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by Bob Janova
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Slay
Topic: Castles on the trees?
Replies: 10
Views: 8173

Ah, my mistake, you can. You can't do it with the right mouse button any more, which is how I used to do it (in v3).
by Bob Janova
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Slay
Topic: Castles on the trees?
Replies: 10
Views: 8173

In the latest version you can't do that upgrade-and-drop thing, which makes the game quite a bit harder.
by Bob Janova
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Separating load-out and chassis?
Replies: 11
Views: 7110

Ships could have a default missile setup, so you wouldn't have to select missiles unless you weren't happy with the normal ones.
by Bob Janova
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Design area or Pre-Set area?
Replies: 4
Views: 4116

The 'hit area' is definitely determined by the ship's contents and not its display size; you can create a ship with no triangles at all but you still get hit. I don't know if it's cost, weight or number of components that detemines the hit size, though.
by Bob Janova
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Cheap Desighns?
Replies: 12
Views: 7101

Once you get to mission 100 or so it really doesn't get any more difficult ... okay, so your wingmen can have better ships, but really that just means they can launch more missiles into your arse :wink: .
by Bob Janova
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Missle Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6096

... um, wrong thread :roll: .
by Bob Janova
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Game Creation & Sharing
Replies: 42
Views: 50746

Well, I'd say more a rationalisation. Because C++ felt the need to be backward compatible, and because it's object-oriented stuff was added later, it is a bit of a mess. C# kept the syntax and the basic ideas, but some things are quite different (like it being pure OO, like Java).
by Bob Janova
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Game Creation & Sharing
Replies: 42
Views: 50746

Heh, no it doesn't. That's cos it's a proper new language, not just C with some extra bits tacked on :P. For some reason everything about .Net has ended up being called Sharp; I guess C# started it, and they just thought it was an interesting name.
by Bob Janova
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Game Creation & Sharing
Replies: 42
Views: 50746

C# is the main language for .Net development. Syntactically it is similar to C or Java (lots of curly brackets and words like new and int). The main difference from C++ is that, like Java, there are no pointers and things are garbage-collected for you.

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by Bob Janova
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: No ejects/retreats/hyperspace LOL
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

I haven't ejected or hyperspaced for 50 missions at least. Once your ship is big enough, you can take an awful lot of hits before you feel like there could be trouble.
by Bob Janova
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: What about a random mission generator?
Replies: 21
Views: 12306

It would be cool, although I don't quite know how it would produce anything other than random squadrons. Would it spawn random objective craft as well? Imagine trying to defend a freighter with 5 enemy squadrons all over the map :shock: ...
by Bob Janova
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Critical Mass
Topic: Most components destroyed by a single missile
Replies: 8
Views: 6525

I think so, yes.
by Bob Janova
Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Football-o-saurus
Topic: This came can SPREAD over the NET!
Replies: 4
Views: 9978

Yes. File/Create a new team. It'll wipe your current ranking and everything and start afresh.
by Bob Janova
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Different Programing Languages
Replies: 15
Views: 20698

Hmm, I never had a great deal of luck with books, although if you want to have a go at C (not C++) I'd recommend the original and best The C Programming Language by Kernigan and Ritchie. For C#, there is a book by B. Gunnarson or someone like that which is really good. I've recently signed up at Gam...
by Bob Janova
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Different Programing Languages
Replies: 15
Views: 20698

Java is a good place to start. C and C++ are kind of hard, but hardcore programmers will tell you they let you write faster, smaller programs. C# is very good at what it does, similar to Java in language terms and has a good library, but there are some things you can't do (low level I/O, pointer tri...