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comment What makes Minecraft so CPU intensive, and what could be done to improve it?
This is an open ended discussion. If this was an open source game, there might be answers that are more than just speculation (but still too broad).
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comment Surgeon simulator style controls C#
Give people a starting point. What have you tried already? How was it not working?
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revised Surgeon simulator style controls C#
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revised What are the differences between using “GetComponent<Transform>()” and this.transform?
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comment Ways I can identify fraudulent customers / users for an upcoming game?
Can you add more details? From your suggestions, I assume it's a browser based game? Can you be more specific on the behavior you're trying to stop? Please edit the question to include these details.
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comment Better way to find all sprites that would overlap with other sprite
Don't you just write the method once? What do you mean you have to "remember to exclude the trialBrick"?
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comment Better way to find all sprites that would overlap with other sprite
What's the actual problem with the way you're doing things now? Being a "hack" is fine as long as it works. Telling us what the problem is now allows us to give an answer for "better way", otherwise we don't know what problem we're trying to solve.
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comment How do you make instant replays?
"How difficult" is a subjective question that can't be answered under the guidelines of this site. There are a number of "replay system" questions on the site (see the Related column on the left), I suggest you read through them and determine how difficult it would be for you to implement.
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comment Info about java applet (validity and performance) for develop a game
We can't tell you which technology to use. The technology you use is tightly bound to your requirements. Requirements vary from project to project and don't have general answers.
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comment Python 3.4.3 + PyGame Hit Detection w/Rectangle & Circle
Can't help you in the comments. I suggest you read what debuggers are on Wikipedia and if you still have questions, ask them on a site that's open to discussion oriented questions.
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comment Python 3.4.3 + PyGame Hit Detection w/Rectangle & Circle
Google it?
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comment Python 3.4.3 + PyGame Hit Detection w/Rectangle & Circle
You'll need to tell us the debugging you've done already to try to solve this. Attach the debugger and put a breakpoint at the code you're interested in. Learning to use the debugger and using it to debug logic issues is a powerful skill you should have.
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comment Room game type logic
It's not really clear why players not in the same room would receive messages about other rooms. Perhaps you can explain more what your set up is, what you've tried to do to fix it, exactly how you want it to work and exactly how it's working now.
May
25
comment using an int to control events
Delegates are not that complicated. You might want to take another look. Multiple options at each level just means a list of lists.
May
25
comment How to tell how much downloads a game on Steam has?
What's the context here, is this your game?
May
24
revised What are the risks of targeting Steam, XBLA and PSN for game releases?
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May
24
comment How to get a license for XBLA Indie Games?
@user3738071 Yes, it does matter if it's subjective or not. See the help center about the type of questions we allow here.
May
24
comment How to get a license for XBLA Indie Games?
As I said, we can't give you opinions. If you should expect your game to be accepted or not, isn't something that can be answered here. Please don't edit the question again to re-add subjective questions.
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revised How to get a license for XBLA Indie Games?
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revised Libgdx: ModelInstance texture is not rendered on Java8
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