I have a few updates here.
I am sitting here now, with a new, healthy hard drive, with all the data,
checked in by the recovery specialist about half an hour ago. Therefore data
death is data now revived.
I can now begin full support for X-Sight again, that is providing none of the
data is corrupted. I shouldn't imagine it is though, I played a full game of
the new Acefire and ran several other of my programs on it with no problems.
Additionally, I now have further methods and sources of backup storage, so
hopefully this should not happen again.
After hours and months of looking at tutorials from websites, CD's etc, and
being personally tutored on the glories of C, and not getting anywhere with it,
I have decided, at least for the time being, to continue using VB, my former
development platform. This may not be a permanent arrangement, but at least I
won't be sat here bored to death while feeling like the C compiler is
practically screaming angry insults at me, I will be able to continue support
for my old titles, releasing patches, etc, and I may also be able to make a
smooth transition from VB to C/C++ without any delays when I finally grasp it.
I can understand the syntax no problem, having previously made an attempt on
writing a PHP chat system, however the complex methods of Windows programming,
such as memory management, pointers and multithreading, are all very mixed
inside my fuzzled up brain. I know their function, but can never properly write
their code or use them in the correct situations.
Therefore I have retired from this avenue, at least until I can afford more
intense personal tuition on the subject.
I hope none of you mind, and am always open for comments, suggestions, etc.
Now I have the correct equipment I will be doing a little bit more than my
software/game development, and that will be released and updated a lot more
frequently, but that is off topic and can be seen in more detail on the website.
Damien C. Sadler.
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