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1  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Laptop hardware on: 2015-02-01 11:40:34
I guess €2000 is the budget? Personally if I was spending any more than £1000 on a laptop I would be spending as much as remotely possible.
The budget is not exaclty set. (My parents have to approve it xD)

The graphics performance and build quality of laptops vary greatly when you for from €2000 to €2500. I would not buy an msi laptop and instead would go with auros brand.
I've searched for that, but most models are 17 inch, and like I stated before, I want a 15.6 inch model.

After a lot more searching and comparing this one seems also quite good if I can stretch the budget:
Gigabyte P35Xv3-CF4

Would the MSI stated in the first post or this one be better, and is it worth the extra money?

The only difference is the 980m over the 970m, for an extra €150. At the 3k resolution it could be worth it, however good luck seeing anything (text) at that resolution on a 15inch screen Cheesy.
2  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Can Word Lists be Copyrighted on: 2015-02-01 10:54:18
You can not copyright words or numbers.

What you can copyright is phrases and sequences of numbers (for say, mathematical theory or algorithms). Check your local legislation for clarification.

Like in the UK here are a few of the laws regarding "words" or literature:

Protected by copyright law:

Lyrics, programs (software/games), commercial documents, leaflets, newsletters, articles and many more

This is a quick list off Google, there is many more. However feel safe that you can not be sued for using a word from the dictionary, be aware of made up words or hipster type chat (like using YOLO) as some ass will come along and say "Hey I made that word up, that is my intellectual property!".
3  Games Center / Showcase / Re: Radius on: 2015-02-01 09:20:40
Hi , this is not an ad forum , you have posted no other things than this post.

Relax man Cheesy people do it all the time, quite a few of the regular members posted once and came back weeks /months later.
4  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Java Certificates on: 2015-01-31 18:39:23
Well that is sorted then, if I need a big ego I'll get them. Seems all they are good for.
5  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Java Certificates on: 2015-01-31 18:14:14
Certs are useless. Build impressive things and showcase them.

That is what I presumed.

So what value do these certificates have?
6  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Java Certificates on: 2015-01-31 13:12:49
So simply put, after these worth the investment?

The ones I speak of are HERE

How valuable are these from an employers point of view? I will only have to pay £250 and the rest is paid by student loan company.

The problem I see is that, employers don't really specify they want a highly experienced java programmer, they don't really ask for much of an education either, they simply state 10-15 different technologies (java, c,  c++,  mysql, php etc) and say "you must have experience in the above".

It is not very "junior" friendly, will these certificates help me at all or should I just f**k it and go on a mass learning spree and build a portfolio and advertise as freelance with stupidly low rates?
7  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-01-31 13:05:20
Shaved all my hair off. 
8  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Laptop hardware on: 2015-01-31 13:01:20

I guess €2000 is the budget? Personally if I was spending any more than £1000 on a laptop I would be spending as much as remotely possible.

The graphics performance and build quality of laptops vary greatly when you for from €2000 to €2500. I would not buy an msi laptop and instead would go with auros brand.

This one is within your budget but is good, the is not much difference between the 860m and 965m, big are capable. X2 860m are on par with a 970.

Link

If you stretch you can get quite a bit more. (my friend just bought this one a few weeks ago)

Link

The major downside of the current aorus line up is the meh display, however the hardware is solid for the money. If you want a beter display.

Link

If you are wanting an msi model I quotidian recommend tidy one, the reason I don't like msi is their chunky flashy plastic casing, it looks unprofessional and cheap (it is cheap)

Link

That is my input, at the money you are spending most are all specd roughly the same so your money won't go to waste buying anything, as long as you have a card such as the 860m, 880m, 970m or 980m. The rest of the hardware is usual top notch at that point.

Of course as stated before, try and get 17inch display at 1080p. If you insist on a 3k screen then a single 970m or dual 860m will suffice. 4k and above I would not touch at 17 inch but if your want, you are going to need dual 970m at the minimum and that will still struggle to run some games at ultra on 4k.
9  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: OGServer -- A simple, easy to use, Game server framework/api. on: 2015-01-31 11:12:10
Your community forum is quite literally 99.9% spam.

http://ogserver.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=8

At least I know where to look if I have erection problems.
10  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Laptop hardware on: 2015-01-30 06:30:38
Try and stretch to a model with a 17inch screen. Your eyes will forgive you for it.

Spec looks good, depends what you want to do but if it was me I would go for a 860M model or wait until someone releases am sli 965M model.
11  Games Center / Featured Games / Re: [Slick2d] Retro-Pixel Castles > Now on Steam! < on: 2015-01-26 07:37:43
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Fixed a very rare crash when if two villagers were in route to a house to mate, and one of them starved to death before they arrived, the game would crash


Nothing worse when you're heading back home for some sexy time with the missus and suddenly ONE OF YOU DIES OF STARVATION .
12  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Facebook integrated JGO account, but facebook is being deleted. on: 2015-01-19 13:54:13
Also congrats and removing Facebook from your life, I made this move a year ago and ever looked back.

It's a total cesspit.
13  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: Minecraft - ever server saying 'Timed Out' on: 2015-01-19 13:52:30
(Sorry for asking here but my dad doesn't allow me to get a minecraft forums account because he thinks I am getting too many accounts for too many forums and I have already asked yahoo answers with no reply)

May I ask why you even ask him to? That should really not be his concern...

This is off topic but I'm the kind of good-boy that likes to get permission before doing something...

Be a rebel. Really though, as long as you are not going on some dodgy chat rooms and teasing pedos I don't see the problem but hey ho, each to their own.
14  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: [libgdx] [GooglePlay] [Gradle] How to add Google Plays API in gradle build? on: 2015-01-15 08:34:22
Just set it as a reference as usual. You don't need to use gradle.

Add the jar to project, then add it to build path.


What you mean? :O
I dont think netbeans has those options as in eclipse
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Learn to Google seriously.

The very first result on Google

Also netbeans is shit, use something better (anything).

Hahaha. Are you mad in real life and come to forum to vent?

Anyway. I did google and followed some tutorials after i replied here. And I ended up in an error in build.gradle when trying to compile the project.
Also, the IDE is my choice. i like NB , period. If you want to start a flame IDE war, start your topic and i will gladly join you.

By the way, im working on a proper solution with dermetfan, when we figure it out i will post the solution to help others.


No not really, I just hate it when people ask a question before trying all solutions.

Did you Google that error? What was it?

Use what you want of course, I used netbeans for a month (only because it was on the college pcs at the time) and then I went to eclipse, won't ever go back. You said it yourself, it works fine with eclipse but not netbeans, that won't be the first time you will write those words :p.
15  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: [libgdx] [GooglePlay] [Gradle] How to add Google Plays API in gradle build? on: 2015-01-14 07:09:33
Just set it as a reference as usual. You don't need to use gradle.

Add the jar to project, then add it to build path.


What you mean? :O
I dont think netbeans has those options as in eclipse

Learn to Google seriously.

The very first result on Google

Also netbeans is shit, use something better (anything).
16  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: [libgdx] [GooglePlay] [Gradle] How to add Google Plays API in gradle build? on: 2015-01-13 18:41:45
Just set it as a reference as usual. You don't need to use gradle.

Add the jar to project, then add it to build path.
17  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-01-13 10:44:59
Well, after 4 ridiculous weeks of being unwell enough to stay in bed 20 hours a day and not be able to use the computer without getting dizzy, I finally seem to be improving! I managed to spend the day making a new logo for my game which is a great achievement. I will eventually make some different resolution versions for various uses and possibly a vector version.



This looks good, glad to hear your are better man.
18  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-01-12 09:33:54
Considering the amount of medals I would say that it was a success Smiley

It looks sexy man, good job!
19  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Video: "The Great Glitch Crisis of 2014" on: 2015-01-11 12:41:34
I suspect you're of a dying breed... mostly everyone now just gets stuff on Steam. Less hassle all round.

Cas Smiley

Lately I have been buying quite a few things off steam, they are quite generous with refunds when you buy a game that is utter shit.
20  Game Development / Networking & Multiplayer / Re: IsaacCipher on: 2015-01-11 12:25:47
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There's something wrong with decryption.getNextKey()

Useful. What is exactly wrong? Is it crashing? Is it doing something it should not be doing? Is the result not what is expected?

Coming in and dumping code and saying "it's not working" is utterly useless.

Read this before posting.
21  Game Development / Game Play & Game Design / Re: Video: "The Great Glitch Crisis of 2014" on: 2015-01-11 11:44:41
This is why I torrent most of my games before I buy them, 90% of the time I don't buy them and just delete them (AC:Unity, Farcry 4 are my latest ones).

However it is a 2 way street, torrents also cause developers to give less of a shit and/or put tons of DRM on their titles.
22  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-01-11 10:38:49
Went for a ride in the back garden:
[...]
It was frikkin' freezing lol.

Holy moly. I would have liked to go with you on that tour!

It was good, however I left the house with shorts on and my waterproof trousers in the bag, although it did not rain/snow on the way up...I could not feel my legs by the time I got there lol. Then it started to snow, heavily. Luckily I had goggles and full face helmet to keep me warm.
23  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Random tile generation - 2D - LibGDX on: 2015-01-11 09:26:06
All you have to do is create a pipe at either the top or the bottom that is a random size (vertical length) and then create the other one on the same X coordinate using a max and min "gap" value. It is fairly simple actually.

24  Discussions / Miscellaneous Topics / Re: What I did today on: 2015-01-11 09:24:08
Went for a ride in the back garden:



It was frikkin' freezing lol.
25  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Optimize Enemy Generator + BOX2D Bodies on: 2015-01-10 20:23:14
Use a coordinate system to disallow spawning of objects if a pervious object is within that area.

So something spawns at 5, 5 and had a radius of 1, given that box2d works from a centre origin, this would mean any coordinate that is less than 1 would be an invalid spawn location.


26  Java Game APIs & Engines / Engines, Libraries and Tools / Re: [Slick2D] Why the F is it so slow? on: 2015-01-09 11:00:29
Slick is an outdated library, however that is not the issue here.

Are you positive it is this block of code that is the problem and not something else ? Try cutting the tile count right down or even just draw one to see if it is still slow.
27  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Optimize Enemy Generator + BOX2D Bodies on: 2015-01-09 10:55:07
Why don't you just not spawn them on top of each other?

The box2D spec does say that you should avoid creating fixtures on top of existing ones due to the stress required to separate them.
28  Games Center / WIP games, tools & toy projects / Re: Horizon (Freerome MMORPG) WIP on: 2015-01-08 08:23:03
10,000 entities later in the same location and not one bit of lag Cheesy


The threshold is usually around 20k for most modern hardware, crank it up man!
29  Game Development / Newbie & Debugging Questions / Re: Optimize Enemy Generator + BOX2D Bodies on: 2015-01-07 16:04:12
Let us see the enemy constructor, that code you linked is not the problem.
30  Game Development / Game Mechanics / Re: AI Where to start on: 2015-01-07 14:47:06
Although not specific to your question, here is a good source on Pathfinding and Graph Theory by RedBlobGames. It will come in handy some day, keep it bookmarked Smiley.
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