Not a very clean solution, but it's much better then checking the browser version, and it works everywhere. So you should update to CopperLicht 1.1.2 soon, or if you are not using it, update all your own WebGL code as soon as possible.
coldconstructs, Corey von Birnbaum reviewed all the major 4 flash SWF protectors and actionscriopt 3 obfuscators. He comes to this conclusion:
Nice, so irrFuscator pretty much won. Full review here.
sound library irrKlang. It now includes support for .NET 4. Of course, it was possible to use irrKlang with a .NET 4 application before as well (it's supporting .NET 1, 2 and 3), but some users preferred if it was using the same assemblies as their own application. This is possible now as well. So now irrKlang comes in the following flavors:
- Windows - Visual Studio
- Windows - gcc
- Mac OS X
- .NET 1
- .NET 2 and 3
- .NET 4
Google Adplanner: For example the users of reddit seem to be interested in Programming and Technology news and spend an average of 12 minutes on the site. The site also shows uniqe visitors, total visits etc. Of course this only works for bigger websites, but I think this information is much more valuable than for example the extrapolated data from Alexa (who on earth is still installing browser toolbars?).
There is already a top 1000 list, and should they extend this a bit more then I guess Alexa should be history soon. :)
Bienen und Blumen:
I really can't stand people abusing our free site to steal our users money.
If you don't have a WebGL enabled browser, you can watch a video of the game here:
The game code is open if you want to learn how I did it. I even did the graphics, sounds and the music myself (so warning: Programmer Art and Music!). I basically created it from scratch using the 3d engine CopperLicht, the 3d editor CopperCube and even my HTML editor WebsitePainter, to test out if it was possible to create HTML 5 only 3d games already. The result is the following:
WebGL, altough still not finished yet and only supported in most browsers if you enable it manually, works. It's quite stable and very fast. It's - like OpenGL - a bit too complicated to use it without a library since I doubt every web developer wants to learn writing shaders and 3d model importers, but if you use a free library such as copperLicht, everything is fine.
HTML 5 audio: bad
--enable-webgl --allow-file-access-from-files --in-process-webgl --no-sandbox
otherwise you will have problems. Especially forgetting the '--no-sandbox' parameter is tricky. Chrome will then render WebGL, but insert wrong OpenGL states here and there for no apparent reason.
source). And an astonishing 854000 people are holding top-secret security clearances.
These numbers are quite incredible. If you know a bit about history, you also know that the downfall of a lot of states and civilizations began with the rise of their secret organizations. Lets hope we are not witnessing history repeating itself again.
Initially, I wasn't planning of getting a copy of it, since all gameplay videos of SC2 look very much like the first version (only in 3d), and I've played that one to its death already.
But damn, those nice 3D movies, as always! Let's be realistic: I'm probably going to buy it anyway. And going to play through it in one weekend with bad weather. :)
Ambiera newsletter, you can follow me there:
Rockstar Lays Off Red Dead Redemption Employees. Either you are not successful and loose your job. Or you are successful and loose your job.
Well, thank you, wxWidgets. :)
WebsitePainter, I was quite surprised by this result:
Looks like google recognized that the page above is a thread in a forum or discussion board, and is able to show some meta information about this (author, last post). Ok, it's doable, there are about 3 major forum software packages out there in use by most pages, but the interesting part about this is that the forum software used on Ambiera.com is quite unique. I programmed the forum especially for this page, and no other site on the web is using it.
This means google seems to be running some quite expensive analysis of websites behind the scenes. Interesting.
A customer recently saw me using this tool, liked it and asked if he could buy it. I said "no, sorry it's just an internal tool". But since this was a good idea, and maybe there are other people in the need of such a software, I've now cleaned it up a bit, named it WebsitePainter and made it public:
It's not a 'real' HTML editor but more a HTML generator, and is is possible to create full websites with it, including floating texts, images, gradients, web 2.0 style shapes and areas, flash, java, forms, and more. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X. It also fully supports Unicode (once I used it to create a Korean website for it) and should be quite easy to use.
If you like to try it, you can download it here.
Any feedback is welcome.
The interesting part is not the all-uppercase-mode the mails were written in, but that this was not the only guy claiming he was working for a charity organization and who wanted my software for free. Strange.
I'm wondering if this is a new kind of scam and if other software developers are maybe falling for this. I mean I am always open for special discounts and actions, but in a reasonable mode and not with such suspicious mails.. :)
Yesterday, I had a bug in my program where I couldn't figure out why it was happening. It was reproducible, but made no sense. The debugger showed the program did the right thing but the output wasn't correct. So I debugged the program for about 30 minutes, until I gave up.
Then, I cleaned the built object files and rebuilt the whole project from scratch. TADA. Bug disappeared. *grml*
I know, this happens from time to time. The built executable gets corrupted somehow and a rebuild helps. But this time I swear: I'll remember: If it makes no sense, rebuild FIRST! :)
click here. Consumes a lot of CPU cycles but works. :)