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1. ## Thread: Issue with tiles in isometric view not lining up

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### Issue with tiles in isometric view not lining up

I'm trying to create an isometric tile view. I've been doing some reading online about it, and after implementing what I read into code, it doesn't seem to be working. I'm using Swift in Spritekit....
2. ## Thread: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

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### Re: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

You're correct about how the class is set up. I wasn't able to follow what you were saying about the cache, but I've got code that is working quite well presently.

The new method I've created...
3. ## Thread: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

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### Re: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

Thanks for your reply,

Sorry if my post wasn't entirely clear. I am aware that I would have an array under each tile as in your example (TowersCoveringThisTile) and that I would update this when a...
4. ## Thread: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

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### Re: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

I've greatly improved my code so far. I'm still looping through them as I was, but the 'intersectsNode' method was too costly and instead I'm now calculating the position of the enemy and seeing if...
5. ## Thread: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

by Icyculyr
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### Re: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

Interesting...

I loop through all the enemies, get the tile the enemy is on, and then loop through all the towers that can cover that tile.

I can see that this wouldn't loop through towers that...
6. ## Thread: Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

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### Tower defence game logic for detecting enemies in tower's radius

In short, I'm making a tower defence game. I'm getting performance issues due to the way I'm checking if enemies are in range of the tower's radius.
I'm wondering if there's a better way than what...
7. ## Thread: Generating rectangles around a centre point in a spiral starting from the centre

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### Re: Generating rectangles around a centre point in a spiral starting from the centre

Ah I see. Thanks for the explanation! Much appreciated.
8. ## Thread: Generating rectangles around a centre point in a spiral starting from the centre

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### Re: Generating rectangles around a centre point in a spiral starting from the centre

Ah I see I see. I appreciate the response. This will be handy. Thanks!
9. ## Thread: Generating rectangles around a centre point in a spiral starting from the centre

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### Generating rectangles around a centre point in a spiral starting from the centre

Ehh, it's been a while since I've been on VBForums. Feels a little nostalgic :bigyello:

Anyway I have a central point (40x40 pixel rectangle) and I want to generate (40x40 pixel) rectangles around...
10. ## Thread: My own harlem shake! :D

by Icyculyr
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### Re: My own harlem shake! :D

Haha very clever, I liked it.
11. ## Thread: The iPhone 5

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### Poll: Re: The iPhone 5

I am glad to hear this NeedSomeAnswers. I enjoy surprising people.

Of course there are. Some are just great, I reserve fantastic for substantial iPhone, iPad and Mac releases.

Of course I...
12. ## Thread: The iPhone 5

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### Poll: Re: The iPhone 5

Yeah, but it may not have been a 4S, and it had a case on it so yeah it would be heavier lol.
13. ## Thread: The iPhone 5

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### Poll: Re: The iPhone 5

Do you expect anything else from your average joe being interviewed? They've been told it's the 5, so they think it is and they compare it against what they've seen or used. I doubt any of them had a...
14. ## Thread: The iPhone 5

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### Poll: Re: The iPhone 5

I think it's fantastic. It's very thin and light, it should be more durable due to the metal back and construction (the front and back panels are built into it or something, not attached like with...
15. ## Thread: Are there animation blocks in VB?

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### Re: Are there animation blocks in VB?

Hmmm, I see. I'll have to give it a go again sometime, thanks for the info. I'll probably target 4.0 at this point. Cheers!
16. ## Thread: Are there animation blocks in VB?

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### Re: Are there animation blocks in VB?

Thanks for your replies everyone,

That sounds like it may be more difficult than just using timers to achieve my goal.

I appreciate that, I think this has been somewhat answered now though,...
17. ## Thread: Are there animation blocks in VB?

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### Re: Are there animation blocks in VB?

Thanks for your reply, and sleep well!

I do know that, but I want to animate it over a period of time automatically. So I create a block, specify the duration until the animation is complete, and...
18. ## Thread: Are there animation blocks in VB?

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### Re: Are there animation blocks in VB?

Thanks for your reply,

I'm not making a game or anything, I just want to animate controls across the screen. PictureBoxes, Buttons, etc. I'm aware of how to do it with timers and such, but using...
19. ## Thread: Are there animation blocks in VB?

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### Are there animation blocks in VB?

Hey,

I haven't used VB in quite a while... I'm wondering are there animation blocks or something similar in VB?

In Objective C I'd do:

[UIView animateWithDuration:0.3 animations:^{
...
20. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

That's true, but it could yield even less battery life than that. Perhaps even as little as two hours.

That's true. If you connect a keyboard and a mouse then you'll be fine, but that stuff also...
21. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

That's true, but the problem is these tablets will always be expensive, and heavy, and have much worse battery life than an ARM based tablet. It's the nature of what they are. On top of that it can...
22. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

Ah yeah, I see, thanks. How does it feel? Comfortable to hold? Temperature when gaming or in general use?
23. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

Thanks for the info! It sounds pretty good.

Though I'm afraid flash won't work for long I think, as it's being discontinued for mobile devices.
24. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

I can definitely think of a few gestures that suit Windows 8 lol...

I think they've done this to restrict it. It seems to be a book reader / web browser to me, with enough room for a movie or two...

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Fixed :p
26. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

They weren't the first to think of it and they weren't the first to make it either, but they were the first to make it the right way. Using ARM processors and mobile software built from the ground up...
27. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

Haha no, this was much bigger and black with a thin bezel. Essentially an iPad the size of a newspaper page, but with a smaller bezel.

Oh I agree with that, but even if they were sold as such they...

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So, so true.

LOL!
29. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### Re: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

I wasn't blasting it, I actually like it. I'd probably buy one if I didn't already have an iPad. It's definitely the best Android slate available today, in my opinion at least. It's a bargain at...
30. ## Thread: What Android phone should I get?

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### Re: What Android phone should I get?

I thought so too...

Haha I wasn't suggesting that he replace his 4S with a gaming rig, just to invest in a gaming rig and keep his current iPhone.
31. ## Thread: My brand new gadget

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### Re: My brand new gadget

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=24714814
32. ## Thread: My brand new gadget

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### Re: My brand new gadget

But can it play Crysis?
33. ## Thread: Some VERY Clever Animation

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### Re: Some VERY Clever Animation

Lol wow that's good :thumb:
34. ## Thread: So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

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### So... do you like the Nexus 7...?

It's got a 720p 7 inch IPS display, 8GB of storage, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, up to 8 hours of battery life, it weighs 340g, and it starts at \$199. You also get a \$25 credit in the Google Play...
35. ## Thread: What Android phone should I get?

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### Re: What Android phone should I get?

What Android smartphone should you get in two years? Hmm... certainly none of the models available today since they'll be greatly outdated. I'd say go with the Samsung Galaxy S4 if you're buying in a...
36. ## Thread: Xcode 4.3 - MainStoryboard_iPhone.storyboard could not be opened

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### Re: Xcode 4.3 - MainStoryboard_iPhone.storyboard could not be opened

Try the Apple developer forums, I'm not sure you'll find many people on a VB forum that are familiar with XCode :p
37. ## Thread: Squirtle... mind... blown...

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### Squirtle... mind... blown...

http://img.tapatalk.com/be7c46a1-0565-6c50.jpg

:eek:
38. ## Thread: [RESOLVED] !! About the new type of Single Language MSDN that I am making for Microsoft !!

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### Re: !! About the new type of Single Language MSDN that I am making for Microsoft !!

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How did you know we throw poisonous wallabies?
39. ## Thread: Customer is NOT always right!!!

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### Re: Customer is NOT always right!!!

This world is so messed up.

New planet please...
40. ## Thread: The GIF thread...

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### Re: The GIF thread...

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