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I have experience with C#, C++ and AS3. I use XNA, SlimDX/DirectX to do graphicsy things.


Apr
4
comment Why XNA is not considered a game engine?
XNA is pretty much just a wrapper around the Win32 Window/Input system, DX9, and XACT. It's essentially the sequel of Managed DirectX, but in a nicer wrapper. It doesn't really do much more then DirectX, other then providing it in a nicer interface that is usable from .net. I think the most "enginey" thing it does would be the content management and the Game class.
Apr
4
comment Why don't all games permit changing the field of view?
It is understandable if you have 3d UI elements or designing for a console, but for PC with 2d UI elements it is as simple as changing that one value (and a slider to change it). Saying that keeping it fixed for performance reasons is a bad argument, since there are usually other graphic settings that you can change that would affect performance more, such as resolution.
Jan
25
comment How long does it take for OpenGL to actually update the screen?
I was under the impression that glFlush was used to cause an immediate flush of all commands.
Jan
19
comment Am I liable if my game damages someone's computer?
It's unlikely that you would be under fault, seeing as how there is no way to cause permanent(or probably even temporary damage) from a game. Even with the graphics card it would be the drivers fault for overheating the graphics card, not the applications. The application cannot talk to any of the hardware, so there is no way for it to do damage.
Jan
19
comment Is there a way to legally create a game mod?
In some countries (including the US now), modifying an exe for personal reasons is allowed, and the law trumps anything in a EULA. So making mods for personal use is generally fine, releasing it might depend on the game though.
Jan
19
comment Is a programmer liable for copyright infringement in other people's mods to his games?
It does sound rather stupid that a programmer of a tool(moddable game) could get sued for something a user did. It would be like microsoft getting sued if I used word to write a harry potter fan-fic, or autodesk getting sued for me using maya to recreate micky mouse. Just my 2 cents, not any advice about how the law works.
Jan
19
comment Is there a convenient way to port a .apk file to a .swf file?
While unlikely, it is possible that the .apk file(just a zip file) contains the .swf inside it. For ios, adobe converts the swf to the ios exe file format, it is possible that for android it just stores the .swf as a resource inside the .apk.
Jan
17
answered Switching screens in a game
Dec
14
awarded  Informed
Dec
12
awarded  Supporter
Aug
22
awarded  Teacher
Feb
3
answered Set up indie game studio (UK) - how?
Jun
26
awarded  Student
Jun
20
awarded  Scholar
Jun
20
accepted Realistic planetary terrain generation with weights
Jun
20
asked Realistic planetary terrain generation with weights
May
31
answered Server Client position information exchanging