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Haiku Project. Loops and Arcs. Here are two tools I've been using lately to better understand the functionality of my game designs.

Loops and Arcs

The first is the loop, a structure that should be very familiar to those who have looked into skill atoms. The second is the arc. Loops The 'game' aspect of this beast we call a computer game always involves 'loops'.The player starts with a mental model that prompts them to...Apply an action to...The game system and in return...Receives feedback that...Updates their mental model and starts the loop all over again. Or kicks off a new loop. Nested, dependent loops yields complex feedback loops and unexpected dynamics. Interrelated actions that trigger multiple loops in order to bring about specific system dynamics.Systems of crisply defined cause and effect that yield self contained systems of meaning.Functional feedback that helps players understand causation. Arcs 'Arcs' have similar elements to a loop, but are not built for repeated usage.

Mixing Loops and Arcs Conclusion. l4Krits. l4Krits (You need Java 5.0 to play l4Krits) (jar file) About the game l4Krits is a (loving) rip-off of the excellent game Luxor by Mumbo Jumbo in only four kilobytes!


It was made by Markus Persson for the 2007 Java 4K (game) Programming Contest. The scoring works as this: For each ball you pop, you get 10 points. Extensible 3D (X3D), ISO/IEC FCD 19775-1r1:200x, 28 DIS component. Extensible 3D (X3D)Part 1: Architecture and base components 28 Distributed interactive simulation (DIS) component.

Extensible 3D (X3D), ISO/IEC FCD 19775-1r1:200x, 28 DIS component

XFIG, FIG and associated software. The FIG graphics format is a vector drawing format which can be used with programs such as xfig to produce simple figures for documents.

XFIG, FIG and associated software

Note that MATLAB will produce a proprietary graphics file format called the MATLAB Figure format, saved in a file with a ".fig" extension. As far as I know, none of the programs described herein handle that particular format. Contents History of figDescription of various fig formats (Current version 3.2) Associated SoftwareEditors: Xfig, javafig, fig Conversion programs: transfig, fig2dev, hp2xx, mif2fig, pstoedit, pic2fig, pbmtofig, etc. How to use startup command line switches to start Word 2010, Word 2007, Word 2003, Word 2002, and Word 2000.

This article describes the command-line switches that can be used to start Word and their purpose.

How to use startup command line switches to start Word 2010, Word 2007, Word 2003, Word 2002, and Word 2000

Some of these switches are also described in Word Help. For more information about startup switches, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type control what happens when you start word in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned. To use a command-line switch to start Word, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Use the Run command Click Start, and then click Run.Click Browse.Locate the Office folder, click the Winword.exe file, and then click Open.

Method 2: Use a shortcut Method notes If you put the switch inside the closing quotation mark and then click OK, you receive one of the following error messages: Cannot find the file 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Winword.exe /a' (or one of its components). -or- Windows cannot find 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE /a'. HTML5 for the Ruby Developer. Hacker News. DIS-Java-VRML Working Group: Examples. This is our biggest example scene on how to DIS-ify lots of VRML. java demo.helicopter.StartPanel in a command prompt window first launches a team selection panel, then a vehicle selection panel, then either a helo control panel or tank control panel. java demo.helicopter.Referee in a command prompt window make the flags "live" and capturable.

DIS-Java-VRML Working Group: Examples

When you do receive PDUs, please select a viewpoint local to the vehicle or it may move out of sight. You can have multiple send and receive windows running on a single machine, and each will be able to access the same multicast address/port group. Example screen snapshots: TankHeloFire1 TankHeloFire2 TankHeloFire3 TankHeloFire4 TankHeloFire5 Fort Irwin terrain geometry, terrain texture map and metadata report Airfield Tactical Map for mission planning.

HTML5 Presentation. Wemux - multi-user terminal multiplexing for party pair programming based on tmux. We just can’t shut up about the joys of tmux, especially for remote pairing.

wemux - multi-user terminal multiplexing for party pair programming based on tmux

Matt Furden aims to make it even easier to set up a secure multi-user environment with wemux. Wemux sets up an SSH server and tmux sessions for three use cases: Mirror Mode gives clients (another SSH user on your machine) read-only access to the session, allowing them to see you work, or Pair Mode allows the client and yourself to work in the same terminal (shared cursor) Rogue Mode allows the client to pair or work independently in another window (separate cursors) in the same tmux session. Wemux can be installed via Homebrew and provides a command line interface with a host of options, for listing and joining servers, kicking users, and more: $ wemux list Currently active wemux servers: 1. project-x 2. rails 3. wemux <- current server Check the README for advanced installation and usage.