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Garrett Hoofman ..:: visions of afar ::.. April 2007 Entries
XNA Refresh Ready
Everybody has been excitedly waiting for it to come. The XNA Refresh is finally here. If you don't have it already you'll have to have the SP1 for C# Express Edition to install it. ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:30 PM

Houghton Game Jam
The Fight Space Fight Space is a game idea I had for the Houghton Game Jam Spring 2007. The event took place on April 7th from 1:00 PM until April 8th at 1:00 PM. During this time there were 8 entries completed and there were several people that helped out. My Game Since this event was to take place for only a 24 hour period I needed to keep it as simple as possible but still be creative. I failed on both parts. I decided to take my first shot at a full 3D game in a 24 hour period. So my obvious ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2007 11:09 AM

Firefox and ASP.Net
So last I was trying to create myself a nice little web page for domain. I've had this domain for about two years now and I still don't have a web page for it, just sub domains and such. So I finally got around to making a website for it. I've got quite a bit of experience with C# and so that was the logical choice. So I threw together a page template in a MasterPage and then put it up... The table that contained everything wasn't centered. So I went back into the code, told the div surrounding ......

Posted On Monday, April 9, 2007 11:31 AM

Houghton Game Jam Finished
It was an amazing 24 hours that I learned alot from. The Houghton game jam started at 1 o'clock due to weather on Saturday afternoon. That's when I started my game called "Fight Space". In 24 hours I made a full 3D game for the first time. I've done a lot of 3D stuff with Managed DirectX and XNA but I had never actually made a game in 3D. So with that in mind, I set out to make my first 3D game in under 24 hours. I don't think it turned out to bad. All the textures, models, and code were done by ......

Posted On Sunday, April 8, 2007 4:34 PM

Houghton Game Jam
This Saturday from April 7th at noon to April 8th at noon ( 24 hours ) there will be a game Jam. The event takes place at Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI, in the Rehki 214 room. The website is This is the first time the event will be held at Michigan Tech. Norm Nazaroff is hosting the event with sponsorship from Michigan Tech's IGDA organization and from the Husky Game Development Enterprise. The theme of this semesters game jam is "space". This is a loose term, and can be interpretted ......

Posted On Sunday, April 1, 2007 5:29 PM

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