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So what is everyone up to?
tobing
Member #5,213
November 2004
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I'm trying to keep moving on my city builder game, but it's hard enough at times to find time to work on it...

Here's a recent screenshot:
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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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I've been fiddling with the SantaHack game I was supposed to make for Fishcake time to time, but I lost the passwords to the Google Pages site I had for a blog. I've been taking a slight break for the past few days redoing a Mandelbrot set thingee in Allegro 5.

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Trent Gamblin
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April 2000
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I love the non-placeholder art you have Tobias, and Aurthur, it seems to perform quite well to start. Much better than anything I used to explore fractals back when I was using computers 10-15 years ago. :)

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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Much better than anything I used to explore fractals back when I was using computers 10-15 years ago. :)

Talk about a backhanded compliment! :-/

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

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Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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I thought you might take it that way as I was typing... :/

It wasn't meant that way though. It's just that I haven't touched any fractal programs in ages so yours appears very fast in comparison to the ones I've used.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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It's just using C, there's a "early out" algorithm for escaping the iteration limit early, and those square boxes are just enclosing areas of constant color. If I used sse it would be about three times faster (for floats, which this isn't using, maybe 1.5 times faster for doubles), and multithreading it would speak for itself, although a video capture would really eat into that (that's why there's a system monitor window, to show how much CPU ffmpeg is eating). If you want the source, just say so. Eventually I'd like to put those GPGPU demos to shame.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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Well I've always been interested in fractals, but not interested in learning the math or seeing the code. My head hurts already. :/

tobing
Member #5,213
November 2004
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I love the non-placeholder art you have Tobias

That's mostly by guinan, an active player and tester. 8-)

Thomas Fjellstrom
Member #476
June 2000
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tobing said:

That's mostly by guinan, an active player and tester.

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???

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OICW
Member #4,069
November 2003
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I've built a new computer. Other than that I seem to fall behind schedule with my diploma thesis.

Update: Oh, and I'm trying to revive an old project of mine - turn base strategy game. By the way, tobing, nice screenshot. Same applies for Yodhe23. Can't wait till Sirocco releases that shooter game I've liked it the first time he posted it here.

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Bruce Perry
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April 2000

OICW said:

Oh, and I'm trying to revive an old project of mine - turn base strategy game.

We normally call those 'turntables' :)

At work, I'm in my second year working on the engine for an upcoming game. At home, I'm still practising on a MIDIBoard with EastWest Pianos, and haven't got around to working on any code for a while. I auditioned to play Rach 2 with the other orchestra I normally play violin in, and didn't make it - but they told me I've "got the sound" :) Other than that, I'm not sure where all the time's been going. I think I've been wasting it. ;D

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tobing
Member #5,213
November 2004
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Thomas Fjellstrom said:

???

guinan is her nickname in some forums, but of course not here, and she's not a developer...

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Did you see the image I posted? Startrek reference ftw.

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tobing
Member #5,213
November 2004
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Yes but I don't know much about Star Trek, so I need some explanation...

Edit: ah I see, google is telling me a lot about guinan. So it seems that she's a fan of Star Trek (which is something I should have guessed anyway).

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Guinan is a character on StarTrek played by Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi Goldberg is a comedian and actress who is a big fan of StarTrek.

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LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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Guinan is a character on StarTrek played by Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi Goldberg is a comedian and actress who is a big fan of StarTrek.

I think Tobing was referring to the person he knows who uses the Guinan moniker, and not the character played by Whoopi Goldberg.

The Master
Member #4,498
April 2004
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Hey, I've made some massive advances with the RPG engine I've been working on forever. Got entities, collisions, multi-layered multi-level maps, GUI, scripting engine, engine variables, teleportation between maps, particles... A lot, and managed to do it in only two months. I wonder how much I'd have done if I wasn't also trying to complete three research papers...

Anyway, working on a demo to show off most of the functionality, which is actually enough to make a pretty nice puzzle/adventure game. It needs a battle system, save capability, character stats database (I intend to use Sqlite for that), and enough time to put an actual game together, instead of just an engine.

I've attached some screen caps.

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axilmar
Member #1,204
April 2001

Just updated my ALX library to compile with gcc. See sig for link.

tobing
Member #5,213
November 2004
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Guinan is a character on StarTrek played by Whoopi Goldberg.

Much to learn I still have.

LennyLen said:

I think Tobing was referring to the person he knows who uses the Guinan moniker, and not the character played by Whoopi Goldberg.

Exactly. Which is also the reason to write that name in all lowercase letters like guinan or tobing, btw.

Dizzy Egg
Member #10,824
March 2009
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This is my project, although for the past few months all I've done is make the odd graphic, so nothing that new here:

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EDIT:

Also, wow! I mean....wow. You get to a point sometimes when you start to believe the hype that a.cc is all about the mouth with no trousers and then BAM, you realise that a.cc is FULL of talent producing quality start-ups with A5 (and A4 of course x).

Also, Trent is quickly becoming one of my heroes, handsome and clever, probably why we get along we're so alike.

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NiteHackr
Member #2,229
April 2002

Dizzy Egg, nice game. I still have that little executable you provided from another thread. I am very impressed at your graphics and use of blending.

Love the song, I recognized sound effects from Berzerk and Impossible Mission in there. Nicely done. :)

Trent: Love the videos! Nicer transitions. Egbert? Ever play World of Warcraft? Egbert is my favourite pet in that game. :)

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Trent Gamblin
Member #261
April 2000
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I have not played WoW. One of my teammates came up with that name.

pkrcel
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February 2012

Two posts in a row propping for Dizzy here ;D

(Mostly for your wallpaper, should i be honest :P )

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NiteHackr
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April 2002

I have not played WoW. One of my teammates came up with that name.

I present to you, Egbert...
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He's been in World of Warcraft since at least 2006, maybe earlier. It's one of my favourite pets, he is still in his shell and he will randomly run around all over the place. This is probably where your friend got the idea for the name anyhow. (Zoral is the name of my Mage in the game)

pkrcel said:

(Mostly for your wallpaper, should i be honest :P )

Agreed. I have seen at least two of his wallpapers and I must say, it makes his videos more interesting. :D

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Paul whoknows
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September 2004
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