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jvdoever

Jos van den Oever
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Education Apps by jvdoever 6 comments

Thanks for your suggestions!

Anti-aliassing is nice, but make rotation much slower on old computers. Therefore, I've not enabled it. I might add an algorithm that determines anti-aliasing feasibility in the future. I don't want to make it an option, because I want to keep the user interface simple.

Moving the cubes intuitively is hard. I've played with several concepts to do this. An important aspact for the rotation in this game, is that it should be very controlled. One must be able to rotate only around defined axes. You suggestion might fit with that idea though. I admit that especially in the middle of the cubes the direction can change easily. That's why the mouse cursor changes. If i let the direction depend on the drag direction, then I cannot use the mouse arrow indication anymore. But I need that because dragging can only differentiate between 2 directions and we need 3 (x,y,z).

By the way, if you're reading this and would like to contribute a translation to cubetest, I'd be very pleased. - Dec 06 2005
CubeTest

Education Apps by jvdoever 6 comments

As of version 0.9.2, a windows version is available. Qt makes it very easy to port this application to other supported platforms. On my (rarely used) Windows XP, the app runs fine. However, some people without the capacity of provinding debug info have told me the app crashes when one manipulates the cubes.
I've enabled floating point exceptions under Linux to track the bug, but sofar without result. If anybody has the same problem, please try to help me with this problem. You can download the free Turbo Debugger from Borland to do this. If you need a version of the app with source code compiled in, please let me know. - Mar 16 2004
CubeTest

Education Apps by jvdoever 6 comments

I'm glad you like it!

Of course all comments for improvements and of course translations are welcome!

CubeTest is now converging towards 1.0 and hopefully into distributions. I already spotted it in gentoo. - Mar 09 2004