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I'm a software developer at NetApp, with an avid side interest in game development.


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comment Exporting XNA class library as a DLL file
I was only responding to a flag. The definition of a downvote is "this answer is not useful". His question was how to compile a DLL and you have answered it by telling him to open and compile it. I guess it's valid in some sense, but I would agree that it's not useful/helpful to the author. If you put yourself in his shoes and then read your answer, do you think it answers his questions? Regardless, it's up to the community and original author to decide what's a good answer by voting, I was merely giving a suggestion.
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comment Exporting XNA class library as a DLL file
Please give more details. This doesn't seem to actually answer the question.
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comment using std::chrono::steady_clock for timing
Perhaps you should take a look into the source code of a game library's timing functions; behind them you should simply find some system-specific API calls, nothing custom or arcane. The game library should simply be using the best standard timer choice, that is, one which is high resolution and accurate.
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comment Gigantic 2d maps?
Have you considered using tiles?
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revised What are the most common AI systems implemented in Tower Defense Games
removed the number limit thing
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comment What are the most common AI systems implemented in Tower Defense Games
Limiting a number of responses (which, by the way, is not really possible since anyone can give an answer) is not meaningful, nor does it make a question less open ended. "Popular" is a good way to judge useful. It's sort of a list question, but I think the question is valid - what AI algorithms apply to tower defense games. And it's plausible that these algorithms could be discovered/known for closed-source games as well. Some games expose them in editor utilities, some might have a dev blog that talks about it or a Q&A with a developer, and so on.
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comment Making a Photo Hunt Game using Javascript and HTML5
This question is vague (what is a "photo hunt" game?) and broad. You should define what you want, break it down into the pieces you need (you gave a couple of examples), and then work on those pieces and ask specific, answerable questions here if you have trouble. In any case, please improve your question.
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comment Do games use threads?
Layne, it looks like the while loop is pseudocode and the comments would be replaced by real code. Nubcake did the right thing in not copy-pasting an actual game loop. Please share your knowledge without including personal insults and snide remarks... We're all just here to learn! :)
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comment Characteristics, what's the inverse of (x*(x+1))/2?
I believe the answer would involve a bit of Calculus, specifically something under the topic of "Series and Sequences". Reminds me vaguely of my second-year college courses, but I can't be any more specific than that for lack of remembering the details. Math.SE could be the place to ask this, or some other math type forum. Hopefully you have some keywords to go from now.