dimono banned me from the "Help! What's the name of this band/song?" thread.
what a jerk
I'm working on a 2D survival horror game for my Software class major project, and I'm trying to design a nice rain effect. My original method was just to draw five different lots of diagonal, straight lines going across the screen and make a movie clip that cycled through them, which when the opacity was lowered created the illusion of rain.
This was fine at first, when nothing else was happening on-stage, however now that I've added a few basic drawings, this method completely rapes my FPS. (24 down to about 12-14). I figured out that half the problem was the system I was using for making clouds, but after I fixed that it still stays around the 12-16 mark, which is a really noticable drop. Since I want rain in most of my game, I obviously need a system in place that has little-to-no effect on performance.
I found a few tutorials, but they all generate rain on top of the game (layer wise) and since I want the rain to be occuring on a specific layer, these are of no help.
Can any of you guys think of any ways to generate heavy rain?
I'm trying to mimic the Mac OSX look on my Vista machine and I'm trying to change the default size of windows when they are maximized.
I would like to get it so that, when a window is maximized, it leaves 50-60px spare at the bottom of the screen, so that the dock I have set up is always showing.
Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
So I bought a 2G iPod Touch awhile ago, and I've just returned to school. My school has a wireless network, but a friend with a Macbook has never been able to connect because of an "index key" or something similar, until he booted into Windows, that is. From my understanding, Macs need the key to be set at 1 for them to play nice and connect with the router.
In short, is this true of the iPod touch?
I only ask because a second friend of mine with a first-generation Touch had problems connecting.
I'm only asking since I need the IT guy to put the key into my iPod, and I was thinking that since the Touch runs on a version of OSX, that perhaps the same policy applied regarding the index key.
Anybody know anything about this?
This is a bit of a weird problem; I've never run into anything like this before.
I have a Maxtor OneTouch 250GB external HDD that me and my dad use to store any multimedia. My dad, who used to be a professional DJ, has acquired an enormous music collection that I spent a really long time ripping from CD and storing onto the external HDD. Anyway, this morning I opened up Songbird to listen to some tunes when I kept getting a "resource not found" error for every single track in our library. I opened up the directory where all the music was stored and all the folders are still there, but every .mp3 file is missing. For example the folder "Wild Trance Anthems" and it's sub-folders still exist, just all the files that used to be inside are missing.
I know it's not a problem with Songbird, as a few tracks that were stored in different locations still work perfectly.
It was a huge library of music, and it's kind of devastating to have it all randomly disappear.