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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Shai'tan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:20 pm

I see, thanks. Looks quite nice for such a short job.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Thu May 11, 2017 10:07 am

Today I tried to make an EA account just to track my times in Mirror's Edge and compare it to others.
It was a nightmare.
Now I'm stuck with having an account the name of which I can't change, and another account that I could only use if I removed my saves, but then I'd have to re-complete all the campaign of the game in order to unlock the time trials again.
The entire process is terrible, Origin is terrible, EA is terrible.

Well as it turns out a lot of the "world records" in Mirror's Edge are just people glitching through levels insanely quickly, but at least there are weekly and monthly rankings too.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Froggychum » Thu May 11, 2017 10:50 am

im sorry yer account messed up D: i h8 that too xD

I have an Origin account , and mine was pretty easy to make... I dont remember the whole process, and am not very active with my account anyway, so I cant help much...

I agree EA is 90% shit, and 10% acceptable.

I only made an account because I have The Simpsons: Tapped Out, and wanted to have friends (so much for that, my only friend is the starter bot everyone gets who is 5lvls higher than them xD its soo dumb hahah)



Anyway, if possible I'd look it up, and try and find the easiest path to making your account


well bye :D sorry btw for yer shitty luck and whatnot

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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Thu May 11, 2017 12:57 pm

Arkannine wrote:
Shai'tan wrote:How easy to use is it?


It's pretty easy. You basically make elements, position them and assign callbacks.
This is something I made today in ~3 hours and 280 lines for a little freelance thing, including algorithm research for maze generation and solving. It uses Tkinter's Canvas widget and a few buttons.
What I don't really like about it is that you can tell the codebase is a bit dated and often inconsistent.
For example, the states for text entry are the constant tk.DISABLED for uneditable and uncopiable, tk.NORMAL for editable (why not tk.ENABLED?) and the string literal 'readonly' for uneditable but copiable (m8 w0t)

Qt looks nice, but I steer clear of it because of L/GPL.


That's pretty neat!

Also, those states are pretty inconsistent.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Froggychum » Thu May 11, 2017 2:59 pm

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Arkannine wrote:
Shai'tan wrote:How easy to use is it?


It's pretty easy. You basically make elements, position them and assign callbacks.
This is something I made today in ~3 hours and 280 lines for a little freelance thing, including algorithm research for maze generation and solving. It uses Tkinter's Canvas widget and a few buttons.
What I don't really like about it is that you can tell the codebase is a bit dated and often inconsistent.
For example, the states for text entry are the constant tk.DISABLED for uneditable and uncopiable, tk.NORMAL for editable (why not tk.ENABLED?) and the string literal 'readonly' for uneditable but copiable (m8 w0t)

Qt looks nice, but I steer clear of it because of L/GPL.


That's pretty neat!

Also, those states are pretty inconsistent.



just checked it out... thats awesome :shock: :shock:
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Mon May 15, 2017 4:43 am

Of all the articles I read about the new ransomware "WannaCry", it bothers me that most don't start with the two most important pieces of info:
  • If you're on windows 10 and have updated recently, you are fine. You are also fine if you're not using Windows.
  • If you got infected, don't pay, it doesn't work.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Wed May 17, 2017 3:19 pm

Windows 8.1 with updated Windows Defender should also be fine.

Also related to programming, I spent a bit of time figuring out what exactly happened with the cake in this post. It turns out that the text was written on a system that uses the deprecated, Thai-specific TIS-620 character encoding. It was stored as Windows-1252 (aka ANSI). It translates to "ขอให้โชคดี" (which translates to "Good luck").

My initial thought was that it was UTF-8, but UTF-8 would have created a lot more ANSI characters.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby lunar_furor » Mon May 22, 2017 4:27 pm

atomtengeralattjaro wrote:
Froggychum wrote:Is C as hard as Java?

I don't speak C, but it's a much lower-level language than java, and as far as I know a lot more simplistic (C++ is a more evolved version of it). So my guess is that it is difficult. You've gotta manage memory stuff on your own. Whereas in managed languages like java and C#, the system does a lot for you (memory management, automatic garbage collection, etc.)


C++ isn't tooooo terribly more complicated than java per se, it's taught in some places as a 101 class just like java. You get all the ways to shoot your self in the foot, but it's only a step below java so to speak. C# is microsofts answer to java, so they are almost identical (writing wise) the minutia of their differences don't matter unless you need to know them, and by then you aren't worried about if one is 'easier' or not. I was called backs, saw this post, and thought I'd throw in my 2 shiny pennies.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Shai'tan » Tue May 23, 2017 3:33 am

I'm glad you're back! Trying to learn some C++ as my friends and I are trying to make a game in Unreal Engine for fun. It's a lot to wrap my head around, but C++ reminds me a lot of C. More so than C# or Java.

I actually prefer C# to Java, but that's just a preference thing and probably because Visual Studio is actually quite nice to use.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby lunar_furor » Tue May 23, 2017 9:47 am

Shai'tan wrote:I'm glad you're back! Trying to learn some C++ as my friends and I are trying to make a game in Unreal Engine for fun. It's a lot to wrap my head around, but C++ reminds me a lot of C. More so than C# or Java.

I actually prefer C# to Java, but that's just a preference thing and probably because Visual Studio is actually quite nice to use.

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I used to be java over most things as a go to language, but after Visual Studio I completely agree. I thought new unreal was built around C# or is that Unity.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Shai'tan » Tue May 23, 2017 5:36 pm

Unity, Unreal uses C++.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby lunar_furor » Wed May 24, 2017 11:05 am

How is that project going?
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Thu May 25, 2017 7:35 am

Which project?
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Froggychum » Thu May 25, 2017 11:01 am

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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Tue May 30, 2017 6:07 pm

I've been considering creating a game. Because of Shai's post, I just looked into Unreal. I should probably take smaller steps before getting into that...
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby atomtengeralattjaro » Tue May 30, 2017 6:19 pm

What kind of game do you want to make?
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Tue May 30, 2017 6:52 pm

I suppose that would be the first step, wouldn't it? ;)
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Froggychum » Tue May 30, 2017 7:50 pm

i always wanted to make a game....

too not good enough....


such sad...

mew.

haah jk bye

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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Anonymously Famous » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:40 pm

Say I wanted to make a fairly basic 2D side scroller. What game development platforms would you recommend? I have Clickteam Fusion from a recent Humble Bundle thing, and there's also Unity and other popular environments. There are also other things like Pygame for Python game development, etc. I just need a starting spot, I guess.
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Re: Programming, computers, etc. [Serious]

Postby Shai'tan » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:16 pm

Here is a pretty decent list over engines and what they can be used for.
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