Epic failures in the game development field.

This blog covers funny/weird issues and bugs from games that happened during development.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Perfectly skinned vertex normals

(Thanks to Rick Appleton for the submission)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fast resource loading

bool Manager::loadResources()
    if (m_resourcesLoaded)
        return true;

    m_resourcesLoaded = true;

    return true;
(Thanks for the submission Graham)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Everyone should have a critical section!

CriticalSection static Foo::getCriticalSection() { return c_csec; }
(Thanks for the submission Boberg)

Perforce changelist templates are very easy to use!

Change 1242010 on 2013/05/03 20:14:01 by xxx

    Tested on level LEVEL by NAME
    Tested on platform PLATFORM by NAME
    Reviewed by NAME

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Highly optimized and accurate vector subscript operator

class BWAVector3
                float x;
                float y;
                float z;
                float& operator[] (const int index);
float& BWAVector3::operator[] (const int index)
                if (index == 0)
                                return x;
                else if (index == 1)
                                return y;
                                return z;
(Thanks for the submission Graham Wihlidal)

Epic alignment fail...

extern "C" void* __wrap_memalign(size_t Alignment, size_t Size)
                extern void* __real_memalign(size_t,size_t);
                return __real_memalign(Size, Alignment);

(Thanks Graham Wihlidal)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Strings - a fundamental component of floating point math

namespace uiVehicleComp
      //Convert double, float to a string with given number of decimals.
      template  T>
      eastl::string toStrDec(T const& val, const int decimals)
            MallocScope ms;
            std::ostringstream ostr;
            ostr << std::fixed << std::setprecision(decimals) << val;
            return ostr.str().c_str();

void UIVehicleComp::updateVehicleYawRotations(const GameInfo& gameInfo)
      using namespace uiVehicleComp;

      if (gameInfo.vehicle && gameInfo.hudData && gameInfo.hudData->getUseWeaponOrientations())
            eastl::string currentYaw = toStrDec(gameInfo.vehicleYawAngle, 1);

            if(0 != currentYaw.compare(m_yawAngle))
                  IUISystem::getInstance()->setData(UI_UIVEHICLECOMP_YAWANGLE, (double)atof(currentYaw.c_str()));
                  m_yawAngle = currentYaw;

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Suppress the suppressed warning?

7>Code\External\Scaleform\Src\GFxPlayer\GFxFontResource.cpp(515,17): warning : explicitly assigning a variable of type 'UByte' (aka 'unsigned char') to itself [-Wself-assign]
7>          langCode = langCode; // suppress warning
7>          ~~~~~~~~ ^ ~~~~~~~~

(Thanks Graham Wihlidal)

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