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    About howieV (binarygirl)

    musician mainly but coder / 3d stuff ..anything creative .. i really just enjoy making something from nothing :)


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    Beneatha steal pie PostMortem

    Posted by
    Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 6:08 am

    1) Dont get leathered with friends on Friday night.

    2) Dont get leathered with friends on Saturday night.

    3) Dont use Java OR dont bother trying to get past all the security hoops

    involved in getting it online as an applet . (im sure they change with every little update)








    SFXR in like 98% of the games

    Posted by
    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 9:00 am

    i swear if i play another game with sfxr sound effects i will rip my jaw off haha


    i understand its quick and easy and really helpful and not everyone can make sfx but it seems about 98% of the games all have basically the same sfx .. creating sound is a fun part of it for me (altho i had no time to implement it this time round so i should shut up :)


    i just will more people would be abit more creative with the sfx  :(

    anyhoot ..im not complaining really.. just a thought





    Posted by
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014 6:20 pm

    didnt get to spend much time on it but it worked out ok.. couldnt get it working in an applet.. fought with it for hours

    ..even my older games now give me the same error..maybe its an update thing grr.. anyways im done with java i think now..time to move on and learn another language :)


    anyhoot heres my shambles.. good luck






    cant get around this bloody error

    Posted by
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014 8:40 am

    everything works running it as an app .. just with applet i constantly get this error..


    ive even created a uber simple project to just test and i still get it..

    ALL of my other games give me this error aswell now where i try to run them


    at sun.awt.SunToolkit.getSystemEventQueueImplPP(Unknown Source)
    at sun.awt.SunToolkit.getSystemEventQueueImplPP(Unknown Source)
    at sun.awt.SunToolkit.getSystemEventQueueImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Toolkit.getEventQueue(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(Unknown Source)
    at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.windowsSettingChange(Unknown Source)
    at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.eventLoop(Native Method)
    at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.run(Unknown Source)

    im <—–> this close to just saying sod it.. ive spent like 4 hours trying to figure this damn error out ..

    barely done anything on my actual game :(

    ive tried jars/no jars etc

    im thinking it mite be a known issue/bug?!

    i shall never be using java again :)


    any advice would be appreciated (other than give up hah)



    java grrrr

    Posted by
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014 7:07 am

    and so the fighting with java security to get my game online begins.. no doubt this will take hours when its should involve uploading and done.. but nooooooo

    this happens everytime.. it almost seems like its different everytime aswell ..

    im definitely learning a new language for next time.. im done with java



    beneath a steal pie

    Posted by
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014 4:23 am

    after two unplanned nights out.. and two hangovers .. ive finally started something

    13hours is plenty haha sigh ;p


    steal pie


    Posted by
    Saturday, April 26th, 2014 11:01 am

    hungover .. not even thought of an idea yet..   going good so far =/

    i do this everytime.. its like i enter my own 24hr ludum ;p

    hopefully will start something soon *gulp*


    frogger (demake)

    Posted by
    Monday, April 21st, 2014 10:58 am

    doh.. just realized i didnt upload my frogger demake

    here is it if you want to try it.. i wont hold it against you if you don’t ;p



    a friend tried it and he was getting java security issues and couldnt play it but it

    works fine for me.. see this is why java is starting to do my head in and im looking to

    start learning something else.. its probably just me being daft but it seems every

    ludum i come across another problem i have to get around with java..



    anyhoot here it is




    IN (enough time to learn a new language ?)

    Posted by
    Monday, April 21st, 2014 10:28 am

    im contemplating learning a new language for this ludum..  everytime i have used java

    but i realize i spend so much of my time just getting to the point where there i can just draw

    something to the screen/input etc.. i start from scratch everytime and dont seem to be coding

    in between ludums so i forgot alot of it by the time the next one comes around ;p


    i was just wondering if any one had any suggestions to quickly try and learn another language with

    possibly a framework in place to get up and running quite quickly as this time i would like the put

    more into the gfx/sfx and actually gameplay instead of building everything from the ground up..


    plus im kind of sick of fighting with java to get it working online with ppl having to update/accept

    security things etc..



    howie :)

    had a scary thought

    Posted by
    Sunday, December 29th, 2013 11:34 am

    with all these games im rating and offline exes what is stopping someone from having a bogus game on top of something more sinister ..like as im playing the game it is quietly deleting files in the background from random places it finds etc..


    surely it wouldn’t be hard to write something to do that..im sure i could ..or maybe im missing something heh


    was just a thought as it has just dawned on me..  i suppose its all just based on a trusting community thing?! ..some people are just evil at heart tho


    i hope im not giving anyone any ideas heh ;p



    DONE.. sore old eyes

    Posted by
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 6:07 pm

    if  you don’t like the game you might like

    the music/sfx as i spent far too long on them ;p



    i kind of went off on a tangent and lost the theme really (my idea wasn’t that good to begin with heh)

    but i came up with something, so here it is :)

    i decided to leave the gfx clean’ish. i probably spent abit too much time on the music and sfx
    but i was trying to make up for lack of theme and a rubbish game ;p

    i dont think il use java next time..starting to do my head in with all the security things
    (sorry if you get a security msg, i don’t know how to get around it)

    thanks guys.. had fun cheers :)




    simples :

    arrows / wasd

    -just hover off the blue objects until they disappear
    -avoid the orange/red object
    -u can recharge in the middle (green)
    -you are safe on the outsides (depending on which way the orange object is coming)



    you can try it here if you like :)


    sick of java

    Posted by
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 3:38 pm

    every ludum i spend like 50% of my time trying to make

    the bloody thing work online with libraries etc..


    works perfectly fine locally via eclipse

    but not from browser now as seem oracle have done some security thing.. tried looking to lower security settings in java ctrl panel but it doesn’t have the bloody slider.. grr heh

    anyways im done but just need to sort this easyogg lib out online


    i shall learn another language for the next one as my java days are done..sod it :)



    slightly remembering how to code ;p

    Posted by
    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 8:21 pm



    simple and clean.. think im going to mainly stay this style

    need sleep.. my old eyes are killing me :)


    i think ive forgotten how to code

    Posted by
    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 11:50 am

    i even had to google how to do random numbers :)

    maybe im just getting old.. new things have pushed the old out (ala homer)

    all the basics are what is taking up all my time


    i managed to have a moving red square on the screen ..YES!



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