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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'd like to give my pupils, several homeschoolers in my neighborhood access to my web-space, but I don't want them to be able to alter or destroy my work. I'd like them to each have their own control panel for their own work /web-site/ sub-account on my account.

Is this completely normal functionality?

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nees suggestion for good games that one can play with friends online together each on their android mobile.

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Hello.

I want to make a snake game using DELPHI. The basic, the snake eats the apple and it grows longer. I have the apple generating in random places. The only thing that I cant get is the delay. So i need the blocks to follow the first block in a train effect, but so far they are all stuck together and when I change direction they all move together instead of being in a 'train' effect.

Can anyone help me? I don't know if the explanation was detailed enough.
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My Python chess GUI is coming on well.
The 8x8, black and white is perfectly structured, colored at a changeable square_size

The white squares are just the white window background.
However, my transparent pieces don't render on a black square (rectangle draw.rect)
They are pasted under it! I can move the piece location by a few pixels, and see it emerge slowly from under the black square.

Is this a known issue?

Here is my relevant code, there is no code between them

pygame.draw.rect(screen, square_color, (x*square_size,y*square_size,square_size,square_size), 0)
       
            screen.blit(white_king,(x*square_size,y*square_size))

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For my Python RTS / MOBA server,

I am at a decision where I should either make a class for reading UDP activity updates from the clients over TCP activity ( a failsafe)
Should I have a UDPlistener class and a TCPlistener class?
or should I have a packetListener class with a UDPlisten method and  also, a TCPlisten method? - that are each made into Threads?
I think an all-in-one approach would make linking into the game smoother?

both would work, but which would look best? Is Python better suited to one?

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I am wondering whether to buy a 240Hz monitor for my sons to use for gaming.  How does fps relate to refresh rate? One has a GTX 750Ti and the other has a GTX 960. Both of them say that they are capable of a 240Hz refresh rate but when they play their games they never seem to get an fps of more than about 170. Does that mean that the graphics card would be able to cause a 240Hz monitor to refresh at 240Hz but that the change in image would actually only occur 170 times per second - a bit like having the monitor sample 240 time per second an image that is changing 170 times per second?

Essentially, does this mean that until they get a graphics card which is capable of an fps that is closer to 240, then a 144Hz monitor would perform in a similar way to a 240Hz monitor?

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I have an iDrive subscription, 2TB, with 2 accounts, mine and my mother.
We both need data backing up. me code en masse, 24/7, she paint en masse 8/7 not to mention diary and ladies/book/painting/prayer/garden clubs.

It looks like that having an account means one repository to backup into.
Whenever I backup my MacBook, it is a single entity, It doesn't do date-specific backups, right? I only get one restore data-set?
My mother will get her own one, also..
So, if we just backup whenever we need to, it should all work out?
She'll insist on doing it every night, FYI
I might do it once a week.
I was keeping my Python code files on iCloud. What are people doing? A mix of the two?

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I am not certain if League of Legends is an RTS type network server, or an FPS? The player movements are well spaced out, so I'd think RTS

In Summoner's rift, is it only 5 people/champions playing? Is that the practical limit on players, in most network games?

If I port my working Java RTS server that I finished a little while ago to Python, could I expect any performance shift? It is TCP messaging, with UDP duplicates sent afterwards for speed.

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So, it seems that micro-transactions may become the new norm. No more Best-Buy raiding on Christmas Eve. Everything to be bought on-line?
- Free downloads, and pay to play. Riot Games needed no shelf space, or boxes.
Like Logic Pro for music recording, one time payment of $150, League of Legends, free-to-play, /w paying for in-game item/ability purchases.
- buying better Heroes. the start off heroes are decent in comparison to some of the purchasable heroes that can deliver a better game experience.

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Nowadays, PayPal is one of the most widespread payment systems all over the world. It makes internet payments easy and quite fast. Even online gaming providers which have the premium content option or gaming staff for real money are accepting PayPal in their products. What is more surprising, even online casinos like ones from this list http://free-slots-no-download.com/paypal/ allow you to make payments with it from your account. So I am interested in your opinion about it. How do you think, why it is so popular?
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I am playing a game and they banned my machine, not IP but machine, i  have a conclusion that they banned my Motheboard ID.. serial number. So, can you think about any solution except buying a new one?
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I had this question after viewing What is the best budget gaming laptop in 2018?.

Do we have any members who have recently built custom laptops? Where they for gaming? I've always found it more cost effective to build a tower and don't really need to "game on the go". But now I'm curious if there are better options for building custom laptops as I know my son would strongly prefer a laptop.

My last build is about 6 years old and I'm currently diagnosing an issue with it that makes me want to rebuild. :)

Also curious if anyone has any experience with this company https://www.newegg.com/Eluktronics-Gaming-Laptops/BrandSubCat/ID-131280-3365
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I am trying to create a 2D board game.  To move a game piece, you click on the game piece to select it, then move the mouse to the square you want the piece to move to.

I am wanting to draw a "path" as the mouse moves to the potential destination square, showing which squares the piece will move to, taking into account any obstacles the game piece will need to navigate around.

The part I am struggling with most is how to draw the path line.  For example, the line will look different based upon the game piece moving SOUTH (indicated in blue) vs moving EAST (indicated in red).

[NOTE:  I am not sure what this is called in gaming circles (the shape of the lines themselves).  Is it called aliasing?  Anti-aliasing is supposed to "smooth"-out the "jagged" stair-step look of the lines formed (lines drawn at an angle, or circles).  I know that the letters I am typing, when zoomed up to like 800% of normal size appear very jagged. ]

I am just wondering what the algorithm is called and where I might go for help on this (including here on EE, of course).


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I've been playing League of Legends with no problems,
and all of a sudden it gets into this 'Attempting to reconnect' mode at the re-spawn altar after my champion gets served
and the game is essentially locked and I cant move my primary dude. I can move the camera, but not my champion.

Is that something I did wrong in my game-play?

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In my game, I'd like a platform segment, and a proper dungeon Python data structure.
Is it simply a 1200x400 grid of tiles / terrain blocks,
or do coders also like to do placing of terrain features x,y with x_length and y_length?

How would I do an optimal  grid in Python for this, best?

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Python array/list instantiation, import and other declarations are confusing me!

In my code attached, I have a main class for holding the data structures for a platform game level, basically x,y, positions and length of the platform, for now,
I don't understand why the 'module' object is not callable - error? It seems it should be trivial. What does that mean? I intend to end up with a list of terrain objects
In platform.py, must I do 'import platform as platform' is that telling me how to call methods, get data from that class?

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I finally got Python images to be plopped on the screen, just blitting, a lonely mutalisk, but not flapping.
To make my mutalisk flap its wings in python, or any of my many animated GIF's, for that matter, must I blit them frame by frame? I was surprised it wasn't automatic flapping, like in other situations.

Here is the blit code that finally worked. . .
here

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimTower
Is there any game that is similar to sim tower 1994 computer game 25 years later?
I clicked on wikipedia page and saw 2008 portable game consule.
Probably not an actual sequel.
And I have heard of "the sims".
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So my kid has a new xmas present, a surface. I have put Minecraft for Windows 10 on but here's my question. How can i get all the worlds from the old laptop over to the new one?

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I am nearly ready to begin my foray into games in Python. However, is it more advisable to incorporate a JFrame for the game Window? Is Python GUI up to speed?

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All of a sudden, my battle.net is saying

Your connection will be run through a proxy server because of your network setup"

This is new.
Things seem to be hinky. I cant join or create games (that are seen by others).
I cant think of anything I've changed
What might be causing this?
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Installing Pycharm w/ a Youtube vid suggests I'll need 3.6.2 interpreter. I couldn't find an automatic update in the sections.

Is that necessary? It seems to be so. in the vid   ( here )

In preferences, there is no Pygame in the easy install type list - should it be there?
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Every one of the last 3 or 4 credit cards I've had, I've had to close due to fraud and purchases I didn't make.
I think the first few test to see if I notice, and then they don't hold back.
I was lucky that today, I decided to see if anything suspect was occurring.
I got billed by the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. !

How are they breaking me?

I strongly suspect Uber of being massively hackable, I use them almost every day.
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I was asked to set up an aris game server. I am not sure where to start.  Here is the git hub page I was pointed to. I assume this is supposed to run on linux?  I know how to set up a linux server, create users, install apps, and a few other things.  Can anyone give me some direction with how I can get this up and running?

Here is the git hub page I was pointed to.
https://github.com/ARISGames/server
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I'm looking for a USB game controller for PC games, games like Grand Theft Auto V and other PC games. What's a good and affordable gaming controller to look for?
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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.