Jump to content

tournamentdan

Members
  • Content Count

    708
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

29 Excellent

About tournamentdan

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

Recent Profile Visitors

8,138 profile views
  1. tournamentdan

    Next Steps

    Josh, you should check out a open source steering and other cool things they call Smart Body. It's from a few years ago but could give you some great ideas. It's also from USC so maybe you know them. http://smartbody.ict.usc.edu
  2. tournamentdan

    Three improvements I made to Leadwerks Game Engine 5 today

    I am in Puerto Rico right now away from my computer. Let me head home and I can send you several.
  3. tournamentdan

    Three improvements I made to Leadwerks Game Engine 5 today

    It also means that on the content creator side(for pbr). It is about a hundred times easier to create good art.
  4. tournamentdan

    Three improvements I made to Leadwerks Game Engine 5 today

    Have you decided to move forward to PBR?
  5. tournamentdan

    Networking

    Nice. I thought they were going to keep it with lumberyard. Interesting option.
  6. tournamentdan

    Networking

    I think there is, but its through their game engine.
  7. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    Real government currencies rise and fall every day. What do we say to the people in Greece, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela. If it's okay for these people to loose money. In a real currency. Then why is it bad for early investors that took a chance to make money. After all, if it weren't for the early investors that took a chance and believed in something way before others. Many things would not exist today. I myself dislike not being able to use bitcoin as a currency. But I think in the next two years bitcoin will be at it's top and be more stable. That's more than people in Zimbabwe can say. They are using US dollars right now because their currency is worthless. Currently they have a shortage of USD and can only take $20 a week out the bank. Also they are not even allowed to take any money outside of their country. Jamie Dimon (CEO of JP Morgan) called bitcoin a fraud. Yet his company is fined hundreds of millions of dollars each year for fraud. Yet he does not go to jail. Not one person has gone to jail over the financial collapse. This is why we need a decentralized currency. Give it time. It will get there.
  8. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    Although there is a cap on how many bitcoin can exist. A bitcoin can be divisible all the way down to the 8th decimal. That's 0.00000001. So even if the whole world buys into bitcoin. There is enough to go around. But just to give you an idea on how small scale Bitoin still is. If 5 percent of the money that is currently being held in gold moves into bitcoin. That would be a $25,000. USD Bitcoin. If 5 percent of the world puts their money into Bitcoin. That would be a $500,000. USD Bitcoin. Yes I used to use my Bitcoin to purchase things. Bitcoin was created as a crypto currency. But, right now with the price influx it is more used as a crypto commodity. And really until the price settles down somewhere at the top. That's the way it will stay. I am a bitcoin miner so I still have to sell some bitcoin to pay for the bills. Currently there are over 1,000 crypto coins out there. And yes unfortunately this has already happened with some crypto coins. Litecoins creator pretty much copy and pasted the bitcoin protocol. He changed a few things here and there. When he first released Litecoin. He claimed it was gpu and asic chip resistant (for mining). And it could only be mined on a cpu. About a year later it was found that you could mine with a gpu and that the creator was mining with a gpu (much faster) the whole time.With obviously an unfair advantage. Another most recent coin is Tron. Their creator kept coins at the very beginning. Like billions of Tron coins. Some coins do this so they can continue to fund the development of the coin. Well just last week it turned out that he plagiarized a lot of his white paper. And he then sold 300 million worth of his coins. Not cool. It really just comes down to like any other investment. Do your homework and as Josh said...
  9. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    Everything in this world is worth something. I myself do not think that a bunch of splatter of paint on a canvas should amount to be worth anything. But it always seems like there is someone in this world willing to spend a lot of money on what looks like explosive diarrhea. Crypto currencies are still in their infant stages. And many are still considered speculative. Just to give you an example of a large name currently traded on the stock market. TESLA. Yep Tesla. They currently have a larger maket cap than Ford. Yet are no where near the sales of Ford. So their stock price is purely speculative also. That being said. Bitcoin may fail. But I am very confident that decentralized crypto currencies will allow the people of the world to push back against the rigged banking systems.
  10. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    Ahh yes the good old days of cpu and gpu mining. Yes did it back then also. It was just for fun back then
  11. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    Well actually even if you mine with one miner. It is profitable. You just need the newest hardware. A bitmain s9 is currently producing $34.42 USD a day gross income. So that's about $1,032. USD a month. Depending on your electricity cost will dictate your net income. For example at .11 cents a kw (for me) a single s9 miner costs $100. USD a month. Unfortunately bitmain has raised their prices up to $2,300 USD. Plus about $105 for a psu. With shipping total costs would be around $2,500 USD. So you would get a ROI in about 2.7 months. That's of course if the price of Bitcoin stays the same.
  12. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    @martyj What kind of miners do you have? There are people all over the world buying older equipment. Right now I have 78 of the bitmain s9. Which is a little over 1ph. I personally don't think we will ever see a $5,000 bitcoin again. But still have invested a lot of my mining proceeds into other coins.
  13. tournamentdan

    Crypto-currencies

    I have been into crypto currencies for the last two and a half years. I am a bitcoin miner now. Stopped working and live completely off of money made by either mining or investing into other coins.
  14. tournamentdan

    Destroy-able Vegetation

    Didn't you use a geometry shader to create the instances? If so can't we just use the invocation value to identify the single instance?
  15. tournamentdan

    Moving characters performance

    A couple things to remember here. If you are going to have a lot of characters moving about. You would be best suited by creating an LOD system for them. It would help out tremendously. Reducing shadow quality can help. Also, the end goal for your games fps should be around 60. Game development usually consists of building the world. Then finding ways for it to perform around 60 fps.
×