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comment Animation of a 3D model's parts from code
I don't use XNA, but I'm fairly sure you can use bones for this.
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answered Why are my Unity procedural animations jerky?
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comment How should I organize these big images in FlashDevelop?
Have you tried it with a small subset of images? Like 10?
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comment How should I organize these big images in FlashDevelop?
Have you tried it?
Apr
20
answered Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?
Apr
20
comment Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?
You can design it however you like. If you want to make it 2D, make it 2D. There are advantages and disadvantages of 2D, same as for 3D. For example, personally, I would find it more difficult to make convincing art for a 2D version of this game. It's possible to develop it in 2D. See these related: gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/49626/… gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/22953/… gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/25602/…
Apr
20
revised Is a game like Subway Surfers suited for 2D or 3D?
Removing subjective question
Apr
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Point rotation around point, accuracy question
Apr
19
comment Pokemon Game - MySQL Data Structure
This is a trivial query.
Apr
19
comment Pokemon Game - MySQL Data Structure
Yes. That would work, if you have skillsets, this question was about learnable skills or moves, not sets.
Apr
19
comment Pokemon Game - MySQL Data Structure
Placing it in a separate table allows for multiple LearnableSkills IDs. If you place the LearnableID directly in the Pokemon table, you only get one LearnableSkills ID or you're required to do workarounds like using a comma separated list that needs to be parsed.
Apr
19
answered Pokemon Game - MySQL Data Structure
Apr
18
comment build path errors ever since java 8
Please review the help center before asking further questions. You've had a number of off topic/duplicate questions. Further off topic questions will result in restrictions to asking questions.
Apr
18
comment Data structure for storing game objects in a tile based game
I think this is primarily opinion based. There's no correct answer to if that's a good way of doing it, since good is a subjective term. If there's a specific problem you're facing that makes you want to use a specific structure, you should ask about that problem.
Apr
17
comment What are the benefits of using an entity ID system?
@Prog The above situations depend on how you're using the system. Perhaps you can explain how you're using it and exactly what you don't understand. I don't really know how to explain further without reiterating what's already written.
Apr
17
comment How do you make a bullet ricochet off a vertical wall?
Possible duplicates: gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/13756/angle-of-reflection gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/30780/… gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/28124/…
Apr
17
answered How can I implement simple distributed processing in a Unity game?
Apr
17
comment First Person Shooter about street riots
This is not a discussion oriented site. If you want to talk about your game idea, you'll have to ask somewhere else. Further, there's no best way to complete it. That's entirely up to you, your skills and the requirements of your project.
Apr
16
comment Relative Position/Rotation calculation
@Steve, where you considering improving this answer based on the suggestions in the comments?
Apr
15
revised Where can I find free sprites and images?
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