March 29th, 2012

Dem graphics.

The graphics card arrived today. I went for a EVGA Nvidia GTX570 HD Superclocked. I know I was told I should just get the GTX 560 TI but I couldn’t resist going a bit further for the 570. I don’t want to have to change graphics cards for a while so I thought it would be better to get the best I could now rather than wait and spend more money later. MORE

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March 23rd, 2012

Starting a Text-based Adventure game

For about a year and a half I’ve always wanted to make a text-based adventure game. Now I have finally come round to starting one. I don’t know if I’ll be able to carry the story, but building the systems to make the classic text-based adventure game is fun. I’m using Windows Presentation Foundation in C#. For example, I’m using dictionaries to store data about enemies (health, magica, strength, weapon etc.) and weapons (damage, value etc). MORE

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March 21st, 2012

New Computer Build

About mid October last year I was informed I would be getting some grant money from the Uni. What better time to custom build my first personal computer (built 34 computers for small company before). Since then I’ve been researching components to make this the best computer I’ve had yet; shouldn’t be hard as I’ve only ever had one computer to myself before, which is the one I’m typing this on. Here are the specs I’ve decided on so far: MORE

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