Code Snippets: Again with the code snippets

Well the space aliens were asking me about code snippets again, and they were curious if they had to create a separate file for each of the code snippets and put them in the same folder, or could they put them all in the same file.  Then again, if you think that these space aliens…

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Pong: The adventure begins again, join in NOW, ADD Graphics

To use code snippets make sure to download the file attachment to this blog!  Use the text to follow along with the video, if possible use two monitors for this to really make sense.   PONG: The adventure continues     Explanation Steps to Reproduce “Now let’s add graphics to our game. First, I’ll create…

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Code Snippets for PONG: part 70 of gazillion

How do you create Code Snippets, and what are they?[i] Ok, ok, the space aliens are talking to me again, oh wait a minute, I found some aluminum foil… Made a hat, grounded it to a water pipe, now I am safe. Let’s talk about code snippets, which is easier than talking to space aliens,…

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Building an XNA Game part 300 of a gazillion or so parts

I lost my aluminum foil hat in Nov. and have been under direct control of space aliens, and they didn’t feel like writing a blog about games.  Fortunately, I found it and now can get back to writing about Games and stuff like that.  Seriously though, the XNA 2.0 has been a fundamental change, and…

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Building an XNA Game that will run on XBox, part 4 of gazillion

Well, let’s take a look at our next component, we got the Blue Screen Game (that is: A cornflower blue screen is shown on the screen).  You might be asking yourself: “I am a java developer, this C# stuff confuses me”, or you might be new to the game design and programming.  Today, I am…

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The Imagine Cup: Imagine That!

As I write about communications with aliens, I have found out about the Imagine Cup, and my discussion about game design can certainly be used to win some very large coinage!  Like 15,000 dollars in coinage! Imagine that you, a friend or relative could win $8,000 for taking some pictures about the environment?  Imagine that…

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Building an XNA Game part 2 of a gazillion or so parts

Let’s see if my aluminum foil hat is in position…yes it is.  At the end of the last post you should have been able to run your first game and see a screen that looks like the following: Not to be mistaken for the blue screen of death, you are viewing your first game: The…

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Building an XNA game and having fun!

Ok, ok, I have been having some mental issues, now that I have repaired my aluminum foil hat, and added some new features, I can get back to writing about the writing programs to communicate with space aliens.  Gee whiz, in one of my past lives, I used to design satellite systems, so I guess…

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Getting into Game Design

As a student, when you look at the material on the MSDN sites, it can be difficult to determine what you need to know or even how to use the information.  First off, it is important to have software the is up to date and functional.  Use this link to get started on downloading C#…

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Escape Velocity, Artificial Intelligence and Space Aliens

It appears that the one of the MoteAI coming in from interstellar space is changing its orbit so that it will pass over the Earth, but it is still traveling faster then 618 kilometers per second, which means that the MoteAI would still be able to fly out of the solar system with no additional…

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