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    I needed to do something for a client with...

    I needed to do something for a client with Photoshop a month or so ago. I don't own PS so I went and found it for $699 US, but I couldn't buy it as I had to go to the Australian version of the site,...
  2. Thread: dumb question

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    Could you move to M instead? ie. $1.415M That...

    Could you move to M instead? ie. $1.415M

    That works for billions too, if you can get that far.

    edit. I should note that this is how financial reports do it for those sorts of numbers. You do...
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    Fair enough. I was thinking of that guy who sued...

    Fair enough. I was thinking of that guy who sued everybody who used "Edge" can't remember his name though. But he took on all comers, big and small, but before he got tossed in the courts (I think)...
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    Really? Tons of small blogs are served with cease...

    Really? Tons of small blogs are served with cease and desist orders for bogus copyright and trademark issues each year. Hasbro has sued indie developers because they used an idea that Hasbro has used...
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    Actually, I'm not sure they can. There's the...

    Actually, I'm not sure they can. There's the whole fair use thing that allows others to take snippets and use them, and a sentence probably falls under this. But... even if something is perfectly...
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    It's safe until they sue you. These days, just...

    It's safe until they sue you.

    These days, just because the 'owner' of the phrase has no legal leg to stand on doesn't mean they can't tie you up for years and drain your bank account with a...
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    I apologize if I came off as patronizing. It...

    I apologize if I came off as patronizing. It wasn't my intention. I wrote that late and tired. I should have re-read it before posting.

    My point though was that you stated that you hadn't done...
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    Sorry my generic noob advices were't up to your...

    Sorry my generic noob advices were't up to your such incredibly high standards...

    Let me also highlight a couple of words from your 1st post.



    Oh, yeah that includes those words you...
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    If I build it they shall come... remember that...

    If I build it they shall come... remember that from that baseball movie?

    It might work in a small town in the stix, but really things don't work that way. Especially in todays internet connected...
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    The Truth About Kickstarter

    An interesting article stating Failed Kickstarters are not failures they show a developer what the market is actually interested in. Kickstarter is a marketing tool, disguised as a fundraising tool.
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    I don't off-hand. Why not post a question on...

    I don't off-hand. Why not post a question on Stack Overflow? I've found them to be excellent for these kinds of out-of-the-box situations.

    Another thought. The Unity 3D toolset can produce browser...
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    I wouldn't bother using the Move over Monopoly...

    I wouldn't bother using the Move over Monopoly bit, but "there's a better real estate game in town..." that's a decent tag line. And anyone who is in your target market probably knows what you mean...
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    You need to define what sort of programmer you...

    You need to define what sort of programmer you need. If you're trying to work out how much of a budget you need for a programmer you'll need to ask at minimum these questions. Rates can vary hugely...
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    Do a search for press releases by big game...

    Do a search for press releases by big game developers. There are plenty. Don't stop at one or two. In fact also look at press releases by other companies, they don't even have t be software related....
  15. @Davaris -- I think it's because those aspects of...

    @Davaris -- I think it's because those aspects of the internet, and running a business, seem to have become more important to getting above the noise.

    Once upon a time an indie could release a...
  16. I wonder if there is a place for a business that...

    I wonder if there is a place for a business that specialises in running Kickstarters for businesses that don't have the time to put in that much effort.
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    @Desktop Gaming :- answer to your question. Not...

    @Desktop Gaming :- answer to your question. Not always. It depends on where Waverider's company is at. It may be more cost effective for him to invest in or buy established businesses or IPs than to...
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    Hasn't XNA been officially discontinued by...

    Hasn't XNA been officially discontinued by Microsoft?

    Ithas but I think it's just support and new development for XNA that is over, you can still use it to develop new games. I doubt access to it...
  19. Thread: browser caching

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    I think, I read it somewhere but I haven't tried...

    I think, I read it somewhere but I haven't tried it, the latest CSS allows you to have a single image with multiple embedded images and specify each as individual graphics objects.

    I was reading...
  20. That is another good point. I looked at your...

    That is another good point. I looked at your profile and you're in Indiana?

    $3K isn't much to live on in the US, so we've got to assume that you're independently wealthy. Are your team, or are you...
  21. I won't be as harsh ;-) but I do agree with the...

    I won't be as harsh ;-) but I do agree with the other guys to a certain extent.

    I disagree with ManuTOO about the poorly designed pictures, I think you probably do need some more concept art, but...
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    I think that's already taken. IIRC, it was an...

    I think that's already taken. IIRC, it was an arcade cabinet game late 80's or early 90's based on the SHMUP style.
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    Okay. But not all your players will choose to mod...

    Okay. But not all your players will choose to mod or extend your game, unless that is a core part of game play. But even if it is, a lot won't. A lot of players even if they extend will use the...
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    They were examples I gave. Are there any...

    They were examples I gave. Are there any constants in your game?

    I find it hard to believe that there aren't some constants. After all you aren't going to have infinite ship types. If you have no...
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    I'd suggest waiting until you have nailed down...

    I'd suggest waiting until you have nailed down the story, ship, or character. Until you have that whatever name you choose may end up having to change anyway. Generic names? I've read that all they...
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