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Happy New Year 2022

January 1, 2022, by Rincewind

Happy New Year 2022 everyone. This could be another fine year of programming and reaching your goals. Has anyone had any success meeting the programming goals of previous year?

In other news the Steam discounts continue until January 5 of the new year.
The new Matrix movie The Matrix resurrections will be up for streaming on Youtube Store the 21st of January in this new year. That's rather quick after release. Update: purchasing is now possible through the link.

In even other news, We are still in an IRC channel called #bilge at irc.blitzed.org or timtam.uk.eu.blitzed.org. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE

December 31, 2021, by Mezzmer

:thumbs:

yeaah.

It's only a few hours away, the new year. That deserves a 12 doesn't it? NO

It deserves a 00:00 and not your stupid 12AM.

These programmer's eyes do not lie. Because a new day, a NEW YEAR absolutely should recieve a clean slate.

What do we do with 12 then. OK I'VE FIGURED IT OUT IT'S 0-11, now. or then, whatever...

As programmers, we should be more responsible with our unitising and go with the 24 HOUR clock. Because I said so. Well can't wait 'til good old 00:00 to celebrate.

AND YOU CAN'T EITHER SO GO HAVE FUN. HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE

It's almost Xmas which means it's Ymas and Zmas (2) too!

December 16, 2021, by Mezzmer

Yes, game programmers everywhere and everything in the sort of vicinity of Planet Earth, HAPPY X,Y and Zmas!

Really, it's not only a Vector3 position in space or a wannabe rotation it's A CELEBRATION THAT WE CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT'S FOR BUT WE GIVE PRESENTS ANYWAY.

So what is it in comparison to tradition? It's dimension axis rights for one. Uhh

Do I really have to explain this time? No I'm not going to because this will be the best one(s) ever. Particularly if you receieved a Steam gift card of £20 which is enough for 3 great games on winter sales whereas usually it's not enough for one decent game.

December sales

December 1, 2021, by Rincewind

After Black Friday (discount shopping day), there are still the end of the year discount days to come for when you're shopping on the internet. For example the internet game download store Steam always does come with good pricings. Also music is sold with high percentage price offs (sometimes music albums being sold for 9.00 euros).


For computer games, I found on steam:

Dragon Ball Fighter Z for 8.99 euros (85% off).
Cyberpunk 2077 for 29.99 euros (50% off).
PC Building Simulator for 7.99 euros (60% off).
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot for 19.79 euros (67% off).
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for 4.99 euros (75% off).

For music I found the music album Walk the plank from Zebreahead for 8.99 euros. All their other albums are similarly priced ATM.

The prices might differ for different people and different times of the month. However, keep an eye on the prices this month all month through!
And please do share in this thread what you find for cheap games and music.

Happy 2021

January 1, 2021, by Rincewind

A happy new year 2021 to all game programmers on Boolean Soup! It's never too late to reconnect to your fellow programmers still at it ever since the early days of DIV-Arena! Boolean Soup has been back for more than a year now, we're hoping you would continue further.

Myself I started a worklog. It had been a while since someone posted the previous worklog. However, anything about programming is good to go so if you want you can run a worklog too! Also don't fear posting on the message boards, something is better than nothing. Have a good year!


Happy end of the year festivities

December 3, 2020, by Rincewind

To everyone at Boolean Soup, happy end of the year festivities! The Boolean Soup colored lights are up. We hope you can get some vacation time this last month of the year, and be able to work on your projects a bit. Personally I always save my vacation days for the end of the year, and then in the new year, as I discern, I take 2 more weeks of my new year budget. Around the end of the year there surely are people in our IRC channel to speak to, hope to see you around.


AppGameKit for Java, C++, C#.

September 7, 2020, by Rincewind

A few days ago I discovered that AppGameKit, a popular BASIC language for 3D game development (and successor to DarkBasic), has been ported to Java, and earlier has been tied to C++. We know Raverdave has been using AppGameKit for years, but he also wants to move on to using a better language that is not BASIC. He has shown that AppGameKit has great 3D potential and really is a proven "recent" game development language. The underlying rendering engine is OpenGL or the modern Vulkan. I tried the Java port (with what they call a 1 on 1 port similar to tiers 1) and all demos run quick. There is a massive command list for this language (AGK) available on the internet.

Official information about the Java version:
https://www.appgamekit.com/new … -for-javakotlin
https://forum.thegamecreators.com/thread/222554

Java users can download the test package (for NetBeans or Intellij) from the first post in the linked forum thread above. The example NetBeans projects can be loaded, compiled and run immediately after you open them. They are for Windows or Linux.

For a C# version, this page exists:
http://madbit.bplaced.com/?page_id=136

C++, Mobile, and Python versions, can be found on their webpage further. AGK is a pay product, and there are many extensions on sale as well.

Boolean Soup its com domain name renewed

July 15, 2020, by Rincewind

We're doing everything to not let our booleansoup.com domain name drop at the end of a year. The domain name has been renewed! It will work for a bunch of years more (more than 1). However might it fail you could use www.booleansoup.org. We've been in heavy weather with our com domain before but the situation seems better now.

In other news the worklog section has been cleaned up from bad comments. It is a suitable place to start your game programming worklog. Also if you want to place a comment on a game, or upload your own game, this is well possible again (we got an eye on approving them).

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