Uh oh...

Published 10/24/2004 by createdbyx in News

You guys I am soooo sorry! I just don't know what I was thinking! Oh man.... I hope you can forgive me,... I just don't know what came over me,... I know, I know, I will try,... but but, I havent't even played Farcry, and Doom3 yet! Nooo, NOOOO, I haven't been playing too much Unreal Tournoment 2004!!! Oh be quiet you don't know what you are talking about!

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Uh might not wanna expect too much from me in the next week or more,... At least until, I have finished playing Doom3, and Farcry. Just picked up these games yesterday. Of cource Halo2 and HalfLife 2 are just around the corner also, hmmm,.... Crowbar,.. mmmm,... Yes, master chief! :)


Slow But Steady

Published 10/14/2004 by createdbyx in News

I am still learning about DotNetNuke, and from what I have seen so far has been quite good. But I am having some problems with skinning.

BTW If you wish to get back to the original site with all of my content you can find the link here http://www10.brinkster.com/cbx/indexb.htm


I have just installed DotNetNuke on my new site at www.createdbyx.com. It's comming along nicley! I am quite impressed with the ease of use involved in getting it setup and running.

Any way there may be a few days of intermittent changes and down time as I finish getting the site up and running. So far every thing id goiung acording to plan! Whu Hoooooooo!


What's Up!

Published 10/12/2004 by createdbyx in News

You may notic undesired or 404 pages appearing on my site for the next few weeks as I have just upgraded my web site from 30mb to 1gig storage and 30gig of bandwidth. I am now begining the process of updating my site to asp.net, and making it a more community friendly site!


I'm Back!

Published 10/12/2004 by createdbyx in News

I have returned, from mushroom picking! So I can now respond to your emails! I have also just upgraded my account at brinkster so that I will have more storage and bandwidth, in order to provide more content on my site! Like all the pictures I took from mushroom camp!


What's happinging?!?

Published 8/8/2004 by createdbyx in News

Well it looks like I will be leaving tomorrow (August 11, 2004). Just thought I would let you know. So any emails I may recieve may not be responded to until around the end of september.

The mushroom picking season has begun! I will be bringing my camera this year so I can post some images to my web site. That way you can see what I do for 2 months a year.

This will probably be my last blog entry for the next 6 weeks or so. Until then ...


It's just so hard!

Published 8/6/2004 by createdbyx in News

Ugrmph! I hate being so bleeding edge! I have been using VB.NET 2005 Express for over 2 weeks now and I have not even ran my copy of vb.net 2002 since. Don't get me wrong vb.net 2005 when it's released will kick ass. But I am starting to think my need for cutting egde tech is getting out of hand. I have to keep telling my self that the vb.net 2005 express I have been using is just a beta!

512 mb memory for windows xp pro is BS! When I upgrade my computer (hopefully soon) the memory is going to be maxed out at 3gig. This constant page file activity is pissing me off. VB.NET 2005 Express is a memory sucking vampire, whoose always hungry. My PF Usage keeps peeking up to 1.2 gig!

- Rant over.


DirectX 9.0c SDK now availible

Published 7/28/2004 by createdbyx in News

The DirectX 9.0 SDK Update - (Summer 2004)  aka DirectX 9.0c is now availible here...

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/downloads/list/directx.asp

Wow! Where the heck did the last 12 months go! Were already downloading a second year of directx "summer update" SDK's


I am probably going to be upgrading my account over at http://www.brinkster.com/ from a "instant web site package" to a "developer package" that should allow me to do much more with this site as well as add more content to my site. Right now I only have about 1mb left. (Kinda why I have not uploaded any content lately) Hopfully then I will not have to keep posting my works on other sites like PSC, gotdotnet etc, and will be able to host them myself.

Although I probably will not be doing the upgrade for another few months.

I am thinking I should create a new section when the  new site is setup, where people can submit there desktop screen capture videos for a particular topic like Direct3D, or gaming. Kind of a community TV station.


Cool Scent tracking AI

Published 7/24/2004 by createdbyx in News

Well as mentioned in my prev post I have successfully got a Scent tracking AI up and running. Basicly the principle is this. As the player moves around the world they leave scent molecules behind. Each scent molecule has a decay rate so that there scent strength is reduced over time until it completly dissapates. 

As for the enemy AI, I gave the enemies 2 scent detectors. One on each side of it's body that extend foward. When a scent detector detecs a scent molecule the enemy will turn in the direction that it's scent detector was facing and move in that direction. I was caught compleatly off guard by how simple the code is to get the enemies to track your characters scent.

I was going to try and do a video screen capture but the screen capture software is unable to capture the AI at work. But I will keep trying.

So why did I try my hand at coding some scent tracking AI you ask? Well first off for gamming, but also it can be a cool feature to have in games like RPG's where you could have a pack of wild dogs or monsters that will catch your scent and start fallowing you!

Once I have played around with the code some more I intend to add additional AI both for vision and sound tracking.

One problem is that the Scent tracker AI is written in VB.NET 2005 express beta 1 and requires the .NET framework v2.0 beta in order to compile and run. So I won't be uploading the code just yet. Not until .NET 2.0 and VB.NET 2005 are offically availible.  But if someone wants the code anyway, I can provide it to them, just contact me at contact.createdbyx.com.


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Name of author Dean Lunz (aka Created by: X)
Computer programming nerd, and tech geek.
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