Author: slothparadise

Soul Drop v0.0.1 Test Prototype Demo – Change Log

[10-16-2018] Soul Drop is a VR MMORPG with a whimsical, animated fantasy atmosphere. Be your own protagonist, make friends, and adventure the world. We created this prototype for the Oculus Launch Pad 2018 with all of our testing done with the Rift. [v.0.0.1] Local Multiplayer Test Build: Join our E-mail list for no-nonsense updates: ► v0.0.1 This v0.0.1 build contains a closed off world for testing combat, movement mechanics, and enemy behaviors. v0.0.1 is a very pre-alpha build to see if...


2018 Summer Developer Recap

We want to make transparency a key part of our group. We haven’t always been good at it. Let me tell you what happened during our summer. Join our E-mail list for no-nonsense updates: ► The Big Messup On April 27, 2018, we made a big deal about the alpha version of Yugioh AR/VR, asking for interested participants before summer began. On May 11, 2018, we announced our random selection of participants. We had originally planned to release something for...


World One Microsoft HoloLens RPG – Developer Diary 2017

Today is the last day of 2017. This year was one to remember. We’ve learned. We’ve struggled. But most important of all, we persisted, and we made a lot of progress in our AR projects. Join our E-mail list for no-nonsense updates: ► To commemorate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, we created 5 development logs of our journey as we learned how to make better mixed reality projects for the Microsoft HoloLens. It was only a...


Creating an AR RPG for HoloLens – Concept Trailer

A couple of days ago, we created the announcement trailer of the concept idea for an AR RPG for HoloLens using Sword Art Online as our inspiration. We’ve been working hard the last three months to make our vision for an adventure mixed reality RPG come to life. Join our E-mail list for no-nonsense updates: ► How did it all start? Things started moving along in early 2017 when I first started to practice developing with my HoloLens much more...


How to Setup HTTPS for Free With Terminal

In this article, I’ll show you how to setup HTTPS for your website as long as you have shell/terminal access. We host slothparadise on Amazon Web Services EC2, so we do have shell access to the website. You should visit to get customized instructions for your operating system and web server. Let’s Encrypt has more information.   1.  Find out what type of web server and operating system you are using. Open a terminal and ssh into your website. ssh...


How to Setup Bash on Windows 10 for Developers – Ultimate Setup

Bash for Windows 10 has been out for almost a year now. It has been incredible for a developer like myself to be able to use Bash natively on a Windows machine! In this article, I’ll show you how I install my main Bash setup for Windows 10.   Requirements Your Windows 10 PC must be running a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update build 14393 or later. To find your PC’s CPU architecture and Windows version/build number, open...


Introduction to Python – Chapter 9 – Dictionaries and Sets

In this video, we’ll talk about dictionaries and sets. For strings, lists, and tuples, we have been using integers as the indices and position numbers in order to get their values. Dictionaries are similar to lists except that instead of using integers as the indices, dictionaries can use any string or number or immutable type as the index. Let’s create a dictionary to demonstrate how it works. We will create a dictionary called states. Instead of using number indices, we...


Introduction to Python – Chapter 8 – Lists, Matrices, and Tuples

In the last video, we talked about lists. There are a couple of more things that we need to talk about lists including matrices. Let’s say that we had two lists:

With lists, a and b are the same thing. If I change b, then a is also changed. Let’s test changing b.

When we run the program, we can see that even though a was a list with 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and we didn’t...


Introduction to Python – Chapter 7 – Lists

In this video, we’ll talk about lists. List is the term used for an ordered sequence of values where each value has an index. Before we continue to talk about lists, there is also a term called arrays from other programming languages that you might have heard about. Arrays are almost exactly like lists in Python. There’s an array module in Python for using arrays. In Python, arrays can only hold data of the same type. Lists can hold multiple...


Introduction to Python – Chapter 6 – Strings and For Loops

In this video, we’ll talk more about strings and explain the for loop. A string is a data type created when we use a pair of quotation marks.

is an example of a string. Let’s say that I wanted to get the “m” character in “microwavesam”. A character is the term used for a single symbol in Python. In Python and programming languages, we also use the term, element. An element is a term for any individual part of...