Okay, so according to this episode of Penn & Teller’s Bull…pokey, the success rate for any self-improvement plan is about five percent. This includes Weight Watchers, Alcoholics Anonymous, or going it alone.
Which means all I have to do is try twenty times and I’m golden! The odds are in my favor!
So my focus has returned to Planitia again. I’m ditching my own networking solution and going with RakNet, which is free (as long as Planitia doesn’t make $100,000) and incredibly full-features. How full-featured? Peep this video:
And it integrates with Steamworks, so should the clouds part and THAT ever happen I’ll be able to take advantage of it.
This means that I may be able to have a public…alpha of Planitia soon. I’ll be running it through my own forums; if you’re interested in trying it out contact me.
5% success rate is pretty good. I’ve been trying to learn Japanese: 俺は日本語を話すより読むのほうが上手です。I’m not sure whether I’m horrible at grammar, or whether google translate trashes everything I write, probably both. I’d be happy if I had a 5% shot at learning it. I guess all I have to do is start 19 other self improvement projects and pray to the rng gods that I succeed in the right one.
I always loved Populous, but I’m not able to play modern games on my computer, how much “resources” does it take to run? I wonder whether Indie games become less resource hungry since you have less spiffy graphics and such?
That looks like Japanese to me!
And yes, one of the defining aspects I want my game company to have is that my games will run on less-powerful computers (I’m calling this “Netbook-Friendly”).