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Computer games are video games played on a personal computer, mobile device or video game console. Their defining characteristics include a lack of any centralized controlling authority, a greater degree of user control over the video-gaming hardware and software used and a generally greater capacity in input, processing, and output.

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I was given the attached Xbox 360 : never used it before.
Can Win10 alone be used to play with this item or will need
additional accessories/gadgets to be able to play.

Can point me to links for additional gadgets if needed.

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I think my .io game might benefit from the main landing page being a blog / sign-in
before playing, so my gamers need an account to participate in contests that I'm anticipating.
Players will be able to practice, no matter what.
Will I be able to plug a Wordpress account / logins/ features into my game?
The account will be needed for participant info. I can also pop in ads on the blog aspect.

Would Wordpress be okay for this?

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I'm anticipating decisions ahead for my .io game, both phone and browser.

I think most .io games do in-game purchases, but I'd like to know if that is avoidable, and still practical. One of the marquee .io game creators said he was averse to micro-transactions. I'm inclined to agree. A game like slither only does personalized graphics? Games like slither just crank it in. Let's discuss chess, as an example, for my game and situation. It isn't chess, but slightly similar in play speed, etc. How could that be monetized, most effectively? For my game and its circumstances, I am expecting good traffic. - certainly not just my friends and family.
I thought of a video ad popping up after each 8 moves, or something. As hideously annoying as that might be, what are my options? On a phone, the board need only occupy the top half, or so, leaving good room for ads below?

Any suggestions?

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I think I might have got myself into something more involved than I imagined.

I know a family that is quite poor and they have two young children 5 years and 7 years old. They cannot afford anything as far as toys go. I found two toy guitars and thought that they would be a nice gift. When I got them home I found that they are not self contained items. It showed that a dongle with a usb plug was needed. I was able to locate the dongles. I assumed (incorrectly) that they simply plugged into a windows 10 machine and they would be useful "funwise" for the children.

As it turns out I am fairly sure that they MUST be used exclusively with a Nintendo Wii gaming box. I will buy a used Wii box if needed but I am wondering if there is any possibility that they can be used with appropriate software with a windows machine. Or, must I buy a used Wii box? I am determined to see a smile on the faces of these two boys if I can get these "guitars" to function.

Nintendo named them "Fender Stratocaster" guitars. I don't now how they got away with that, but it does identify what items I have to work with. Does any expert have any bright ideas on how to implement these two items without any further major expense? Suggestions most welcome. Note: I am NOT a gamer and have no experience with any sort of gaming box.
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I am having no trouble generating legal moves on the board state in my experimental Java chess server.

I'd like to know how best to send the legal moves list byte[] to each client.
My move struct constructor looks like this:
public ChessMove (int _x1, int _y1, int _x2, int _y2, char chPiece) {  
              //chess characters are upper-case white, lower-case black, RNBQKBNR and rnbqkbnr,  PPPPP and ppppp
		x1=_x1;
		y1=_y1;
		x2=_x2;
		y2=_y2;
		pieceChar=chPiece;

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I can convert integers to 2 bytes, no problem...
cast integer to (byte) and then
byte SecondByte(int x) {
			return (byte) ((x & 0x0000ff00) >> 8);
		}

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and then [] to int:
static int intFromBytes(byte firstByte, byte secondByte) {
			if ((secondByte&0x80)==128) {
				//negative number
				return (int) ( (firstByte&0x000000ff)| ((secondByte&0x000000ff) << 8) | 0xffff0000 );
			} else {
				//Positive number
				return (int) ( (firstByte&0x000000ff)| ((secondByte&0x000000ff) << 8) );
				}
		}

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I'm not worried about cheating, because the client sends back the index of the move in the move array list they want to play to the server.

What is the most efficient way to encode my list of legal moves for each client on the client-server messaging?
Do I not need to bother, and have the move generator on the client as well?
Cheating, altering data in memory won't help/matter. If they don't send back a decent Legal move's index to the server, it's their fault!
There are many ways to approach this, but I'd like "approval." My RTS server happened, and I'm certain this plan sounds good.
?

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Vizio P55-F1

Connected HDMI direct to Dell laptop (e5590)
WD15 port replicator usbC connection
laptop Windows 10, 8gb, SSD 500gb
TV is extended display

When moving windows to the TV, the lag is very noticeable especially in the mouse trying to click on objects like menus or links.

Tried all HDMI ports trying to match Hz I/O
Tried multiple HDMI cables
Vizio Picture setups - tried all - standard, vivid, game, computer and tweaked options within these in the advanced options.

Tried to change the display properties in display settings to match the screen refresh rates.  Window 10 does not recognize the actual device thus Windows uses a generic Dell driver.  Only 2 options for refresh rates.

Any ideas or experience with this?  Do it all the time with other TV sets and never experienced it.

after all i've tried, my options are:

Find a setting in the "Picture" settings on the Vizio that matches and fixes issue.
Bypass the WD15 port replicator and directly into the laptop
Load a compatible driver in Windows that gives more screen refresh options or force the generic to other Hz values (option is checked in windows to "Not show options not supported..."

Thanks for any help.
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My moth (er) said in an email this morning that she's been watching some older movies lately, and that the dated look is annoying.
She said so, concerning the game I'm making. I think she might be correct.
My game isn't Nintendo 64, giant pixel, but in my opinion, all the modern games with tetris like brick horizontal/localized annihilation look likewise, unoriginal. - tho they are fun
But are they making big bucks? They must be. It must just be the gameplay that matters? I can't imagine that everybody expects NBA 2K GUI experience on every phone game? Aren't phone games in a category of forgiveness for simplicity, as long as it's fun?

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I've been flicking my eyes on this agar clone server, and it is just a simple, in my opinion, TCP iostream / javascript game.
I'm glad that the agario game state / universe is centralized.

Do you agree? . . . here

Where do you suspect they house their server?

Can there be any downsides to making my game-server in Java, not .js? I have my first game ideas ready to be cranked.

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I've already angered some experts w legal questions :D - not - I know I shouldn't hope for such binding certainty w, basically, friends!
If I put in a game, a character, npc called Brad Pitt, I'd get in trouble, but how strict are they on similar names,

like, Bradd McPitt, or Ranakin Slywalker? How does a similar character look factor. Space Quest III had the Vader v Obi-Wan duel in their hangar, briefly. I'm sure Sierra got legal permission. I think I saw that if you make a character that is in all black, helmet and laser sword, that is a no-no. What about a dead ringer for an Alien? (xenomorph)
What should I know!?
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I'm trying to get javascript to work in eclipse

I have this code from a youtube, but eclipse won't run it, saying

"The selection can not be launched, and there are no recent launches"
that sounds like I never had it set up correctly.
It used to say that it couldn't find a JRE.

Here is the javascript from the example: both html and javascript below
do I need a static void main

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset = "ISO-8859-1">
<title> JSPO title</title>
<script type = "text/javascript" src = "firstjsp.js"> </script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript"> alert(add(200,100))</script>

</body>
</html>

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simple Javascript:
function add(a,b) {
	return a+b;
}

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What might I be missing?
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I play Kerbal Space Program quite a lot but I bought it through Steam. Is there a way to get rid of the bloatware Steam launcher and run the bare game?

The shortcut used to run it currently has steam://rungameid/220200 as an URL.
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My last Disney question concerned their ruthlessness protecting their IP.
This one concerns how seriously they take criticism.
They sued an elderly couple in Florida for $1000,000 for using an image of Mickey on their kindergarten wall.

Obviously, if they were super sensitive about criticism, Youtube would be buried in lawsuits concerning fan mega-criticism of Star Wars.
Would they be as ruthless concerning an inconspicuous site criticizing their Star wars decisions and plans?
My dad said it's just free-speech and they cant do anything (no IP infringement) I won't use any images on the site.
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This simple Pygame window init and fill doesn't work. .
why?
Thanks
import pygame, time
class ChessEngine:
    def __init__(self):

        pygame.init()
        (width, height) = (1300, 600)
        screen = pygame.display.set_mode((width, height))

        screen.fill((0, 0, 0))
        pygame.draw.line(screen, (0, 0, 255), (0, 0), (639, 479))
        pygame.draw.aaline(screen, (0, 0, 255), (639, 0), (0, 479))
        pygame.display.flip()



C = ChessEngine()
time.sleep(30)

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I am trying to use a ASUS M5A78L-M Plus/USB3 motherboard along with Wirecast and was told that my built-in graphics card, the Radeon 3000, will only support DirectX 10.  I need at least DirectX 11 to run Wirecast, so I just want to make sure that I understand this correctly.  

It seems the only expansion slots on this machine are:
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI

Is there even an external PCI graphics card that can run DirectX 11 or do I just build another computer?
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I run a VRBO in Bethany Beach, Delaware and it gets decent traction, adjacent to the Salt Pond
Do you know or think if I made it a golf-VRBO, ie if you stay here, you get total access to the Salt Pond golf course?
Or do you think people only go to VRBO's to go to the beach? - The golf course dude phoned me and said as much.
There is a deal on summer packages tomorrow that I could capitalize on. Golfers could make it a visit?

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I plan to start recording my gaming sessions. What would be a good internal HDD (or SSD, whatever) for that? I only have one drive slot left in my desktop computer. I imagine that write speeds and write durability would be the main criteria for that task. I don't plan on keeping the recorded sessions for very long so I don't think I need tons of space. This drive would be exclusively used for this purpose.
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I'm getting a new laptop in the mail this week. It comes with Windows pre-installed. I'm Windows-averse. I'm going to use some flavor of *nix as my primary OS.

Now there are certain Windows games that aren't available on Linux that my daughter wants to play. So I'll be keeping some form of Windows around, strictly for gaming purposes. My preference would be to run Windows in a VM on Ubuntu. However, I've seen mixed reviews in terms of this being feasible when it comes to gaming -- especially with modern games.

Anyone here have any success with running Windows in a VM with modern games? Or is Dual-Boot the only way to go when gaming is a concern?
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I'd like to do a vid of some of my expectations for the Last Jedi Star Wars episode 8, and why it was a cluster-dunk and what I would have done.
I will do it in Anime, no pics of Daisy, Adam or John, just Hand Drawn Anime similarity. Macromedia Flash

Will Ryan Johnson and his Disney legal hydralisks track me down and redecorate my house with my intestines?
They sued a day care for having postings that looked similar to Tigger and Eyore for $1000,000 (Mike Meyers, Dr. Evil, ahem)
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If I change Luke Skywalker to Matthew Herbertson and Ben Kenobi to Bill Genobili?
I read that a cartoon character can be copyrighted, and I'm certain that Disney has copyrighted a 25 year old girl wearing tattered cloth rags, with 3 hair circles on the back of her head - Rey.
Is there any way to do my own version of the story without being murdered, legally? I read that you can not copyright a story.

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Need to source a PC for a client. The video card is really important

 http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/system-requirements/10.1/index.html#//015100000094000000

Video/Graphics Adapter

Check your computer's ability to run ArcGIS Explorer Desktop

24-bit capable graphics accelerator
An OpenGL 2.0 or higher-compliant video card is required, with at least 64 MB video memory; however, 256 MB of video memory or higher is recommended. Shader Model 3.0.
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my windows 10 hp  computer now locking after every 10 minutes which i do not want after recent some update or upgrade that is pushed.
Earlier it used to lock after 1 hour based on option i set under "Power and sleep setting'

Please advise
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I know how ruthless Lucasfilm and Disney are with copyright infringements.

Would something like this indi -gogo attract their wrath?

here

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I play PC games a lot and I have a fairly powerful rig to do this, however, I want to monitor and record CPU and GPU temperatures and PSU voltages.  Is there a safe, high performance, low resource hogging program that I can run in the background while I do normal activities and most importantly PC gaming?  I want it to be able to record these readings so I can study the readouts over the course of several days/weeks and under different load scenarios from no activity to normal to PC gaming.

Here are my rig specs:
Asus Maximus Hero VIII Intel Z170 based chipset, ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor, 4-core @ 4.0GHz with HT, 8MB L3 Cache
16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2400MHz (2 x 8GB), CAS 16 latency, low voltage
EVGA GTX 1080Ti GDDR5 ICX Cooling 11GB VRAM
512GB Samsung 950 Pro PCIe 3.0 Solid-State Drive
Integrated Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 MBps)
650 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA Power Supply, 80Plus Gold Certified, > 90% efficiency
Windows 10
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Dark-net is supposed to be a page that is only accessible by certain users, right? Something about special software to perform the secret access/functions?
. . For secret access to communication and project software. I am certainly doing nothing illegal, just secret collaboration on a creative writing thing. We don't want our brilliant project developments to be found on Google.
Would I be able to skip the secret-software aspect and just use a wordpress page with pre-made secret accounts? no sign-up section That the content is invisible to unwanted, non-users?
at a page invisible to Google, like meaningless qrstvwxyz_abcd_efg.org? or 123_456_789.org?
the front page could be totally blank, with just login text-fields
And it is normal wordpress inside?
That would suit me! A multi user chat system would be awesome! Would video conference be possible in WP - optimal! - - Plugins seem plausible.

Ideas?
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I was playing Fortnite BR recently and i got an error that kicked me out of the game and the error said "You were removed from the match due to internet lag, your IP or machine, VPN usage, or for cheating. We recommend not utilizing VPN or proxy services while attempting to play fortnite." I tried to get help from support about this bug but the support for epic games is absolute trash and did not provide me with any assistance, so i just turn off my computer and go to bed. The next day i try to log in to my epic games account and I get a message saying my account has been disabled. Which is very disconcerting to me i went to support again time after time after time only getting bot replys, then trying to call the number for epic games which tells me to go to there support center.  I really need some help here i cant play on any other accounts I'm assuming they machine banned me, but i was wrongfully banned. However i can't debate this issue with anybody because every time i go to support all i get is a bot reply. The reason why I'm coming here is because i saw a similar post about this and was hoping that someone could help me as well, after putting a lot of money into this game and time, and getting banned for no reason its absolutely stupid.
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I have a pair of Monster Isport headphones that are under warranty and in need of support. The number I have for Monster Inc. is: 1-877-800-8989.
It doesn't matter when I try to reach customer support they are never available.

I've tried several times to make my request known to them via their online form. No one has responded to my request.

Maybe I'm missing the point, but I am unable to reach anyone that can help me fix my headphones.

By chance, would anyone of you have a different telephone number I can use to contact Monster customer support?
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Computer games are video games played on a personal computer, mobile device or video game console. Their defining characteristics include a lack of any centralized controlling authority, a greater degree of user control over the video-gaming hardware and software used and a generally greater capacity in input, processing, and output.