The Laws of Game Programming

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

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

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

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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

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34. Enjoy!

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

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

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

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

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

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The first law of games programming: There are no laws of game programming Smile
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The first rule of game programming... you do not talk about game programming club. Wink

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

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