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1101 No. 1101 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've been wanting to try programming or game making for a while now but I don't know where to start. I have a vague idea of what I want to make. Ideally, something like a point and click adventure game but rather than having an inventory it'd be more about how your actions affect the things around them. If you've ever played ghost trick I wanted to make something like that. I really enjoyed that games puzzles and I liked how a scene was being played out as you solved them.

But trying to emulate that kind of gameplay is too ambitious for a first try so maybe something closer to "I wish I were the moon" http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/461959
>> No. 1102 [Edit]
Making video games is difficult and learning any language is extremely tedious. The software I write nearly every day is what most people, myself included, would consider boring and the tedium is absolutely inescapable. It will more than likely take great resolve to do anything you have in mind today.

If you decide to program it yourself you should learn java and get comfortable with that. Java is a fine language for beginners and teaches useful OO concepts.

Assembly and Python are also excellent starting points for beginners, Python will teach almost everything a beginner should learn. It's easy to use and would make a great stepping stone if you want to later use a language like C/C++/Java. Python is great in and of its self and you can stick with it. Assembly takes a bit of effort to learn, but it's still by far the best way to really get to grips with programming, but I still recommend it less than Python and Java.

If you decide you aren't tough enough and programming is not for you, there are things like Wintermute Engine and Visionaire Studio that will let you make your game with little or no programming knowledge. They're really easy to use, so I hear, and they would suit someone with not so much time to invest in a hobby.

>Ideally, something like a point and click adventure game but rather than having an inventory it'd be more about how your actions affect the things around them.

That is a point and click adventure game.

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883 No. 883 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anyone have a tablet computer? I was interested in buying one for reading manga and stuff.

I want to avoid anything iPad related obviously. I was maybe thinking of the ExoPC; it looks pretty good and runs on Win 7. Only, the hardware is just about to become obsolete in regards to tablets so I wasn't sure. Check it out here: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/ExoPC

Please restrain from any comments like "buy a netbook" cause I already have one. I just want a tablet computer, because it reminds me of Star Trek compads from when I was growing up~
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>> No. 905 [Edit]
>>2027
Maybe I'll have to buy a tablet... It'd be great for watching anime in bed, and if it ran Windows 8 I could plug in a keyboard and mouse for a casual game of DOTA every once in a while.
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I finally got a tablet but more so I could use it to communicate (deaf).

Had a hard time picking from anything that was not an iPad and was not shit. The best I could get here was an Archos running Android (gonna mess around with that). I got the 1.5GHz version.

Over all, they're really not that useful. I'm able to use it for what I need and it's nice for manga, but apart from that you could just use a PSP or other small device for most things.

https://www.archos.com/products/gen9/archos_101g9/index.html?country=us&lang=en

Post edited on 30th Jun 2012, 4:54am
>> No. 907 [Edit]
 
>>2074
>>2027
getting this.

http://www.google.com/nexus/#/7
>> No. 908 [Edit]
>>2075

Welcome to the botnet.

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931 No. 931 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Lets start a game where we try to answer a science question, and also think up other questions. The aim is to make a question that the average untrained but curious tohnochanner can think about and also have a bit of fun discussing things. Try not to make questions which require too much specialised technical knowledge. Also note this is not just a place to get your homework questions answered.

First question: from an evolutionary point of view, is it possible for a species of parasite to completely wipe out its host species?
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>> No. 939 [Edit]
When you're boiling water, why do bubbles form before the water reaches boiling temperature?
>> No. 940 [Edit]
>>2009

below boiling point, the water can evaporate and form bubbles because the pressure on the liquid is almost equal to the vapor pressure, while we say the water is at it's boiling point when the bulk of the water forms vapor bubbles
>> No. 941 [Edit]
Enjoyment of music is something found in almost all cultures. What purpose does it serve and how could it have evolved?
>> No. 942 [Edit]
Enjoyment of sage is something found in almost all imageboards. What purpose does it serve and how could it have evolved?

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909 No. 909 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzbFaNueKU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDqIVzCRAr8

These videos give me hope for the future,and the possibility of a fully functional robotic girlfriend.
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>> No. 921 [Edit]
Not really worth the money. Its just a massive, heavy masturbation aid which I'd have no emotional attachment to, and probably get bored of really quickly. The mental bit is probably the most important when fapping and I'd rather just spend my time trying to find some media I really like. Its also: a little creepy, difficult to hide, difficult to throw away.

Maybe it'd be cool if it could make intelligent human-like movements, living giving a blowjob or handjob, or clenching her vaginal muscles while your dick is in there. I actually had a dream about that once. It was really good.
>> No. 922 [Edit]
>>1803
that looks scary, not cute or hot
>> No. 923 [Edit]
>>1805
I also get that feeling from it.

It's weird, but it feels as if it might just make a sudden movement at any moment.
>> No. 924 [Edit]
>>1805
>>1810
Looks kind of like a kig but I'd still buy one. anyone know how or where I could buy one?

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925 No. 925 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I have been planning to code a Tohno-chan search engine as I was bored. (then I've noticed it'd work on 4chan with relatively minor changes, but oh well).

The first step was to create a website that can read Tohno's page format. I did that.

Things that aren't working:
- pages. Will do that in a few hours.

http://tohno.64pixels.org

Go check it out and find bugs!

(Obligatory Yuki pic included.)
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>> No. 927 [Edit]
>>972

I am creating a search engine for Tohno-chan, and a way to read the site is the first step.
>> No. 928 [Edit]
>>973

Oh right, pages now work! So do titles!
>> No. 929 [Edit]
looking forward to it!
>> No. 930 [Edit]
Why is it closed? I used it on my dumbphone and kindle.

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950 No. 950 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I got a iPod touch from christmas, what app do I use to read RAR manga?
>> No. 951 [Edit]
there is a thread about technology help here http://tohno-chan.com/mt/res/131.html

why do you make a whole new thread dedicated to a simple google search?
>COMICBOOKLOVER.appstore

Ipod is horrible for reading manga.Get the only worthwhile item for reading like a Kindle or a tablet.

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952 No. 952 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm seriously considering buying a used MacBook. What's holding me back is compatibility issues. So I wanted to ask any otaku Mac users how they fair with their Mac. Can it play games like Touhou or Melty Blood relatively easily? Are most visual novels denied to you? How's watching HD/BD anime?

Visual novels are what I'm most concerned about. I wouldn't even call myself a gamer save for those rare occassions. If it really comes down to it, I can stream my anime. But I want to be able to play VNs (working on Fate/Stay Night and Ever 17 right now) even if I have to use voodoo magic on the command line. I suppose I could dual boot, but I would prefer not to. Besides all that, I just use my computer to browse the web and write documents.
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>> No. 964 [Edit]
I finally remembered this thread I created. I had to replace some hardware and upgrade to Snow Leopard, but I got my Mac running everything I want it to (Wine is a gift from the heavens). No stuttering problems with F/SN like I had on my old laptop. Here's a list of pros and cons I've come across while using my MacBook:

Pros:
1. Pretty UI and build
2. Almost no compatibility problems
3. Apple goes to great lengths to make OS X easy

Cons:
1. So little freeware it hurts
2. Apple thought it would be hilarious to lock this model's HARDWARE from accessing 64-bit mode. What the hell, Apple?
3. The average Mac user doesn't know anything about their own OS. Needless to say, the community is of little help with problems you can't lol point n click away.
4. fdisk has been mutilated to the point that I'm not even sure how to use it.
5. OS X gives me a big FUCK YOU whenever I try to boot from a USB. Someone tell me of another OS that doesn't let you boot from a USB! What the hell kind of shit is this!? This pisses me off to no end!

I will be installing Ubuntu on my MacBook. I can't deal with how unfriendly this OS is to people who want to do tasks beyond media editing. I wanted to believe people were exaggerating when they said OS X was restrictive. I believed in the goodness of Apple. I was wrong.
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>> No. 965 [Edit]
No cookies, and I didn't set a password to my original post. Would one of the Powers That Be be kind enough to delete this thread for me?
>> No. 966 [Edit]
>>1186
What the hell is it with Apple taking ownership of all the products they sold to you that you supposedly "own"? That is my number one issue with them.

I wish I could take a diehard apple fan's keys, make a copy, and then send a team of Apple people in to rearrange his kitchen drawers, the layout of his furniture, the colors of his walls and all the outlets his appliances are hooked into, because that's the way Apple does things, and, from now on, that's the way he is going to do things as well. And every time he loads iTunes, the team is going to come in and fix whatever he's changed in his house.

Something tells me he'd welcome it.
>> No. 967 [Edit]
>>1199
While I can understand Apple wanting to idiot-proof their system, they should provide a key for all the locks they put in place. Deciding absolutely on what can and can't be done is tyranny, especially when their customers pay so much to own, not borrow, one of Apple's computers.

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1075 No. 1075 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I want to try making a water cooling system for my CPU. But I have no clue where to start! How should I go about doing this?

I don't know how you'd power the pump (will I need a transformer? Do I power it separately or use the power from the computer's own transformer? If I do, will I need to change some kind of settings?). I want to try not using a radiator, instead replacing it with a huge water bottle reservoir, but I wonder if that'll work? And finally, I don't know how to change the settings in DOS so I can get the thingy to overclock..
>> No. 1076 [Edit]
I think you might find better guides on www.google.com than here on Tohno-chan.

Just don't use simple tap water for your watercooling, please.
>> No. 1077 [Edit]
Do you really need water cooling, though? I mean it's pretty obsolete these days. Even if you OC your hardware, you should have enough airflow in your case that it can keep the thing cool. Water cooling was useful like..early 2000s when chips were getting a lot better.

That said, check this out. Did you know you can essentially submerge your system in a tank of cooking oil to cool it? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/strip-fans,1203.html
>> No. 1078 [Edit]
You can't really change the settings in DOS or your bios to overclock something, they set your processor at optimum levels and don't let you change it. You'd have to get a program that will hack your CPU to change it's clock speed.

>>721
Actually water cooling is still used, and is pretty common in high-power rigs.
>> No. 1079 [Edit]
>>732
Actually, as far as I know you can change your FSB speed in your BIOS to OC most modern CPUs, except Intel's sandy bridge.

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1081 No. 1081 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
My current Asus EEEPC900 is literally falling apart and loves to overheat, thus, I need a new one.
I don't need it to have a lot a power or disk space, I won't be storing much on it besides the OS and that will be linix. I don't need a webcam, I don't need a CD drive. There are only two things that I will really need:
-Somewhat tough
-long battery life
I don't care if its new, used, or refurbished, and I don't care if its a newer or older model. As long as its relatively cheap I don't care.
So knowing all this, what do you suggest?
>> No. 1082 [Edit]
The cheapest you can get with usable new mobile computers is probably this ARM-based smartbook for $199:
http://www.genesi-usa.com/products/smartbook
Battery life is claimed to be 7 or 8 hours, IIRC.

Other than that, I'd suggest simply getting another EeePC of a newer generation.
>> No. 1083 [Edit]
>>7387
Ohh, that sounds cool, but whats with the 3G thing? Is it like some free deal like with the Kindle? It does not say anything about subscribing to ATNT for service on the site.
3G/GSM would be really good for me because I want to replace my old one for the purpose of traveling.
>> No. 1085 [Edit]
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>>7389
Sorry, I don't know anything more about it apart from what's on the web site, and I didn't even read all of that.

Also notice how it doesn't have any built-in connectors for external displays or wired LAN, might be an issue.
>> No. 1087 [Edit]
Moved thread.

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1088 No. 1088 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Meanwhile, on Earth...

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/04may_epic/
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>> No. 1090 [Edit]
well this isnt new they just proved it - the idea of gravity influencing space. That's part of the stuff that happens around black holes...

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1091 No. 1091 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do we have any future IT guys or programmers on /tc/? I've been considering going to school for something in the tech field since computers are some of the only things I'm good with.
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>> No. 1097 [Edit]
Yes, DeVry, like most for-profit schools, don't offer good education and your money and time is far, far better spent at a good university.
>> No. 1098 [Edit]
Will be attending the Zenos IT Academy starting Feb 28th. My secondary school left me with lots of nice little crappy paper qualifications, but no actual skills.

I'd prefer a career in music (bassist) but it's not stable enough. I could see myself doing a lot worse than IT, so I'm jumping at the chance. I find computing in general fascinating anyway.

>>167

I agree.
>> No. 1099 [Edit]
I don't know if anyone else here is into game programming like I am, but a guy from /v/'s game dev threads has been maintaining a server with resources on the subject. It's at deeserver.wmclan.net if anyone wants it.
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