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comment In Pong, how do you calculate the ball's direction when it bounces off the paddle?
They are exactly the same if the walls are along the major axes. If the walls are not all along the X, Y, and Z axes then no, the two are completely different.
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comment Where should the animation be done?
@ashes999 you author the animation in an authoring tool (e.g. Blender) and play it back in your game engine (e.g. Unity).
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comment What is the story of game programmers beside gaming history?
I don't know about that; we did what made sense to us but there was nothing automatic about it either. It was a pretty low-tech solution to us. We wanted levels to be bigger than what would fit into memory so this was the solution!
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comment Does Big O really matter?
Joe, sure, although that's a different sort of concern. Do you want O(1) where the constant factor is high, or O(n) with a small 'n' and a low constant factor? Knowing big-O in this case isn't a problem but can help you work out whether or not the solution makes sense for the circumstances in which it'll be used.
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answered How to create the “drunk camera” effect in GTA 4?
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comment Thread runs faster on a faster processor… how to control Thread speed
yes, so I was commenting that the simple takeaway for the OP is that ... Fixed timestep is the One True Path, even if GoG takes a lot of words to get to the point.
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comment Thread runs faster on a faster processor… how to control Thread speed
The OP should not be using a fixed sleep time when the rest of the processing can take an unknown amount of time.
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comment Thread runs faster on a faster processor… how to control Thread speed
Everything gets harder with a variable timestep, so while it is an option it is not a great one (IMO).
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comment Game Development Degree vs Computer Science Degree
@Alex I meant simply that a degree from a trade school is not necessarily a positive addition to one's resume/CV. Indeed, in some circles it is actually a negative. (Countering your first sentence?)