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I enjoy writing games to improve my coding skills. I also make Facebook games as a hobby.

May
11
comment Feasible 4D first person gameplay
@Joe made an edit to attempt to clarify. The question was at the end, asking what is a feasible approach that isn't too confusing, and what has been done successfully before. Seems I'm notoriously bad on SE at writing non-technical questions.
May
11
revised Feasible 4D first person gameplay
shorten and remove cruft, clarify question
May
11
asked Feasible 4D first person gameplay
Apr
6
awarded  Good Question
Mar
25
comment How can I design good continuous (seamless) tiles?
there's another good article about this subject here: gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/sywtbapa_obliterating_grid.php
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Self-Learner
Aug
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comment How to get object to lose less velocity as its speed increases
This should be accepted - it's correct, realistic, easy to implement, and will handle all cases of object and block mass and velocity.
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awarded  Populist
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awarded  Yearling
May
25
comment Multiplayer FPS server side performance
Yeah I'm adding line of sight checking right now. Actually the gains were minimal, from 45 ms for 25 players, down to 35 ms. But there may be some extra overhead for using individual send commands instead of broadcast. And I do only send messages on input. But you're right, there may be a way to not have to tick at all, only when input is received.
May
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awarded  Editor
May
25
revised Multiplayer FPS server side performance
added 989 characters in body
May
24
comment Multiplayer FPS server side performance
I should have said tick rate instead of frame rate. Of course nothing renders on the server. I mean the interval at which it processes the commands in the game loop. Also a few answers suggest that you can give things like collision detection to the client, as long as you do random verifications every few seconds. Someone said it weeds out cheaters rather quickly.
May
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asked Multiplayer FPS server side performance
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awarded  Nice Question
May
13
comment Do any games have this type of mechanic?
To be clear (not sure if it was misinterpreted or not) only the combat area would be affected. The rest of the interface, menus and such, would stay normal. You're right, it would suck if a blind spell meant you couldn't read any information.
May
13
comment Do any games have this type of mechanic?
Very good point, we never got that far.
May
12
asked Do any games have this type of mechanic?