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Dark Physics & Dark A.I. & Dark Dynamix / Lee's 1 Hour Dark Physics game

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Richard Davey
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Posted: 27th Sep 2006 15:46
Hi all,

I wanted to bring this to a wider audience, so have re-posted Lee's original message and game here:

"Basically, if you have a hand full of DarkPHYSICS commands in there, and it shows some cool interactive physics, you have a chance of winning some great prizes. Do not be put off by the fact we have limited the demo version, download it right now and check out the demos we have provided. This will give you an idea of the wealth of commands available, and the areas you might want to include in your submission.

To demonstrate it's not just words, I gave myself one hour to write a game using the DarkPHYSICS demo version, which I have attached here. Granted I could spend days and weeks making it multi-level, and much more fun, but I think it gives you an idea of just how accessable the competiion is, and with a fun idea you can have something knocked up and submitted in less than a week!

As the saying goes, you've got to be in it to win it. The best part is that it's free to be in it"

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BatVink
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Posted: 27th Sep 2006 16:43
You do know that employees of TGC can't enter, don't you?





Airslide
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Posted: 28th Sep 2006 01:05
I just get this:

Quote: "Unable to setup SDK in dbPhysics"


or something similar when I run the compiled EXE...

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Richard Davey
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Posted: 28th Sep 2006 02:21
You need the PhysX driver installed, this being a Dark Physics demo and all.

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Posted: 28th Sep 2006 03:04
Wow. that's probably better than I could do anyway. But I guess I can take a look at the code.

(3 hits so far!)

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Posted: 28th Sep 2006 05:11
Setting the mass of the crates to 100 gives interesting results.
In this case the statue was rotated but not knocked over.
At low masses, the crates are more like bullets and high values won't hardly go anywhere.

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trogdor
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Posted: 28th Sep 2006 23:10
Sweet game, I tried to float enough boxes, then knock the statue on top of them and see if I can keep it from sinking.

Alas, I got about 2 seconds before the boxes floated away and statue sinks.
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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 00:14
I can't get any fewer than 3 hits, but pretty cool demo.

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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 02:06 Edited at: 29th Sep 2006 02:09
you can knock her over with a hit to the right side of her face in 1 shot...oh wait we were talking about the game i thought it was our wives .

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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 03:15 Edited at: 29th Sep 2006 05:00
Quote: "You need the PhysX driver installed, this being a Dark Physics demo and all."


Oh, duh! Sorry

EDIT: Don't you think it would be a good idea if it said that you don't have the drivers though, as an end-user to a game may find this error and not know what to do. Like instead of that error, it could say:
Quote: "Unable to find PhysX Drivers. Please ensure you have them installed"


Or something to that effect?

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Cash Curtis II
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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 08:07
1 shot


Come see the WIP!
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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 10:53
I think this should be made a "1 hour and 5 minutes" game. It needs a reward adding for a one-hit win...

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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 11:04
Grats Cash! Where'd you hit the statue? I tried all over and couldn't get it.

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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 11:48
I got 1 shot too. I hit the statue in the breast and it went!

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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 16:05 Edited at: 29th Sep 2006 16:06
@Agent Dink -
I hit it on the side of the head. It takes a minute to rock back and forth. It's a box, so don't aim right at the statue.


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Posted: 29th Sep 2006 20:07
Quote: "Don't you think it would be a good idea if it said that you don't have the drivers though"

Speaking of which, is there an official way of detecting whether the drivers are installed or not ?

It runs well on my Intel 915G laptop too.

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Posted: 30th Sep 2006 01:11
What is a .dds file?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectDraw_Surface

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Posted: 1st Oct 2006 00:08
1 shot.

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Posted: 1st Oct 2006 23:06
0 shots.

Just hit spacebar.

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Posted: 2nd Oct 2006 04:32
2 shots

That was fun, I like the splashes.

Ummm...
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2006 02:27
lol, so cool
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Posted: 8th Oct 2006 15:27
where can I find the competition rules?
I am very new to programming but I could gain some experience from this...

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Posted: 8th Oct 2006 16:17
YAY! that game is like the greatest game ever! like seriously, because it is so simplistic and still so fun that it made me smile and my little brother is gonna love that!

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