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Dec
23
comment Introduction movie running before game starts
Actually I would make it skippable rather than avoid it altogether. Presuming the same player is playing or that they don't want to see what I'm sure is a magnum opus more than once takes choice away from the player. You may want to incorporate the older arcade technique of showing the "attract mode" movie after the main menu rather than before to help mitigate the irritation factor. And obviously if they're continuing a saved game (if that's applicable), you wouldn't want to show it again. Common sense stuff, really.
May
27
comment Level Design: Char Traveling to and from a Site
Totally agree with @newton1212. One additional way is to make one-way paths that aren't accessible in the initial direction: after going over a cliff, you see a cave at the bottom that leads to a way back up. The exit from this path at the top is either hidden or not enterable from that direction. A mix of all of these proposed solutions would be pretty cool!
Dec
4
answered How can I ensure a grid can be filled with Tetris-like pieces?
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Jan
20
comment How does hardware tessellation work?
@SamHocevar Yup, I figured - thanks for clarifying, though!
Jan
2
comment How does hardware tessellation work?
The tools and production pipelines have to be rethought and rebuilt (as I'm sure you know better than most, @SamHocevar, so this comment isn't aimed at you), and the new hardware has to proliferate to significant percentage.
Dec
5
comment Elegant solution for coloring chess tiles
Being able to change the board is NOT one of the requirements, but going with this solution would imply that code bloat IS. There is no end to the reasons why a solution that adds another file, more memory, more CPU and I/O (!) is inappropriate when the original question included the phrase, "... and was wondering if there is an elegant algorithm".
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Oct
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answered What programming language were PS1 games written in?
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Sep
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comment Safe to advertise without a trademark?
However, as an alternative (in case unregistered trademarking doesn't work out), it's a good point to make. I think this comment is a valid contribution.