP and then at the next level up customise your character by spending the XP on better hand-to-hand combat skills or whatever? Alternatively, should it be your actions (i.e. your role playing) in the game that 'customises' your character - getting involved in lots of hand-to-hand combat improves your skills in this area. I feel that option 2 is more realistic and more in line with what I see role playing should be, but having said that it's always good fun making the choices during the leveling up process. Why not combine both? For example, you could learn to fight better with swords if you fight with swords most of the time ("finetune your skills").. but when a level up occurs, you could choose some special abilities such as new "moves" or spells etc.
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    RPG without XP?

    The most important thing about experience points that it allows you to *customize your character*. You have limited points to use in certain well-thought skills that fit your character and playing style. I think the ability to customize your character in different ways in an RPG is important. XP and level advancement isn't just there to increase your HP or improve the amount of damage you do.
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    Yes! I'm new and I love it!

    Quote: What is OpenGL and DirectX? OpenGL is a graphics API where as DirectX is a collection of many different multimedia APIs. Direct3D is the graphics API in Direct X (there's also DirectSound, DirectInput etc.) So OpenGL is just for drawing graphics on the screen and nothing else. You can write a game without using these two if you want but then you need to use for example, Win32 API to draw stuff (slow). OpenGL and Direct3D usually offer hardware acceleration so they're much faster. The main difference with Direct3D and OpenGL is the fact that OpenGL is multiplatform so it's easier to port your game to other operating systems than Windows. If you want to do only 2D stuff, try SDL. It's a wrapper library with easy to use interface and it's multiplatform. You probably want to use SDL for creating the app window, reading input etc. if you use OpenGL.
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    [python] what's wrong with this code

    You forgot the ':' after else and you don't have any indentation in your code. Also you have an excess 'print' there.
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    Help: python 3d

    You might want to start your search here if you haven't already: PyOpenGL. You could also try checking out Blender's (3D modelling app) export/import plugins which are written in Python. They might give you some ideas.
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    New planet found

    They're named after roman gods.
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    2D Vs 3D

    Start with simple 2D stuff first. You'll learn how to structure your game (main loop, reading input, drawing, playing music, saving/restoring game states) etc. There's a lot more to game programming than graphics. I guess a simple 2D Pong would be a good start or a simple platformer.
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    Summary of GNU/Linux IDEs

    Quote:Original post by Nathan Baum Quote: kate + Competent little text editor. + Syntax highlighting, folding, and other good stuff. - No project management. I think kate has some sort of project management.. at least so I've heard.
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    Summary of GNU/Linux IDEs

    Quote:Original post by ukdeveloper KDevelop doesn't seem to have a "Blank Project" option. I want to create ordinary blank console apps that run in Terminal, but KDevelop doesn't seem to support this? Well, last time I used KDevelop there was a "console application" or a C/C++ application template. I just can't remember what it was called.
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    The best text RPG ever?

    Quote:Original post by Stonicus Any half-ass MUD would beat Nethack. That said, I'd vote for BatMUD. But MUDs aren't single player.
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    The best text RPG ever?

    Zork is a text adventure, not a RPG, right? Nethack is more close to an RPG than Zork (one can argue whether it really is one or just hack'n'slash). Anyway, I vote for Nethack too. Another good "text RPG" is ADOM.
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    Lua help

    If I remember correctly there's a function called _ALERT (or something like that) that gets called when an error happens.. Of course, I could be completely wrong since I don't have any experience about it myself.
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    isometric or 3d

    Here's a good example of a "fake isometric" engine/game: Van Buren screenshot. As far as I know, it had a fixed camera angle. That's what I would like to do, but I guess that's a bit too complicated if you aren't used to 3D graphics. But doing everything in 2D and isometric would require huge amounts of graphics!
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