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by TESLACOIL
Jun 05, 2014 21:05
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: An idea for a game
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Re: An idea for a game

Its very easy to underestimate how much effort it takes to 'finish' even a very simple game. In general Ive stuck to modifying existing games. That way you can get others to have genuine fun play-testing your changes. Making a good map/unit edit or scenario is very rewarding. A good map can take 100...
by TESLACOIL
Jun 05, 2014 20:33
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Game question
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: Game question

Ive made mods/edits of quite a few RTS games. A lot of CPU load comes from things like path finding, collision detection etc You can design the game from the outset to reduce the number of things that happen. Fewer units, slower rates of fire. OPEN RA has a debug mode and it gives you a real time gr...
by TESLACOIL
May 31, 2014 12:24
Forum: Projects
Topic: World Generator
Replies: 25
Views: 4755

Re: World Generator

Ahh jdh15 1) I have already forgotten more about procedural generation than you will ever know. 2) Im not going say somethings is great when it sucks 3) I am gonna make suggestions as to how to make stuff better Im quite sure the OP has left kindergarten behind and does not need patronizing. It is o...
by TESLACOIL
May 31, 2014 12:04
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Computer key to play a sound?
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Computer key to play a sound?

if a = 113 then Shell "start " & sndrecpath & wavpath & wavname & "1.wav" 'NOTE leave space after start !!!!!!! if a = 119 then Shell "start " & sndrecpath & wavpath & wavname & "2.wav" 'NOTE leave space after start !!!!!!! i c...
by TESLACOIL
May 28, 2014 21:09
Forum: Projects
Topic: World Generator
Replies: 25
Views: 4755

Re: World Generator

Must add this ( a flat version of Google earth with extra layers including terrain map ) http://www.maps-for-free.com/ A superb visual tool. Really helps you get a feel for natures patterns as well as the stuff we build on top of it. The quality of maps and the quality of game-play are strongly link...
by TESLACOIL
May 27, 2014 22:39
Forum: General
Topic: retrieving the random seed
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: retrieving the random seed

I have a long lists of random numbers stored in *.txt files

There are also mathematical code methods for creating pseudo random numbers if you do not want to load and save external files.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudorand ... _generator

http://www.random.org/randomness/
by TESLACOIL
May 27, 2014 22:23
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Logo design for FBide
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Logo design for FBide

dunno, shame, they where pretty good logos too Ask around im sure several people working on FBide still have them, i just had a moment or three of inspiration on the gfx side, im not part of the FBide work group or anything. ( Im sure i have them somewhere on a back up drive but it would take me qui...
by TESLACOIL
May 27, 2014 21:25
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Squares??
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: Squares??

screen 19 line (50,50)-(100,120),9,b sleep 500 line (50,50)-(100,120),9,bf sleep 500 bload "testimage.bmp" 'assuming you have one sleep:end I use two for next loops to create a chess board x and y values, with separate counters for colors and resetting x and y values I also use ox and oy ...
by TESLACOIL
May 27, 2014 9:41
Forum: Projects
Topic: World Generator
Replies: 25
Views: 4755

Re: World Generator

It looks very fake and unnatural. An alternative method is to generate a height map and use erosion ( think pixel rain). Ive seen some superb results with this. The bonus is that you will end up with true lakes, oceans, rivers and seas. It also helps if the original seed is skewed rather than rando...
by TESLACOIL
May 24, 2014 19:05
Forum: Projects
Topic: galaxy numerical simulation in freebasic
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: galaxy numerical simulation in freebasic

Fascinating stuff. Galaxies shed energy over time in the form of light and cosmic rays. They also heat up due to the hidden energy that's released via fusion of light elements. It would be interesting to see how such factors shape the evolution. Also the speed of light/gravity will have an effect. C...
by TESLACOIL
May 24, 2014 18:45
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Off Topic. Encrypting this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: Off Topic. Encrypting this forum

I agree that all privacy and security measures create extra hassle for the enduser. Especially if they are badly implemented. CAPTCHA , an invention designed to make it hard for spambots to flood forums. A pain in the butt but is sometimes essential. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA The words yo...
by TESLACOIL
May 23, 2014 17:56
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Off Topic. Encrypting this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

Re: Off Topic. Encrypting this forum

ref For an open source oriented community, seems awfully silly to hide perfectly innocuous discussions about code. And inconvenient to boot. At first glance yes BUT data mining is all about collecting perfectly innocent data and using that as a framework to dig deeper Information is power, it alway...
by TESLACOIL
May 20, 2014 20:34
Forum: Projects
Topic: Evolving solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Evolving solutions

Creating huge procedurally generate worlds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhyyUiYQolA

Pixel City - Procedurally generated city
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d2-PtK4F6Y
by TESLACOIL
May 03, 2014 22:58
Forum: General
Topic: maximising window slow ?
Replies: 1
Views: 253

maximising window slow ?

maximising window slow ?

ie, when using screen 19 , and then maximizing it

takes well over a second and i have an i5 computer with plenty of ram ( win xp)

also slow maximizing in other screen sizes, screen res etc

any thoughts ?
by TESLACOIL
Apr 29, 2014 14:51
Forum: Projects
Topic: Evolving solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Evolving solutions

worth reading up on Hox genes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hox_gene A homeobox is a DNA sequence found within genes that are involved in the regulation of patterns of anatomical development (morphogenesis) in animals, fungi and plants. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeobox AFAIK almost any complex s...

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