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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.
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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.
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comment How to tell how much downloads a game on Steam has?
What's the context here, is this your game?
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revised What are the risks of targeting Steam, XBLA and PSN for game releases?
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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.
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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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comment How to get a license for XBLA Indie Games?
I've removed the subjectiveness from your questions. How difficult something is, or what your chances of your game being accepted aren't something that can be answered with factual answers (the type of answers we require here).
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revised How to get a license for XBLA Indie Games?
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comment render map with objects in slick2d
Exceptions are not specific to game development. You need to attach a debugger to your code. See why your code is passing in an empty string when it's expecting a number. It certainly looks like the code you're using has comments explicitly saying it doesn't support multiple layers, you might want to look into that.
May
22
comment LibGDX implement leaderboard
If you need help with your error, you need to give us the specifics of that error. If you need help implementing a leaderboard you need to tell us what you've tried already and where you're stuck on the implementation.
May
22
comment C# wall hitting problem
You need to remove about 95-99% of that code. I'm certain we don't need all of that code to find your problem. If you're not sure where the problem is, you need to use the debugger and trace the execution of the code to the problem behavior.
May
22
revised How to improve textmesh quality?
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May
22
comment How do I add scripting logic to my dialogue tree?
Hey phm46, if you could tell us the reasons why you don't want to use eval() and why you think it's a problem with your requirements that would help. Subjective questions like "is this OK?" aren't really answerable with the format we do here.
May
21
comment How do I add scripting logic to my dialogue tree?
You need to tell us the problem that needs solving.
May
20
comment XNA C# - Unhandled exception of type 'System.NullReferenceException'
NullReferenceExceptions are not specific to game development. This is a regular old development question. You need to examine your error message for details about the problem. If you can't see the problem from that, you need to attach a debugger to your code and step through it to ensure it's executing as you expect. Finally, if you still can't figure it out, you need to create an example that reproduces the problem with the minimum amount of code and post that along with details of your efforts to stackexchange.