Java-Gaming.org Hi !
Featured games (85)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (611)
Games in Android Showcase (172)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (657)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
 
   Home   Help   Search   Login   Register   
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 82
1  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Hello, people. on: 2015-08-27 17:50:36
IRC activity fluctuates a lot. I usually have it running in the background during work and some days it's completely dead while others I leave for 5 minutes and I miss 50 messages. If you're a chatty person then feel free to strike up a conversation, I think we all appreciate some chatting while we work on whatever we are doing Smiley
2  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Multiplayer game on Android on: 2015-08-27 10:53:58
I personally would only bother with LAN based mobile servers, maybe Bluetooth too. If you're on WiFi hosting a non-LAN server would probably be fine too.
3  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-25 17:59:10
Let's all take a moment... and realize my title is now Junior Developer for Cardinal Commerce. Full time developer! Cheesy
4  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-25 13:02:10


My dreams are becoming realized.

RFLEX: Coming soon.

-wes

EDIT:
Don't let your dreams be dreams! *flex*
Can I just say... I've seen you grow up so much and I'm your biggest fan!  Wink

Congrats, hope it all goes well!
5  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-24 17:15:59
Wow, what a day I'm having so far!

I finally went to lunch with my boss and after we talked a little he said that he and the other bosses have noticed the work I'm putting in and I've made a lot of fans here. My boss said he's going to fight and push everyone to try to get me a job here, and I should know relatively soon because my last day here is this Friday. I'm optimistic and although I would've preferred an answer today, I'm very grateful and happy about what my boss said. Here's to hoping in a couple of days I will be a fully employed software developer!
6  Games Center / Showcase / Re: Monster Run on: 2015-08-24 01:59:22
Just curious, why use OpenGL, this game could be written much more simply in java 2D

I'll flip that question back on you; why write it in Java2D? I think SHC is using his own game library/framework which he would be very familiar with. Really in the end it doesn't matter what was used to create the game, what matters is the programmers knowledge of the technology they want to use. Not trying to be mean, that's just how I see it!

SHC, you should lock the window size. I resized the window and the now the game is all messed up!
7  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: [Android] Blu’s Travel (Testers wanted!) on: 2015-08-22 14:18:34
Much better, that's way easier to play!

One more suggestion I have; wessles has a game called RFLEX and the music actually resumes playing where it left off before you died. I really like that concept, it just increases the immersion just a little bit. I think your game could benefit from it!
8  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-22 07:29:06
I forced myself to finally sit down and give NodeJs + Express a serious try, and I think I did pretty good! I've got a backend that can pull down data from a MongoDB instance and then some custom routing and I figured out how to create modules etc.. Also Jade isn't as big a pain as I thought it would be, it's actually pretty nice for writing "shorthand" HTML.
9  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-21 13:56:03
Well, I didn't manage to snag the lunch with my boss yesterday. He's tied up in meetings until Monday, so that's when I'll hopefully know if I got the job. In the meantime I have to deal with one dependency that is stopping my project from building which is driving me insane because it builds in Eclipse just fine and it was building yesterday in Gradle. My boss wished me luck while I fell down the rabbit hole.
10  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-20 13:47:43
My project manager is taking just me out to lunch today after I talked to my boss about getting a permanent position here, I'm thinking I might know if I have a job here by the end of the day then Wink This is ridiculously nerve-wracking and I don't know if I'm going to make it to lunch without dying of a heart attack or something...
Congratulations so far for your courage to say what you want. That's the right thing to do. Stay cool! Smiley
One advice I want to give you that helped me in my career is not thinking "oh god, I hope they will employ me."
No, you literally have to think the other way around: "I know I am good, and it is their loss if they don't take me. I do not need/search for them. They searched for me!"
It is a rather counter-intuitive shift in mindset but it is worth it! You will feel alot more worth to yourself and will act this way. Of course not to the point of actually being uppity. Smiley
If you are in the talk with your project manager, do ask the question what they can offer you. Literally ask, what YOU would get if YOU choose them to give your workforce to them in the future.
Also remember, that it is the person asking questions who is in control of the situation. So, figure out questions that you want to ask him/her on that occasion. The goal of those questions is to inform you about what you will get.
Some great tips! I will have to think about questions to ask him during lunch, I'm just hoping I don't get too nervous and forget everything I was going to talk about Wink Thank you for all the advice!
11  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-20 13:05:37
My project manager is taking just me out to lunch today after I talked to my boss about getting a permanent position here, I'm thinking I might know if I have a job here by the end of the day then Wink This is ridiculously nerve-wracking and I don't know if I'm going to make it to lunch without dying of a heart attack or something...

And in other news, I have been tasked with figuring out how to export the entire framework (backend and frontend) for our "portal" (internal tool). The backend is written in Java and is built with Gradle, so that shouldn't be too hard. But the frontend, which is written in .NET, will be much harder because I've never exported or published .NET code.
12  Games Center / Contests / Re: [Idea] Would anyone be interested in a Pure Java game jam? on: 2015-08-20 13:03:54
I'd say you're best bet is probably closer to Christmas maybe?

By then we'll be having another Ludum Dare...
Oh oops, I forgot about that one. I don't know then, some random holiday weekend might work.
13  Games Center / Contests / Re: [Idea] Would anyone be interested in a Pure Java game jam? on: 2015-08-20 02:24:39
You might not get a lot of well... over 21 people because alcohol and parties that day. But you're definitely heading in the right direction. I'd say you're best bet is probably closer to Christmas maybe?
14  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-20 00:24:08
That is the trippiest thing I have ever seen. If you make a game out of it I will definitely play it... for hours.
15  Games Center / Contests / Re: [Idea] Would anyone be interested in a Pure Java game jam? on: 2015-08-20 00:22:30
Quite honestly I don't think it matters. Maybe closer to the holidays so people might have more time? I know that now that I have a full time job (like a lot of people on this forum), I barely have free time let alone enough to do an entire jam. Holiday season might give some people a little time off though!
16  Games Center / Contests / Re: [Idea] Would anyone be interested in a Pure Java game jam? on: 2015-08-19 20:58:23
Why so close to LD? Isn't the submission deadline the day that the Jam ends? I would move it way further out, at least a couple weeks before or after LD so that you can get as many people as possible!
17  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-18 20:52:09
I see what you mean now, thanks for clarifying Smiley Fortunately this is a tiny project that is isolated from the rest of our code base, so I was able to locate the exact problem, and what areas would be affected if I fixed the bug. I agree with you in a larger context to leave it alone until I can find someone to ask about the bug, but in my specific case it was such a huge isolated bug that I just went ahead and squashed it without any negative effects on my other code!
18  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-18 20:24:04
opiop: the developer that left you with that code is doing the right thing. the bug is somewhere else entirely. you should write some unit-tests so *you* get a firm grasp on the ugly and quirky JDBC API.
I just broke out some unit tests and realized what the issue was. Part of it was definitely my misunderstanding the strange functions of JDBC, part of it was his fault iterating to the first element and then actually not actually doing anything with that first element. I've got it worked out now though, and I've corrected some other code to reflect these new changes and now everything is working perfectly!
19  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: TwoP (Mutliplayer fighter) on: 2015-08-18 20:20:46
Good progress! That font needs some touching up though, looks pretty jagged. How are you generating your font?
20  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-18 19:55:37
Why would I leave buggy code in my project when I already know exactly what is wrong, why it isn't working and have a general idea on how to fix it? I would rather put the work in now refactoring a small amount of code instead of later coming back and realizing my foundation was not solid and now I suddenly have a function that is actually not spitting back the first row of data. Not to mention I am trying to get a job here, I don't think telling my boss it was too much work to refactor some clearly buggy code would really blow over well.

If that came off the wrong way, then I'm sorry I'm not trying to be rude! I just don't really understand why I would leave in a small block of code that could cause lots of serious bugs (and it is right now!).
21  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-18 19:10:07
Fixed a major bug that the last developer who worked on this project for me left behind (he left). In the Java SQL result set implementation, there is not a 'hasNext()' or 'isEmpty()' function. Meaning when a database sends you back the data you requested, you have to figure out another way to check to see if the result set is empty before performing your operations on the supposed data you received.

Well, the old developer thought this:
1  
2  
3  
if(rs.next()) {
   //operations
}


Was a good idea. Spoiler alert, it's not! The 'next' function iterates to the next index in the result set when called. So yes, this is a "valid" way to check if the result set is not empty, but it's also extremely easy to not realize that it's actually iterating over the array. I was the lucky one to inherit this bug, going crazy for about an hour trying to figure out why my result set wasn't returning the single columns of data in my table. The solution is kind of strange, you have to check for the cursor position within the result set, like this:
1  
2  
3  
4  
 
if(rs.isBeforeFirst()) {
    //operations
}


This function returns 'true' in the event that the cursor is before the first element, and false if there are no elements in the set or if the cursor is not positioned before the first element. I'm just happy that I finally figured it out, although it's really strange that the result set doesn't have any kind of obvious way to check if the set is empty.

On another note, how do I add inline code tags? In my couple of years browsing this forum I have never figured it out Sad

Edit: This solution does not seem to work in all cases. I'm getting an error that is stating the result set has no current row even though I am 100% certain I am getting data back in the result set. More investigating will ensue...

I could potentially call the 'next()' function and then step back one in the result set to set the current index back to 0. Kind of a strange workaround, but it's not going to kill anyone.

Upon further investigation, the first call to 'next()' actually positions the cursor at the first row of data. Strange, my error must be elsewhere.

Thanks BurntPizza, don't know why I didn't think about that.
22  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: [Android] Blu’s Travel (Testers wanted!) on: 2015-08-18 18:10:13
I'm just wondering if you even need the loading screen! From a user's perspective, it doesn't seem like you load a ton of resources. If this is the case then those few images should load almost instantaneously, a loading screen wouldn't be needed.

If this isn't the case and you do a lot of resource in the background then ignore my comment. IMO loading screens may look fancy and nice, but if you can get away without them then that's at least my preference.
23  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: [Android] Blu’s Travel (Testers wanted!) on: 2015-08-18 13:05:57
I agree with bornander, the game is significantly harder now. I couldn't even make it past level 11 because the platforms in the beginning that fall, well you can't even step on them which means you need to somehow jump across the entire "river", which is next to impossible.

Also, the loading screen while cute is not needed for every action. If the loading screen is actually needed in game to load your stuff, then keep it. But I'm guessing you don't actually need it because, well, I don't think moving to the level selection screen would need a loading screen.
24  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-17 17:08:24
Realized we didn't check out our feature branch correctly at the beginning of our project at work so we were actually committing into the trunk the entire time Sad Fortunately it's not a huge issue, but now it's all branches and merging for me today!
25  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-10 12:30:16
I am thinking about starting to design and sell 3d objects. It would be awesome if you guys could vote on this poll so I can decide what to design:
http://strw.pl/163d1ca
Those are some pretty random categories, but I still voted! Good luck, could be fun Smiley
26  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Windows 10 on: 2015-08-08 02:07:34
Performance seems to have taken a huge hit, on 7 I could have a TON of programs open, and if I opened another it would open in a blink of an eye. On 10 if I open more than maybe four programs then I have to say bye to my performance.

Sounds like the same problem I was having, which I fixed by disabling the Superfetch service. You can verify it by the memory usage of the System process in the Task Manager. It was many hundred megabytes before, now it is 0.1 MB. You may have to restart after disabling the service for the memory to be released.

Hmm, my System process on my laptop is taking up around 300MB (I don't know if this is normal or not), but I don't see a way to disable the Superfetch service you are talking about.

I'm just getting tired of the performance hits that Windows seems to accumulate with each major OS iteration. My laptop isn't high end, but it is by no means low end and should have no issues navigating the OS (context menus, settings pages etc...). 7 was the last OS I truly liked because it was so stable and I had amazing performance across the board. 8 and 10 just seem to slow down everything even after re-installs and disk de-frags. It's incredibly frustrating. I was hoping 10 would be something new and have a few cool new features that would speed up my workflow, but all I seem to get is a less consistent OS in terms of design and performance.

Now if only on Ubuntu my WiFi actually worked correctly... for some reason my Ubuntu install has terrible network speeds. That's the only thing keeping me from making a complete switch from Windows.
27  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-08 01:45:43
My company does exit interviews and supposedly if they want you to stay they'll offer you a position then. I'm taking the initiative and asking first because I have my apartment I need to pay for so I'm trying to find out earlier if I need to start looking for a new job or not, I just can't risk waiting for the exit interview on my last day to know if I will have a job or not. My boss seemed pleased I asked though, so I'm pretty optimistic.

Also, I'm the only intern who wrote all of his/her own code and competed multiple projects. I'm really hoping it'll be enough to land a job there!
28  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-08-07 14:54:06
I asked my boss if, after my internship is up, I can have a permanent position at my job. I'm surprised the adrenaline rush I had didn't make me say something completely stupid! Tongue

Now I have to play the waiting game Sad
29  Discussions / General Discussions / Re: Windows 10 on: 2015-08-07 13:12:55
At first I was a fan, but now I just don't like it. The new search menu (i.e. Cortana) is cluttered and huge and doesn't activate when I hit the Windows key. All the metro animations seem to suffer from "lag spikes" which make them look... just bad. The top window bar seems bigger, making everything on my laptop that much smaller (on my desktop it is fine). Performance seems to have taken a huge hit, on 7 I could have a TON of programs open, and if I opened another it would open in a blink of an eye. On 10 if I open more than maybe four programs then I have to say bye to my performance.

I do like the four way snap now, where you can drag a window into a corner of the display and it will snap there. That, however, is the only feature I actually like. If they would completely get rid of the metro design with their strange animations that don't fit with the rest of the OS then I would be fine with 10. Just yet again they tried far too hard to push two design languages together and they just couldn't get it right.
30  Games Center / Showcase / Re: Block-Warefare (new original concept showcase) on: 2015-08-02 14:33:38
I just want to say, don't limit yourself by saying you're 14. Be proud of what you made and realize that you know A LOT more about programming and game development than most people your age and that this skill you're learning is a great one. Seriously, keep programming no matter what. You'll look back in a couple years and feel very good about having the discipline to do something like this for awhile.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 82
 
GamerC4 (22 views)
2015-08-22 20:38:50

GamerC4 (20 views)
2015-08-22 20:37:18

GamerC4 (24 views)
2015-08-22 20:37:01

Kefwar (26 views)
2015-08-22 18:07:24

GamerC4 (23 views)
2015-08-22 01:00:24

GamerC4 (35 views)
2015-08-22 01:00:17

GamerC4 (21 views)
2015-08-22 00:57:35

GamerC4 (24 views)
2015-08-22 00:56:59

BurntPizza (28 views)
2015-08-21 01:38:01

KaiHH (42 views)
2015-08-19 15:01:05
Rendering resources
by Roquen
2015-08-17 12:42:29

Rendering resources
by Roquen
2015-08-17 09:36:56

Rendering resources
by Roquen
2015-08-13 07:40:51

Networking Resources
by Roquen
2015-08-13 07:40:43

List of Learning Resources
by gouessej
2015-07-09 11:29:36

How Do I Expand My Game?
by bashfrog
2015-06-14 11:34:43

List of Learning Resources
by PocketCrafter7
2015-05-31 05:37:30

Intersection Methods
by Roquen
2015-05-29 08:19:33
java-gaming.org is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑gaming.org
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!