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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-03 13:20:35 Reply

At 8/3/09 01:01 PM, Depredation wrote: ie every brick falls indivualy and shatters and breaks to an atomic level. Then i think we will have reached the true peak of 2D immersion.

First of all, I think that Crysis has done a fucking good job on the physics. There's a lot of videos on youtube showing some spectacular examples of their physics engine. Calculating interactions on an atomic level is completely useless - there's no benefit at all in rendering reactions that are smaller than a pixel. Things that are as big or bigger than a pixel can be rendered using approximations. You don't need to calculate collisions on the atomic level to know precisely enough where a brick breaks in half when you throw it on a wall. Doing so would be absurd, and would require unimaginable amounts of processing power. I think we already have reached the peak of 2D physics for games, it's just that this peak has been reached by phyiscists / computer scientists, and not by flash game developpers, which is why it's still kinda rare to see a game with really nice physics engine.

Oh and btw, it would be impossible to compute things on an atomic scale, for the same reason that determinism is being questioned. You would think that knowing the positions and speeds of all particles in a closed system, you could do computer simulations to predict the exact state of the system and any given time, but it's not possible.

and speaking of quantum mechanics, last week I met one of my dad's old friends who works as a physicist at the Weizmann institute of sciences in Israel. he's working on ways to resolve quantum mechanical situations in a way that they can be used to build a quantum computer. According to him, we might be able to build fully functional quantum computer in the next 30 years, which, although it sounds like a lot of time, is really cool considering that quantum computers are really a science fiction thing. you'd be able to do certain calculations in 30 mins that would take the age of the universe on a classical computer. i might talk about it more later, because it was very interesting. i gotta go now


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-03 13:29:03 Reply

Is anyone else having a problem with the audio portal not loading songs?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-03 13:32:27 Reply

At 8/3/09 01:20 PM, Toast wrote: Oh and btw, it would be impossible to compute things on an atomic scale, for the same reason that determinism is being questioned. You would think that knowing the positions and speeds of all particles in a closed system, you could do computer simulations to predict the exact state of the system and any given time, but it's not possible.

I'm not saying we should simulate the actual sub atomic structure of everything, that would be moronic and unnecessary. What i'm saying is there aren't any games where you can, ie blow a random hole in a building, then blow the chunks you blew off into dust, the blow another hole until the building is structurally unstable and collapses. I don't mean make everything calculated on the smallest scale, but make everything react as it should.

and speaking of quantum mechanics, last week I met one of my dad's old friends who works as a physicist at the Weizmann institute of sciences in Israel. he's working on ways to resolve quantum mechanical situations in a way that they can be used to build a quantum computer. According to him, we might be able to build fully functional quantum computer in the next 30 years, which, although it sounds like a lot of time, is really cool considering that quantum computers are really a science fiction thing. you'd be able to do certain calculations in 30 mins that would take the age of the universe on a classical computer. i might talk about it more later, because it was very interesting. i gotta go now

Sounds brilliant, i'm glad its a possibility within my lifetime. The science behind them is amazing, i love seeing intricate scientific findings and experiments being used in everyday life, just thinking about the amount of tech in a a bog standard CPU is amazing, nevermind quantum mechanical devices.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-03 13:41:32 Reply

At 8/3/09 01:29 PM, Deadclever23 wrote: Is anyone else having a problem with the audio portal not loading songs?

No.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-03 18:26:02 Reply

At 8/3/09 01:41 PM, FlashtooREV wrote:
At 8/3/09 01:29 PM, Deadclever23 wrote: Is anyone else having a problem with the audio portal not loading songs?
No.

works fine for me too :/

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-03 19:35:22 Reply

100 lines so far:

That is the size of my 'malloc' function written in AVM2 bytecode (so far) for my heap to be used for dynamic memory allocation in my RAM using Alchemy bytecodes etc :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 07:10:40 Reply

At 8/3/09 07:35 PM, dELtaluca wrote: That is the size of my 'malloc' function written in AVM2 bytecode (so far) for my heap to be used for dynamic memory allocation in my RAM using Alchemy bytecodes etc :P

So will that allow larger conversions using Alchemy, as you can subdivide the memory to different proccesses? Or am i completely wrong, as usual :p.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 08:51:01 Reply

This is just me playing around with trying to compile a swf who's only variable, is a bytearray, and graphics on the stage :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 09:25:49 Reply

Alchemy obviously has its own malloc. I don't see how hacking a hack is a good idea, leave it to Adobe.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 10:13:29 Reply

At 8/4/09 09:25 AM, GustTheASGuy wrote: Alchemy obviously has its own malloc. I don't see how hacking a hack is a good idea, leave it to Adobe.

Because i'm not using Alchemy? And it would be no fun if i did.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 10:31:08 Reply

I've just watched a video of some guy on Fox News (Bill O'Reilly? I'm not sure) talking about Amsterdam.. apparently he slandered Amsterdam saying they had a drugs and sex problem so some Dutch people responded via YouTube, showing statistics to prove he was wrong.. so this video was in response to that. The Dutch video showed that around 20% of Dutch people have tried marijuana whereas over 40% of Americans have, and some other statistics.. so this O'Reilly guy was going on about how Amsterdam is full of organised crime and that all the brochures warn of crime, then someone else with him (co-anchor or whatever) was saying "Well.. all the other European city brochures warn of that too" and he went on to say that the statistics are wrong in the Netherlands there aren't as many people as there are in America so the statistics are skewed.. That last sentence made me close the video and hate America. I read something similar a week ago about Canadian healthcare, that America has 10x the people of Canada which is why the American average age is much lower than Canadas.. wtf -.- I am so glad I don't live in America because if I had to put up with that sort of news coverage I would want to burn things down. Not that I watch the news often, but to know it's out there is worrying.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 10:43:29 Reply

The only knowledge of American news I have comes from Charlie Brooker.

American politics always seems weird. I mean, over here even the most insanely right-wing of mainstream parties aren't going to say anything against the idea of universal healthcare, apart from general complaining about competence. It's scary to see people so far to the right of sanity that they view it as some sort of Communist conspiracy :/


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 10:54:23 Reply

American News

I can't stand Fox, i don't understand how such a biased, offensive and moronic channel is allowed to describe themself as news. People like Bill O'Reily, Glenn Beck etc are allowed to be in public, never mind on television.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 11:28:42 Reply

At 8/4/09 10:54 AM, Depredation wrote: American News

I can't stand Fox, i don't understand how such a biased, offensive and moronic channel is allowed to describe themself as news. People like Bill O'Reily, Glenn Beck etc are allowed to be in public, never mind on television.

Exactly my opinion, they're a bunch of idiots who try to appeal to the stupid mayority by making completely opinionated reports to benefit their conservative point of view, it's extremely annoying, the worst part is, they can't even get their facts right, even though I have to admit, it makes it hilarous at times.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 11:47:21 Reply

At 8/4/09 11:28 AM, Zyphonee wrote:
At 8/4/09 10:54 AM, Depredation wrote: American News

I can't stand Fox, i don't understand how such a biased, offensive and moronic channel is allowed to describe themself as news. People like Bill O'Reily, Glenn Beck etc are allowed to be in public, never mind on television.

FoxNews is for children who sat too close to the television, growing up. It is a known fact that they are truth benders par excellence. FoxNews memos read like a George Orwell novel. Fear mongering and propaganda poorly disguised as journalism.

PS...you think Bill-O the Clown is bad news? Try watching more than 10 minutes of Glenn "Moral Orel" Beck.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 12:26:49 Reply

Or you could just not watch television and enjoy the fruits of ignorance!


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 12:33:06 Reply

At 8/4/09 11:47 AM, doctormario wrote: PS...you think Bill-O the Clown is bad news? Try watching more than 10 minutes of Glenn "Moral Orel" Beck.

I've seen clips of Glenn Beck, on Charlie Brokers show and from random clips online I guess.. his face needs to be introduced to a brick.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 13:58:49 Reply

I'll second that motion.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 15:28:55 Reply

At 8/4/09 12:26 PM, jmtb02 wrote: Or you could just not watch television and enjoy the fruits of ignorance!

(television == true) != (ignorance == false)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 15:34:58 Reply

At 8/4/09 12:33 PM, liaaaam wrote:
At 8/4/09 11:47 AM, doctormario wrote: PS...you think Bill-O the Clown is bad news? Try watching more than 10 minutes of Glenn "Moral Orel" Beck.
I've seen clips of Glenn Beck, on Charlie Brokers show and from random clips online I guess.. his face needs to be introduced to a brick.

I like his summary of Glenn Beck as 'Peter Finch in Network, only crazier'.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 15:52:24 Reply

Facebooks

Has anyone played around with the "ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform API" yet? I've been messing around with it the last couple of days. It seems like it'll be a great thing to learn. Check this thing out.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 16:01:31 Reply

At 8/4/09 03:52 PM, Kirk-Cocaine wrote: Has anyone played around with the "ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform API" yet?

No, but I think Facebook is a fantastic distribution platform for games and I think if I ever make a game I'll seriously consider distributing on Facebook somehow.

Check this thing out.

Wow. I was expecting exactly that, and yet I still enjoyed it a lot.. really cool :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 16:54:21 Reply

At 8/4/09 03:28 PM, Coaly wrote:
At 8/4/09 12:26 PM, jmtb02 wrote: Or you could just not watch television and enjoy the fruits of ignorance!
(television == true) != (ignorance == false)

doesn't that mean Boolean(television) = !Boolean(ignorance)?

if television = false then television == true is false, and therefore ignorenace == false = false, so ignorenace = true
if television = true, then television == true is true, and therefore ignorance == false = true, so ignorance = false

that means television is the boolean opposite of ignorance, so if you watch television you are not ignorant, and if you don't you are ignorant, which seems like a bizzare claim to be making.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 17:44:19 Reply

I made another game Hur Hur Hur


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 17:52:50 Reply

At 8/4/09 05:44 PM, chickendance333 wrote: I made another game Hur Hur Hur

oh god the jumping! make him jump about 90% sooner

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 18:07:10 Reply

At 8/4/09 05:44 PM, chickendance333 wrote: I made another game Hur Hur Hur

I can see this game becoming a real hit, I love the idea of collecting things and combining them to pass obstacles.

Just make him jump faster.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 18:18:17 Reply

A truly, truly, truly un-decompilable flash file.

how? By writing the functions yourself in pure bytecode so that they have no equivalent in AS3, and by using fp10 new opcodes that Alchemy uses, that decompilers don't support, and if they did, they have no idea how to convert it to AS3 eitherway, as an example, this is what Sothink Swf Decompiler thinks of my malloc() function.

public function malloc(param1:int) : int
        {
            var _loc_2:int = 0;
            var _loc_3:int = 0;
            var _loc_4:int = 0;
            if (0 != 0)
            {
                
                if (0 + 17 >= param1)
                {
                    _loc_3 = 0 + 17;
                    _loc_2 = 0;
                    if (++_loc_2 != 0)
                    {
                    }
                    if (_loc_4 != 0)
                    {
                    }
                    if (_loc_3 != 0)
                    {
                    }
                    if (++_loc_2 != 0)
                    {
                    }
                    if (_loc_3 != 0)
                    {
                    }
                }
                if (_loc_3++ + 5 != 0)
                {
                }
            }
            return _loc_3 - (21 + param1) < 4 ? (_loc_4 + 5) : (_loc_3++ + 5 != 0 ? (if (++_loc_2 == 0) goto 6, _loc_4 = _loc_2 + , if (_loc_4 == 0) goto 9, _loc_3 = _loc_2 + 2, _loc_4 = _loc_2 + (21 + param1, _loc_3 = _loc_2 + 1, if (_loc_3 == 0) goto 16, if (++_loc_2 == 0) goto 19, _loc_3 = _loc_2 + , if (_loc_3 == 0) goto 22, _loc_4) : (if (_loc_3++ + 5 == 0) goto 25, // Jump to 2, _loc_3++ + 5));
        }// end function

This is what it actually looks like (before being passed through my program that inserts the opcodes into the swf)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 18:20:55 Reply

Well done, now all you have to do is write your entire games in bytecode!!!

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-04 20:13:20 Reply

At 8/4/09 04:54 PM, Toast wrote: that means television is the boolean opposite of ignorance, so if you watch television you are not ignorant, and if you don't you are ignorant, which seems like a bizzare claim to be making.

Even though my point was technically incorrect in the statement I made, I think it was preeeetty obvious what I was trying to say, which was that you can easily enjoy the fruits of ignorance while watching television. It could also be argued john meant ignorance in a very strict sense of not knowing, while I mean it in the sense of knowing something but not knowing the truth, which is the type of ignorance you'd get from watching bill oreilly. And even still he was obviously joking around, and probably realizes that the absence of television doesn't imply ignorance and the presence of television doesn't imply knowledge. I'm a little surprised you wouldn't bring either of those things up considering they're equally useless things to be arguing.

But I suppose it's my fault for not putting a disclaimer about the playfully symbolic nature of a code snippet I decided to use replacing the usual english language.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2009-08-05 00:10:02 Reply

At 8/4/09 06:07 PM, 4urentertainment wrote:
At 8/4/09 05:44 PM, chickendance333 wrote: I made another game Hur Hur Hur
I can see this game becoming a real hit, I love the idea of collecting things and combining them to pass obstacles.

Just make him jump faster.

faster? You obviously mean slower. When a character jumps, i feel he should definetily have a REALLY long charge to it, at least 10 seconds, that way you KNOW he's doing his best to jump as high as he can just for you!

jk

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