Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rendering on desktop

Also, during the half term, I had been investigating ways to have Rock Paper Scissors running on the desktop. Rendering behind the desktop icons is much too complicated (Windows hooks etc), but I think I should be able to replicate the icons in Rock Paper Scissors and keep it behind all the other Windows. It depends on time really; school work means I can only manage 2hrs a week and I have a non-game application queued up so I have to finish RPS at some time.


On Tuesday in half term, I was in Imperial College London giving a presentation on the robot project I worked on at summer school (disco was the best!) for a Silver BA Crest Award. Since we only had 4 days to work on it, we didn't get to add any autonomous control, so I presented Rock Paper Scissors as well. It generated a lot of interest with the pretty screenshots, and two friends from summer school kindof got addicted to trying to beat the AI! May I add that the highest difficulty beats people by about 70%?