Today I didn’t get any writing done. Instead I got bogged down with paper sizes and all manner of back-end publishing nonsense. At the end of the day I stick my finger up in the general direction of all the companies who claim to be there to help a writer self publish their books. Most of these clowns use different sized pages (so you get locked into their systems) and pretty much all of them don’t even include actual page sizes from word (or other word processing programs).

at the end of the day I am just going to create my book as an A4 sized book. If people want to print it out themselves then they can and if they want to try and get it printed by one of these bozo companies.. well I wish them all good luck.

This evening I was reading in the Gideros forums what has become quite a long thread the plight of @Paulo777 who is a new Gideros community member having a lot of trouble with his SHMUP game. I’ve tried to help but it wasn’t until he actually posted all of his code that I saw the problem.. he is just not doing it right πŸ˜€

Anyhoo, I made an example with game objects that collide and dispose of themselves and whatnot so hopefully finally he will get the gist of how it’s supposed to be done. It was also great to get stuck into some coding πŸ™‚

A real pity my book wasn’t finished.. I’m sure he would buy a copy because it will contain a vertical SHMUP game as one of the examples πŸ˜‰


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