Saturday, 1 September 2012

DayZ - The Realistic Multiplayer Zombie Survival Mod

I'm sure many of you have heard of the realistic military simulator Arma II. Well, somebody has created a mod for this game. It's a one of a kind realistic zombie survival situation:

Do you want to get this mod? Well first, you need Arma II: Combined Operations. After you get that, download the DayZ mod (which is free) from here. Run through the installer and you can now successfully play this game.

Not convinced enough to buy it? Well picture yourself building a car from parts you scavenged all across the enormous map (which is 225 km2). You can actually drive it after wards. If you travel a lot, you can find downed helicopters and repair them. That's right, you can fly helicopters and kill anyone in sight.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Next-Gen Luminous Engine - The Future of Game Technology

This new engine was revealed at E3 2012. Let me tell you, it is packed with revolutionary cutting-edge game technology. Not just breath-taking graphics, but the ability to run in real time and work on any platform. Here is the tech-demo which will demonstrate what they have done so far with the incomplete engine. Just a side note, this video has downgraded the full quality of the actual engine graphics, so the graphics are even better than what you are about to see.

Now some of you are unsure about what real-time is. Well, let me explain. Real-time technology is not per-rendered, it happens on the spot. At E3 2012, the staff paused the game and moved the camera position in a scene. Then he clicked play again and it worked smoothly. Coding that must have been insanity, what else can this engine pull off? We have yet to see it's limits.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

How not to SMASH your Computer - 5 Tips on Debugging

Every programmer or developer has that problem. Sometimes your code wont run. Other times, the code runs but does not give the intended results. In rare cases, you fix the bug without even knowing how. But do not worry, I will show you some tips to save that hair your going to pull out.

  1. Check everything over. Even the things you don't expect to be wrong. Trust me, you'd be surprised at what you did wrong. If you are following a tutorial, look over the steps and make sure you executed everything correctly.
  2. Check versions and requirements. Maybe you are using the wrong type or version of something. Check all your libraries, plugins, language versions. Make sure everything is compatible.
  3. Revise your code. If the language you are using is case sensitive, make sure you have the correct capital modes.
  4. Use and IDE with a debugger. This can cut the time it takes to debug by half. The IDE will tell you specifically what is wrong. If you want to save time, get one. They are free (most of them).
  5.  Pretend your the compiler. Run through the code and find what each bit does. See if something doesn't make much sense.
That's all for now, I hope this stops a lot of frustration in the future.


Friday, 20 July 2012

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Hai everybwody,

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