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comment STL for games, yea or nay?
"Know when to trade performance for convenience". Yes. This sentence alone is as good an answer as any. Figure out what you need to achieve with your game, consult peers and decide if STL will help you get there or hinder you. I'd say if you're not looking to set the bar for next-gen graphics and performance with your game, STL will probably help you.
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comment Draw “vision cone” / targetting element onto game world
Interesting, for some reason I hadn't thought of using the lower level drawing functions for this. Triangle Fan is practically designed for this exact scenario. Something like this would seat nicely with Ogre's Manual Object, and should be fast enough to generate it each frame if it's changing that much. Thanks!
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comment How do I structure a 2D platform level?
That article is very helpful. It doesn't mention background scrolling, though, which can in some cases be challenging. I think the important thing to remember with regards to scrolling is that your tiles (or non-tiled world) have to be translated into pixel positions first based on where the camera is. While most of my programming has been in 3D, it stands to reason that in 2D games you still want to mostly disassociate the camera from the world. In pure side-scrolling platformers you may end up locking the camera vertically to the character while giving them some "play" horizontally, etc.
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