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  • Blog Post: What I decided to do about blogging about exam 70-511, Kinect, XBox, Imagine Cup and USC

    As a matter of principle, I will do two blogs on days that I write about Code Security or about the specifics of the 70-511 exam.  One with a general discussions on Kinect, XBox, Quantum Computing, Imagine Cup technology and so forth.  The other one will be on the 70-511 exam.  For example...
  • Blog Post: Lua and Love: A match made with Visual Studio and the CLR

    I checked out the files used by the Love game tool and it appears to have been built using VS 2005, you can tell this by the file: The file: msvcr80.dll needs the msvcp80.dll to run C programs written in VS2005. Keep in mind that you can use VS 2005/2008/2010 ANY version to create C programs (With...
  • Blog Post: Lua and Love and WarCraft

    I gave a talk yesterday at CSU Dominguez Hills in Southern California, and one of the students at the talk ask me about the Love game software that uses LUA.  Wow, this is interesting if you are a language freak like me, this is an approach to learning a form of c using a game kind of interface...
  • Blog Post: Back to the finite state discussion

    Looks last Friday I posted the material for my Silvergames site on this site, oh well, what the heck.  Blogs aren’t perfect.  Let’s get back programming a finite state machine example.  As we saw with the Small Basic and the use of “autonomous” resolution, the game is not only boring but...
  • Blog Post: AI: Autonomous Avatars

    I’ll admit it, WOW is fun, but I wear out after about 45 minutes, what a putz right?  WOW makes me think about the idea of autonomous avatars.  (And yes I know that I should start this thread with State machines, but let’s start with the avatars). These autonomous avatars motion could be broken...
  • Blog Post: WOW: Lua, World of Warcraft and AI

    Oh, oh, lack of focus right?  Lua and Artificial Intelligence, WTF, well I get in trouble with “lack of focus” from time to time…ok, all of the time.  Life is like taking a walk on the beach, you see the ocean, the birds, and the sand.  Then you look more carefully at the waves, you lose...
  • Blog Post: WOW: Comparing WOW AddOn creation tools

    If you like to play WOW, then you might want to add on some tools to make your game.  In this blog I will contrast the two excellent tools, the WOW Addon Tools from the Blizzard Site and the AddOn Studio for WOW that is an open source project on Codeplex . Keep in mind that even though the Visual...
  • Blog Post: WOW: Developing WOW applications using Visual Studio Shell

    Daniel Fernandez with his usual genius has created a great application that you can download from http://www.codeplex.com/addonstudio that allows you to work with WOW, but use the Visual Studio shell.  This is a great way to get into programming and to have fun. If you are a teacher that wants to...
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