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The Laws of Game Programming - Leisure Suit Lurie - Jul 29, 2005 07:10 AM

http://larc.csci.unt.edu/laws.html

I'm not sure I argee with 2 and 7, but I like 19.


The Laws of Game Programming - unknown - Jul 29, 2005 08:26 AM

Thats suprisingly true, most of the rules I follow by my own accord.


The Laws of Game Programming - Dan Potter - Jul 29, 2005 09:28 AM

Yeah, the first third or so of that sounds suspiciously like a Windows programmer's Xtreme Programming manifesto or something. Wink

Why would you have a shortcut to the registry editor, when your brain is hard-coded to Meta-R, regedit, <Enter> like mine is at this point? Those guys are the wannabes!! Smile

5&6 are true sometimes, but there's a lot to be said for a real debugger if you know how to use it, too. It can get in your way as a crutch if you're afraid of printf debugging (which is also useful) but it's definitely a useful tool. And "Never be afraid to throw a piece of code out" ought to be supplemented with "never be too quick to throw a piece of working code out, you probably have better things to do".

But I'm probably being too serious here. Wink


The Laws of Game Programming - unknown - Jul 29, 2005 09:46 AM

34. Enjoy!


The Laws of Game Programming - PowerMacX - Jul 29, 2005 01:17 PM

35. Profit!


The Laws of Game Programming - unknown - Jul 29, 2005 01:21 PM

PowerMacX, I disagree. Free games dont have to be bad.


The Laws of Game Programming - PowerMacX - Jul 29, 2005 01:39 PM

unknown Wrote:PowerMacX, I disagree. Free games dont have to be bad.

You know, I'm trying to cut down on the number of smilies I use on posts, but apparently I shouldn't... Rolleyes

Let me rephrase:
Quote:35. Profit! Wink



The Laws of Game Programming - unknown - Jul 29, 2005 01:58 PM

What do you mean, sorry that im stupid... Rasp


The Laws of Game Programming - Josh - Jul 29, 2005 02:13 PM

I think the entire list can be condensed into:
1) begin programming
2) ???
3) Profit!


The Laws of Game Programming - Leisure Suit Lurie - Jul 29, 2005 02:34 PM

Josh Wrote:I think the entire list can be condensed into:
1) begin programming
2) ???
3) Profit!

Capitalist!
Rasp


The Laws of Game Programming - Dan Potter - Jul 29, 2005 03:30 PM

Man... are there no Southpark fans on here or something? Smile


The Laws of Game Programming - sealfin - Jul 29, 2005 03:40 PM

* sealfin is too busy collecting underpants to reply to Dan Potter Wink


The Laws of Game Programming - Zwilnik - Jul 30, 2005 05:52 AM

The first law of games programming: There are no laws of game programming Smile


The Laws of Game Programming - Dan Potter - Jul 30, 2005 10:35 AM

The first rule of game programming... you do not talk about game programming club. Wink


The Laws of Game Programming - unknown - Jul 30, 2005 12:18 PM

The second rule of game programming... if its your first time you have to make a MMORPG.