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The tricks to a good html5 game - part 3 - touch events and modular code
Making an HTML5 game , Like any other programming project, comes with it's own peculiarities .As I worked on Space Zombies ,I noticed the seemingly "easy" way of doing things is actually less productive and at times can even reduce performance.This is part 3 in a series of posts ,...
Fixing microsoft wireless mouse 1000 jerky scroll issue - video
A few months back I got this awesome pair of wireless keyboard and mouse from Microsoft, Yes you do need a dongle in one of the USB ports but it makes them so much easier to set up and use !recently i had to change the batteries in my mouse for the first time, and after that i...
The tricks to a good html5 game - part 2 - clearing and redrawing
Space Zombies v1.8.0 Making an HTML5 game has its own quirks, there are things that work , and things that seem like they should work sometimes just don't work.As I worked on Space Zombies ,I experienced this first hand, there were times i was frustrated after looking for days for a...
The tricks to a good html5 game - part 1 - animation and game loop
Making a game in HTML 5 without using a game engine is perhaps not the easiest way to do things, but it definitely makes it much more of a learning experience.This series contains few of the things that I had to learn the hard way in the process of making my Space Zombies...
Install opencv on ubuntu for computer vision fun
This is a guide i'm putting together for a friend , on setting up OpenCv for use in python on Ubuntu. Now , i'm sure there are other ways to do this , but this is the way i followed , and it worked for me .Click here to read full post »...
Blokky - a color matching game
A while back i read up on data structures like stacks , queues and graphs and wanted to try them out as a mini project , in 7-8 hours spanning over 2 days , I had made Blokky . It's a simple game with simple mechanics , you click the group of a color and the group vanishes , the level ends...
Making a python game - start and end screens - part 4
Last time in this series, we got the game to the point , where it seems like it is finally playable.But as the game's programmer some things are obvious to to you and me that wouldn't be that obvious to someone else , they might even have no idea what to do !so we shall add a start screen ,...
Making a python game - obstacles - part 3
In the previous posts in this series , we have seen the following parts to making our game.Setting up our systemBasic input and outputso far our game displays as such :Now let's add the obstacles , so we need to keep in mind the following :We need to move the screen so that the generated...
Making a python game -basic i/o-part 2
In the previous post , we setup our system and prepared our working directory , in this post we will begin with coding a few key components of the game , and see how they work.Open the "Cgame_part1.py" by right clicking and selecting "edit with IDLE" , or you may use notepad if you prefer ,...
Making a python game - preparation -part 1
You've always wanted to make a game , but were too perplexed where to start ? maybe you think you don't have the right tools or the knowledge to make a game ? well , i'll be honest , making a game is no simple task, but, its not impossible, i will divide the process into a series so that its...
Prioritizing a utorrent download - the smarter way
So anyone who uses uTorrent knows this , at one point or the other , you end up downloading a lot of files on uTorrent and the bandwidth is shared between all those files , leading to slower download speeds for that one file you need urgently. simplest solution is to stop all other downloads and...
Writing a python module to simulate a lcd
So recently I got a Raspberry pi and a 16x2 character LCD screen , I thought , lets make a simple game that can be played on the lcd. my first instinct was to code directly for the lcd on the pi , but as I started coding I realized that the clutter of...
Syncing the sound or the subtitles to the video
Some times the sound or the subtitles on our videos just aren't properly synced with the video , basically they're either too early or too late , this takes away the entire fun from watching the Movie or the TV episode that we've waited for such a long time to watch..Thankfully,...
Download subtitles directly from within vlc media player
You just downloaded that latest episode of your favorite TV show on torrent, but it doesn't have any subtitles, well you have 2 options , either google for the subtitles and then try to download the right subs or use VLC media player's plugin VLSub, I'll show you how.Open the...
Best of logg | coming back soon
Hey guys , I know I've been very inactive and that's because i hardly got any time from my college and studies but as more and more time passes i miss the blog more and more , so I've decided to start posting again , and what better way to kick that off , than with a list of the best and the...
Making a new user/profile in google chrome
So there are times when you wanna use two Facebook accounts , or maybe separate your "work" internet history , from your "personal" internet history . maybe you want a different set of extensions active at different times . solution ? make a new (or multiple if you prefer)...
Robot that can make and launch paper planes !
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How to check your internet speeds? - techtrivia
So Do you wanna check your internet connection speed ? Wanna check if your ISP is providing the best service ? ! First of all close all other programs and tabs in your browser ! ...
Type in hindi , on android devices ......
Typing in Hindi just got easier on android devices , with Google releasing it's Hindi transliteration keyboard "Google Hindi Input " , It allows you to type messages, update on social networks or compose emails in Hindi on your Android phone !Click here to read full post »...
Facebook flaw allows complete control over your account !
To many people , their Facebook account is a major part of their online presence , if not the only one . People share boatloads of their lives on this social network and interact with all their friends and family through it , Facebook is...
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