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bio website arcsynthesis.org/gltut
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I am a game developer with a fairly broad knowledgebase in the fields of animation and graphics, with a touch of AI.

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Jun
29
revised Why do game developers prefer Windows?
Pointing out that Microsoft may have been sabotaging the ARB.
Jun
29
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
@Clinton: I mentioned that Microsoft was once on the ARB. But they didn't exactly "leave to work on DirectX"; they were part of the ARB until around the time OpenGL 2.0 came out. By then, D3D was approaching version 9. Indeed, I wouldn't be surprised if they were part of the reason why the ARB stayed away from shaders for so long. Though I think I'll add a paragraph explaining that speculation.
Jun
29
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
@greyfade: GL 4 doesn't appeal to developers anymore than GL 3 did. I stopped where I did because nothing really changed. Yes, GL 4 exposes D3D 11 features, but you could just use D3D 11 to get those. Nothing has changed that has helped or hurt OpenGL's market position. Think of GL 4 as the ARB treading water.
Jun
29
awarded  Great Answer
Jun
29
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
@F.Aquino: So you're willing to attribute this to the rendering system that FPS games use, rather than the engine itself? Even though CS is based on Half-Life 1, which is based on Quake? Sorry; not buying it. Granted, I don't buy the premise that new FPSs have no e-sport potential, even though there are plenty of e-sports tournaments centered around newer FPSs. They may not hold the same attraction that CS does to some players, but don't make the mistake of thinking that those players make up all of FPS e-sports.
Jun
29
awarded  Guru
Jun
29
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
@Kristofer: I don't know if you can call it "off the top of your head" for something that took an hour or so to compose, but I didn't have it written up somewhere.
Jun
29
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
29
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Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
29
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Jun
29
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Jun
29
revised Why do game developers prefer Windows?
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Jun
29
answered Why do game developers prefer Windows?
Jun
29
answered Starting with 3D programming
Jun
27
comment c style casts or c++ style casts
@DeadMG: I did talk about C-style casts. The whole last paragraph justifies C-style casts in favor of static_cast.
Jun
27
answered c style casts or c++ style casts
Jun
27
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25
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