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by DementedPurple
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Thank you for dealing with me back in 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 3401

Thank you for dealing with me back in 2017

I was probably a pain, but thank you tons. You guys are honestly probably the coolest group of people I’ve ever talked to. My 7th grade year was when I joined, and honestly flooded these forums. That was probably my worst year in school, and thanks for dealing with me through those hard times. I’m i...
by DementedPurple
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Questions about memory mapping
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Re: Questions about memory mapping

what happens when you have 1 bit connected to the chip select, and other bits connected to other chip selects, and then you set both of them. Does it send that value to both addresses?
by DementedPurple
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: A project I actually completed! (Simon on Arduino)
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Re: A project I actually completed! (Simon on Arduino)

Have you ever tried using a lot of small blank PCBs to solder in components and then solder flexible wires to other small PCBs, and then you have an ugly baby mobile of PCBs all hanging around everywhere. :lol:
by DementedPurple
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: A project I actually completed! (Simon on Arduino)
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

A project I actually completed! (Simon on Arduino)

I've built and programmed a Simon game on Arduino, It's my first actual "game" that I've made. I have footage here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XBw2TR2Js8KKfgNw91ymBN37vs4CxZhi/view?usp=sharing I'm debating wether or not I should share the schematics and the code publicly. if you have any recom...
by DementedPurple
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: What do schools have against teaching C?
Replies: 47
Views: 13024

Re: What do schools have against teaching C?

A bit off topic but I’m always upset by how tutorials always use integers and constants when unnecessary. The arduino tutorials use an entire int just for a bool value. And they tend to use constants when they could just use #define VariableName Number.
by DementedPurple
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: What do schools have against teaching C?
Replies: 47
Views: 13024

What do schools have against teaching C?

I'm enrolling into High School for next year and all of the school's tech programs never teach anything in the C family, it's always Python, Java/Javascript, and HTML. The same is true at the school I currently attend, the tech teachers seem to treat C as if it's some sort of crazy sophisticated lan...
by DementedPurple
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: CRT in extreme slow motion
Replies: 11
Views: 4250

Re: CRT in extreme slow motion

psycopathicteen wrote:Wow, the NES has 10 times as much cycles in one frame than the Atari has during V-blank.
But to be fair, most, if not all of the graphics rendering is done simultaneously with the TV scanning, so it’s able to do more game logic during V-blank
by DementedPurple
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Least favorite game genre?
Replies: 65
Views: 11838

Re: Least favorite game genre?

Yeah, tutorials are just boring and annoying. You should include how to play in the instruction manuals and have that be all you need to play the game. As for the RPG fighting, that's just flat out tedious, I mean, imagine playing Space Invaders, but every time you shot an alien, you had to go throu...
by DementedPurple
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Least favorite game genre?
Replies: 65
Views: 11838

Least favorite game genre?

I'll share mine. I absolutely hate FPS games, I probably wouldn't care too much if they weren't everywhere, but they are. I just find the whole concept of "Run around and shoot things" dull and uninspired. Okay, now I'd understand if the genre was created as a tech demo in the late 80s or early 90s ...
by DementedPurple
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can you write windows app in regular C++?
Replies: 25
Views: 7332

Re: Can you write windows app in regular C++?

Yeah, but I can't use QT because considering I'm only 13 and I still make money by mowing my parents lawn, I simply don't have enough money to spend $295 dollars a month on a school project
by DementedPurple
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can you write windows app in regular C++?
Replies: 25
Views: 7332

Re: Can you write windows app in regular C++?

Another question, what's a handle? What benefits does it have from using a normal pointer or index?
of course, not a handle on a drawer, I'm talking about stuff like a handle to a palette or whatever
by DementedPurple
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can you write windows app in regular C++?
Replies: 25
Views: 7332

Re: Can you write windows app in regular C++?

Unrelated question while we're talking about C++, I would like to know what classes and objects are, I understand that they're kind of like folders as in the class is the folder and the objects are the files in a folder, but I have a hard time seeing any use for them. Could you perhaps give an examp...
by DementedPurple
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can you write windows app in regular C++?
Replies: 25
Views: 7332

Re: Can you write windows app in regular C++?

I'll show you what happens when when you create a Win32 project in Visual Studio 2015 #define MAX_LOADSTRING 100 // Global Variables: HINSTANCE hInst; // current instance WCHAR szTitle[MAX_LOADSTRING]; // The title bar text WCHAR szWindowClass[MAX_LOADSTRING]; // the main window class name // Forwar...
by DementedPurple
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can you write windows app in regular C++?
Replies: 25
Views: 7332

Re: Can you write windows app in regular C++?

And if you think Win32 is "scarcely documented", have you looked at MSDN? But if you use (which is ), you can target both Windows and GNU/Linux MSDN just assumes you already know what all these things that aren't in native C++ already do, and when looking up what they do just make things more sophi...
by DementedPurple
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can you write windows app in regular C++?
Replies: 25
Views: 7332

Can you write windows app in regular C++?

I don't want to use visual C++. I read an entire tutorial on C++ only for visual "C++" in making a Win32 app in Visual Studio to barely be the same language at all. Practically none of the instructions in the WinAPI template are even native C++. Can I do it in perhaps regular C++? I don't want to wo...