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  1. In Topic: Phobos - A JavaFX Games Engine: Part 2 - JavaFX Scene API and the FSM

    Posted 25 Nov 2014

    View PostOneAndOnly, on 06 November 2014 - 05:11 AM, said:

    Nice work. But what is the reason for creation of the KeyState class? Why not to use EventType<KeyEvent> instead?

    Good question. The system is set up so that it polls key data before each rendered frame (poll -> draw -> poll -> draw). If I were to use the in-built KeyEvent type I'd end up with an event queue to process each frame - which could end up with misfires. For example if the user were to press and then let go of the W key between two poll calls, the key would simply be registered as up.

    The way my system is implemented, though, lets us know that the key is either Up (not pressed), Down (held) or has been both in the last frame. For the purposes of that, a HIT event can be considered as a 'Key Down and then Up' event.

    This felt like a simpler way to manage it, but I'm open to suggestions!
  2. In Topic: Conditional multiple entry points

    Posted 16 Nov 2014

    View PostSalem_c, on 16 November 2014 - 11:29 AM, said:

    So if you already have
    #ifdef WINDOWS
    around your includes, why cant you have

    #ifdef WINDOWS
    int _tmain()
    int main ( )
      return 0;

    I thought that, but NaCl relies on an entire three classes to get itself running - which is why I feel two separate files would be much nicer to maintain.
  3. In Topic: Need help selecting a new Power Supply

    Posted 10 Sep 2014

    View Postmodi123_1, on 10 September 2014 - 08:54 AM, said:

    .. and you are certain that is not the heat, thermal paste, or issue with the videocard?

    I've kept a keen eye on the temps - 80 and below on the CPU at load, thermal paste is okay but will be changed with a new cooler anyway. Video card presents no problems under the usual levels of stress. I might well change the cooler first and see how that fares.
  4. In Topic: Need help selecting a new Power Supply

    Posted 10 Sep 2014

    View Postmodi123_1, on 10 September 2014 - 07:52 AM, said:

    Pick a silver/gold rated corsair at 850 w or better.

    ... though I am not certain what "the system gets a little bit wobbly" means.

    So an RM850, AX860 or AX860i.

    By wobbly I mean in load situations it presents graphical anomalies (such as white spots in games) and occasionally hangs for a split second. Long enough to see that it's stopped.
  5. In Topic: Dissertation inspiration: Games Development

    Posted 23 Aug 2014

    View Postmacosxnerd101, on 23 August 2014 - 01:09 PM, said:


    Crypoanalysis is one of those things I've never worked with but interests me greatly.

    You will want a lot of math here. I would encourage coursework in Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, and Cryptography before pursuing an intense project. Something I would consider of sufficient complexity for a Crypto project would be to explore and implement an Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem. That will involve teaching yourself a bit about how elliptic curves work, and so you will get into algebraic number theory. I had a friend do this for his senior year project in high school. Suffice to say he was an exceptional case, as most of the math was junior/senior level math in college.

    Math is something I excel in, I'm quite proud of that actually. I quite enjoy numbers and working with so this is definitely something I'll start looking into.

    View Postmacosxnerd101, on 23 August 2014 - 01:09 PM, said:


    I had another idea: Machine Learning in Handwriting Recognition. It's been done, it can't not have been, but it would be a nice challenge with a reasonable result. Maybe.

    Do you have experience in either area? I know some folks that took an ML class at my school, and the difficulty was ridiculous. If you don't have experience in ML or Computer Vision, I would steer away from this one.

    I've implemented an ANN before, albeit it was a learning exercise and I never actually did anything with it. I DO have experience with Computer Vision though and did consider picking up and completing an old project of mine, an alternative HID for individuals that can't operate a mouse. That may still be a viable option.

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21 years old
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