a massive Invader Zim fan, I was shocked to see that a community member, Paul Oliver, made a game called N.A.M.E.
Paul has a few hints he posted such as:
No render targets. In a quick hacky attempt to get the game rendering horizontally instead of vertically we did a render of the whole…
If you have the Xbox 360 Guitar Hero controller, you can use XInput to actually mount it as a controller exactly like an Xbox 360 USB controller.
Frets on Fire already has it working with a quick control map.
Here is the
download link from Microsoft (32bit) or the
64 bit edition here.
at the Visual Basic blog,
Matt Gertz has a great post on hidden effects with loops on stuff you may not realize. He talks about how looping backwards versus forwards depending on the situation will drastically simplify your code or if you're looping and using the array.Count how
Over at Code Project,
Eric Haddan created a very nice API to burn CDs and DVDs. He uses the IMAPI v2.0 to be able to do this complex ability. Eric talks about some of the issues he had to accomplish this with .Net along with how he solved it. In the article also he talks
about the classes and…
Page Brooks created a neat Silverlight application that controls his treadmill. Page openly admits it is a proof of concept and really lacks
a real purpose, but from using some tools, he was able to create a very usable UI with minimal effort.
Here is a video of it in action.
With Silverlight 4.0 just announced, here are some great posts / helpful tips on getting started with Silverlight in general.
Channel9 has a training course. Tim Heuer has a 7-part series “Getting Started with Silverlight”.
Shine Draw is an awesome “Flash vs Silverlight” repository that can…
Chris Myers over at
isopod design created a home defending system by using a Roomba. He salvaged a red Roomba off Craig's List and gutted out the vacuum. Using
Make Magazine's bluetooh tutorial and a bluesmurf bluetooth module from
Sparkfun, Chris managed to get the Roomba wirelessly. Finally he…
Chayan shows how to use IKVM.NET to provide a way to use Java methods in .Net. So why would
someone want this? Well, if you had a project in Java that you needed in c#, you'd normally have to recode the entire thing. Recoding can introduce bugs on top of just consuming large sums of time.…
Scott Guthrie has a great post about question marks and LINQ. Well, actually, it is about the c# null coalescing operator, ??.
So what does the ?? operator do? It checks a value and if null, put in something different.
string foo = arg;
if( foo == null)
ASCII art has been around for ages but
Matt has created a way to create to
convert images into ASCII text for web pages. Matt explains how he does the color conversions and how he gets data from the image to text. One major thing he stresses is you must use a monotype font. What is a monotype…