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1  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-15 20:29:17
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2  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-15 18:05:59
Oh, and HELLO THERE JGO Smiley  Hope you are all well!
Oh we hope you are well ^^


So Notch might come back to the forum?
That would be hilarious. Using a fake/new name or something.
3  Game Development / Performance Tuning / Re: Check for null or check for implementation? on: 2014-09-15 13:36:05
I dislike instanceof too, I never use it eventually.

It always seems to me that code like that wants to be as general as possible, cover all the cases but then cop out and do this

Especially in game programming
4  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-12 11:59:21
That is what I was thinking when I wrote that. It's not entirely far-fetched as a possibility. I think a couple others also noted that the microphone can be made to vibrate and make a signal,

Not far-fetched at all - see http://youtu.be/JbIiUYf7oYM  You can also do the reverse.
That's cool. Never tried that.
However when I was young I plugged a headphone in my mic in port and tried it. You had to yell but it works.
Although I would think that both reverse method damage the hardware, since your are forcing the membrane to do something its not designed for... but maybe I'm wrong and its just natural induction or something
5  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / How to call police/ambulance from a different country on: 2014-09-12 11:55:00
Situation: You are skyping, seeing a stream or just on a phone with a person from a different country. You witness some emergency in which it would be very appropriate to call either police or ambulance. However the person you were talking to cannot. So you are the only one aware at this point, and you might not know when this will change or it is very immediate.
How do you call an emergency number from a different country ?
6  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-12 02:38:59
srsly.
dont you think "send sounds through the microphone" sounds like a microphone acting like speaker, starting to talk ?
Most people understood it like that Tongue
7  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: [LibGDX]Render an electric beam? on: 2014-09-12 00:16:49
Yeah look at this; Exactly what you want
8  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-11 22:09:55
You're understanding it wrong philfrei, I did too, he just wants a virtual microphone and play sounds there
As in someone connects to you via skype, you can your virtual mic selected and instead of your voice you load in sound effects
9  Discussions / General Discussions / Nvidia Sues Samsung and Qualcomm on: 2014-09-11 15:07:36
Is anyone up to speed on this ?
I don't get it, because nvidias blog is lot of legal talk basically, although I didn't read all of it and the news articles are all for the dumb masses not talking about anything in specific.

What exactly is the nvidia patent that these companies infringe upon and how ?
10  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-11 15:03:38
Problem is a very large majority of the MC community is under the age of 14, and thus, probably can't afford said subscriptions.
Meanwhile a 7 year old I know got an iPad as a birthday present >_>
11  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Is it Possible to use Java and send sounds through the microphone? on: 2014-09-11 15:02:03
An application that does that is "Scramby". It creates a fake virtual microphone, which you can set as a microphone. It mainly used to distort your own voice kidnapper style.

maybe you can just play straight sounds too.
Other than that set recording device stereo mix or even line in

the main question is why do you need it, what exactly for and why do you want to program this, instead of using existing software ?
12  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-11 14:56:29
I dont really see that Roquen. In my experience in most first world countries, women in STEM career are actually sought after and not cast out.
Also your Phil Fish example shows how it can be just the same with men.

Sarkeesian is not hated because she is female, She is hated because she is an extremist on the internet producing content and shouting loud about this topic.
If she was male, it would be just the same. As apparent by Phil Fish: If you talk shit publicly, people will call you out.
If you express strong (political) opinions, loudly on the internet; even worse.

If someone produces a lot of like right winged content, maybe well produced, articulate, gets a lot of attention, but still radical and extremist, that person would get death threats as well.

Reason is people can not believe, let alone accept that someone so hateful is getting all this attention and might poison some uneducated ignorants. And this manipulation makes them angry.

Other people don't care because you can't change anything anyway or simple because it's all just bickering anyway, pointless internet rambling on top of that.
And some people simply disagree but defend freedom of speech and therefore stay more or less neutral,  that would be totalbiscuit for example.
13  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-11 00:12:59
Do what Elon Musk did when he sold his stake in Paypal, go out and do more, create SpaceX and Tesla. The world will still have Minecraft, and probably more of it
Yeah ultimately I agree. Plus he could still make games on his own and his name as notch will never get unpopular.
14  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion? on: 2014-09-10 15:57:21
I don't know about the numbers - I don't know how much Minecraft makes or how much it will make potentially, however it is beyond huge, but at the same time 2 billion might be a lot, but maybe not,  its also about potential future incomes

But what Rayvolution said is what I thought. I liked notch's attitude towards Microsoft shitting on Windows 8 and Oculus being bought by facebook. And he is one to openly say these things not caring about backlash.
Now the same guy sells out to the Man ? The company that is in my eyes the biggest poison in the games industry ? Doesn't seem right.

Would I sell on Xbox One or 360 to make money - yes. Did he ? - yes.  But to give what you created entirely to MS, seems fundamentally wrong.

I don't know much about notch,but what I think is: he is tired and doesn't wanna do it anymore.
0x10c was cancelled and Mojang to this day only makes Minecraft. Fear that nothing will ever even be popular besides Minecraft ? Possible.
15  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Why are people jerks? on: 2014-09-07 14:59:08
But there are also some people also take a civilized route: http://www.patreon.com/thesarkeesianeffect
16  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Can a Single Developer Create a Big Game? on: 2014-09-07 14:44:00
if making maps and content bores you, you just seem like your role is very fixed on programming.
I'm the opposite.
My dream is to say "don't need to code anymore, just make content"
17  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: String deduplication coming in Java8U20 in the G1 GC on: 2014-09-03 15:30:00
so you're advising against that and also against G1

What VM parameters do you guys use ?

I did switch to 8u20 because I still had 7... for maybe a performance boost, which I won't notice, but hey.
18  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Account Activation on: 2014-09-03 15:27:10
We are also going to need your reason for coming here and we suggest you don't do anything other than that, or else we might deport you.
(I was recently in New York...)
19  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: So many indie games in development, how many really are completed? on: 2014-09-03 00:03:29
I see a lot of very very simple art there.
Real concept art / artworks are rare.
So if programmer did that art, then there is no reason to assume its a larger professional group

But every project like this has to start as a hobby project, because there is only 2 ways:

- Start as a hobby and work and work and eventually transcend (all the while make money somehow, so you dont die)
- Get a huge loan or multiple loans and put it all on one card and work on it full time, trembling
20  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: So many indie games in development, how many really are completed? on: 2014-09-02 14:31:48
It is just hard to keep yourself motivated and i guess this is the problem, why so many projects are abandoned.
True.
Well for me the hope is in the prospect of people experiencing my story some day, and getting exciting about the next part.
21  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: So many indie games in development, how many really are completed? on: 2014-09-02 13:01:17
I don't fully agree with that: What if you have a day job and create a game in your free time, however with the clear objective of breaking through and making money, and this work can be a drag and not fun at all MANY times. But to be successful you gotta keep at it.

Between being a full indie and just someone doing a project for fun.
This is how Puppygames initially got started IIRC.

I pointed this out a couple times actually, at large I don't really enjoy programming that much. However to create something you want you need to use tool and build it, even if its a grueling process.
I can understand that for many these hobby projects are fun, but to me what is really fun is having it done, having people play it, people talking about it, reflecting, discussing.
It's kinda like writing a book... I'm sure the process CAN be fun, but you kinda have all these ideas and its most fun, at least to me, when its done and people finally give you feedback.
22  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: So many indie games in development, how many really are completed? on: 2014-09-02 12:21:14
hobbyists have shit to do, girls to date and money to earn

life can be distracting D:
23  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: JGB (Java Game Boy) emulator on: 2014-09-01 21:18:06
Did only quick checks.

Castlevania Adventure - Seemed to run too fast sometimes, I could be wrong, otherwise fine
GTA 2 - No idea, seems fine, never played this crap, not going to try again Grin
Metal Gear Solid - Seemed fine
Pokemon Red - Won't boot
Resident Evil Gaiden - Freezes after title screen
Super Mario Land 2 - Minor graphical glitches
Zelda - Link's Awakening DX - also seems fine

Pause whenever you unfocus the window would be nice, which includes muting the game
24  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Noob Questions From Nickropheliac: Ive been practicing for 2 weeks and... on: 2014-09-01 03:07:53
Newbie threads, I feel bad because, if they're noobies what am I?

Oh dont worry people post there all the times because its the Newbie & Debugging Questions. So whenever I dont know how to do anything I would post it there anyway
25  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: JGB (Java Game Boy) emulator on: 2014-08-31 17:48:34
Still no download, you tease ? :<
26  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: [libgdx] Mixing Orthogonal and Perpective Camera? on: 2014-08-30 18:48:28
Ah yes I kinda assumed that zoom was z and Orthographic Cameras dont have z
Of course to zoom and to dolly are different
27  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: What kind of game should a noob make for his first one? on: 2014-08-30 17:13:11
My first game (since I was teenager, a few decades back) was chess.
Well aren't you fancy.
Even without the AI thats a hassle. Did it have an AI ? That sounds like a nightmare to me now :D
28  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Shameless Plug on: 2014-08-30 16:58:15
I would suggest you make a more indepth video showing all the features and using narration like blizzard does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PfkVeI7AiA&t=1m22s

Explaining everything, pointing out why its unique and interesting, why people should get excited.

I understand that making a video like this is exactly part of the reason you didnt do a kickstarter because it takes time, but Puppygames is not unknown and pushing a piece of marketing would really give you a boost
29  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: LWJGL 3D I want to create a 3d game on: 2014-08-30 16:13:27
Starting by using only lwjgl is very hard.
And a waste of time reinventing the wheel, unless that it what you wanna do
30  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: What kind of game should a noob make for his first one? on: 2014-08-30 15:41:01
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space invaders is super easy, move left right, shoot, projectile moves up, their projectiles move down - If you dont create those destroyable bunkers, its really super easy, and still fun for... 9 seconds
I disagree. Just think about it. Moving left and right, shooting = Handling input. Projectiles = Collision detection, (very basic) AI and some event system for dying entities.
It's just perfect for a first project.

Its still easier than doing math in pong.

handling inputs you do for pong too, collision detection as well. Also collision detection is not something you program yourself:  rect.collide(rect) if true I would just NULL an enemy, for no fun, no animation death
count not null enemies

also space invaders you can do incremential, first the enemies dont even move at all
because the game still kind of works
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