A TAS, in case you're outside too much to have heard of them before, is a tool-assisted speedrun. Basically you take a video game ROM and use some software like Mupen 64] to control the game's many parameters on a previously unattainable level. This allows for perfect manipulation of glitches and timing, and thus for much faster completions of the game than are possible unaided. This ...
A video tutorial showing how to create an autorun series of hacks that can run from a USB drive using Windows batch files. Create an auto hack USB drive using batch files.
The side BLJ is a Super Mario 64 move only possible in a TAS that allows you to break parts of the game you never thought possible. This video will show you how to do the side BLJ and use it in your TAS's.
If you're going to make a really fast TAS keeping your character moving as fast as possible is crucial. This video features two Super Mario World TAS tips: how to use ZNES9 to set Mario's running speed as a high constant, and how to do walljumps impossible in the standard game.
The flagpoles at the end of each level in Super Mario Bros are rewarding when you're playing the game, but if you're setting up a TAS they suddenly become infuriating wastes of time. This video will show you how to TAS skip the flagpoles, which should improve your time substantially.
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Assembly programming language to create your very own operating system from the bottom up. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
The programming language LISP is definitely not as well known as XML or C++, but it's been around for a very long time and is one of the easiest computer programming languages to learn if you want to create a web server. It is a contemporary of Cobal and was devloped by John McCarthy. To learn how to use LISP for beginners, check out this tutorial.
One of the most common parts of a ludicrously fast TAS, especially in a Mario game, is clipping through the many block obstacles. This video will teach you an easy way to do that involving isolating the exact frame at which Mario can penetrate a block
Any hacker worth her salt will need to debug from time to time. One particularly efficient way to check your code is with the RATS code checking tool. In this video, you'll learn how to use the RATS code checking tool for C/C++, PHP and Perl. For a detailed walkthrough on how to use RATS scanner to audit your source code, take a look!
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Making a fast TAS is time-consuming and mind-bending business. Fortunately, this video offers not one but four tips on how to make your TAS times faster in Super Mario 64. he covers how to go up certain slopes, do a stair blj, a quick turn, and how to a ground jump dive. All vital skills for truly masterful M64 TAS.
Super Mario 64 is one of the most influential games of all time and a favorite of TAS aficionados the world over. This video will teach you a cool TAS trick that will allow you to skip the Dire, Dire Docks level and improve your competition time substantially.
Core Data is a powerful data-management framework introduced with Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger. When you take advantage of Core Data, it slashes the amount of custom code you need to write in order to manage application data. Opening, saving and undo management can all be handled by Core Data, freeing you to concentrate on creating unique features for your application. This video tutorial, which presents a general introduction to using Core Data, will walk you through the process of building a simple...
Interested in creating an OpenScenGraph project without using the XCode GUI (or, more generally, curious about how to use XCode from the terminal)? If so, then this tutorial, which demonstrates how to build an OpenSceneGraph program using the command line (Terminal.app) in Mac OS X, is for you. Take a look!
Backing up your computer takes less time than you might think. By setting up a batch file, you can export your important files to an external hard drive or removable storage media in about five minutes or less! It's easy, and keeps your data safe.
Speed is essential to being a successful programmer, and this tutorial shows you how you can easily and quickly double your coding output. The key is in a program called Texter, which you can easily download and install completely for free.
You will need Photoshop to be able to create this, but the version doesn't matter since this is quite a simple procedure. Create your own simple animated emoticons (like a flashing LOL sign) that you can then add to your MSN e-mail.
First, turn Mod Rewrite on (which it usually is). Once it's on, then you can follow this tutorial to learn how to master some of the basics of Mod Rewrite. Keep easy track of all your files on your Windows based machine.
MySQL is a structured query language (hence the 'sql'), and is an open source language published by Oracle. If you want to learn how to manipulate and use databases (such as customer lists or membership rosters), you will need to learn MySQL.
Create a list with checkboxes and assign a price to each item. As your customers check or uncheck the boxes, they'll see the estimated price below change in accordance. This is a quick and easy trick visitors to your website will definitely appreciate.
JOIN commands in MySQL can be scary, and a bit tricky to master - but that's where this video comes in. This clearly and succintly demonstrates what a JOIN in MySQL is and how you can painlessly use these commands in your projects.
The greatest function of the ALIAS command is as a shortcut. Being able to use this properly will make your MySQL database much easier to use, more functional and streamline all your programming. This tutorial shows you everything you'll need to know about using ALIAS in your database programs.
When you use the UNION command, you are stacking one result set on top of another. This is slightly different from the JOIN command, and this video is here to explain what the difference is and the best way to use UNION in your own MySQL database programs.
Wait, a query within a query? This function is possible within the framework of MySQL. Learn how to correctly implement a subquery or sub select in your next database project and avoid a couple perils that will make your program unstable.
Without Goldeneye for the N64 there wouldn't be Call of Duty, plain and simple. If you still worship this classic game and want to probe it's depths by making a tool-assisted speedrun (TAS), watch this video. It will teach you the basics of making a TAS in Goldeneye and give you knowledge you can use in all of your TAS projects.
This is a lengthy, detailed series on iPhone development, for which you'll need an Intel-based Mac computer, running Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher. Then, before you actually get started developing for the iPhone, you'll need to register as a developer with Apple. Then, you'll need to download Xcode and the iPhone SDK. Once you have all this, you can start developing iPhone applications!
You can create basic 2D games with Objective C and the frameworks that the Apple iPhone already has, but the cocos2d framework allows developers to make their games much better, with animations, sprites, cool menus, special effects and more! Most game developers for the iPhone start out using cocos2d because it's a powerful tool, and best of all— it's free.
In this five-part video tutorial series, we learn how to get started using the OpenCL API for programming in C. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to build a simple house in SketchUp. Start with the floor plan, draw a rectangular main living space and attach a small extra room. Next you use the push pull tool and pull the house up to as high as you want. You can make it 21 feet. Now draw the roof line in the center of the house along the length and draw the lines for sloping part of the roof on either side. Now grab the center of the roof and lift it ...
Facebook Fan Pages have become extremely popular and are being used by everyone from large companies like Coca Cola and Ford Motors all the way down to people's pets.
In this video, we learn how to activate Linux windows without losing selected text. To avoid losing the texts, you can just click on the title bar so that the highlighted part doesn't remove. If you don't want to do this, there is an alternative. Simply mouse over the text that you have highlighted and scroll with the wheel that's on your mouse. After this, right click on the text and then you can copy what you need to. Now, you can go back to the other window you have open and paste it in, t...
In my free time, I like to program in an image programming language called Context Free. You can download it at www.contextfreeart.org for free.
In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to create a zip file. You need to create a zip file in order to upload your website in to the digital dropbox in blackboard. Blackboard doesn't like folders with extra files in it. So you have to turn it into a zip file. You have created your 'my first website' inside which will have index files and image file. To get this onto blackboard in Mac, right click on the folder and select 'compress my first web site' option. Now you ...
Balsamiq is a really cool software suite that allows you to create Apps visually without having to write any code! This two-part video lecture will introduce you to Balsamiq and show you how to use it to create your own cool Apps. If you want to learn Balsamiq, you really couldn't do any better than this.
Object-oriented programming (OOP)is a school of programming that considers a computer program a group of interacting objects rather than a sequence of tasks. This makes more sense to many people than the more more old-fashioned vector model, and if you want to get started in programming, then this video is for you. It will teach you all of the basics of OOP and tell you why you should use it.
In this clip from Sean Devlin's "Full Disclojure" series of Clojure video tutorials, you'll see how to use Clojure ratios, and see why the IEEE 754 double is a better tool for most jobs. One of the most obvious perks of using the Clojure is the user community organized around it, which make learning the language a pleasure (and a simple one at that). For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this clip from Sean Devlin's "Full Disclojure" series of Clojure video tutorials, you'll see how to measure and improve the performance of a function. One of the most obvious perks of using the Clojure is the user community organized around it, which make learning the language a pleasure (and a simple one at that). For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this clip from Sean Devlin's "Full Disclojure" series of Clojure video tutorials, you'll see how to solve the classic FizBuzz problem with Clojure. One of the most obvious perks of using the Clojure is the user community organized around it, which make learning the language a pleasure (and a simple one at that). For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this clip from Sean Devlin's "Full Disclojure" series of Clojure video tutorials, you'll see how to relate Java's inversion of control pattern to first class functions.. One of the most obvious perks of using the Clojure is the user community organized around it, which make learning the language a pleasure (and a simple one at that). For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.