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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-01 01:10:20 Reply

The Launcher! EET LIIIIIIIIVES!

also i'm still fixing Snake. By which I mean I looked for the project for half a second in the file browser and gave up because a YouTube video showed up in my sub box. I'll get 'round to it in a few, after this video and most likely some sleep.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-01 06:12:11 Reply

At 12/1/13 01:10 AM, egg82 wrote: I'll get 'round to it in a few, after this video and most likely some sleep.

Sleep is the biggest waste of time humanity can ever commit. How much time you could have spent working on amazing, ambitious projects, but instead wasted on worthless sleep? How can you even think about sleeping, when you have so many things unfinished, and yet so many plans?

I personally, have not deserved sleep. I try to resist it until I collapse.
Then I get bad marks at university...
But at least the projects are going somewhere, and at a much faster pace than normal.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-01 14:30:52 Reply

At 12/1/13 06:12 AM, kkots wrote: Sleep is the biggest waste of time humanity can ever commit. How much time you could have spent working on amazing, ambitious projects, but instead wasted on worthless sleep?
I wrote out like 400 words but I figured I should just simplify to one question

Do you genuinely think you'll make adequate use of all the time you actually will have awake in your life?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-01 14:41:49 Reply

At 12/1/13 06:12 AM, kkots wrote: How much time you could have spent working on amazing, ambitious projects, but instead wasted on worthless sleep?

You will die if you don't sleep, so it's not exactly worthless. You will also work significantly less efficiently if you're deprived of sleep, so it's counter-productive to deliberately avoid it.

At 12/1/13 06:12 AM, kkots wrote: I personally, have not deserved sleep. I try to resist it until I collapse.

I don't recommend doing that, but, hell, it's your health.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-01 22:00:22 Reply

At 12/1/13 02:30 PM, Innermike wrote: Do you genuinely think you'll make adequate use of all the time you actually will have awake in your life?

At least something will be done. Much better than nothing. Because when I'm being normal, nothing gets done, so I suppose this is the way to go.

At 12/1/13 02:41 PM, Diki wrote: You will die if you don't sleep, so it's not exactly worthless. You will also work significantly less efficiently if you're deprived of sleep, so it's counter-productive to deliberately avoid it.

That's what makes me think that sleeping is OK.
I guess you're right. But then I'd have to fix my daily schedule. Because it's got messed up from 3 years of additional courses (that were going at evening, on top of school, which is at morning + Flash coding at night)


At 12/1/13 06:12 AM, kkots wrote: I personally, have not deserved sleep. I try to resist it until I collapse.
I don't recommend doing that, but, hell, it's your health.

Well, usually at these very moments I achieve the most results. Maybe I simply do not know how bad it actually is for health.

But I agree, this is a problem that should be fixed.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 01:13:15 Reply

At 12/1/13 10:00 PM, kkots wrote:
At 12/1/13 02:30 PM, Innermike wrote: Do you genuinely think you'll make adequate use of all the time you actually will have awake in your life?
At least something will be done. Much better than nothing. Because when I'm being normal, nothing gets done, so I suppose this is the way to go.

Have you ever been awake for more than 48 hours?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 09:03:58 Reply

At 12/2/13 01:13 AM, Innermike wrote: Have you ever been awake for more than 48 hours?

No, because even if I don't get "official" sleep on bed, then I at least faint right on the workplace, for indefinite time, and it's like having good sleep. So it's cheating, and the answer is no. But yeah, there were periods of 2 days when I wasn't touching the bed. Like, one day I was trying to make myself work, the next day I was trying to stay awake in order to switch my sleeping schedule to normal (trying to "survive" until night). That was pretty difficult. So I decided to just work at night and sleep for short periods of time whenever I have the chance. I'm not all-out against sleep, I'm for minimizing it, and making use of the night time, for example.

And now what Diki said maid me confident that I should fix this. So I now I'm trying to do everything at day and sleep at night. Just trying to find the right time for when to go to bed, to get enough and non-excessive sleep.
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 18:38:32 Reply

P and othersss. Is this a good intro? lagging at all for anyone?? I had it originally at 30fps but just up it to 60 fps cause was a little slow when i tested it locally. Once i uploaded it, and played it in the browser. It was fast and did not lag at all.

PS: Actually used stuff I learned in a data structures class last year to hold the particles in a linked list :D


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 18:55:00 Reply

At 12/2/13 06:38 PM, swishcheese wrote: P and othersss. Is this a good intro? lagging at all for anyone?? I had it originally at 30fps but just up it to 60 fps cause was a little slow when i tested it locally. Once i uploaded it, and played it in the browser. It was fast and did not lag at all.

PS: Actually used stuff I learned in a data structures class last year to hold the particles in a linked list :D

That's pretty sweet. Can you make it repeat on click? Flash lags at the beginning, so I can't really tell if it's lagging at all. Probably not, though.

you could use scout to see how badly it'll mangle p's computer
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 19:06:38 Reply

At 12/2/13 06:55 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 12/2/13 06:38 PM, swishcheese wrote: P and othersss. Is this a good intro? lagging at all for anyone?? I had it originally at 30fps but just up it to 60 fps cause was a little slow when i tested it locally. Once i uploaded it, and played it in the browser. It was fast and did not lag at all.

PS: Actually used stuff I learned in a data structures class last year to hold the particles in a linked list :D
That's pretty sweet. Can you make it repeat on click? Flash lags at the beginning, so I can't really tell if it's lagging at all. Probably not, though.
you could use scout to see how badly it'll mangle p's computer

Sure thing

Looks to me it takes some time in the beginning to initialize everything, and then runs smooth.

hmmm. whats scout??


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 19:34:04 Reply

At 12/2/13 07:06 PM, swishcheese wrote: Looks to me it takes some time in the beginning to initialize everything, and then runs smooth.

yeah, looked about 40 FPS at the start of your particles. Why not use FLiNT?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-02 19:52:56 Reply

At 12/2/13 07:06 PM, swishcheese wrote: Sure thing

Looks to me it takes some time in the beginning to initialize everything, and then runs smooth.

hmmm. whats scout??

Well, I meant for the content to restart and the fps meter to persist, but w/e.

Scout is third on the list of amazing free things you will want to make flash (flex sdk and flashdevelop being the first two). This might make for a good buzzfeed "article."

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 13:22:49 Reply

The intros run fine swisshtick.

Hopefully in a short while I'll be the guy to go to to see if something runs too fast though.
In other news, while me and my friend are programming the C# game on and off, I'm working on a Flash (OpenFL) engine, but where I have a very focused vision on what it will and won't do. So far the design is super clean and functional, so off to a good start. I keep writing engines, but no games... :/

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 13:42:27 Reply

At 12/3/13 01:22 PM, PSvils wrote: I keep writing engines, but no games... :/

I know, right? I think it's just that we bury ourselves in the fun aspects of things and avoid the boring stuff like importing images and splitting sprite sheets up for animations.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 13:53:15 Reply

At 12/3/13 01:42 PM, egg82 wrote: I know, right? I think it's just that we bury ourselves in the fun aspects of things and avoid the boring stuff like importing images and splitting sprite sheets up for animations.

Menus are bad. Embedding images is bad. I usually get artists to split up spritesheets for me to throw into texturepacker, but defining animations is something I hate so much. I have stuff like "addCommonAnimations," "addPrefixedAnimation" and stuff to remove as much typing as possible, but it's still irritating.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 14:19:30 Reply

At 12/3/13 01:53 PM, MSGhero wrote: Menus are bad. Embedding images is bad. I usually get artists to split up spritesheets for me to throw into texturepacker, but defining animations is something I hate so much. I have stuff like "addCommonAnimations," "addPrefixedAnimation" and stuff to remove as much typing as possible, but it's still irritating.

I use ZOE. Creates all that for me from a flash timeline. Don't know what I'd do without it :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 14:23:50 Reply

At 12/3/13 02:19 PM, Rustygames wrote: I use ZOE. Creates all that for me from a flash timeline. Don't know what I'd do without it :P

Well he uses paint.net. I tried zoe, but it didn't give me registration point info or something dumb, so I went with grapefrukt which is alright. Still waiting on bryce to finish his.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 14:36:03 Reply

At 12/3/13 02:23 PM, MSGhero wrote:
At 12/3/13 02:19 PM, Rustygames wrote: I use ZOE. Creates all that for me from a flash timeline. Don't know what I'd do without it :P
Well he uses paint.net. I tried zoe, but it didn't give me registration point info or something dumb, so I went with grapefrukt which is alright. Still waiting on bryce to finish his.

It's not very well documented, but if you make a clip on stage called "registrationPoint" then it will use that as the ref point :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 15:38:07 Reply

At 12/2/13 07:34 PM, egg82 wrote: Why not use FLiNT?

Because I'm a boss.

Actually, I did not realize there was particles engine thing. I mean, I knew there would be, but when i was thinking of the idea my first thought was how I would go about setting up data structure for pixels, rendering the pixel, etc.

And that is good to hear P. Thanks for the test.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-03 17:31:10 Reply

You know your programming's good when you code something your artist drew in and instead of finding bugs you're just surprised at what they made.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-05 00:09:16 Reply

Finally got around to starting to update my old drivers from '06 and slightly overclock this system.
Could do much more, but i'm lazy. I'll get around to it at some point.

P, you said you were getting a new computer?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-05 11:12:02 Reply

At 12/5/13 12:09 AM, egg82 wrote: Finally got around to starting to update my old drivers from '06 and slightly overclock this system.
Could do much more, but i'm lazy. I'll get around to it at some point.

It's a slippery slope. I remember when I first got this system and I just went mad overclocking it. I ended up frying my motherboard somehow. Before that I thought it was my processor so I had to try processors from my dad's and sister's machines and ended up bending the pins on them. Fortunately a pair of tweezers and an hour later I managed to fix the pins.

Component-Entity Systems r gr8!
In the small amount of spare time I have from uni, I finally managed to implement a component-entity system. Before now I always saw everything as hierarchical and would plan my projects that way, but this seems so much nicer. Maybe because it's new to me. Does this get really messy as a game's scope becomes larger? My components are really small and boring, and I can imagine having a lot more than I currently do.

Late to the party much?
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-05 12:07:33 Reply

At 12/5/13 11:12 AM, Sam wrote: Component-Entity Systems r gr8!
In the small amount of spare time I have from uni, I finally managed to implement a component-entity system. Before now I always saw everything as hierarchical and would plan my projects that way, but this seems so much nicer. Maybe because it's new to me. Does this get really messy as a game's scope becomes larger? My components are really small and boring, and I can imagine having a lot more than I currently do.

Late to the party much?

And the angels of heaven sing!

ES design can get messy if you don't strictly stick to ES the whole way through. IDK, it all comes down to how you design the actual components and systems. I've rewritten my engine a few times, this time I think I'm hitting everything right so far, plus I'm making an editor together with it.

And yeah, components should be boring. I usually have a component with only 2 properties or so. Sometimes none at all, just to use as a flag!

P.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-05 12:40:22 Reply

At 12/5/13 11:12 AM, Sam wrote: It's a slippery slope. I remember when I first got this system and I just went mad overclocking it. I ended up frying my motherboard somehow. Before that I thought it was my processor so I had to try processors from my dad's and sister's machines and ended up bending the pins on them. Fortunately a pair of tweezers and an hour later I managed to fix the pins.

Wow, I don't think I've ever managed to do that.
No, I take every precautionary measure I possibly can when overclocking, I know the risks. In fact, I don't even overclock my own system. My motherboard has a ton of neat features in it, one of them being a utility that overclocks everything (in safe increments) for me and tests the overclock to make sure there's no missed calculations.

Once when I was a kid and still learning the ropes I tried to hot-swap RAM xD

Right now i'm focusing on the graphics card. For some reason it was being seriously underclocked (like wayyyy the hell underclocked) - managed to fix it and it should be running at normal speeds again. I used a bitcoin miner program to see how many calculations per second I was getting; went from 30 kilohashes/second to about 250. Don't know what that's going to do to my overall framerate, but FurMark is saying some good things so far.

I also finally installed some software that automatically controls all my fans. Ahh, quiet computer :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-06 13:58:47 Reply

At 12/5/13 05:46 PM, egg82 wrote: Hrm. Thoughts?

http://lifehacker.com/which-programming-language-should-i-learn-first-1477153665?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

As I've gotten older I find that the language itself matters less and less and what I'm doing with it matters more. So I would say pick the thing you want to do first, and then learn the language that best performs that task. But this is my perspective as a self starter. :)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-06 14:32:57 Reply

http://gafmedia.com/converter/

@prettymuchbryce @rustygames I just saw the video for this, haven't looked into it yet. Maybe you can do games with it too.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-06 16:14:48 Reply

At 12/6/13 02:32 PM, MSGhero wrote: http://gafmedia.com/converter/

@prettymuchbryce @rustygames I just saw the video for this, haven't looked into it yet. Maybe you can do games with it too.

Yeah this looks pretty good. I'll have to check it out. Is it commercial ? It's not immediately obvious.

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At 12/6/13 04:14 PM, PrettyMuchBryce wrote: Yeah this looks pretty good. I'll have to check it out. Is it commercial ? It's not immediately obvious.

I saw it while I was waiting for a game of dota to load, so I didn't go into any links. These days, if it doesn't say free in big letters on the landing page, it's not free. The animations are some kind of (starling)displayobject, so they are interactable and game-able.

WHAT IS THE LICENSING MODEL?
We sell licence on per project basis. Please contacts our sales person for more details.

HOW LONG IS FREE PERIOD?
Every registered account is granted 1 free project that includes up to 100 converted animations.

WHAT IS THE ACTUAL PRICING?
Price of per project licence is defined by our sales representative. Discounts may be offered.

HOW I CAN PAY?
We accept PayPal, Google Checkout and bank wire.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2013-12-06 17:15:59 Reply

Hmmmmm interesting sales strategy :)

HOW MUCH IS THE PRODUCT ?

idk.. how much you got ?