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P

Packaging resources, benefits of, 259

PAD files, 264–266

header files, 267–268

Perforce (Perforce Software), 110

Performance

enhancing, 527–528

of hybrid 2D and 3D technologies, 35–37

measuring, 504

Performance optimization, programming tasks associated with, 474

Personnel problems

exhaustion, 555–556

insubordination, 558

managing, 555–558

morale, 556–557

Petzold, Charles, 127

Physics, programming tasks associated with, 474

Physics engines, features of, 360–362

Pitch, 165–166, 300, 347

Pitch calculations, 351

Pixel collision testing, 128

Pixel overdraw, 197

Pixels

color depth, 160–161

definition of, 160

Platforms

comparison of, 7

for gaming, 5–8

Playability tests, 494, 502

Player input, grabbing and translating, 43

Playground project, creating, 284–285

Playstation 2 (PS2) (Sony), 5–6

characteristics of, 7

memory, 63

Point structure, 152

Polled functions, 139

Polling, 124

Polygonal hit testing, 152–153

Polygons, 283

direction of, 289–290, 293

normal vector of, 292

vertices of, 292

PopActiveScreen() function, 148

Pressed controls, 154

PrimSearch, 94–98

ProcessActivatedControls() function, 144

Product specification documentation, 464

Production milestones, 464–466. See also Milestones.

Programmers

assigning tasks to, 480–483

experience of, 480

milestone descriptions of, 477

qualifications of, 480

self-taught, 3–4

task inventory development, 478

Programming tasks, 473–474

assigning to developers, 480–483

task dependencies, 482–483

task inventory, 475–479

time estimates for, 479–480

Programming Windows: The Definitive Guide to the Win32 API (Petzold), 127

Project Kickoff milestone, 462–463

Project milestones document

reviewing, 488

writing, 485–486

Projection transformation, 305–306

Pseudo-random traversal of sets, 93–98

Public beta test, 535–536

Publish branch, 112

PumpUntilMessage function, 146–147

PushActiveScreen() function, 148

PVCS Tracker, 516

Python

defining, 83

Web site, 83




Game Coding Complete
Game Coding Complete
ISBN: 1932111751
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 139

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