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  • Bremenacht 7 Jan 2013 00:51:24 17,682 posts
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    meme wrote:
    It's Billy_Sastard, mowgs. He denies it until the end of the earth, but I don't think anyone cares anymore.
    Really? I didn't mind Billy, yet poop_point is the only ID I've stuck on ignore for years, for being so whiney and fart-inducing. I don't recall Billy being such an irritant.
  • Razz 7 Jan 2013 00:59:00 60,993 posts
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    How do mirrors in games work? It's not like they're functional mirrors, must be a bitch to code.

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  • Bremenacht 7 Jan 2013 01:26:50 17,682 posts
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    I think they have the exact same game running within a separate shell, which has a window in it, through which you can peek. Yes, that makes sense. So it must be correct.
  • Dirtbox 7 Jan 2013 05:15:20 77,633 posts
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    Although more often it's just a duplicate of the room with your character model running around, mirroring your input.

    More impressive is some engine's ability to display another area of the map in realtime on a monitor.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 05:16:44 07-01-2013

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  • Deleted user 7 January 2013 06:45:09
    Lexx87 wrote:
    mowgli, why are you in ALL the threads which turn to complete cuntdom at the moment. Not saying it's your fault like. Maybe it's just ALL the threads are turning into that, and you happen to post in all of them.
    Because they are the most interesting threads at the moment...

    Yeah I'm off work until this week so will retreat back to mainly lurking in a couple of days.
  • Deleted user 7 January 2013 08:16:46
    I just boiled some chicken and rice for my dog's breakfast. She officially now eats better than I do.
  • mcmonkeyplc 7 Jan 2013 15:37:19 39,406 posts
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    I just realised, I lost my virginity in the same season as man utd last won the FA cup.

    They haven't won the FA cup since.

    ...

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Blotto 7 Jan 2013 15:45:47 2,772 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I just realised, I lost my virginity in the same season as man utd last won the FA cup.

    I haven't had sex since.

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    Sorry, it was just right there.

    Edited by Blotto at 15:51:19 07-01-2013
  • mal 7 Jan 2013 16:05:42 22,403 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Although more often it's just a duplicate of the room with your character model running around, mirroring your input.

    More impressive is some engine's ability to display another area of the map in realtime on a monitor.
    I'd have thought it'd be cheaper to put a second camera on the other side of the mirror, in the next room if you like, and make the mirror semi-transparent from the other side. Saves you duplicating all the vertices (especially all those in complex player characters), and saves from doing twice the vertex shading I think. You still have to two twice the number of final perspective transforms, but I'd hope those are pretty well optimised in modern GPUs.

    A monitor in another room could just use the same trick, but with the second camera in a different entire model. You don't get any of the savings I've mentioned above then, but then shading requirements for an image displayed on a monitor in game are probably quite different from the normal ones anyway, and it's likely you can get away with a reduced framerate for that display anyway.

    Edit: Not that I know how modern GPUs affect 3d rendering. Last time I looked into this was a good while ago.

    Edited by mal at 18:06:11 07-01-2013

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Razz 7 Jan 2013 21:31:43 60,993 posts
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    Cheers! I regret asking now, I'm more confused than before! :D

    Anyway, check out this language guide for Americans visiting the big smoke:
    http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-British-Terms

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  • Deleted user 7 January 2013 21:57:42
    I may be wrong, but the last time I remember an engine modelling a mirror was in SWAT4 which is God knows how many years old now. If they had the tech back then, why isn't it more commonplace now?

    In other news, they may get a bad rep but I have nothing but respect for solicitors and barristers. The amount of crap you have to wade through to actually get to be one is unbelievable. Am currently wading through said crap, damn, it's tough going at times.
  • Deleted user 7 January 2013 21:59:24
    It's commonplace in every racing game ever.
  • jonsaan 7 Jan 2013 22:01:16 25,333 posts
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    You can even use the Vita as one! Some F1 game.

    Did that ever actually happen?

    FCUTA!

  • Deckard1 7 Jan 2013 22:37:51 27,563 posts
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    There's a loads of games with mirrors in isn't a there?

    Hush you ponce

  • cubbymoore 7 Jan 2013 23:22:11 36,473 posts
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    Just noticed that I've got limitations on my account in the settings menu.

    I am allowed:

    45 threads per 1 day
    27 posts per 60 seconds
    540 posts per hour

    That is an outrage! What about the first amendment huh?!
  • localnotail 7 Jan 2013 23:29:03 23,093 posts
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    Prove you need more than that. I dare you.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • SolidSCB 8 Jan 2013 00:33:17 6,500 posts
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    Child's play. Fruit would tear through that off a litre of Frosty Jacks.
  • cubbymoore 8 Jan 2013 00:36:36 36,473 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Prove you need more than that. I dare you.
    I will
  • cubbymoore 8 Jan 2013 00:36:58 36,473 posts
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    not
  • cubbymoore 8 Jan 2013 00:40:23 36,473 posts
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    stoop
  • cubbymoore 8 Jan 2013 00:40:52 36,473 posts
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    to such a level.
  • cubbymoore 8 Jan 2013 00:41:08 36,473 posts
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    Any more.
  • mal 8 Jan 2013 01:25:03 22,403 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Child's play. Fruit would tear through that off a litre of Frosty Jacks.
    I think that's at least partly the point.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • cubbymoore 8 Jan 2013 01:28:06 36,473 posts
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    That's based on the fact this account has been running for 9 years (!), anyone know the limitations on a new user?
  • neilka 8 Jan 2013 01:50:16 15,805 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    There's a loads of games with mirrors in isn't a there?
    Dave Mira BMX

    /polishes trophy
  • mal 8 Jan 2013 01:57:20 22,403 posts
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    I was just thinking, did Mirror's Edge actually have any mirrors in it?

    In another thought, Portal (and its sequel) used a second camera type system so that you could look through one portal and see out of another. It was the only way you could see your own avatar as there were no other reflections in the game IIRC.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Deleted user 8 January 2013 02:01:51
    Got a brand new car today. Then when we got it home from the dealership the heavens opened and it snowed like an utter motherfucker. It's as if Mother Nature looked upon our plans for a cruise around the mountains to test it out and went "not for the next few days, fuckos".
  • LeoliansBro 8 Jan 2013 03:34:09 43,610 posts
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    Oh god oh god. Just dreamed what it was to be a murderer, a serial killer who stole kids from hockey fields in their school and kept them (and then their bodies) in pine trees. How twisted and rotten and burst inside that made me feel. Just woke up and looked round my room and was so sure that if there'd been any truth to it the kids I'd killed would have been at the foot of my bed staring.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 03:35:12 08-01-2013

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 03:35:44 08-01-2013

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Khanivor 8 Jan 2013 03:50:14 40,487 posts
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    Wasn't it Quake 3 that introduced portals? IIRC, they were the main marketing point for Prey.
  • Moot_Point 8 Jan 2013 04:09:49 3,958 posts
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    @LeoliansBro What a sordid past life you've had!

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